Competition: SRI Mini Project #1: Assemble The Fleet

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SRI Mini Project #1: Assemble The Fleet

After the conclusion of battle at Meridian, Taldryan and Ektrosis returned home to the Caelus System to lick their wounds and gather their resources. With the recruitment for the the Sphere of Research and Intelligence (SRI)'s paramilitary unit in full swing, the search for a suitable naval assets began in short order.

Prompt: "Assemble The Fleet"

Your main/alternative character have received a message on their personal datapad or communication device from your superiors asking them to formulate a sensible structure and list of purchases suitable for the naval assets that will be serving the SRI, and report their findings back via a "blueprint"-like report letter.

Details

  • Mission: To allow the SRI to conduct raids on enemy research facilities
  • Ship Restrictions: Your blueprint must include at least 1 Corvette-length vessel to serve as the SRI's de-facto flagship
  • Cost Restrictions: Maximum of 7,200,000 credits spent
  • Purchasable Units: "Blueprints" will be created using the units in the Arx Fleet Systems Store. If one or more of your purchased vessels can support additional craft, be sure to include what vessels they should be equipped with present your case for just what shape those four companies should take.

Scoring

  • SRI Mission Fit - 40%
  • Realism - 20%
  • Creativity - 20%
  • Spelling/Grammar - 10%

Rules

  • Preferred submission formats are text box, pdf, doc or rtf. No links to outside documents please.
  • Submissions should be between 250 and 500 words.
  • The letter itself should be presented as in character.
  • Use of the DJB possessions stores to find the appropriate units and/or vehicles to suggest is mandatory. Any unit suggested not present in Arx Fleet Systems will disqualify your entry.
Competition Information
Organized by
Savant Nihlus Vexrii
Running time
2018-12-22 until 2019-01-31 (about 1 month)
Target Unit
Clan Taldryan
Competition Type
Other
Awards
Third Level Crescents
Participants
5 subscribers, of which 4 have participated.
Results
Member
Seer Morax Darkblade
Submission
Seer Morax Darkblade opted out of publishing his submission.
Placement
1st place
Member
Ranger Justinios Taldrya Drake
File submission
Assemble_The_Fleet.pdf
Placement
2nd place
Member
Augur Rian Taldrya
File submission
SRI_Assemble_the_Fleet.pdf
Placement
3rd place
Member
Warlord Andrelious J. Mimosa-Inahj
Textual submission

To: New SRI director
From: Andrelious J. Mimosa-Inahj, Archanis Quaestor

So my time as part of the SRI was supposed to have come to and end but Drake insisted I help with ideas for creating a fleet. Quite why he thinks I'd be any use for that when he's constantly bemoaned my methods during field work is beyond me, but it did give me something to do when Mostynn wouldn't sleep!

For your main ship, you should probably go for some kind of Corvette-class vessel. As much as I hate Rebel technology, the CR90 Corvette is actually an excellent ship - you'd probably know it as a 'Blockade Runner'. It's fairly fast, carries a good amount of cargo and is actually quite nicely armed for a ship of its type. The age of the ship gives it the extra cover of belonging to a smaller group, as well.

You're also going to want some personnel transports. I'd recommend a flight of T-4a Lambda Shuttles. They're pretty much designed for only personnel transport, but again, they're quite nicely armed!

As for fighter cover, you won't have any hangar space on the Corvette, so perhaps a squadron of modified RZ-1 A-Wings? They're Rebel tech, but they're quite fast and I can tell you from my own experience that they're an absolute pain to hit.

Finally, get some freighters. The Baleen class is ideal; it's cheap for the amount it can carry.

None of these ships are state of the art, but that's not what the SRI needs. Or at least so Drake tells me.

Now with these recommendations, I hope that you can start doing some actual science. And not just because Kooki and I have gone!

Regards,
A.J. Mimosa-Inahj
Quaestor, Archanis
Caelus System

Placement
No placement