Archie McCarron was surprised when three CCAF senior colonels visited him on Menke in May of 3039, and all but stunned when they suggested he undertake an operation of such magnitude into the Federated Suns. But as he looked over the intelligence reports that they had brought with them, McCarron was quickly won over. This was by no means a full-fledged invasion, however; the CCAF was still far too weak to even consider such a possibility.
In fact, this was designed to be more of a morale-building exercise, more than anything else. The CCAF had just recently driven the Canopians from their nation, but that victory was tempered by the fact that it took five years of military action to do so. The CCAF needed was a true victory, one that was unmistakable and could proclaim to the entire Human Sphere that the Confederation was once again a military power, and who better to target than the mighty Federated Suns.
The fourth of the Big Mac’s nine raids struck Andro on 7 August. By this time, word of the previous strikes on Alcyone, Bethel and Monhegan had reached Marshal Bergen Richmond on Kathil, who then turned around and immediately issued an advisory to worlds within the Coreward Combat Theater, warning them of the potential for attack. So when the Fourth MAC, Carhart’s Demons, under the command of Colonel Nicholas Carhart, landed on the world, the Andro Militia had already put out the order to mobilize.
Of course, the militia, with its conventional units, was still no match for an entire BattleMech regiment. Nevertheless, they put up a far stronger fight than the mercenaries had expected, inflicting relatively heavy damage on both the second and third battalions before the Demons wiped them out. That process took nearly the entire week, however, giving Colonel Carhart and his troops little time to raid the world itself. In fact, the militia’s strong defense nearly forced them to set back their timetable just so that they would have enough time to scour the battlefields for salvageable equipment. As it was, the regiment just barely made it off the world on 14 August, and even then had to endure two days of 2-G acceleration to ensure they could make it to Monongahela on time.
- System Name: Andro
- Coordinates: 146.05, -174.48
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