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Prepared for Major Felicity Grey, Brevet Commander of ARC Anti-Spinward Operations by CAC Team BLACKFLAG
Major Grey in relation to your request for intelligence on Astrokaszy we have prepared the follow from intercepts and Chief of Station Nathan Idlewood’s reports.
CoS Idlewood has persuaded a group of Indigenous Auxiliary Forces (IAF) under the command of Emir Khaled Hamid bin’ Al’Sur to cooperate with your Task Force. Disposition below
50 Mechanized Heavy Weapons | 100 Beast Mounted Riflemen | 250 Foot Riflemen
4 Outriders | 1 Hetzer | Chameleon Spotter Plane
He has informed us that another group of IAF under the command of Emir Saif El-Baz bin As’Sab might be converted to the cause. The Emir has so far been reluctant to risk his soldiers against the Jaguar’s Claws.
Major Grey Insert: I have retained the use of Commander Arachne and Lt. Commanders Forester and Nyx and their Mechs (Beowulf, Raven, Anubis), I will be riding in the Command seat of Lieutenant Inderpal’s Thunderbolt to provide strategic updates.
Major Grey your contacts in the Marian Hegemony have updated us on the condition of the Hegemony. The mercenary unit Titanfellers (Veteran Mixed Battalion, MRBC) arrived on Pompey and linked up with the mercenary units Gurn’s Grenadiers (Regular Conventional Battalion, MRBC) and Top Shot (Veteran Heavy/Assault Aerospace Squadron, MRBC) and departed on the Invader-Class Jumpship FCS Pride of Kathil with an Overlord, Triumph, and Buccaneer.
We were unable to confirm any of your suspicions on their destination but you have good instincts and a better understanding of the unit.
Additionally our contacts and intercepts have informed us that the mercenary unit Hardcore Headhunters (Veteran Mixed Company, MRBC) formerly on contract with the Duchy of Orloff have arrived on Paradiso aboard the Merchant-class Jumpship FWLS Karst. Due to Paradiso’s proximity to Astrokaszy and them bringing an empty Gazelle dropship along with their Union we have to consider they might be a factor. Once more we cannot confirm this to be so as our agents haven’t made contact with the unit, they will maintain vigilance on the group. Their current disposition is unknown the latest MRBC force report is nearly two years old.
Chief of Station Idlewood has prepared his best guess of the disposition of the Jaguar’s Claws from tribal militias that have fought and lost to them. Reports say they have a reinforced company of Mechs, some Omni models are present and they do have some clan tech weapons. They are backed by a Medium Square Armor Company, Regiment of Infantry, two squads of conventional fighters, and a five gun artillery battery. Transports are unknown but Ash must have a jumpship somewhere in-system to make it across the Sphere from Clan space.
Your operations will have place during the planet’s summer, this is not normally campaign season on-planet due to heat and dust storms. The shifting sands are treacherous so expect environmental hazards to be ever present. The IAF and your forces will need to maintain control of the various oasis and wellheads in order to maintain tempo.