Well...so much has gone on.
Personally, I have to agree with the notion that Sandhurst isn't fully in his right mind. Nothing wrong with taking charge, but promoting himself to commodore seems more than a little odd, especially since no rule on the book calls for such an action, even if Sandhurst were next in line for command of the taskforce.
Pava is a terrible choice for XO. I like the character, but I don't trust his judgement where Sandhurst is concerned. I fully agree with Pell's reservations on this one.
Is the merciless attack on the En-Il-Que justified? I'll have to read more.
Thanks for keeping me guessing, great job all the around!
Thank you for the praise. Yes, Lar'ragos is a controversial choice for XO, given he and Donald's background.
At this point I am torn on the raid on the En-Il-Que (what a cool alien name, btw). The plan here is to cripple their war machine and prevent them from heading towards the Federation. To fight them over there, in order as not to fight them at home, to borrow a Bushism. But what if this plan backfires? Maybe this will motivate them to chase down the Federation to get their revenge. Especially since they'll suddenly have to face a Federation-aided resistance movement.
But you gotta love the scope of these decisions which are not easy for any man to make. Good thing Sandhurst is bigger than life at the moment. Or at least that's the impression one could get.
This is exciting stuff.
Sandhurst is trying to stay on mission, and keep his head in the game despite the distractions of the Baron, the rogue Masada
, and everything else that's keeping TFV from fulfilling its mission.