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Title: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Anguille on May 25, 2014, 02:16:07 PM
Introduction

I've been playing around with the game since the beginning of the month. Lost my first game, have a second game going on, won the third one. Now i want to try the "classical" mode (where everyone is more or less equal at the start) and without the missions. This means that i want to be elected at the Galactical Council.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari_zps6b228355.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari_zps6b228355.jpg.html)

It was a beautiful day on Kuntaria and the Emperor had asked that all the Lords of the clans should come to the capital city.

The Kuntari Emperor said in the Korum:

- Our scientists have managed to build up the first spaceship capable to go another star. I have therefore decided that we should send scout ships to see if we can colonize new planets. Does anyone have an objection?
- No objections, Milord, but a questions, said Krunaio, Lord of the Kruni Clan. What will we do if we meet alien races?
- Well...either they will be our friends...or we will crush them!
- Ey Ey Ey, shouted the lords.

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The Kuntari system is on the top of the universe

The Kuntari scouts inspect the neighbouring systems

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari2_zpsfe974715.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari2_zpsfe974715.jpg.html)

An ocean planet is discovered in the Lyr system. The Korum decides to send a colony ship, all volunteers, in order to create a first outpost.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari2b_zps8f45ed73.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari2b_zps8f45ed73.jpg.html)

After a few years, the Kuntari control 2 solar systems and have visited a few more...so far, no other civilizations....

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Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: W8taminute on May 25, 2014, 03:18:54 PM
Nice!  I'm really looking forward to this.  I just picked up Distant Worlds: Universe and I've been keeping my eye on Horizons for some time now.  You may make or break my decision with this one.   8)
Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: MetalDog on May 25, 2014, 06:02:27 PM
I like the map.  It helps in determining whether or not I will like a game.  So far so good.
Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Anguille on May 26, 2014, 02:29:09 PM
Hi guys,

Great to have you on board...

After the exploration of a few systems, the Korum is undecided on what to do next. Kenra III is a great planet with a potential of 5G of population...the question is not if it will be colonized but if it should be done now.


(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari4_zpsb109a689.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari4_zpsb109a689.jpg.html)

The Emperor finally decides to send the second colony ship into outer space. The colony ships have a longer range than the scout ships and can also explore...if there's a suitable planet, this would extend the range of exporation.  After a few years, the ship explores the Gurz system. On Gurz I, a huge deposit of gold is found, so this is the third colony of the Kuntaris. The colony ship is then ordered to return to Kuntaria for refit. This will take however  a few more years because the Kuntari still need to build a space station capable of doing this in space. Such a station is fairly expensive (10 G) and the budget has other priorities. A new colony ship (number 3) is under construction.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari5_zps14d13c78.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari5_zps14d13c78.jpg.html)

Thanks to the existence of the new colony, the scouts are sent to explore new systems around.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari6_zpscf3c329e.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari6_zpscf3c329e.jpg.html)

Meanwhile, Kenra III has been colonised and one scout has discovered a very attractive system: Technos. The system has a planet with rich deposits as well as a huge ocean planet well suited for a large population...this is the next system that will be colonised.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari7_zps2ed2571c.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari7_zps2ed2571c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Anguille on May 27, 2014, 01:45:25 PM
The Kuntari scientists have been ordered to focus on propulsion technology so the mighty ships of the Kuntari Empire could go further and further into the unknown space.

In Lumina, the scout discovers another great planet suited for colonisation...a giant ocean planet for 3.75 G of population!

Finally, in 2232, a new colony ship is ready to colonize Technos.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari8_zpsc630e326.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari8_zpsc630e326.jpg.html)

In 2242, Technos has been colonised and we've visited 12 solar systems...so far, we still haven't encountered any race....are the Kuntari alone in the universe?

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari9_zps21a2cac3.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari9_zps21a2cac3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: W8taminute on May 27, 2014, 03:26:02 PM
Very interesting.  The ship range border kind of reminds me of Birth of the Federation.   O0
Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Anguille on May 27, 2014, 04:00:07 PM
A soldier entered the Korum and walked toward the throne of the Emperor:

- Sire, our scout ship in Lemuria has spotted an alien ship...
- What? Did they establish contact?
- No Milord, the foreign ship went away without responding to the messages of our scout ship.
- Thank you soldier, you may leave now, the Korum will have to discuss future steps to be taken.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari10_zps68eb4024.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari10_zps68eb4024.jpg.html)

A few weeks later, a message arrived on the channels of Kuntaria...the strange aliens called themselves Har'Kans and were a very old race.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari11_zps185999d2.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari11_zps185999d2.jpg.html)

Along with the message came the coordinates of the homeworld of the Har'Kans...their Homesystem was on the other side of the Galaxy! How was it possible that one of their scouts was able to reach the Lemuria system?

