Wing Commander Saga is a free game based on the Freespace 2 Source Code Project. It is based upon the popular Wing Commander series by Chris Roberts and Origin, and features a new story line during the final portion of the Terran Confederations deseprate fight for survivial against the Kilrathi Empire. You assume the role of 2nd Lieutenant David Markham, a recent OCS graduate in an accelerated flight training program. Victory and survival for humanity can only be bought at a terrible cost. Gather your wingmen and your courage and prepare to play your part in humanity's desperate gambit as you face the Kilrathi foe. It is a time where even average men must reach inside themselves and become heroes. Answer the call. Face the enemy. Make your mark as the Confederation faces its darkest dawn.
Modern Terran dreadnoughts have been extensively upgraded from older sisterships such as the Concordia. Originally built to counter Kilrathi designs, they combine the fighter capacity of a fleet carrier with the guns and armor of a battleship. Features include streamlined and more efficient naval design, a keel mounted Mark III plasma cannon to replace the retired Phase Transit Cannon, refitted defensive weaponry, and uprated shielding and armor. There are far less Terran dreadnoughts in service compared to the Kilrathi, and those few ships left are exclusively held within the Terran Defense Fleet.