+PRIMARY THREAT SPOTTED. TRAITOR VESSELS TO THE NORTHEAST AND NORTHWEST. FIRE NOVA CANNONS AND DEPLOY STRIKE CRAFT. ADVANCE AND DESTROY+
The Lunars attempt to CTNH and pass (barely). They are 22cm from the planet.
CTNH on the Lunars.
The Retribution uses the gravity well to aid its turning.
The Dauntlesses cut east quickly and are now within the gravity well.
The Mars and Exorcist advance and turn to starboard.
The Mars fires its Nova Cannon at Acheron 2 which braces. Direct hit cause one shield damage to Carnage 2 and 2 shield damage and 2 hull damage to Acheron 2 which fails to brace both.
Fighters and Assault Boats are launched.
CTNH on the Acheron 1 squadron and passes.
AAF on the Desolator which gains 17cm.
Everything advances straight ahead except Acheron 1 squadron which heads south the east.
The Devastators launch one wave of 4 fighters and 4 bombers towards the asteroid channel.
|The Imperial Navy, clustering around the planet and putting pressure on the asteroid channel.|
|A better view of the asteroid channel.|
|A view to the Imperials' rear where Acheron 1 squadron can be seen facing east after CTNH.|
|The Desolator powers ahead of the group, the Devastators advance and launch ordinance, and Acheron squadron 2 plow through the debris.|
|The two fleets close, ready for combat.|
++END TRANSMISSION, FOR THE EMPEROR++