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  1. The Storyteller

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    The people of Sneeve were bitterly divided and it was not hard to see why, upon looking at the planet for longer than a few minutes.

    Class was a big issue on the planet and the divide between the middle class and the working class was massive. Historically it had always been bad but it had seemingly gotten far worse in the last few months and there were those who were looking to take advantage of that. Indeed, the Hutt Cartel had been sending credits and supplies to the rebels secretly but with the Republic stepping in to provide aid to the planetary government, the Cartel was sending in even more.

    More visible aid.

    More credits.

    The end result was that the Republic forces were going to need to defend the capital city of Sneeve against assaults from the industrial district. For this, the Republic forces and their officers would need to defend the main entrance to the city from the advancing forces of the Hutt-backed rebels with their squads to back them up.

    Between the three Republic officers, there were fifteen standard Republic riflemen, five assigned to the direct command of each officer.

    The first wave of enemies was approaching straight down the road, currently out of blaster range but still visible, still recognisable and still very much on their way. Hutt influence was visible right away as the first assault wave was fifteen H1 Hutt Battle Droids - cheaply made but still very deadly in their own way.

    The Republic forces would have time to position themselves before the droids were in range.


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  2. Davik Lorso

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    Davik had been staring at his datapad for a good minute before turning to address the five riflemen under his temporary command. To them, he wasn't Davik Lorso the former cartel Vigo turned Republic Cipher agent, but rather the Republic Special Ops Armor wearing, blaster rifle holding operational commander with his sidearm holstered on his chest. "Alright, listen up-" Davik began at his squad and their stripes. There wasn't a single rookie among them and that would make it a whole lot easier on Davik, who literally had no experience leading a professional military outfit. "-these droids fire short-barreled blasters and have a self-destruct function, which means?"

    The sergeant-major didn't skip a beat, "Don't get close enough to hug the metal bastards." Yes, Davik had decided then and there that he liked that old karker. "Correct. Range is our advantage, so get viewpoints on a second or third floor-" He kicked his left shin with his right heel to emphasize on his reasoning, "-somewhere up some stairs their tails can't climb."

    Truthfully, Davik was at a loss why Svallos had decided to send H1 Battle Droids to fight the war. They were designed for guarding Hutt palaces or at least for places with even floors and lots of elevators where they weren't so limited by terrain and their tails showed they were property of a Hutt, which on itself was eighty percent of any enforcement job in Hutt Space. Davik was confident that whatever the cartel send their way would get boxed in at the gate and shot down long before anything got too close to the range of the droid's self-destruct mechanisms. "Dont stand around-" he suddenly berated them, "-get in position!"

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  3. Talos Barrenfist

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    Manning the first floor filled with a small wall of sandbags was Talos Barrenfist’s squad consisted of marines like him. Kneeling behind the makeshift barricade in the center was the lieutenant himself. Looking through set of his holobinoculars, the former raider examined the wave of battle droids advancing toward them. It’s numbers about the same as all the squads present here at the gate. Talos couldn’t shake the feeling this was only the vanguard.

    Whoever in charge of this assault likely sends in the droids to test and soften our defenses for the main host.

    He guessed in silence before putting up the glasses. Lieutenant Barrenfist proceeded to draw forth his PDS-R1. Positioned around him were his five troops armed with their blaster rifles, together they aimed at the slithering droids.

    “Pick your targets and time those shots as soon as they’re in range. Remember don’t let those tin-can farkers get close to ya. We’re going give the Cartel and their rebel whores a proper Republic welcome, am I correct marines?”

    “Oorah!” The small squad chanted together and Talos nodded.

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    The battle would begin.

    The hutt-made battle droids were not the strongest or the fastest but they were odd in their construction and their movements. Built to imitate their Hutt makers, they slithered forward on tails, their upper bodies moving fluidly left and right to make shooting at them a lot harder than most people would expect. Certainly their armour was light enough that a couple of shots would down them, but that wasn't really a consideration when making them.

    They were made to be cannon fodder and nothing more.

    As they approached, the droids would begin to open fire even before they reached their effective range. Their accuracy would suffer but it would be enough to push people behind cover, or at least to be more cautious. As they approached, their fire would become more accurate and the droids would surge forwards.

    Their intent was for enough of them to survive that they could hug the supports of the building - thereby making their self destruct more damaging to the supports of the building, doubtlessly bringing the building down on top of the Republic forces if they could accomplish this task.


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    Lex had set herself up along the third floor up on the building, seeing the incoming droid army. She had on her usual armor, weapons and her new PIPE. For now, she shouldered her rifle, aiming carefully at the droids. They weren’t quite within range for her shots to be devastating just yet. However, the same was true for them, the shots firing towards the building and not quite hitting just yet.

    She knew where the others were positioned, but she didn’t comm them just yet. Her squad was positioned by her and she watched the droids curiously, “Don’t let them get too close to the building,” She muttered, watching carefully as they drew closer, “I don’t know what’s coming after this,” She had to admit. The Hutts had vast amounts of resources at their disposal and they could very well buy out an army.

    Lex played defensively for now, ducking down whenever anything was fired towards her. The window and her height advantage offered her protection for now, but she would more effectively pick the droids off as they drew closer.
     
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    Being on the first floor meant Talos’ squad was right in the way of the advancing bots. Blaster shots from the droids caused the troops duck down repeatedly As soon the machines with tails were in range they answer back with their volley. Talos gun down one of the droids in the center section but after three shots. Immediately he noticed how the odd movement pattern of the droids was giving a better chance at dodging.

    Pulling back underneath, Barrenfist drew forty a frag grenade and singal two of his marines next to him left and right to do the same. While the remaining trio of riflemen provided covering fire Talos counted at the number three and with they collectively hurled their small bombs toward the robotic foes. Falling a few inches from one another the grenades exploded. The combined force of the blasts and multiplie sets of flying shrapnel would be enough to destroy most if not all of the battle droids at the front of the attacking formation.

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  7. Davik Lorso

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    His team already briefed and positioned, they would fire at the droids the second they'd come into range. With the considerable advantage and the knowledge that they couldn't let these droids get too close because of their self-destruct functions, they continuously fired at the closest target.

    Davik himself made sure he double-tapped as he fired himself. He knew these droids and wouldn't allow them to get too close.

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    The droids were dodging purely due to how unaccustomed to their movement style the Republic Forces actually were but that was really their only defence. Talos was able to blast one down in short order after all.

    Davik's own men and his own shots would pepper the droids, destroying another five between the combined arms of them all. Davik's experience with Hutt technology would mean that he was not at all surprised by how well they moved.

    The trio of grenades, however, was worth far more than any individual blaster volleys. Despite not being too bunched up, the trio of grenades did a great deal of damage, destroying all of the remaining droids.

    The Republic forces would get a chance to have a breather and take stock as they saw their next challenge rolling up to them.

    Four T-45 "Slug" Infantry Tanks rolling up towards the Republic soldiers, each with four cartel gunmen riding on the outside, equiped with Outrider Scout Armour and R-18 Blaster rifles. Above the tanks, hovering above, was the biggest threat however - a lone CAG-15 Enforcer Gunship almost literally covered in things that could rain down death upon the Republic forces. They would begin to close the distance but it would take time for them to be within range.

    One post from each of you, giving you time to position and declare your next actions once the enemy is in range
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