U.P.F. Spacefleet Armed Station
Incident 47-Q . Attempted piracy
The Belvedere-class yacht Gaston, out of Fromeltar, was carrying supplies bound for K.aken-Kar. Entering the Kizk.-Kar system, the Gaston was approached by two vessels. Bo.kan Yorb, the Yazirian captain of the Gaston, demanded that the vessels identify themselves; no word came back but the starships opened fire moments later from 50,000 km. The attackers were identified as Moonbright Stinger-class pirates.
Captain Yorb sent an S.O.S. to all UPF vessels in the area, then managed to destroy one vessel (Darkstar Warrior) and severely damage the other (which fled after taking damage). When last seen, the surviving ship (Midnight Wasp) was headed in the direction of Madderly's Star. A pirate base is generally believed to be in that area but has not been located as of this date.
Set up: The Gaston begins the game 5 hexes (50,000 km) away from the two other vessels. The two pirates should appear at the 4 o'clock position with regards to the Gaston. All ships are fully armed; the pirates fire first. The Gaston has an initial speed of 2; the pirates start at a speed of 3.
Victory conditions: The Gaston must avoid taking over 35 hull points damage, or else will surrender. Each pirate will fight until it takes 25 hull points damage, at which time it will attempt to flee. The pirates must stop firing once the Gaston surrenders; the Gaston may continue firing at all targets until it surrenders.