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Kaggath Battlegrounds Heats - Galactic Alliance vs Phantom Hegemony

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Kaggath Battlegrounds Heats - Galactic Alliance vs Phantom Hegemony

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Beniboybling
10.06.2014 , 12:10 PM | #1
“No game of dejarik can be won without pawns...”

Round 5: The Galactic Alliance of Free Imperiums vs The Phantom Hegemony


Welcome to the fifth and final round of Battlegrounds Heats. Where instead of the entire galaxy, combatants will compete in planetary arena, where every soldier, stronghold and ship counts.

For all those of you aren’t aware, the Kaggath is an ancient rite of the Sith, ‘one part duel, one part large-scale dejarik-match’. The two combatants have full use of their power bases, be it armies, strongholds or fleets, in order to outwit and outmanoeuvre their opponent. But the Kaggath is no simple lightsaber duel, although it can come down to one, and the arena can be anywhere: a planet, star system or the entire galaxy.

Before we begin, let’s go over the ground rules:

  • The arena: Ord Mantell – see the faction rundowns for BOEs.
  • #1 The Kaggath is won or lost when the leader of either faction is killed.
  • #2 No outside help of any kind, the combatants cannot call upon assets outside their power base or influence.
  • #3 No outside involvement, other powers will not and cannot interrupt or affect the battle, for the purpose of argument they are non-existent.
  • #4 No surrender, fight to the death!
  • #5 Apathy is death. Factions are not allowed to hide or wait. They must act.
  • #6 Technology level is universal (unless considered archaic or advanced at the time): blaster fire, armouring, lightsabers etc. are all the same regardless of period, all that matters is size, quantity and power.
  • #7 Factions are autonomous – players have no control over their faction’s decisions, this is instead determined by the nature of their leadership.

Read the full rulebook here.

So, the combatants: Forged from the flames of war and hatred, Karadron’s Galactic Alliance has united Empire and Alliance alike under a single flag, dedicated to spreading peace and justice throughout the galaxy they have come to Ord Mantell to cleanse the world of darkness and corruption. And in their way stand my very own Phantom Hegemony, a shadowy organisation helmed by Vader’s dark apprentice, they seek to induct another world into their fold as they seek to build a new Empire.

Behold the factions!

Galactic Alliance of Free Imperiums
Base of Operations: Fort Garnik

Leadership

Head of State: Supreme Commander Gilad Pellaeon
Second-in-Command: Garm Bel Iblis
Allies: Tholme & Jaina Solo
Supplier: Yutrane-Trackata [Aridus]
Organisation: Bothan Spynet [Bothawui]

Ground Forces

Major Ground Force: Stormtroopers/501st Legion [2,304]
Minor Ground Force: Rebel SpecForce Troopers [640]

Light Vehicle: All Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST) [43]
2nd Light Vehicle: TX-130T Fighter Tank [53]
Heavy Vehicle: All Terrain Tactical Enforcer (AT-TE) [11]

Naval Forces

Fighter Classes: A-Wing
Bomber Class: TIE Bomber
Elite Class: TIE Phantom

Light Capital Ship: Dreadnaught-class heavy cruiser [13]
Heavy Capital Ship: Nebula-class star destroyer [7]
Flagship: Chimaera [Imperial II-class star destroyer]

Naval Officers: Rebel Alliance

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The Phantom Hegemony
Base of Operations: Separatist Stronghold

Leadership

Head of State: Lumiya, Dark Lady of the Sith
Second-in-Command: General Grievous
Allies: Savage Opress and Ziro the Hutt
Supplier: Baktoid Industries [Geonosis]
Organisation: Imperial Intelligence [Bastion]

Ground Forces

Major Ground Force: B2 super battle droids [5,460]
Minor Ground Force: Storm Commandos [40]

Light Vehicle: All Terrain Missile Platform (AT-MP) [40]
2nd Light Vehicle: Carbonite war droid [20]
Heavy Vehicle: Octuptarra magna tri-droid [14]

