"There are those who believe that life here began out there, far across the universe, with tribes of humans who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians, or the Toltecs, or the Mayans. Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man who even now fight to survive, somewhere beyond the heavens."


The Minotaur

The Minotaurs pride themselves as being the most guerrilla warfare minded squadron in the fleet. Minotaurs are famous for using asteroid fields for cover fire and ambush points for Cylon raiders. We strike fast, we strike hard and then fade away. To try to hunt the the Hunters is an exercise in futility. We are the best. You are now in the maze, find your way out.

The Minotaur (Ancient Greek )

Here is a little history about the Minotaur:

The Minotaur (Ancient GreekΜῑνώταυρος [miːnɔ̌ːtau̯ros]LatinMinotaurusEtruscan Θevrumineś), was a creature with the head of a bull on the body of a manor, as described by Roman poet Ovid, "part man and part bull". He dwelt at the center of the Cretan Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like constructiondesigned by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete

Squadron Leader:  Capt. Jeff "Gambit" Phillips

Website: http://www.battlestarraven-bfc-002.com/#!minotaur-squadron/c1d5x
Location: Battlestar Raven
Members: 12
Latest Activity: May 2

WHO AMONGST YOU consider yourself the Best of the Best and wants to earn your place amongst the legendary pilots in the Colonial Fleet?  Who wants to earn the distinction of being called THE TOP GUN and cement your legacy as part of the Elite Group of Pilots.  Then step right up and take your Viper and Raptor test.



Any one who would like to fly a Viper and join this group must first download the Viper Training Manual and complete the multiple choice test at the end:




Upon completion of the test, submit your answers to Admiral Rivera by E-mail at this address: cag_vf84@yahoo.com Admiral Rivera will grade your test and E-mail your score to you in a couple days.


AIM HIGH!  Aim for a perfect score for yourself because you know you can do it.



Why would I want to join the Minotaur?


One of the things that makes the Minotaur special is the fact that we are taking the forethought and the idea of role-playing the idea of being something more that just the standard Mark II or Mark VII Viper Jocks. We are looking as a squadron to be outfitted not only with a cache of Viper Mark VII but with the Viper Mark III as well. The tactics that the Minotaur employ uses the Mark VII fighter as a bait and chase fighter to make the Cylon Raiders come to the battlefield of choice for the squadron. Once the Chase fighters pass through the kill zone the Mark III's swoop in with the heavy armament and dispatch the Raiders as quickly as possible.

The thoughts that the squadron has come up with is to have our deck crew and our quartermasters acquire us not only the heavier amored Viper Mark III but we have fitted these Mark III' s with high speed mini-gun cannons. We have fitted these weapons in the nose cone of the Mark III. This does not affect the stability of the fighter. What it does is not only allow the pilot to use the regular cannons mounted on the side of the Viper but it allows a heavy burst of firepower to take out any Heavy Raiders that may appear in the engagement. If we are in full ambush mode the normal Cylon Raiders are turned into space dust in less than 30 seconds of sustained Mini-Gun fire.
The main reason for the configuration of the squadron is to immolate the current 51st Operations Group which houses both the 25th and 36th Fighter Squadron of the United States Air Force. The reason I chose this Group is to one, find a squadron that is still using the A-10 Thunderbolt which is being used by the 25th upon which we are basing the Mark III Viper on. The 36th are using F-16 Falcons which are one of the fastest fighters in service to the Air Force at this time (The Joint Strike Figher not withstanding). The second reason was to find a Squadron symbol of the "past" that was not a Flying Tiger. As such the tail wing of our Mark III and Mark VII Vipers are painted in a Checkered pattern in Red and Black to be our own version of the tail wing that is displayed by these Warriors.