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari12_zpse3e48af9.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari12_zpse3e48af9.jpg.html)

When looking at the data, it seemed logical...and frightening....the Har'Kan had colonised a lot of planets....more than the double of the Kuntari...so this meant that a colony of the Har'Kanes had to be in the vicinity...

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari13_zps31d1a63f.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari13_zps31d1a63f.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Martok on May 28, 2014, 06:54:12 AM
Yikes!  Looks like the Har'Kan already have quite the leg up on you!  What difficulty level are you playing on? 

Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Anguille on May 28, 2014, 07:01:45 AM
Yikes!  Looks like the Har'Kan already have quite the leg up on you!  What difficulty level are you playing on?
Ah...was wondering when you would show up  ;)

Playing on normal difficulty...
Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Anguille on May 28, 2014, 10:32:47 AM
As the space station is nearing completion, The Korum orders all the colony ships to return to Kuntaria so they can be refitted for another mission of colonization.

At the same time, scientists put their main efforts on communications technologies in order to improve the chances of the diplomats.

While the Har'Kan have colonized more planets than the Kuntari, their population seems to be smaller...could it be that they don't reproduce as fast? This would be a decisive advantage in a war in case the diplomatic solution wouldn't work.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari14_zps1c101f46.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari14_zps1c101f46.jpg.html)

In 2296, the first reffited colony ship is ordered to colonize the Lemuria system which is the closest to Har'Kan space. This will become a military outpost.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari15_zps870214f3.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari15_zps870214f3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Anguille on May 29, 2014, 12:27:52 PM
In 2297, some strange ships are spotted in the Gurz System

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Shortly after, the main command center on Kuntaria gets the greetings of a new race called the Gargal...

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Based on the first information the Kuntari intelligence managed to get, the Gargal have colonized only a few systems and should therefore not be a major threat. Their homeworld is not so far from the Kuntari space so they will still have to keep an eye on them.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari18_zpsfa37c331.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari18_zpsfa37c331.jpg.html)

The Korum decides to send a colony ship to the Ren system  in order to create a military outpost to watch out the activities of the Gargals.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari19_zpsf22f0bfb.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari19_zpsf22f0bfb.jpg.html)

The news of the galaxy informs the Kuntari that the Gargals, despite the fact that they have less planets, seem to manage their industrial infrastructures better than the Kuntari...this could be a problem.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari20_zps5f2a62fc.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari20_zps5f2a62fc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Anguille on May 29, 2014, 01:50:33 PM
Only a few years later, a new encounter takes place...these ships don't look like anything the Kuntari have seen before....they look old and dangerous.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari21_zps7f0ab753.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari21_zps7f0ab753.jpg.html)

Soon contact is established with the Kor'Thaz Alliance...a very old and powerful race.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari22_zpsa1a23434.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari22_zpsa1a23434.jpg.html)

While their homeworld is far away, they have, very much like the Har'Kan, colonised a big number of planets. They seem to be the most dangerous race.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari23_zpsfdae5b7a.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari23_zpsfdae5b7a.jpg.html)

Indeed, shortely after the first contact has been established, the Kor'Thaz declare war on the Kuntari...

The Korum orders all men on the different planets situated on the  frontier of the Empire to be ready for battle. The Kuntari have no intelligence on the location of enemy planets so it's difficult to predict when and if an attack will occur!
Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: undercovergeek on May 30, 2014, 02:30:08 AM
uh oh - how does your military might match up?
Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Anguille on May 30, 2014, 05:41:49 AM
uh oh - how does your military might match up?
Actually not very well... :o

I have spent a lot on colonization and the starbase orbiting Kuntaria...
Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Anguille on May 30, 2014, 06:23:56 AM
In 2311, one our scouts explores the Valeria system where he takes this picture...

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari24_zps5a631757.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari24_zps5a631757.jpg.html)

The Korum is united once more and discusses the latest events:

- Clan leaders, the situation is changing a lot...we are meeting new races on a regular basis now , we need to improve our fleet and our diplomatic skills.
- Did we really think we would have the universe only for ourselves? Said another clan leader.
- I propose that we send a diplomatic mission to Valeria. We cannot take the risk to have another enemy at our door.
- Agreed


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The Diplomatic ship arrived on Valeria, the following year. Discussions with the Kamzak went well and the Kuntari managed to establish a commercial treaty between the two empires.

