Because of the failure of the Valkyrie Mk. 1 as A Special Operations Platform, The Fleet Admiralty came to the Conclusion that A more specialized and efficient Ship Design was needed for that particular mission.
They finally settled upon the Banshee Class Design, A more streamlined and stealthy design perfect for Counterinsurgency…Continue
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People of the Fleet, Another Con in the Sandhills of North Carolina is in the Books.
And, A Good Turnout was Had; As Usual, Gunstar Trireme was there to Represent the BFC and Talk about our Mission.
And, Another Diverse Gathering of Guests: Actress/ Model Bai Ling:…Continue
Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on October 20, 2022 at 10:23pm — No Comments
Well, It seems that things are possibly turning the Corner in Terms of 'Normality' , Despite the Covid Pandemic Still Hanging around.
Even with hardly any Publicity this year, Fayetteville Comic Con has returned to the Sandhills of North Carolina with Fun and Geekdom across the Board.
The Spring Show made it's Debut this past June; I Decided to wait until the Fall Show, when Temperatures would not make Cosplay uncomfortable; And, it was worth the Wait! Noah Hathaway, Known to…Continue
Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on October 24, 2021 at 8:48pm — No Comments
"..All Ships prepare to jump to the Colonies.........Generals gather in
their masses........Prepare to transmit Shutdown Signal to all Colonial
Fleet Units........Just like Witches at Black Masses.....Prime all Nuclear
Weapons and prepare to deploy.......In the Fields the Bodies burning.....
In the Colonial Fleet, A Warstar is basically A 'Mega-Battlestar', or, A Warship with more Firepower and Capability than A standard Battlestar;A Further Definition is A Ship that can seize and control an Area of Space until Reinforcements arrive; Also, A Ship that can provide Massive Support and Firepower for A Primary Battle Group,Sometimes as A Flagship.
Earth Equivalents are: 'Man 'O War', Dreadnought, and 'Super-Battleship'.
This was A Critical Need for the Newly Formed…Continue
People of the Fleet:
Fayetteville,NC has undergone another successful gathering of everything geek.
This time, some classic BSG was finally thrown into the mix;Thanks to the appearance of Jack Stauffer (Bojay), The rag-tag fugitive fleet is now A part of Fayetteville's geek community.
Jack helped the con kick off the panel…Continue
Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on October 23, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Jack 'Bojay' Stauffer:Not only is he an Ace Viper Pilot,He can sing and dance too!
Jack will be at Fayetteville Comic-Con on both days,October 19th and 20th,Not only to sign autographs and meet the fans,but he also has the first panel discussion of the con: Saturday at 10:30.
And, A Bonus! He's bringing his Musical/Comedy Cabaret for…Continue
Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on October 15, 2019 at 11:22am — No Comments
Four Years ago today, A new Ship in the BFC Fleet began it's Journey.
In A Ceremony presided by A former CAG of the Battlestar Galactica, The Gunstar Trireme,GSR-0201 was launched with the Blessings of the Lords of Kobol.
Our job was as First Escort to the Flagship, The Battlestar Raven; Our Mandate: Defend the Raven and the Raven Battle…Continue
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Had this not happened 50 years ago today,where would the Dreams and Ideas of Glen A. Larson,Gene Roddenberry,and George Lucas be?
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It seems that for Fayetteville Comic Con,The 3rd time is the Charm.
After 2 previous attempts to have A BSG guest grace the con(Noah Hathaway,2016,who had to pull out because of scheduling conflicts,and, Richard Hatch,2017,who passed one month after the announcement of his being A guest),The premier con of the sandhills of NC is having Jack Stauffer,aka Bojay, as part of it's guest list this october 19-20.…Continue
Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on May 6, 2019 at 6:36pm — No Comments
Another comic con in the books; Gunstar Trireme was there,telling fans about the BFC's mission;During the weekend,also met some great people,including Tony Todd,aka,Kurn,Worf's brother from Star Trek; Also met Butch Patrick,aka Eddie Munster,who also brought his cool rides from the show! And That 'Tough Guy' himself,WWE HOFer 'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan;In addition,Horror legend Tom Savini,who actually lived in my area was present;At an afterparty on saturday night at A local restaurant,we sat at…Continue
Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on October 22, 2018 at 11:44am — No Comments
This is one of my recent projects: The cylon guardian basestar from 'Razor';Kit was furnished by the facebook group Colonial Fleet Shipyards.
A very simple kit with few parts; Went together in one day,then was put aside so I could…Continue
In two weeks,Geeks from all walks of life will converge at the Crown Expo Center for Fayetteville's 3rd annual Comic-con!
This year, the big headliner will be the demigod himself,Mr. Lou Ferrigno,who first gained notoriety with his mano a mano battle against Arnold Schwartzenegger in the documentary 'Pumping Iron';He would go on to play the title hero in the '80s version of 'Hercules':…Continue
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Covert intel obtained by the colonial ministry of defense has discovered that the cylons have established A station/listening post about 5km behind their side of the red line:
It is reported that this station is equipped with an advanced tracking system,capable of looking up to 30 km into colonial space;This will make it ideal to track colonial fleet…Continue
The battlestar thermopylae was one of A hand full of nova class battlestars in service with the colonial fleet just before the second cylon invasion;The Nova class was an upgrade from the mercury class;It survived the cylon onslaught probably because it's commander chose not to activate the new CNP program,which the cylons exploited throughout the fleet.
The thermopylae joined with other surviving colonial fleet elements,and maintained subspace silence in case the cylons were…Continue
People of the BFC fleet,
Two years ago,the first escort of the raven battle group,the Gunstar Trireme(GSR-0201),was sent on it's journey.
We have stood in defense of the BFC flagship,the Battlestar Raven(BFC-002),In our continuing conflict with the cylons,to keep the colonies safe.
We have added our firepower to that of the raven's,and supported the action of her best asset,The raven air wing.
We have taken our share of bumps and bruises;And returned the same to…Continue
The Gunstar Trireme was on it's usual duty,10 km off battlestar raven's port bow;In CIC,There was A discussion on the Caprica MMA championship,broadcast on the CUBN the evening before; Chief navigator Geiken was in A not so good mood; His favorite fighter lost in the semifinals,and, geiken lost A fair amount of cubits:
" It's not fair! Had the ref not been…Continue
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When I got out of the academy on picon, they assigned me to the battlestar themistocles;I found myself the driver of A gently used Viper Mk.III with thor squadron;I had qualified in the Mk.II,but, I found this quite an upgrade! Even as A nugget,this was just too good! Thor squadron raised A lot of hell with the cylons;This is where I bagged my first 17 confirmed kills.
When I moved on to the Battlestar Raven(where I transitioned to the Mk. VII),the chief of the themistocles promised…Continue
It was recently announced that Mr. Richard Hatch, Capt. Apollo from the original series, and Tom Zarek from the RDM series, will be appearing at Fayetteville comic-con this October.
Huge indeed...So say we all!
On Behalf of the Officers and Crew of the Gunstar Trireme,First Escort of the Raven Battle Group,I would like to extend Wishes to Everyone for a safe and Happy Holiday and a most Prosperous New Year!
This Saturday Evening,we are expecting Heavy DRADIS Traffic in Anticipation of what is described as A Red Raptor pulled by nine Reindeer,and Piloted by a Jolly Fat Man with a White Beard:…Continue
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