The Let's Play Archive

Wing Commander

by ivantod

Part 56: Mission #52: Caernarvon Station, Gwynedd system

Mission #52: Caernarvon Station, Gwynedd system

Previously on Wing Commander: After the destruction of the Tiger's Claw, demoted back to Captain and stationed on Caernarvon for the last 10 years or so. Getting pretty disillusioned with everything. War with the Kilrathi at a virtual standstill for years.

We've swapped sides. Anything to break up the monotony I guess.

Ah, yes. A long time ago we've heard of them...

A little bit later...

Our escort, the TCS Beowulf, has been destroyed and our hangar bay is damaged. We can't launch fighters! We require immediate assistance, Caernarvon!

Roger, Concordia! We're launching fighters! Attention, all hands! Battle stations! This is not a drill! Captain Norwood, report!

Kind of similar to WC1, second mission involves defending a capital ship. Except this time it's something just a little bit bigger than a transport! I wonder what they are doing here in the first place, though.
So. That was another quick one, still just a warmup. As I've mentioned, neutron guns cannot pierce through the phase shields that most capital ships now have, so you do not need to worry about the Concordia at all. Just destroy those Sartha at your own leisure basically.

As you saw in the video, we have landed on Concordia, and that's where we'll be staying for the next couple of missions before heading back to the station.

Next time, the game officially stops joking. The tutorial is over.

In the meantime, we have a Colonel to meet. I wonder.

No choice but to do it I guess.

Well, I'll be... The woman on the left is VERY familiar looking!

But where's the Colonel...

Oh. OH. SHE's the Colonel! (I hope nobody expected Halcyon!)

In another life...

We really shouldn't be surprised at this turn of events.

Ha ha.

Fralthra is what they call a Fralthi now. Except with much better shields. We'll get to meet this particular Fralthra real soon now(TM).

...and now that their fighters are destroyed, they will have a difficult time tracking us. That Fralthra nearly destroyed us in the last battle, we need some time for repairs before fighting her again.

I have no idea what to make of that expression. In any case, to be continued...

Current kill total: 52 missions/511 kills

Next time on Wing Commander
A quick bombing run.