Welcome to the Vindex!

Welcome to the USS Vindex, a Sovereign-class starship which is a proud member of Bravo Fleet's Task Force 9.

Based in the area of space surrounding Deep Space 11 in the Idran Region of the Gamma Quadrant, the Vindex and her crew are now tasked with exploring the unknown space around the starbase we call home. It has been a rollercoaster ride for the Vindex's crew so far, but with The Consortium threat ended and peace finally returned to the Idran Region, we can be the explorers we signed up to be.

Come and join us on our new adventures as we seek to discover the unknown, visiting those strange new worlds, making new friends and forming new partnerships along our way across the Gamma Quadrant.

This simulation's current timeline is November 2388.

Task Force 9 Sim of the Month

June 2016; October 2016; July 2017

Bravo Fleet Sim of the Quarter

Winter 2016

Bravo Fleet Sim of the Year


Top Open Positions:
Chief Operations Officer
Assistant Chief Flight Control Officer
Assistant Chief Medical Officer
Various other roles
If you have any ideas for a position then please feel free to ask!

This simulation is rated 16+

Latest News Items

» Another Awards Announcement

Posted on Fri Aug 18th, 2017 @ 8:05pm by Captain Claudia Ainscow in General News

Hi all,

It gives me great pride to announce that the Vindex has been selected as the Task Force 9 Sim of the Month for the third time. I'd like to thank you all for making it happen

But it doesn't stop there. Our very own Chief Medical Officer Lieutenant Arkady Sjet was selected as the Task Force 9 Player of the Month - please join me in congratulating him on his well deserved award


» Awards Announcement

Posted on Sat Aug 12th, 2017 @ 6:43pm by Captain Claudia Ainscow in General News

Hi all,

It gives me great pleasure to announce the following awards for a member of the Vindex family

Writing Proficiency

Lieutenant Kazyah Linn: Matthew is an excellent writer who I have really enjoyed writing with for well over a year now. I feel he is more than deserving of this award in recognition of his contributions to the Vindex over the past 14 months

Dedication Citation - 1 Year

Captain Claudia Ainscow
Commander Akiva ben-Avram
Major Storr Garlake

The latter is a Bravo Fleet specific award and has been added to your profiles on the Bravo Fleet Management System

If you want to nominate one of your fellow crewmates for an award please don't hesitate to do so via the "Award Nominations" option in the left hand menu of your control panel. Will it be you next time?


» The Vindex's One Year Anniversary

Posted on Wed May 31st, 2017 @ 4:05pm by Captain Claudia Ainscow in Sim Announcement

Hi everyone,

Today (May 31st) marks the first anniversary of the USS Vindex. Firstly I'd like to thank you all for all your hard work over the past year in which as a crew we've submitted 412 mission posts at the time of writing and are currently on our seventh mission together having started our second season a couple of weeks ago

A special mention from me goes to our Executive Officer (Nathan), Chief Engineering Officer (John), Chief Intelligence Officer (Matthew) and Marine Commanding Officer (Tyler) who have all been with the sim since the beginning. All four of you will be receiving a Silver Merit award shortly to recognise your time on the sim

However without all of you I wouldn't have been able to achieve my dream of running my own sim again and for that I thank you. It's been an honour and a privilege to lead this sim and I hope to do so for a long time to come

Here's to another twelve months - and hopefully many more

Thanks to you all once again

Best wishes,

» Conclusion of Season 1

Posted on Mon May 15th, 2017 @ 5:34am by Captain Claudia Ainscow in Sim Announcement

Hey guys,

It gives me great pleasure to announce that just under a year after the sim first launched we have completed our first full season with the conclusion of Unknown Territory. Season 1 saw us write no less than 393 mission posts over six missions - so well done guys. I'd like to thank each and every one of you for your contributions

Season 2 is now launched with the mission "Secrets" - the mission notes have been updated with more to come soon

Let's make it another great season!

All the best,

» Sim Awards for April 2017

Posted on Tue May 9th, 2017 @ 10:11pm by Captain Claudia Ainscow in Sim Announcement

Hey guys,

The voting for April 2017's sim player and post of the month has now closed. Here are the lucky winners!

Player of the Month (April 2017): Major Storr Garlake (Tyler)

Post of the Month (April 2017): Of Mice And Men - by Nathan and Tyler

Congratulations to the winners!

