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Re: Chappy's Howling Siegers--battles based off of MekHQ/MegaMek
« Reply #90 on: 26 January 2023, 19:48:10 »
No bet on the Marik plan working in this AU...  8)

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« Reply #91 on: 03 February 2023, 17:39:10 »
Chapter Nine
Kessel
Thunder of Skye Dropship
Atlas cockpit
January 4, 3030
08:00 GST

This has always been the least favorite part of the battle for Devlin the drop. For one simple fact, it is the most dangerous part of an invasion. No MechWarrior loves this, being coup up in his cockpit helpless, not able to defend himself or attack just sitting and waiting. As the three dropships approached the planet scans showed a massive storm across most of the idea landing zones that were picked. General Devlin made a quick decision to land in their last choice location that was located in a dried-up river ravine. The instruments showed that the wind on the ground was a gusting up to 100 miles per hour, so this drop will be interesting. Devlin flipped on the command net to listen in on the three dropship commanders as they approached the Landing Zone.

“Thunder, Algol we are releasing the birds” a voice sounded over the net. Good thought Devlin the Aerospace fighters just released from their mooring buoys and will set up a CAP over the landing zone to provide air support for the rest of the troops.

“Thunder, Glenda the Assault drop has begun.” Said another voice on the net. General Edward Devlin adrenaline raised as he swapped the net over to his unit’s Freq “Guards!! Prepare to exit the dropship. Three by three mechs out and move quickly into formation just like we trained there were reports of four enemy companies in the area.” Right at that moment a loud boom and a massive flame burst through the bottom of the flight deck. “Actual, Devlin we have a large”…..and then the dropship shook like it was involved in an earthquake all power went out in the deck and comms went out.

Meanwhile on the Gedania

Hauptmann Ring and Hauptmann Weir was the first to jump out of the Dropship leading the way for their companies. As the MechWarriors followed their leaders out of the Dropship Ring looked over to the Thunder of Skye to watch in horror as the bottom of the dropship blew out from the inside out and caused the dropship to slam into the ground, he swapped to the command net. “Thunder, Thunder this is Ring do you copy…” nothing but static, which is bad since both the CO and XO was on board in their mechs.

Hauptmann Weir saw out of the corner of his eye what was happening to the Thunder of Skye. He also saw that the battle computer showed that most of the 12th Cadre were bunched up in the middle of ROE, so he swapped to wing command net and heard Ring on the net. “Eagle, Eagle this is Ring commence the ground attack at sector 2026 and surrounding area.” “Roger Ring are you assuming command until the boss comes back online?” answered commander of the air wing Lieutenant-Kaptain Fragateiro. “Yes, I will, hopefully the boss comes online soon,” Ring replied.

Thunder of Skye

The lights slowly flickered back on, and the fire team smothered the fire. Then the crackle of the net
“General, bridge are you there are you safe” Lieutenant-Kaptain Judit Aardal disembody voice said.
“Yes, we are good, your flight deck is not though, what in the hell just happen? Commander.” Devlin asked.
“Unknown sir, still looking into it but it was from us and not the enemy so either a malfunction or another saboteur, power is coming back on-line including weapons and sensors.” “Ok Commander select enemy targets at will and fire, get us out of here ASAP.”

Battlefield

Bombs drop and lit up the ground Ring was close enough for his heat register to raise 20 degrees. He took his recon unit after they landed and moved Northeast in hopes to loop around and attack the enemies’ flank.
“1st Company, we are flanking to the east once you get on the ground come find us.” Ring announced over the company net.
Five clicks were heard on the net for the ones that had not completed the jump.
Ring swapped over to unit command net, “Command, the first company will try to flank the enemy.”
Then the boss came across the net at the same time that the Thunder of Skye fired all her weapons at two Militia mechs both went down but tiny did not think they were out of the fight yet.
“4th Skye Guards this is Devlin continue to attack the enemy at this moment it is unknown what cause the explosion, nor do we know when we will be able to disembark.  Ring continue to flank good luck.”

Thunder of Skye

Devlin stood by the doors fuming somehow while stuck in their mechs dropping to the ground with the g-force at maximum someone was able to seal the bay doors to make them inop and set a bomb in the lower decks. Devlin knew what this meant, the Free Skye Movement spies usually ran in a pack of two or three, there must be a few more saboteurs on this dropship. Devlin looked at the Flight Deck Chief “we have to get out and join the fight, or all is lost I don’t want to do any more damage than we have to get out of here, what are our options.” “General I have already talked to the Kaptain Aardal we have two options blow the doors cripple the ship for a longer time or cut through the doors and save the ship. Cutting the doors will take an extra 30 minutes.” Devlin thought for a second, “Ok let’s cut the doors as much as I want to join the battle saving this ship is just as important. Three companies of mechs will just have to deal with the enemy.”

Battlefield

With half of the force stuck in a dropship and the other half still dropping Ring saw the tide turning to the enemy. Two of the heavies dropped in the wrong spot and damage their legs, and one of his mechs was just destroyed by a large laser to the chest. The only good news was that the Thunder of Skye just took out another Dragon. As he rounded the hill, a damn Burke took out his left arm and then hit his engine. Ring eject system went online, and he shot up in the air. As he looked out over the battlefield, he saw one of the Guards Reivers take out the same tank that took him out, well at least there is some justice since the men in that tank did not survive.


Deagin took note that four mechs in his unit were down and six mechs in Ring Company. Thankfully it looked like the 8th Company was dropping out of the dropship.
“Here I come to save the day WolfLord and the Wolfpack will save you” said the commander of the 8th Company.
Then his whole unit at once howled over the net. Deagin just shook his head net discipline was not Wolf’s strong suit but his battle prowess almost rivals that of the CO and XO. Hopefully, this will turn the tide back to their side. A Zeus next to Deagin toppled over when his head blew off due to a Banshee AC/5 to the face, when Deagin turned his guns to the Banshee it ducked behind one of the hills, so he targeted a Burke tank and destroyed it with a 10 for 10 LRM hit to the left side of the tank.

Thunder of Skye

As Devlin watched the Flight deck chief work his magic, he notices that the chief was 75% done.
“Chief I am going to get the mechs ready since it looks like you are almost done.”
“Roger that General I should be done in a few minutes.” The chief said.

Battlefield

Two Guard aerospace fighters crashed due to engine destruction by enemy fire, so the other ten fighters lined up to do a strafing run on the enemy. Lieutenant-Kaptain Fragateiro notice that the Cadre was still unorganized and bunched up. “Eagles lets strafe the crap out of the cadre maximum damage make it count.” After the two squadrons had made their run, Fragateiro looked back and noticed that two Bruke tanks were on fire, and an Excalibur was laying on its side with a right leg missing. The Downed DropShip used all of the available weapons to destroy another Dragon in the cliffs to the west. The staffing run broke the Cadre, and they started an organized retreat to the north.

Thunder of Skye

The bay door open and Devlin announced to exit the dropship and engage any and all enemy units.

Battlefield

With the rest of the Guards showing up to the battle, the line broke down entirely with the Militia breaking in an almost full run and the Cadre still retreating but with a little more discipline. Devlin took out three tanks and an Excalibur right after he got to the top of the hill. With his XO Xenon on his left and the commander of the 6th Company Hauptmann Greymane on his right both registering two tank kills each. Deagin and WolfLord continued to push up the ravine that eventually just scared the Cadre, and they broke leaving the ROE. The victory today goes to the 4th Skye Guards.

Aftermath

As Devlin sat on the shoulder of his Atlas drinking his coffee which was a special gift from a fellow MechWarrior and friend from the other side of the inner sphere, he thought to himself, this coffee grown on Earth from a small island called Hawaii maybe the best he had ever tasted. He raised his cup and said out load “Here is to you Chappy I hope your battles go smoother than mine has.” He then opened a report on his pad listing the spoils of war his Guards lost four mechs today and three warriors but gained six mech that need repair but will be out on the field of battle soon under the Guards colors.

“General Devlin, Kaptain Aardal here, a message just came in, the rest of the Guards just Jumped in system they said that all is fixed and apologize that it took them this long.” “Thanks, Kaptain tell them to land here I will keep a lance of armor and the dropships here to keep the LZ secure they can catch up to us once they land, Devlin out.”

So ten days without the rest of the unit, or the Guards MRB (Mobile Repair Base) even though he wanted to push a weaken enemy he needed to be cautious.

“XO report,” Devlin said over the unit’s command net.
“Xenon here Sir we just got the satellite image of the spaceport looks like the units that we just kicked will have some armor and mech reinforcements.”
“Send those images to my pad have the maintenance crews work double time to fix our mechs we will move out in 30 hours,” Devlin said.
“Roger, Xenon out”

“Thunder, Devlin have you made progress in the search?”
“Yes Sir we were just about to hail you, both men are in custody.”  “Roger that Thunder I will be there in a second.”

As Devlin walked into the brig, he was handed a pad with all the evidence he needed to convict these two men as saboteurs and traitors.  “So why betray your fellow soldiers three mech warriors died on the battlefield and five crew men died at the hand via the bomb you made.” 
One of the two enlisted men looked up with distain and spat in Devlin’s face, “you are the traitor to the Skye people.” 
As Devlin wiped his face from the spit he said calmly, “Are there anymore from your movement in the Guards and are there any more bombs.” 
The prisoner that just spat in Devlin’s face just looked at him and said, “F you.”
Devlin then pulled out his colt 45 and said, “You know an interesting fact about this ancient weapon” Devlin then open revolver and empty all the bullets but kept one in his fingers. “In the 1900s people would use this gun in a game called Russian Roulette.” He then put the bullet back in closed and spined the Cylinder.  “Now I am going to ask questions and if I don’t like the answer or don’t believe it, I will pull the trigger you have a one in six chance that the bullet will be fired.  Now answer the question.”
The prisoner looked at Devlin. “You don’t have the balls.”
Devlin raised the gun and pulled the trigger, with a click sound Devlin looked at the man.
The prisoner looked down and saw that his bows lost their ability to hold anything piss and shit was oozing out of the bottom of his pants.
“By the power vested in me I find you guilty of treason.” Devlin said and then pulled the trigger.

Click
The other prisoner started screaming that Devlin could not do that and that he would tell Devlin whatever he wanted.  So, Devlin turned to him and while he watched the defecation continue to run free of his pants Devlin asked the same question. 
“No, no there are no other bombs or persons from the Free Skye Movement here, now please put me in cell and leave me alone.” The prisoner number two said. 
Devlin looked at the man and simply said, “thank you but you are still guilty” with that Devlin pulled the trigger.

Click

“Man, both of you are beating the odds. Sergeant lock these two cowards up.”
He then got up to leave turned to the MP and said have their friends or acquaintances clean this mess up, make sure that they know I did not enjoy this, nor will I do this again if no other traitors are in the Guard.  He walked out of the brig and pulled all six bullets out of his pants and loaded his gun.  The sleight of hand was always his best trick when he was kid, he thought.

Kessel
Battlefield
Temporary Headquarters
January 7, 3030
19:00 GST

Devlin sat at his makeshift desk made from ammo crates looking at his PAD. Even though there have been some setbacks by way of traitors, the situation is still pretty good. One day on the planet and they already control three sectors, what little civilians they have encountered were indifferent towards the 4th Skye Guards. Even with that, his standing orders of no civilians around the base still stand. Devlin just finished a request for riot police/militia units to Nondi Steiner when Hauptmann Greymane knocked on the tent post.

“Sir, do you have a moment?”
“Of course, Hauptmann Greymane come in you always have my ear, what’s up?”
“I want to talk to you about the traitors and your actions,”
“Really? Do you think I went too far?” Devlin asked.
“No, no I am not sure you went far enough. I have a request though.”
“I did not go far enough? Mmmm what is your request?” Devlin said with some curiosity in his voice.
“Well, my father had much respect for you, and I have come to respect you also, but the next time we have traitors or even prisoners let me deal with them. You don’t need to soil your uniform or name with lowlifes as those.” Greymane said with more conviction than Devlin ever heard from him.
Devlin was somewhat shocked, and then he looked down at his hands and then said quietly. “Yeah, traitors by law need to be put to death, prisoners though we cannot kill them, interrogate, and then detain them. When the rest of the unit gets here, and the Red Horse Engineers build the temporary headquarters, we will have a true brig until then makeshift cages will have to do.”
“Copy that sir, just give me this detail, and I won’t fail you."

An hour later
Devlin had never been a fan of splitting a unit up when already outnumbered on the planet but the fear of being outflank overruled one of his personal rules. So, he sent the 6th company to the east and then head north to protect the right flank. Then sent the 8th company to the west and then head north to protect the left flank was essential to protect the supply lines until the rest of the unit was on planet or so he hoped. The jamming of the local area broadcast network was working for their benefit, but the techs had yet to hack into the satellite system to have full access to all videos and comms. So, he was still in the dark about what’s going on elsewhere on the planet. The joys of command he thought, as he felt a headache coming on. He looked at the picture of his family and said out loud, “Sorry my love for putting you through this yet again.” Devlin placed the picture down and took up a bottle of whiskey and took a big swig. Time to get back to work “Greymane WolfLord this is Devlin I just sent the battle plan to you, execute your orders at 0600.”
“Roger boss.” They both answered at the same time over the radio. “Xenon this is Devlin, battle plan is uploaded prepare the troops.”

Kessel
Battlefield
40 miles from Spaceport
January 8, 3030
07:00 GST

WolfPack
Hauptmann Eugen Broadberry aka WolfLord loved to be in charged, loved to be in front of the lines, and best of all loved to kill the enemy. Whether it was from his weapons or weapons from a friendly, it did not matter a dead enemy was a perfect enemy. So, he was a little upset when the General gave him orders to make sure the primary unit wasn't flanked. Satellite imagery had been spotty at best but not being part of the main push to the spaceport disappoint him. They had moved north about 50 miles when the 2nd Squadron flew overhead, “Hauptmann Broadberry, Eagle One here we see a column of heavy armor heading this way, looks like a company’s worth.”

“Roger that Eagle One drop bombs make them soft for us, tag them.“ Well guess he will get to fight after all.

75 miles East
Devlin looked at the command link, which kept flickering, damn he cannot wait tell the rest of the unit gets here and then he can put up the guards' satellites. “Guards, take note the enemy is up ahead, Ring go left and try to flank their line” all that was heard was a bunch of clicks.
Ring swapped over to his company net “ok guys boss wants us to move left and flank them, time to kick some tail.”

Devlin calmly lined up his sites on a Burke II SuperHeavy tank and fired his missiles and gauss rifle, his reward was a burnt out and melted shell.

Meanwhile over in the WolfPack

Corporal Saurez was the first troop to get a hit on the enemy by peeling off the armor on the left side of a Tiger Medium Tank T-12. Right at that moment the 2nd squadron flew over and dived bomb the armor company they all picked the right targets and most of their bombs were on target. When the fighters climbed back up and started the turn back 5 enemy tanks were up in flames with the crews in them. Hell yeah, WolfLord thought this battle won’t last long at this rate.

75 miles East
0715 GST

As the Guard crept closer to the enemy units, Lieutenant Mitchell received a couple of pings to the right of him. “Deagin, Mitch I have a few pings to my right I am going to check it out."
“Roger Mitch keep me posted, out."
“12th lance lets go,” Mitchell said to his unit.
 A few minutes later he was engaged with a Pegasus hover tank. The tank managed to do some minor damage to his left leg, but he took out its whole capability of moving with two large lasers into the left side.
Devlin lined up another missile and gauss shot on a Lancelot. After the hit, the Lancelot tried to reply with its own weapons only to have all the weapons go haywire. Devlin looked at his sensors, “mmm I must of took out his sensors with that blow to the head to bad only 5 of the 20 LRMs hit.” He said out loud.
Private Byers in his longbow took out the motive system of a Saladin tank with his salvos of LRMs.
Mitchell’s Lance rounded the hill and ran into a Pegasus hover tank with missiles. The Pegasus was ready for them however and launch. Most the missiles found their target and cored out the left leg of a Victor in his Lance, as the leg actuator failed due the damage, the mech’s leg broke in half and the Victor toppled over. Mitchell fired three large lasers into the front of the Pegasus destroying it. “Corporal Setien report now!” Mitchell ordered
“Lieutenant, I am ok just a little banged up don’t think I will be going anywhere anytime soon.”

WolfPack
The hills and swamp were slowing down the WolfPack at this rate 2nd Aerospace Squadron was going to see most of the action thought WolfLord. As he thought this the Squadron flew overhead to group up for another pass over the enemy. He then spotted on the radar a blip; the computer registered it as a tiger tank. WolfLord fired all his weapons at it from max distance, destroying all the armor on the right side, but the tank was still functional.

75 mile East
0730

Most of the planet forces that were involved in the first battle were still shell-shocked, there were two enemy companies that reinforced those units but all indications showed them as light armor so there won’t be much of a fight, Devlin thought as he destroyed a Burke II SuperHeavy tank with his PPC. Corporal Busca fired her LRM 20s into a Tiger tank and destroyed it. Leutnant Mitchell on the right side with his lance took out a Saladin tank wiping out all enemy units that tried to outflank the 4th. Devlin order the unit to keep moving up, he knew that these cadets would break, it was very unfortunate that these cadets must die before their military careers actually started, but such is a life of a soldier. To the right of him about 30 paces in front Devlin saw the first friendly mech go to the ground. Lieutenant Netro Gerratanna piloting a Battlemaster went to the ground after a Cyclops in militia paint fired a large laser to the Battlemaster head and hit dead-on.
“Net! Are you ok answer me now” screamed Deagin, Devlin decided to make a mental note on how Deagin reacted to discuss it in the future about relationships.
“Yes, Deagin I am fine.”
“Ok everyone form up V-formation now” Devlin announced.

Meanwhile at the WolfPack Location
The WolfPack just cleared the tree line and discovered the rest of the Armor Company trying to move to the left to get away. Corporal Reynoso ended up being the closest since he was securing that side of the line, he fired on a tiger tank and caused it to flip on its side then he marched right on top of the tank to crush it along with its occupancies. Wolf was able to target and disabled a hunter light tank before the fighters came back and dived bomb the area destroying four more tanks. When the dust settled, there were no more armor tanks left on the battlefield.

75 miles East
0800

As the 1st Company rounded the left side and almost flanked the enemy, they did something unexpected, they moved a lance of heavies over and started to fire. An enemy’s Archer threw a salvo of LRM 20s out and hit Private Buckner’s Wasp destroying it. Devlin kept pushing into the beast belly and destroyed a Burke Tank with LRMs and then another Burke Tank with his gauss rifle. The Cadre’s armor tanks were no match for the 4th and started to back up. Devlin could feel that the enemy was about to break. Then an enemy Warhammer destroyed First Leutnant Cabasos cicada with its PPC. Devlin saw the problem on the left side, the 1st Company was getting hammer. “Shift to the left everyone, shift to the left give the 1st Company some assistance,” Devlin announced. He then focused his site on a Burke tank and destroyed it.

Several other MechWarriors were making their mark by destroying the 12th Sun Zhang Cadre tanks. Then Devlin finally reached close enough to lend support to the 1st Company only four mechs were left from that company and their commander Ring both legs were broken. Devlin was able to take out a cyclops with a PPC head shot. On the right side, Mitchell and team took out a Catapult. The 12th Sun Zhang Warhammer on the left side continued to hammer away at the 1st Company by destroying a Firestarter luckily Lieutenant Stanton was able to escape. The 12th Sun Zhang lines broke again after the last of the militia was destroyed when Devlin killed a Crockett with a gauss to the face. “Guards do not pursue lets bed down tonight and get some repair on our mechs before we assault the spaceport.

Kessel
Battlefield
30 miles from Space Port
January 9, 3030
06:00 GST

Devlin awoke with a start, his personnel assistant had just rushed into the tent.  “Sir sorry to wake you but the transport of those two prisoners that Hauptmann Broadberry captured just arrived.”
“Thanks, Private push them into the holding tent and wake up ulric.”  “Roger Sir.”
General Devlin and Hauptmann Greymane was looking at two prisoners bound by hands and feet with a crude makeshift rope.  “Whiskey, we pack up and leave in 30 you can start now and finish after we have taken the spaceport.  I want all details about their unit, do what it takes.”  “Roger that” Greymane said. “Your wish is my command.”
As Greymane walked into the tent he orders the guards to pull the prisoners up and take their ropes off. 
“Ok Paul and Theresa” as Greymane looked at their name tags, “here is what we are going to do.”  He looked at the guards and said’ “Strip them to their birthday suits” After the guards striped the two prisoners and handcuff them per the orders of Greymane he said, “go and prepare a secure spot on one of the transports for the prisoners, leave now I got this.”
Greymane turned around and looked at the prisoners, “well now, you are no longer Paul and Theresa your new names are Adam and Eve, and I am your god, we are about to leave to destroy your pals at the spaceport then your god will start the process of breaking you.  Trust me you will break.”
“Sir”, Adam(Paul) said  “ I am sure my so-called buddies that left me are not going to be at the spaceport, they are scared and are running.”

“Well, we will see about that, but that is not the information I want from you two, I want actual Army strength, I want to know where the supply depots are, and I want to know if the civilian population will rise up against my unit.”

“No, we cannot tell you any information.”

Greymane just shook his head and walked closer to the two naked prisoners and pulled out a Taser Stick and pressed it to Adam’s (Paul) balls and let it rip as Adam screamed in pain Greymane looked at Eve he could see the terror in her eyes.
“No worries, Eve after the battle if you don’t answer correctly, it will be your turn with my stick.”

Kessel
Battlefield
5 miles from Space Port
January 10, 3030
08:05 GST

As the 4th Skye Guards marched toward the Space Port General Devlin was starting to think that the prisoners were correct, everyone had fled.  Feeling of disappointment and relief at the same time came to Devlin, and he wonder if the enemy was going to keep fleeing, after all most of the enemy are cadets.  The General looked at his command board it looked like Hauptmann Milde (callsign blis) was the closest to the base. 
“Blis move forward with a lance and scout ahead.” 
As Blis moved up an artillery barrage started raining down on them, but all the shells missed their mark and it lasted for about 5 minutes then it was over.  As the reports came in no one was damage, that was odd Devlin thought.
“Be on the lookout for booby traps” Devlin said Clicks were heard across the net as the unit went in full battle mode.
Blis was the first one that enter the spaceport proper, “no activity looks abandon.”
True enough Devlin thought, he swapped to a personnel net, “Greymane this is Devlin, guess that prisoner was truthful, let’s see if they can provide us with more Intel and try not to be too abusive with them while I want Intel I don’t want to break any rules of war.”  Greymane replied “yes sir.

Few hours later
The space port now the new 4th Skye Guards Base because no one was there, there were no booby traps, and no civilians in fact Devlin thought he has seen few civilians since landing a few days ago.  Well now that we have an infrastructure under our control maybe the techs can get more satellite access and news info. 
“Xenon, Devlin, I want the base set up and secured, then after that give the troops off the rest of the day have the techs work on the equipment tomorrow, we move out in two days.”  Devlin said.  Xenon came back “Roger Devlin the troops will be happy, I found a hotel and in the process of assigning rooms. Looks like there is enough rooms to hold the whole unit.  We can use the air tower as a situation room, and there is a briefing room on the first floor that we can make secure.” 
Devlin replied with “Excellent news hopefully Deagin will have good news on his recon of the other buildi…..”
“Devlin, Deagin, here we found want you wanted but it needs some minor repair… tech says about a day worth of repair then we will have the mobile repair base up and running.”
“Good to hear Deagin have them start on the repairs ASAP” Devlin announced “things are looking up”

Meanwhile in the basement of the new 4th Skye Guards headquarters you could hear screaming.

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Re: Chappy's Howling Siegers--battles based off of MekHQ/MegaMek
« Reply #92 on: 04 February 2023, 12:09:40 »
Brutal.  I wonder what's Chappy's people are up too.
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Re: Chappy's Howling Siegers--battles based off of MekHQ/MegaMek
« Reply #93 on: 09 February 2023, 10:17:53 »
succession war is huge, I am sure Chappy regiments will be written about soon and maybe with some of these units that have already been featured. 

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Chapter Ten
Kessel
Battlefield
Headquarters
January 10, 3030
06:00 GST

The next morning Adam and Eve woke up with screaming coming from the next room again. All night every few hours that bastard soldier who called himself god was torturing fellow MechWarriors that the 4th Skye Guards had captured. Adam wondered why they had not done more to him and Eve of course he was grateful, but he still wondered. After that first electric stick to his balls, nothing else had happened. Sure, they were still tied up naked but there was a heater in the room, so they did not get cold, and all the screaming and torture was coming from the other room. As he was wondering this, the screaming stopped, and a few seconds later Ulric walked in with blood all over his uniform.

“Well, those two militia guys finally gave up their Intel to bad their injuries were too great to overcome. Now its y’all turn to give up the Intel that I am requesting.” Ulric said. And with that he left the room.
Eve started crying Adam was scared, they were both first-year cadets and were not prepared for battle let alone being tortured.

The door open and Ulric was pushing a cart, the closer it got the better look Adam had, on it was various devices of torture all covered with blood and what look like as human chunks of meat. As Ulric picked at the tools on the table, his fingers lightly started to caress a particular item. Ulric then looked at Adam and got a devilish grin on his face. “Adam, you know what I like to use the most? A hatchet, the most beautiful killing instrument in the universe, the hatchet is a very elegant weapon, not only do I love using it in my mech, but it is very efficient against humans.” At that moment, Ulric took out a blow torch and started heating up the hatchet. “In fact, if I heat this hatchet up enough when I cut your foot off it will cauterize all your veins to stop all bleeding letting you live longer.”

With horror Adam looked at Eve so perfect and beautiful and perky even in this situation he could not stand having her cut up. “Ok Ok don’t cut us up I will tell you everything.” He screamed.

After an hour of spilling his guts about all Intel he had, Ulric smiled and said thank you, he then opened a sealed door on the cart and threw jumpers to both prisoners, and released them from their chains. “Get dress we will move you two to regular cells now, oh, by the way, the screaming you heard last night…was just a recording, and all this blood is animal, ha ha, tricked you two really good.” Ulric started to laugh, “I am a great actor cut you two with a hatchet I crack myself up.” With that, he walked out, and shock of disbelief was on both prisoners faces.


Kessel
Battlefield
The Valley

General Devlin did not like the feel of this his gut was screaming trap but how could it be a trap since they already knew the enemy was there? “Guards let’s go we know they are out there, and we are aware of their strength so let’s push them out of the valley and be done with them. As the unit pushed into the valley the 1st Squadron “Zappers” and the 2nd Squadron “Gauntlets” Aerospace fighters screamed into the valley. To drop their bombs on the enemy mechs damaging six mechs to the point of being crippled. “Nice shitting on the enemy Zappers and Gauntlets keep it up,” General Devlin said over the net

The fighters swung by for a second pass and a fighter whose callsign is Stuka 2, dove at a Grand Dragon sitting on the west side of the third mountain in a natural perch. Dropping 10 HE bombs at close range all hitting the target. With bombs hitting legs and arms ripping the right leg and left leg off of the Grand Dragon, one bomb hit the dragon’s AC/5 Ammo, which exploded. Causing Catastrophic damage destroying the mech engine failed the safety systems and blew causing damage to an Archer and Marauder that was next to him.

General Devlin saw that there were mechs on the cliffs on both sides of the valley, so he ordered, “Ulric take two lances up on the west side cliffs and take out those units. WolfLord take two of your lances to the east side cliffs and deal with the enemy over there.”

“Roger,” said both of them.

“This is Riever 2 Mayday, Mayday I am going down a Warhammer destroyed my engine,” the pilot said as Devlin watched the fighter spiral down into the woods.

As Devlin’s Gauss Rifle penetrated a Dragon Right chest destroying a heat sink, he notices some of the woods around that mech absorbed a lot of the damage. That the biggest problem for his unit, woods in the valley, because it was having a shield effect against their weapons with the enemy hiding in the forest. Fortunately, with time though Devlin units will be close enough that it won’t matter.

Corporal Suarez was marching along struggling with all these damn trees when his company commander WolfLord order his lance and another to jump up or climb up the cliff to get a better look at the battlefield. He also said there might be enemies up on the ridge too. Just as he cleared the ridge a salvo of missiles hit his right arm, but he was able to land soft enough to have the target computer find a target. He fired his LRMs, both medium lasers, and his AC/10 every shot hit. The medium lasers hit the Excalibur’s feet. His LRM 20 slammed on the right side of the Excalibur causing critical hits on right leg and arm and the AC/10 blew up the Gauss Rifle causing catastrophic damage that caused the enemy mech to fall flat on its face.
Artillery from the 12th Sun Zhang Cadre was coming in hard but so far missing the Guards units. Devlin’s combat computer showed they were on yet a higher ridge and ordered the remaining fighters to fly over them and try to destroy them with conventional weapons.

On the other ridge west of the valley, Ulric’s Lances were making progress. Corporal Palmer in a Stalker was able to hit a direct blow with his medium laser to a Dragon’s head causing the pilot and the mech to cease to exist.

In the valley itself Corporal Kuchelai of the 13th Lance 5th Company was also able to take down another Dragon 1N by way of a direct blow to the head with a PPC.

Three more fighters went down for the Guards from missile fire; there were three mechs protecting the artillery pieces in the back that was powered down until just now. That caught the fighters off guard and they were unable to recover from the shock, but two of the artillery pieces were damaged so even though there was still Thumper missiles landing in the valley it was not as much as before. Devlin took aim at an Excalibur and with his PPC was able to damage the engine and take out the mechs Gyro forcing the enemy mech out of commission.

The 4th Skye Guard was now close enough to be able to attack with fist and feet and started to manhandle the smaller enemy mechs.

Tai-I Adnan Company Commander of the Kessel Militia had no clue what was going on, communication was crappy, support was crappy, oh and everyone’s aim was crappy. Most likely because everyone in the company was just like her, brand new. She has only been in the militia for a year and a commander of a company for two months. At the time, her ambition to be a company commander by having sex with the Commander of the militia sounded like a great idea. Who knew that the stuck up Steiner’s had the balls to invade a planet. Let alone an unheard of unit. Right at that moment of thought a PPC laser flash before her eyes and her and her mech was dead. The remaining Militia, all four of them, turned and ran, even though the commander of the overall mission from the 12th Sun Zhang Cadre was yelling at them to stay.

