Alright, I believe I have formed a plan now tell me all what you think
Sometime in the next few days (not entirely sure when, hopefully wednesday at the latest) I will get that story post up I've been promising. This will take us through the rendevouz with our allies and to the point where we're starting our approach to the supply depot we are supposed to be taking out. My idea for the initial rendevouz is that the ships we're meeting with are to run interference for us so we can cross the border. Since starfleet wants to surprise the Romulans, and are assault is supposed to be timed with the Daedalus
(i think i established that somewhere?) our orders are to avoid a fight until we have to -- if we can. after that post, we can run with the set-up and aftermath of the assault on the depot.
Regarding the Andorians,how does this sound Mikey? I like the idea from the novel I partially read about various members of the coalition dropping out over time as the war continues. Perhaps the Andorians were very stout allies of the Earth forces when the war initially began but as the war continued and Romulan power was demonstrated, new elements came to power on Andor and forced them to pull out of the war. Now, if we want to add more to this, we can say that the anti-war majority is only very slight (and possibly losing some stature) so there are elements of the military and government that want to at least keep tabs on the war effort. That's where Mikey's ship comes in, they are a neutral ship that is observing the progress of the battle but stray a little too close to the Romulan border and the Romulans, in their xenophobic vigor, attack it requiring the Aegis
to come to its aid as we conclude the battle at the supply depot.
I think this might give us a few more story options in the future as well, perhaps a bit of political intrigue as well regarding Earth and its allies as the war develops towards its conclusion.
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Suggestions?