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Joint Task Force One by thefirstfleet Joint Task Force One by thefirstfleet
- So, what did they say? - Nussbaum asked, while all the others listened just as eagerly as he did. Silence fell upon the bridge of the Polaris as Metlesits spoke:
- Frisco, Leningrad and Lor'Vela found a common ground. They're not stopping at the colonies. We'll be guarding the flank of the Entente with Talla's ship.
The officers of the Polaris looked at eachother, realization finally hitting them.
- A Federation joined navy... all the way to the Kzinti homeworld? - Jiménez said, barely audible. It was something that seemed impossible only a few years ago. But not now. Not after Bleeding Cait. Not after the Iron Triangle and with Starfleet finally realizing the worth of the minor navies. Still, Jiménez, and perhaps most of those on the bridge thought Metlesits was exaggerating, or has misunderstood San Francisco's communiqué.
- So... Starfleet's going to war? - Nussbaum said - A real offensive war?
- That's right. - Metlesits nodded, his face dead serious - Komack says it'll be the largest fleet ever assembled since the Romulan War. Starfleet, the First Fleet and the Andorians. The massacre of Cait was just too much. We're going to Kzinhome.
What happened in the wake of his words was something he didn't expect: his crew, his friends erupted in cheering. Then again, they were all Humans, red-blooded Terrans, all of them plagued by the Kzinti in one way or another. And after all the pain and suffering of their generations and those before them, they'll be witnessing Humankind's ultimate answer to the Kzinti's cruelty. Man is bringing the fight to Cat country.
- Frisco says the Klingons are getting restless, so they think this'll be some good sword-rattling to scare them off. - Metlesits said after the cheers subsided - If this operation fails, the Federation will lose face. The Klingons'll definitely use our defeat to gain power. The Romulans might also exploit a Federation loss. So the Federation'll be throwing everything they have at the Cats. The Kzinti know this, so even as we talk here, they're re-deploying all their forces to the homeworld.
- They'll allow us to reach Kzinhome without putting up a fight? - Ainsworth asked in disbelief.
- After what we did at Elizabethtown? The Cats know they can't protect every chunk of rock they cling to. It might lengthen the war, but in the end, it'd leave to most of their resouces already destroyed and Kzinhome basically defenceless.
- One last stand, huh? - Big Chief White Eagle grumbled - The whole Cat fleet versus whatever we and Andor and Frisco can crank out? Boy, that'll be fun...
- One last stand. - Metlesits nodded - And we'll be there from the start. Sitek's leading the first joint task force with the Entente, and, of course, wherever he goes, trouble is brewing.
- And what do the bigheads forecast? - Nussbaum said.
- No numbers are known as of yet. - the Captain said - But Leningrad says it won't be a stroll down the park. It'll be all or nothing. The Cats will put up a big fight, we all know that... but whichever deity they pray to help them... 'cause Doomsday's coming.





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JESzasz Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
 I assure you that even San Francisco was all too happy to go to war with the Kzinti after what they did to Cait. They just had to wait for the Council's approval for a declaration of war.
 
 We can't have anybody attacking Federation member worlds with impunity, after all. What would the Romulans, or especially the Klingons think, if the Kzinti were allowed to get away without any consequences? They see us as weak, even as potential subjects, even slaves.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
But of course. The Kzinti War was always meant to be an excercise of sorts by the Frisco bigheads. Unlike we at the UEFF, they never took it seriously. Until they got their asses handed to them in the first act of the War. A few months later, whatever Starfleet could spare returned to Kzinhome to unleash hell...
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JESzasz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
 Well, they probably thought that the Kzinti were just a second rate race; a nuisance, and so sent a suitably small fleet to deal with said nuisance. The Kzinti always got outsmarted or outgunned in the past, and any incidents with them ended with the furballs running away with their tails between their legs (or usually dead). And same thing went for any other race that challenged Starfleet. The Romulans: crushed. The Klingons: went home suitably castrated with their tail between their legs to lick their wounds, and they only managed to cause damage because they had more heavily armed cruisers than Starfleet at the beginning of the war. 