Tai-i Marcus Melsom commander of the Valley Defense Force was overseeing the battle along with the artillery units. How could this be happening they had a textbook advantage, the enemy, this unknown 4th Skye Guards walked right into the valley right into his trap. With most of his units on the ridges, he should have already won. Those Aerospace fighters did a number on his mechs, and even though now they are not as effective his cadets have not recovered. Nor did he anticipated the enemy commander’s ability to foresee the trap and have some of his mechs jump up onto the ridge and mess everything up. Ten of his mechs, four of the armor, and six of the militia mechs have already been taken out, and now the militia are running like scared rats. How could this of happen.

General Devlin almost felt sorry for the other commander while his unit is fairly new most of his warriors have been in battle before. These cadets and militia guys first and last time in combat have been these last few days.
“Push Guards most of the unit in the middle already broke let's push them out of the valley,” Devlin announced over the all channel net. With that, all the Guards pushed harder with no questions asked.
Corporal Mantes from the 16th lance 6th Company idolized his commander Hauptmann Ulric Greymane and dreamt of becoming one of the Hauptmann inner circle guys. As he was thinking of this, a Lancelot and Archer walked right into the path of his weapons. The Lancelot looked like it was on its last leg almost as if all it needed was a big gush of wind to knock it down, so he fired his SRM 6 at him and then fired his AC/5 and medium laser at the Archer. To his surprise, both went down neither of them to get back up. The Lancelot engine blew up, and the Archer was hit in the head, but most of its damage was done when the Lancelot’s engine blew.

Leutnant Diaz commander of the 24th Lance in the 8th Company under the command of WolfLord was perplexed, yes he was new to the unit only five weeks at the unit before they transported to this planet. Why was he perplexed? Because these guys defending this planet sucked. He thought this as he lined all his BattleMaster weapons on a pitiful Cicada and blew it away all that was left was a center chest piece smoking.

As more mechs and tanks were destroyed the more confident the 4th Sky Rangers became. The more scared the Cadre became the last kill of the day was by General Devlin with a PPC in the left arm, LRM 14 of 20 hit on the chest and a Gauss Rifle to the head of a Marauder.

At the end of the day, over 26 units of the enemy were destroyed Six more were salvageable and will be back in service within a week. Four original mechs of the 4th were utterly destroyed, so all was good where strength was concerned.

As the MOB moved up to repair the damage mechs and armor, General Devlin reflected and called Xenon.

“Xenon I am concerned that the unit is getting cocky we will sit here for a couple of days before we make an advance to the city Gannosu and Firebase Alpha. In fact, we might wait until the rest of the unit arrives in four days eventually the enemy will find its backbone, and I don’t want to be caught with our pants down.”

“Understood Kreedo, I am also worried about supply lines and resurgent especially when we get to the city. Intel from the prisoners insist that they have config all industrial mechs with weapons and armor numbers are unknown we could be facing three or four times the number of our own unit.”
Kreedo thought for a moment, “yeah I am worried too I will light the fire under the cyber techs and see if they can get eyes in the city.”

Kessel
Battlefield
20 miles outside of Gannosu City
January 14, 3030
10:35 GST

Hauptmann-Kommandant Nicholas Robel aka Xenon was in a foul mood.  Still no word from Headquarters about satellite feed or even a world net feed.  Right now, the dropship Gedania was acting headquarters until the new command center at the Space Port could be refitted. 
“Gedania, this is Xenon, status update” he said over the static filled command net.
“Xenon, Kaptain Zuniga here, the techs have not been able to break into the town’s network nor have they hacked their way completely into this worlds net or gain complete control of their satellites.  The best they have are some images they got about 3 hours ago from a flyby satellite.  I have sent them to your battle computer, not much in Intel good luck. Gedania out.”
As Xenon was looking over the crappy satellite pics, he swapped over to a personal net to check in with his commander.
“Kreedo, Xenon guess you heard the last exchange with base.” 
“Yeah, I did Xenon up to you, go in and attack an unknown or wait tell we are done over here at this Firebase.”
“I think we should be ok I am going to deploy the 8th company to the west, 1st Company to the east and have the armor company come down the middle due to the lay of the land.” Xenon announced.
“Roger that good luck and good hunting see you on the other side Kreedo out.”
As the unit got closer to the city radar picked up the seven-armor tank, that must be what is left of the Armor units from the last battle.  Other than that, nothing else was showing up. He flipped on the local battle net comm and said, “Ok execute the battle plan but be cautious Intel states that there should be some retrofitted industrial mechs in this city looking for a fight, but nothing is showing up yet.”
“Be on the lookout for industrial mechs?  Really?  Come on commander they are a piece of cake” announced First Leutnant Philippe Cabaos in his Awesome AES-8Q
“Even cake can get all over your mouth, Leutnant” Xenon replied.
 As the 4th Skye Guards entered the outskirts of town the radar lit up light a Christmas tree with 50 industrial mechs coming to life.  That is when realized his mistake, most of the enemy was concentrated in the center of town right where the 1st Armor Company was going. 
“WolfPack, Pathfinder converge to the middle Ironsides need our help!”  Xenon said.  He looked at the battle board as it showed the 1st Company (Pathfinders) and the 8th Company (Wolfpack) slowly converge on the 1st Armor Company (Ironsides) but it was slow going due to the two tall hills located on in the suburbs of town.  As the 4th started to tear into the industrial mechs they also learned a hard lesson which was one mosquito was a laughable, but 50 mosquitos hurt. 
Because right then a Lumberjack fired his LRM 10 at an Awesome all 10 missiles hit and blew off the Awesome’s left leg.
“This is Leutnant Cabaos I cannot believe I am saying this, but I am down.”
Firebase Alpha
Kreedo watched first on his radar and then visually as the wall that was built around the firebase came into view.  It was the first impressive thing he has seen since being on the planet.  The wall was high enough to prevent any Mech from jumping over it and surprising the enemy.  The 4th Skye Guards had three options to breach the base and really one of the options was just not practical all three options were three gates one south wall another on southeast wall and one on the southwest wall.  Along the top of the wall of the southwest gate were laser, gauss, and missile turrets so, the southwest gate was out of the question. 
“Whiskey and Blis, take your companies through the south gate, Deagin take your company and follow my lance into the southeast gate.  Take out as many gun turrets that you can and let’s push the enemy out.” General Devlin said.
“Roger General we will move north/northwest depending on how the enemy positions itself.” Whiskey said.
 “Following you sir.” Deagin said.

City of Gannosu

Xenon placed a Harvester under his sites and fired AC/5 and LRM 5 blowing off the right front leg and left front leg respectfully he then moved to the left to look for another target and thought to himself as he watched another one of his armor tank go up in smoke, these pilots in the industrial mechs are better than the cadets in the 12th Sun Zhang.
Hauptmann Joshua Ring was not very happy not only has all of his light mech company turned into a makeshift medium and heavy mech company which all came from salvaging the enemy on the battlefield.  But once again his unit was in an overwhelming olds situation.  He had already lost four pilots in the previous battles he did not want to lose any in this one.  TinyTwo jumped over a short building catching an Agromech unawares and blasted him with a large laser to the engine causing the mech to blow up.  “Another one bites the dust” he announced over the battle net.  At the same time Xenon took both legs off of a HaulerMech and moved on to the next victim.   Another enemy mech went down in flames right behind Xenon this time Sergeant Luya Leyretana had his back by firing a large laser in the chest of an Agromech which cause all the machine gun ammo to exploded cascading into the engine dooming the mech and pilot.

Firebase Alpha

The turret fire was heavier than expected and they had better aim, causing Leutnant Volz’s Banshee to lose its head along with the pilot.
Whiskey saw this and announced, “Guys we just lost the commander of the 17th Lance Damnit watch out for those turrets 16th Lance take out those turrets now!!”  Right then three gauss turret weapons hit Whiskey’s left side taking out his leg and arm.  On the other side of the wall Deagin took out a turret before a PPC turret hit his mech’s head causing him to blackout.
Devlin saw that two of three company commanders were down, “Blis take over on that side let’s get these bastards now” Overhead the two squadrons flew over and announced. “Zappers, Gauntlets are inbound with bombs stand by.”
And then the middle of the base went up in flames and explosions.

City of Gannosu

As the enemy industrial mechs kept falling not all news was good the armor company was still getting hammered 30 minutes into the battle, all but one tank were immobile and four had been completely destroyed.
Xenon continued his wave of taking of limbs of Industrial mechs by blowing up another Agromech leg this time though he took his time and kicked it in the chest causing the engine to explode.  The scene was something from a halo movie with explosions fire and smoke and then a Shadow Hawk coming out of the flames with minor damage.
All three mechs of Sergeant Leyretana, Ring, and Xenon were making a path of destruction right down the middle of the enemy’s formation, such as it was.
A HaulerMech got a lucky AC/5 hit on Xenon’s mech’s head as Xenon shook his head to clear the cobwebs, he took aim and destroyed the HaulerMech’s hand off.  Sergeant Leyretana came in right behind that and destroyed the head and pilot of the same mech. 
“Thanks Sergeant good shooting” Xeon said.
“No problem, sir, got to look out for my favorite Battalion Commander” the Sergeant said.
Just then he saw one of his own, an Excalibur blow up, fortunately the pilot was able to escape from the blast due to his ejection seat.
Firebase Alpha
Both teams finally entered the base and most of the turrets destroyed the 4th Guards can finally focus on the real objective.  Devlin was about to reach the middle of the base where there was a secondary defense wall with several mechs and the commander of the 12th Sun Zhang Cadre for the region in his Atlas.  When another one of the Banshee went down by way of a Gauss Rifle to the head.  The Two squadrons of aerospace fighters made another pass and dropped the rest of their bombs. Destroying an enemy Marauder in the process but two of the Thunderbirds were hit by ground fire destroying them in the processes luckily both pilots ejected and landed safely.  Corporal Tina Andrews stomping around in a Goliath saw an opportunity to stomp on a bug, A Locust to be exact as he crushed down on top of the little mech its Gyro, left arm, right leg all crushed to a flat piece of metal.  As the Goliath kept moving the pilot of the locust laid in the mud just a few feet from his Locust knocked out.

City of Gannosu

Xenon then targeted the HaulerMech that just took down the Excalibur blowing the left leg off by way of the kick.
Sergeant Leyretana did the unthinkable for her skill level but she really saw no other way, she targeted two different enemy units on either side of her.  She spread her arms out and fired a single large laser from each arm to the targets then at the same time she fired her third large laser from her chest to yet another target in front of her.  There were just so many industrial mechs out here and several of her buddies have already gone down because of it.  Her left arm laser and the front laser hit both their targets in the chest burning holes right through the engine compartment.  The right arm laser hit an enemy’s left leg taking it completely off.
The last three armor tanks of the Sun Zhang Cadre broke and started to retreat a few seconds later the industrial mechs started to retreat when one of the armor tanks exploded from an AC/5 hit by Corporal Reynoso in his Striker STC-2C.  A lucky shot from a Quasit MilitiaMech was able to finally take down Xenon by way of severing his left leg from the rest of the mech.
The battle was over, and Xenon made an all call to stop pursuit and secure the town for the night.  All in all, the enemy lost six Armor tanks and Thirty-nine industrial mechs and the 4th Skye Guards had completely lost four armor tanks and three mechs one each in both mech lances.  The rest were severally damage.  Well, it is a good thing we are not making any more moves until the rest of the unit shows up in two days since I doubt, we are combat ready over here.  Better call the General and notify him of the costly victory Xenon thought to himself.

Firebase Alpha

The harder the Guards pushed into the base the harder the Cadre and Militia pushed back.  Even though Whiskey was prone due to missing body parts he was still able to shoot his AC10 at the enemy taking off arms from several different enemy mechs.  Yelling at his company to move this way or that pushing the enemy out of their comfort zone in the middle and out into the open.
The Commander of the 12th Sun Zhang Cadre was able to take down a Victor and then a Zeus.  So Devlin decided to push even harder forgetting the other enemy mechs in order to get a good shot on that commander.  Leutnant Gerratanna got there first with her Battlemaster and alpha strike, SRM 6 hit the head of the Atlas and he blacked out.  A Firestarter got in the way of Kreedo which baffled him as he Gauss the Firestarter Right Arm off spinning the mech around causing it to fall flat on its face Kreedo continued to move to the enemy Atlas.  Same thing happen to Leutnant Gerratanna with a Trebuchet that had some chest damage stepping in his way so the Leutnant kicked it and destroyed the AC/5 ammo causing the destruction of the engine which in turn failed its safety measures.  The explosions caused damage to all mechs around it and also killed several down MechWarriors.  Corporal Ann Setien in her Victor rounded the corner behind the General and found a perfect solution for her AC/20 hitting the enemy commander in the left torso destroying the LRM Ammo and killing the mech and the enemy commander.
“General, this is Xenon the city is ours it was costly we lost several mechs and tanks but the city is ours.
“Good, keep the armor there for control and bring the other two mech companies to the firebase.  Their commander just went down so the firebase is almost ours.”
Without a commander the enemy broke and ran out the north gate for freedom.
The next day Sergeant Luya Leyretana was promoted to Staff Sergeant and awarded the order of Katrina Steiner Medal for her acts of bravery and deadly accuracy with 8 killed and 7 crippled mechs.
All the companies were heavily damage, so the General decided to not push the enemy, stop here to wait for the rest of the unit from space.

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Chapter Eleven
Fire Base Alpha
General Devlin’s office
January 16, 3030

Devlin was looking over battle and damage reports when there was a knock on the door.  “Enter”
Leutnant Gerd Willemsen walked into the room and gave the general a sharp salute. “Sir Leutnant Willemsen reporting sir”
“Gerd I didn’t ask for you, at ease take a seat, what’s on your mind Leutnant?”
 Leutnant Willemsen sat down and looked like something was on his mind but was uncomfortable about talking to the General.
“Sir, I just took and passed my training simulation for MechWarrior.”
“So Leutnant you want to be a MechWarrior, you are the best Admin person I have and you want to be a Warrior and have a chance to die sooner.  Why?”
General I might like the job I am doing and I am still willing to do this in-between battles, but I always wanted to be in the battle in the mix of things.  I want to rise through the ranks due to my warrior skills not paper skills.”
“Ok Gerd, keep practicing in the sim and when a mech and spot opens I will have the XO plug you in.
Five days later
The unit was repaired as much as it could in a short five days.  It was time for the unit to continue up the pass through the forest, a trap might be there but the 4th will prevail, thought the General
“Xenon this is Devlin get the unit ready that are here and let’s move out.” General Devlin announced through the comm.
“Roger the unit is ready and anxious for a fight.” Xenon said.

Next day

8 Mech Companies of the 4th Skye Guards marched up the highway that joined Firebase Alpha with the Town called Ryugudai which by the way happens to be the gate way to the Kamae Bridge a bridge that is 10 miles long and the only way ground vehicles can cross into the next continent.  General Devlin knew he could just load up on the DropShips and drop on top of the Capital, but in doing so he would leave countless companies of the enemy to go into hiding and start guerilla actions.  The best way to prevent that? Destroy the enemy while marching to the Capital. 
If there was a trap this is where Devlin would spring it about a mile to the north lays the open sea.  The forest was only about 300 yards to the south, something about the forest did not feel right thought Devlin.
Devlin turned flip the battle-net and said “Guards watch the forest if there is a trap it wou…”
Right then a bunch of Harvester Ant industrial mechs jumped out of the forest and started attacking the column.
“… never mind outside columns turn and protect the middle!” 
Six Harvester Ants actually rushed the end of the column to try and hit the guards in the back.  Unfortunately for those Ants, an Atlas and Banshee was bringing up the rear destroying the six ants.  Hauptmann Broadberry came across the unit net.
“Scratch 6 ants the WolfPack got your back.”
“Thanks for having our backs WolfPack” General Devlin replied as he took out an Ant himself with a large laser to its head.  The mech beside General Devlin went down from a lucky shot to the head by one of the cadre’s Griffin.  Fortunately, Devlin saw the ejection system activated and watch Dohon fly to safety.
The sensors lit up like a Christmas tree and when Devlin looked out his cockpit it looked like hundreds of Ants and Lumberjacks were attacking but the radar showed only 85 enemy mechs including those from the Cadre and Militia.  Most of them were coming out of the tree line to the south.
“Guards, form up a firing line on the south side of the highway let’s take these bastards before they cause any more damage.  WolfPack protect our backsides there are still a few to the north.” Devlin ordered.
The enemy mechs just kept coming and Devlin notices his expendable ammo is getting low, “Guards check your ammo sound off and pair off if your ammo is getting low.” Devlin said. 
As the enemies mechs keep falling Devlin orders the unit to move out towards the forest he looks at the battle computer over 40 enemy mechs down only 4 of the Guards units had been incapacitated, yet the enemy kept coming.  This has to stop what is making these guys in industrial mechs to just throw their lives away.
As the Guards made their push into the main group, an Enforcer from the Kessel militia was able to get a AC/10 shot that took off the head of a Ostroc fortunately Corporal Blair MacTavish was able to eject safely.
Valery Efroimson in a Victor was able to move to the Enforcer that just took out her buddy “don’t worry this Enforcer is dead” and then she kicked it in the right torso destroying the ammo and the mech with it.  The pilot of the Enforcer was thrown from the mech instantly dead and then the ammo explosion was so massive it damaged two mechs and killed Corporal Bair MacTavish.  Valery was stun her buddy was dead and technically it was her fault.
General Devlin set his sight on a Lumberjack he fired his Gauss and took out the left arm then he fired his PPC and took out the Lumberjack’s right leg, then he fired his LRM 20 all 20 missiles hit all of them in the center torso causing the mech to fall and blow up.  Then Devlin had the radar lock warning coming from his right side when he looked over his shoulder only to see 5 medium lasers hitting his right arm, shoulder, and torso.  It was the first real solid hit on General Devlin and so not much damage was done to his Atlas.  Staff Sergeant Hoyt Rostad saw this and fired his AC/10 from his UrbanMech making a deep hole into the left torso causing the hunchback to topple onto its back.  Finally General Devlin got some Intel about where the commander of the enemy was located.  Luckily, he was in range and committed to an Alpha Strike killing the commander. Seeing their commander destroyed burnt to a crisp hanging halfway out of the mech since the top of the cockpit was destroyed, the rest of the enemy units scattered and ran.

Kessel Battlefield MOB—Mobile Operation Base
January 25, 3030
0530 GST

General Devlin sat back in the chair and looked at the office in this moving MOB construct, the MOB was a modify version of the familiar MFB(mobile field base), just bigger, when on the move it formed a caravan of 40 individual vehicles that carried 300 tons of equipment each along with 40 transport trucks with ammo. When in a stationary mode the 40 vehicles combine making a mech hanger of sorts so that the techs can work on any equipment without being in the elements. That is where the General was at now in the makeshift office of the chief technician sending a message back to the dropship Thunder of Skye they in turn will send it in a packet to the HPG to send back home. He loved being in service for his nation and being an important part of it, but at the cost of not seeing his loved ones tugged at his heart every day.
It has almost been 10 days since the 4th’s last push into enemy territory, patrols show no unusual sightings, almost like there was not a war going on. That is fine, Devlin thought as he looked out at an Atlas getting its arm replaced. He was deep in thought when the door slammed open, shocking him and the new person that rolled in as Devlin jumped up with hand on his holster that carried his vintage colt 45.
“Holy shit!!! Sorry general you startle me, I was unaware that you were in my office” exclaimed Sergeant Major Alanna Wyse.
“No worries it’s my fault this is your office you are the chief tech I was just looking for a quite spot for a second, I am over it. How are the repairs going?”
“Sir, everything is going good most of the mechs are bandage up some are short on ammo but a supply convoy just showed up so we are loading now.” She said as she moved a long black lock of hair from her face that had fallen out of her bun.
“Good because we are making a push around noon into the city” with that the general walked out of the office and into the bay full of an oil and grease smell.

Excerpt of communication between General Devlin and Hauptmann Dehmel commander of the 2nd Armor Company located south of the MOB.
“Ok Jack, you have the green light to go in and take care of those units that have cornered themselves into a tight spot. You have operational command of your company and of the 3rd Armor Company, it has been noted in the log.”
“Yes, sir I will notify you when it is done.” With that the line went dead.


Kessel
Battlefield
Devlin’s Atlas
January 25, 3030
0830 GST

Devlin looked out at the coming battle and saw that there was a problem, mountains. There were only two passes into the city of Ryugudai he hated splitting up the companies but a need for jump mechs had overridden the need to stay in formation.
“Guards, Devlin I want all my victors to go left straight north and go over that mountain and then swing back and hit them from behind. Hauptmann Weir ‘Deagin’ take the other 5 Victors and make it happen”
“Roger that” Deagin said
“The rest of the jump capable mechs take the middle mountain and provide fire support for the heavies.” Devlin said.
“All assault mechs with me through the north passage and the heavy and non-jump mediums go through the Northwest Passage and let’s hit them hard. Remember this is a major city with a port of call that should have some much-needed supplies so try not to destroy the city.”
“Yes Sir!” was the reply from the guard, all at once….
****

200 miles south of Ryugudai City

“Hauptmann Luna this is Jack we are a go for the attack take your company and hit the enemy from the left I will take the right, your my XO for this operation let’s make the General proud”
“Roger that, going left see you on the other side” Hauptmann Luna said.
As the two companies of Armor rolled into target range of the nearly destroyed enemy they fired a volley of missiles, armor piercing rounds, and lasers into the oncoming enemy doing serious damage to the enemy mechs but not destroying any of them.
“Keep it up guys, we need to wipe them off the face of this planet!!” Jack said over the net.
After a few more rounds of fire Jack notice that the enemy was breaking, one by one the industrial freak mechs with weapons fell, first it was a lumberjack then the von Luckner tank blew up. Shortly after that another lumberjack exploded falling on top of a carbine construction mech smashing it to pieces. This battle will be over in about an hour thought Jack.

Just outside Ryugudai City

The move was on but no one was firing, whoever the commander was in the city he was showing great control over his men and discipline, no one had come out of the city, they were all waiting to fire at the two choke points Devlin thought. He then saw that there was some kind of slick liquid on the road.
“Guards they have treated the roads slow down and be careful” he announced.
It was too late because a Grand Dragoon slipped and fell hitting the side just right to cause an ammo explosion, luckily corporal Lyons got out of the mech safely. If that wasn’t bad enough Hauptmann Lepine slipped as well destroying the mech.
“Guards Slow the F down or all of us will be dead before one shot is fired!!” yelled the General.
Devlin has never been one to fight a war in an office, he was the third mech that went through the choke point his radar flared up as targets of opportunity
lit up his board. Taking careful aim, he fired his PPC and Gauss into a Harvester ripping it into two along with the pilot. The Zeus next to Kreedo fired most of her weapons at a Grommet D90 that was sitting in a 3-story building as the building crumbled around the mech crushing it and the pilot with it. At the same time an enemy locust which was way too close to the Guards for some reason tried to run only to find the foot of another Atlas crushing it like a bug.
“YeeeHaaa I love squashing little bugs” Corporal StirZacre said. “Oh, and great shooting there Zhao, I am sure the cost of that building will come out of your paycheck”
“Shut up Stir or the next building will be on you” Corporal Sung-ah Zhao said
“Congrats on your first kill Zhao now cut the chatter and try not to destroy any more buildings.” General Devlin said
****
200 miles south of Ryugudai City

Hauptmann Jack Dehmel was dripping with sweat not because his tank was hot but just from the excitement of destroying the enemy without any mechs help. He looked at his board all the enemy on left was destroyed, there was not that many there to begin with that is why he sent the 3rd Armor Company over there.
“Luna, Jack good job over there now move this way, there is another Von Luckner on the hill that is causing us problems and most of the enemy ran into the town.” Jack said
“Roger, moving your way’
With that, one of his AC/2 Carrier was destroyed by a volley from that same Luckner tank. Fortunately, though just before it was destroyed the Carrier took out couple of QuasitMilitia enemy mechs along with a militia Bruke defense tank. Then another AC/2 Carrier got in range, fired and destroyed that tank on the hill.
“GO GO GO into the town and weed them out!!” Jack said in an attempt to light the fire under the butt of all the guys in his command.
Several more Quasit mechs went down and Jack breathed a sigh of relieve when the last enemy mech went down by way of a PPC shot from a Manticore Heavy Tank. Time to call the General, thought Jack, with the good news.

Ryugudai City

As the 4th Skye Guards pushed in from the choke points many of the mechs were damage but none destroyed, yet. Three mechs Devlin saw were crippled with missing legs, they had powered down in hopes to save their mechs for another day. The fighting was heavy in the Southside of the city, of course that was where he was at, right in the middle of it. One of his mechs in front of him, an Excalibur just got decapitated by an AC20 to the head from one of the few real mechs out on the field, a hunchback, must be a militia mech thought Devlin. A scavenger mech came into view and Devlin fired his PPC and his last Gauss shot into it destroying it, the scavenger got some lucky shots off though and Devlin’s mech told him as much when he lost a heat sink and most of his armor in his leg. A Copper SecurityMech fired all of its weapons and hit 100% on Devlin’s arm destroying his PPC and all the armor. With the heat building and Devlin sweat was dripping down his face he re-focus his aim fired his SRM, and two medium pulse laser destroying the same Copper SecurityMech that just damage him.
“Nice shooting general” Corporal Bertrand MacWilliams said as he himself fired his two large lasers at an Enforcer mech destroying it.
Devlin saw that the pilot from the Excalibur was still alive and called in the medvac VTOL.

Leutnant Russell Hill always wanted to be in battle creating glory for him and his family name. Along with his brother they joined at the same time and so happen to be assigned to the same unit out of training, the 4th Skye Guards. Now they found themselves on a Kurita planet in the middle of a war, but he was bored. Why was he bored? He was a pilot of a VTOL Medvac hovering 2 klicks from the actual fighting he was in Squad One of the Rescue wing and his brother was in another VTOL as a gunner/medtech. Russell was nodding off when the call came in.
“Medvac, Devlin here, we have a 4th warrior at grid 1421 he is alive and moving, be advise he is right in the middle of battle, there are also several enemy pilots down if we can capture them that would be a plus.”
“Roger that sir I will have my Squads penetrate the AOR in 5 mic.” Hauptmann Ana Jayakar commander of the rescue wing said.
“Ok guys you heard the man let’s go do our jobs, fly low and fast watch the mountains and the stray laser, pick them up fast and hard.” Ana announced.
Russell called out to the back for Joakim his gunner/medtech to strap in because it was going to get rough. Now this was more liked it as Russell moved side to side flying through the small valley in-between the mountain, maybe today won’t be so boring he thought. He saw the flare for pick up rushed down landed as soon as Joakim gave him the signal to take off he did. Another Medvac, callsign med 2, had just picked up the other 4th pilot that had tripped the mech’s feet and destroyed it without the enemy hitting him, that pilot was a Hauptmann no less.
“Med 3 has picked up Leutnant Kiptoo, health report is laceration to head, sprain leg, broken arm but stable. Headed back to safe zone” Russell announced of the Rescue channel.
“Command this is Med 5 we are taking fire they are shooting at us on purpose please be ……………………..” the line went dead.
Shit thought Russell if the enemy is shooting at VTOL with the universal medvac symbol on it then they have lost their mind or their eyesight. As he took off and started to fly away another transmission of yet another VTOL being targeted and shot down. Then Machine gun fire hit his VTOL as the instruments went crazy, he struggled to maintain the integrity of his ship. After he was successful, he called out across the net.
“Med 3 was hit by machine gun fire we survived, passenger is safe we have cleared the AOR and will be there in 5 mic”
“Roger that as soon as you land we will patch up the holes so that you can go in again.”
Great thought Russell it went from a boring day to a day of let’s try to commit suicide by way of flying into a gun fire.
****
“General Devlin, this is Hauptmann Dehmel we have secured the Southside of the Green life forest all enemy mechs and tanks destroyed.”
“Roger that Jack meet up with us at the rendezvous two days from now.” Devlin said.
Xenon commander of the 2nd Battalion broke free of the combat line on the far-right side. He ordered the other four mechs that was with him to follow and rush the right flank. He cleared a path by taken down a Harvester and LoaderMech. On the other side of the battle Deagin with his makeshift force of Victors slowly pushed inward creating a vice that Devlin knew would soon pop.
The modify industrial mechs were falling like flies even though they put up a good fight it was just impossible to win once the full force of the guards cleared the two passes and spread out in the city. The key for Devlin he thought was not letting any of them escape, anything else and he would not classify it as a victory. Devlin was thinking on this, a volley of LRMs hit his mech with one arm gone both legs in the red for armor and the other arm with no armor he knew that he had to be careful or lose his mech to the enemy. The enemy was getting desperate they knew their time of fighting was almost over the question was would they give up or make a run for it.
The answer was they were going to make a run for it, a core group of militia mechs were still alive, they gathered up as many industrial mechs that could be mustard and made a push on the right side of the combat line. With lucky shots to the head by an hunchback and harvester they took out an Ostsol and Wolverine creating the hole they needed to escape.
“Stand down Guards we have a lot of damage to fix before we can pursue but at least we have another town liberated for the Lyran Commonwealth.”
****

Kessel
Battlefield
Scenic Hill overlooking the Kamae Bridge
January 27, 3030
0330 GST

Devlin looked through his military issued Rangerfinder Binoculars at the bridge and how the enemy was deploying, using the night vision feature, he noticed that the enemy was splitting up on several ‘islands’. What was the commander over there thinking? Devlin thought, it is hard not to get cocky when the enemy command decisions have been horrible. Why are they always spread out and unorganized?  He supposed that it has worked out for the best since the 4th is kicking butt. Even with all the success the 4th Skye Guards have had on this planet Devlin was worried about the upcoming battle. With a major storm system sitting on top of the Guards Headquarters none of the aerospace fighters nor the DropShips can take off. The Kamae Bridge was the only option, this bridge stretched over ten miles long and connects about ten smaller islands. This is where crossing the bridge is the most dangerous because being bottleneck trying to get off the bridge on an island with the enemy mechs hidden in the tree line could be deadly.