Naval Forces

Fighter Classes: Droid tri-fighter
Bomber Class: Hyena-class bomber
Elite Class: HMP Predator

Light Capital Ship: Munificent-class star frigate [7]
2nd Light Capital Ship: Escort carrier [12]
Heavy Capital Ship: Recusant-class light destroyer [16]
Flagship: Malevolence [Subjugator-class heavy cruiser]

Naval Officers: Confederacy of Independent Systems

The shadows have been lifted, and the Hegemony has agreed to fight, only one will leave this world victorious. Can the Galactic Alliance dispel the darkness and banish the Hegemony forever, or will the shadows claim them? It’s darkness vs light, but who will win? The battle lines have been drawn…

Let the Kaggath begin!

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Beniboybling
10.06.2014 , 12:12 PM | #2
OK, given that I am participating in this Kaggath not only will Aurbere be arbitrating but my powers will be diminished.

To remind everyone of what that entails, I'll post the relevant section from the Rulebook here:
Spoiler
Anyway I solemnly swear not to bribe Aurbere with Wookieeookies blah blah blah, lets move on to important notes:

  • The Malevolence does not possess its ion cannon, consider it a non-superweapon variant.

  • Karadron's SpecForce Troopers consists of SpaceOps, Pathfinders, Urban Combat Specialists, Wilderness Fighters and Heavy Weapons Specialists divided into equal parts i.e 128 troopers per regiment.

And that's basically it, I would note though that although I don't have arbiter powers I'm still around to be consulting on the rules and what not, so fire away. However game changing decisions are entirely in Aurbere's hand.

Unless I decided to Rule 66 him.

EDIT: Map of Ord Mantell below.

http://potshot.files.wordpress.com/2...rd-mantell.png

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Aurbere
10.06.2014 , 12:25 PM | #3
I'm busy with school at the moment so I'll invite everyone to pick a side and get to debating. I'll post some topics to consider when I am available.

On another note, I would advise keeping ground discussions to a minimum during the space debate. I am taking tallies of both at once, but I do plan on a recount, so going back through space to recount ground tallies would be a major pain.
Added Chapter 66 to The Shadows Fall
"Your only hope to survive is to give in to the rage boiling within you, to acknowledge the Dark Side you deny, and tap into it!"--Darth Tyranus

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Aurbere
10.06.2014 , 12:25 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Beniboybling View Post
Unless I decided to Rule 66 him.
You can't! I must stand trial!
Added Chapter 66 to The Shadows Fall
"Your only hope to survive is to give in to the rage boiling within you, to acknowledge the Dark Side you deny, and tap into it!"--Darth Tyranus

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Selenial
10.06.2014 , 12:26 PM | #5
*Grabs Darth Sidious mask from Beni's hand* No order 66 for you mr!

Also, love the name Phantom Hegemony....

Looks to be a good match, I won't lie to you, I'm going to support the underdog the entire way, whoever that is. I have a feeling you're just going to barrage Karadron with walls of text so I'm here to help him
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Silenceo
10.06.2014 , 12:29 PM | #6
Do we have any idea on how many star fighters of each kind the GA has?

Also, this might just be my opinion of the fighter, but isn't the Tri-Droid more of an elite fighter than a standard fighter?

I will say though that I think that the GA has the tactical edge due to Gilad Pellaeon and Garm Bel Iblis.
"What I unveil today will mark a new era for the Empire. We will be able to decimate the Rebels just as we did the Jedi Knights. At last the Emperor's war will be filled only with the glory and beauty of decisive victory."―Rom Mohc Never force a droid to think without numbers...

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Beniboybling
10.06.2014 , 12:30 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Aurbere View Post
You can't! I must stand trial!
LOL!
Quote: Originally Posted by Selenial View Post
*Grabs Darth Sidious mask from Beni's hand* No order 66 for you mr!

