A Race to the End

A Race to the End
Product information
Type Short story
Author Loren L. Coleman
Pages 10
Publication information
Publisher BattleCorps
First published 28 August 2004
Era Clan Invasion era
Timeline 12 October 3057

A Race to the End is a short story by Loren L. Coleman, initially published as a PDF file via the BattleCorps website. It was later also included in the first BattleCorps print anthology, The Corps.

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In the Chaos March, victory is often in a close race for survival. Loren L. Coleman mixes and matches forces for a new unit. But before they ever made it to Outreach, first they survived Pandora's jungles on the world of Gan Singh.

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The seventh company of the Third Donegal Guards was accidentally left behind when House Steiner-affiliated Federated Commonwealth commands were withdrawn from the Chaos March. With six of them killed and four missing in action, only Leftenant Kelly Van Lou and company commander Hauptmann Roland Mills remain in a three-sided fight with local forces and the First FedCom RCT. Trying to find a DropShip to evacuate from Gan Singh, they encounter the Donegal Guards' Seeker-class DropShip Lamprey but realize at the last moment that the DropShip is trying to trap them. Van Lou and Mills subsequently team up with mercenaries they had been fighting before, to perhaps reach another DropShip together.

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