Defender_16 Posted September 19, 2005 Share Posted September 19, 2005 (edited) *Spoilers for those who havent read the NJO books yet* I was reading Star By Star again and a thought popped into my head when I reached the Battle of Coruscant. "How would the battle have gone if the Vong were fighting the Imperials?" First I'll put a basic list of the NR fleets and defenses that started at the battle. Fleet group 3 - Lead by Wedge Antillies. Assisted by Jedi Strike WingFleet group 2 - Lead by Garm Bel IblisFleet group 1 - Lead by Traest Kre'fey Orbital Mine Shell (Several kilometers thick) Golan & Balmorran Defense Platforms Planetary Shields Ground based Turblasers ( 1 per 2 square kilometer?)Ground based Laser Cannon V-wing Squadrons -Sien Sovv - Head of NR Military -General Reikeen - Planetary defense Each Fleet group had atleast 30 Star Destroyers apiece with hundreds of smaller light cruisers, Frigates, and Corvettes. The Yuuzhan Vong fleet, not only being extremly large. Also has hundreds of captured refugee ships which are being used as shields for their fleet. Kre'fey chose to not open fire with the Civillian ships in the way but Iblis disobeyed orders and continued anyways. With what would have been an effective Hammer and Anvil strike ruined, Antillies is forced to try and keep up from behind. Eventually the battle carries on into Coruscants orbit and the whole thing becomes an even bigger mess. How would the Empire have handled this situation were the Vong to get this far into the galaxy? Post what you think the Empire would bring to bear in terms of fleet sizes and numbers and who you think would be commanding what. (Even who you think would be in charge of the Empire.) I'm going to hold off on posting mine for a little while until I get some last things straightened out in my character arrangement. EDIT: I just remembered something else. While the Imperials have the benefit of many additional Hyperspace routes arround the core, the invasion of Reecee could have been pulled off just as (or more) effectively against an Imperial force. Also the battlefleet in the black bantha nebula was only found out about because the Errant Venture stumbled into taskforce that was guarding one of the hyperspace lanes to it when headed to Eclipse. While Byss isn't too far away from eclipse reletively speaking, the chances of an Imperial patrol hapening into that area are slim. So because of this there could be a full two pronged attack against Coruscant not just the one that the NR faced. Edited September 19, 2005 by Defender_16 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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