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2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]

Wolf's Dragoons attacks under the banner of the Kuritas!

It is the Dark Age -- 3139 -- and the famed mercenary regiments of Wolf's Dragoons have returned to the employ of House Kurita after a century of enmity. Can the defenses of the Davion border withstand such elite troops?



2013-05-12 Redemption Rift, Part 2 [Jason Schmetzer]

The Dragoons' attack into the Draconis Reach continues!

Lightning assaults and skilled mercenaries have captured for the Draconis Combine several worlds of the Draconis Reach, but old hatreds are rising.



2013-05-19 Redemption Rift, Part 3 [Jason Schmetzer]

The Davions aren't the Dragoons' only enemy!

In this third part of the story, the Dragoons' victories in the Draconis Reach have gained them much--but not it is up to them to hold on to their laurels.



2013-06-02 Redemption Rift, Part 4 [Jason Schmetzer]

The exciting conclusion to the series!

Trapped on a Davion world with no way to escape, how will the striker battalions of Wolf's Dragoons survive? The regiments of House Davion are closing in...

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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #1 on: 26 April 2013, 03:30:54 »
Just started reading it.  So happy that this has been written. 

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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #2 on: 26 April 2013, 20:10:25 »
Great read! I can't for the next part.  I was particularly interested in the Dragoon striker companies.  Very cool concept.

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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #3 on: 26 April 2013, 20:18:46 »
Um where do I get it? It's not showing up on BattleShop.

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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #4 on: 26 April 2013, 20:26:52 »
Um where do I get it? It's not showing up on BattleShop.

This is the Battlecorps forum.  It's listing what's available to subscribers to Battlecorps.
Master Unit List - List of all canon units, faction availabilities, Alpha Strike unit cards, Battle Values
Combat Manual Lite series - Steiner, Liao, Marik, Calderon, Invading Clans, Comstar. Also Record Sheets for the CM: Kurita and CM: Mercs unique pilots.

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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #5 on: 26 April 2013, 20:31:10 »
But...I am a suscriber. Still not seeing it listed in my new fiction (which I've allowed to get a bit out of hand I admit).

[EDIT]: Doh! Didn't think to actually check the Fiction tab on the main page. Went straight to the BattleShop. Okay...fine...it's been a long day. Will read this though. :)
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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #6 on: 27 April 2013, 02:00:38 »
And here I thought that Bt was going to stop with the pop culture references

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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #7 on: 27 April 2013, 10:02:30 »
And here I thought that Bt was going to stop with the pop culture references

Ashoka

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I'm sure there were more that I didn't gloss onto as I'm an old fuddy duddy


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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #8 on: 27 April 2013, 10:45:59 »

Ancient Indian emperors are pop culture? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashoka)

If you are a fan of Bollywood, absolutely yes.
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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #9 on: 27 April 2013, 12:58:59 »

Ancient Indian emperors are pop culture? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashoka)
Also when you watch Clone Wars
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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #10 on: 27 April 2013, 15:15:43 »
If you are a fan of Bollywood, absolutely yes.

I think Jason would have the same reaction to Bolloywood as Herb does to Texas.... ;)

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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #11 on: 27 April 2013, 16:35:39 »
really enjoyed this one.  Looking forward to the next part and also more DA fiction in general.
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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #12 on: 28 April 2013, 01:44:48 »
Wow, just finished it. Amazing stuff!


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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #13 on: 28 April 2013, 02:05:56 »
It gave me a few flash backs to Wolfs on the Border.

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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #14 on: 28 April 2013, 02:53:00 »
It gave me a few flash backs to Wolfs on the Border.

Very much so! I think this was probably intentional and it works. Regardless - a great read an I can't wait for part 2


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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #15 on: 29 April 2013, 22:57:11 »
Also when you watch Clone Wars
You're thinking of Ahsoka. Completely different spelling.


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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #16 on: 01 May 2013, 14:35:58 »
I really enjoyed the whole series during the proof-reading... had a very Wolves on the Border feel (though maybe less character investment comparably.)

The Striker companies are a neat idea and it was also pretty cool seeing more non-DA 'mechs, tanks, and stuff running around.

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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #17 on: 02 May 2013, 11:33:02 »
Great Story, great read.  O0

Maybe a bit too much clantech for Wolf Dragoons (exclusively clantech), but yeah. Thats the right of the author...  :)

Can't hardly wait for part2!
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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #18 on: 02 May 2013, 17:13:44 »
Everybody can get ClanTech easy enough in the Dark Age.  I'm not surprised that the Dragoons would spend a bit extra to make sure they had the best kit.
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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #19 on: 02 May 2013, 18:55:18 »
Not to mention that they've spent most of the last five decades fighting Jade Falcons and working closely with the Exiled Wolves.

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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #20 on: 02 May 2013, 19:01:15 »
Indeed, the story specifically talks about one of their Overlord-Cs being isorla from the Falcons.
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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #21 on: 03 May 2013, 01:07:28 »
Now I hated when the Dragoons were uber powerful with their ships, but this...this story makes me want to root for them a little.
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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #22 on: 03 May 2013, 04:21:55 »
Great Story, great read.  O0

Maybe a bit too much clantech for Wolf Dragoons (exclusively clantech), but yeah. Thats the right of the author...  :)

Can't hardly wait for part2!

I actually thought that was a good showing by the Author. He managed to make their Clantech very specific. It makes  a whole of let sense how and where they got it and the fact they unlike many other Mercs the actually have a really good reason for access to it.

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Re: 2013-04-25 Redemption Rift, Part 1 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #23 on: 03 May 2013, 04:36:09 »
I actually thought that was a good showing by the Author. He managed to make their Clantech very specific. It makes  a whole of let sense how and where they got it and the fact they unlike many other Mercs the actually have a really good reason for access to it.

Yes they have a lot of clan tech - but there's a legit reason and its explained.
Very well played by the author, I say. Similar to Coleman's Avanti's Angels - yes, it's a small unit with small amounts of clan tech, but they got it through x, y and z.


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Re: 2013-05-12 Redemption Rift, Parts 1-2 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #24 on: 12 May 2013, 01:15:31 »
Part 2 is up

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Re: 2013-05-12 Redemption Rift, Parts 1-2 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #25 on: 12 May 2013, 06:14:21 »
Rapist is dead ... Good

Wolves and Dracs kicking Davvy butt ... good
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Re: 2013-05-12 Redemption Rift, Parts 1-2 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #26 on: 14 May 2013, 19:12:38 »
It's a very risky thing, using a sexual assault as a plot point in fiction.  You run the risk of sensationalising, or on the other side of cheapening a very real threat to women.  I think that Jason has really walked that line well here.  Showing the reactions of a variety of characters, most of whom were angry for different reasons (and having the actual perpetrator of the assault regret his actions to a degree) all helped, but also not allowing the act to dominate this chapter, yet still hang over it like a cloud gave the story a real sense of versimilitude and sensitivity towards the real-life impacts of such attacks.
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Re: 2013-05-19 Redemption Rift, Parts 1-3 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #27 on: 19 May 2013, 05:21:11 »
Part 3 hath arrived!

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Re: 2013-05-19 Redemption Rift, Parts 1-3 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #28 on: 19 May 2013, 05:52:13 »
Yay!Downloaded and printed. I will read it after I get off work
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Re: 2013-05-19 Redemption Rift, Parts 1-3 [Jason Schmetzer]
« Reply #29 on: 20 May 2013, 05:10:45 »
Well, one thing was learned in this installment, the Dragoons have two regiments, Alpha and Gamma
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