Kessel Militia HQ
Hotel Dragon Penthouse
City of Shimonogo

Tai-i Massato Ito was drunk, and he did not care, he was not even sure if he wanted to live anymore. Prior to the Steiner bastard’s invasion, he had a great life, he was the big dog in this region of Kessel he had made a lot of money on the side using his status of a Tai-i, now it is all gone. As he was thinking on this, the vidfone came alive, great as he looked at the caller id its Tai-sa Schifferer the commander of all the militia.
“Hail the infamous leader” Massato said as he tried to stand up “what does his majesty require from me.”

The leader of the planetary militia looked down at the drunk with disgust, “So this is why the Steiner scum has not been eradicated, because a drunk is in charged over there.”
“No, we are losing because you won’t give me all the troops I required.” Massato said as he burped.
“You don’t dictate to me what you think you need; you are the reason why we have lost as much as we have. You are relieved of duty and will…” just then Massato put his laser pistol to his head and ended his life. “…huh” said Schifferer and the screen went black.
Tai-i Janina Nejedly was cleaning her pistol for the fourth time when she heard the discharge of a laser pistol in the next room. Great she thought the stupid drunk probably shot a hole in his bed as she walked into the room, she saw the blood and brain matter all over the wall, well she thought at least she won’t have to listen to him throwing up the next morning. Then her phone started to ring.
“This is Nejedly”
“Yes, Tai-i this is Tai-sa Schifferer you will oversee the bridge defense now defend it, force them to move their troops in dropships.”
“Yes, sir I will.” Janina said, damn it she thought the night went from boring, to promising and now to impossible.

Battlefield
Scenic Hill overlooking the Kamae Bridge

“Xenon, Devlin order the 6th and 5th over the bridge and have the 1st and 2nd on standby in case we need them.”
“Roger Commander, I will inform the company commanders” Xenon said.
As the unit moved out Hauptmann Greymane went over the net to talk to the other company commander Hauptmann Milde.
“Blis, this is Whiskey hey I will take the north bridge meet you on the other side, bet I will get there before you.”
“Whiskey, I doubt you can walk on the bridge without falling off, the bet is on, and you will lose Blis out.”
As the 6th Company arrived at the second island to the north, Hauptmann Greymane ordered his unit to spread out as fast as they could once off the bridge and rush the enemy’s firing line. Corporal Bishop piloting his Awesome fired all 3 PPCs at the first enemy he saw, a Demolitionmech which was destroyed with a hit to the head. 5th Company reached their target island to the south Hauptmann Milde ordered his unit to engage. Then something unexpected happen all the enemy mechs turned and ran.
“Actual, Blis sir the enemy has turned and ran. I think we have won the battle already; we are pursuing.” Hauptmann Milde said
“Actual, Whiskey we are seeing the same thing all mechs are running.” Blurted Hauptmann Greymane.
“Roger that guys, move with caution there is something more to it, I am ordering the 1st and 2nd unto the bridge for support.” Devlin announced.

Battlefield
Kamae Bridge Kessel Militia

Tai-i Janina Nejedly was pissed as she flew over the battlefield, she saw how messed up, dysfunctional, and spread out her troops were. Damn it she thought well at least the old commander killed himself. As the VTOL landed, she darted across the field and into her Grand Dragon.
“All Kessel Militia and all resistance fighters pull back I repeat pull back consolidate at sector 7515 and 7545 Now!!! I am in command now obey or die”

Battlefield
Scenic Hill overlooking the Kamae Bridge

Devlin was not liking what he was seeing, just a minute ago he saw a VTOL come screaming to the back of the battlefield then the whole dynamic changed, all the enemy mechs turned tailed and ran while the other mechs on the far side of the bridge moved up by sprinting. If Devlin hazard a guess a new commander had taken control of the enemy. One that may prove to bloody the 4th Skye Guards nose.

Kamae Bridge
2 km marker

The enemy stop running at least thought Hauptmann Greymane but now the 5th and 6th companies are bogged down into a shooting match, with all the militia
mechs bunched up, and his bottlenecked on the bridge this might take a while. Then on the horizon Ulric saw 6 little dots at the same time the battle computer ping them as enemy aerospace.
“Guards, incoming Aerospace watch your topside” Ulric announce on the all guard net.
As Greymane said that he put his targeting sight on a locust and blasted it hell. Damn bugs he thought.
Slowly the 4th Skye Guards 6th Company was taking down the industrial mechs that were dug in on the north island. The 5th Company on the south side was having some trouble. None of the militia mech had succumb to the might of the 4th Skye Guards yet and three of the Guards were in a prone position one was on the bridge blocking that side. Devlin had the 1st and 2nd companies move in to support the 5th on the south side and then took his lance onto the bridge to engage the enemy.
The wind was picking up and with all the mechs on the bridge was causing it to sway slightly. Hauptman Ring commander of the 1st Company called out to his guys
“Pathfinders!! Get off this bridge ASAP I want an end around blitz on the enemy firing line, GO GO GO” Hauptman Ring announced. At the same time Hauptmann Lepine was trying not to skid off the bridge in his new Excalibur like a couple of his guys already had, with the bridge being at a height of 4 measures and the water deep enough to fully cover a mech he did not want to lose another mech due to pilot error. As the Aerospace fighters strafe the 4th that were stuck on the bridge an Ostroc at the back of the group fired his three large lasers at one of the centurion Aerospace fighter, two of the lasers were direct hits on the wings and the other one bounced off the cockpit sending the fighter in a spiral path downward hitting one of the support beams for the bridge causing the plane to explode. A Kessel Militia Longbow started launching everything he had at Leutnant Punj’s Awesome she went from a pristine mech to one with yellow alerts blaring at her, the force of having 35 of 40 lrms hit caused her mech to fall over. As the Awesome fell it tripped a Panther that was on the move causing it to fall off the bridge, Sergeant Wayman screamed as she fell off the bridge. Fortunately, her training kicked in and she activated her panther’s jump jets allowing the mech to fly up and land back onto the safety of the bridge. At the same time, she fired her large laser and SRM 4 wildly at the enemy killing a MechWarrior who had just escaped from their down mech. By now the North Island had been cleared of all industrial mechs so Hauptmann Greymane order all jump capable mechs over to the South Island to lend an assist, he had hoped that they could get
behind the enemy firing line and cause a crossfire event. The militia’s longbow was still causing problems downing three mechs none of the 4th’s mechs were destroyed but being prone on a bridge was just as bad. Corporal Chandiramani in a Victor took aim with his AC20 and destroyed the head of the Longbow that was being a pain in the ass. The Corporal had little time to celebrate because shortly after he killed the longbow his mech was down and destroyed by a militia Grand Dragon AC5 to the Victor’s head destroying it.

Battlefield
Kamae Bridge
Kessel Militia

Tai-i Janina Nejedly knew this was going to happen there was just too many Steiners here, how did command think we could stop them with such few resources was beyond her pay grade. She only six real mechs left and the enemy still had four companies it was a no brainer.
“Militia pull back retreat make haste” she said over her battle net.

Kamae Bridge
4 km marker

The 4th Skye Guards won another battle but at a high cost, while no warriors died five mechs are being scraped, twenty mechs are at cripple status. The City of Shimonogo was about two miles away but they are defenseless since everyone that was part of the militia left and went to Nobeji a town about 100 miles south. As much as Devlin hated sitting around the unit needed some down time. Once the armor units catch up he will send them ahead to secure the path to the capital. The militia did not destroy anything on their way out so the penthouse on top of the Dragon Hotel was now the new temp HQ for Devlin at least it had a link to the HPG. He was finally able to give a complete live report to his benefactor Nondi Steiner
“…so General that is how the 4th Skye Guards are doing.” Devlin said finishing up a long and thoughtful report.
“Good General Devlin I am glad that my faith in you has not ended up in disappointment. The 1st, 4th, 10th, 17th, 22nd, and 25th Skye Rangers are all engaged in battles of their own keeping all personnel from the Skye region busy if there is anything you need just let me know.” General Steiner said
“Yes, Ma’am” Devlin said
“Oh, speaking of support, you will be having a special delivery coming your way. In fact, it should arrive any day now. I have attached the message from the owner of the cargo. You got some pretty good friends General have fun with the cargo, Steiner out” and with that the screen went black for a moment and then it was replaced with the Freedom Federation symbol, and on the far right bottom hand screen a rotating shield that was blue red and gold strips and a white star on a blue background, it was then replaced with a familiar face.
“Hey Devlin, I was in-between planet invasions and I thought about you. My cousin finally put out the first of many mechs from his factory. This first line is an ultra-assault mech, in fact as a show of good faith and the first installment of payback that my country needs to give to the Steiners I have sent four of these bad boys along with spare parts to you, each one is worth 48 million C-bills so use them but try not to destroy them. Talk to you soon Chappy out”
Mmmm thought Devlin, General Chapman gave him another gift first it was coffee now it’s mechs.  Just then a loud boom sounded overhead with a overlord dropship screaming down about a mile or two away from the city.




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« Reply #96 on: 27 February 2023, 09:18:17 »
Two miles from Hotel Dragon Penthouse
Temp HQ 4th Skye Guards
City of Shimonogo

Devlin watched from his cockpit ready for a trap, as the bay doors to the Overlord open. What came out of the dropship was what Chappy had said would, four mechs, what Chappy did not explain thought Devlin was what Ultra-Assault Mech meant. As these four mechs walked past Devlin he never felt so small which saying that in an Atlas is just plain stupid. Devlin scanned the mechs technical data that was sent to him, 200-ton mech, damn who in their right mind would build a 200 ton mech he thought. Along with the 200 tons the mech came with two Gauss Rifles, two AC/20, LRM 15, four medium lasers, and AMS the enemy is either going to shit their pants in fear or throw every weapon they have to take down these mechs.
“Devlin, Xenon dude your friend be craaaazy to build mechs like this, but he gave us four they could make for a good Steiner scouting lance hehe.”
“Just for that Xenon you will be the first pilot to play in this mech”
“Damn” was all Xenon could say.

Four days later

The majority of the MechWarriors where standing tall in formation with General Devlin talking about honor and duty, this was an awards ceremony to Hauptmann Ring it was kind of silly to be doing this in the middle of an invasion but he understood that it is a morale booster also. Ring shook himself internally and focused back on what his boss was saying.
“…with that said the Dragon Slayer Medal has been awarded to those that have shown exceptional aiming ability against the Kurita military might. These individuals have over ten kills in the first month of fighting they are
Leutnant General Edward Devlin for twenty-one kills Hauptmann Joshua Ring for sixteen kills Hauptmann Nicholas Robel ‘Xenon’ for twelve kills Hauptmann Ulric Greymane for twelve kills First Leutnant Philippe Cabaos for ten kills Staff Sergeant Luya Leyretana for ten kills Corporal Evon Roberts for ten kills
Also, for service that showed exceptional valor while engaged in military combat operations against an enemy force. For their Valor, heroism and achievement to overcome the enemy fire while on a bridge during Operation Bushwhacker these following individuals displayed the highest degree of professionalism, sound judgement, and technical and tactical competence during extremely critical time under fire. Their exceptional performance combined with their untiring pursuit were major factors in the 4th Skye Guards ability to accomplish their objective. Through their distinctive accomplishments they reflect great credit upon themselves and the 4th Skye Guards/Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces.
The Honor of Skye is awarded to
Hauptmann Eugen Broadberry and Leutnant Vera Stanton


NNN (Niles News Network)
February 1st 3030
General Chapman Just announced that a new Charter and Constitution has been created and ratified by members of the Planetary Congress. The New Freedom Federation nation will have a fully functioning government by the end of March.  Rumor is that our own Malik Henry will be named as intern President.  This is a glorious time in our planet’s history.

INN (Interstellar News Network) Report Release
February 1st 3030
Today the Federated Suns News Service just reported that the Freedom Federation has just ratified a new Charter and a Constitution.
INN sees this as a ploy to cover up the unprovoked attacks from several mercenary groups in league with the First Prince of Federated Suns.

VotD (Voice of the Dragon)
February 1st 3030
Today the rogue mercenaries that has attacked our great nation with no honor, has declared themselves a nation.  Everyone in the Combine knows that they are just the lackey dogs of the despicable Fox.

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« Reply #97 on: 27 February 2023, 09:19:21 »
Sorry
the chapter was too long for a single post had to split the chapter into two post.

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Re: Chappy's Howling Siegers--battles based off of MekHQ/MegaMek
« Reply #98 on: 28 February 2023, 13:13:41 »
No worries, many fan stories sometimes do that.
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« Reply #99 on: 28 February 2023, 19:21:44 »
Agreed!  Limits on posts are really not optimal in so many ways... Readers can skip easily, so why limit what writers can post? ???

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Chapter Twelve
DropShip
Bounty of Blood
Inbound Alegro
Operation Enduring Freedom
19 February 3030
06:25 GST

A month and a half of traveling and it all boils down to this, if they can win the space battle with no damage to the Dropships then the planet will be theirs in a matter of weeks.  Because the ground forces are weak, not weak in mind or spirit just weak because there is not a lot of firepower on the ground according to the Intel report.  With the battleship running the show the space battle that was about to start should be easy (in the mind of the colonel) as long as the enemy does not get lucky.  Even though Colonel Sanzgiri was the overall commander of the invasion.  The Commander of Vengeance of Sherry was given complete authority in this battle, in fact all unit members of the ground force were in their sealed cockpits or suits in case the dropship that they were assigned broke apart.  So, the colonel had to rely on comms to keep him updated.  The plan was simple the fleet deployed in a V formation with DropShuttles in front the assault shuttles in a V formation right behind them.  Then the Vengeance and then the dropships followed behind the battleship.  As the fleet got closer to the enemy, the squadron of heavy fighters called Aces and Bases launched and attacked with the DropShuttles and assault ships lending cover.  At the same time the battleship went to full thrust, the advantage that Vengeance had was its range.  When she came into range of the space station the guns on the battleship ignored all other enemy ships and just did a non-stop barrage of laser and AC fire while still moving in closer and closer.  Meanwhile the rest of the fleet was weaving in and out of the enemy’s fighters, slowly the advantage in numbers leans towards the Renegades as Outworld Alliance fighters slowly were destroyed.  Then the first wave off assault shuttles rushed the space station with the intention of dropping the space marines off in hopes of taking over the now slightly damage station.  “One more salvo on the station weapons and then we will cease and focus on the fighters while the marines’ board!” Commander Silerio said.  “Roger commander focusing fire on port side by the docks” Commander Madhabi the weapons officer on deck said.  At that moment four beams of laser and 5 AC cannons shot out towards the station. Either it was a mistake to fire all those weapons or just a few lucky shots what ever happen, it was totally unpredictable, but Silerio would realize her mistake later was ordering that last salvo.  The mistake was just taking fruit in the viewpoint as Commander Silerio watch in horror as the battle station started to break up and explode into smaller pieces.  Pieces in which flew across space to unexpected Assault shuttles most of them could weather the storm of debris, but several were damage and three were destroyed along with the several lances of space marines.  With the destruction of their battle station what remained of the enemy’s squadrons retreated into the atmosphere of the planet to fight another day.
The colonel slammed his fist into his seat, he wanted that space station intact so that operations could be run from there.  Well, that is fine all his dropships survived so he can still accomplish his mission in a few weeks, but that blonde was going to get a piece of his mind…after a few fingers of whiskey that is.

DropShip
Bounty of Blood
Inbound Alegro
Operation Enduring Freedom
19 February 3030
08:21GST

Even though the Colonel was furious about losing the Battle Station he still had a job to complete, as the dropships started to make their way to the planet surface, he recalled the battle plan.  He had six dropships all various sizes.  Each one had a set zone that they were to land and establish a mobile base, if all goes well then, the dropships will make a kind of circle around the capital at about 200 miles.  Then the forces will push in and crush the militia, such as it is, Colonel thought.  The planets defenses composed mostly of infantry with just a company of mechs and fighters.  On the BattleNet he could hear the fighting going on outside of the dropship, enemy fighters swarming the dropships and assault ships.  Helpless in his cockpit the colonel could only listen to the battle, the ebb and flow of men dying, of men screaming of joy at a quick victory in a dog fight, or of men screaming as they slowly burn alive when their ship is hit.  Every time one of their own was destroyed he took a shot of whiskey honoring their sacrifice, or so he told himself.  The DropShip itself seemed to be taken on damage, it was one of the roughest rides down the gravity well he had experience, especially when he kept spilling his drink. The alarm sounded for a hard landing and then not more than 10 seconds later he felt the jolt from his feet to his head, and the wetness from his spilt whiskey on his chest from that open container that he just took a swig out of.  The alarms went off a second time for the Bay doors opening sunlight started to shine in making it at that moment impossible to see outside but with the chatter on the Battle Net the Colonel new the enemy was near.  “Command Company, and 10th Armor get out the door and head north, 11th and 12th Armor form a protective perimeter around the Bounty and infantry try to cause as much mischief as possible. GOGOGO” the Colonel announced.  It was always an amazing sight to see all the mechs and tanks move out of a dropship looking from the inside out the Colonel could only imagine what the enemy commander was thinking about how the same scene looked on his end.
As the Colonel passed the relative safety of the hanger bay and into the chaos of battle, he took a second to look at his command board.  Radar from the fighters and dropship showed most of the militia ground troops up north in the hills and their medium tanks in the town.  The plan was going great with all the dropships splitting into six different zones it forced the militia to split up to cover the landings.  Within minutes the six medium tanks were burning, seven more militia fighters were broken and burning, and what was left of the troops disappeared with no fight left in them.  The same thing was happening all over the planet, with no real force to protect them the militia just fell apart or withdrew with light losses hoping to meet up with other units for a bigger stronger defense against the Renegades.  After the first day of battles the Duncan Renegades did suffer losses but most where during the entry of the planets gravity well so the Colonel thought it was a smashing success.
Colonel Sanzgiri set up a temporary Command headquarters in a half-destroyed city hall only because he hated being in a dropship, he always felt trap and it was also harder to drink on a small, closed ship.  As he sat in the former mayor chair the Colonel took another gulp of the ex-mayor whiskey, it was very fortunate that he had some in the office since Colonel Sanzgiri ran out during the battle.  In two days the six battle units will start marching toward the capital if all goes well the planet will be his at the end of the week.

Fields of Flowers
Outside Capital of Alegro
Operation Enduring Freedom
24 February 3030
10:44 GST

Colonel Sanzgiri was marching his unit through a field of flowers just east of the small capital, hopefully the enemy will give up the planet after this battle especially when he breaks the only mech unit they have.  His unit was just coming over the hill and an unexpected obstacle a field of mud appeared.  The mechs that were jump capable easily bypassed the mud but him and eight other mechs were stuck.  Timing was everything so he called out, “Strike Lance move forward the rest of us will be right behind you as soon as we walk through this crap” the Colonel announced.  “Roger Colonel we will try to save you some” Captain Whearty said.
As the Captain survey the battlefield he saw the weak points and hard points of the enemy with most of the force stuck in the mud he was not sure about pushing into the capital.  Even though the militia should be easy one should never take that for granted.
“Lance concentrate fire on that raven in sector 2415, we need to get rid of the ECM” he said.  After a couple of attempts to take the Raven down other enemy mechs noticed and came to the rescue of the embattle raven.  “Lance fire at will all best targets let’s stay alive till the rest of the company shows up” Captain Whearty said.  As Captain Whearty watched as another lance turned their attention to him he went on to the Company Battle net. “Actual, Striker we need artillery support in sectors 2514 thru 3214 urgent!”  “Roger Striker Bombs in bound artily about 20 min out.” First Lietenant Phong announced from Fire Base Alpha.  Captain swapped back to the lance freq “lance hold this fire line air and shells coming soon.”  Three clicks came across the radio acknowledging the order. 
As the four thunderbirds flew across the field of battle they dove and dropped 10 HE bombs each on the enemy mechs with most of them hitting on target.  As the fighters went around for another pass the captain and his team fired all weapons into the enemies’ firing line, destroying three mechs.  Just then two PPC lashed out from the enemy taking out the head and killing Command Sergeant Handi Baykurt in his Champion.  No time to morn his command sergeant as the enemy started to push harder when all of sudden the Captain heard several big booms behind them and then heard the massive Artillery shells fly overhead.
The speakers in Captains ears crackled to life “Striker, Command we are here right behind you and coming up fast, looks like you saved us some metal, thanks” Colonel Sanzgiri said
 “you guys are a welcome sight, command, we soften them up they are all yours” Captain announced.
Shortly after that the militia line started to break, the colonel thought time to push “All units push destroy all enemy forces now.”
As soon as the militia fire line broke another one formed up just south of the original one and destroyed Captain Whearty’ s Rifleman at the same time a militia Archer downed one of the Thunderbirds Aeroplanes luckily both pilots made it.
A pocket Titan was giving the unit a hard time by destroying a wasp and coring out a Warhammer so the Colonel placed a target over its head and announced to kill it.  Five seconds later the head pops off due to a Black Knight’s medium laser.  “Good job Private Burnard” the Colonel’s fire line edge closer to the city it was evident that the city was going to fall, by now half the infantry for the militia was dead or ran away and only 4 militia mechs were left that could put up any resistance.  So, he went across a general radio freq and asked for the militia and the government surrender.  With no hope of salvation what was left of the militia laid down their arms and surrendered.  The government was quick to follow with an act of mass suicide in the court chambers of the top military and government officials.  The planet was officially their now, it only took around 5 days to accomplish this. After about two weeks of repair, RR, and getting a militia set up to rule the planet until a proper government can be set up their next planet for invasion was Dindatari.  Until then the Colonel got out his flask and drank some whiskey.

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Chapter Thirteen
Kessel Hotel Dragon Penthouse
Temp HQ 4th Skye Guards
City of Shimonogo
March 3, 3030
0030 GST

General Devlin laid in bed but could not sleep he was restless with numbers and reports constantly going through his mind. O-Dark-30 and wide awake, well might as well get up and do some work he thought to himself. As he got up his bones crackled and pop, reminding him that he was not getting any younger. General Devlin picked up his pad and went to the balcony for some light reading…The Intel report on 12th Sun Zhang Cadre. It has been a little over a week since the last battle, which was for the bridge, and now it looks like if several Cadre companies are on the move again. Devlin thought back to his academy days and remembered how those guys felt…well the ones that lost all the time in Sims, these Sun Zhang guys morale must be on the verge of breaking the general thought. How he thought, how was he going to take advantage of this. He then pulled up the Maintenance report for his Guards and slowly looked at the numbers.

Hauptmann Joshua Ring downed another whiskey as the cheers went up, he thought who knew, that the snakes would have an Irish pub. As he slammed his shot glass down, he yelled out.
“1st Battalion here’s to the 2nd and 3rd and the battle they have won. Here’s to the 4th Skye Guards colors the colors that never run.”
Hauptmann Ulric Greymane and Hauptmann Eugen Broadberry both looked at Ring and then looked at the twelve shot class in front of him and started to bang on the table. They both took their shot class and downed theirs saying a similar toast.
Joshua looked at the two his head was slowly starting to spin and said.
“Ulric, Eugen succumb to the liquor you know the 1st Battalion always wins”
“No never Joshua” said Ulric, “they don’t call me Whiskey for my health” he said as he picked up the shot of whiskey number thirteen.

“Here’s to the soldier who fights and loves, may he never lack for either” and downed his drink. The other two cheered and repeated the toast and took their shot, which is when Eugen slipped off his seat and passed out on the floor. Everyone at the pub inside and out started to chant.
The three Battalion commanders just shook their heads and turned back to each other at a table on the second level overlooking the pub’s floor.
“Well, your man is down again, looks like the 3rd lost the drinking wars again.” Hauptmann-Kommandant Ricardo Stedstrom said.
“Yeah yeah yeah, not all of us can have slushes as company commanders can we Ricardo” Hauptmann-Kommandant Kalegg Vogun shot back, all three of them started to laugh as they took shots of their own.
“This down time has been good for the morale and whiskey sales!!” yelled Hauptmann-Kommandant Nicholas Robel, as another round of the whiskey war between the two company commanders in the lower lever went off without someone passing out.
“Yes Nicholas it will be good to get back on the field!!” Kalegg yelled, as another round went off without a winner.
Ring was now seeing double, and seeing double of Ulric was almost enough to make on puke he took shot number sixteen held it up to block Ulric’s face and said,
“Here’s health to you and the Guard, which we are proud to serve, in many…. That is when Ring head plopped on the table as he passed out, Cheers and boos went out as Ulric was once again the winner and undefeated champion of the whiskey wars.

General Devlin was studying all the maps and Intel report when he heard the soft rippling of cheers and boos coming from the pub down the street. Even this high up he could still hear the drinking games of his men. He would put good money that Ulric won if it involved whiskey. Devlin went back inside and shut the door, he had a plan now, and if this succeeded the Sun Zhang might not recover. If it failed the guards would be crush and he would have to order a withdraw, having six battles stretching over two continents is a risky move but the rewards outweigh the risk. He sent his battle plan out to his three Battalion commanders and set it for execution by 1600 and went to sleep.

The plan was a simple one, instead of letting the enemy out flank them General Devlin sent the 2nd Battalion to deal with the three companies of mechs. He sent the 1st Battalion to attack Firebase Beta located about 200 miles south and then he sent the 3rd Battalion to attack the city of Nobeji. Spreading his forces thin General Devlin thought he saw another way to push the enemy to the breaking point, he called the armor battalion commander and told him to load up on the dropship Concordia along with three squadrons of aerospace loaded with bombs and his command lance they set off to attack yet another target. Six targets in one day, yup thought Devlin spreading the guard thin. So, he called up the reserve/training company to tell them they were to join him. With all those pilots ultra-green it should be an exciting time for them in their first battle. Well Devlin thought you got to get your cherry pop sometime might as well be with him in battle.

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Chapter Fourteen
Kessel
Battlefield
March 4, 3030
1630 GST

Vogun looked across his command board, good all present and accounted for, “Stallions!!! Hopefully last night has disappear from your memories and you are clear minded. We are about to enter the town don’t take the industrial mechs lightly this is our first battle except for Broadberry’s company so keep sharp and let’s show that the third battalion is the best, Vogun out”
As they entered the city the first few blocks were a ghost town and then it happened about a dozen mechs attacked the 4th Slayer took aim in his new mech fired both gauss slicing a LoaderMech into two. His wing man at that time fired his two LRM 20 at another LoaderMech destroying it.

Grass field 400 miles Northeast

Hauptmann Greymane was the first to notice the radar hits, his head was pounding though, while last night was fun and he successfully defended his drinking title he was paying for it now. Ulric shook his head wondering if General Devlin did this on purpose. Luckily this battle will be quick out in the
open and no cover for the enemy, “Enemy right in front of us engage and destroy” with that the closest MechWarrior Corporal Kolwezi fired his AC20 at a mercury mech and blew its head off. “Nice shot Corporal keep it up” Ulric said.

Grass field about 100 miles further east

Leftenant Punj saw the enemy first moving due south, it looks like 5th Company got the upper hand she said to herself. After she relayed it to the rest of the company she awaited orders from her superiors, and then it came in the form of gauss guns and LRMs and the tag along 2nd Battalion Commander, “Company this is Xenon fire at will at the targets painted by Leftenant Punj and fired upon by myself.” Right after that Punj saw that the Awesome Xenon fired at blew up with a ammo explosion. Leftenant Jatoi fired next in her Awesome seriously damaging a Warhammer she went up to it and gave it a good kick in the chest exploding the machine gun ammo which killed the pilot, the militia commander.

Grass field 300 miles south

The 4th Company was entangled in a heated battle with a company of 12th Sun Zhang Cadre. Hauptmann Weir was one of the lucky ones he went home early last night, unfortunately he noticed that his unit was a little lose/tight. “4th Company get your ass in gear or you will lose it, these guys are no pushovers wake your asses up!” Right as he said that Private Ai in his Hatchetman left leg was blown off. “I am ok” the private said over the net “just a bump on my head.”

Firebase Beta

Arithion looked out towards the base at the very narrow cross way and knew that this could be very bad luckily it was not as heavily defended as the Intel reports suggested. The whole 1st  Battalion was here three full companies although Arithion knew that one commander was under the weather.
“Ring take you company and swing right after we cleared the isthmus and Badger you take your company and swing left, Dohon take your company and follow me up the middle” three yes sir replied back.
Leftenant Stanton in her Longbow fired all 50 lrms at long range, she was known as ‘dead shot’ and her nick name did not disappoint with 41 of 50 hitting a grand dragon destroying it as the dragon’s ammo blew up.
As Ring’s company cleared the isthmus he lost his signal and communication with the rest of the unit. His training kicked in and he followed the plan hopefully the rest of his company sticks with the plan. Ring then starts actively search for the mech that could have an ECM package on board.

30 minutes later
At Nobeji City

The defense of the city was breaking most of the industrial mechs were destroyed or abandon. Corporal Gautier ‘Miss Skye’ (a few years ago she won the pageant) fired at the grand dragon hiding behind a school building she took out his left leg and right arm. The Grand Dragon’s ammo exploded but did not kill the mech instead the explosion killed three MechWarriors on the ground and an industrial mech. That Grand Dragon was the Commander of the base when he lost his leg and arm his comm went down and the defense of the base was over.

DropShip Concordia and Dropship Piercer

General Devlin with his mix bag of units took off from the spaceport on their way to attack a base that was about 500 miles away from the planetary capital on the main continent. On the way over a company of infantry shock troopers being carried by Cobra Transport VTOL connected with the dropships and the wing of fighters. Intel showed that some of the Skye Guards MIAs were being held prisoner at this base so the plan was to distract the enemy with aerospace bombing and then Devlin’s command lance and the reserve group which numbered nine heavy mechs all green as green can be would drop and cause additional distraction. Then the troops were to go in and rescue the prisoners. General Devlin was watching the other battles take place due to combat satellites being place around the planet. Nobeji City just fell so Devlin turned his attention to the battles in the grass plains they all looked pretty much wrapped up with minimum lost to the Guards. Firebase Beta was still going on, so Devlin tuned to the freq and listen in to the 1st Battalion in action Arithion was talking on the net.

