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Those In The Shadows: Favorite Minor Characters

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Re: Those In The Shadows: Favorite Minor Characters
Post by SharkHunter   » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:58 pm

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JeffEngel wrote:Bachfisch's knowledge and reputation specific to Silesia are too precious to send him somewhere else.

If you need to tap someone in the RMN for Meyers (former) Sector - "Meyers Quadrant"? - affairs, Aivars Terekhov is around, has foreign office experience, has a fine reputation following Mobius, and certainly has a talent for demonstrating initiative and moral courage.

You are probably right about Backfisch, but I think taking Terekhov and pinning him to a single system is about as useful for combat operations as Patton was in Northern England, though he made a good decoy. Hmmm. How about Yancey Parks? He's been a station commander before, then back him up XO wise with one of the pre-Prolong officers retired from the GSN that's acquainted with fast naval expansion.
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Re: Those In The Shadows: Favorite Minor Characters
Post by roseandheather   » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:00 pm

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SharkHunter wrote:
JeffEngel wrote:Bachfisch's knowledge and reputation specific to Silesia are too precious to send him somewhere else.

If you need to tap someone in the RMN for Meyers (former) Sector - "Meyers Quadrant"? - affairs, Aivars Terekhov is around, has foreign office experience, has a fine reputation following Mobius, and certainly has a talent for demonstrating initiative and moral courage.

You are probably right about Backfisch, but I think taking Terekhov and pinning him to a single system is about as useful for combat operations as Patton was in Northern England, though he made a good decoy. Hmmm. How about Yancey Parks? He's been a station commander before, then back him up XO wise with one of the pre-Prolong officers retired from the GSN that's acquainted with fast naval expansion.


Anything that brings Sir Yancey Parks back onstage is an excellent plan in my book. I wanted to slap him a few times, but he's an amazing character.
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Re: Those In The Shadows: Favorite Minor Characters
Post by fallsfromtrees   » Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:26 pm

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SharkHunter wrote:
JeffEngel wrote:Bachfisch's knowledge and reputation specific to Silesia are too precious to send him somewhere else.

If you need to tap someone in the RMN for Meyers (former) Sector - "Meyers Quadrant"? - affairs, Aivars Terekhov is around, has foreign office experience, has a fine reputation following Mobius, and certainly has a talent for demonstrating initiative and moral courage.

You are probably right about Backfisch, but I think taking Terekhov and pinning him to a single system is about as useful for combat operations as Patton was in Northern England, though he made a good decoy. Hmmm. How about Yancey Parks? He's been a station commander before, then back him up XO wise with one of the pre-Prolong officers retired from the GSN that's acquainted with fast naval expansion.

Minor nit - Patton was in southern England acting as a decoy to convince the Germans that the real invasion of Europe was going to occur at Pas de Calais, instead of Normandy.
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Re: Those In The Shadows: Favorite Minor Characters
Post by SharkHunter   » Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:49 pm

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fallsfromtrees wrote:Minor nit - Patton was in southern England acting as a decoy to convince the Germans that the real invasion of Europe was going to occur at Pas de Calais, instead of Normandy.
Oops. I've been working on a novel that includes the WW2 Rangers, and was studying some of where the Rangers were training. Yours truly forgot to transfer his "brain space" forward in time towards D-Day. You are spot on correct.
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Re: Those In The Shadows: Favorite Minor Characters
Post by stewart   » Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:21 pm

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[quote="JeffEngel"][quote="SharkHunter"][quote="stewart"]
Let's hear it for the originator of the "Let's Be About It" phrase, Thomas Bachfisch. I move recall him to Active Duty (for pay purposes) and place him in charge of Intel for Manticoran Silesia -- Stewart[/quote

Bachfisch's knowledge and reputation specific to Silesia are too precious to send him somewhere else.

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Jeff --

You are right on. Bachfisch is a known quantity by both the Silesians and the Andies. I suggested bringing him back for pay purposes because I think he is best as the (assumed) disgraced RMN Captain making a living as a Merchant operator.
Just give him a few more "surplused" cargo haulers with well placed sensors and add FTL.
There are still a LOT of hidden ce$$pools (and likely a few hidden slave depots) in Silesia (both Manty and Andy).

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Re: Those In The Shadows: Favorite Minor Characters
Post by Shannon_Foraker   » Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:55 am

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roseandheather wrote:*cough*

MOLLY DeLANEY AND ALLEN HIGGINS!!!

You may now return to your regularly scheduled programming.

Actually, for the sake of maintaining SOME sort of civilized relationship with rnh, I'll buy this one...gladly.

...but Shanon does NOT end up roommates with Sonja.

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I never said they'd end up as roommates!

I said they'd end up as bedmates. In the naughty and most decidedly romantic sense. :mrgreen:

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Re: Those In The Shadows: Favorite Minor Characters
Post by dscott8   » Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:40 pm

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I have to confess a soft spot for Dame Estelle Matsuko, Baroness Medusa. I wonder if her relationship with Honor stems from her resemblance, both physical and in personality, to Honor's mother. All Freudianism aside, she plays the diplomatic game well, listens to her advisors and takes no crap from anybody.
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