The Space Marines won the war. Can they win the peace?
The newly formed Military Assistance Command-Maltaan (MACM), led by General Ellis Boudreaux, is facing serious problems.
The Maltaan rainy season has begun, and the unpredictable weather has significantly reduced flight operations. The east-west highway which connects the capital Daarben to Ulvaan, the only major city in the east, is choked with convoys transporting Precision Crafted Soldiers (PCS) to the helenium mines controlled by the Galactic Resource Conglomerate (GRC). The increasingly vulnerable rail line is the sole means of moving supplies to support Space Marines deployed in the east.
Thousands of PCS were abandoned by their Maltaani and human mercenary handlers, and it’s up to the Space Marines to collect them for the GRC.
The most recent harvest failed because there were no farmers to gather the crops, which has created severe shortages for the Maltaani in the east.
The royalist government, led by King Taalbin, has shown no interest in returning from exile, preferring to leave Maltaan in the hands of General Boudreaux.
And worse, the repatriation program designed to weed out hard core nationalists from the thousands of Maltaani POWs captured during the Space Marine invasion failed. General Staaber, the nationalist leader, slipped through the system and has returned home to lead the burgeoning insurgency. Captain Abner Fortis and his team of operators are only worried about the last problem, though. Their mission: kill General Staaber.
Easy to say, hard to do.
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