“In the spirit of the Alpha and the Omega, in the way the Alpha was the Omega, and vice versa, he knew the beginning was also the end—and that the end was just another beginning.”
Synopsis : December 18th, 3028 : System – Northwind : As the winter snows pile high in the mountains, the Iron Dingoes, Team Banzai, and remnants of the 5th Deneb Light Cavalry RCT try to patch themselves back together. The Dingoes, having placed a large supply of parts and ammunition at what was their operational base, manage to rebuild most of their unit, though they have the scars of the brutal defense of Tara marked on most of their units.
The rest of the defenders are not doing as well, and can barely muster a battalion of Mechs with limited armor and infantry support. Things look grim, but the weather combined with the mountain passes being covered in keeps pursuit into the mountains limited to recon. AeroSpace forces, although controlling the local airspace, are unable to approach the starport on the edge of the city, due in large part to their own bad condition and the fact that a couple dozen DropShips and most of the RCT’s infantry are holding the site.
The months pass, with probing attacks on the edge of the mountains, but Major Bradley holds the Dingoes back as his only ready assault force. After deciding to hold the starport, and not lose his aerodynes, he chooses to create an “Omega Company”, and orders the Dingoes to make a desperate strike down the western passes, into the city, and attack the invaders assault headquarters. He feels this will distract the defenders enough that the rest of the 36th Dieron Regulars and Team Banzai can slip down into the city and reach the starport, and retreat from the planet. The Dingoes agree, provided their techs and support equipment go with Bradley and get them off-world.
December 22nd : The unit slips down an ill-mapped pass and encounters a defensive array of scouts probing the defenders strength, and brushes past several light Jenners and Panthers, meeting only a token heavy lance that seeks to defend the position. The unit moves further down the pass and towards the city.
In * The Blood Raiders begin their investigation of the 309th AeroSpace Maintenance and Regeneration Group “The Boneyard”. Spending several month searching the local planetary system around Momrath, the small, ringed jovian planet located on the outer fringe of the system., the
After several months, they uncover “The Cutter”, the DropShip “Meteor”, and several Saturn-Class Patrol Ships. The prize of their discoveries, however, is the fables “Pinto”-Class WarShip, “The New Karachi”, with its primary armaments still intact. After nearly a year in Montour, the group decides to not press its luck further, and taking the Cutter and Meteor, make their slow way back to System – Dumassas with their prizes, leaving the others for a future salvage mission.