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==Background==
 
==Background==
Allied Command has ordered the evacuation of 3rd Fleet Headquarters in [[Capella]]. The installation came under heavy Shivan fighter and bomber fire deployed from the SD Nebiros, a [[SD Ravana|Ravana-class destroyer]], and the Headquarters' defending squadron, the 19th, was annihilated. Taking over the 19th squadron's job, Alpha wing of the 70th Blue Lions is now ordered to ensure the success of the evacuation process.
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Allied Command has ordered for 3rd Fleet Headquarters in Capella to be evacuated. The installation is being attacked by Shivan fighters and bombers deployed from the SD ''Nebiros'', a [[SD Ravana|''Ravana''-class destroyer]], and Headquarters' defending squadron, the 19th, was annihilated. Taking over the 19th squadron's job, Alpha wing of the 70th Blue Lions is now ordered to ensure the success of the evacuation process.
  
 
==Walkthrough==
 
==Walkthrough==
This mission is reminiscent of [[The Sixth Wonder]], the only difference being that there is no enemy warship to contend with ... yet.
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This mission is reminiscent of [[The Sixth Wonder]], the only difference being that there is no enemy warship to contend with...yet.
  
Delta wing will enter the field of engagement before your wing, and will already be engaging the Shivans by the time you are done with loading out. Be sure to keep that wing in one piece; you'll need it.
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Delta wing, comprising 4 [[GTF Hercules Mark II|''Hercules Mark II'' heavy assault fighters]], will enter the field of engagement before your wing, and will already be engaging the Shivans by the time you are done loading out. Be sure to keep that wing in one piece; you'll need it. At the start of the mission, you will also see the [[FreeSpace 2 Terran Ship Database#GTM Galen|GTM ''Galen'']], a [[GTM Hippocrates|''Hippocrates''-class medical ship]], near ''3rd Fleet HQ'', the latter already having lost half its hull integrity, and ''Lambda 1'' an [[GTT Argo|''Argo''-class transport]], docked with the HQ. Ignore the ''Galen'' and, for the time being, ''Lambda 1''; the Shivans are primarily concerned with attacking ''3rd Fleet HQ'' directly, and the medical ship will eventually jump out. At this point, follow Command's advice and order all your wingmen to defend the HQ.
At the start of the mission, you will see the [[FreeSpace 2 Terran Ship Database#GTM Galen|GTM Galen]]. Ignore it; the Shivans are only concerned with attacking 3rd Fleet HQ. At this point, order all your wingmen to defend the installation.
 
  
The GTD Messana, an [[GTD Orion|Orion-class destroyer]], will jump in approximately one minute into the mission. It would be wise to assign Delta wing to protect it, as some Shivan bombers will divert their attention to the destroyer. You should concern yourself with guarding the HQ.
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The GTD ''Messana'', an [[GTD Orion|''Orion''-class destroyer]], will jump in approximately one minute into the mission. It would be wise to assign Delta wing to protect it, as some Shivan bombers will divert their attention to the destroyer. You should concern yourself with guarding ''3rd Fleet HQ''.
  
When Lambda 1 undocks, order Alpha wing to guard the transport. Shivan fighters will jump in momentarily to attack it. You can forget about defending the installation for now; that's why the Shivan bombers only jump in 5 kilometers away from it.
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When ''Lambda 1'' undocks, order Alpha wing to guard the transport, as Shivan fighters will jump in to attack it. You can forget about defending ''3rd Fleet HQ'' for now; that's why the Shivan bombers only jump in 5 kilometers away from it.
  
Once Lambda docks with the Messana, get Alpha wing to defend the installation again. Lambda 2 should jump in a few moments after Lambda 1 jumps out.
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Once ''Lambda 1'' docks with the ''Messana'', get Alpha wing to defend the installation again. ''Lambda 2'' should jump in a few moments after ''Lambda 1'' jumps out.
  
When Lambda 2 undocks with all the remaining survivors from 3rd Fleet HQ, abandon the station and concentrate on protecting the transport only.
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When ''Lambda 2'' undocks with all the remaining survivors from ''3rd Fleet HQ'', abandon the installation and concentrate on protecting the transport only.
  
3rd Fleet HQ will be self-destructed by the Messana a short while after Lambda 2 docks with the destroyer and jumps out with it. Do not fly in front of the Orion or stay near the installation. The resulting shockwave from the self-destruction of the HQ should wipe out any remaining Shivan fighters or bombers. If not, destroy them and return to base when you are done.
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''3rd Fleet HQ'' will be self-destructed by the ''Messana'' a short while after ''Lambda 2'' docks with it; thereafter, the destroyer will jump out with the transport. Do not fly in front of the ''Messana'' or stay near ''3rd Fleet HQ''. The resulting shockwave from the installation's explosion should wipe out any remaining Shivan fighters and bombers. If not, destroy them and return to base when you are done.
  
