The Ultio Expedition: Ep.5, ON TO ULTIO!

290th Final Embarkation
Muraleous System
Forward Staging Base Fury

The Kingdom of Colores contingent is in the final staging area.  The 23rd Cav is currently transferring from bulk cargo freighters to the assault transports.


The 141st Strike Wing with the 7th Frontier Fleet is covering the embarkation from orbit.

Major Guiscard's Command Tank is the last aboard, ensuring it will be the first to hit the ground to face the enemy. And to the shock of everyone, his tank is flying the banner of the 290th's predecessor and parent, the original and legendary 77th CTF (see LINK).  Those colors have been cased for a decade, and since the death of one of its founding commanders, Admiral "Crash" King (see LINK), no one thought they would fly again.
This is the largest deployment of troops in Sector Six since those heady days.
The flag flies.  The men go wild...
The 290th Combined Task Force will arrive in the battlespace in approximately 24 hours.

ULTIO!
ULTIO!
ULTIO!
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24 hours and I'll be in Austin with my boy for Wargamescon and the Narrative Team Event!

Comments

  1. Good luck to your lads & yourself Will & have a great time.

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    1. Thanks
      Hobbying with my kids has been paradise on earth.

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    1. Non of us going have much experience fighting Chaos, and the organizers have squared us off against a "veteran Chaos group", so...we'll see
      :)

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    1. :)
      It's been on the display shelf too long.

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  4. Brilliant! Very good luck to you.

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    1. Thanks, the weekend was AWESOME..
      Posts to follow

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    2. I'm glad to see "Crash" King's colors flying. His sacrifice is one of the greatest stories to come out of Sector Six . . . and that's saying quite a lot.

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  5. Love those shots. The transport ships look fantastic!

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    1. Thanks, for more info about the freighters, see below

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  6. Wow, I cannot find word that make justice to those pics!! :O
    Could you tell the source of the freighters? They are brilliant!

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  7. Thanks Suber
    The transports are completely unaltered Mechwarrrior (the clicky game)Dropships

    Here is one on ebay
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/MECHWARRIOR-AURORA-CLASS-DROPSHIP-FOR-PARTS-/131920751397?hash=item1eb716eb25:g:-HEAAOSw-itXwTj3

    But I am sure you can find new ones hidden in the corners of the best gaming stores.

    They are supposed to be in the scale of the huge walking robots, but they really are naturally in 28mm scale as well.

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    1. Thank you for pointing me on the right direction! Look gorgeous indeed, must have a serious look into them!

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