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"Hopelessness" - Federation vs. Borg
"Hopelessness" - Federation vs. Borg
Author
Keith Carpenter
Last Updated:
Sunday, January 16, 2005


“Flagship to Endeavour – stand by to engage at grid A15!”

“Defiant and Bozeman, fall back to mobile position one!”

“Acknowledged!”

“We have it in visual range… a Borg cubeship on course zero mark two one five!”

“Speed, warp nine point-“

“WE ARE THE BORG. LOWER YOUR SHIELDS AND SURRENDER YOUR SHIPS…”

“All units open fire! Remodulate shield protection!”

“They’ve broken through the defense perimeter –“

“Cube is changing course – zero two one mark four-“

“-sixteen others have been-“

“WE WILL ADD YOUR BIOLOGICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL DISTINCTIVNOUS TO OUR OWN…”

“Repeat! We need more ships!”

“Captain, report immediately-“

“YOUR CULTURE WILL ADAPT TO SERVE US…”

“-Ninety-six dead-“

“-auxiliary warp drive-“

“Flagship to Starfleet Command! We need reinforcements!”

“Twenty-two wounded on the flagship-“

“… Warp core… breach!”

“RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.”

Situation
To: All Starfleet Commanders in vicinity of Typhon Sector.
From: Admiral Hayes
Reports from Deep Space Five have indicated a single Borg Cube en-route to Sector 001. All vessels capable of reaching the Typhon Sector are ordered to do so immediately, where we hope to eliminate this threat. Good Luck.
Message Ends


Borg Forces
1 x Cube

Federation Forces
Heavy Bombardment Group
1x Lakota Command Cruiser
1x Nebula Heavy Cruiser
1x Akira Strike Cruiser

Heavy Strike Group
2x Norway Destroyer (Ablative)
2x Miranda Heavy Frigate
2x Steamrunner Heavy Frigate

Agile Strike Group 1
1x Defiant Escort
2x Centaur Light Cruiser
1x Nova Scout Frigate

Agile Strike Group 2
1x Saber Command Frigate
4x Saber Frigate (Ablative)

Fighter Group
12x Peregrine Fighters

Setup
This is a floating map. Federation forces deployed as player wishes on left half of the map. All vessels must be within five hexes of the rest of their group. Borg cube warps in on turn 1d6+1, to a hex of their choosing on the left side of the map. All vessels start their first turn on the map as stationary, but with shields raised. Weapons begin charging from the first turn on the map. All fighters have already been launched (the last fighter flight is on exercise near the Cardassian border.)

Special Rules
Ramming is allowed. Boarding of Federation vessels by the Borg is allowed. Explosive warp core breach rules in effect.

Victory Conditions
Borg: Eliminate all Federation vessels as a threat to the mission. I.e. minimum of disable their warp drives, and then warp out continuing to Earth. A Major Victory occurs if all Federation forces are captured or destroyed.

Federation: Stop the Borg cube from completing its mission to assimilate Earth. Unfortunately, the only way to be assured of this outcome is its complete annihilation.

Historical Result
The Borg Cube blew straight through Starfleet’s defenses, and the fighting continued all the way to Earth itself. With the Federation Flagship destroyed, and most of the fleet decimated, only the arrival of Captain Picard and the Enterprise-E saved Earth from disaster. By co-ordinating the firepower of the remainder of the fleet onto a weak point on the Cube, they managed to destroy it, but not before some of the Borg crew evacuated in a sphere…

(Authors note: this scenario is based purely on the points system. If my maths is right, the Federation actually has a more powerful force. However, I’ve never played the Borg, so I wouldn’t know…)





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