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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #1050 on: 19 April 2021, 02:41:15 »
This story and the one by Chris are ones I love, keep it up . great job

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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #1051 on: 20 April 2021, 14:05:56 »
3072 - April - Interlude: An idea

Tikonov Combat Training Centre
Ufa Continent
Tikonov
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Despite the chill in the air Colonel Paul Ryan-Bowman wiped his sweat laden brow as he leaned against the heavily armoured foot of the (modified) Koschei he had been piloting for the mornings exercise and sipped from the first of two chilled bottles of water one of his troopers had given him. The fast heavy cavalry mech had been running hot as hell by the end of the exercise and he'd been drenched in sweat by the time the Wild Geese's Blackhorse Squadron had pinned down the 2nd Tikonov Cossack's 1st and 3rd Battalion's and defeated them in a running battle that had taken most of the morning. The last hour had been a whirldwind of "combat" when his squadron had managed to isolate and destroy the 3rd Battalion before turning on the 1st as it arrived just to late to prevent their sister battalion's destruction. While the end result had been a triumph for his squadron, the 2nd Tikonov had certainly made them work for it. The Cossack's were already proving to be a harder fight than they had been just a few weeks before, learning from their mistakes and taking more and more advantage of their knowledge of the terrain of their homeworld. A few more months of training and they might possibly even be able to beat the Wild Geese troops that were helping train them!

"So how did you like her Baron?" Major Mikhail Annenkov of the Cossack's 3rd Battalion asked as he walked up indicating the heavy battlemech that Paul was leaning back against and smiling despite his unit's almost total destruction in the recent "fighting". Then again he was always smiling or so it seemed, particularly whenever he was talking to the man he insisted on referring to as a Baron after his grandfather had insisted he accept the title of Baron of New Moscow two weeks ago - the title of the heir of Tikonov. While his smiling attempts to ingratiate himself with the man he clearly considered the future Duke and titular commander of the Cossack Brigade grated on Paul's nerves he couldn't ignore that the 3rd Battalion despite being cut off and isolated had fought well and had came within a hair's breath of breaking out of the pocket he and the Blackhorse troops had pinned them into. If the 1st Battalion had coordinated properly with them they probably would have broken out. Annenkov might be a borderline sycophant, but he did at least have the makings of a fine combat officer with excellent combat instincts. 1st Battalion's Major Yuri Danilov while his superior in organisational talents lacked that instinctive grasp of the ebb and flow of the battlefield. Colonel Ryan-Bowman after today's training had already decided to recommend to his grandfather that Danilov be promoted to a staff position where his talents would be better utilised and his weaknesses no longer as great an issue. It spoke to how much the two men had managed to repair decades of bad blood that the idea of making the recommendation to the Duke no longer seemed a foreign idea.

Forcing a smile onto his face Paul looked up at the still faintly shimmering heavy battlemech and nodded a welcome at the Major. "She's fast. And she can take a beating, today's exercises proved that given how many of your mechwarriors tried to bring me down! A little under-gunned for my tastes but at least some of that was my own fault for having her adapted to have jump jets..." As he spoke Paul picked up a second bottle of chilled water sitting beside him and underhand threw it to the officer.

Annenkov caught the bottle and gave a grateful nod as he took it and gulped around half of it down. Despite the cool air and the fact that both men were clad in only boots, shorts and t-shirt's the heat of a mech in even mock combat had left them both flushed and with bodies desperate for liquids. "Spasibo Baron!"

"Your welcome Major... Still a good solid mech and I can see why the design is popular with the Cossacks. Beyond just homegrown pride of course!" Paul nodded. "I'm surprised that it isn't more in demand for formations like the FSAC and Deneb Light Cavalry for instance though..."

Suddenly finding himself on dangerous ground the Major continued to smile although it became a little more forced. Still nothing ventured nothing gained and he was a wise enough political operator to know that with the Ryan-Bowman's you needed to be bold if you wanted to advance in their eyes. "I suppose a residual stigma from it being from Tikonov..."