All the best,

Latest Mission Posts

» Fightback - Part One

Mission: S2E1 - Secrets
Posted on Fri Aug 18th, 2017 @ 8:42pm by Captain Claudia Ainscow & Lieutenant JG Nealey Snowdon & Commander Akiva ben-Avram & Major Storr Garlake & Lieutenant Arturo M'Rohass & Lieutenant Mark Whistler & Lieutenant Kazyah Linn

With the aliens' threat still ringing in Claudia's ears she knew the time to fight back was now. They had to retake Engineering as quickly as they possibly could - ten minutes wasn't a lot of time to come up with a plan - but Claudia had every faith in…

» Doctor Makes A House Call

Mission: S2E1 - Secrets
Posted on Thu Aug 17th, 2017 @ 8:38pm by Lieutenant Kiril Nevin & Ensign Finn Fulton

Finn was tired, quite rightfully so after a day of scanning and analysis on various shuttle parts. His head was swimming with figures and numbers, theories and solutions. Slipping out of his uniform and into more comfortable clothing, sweatpants and a t-shirt, he collapsed onto his bed. Tonight would be…

» Pun-tastic News (The Other Shoe Falls)

Mission: S2E1 - Secrets
Posted on Tue Aug 15th, 2017 @ 2:39am by Commander Akiva ben-Avram & Petty Officer 1st Class Laena

Laena took a deep breath, standing outside of Akiva's quarters. She rocked back on her heels, waiting for her chime to be answered, though no one came. She pressed her finger, again, to the wall panel and waited.

"Good morning," Akiva said, coming up behind her. He leaned over her…

» Another Perspective

Mission: S2E1 - Secrets
Posted on Tue Aug 15th, 2017 @ 1:53am by Lieutenant JG Jaya Maera & Petty Officer 3rd Class Rebecca Ainscow & Grace Ainscow

Rebecca and Grace made their way down to Jaya's office for Grace's appointment. Despite arranging the appointment and wanting to go with her Claudia was surprised - and slightly upset - that Grace had insisted on Rebecca going with her instead. Nevertheless she respected her daughter's decision and Claudia got…

» Sublimation

Mission: S2E1 - Secrets
Posted on Mon Aug 14th, 2017 @ 11:37pm by Major Storr Garlake


Oppressive, overwhelming, darkness. Black so thick it oozed around Storr, so heavy that it held him frozen in place, so oppressive it made his shiver to his soul. His head was light and his body was a feather on the wind. There was no earth below him and suddenly…

Latest Personal Logs

» Captain's Log - Stardate 65767.3

Posted on Sun Mar 26th, 2017 @ 7:56pm by Captain Claudia Ainscow

It's been a tough week to say the absolute least but I'm finally glad to be back on the Vindex and helping to clear up the mess that Saalkan and his cronies left us in. Sadly the final death count including the sad death of Lieutenant Wilson reached 431 personnel…

» Personal Log SD 65751.3

Posted on Tue Feb 14th, 2017 @ 7:11pm by Lieutenant Commander Cara O'Reilly MD

*sits down on sofa and sips at a cup of tea*

Resume recording.

Where was I? Oh yeah. After promising half of my personal replicator rations for two months to Bax in the QM I was able to get him to convince him to provide us with a 30% increase…

» Inconclusive

Posted on Sat Jan 28th, 2017 @ 6:38pm by Lieutenant Elsa Johansson

Once when I was ten years old, my Uncle Nils took me to the opposite side of the world, far from his usual haunts inside the Arctic circle. He was helping a colleague of his in Aboa (who I later learned was also his sometimes girlfriend) determine the cause of…

» Captain's Log - Stardate 65619.5

Posted on Sun Jan 15th, 2017 @ 5:13pm by Captain Claudia Ainscow

I'm finally up and about after a relapse of the injury I sustained in the Battle at Starbase Unity. At least the positive thing is we came out on top thanks to some assistance from the Dominion and we escaped relatively unscathed - thankfully there were no casualties aboard the…

» It's A Girl

Posted on Fri Jan 6th, 2017 @ 8:16am by Commander Akiva ben-Avram

Today was one for the history books. I became a father and acting captain all in the span of one day. Captain Ainscow returned to duty too quickly and suffered for it. I doubt Dr. O'Reilly will allow her to assert her independence again so soon. It looks like I've…