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Spreading Out

Posted on Wed Sep 28th, 2016 @ 7:53am by Cassius Lincoln & Chief Warrant Officer Akina Jrez

Mission: Trouble on the frontier
Location: Base camp, Gaspar

A small PADD lay on the camp table before Lieutenant Davis and Chief Jrez; small but it projected a big picture. It was displaying a 3D topographical map of the area around their base camp. Together, they were looking for likely hot spots; places where ambushes could be set up; choke spots that could restrict the movement of supplies; geographical barriers to free movement.

Cass looked around, occasionally looking back to the map to compare spots. After a minute or two of this he said, "There ain't too many bad spots. That's good all things considered. Maybe we could find another depot to help distribute supplies. We'll need to get out tents and portable energy as well replicators before long followed by housing materials after that anyhow."

“We could set up here, here or here,” Jrez replied, pointing to three likely locations. “All are situated in well cleared areas so we would see trouble coming. The ground is relatively flat so setting up wouldn't be difficult.”

"Maybe we could could use each one as we move from one stage to the next," Cassius suggested as much as asked.

“Agreed,” Davis said. “Chief, get a team together. We’ll start with this one to the west then move progressively eastwards as each new base is established.”

“Aye, sir,” Jrez replied. He hurried off to get his troops organised and supplies ready.


 

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