Firebase Beta
“…must find the ECM mech and take it down all warriors that is your goal when you move into the affected area, we have to get communications back with Ring’s group.” Hauptmann-Kommandant Stedstrom announced.
An Atlas released most of his weapons at a locust destroying it by taking off the whole right side of the mech as the little locust fell Private1st Class Ozon had hope that was the mech that was carrying the ECM package, but it was not damn it his first kill ever and he could not gloat about it over the net.
On the other side of the base 2nd Company was making good progress once they got out from under the ECM bubble. A hunchback for the 4th destroyed a Grand Dragon causing a LRM Ammo explosion destroying the Sun Zhang Panther in front of it.
Corporal Dorner was getting frustrated when he saw that some of his classmates from the academy were getting kills, so he was determined to get some. That is when a Kessel Militia Lancelot turned and fired on him, he had just enough time to eject before his mech was blown to pieces.
Ring knew he had to find the ECM mech the missile lock alarm started to scream at Tiny he turned his mech to the left and saw a Stingray diving in his direction. He waited till the last moment taking serious damage to his left chest before he fired his large laser and AC10 just as the Stingray flew over, the hit from both weapons forced the aerospace into a spin and crashed into the ocean. Ring then turned his sites on the rifleman that was firing at him, luckily for him the Cadet was missing. He then moved to the right for a better look at the Rifleman and fired another round of AC10 and the large laser, the later hitting the head and downing the Rifleman.
Some of the 4th Skye Guards were not doing so good three pilots overheated their mechs to the point of explosion.
Hauptmann Von Wolfhouse fired all four of his medium lasers from his Javelin and took out Dragoon mech and then the ECM bubble collapse, the Dragoon exploded and killed the pilot, the commander of the militia.
A second later a window open up for Arithion and he fired his two gauss and two AC20 at the Longbow that was sitting on top of the main building. This Longbow had caused several Guards mechs to overheat trying to take him out. All weapons from Arithion hit their target blowing up the Longbow with the commander of the Sun Zhang Cadre for this battle in the mech. Just like that the enemy scatter like roaches when the light is turned on and the 4th Skye Guards won another battle.

Dropship Piercer Leopard Class

General Devlin saw that all the battles were going well and was really entering the mop up stage when the alert sound for five minutes out sounded. Devlin rushed to his mech and powered it up putting it in standby for the assault drop.

Building 443 Firebase Puma

Tai-i Coskum looked on at the sorry lot of these 4th Skye Guard scum, how could they have destroyed so much so fast if only he could be on the front lines and not babysitting/torturing/killing these animals. Today he had the 12th Sun Zhang Company Armor Commander with him watching the event and the dude already threw up twice. Good for him he needed a reminder that war is real. The Militia Commander looked at the current torture victim,
“Tesia, how is the flyboy” he asked Heishi Tesia Franczak a female that knew how to get info from men.
“Sir this one is dead that makes seven of the fourteen that prefer death over giving up intel I am sorry, but this lot is tougher than we was briefed.”
“No worries, Tesia just move on to the next one we still have seven maybe one will break if not at least we won’t have to feed them anymore” the commander said.
The alarm started to sound and the radio on the commander’s belt went active. “Sir unauthorized flyers looks like several aerospace, VTOLs and two dropships!!”
“Activate all personnel we will kill them,” yes thought Coskum finally I will show my superiors that I should be fighting and not babysitting as he ran out the door to get into his Excalibur.

Dropship Piercer Leopard Class

“Guards this is Devlin remember the building on the east side of the complex is where Intel says our guys are being held, we must not damage that building. Squadrons will bomb and harass the enemy that are in the middle of the base, My command lance will drop just outside of the base along with the other mechs from Concordia then she will land by the front of the base and unload the armor companies. WE will rescue our brothers never leave a man behind!” With that he terminated the link and waited for the drop.
The Aerospace squadrons were the first ones there and they all dived bomb all eleven planes dropped half of their payload, as they all pulled up at once and inspected the carnage on the ground four enemy tanks were destroyed six enemy mechs had moderate to heavy damage on them.
Leftenant-Kaptain Raksha saw the success of his units, “well done Wing, well done. set up for another pass and attack”
As the wing was setting up for another pass Devlin and his command lance landed from the assault drop and made their way to the front passage (the only way in and out of the base by foot).
On the second pass the Aerospace Fighter used their lasers and strafe the enemy still another heavy hover transport and a blackjack blew up. An enemy mech decided to go outside the wall to see what was going on, Devlin suppose, but it ended up badly for him since Devlin lined up his powerful weapons and destroyed the Hatchetman with hits from a gauss and AC20.
The Cobra Transports were coming in low across the hills trying to avoid enemy fire the shock troops were ready, being in the infantry in this time period was the most dangerous and it took a special man or woman to step out on the battlefield with 100 ton bots moving around. Today Leutnant Klaeber had a mission that he could get everyone into, saving Guard members.
“As soon as the light turns green we jump and make our way to the building is that clear” Leutnant Klaeber said to his troops what he heard coming back on the infantry battle net made him proud…..”huuuuaaaahhhhhh, huuuuuaaaaahhhhh,huuuuuuuaaaaaahhhhh……….” The chanting continued until the enemy started firing at them.
The Aerospace Fighters were causing the most damage and the enemy seemed to have no way of stopping the Wing peeled off in pairs and just rolled in destroying at will within another ten minutes five more armor and three more mechs were destroyed. An enemy Hunchback did get a lucky shot off destroying one of the cobra transports as they were entering the base proper destroying the VTOL and all troops inside. The other ten VTOL dropped their cargo off safely and moved to a safe distance hoovering for the call to come back in for pickup.
All the fighting was now taking place at the front entrance, Militia Tanks and Mechs were being destroyed along with the Sun Zhang force but an Ontos heavy tank for the12th Sun Zhang had a target solution on the dropship that landed a few moments ago Closing his eyes the gunner fired all medium lasers all hit at the exact location penetrating the Dropship taking out her power and the bay, causing 90% of the Skye Ranges Armor to be stuck inside a tomb.
Devlin moved his 200 ton mech into the entrance of the base and just started to cripple everything in his sight, destroying a Devastator Heavy tank and a hunchback along the way
The infantry made it to the door of the building penetrated it using shape charges, upon entering several troops threw up in their helmets. No matter what type of man or woman you were, no matter how much cold steel you
think your blood is, nothing prepared anyone for the sight they saw. Seven bodies piled up in a corner cut and mutilated, flies were landing on the dead bodies. One female stripped naked with her legs and arms broken and slashes all over her body was hanging up and six other prisoners where huddle together in a 5x5 cell. One of the troopers called out “sir she is alive!!!! We need the medic over here”
Devlin was punishing the enemy when he heard the battle net crackle and come to life
“We have our boys come get us, seven dead one critical the other six will be ok. Sir they tortured our guys, I mean it is sickening.”
The enemy must have known that the prisoners were rescued, the mechs all moved to the south side and jumped the wall running away, none of the enemy armor survived.

Next day

General Devlin looked over the new Intel report, looks like the Sun Zhang estimated losses sits at almost 2 full mech battalions and 2 armor companies, let’s hope this breaks them Kreedo thought.

Capital City Amagi

Chu-Sa Petrovich DiLenardo sat in the bathtub with rose pedals floating on top, how did it come to this she thought. Maybe Mies Kuria was right she was not fit for command. Her unit had lost so much, all just cadets. She looked at the pad in her hand and signed the order, the order to retreat to move off planet, once they left, all that would be left is a battle torn world and a militia that could not defend a grocery store let alone a planet. The 12th Sun Zhang Cadre will move to the planet Shitara, under the command of her XO Sho-Sa Himiko Kogawa. As Petrovich got out of the tub she moved over to her display of her family swords. Slowly caressing her Katna she moved over and took her small samurai Tanto blade and thrust it into her gut thereby fulling a family honor tradition. In her dying moments she thought at least I got my suicide right.

Tai-sa Schifferer was woken up by the thunderous sounds, he jumped up and ran to his window what he saw was all the 12th Sun Zhang dropships taking off.
“Command Room! What in the hell is going on!!” Schifferer yelled
“Sir, they said they had orders to leave just before they took off a security team busted into Chu-Sa DiLenardo’s apt and she was found in the bathroom naked, dead from an apparent Seppuku.” The voice said over the speakers.
“And you did not think to call me!!” Schifferer replied
“Sir, you beat me to it.”
Schifferer ended the call and made a mental note to kill that person he was just talking to.

“Sir”
“Yes?” General Devlin replied
“Sir reports from orbit the 12th Sun Zhang dropships left the planet”
“Thanks Sergeant”
Well, that worked General Devlin thought now if only the militia would just surrender.

Kessel
Firebase Puma
March 6, 3030
0800 GST

General Devlin looked out from the command perch and surveyed the furious work that was going on, had been going on since late on the 4th of March after the last militia mech went down or ran away. Something was not sitting right with his gut, and over the years he had learned to trust his gut. He reached for his SAT radio.
“Hauptmann Grossman and Lewis come in over”
Both of them said “yes sir” in almost the same time.
“Mcjomar, Oblivious nice to hear from you so quickly, SITREP” Devlin asked
“Sir, Grossman here, we just unloaded from our transport, and we have about a five hours’ march left before we arrive at your location.”
“Ok try to get here as fast as you can, we are shorthanded on Dropships until the others return from the JumpShips with supplies so you will have to run those mechs, I have a feeling I will need you two soon.” Devlin announced
“Roger sir, out”

Kessel Capital City Amagi

Tai-sa Schifferer was still furious, even after he shot that dumb ass that failed to notify him about the 12th Sun Zhang departure. As he looked over the satellites imagines he was glad that the satellites were still secure even though the Steiner scum kept trying to break the code. He then noticed something, the first mistake that the enemy commander made, his forces were stretched thin and four of his dropships where not on planet at the moment. Mmmm he said out loud to himself since no one else was there, if I muster all my forces and attack I will outnumber the guard three to one and if I can kill their commander the Guard will scatter like roaches exposed to light.

Kessel Firebase Protection (formally known as Puma)

General Devlin hung up the SAT radio and sighed a little and thought to himself glad that is taken care off. Then Corporal Busca knocked on the door jam, “Sir, call is coming in from Lyran Command” “Thanks Busca” Devlin turned on the view screen and General Steiner’s face was already there.
“General Steiner, what can I do you for?”
“General Devlin it is I that will be doing you a service” she said “It is my understanding that four of your dropships are currently docked at the JumpShip Agir”
“Yes, General your Intel is very accurate, they are picking up supplies and a couple of replacement MechWarriors, four Lieutenants to be exact.” Devlin said.
“Very good General, there will be a week’s delay on their return back to you” as she let that sink in she continued, “reason being is that a mercenary group called BlackJack will be coming with them on their dropship, they will be garrisoning the planet. If you have not won the planet by the time they get there do what you want with them, the commander understands and will comply, Steiner out.”
General Devlin just looked at the blank screen, Nondi Steiner never stops surprising him, sometimes he wonders if she enjoys the looks, she gets.
Corporal Busca showed back up at the door and Devlin thought boy she is a sneaky person.
“Sir, Intel report from our forward guards, the militia is making a move looks like everything they can muster and then some heading this way.”
“Thanks, Corporal sound the alarm and have Hauptmann-Kommandant Robel report to me.”

Battlefield
2 hours later

General Devlin was thankful for the rain, simply because it had slowed the advancement of the enemy as the dirt gave way to mud. He would give credit to the militia they knew how to build a firebase; the main part of the base was concrete surrounded by a wall of concrete and dirt. What was even better was the only safe and quick way to the base was through a series of man-made
valleys only jump mechs, infantry and aerospace could traverse through the mountain ranges that towered over these valleys, and now mud. His troops were on top of the mountains spotting for artillery although due to the nature of the mountains and the man-made valley landing hits on the enemy was still a problem. Radar showed that enemy fighters were inbound, so Devlin order his three squadrons to intercept and destroyed, with second objective to drop bombs on the enemy. The initial contact between the two aerospace units was just amazing. Contrails crisscrossing the sky and explosions. He watched as one of the Guards thunderbirds did a maneuver to knock anyone’s socks off and position himself right behind a militia guardian fighter destroying it midair. On that first contact the guard destroyed four militia fighters without much damage to themselves.
Things were starting to get hairy for the infantry, so Devlin order the cobra transports to go pick them up and bring them back to the barracks the enemy was about twenty minutes away from being in line of site. A fog rolled in after the rain anyway preventing the infantry from doing an accurate spotting job.
The fighters broke free and started to bomb the tanks. Guard’s Aerofighters took out seven enemy tanks that were coming up from the south passage, but the militia was able to destroy five of the guard’s various tanks. Xenon took aim and destroyed an enemy mechbuster fighter with his gauss rifle and Devlin followed suit by destroying a mechbuster also with the gauss rifle. The enemy fighters were able to drop several HE bombs onto Devlin some of the damage was to the head of his machine as sparks fly in his cockpit a large medal sheet fell from up above causing a laceration on his right arm, thankfully it was not too bad. When Devlin looked at his status expecting the worse having five HE bombs dropped on him he saw that his arms and chest armor were still well over 90% intact the only thing he would have to worry about is his head he had lost nearly half of his armor in that attack. Devlin twisted his torso about 140 degree and waited for that fighter to come into range as soon as it did he fired his gauss again destroying it.
Out of the fog on the east side came something Devlin did not expect nor did he know it was possible a secret passage through the mountain that only locals knew about, in just a few moments what was a clean and peaceful plateau became crowded with 40 industrial mechs firing LRMs at his position. Damnit, he thought I really hate industrial mechs. Two of the Guards mechs went down and stayed down they weren’t destroyed just cripple to the point of not being useful. Devlin was happy that he was in this mech and jump off the wall into the valley below to make a push towards the industrial mechs he sent a message to his armor and what was left of the mechs to focus on the enemy’s armor and mechs that he will take on these industrial mechs himself and then proceeded to
destroy an industrial mech mid-sentence. What was left of the squadrons helped Devlin by strafing the industrial mechs softening up their armor for him.

One Hour Later

The 7th and 9th companies showed up for the fight from the north valley and rushed to engage the enemy mechs that was pushing in from the east. Things were looking up for the Guard The General thought as he punched a hole through another industrial mech making it the 7th mech destroyed by his gauss rifle. Pretty soon he will close enough to use his fist he thought. Then an alert came across his battle computer 40 more enemy mechs coming in from behind the 7th and 9th company. When he went to make the call his radio went to static, an ECM unit is around, Damnit Devlin thought hopefully the commanders over there notice what was sneaking up on them.

Tai-sa Schifferer thought his plan was working perfectly his armor unit even though being slowed by the mud and bombs were making progress the local civilians showing up through the passage with their industrial mechs was brilliant. His two companies of mechs where about to the intersection and then he would be in range to fire against the enemy commander. The only issue he was having which the other commander was surely now having was that these man-made valleys caused an almost perfect block to any communication outside of a few meters causing an almost natural ECM affect. For that reason, he almost shits his pants when his unit got to the intersection only to run into more enemy mechs. Where in the hell did these guys come from? They were not part of the initial count for the enemy, they must have just got here ahead of the security mechs being brought in from the factory. As the 9th Company of the 4th Skye Guards engaged the two companies of enemy mech units the 7th Company of the 4th Skye Guards were moving into position to engage when one of its Atlas’ on the back row fell over. When Hauptmann Grossman notice he called over the net.
“Company this is ‘Obvious’ what is going on”
“Sir, about 44 mechs just showed up behind us they are only firing machine guns guess they found a weak spot in the back”
Right as he said that a victor went down that was right beside the Atlas.
“Ok 7th Company turn around and take care of these guys.” Hauptmann Grossman said over the com.
Things were looking bad now for Guards the General thought, four more mechs from the reserve unit was down Xenon was out of Gauss ammo and was
running low on AC20 ammo. The 7th and 9th companies were being overrun, and the armor unit was almost whipped out and still the enemy was advancing. The only positive was because of him and his air support almost all the industrial mechs were destroyed, he was up to thirteen kills and the day was not even over yet. As the last of the industrial mechs went up in flames General Devlin turned his focus on the enemy armor battalion that had been whittled down to about a company and a half but was still coming. His left arm was in the red and his left leg in the yellow, all his gauss ammo and LRMs were gone but he still had his lasers and a few AC20 ammo left so he moved as quickly as possible toward the tank battle to lend a hand to his tank personnel.
Xenon was moving as fast as he could in his big fat mech 200 tons sounds really good but not when you need to be somewhere fast.
With Devlin softening up the tanks the Guards tanks (what was left of them) were able to make a push and started to rack up the kills. Just then the radio broke the static and a woman’s voice became clear.
“I repeat this is First Leftenant Dorothy Guevarra of the Dropship Ajax we are inbound and will be dropping off the 2nd Battalion in 5 mic. I repeat this is…”
“Leftenant, good to hear your voice this is General Devlin drop the men off at point 1819 land and lend fire support over”
With the showing of the dropship Tai-sa Schifferer knew it was over the planet was lost and his gamble was a bust right as he was thinking this a Warhammer from the 4th Skye Rangers put lasers into his cockpit killing the commander of the militia instantly.

Kessel
Capital City Amagi
Main Street

As Devlin marched down main street in his war torn mech with all three battalions of mechs following behind him a sense of pride overcame him. In the 4th Skye Guards first real action as a regiment they came out on top. It took 31 days, he had lost 162 men mostly infantry and lost several mechs. But he gained a planet back from Kurita for the Lyran Commonwealth, gained about 20 mechs from the militia and 12th Sun Zhang that will be refurbished and used in the next battle and several of his people received awards and recognition for the deeds that was done in battle. As Devlin stopped at the foot of the capital building he exited his mech and went to the mic that was prepared for him.
“People of Kessel rejoice do not be scared, the Lyran Commonwealth is back Kessel is now free under our flag instead of being occupied by Kurita. The governor has been removed and the rightful ruler has been placed in his stead.”

A week later the Dropships showed up from the JumpShip as the passengers came off the transport they were greeted by the General and his XO of the 4th Skye Guards. “Hello and welcome to the fourth.” As General Devlin shook the hands of the four lieutenants they gave their name rank and callsign to him.
“Sir, Leftenant Markus Caspersen callsign Davash at your service”
“Sir, Leftenant Callum Wraight callsign Swordlord at your service”
“Sir, Leftenant Calum Evered callsign Phildor at your service”
“Sir, Leftenant Ricard Holzman callsign Lorentz at your service”
General Devlin looked over the men and nodded approval. “Good my XO here will get you settled I have pressing matters to attend to, once again welcome and don’t worry this planet is won but I am sure there will be other planets and battles to fight.” With that Devlin walked away and right to the mercenary commander.
“Hello Maj McGirk, a long way from the periphery and pirating ways I see”
Jack McGirk was actually taken by surprise he did not think anyone in the Lyran Commonwealth knew about his past.
“Um yes sir it is but I am here now in service of the Lyran Commonwealth with the hopes of kicking some snake tail.”
“All in due time I am sure once you get the new militia up and running here that the Steiner’s will make use of your hatred for Kurita.
“Yes General” Jack said also “I have a data crystal here for you from General Nondi Steiner” With that he gave a sharp salute and left.

General Devlin inserted the crystal when he got back to his office and read the message.
General Devlin I have two things for you, first is at the end of the month pack up your things and move on, your next target is the planet Vega. The second
item is that I am leaving to personally oversee the Marik battlefront. I am leaving in charge an old friend of yours, he will be in charge of the Kurita front and has all the authority as I would. Please welcome Hauptmann-General Alexandria Fury when you get a chance, I am sure he will be calling in on you soon.

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Chapter Fifteen
Capital City
Shiloh
HQ 1st Sirian Lancer
CO office Colonel Ginny Ebaugh
10 March 3030
12:00GST

Colonel Ebaugh eyes were tired, she toss the last report down on her table and sighed.  Standing up and stretching her aching body she said out loud, “Three months into this war and looks like they are going to ignore the Free World League this time, I don’t know if I should be happy or offended.”  She proceeded around her desk and thought to herself that it was lunch time, she was hungry and was going to the restaurant down the block.  The door almost hit her in the face as her aid rolled into the room not expecting his commander to be by the door.
“Oh, I am sorry Colonel, I did not realize you was standing by the door.”
“Lieutenant, what in the heck are you doing, I was headed out for lunch what is your rush?”
“Colonel, Lyran Commonwealth dropships are inbound they are around 7 days out according to our long range sensors.”
“Shit,” the Colonel said. “What about our outpost they should have made contact way before now.”
“Ma’am they weren’t due for a check in for two more days, when we tried to contact them there was nothing but static.”
“We will morn them later after we defeat these Steiners, do we know who is coming? And how many dropships are coming?”
No Ma’am we still don’t know who they are, but it looks like eleven dropships are inbound.”
‘Ok Lieutenant, order the unit on high alert we won’t redeploy anyone until we can tell where the dropships are coming down.

DropShip Aether
Command Bridge
Six days out from Shiloh
11 March 3030

Hauptmann General Ryan Hawkins loved being in combat but there was several things or phases if you will that he hated, first was right now the spiral down to the planet from the Zenith Jump Point sometimes took forever, like this one which is 25 days of full thrust.  Assault Drops are not fun either since you have no power to alter course from the enemy firing on you, and finally the other last thing he did not like in combat is his troops dying.  As he contemplated this his aid knocked on the door jam.  “Sir, I have communique from our operatives on the ground.”
“Thanks, just lay it on my desk and close the door, I am going to look over this report, don’t disturb me until I am done.”
“Yes, sir”
When Hawkins was first given the task to invade Shiloh, he had four of his most trusted operatives penetrate the planet and gather information.  It has been two months since he heard from them, so it was good to get this now.
Hi dad.
Mom is upset, she has all her chickens spread out on the farm and just heard you are coming home.  She has not figured out where to put the coup for the chickens, but the eggs are still in the house, Rosters are spread over certain areas to.  Love you cannot wait for you to get here hurry up before mom figures out exactly when you will be here, I want her surprised.
Your son
Jeb
As Hawkins read that letter, he thought about what it really meant.  The commander of the 1st Sirian Lancers still has her troops protecting all major towns on the planet and the troops are still in the capital. In three days, the commander of the Lancers will see the pattern of the dropships and predict where those ships are landing.  If she saw all twelve together, she would have over a day to move mechs to the capital. So, he decided to have the four Dropships with all his mechs land in the capital and then split up the other 8 around the planet maybe this will keep the commander at bay and not move any heavy equipment to the capital.
Colonel Ginny Ebaugh ordered her troops out to the possible 10 sites that the DropShips appeared to be heading.  With double the defense force at the power plant 200 miles south of the capital, since three drop ships seem to be targeting it, which made since because it was the main power source for region.  In the back of her mind though she thought something was not right about how the DropShips deployed and made their approach obvious.
DropShip Aether

Mech Bay
Hawkins in his Atlas Cockpit
Entering Shiloh atmosphere
1145 GST
17 March 3030

The waiting, he hated the waiting, he also hated the dropping out of a functioning dropship being hit by flax and lasers before he landed. The BattleNet came alive with the commander of the dropship.
“General Hawkins, this is command deck we are approaching the upper atmosphere is maneuver Beta still a go?”
“Yes, notify all commands and get us to assault drop ASAP”
“Roger that sir, command deck out.”
Now for the wait before all hell breaks loose.

Shiloh
Power Plant
Col. Ebaugh
cockpit Commando
1201 GST
17 March 3030

Col. Ebaugh was tapping at her console the enemy had entered the atmosphere around 15 minutes ago, where the hell are they, there should be three dropships in view of optics by now.  Then the radio screeched and the voice on the other end sounded confused.
“Col Ebaugh come in, Col Ebaugh come in please”
“Ebaugh here identify yourself.”
“Sorry Ma’am, but we were wrong four dropships including the ones that were supposed to come to you are headed to the capital, the other dropships have taken to an orbit posture.  In fact, looks like they are landing right on top of the ca…………….“ the man’s voice disappeared in a sea of static.  They must be jamming the signal she thought.  She opened the battalion BattleNet signal.
“Lancers we have been tricked we must make full haste to the capital; it is under siege.” 
Even at full haste due to some of the slower mechs it will still be around 3 hours before they arrived.

DropShip Aether
Mech Bay
Hawkins in his Atlas cockpit
1230 GST
17 March 3030

The bay light turned from red to yellow meaning the assault drop was about to take place.  When the command deck called Hawkins and notified him that the maneuver worked the closest mech group was around two to three hours away, but the enemy was able to concentrate most of the infantry around the government building in the middle of the city.  Also, the Fighters arrived and had started to drop bomb on the infantry and city. 
The light turned green the mech bays open and because he is who he is the commander of the 4th Skye Rangers Hawkins was the first mech to jump out.

Capital City
Shiloh
17 March 3030
13:30 GST

As Hawkins fell through the air preparing for the sea of infantry hell, he saw his Aerospace Wing swoop in and start their bombing run.  The general really did not want to destroy the capital but unfortunately the Sirian Lancers were set up inside buildings all over the city.  With the bombing hundreds of troops were dying.  As he got closer to the ground some of his other MechWarriors landed early due to their dropships being closer to the ground.  One of his troops, Maria-Lourdes Rondolo landed off target landing on a building crashing through the roof and causing the rest of the building to cave in on the Zeus.
“Recruit Rondolo! Are you ok” General Hawkins yelled in the microphone.
Maria shook her head and took notice of her situation; her Zeus right arm was critical damage.
“General, I am ok a little shaken and my machine’s right arm is damage, but I am ok.”
Some laser fire bounced off Hawkins’ Atlas, only a little armor was destroyed but nothing of importance.  He continued to watch as the fighters dropped bombs in the city destroying both men and buildings.  Several infantry troops targeted a Hunchback that had just landed and was moving out to engage them.  The Trebuchet that was next to the Hunchback took a hit from an Autocannon to the head but stayed upright. The pilot Private 1st Class Myong-Suk Sletvod took a hit to his body when a piece of metal cut his arm from his elbow to his shoulder he was still moving forward looking at his arm when a Zeus came barreling out of a destroyed building, right then an Autocannon, meant for Sletvod hit the Zeus in the head knocking Rondolo unconscious and causing the Zeus to fall back into the destroyed building.  Another Autocannon fired out and took out the Gyro of Private 1st Class Cardenas Hatchetman.
General Hawkins saw all this happen in a matter of minutes while he was still dropping, he had wanted to be the first on the ground, but some dropship pilot got frisky and dropped his troop lower causing damage to the dropship.
“Wing commander, this is Hawkins target sector 3245 to 2745 there are some heavy infantry artilleries chewing us up there.”
“Roger Zipper, this is Cieoco will be bombing them to hell in 2 minutes”
Sure, enough the building and troops were gone from that area 3 minutes after Hawkins order the bombing run.
Hawkins even though he knew what was coming still was not ready for the carnage.  The enemy infantry was so busy focusing on the mechs that had dropped, that they did not notice the DropShips had stopped dropping mechs instead started coming down hard and fast for a landing. 
Hawkins watch in horror as the DropShips landed on the enemy infantry all four DropShips landed at the same time with a loud crunch killing hundreds of enemy troops by smashing them to death or burning them to death with the engines.
As the rest of the 4th Skye Rangers started to pour out of the Mech Bays the enemy tried to make a stand, by forming a firing line on the northeast side of the city. They were able to cripple several mechs before Hawkins’ force overpowered them.  Meanwhile the fighters were flying back for another bombing run and now the DropShips were able to target ground forces with their side laser/LRM/cannons. They always say the first ones on the ground always get hit the hardest, hence the reason Hawkins wanted to go first.  As he watched the Zeus tried to get back up but a dedicated heavy guns infantry unit that was hidden hit the Zeus in the head ripping the head off.  Zipper saw the body of the pilot Rondolo draped over a destroyed beam her body itself was laying there cut in half. About 50 feet away Leutnant Huggett piloting the Hunchback that made first contact blew up because the engine safety shutdown failed.  Hawkins and the first MechWarriors that drop were in the middle of the city with the capital building to the left it was chaos, and carnage.  Dead bodies litter the streets. He had just lost three mechs right here in the center.   Reports from the other dropships were extremely better with no loses yet.  General Hawkins tracked his next target it looked like there was an infantry unit on the roof of the capital building, and they were tracking something.  As soon as General Hawkins fired his PPC, medium lasers, and SRMs the infantry fired off their cannon, while the infantry unit died by Hawkins perfect aim, one of the Skye Rangers medical EVAC VTOLs on its way to rescue a MechWarrior.  The VTOL fell from the sky crushing Leutnant Jeanette Finnoy the very MechWarrior that the Medical EVAC was trying to help.  The battle continued and then within a matter of minutes the enemy broke and started to scatter.  From the time Hawkins dropped out of the Dropship until the enemy turn tail and ran it was 45 minutes.

Capital City
Shiloh
17 March 3030
14:10 GST

Colonel Renard Lake the commander of the 1st Sirian Lancer infantry division was in trouble.  Him and what was left of his command lance was on top of the capital building when all four of the enemy’s dropships just dropped out of the sky and landed.  The view that Colonel Lake saw almost caused him to have a mental break.  Something happen though when those dropships landed, the jamming was over and he was able to finally call his commander.
“Colonel Ebaugh come in Colonel Ebaugh come in this is Lake”
Colonel Ebaugh had her lancers at full speed running through the plains of yellow just south of the capital she had about hour left but she already lost a mech due to the idiot pilot tripping over some farming equipment tearing the foot, knee, and hip actuator she was shaking her head in disappointment when her radio crack expectantly since that net was associated with the units within the capital.
“Colonel Ebaugh come in Colonel Ebaugh come in this is Lake”
“Lake this is Ebaugh looks like the jamming has lifted report.”
“Ma’am we have taken heavy loses these devils have landed right on top of my men in the middle of the town.”  In the background she could hear the fighting going on, one of his staff members yell and she could hear it as the Colonel paused from his report.
“Sir! We have a lock on a ship flying towards us” said the unknown soldier.
“Don’t ask permission fire on it NOW!” “Sorry about that Colonel Ebaugh, anyway I have lost almost 2 regiments of troops and………..”
The radio went dead but it was not the jamming starting again, it was as though Colonel Lake was not there anymore.
The radio went live again with a new female voice.
“Colonel Ebaugh this is Lt. Col Raimundi commander of the 8th Battalion, the commander is dead the Capital roof which is where he was at is destroyed, I think I am the highest ranking officer what is your orders ma’am”
Colonel Ebaugh thought about it for a second and then said, “retreat move out of the city we will be there in an hour thank you for trying we will take it from here.”

