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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2020 9:26 p.m. PST

"When humanity took to the stars, they were greeted with a galaxy that was already inhabited with a number of races, new and old. The united Earth made her way into deep space with help from the Centauri gift of the jumpgates. By the 3rd Age of Man, the defenders of Earth and her colonies was the EarthForce and during the mid-23rd centuries, the EarthForce was tested like never since her founding with the Earth-Minbari War, the Shadow War, and the Earth Civil War coming within 20 years. Despite being one of the newer races on the galactic scene, the men and women of the EarthForce tried their best be prepared for war and peace. Here is a profile of EarthForce around the 2260's, during one of most critical points in the history of the galaxy.

In these articles about Future Military Profiles, I attempt to pull from canon sources and develop these sections to a certain depth. Unfortunately, I could not do this with this one due to the terrible secondary sources associated with the RPG and even some elements of the TV show. I was forced to fill in pieces with my own imagination and some information designed by fans. For example, the Fleet of EarthForce is larger, like tens of thousands of ships, but the official losses for the war is 250,000. 250,000. When you watch the excellent "In the Beginning", the TNT prequel to B5 that showed the Earth-Minbari War, Earth warships are wiped out along with all of the off-world military bases battle after battle. Starfleet lost 11,000 at the Battle of Wolf 359 when the Borg cube destroyed 39 starships. I call Bleeped text that EarthForce number on that my friends. In this article, the EarthForce lost millions and nearly all of their space navy. To be honest, the secondary source material, like the RPG source book for EarthForce (GROPOS is awesome!) is badly written and terribly done and it fueled my desire to fill in the holes. Due to this article, I will never write a Future Military Profile on the classic Battlestar Galactica Colonial Warrior military…"
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Zyphyr03 Dec 2020 11:13 a.m. PST

The author is in serious need of an editor.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2020 11:21 a.m. PST

(smile)


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