I agree with taking Uni out of action first. The biggest problem I see with the erradication of Uni, is how to we conquer Carbooltol (sp?)? It is on a penisula on the Southwestern part of Uni. It is in the center of the monolith center with fungus all around it and fungus on the penisual. It has a aerospace center. We can't drop into or with 2 spaces of it. It will take a long time to advance a unit through the fungus if we drop onto or near the peninsular. It will take a long time to land a unit with a transport) on the fungus adjacent to Carbooltol. Without something that can cross the fungus easily it will be difficult to take this position, even more so if CyCon garrisons it well.Originally posted by Rubin
Fellow Comrades, current military intelligence reports the University invasion to start M.Y. 2160. We have airforces positioned behind University borders (near Longreach) ready to strike. An airdrop division is stationed at Freedman Park waiting to enter Longreach. Additionally, we have scattered reinforcements awaiting orders.
The primary objective is to establish a base of operation at Longreach and invade all University settlements in close coordination with the Free Drones. By M.Y. 2162 (hopefully M.Y. 2161) the University should be completely eradicated. This is in accordance with the plans presented by Foreman buster.
The Central Military Committee suggests we dispatch all nearby available invasion forces to secure the primary objective.
I prefer placing our main emphasis on taking the Data Angel homeland. DA does not have DAP yet once we get a foothold we should be able to take their empire easily. Hong Hu rushed a cruiser transport in or near New Moscow last turn. We should place a couple of drop rovers and drop 1-best-1 infantry on it. I was think that we could either land these on the DA mainland or we could take Conshelf57, unload these units there and then the following turn drop them into the DA homeland cities.
The secondary objective is to continue massing military forces sufficient to launching a new frontline once the primary objective is accomplished. Currently, we face three options:
1) Advance further towards CyCon territory via former University settlements
2) Invade the Data Angels
3) Delay any new invasion plans in order to better assess the situation and our alternatives
Focuses on DA will:
Bring us more resources more quickly than an assualt on CyCons eastern border.
Will deny DA holdings to CyCon.
DA holdings are much closer to our main bases and sources new units than CyCons eastern bases.
CyCon should have their hands full with the invasion on their eastern borders.
Once we take the DA we will be much stronger and will threaten CyCon from the West, while Buster and our small expeditionary force launched and supported by our captured Uni bases threaten Cycon from the east.
True. True. True.We should under no circumstances compromise our homeland defenses!
This is the prime reason I have been pushing for needlejets. Needlejets give us unequaled recon ability (can search up to 12 spaces from our shores, loiter at the end of the turn then return to base). We should have at least four (launch two each turn) performing longe range search missions over the waters approaching our shores. I would like more than four for additional recon and long range strike. As long as we continue our military unit production we should always have at least one or two new build choppers available each turn. If we stop building choppers we should keep at least two (or more if the threat increases) on standby.
The best homeland defense is pushing the CyCon bases back and well patrolling our approches.
Note that we are very lucky thay the DA did not launch their two invasions (2158 and 2159) on our shores 2 or 3 years earlier when we did not have choppers.
I welcome the oppurtuntiy to help shape the military direction of the Hive.
The Central Military Committee requests suggestions, comments and feedback.
Chairman of the Central Military Committee