Because It Matters is a short story by Jason Schmetzer that was published online on BattleCorps on 04 April 2015.
|| It's a military truism that a soldier will fight the way he trains. If the training is hard, he will fight hard. If the training is soft, so will he be in combat. On Shoreham, when one lance of Davion MechWarrior cadets squares off against another, all of them will have to decide just how realistic their training will be. Will it be just another sim run? Or will it have real consequences?