"Perhaps. No, not perhaps, you are almost certainly right." Paul nodded slightly to the clearly relieved Major. "As my grandfather has explained to me the AFFS is happy to buy the fine products of our factories but prefers the more generic Thunderbolt's and Archers for instance to the more iconic Cataphract's and Koschei that have the taint of foreignness about them. A shame as both designs are solid and valuable battlemechs."

"It is difficult to convince the rest of the AFFS that..." Annenkov was careful in his word choice.

Thinking for a second Paul inclined his head at the Major's point. "You are right again Major... What Tikonov needs is to make the iconic "Tikonov" mech's so desirable it overcomes any latent prejudices however..."

"And how do we do that Baron Ryan-Bowman?" Annenkov asked genuinely.

Paul smiled as he forced himself to his feet and finished the last of his water. "I think I might just have an idea... Thank you for the chat Major Annenkov. It's given me an idea that I think I will put to the Duke. And you can be assured I will tell him who prompted the idea..."

Giving the clearly delighted officer one last nod Paul began climbing back up the chain link ladder to his mech's combat, eager to get back to the dropships that had brought him and his unit to the Combat Training Centre so that he could return to Tikograd and speak with his grandfather. As well as trade in the Koschei for his more regular ride. While he hadn't lied about it's good points he just preferred his own battlemech.

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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #1052 on: 20 April 2021, 15:34:22 »
I'm looking forward to seeing how the Ryan-Bowman's try to break down the prejudice against 'Mechs that don't have a Davion origin. One quick note though, Handbook House Davion says that Jalastar builds Myrmidon tanks. I was going over the last update of the industrial state of the Federated Suns and noticed it was not included. I feel like the Suns military expansion has not included vehicles as much as 'Mechs and fighters which could be a problem for their RCTs and LCTs, so it might be worth putting the Myrmidon in and/or expanding its production.
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« Reply #1053 on: 20 April 2021, 15:46:00 »
Oh that's easy to do.

You give the regiment a shipment of the new Mech from Tikonov and tell them that they should be very happy to have it.

Then wait for the most sneering Mechwarrior to bitch the loudest and you shrug and give them a Wasp instead.

If they still bitch, then you Dispossess them on the spot and by AFFC orders, strip them of the rank of Mechwarrior and discharge them from the service.

Then you calmly ask anyone else if they have objections to using these fine examples of military technology?

And when everyone shakes their head you declare that this is excellent because one of the Davion Guards units will be coming around in two months to run them through exercises and they better show that they can use these platforms to their full capacity ... or clearly the Mechwarriors in question are not up to scratch and the unit will be thus broken up into a number of milita units and assigned to the worst backwater duty stations in the Federated Suns.

I think everyone will be surprised how rapidly everyone is announcing how much they love their new Battlemechs (and then will be quietly surprised at how much they DO love their new Battlemechs) :p
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #1054 on: 20 April 2021, 15:57:07 »
I'm looking forward to seeing how the Ryan-Bowman's try to break down the prejudice against 'Mechs that don't have a Davion origin. One quick note though, Handbook House Davion says that Jalastar builds Myrmidon tanks. I was going over the last update of the industrial state of the Federated Suns and noticed it was not included. I feel like the Suns military expansion has not included vehicles as much as 'Mechs and fighters which could be a problem for their RCTs and LCTs, so it might be worth putting the Myrmidon in and/or expanding its production.

I think I looked at the Myrmidon - and given that i was built initially only on new Earth and the AFFS has a number of "second line tanks" it wasn't initially sought out for construction. And Jalastar has had it's hands filled with building their own designs lines for now. Not to say it wont be brought in.

