The Hyades Campaign was long, destructive, and bloody.  We spent thirteen years digging the Chinese and their allies out of the Hyades Cluster.  It really was Hell.  The USS Minnesota was my ride for most of the last year, thank God.  She picked an Indian maiden for her avatar, and we spent a lot of time together, watching our lives pass before our eyes.  Those were amazing bonding experiences.  We did it way too many times, but we made it through alive.  Barely.