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A game about the pilots of powerful machines in a war that dominates every facet of life. They are trying to do their time and part, and get out physically and mentally intact. The organizations that perpetuate the War through all of known space are too incomprehensibly huge to take down. There is no “winning” the War, there is only surviving it.

These are their stories.

 

Mission Report 14 - A Simple Milk Run

Aug 28, 2019

This mission was designed specifically to be run as a one shot at conventions. It's expected that the players' squad will use the Mechanized Cavalry playbook, but if not, just remove corporal Tuesday as a character or put her in charge of the Raccoon jeeps.

BRIEFING: The Hatchetmen [Tier 1] (Adamant Council of Nor) are transporting a secretive package over land routes. Capture it, don't let it fall into enemy hands. There's a light escort (2 light AWVs; machine gun, light armor, wheeled), the faction is relying on secrecy to protect the package. The package is in a roundish 6 wheeled APC (SAW, armor, wheeled).

EMPLOYER: 99th Intelligence Corps [Tier 1] (Democratic Federated Systems)

TARGET: The Hatchetmen [Tier 1] (Adamant Council of Nor)

OBJECTIVE: Retrieve the package. SECONDARY: Ensure the package is undamaged.

ROE: Threatening, or employing force against civilians. Firing upon or presenting as a clearly marked medical transport or facility.

COMPLICATION:

  • The Raccoons [Tier 1] (Jovangellian Empire) are also trying to steal the package. Attacking with Jeeps (missiles OR heavy machine guns, mobility suite), and a custom wolf AWV (armor, industrial clamp, cannon, 4 chainsaw spider limbs mounted on back).

  • The package is fragile (6-tick clock).

  • The package is a group of 6 scientists and engineers.

CHARACTERS:

  • Dr. Kiku Thirty-three, Lead Engineer, They/them. White, Early 50s, soft build, grey hair in a bun, wearing a black & gold track suit. They want their team to remain unharmed, and treated with dignity.

  • Zahra “Huntsman” Gary, Racoon Ace, She/her. Mid 20s, East Asian, bleach blond trihawk hair, sharp featured face, muscled short build. Wears an AR PDC band shirt, with the sleeves torn off, jeans, and platform combat boots (with a knife). She wants to grab the package, or destroy it.

  • Squire Thrumming “Lucky Corpse” Ali, Hachetmen squire, He/him. Early 40s, short salt and pepper hair, creased copper skin, lanky build. Urban camo outfit, kevlar vest, combat helmet, sidearm. He wants to get the package to Might.

  • Cpl. Tea “Too Hot” Tuesday, She/her, Rover fireteam corporal. Early thirties, dark brown skin, birght red curly hair, wide nose, stocky build. Wears a flight suit with the upper half tied around her waist, and a tank top underneath. Has aviator shades on her head that she never actually wears. She wants to get paid by following orders.

CHALLENGES:

  • The convoy's escort AWVs
  • The package is reluctant to leave the APC and/or come with the Squad.
  • The driver and gunner of the APC will attack pilots that come inside.
  • The package is easily damaged.
  • The Raccoons can attack at any moment, whenever things need to get more complicated.