"Catching Hell" was the only scenario scheduled for Y159, so with that, our SFB group's 'clock' now goes to Y159.
Here's the summary of the year:
The Original Series: The 5-year mission of the original Star Trek series is considered to be Y155-Y160.
The Four Powers War: There's not a lot of detail available at this point, but the 4PW has already taken it's final form, with both alliances fully in the action. The Coalition generally has the advantage, and is pressing offensives forward.
And that's it. There's no scenarios set in this year, and there's no ships with a 159 "Date Available" entry. This is the last time this happens until the end of the timeline.
Now, that's not entirely true. There's a few ships with a Y159 "Year in Service", which is the date given in F&E when they truly first enter service. The SFB date is just when they're in 'squadron service', i.e., easily available. But, since this is an SFB group, I'm sticking with its internal dates for reporting.
With no 'historical' scenarios existing, it's not quite sure what we'll do. Most likely, at some point two of us will get together and do a Lyran vs. Kzinti points battle. We haven't really seen either lately, and the Lyrans have a couple classes (DNE and BCE) that go away after the war, so involving one of them would be nice.
On the other hand, Captain's Log #41 proposes a bunch of variants to T3 "The Lone Grey Wolf" (from Star Fleet Battles: Advanced Missions) one of which happens in Y160. I don't see any reason why it can't be shifted to Y159 instead, but it may be a bigger project than we want to do.
Once one of those has been done (and probably a solo session of SM2), we'll advance the clock to Y160.
In the meantime, if you're playing an SFB scenario that does not require later ships, consider explicitly setting it in Y159, and reporting what happened here!
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