06:08 ZULU - I think we can wave good bye to 8 fighters and a Paradoxian in command. Game has gone to 10 seconds intervals and we are still 24 mio. out. Our targeting range remains 15 mio. with the Strenght 50 ECM.
06:13 ZULU - Range is now 19,2 mio km and the first fighter explodes after taking a barrage of 44(!) anti missiles. The third fighter to be hit was the F2 Lucifer callsign 34-009, piloted by Captain Vainglory II.
06:14 ZULU - The fighter attack is over, before it even started. The Kox shot 352 missiles after a mere 8 targets and our fighters never stood a chance. Vice Admiral OrangeYoshi realises this and orders the fleet to retreat towards the entry point while ordering the JCS Connector to enter the system when it arrives. Until then, colliers will be jumped into the system and replenish the carrier magazines.
Operation Purple Dawn is hereby at an end. We have taken Gliese 1's outer system, but probably PDC's prevents our missiles from penetrating to the target, for now at least. The rest of 2052 will follow in next post.