 Underestimating your opponent and hindsight is a bitch. Ignoring the UEFF's advice, which I'm sure they gave (and was then ignored), on the other hand, was just plain stupid.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
Especially after the second War with the Cats. Even back then they used to have ships that outrun and outgunned the best the Federation had to offer. And this all continued with their newer designs. A Chiss class cruiser is more powerful than a pre-refit Constitution and as manouverable as a Pallada.
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JESzasz Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
 I was always under the impression that Starfleet had designs that were at least equal to their Kzinti counterparts. At the very least, the Federation had more resources, and hence could outnumber them if they couldn't outgun them ship-to-ship.
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austinthegallade Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
hey is that a TOS Miranda class?
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Yupp.
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chad1964 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
awesome,looks so cool,great job.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Thank you!
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet fleet you have assembled there, great work Dave. Love the TOS era. 
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Thank you very much!
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Starfleet Command isn't afraid to defend themselves. :3
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
:D
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lordMartiya Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
UES Medea, Pallada-class, reporting for duty. Starfleet says our old ship can be used only for shielding their heavy cruisers, but the ChR Pola says something different... And when the Romulans
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Now suddenly everybody wants to have Palladas :D
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lordMartiya Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Only Starfleet gets the Connies, and given I originally joined the fleet to pay my college entering Starfleet and not the UESN didn't make sense.
Besides, we don't get in some of Starfleet's troubles. Heard that Enterprise stumbled on a Space Amoeba...
Better the Neutral Zone patrol. The Romulans may have the habit to try and fire a plasma torpedo on your face if you give them an excuse or think they can get away ith it, but at least it makes sense.
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Wolfman-053 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
I can see Starfleet HQ adding that there is no bag limit, it is open season on the Kzin.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Imagine all the Kzin fur the boys'll be bringing home :D
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Wolfman-053 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Yep!
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dgspirit1991 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woohoo somebody gunna get it :3
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Did somebody order cat steak?

(Sorry, Italians :D )
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lordMartiya Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Yes. The Kzinti got our coffee-o-matic, and they MUST pay.
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dgspirit1991 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD
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The9thNightguard Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

Non OFFENSE TAKEN IM ITALIAN

 

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Marzipanzers Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this style here..it reminds me of all kinds of sci-fi shows... :)
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Thank you very much!
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

Nothing gets past us, no matter what, we hold the line here.

 

I salute you! 

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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
To hold the line against the night!
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
They're all Feds.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
From a First Fleeter's point of view, no. Feds are Starfleet and related, the other fleets are Terran, Andorian, Vulcan, you name it.
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
What is First Fleet?
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Look around my gallery for the answer :D
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Neat, thanks.  I used to play SFB, that's kind of why I asked.  

Nice pics.
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JCS1966 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Is it wrong to have "The Imperial March" running through my head while looking at this impressive scene?
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
No, I'm pro-Empire.
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JCS1966 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Whatever floats yer boat, bub.  I'm pro-Fed and Republic for life!
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tomson235 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have to know is this from a book or your own story. Great picture, It looks like the federation is going to bring holy heck down.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Yupp, it's from my Starship Polaris storyline, the last stage of the Federation-Kzinti War begins.
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tomson235 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks
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Transportphotos Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Whats the first fleet?
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
United Earth First Fleet, Earth's own star navy. Founded in the wake of Starfleet's foundation on the conceps of the Romulan War era United Earth Stellar Navy, it became Humankind's own space military. Based in Leningrad, USSR, it has facilities throughout Earth, mostly in Eurasia. The First Fleet gave famous Captains to the Galaxy, including, but not limited to, Linus Randolph, Maria Boccioni and Uriah Noah.
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Transportphotos Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
How are they connected to Starfleet if at all?
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
In multiple ways:

- The chief of the First Fleet, a.k.a. the Branch Admiral has to report to the Fleet Admiral of Starfleet
- The fleets are obliged to assist eachother in missions. The treaty was later redifined, it gave the first Fleet more movement but also made it to participate in purely exploratory missions.
- Some ships and crews have found their was back and forth between the two fleets.
- Both originate from the outcome of the Romulan War
- Older starships are often passed for free from Starfleet to the First Fleet, who then repair and refit these ships.
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Transportphotos Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting.  Did the Hood ever find it's way to the first fleet?
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
She didn't. This pic depicts a joint fleet.
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RandomSketchGeek247 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Badass :P
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
I know, right? :D
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hmsnike Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is that the Lexington I see taking up the rear?
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Actually, any random Phase II Connie. The model itself is labelled 1701 Enterprise, of course :D
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hmsnike Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Darn it.
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