The Maranos Conflict Phase 3
UNA Forward HQ: Sector L
The lieutenant listened to his comms link with interest.
“Sir, this is Sergeant Boyd of Recon #2. There’s something strange here. I’m eyeballing the Karman positions but we are not detecting any enemy presence. No life forms, no weapons signatures, no vehicles.”
Lieutenant McCauley scanned the data on his HUD. Recon #2 was in sector A and should be seeing a heavy Karman concentration. “Move in a little closer sergeant and report.” A few minutes later Sergeant Boyd reported back.
“We’re sitting right where a Karman company should be and there’s nothing. No sign of ‘em anywhere, sir. Looks like they’ve bugged out big time.”
“Sit tight and keep your guard up, sergeant; could be a trap. I’ll check with HQ and get back to you.”
“Roger that, sir.”
McCauley adjusted his comms link; “HQ? This McCauley, Charlie Company. Yeah, we’ve got a situation at our location. It appears the Karmans have gone. Can you confirm?”
“That is an affirmative, Lieutenant. We have been monitoring movement off planet and the Karmans are withdrawing. The Reds in sector B seem to be sitting on their asses. Your orders are to advance and occupy sector A.”
The Lieutenant, smiling, adjusted his comms link again.
“Recon #2? This is McCauley. Hold your position; we’re coming to join you. Have the coffee ready.”