Capital City
Shiloh
17 March 3030
14:30 GST

Hawkins looked at the carnage and knew he did not have time to clean the city up. He ordered his troops to form a picket line in the south side of the city since there was a battalion of mechs coming up from that area.

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« Reply #104 on: 31 March 2023, 17:34:35 »
Chapter Sixteen
Capital City
Shiloh
17 March 3030
13:30 GST

Colonel Batten took his 1st Battalion to the edge of the Southside of the capital, most of his men where already there and about seven out of the forty mechs he had, were moderate or heavy damage the rest were good, but no one had the chance for resupply. So, depending on what type of enemy mechs will depend on his success.
“Command, 1st Company I really hate this Locust, when will we get better and bigger mechs boss.” Captain Trydal said.
“Stop bitching and just do the job with the mech you have, and don’t play the pudding song.” Colonel Batten replied.
As Batten waited for the enemy, he stole a quick moment to think on his company commanders.
1st Company, Hauptmann Trydal, smart kid, loves the pudding song too much, he is a better LRM heavy mech pilot but he needed to learn to adapt to all types of mechs. So overall an average pilot
2nd Company, Hauptmann Bugti, quite kid, not always around but when you need him, he shows up.  Above average pilot
3rd Company, Kommandant Onishi, perfect commander. great pilot
He was still thinking about his men when his radar started to go wild.
“1st Battalion the enemy is here let’s go say hello” Batten announce of the BattleNet.
The first thing he noticed after leaving the city and moving into the plains for better sensor coverage was most of the enemy mechs were heavy and assault which was not good for his light and medium battalion.
“Command, Batten we have a big problem, the enemy outclasses us by a several tons, they are mostly heavy and assaults.”
“Col Batten this is Hawkins I will send the Aerospace fighter for quick reinforcements, but most of Regiment is on the other side of the Capital, will send 2nd battalion but ETA is unknown at this time.”
“Roger sir we will do our best, Batten out”
Batten changed the net freq to his own Battalion number, “Ok Rangers we are on our own for a few let’s give them hell.”
The enemy was charging so Batten had 1st Company go south to try and flank right with the 3rd company going Southeast and try to flank the enemy on the left.  As the 1st Company tried to use the hills as cover a couple of the enemies mechs were able to track them and got lucky with a hit on a Commando’s Ammo exploding the mech by blowing off the arm and damaging the engine enough for an engine explosion.
Then an enemy Griffin was able to destroy Trydal’s mech with a PPC to the Chest that had some ammo damage already from the previous battle, Trydal was able to escape though.  The Rangers were getting slaughter four more mechs went down as the enemy kept pushing.  At this rate the 1st Battalion will be destroyed Batten thought, where are those planes.
Right about then the Aeroplanes came streaking in and started to dive bomb the enemy mechs destroying three mechs in the process.  Even with the help of the Aerospace fighters the 1st Battalion was getting hit hard.  Batten ordered focus fire, having the lances gang up on a mech.  His first Company commander just lost his mech along with the whole lance that was with him. 
Ten minutes into the battle the 1st battalion had taken heavy losses but at least now the enemy was taking losses also specially with the help of the Fighters bombing when they can and then using their laser when the enemy was in close proximity to the Rangers, all they needed to do
Batten thought was old out a few more minutes for the 2nd and 3rd Battalion to show up
Another moment pass
The Rangers were giving out as much damage as they were receiving.  His third Company commander Onishi’s mech was destroyed luckily, he was able to get out of the mech.  Onishi’s mech was destroyed by a Gauss and two large lasers from an Atlas, even after two bombing runs the enemy Atlas was still standing tall.
Another minute pass and still no reinforcements nor any comm chatter on the nets.  More mechs on both sides fell one amazing thing was a Ranger Firestarter pilot Private 1st Class Julia Lekov, was being chased by a spider into a ravine unfortunately on the other side of the ravine was that same Atlas.  She fired ever thing she had, and every single shot hit but only took some armor off the Atlas at the same time the Atlas fired its weapons all of its weapons missed except for the SRM 4 which ended up not doing much damage to the Firestarter thanks to the piloting skills of Lekov and she was able to get away from the Atlas.
Another minute went by, and four more Rangers went down the force has been reduced by half with no leadership other than what is left of the lance commanders.  As the fields start to catch on fire a large cloud of smoke started to fill the battlefield.
Thankfully the planes were still dropping the last of their bombs and conducting Strafing runs on the enemy. 
The MedEvac VTOLs where in full operation, down one of their own due to the last battle they were in were still running strong and brave.  The MedEvac VTOL with the callsign of Med103 was on their tenth run, thankfully this MechWarrior they were about to pick up was not injured and alive, their last pick up was not so lucky.  Trydal wave at the VTOL coming down to rescue him, as he climbed in he noticed there was two dead bodies covered up on the side of the VTOL.  He was curious who they were, so he snuck a peak, and it was two lance commanders from the rank on their shoulders but he did not recognize them.  Their name tags showed that only one had a callsign ‘Manchu” Trydal did not know him but he still mourned for him and the other Lance Commander. There were several other MechWarriors on the VTOL and since it was full, they decided to go back to the makeshift hospital.  As they flew over the battlefield dodging their own fighters and stray lasers, he saw the destroyed mechs on both sides but what he found strangely comforting was the Fighters diving and bombing or coming in close and firing all their lasers.  Without those fighter jockeys the 1st Battalion would have been completely wiped out.  In fact, he saw that the enemy was slowly retreating he looked at the medic and ask.  “Could you tell the pilot I need the radio?” 
“1st Battalion 1st Battalion this is Hauptmann Trydal up in the MedEvac the enemy is retreating stand down we are hurt too bad to give chase.  When he looked over to the city he saw a battalion of Ranger mechs on the verge of exiting the outskirts of the city to help the 1st Battalion, but it was too late. 

18 March 3030
Field Medical Hospital

The battle was won but the cost was great, over half of the 1st Battalion mechs destroyed, four MechWarriors killed ten others are in the hospital.   As General Hawkins walked through the makeshift hospital that was servicing both sides of the conflict, he shook the hands of every one of his troops.  Thankful that they were alive, and ready to go back out on the field to win glory for themselves and for the Lyran Commonwealth, reports show that the 1st Sirian Lancers lost their commander a Colonel Ginny Ebaugh in the second battle.  The Lancers are scatter throughout the planet with no real leadership now.  Which really makes them dangerous especially for guerilla warfare. However, within a few weeks the planet was under complete control of the Lyran Commonwealth.

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Chapter Seventeen
DropShip Bounty of Blood
Jump Point Dindatari
Operation Liberate
20 March 3030
18:00 GST

Another month in this God forsaken DropShip, even though he had access to the Vengeance of Sherry he was not a fan of her captain, especially after she blew up the space station in their last mission.  In a few hours, if the battle plan goes according to plan, he will be back on the ground.  With that he poured another two fingers of whiskey and downed it, this planet should be easy also, all he had was a militia to deal with and Intel reports indicate that detachment from the 1st Alliance Air Wing calling themselves the Elephant Ballet just arrived in system about two weeks ago.  With them just arriving, the contact on the ground had very little information about the commander or their habits so their tactics were unknown when it comes to defending a planet.  Only time will tell the Colonel thought, as he took another drink of whiskey.

Capital City of the planet Valentina
The Steps of the Capital Building
23 March 3030

General Matthew Chapman stood behind a podium, in front of him was about thousand civilians affected by the last month of fighting, his men was standing in full colors off to the right and left of the civilians.  General Chapman had just started his victory speech, which was being recorded and broadcast throughout the region, he had not intended to announce any future plans but, as he looked out, he saw hatred, loss, and no hope in the civilians and he knew what he had to do, it was time so he closed his note pad and moved away from the podium so all that was viewing him could see him clearly. There was a light whisper throughout the crowd, not knowing why this invader had invaded, why he was making a speech after completely destroying the 4th An Ting Legion, or why in the middle of his speech he stopped and moved away from the podium closer to the people.
Even though an untrained eye would not see the Chappy’s Revenge unit become more rigid Matthew did, he looked at his men made the gesture to calm down and said. “Men under my command at ease, relax because these civilians are now part of the Federation.”  He then turned back to the people and started his speech again. “People of Valentina and the people of Niles, citizens of the inner sphere.  Freedom Federation has of 1800 yesterday tripled its size with the liberation of Valentina and Alegro.  Why have I called it liberation?  Because I believe that the citizens should control their own destiny, their own government, with this in mind each planet that is added to the Federation will be able to elect their leadership, true election from the population not a pretend election or rigged election and not a noble cast in which rulership is handed down to their offspring. I am not going to go into details right now on how that will look for this planet and others, but I will say that once everything has settle down and my engineers have repaired the infrastructure you will be able to elect your new leaders.  Therefore, I am announcing that as of right now the intern president for the Federation as a whole, will be a man that I admire and will follow while he is the president, Malik Henry.”   Gasp from the audience confused the General, so he continued “People I know it is hard to believe and many of you thought that I was to become a warlord of such, but my resolve is strong and it is pure I am here to give freedom to the people of Kurita and Outworlds Alliance so that you can be in control of your own destiny, to make sure that everyone has the right and the ability to move up in status.  The right to elect leaders that will listen and that will work for the best interest of the people, and if they don’t listen then the right to vote them out of office.  Therefore, President Intern Henry will only be in the office for three years.  Then there will be an open election for the office of the president for a term of 10 years. In which if he choose, he can run against other qualified candidates.   Other specifics will be announced on the net.  Anyone that qualifies can run no matter what their social status is.  Now I can tell you that as long as I am alive, I will strive to keep the military under Federation civilian control and put into place safety measure to ensure that the civilians that are in charge don’t abuse their power.”   General Chapman continued for a few more minutes talking about patriotism and other info when he was finished, he stepped away from the podium to a hush crowd as he left the stage slowly clapping started and then the wave of clapping and cheering took over. 
His wife looked at him as he left the stage, “good job, Matthew” the general looked at his wife and shook his head, “no, no it wasn’t it should have been more” and then he walked away.

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Chapter Eighteen
DropShip Bounty of Blood
Dindatari Orbit
Operation Liberate
Freedom Federation
26 March 3030
09:50 GST

Well, the enemy did not meet them out in space nor in the orbit let’s hope they decide to wait tell he was on the ground.  Even though he always hated those aerospace units dropping bombs on his guys he would always prefer fighting on the ground instead of in the air by someone else’s hand.  It made since that their forces did not come out to meet our forces in space the Colonel thought simply because the battleship would have blown them away.

As the Bounty of Blood penetrated the upper atmosphere the radar tech called out to Lieutenant Douglas Commander of the dropship “Sir, radar activity heavy and fast coming toward us!”  Lietenant Douglas turned around and clicked on the intercom. “Attention crew and passengers, enemy has been sighted coming towards us fast and from the looks of it 3 squadrons.”  Well, the colonel thought as he sat in the cockpit of his Lancelot taking a swig from his flask the easy day just got a little difficult.  "Ok guys you heard the man prepared for a rough ride.  We are going to assault drop as soon as we are able, so stay frosty” Colonel announced through his battle net to all of his command staff across the 6 dropships.

As the Dropships made their way to the surface the enemy fighters came into view and started to attack focusing most of their firepower on just two of the 6 dropships.  The Renegades slow but very powerful fighters were coming into range of the enemy fighters and started knocking a few down within seconds of engaging in battle.  The Colonel hated space battles with the 0 G atmosphere and not in control of what people do, but what he hated the most was when the Dropships enter the atmosphere in order to delivery military assets to the ground.  Why did he hate this part of the invasion?  Because in truth it might be the most dangerous for a MechWarrior simply because if a dropship blows up in the air or crashes all assets inside could be destroyed or seriously damaged.   Such is the case right now as two of the six dropships the two that the enemy targeted reported they lost control of their systems and are crashing.  Which is terrible for the Renegades since one held most of his tanks and artillery and the other has two companies of Mechs in the bays.  Nothing was coming out of the two Dropships although they both looked intact the comms must be down.  As the rest of the Dropships landed Radar picked up hits coming from the Northeast, it looked like all the militia had decided to come say hello.  That the Colonel thought was the best news he could receive, now if he can crush the militia here the planet should fall in a matter of days.

DropShip Bounty of Blood
Dindatari Assault drop
Operation Liberate
Freedom Federation
26 March 3030
12:05 GST

The light within the Dropship turned red indicating that the assault drop was going to start within 15 seconds.  All mechs powered up and when the light turned green the first four jumped.  Along with his Lancelot, a Grand Dragon, Archer and Black Knight jumped out first.  “Enemy mechs and fighters coming out of the northeast” announced Lt. Douglas, “good luck and good hunting”  “roger that” Colonel replied back.
Fortunately, the enemy was still several 1000 meters away, so his command lance and strike lance made the assault drop without any enemy fire on them.  Progressing through the hills and light woods the colonel noticed that the dropships that crashed were able to open their bay doors and slowly the tanks and infantry men were exiting the dropships.  Excellent thought Colonel Sanzgiri, they made it hopefully the Dropships did not take too much damage.
More mechs were jumping out and filling the battlefield. The Colonel then orders them to go around the mountain splitting the force into two groups, the armor and infantry around the south side and the mechs around the north side.  Staff Sergeant Jeff Manglorkar was the first in the Colonel unit to take first blood by firing two medium lasers into the chest of an Eagle, he was able to follow up with a LB 10-x AC right into the same gaping hole destroying the Eagle’s engine.  Right after that though several armor units were destroyed by a pocket titan. 
“Lances target the Pocket Titan he is too good to ignore” Colonel announced.  Everyone said Roger and started to target not only that mech but all mechs around that sector, with that being said not only did the Pocket Titan go down but so did a Charger and a Raven.  As more of the Renegades poured out of the Dropships the enemy militia new it was a hopeless battle even though they had air superiority, but the militia with only 6 Lances of mechs against a battalion of mechs and armor pouring out of the dropships was just too much for them.  As predicted, the Colonel watched as three mechs in the back of the fire line turned and ran.  This battle might be over today if this keeps up the colonel thought.  As he was fantasying about that, one of the Fighter Squadrons from the well discipline Elephant Ballet dove and fired everything they had at the Behemoth dropship several of the aerospace fighter blew up due to the anti-aircraft fire but to them it was worth it as the dropship landing struts gave way and the massive ship toppled over in a fire ball that reached out and licked the surviving fighters flying over the wreckage.  “All units press, make them surrender or destroy them NOW” the Colonel said over the battle net.  “Roger” was all he heard back.  Then another unexpected twist of bad news when Major Alex Maxwell came across the battle net.  “Damn it!!! Sorry I stepped in quicksand my Rifleman is sinking fast, cannot move or control any functions!!!  I am punching out!!”   Damn the colonel thought the commander of Alpha Company taken down by quicksand that might not be good for the major’s career.  At that moment a large laser hit his cockpit bouncing off in a glancing blow, damn he better be careful, or he might be done before this started.  The colonel lined up his targeting site and launched everything he had towards an Archer and took out the Archer’s right leg and right arm.  Other than the quicksand mech the only other pieces of equipment that were being destroyed was his armor Battalion, already seven tanks were smoking holes on the ground.
As his unit pressed, the militia broke and finally the rest of them took off north by northeast.  “Renegades do not pursue let’s set up the base and repair our equipment and tend to our wounded, we destroyed half their force in a matter of minutes. Victory will be ours in a few days,

Outside the Capital
Dindatari
Operation Liberate
Freedom Federation
29 March 3030
15:35 GST

Things could not be any better.  The enemy ran and ran hard back to their capital which was fortified but still should be easy to overcome according to the Intel.  If his forces can overcome and overpower the militia in this battle the planet will fall.  The Colonel always wondered after seeing the plan for conquest why the Federation would be worried about these small insignificant planets, that at the present pose no threat to anyone.  After fighting though he did see the need for it now.  If the Freedom Federation had overlooked these planets, later on they could be a threat after the General’s forces were spread thin in the center of the nation with all front line units out on the edge.  This way the new militia built by the fed will have been here and will have shown that freedom is better than the tyranny of the Draconis Combine or the lack a dazzle attitude of the Outworlds Alliance.
“All right Warriors, let’s kick butt destroy heads and legs and win this planet.”  Colonel said over the BattleNet. “We are a green for the attack so GoGoGo!!!”  As the mechs and armor companies started across the massive corn and wheat fields towards the out skirt of the capital radar from a satellite feed showed that the enemy had concentrated their torrent defense on the outskirts/corner of the city with the rest of their unit spread out through out a 45 by 45 radius.  Sometimes he just did not understand militia.
As his company moved through the corn field destroying someone’s lively hood, he notice the fighters before he heard them.  Two enemy squadrons start to fly out of the clouds setting up for strafing runs against his mechs.  “Renegades, bandits at 12 o’clock about 500 meters up” Colonel Sanzgiri said.  “Roger” everyone came back. Colonel then announced, “Company form the V formation and protect each other destroy all fighters they are keeping their mechs from us at this moment.”
With his mech in at the tip of the V formation the unit moved toward the city.  The armor battalion moved around to the south side of the city outflanking what defense the militia tried to muster.  The two enemy squadrons made their attack run and paid dearly for it.  Five Renegade mechs were downed by the fighters with all pilots surviving but only three fighters survived the onslaught of Renegades and those three fighters had to head back to the airfield for repair.  With air support gone and over half of the militia destroyed three days ago they did not stand a chance; however, they did not fold, fought until the last unit standing, but in the end the planet was liberated by the Federation.

NNN News (Niles News Network)
April First and the Freedom Federation has just liberated the nineth planet, this time from the Draconis Combine.  The only comment from the War Department was that the timetable is ahead of schedule.  We here, at your fair and balance news media have no idea if that means the war will end sooner or if they will just make plans to liberated more planets and bring complete freedom to all of the inner sphere.

INN news (Interstellar News Network)
Monthly round up Report
The war is going into the fourth month of the new year with no end in sight.  The self-called Freedom Federation has now conquered nine planets both in the Draconis Combine and the OutWorlds Alliance.  No one knows when the unprovoked tragedy will end.
On the FedSun and Combine battlefront the FedSun has conquered ten planets.  The Combine at first seemed caught with their pants down again just as they had in 3028.  There are some signs of their defense stiffing and even rummers of a counterstrike.
On the FedSun and Capellan front, the Confederation is running scared with seventeen planets falling and units abanding their post it looks like the Confederation will be completely destroyed sooner than previously thought.
The Free Worlds league as also joined into the destruction of the Confederation and has conquered two worlds with rummers of more operations in the future.
Lyran Commonwealth is fairly quiet with the formation of the Free Raslahauge Republic there are only a few planets of opportunity and the military are putting forth their best effort.  For the millions of civilians that are caught in the cross fire we are truly saddened.
The Draconis Combine Coordinator has called upon COMSTAR to intervene against his enemies.

VotD (Voice of the Dragon)
Even though the military might of the Combine is doing well against its enemies, today our mighty Coordinator has called for COMSTAR to intervene and interdict a com lockout against the FedSun and Federation nations.


Communication between First Prince Davion and General Chapman.

Matthew, if the Combine gets their way our communication will be down.  The Archon of the Commonwealth, my mother in law has given me a device called the K-1 its lost tech, that will help.
My Prince, the Chapman family and all its assets has a means of communication without COMSTAR for hundreds of years, its slower but effective. In fact its roughly the same technology that the Archon has given you.  You forget that some of my people have never been caught up in this fighting over the centuries and have not lost any tech that the original star league had.
Matthew, why have you not shared this technology with me?
My Prince, there are secrets that even I cannot reveal.
General Chapman sat back after he sent the last transmission.  As much as he wanted to tell his best friend everything about the Chapman Family and the legacy, he just couldn't.  Matthew shook his head the Prince must understand he has state secrets that he can’t tell anyone.  Shifting gears, he decided to read intel reports of the next planet to liberate.

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Chapter Nineteen
36th Avalon Hussars
Huan inbound
Operation Dragons Tail
Federated Suns
11 April 3030
09:00 GST

Due to transport difficulty and availability the 36th Avalon Hussars were already a month and a half behind schedule.  It’s been three months since the operation officially started, and already ten Kurita planets and seventeen Capellan planets has fallen to the AFFS.  In a surprising turn of events that no one, except maybe the First Prince, expected was how successful the new nation called Federation of Freedom was.  Kurita and Capellan were still stunned about the recent outcome of events, but General Skidmore knew that they would overcome the shock and strike back.
Intel Reports were finally accurate as the DropShips sped closer to the planet the communication specialist was able to hack into the network and took over all live feeds.  As the DropShips came closer to the planet the General noticed and confirmed with the flight deck that the enemy was not going to meet them in space.  “Kaptain Lugin, General Skidmore, I want to change the plan everyone holds up here except for the Golden Harp and the Atreides we will go down and secure the landing Zone all Aerospace fighters accompany us to the ground.”  “Roger Leftenant General understood and redeploying” the Kaptain said.
“General three squadrons of fighters are coming from the southeast, but they are too far away we should be ready to drop you in 2 mics.” A voice from the radio said, “Roger that flight deck”, so it begins finally, the General swapped her radio settings. “Ok nuggets let’s get on the ground and secure this landing zone.  Intel and satellite feeds show three squadrons of fighters coming, a company of mechs, troops, turrets, and also a company size security force for the factory.  Time to jump out and take a victory for the 36th Avalon Hussars.”  As they started the jump, flack started to pound the air around the mechs then the dropship Golden Harp announced, “problem on bay two door will try to correct limited drops for now.”
More mechs were dropping and the General could feel the tide turning as if there was ever a chance that the militia here on Huan had a chance anyway.  Then as the moment of thought pass, Hauptmann Benetti got the first kill when his PPC stuck the Dragon in front of him right through its head as the mech started to fall she could hear Benetti whoop a cry of joy.
The Colonel notice that the militia was trying to form two fire lines one east and one south “32nd Company move south take out their line, command company take out the east fire line.”  The Colonel announced as she moved her mech towards the east line.  The mechs in her unit start to focus on their objectives the militia mechs started to show signs of breaking in the east, a marauder went down and three others were prone.  Unfortunately, the south side fire wall was standing tall, and was giving her guys a very hard time of it.
The militia fire line finally broke in the north and with that all the militia forces started to pull out of the area.  Helicopters broke from the south going north keeping the buildings as their cover when they finally came across the final building the General was startled for a second until she realized they were M.A.S.H. transports.  “All units do not fire on the transports in front of us they are MASH” she said over the comm channel.   
It was slow going through the outskirts of the town, the General had strict orders to limit the damage done by her unit, so even though she could see the infantry moving in and out of the buildings trying to escape she gave no orders to attack.  Now that the militia was just infantry and gun placements, she turned her focus on the main object…the water factory.
Fifteen minutes had past, and her unit was still not to the other side of the city, they encounter something that was not in the Intel brief, mines, the militia had buried mines on the north and south side of the city she lost three mechs due to leg injuries before they realized this new threat.  With her standing orders she had to go through the mines or waste more time by going around the mines away from the city.  Finally, though they made it around the corner only to be met by 10 UrbanMechs all with AC/10s and all firing at them.  After the initial attack that left her and a couple of others with one of their arms destroyed the General went across the radio. “Hussars, rush them lets finish this now.”  That is when the other company of mechs emerged on the south side and started to fire at the UrbanMechs.  The enemy saw that they were being pinched from the north and south so when three of their ten mechs went down they turned and ran away.  “Factory is ours good job, now let’s clean up and get ready for the next phase in action.”  General Skidmore said.

36th Avalon Hussars
Planet Huan sector 1307
Operation Dragons Tail
Draconis Combine Territory
19 April 3030
11:00 GST

General Skidmore was examining the work being done in the water bottling factory when her aid Sergeant Stanescu showed up with a communique.  “Sir, this just came in for you.”  “Thank you, Sergeant,”, the general said.  As she opened the communique, she saw a most unsuspected surprise.  The Intel dept. discovered a warehouse district by the docks full of army surplus supplies on the coastline in the small town of called Harmi Grundnelse Deheges.  Perfect, she thought we need parts and supplies to bad the Intel was fuzzy on what type of supplies are in the warehouses.  The General looked at the roster and the battle readiness status on her noteputer, the 2nd battalion was full up, of course that unit would be, she is slightly torn though without full Intel on the enemies’ size and what is in the warehouses she could be sending some of her men to their deaths for no reason.  Especially Cisco, she had already placed the 2nd Battalion for the mission but during the journey to Huan she discovered that she had feelings for Lt. Col Cisco Romero, not that she would ever say anything to anyone nor tell him.  She had work too hard to get where she is to throw it all away on passion, and she did not like this feeling of despair sending him into battle, but she will and she must, so part of the 2nd Battalion will go and capture the town with the warehouses intact.   21st Company to be exact but if she knows Cisco, he will take his command lance with them to get some kills of his own.

Few hours later
19 April 3030
16:00 GST

Cisco sat in his mech about 20 miles outside the town of Harmi waiting on a scouting report from the recon unit about the size of the enemy forces and hopefully where they were located.  For four years he has been with the 36th Avalon Hussars and for three years he has been in love or lust, whatever, with his commanding officer.  Sometimes being in the military sucks, or he should say being an officer sucks the enlisted have relations like bunnies throughout their rank structure, but heaven forbid an officer having feelings for another officer of a different rank or for an enlisted for that matter.  Oh well Cisco thought at least now he is in charge of a full battalion, and he was antsy waiting there for a recon report.
Hauptmann Moore, pilot of a Marten scout VTOL scouted the city and port district for the upcoming battle.  As she looked over the sensors she determine that there was at least six mechs of various sizes and about two company size infantry units with some turrets, ok town scouted, she turned on her tight laser beam radio “Shade, Eagle mission complete RTB” , “Roger, Eagle RTB”  Leftenant Tiel said. Leftenant Tiel was the pilot of a nightshade ECM VTOL that was covering Moore’s six, as they both turned and headed back to base all Moore could think about is how easy this upcoming battle was going to be for the stud muffin commander of the 2nd Battalion.  Two minutes later as she flew over the 21st Company that was waiting for her report she sent a burst message to Lt. Col Romero detailing all the information discovered on the recon mission.  She ended the message saying “I would say good luck but I don’t think you will need it.”
As Lt. Col. Romero watched the three VTOL’s of the scout lance from the VTOL command unit fly by he received his long awaited report.  Romero just shook his head as he finished it, and said to himself, VTOL pilots are too stupid to understand that all it takes is one lucky shot to end your life on an easy mission, maybe that is why they can fly those things into battle they are too stupid to know any better, give me a 100-ton mech any day he thought to himself.  He then switched his radio to the command freq, “Jean we are a go get your company ready”  “roger Colonel” Hauptmann Jean Lenoir reply.
Sho-Sa Maresuke Carras of the Huan Planetary Defense Force was as he put it very unfortunate, he had only 7 mechs including himself two lances of turrets and what was left of the infantry from the failed defense of the enemies landing zone.  Now scouts (mainly civilians) report a part of the enemy’s force was marching this way.  The only reason he was here was to ensure that the warehouse stock was moved to the cargo ships, which had not arrived yet.  So, in a move of desperation Carras gathered as many trucks as he could so that they could be slowly  loaded now, in hopes that they could get free before the attack began.
Col. Romero order half his forces over the river, about 10 clicks out, that way the goal of taking over the ports and blocking any escape would happen quicker.
Sho-Sa Carras saw the enemy coming in from the north but unfortunately another blow to him in defending this town, they were coming in from both sides of the river.
As Col Romero’s unit entered the town his mechs started to rain pain down on the militia units then Leftenant Johansen got a head shot on a dragon and down it went.  He must have been their commander because any coordination if any ceased to stop with the militia.  On the other side of the river another militia unit was destroyed.
Sho-Sa Carras an instant before the laser hit saw that this was going to be the end of his Dragon, so he punched out barely making it out the mech, all was doom, of course he thought as the ejection system took him away from the destroyed mech, it was doomed the minute the enemy landed on Huan.
As more of the militia mechs were destroyed more chaos was happening infantry broke from their protective embankments in the buildings and ended up being mowed down. Everything was looking good, Col Romero thought except for one thing, the trucks that were leaving the dock area trying to escape.  “All units, we need to focus our efforts on the trucks that are trying to leave I don’t want them destroyed just stopped, they may have the supplies we came to get.”   As the unit shifted focus from the two-remaining militia mechs to the trucks they started to fire all their missiles and energy weapons at the trees and ground in front of the path that the trucks were taking forcing the drivers to stop and surrender.
Sho-sa Carras failed, he knew that failure was his destiny when the enemy showed up two days before they were supposed to.  He had hoped to save his honor by getting the flatbed trucks filled with the supplies out of town and away from the Davion invaders, but he failed at that.  Honor was lost, his mech was lost, all but a handful of infantry men and one mech lost, now his life is lost as he placed his katana hilt on the ground with the blade up and lunged on it causing the blade to to slice through his stomach and severing his lower vertebrae in two, within seconds he died.
Lt. Col. Romero looked at the supplies from both the warehouses and the trucks he recovered, two warehouse were completely empty, assuming that the flatbed trucks were carrying all the parts from those warehouses they recovered about 70% with the others destroyed from battle damage. Two other warehouses had engine supplies in them.  In all only one of his mechs was destroyed but all MechWarriors survived.  Very successful mission, even if he himself had only one kill.