If the Messana is destroyed before 3rd Fleet HQ is self-destructed, the SD Nebiros will jump in and finish the Messana's task of blowing up the installation, and you will be ordered to return to base.
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If the ''Messana'' is destroyed before ''3rd Fleet HQ'' is self-destructed, the SD ''Nebiros'' itself will jump in and finish the ''Messana'''s task of blowing up the installation using its main guns, and you will be ordered to return to base.
  
==Notable ships present==
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==Total number of forces==
* [[FreeSpace 2 Terran Ship Database#GTD Messana|GTD Messana]]
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{{total_numbers_2
* [[FreeSpace 2 Terran Ship Database#GTI 3rd Fleet HQ|GTI 3rd Fleet HQ]]
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|belligerent_1 =[[Galactic Terran-Vasudan Alliance|GTVA]]
* [[FreeSpace 2 Shivan Ship Database#SD Nebiros|SD Nebiros]]
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|belligerent_2 =[[Shivans]]
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|ship_1 =
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* 1 [[GTD Orion|GTD ''Orion'']]
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** ''[[FreeSpace 2 Terran Ship Database#GTD Messana|Messana]]''
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* 1 [[GTI Arcadia|GTI ''Arcadia'']]
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** ''[[FreeSpace 2 Terran Ship Database#GTI 3rd Fleet HQ|3rd Fleet HQ]]''
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* 1 [[GTM Hippocrates|GTM ''Hippocrates'']]
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** ''Galen''
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* 2 [[GTT Argo|GTT ''Argo'']]
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** ''Lambda 1'' and ''2''
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|ship_2 =
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* 13 [[SJD Sathanas|SJD ''Sathanas'']]
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** ''SJD Sathanas 59'' to ''71'' ($)
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* 0-1 [[SD Ravana|SD ''Ravana'']]
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** ''[[FreeSpace 2 Shivan Ship Database#SD Nebiros|Nebiros]]'' (#)
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|strikecraft_1 =
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* 4 [[GTF Erinyes|GTF ''Erinyes'']]
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** ''Alpha'' (4)(*)
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* 4 [[GTF Hercules Mark II|GTF ''Hercules Mark II'']]
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** ''Delta'' (4)
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|strikecraft_2 =
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* 10 [[SF Manticore|SF ''Manticore'']]
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** ''Aries'' (6)
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** ''Libra'' (4)
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* 8 [[SF Basilisk|SF ''Basilisk'']]
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** ''Leo'' (4)
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** ''Sagittarius'' (4)
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* 10 [[SF Mara|SF ''Mara'']]
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** ''Capricorn'' (3)
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** ''Virgo'' (4)
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** ''Scorpio'' (3)
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 +
 
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* 11 [[SB Nahema|SB ''Nahema'']]
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** ''Pisces'' (4)
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** ''Gemini'' (4)
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** ''Aquarius'' (3)
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* 3 [[SB Nephilim|SB ''Nephilim'']]
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** ''Cancer'' (3)
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* 3 [[SB Seraphim|SB ''Seraphim'']]
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** ''Taurus'' (3)
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|casualties_1 =
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* 1 [[GTI Arcadia|GTI ''Arcadia'']]
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** ''3rd Fleet HQ'' (!)
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* 0-1 [[GTT Argo|GTT ''Argo'']]
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** ''Lambda 1'' or ''2''
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* 0-3 [[GTF Erinyes|GTF ''Erinyes'']]
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** ''Alpha'' (3)(*)
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* 0-4 [[GTF Hercules Mark II|GTF ''Hercules Mark II'']]
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** ''Delta'' (4)
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|casualties_2 =
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* 0-10 [[SF Manticore|SF ''Manticore'']]
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** ''Aries'' (6)
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** ''Libra'' (4)
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* 0-8 [[SF Basilisk|SF ''Basilisk'']]
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** ''Leo'' (4)
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** ''Sagittarius'' (4)
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* 0-10 [[SF Mara|SF ''Mara'']]
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** ''Capricorn'' (3)
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** ''Virgo'' (4)
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** ''Scorpio'' (3)
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* 0-11 [[SB Nahema|SB ''Nahema'']]
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** ''Pisces'' (4)
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** ''Gemini'' (4)
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** ''Aquarius'' (3)
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* 0-3 [[SB Nephilim|SB ''Nephilim'']]
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** ''Cancer'' (3)
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* 0-3 [[SB Seraphim|SB ''Seraphim'']]
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** ''Taurus'' (3)
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}}
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(#) '''Appears only if GTD ''Messana'' is destroyed'''<br />
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(*) '''May be replaced with the [[GTF Ulysses|GTF ''Ulysses'']], [[GTF Hercules Mark II|GTF ''Hercules Mark II]], [[GTF Ares|GTF ''Ares'']], [[GTF Perseus|GTF ''Perseus'']], or [[GTF Myrmidon|GTF ''Myrmidon'']]<br />
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(!) '''Self-destructed'''<br />
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($) '''Hidden from sensors'''
  
