Battletech Mercs Unleashed

OP:BROKEN SHARD Debriefing
"All for Nothing"

ARC Team WILDCAT Final Debriefing 6/24/3061 TST

Author – Commander Felicity Grey

File Code – U73-RIM-218

MIM Directory – OP:BROKEN SHARD, Arc Classification F87

Decrypt Key – 12-BO-71-IN

You engaged the majority of ii Legio’s 3rd Cohort at Easton Pass with assistance from a group of Lothan Resistance fighters. They managed to kill Legatus O Cray and several other centurion mechwarriors. Most of the 3rd Cohort has been destroyed now which should reduce the attrition in the Resistance.

FLASH TRANSMIT – Lothan Resistance Cell Command

Lothan Resistance this is Sean O’Rielly I have captured your leader Elizabeth Lothan and am holding her hostage until your unconditional surrender. Any attempts to continue this resistance will result in her death and severe punitive measures by my Legio. You have until the end of the month.

END FLASH TRANSMIT

PAUSE

Damn, it was all for nothing now. We will have to wait till we get back to Herotitus to receive a new assignment.

You mercenaries did a fine job though I am sure we will have another contract that might interest you. As agreed we will wire your funds to the account on record.

As a bonus here’s a little token of my appreciation ask for Sonja at the Voodoo Room for a special game.

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OP:BROKEN SHARD Act 2
"With no delay"

ARC Team WILDCAT SIGINT Intercept forwarded to Merc CommNet
Origin – Blackwell, MHAF 2nd Legion, 3rd Cohort HQ

Watcher BreslanAt 10:14 yesterday we received a transmission from my colleague reporting an attack on the new listening post in the hinterlands. The garrison at Youngman’s Mine was alerted but they were overrun by the hostile force whom they damaged.

Legatus O CreyCurrent reports indicate that their force is under repair at that location. Is that still true, Watcher?

Watcher BreslanIt is but they were reinforced with another group that had been attacking secondary targets and the Lothan League resistance is currently on the move harassing our paramilitary forces.

Legatus O CreyPrincipes O Mar how many units will you need to ensure the resistance can be kept in check.

Principes O MarI will be able to do it with our auxiliary century and several mechs.

Legatus O CreyInform Legatus Connerly of 2nd Cohort to reinforce us with any men he can spare, he owes me. I will take the rest of my force to crush these impudent bandits once and for all.

Resistance Scouting Report forwarded to Merc CommNet
Origin – Outside Blackwell HQ

We have observed a reinforced company of battlemechs and their supporting units leaving headquarters headed toward the West (Youngman’s Mine). For your information Disposition of Forces below.

2 Hunchbacks (a 4G and 4P), Enforcer, Griffin, Starslayer, Rifleman, Bombardier, Grasshopper, Warhammer, Marauder II, Marauder I, Guillotine, Crusader, Highlander

The Forces have arrayed themselves in a loose arc to ensure you will caught in the net.

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OP:BROKEN SHARD Act 1 "Firing them up"
What just hit me

ARC Team WILDCAT Intel Brief 6/22/3061 TST (Terran Standardized Time)

Author – Commander Felicity Grey
File Code – T78-YIN-165
MIM Directory – OP:BROKEN SHARD, ARC Classification F87
Decrypt Key – 98-MI-53-YO-10

6/21/3061

Ivana Naruu dusted off at Lordinax to discharge the Merc Unit that will be 3rd Cohort’s nightmare for the week while we are on-planet. We then proceeded to A-89 bunker, one of the resistance’s larger hubs to begin our training and outfitting of them.

I directed the Mercs to Ordo Vigilis COIN director Andrew Wilkenson who our reports said is establishing a new station. The Mercs killed him during their raid, destroyed the station, and routed his bodyguard unit capturing a tank crew in the process. This should slow their progress in uncovering our sleeper agents and keep our stations broadcasting to direct the insurgency.

Wilkenson did broadcast a wide-band alert to forces in the area to converge and box the Mercs in but Legatus O Crey was overconfident and didn’t respond with sufficient force to hold Youngman’s Mine Labor Camp. The Mercs hammered the reinforced garrison and liberated the prisoners including two of our former resistance armor crews for their captured tanks. It is fortunate that the Magistracy got such a good deal on the Long War series of tanks since the Hegemony has imported quite a few as well.

The Mercs seem to be holding strong, if they keep up the good work we may be able to offer them additional contracts. Our latest intercepts from the MHAF are very promising, Legatus Oliver O Crey is throwing everything he has at the Mercs to protect his future career. This will cause him to make bad choices just the kind I need him to make.

In other news training of the Lothan Resistance proceeds smoothly, they are well-motivated and capable of performing basic tactical maneuvers. Our team is working 18 hours a day training and drilling the resistance in all manner of skills. Inform the MAF that I appreciate their loaned personnel, they are performing better than anticipated.

ARC will get it done

Sincerely,
Cmd. Felicity Grey

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Creshan Campaign - Part #2 "The Tumbledowns"
Its never over till someone loses their head

March 2, 3061

Aboard Hei Hua Long

Excellent work securing that bridge and destroyed those enemy tanks, we have captured most of the crews for those tanks with only a few dying during the fighting. We have reclaimed the habitats but several hundred workers died during the occupation due to their harsh treatment under the Titanfellers. We have managed to secure two of the Titanfellers dropships but his Leopard managed to take off before we could occupy it.

The POWs told us that Capt. Tun is awaiting a FedCom jumpship due to arrive in two days. This means that we only have a short period of time left before he makes a run for it and is lost to us. After this repair cycle you need to go out there and hunt for him. We have picked up a large amount of radio traffic and thermal signatures heading for an area known as “The Tumbledowns”, we believe the rest of the Titanfellers force has been transported there and that they are making a final stand.

I want you to go in there, clear it out, and capture or kill Capt. Tun and his cronies. He pilots a Caesar and if at all possible make sure you capture him so we can bring him to justice for killing 482 civilians and 12 of my men during their occupation in addition to past savage behavior in the Chaos March.

Concerning your attack on “The Tumbledowns” I have attached a platoon of infantry and their transports for salvage and recovery after the battle. My dropship will be in low-orbit over the target zone for 20 minutes and will assist with spotting and reconnaissance due to the constrained nature of the terrain.

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Creshan Campaign
Second Chances

Contract Brief

Two weeks ago, the mercenary unit “Titanfellers” attacked a small holding of mine in the Periphery, the planet Creshan. They attacked the defense team with a lance of Battlemechs and a reinforced company of armored vehicles and are keeping the remnants under armed guard in one of the habitats.

This planet is very inhospitable to life, it is not only tidally locked with the planet but is very cold with an average temperature of -52*C. The colonists live in habitats that are fairly well-maintained and mostly make their living with agriculture and mining.

The Titanfeller’s Commander Capt. Jacovi Tun and I have a bad history and this has to be the reason he attacked the colony it’s hardly worth anything to him. I need a group of mercenaries to remove his command from the planet, they don’t need to be utterly destroyed just weakened enough to sue for peace.

Unfortunately I cannot offer you a large monetary payment but I do have sufficient connections to get your mechs repaired and am willing to insure a large portion of the mech’s value should it be damaged beyond repair.

You will be allowed to salvage one of the Titanfeller’s mechs from the field should they be incapacitated, any others will be claimed by my people. I (Shonsa Kiang Shi Fang) will be the one who decides how your unit will operate during this campaign. Your unit will be transported on a chartered Union-class drop-ship (Shining Sword) to the planet and I will cover all repairs and incidental expenses incurred during the length of the assignment.

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