Scanners on the Alliance Troopships show that the Nazi presence on Haussen is concentrated in two underground complexes near the equator. The plan is to land an assault force on LZ Seneca and advance up the road network to gain access to the complexes. A second landing LZ Delaware, will contain more mobile forces that will move to surround the Nazi complexes and prevent escape.
Unfortunately, LZ Seneca was too far forward and was in range of an undetected Nazi AA battery and defense line. The Gis transport was shot down on the eastern edge. The Alliance troops were engaged before they even debarked and the assault began as a confused mess.
The 1st Gis Volunteers and 3rd Sqn of the 23rd Cav are trashed.
LZ Seneca is contested and cannot land any more ships. Reinforcements and supplies have to be brought in from the reserve LZ Monterrey.
And worse, Nazi starships have been detected inbound...
The operation hangs in the balance.
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