 
==Technical information==
 
==Technical information==

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ACT 3, MISSION 7

Fighter squadron: 70th Blue Lions

Description: The 70th Blue Lions assist with the evacuation of 3rd Fleet Headquarters in Capella.


Background

Allied Command has ordered for 3rd Fleet Headquarters in Capella to be evacuated. The installation is being attacked by Shivan fighters and bombers deployed from the SD Nebiros, a Ravana-class destroyer, and Headquarters' defending squadron, the 19th, was annihilated. Taking over the 19th squadron's job, Alpha wing of the 70th Blue Lions is now ordered to ensure the success of the evacuation process.

Walkthrough

This mission is reminiscent of The Sixth Wonder, the only difference being that there is no enemy warship to contend with...yet.

Delta wing, comprising 4 Hercules Mark II heavy assault fighters, will enter the field of engagement before your wing, and will already be engaging the Shivans by the time you are done loading out. Be sure to keep that wing in one piece; you'll need it. At the start of the mission, you will also see the GTM Galen, a Hippocrates-class medical ship, near 3rd Fleet HQ, the latter already having lost half its hull integrity, and Lambda 1 an Argo-class transport, docked with the HQ. Ignore the Galen and, for the time being, Lambda 1; the Shivans are primarily concerned with attacking 3rd Fleet HQ directly, and the medical ship will eventually jump out. At this point, follow Command's advice and order all your wingmen to defend the HQ.

The GTD Messana, an Orion-class destroyer, will jump in approximately one minute into the mission. It would be wise to assign Delta wing to protect it, as some Shivan bombers will divert their attention to the destroyer. You should concern yourself with guarding 3rd Fleet HQ.

When Lambda 1 undocks, order Alpha wing to guard the transport, as Shivan fighters will jump in to attack it. You can forget about defending 3rd Fleet HQ for now; that's why the Shivan bombers only jump in 5 kilometers away from it.

Once Lambda 1 docks with the Messana, get Alpha wing to defend the installation again. Lambda 2 should jump in a few moments after Lambda 1 jumps out.

When Lambda 2 undocks with all the remaining survivors from 3rd Fleet HQ, abandon the installation and concentrate on protecting the transport only.

3rd Fleet HQ will be self-destructed by the Messana a short while after Lambda 2 docks with it; thereafter, the destroyer will jump out with the transport. Do not fly in front of the Messana or stay near 3rd Fleet HQ. The resulting shockwave from the installation's explosion should wipe out any remaining Shivan fighters and bombers. If not, destroy them and return to base when you are done.

If the Messana is destroyed before 3rd Fleet HQ is self-destructed, the SD Nebiros itself will jump in and finish the Messana's task of blowing up the installation using its main guns, and you will be ordered to return to base.

Total number of forces

Forces involved
Belligerents
Ships


Strikecraft
  • 10 SF Mara
    • Capricorn (3)
    • Virgo (4)
    • Scorpio (3)


  • 11 SB Nahema
    • Pisces (4)
    • Gemini (4)
    • Aquarius (3)
Casualties


  • 0-10 SF Mara
    • Capricorn (3)
    • Virgo (4)
    • Scorpio (3)


  • 0-11 SB Nahema
    • Pisces (4)
    • Gemini (4)
    • Aquarius (3)

(#) Appears only if GTD Messana is destroyed
(*) May be replaced with the GTF Ulysses, GTF Hercules Mark II, GTF Ares, GTF Perseus, or GTF Myrmidon
(!) Self-destructed
($) Hidden from sensors

Technical information

Dunkerque
File name: SM3-07.fs2
File size: 94.9 KB
Author: Brad Johnson
Total number of objects: 72 (+1 waypoint)
Total number of wings: 14
Number of mission events: 67
Number of messages: 37
Event music: 3: Leviticus
Briefing music: Brief3


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