We had an ACTA EA/ISA vs Drakh Game at the local game shop. Since there were two of us, we first ran a small game of two Earth Alliance Chronos Frigates vs. two Drakh Light Raiders. It took about four or five turns, but we ended with each side with a ship running adrift without crews, the remaining Raider undamaged and the last Chronos ailing. You can see a picture of the final state here.
For the second game, another joined us and we ran a game where a Drakh taskforce was running from an heavier EA taskforce. We split the EA taskforce among two of us and I ran the Drakh. Earth had:
- 1 Warlock Advanced Destroyer
- 1 Marathon Cruiser
- 1 Omega Destroyer
- 2 ISA Whitestars
The Drakh had:
- 1 Cruiser
- 1 Light Cruiser
- 2 Fast Destroyers
- 3 Light Raiders
The game began with the Drakh Cruiser and Light Cruiser attempting to high tail it out, while the Light Raiders and the Fast Destroyers turned to engage. The Marathon bore the brunt of the Raider fire, but managed to weather it. One of the Raiders went down, and another was heavily damaged. The Whitestars and other EA ships closed as quickly as they could.
By the second turn, Cruiser and Light Cruiser slowed down to engage the Warlock. The Raiders ended up out of range of the Marathon, but the Fast Destroyers engaged the Marathon and scored the first Reactor Explosed. Still the Marathon persevered. Between the Marathon, the Warlock and the Whitestars, the Destroyers and Raiders went down. Each of the Fast Destroyers suffered Reactor Explosions and were soon running adrift without a crew, trophies for Earth. One Raider remained, practically unharmed by the Aurora fighters attacking it. The Omega was not able to engage any targets.
The game ended there. The two Drakh cruisers were going to try to outrun the Earthers, but with two thirds of their force gone, their chances look slim.