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7214.02.22 - DARKSTAR ALPHA (Game
Squad Gilcut uses their captured Telga class ship to pursue Major
Wyvern and his Red Shoulders to the Darkstar system. According
to Captain Mayfield, Major Wyvern has a secret Red Shoulder base on
Darkstar Alpha, a lush planet whose barren counterpart, Darkstar
Beta, shares a binary orbit.
The Squad decide to set down in the concealing jungles outside of
detection range of the Red Shoulder base.
Pent, Quey and Goug sortie in their ATs to secure the landing site.
Goug finds signs of a military presence in the jungle. But before he
can warn the others...
Ambushing Guerrillas in Diving Beetles strike from the water!
Before he can come to Pent's aid, he is also ambushed, by Guerrilla
ground troops throwing hand grenades!
Goug is also attacked from the water, but fortunately Mayfield,
still on board the ship, deters the would be attacker with some
After kicking the Guerrilla infantry aside, Quey manages to leap out
into the water and blow apart two of the Diving Beetles with his
mortars and rocket gun.
One of the stunned Guerrillas recovers, only to find he is now a
The prisoner explains that his people thought the Gilcut team were
Red Shoulders, who have invaded their homelands! An
understandable mistake considering the stolen ship. An uneasy
truce is formed, and the Guerrillas explain they have been waging a
war against the invading Red Shoulders.
What are the Red Shoulders doing on Darkstar Alpha anyway?
Could this be where Major Wyvern discovered his horrible blackwire
technology? And can the team make it to the Red Shoulder base
and rescue Chet before he is caught up in the civil war? Find
to Part 12!
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