This story is of my crew from when we started. This was the second mission we played. It was trials of Deneb I which we later learned was for an experienced full crew. And we were down one person.
50 Minuetes into conflict.
Captain: Put status on screen. (pause) Engineering tell me what we are looking at.
Engineering: Captain, full casualties in Damcon. Missile tubes are destroyed lasers at 50% capability. rest of systems are green. We are out of nukes homings and ecms. Front and rear shields are down.
Captain: Good God. Science how many of them are their left.
Science(also comms): I only see seven of them captain. Two Behemoths , two carriers, and a couple of cruisers. Wait there is also a destroyer.
Captain: Darn it. Plot a course to the station. Comms when will the nuke be ready?
Comms: five minuets captain.
Captain: alright weaps load up the mines. We are going to fly straight through those fools and drop mines.
Weapons: Can't load mines captain. Tubes destroyed.
Captain: Can't anything go right.
Science: the enemy is closing in. Thy have cleared the minefield with no damage. We have about two minuets. maybe one.
Engineering: Shields are up to 20%. Tubes repaired. Working on lasers now.
Captain: Weaps load those mines. Science give us the heading
Science: 280 captain.
Captain: take use their helm.
Helm: Aye Aye cap.
Captain: Ready mines.
Weaps: Mine fired. (Captain spins around)
Captain: I didn't say fire mines!
Weaps: sorry captain reloading.
Helm: We are there.
Captain: Put Tactical on screen and fly us through. SHIELDS UP!
Helm: Shields up here we go.
Captain: Fire. Science what did we do?
Science: Didn't destroy any of the big ships. Destroyed the fighter wings though.
Captain: turn us about prepare for second pass.
Engineering: Captain I am not sure the shields will hold.
Captain: they will hold man. They have to. Start pass. Weapons fire.
Science: The Behemoths are still in action. the rest are mostly disabled. Wait... MISSILES!
Captain: EVASIVE MEASURES!
Ship turns away attempting to escape. Then missiles hit.
Engineering: Shields down captain but we are out of range. (Captain turns to screen)
Captain: Wait that's...
Helm ran us into the mine we accidentally dropped earlier.
My god though. Great game.
And the hope that the war against folly may someday be won, after all