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Chapter Twenty
36th Avalon Hussars
Planet Huan sector 1408
Operation Dragons Tail
Draconis Combine Territory
21 April 3030
18:00 GST

The 22nd Company commanded by Hauptmann Brett Sahar arrived at their designated sector two days late.  The going was tough, and he now sees the wisdom in only sending a company in advance to the town Retme.  Retme was nestled in the valley in-between to major mountain ranges.  This town will be one of two cities that will serve as a way station for the final phase of the invasion.   Since Operation Dragon’s Tail was a massive undertaking dropship support was nonexistent until May 15th 3030 so marching 1000 miles through a jungle was slow going.  The General used the 22nd Company to make a path for the main force  causing most of the unit staying together.  So far from the reports that Hauptmann Sahar has read the militia has not put up much of a fight, but that could all change the closer that the Hussars get closer to the capital.
“22nd Company form on me formation will be the v wedge, GOGOGO!” Hauptmann Sahar said.
 A few minutes later, “Hussars, target dragon in coordinates 3742” announce Sahar.
Missiles and lasers started to hit the Dragoon the pilot for the Dragoon was taken by surprise and was destroyed before he was able to radio back to headquarters in the city.  Hauptmann Sahar saw an opportunity knowing that if he waits for the rest of the regiment the element of surprise will be gone.  He orders his company to move into the city expecting a fight he got nothing.
“22nd we will bed down here for tonight and wait for the rest of the regiment.  Put a watch at the edge of town just in case.” Sahar said over the net.

Meanwhile

Leftenant General Skidmore was marching her unit towards the 22nd Company through the forest via the makeshift path that the 22nd Company made. She left behind the 11th company at the beachhead base to protect the regiment’s supplies.  Then about 400 miles into the march she had the 4th Battalion split off and make a march east across the plains of Serenity to attack the eastern town that was on the opposite side of the mountain range.   The Capital for the planet was right in the middle of this mountain range and she hoped she could attack from both sides and cut off all escape.  Unfortunately, the 22nd commander entered the western town six days too early, even though there was no sign of the enemy the timetable was messed up, and how she loved time tables and organization.
By the time her regiment was in place in both cities the planetary government surrendered, and the planet was now under Davion control.

New Avalon Capital of Federated Suns
Operation Overlord
AFFS HQ deep underground
May 15, 3030

First Prince Davion was looking at the reports that were coming in and was amazed by what was happening.  First, his friend General Chapman had not disappointed him, in fact with the number of planets that the General was ‘liberating’ in such a short time was astounding.  The Prince thought that his own forces were not doing too bad with three new planets on the Kurita border under Davion control and four planets on the Liao boarder within the last week.  What he was most surprise about was the Wolf’s Dragoons mainly their leader Jamie Wolf.  After Kurita nearly destroyed them, a few years ago, the Prince open a line of communication with Colonel Wolf and convinced him that the Federated Suns would be a friend to him and his unit.  The Prince noted that upon finally meeting Jamie Wolf face to face the Colonel had a great presence about him, this guy could be a leader of any of the great houses thought the Prince at the time of the meeting.  The Dragoons were nearly destroyed and needed a place to repair and rebuild, Federated Suns provided that.  When the First Prince decided to attack and wipe out Liao once and for all he knew that his Kurita border was going to be open to attack and so he went to Jamie Wolf to asked him if he could help, the Prince still remembers the conversation like it was yesterday……

June 3028 

 Planet called Inner End on the border of known space and Outworlds Alliance in the conference room somewhere in the capital building two powerful men meet and shook hands.  “Hello Colonel Wolf” said the first man.  “Hello First Prince Davion, how can I help you?” said the second man.  As they both sat down and had a drink of the clear water at the table Davion started off.
“Colonel Wolf, I know you have a grudge or an vendetta against the Coordinator Kurita, so I am informing you of my plans to see if you want in.”   
Jamie Wolf lean forward and looked right into the eyes of the Prince, “What do you have in mind?”
Well, I want to wipe out the Liao leadership and nation. To do that I am going to have to pull some forces along the border of Kurita, even though there will be selected targets on that boarder it will still be weak.  So, I am asking if you have rebuilt enough in the last few months to do garrison duty along the border and if Kurita attacks you can take your revenge.”
Jamie looked at the First Prince and just smiled.
The First Prince saw something that intrigued him and frightened him in the smile that Wolf was giving him.  Jamie Wolf finally opens his mouth, “My Prince tell me five planets in which you want to invade, and the Wolf Dragoons will invade and destroy Kurita.”
The ‘Fox’ as people called him was truly surprised, “five Planets?  How have you rebuilt fast enough to support that?”
“My Prince I have five full Regiments waiting to take vengeance we can support this action; we had people in reserve that was not in Kurita space when they betrayed us.”
“Ok well these are the planets for the first wave and depending how the rest goes will depend on the next phase, here let me show you the complete plan and the allies we have for this endeavor.”
One name caught Jamie Wolf attention and he pointed to that name, “This guy I would like to meet him one day…His surname is familiar to me and my people.”

Present day

The First Prince still had no idea where the Wolf Dragoons got their men and equipment and he suppose that he did not care as long as they carried out the attacks they promise to do.
Jamie Wolf did not like dipping into his secret cache of mechs and men, now there was an imbalance between inner sphere equipment and men and the other source, the more he pulled from the other source the harder it will be to maintain his unit secret and the itchiness of his warrior bothers from elsewhere.  The last betrayal had made him rethink his tactics and standing in the big picture, he was grateful for the First Prince, and was happy that the Prince did not push him to give up his secret, for that his unit wouldn’t disappoint the Federated Suns.  This invasion though he instructed his commanders to do battle the old way….

08 May 3030
An Ting
Governor Communication Center

“Sir, we have a communication from the leader of the Wolf’s Dragoons, looks like he wants to talk to the governor” said the enlisted in front of the communication array.
“Sir!!  Four JumpShips just entered known space” the enlisted in front of satellite image said.
The Major took it all in, “get the governor down here now, open communication with the Dragoons JumpShips and let’s see what they want.”  With war erupting all over the inner sphere the last couple of months the Major thought to himself hopefully they are friendly.
“Governor” Jamie Wolf said with a smile, “I am going to offer you a deal, one that your leader never gave us.”
“What is that General”
“A chance, I have a full reinforce regiment here, instead of landing 140 mechs 80 tanks 30 aerospace and 2 battalions of infantry, I will land 50 mechs, you can throw everything you have against them and the DropShips that will transport.  If we win the battle the planet is ours if we lose we will leave and never come back.”
The governor was in shock what kind of treachery is this he cleared his throat, “Why do this I don’t understand how can I trust you that when we win you will leave.”
Jamie Wolf smiled, “well you might have two battalions of mechs and another in tanks, but you won’t win, I am betting that my men are better than Kurita scum.”
 
AFFS HQ deep underground
May 15, 3030

First Prince Davion finally got to the Wolf’s Dragoons report, mmm interesting Hanse thought why would he tell the planet militia how much men and equipment he was bringing and where he was landing so that they could bring all their defenses to bare, and why in the hell did he only take 50 mechs….good thing they won the battle and the planet it seems in one day, Brilliant I guess the Prince said to himself.  Something is different about Jamie Wolf the Prince thought to himself, the near destruction of the Wolf’s Dragoons by Kurita forces seemed to make Wolf more direct and more focus than before.  The other reports were going well too, in fact Capellan forces are in a flat out retreat after the stunning victories in ten of the fifteen planets that Davion forces invaded and the other five planets were about to fall.  If his force could continue to push without outside influence, mainly Marik and ComStar, Capellan could completely fall within two years. 
The Prince took another look at the new power that he helped create.  While he always knew that General Chapman could deliver something,  in the back of his mind started to tingle.  Even though the General put in place checks and balance to ensure the loyalty of the Federation to the Federated Suns something started to worry the Prince, the what if…what if the General is killed or when he dies, will the Freedom Federation pose a bigger threat to his nation.  What if, and that is when he started to formulate plans to take care of the Freedom Federation if it comes to that.

Draconis Combine Palace
Luthien
May 20, 3030

Coordinator Kurita stood over the five Sho-shos that he perceived failed the Combine.  “You Sho-shos, I hold responsible for the failures of these last five months, all five of you advised me that the Federated Suns would not attack so soon after the last war, one Tai-sa knew and now he is dead.  You owe me your honor.”
Every General went to their knees unsheathed their tantōs and committed Seppuku, as the blood ran together, wild like a river, on the marble floors of the palace.  Coordinator Kurita took a sip of his wine stood up from his throne and looked at the subordinates of the dead Sho-shos, “You are now in charge of the war, I suggest that you five serve me better than these men did.” Coordinator Kurita said with an insane glare in his eyes.

Sian Capital of Capellan Confederation
Palace Maximilian Liao
20 May, 3030

Chancellor Liao sat alone in the Royal Palace bathing pool; he had already shooed the handmaidens away after the report from the front lines was presented to him.  How could his people, so prideful, run away from a fight, traitors all of them slowly he started to see conspiracies at every corner. 
Concerned for her father, Romano did the unthinkable by going into the Royal bathing pool, “Father the water is cold you need to get out.” The Chancellor looked at his daughter without really seeing her and screamed for her to get out.  As she left, she noticed the dead aid’s blood starting to drip into the bathing pool and her father’s knife in the heart of the aid, with intel report on the pad that was lying next to the aid.  She snatched the pad up as she left and discovered why her father was being this way.

Atreus Capital of the Free World League
Palace
Command Center
May 20, 3030

Janos Marik was intense, five months had gone by, Steiner ignored the Free Worlds, and was concentrating on Kurita, he would show that Archon not to forget Marik.  His generals entered the chamber and did not have a plan for invading the Lyran Alliance, instead it was this nonsense about military preparation.  Then a creak of a chair as an old woman stood up from the far-right side of the table, it was the Duchy of Andurien Dame Catherine Humphreys, even at 69 she was still a formable foe.  “Excuse me general, and if it pleases the Captain-General Marik I would like to say something.”
“Go ahead Dame Humphreys, I would be honored to hear something other than excuses.” Janos replied.
“Thank you” as she bowed slightly.  “Everyone it seems are afraid to attack the Lyran Alliance, well I am not and would send my forces if the Captain-General request it since my forces are ready, unlike all of yours.”  She surveyed the room and not too many would look at her in the eye so she continued, “Like I said my troops are ready, but instead of Lyran invasion I would like to add another option.  We attack the planet Betelgeuse in Capellan space and siege the factory there, with the Federated Suns taking planets from Capellan by the handful we need to set up a barrier between us and them, using Capellan planets that we conquered.”  As she sat down everyone turned to look at the Captain-General to see what Janos would say, “Interesting, my Dame, I know that you and others before you in your family have always desire the planet Betelgeuse, I agree we need to have some planets as a buffer against the Davion expansion.  We had an agreement called the Concord of Kapteyn but now that it looks like Liao is going to fall we need to protect ourselves, send your troops My Dame and I will also authorize some mercenaries to invade a few planets as well, the rest of you need to be ready for action within the next six months no matter what.”  With that Janos Marik got up and left the table.

AFFS HQ deep underground
June 1, 3030

First Prince was walking down the long hall leading back to the palace and his Throne Room.  News of success in all fronts had him feeling excited, enough so that a plan started to form on a particular planet to conquer, Dieron, if the he could conquer that and maintain control over planet, it would be a major blow for the Combine.  He would need units from the Davion military and Lyran military.  A thought crosses his mind what if he could get his old friend to lead the invasion.  In his mind he already had the 4th Skye Guards and the 4th Skye Rangers for the Lyran units and then his 36th and 56th Avalon Hussars.  Could he though get General Chapman and his command regiment to travel that far away from his own war zone to participate in the battle of the century. 

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Chapter Twenty-one
Planet Sinope
Operation Enduring Freedom Wave Two
MOB Chappy’s Revenge Command Regiment
Office of General Chapman
6 July, 3030

Sneaking in and landing on the planet without any contest was easy, or Matthew thought too easy.  While his dropships and all support personnel were relatively safe a few hundred miles away, his MOB (Mobile Operating Base) was not.  The 31st Galedon Regulars met them out in the desert and hit his unit hard.  So hard in fact he had to call up his reserves to bring his units on the front line back up to full strength.  Worse yet, with the high winds in the atmosphere and storm season coming he was unable to bring in the support with dropships instead they had to march making the supply lines slow and hard to maintain.  Two main objects for the next week or so were the invasion of the towns Heffe and Ukron, Heffe was on the coastline to the west and Ukron was on the coastline east of him.  Splitting his unit up was never a good idea, but the thought of going back and forth wasting time just made him lose sleep, so splitting the unit up it was.  With most of the 3rd and 1st Battalions going to Heffe and the 2nd Battalion, Command Company and two Armor Companies going to the east toward Ukron.  The main base of the 31st Galedon Regulars was past the mountain range north of Ukron.  As General Matthew Chapman looked at the map and then looked at the predicted winds and storm strength, he cursed to himself.  No battle plan goes as planned but having all his air assets grounded because of weather was not how he envision his defeat.  The General already had some stunning losses at the company level losing several mechs and MechWarriors.  Once his mobile base caught up with the main force, he took some of the reserves to fill in the ranks of force.  Chapman had to figure a way to turn the tide, as he looked over the battle plans for the city Ukron he noticed one thing, the city streets were narrow but straight, and the enemy forces that were shown in the flyovers were few. 

“Nicki come here and tell me what you see in this intel brief” he said to his wife and XO of the unit.
As Colonel Nichole Chapman looked at the Intel and the map, she noticed something.
“Sweetie look at the roads and the type of equipment that has been identified.  If we roll up in formation with all five companies, we will be bottlenecked and picked off.”
“Yeah, that is what I was thinking Nicki, how about if we place a company here, here, here, here, and here splitting it up having 5 entry points and then meet in the middle at the capital.”
Nichole looked at the new plan and shook her head yes, “I think that would work spread our forces out, and it will spread the enemy even further.  When is this weather with the strong high winds going to end so that we can transfer our dropships up here, our supply lines are getting thin.”
“I don’t know for sure; forecasters say a few weeks or sooner, hopefully sooner.  I would like to have our dropships here within a week or so.”

15 July 3030
Just outside Ukron

As all five Companies started to penetrate the city in five different points Matthew was glad that he had his forces maneuver into the city this way, sensors showed that the enemy was not truly ready for this action and scrambled to try and meet all five companies at once spreading their forces so thin that they had no real hope of defending.  Each company of Chappy’s Revenge were met with three to four mechs from the 31st Galedon Regulars, some industrial mechs, turrets, and about a company worth of infantry from the planet militia.  Even with superior numbers in way of material the enemy, especially the militia fought with conviction and would not back down, causing several of the Chappy’s Revenge mechs to be downed.  The enemy continued to aim for the heads of the Revenge.  The strongest enemy resistance was where Matthew had decided to take his command company just because he loved a challenge.  As Matthew lumbered his 200-ton mech into the city and because he was so heavy Chappy was also one of the slowest pieces of equipment on the battlefield.  With that being said though his mech was top of the line with the newest tech that his corporation produced, one of five new mechs models being used for trial run on this mission. There was a sense of invincibility when in this mech Matthew thought but as with all mechs all it would take is a couple of good shots to the head and the mech would be dead. Matthew refocused and took aim with his two Gauss Rifles, both large lasers and the AC20 at a Warhammer effectively stripping most of its armor, both arms and most of its weapons destroyed.  The Warhammer though was able to get off two PPC that both hit dead center in the chest even causing a critical hit on the engine before the Warhammer fell and was done.  As they progressed further into the city a 15-story building was weakened from laser fire that missed their targets started to collapse crushing one of the Revenge mechs, a Zeus, buckled under the tons of concrete and building materials.  While Matthew watched in horror the mighty Zeus disappearing in rubble, he targeted another Warhammer, fired all weapons, and cored the mighty machine dead center.  Matthew decided that this battle was almost over, so he went to the satellite feed to check on how the other units progressed in penetrating the city.  Within an hour of fighting Chappy’s Revenge had progressed 5 miles into the city and two of the companies were on the verge of DropPort that was situated inside the city.  The command company took the lead to take control of the DropPort, there were several dropships that were grounded due to weather and damage.  Although there was one Dropship that was still fully active, it decided to pick the biggest mech out on the field and destroy it.  As soon as his unit was in range Matthew ordered everyone to focus on the Fortress Dropship and then warnings in his cockpit of impending missiles alert Matthew that the dropship commander had focused all fire onto him.  Matthew raised his mechs arms to try and protect the head but even then, as 100 missiles and several PPC and AC hits his mech went down.  As he ejected from the mech he noticed that the dropship also went up in a ball of fire damaging most of the enemy mechs that were right in front of it.

17 July 3030
City of Ukron

The city has fallen but the weather was still not allowing the air assets to fly, but it did not really matter because the planet was all but conquered anyway.

Planet Sinope
MOB Chappy’s Revenge Command Regiment
Office of General Chapman
6 September, 3030

General Chapman was in the middle of watching the new recruits play wargames on his wall monitor when the door burst open.  Standing in the doorway was Lieutenant Colonel Teresa Holder, Chapman could tell she was angry because her ears were beat red and compared to her porcelain doll skin was kind of funny to look at. “General Chapman, may I have a moment of your time.”
“Well considering you busted down my door, I guess I don’t have a choice.”
As the Colonel stood there her eyes drifted towards the wall monitor and noticed one of the pilots in a Marauder wiping the ground with the other pilots.  She nodded at the monitor, “got people practicing?  What unit?”
General Chapman glance back to the monitor, “These are the new recruits, I am looking to see where the MechWarriors can be placed if I hire them.”
The Colonel started to get mad again and stormed further into the office to sit down in the plush leather chair in front of the General desk.
“By all means Colonel make yourself at home.”
“Sir” Lieutenant Colonel Holder started to say. “I realize that this is your command but messing with my Battalion leadership without consulting me just seams unprofessional.”
Even though Chapman already knew why she was here it still ate at him that she had the balls to talk to him this way.
“Colonel, may I remind you I can do anything I wanted and could just remove you right now.  So, what is your issue with the change of leadership for the 9th Company.”
“Sir, you took my most experience MechWarrior and Commander and replaced her with a new recruit.”
“Well Colonel, that new recruit is the same one destroying everyone else in that simulator.”  As he said this, he pointed to the wall monitor showing the score that Recruit twelve had terminated thirteen other recruits as of a second ago and recruit twelve was well on the way to number fourteen, and all weapons were still operational.
“Fine” Lieutenant Colonel Holder said, but I tried to look up her profile and it was blank.
General Chapman stood up and picked up a packet, tossing it to Holder “This is her dossier, ten years ago she was the best MechWarrior I had ever seen and lost to her several times in the sim.”
Holder just looked at the General and said. “That is fine and dandy but that was ten years ago what about the last ten years.”  She opened the dossier and saw Ms. Burton test scores, looked at her picture and thought she was very pleasant to look at with blonde curly hair big blue eyes and perfect lips.
“Holder that is a story for her to tell, all I am willing to say is that she married her child’s father and now that he is dead, she wants back into the seat of a mech.”
They both looked at the monitor when it buzzed showing that the match was over, and that Ms. Burton won ‘killing’ all the other recruits.  The panel then changed to the control room showing the recruits getting out of the training pods.
When Fanua Burton exited the pod, Holder was taken a back with the face came a body that revival it with long sexy legs and an hourglass figure that made you want more visual stimulation without the clothes on, Holder secretly hoped that Burton liked girls.
General Chapman picked up a mic and said, Fanua Burton please come to my office, Chapman out.”  He turned to the Colonel “it is time for you to meet your new company commander, the old one has been transferred and given a promotion, so you have no choice.”
Fanua was nervous, she knew she excelled in all the test and kicked ass in the sim, but this was General Chapman.  So many years lost, she did not regret the time away raising her daughter but when her husband died, she saw the chance to enter this life again since he had forbidden her to fight while he was alive.  As she walked closer to his office, she noticed his door was open and another officer was with him, she recognized her from the intel that the General had given her. 
“Sir! Candidate Burton reporting as order, Sir!”
General Chapman shook his head and said, “no Fanua you are now a Captain” He then tossed her a box containing Captain bars and said, “you are out of uniform the next time I see you, you better be in uniform and your body covered up before all the men and women fall in lust with you, dismiss...Oh by the way report back here at 0730 tomorrow for the daily brief and to announce you as the commander of the 9th Company.”
“Yes sir” as she gave him a big smile and smart salute.
Chapman then turned to his 3rd Battalion Commander and said, “after the brief get to know her, she is very intelligent and very resourceful I have yet given her a job she could not handle.”
“Yes sir” Lieutenant Colonel Holder said and then left the General’s office also.

Planet Sinope
Civilian DropShip
The Traveler
ISNN reporter Cecilia Richards
September 13, 3030

As Cecilia Richards sat down in her first-class seat waiting for takeoff to carry her to Civilian JumpShip, that will bring her back to the regional headquarters of ISNN.  She started to reflect on what had just happened and decided to listen to the interview that she just recorded.
Cecilia: “Thank you for letting ISNN conduct this interview, it has been a long time coming.  For the record, please state your name and position you hold.”
Matthew: “Thank you as well Cecilia, for giving me this opportunity to correct miss conceptions out there about the Freedom Federation.  My name is Matthew Chapman I am leader of all four regiments of Chappy’s Revenge, I personally go into battle as Commander of Chappy’s Revenge Command Regiment, and I am also the Overall General of the Freedom Federation Armed Forces.”
Cecilia: “Wow you have a lot of hats that you wear.”
Matthew: “Yes, but I have a lot of help from a staff that I fully trust.”
Cecilia: “In your introduction you mention miss conceptions care to expand on that?”
Matthew: “Why don’t you ask me your questions, those based on research, and even the rumors and I will straighten everything out by weeding out those that are false.”
Cecilia: “um ok, first is your unit Chappy’s Revenge, there are a lot of rumors out there about how you existed prior to the Federation.  Some rumors have your unit as a secret Federated Suns unit, yet others say you came back from beyond the inner sphere. Can you tell me a little about your unit history?”
Matthew: “In a few months, we will be opening a museum on Niles about the history of my unit, it’s a long story that stretches a few hundred years.  It started when General Kerensky left the Inner Sphere, my ancestors split the family up, some went with him and some stayed.  The most influential person that left with Kerensky was a vice admiral, he was sad that his son, which I am named after, stayed behind so he left him several gifts and gave his son the clues to find those gifts.”
Cecilia: “Gifts? What type of gifts?”
Matthew: “His son was a well decorated MechWarrior also and was at the time of the departure a Captain in one of the SLDF regiments.  The Admiral’s gifts were large secret cache of SLDF equipment and supplies mothballed in 5 locations that he was supposed to pick up on the way out of the inner sphere but left them there for his son, in hopes that his son could do what he never could and that was fulfill the dream of the family.”
Cecilia: “Family dream? What was the family dream?”
Matthew: “The dream that I am building now, you see my ancestor left the service of the SLDF and started a merc unit called Chappy’s Howling Siegers, it was only a company and transportation was limited.  So, it took him a long time to gather up all the supplies and hide them in a secret location that was kept off of all the star maps, a planet that was a top-secret research facility that had a mech factory and shipyard for the SLDF, it was unknown to even the newly form COMSTAR.  When the first succession war broke out all such facilities were forgotten. There he gathered the equipment, there is where I still tap into for supplies and mechs that is how much was left over the years (almost 300) my ancestors had use that planet resources sparling in hopes of one day of bringing peace and self-rule to the people.  Up until recently we kept the merc unit only engage in one contract at a time, and at least 80 percent of the employees had families that had been with us for generations.  Only a select few knew how big the organization was, in fact it wasn’t until my father passed away that I knew the full capability of the organization. We also have several industrial companies that sell mainly to the Federated Suns and of course now to the Freedom Federation, so it was easy to maintain everyone’s living cost without becoming famous like the wolves or the Hounds.  So, the dream is simple, one of freedom and with the success the nation has had the last nine months I am here to tell our enemies that the Federation is strong.”
Cecilia: “That is an amazing story one that I am sure has many more details, and one of which is actually more fantastic than the rumors out there.” (she laughs an awkward laugh)
Matthew: (smiles back and shifts in his seat)
Cecilia: “So, family you mention that, is yours fighting alongside you?”
Matthew: “Yes, my wife is a Battalion Commander and all four of my children are Company commanders of special strike forces.”
Cecilia: “Anyone else?”
Matthew: “Yes, I have several of my lifelong friends in charge of their own units, the most notable one is Duncan Bovet he has a strong merc unit called the Duncan Renegades that have now become an house unit like my unit has. His family has been with mine from almost the very beginning.  Then my sister-in-law is a company commander, Captain Burton will go far in the ranks. There is also my friendship with the First Prince of Federated Suns in whom this would not be possible.”
Cecilia: “Yes, I was hoping we would be able to cover that topic.  The official word is that for whatever reason he gave you a planet and then acknowledged your new nation. Why?”
Matthew: “I have talked to all parties involved and I am authorized to give some more details about this.  (He paused and straighten out his jacket) While my father was trying to solidify a permanent contract with the Federated Suns he became an ambassador for the Suns, at the time, First Prince Andrew father of Hanse did not know about the connection that my family had to a merc unit that was almost always in contract with the Federated Suns.  Anyway, during that time, I grew up on New Avalon and became friends with Hanse.  Later when my father died, by the hands of the Kurita family, I found out the full scope of the Chapman dynasty between the corporations, and merc unit. I confided with First Prince Hanse about all my holdings and the dream of the Chapman Family.  That is when we came up with a plan to fulfill my family dream and to set in motion the First Prince plans.  This was before the universe knew about his deal with the Lyran Commonwealth and the marriage to Melissa.  This plan that he had took several years to foster until the time was right.  Not only did he succeed a planet to me but he also succeeded whatever military equipment was on planet at the time, it just so happens that a supply envoy of several mechs and supplies happen to be on shore leave on Niles and was subsequently enlisted into the nation’s army.  Not only that but the Archon of the Lyrans donated a significant amount of money for the new nation to live on and carry out its destiny.”
Cecilia: “Destiny?  What is the destiny of the Freedom Federation?”
Matthew: “Its two-fold first part is to allow people to self-govern and end the era of tyranny. The second part goes hand and hand with the first and that is to eliminate the Kurita family power to rule.”
Cecilia: “Then why have you invaded the Outworld Alliance, some say you have bloodlust or are a warmonger.”
Matthew: “I needed the Outworld Alliance to establish a strong nation, I wanted its people to realize what they have been missing and how much oppression they were truly under with that form of government.  I have tried very hard to limit the destructive nature of war to just combat units trying for the most part to not have civilian casualties. Also, most of my assets were in the realm of the OA so adding all those factors it made sense.”
Cecilia: “Are you surprise by your success; you went from one planet to almost 50 in 10 months?”
Matthew: “No, I am not and remember 27 of those planets chose to be part of the Federation, not one shot was fired in the transfer of power of those planets.”
Cecilia: “That was an amazing development, are you going to pursue the former leader of the Outworld Alliance, it is said that him and his followers have set up somewhere beyond the peripheral on several planets.”
Matthew: “No not at this time, those are his strongest supporters I doubt that they want to have anything to do with my new government and the way that the average citizen will have the responsibility of picking their own leaders.  So, if they don’t bother us, we won’t them for now.”
Cecilia: “Why do you think those 27 planets turn their back on the OA and signed allegiance to you? Some outside the realm (Kurita) claimed that you threaten to bomb the planets to non-existence, others say you bribed the politicians.  The few citizens from those planets that were interviewed claimed they wanted to be part of the dream, speaking of which you have mentioned the dream of self-rule, yet you have appointed someone as President.”
Matthew: “I needed to set up the government, I did not want to be that leader while also in charge of a war, so I appointed a person to run the day-to-day stuff.  It is only for 10 years, at that point all the planets that qualify will elect the next ruler and will continue to do so from that point on.  So, while yes initially the people will not be “self-rule” for the nation for a few years, they will be running their own planets how they see fit minus the defense department.”
Cecilia: “I know you answered the question about the gifts your ancestor had, but not really in detail.  Would you care to expand? I mean there are reports and rumors about warships on a scale that most of the known universe had not seen in years.”
Matthew: “Listen, I am not going to give exact numbers, not now at least, but my ancestors left several units enough for several regiments and left several warships, JumpShips, and dropships at an orbital factory at the planet I mention before that until now was hidden, it is also the headquarters for the Chapman Corporation. Like I said before the planet was untouched by the succession wars, but they kept building, training, mothballing, advancing, and waiting until this era of freedom.  So, when I say we have a fleet of naval warships that rivals most of the inner sphere put together I mean it.”
Cecilia: “All this sounds good but what happens when you are gone will the Freedom Federation……..”
A Captain in a sharp crisp uniform bust in the room and whispered into the ear of the General.   “I am sorry Cecilia this interview is over, there are pressing matters that must be attended to.”  With that General Chapman got up and left.

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Chapter Twenty-two
Planet Sinope
MOB Chappy’s Revenge Command Regiment
Office of General Chapman
1 October, 3030

The General was looking at Intel reports, more and more planets of the Outworld Alliance continue to capitulate when his forces would show up in system.  Fifty systems are now part of the Freedom Federation another ten systems are being contested and with all indications coming out of the Outworld Alliance capital the government itself might collapse.    He had three units invading Mitchella, they had been there about a month, a major planet for the Outworlds Alliance that will be the main base for the invasion of the Capital planet, the alliance forces have been putting up heavy resistance though.  So, Matthew went over the logs of the battles for Mitchella, there was a disturbing trend, therefore he made a note to his intel people to keep an eye on the commander of the 1st Regiment.  Even though she was a close family friend some of her decisions have been questionable.

On the other side of the nation, where he was at, things were still ok. Today the Command Regiment will be leaving to their next mission and he also issued a recall to all his children commands to join his regiment. The Draconis Combine defenses were starting to stiffen up, with the Davion’s slowdown on the border, and the war with the Alliance seeming to wind down, Matthew decided to move more assets over to the Combine’s border.  Also, started to make plans for exploration of the lost planets.  Sometime after the first Succession War over half of the Planet in the OA region went dark, it was almost time to find out why.