The expansion has included vehicles - Michaelsons seen HUGE increases in VTOL productions, NETC's Kentares facility is a massive one and they have a secondary one, there's the Veridan 3 factories, Kallon tank lines increases, etc... But I can always try and expand this if tank production is falling behind if others agree. I've always taken the view taht since tanks are easier to build thank mechs and aerospace fighters that a single line produces more tanks than say a similar line producing battlemechs.

Oh that's easy to do.

You give the regiment a shipment of the new Mech from Tikonov and tell them that they should be very happy to have it.

Then wait for the most sneering Mechwarrior to bitch the loudest and you shrug and give them a Wasp instead.

If they still bitch, then you Dispossess them on the spot and by AFFC orders, strip them of the rank of Mechwarrior and discharge them from the service.

Then you calmly ask anyone else if they have objections to using these fine examples of military technology?

And when everyone shakes their head you declare that this is excellent because one of the Davion Guards units will be coming around in two months to run them through exercises and they better show that they can use these platforms to their full capacity ... or clearly the Mechwarriors in question are not up to scratch and the unit will be thus broken up into a number of milita units and assigned to the worst backwater duty stations in the Federated Suns.

I think everyone will be surprised how rapidly everyone is announcing how much they love their new Battlemechs (and then will be quietly surprised at how much they DO love their new Battlemechs) :p

That would work. If the Quartermaster department itself didn't have an inbuilt and perhaps even subconscious bias. Same reason the Akuma is beign turned into the Hades.

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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #1055 on: 20 April 2021, 16:10:08 »
I'm not a Tabletop player, but I can definitely see the lack of interest in the Koschei.  It's got fewer guns than a Centurion (15 tons lighter) in exchange for 2.5 tons of armor and 20kph of speed.  If Clantech is on the table, I think a Kit Fox or Cougar can beat it in every respect except armor protection and perhaps cost.  A 10-ton heavier Hammerhands (out of date) has double the firepower.  The Koshcei is a Light hunter suitable for the 3025 era, but not for the 3060s.

The Sarna variants all look similarly unappealing, except for the one with a Sniper artillery piece, which completely changes the dynamic of the 'Mech to "fast artillery."

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« Reply #1056 on: 20 April 2021, 16:19:28 »
I'm not a Tabletop player, but I can definitely see the lack of interest in the Koschei.  It's got fewer guns than a Centurion (15 tons lighter) in exchange for 2.5 tons of armor and 20kph of speed.  If Clantech is on the table, I think a Kit Fox or Cougar can beat it in every respect except armor protection and perhaps cost.  A 10-ton heavier Hammerhands (out of date) has double the firepower.  The Koshcei is a Light hunter suitable for the 3025 era, but not for the 3060s.

The Sarna variants all look similarly unappealing, except for the one with a Sniper artillery piece, which completely changes the dynamic of the 'Mech to "fast artillery."

Figuring it's seen as a specialised fast heavy cavalry battlemech. I would normally have statted it out, but as I think i mentioned earlier in the thread i lost my design program when I switched pc. So if anyone wants to come up with a "modern 3067 era" Koschei that would be worth it I'd be delighted.

Basically in fluff it's considered a good fast heavy, but a little undergunned.

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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #1057 on: 20 April 2021, 21:55:04 »
I wonder which people they are going to talk and which Mechs they are going to revamp to make them so good the AFFS have to take them in. Or maybe they can reach out to all the mercenary descended Line Units in the AFFS now and have them take in a bunch of their models. These units are all high profile now so having them use the mechs would force them into the limelight and make the people and high command question why these highly effective mechs aren't more wide spread.
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #1058 on: 20 April 2021, 22:41:28 »
You know according to Sarna -

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This embarrassing failure was further compounded when many Davion units, including the Crucis Lancers, adopted the Cataphract as their own
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https://www.sarna.net/wiki/Cataphract

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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #1059 on: 21 April 2021, 00:28:49 »
Figuring it's seen as a specialised fast heavy cavalry battlemech. I would normally have statted it out, but as I think i mentioned earlier in the thread i lost my design program when I switched pc. So if anyone wants to come up with a "modern 3067 era" Koschei that would be worth it I'd be delighted.