Discussion Forum

Viper Pre-Flight Check List

Started by Maj. Roger "Reamer" Barstow Nov 6, 2015. 0 Replies

"Attention all Minotaur Pilots"It has been brought to my attention that some of our Junior Pilots don't know the proper Pre-Flight steps to perform each and every time they're about to launch their…Continue

World of Origin / BSG Biography

Started by Maj. Roger "Reamer" Barstow Oct 15, 2015. 0 Replies

Attention…..Attention!!!To all pilots of the Minotaur Squadron.I am posting a copy of “The Travel Guide to the 12 Colonies of Kobol” so you can read through it and decide which of the 12 worlds…Continue

CDF Operations Manual and Exam

Started by Maj. Roger "Reamer" Barstow Sep 11, 2015. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone,Here’s another Manual that everyone interested in the Battlestar Galactica Universe should be interested in. As you will find, this manual is packed full of information about the Colonial…Continue

Viper and Raptor Training Manuals

Started by Maj. Roger "Reamer" Barstow Sep 11, 2015. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone,As the newly appointed CAG, I'm adding this discussion to help everyone who hasn't yet taken the Exam to earn your Viper wings. As with my pilots from the Flying Tigers Squadron, I urged…Continue

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Comment by Maj. Roger "Reamer" Barstow on May 2, 2016 at 5:13am

“Attention, Attention”

Belay the last comment. Ens Freya’s Trivia OP will take place May 14th. Gunny Iceworm’s OP will take place in June; the date will be announced later.

I recommend that you don’t miss out on either of these OP’s. When the Raven Battle Group gets together the sparks fly and the toasters are turned into scrap floating in space as a reminder not to mess with us!!!


Comment by Maj. Roger "Reamer" Barstow on May 1, 2016 at 4:23pm

"Attention Minotaur Squadron Attention"

Our next Mission will be on May 14th at 10:PM EST. This Mission plan comes from Gunny Iceworm and it will be the 2nd Trivia Mission to date. The 1st Trivia OP was hosted by Lt Jg Mik Mo and the Seekers Squadron.

All that participated had a great time and I hope there will be more members taking part of this one. I know real life is more important, but if you have the time join in on the fun you will be glad you did!!!


Comment by Cherie "Dunrite" Leach on May 15, 2015 at 11:15am

I hold my head high to serve my squadron to best of my attitude, rock on :)

Comment by Col. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on May 14, 2015 at 4:17pm


By order of the Commander(Also the VP of the BFC),

Jeff 'GAMBIT' Phillips is Advanced to the Rank of CAPTAIN (Capt.)

Cherie 'DUNRITE' Leach is Advanced to the Rank of FULL LIEUTENANT (Lt.)

Theseus May have defeated your Namesake in the Maze,But, The Cylons Have Not,and Can Not,Take THIS Bull by the Horns!

The Tenacity Displayed in Combat By this Squadron Have Given the Cylons A Choice: Run,or,Run to Their One God!

A Matador May avoid the Horns, But Toasters Always get Gored!

           SO SAY WE ALL!


Comment by Col. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on August 16, 2014 at 3:55pm


Minotaur Section Five Will Fly Escort For The Raven Marine Contingent Going Planet Side.

Comment by Col. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on May 19, 2014 at 6:44am


By Order Of The Commander: In Honor Of The Close Friend Of Squadron Commander Jeff 'Gambit' Phillips

                  Dan 'Kazado' Moore,Who Lost His Life To Brain Cancer, Recently, Squadron Will Fly 'Missing Man' Formation Today; In addition, Kazado Will Be Added To The Squadron Roster As A Honorary Pilot.

   May The Lords Of Kobol Grant Them Both Peace; So Say We All!


Comment by Col. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on May 23, 2013 at 4:48am

I Extend Congratulations To LT.jg Phillips On achieving TOP GUN Status; Well Done,So say we All!


Comment by Col. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on May 21, 2013 at 2:51pm



Comment by Shane "Ogre" Coble on April 27, 2013 at 10:15pm
Roger, StarCat and I are gonna make sure you get back with that report, cone Hades or High water! Now Let's get back to the Raven ASAFP!
Comment by Col. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on April 27, 2013 at 8:39pm

"Raptor 336:We Have Him,Ogre; Let's Get The Hell Back to the Ship"


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