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Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Martok on May 30, 2014, 10:50:52 AM
So the Kor'Thaz have declared war on you, and you've established a treaty with the Minbari Kamzak.  A most interesting set of developments! 

Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Anguille on May 31, 2014, 11:20:40 AM
Yeah...there's indeed a strong Babylon 5 influence in this game.  ;)

In 2313, the Gargals, declare war on the Kuntari as well...did the Kor'Thaz asked them to do this? Anyway, soldiers in all the barracks are on alert and ready to fight, new recruits are coming every day....the Kuntari gound troops will be ready...the biggest problem is the weak fleet! The available ships are redeployed on the borders.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari27_zpsf453dabc.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari27_zpsf453dabc.jpg.html)

There are good news however, the mighty Har'Kans agreed to improve the relation with the Kuntari by signing a commercial treaty. But this is followed by a bad news shortly afterwards, the Kuntari meet a new race in the Lumina system 

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari28_zps8e89e5f7.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari28_zps8e89e5f7.jpg.html)

They call themselves the Tantik....they are not going to be the new friends of the Kuntari either...

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The Tantik have various ships in Kuntari space despite the fact that their homeworld is far and away....

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari30_zps895bef1b.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari30_zps895bef1b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Anguille on May 31, 2014, 12:19:51 PM
The Kuntari had decided to reinforce the Lemuria system...however, due to the blockade by a Kor'Thaz battle cruiser, the battlestation cannot be built. The High Command orders a group of ships to lift the blockade...will they manage?

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari31_zpsa3952c0d.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari31_zpsa3952c0d.jpg.html)

The latest information on the situation in the galaxy show that the Kuntari are way behind in research....not looking good....

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari32_zps8b077894.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari32_zps8b077894.jpg.html)

The Gargals launch an unexpected ground attack on Technos which the Kuntari forces manage to defeat....these Gargals are braver than we thought!

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari33_zps5d881d0a.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari33_zps5d881d0a.jpg.html)

The ships sent to Lemuria did not manage to break the blockade. Without any protection, the Kor'Thaz drops gound troops on Lemuria...the battle is tougth but Kuntari are the best warriors. The Kor'Thaz will have to bring more troops next time.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari34_zpse611052d.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari34_zpse611052d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: W8taminute on May 31, 2014, 12:23:35 PM
The land battles seem interesting.  Can you control the individual units?  Can you also control the individual ships in space combat?

The Tantik sound very much like the Sathar of the Star Frontier series.  In fact the description you showed of the Tantiks is very much the same description of the Sathars. 

http://starfrontiers.wikia.com/wiki/Sathar
Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Anguille on May 31, 2014, 12:33:20 PM
The land battles seem interesting.  Can you control the individual units?  Can you also control the individual ships in space combat?

The Tantik sound very much like the Sathar of the Star Frontier series.  In fact the description you showed of the Tantiks is very much the same description of the Sathars. 

http://starfrontiers.wikia.com/wiki/Sathar
You cannot control units in land battles. You have to make sure you build up barracks early enough and do research in the various techs available for ground battle.

In space combat you can control every single ship, even fighters who are launched from bigger ships. It's all turn-based.

Thanks for the interesting link.
Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Anguille on May 31, 2014, 01:40:24 PM
In 2342, the Gargals make another attempt in the Ren System. 30'000 troops land there who were repelled by the 70'000 strong Kuntari forces.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari35_zps8920a825.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari35_zps8920a825.jpg.html)

The Korum meets again and every warlord is discussing with it's neighbor. The Emperor enters the place and everyone is silent.

- The wars with the Gargals and the Kor'thaz are not going the way we want. We're on the defensive. In Lemuria, our colony is still blockaded, this is untolerable and it has to stop...now. We need to start a counter-offensive. The Kor'thaz are too strong for us but our goal will be to free the Lemuria system. The Gargals however, will be our objective. First, we will recon their planets and systems. Second, we are producing a brand new fleet with cruisers which will be sent to conquer these worlds. It's long-term objective and all Kuntari will have to work hard to achieve it. Can i count on your support?
- Ey Ey Ey, shouted the Warlords.

On the scientific side, new technologies for land battles, like armed transporters, are being researched. Also Ion cannons are in the pipeline.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari36_zpsc9650dc0.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari36_zpsc9650dc0.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Martok on June 01, 2014, 11:07:30 AM
You know, it just occurred to me that you got pinned down fairly early.  Does that happen a lot?  (Note:  I've not played Horizon much in classical mode.) 
Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Anguille on June 01, 2014, 03:14:21 PM
You know, it just occurred to me that you got pinned down fairly early.  Does that happen a lot?  (Note:  I've not played Horizon much in classical mode.)
Can't really say as it's my first game with the classical mode. However, in all my games, some races have always been very aggressive (like the Tantik).