Basically in fluff it's considered a good fast heavy, but a little undergunned.
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« Reply #1061 on: 21 April 2021, 08:09:13 »
You know according to Sarna -
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https://www.sarna.net/wiki/Cataphract

That would make sense given that the Field Marshal in charge of the Crucis Lancers is a Tikonov native. Hmmm... Might have to include that fluff in. Perhaps the shipments of the "new" Cataphract I have in mind will be deliberately sent to the Lancers.

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« Reply #1062 on: 21 April 2021, 15:52:25 »

That would work. If the Quartermaster department itself didn't have an inbuilt and perhaps even subconscious bias. Same reason the Akuma is beign turned into the Hades.

Sounds like the Quartermaaster department needs a very firm shakeup at the top. The magical words 'Prince Victor is displeased' seem to make people sit up and change their methods quite well :D
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #1063 on: 21 April 2021, 16:07:08 »
or start replacing mechs in certain commands with Tikonov models

ie royal guards that are cosy with the quartermasters
start by swapping entire companies out for Tikonov designs until the
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« Reply #1064 on: 21 April 2021, 16:08:53 »
Even in normal Battletech Victor was willing to order expenditures to redesign to units to make them more uniquely Davion, and he has become much less enamoured with other states in this universe. I don't know if Victor would be displeased by the focus on "Davion" units.
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« Reply #1065 on: 21 April 2021, 16:18:44 »
Sounds like the Quartermaaster department needs a very firm shakeup at the top. The magical words 'Prince Victor is displeased' seem to make people sit up and change their methods quite well :D

Well it can be pointed out that Sun-Tzu and Theodore learned that "displeasing" Victor was not a good career move...

or start replacing mechs in certain commands with Tikonov models

ie royal guards that are cosy with the quartermasters
start by swapping entire companies out for Tikonov designs until the
commanders and quartermasters shut up, or get shipped out for 4years of antipirate duty assigned to a new militia unit going thru the upgrade process

That would work.

Even in normal Battletech Victor was willing to order expenditures to redesign to units to make them more uniquely Davion, and he has become much less enamoured with other states in this universe. I don't know if Victor would be displeased by the focus on "Davion" units.

True but Tikonov is well on it's way to being a major "Davion" world. So the trick is to get their iconic battlemech's seen as Davion now rather than "Liao". It probably will help that Grand Base and Tikonov are both now under Davion control.
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #1066 on: 21 April 2021, 19:14:05 »
Ah yes, the Garm's older cousin.

[Shudder]

The Koschei suffers the same problem that I have with the Garm, a sadly Suns design- one really big gun that destroys the symmetry of the unit. So add a RAC to the Koschei, and it might sell.

Personally, I'd rather take the Cataphract.

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« Reply #1067 on: 21 April 2021, 22:30:11 »
Perhaps Earthwerks Inc could work with the Nova Cats and Sun Jaguars on a Clan Tech upgrade of the Koschei. Clan grade Endo-Steel and 10 tons of Clan FF armor to free up weight while providing protection slightly stronger than the Cauldron-Born, swap swap out the old AC-10 for same UAC-20 mounted on the SM1 Tank Destroyer, MASC or TSM for additional bursts of speed and some extra medium lasers and upgrade to DHS. By keeping the Standard Engine it should create a variant comparable to the Stormcrow B, granted 10 tons heavier but considerably cheaper than the OmniMech.

I've never played the tabletop myself either, so I don't know if this concept is feasible or not so if anyone who wants to experiment with it feel free.

Btw Billy, if the Nova Cats haven't already created the SM1 Tank Destroyer, now would be a good time as I'm sure the AFFS would love to have it especially in the FSAC and DLC regiments not to mention the various Borderer and MM units. It would make for a nasty surprise for would be raiders.

