A group of us at our local store have been playing B5 wars for nearly 10 years now and even though the game is officially out of production it is still great fun to play in all its various forms.
I got challenged to a game and i usually only play Earth Alliance or the Narn Regieme.
This time out since i was facing a beatdown from the vorlons i decided to break out my narns with an added hitch.
since i had never used it i figured it was as good a time as any to throw in the Ka'Bin'Tak narn advanced dreadnought. a ship that was actually not built until after the vorlons left utalising the technology sharing of the interstellar alliance.
My froces we as follows
.Ka'Bin'Tak advanced dreadnought-fleet command
.G'Quonth attack cruiser
.G'Karith patrol cruiser
.18 frazi fighters
.6 torpedo equiped gorith fighters.
.X3 vorlon heavy destroyers
.X1 vorlong fighter defense destroyer
My intention was to pincer him and alpha strike to do as much damage as i could before he adapted his armor to my weapons, unfortunately when we rolled random starting speed my 2 big ships were going balls out, and the 2 supposed forward ships were going really slow.
I acclerated to meet him and bring my big ships around, he did something a bit suprsing and pushed forward himself. he managed to hit my Var'nic with a long range shot taking off my front end and taking out my largest weapon.
I closed with him to point blank range on the next turn, unfortunately taking into account his shields and adaptive armor i only managed to do minor damage to one of his destroyers. his return fire destroyed the Var'Nic and nearly tore the nose off the G'Karith. the good news was that my big ships had cleared the gas nebula and opened up on his anti-fighter destroyer. nailing it with 7 of 8 heavy laser cannons. tearing it apart.
My G'Karith and fighters were effectively out of the game while his shields were up with his armor adapting to my weapons i could not actually damage him. so they broke away to try and bide some time and catch wounded targets.. my main guns were recharging so my G'Quonth broke right whike my dreadnought gave chase to his rearmost ship. i missed the shot with 3 of my heavy pulse cannons but i nailed him with my mag acclerator tearing a good hole in his aft section.
I then broke right as well to rejoin my G'quonth. with the minimal amount of damage he was doing to my dreadnought he decided not to make another pass at my capitol ships when all my weapons were up to full charge.. the vorlons jumped away into hyperspace to lick their wounds. i lost a 580 point ship and took some damage to my dreadnought and G'karith. he lost a 1,300 point destroyer and took minor damage to 2 others.