The call for a fleet op was out. Timers on some of our reinforced towers would be ticking down soon and the enemy was expected to show up and contest the systems to destroy the towers.
There was to be an alpha fleet as the main force and a Drake fleet in support.
Having fitted out a couple of Drakes to the new microwarp drive fleet standard in Mittaningrad, I opted for the Drake fleet. My Drake skills are excellent relative to the skills required for a Maelstrom.
Both fleets formed up at the local station and waited for orders to move out. There were, between the two fleets, over 400 ships.
We meandered about there for a while until finally the orders to move came.
Secret destination after the break!