Written by Hacksaw
The radar screen at Clan Pendragons headquarters was amassed with blips.
Mechwarrior Ice Colds eyes widened, he grimaced. He jumped up and ran down the grate
covered corridor toward Khan Firecrackers ready room. He knocked on the door and
swung it open to reveal Firecracker discussing tactics with SaKhan Cuzn It.
"Sir!" Ice Cold exclaimed. "Long Range scanning reports that Flame Union is
coming with virtually every Inner Sphere Mercenary unit by their side!" "Thank
you Ice." "You may report back to your post," said the Khan."
"Cuz, please round up all available pilots in the ready room for briefing."
"Yes Sir" reported the SaKhan.
The ready room was buzzing. The Clan Pendragon warriors we ready for battle. Khan
Firecracker entered the room. "Gentlemen, please sit down." "We are being
attacked by Flame Union." "They apparently know of our skill and have brought
reinforcements." "We are seriously outnumbered, yet if we use our contingent of
Jenners we will be able to match their numbers." A young MechWarrior stood up.
"Sir, how are we supposed to combat Warhammers in mechs 30 tons lighter?"
"Simple," the Khan answered. " We are going to range them." "Now,
report to your mechs." "Star Colonel Stealth has drawn up a nice configuration
to use against these honorless thugs."
Three hours later the earth shook from the gigantic dropships that littered the sky.
The Flame Union Commander gathered the Commanding Officers of each unit; they
"hired" to combat the mighty clan. "Gentlemen" he began. "We
grossly outnumber our opponents, it looks like we will this planet with around 1% losses,
at the most."
Four clicks away, the Clan Pendragon Jenners were gathered on the edge of the desert.
It was determined that Flame Union was going to try and take out their radar towers before
actually fighting the clan, but when they got there they would find resistance. The other
clans had rallied support for Pendragon. There were warriors from Clan Mongoose, Godzilla,
Excaliber and many others there to help. The mercenary group, New Oberon Confederation had
been hired to assist as well.
Khan Firecracker divided up the available mechs into clusters, and positioned them in
an echelon formation so they would be able to flank the attackers. Red Dragon was placed
in control of one cluster, Cuzn It lead another, and the last was controlled by Star
Captain Dark Wizard.
The Radar displays on Clan Pendragon warriors mechs filled with red dots. With
luck, Flame union would not notice them until they were 500 meters closer. Khan
Firecrackers voice thundered over the intercom. "Here they come" he said,
"lets hit em hard."
Hours later Clan Pendragon had destroyed one-third Flame Unions warhammers. Twice
that number of the Clans Jenners had been destroyed, and the rest were being
evacuated to reinforce other planets. The Flame Union commander looked across smoldering
battlefield as a rookie scout ran to meet him. "Sir!" The rookie shouted.
"We have won the planet!" The Flame Union Commanding officer turned to
acknowledge the rookie. "Yes" he said grimly, "but many more victories like
this and we will lose this war."