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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #1068 on: 22 April 2021, 14:27:51 »
Ah yes, the Garm's older cousin.

[Shudder]

The Koschei suffers the same problem that I have with the Garm, a sadly Suns design- one really big gun that destroys the symmetry of the unit. So add a RAC to the Koschei, and it might sell.

Personally, I'd rather take the Cataphract.

The Cataphract might be the one that they attempt to "sell" harder to Davions...

Perhaps Earthwerks Inc could work with the Nova Cats and Sun Jaguars on a Clan Tech upgrade of the Koschei. Clan grade Endo-Steel and 10 tons of Clan FF armor to free up weight while providing protection slightly stronger than the Cauldron-Born, swap swap out the old AC-10 for same UAC-20 mounted on the SM1 Tank Destroyer, MASC or TSM for additional bursts of speed and some extra medium lasers and upgrade to DHS. By keeping the Standard Engine it should create a variant comparable to the Stormcrow B, granted 10 tons heavier but considerably cheaper than the OmniMech.

I've never played the tabletop myself either, so I don't know if this concept is feasible or not so if anyone who wants to experiment with it feel free.

Btw Billy, if the Nova Cats haven't already created the SM1 Tank Destroyer, now would be a good time as I'm sure the AFFS would love to have it especially in the FSAC and DLC regiments not to mention the various Borderer and MM units. It would make for a nasty surprise for would be raiders.

I hadn't thought of the SM1... Hmmmm...

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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #1069 on: 22 April 2021, 18:28:54 »
The Cataphract might be the one that they attempt to "sell" harder to Davions...

Okay, here is the idea- Omnimech version of a Cataphract. Considering it started as a Frankenstein mech, it is not hard to think that it might be a good idea to make an omni variant.

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« Reply #1070 on: 22 April 2021, 18:39:54 »
Okay, here is the idea- Omnimech version of a Cataphract. Considering it started as a Frankenstein mech, it is not hard to think that it might be a good idea to make an omni variant.

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« Reply #1071 on: 23 April 2021, 09:22:08 »
Okay, here is the idea- Omnimech version of a Cataphract. Considering it started as a Frankenstein mech, it is not hard to think that it might be a good idea to make an omni variant.

Ding ding ding! We have a winner! :p

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« Reply #1072 on: 23 April 2021, 10:02:27 »
Okay, here is the idea- Omnimech version of a Cataphract. Considering it started as a Frankenstein mech, it is not hard to think that it might be a good idea to make an omni variant.
Well, yes, let´s say endosteel internal structure with an standard engine and freezers. Perhaps moving it to 75 tons? At 70 tons you get 32 tons of pod space, or 30 if you add another freezer into the engine. At 75 you ger 32 tons, or 30 with 12 freezers into the engine. both with 12.5 tons of armor, also standard.
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« Reply #1073 on: 24 April 2021, 18:59:49 »
Ding ding ding! We have a winner! :p

Just make the Omni-Marauder from Caveat Emperor at that point :)

Also: ALWAYS think of the SM1: it’s like a cheap Blitzkrieg as a hovercraft and makes for an excellent battering ram.

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« Reply #1074 on: 24 April 2021, 20:17:02 »
Just make the Omni-Marauder from Caveat Emperor at that point :)

Also: ALWAYS think of the SM1: it’s like a cheap Blitzkrieg as a hovercraft and makes for an excellent battering ram.
These need to be Tikonov native designs for the whole thing to work any general mech or non Tikonov mech would defeat the entire purpose.
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #1075 on: 24 April 2021, 20:28:20 »
These need to be Tikonov native designs for the whole thing to work any general mech or non Tikonov mech would defeat the entire purpose.

as a band aid, they can just make spare parts to speed up the repair of damaged units.  but if a unit makes a big enough order, then they get one mech at half price.  you have to think like a supply officers or a merc on a budget. 