Nightly News
FNN
New Avalon, Federated Suns
15 October 3030

The last month has seen a major shift in power across the known universe. First there were rumors of a Draconis Combine full pull out of the old Rasalhague district, also the full military pull out in the same region of all Lyran Commonwealth worlds.  Then just yesterday it was announced that a new nation in that region called, Free Rasalhague Republic had been formed.  If that was not enough the total collapse of the Outworld Alliance happened with all but three planets announcing allegiance to the Freedom Federation.  With that, the experts suspect that General Chapman will now be able to focus all his efforts on the Combine leaving our Prince to focus more on the collapsing Capellan Confederation.  It seems that the Combine Coordinator has done an about-face from his previous position when he tried to wipe out the Wolf’s Dragoon and in a stunning announcement, he has issued a call for mercenaries to help him against the Federated Suns and Freedom Federation.  The situation must be bad in the Draconis Combine for him to shallow his pride and call for help.
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Capital Building
President of Outworld Alliance Office
Neil Avellar
Alpheratz
1 September 3030

The Director of the Avellar Guards laid out the ugly truth, people are losing faith in the Outworld Alliance.  The Guard though was loyal to Neil and if decided to stay and fight or flee and become Mercs, they would follow him.  Neil was thinking about it, While one of his commanders was giving a brief, something brought Neil out of his deep thinking, the commander had new info about a discovery of significance, an old star league star map, showing several planets that are not on any of the current maps, by this commander’s order they were scouted.  Turns out seven planets were still viable, and if the Outworld Alliance escaped to there, they would be safe to live the Outworld Alliance principles.  Secretly this Commander was in love with Neil’s sister, and his unit plus eleven other units where loyal to the principles and not to the man if Neil decided to be a merc then he would withhold the rest of the info and give it to Neil’s sister, it all depended on what Neil was going to do, after a few moments in thought.
“I don’t think the OA can survive.” Neil said. “Merc life it is”
With that the meeting was over and three weeks later the Avellar Guard disappeared.  At the same time 12 units from around the region disappeared headed for 7 planets in an unknown region that will eventually be known as Outworld Union.  What was left of the Outworld Alliance consolidated under Teddy Avellar flag on three planets; Alpheratz, Quatre Belle, and Mitchella, calling themselves the Outworld Remnant.

1 October 3030
The official date that the Outworlds Alliance collapse.

Tharkad Capital of Lyran Commonwealth
Private bedroom
Palace
2 October 3030

Katrina looked at her daughter, they had been in a heated argument for the last few moments about the new husband, the fox.  Katrina was mad and disappointed, the war that she thought ended last year was still going on, even though most experts are calling it a new war, it is still a war.  A war she did not want, she wanted peace.
“Look, honey I am just saying you need to use your station and get him to stop this war, we must have peace.  Your child little Victor is almost six months old, we need to stop this war for him.”
Melissa was rocking baby Victor while she was feeding him, “Mother, again I am going to tell you he is his own man.  I cannot tell him what to do, and I am not going to use sex to get what you want.  He wants to use two units from each military to invade and take over Dieron, he swears that if that invasion is a success he would make peace with the Combine.”
Katrina looked at her daughter then picked up the PAD that she had brought with her, she signed her name tagged it to send and then tossed it to her daughter, “heads up, because you won’t help to bring peace to our people, I have decided to at least bring peace to 90% of the border between us and the combine.”
“Mother what did you just do” Melissa looked at the document, a document that was succeeding planets to form a new nation the Free Rasalhague Republic.

First Prince Inner Chamber
New Avalon
15 October 3030

Hanse saw this coming, after watching the news finding out about a major event that even his intel people did not know about, he should be steaming mad at his wife for not telling him and his mother-in-law for doing what she did.  He saw this coming years ago, what he saw back then all made sense now.  Even though it cut off most of the Draconis Combine planets on the border of Lyran space, it also secured that border and will make it easier to deal with his enemies, not only for him but for his son, Victor.
Hanse went back to the Intel reports, and he kept going back to one that had nothing to do with his attempt to eradicate his enemies.  On a planet located deep in the periphery called Granada owned by a small nation called Nueva Castile an unknown force invaded and won.  No other information has come out of that region other than the tech the enemy had was high, new, and different.  Right now, he decided not to give much thought but soon he will have to since eventually the Lyran Commonwealth will be part of the new Federated Commonwealth.

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Thank you, wrangler, for being my publisher and a voice of reasoning when it comes to my timeline...next post is the fix version of chapter 22  I have a lot of moving parts in this book and my timeline was messed up.  sorry for the confusion...

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Chapter Twenty-two
Capital Building
President of Outworld Alliance Office
Neil Avellar
Alpheratz
1 September 3030

The Director of the Avellar Guards laid out the ugly truth, people are losing faith in the Outworld Alliance.  The Guard though was loyal to Neil and if decided to stay and fight or flee and become Mercs, they would follow him.  Neil was thinking about it, while one of his commanders was giving a brief, something brought Neil out of his deep thinking, the commander had new info about a discovery of significance, an old star league star map, showing several planets that are not on any of the current maps, by this commander’s order they were scouted.  Turns out seven planets were still viable, and if the Outworld Alliance escaped to there, they would be safe to live the Outworld Alliance principles.  Secretly this Commander was in love with Neil’s sister, and his unit plus eleven other units where loyal to the principles and not to the man if Neil decided to be a merc then he would withhold the rest of the info and give it to Neil’s sister, it all depended on what Neil was going to do, after a few moments in thought.
“I don’t think the OA can survive.” Neil said. “Merc life it is”
With that the meeting was over and three weeks later the Avellar Guard disappeared.  At the same time 12 units from around the region disappeared headed for 7 planets in an unknown region that will eventually be known as Outworld Union.  What was left of the Outworld Alliance consolidated under Teddy Avellar flag on three planets; Alpheratz, Quatre Belle, and Mitchella, calling themselves the Outworld Remnant.

Planet Sinope
MOB Chappy’s Revenge Command Regiment
Office of General Chapman
1 October, 3030

The General was looking at Intel reports, more and more planets of the Outworld Alliance continue to capitulate when his forces would show up in system.  Fifty systems are now part of the Freedom Federation another ten systems are being contested and with all indications coming out of the Outworld Alliance capital the government collapse.    He had three units invading Mitchella, they had been there about a month, a major planet for the Outworlds Alliance that will be the main base for the invasion of the Capital planet, the alliance forces have been putting up heavy resistance though.  So, Matthew went over the logs of the battles for Mitchella, there was a disturbing trend, therefore he made a note to his intel people to keep an eye on the commander of the 1st Regiment.  Even though she was a close family friend some of her decisions have been questionable.

On the other side of the nation, where he was at, things were still ok. Today the Command Regiment was scheduled to depart to their next mission and he also issued a recall to all his children’s commands to join his regiment. The Draconis Combine defenses were starting to stiffen up, with the Davion’s slowdown on the border, and the war with the Alliance seeming to wind down, Matthew decided to move more assets over to the Combine’s border.  Also, started to make plans for exploration of the lost planets.  Sometime after the first Succession War over half of the Planet in the OA region went dark, it was almost time to find out why.

1 October 3030
The official date that the Outworlds Alliance collapse.

Tharkad Capital of Lyran Commonwealth
Private bedroom
Palace
2 October 3030

Katrina looked at her daughter, they had been in a heated argument for the last few moments about the new husband, the fox.  Katrina was mad and disappointed, the war that she thought ended last year was still going on, even though most experts are calling it a new war, it is still a war.  A war she did not want, she wanted peace.
“Look, honey I am just saying you need to use your station and get him to stop this war, we must have peace.  Your child little Victor is almost six months old, we need to stop this war for him.”
Melissa was rocking baby Victor while she was feeding him, “Mother, again I am going to tell you he is his own man.  I cannot tell him what to do, and I am not going to use sex to get what you want.  He wants to use two units from each military to invade and take over Dieron, he swears that if that invasion is a success he would make peace with the Combine.”
Katrina looked at her daughter then picked up the PAD that she had brought with her, she signed her name tagged it to send and then tossed it to her daughter, “heads up, because you won’t help to bring peace to our people, I have decided to at least bring peace to 90% of the border between us and the combine.”
“Mother what did you just do” Melissa looked at the document, a document that was succeeding planets to form a new nation the Free Rasalhague Republic.

Nightly News
FNN
New Avalon, Federated Suns
15 October 3030

The last month has seen a major shift in power across the known universe. First there were rumors of a Draconis Combine full pull out of the old Rasalhague district, also the full military pull out in the same region of all Lyran Commonwealth worlds.  Then just yesterday it was announced that a new nation in that region called, Free Rasalhague Republic had been formed.  If that was not enough the total collapse of the Outworld Alliance happened with all but three planets announcing allegiance to the Freedom Federation.  With that, the experts suspect that General Chapman will now be able to focus all his efforts on the Combine leaving our Prince to focus more on the collapsing Capellan Confederation.  It seems that the Combine Coordinator has done an about-face from his previous position when he tried to wipe out the Wolf’s Dragoon and in a stunning announcement, he has issued a call for mercenaries to help him against the Federated Suns and Freedom Federation.  The situation must be bad in the Draconis Combine for him to shallow his pride and call for help.
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First Prince Inner Chamber
New Avalon
15 October 3030

Hanse saw this coming, after watching the news finding out about a major event that even his intel people did not know about, he should be steaming mad at his wife for not telling him what her mother had done, and mad at his mother-in-law for signing the treaty without consulting him.  He did however new in a way this was coming years ago, what he saw back then all made sense now.  Even though it cut off most of the Draconis Combine planets on the border of Lyran space, it also secured that border and will make it easier to deal with his enemies, not only for him but for his son, Victor.
Hanse went back to the Intel reports, and he kept going back to one that had nothing to do with his attempt to eradicate his enemies.  On a planet located deep in the periphery called Granada owned by a small nation called Nueva Castile an unknown force invaded and won.  No other information has come out of that region other than the tech the enemy had was high, new, and different.  Right now, he decided not to give much thought but soon he will have to since eventually the Lyran Commonwealth will be part of the new Federated Commonwealth.

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Re: Chappy's Howling Siegers--battles based off of MekHQ/MegaMek
« Reply #113 on: 29 May 2023, 09:24:45 »
Just spotting some stuff, no biggy.  :thumbsup:
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Chapter Twenty-three
Freedom Federation Warship
Beast of Terra
VIP suite
General Chapman Quarters
October 15, 3030

General Chapman was still in awe of the history of this warship, the countless battles it was involved in both as a SLDF warship and then in service of his ancestors.  He looked over the reports of the last few months from two units.

Planet Dante
Duncan Renegades 2nd Group
1st Battalion 3rd Company
In the fields of Continent Petrarch
Outworlds Alliance.
September 6, 3030

Major Shaheed Ghuman Cockpit time 13:06
Major Shaheed Ghuman was at the same time nervous and excited. This will be his first battle as a company commander. Sure, there have been plenty of simulations on the trip to this planet but as one knows simulations and reality are two different things. Like himself his company was an even mix of green and average MechWarriors. Intel showed that there’s a company across the way that are veterans from one of the few regimental mech units called 2nd Long Road Legion. Of course, Shaheed never really trusted Military Intelligence, ever since his four-year stint with the Federation Suns. Now that he is an officer with the Freedom Federation—a newly formed faction closely tied with the Federation Suns—he truly doesn’t trust the capability of Intel gathering. The plan from their perspective was to rush through this company and establish an FOB (Forward Operating Base) just outside the provincial capital on the continent Petrarch. The 5th Company under the command of Shaheed’s good friend Major Bernadett Moen already took over the only factory on this planet two days ago. Once this Continent is under control it will be only a matter of time before the rest of the planet succumbs to us. Shaheed’s thoughts wonder to Bernadett and her brown eyes and hair while his unit marches toward the AOR (Area of Responsibility). Luckily, he snaped out of it and ordered his Lances to split up, 7th Lance under the command of Captain Jose Monteso was to move South east and flank the enemy while 8th (Captain Hanna Duran)and 9th (Captain Bill Martin) Lance was to move east and engages the enemy in the tree line.

Captain Jose Monteso Cockpit time 13:13
After moving due east for several clicks he decided turned his unit due south and after coming out of the North tree line the Captain runs smack into an ECM Atlas. His first thought was this pilot has some big ass balls coming out here alone or was this pilot trying to do the same thing and sneak around the main fire line, whatever his deal is he is blocking the 7th lance. With the initial volley the enemy Atlas takes the Sentinel to his knees by blowing out his left leg. Jose orders his two other pilots to wrap around to both sides of the Atlas.

Meanwhile…
Major Ghuman orders his other two lances to engage all targets and destroy all.

Captain Jose Monteso Cockpit time 13:15
Jose was having issues with this Atlas who is this guy? After two minutes the Atlas destroyed the Sentinel. Luckily the pilot was able to escape so he will fight another day. Not only that but this Atlas almost took all of Jose’s armor off his right leg. Enough is enough Jose decided to just aim for the Head and then fired both large pulse lasers and both LB 10-X, with that the head popped off the Atlas and went down his unit was now clear to continue with their objective after costly minutes was wasted.

Major Ghuman Cockpit time 13:20
The fire line was at a standstill each side stopped in their tracks and they exchanged blows back and forth. His lance command from the 8th was having some issues as Ghuman turns his Atlas towards her, at that moment he saw her mech go up in an engine explosion, but the ejection seat was successful and that at this moment she is alive. So far this battle has been pretty even with him losing four mechs and the enemy losing five

Meanwhile…..
Captain Monteso saw an enemy crossbow break from the line and retreat Captain fired all his weapons, bringing that mech to the ground but not destroying it. Things from his point of view, looking good out of the eight enemy mech left five of them were prone and beat up pretty good.

Major Ghuman Cockpit time 13:27
Several minutes go by with each side hitting and swapping missiles and lasers fire but Ghuman was surprise and impress with how the enemy was still standing and fighting. Then it happen four enemy mechs went down with their pilots never waking up again. Within twenty minutes the enemy lost eleven of thirteen mechs and nine pilots will never sit in the seat again.

Meanwhile
Captain Monteso pushes the crossbow and finally breaks the mech in half as the pilot of the down mech tries to scramble out of the destroy mech and piece of hot burning armor slams into his head giving Captain Monteso a bloody and gruesome end to the battle, as the other two enemy mechs bug out and leave the battlefield.

Major Ghuman Cockpit time 13:28
The Major takes roll call twelve of the thirteen mechs made it and will be whole again with repairs and the better news is that none of his pilots are dead several suffer injuries but at least they all will be able to fight again. Even better news the techs report that three out of five enemy mechs that were captured for salvage can be repaired for use in future battles. An Archer, Atlas, and a Crossbow, two pilots are also in our custody.










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Chapter Twenty-four
Duncan Renegades 2nd Group
2nd Battalion 4thCompany
May 10th 3030 GST 07:30

In the fields of Continent Petrarch just outside of the regional capital on the planet Dante Outworlds Alliance.
Funny thing about being a merc working for a unit whose leader is loyal to a fault to only one faction in the inner sphere, you always get stuck 10000s light years away from anything that is remotely important. That is what has happened to Major Mary Sandvaer a former Hauptmann for the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces forced to resign amidst false accusations of sexual harassment she was forced to sign on to a merc unit, unfortunately the one she choose took her to the other side of the inner sphere to fight Outworlds Alliance pukes. On top of that insult, since she did not have a mech they gave her the only one that was available a freakin Urbanmech UM-R60L, hardly any armor and only a limited amount of ammo for its deadly AC/20. At least the command promised a bigger mech once a salvage one can be made operational. She still not sure if they understood what piloting an Urbanmech does to a true Steiner. Oh well, at least her Company the 4th of the 2nd Battalion was slotted to attack in the next stage of the invasion. The Major sat in the conference room waiting for the brief that will give the go ahead to attack the regional capital she recounts General Duncan’s overall battle plan and how well it has gone. The key was to cripple their Aerospace capability since the Outworlds Alliance favor those flying pieces of crap. To bring one of the few active battleships in the inner sphere into the fray was brilliant and on the first day Dante Militia saw 70 fighters destroyed in space. Since then the Renegades have been making their way across the continent Petrarch, liberated a factory, and now will conquer the regional capital with the next step, after that is the capital city of Certaldo located on the continent Boccaccio.

The rest of the command staff starts filtering in the room and then Colonel Kauko Wrigton commander of the Duncan Renegades 2nd Group shows up everyone jumps up, and Command Sergeant Major Aghamora Eades calls the room to Attention. “At ease guys, and please have a seat” the Colonel says. “We have come to the point of really taking this planet from the Alliance” As he brings up a 2D image of the city, “1st Battalion will be in reserve for this action” lots of grumbling started after this……”Be Still!!!” yells the Command Sergeant, “sorry commander” “no worries Eades, no worries” the colonel says “I know everyone wants to fight every time, but the 1st battalion has several mechs that need to be repair so it’s up to 2nd battalion to take the capital.” The colonel then zooms into the west edge of the city, “Major Sandvaer you and your company will attack on the north side and the 12th Armor Company will attack from the south once y’all meet in the middle here, push toward the center”. “Roger!” Yells Sandvaer and the command of the tank commander. Sneakers started to form in the peanut gallery all directed to the Major and her Urbanmech again the Command Sergeant has to yell “This may be a merc unit but we will have discipline and discipline we will have NOW!!” As the Colonel continues to give out assignments to the rest of the Battalion, Mary stares at the armor commander she knows he was the one to start the whispering against her, well she will just have to prove to him and everyone that a great pilot can run in anything and not just a 100 ton Atlas, or a 100ton tank.

May 10th 3030 GST 08:30

Riverbank just outside of the city
The attack has started in the center of the city with the main force pushing, Mary’s command was to shore-up the flank then push in with the 12th Armor Company to the center of town. She decided to form up her lances each in the diamond formation given each lance an AOR to attack. Messages on the J-Link shows that the Armor Company was about to push past the hill in the south and should be in position in a matter of minutes, so Mary flips on the Company channel and says “Rally up people form lance Diamond formations and press your assigned targets GOGOGO!” Of course the Intel was wrong at no time did they mentioned gun turrets on top of the buildings, she looked up and counted at least 6 AC/20 turrets flipping the command channel back on for 11th Lance. ”Captain Shaw new orders take out those turrets” “roger” the captain maneuvered his lance and in a matter of seconds the Longbow took out the first two turrets. “Good job now for the other four” the Major said.

May 10th 3030 GST 08:35

Comm chatter told the story of the armor company being pinned down, Mary went to the command link “Captains, we have to push in more the little tanks need our help…shit 11th lance a Cicada broke through your lines, Private Shillitto take your Lancelot and take care of that mech.” “Roger,” the private said. At that moment the Cicada was able to destroy the foot of the Longbow while it was crossing the river “Damnit” “Destroy that Cicada now!!!” “Longbow to command three more turrets have been destroy before I went down in the water, I have a water breach in the Right Arm.”

May 10th 3030 GST 08:37

How is that Cicada still alive? Mary thinks, over the comm “really guys he just took out another mech get him NOW!” “Sorry Commander” the Private said “he is more elusive and faster than me…. I am trying”. “there is no try only do Private” Mary said “Now do it!!” as she aimed her AC/20 and peeled of all of the Archer front armor on his right chest. Which made the Archer stumble and fall causing damage to exposed LRM casing destroying the mech, killing the pilot. Just as she was watching the last of the Archer break apart, a volley of lasers and missiles slammed into her Urbanmech striping her completely of all her armor and almost destroying her gyro.

May 10th 3030 GST 08:40

All hell was breaking lose, Mary’s commander for the 10th Lance just lost his mech but at least his life was spared and her mech is just a skeleton of its former self. Luckily it looks like the enemy has suffered more damage than her unit, and the Armor Company has finally earned their paycheck by taking out a Griffin. There was not a mech out there on the battle field that was at full battle ready most were missing arms or legs some are on fire or smoking but they must continue to press. Over the Company channel “All units press engage destroy”

May 10th 3030 GST 08:42

The Armor company broke through and finally destroyed all the enemy’s troops and two mechs that were on the south perimeter with a loss of six tanks they are pushing through the city in hopes to lend a hand. But the Major was determined not to let that happen, she kept pressing the enemy until they broke, as she fired her last shot of the AC/20 into a cockpit of a Battlemaster and watch it go down in its last hurrah, the same Atlas that took all her armor just took out her engine destroying the Urbanmech right as the rest of the enemy left the battle and called it quits. Reports started to come in, only a Hunchback was destroyed to the point of scrapping and also four tanks were totally destroyed. The tech teams were able to salvage three of their mech including an Atlas. Although she was leery about making the call to the Colonel since it looked like only 4 tanks and 2 mechs were going to be able to join the rest of the battle.

May 10th 3030 GST 09:00

The news filtered through the unit comms the city had been overrun and the remaining forces left the continent, one step closer to freeing this planet from the Alliance. One step closer…

Off the coast of the Boccaccio Continent
Dante
Operation Liberate
Outworlds Alliance
May 15th, 3030
07:34 GST

Peaceful, calm, beautiful were the three words that came to his mind as he watched the sunrise before getting into his Longbow, Colonel Kauko Wrighton commander of the Duncan Renegades 2nd Group was eager to get back into the fray of battle. His last action was the assault drop to establish a beachhead on this planet about three weeks ago. A lot has happened since then and the conquest of this planet has gone better than expected. What was progged as a three-month action is quickly coming to a head, and now Intel is projecting that the capital of the planet will be theirs within a week and a half, but first thing is first and that is getting onto the continent that the capital is on. In three hours, his Command Company should be on the beach on the south side of the Continent, there will be two other pushes both further north that will actually be feints, the main goal is to eradicate the enemy company located at his objective so that they can establish a base with a maintenance facility just two hundred miles away from the capital. The two feints will involve an assault drop company size and then 30 minutes later pack up and leave. For him and his company they will be walking along the bottom of Shallow Ocean and entering the beach in a way that should surprise the enemy. Two days ago, all enemy satellite were destroyed so by having the mechs totally submerse in water should create an element of surprise. With the perfection of timing right as the mechs break the plane of water the 3rd Assault Aerospace Squadron should be attacking the enemy, Kauko was very proud of his unit they have performed above the level of experience they report, so he has no doubt that all will go off without issue.
“All MechWarriors rally up into your mechs and let’s go for a swim” Colonel Wrighton announces over the unit comm.
One by one “Aye Aye” came across the net. See, he smiles at himself…just like clockwork the unit.
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Of course this would happen, if it is not military intelligence screwing up it’s the weather guy, First Lietenant Morrissey had briefed them that it was going to be overcast, but the minute that Colonel Wrighton had eyes on the beach he notice that it was raining, yes raining actually with thunder and lightning accompanying that rain. That meant one thing the grass was soon going to turn to mud if it hadn’t already. Why mud, he hated mud, actually he hated anything that slowed him down or his mech. As the company slowly made its way out of the water thru the beach and into the mall the enemy discovered them. That is when the Fighter squadron blazed over in attack mode and unleased there lasers on an Urbanmech knocking the mechs gyro out. As he climbed up the hill he saw Captain Correena O ’Tracy Battlemaster get hit in the head by a lucky gauss shell instantly killing her and the mech. At the same time off to his left the Urbanmech piloted by Sergeant Kim blew a hole right through an enemy spider center torso causing the engine to explode. As the battle continues Colonel Wrighton notice things were not going good, he had to do something to fix this or him and his whole company will be gone.
“Sergeant Kim” the Colonel said, “Take out that Thorn” “roger sir” within seconds the trusty sergeant aim his AC/20 and blew a hole in the thorn’s center torso and destroyed the mech. “Good shot! Sergeant!”
Soon after that Sergeant Kim took down an Archer then pronounced that he was out of AC20 Ammo, well shit there goes a sure thing. Then past the small hill he saw three Battlemasters and two Atlases popped up and started to rain fire down on his troops.
Colonel Wrighton had an idea “Flank Lance do you thing” he said, Captain Bruntfield knew exactly what that meant and even though he was down a mech since Sergeant Djambek Locust was cut off at the knees, he took his other two mechs and jumped in behind the enemies fire wall. With the Griffin providing ECM protection they were able to get point blank behind the enemy line and open fire. “Aim for the legs boys” Captain Bruntfield exclaimed over the lance comm.
Within minutes three assaults mech were laying on their side and the rest of the 2nd Long Road Legion started to withdraw, with the objective complete and most of his company badly damage the Colonel proclaim. “Good job people let’s call in the plane transports and get our base set up in the north along the ridge line.
Only two mechs from his unit, the Thorn and Flashman came out of this battle unscathed. The rest will take several days to repair with only the Battlemaster totally destroyed. Funeral will be held at 0800 tomorrow for Captain Correena O ‘Tracy, it will be a closed casket seeing that there was only body parts left of her. The only two good news items were that three enemy mechs will be able to be repaired and put into battle within a few weeks. Also, the base has been established and a landing strip has been built for the aerospace fighters.

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Chapter Twenty-Five
Comm outpost Boccaccio Continent
Dante
Operation Liberate
Outworlds Alliance
1st Company or the 1st Battalion Duncan Renegades 2nd Group
May 17th, 3030
09:05 GST

Major Adina Gangadharan was proud of his company, as far as he was concerned they were the best damn unit next to maybe some of the Chappy’s Revenge units. His mission today was to take out the comm relay station 30 miles outside of the planet’s capital. Intel showed that there was a company of mechs from the 2nd Long Road Legion in the area protecting the relay. The problem with that is that in the last few weeks it has been proven that these mechs from the Legion are not typical so even though this battle will be a 12 v 12 they are about 600 tons heavier, therefore, they have their work cut out for them. Captain Dave Le Bris was in charge of the 1st Lance, Captain Jeffrey Nzibo commanded the 2nd Lance, and Captain Yervand Avagimiants was the commander of the 3rd Lance.
“2nd, Actual” the Major spoke. “Proceed to Northwest”, “Roger” Captain Nzibo announced. “1st, Actual ‘step up onto the highway and proceed to the relay” said Major, “Roger”. “3rd Actual head northeast and scout for possible targets” Major announced. “Roger” Captain Avagimiants said.
“Actual, 2nd Contact north hill just beyond the relay station looks like mostly heavies.” Captain Nzibo announced. The Major looked at his board “3rd Actual change heading Northwest double time”, “Roger Actual we are burning ground” Captain Avagimiants said over the battle net. “1st Actual Private Zagvoskin is coming with me, to continue to the relay station and destroy it, the rest of y’all move to the northwest and help the rest of the team”, ‘Roger: Captain Nzibo said.

“Scratch one” Sergeant Leaver announced then seconds later ‘scratch the second one Actual”, in Captain Nzibo voice. “Keep it up Press press press” the Major announced.
As the Major and his wing man reached the comm relay two enemy Atlas mechs popped around the building and started to pepper them with lasers and missiles within in seconds his wingman was destroyed but luckily he made it out and backed up into the woods for more protection.
His unit is starting to get shredded after the 5 Atlas, 2 Battlemaster, 2 Longbows showed up over the hill. This is not good and even though he does not like it, “1st Company control retreat and repeat control retreat.”
“Shit we got to get ou……..” Captain Nzibo said as his mech was completely destroyed with him inside it.
Slowly the unit made it to the extract point but at great cost by losing 7 mechs and 6 pilots are MIA, the only positive thing is the comm relay was destroyed before the retreat.

Boccaccio Continent
Dante
Operation Liberate
Outworlds Alliance
6th Company of the 2nd Battalion Duncan Renegades 2nd Group
May 20th, 3030
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It was a gloomy day today thought Major Jaime Jordan as she and her company of mechs moved about 50 klicks north of the primary base on the main continent. She quickly snap out of it, why does she have to be all gloom and doom she has not lost a battle or a warrior, not like that idiot Gangadharan who lost half of his company marching in half ****** into a fight. Which was the first skirmish lost for the Duncan Renegades in this invasion, if more people like Gangadharan was left in charged there will be more losses Jaime thought. On that note she had her company sound off, the Major was not happy with the compliment of mechs but when a unit is put together quickly like the Renegades were you get what you get. Anyway, she called the lead mech which was about ½ klick in front of her. “Private White how goes it? Any contact with friendlies?” “No ma’am” answered the private. “All right remember there are friends coming in from the east” the major said. The Private replied with a “Rog”. Excellent one day he will be something, that is unless he gets crushed in his little huncy, the major thought.
20 minutes later. “Contact bogie 5 click north by Northwest “Private White announced. “More contacts east by northeast, it’s the 12th Armor division! They are coming up highway 45” exclaimed the private. “Good Captain Qian you are closest contact the armor division tell them of our guest and let’s show these guys that defeating a company of the Renegades was just a fluke” the major said. “Roger!” was said by all twelve MechWarriors almost at once.
They moved north Captain Qian announced “12th armor is on board and heading to the sector that we have painted...battle-com is linked we are ready Major”
As luck would have it a Crossbow rolled in the long range site of the major’s Large laser she shot both laser only one connected, but it was enough….”First Armor!” she announce to the dismay of the company. It was a bet that they always had going into a battle, if she got first armor damage on the enemy then they washed her mech after the conflict was over, if one of her troops got the hit first then the surviving members after the conflict had ‘shore leave’ for the night. Whoever got first kill got a steak dinner with all the fixing served by the major if she got first kill they would just have to try harder next time.
Then a burst in the air over her mech company…Damn it thought the Major as her instruments started going haywire….”EMI burst!” Private White announced through a now static filled comm. This is going to make it harder to hit these bastards the major said out loud to herself.
Her company was starting to get stuck in the middle of town and woods due to an enemy lance of assaults. Then Static blares across the comm “this is*****company request ****tance four assa******** way.”
As the Major’s battle progress with the Crossbow they exchanged blows coming closer and closer then she saw her opportunity and lashed out with a monster kick of her Lancelot blowing a critical hit that took the right leg completely off the Crossbow. She then fires both large lasers taking out the crossbow’s PPC. The major kicks the mech again taking out its other leg now a stump is all that is left but the enemy pilot still continued to fire his medium laser over and over again slowly peeling her armor off of her chest. As they continued to do this dance to the Major amazement the Crossbow took two large laser and a PPC across the torso and still the pilot of the Crossbow kept firing its lasers. Then the pilot of a Victor Private Vallee said “STEAK for me!” as the enemy’s Atlas head in front of him disintegrated with the pilot inside. Right then the Major saw an opening and kicked for the crossbow’s head…but missed by a foot and landed in between the left torso and arm, ripping the arm off and causing damage to the engine in the center torso causing the mech to blow up.
The intermitted Battle Link showed that the armor company was getting shredded but that they had taken out two assault mechs a Battlemaster and an Atlas, still she was concerned for them. With static on the radio she announced, “All units move forthwith to sector 1614 and help out the armor unit now”
The Major’s next target was an Atlas 7-RS sitting in between two hills. A couple of victors had already damaged the mech and moved on after she issued her orders, so to make sure the Atlas did not try to take their backs off she engaged it. By lifting off in attempt to do a maneuver known as Death from Above, she landed on his head and shoulders causing a gyro hit and damage to the engine, at least that Atlas was not going anywhere she thought. She immediately fired two large lasers aiming for the Atlas head, one hit the leg but the other hit the head stripping off all the armor located there. Which infuriated her so she rolled to his left an easy maneuver since he was now prone, she fired two large laser and a medium without aiming. Which amazingly hit the head killing both mech and pilot. “Scratch two” she called over the now clear channel. “Push now end this” she cried out. Right then a small dropship flew over and picked up the four-remaining enemy mechs and left the battlefield. “That my folks is what I call a victory” she said.
The after action reported noted that while all of the 12th Armor company were severally damage all were repairable but one crew was dead and that none of her mechs were destroy but all needed extensive repair. The 6th Company was able to salvage seven enemy mechs four in which will have the Renegades colors as soon as repairs can be made and all where assaults so Major Jordan was very happy with the outcome, very happy indeed.

