Hector (short story)

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Hector (4 parts)
Product information
Type Novella
Author Jason Schmetzer
Pages 113
Publication information
Publisher BattleCorps
First published 11 April-23 May 2008
Era Succession Wars era
Timeline 6-27 June 3019

Hector is a story by Jason Schmetzer that was published online on BattleCorps in four parts between 11 April and 23 May 2008. It was (re-)published in EPUB format on 13 February 2012.

Plot summary[edit]

Part 1[edit]

published 11 April 2008
Hesperus II is the prize of the Lyran Commonwealth’s military-industrial complex, a Star League-era factory that churns out the assault ‘Mechs that give the Lyrans their strength. Many foes have attempted to steal that jewel from the Lyran crown, and all have failed. Under contract to House Marik, Wolf’s Dragoons have come to try their mettle against the Lyran defenders.

Part 2[edit]

published 25 April 2008
Deep in his first battle as a company commander, Lucas Kenner is breaking new ground with every step his ‘Mech makes. Will he make the right decision, or will Dragoons die because he makes a misstep?

Part 3[edit]

published 9 May 2008
The long battle for Hesperus is bogged down on the banks of the Erewhon River, where the Dragoons must force a crossing against the elite of the Steiner defenders. This is the battle Steiners excel at, and the Dragoons will need every bit of skill to succeed.

Part 4[edit]

published 23 May 2008
The Dragoons have fought their way across the Harkspur Mountains, across the Erewhon floodplain, against the finest regiments in the Lyran Commonwealth. Now, so close to their objective, will they have the strength to move the last kilometers and capture the legendary factories?

EPUB teaser[edit]

published 13 February 2012
Since their appearance in the Inner Sphere in 3005, the mercenary regiments known as Wolf’s Dragoons have proven themselves the masters of the battlefield, the equal of any regiment of any of the five warring Successor States.
Now under contract to House Marik’s Free Worlds League, the Dragoons have undertaken their most daring mission yet: an attack on House Steiner’s impregnable Hesperus II BattleMech factories. Success on Hesperus will make the Dragoons into living legends... but few enemies have survived House Steiner’s fanatical defenses. The Steiners know how important the ancient BattleMech factories are to their nation—and not even the fearsome reputation of Wolf’s Dragoons will make them blink.