Battle of Saccoria
Having quit the rebel cause after the disaster of his last battle General Rieekan's place has been taken up for the time being by Interim Grand Admiral Sato while a new rebel fleet is mustered, rumour has it, by a certain Admiral Raddus. Sato has issued a number of strategic commmands, one of which was to instruct Admiral Ackbar to contest the outpost space station in Saccoria held by the evil imperials.
Some hours ago Admiral Ackbar briefed the commanders of his Shoal that they would be embarking upon a hard task to defeat and dislodge the Imperial High Admiral Motti's defending forces. Though encouragingly three squadrons of local fighter pilots from Saccoria had already joined the rebel freedom-fighters led by Nora Wexley from Bradford. These worthy volunteers gave heart to those with "a bad feeling about this".
Dropping into the Saccorian system on the edge of an asteroid belt the Shoal immediately knew it was in trouble. A gravitational anomaoly was whirling around in front of the imperial fleet and hurling asteroids and space debris in all directions, whilst the outpost space station was being dragged closer to the enemy and out of reach. At the same time a powerful repulsor field washed over Admiral Ackbar's flagship MC80 command cruiser Damp Squid, causing it to decellerate abruptly. Everyone on the bridge staggered to the left, then to the right, then back to the left again "it's a tra..." started Ackbar then thought better of it. Instead he issued priority orders to the fighter screen to make best speed towards the sinister form of the giant star destroyer surrounded as it was by a cloud of tie defenders and flanked by supporting interdictor and gazinti flotilla. The fighters sped away and the engine techs did their best to divert power to the Damp Squid's engines.
On the rebel right flank the nebulon Yavaris and the corvette Fish With No Name flashed past at top speed exchanging fire with an imperial Arquitens and Raider. The Fish With No Name collided with the Arquitens and took heavy damage, blossoming into a flower of electric death as the Arquitens delivered a killing blow. The Raider met a similarly fiery fate from a broadside of the Damp Squid, which disappeared into a cloud of space junk flung out by the gravitational anomaly and crashing on through it was unable to avoid a terrible collision with the rear of the Yavaris, breaching it's drive containment field and resulting in a catastrophic detonation.
Out on the rebel left the Lazy Limpet and Screaming Pilchard corvettes tore across the void at a terrific pace, lining up the imperial Interdictor in their sights and delivering an impressive dual broadside against it. Whipping around it's rear in a difficult handbrake turn maneouvre the corvettes parted company as the Lazy Limpet slingshotted out of the battle leaving the Screaming Pilchard on it's own.
Meanwhile, the Star Destroyer and Tie Defenders began to pummel the Damp Squid, rapidly bringing it's shields down and gouging great channels across it's elegant hull. The cruiser replied in kind but to little effect. And now the Tie Defenders made their presence felt as they descended upon the heroic volunteers of Nora Wexley's squadrons. A lone rogue YT2400 escaped the fray to hurl itself against the mighty star destroyer, a tiny dot spitting a trail of cannon fire with little hope of glory.
Trailing debris amidst a twinkling cloud of frozen seawater crystals the Damp Squid banked as sharply as it could to starboard and accellerated away from it's tormentor. With only it's rear shield operational at the lowest power level Admiral Ackbar barked out the order for the emergency hyperspace sequence to be initiated! After a tense few white-flipper-on-edge-of-seat moments the command cruiser escaped into hyperspace. The crew were beginning to get used to this maneouvre.
The Screaming Pilchard attempted the same but was unable to do so until it left the gravitational disturbance generated by the Interdictor's experimental projectors. When it finally managed to break free it found itself having to run the gauntlet of the Tie Defenders. It too escaped, battered but essentially intact. This left only Nora Wexley and her personal retinue of Y-wings facing the imperial fleet. They peeled off and escaped unnoticed to fight another day.....
Command cruiser is the fleet's only surviving veteran.
2 corvettes are now scarred, 1 is not.
Yavaris is scarred.
Nora Wexley survived unhurt
Lost only it's raider.
Arquitans becomes veteran as it destroyed a corvette.
No squadrons lost.