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« Reply #1076 on: 24 April 2021, 20:44:49 »
as a band aid, they can just make spare parts to speed up the repair of damaged units.  but if a unit makes a big enough order, then they get one mech at half price.  you have to think like a supply officers or a merc on a budget.
This has nothing to do with making units or profit dude. The company is doing just fine. The issue they are trying to resolve is that they are still seen as being foreigners by certain parts of the AFFS and population at large. That is what they are doing by creating a Tikonov mech so good that even the Quartermasters that are refusing to buy their native designs and only buying general mechs from them will have to give in.
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #1077 on: 30 April 2021, 12:57:45 »
3072 - April - Interlude: Protests

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Looking out of the windows that made up the entire south facing wall of his office Colonel James O'Connell was not a happy man. Usually the right's to inhabit a luxurious office designed for at least a Kommandant-General would have been cause for some pleasure for a "mere" Colonel, particularly given the priority given to the excellent view of Opal City that had been incorporated into the design of the office tower over such trifles such as defensibility, however his "view" was spoiled somewhat by the now semi-permanent camp of protestors at the main gates to Firebase Thunderhammer. During the weekdays there were at least one hundred of the Davion worshipping quislings camped out with placards and banners decrying the presence of his 16th Regulars on Thorin. At the weekend such as right now that number swelled to well over a thousand. Grinding his teeth he sipped his Irish coffee and ground his teeth together at the faint sounds of chanting coming from the damn traitors. While he couldn't make out the words through the armourplast windows he knew what they were saying. It was the same damn thing they chanted every bloody weekend - "Lyran's Out! Go Home 16th! God Save the Prince!". You'd think the bastards would have got sick of their own chanting by now, but no. They seemed content to sit out there and chant till their throats went hoarse.



This was all the fault of that drunken idiot Wernz. If he'd shown an ounce of spine at the Governor's Palace then it wouldn't have emboldened the trash to think they could dare defy the 16th Lyran Regulars in this way! Then he'd went and made a bad situation worse by mouthing off at the ball at Firebase Caesar. With real spite O'Connell reflected it was just a shame Wernz had resigned his commission the next day. He'd have taken genuine pleasure in breaking the man for conduct unbecoming, even if he'd rather have cashiered him for cowardice. Not that he should have opened fire on the rioters. Nobody was expecting a Lyran officer to shoot at unarmed rioters, but a show of strength and they'd have ran. Scum always did when you showed some backbone!



As he watched a patrol was heading out. A recon lance of battlemechs with a platoon of infantry in APC's. As the First Leutnant in charge of the patrol's Bargest passed through the gates the protestors began throwing eggs and rotten fruit at it. Almost smashing his coffee cup as he banged it down on the ornate wooden desk trimmed with bronze the Colonel stabbed a finger down on the intercom and roared at his aide de camp. "Karl! Get me Kommandant Prestonfield! His damn infantry battalion are going to earn their keep for once! Get a company of them outfitted for riot gear and clear my damn camp's gates of those scum! And tell him not to be soft with the traitors!"



"Jawohl Colonel! At once!" Came the immediate response. Leutnant Karl Rossi didn't quibble that the entire infantry contingent of the unit at Firebase Thunderhammer was roughly a reinforced company given how the Regular's had had to parcel out their limited conventional assets - and that a platoon of those was currently having their APC's pelted with refuse as they went out on patrol. Nor did he point out that none of them were trained or equipped as riot police. Kommandant Prestonfield could always grab some filing clerks and cooks to fill out the numbers if he had too! Given Colonel O'Connell's mood of late pointing out problems had become a potential career ending move. The young officer began hitting the code for the infantry battalion HQ to pass on the orders...

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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #1078 on: 30 April 2021, 13:21:39 »
And crap / disaster arriving in 3,2,1...

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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #1079 on: 30 April 2021, 13:35:34 »
And crap / disaster arriving in 3,2,1...

Not at all... I mean a show of strength will put these scum in their place... Right...?