Also, love the name Phantom Hegemony....

Looks to be a good match, I won't lie to you, I'm going to support the underdog the entire way, whoever that is. I have a feeling you're just going to barrage Karadron with walls of text so I'm here to help him
Give that back!

I spent ages thinking of it lol.

I won't lie when I say I have some walls of text in hand, but I'm going to give Karadron the opportunity to prepare some arguments, and let everyone trash my fleet its windows before I start debating.

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Beniboybling
10.06.2014 , 12:33 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Silenceo View Post
Do we have any idea on how many star fighters of each kind the GA has?

Also, this might just be my opinion of the fighter, but isn't the Tri-Droid more of an elite fighter than a standard fighter?

I will say though that I think that the GA has the tactical edge due to Gilad Pellaeon and Garm Bel Iblis.
I classed the tri-droid as a space superiority fighter, but I don't think it has the versatility of an elite fighter which should excel against capital ships and fighters as well as be exceptional in other categories were the tri-droid is lacking.

And I think that's reflected by the fact that they were used in equal numbers with Vulture-droids on CIS cruisers.

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Silenceo
10.06.2014 , 12:34 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Beniboybling View Post
LOL!Give that back!

I spent ages thinking of it lol.

I won't lie when I say I have some walls of text in hand, but I'm going to give Karadron the opportunity to prepare some arguments, and let everyone trash my fleet its windows before I start debating.
Ship to Ship firepower actually seems pretty equal, if not actually leaning in the GA's favor, albeit a bit more spread out. However, I do not see much star fighter defenses, which could be crucial to the space battle. Luckily there are so few Hyenas, so it is possible for that to still squeak by. Further pondering, initiate!
"What I unveil today will mark a new era for the Empire. We will be able to decimate the Rebels just as we did the Jedi Knights. At last the Emperor's war will be filled only with the glory and beauty of decisive victory."―Rom Mohc Never force a droid to think without numbers...

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Selenial
10.06.2014 , 12:36 PM | #10
Most important thing to note about Space: MUNIFICENT's SUCK.

So bad.

Like.... really really bad. A single venator could take out 8, which is believe it or not more than beni's current compliment. Dreadnaughts are a far superior Vessel and would eat a munificent for breakfast.

On the other side of things, the Malevolence is a beast of a warship. I'd estimate about 600-700 batteries in total, Ion canons however would likely be a minimum, because of it's primary weapon. This leave's the ship a bit off on the Capital ship to Capital ship firepower, and Beni's fleet does indeed lack Ion weaponry, but to be honest the diversity isnt much and probably wont make much of a difference.

The Malevolence has some incredible forward firepower, if that ship bears down on something it won't last long. This splits Karadron's forces into either picking apart Munificents and retreating, to later attack the malevolence (The ***** is slow) or Ganging on the Malevolence and hoping to come out on top.

The Chimaera would at least provide a valid distraction.

The Escort carrier is a good source of fighters though won't make a difference in the Light ship to Light ship battle, Karadron comes out on top.

The Recusants and Nebula's would be a good match up, but the superior design of the Nebula I feel would allow them to come out on top here. Combine this with the fact that Recusants don't have a good track record with large fleet battles (many collisions) I think the Heavy Capital ships fall to Karadron too. The malevolence however will be the deciding factor here.

All the fighters are pretty average, so I'm going to go ahead and just skip those.

Tacticians wise, the Galactic Alliance stomps. No offence Beni, but grevious sucked. His idea of strategy was throwing ships, in the style of "More. MORE. MORE. MORRREEE... MOOOOAAARRRRR" hoping to overcome his enemies. Pellaeon and Garm Bel Iblis would eat him alive.

Again though, Malevolence. And Grevious knows his fleet, it's weaknesses, and he's not adverse to leading his own boarding parties...
We all live or die as Krayt wills, Stryfe. At his word, I would cut out my own heart. Or yours.
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