Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
Major Erika Hartmann "Glamour"
LAM Pilot of House Marik : Unit S-2 (AeroSpace & Intelligence); Unit XO
“Glamour” is first and foremost a LAM pilot, skilled at both BattleMech warfare, and the knife’s edge of deep space combat in an AeroFighter. In recent years, she has begun stepping away from her position as AeroSpace commander, to concentrate on her task as the Intelligence officer, allowing Captain Eric Balmer “Tinman” to take command of the unit’s Line AeroSpace forces.
Glamour is the resident expert of Star League technology and information, and takes great care to interrogate anyone who joins the Dingoes. Furthermore, she operates as the Unit S-2 (AeroSpace Ops and Intelligence) officer. In this position, she watches over the “Field Operations” Branch of * “The Dingoes’ Fangs”, and has Senior Tech Daniel Dugans report to her daily regarding AeroSpace Operative readiness.
Glamour has taken her position as lead of the unit’s AeroSpace forces seriously, and has switched from her STG-A1 Stinger LAM, to a PHX-HK2 Phoenix Hawk LAM acquired on System – Tequila Beach. In this position, she once took an active control over AeroSpace operations, until she retired the vehicle to her own personal estate in * Landhold : Garrison. Presently, she pilots a heavily modified AWS-8Q Awesome, in the Command Lance of the Line Iron Dingoes Mechs. She sometimes “comes back down to earth”, and runs with the Dingo Pack in her Awesome, and has proven to be among its most skilled pilots in either LAM or BattleMech.
Strikingly attractive, Glamour is known for her love of beauty magazines, mirrors and long, hot baths. But she is pointedly not a “MechBunny”, rather she remains a skilled pilot and talented gunner, using her Aero skills to her best advantage.
Glamour comes from a long line of LAM pilots, and despite losing her family Phoenix Hawk LAM in Anton’s Revolt, she aspired to hunting out and finding a new one on her own. She now has a PHX-HK2 Phoenix Hawk LAM stored in her personal estates, that she has piloted for many years, and works on in her downtime.
Glamour is the Unit S-2 (AeroSpace and Intelligence) officer, and also acts as the unit’s XO, and oversees The Iron Dingoes handful of capable Aero resources, such as the K-1 DropShuttle “Crimson Sands”. It is Glamour’s responsibility to plan system insertions using these units, and prepare to gain or maintain orbital superiority with them in any operation.
As intelligence officer, she has few assistants or other staff, beyond Captain Jessa Dajus-Marik “Dragonfly” to assist her at times. She spends a great deal of her free time on the bridge of the Pandora’s Box, or during inter-system transit, aboard the bridge of their JumpShip, the “The Den Mother”, and is a veritable fount of information on enemy AeroSpace units.
In previous years, she and Major Michael Ruxbondy “Paladin” had been seen in close quarters discussing “business” at all hours of the day. Although most assumed it was simply because they were sparring partners, rumors continue that it goes a little deeper than that. Her promotion to Captain, increased the rumors about her and Paladin, though he is more often seen in the company of his young, attractive secretary… His marriage in 3023, and subsequent retirement, ended any such rumors, however.
Glamour has taken on Tech Brandy Wiebe “Black Rose” as her Shadow, teaching her about LAM operations and Aerospace matters. Despite her youth, Tech Wiebe acts as the lead tech on Glamour’s repair team, and has become rather skilled at AeroSpace maintenance.
In late-3023, Glamour was promoted to full Major, and took over Pitbull’s duties as unit XO. She has placed her plans for retirement on hold for the interim, but plans to settle in as an administrative officer sometime soon.