In 2353, the Kuntari meet another race, the Lezgoon. They are very curious and seem benevolent which is a good change for the Kuntari. After a short time, they also accept a commercial treaty...the Kuntari have found new friends.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari38_zps3c3046b7.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari38_zps3c3046b7.jpg.html)

Meanwhile, on Kuntaria, the production of ships is going well and the first cruisers are almost finished.

A small fleet attacks Gargal ships in the Ren system in 2360. This victory seems promising while the main fleet is still under construction.

The Delta system is discovered by an exploration unit and the Korum decides to establish a military outpost there in order to extend the range of our ships.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari40_zps4d701625.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari40_zps4d701625.jpg.html)

Shortly after the colonization of Delta II, the Kuntari are informed by the Tantik Ambassador, that war has been declared. The situation is getting worse and worse. The Tantik are one of the most powerful races in the galaxy...the Kuntari are now at war with 3 different races.

Meanwhile, the relations with the Lezgoon get better and better. The Kuntari diplomats work hard to achieve an alliance with them but the road is still long. The information gathered on the situation of the galaxy thanks to the information treaty with them could make the difference. The Kuntari are informed on the existence of other nations (Humans and Varaians).

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari42_zpsa4e59399.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari42_zpsa4e59399.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Anguille on June 04, 2014, 03:29:11 PM
Chapter 1: first generation

2380

The main fleet of the Kuntari is gathering in the Delta System. Two cruisers, Two strike frigates and six fighters.

On board of the Cruiser Kuntaria:

-   Commander, we have received new instructions.
-   Thank you Lieutenant. You may leave.

Commander Lodia Trolaroli had been placed on command of the fleet. She was proud to carry the flags of her family into combat; still, she was missing her son and her husband a lot. They both had stayed on Kuntaria, her husband being one of the main scientists working on improving nuclear missiles. She opened the message…the orders of the Korum were short and clear: “Attack the Crimta system and land troops…good luck!”

She went to her command position, switched the internal speakers on and said.

-   Here is Commander Trolaroli, everyone prepare for departure! We will be leaving the orbit of Delta II in 5 hours.

The travel to Crimta would take 3 years.

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y443/Pascal_Giovannini/Kuntari43_zps1bedd190.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Pascal_Giovannini/media/Kuntari43_zps1bedd190.jpg.html)

2383

The Tantik launched a ground attack on Tashir II. While the 467’300 men of the armed forces managed to fight back the 90’000 invaders, the losses were important.

2385

The Kuntari fleet got out of hyperspace on the border of the Crimta System and all personal went back to its working station.

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-   Status? Asked Commander Trolaroli.
-   All systems clear, Commander. All ships report to us.
-   Fine, what do the scanners show?
-   2 enemy ships and missile bases on the planet’s surface.
-   Fine…let’s move into attack position.

And so the Kuntari fleet approached the planet and began to fire on the missile bases. At that point, the enemy ships appeared. They were more numerous than what the scanners had shown, still it should be manageable. Two Battlecruisers with some fighters.

-   Cruiser Korum Prime, attack the enemy ships with the support of the fighters and the frigates, we will continue to bombard the bases.
-   Aye sir, said Commander Turlari from the Korum Prime.

Lodia Trolaroli focused again on the attack of the planet. After a short while, she looked at the monitors showing the rest of the fleet engaging the enemy ships. A blast very bright suddenly came out of the first enemy battle cruiser and passed through the Korum Prime. Commander Trolaroli couldn’t believe her eyes…the Korum Prime was gone! It had just started to engage combat! Already, the enemy ships were moving into attack position and were firing at the frigates and the fighters.

-   We have to support them….headsman, turn the ship and head towards our ships!
-   Aye Commander.

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When at firing range, she shouted:

-   Aim at their first battle cruiser…Fire!

The enemy ship, already damaged, exploded under the impact of the nuclear missiles. But the next ships were already closing on the Kuntaria…and the rest of the Kuntari fleet was badly damaged if not destroyed. Commander Trolaroli saw the blazing fire of the enemy ships coming towards her ship…her last though was for her family…and the Kuntaria exploded in thousand pieces….

One month later

General Kroanali was holding the microcomputer with the latest news of the wars in his hands while he was walking to present them to the Korum. He felt sick and wanted to throw up. The giant doors of the Korum were guarded at all times by two sentinels who were completely emotionless. General Kroanali looked at them and wished he could trade places. The giant doors opened and he entered the central place of the Korum and waited for a signal of the eldest.

