Thursday, March 13, 2008

Alliance Rallies

Earlier today the skies over Spa Belgium were filled with the majority of the Alliances Aeronef fleet. 7 squads in all, assembled from all three current member nations. Despite the sheer show of force the military practice maneuvers were far less impressive. Early in the day a turn in the weather scattered the Luxembourg ships to the wind, quite literally. It took the remainder of the day for their forces to regroup. The Belgian forces proved just as ineffective when the battle cruiser Leopold and its escort became lost in a cloud bank and narrowly avoided crashing into a mountain top.
Showing a bit more promise the Danish fleet held their formation and completed there practice bombing run. despite this many commanders complained that their crews were uninspired and generally "lethargic". Even worse the captain of the battle cruiser Kiel was rumoured to have taken command of the ship while Stuttering drunk.
Few commanders were willing to comment on the days exercises, with one notable exception. Lord Amedeo II of Belgium, captain of the pocket battleship Charles, and organizer of the event. He simply exclaimed "God himself couldn't save us if the Germans or Austrians were to attack tomorrow. Let us all prey they have more pressing matters to attend to elsewhere."
Thankfully the Germans and Austrians seem to have overlooked all alliance actions so far. If they were observing today surley they would have been infinantly ammused. We can only hope for better results in the future.

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