Wednesday, February 13, 2013

from the Chief of Naval Intelligence: Antiquity Raiding Fair Winds

from the Chief of Naval Intelligence, aboard the Shooting Star on the way from the Atoll to Fair Winds

Flash dispatch  - MAXIMUM Priority

We have received information about a planned attack of Antiquity Naval Forces in Fair Winds waters.
It looks like attack is planned for next Saturday

Operatives dispatched in Antiquity and Fair Winds to gather more information. Sailing to Fair Winds at maximum speed.

Further messages will follow.

Monday, February 4, 2013

from the Admiral's Log: planning of getting new ships


The new fleet organization clearly shows the need for some reinforcements. Now the fleet is much bigger than it used to be and, should events like the sabotage of the end of 2010 or a major engagement like the Battle of the Isle of Skye reoccur, we would no longer be left with just a few ships operational for extended periods of time.
Yet the bulk of the Home Squadron is still based on old, although powerful, ships, slow and with limited mobility. They can be still good to protect the home waters but it would be nearly impossible to dispatch them away should the need arise. The light battleship division has more mobility, but they are still rather old ships and they can't compete against the more recent vessels.
The third battleship division is a formidable formation and its line of battle can challenge any opponents. Supported by the second escort division , they make the High Seas Squadron Highly reliable for today's standards. If this is enough to be up to the challenge of the future it is still to be seen.
The Mainland Squadron is built around the first frigate division. It is adequate for the current objective of the squadron, yet it engages all the frigate class vessels and it  would be preferred to have also a frigate division available to support the ships of the line of the Home and High Seas Squadrons.

We need therefore to start planning at lest two new ships of the line and two new frigates, plus a number of smaller vessels, in order to be able to give more flexibility to the different formations and be able to exchange ships and divisions among squadrons should the need arise.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

from the Fleet Headquarters : New fleet Organization

From: Fleet Headquarters - Admiralty Island - Winterfell Eventide
To : the entire Wild Fleet

effective immediately

the Wild Fleet is from now organized on three main squadrons plus a number of support formations.
The three squadrons are

  • Home Squadron
  • High Seas Squadron 
  • Mainland Squadron 
the ships Star of Summer, Star of Winterfell and Battle Star will be the flagships of the three squadrons respectively.

The Star of Christmas is retired from active duty and moved into the reserve flottilla. The Star of Winterfell will assume the duties of overall fleet flagship.

Sailing Around Winterfell

The gunboat flottilla will continue to patrol the homeland waters and will operate in support of the fleet when necessary.

The Steam Squadron and the Airship Squadron will continue to operate independently.

The Special Ops Squadron will become a division within the Mainland Squadron and will assume the name of Special Ops division.

A further notice will detail the assignment of ships to divisions and squadrons.


VADM Wildstar Beaumont
Admiralty Island - Winterfell Eventide