Boccaccio Continent outside of the Capital City Certaldo
Dante
Operation Liberate
Outworlds Alliance

May 20th, 3030
10:08 GST

Colonel Wrigton sat in front of the briefing room, if he did not know any better he could have sworn he just cut the tongues out of all his RCOM, BCOM, and CCOM mouths. Of course, he said to himself, he knew better, the reason why they are just sitting there dumb founded was the news he just delivered to them. “The enemy is pulling out; dropships are inbound to pick up what is left of the 2nd Long Road Legion. Intel shows they are hold up outside the capital city at the garrison, and I want us to attack that garrison with two Battalions of mechs and a wing of aerospace fighters. The plan will be simple, the two Battalions were going to be combined for this operation to instill inner cooperation since there was some grumblings between the 1st and 2nd Battalion. So, there will be five enhanced companies with  six lances in each company, we will surround the 2nd Long Road Legion and converge on the barrack. The wing of Aerospace fighters will give air and ground support with the hopes of grounding the dropships then the ground units can take out the 2nd Long Road Legion for good.

Two hours later as the units march to their destination the comm flared up on the Colonels Console. “Actual, EagleTop, eggs just landed boarding civvies” the voice from the speaker said. “Rog, about to crack some eggs in 15 mic, Actual out.” So, the dropships have landed about an hour earlier than predicted, no problem. “Renegades, Actual step it up eggs are down…eggs are down time to make them scramble Actual out” Clicks of the com was all he heard just like he liked it comm etiquette his way. 1st Company was under his command, Major Jaime Jordan is commanding the 2nd Company, Lieutenant Colonel Ambu Priyabroto is in charge of the 3rd Company, Major Jake Olvarez has the 4th Company, and Major Shaheed Ghuman will command the 5th Company
As they rounded the corner placing most of the mechs out of the small canyons that the roads were locate, all the companies saw the massive structure in front of them half dirt have man made the last stand base walls almost hid the two Lee, and one Black Eagle dropships. Then multiple bogies started to pop up on the radar. “Companies, Actual fighters in bounds looks like they are fat” the Colonel announced notating that all the fighters were loaded with bombs. A second later the fighters came screaming in dropping bombs and firing lasers. A few seconds later…”Actual, 5th wall engaged” Major Ghuman announced. “Actual, EagleTop eggs been scrapped no breakage yet.” Roger Eagle Top fly back around keep scratching” the Colonel said and then the famous click click went over the net acknowledging the commanders’ orders.
Damn it he just lost two mechs due to those darn bombs loaded on the Alliance planes this has got to change, their planes are picking at us while we march on the base and all their mechs hide like cowards. “Eagle Top, Actual change of plans take out the enemies’ planes.” The colonel said “roger that sir” Of course the Colonel was sure he had enough mechs, he outnumbered the enemy 2 to 1 but still planes should not do that it was so….impolite
“Actual 5th we are facing heavy resistance now, they popped over the embankment and started to fire…request aero support their fighter just took out Private Amr in his Urbanmech.” Major Ghuman said. This is really making me angry the Colonel thought I really really hate fighters they should band them from combat. “EagleTop, Actual why have you not taken those fighters out?” “Sir they are planes they are fast.” The Captain pronounced “Grrrr I know that, that is why your guys are in planes too now take them out damn it!!!!” As the Colonel sees a few more of his mechs go down he starts to get concerned, he still outnumbers them but getting to the base and breaching it is taking longer than he thought. The 5th, 1st, and 2nd company were getting tied down with those fighters flying around in the air and the shear firepower of the dropships. Thankfully most of the energy weapons from the dropships are missing or else his unit would be destroyed.
“Actual, 4th we have our jumpers at the wall standby for breached of the compound.” Excellent the Colonel thought finally something was going his way unfortunately when he looked at the command board only five of the nine jumpers made it to the wall from 4th Company so still an uphill battle. At the same time of that call, he saw three enemy planes go down in a fiery ball, about time, “Keep it up press, press!! all units go go go break all formations and charge!” He announced over the net.
“Actual 4th all boats have been destroyed and are pressing the gate we have one toe in” Major Jake Olvarez said.
“Actual 5th foot in the gate I repeat foot in the gate” Major Shaheed Ghuman he followed with “guess who is home hehe”
“Actual 3rd jumpy up and over breach in progress I repeat breach of southeast wall in progress.” Lieutenant Colonel Ambu Priyabroto said proudly.
Finally some excellent news as a couple more planes ran away EagleTop announced they took off for the hills.
A minute later after some intense firefighting on the southwest side of the compound with several mechs legs being taken out on both sides of the field the Major broadcast across the net “Actual, 5th we are through the gate and repeat we are through the gate an advancing. “Still meeting heavy resistance but the enemy mechs that are able are pulling back towards their Dropship.” Then Lieutenant Colonel Priyabroto came across the net, “five mechs in the base meeting light resistance most enemy mechs are making for the dropships looks like a dropship Lee Class is about to take off.” “Actual 2nd, we encountered two snipers that took the legs off of eight units before they disappeared behind the barrier.” Major Jordan announced to her dismay. The Colonel then said ‘we encountered the same thing Major half our unit is down also. 3rd and 5th push we will get there as soon as we can” “Rog”
Then as the Lee class dropship took off it flew over the Colonel position and fired all its lasers at his location. He was able dodge a couple but still enough hit his right arm and leg that it caused him to fall to the ground when his gyro could not compensate. When he fell, his right side of his mech’s head hit the surface of a rock formation that was sticking out of the ground, causing internal damage to his comm and neural interface. As he struggled to get not only his own head fully back in reality, he was also trying to get his comm back on line when he noticed through the broken glass of the cockpit that the other two dropships took off flying east and up. “Damn it” he said out loud to no one, “we won the f-ing battle and I cannot get on comms to see about causalities, damn dropship”

Boccaccio Continent Capital City Certaldo
Dante
Operation Liberate
Outworlds Alliance
Duncan Renegades Command Company
May 22th, 3030
12:00GST

With the retreat of the 2nd Long Road Legion, the takeover of the primary base for the Capital and the complete destruction/takeover of the planet’s Aerospace units the government had no choice but concede the planet to the Renegades who in turn placed the planet under the flag of the Freedom Federation. In the aftermath of the last battle Colonel Wrigton lost ten mechs completely and had another twenty-three mechs with missing limbs. Thankfully this battle for the planet was over and they can rebuild and repair. There were fifteen fighters of the enemy forces that were looted and just need repairs to bring them back to operational status. He only lost one MechWarrior in this last battle, Private Consiglio was killed in the line of duty the funeral is scheduled for tomorrow.

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« Reply #117 on: 16 July 2023, 04:07:10 »
Chapter Twenty-six
Mitchella
Governor Mansion
Office of the Governor
28 July 3030

Patricia Avellar sat back down, she had been pacing the floor when she was talking to her cousin on the net.  She should have known it was terrible news when the call notification from the Capital of the Alliance was being routed to her desk.  As she sat there she went over the words from her cousin.
Two Hours ago
“Hey Teddy what’s up?” Patricia said as she sat down in front of the viewer.
“Neil has went missing along with all the Avellar Guards, reports are coming in that late last night all the Guards dropships left to location unknown.  What’s worse more reports are coming in from other planets in which Alliance units were station saying that they have pulled up and left.  Those units had a new banner too, one that my sister created.”
Patricia jumped up and started pacing, not knowing whether to scream, throw something, or be concern.  She took out her person pad and started typing in request about the units that was on her planet now.  “holy crap Teddy what are they doing?”
Teddy had a worry looked on his face and looked like he had aged 10 years overnight.  “The Alliance is dead Patricia, only three planets are left with any credible fighting force, the forces on Quatre Belle, what is left here at Alpheratz and what is left on your planet.  Everyone else has left.”
“I just put in a request for a meet with the commander of the four units stationed here plus my militia commander, but the 1st Alliance Air Wing just arrived on station last week from a devastating beating they took on Ramora they are lucky to escape at all. I am not leaving my planet and I will stand with you cousin.”
29 August 3030
Governor Patricia had just finished her morning tea when her aid burst through the door.  “Madam Governor, Warships and JumpShips just materialized at the Nadir jump point and they are heading this way.”
Nadir point

Lt. Commander Alena Shashikanth looked at the status board and nodded to herself, all five escort warships and three JumpShips successfully made the jump. Long-Range Radar notice that the local fighters were spread out though the solar system, which was good for them but bad for the enemy.
“Com patch me to the fleet.”  As she said this the commander of the ground units entered the command section.  “Report, Commander what is the status of the mission”
Alena looked at Colonel Scragg Commander of the 1st Chappy’s Revenge Regiment still in awe of how this woman carried herself, being the highest-ranking woman in the organization minus the General’s wife. She had the poise of a strong leader that truly cared for her people and at the same time was still humble and took recommendations from others below her in status if it was a good idea.
“Ma’am, all ships have successfully jumped into the Mitchella system.  Long range radar shows that the enemy has separated their forces into three main clusters.  I was just about to order two of the escorts to move on the research station while the rest head towards the main planet.”   
The colonel thought for a second, “Ok sounds good, tell the escorts not to pursue if the fighters retreat, secure the research facility and then meet up with the rest of the fleet.”
“Roger colonel” The colonel then walked out of the command center and the commander resumed her communication with the fleet.
Orbit
Research Facility
Lieutenant SG Kemsley commander of fighter group
piloting a Blackwasp code B008
Kemsley was nervous there were only three squadrons protecting a research facility that had no weapons.  Reports were coming in that two escort warships broke off the main enemy fleet and started a 1G burn here.  While most of the pilots under his command had combat experience, it was mostly ground, space battle will be totally different, and he had tried to warn them.  As the two radar targets drew closer the enemy size doubled, then tripled.  “Squadrons!!, targets dropships and fighters must have just launched I need details on what we are up against now.” 
“B011 to B008 my sensors are picking up two Titan DropShips 8 Ar………”
B011 was Kemsley wing man until several lasers hit him and he was no more.  “Evasive maneuvers break formation and target the escort on the left. Let’s make it hurt for them.”
Bridge
FFFS Tycho

“Sir, all craft are away contact with enemy squadrons in one minute.”
The commander looked at the main screen. “Decelerate, turn into the path, fire at will” “Aye, aye captain”. 
As the main guns fired on the enemy several fighters were destroyed within seconds of each other.  Lt. Commander John Ece, Captain of the  Freedom Federation Ship sat there in awe, wondering why those fighter pilots thought it was a good idea to stand and fight out in space against his force.  From the time he was an Ensign (ten years ago) with the merc unit turned into house unit he always wondered why fighter pilots did not care about their lives.  As the fighters passed by and both the enemy and his ships turned and accelerated to match speed, more fighters went up in a ball of fire that quickly dispersed due to the vacuum of space.
Space
B008
destroyed
Lieutenant SG Kemsley knew that in one hour if no one found him floating in his spacesuit he would be dead, no need to panic, it was his fault he did not dodge the lasers from the escort ship, might as well close his eyes and just go to sleep. The 102nd fighter squadron was completely wiped out as he drifted off, he hoped the other two squadron would just run.
A big explosion was heard on the bridge of the Tycho, the front laser bay was just destroyed, and all the armor indicators went from null to green and yellow in a matter of seconds.  “Sir, looks like the enemy is focusing on us and ignoring the other ships.” A crewmember announced.
The captain agreed with the assessment, “all right have all ships converge on us and we will destroy the enemy with firepower.”
Command bunker
Mitchella
Command Section
Conference Room 101
Major Wieniawski had been watching with the other commanders the uselessness of what was going on.  “Sirs, one squadron has been completely wiped out and the other two are headed that way you must call for retreat.  Again, we need to pool all our forces here at the planet if we are to have any chance of defeating the enemy.”
Colonel Roberto Gutierrez commander of all planetary militia looked at the Major as if he was killing her with his bare hands since it was his idea to split the aerospace squadrons to cover the three major assets in the solar system.  “Sir” Colonel Gutierrez announce, “Maybe, we should pull the units out and do what the Major suggests, at the time I made the decision to split the forces up I had no information about the enemy having warships with them.
Director Young-Il Xie commander of the ‘suicide kings’ and commander of all the forces second only to the governor nodded his head, “I agree with the assessment call the retreat.”
Commander of the 103rd Squadron was never so grateful as the call she got to retreat and regroup on Mitchella, it was crazy that the boss had them go up against capital ships.  In the end 101st squadron was completely wiped out, 102nd had two guys that were really banged up and her squadron had lost two.  As the six fighters put their distance between them and the enemy she wondered if the next battle would be any better.
With no defense capability on the research station the crew of Tycho rounded up the alliance staff that was on board and held them in a holding cell until it could be determine who would give up on the idea of Outworld Alliance and accept Freedom Federation concepts and laws.  After that the two capital ships minus some personnel mostly guards and extra research personnel that they were carrying, left to join the rest of the fleet for the final space battle in the solar system of Mitchella.

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Chapter Twenty Seven

Governor’s mansion
Situation Room “SCIF”
11 Sept 3030

As the top leaders looked at the holoscreen the governor thought there was no way that 5 escort ships and some dropships could overcome the force that her generals put together.  Among the six commands represented in this room four were able to field either aerospace, dropships, or both for this battle just outside the gravity well of the planet.  A little over a hundred ships were headed toward the enemy, in her mind victory was near.

Federation Fleet
Bridge of
White Bear UFFS
1005GST

Lt. Commander Alena Shashikanth turned to the com officer, “patch me to the fleet Ensign.” 
“yes,sir…..you are connected.”
Alena straighten up before she spoke, unknown to her why she did that every time she was going to speak to the people under her command, but she always did. 
“Fleet, it is time again for battle pick your targets and destroy them, they have superior numbers, but we are superior fighters, when we crush them here, we will have air superiority over this planet, God speed and good hunting. Launch all craft and fighters.”
She looked over the battle plan once more, a four-prong advance hoping to divide their advantage of quantity to a more manageable fight.  Pushing the enemy to deal with the threats by spreading them thin along the imaginary battle line.

1006 GST—Charlee Prong
Federation Fleet
Lieutenant Commander Sudani of the UFFS Vigil was apprehensive, this was her first time to be in command of a large taskforce, but she was up against 8 squadrons, around 48 fighters against her 12 fighters, 9 dropships and her corvette.  So, her first major command could be her last. As they reached the outer range of their weapons, she ordered the fleet to fire at will and then prayed that they would make it.

Alliance Fleet
Captain Hija Yoofi highest ranking pilot relayed the order from the ground to take out as many dropships as possible no matter what the cost to material or life.

Delta Prong
Federation Fleet
Lt. Commander Hakeem knew what this was about, last week he was caught by the fleet commander kissing her daughter, well in truth she was kissing him, and he had wanted nothing to do with that.  Unfortunately, the Fleet Commander walked in right at that moment, so he was screwed.  How screwed, well she put his task force up against a superior fighting force, citing that his skill level would meet the challenge and that as soon as the other task forces are done, they will move over and reinforce him.  Fat chance on that he thought as his fleet moved to engage the 4th Alliance wing.

1007 GST—Beta Prong
With both sides in range they fired all the weapons that had a firing solution, as a barrage of laser exchange happen, the Commander of the ground defense force aerospace fighters realize that this was hopeless battle, but if they took out as many dropships even if it was one that happen to be full of mechs it would help the troops on the ground.  “Defense Force ignore the enemy fighters focus everything you have on the dropships now.”

Charlee Prong
Federation Fleet
Lt. Commander Chojecki commander of the dropship Dawn of the Day saw on the monitor that the enemy fighters were coming after the ships, meaning ramming them.  “Evasive action quick move 20 degrees to the starboard now.”  Right then an enemy Hellcat flew right where the dropship used to be.

1008 GST – Beta Prong
As the fighters strafe the dropships significant damage was done on several craft but none were destroyed, however for the Mitchella Defense Force the 2nd Squadron lost four pilots and the 3rd Squadron lost 2 pilots.  The Federation Fleet all flipped on their axis doing an 180 in a matter of seconds and started a high burn to slow down their velocity in order to gain distance on the near batter defense force.

Delta Prong
Federation Fleet
The enemy fighters came swarming as angry bees trying to inflict damage on the capital ships bypassing the fighters picket line, fortunately for the Federation that tactic did not work since there was minimum damage and 4 of the enemy fighters were destroyed.

Alliance Fleet
Magda Escalante battlefield commander thought this was stupid, screw the orders from the ground. “Fleet fire at your best target forget about just focusing on the capital ships.”

1010 GST – Charlee Prong
Federation Fleet
Lieutenant Commander Sudani tried hard not to show panic in her voice as she gave orders to not only her ship but to the fleet.  So far, all her ships have been able to dodge the couple of fighters that tried to ram them, but the worry now, the JumpShip.  The battle was slowly floating closer to the invaluable ship, that must be the priority right now to protect that ship.  “Fleet protect the Concorde at all cost.”
Alliance Fleet
The fighters were all over the place, Captain Hija Yoofi had lost control of the situation.  About ten of her wingmen were just floating away from battle out of control and as of right now out of luck.  Yet others were trying to ram their fighters into the DropShips screaming over the battlenet, war has a way of making men crazy she thought.  Still, she tried to give movement orders even if no one was listening.

1011 GST–Delta Prong
Federation Fleet
Lt. Commander Hakeem saw the change in the enemy tactics especially when he lost three of his fighters and one assault craft within seconds of themselves.  “Target that Union Dropship, destroy it now.”

Alliance Fleet
Magda Escalante was thinking that they may come out of this not only alive but as victors when several of the enemy ships were destroyed but then she noticed her error, her dropship was no match for two escorts and a dropship as they open fired all targeting her as the weapons ripped through the Union dropship structural integrity collapse and the ship was no more.

1013 GST—
Alpha Prong
Alliance Fleet
Horace Ito commander of the Longshots lead DropShip knew that this was useless all of them was going to die but as his ship approached the enemy fleet he saw an opportunity, one that he might be branded as a despicable warrior but one that he was seriously thinking about.
Federation Fleet
The battle was going well but Commander Shashikanth saw that one of the enemy dropships had broken through and was coming dangerously close to the JumpShip Luna Mariner.

Beta Prong
After a second pass by the Alliance Fleet fighters the result was a few damage Federation ships mainly the assault craft and all Alliance Fleet fighter destroyed.
Charlee Prong
Alliance Fleet
It’s all but done, Captain Yoofi thought as she looked over her board, which was dead, as she spun off towards the planet, she could only hope that her thermal protection was still in place as she went through the atmosphere.

1014 GST
Alpha Prong
Alliance Fleet
Ito made his decision. “Weapons as soon as we are in range fire on the JumpShip.”  All eyes on the flight deck turned and looked at him and he glared back in his best commander glare, “I said fire on that ship”
“Yes, sir” was all he got and then the lasers shot out toward the sacred ship that was supposed to be off limits.
Federation Fleet
‘Navigator, roll the ship 180 as soon as we past that ship and Weapons fire on it as soon as we get a lock.  We cannot let it destroy our JumpShip.” Commander Shashikanth announced.

Delta Prong
Federation Fleet
“Task Force Three and Five, this is Task Force Four we have arrived at your coordinates and will engage the enemy as soon as they are in range, Task force Two is mopping up their zone and will be here shortly.”
Lt. Commander Hakeem sighed, a sign of relieve since most of his fighters were destroyed and the enemy was turning their focus on his capital ships.
“Thanks Task Force four, we appreciate the help.” was all he could muster.

1015 GST
Alliance Fleet
With the reinforcement of the enemy and reports of the battle going very badly for them in the other sectors the acting battle commander ordered the retreat to Mitchella hopefully with the ground forces they will fare better.
Atmosphere
Captain Yoofi saw through her pilot window that other ships were making planet fall also some just burnt up others looked like they might make it, the heat inside her cockpit was getting unbearable until she finally succumbs to the heat and passed out.
Federation Fleet
Lt. Commander Hakeem saw the signs but could not believe it, thank the gods that the other attack prongs did well enough to push the enemy into retreat.  Although he doubted that he would ever hear the end of it about how many combat units he lost.
Within ten minutes of the first laser fire the battle was over, space junk floated all over the place and the Federation Fleet maintenance personnel were salvaging as much as possible and taking inventory of what if any Dropships where too damage for the decent down the well of Mitchella.

Three hours later
First Lieutenant Sanat Battalion commander of all techs in the unit hated to brief the Colonel, he knew she wanted to make landfall and now while the enemy was still in disarray, although not nearly as bad as it could have been there is still going to be a two-day delay to fix four dropships to guarantee the survival of planet re-entry and all of them had key components for the invasion, she was not going to be happy.  Colonel Scragg took the report, tossed it on her desk thanked the Lieutenant and then dismissed him.  It could have been worse thankfully only one enemy unit had any real pilots in it, unfortunately they were still not good enough to kill that low life Colonel that was kissing her daughter.  Somehow, he had to die without her being accused of murder, somehow…just then the comm officer on the bridge informed her that the Duncan Renegade Combat Group Four was inbound and would be in orbit in 6 days.  Also, the Death Regulators Elite Strike Force was almost done recharging at Sevon and would be in orbit within 11 days.  At least the invasion will keep her mind from Hakeem, hopefully.

The next morning
Mitchella City
Hospital of the Healer
Room 204

Captain Yoofi awoke to see a man looking at her, he was either a nurse or a doctor.  Her head pounded but nothing else seemed to hurt except for not being able to talk.
“Good, your awake Captain I am Doctor Hector, you were deliver here last night you suffered some third degree burns and a concussion but other than that you are fit and free to go when you feel like it.  Oh, by the way you have been transferred to the Suicide Kings as all pilot survivors were, the Mitchella Space Defense Force has been disbanded and all its assets assigned to the Suicide Kings effective immediately.”

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Chapter Twenty-Eight

Governor’s mansion
Situation Room “SCIF”
12 Sept 3030 1600GST

The governor sat behind her desk tapping her fingers looking at the man in front of her at attention.  She started to wonder how long it would take for him to pass out and pushed that thought aside.  The defense of the planet was priority although after what happened yesterday maybe running would be priority, or eating a ham sandwich with mustard and pickles, heck she did it again what was wrong with her she thought I cannot keep focus.
“Director Xie, please tell me why I should not ask you to kill yourself, oh wait, it’s because we are not Draconis Combine and even then, even after your failure, I still need you.  What have you to say for yourself and what type of defense are we going to get.” She paused a minute looking at the stack of papers and remembered the other issue.  “Also, why in the hell did you dissolve the planetary space force and infused their equipment and personnel into your unit, on whose authority did you do that.”     
The Director just stood there for a second unsure how to respond, there was something wrong with the governor, but he could not put a finger on it. 
“Ma’am I did that because you put me in charge, I did that to help coordinated resistance on the ground.  If their ground forces are like their space forces we need to think instead of winning, how much damage can we do to them.”

Hospital of the Healer

Captain Yoofi was in the back seat of a military escort vehicle a matter of moments after the doctor released her.  She couldn’t get out of that hospital soon enough. Still shocked that she was now a member of the Suicide Kings, she had some doubt creep in her mind about what they were doing in the first place.  During the drive, over to the base she looked at her personal effects still in the plastic cover, amazingly her pad was still operational, as she turned it on there was a message for her, well for everyone, it was a message from the Freedom Federation.

White Bear UFFS
In orbit around Mitchella

The Colonel looked at the Ensign as he gave his report, not knowing if this would have any effect on the outcome of the invasion.  Since the Federation was still a new country with radical ideas, the thought was to spread the information about the Federation to the world.  The ensign was very proudful about how he could hack into all electronic systems and send the propaganda info out to everyone on the planet.

Mitchella
Captain Yoofi escort vehicle

As she opened the message she asked the driver about it, he replied with a warning that the governor had issued a statement saying that anyone talking about it or caught reading it they would be hung for treason.  He said that he would not report her since she just left the hospital and had no idea about the subject.  But she read it anyway, and a stirring began inside her, of a life that could be better.

Suicide Kings
Base of Operations
13 September 3030 0800GST

Captain Yoofi stood in front of the Director and gave a stiff salute.
“Captain Yoofi reporting as order sir!”
Director Xie looked her over and said, “Good I am glad you could make it so quickly after your injury.  You have been placed under my command, therefor because of your skills and leadership ability I am giving you the rank of Section Leader in command of the 2nd Squadron, most of the flyers are left over from your old unit so there will be a familiarity with them.”
As she walked out of the commander’s office with a new uniform, a new rank, and a stiff walk she wondered what was going on with her.  She should be ecstatic, having a dream come true, section leader in the famous Suicide Kings.  Unfortunately, she was not, as she walked out of the command building and walked towards the barracks where her unit lived, she kept wondering how it would be to live in freedom and to be done with her mission.
What she saw was total emptiness of hope in the eyes of most of her pilots.  Out of the nine pilots six of them was from her old unit the planetary space defense wing, in which they were almost routed to absolutely nothing.  Her pilots were just laying around on the tarmac right in front of their new fighters.  She shook her head and said, “what are you doing just laying around?”
Her XO looked up lazily and said, “haven’t you heard Section Leader, the Federation dropships are finally coming down the gravity well, location unknown but rumor is that Varnamtown has already taken on a dropship full of mechs and lost in a matter of minutes, the remnant of the 12th company are on a hard and fast retreat.  With that being said, boss we are on alert, so here we sit until…”  right then the base alarm sounded off warning the personnel that an attack is immanent. “GO GO GO let’s get in our fighters and defend the base!”  which was the last words that most of the pilots heard from their Section Leader.
The battle waged as the suicide kings tried to take off, vertical takeoff was becoming dangerous since as soon as their fighters cleared the walls and buildings they were being shot down.  Orders were received to takeoff using the runway in all four directions using the wall and then the natural terrain to cover them as they picked up speed to invade the Federation laser fire. The kings were just lining up for their first strafing run when two squadrons of medium fighters appeared from the atmosphere, Red and Green Squadron from the corvette ship, Vigil swoop down and picked off four fighters from behind.  The Federation dropship decided to land right in the middle of the runway, effectively cutting off two exit points for the planes that still hadn’t taken off.  This caused the king’s fighters to get trapped on the ground with the dropship firing its massive weapons destroying several ships on the ground.  Section Leader Yoofi was able to rally some pilots, and after that they divebomb the dropship, causing major damage but in doing so all four kings fighters were destroyed including Yoofi’s.  Knocked unconscious again for the second time in three days and major injuries to her right leg and left arm she drifted to the ground after her chute deployed. 
Three towns that had Army units were also visited by the Federation DropShips full of mechs ready to fight.  All three towns fell within minutes thus making the continent called Big Horn in complete control of the Federation.  Within five hours of breaking obit the Federation had a strong footing on Mitchella.

Governor’s mansion
Situation Room “SCIF”
Day One of Invasion 2300GST

The governor was beside herself, none of her military advisors were doing anything to stop the Federation.  For the last seven months, she had seen the battle reports about the invasion of other OA planets but blew them off since it was not her planet, but now, now she understood there was something about this unknown unit.  Rumors had circulated about a mysterious merc unit with equipment that matched the Wolf Dragoons, as she started to come back from her train of thought she realized that Director Young-Il Xie was going on about honor and such and how he will go to his unit and take over instead of commanding from the bunker.  She thought to herself that he should have been there the whole time, as she focused on Xie she took out her sidearm and shot him in the head.  When her attendant busted through the door with her gun dawn, she noticed that the governor was ok, then the governor asked her to inform the XO of the Suicide Kings that their commander commented suicide so he is in charge and to notify the militia commander that he has operational control of all forces now.

City of Friars Point
City Hall

Colonel Scragg looked over all the battle reports and was overall pleased with the outcome minimum damage to most units only two MechWarriors died in combat and several prisoners that may one day be part of the Federation Army.  Best yet she was in complete control of one continent and had a strong footing on another, not bad for day one of the invasion, not bad at all.
Just outside of the City of Zhukov

10 miles from the Airbase
Amidst battlefield salvage

Section Leader Yoofi was going in and out of conciseness at one point she thought she saw a bird pick at her skin, she had lost all track of time, but it had to have been hours since she lost her ship since it seemed like it was getting darker every time she woke up or was it just her mind playing tricks.  A breeze kicked up and the bird flew away, the wind was getting stronger, and a bright light shined on her.  She did not believe in an afterlife but for a second she thought she was going to heaven, with the lights and wind and then what look like wings descended upon her, later she would recognize it has the unit symbol for the 1st Regiment of Chappy’s Revenge but for now it looked like an angel.

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“Sir, I spotted another one barring 202 distance 100 yards.”
“Roger that Gunner, will make adjustment prepare for rescue.”
As the helo hovered and the gunner sent the rescue team down to investigate, he notice that if not for her injuries she would be one very gorgeous woman.
The next day Section Leader Yoofi woke up again this time in a mobile hospital with at least a hundred most of them in uniforms like hers and her old unit the militia. Then she notices a man standing next to her monitor.
“Ah good you are awake and alert, my name is Doctor Thuy, you are among friends, well technically the Federation but maybe one day friends, anyway you have a concussion looks like not your first either since the invasion and you have a punctured lung, cuts on legs and arms and some minor sprains.  As you can tell this is a mobile hospital and we are quite busy.  With your injuries, not as bad as some, we will just monitor and let you rest and heal.  If you have any issues just press the call button, ok”

 

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