Interstellar Manufacturing CorporationEdit
Pre-Mission Briefing Edit
Marcus Graves: All personnel, this is Vice Admiral Graves. We have a rare opportunity to destroy an entire Militia fleet. We know these terrorists are almost out of fuel but desperation will make them unpredictable. Do not underestimate them. They can't run far, and they will most likely hit a refueling facility within the next few hours. Spyglass will fill you in.
Spyglass: Titan Pilots. You will be assigned to dropships at all potential targets in the Yuma System, a heavy patrol rotation will be maintained at all sites. At the first sign of Militia forces, you will deploy to the ground and ensure that the air defense turrets remain online.
Marcus Graves: You are cleared weapons-free for this operation. Stay vigilant. Graves out.
Full article: Fracture OperationThe 1st Fleet of the Frontier Militia is in dire need of fuel for the continuity of their ships and drop, and the 1st Militia fleet prepares to raid an IMC gas mining facility. Meanwhile, unsure as to the exact time and place of the impending Militia refueling raid, IMC forces make defense preparations at several gas mining worlds in the Yuma System. The Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation plans to counterattack the Militia and stop them from acquiring fuel, activating turrets in the nearby area. The Militia's Captain Dunham leads his squad to obtain fuel from three stations, Alpha, Bravo and Charlie, and the IMC's Captain Riggs tries to simultaneously defend the stations to prevent the Militia from getting fuel.
The mission begins with IMC Pilots dropping in on a fuel depot in anticipation of a Militia raid. As Sergeant Blisk watches the heavy defense turrets activate, Militia ships jump over the fuel depot and start attacking. The pilots deploy and are tasked with activating the turrets to fire at the Redeye. The Militia use the hardpoints to reroute the power from the turret system to a central fuel pump to fuel the Redeye. IMC Pilots, with the help of Grunts, fight to keep the AA defenses online.
If the IMC is able to repel the Militia attackers, the Redeye crashes to the ground and the fleet gains the bare minimum amount of fuel they need. Blisk shows disappointment in the IMC's fleet for only destroying fifty-two ships, less than half the fleet's total number, only for Graves to wonder how many of those ships were civilian vessels rather than combatants. Blisk counters that killing civilians prevents them from joining or supporting the Militia. If the IMC lose the battle, the Redeye escapes with the rest of the fleet and Militia forces start beating back the IMC. The pilots are forced to retreat and leave the Grunts behind, and Blisk shows annoyance with the effectiveness of the pilots
The mission begins with two Crows containing M-COR Pilots leaving the Militia's 1st Fleet and preparing to raid a IMC fuel depot. After jumping in on the IMC facility the ships come under heavy fire from the bases turrets and are forced to stop over the staging area for the Militia's forces. Sarah and Bish explain the plan to hack into the fuel pumps and refuel the Redeye to the pilots before they are deployed onto the battlefield. Alongside Riflemen and Titan forces, the Militia push up into the IMC's base and begin rerouting power from the heavy turrets into the fuel pumps; however IMC forces figure out what they are doing and counter their efforts to the best of their ability. While the two factions fight, Militia drop ships are seen coming down to fuel up at small refueling platforms before rejoining the battle above.
If the Militia are successful at refueling the Redeye, it escapes the battleground with enough fuel to last it a month. Before leaving, it sends down reinforcements to push back the remaining IMC forces and allow other ships to come in and refuel. Bish will comment on the effort displayed by the forces on the ground and how well they did, however Sarah will mention that the Militia's tactics are a mess and with out a better commander they won't last long. If the Militia are unsuccessful in their raid, the Redeye will try to escape with what fuel it has but is destroyed along with the fuel on board. Without reinforcements, the pilots are forced to evacuate and leave the remaining ground forces behind. Bringing only a small amount of fuel back with them, Sarah and Bish argue if the raid was worth the lives lost and discuss if they will last much longer.
If the Militia faction wins the match the Redeye will survive and the MCOR fleet will escape with a substantial amount of fuel. If the IMC win then the Redeye will be destroyed and only a bare minimum amount of fuel will be taken. The Frontier Militia will take heavy casualties regardless of the outcome and escape.
- Jack Cooper served as a rifleman during this battle, suffering a minor injury which led to a minor case of amnesia.