Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
Captain Erika Hartmann "Glamour"
LAM Pilot of House Marik : Unit S-2 (AeroSpace & Intelligence)
“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.
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 takes direct control over AeroSpace deployment, and often acts as support during assaults and other tasks, being able to bounce from one firefight to another as long as her side controls the air war. She is based from “Pandora’s Box”, where she can keep her eyes on both her intelligence units and have her Phoenix Hawk LAM readily available for deployment.
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 aspires to hunting out and finding a new one on her own. For now, she pilots a Stinger LAM.
Glamour is the Unit S-2 (AeroSpace and Intelligence) officer. The Iron Dingoes handful of working Space Superiority EGL-R6 Eagle AeroFighters, and other 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. Glamour works closely with Voice in this aspect, especially since his communication skills and salvage of the Intelsat “Predator’s Eye” has given the unit an edge not claimed by most small mercenary commands for both intelligence and communication.
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.
Over the past few years, she and Colonel Michael Ruxbondy “Paladin” have 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 recent promotion to Captain, have increased the rumors about her and the Colonel, though he is more often seen in the company of his young, attractive secretary…
Also, Glamour has taken on Tech Brandy Wiebe “Black Rose” as an “apprentice”, 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.