Missions 26 - 30

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Mission 26 - The Fog of War

Objectives

Primary objectives:

Secondary Objectives:

Ship and loadout

Default:

Ship:GVF Serapis
Guns:GTW-5 Prometheus (S) Cannon
GTW-66 Maxim Cannon
Missiles:GTM-4 Hornet Swarm Missile (2x)


Possibilities:

Ships:GVF Horus
GVF Tauret
GVF Thoth
Guns:GTW-83 Lamprey
GTW Akheton SDG
GTW ML-70 Morning Star
GTW Mekhu HL-7
Missiles:GTI TAG-A Missile
GTM-10 Piranha
GTM-14 EMP Adv.
GTM-19 Harpoon
GTM-4a Tornado Missile
GTM-43a Stiletto II
GTM-55 Trebuchet
GTM MX-6 Tempest Missile
GTM MX-64 Rockeye


Mission Overview

You have to find a good balance between picking off fighters/sentries and destroying miners. If you're having troubles, you're probably concentrating too much of your fire on the miners, which do minimal damage to your fighter. The only thing you should keep in mind when you are flying this mission is: don't fly too close to the miners when they explode. Your hull will be crippled severely if a miner explodes in your vicinity.

Once all miners, sentries, fighters, ... have been taken out, the Shivans will launch an attack on the Tatenen. Target the bombers first, then take care of the remaining fighters. Once that's done, you have to investigate an unknown ship. Once you discover what it is (a juggernaut class warship - let's just call it a big warship), it's already too late. The Tatenen will be blown away.

Mission 27 - A Monster in the Mist

Objectives

Primary objectives:

Secondary Objectives:

Ship and loadout

Default:

Ships:GVF Ptah
Guns:GTW Akheton SDG
Missiles:GTM-4 Hornet Swarm Missile
GTM-55 Trebuchet


Possibilities:

Ships:None
Guns:GTW-19 Circe
GTW-5 Prometheus (S) Cannon
GTW Mekhu HL-7
Missiles:GTM-14 EMP Adv.
GTM MX-6 Tempest Missile
GTM MX-64 Rockeye


Mission Overview

This is an easy mission. Target the different subsystems and do a scan (a few seconds from close range). Make sure you target the subsystem closest to you, this reduces the flight time. You might get some missiles fired at you, but they shouldn't be that hard to dodge.

Once the systems are all scanned you get 2 option: return to base or take out as many turrets as you can. Just take out the turrets, they are easy to destroy and there's little opposition. Do this until the Sathanas jumps out of the system.

Mission 28 - Speaking in Tongues

Objectives

Primary objectives:

Secondary Objectives:

Ship and loadout

Default:

Ship:GVF Serapis
Guns:GTW Mekhu HL-7
GTW-66 Maxim Cannon
Missiles:GTI TAG-B Missile
GTM-4 Hornet Swarm Missile (2x)


Possibilities:

Ships:GVF Horus
GVF Seth
GVF Tauret
GVF Thoth
Guns:GTW-5 Prometheus (S) Cannon
GTW-83 Lamprey
GTW Akheton SDG
GTW ML-70 Morning Star
Missiles:GTM-10 Piranha
GTM-19 Harpoon
GTM-4a Tornado Missile
GTM-43a Stiletto II
GTM MX-6 Tempest Missile
GTM MX-64 Rockeye


Mission Overview

This is a strange mission: you have to destroy all warships, but they are never mentioned in your objectives screen in the HUD. If you are flying the Serapis, I wouldn't engage too many warships, just occupy yourself with the fighters. Delta wing (needs to be called in) in combination with the friendly capital ships are more than enough to take out warships.

Later in the mission you'll be confronted with the supreme Shivan fighter (in my opinion) the SF Dragon. They are agile, fast and can do a lot of damage ... luckily they have a light hull. But in overall, this mission should be nothing to worry about!

Mission 29 - A Flaming Sword

Objectives

Primary objectives:

Secondary Objectives:

Ship and loadout

Default:

Ship:GVF Tauret
Guns:GTW Mekhu HL-7
GTW-5 Prometheus (S) Cannon
Missiles:GTM-4a Tornado Missile
GTM MX-64 Rockeye


Possibilities:

Ships:GVF Horus
GVF Ptah
GVF Serapis
GVF Seth
GVF Thoth
Guns:GTW-19 Circe
GTW-66 Maxim Cannon
GTW-83 Lamprey
GTW Akheton SDG
GTW ML-70 Morning Star
Missiles:GTI TAG-A Missile
GTI TAG-B Missile
GTM-10 Piranha
GTM-19 Harpoon
GTM-4 Hornet Swarm Missile
GTM-43a Stiletto II
GTM MX-6 Tempest Missile


Mission Overview

In the beginning some astaroth's are patrolling the Knossos device. Just engage them, more will jump in while you are fighting. You could lure them closer to the Renenet, this makes things easier for you. It's also mentioned in the objectives screen in your HUD, because it keeps the Shivans away from the meson bomb.

The main advantage of fighting close to the Renenet is that you don't have to fly away from the meson bomb to clear the area. They just begin countdown and they don't bug you that much. At the time the countdown begins, some SF Dragons will jump in. Just let them be, they will all be wiped away by the meson bomb.

Once the first bomb exploded (but wasn't successful) a wing of SF Mara's will jump in. In other words: nothing to worry about if you are fast enough. If you tend to get swamped by the Mara's, fight closer to the Renenet, so it can help you. Once they have been wiped out, a second and third meson bomb will be deployed. Just wait until lambda jumps out and the bomb will explode. But suddenly the Sathanas jumps in without the use of the Knossos device (surprise, surprise!). It's time to head back to base.

Mission 30 - Bearbaiting

Objectives

Primary objectives:

Secondary Objectives:

Ship and loadout

Default:

Ship:GVB Bakha
Guns:GTW Akheton SDG
GTW Mekhu HL-7
Missiles:GTM-13 Helios
GTM-55 Trebuchet


Possibilities:

Ships:None
Guns:None
Missiles:None


Mission Overview

This is a not so difficult mission if you know how to fly it ... I have been successful in taking out all beam turrets and the flak guns, but that means that you have to fly a perfect mission (cfr. if 2 helios missiles fail to take out a beam turret completely, your chances of taking out all 4 are greatly diminished). The success of the mission depends on the way you deploy the helios missiles. You should launch them from close range and at maximum speed (with afterburners). If you do this correctly, launching 2 helios missiles (dual fire mode) will be enough to take down one beam turret.

The next question a lot of players might ask ... I only have 4 helios missiles. How am I supposed to take out more than 2 beam turrets? Easy, rearm yourself. Call for the rearming ship once you start the mission. You can rearm yourself while the new helios missiles are loaded into your missile banks (30 seconds) ... this is also a perfect time to start taking out the flak guns. You can easily rearm and shoot at the flak guns at the same time! Another option is to let your escort wings attack the flak guns, they can take it out in no time!

Once this is done, do it again ... and again (you don't need to rearm every time).

Once the Sathanas jumps out, don't head back to base. You have to take out another ship (you can rearm while you are waiting, the helios missiles will make things just a bit easier). You have to take out the Beleth's beam turrets. First target the engines to stop the warship (unless you can do it in time). Then start taking out the beam turrets and then finish it off. It's not advisable to destroy it immediately (before you take out the turrets), since the objectives for taking out the beam turrets will be incomplete (It's strange, I know - I've notified Volition about this).

Now it's time to destroy Gemini wing and head out of there!

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