|First published||13 October 2005|
|Era||Civil War era|
|Timeline||13 May 3067|
Pack Hunters is a short story by Jason Schmetzer that was published online on BattleCorps on 13 October 2005. It was also published in print in the second BattleCorps print anthology, First Strike, in 2010.
|“||What hope does a company of Helicopters have against a Medium, two heavies, and an assault 'Mech?||”|
On 13 May 3067 a pirate BattleMech Lance assaulting the Federated Suns world of Monhegan has evaded the militia 'Mechs and is headed towards a depot in the heart of the Bankin Preserve forest. The only defenders available are a company of twelve helicopters under Lieutenant Ivan Sharpe that belong to an (unnamed) mercenary regiment. They have to harrass and delay the 'Mechs until their own DropShip arrives with BattleMech reinforcements. Sharpe manages to keep his troops in line despite heavy losses and his own doubts, and in the end they manage to defeat the 'Mechs.