"Mortars are set up, Major," Pakma reported, "we've got sights on the walls, variably timed fuses with a mix of HE and WP."
White Phosphorus for the smoke screen, and HE for the fun. Symara nodded, "good what's the status on Veruna?"
"Camp Veruna reports landing strip secured and they're rotating their mortars now." Pakma answered, the Mon Calamari put his hands behind his back and followed the Major as she walked into the command tent. Goldenrod-hued lights from above shined down on the map. Symara only looked at the man before he turned, "Nuuc Lapt you're needed in the main tent."
Symara activated the holoprojector, "cameras activated on Varex, Aryn Teth, and Kyle Ajahn." Visuals came through, they were rocky at best but they got something on the inside of the base. The Corellian crossed her arms, "get me eyes on Twilight." Grainy body camera footage was all that she had to go on besides the map and the details laid out by the former grand admiral. "Right, set our mortar fire for here and here, this is the main gain and will no doubt have the heaviest of guards, we've already got men on the inside so we can't hold back any longer, what's the status on Forward Base Naboo?"
Pakma activated a comms channel on the table. "Venner, come in."
"Lieutenant Venner here, we've just got the artillery set up, we're just south of you but well within range, five clicks of the base, setting sights just need a target."
The Major held up a hand, and pulled the radio from her jacket. ""Fiolette Yvarro where are you?"
"In a bloody jungle, Major."
"Right sweetheart can you get me eyes on the base?"
"I've got eyes, something that wasn't on the blueprints just opened up, bloody trees, right then make your targets on the maintenance yard and the barracks."
"Thanks a bunch," Symara cut the channel and turned her attention back to the table, "you get that Naboo?"
"Aye, we'll start with the practice shells just to measure and switch up to HE," Venner reported, "Naboo out."
Symara looked over at "Nuuc Lapt, "you, I need your team to head in with the vehicles. Reconnect with Twilight Company [Lyra Sunfell], and help them with those Mercenaries we spotted on the drop." She paused a moment and looked at Pakma and then, "Tarriq to Kyle Farnes, there's a low wall entrance to the base, take your team of pathfinders and knock it out. I'll be sending you and Lapt's teams with sticky bombs, set your charges - it's baradium so it'll blow nice and clean."
"Sgt Kada, give me a status on our vehicles." She cut the channel with Farnes and switched to Kada.
Kada replied, "good to go from Veruna and Onoam, we've got more on the way so long as the fleets hold in orbit."
"Right, once our smokescreen is established, we'll roll the vehicles in from Veruna and Onoam here, to the main point, they've got the turbolasers here, and here as well as here. Hopefully this will pull enough of their forces this way, so that Farnes can relink with Twilight and/or our main forces in the central zone here. The Maintenance yard is going to be a doozy but hopefully it'll be soften up by the time our boys get there."
The plan was set, and as they looked at the visuals from Varek and Teth alone, they knew they had to roll now. Unfortunately they had more walkers than vehicles, as some of the vehicles hadn't seen service since the Republic days. Fortunately, the Galactic Alliance had enough duct tape as it were to get them functional, and all Tarriq needed was for them to be functional enough to run into the base. The shield would do nothing to stop them from getting in those turbolaser encampments on the other hand? Probably.
Camp Veruna laid one click south of Onoam and three clicks off to its east. A total of three from the Naval Yards, and behind the two to at the point with artillery, Forward Base Naboo. A quick shanty-town set up that now established their guns, guns that were now lining up to fire at the Naval Yards. Mortar pits had been dug at either of the camps, just as crews ran to establish ground cannons. Reports from scouts spoke to an underground hangar, Fiolette's team was looking to make their entrance but there were still too many stormtroopers to just make a rush in. Symara knelt down in one of the mortar pits as they loaded the white phosphorous, she looked down at the shell for a moment before sliding it down.
Veruna, Onoam and Naboo were silent.
Ion cannons were established at Veruna, at least two, with another two sitting at Onoam ready.
Anti-Air guns were also being set up, the sounds of flak pocketing the sky would soon be heard as they whistled sweet promises of death to the TIEs.
D and Y-Wing bombers would return to their carriers, while the K, X, E and A-Wings continued their work against the TIEs, the K's would be pulled off to do strafing runs against the Naval Yard. So while they rearmed and refueled, Symara let the silence fall over her. She looked out over her pit and saw the tanks, the Walkers, the APCs, and the guns all on their tracks, their repulsors, feet or wheels. Veruna would mirror their actions and from the two bases they would rush into the front entrance, but first.
Rows of mortars, standard 120mm. Carefully dug in to avoid hitting each other, and in line to land their shells well inside the Naval Yard. Range was easily 200m to 7500m. Sustained fire with ten rounds per minute, variable timed fuzes, some would detonate on impact and others would detonate one to two meters above the ground. They would use both HE and WP. With WP with to start, laying down the thick smoke screen.
Artillery would start with practice rounds, concrete filled shells that would test their range and accuracy. Once their shots felt right, they'd start to load the HE rounds, Symara looked around again. Each camp was quiet still, but they busied themselves, "ON MY MARK!"
Pakma directed Nuuc to the tanks, "ride in with them."
Howlrunners would begin the charge with their repulsors. Gwelds, right behind them they were lightly armored but would prove to be just as well in the leads with the Howlrunners.They would benefit the most from the initial smokescreen, and as they rushed out, the light tanks would be followed by what would seem like a mass of walkers, but a dozen only thus far, AT-SE with more being brought up from Naboo as quickly as they could. Symara could hear the whistling sounds of the artillery now, their shells headed for the Naval Yard. Kinetic weaponry, which would assuredly pass through the shield without question but where the shells would land was another story.
AT-TE's would march behind them.
Vehicles targeted the turbolaser encampments and would later switch their aim to the buildings, whilst infantry and heavy infantry rushed forth both from APCs and on foot into the base's main entrance.
Edited by Symara Tarriq, 13 February 2018 - 11:12 AM.