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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by charles » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:27 am

Hmmm... I wonder what would happen if only the Mercenary fleet were to take on the UTC... Doubt it'd help as they've already been given the condition to surrender in 10 minutes or be considered a threat.

The problem is that the Cirins don't claim responsibility for the Armistance Day attacks and they haven't attacked the UTC directly yet. The UTC are there in a "peacekeeping" role, but once they're directly attacked by the Cirins they have the excuse to join the Coalition in full force attacks against the entire Cirin Alliance.

I'm doubtful the Cirin Alliance can withstand an attack from the UTC and the Daranir... They'd have to win the hearts of the other nations and even the people in the UTC and Daranir Republic much like they did in the first war. The UTC and Daranir appear to be better geared than the Cirins in controlling public opinion and information to the public, but the Cirin Alliance has it's history behind it from the first war that broke up the overbearing Earth Alliance. Whatever the case, it probably isn't going to be a take-over war since the rest of the Alliance planets would likely resist as hard as Farhaven. More likely it would be much like the first Daranir-Cirin war where the military force is simply wiped out.

...I'm still wondering about these supposed allies of the Alliance. I suspect the Nayardeen Ward is involved which could assist them if they need someone to backup the events here... I also recall that the UTC was broadcasting on all frequencies which means the "allies" have likely heard or will soon if they're nearby.
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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by Aegeus » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:34 am

CygnusX1 wrote:btw. what "mercenary fleet" is she refering to?
I had to reread it to find out, but apparently the main characters are part of a larger mercenary fleet. Vaegyr mentions it in his big "mission briefing" speech. It's very odd, though, as they've had no contact with any other mercenaries. "Fleet" implies some sort of organization or chain of command, which we haven't seen at all.

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by SoulWager » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:02 am

If i read this situation right, the UTC was pressured by the ward to intervene in the republic's dirty little war, and the republic is letting the UTC intervene for political reasons. That doesn't change the fact that the republic probably doesn't like having it's toes tread on, so there may be some hidden resentment.

So now I ask, what happened to Kari's Scimitar? I can't imagine something more likely to turn a 2 sided fight into a 3 way FFA than a republic war hero pulling a Leeroy on a UTC carrier the instant the UTC opens fire on the Cirin alliance.

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by Knowles2 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:33 am

Presuming no new organisations will show up, I am going to presume the mercenary fleet (yes somehow I misread it as pirates,) are from the The Creer Syndicate, and we know who the boss of that syndicate is Sapphira.

An I could see her giving Vaegyr Ward control of a syndicate fleet and of cause blaming him for any losses.

I am sure she trusts him more than some admiral from Cirin alliance.

On top of that a full scale war between the Cirin Alliance and Darani and possible the UTC would be profitable for the syndicate, which Cirin taking back Farhaven may cause the Darani to widen there campagn lengthen the war between the two sides.

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by charles » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:50 pm

War is profitable for the Creer syndicate since it means the nations don't have the resources to stamp out the criminal activity due to concerns with each other. If the two stopped waring, that could be very bad news for Golgotha and I'd imagine one force, or the other, quickly turning its military might towards removing that stain from the galaxy. Obviously there's a lot of greasing of people's pockets going also to make sure the Syndicate don't get too much attention paid to them, but if there wasn't a war on then the public's eye would quickly turn to the other scourges on their lives and official's hands would be forced by public opinion.

Sapphira noted that the Alliance didn't seem to be rebuilding their fleet as fast as the Republic, so maybe she has decided to lend a hand to them in order to make sure the war is prolonged. However I get the impression that the Cirin Alliance is much more comfortable and open with using civilian warships to assist in the battle than the Daranir, so I can imagine that they might have hired a large contingent of guns for hire be they standard merc, private security forces or syndicate ships.
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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by Knowles2 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:00 am

So the battle begins.

Wonder who going to fire the first human on human shot.

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by charles » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:18 am

Whoever has the longest range gun/s I'd imagine... Or maybe the Cirin would actually wait long enough for the UTC or Daranir to fire the first shots and justify their return fire *shrug*

If those lances are the longest range weapons then the Daranir and UTC are in for some hurting.
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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by CygnusX1 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:39 pm

On more technical side: I just noticed, that on almost all panels involving a planet, the planet is on the right side of the window.
You could be a bit more fancy, placing it on the left, top or bottom.
Also some ships could be upside-down or rotated somehow weirdly. Be creative :)
After all, in space, there is no sense of "down" or "up".

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by charles » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:53 pm

This could actually be a pretty good tactic if they either burn away from the planet or towards the main battle.

If they go away from the planet, to the Bigg's cloud for instance, then the fighters are likely to run out of fuel before they do at full burn, and the fighters will have to begin dodging that rear cannon when they get in range (unlikely to hit but will certainly force them to stop taking a direct approach, which should slow them down. Not to mention the point defence cannons once they're in really close. If they hit the Bigg's cloud they can get lost in there, Otherwise the fighters may need to pull out before they're out of fuel and can't return to the Sirus.

If they head for the main battle, or close to it, the scimitars are likely to head into that fray and attempt to make a difference in the more important fight. Actually, I wonder just how many fighters the Sirus still has in it's docks and how many are out defending certain portions of the planet... Could be really bad news if the Cirins are about to hit them with a full complement of fighters while the Sirus and UTC ships are short staffed.
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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by javcs » Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:16 pm

Well, the Scarborough's point defense weapons have a blind spot dead aft. Granted, there is one of the heavier guns covering it, but fighters aren't easy targets.

The Sirius and the other Darani ships may have most of their fighters out of immediate support range, but I'll bet that the UTC ships have just a basic combat patrol out, with everything else on standby.
As for the fighters chasing Scarborough, remember, a Scimitar carries missiles. I'll bet that missile range is greater than energy weapons range.

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