02/12/3062 | Location – Strike Group Echo HQ, Brightstone, Nashuar
Major Allen Ellis is presenting the plan to take the 8th Prefecture; it hinges on capturing Fairkeep and getting rid of 3rd Battalion. Your command staff and Commanders DuChamps and Thoms are in attendence as well as Commander Ilven of Sierra Company located in Sienvel, who will also participate in the attack.
“The attack on Fairkeep will come at three fronts, 7th FEDCOM’s 3rd Battalion is heavily dug in and the geography is difficult. There is also the matter of the many displaced persons fleeing the fighting in the Prefecture. They will be an unfortunate variable and I have requested additional soldiers to deal with them as we tighten the Noose around 3rd Battalion. You will all have a Psy-Ops, Medical, and Genderarme unit attached to evacuate the Nashuari in order to get them out of the Line of Fire, we don’t want to cause undue collateral damage.
The strategy is this,
Commander DuChamps you will take a portion of your Strike Group and attack from the West of Fairkeep over the Chu Lin Gap. Recent reports show that it is well-defended but it should be achievable with your current forces. We have managed to free up some conventional aircraft from the 3rd to assist you in that matter but the terrain is hazardous. New Callsign Haymaker.
Commander Ilven you will take Sierra Company from the North-East along Imperial Ridge and fire down into Fairkeep. That route is currently lightly defended but is close to Fairkeep so we expect that it will be tough to hold. That is why we want to hold your unit at range until Commander DuChamps and the Mercenaries have taken their objectives. New Callsign Backhand.
You Mercenaries will attack Wei Shun Village and then follow the Shu Yen river North pushing any FEDCOM soldiers back to Fairkeep. We haven’t been able to get good situational awareness of that area due to weather. Expect heavy resistance throughout the push towards Fairkeep. Your new Callsign Uppercut.
Commander Thoms you will command the defense of Brightstone and your troops will reinforce any territory taken from FEDCOM from the West and South. We have reports from the 1st McCarron’s Armored Cavalry that they have pushed the Arcadians out of that area so you should only have raids and probes to contend with,
Check your specific briefings for more details, any questions?"
Meanwhile in Fairkeep
Major Moss stands over the map room with his unit commanders and looks over the situation. “Captain Wells your reports state that there are enemies on the move towards Fairkeep give everyone the report”
Captain Wells, MIIO “Sirs, we have reliable reports that the 3rd Fusiliers will soon begin a major offensive on our position. My scouts report that a company of combat vehicles will come from the North and that the MAF units near Brightstone have reorganized and have begun preparations to move out.”
Lieutenant Hesh, “Well that is not good we still don’t have word from Central Command on what to do right now.”
Major Moss, “That is true Lieutenant but we have orders to hold the Canal Zone and until we receive orders to the contrary we will do that.”
Captain Helms, “Major I think that we should activate the 1st St Ives Legionaires, the MAF will probably be forced to allow the refugees to evacuate the Yun Shi Valley and we can sneak them out with the masses.”
Major Moss, "That is a good idea Captain I will think about it, make sure they are on alert to bug out at a moments notice.
Captain Dierson, what is your assessment of our defenses?"
Captain Dierson, "Major I think we are in a good position, over the rainy season our engineers and infantry have completed all the planned fighting positions, including mech blinds, hull down positions, trenches, minefields, and bunkers. We are ready for anything the 3rd Fusiliers can throw at us.
I don’t know about Wei Shun village though we couldn’t deal with that terrain it was to open. The Canal is mined along that stretch but we focused on Fairkeep with our limited time and resources."