Chapter 5: The Home Front
Written by Dan Carlson
Things are nuts at home. THIS CHAPTER MUST SHOW THE SHIFT FROM DEFENSIVE TO OFFENSIVE
Public panic. Not really rioting, but everyone's freaked out. A few nutty cults claim it's the Apocalypse or something.
Gotta start up the war machine... industry, transportation, etc...
A Government in Turmoil
UE and UESN Command infighting. This whole thing is a mess because people had their heads in the sand. So now some of those heads roll. Changing and confused strategies, trying to deal with the Romulan menace.
Brief attempts to negotiate, no contact ever established.
Earth/Andor/Tellar. Where's Vulcan?
On the Firing Line
Colonies smack in the middle of it all. A secession squabble doesn't matter as far as the Romulans are concerned.
The Romulan Reaction
The peace movement and cries of treason.
They have to give up their war aims – but gradually. According to Commander-General Ael i-Mhiessan t'Rllaillieu, a group of Guard officers approached the Praetor about negotiating a truce. They were executed for sedition and treason. How nice...
Try to adapt their strategies and tactics. This is the major turning point of the war.
Gearing up to open a big can of whup-ass. And the UE has just opened a whole new toy box, too...