The RDFM start to search the buildings
‘What the hell are those things?'
‘They're Jurapeds. Don't you watch wildlife on Mars?
They're quite simple creatures really
bit like you Private
They continue to search the next building
.as the first Trooper enters the building something stirs
Luckily, the RDFM have the activation and decide to make a quick withdraw to the safety of their PathFinder. Which also activates and wastes no time in putting down covering fire from the grenade MG.
Meanwhile the SABRE squad duck for cover behind some Hex2Go containers as a HE shell comes from nowhere and slams into the fuel depot causing an inferno.
They decide to process south and link up with the RDFM coming from the shanty town. Unfortunately the RDFM aren't the only ones coming from the town. It's those unidentified creatures again and they don't look friendly. The SABRE squad are taken by complete surprise at the sight of these things.
The RDFM squad get an activation and exit their PathFinder to quickly provide covering fire for their comrades. Which sends the creatures reeling back into the shanty town for shelter.
But there's no rest bit. On the next turn an unknown vehicle breaks cover. It's a tank hunter! That one must have been responsible for destroying the fuel depot. Furthermore, a squad of armed men are advancing down from the right. What's going on?
The RDFM waste to time and get a bead on the tank with their rocket launcher.
The rocket impacts and rips the front off-side track of the tank off. Immobilising it instantly.
Things don't go any better for the Merc squad. Before they could reach the cover, both the Ramjack and the PathFinder open fire. Killing 2 of the 5 merc's. Seeing their tank immobilised and 2 comrades killed they decide to surrender to the RDFM.
The information from the captured merc's proves useful. It turns out that the unidentified creatures hiding in the shanty town are Razor Worms. Generically engineered bio-weapons made by Bio-Tec industries. They were taken here and used on the people living and working the fuel depot as a testing ground. Razor Worms are supposed to be the ultimate bio-weapon. As for the tank that was here to oversee the project.
As the RDFM move and surround the shanty town to contain the Razor worms. They bring in a Camel, a bio containment unit. Equipped with a bio pathogen to eradicate the Worm infestation.