Earth is in danger.
Four months ago, scientists at NASA detected a large energy signature near Pluto.
Within days the first images of the area around the energy signature were made available to the governments of Earth.
The shapes revealed through multiple images in false-color were undoubtedly unnatural, and not Human.
The governments quickly moved to restrict this information, starting with the complete lockdown of NASA.
The first attempt to hail the Alien craft was made three days later, it would be four and a half hours before the Alien ships could even receive the signal. By the next day, with no response at all from the Alien craft, the governments of Earth met again and decided that the best approach would be to assume that the Alien forces were hostile. Thus they formed the United Nations Starfleet (UNS), giving them near unlimited budget, and tasking personnel from military and civilian backgrounds into the new organisation.
Starfleet Command (UNS:C) is the branch of Starfleet dedicated to all strategic and tactical military decisions. You are an Officer, recruited into this role, and have been given command of a brand new starship, assembled in orbit. Crafted with untested technologies that are experimental in the extreme, soon to face off against an Enemy force of unknown power.
The date of first contact is rapidly approaching, and the continued silence of the Alien fleet is harrowing.
You will play as an officer in the UNS:C in command of a fleet of starships, built in orbit from experimental technologies.
Each player will receive at least one ship under their command, and will be able to requisition more based upon how well they do.
The Combat rules will be that of Firestorm:Armada, with some modifications to suit a more cinematic point of view.
For those of you who do not know these rules, do not worry. Things will be mostly run behind the scenes, while you send orders to your crew, and receive them from Earth.
Players should create a character from any major military background. Ranking should be O3-O5 From Lieutenant to Commander in US Naval ranking. There are no statistics for individuals, so just build a realistic character.
The timeframe is 2014, first detection of the alien craft was late October 2013. It is now late February and the Alien ships are nearly here.
Our first combat starships are in orbit, and we are as ready as we can be for this war.
The civilian populace knows something is up, but mostly this has been kept under wraps. Occasionally a document will leak, however most people in the UNS know that leaking a document will just lead to panic on Earth, and that would be detrimental to the war effort.
The militaries of Earth have been kept in the dark, however the best and brightest have been recruited and trained in secret, most of the officers and crew have now had training in zero-g, but everybody is completely new to the idea of space warfare.
The funding for this project has come from many nations around the world, chief among them are the United States of America, Russia, China, England, France, Germany, Japan, India.
The sooner people make characters the sooner I can allocate forces, and the sooner Earth can fight back against the Alien threat.