-   What do you have to report General? Said the leader of the Korum.
-   I am afraid to say that the news are bad…very bad.
-   Explain.
-   After the defeat of our fleet in Crimta, the Gargals have attacked Delta II and our troops have lost the planet. Our campaign against the Gargals is not going the way it should and they have much better weapons than we thought…

It was silent for a while….

-   You may go.

Kroanali was happy to leave the Korum with his head on his shoulders…

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Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Martok on June 05, 2014, 01:29:21 AM
Ouch.  Just...ouch. 
Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Anguille on June 10, 2014, 02:35:31 PM
Chapter 2: Blood covers Tashir II


2387

The Tantik attack again Tashir II. The 304’000 remaining men of the armed forces managed to fight back the 60’000 invaders but how long can they resist? The Tantik have droids, drones and other technologies that the Kuntari do not have. The missile bases won’t be ready for a long time.

One year later, the Tantik make another attempt. The Kuntari resist but these constant attacks don’t allow them to rebuild their forces.

2392

Major Trolaroli had had nightmares that night…the Tantik were haunting his nights again and again. It was almost 10 years that they had started their offensive against Tashir II and Trolaroli had just been graduated from the officer school. This seemed like an eternity. So many battles had occurred since then, so many loses. Many of his friends were gone.  As he woke up, he took a glimpse at the news display but there was nothing interesting. He took a cup of Korniomi, a short bath and put on his uniform. Then he took his large sword and looked at it with pride….many Tantiks had died with that one and their blood was still on it. Obviously, Kuntaris had fire weapons but they still preferred the old way when killing an enemy…with a sword. As he walked outside his house, he was thinking about his cousin Lodia who had died in the war against the Gargals…and now he was facing a dark future himself…if only they could finish the missile bases!

Suddenly all the alarms started to scream….WOOOWAAAAWOOOWAAAAWOOOOOWAAAAA…

What? He started to run and reached the HQ of the Kuntari forces on Tashir II. The other generals were already there, staring at the monitors showing the planet’s tactical situation. Groya, the oldest general was explaining the situation while giving orders.

-   The Tantik have landed with 125’000 troops, it’s their biggest invasion to date and we only have 197’000 soldiers left…Clan K’rot and Clan Paisir, you attack them from that side, Clan Opoar and Clan Hlair, you will attack them from the opposite the side. Understood?
-   Aye Sir!
-   General Trolaroli?
-   Yes Sir?
-   Your clan will protect the capital…and in case of an evacuation, you make sure that as many civilians as possible can leave the planet. Do you understand?
-   But…
-   I said DO YOU UNDERSTAND?
-   Yes Sir.

All the Generals left the HQ in order to give their orders to theirs clans…the battle would be difficult.

Two hours later, General Trolaroli was turning around in his HQ as he was expecting news from the front…had the clans managed to break through the enemy lines? His transmitter started a small noise. He took it and said:

-   General Trolaroli?
-   This is….warrior Roas, from the K’rot clan.
-   Where’s the general of your clan?
-   They’re dead….they’re all dead….they….Aaaaahhh!

General Trolaroli couldn’t believe it….the strongest clan was defeated…for a second he was lost but then he went to his warriors while pressing on the evacuation button…the alarms sounded in the entire capital.

-   Prepare for the evacuation…warriors, we have to give as much time as possible to the population.

The population started to go on board the evacuation ships that were waiting for them….it would take at least 6 – 7 hours to embark. General Trolaroli then took his telescope and tried to see incoming troops of the Tantik. The attack started only one hour later, but what for an attack!  The Kuntari, protected by the high walls surrounding the city, managed to repel the first wave of attack but many died fighing the Tantik and their robots. As the night was starting, we could see in the skies  the evacuations ships flying away as well as the shells crossing…..if it wasn’t as deadly, it could have been beautiful…

-   Sir, there are only two evacuation ships left, we should go!
-   We managed to embark all the civilians?
-   The ones from the city, yes….we can’t help the ones outside the walls…
-   Damn it….

The first wall of defenses was lost and so the warriors around the General started the retreat to the second line of defenses. The battle was lost but many had been saved.

-   Let’s evacuate….

As soon as they entered the last ship, thousands of enemy troops rushed onto the astroport….still, the ship managed to start…

General Trolaroli looked at his beloved planet with a heart full of sorrow. Tashir II, the planet he was born on, one of the greatest colonies of the Kuntari empire was lost….
Title: Re: Kuntari conquer the Galaxy - an Horizon AAR
Post by: Martok on June 11, 2014, 09:28:15 AM
Damn.  Things are not looking good for the Kuntari at all.  Is there any hope?