Just Following Orders
|Just Following Orders|
|Author||Roland M. Boshnack and Herbert A. Beas II|
|Type|| Short story|
|Product||Era Digest: Age of War|
|Era||Star League era (Age of War)|
|Timeline||23 February 2412|
A Free Worlds League Militia armor company commences an early Age of War battle for Tintavel, touching off the campaign that would eventually ruin the world and lead to the creation of the Ares Conventions. The FWL’s Kestrel MBTs and APCs make short work of at least a battalion of Capellan Confederation tanks (Korvins are mentioned, specifically), as well as laying waste to the city of New Mitla, culminating in the destruction of a hospital full of babies and pregnant women.
- Sergeant Price
- Corporal Adams
- Handbook: House Marik, p. 18, indicates that tens of thousands of civilians died as the fighting escalated, and that both sides deployed WMDs (the Capellans using micronukes, and the FWL chemical weapons). Fighting raged for more than six months, destroying the planetary infrastructure and eventually leading to the world's abandonment.