I am in favor of FULL RETARD ALL OPTIONS.
-The Entire Fortuna Group
Mission 3a: The Tharsis Job
A representative of the Olympian Republic has been poking around through sidechannels, looking for a mercenary group willing to take a contract on the downlow. The State of Tharsis (formerly the Democratic People’s Republic of Tharsis, until they decided they needed a better public image) is shipping a mecha prototype to a testing ground near the Republic’s border. They want someone to to make sure the prototype doesn’t make it there. A mole is standing by to make a hole in the sensor network covering the railway — you just have to punch through the train’s guards and take out the prototype. They’re offering a bonus for successful recovery… but since this isn’t an official contract, there’s nothing stopping you from stealing the prototype and taking the Olympians’ money anyways. They’re offering $3 million, with a 50% bonus for recovery of the prototype.
Fire Support: You know a guy who knows a guy who can rustle up two missile pods and a tug to drag them into position in orbit above the target area. Nothing like a little extra firepower. $250,000 for the ordnance and tow service.
Sabotage: We have a line on an anarchist group in the area. For a price, they’re willing to hit the tracks ahead of our arrival, cutting them off and leaving the train immobile. While the train can’t outrun us, turning a running gunfight into a stationary one might be to our advantage. $400,000 for explosives and enough drink to make a bunch of anarchists think this is a good idea.
EW Interdiction: The Olympians picked a good target zone — it’s remote, and any reinforcements will take a while to show up. However, a couple of well-placed EW Wasps will make sure the alarm doesn’t get out. Air assets could show up in a hurry, especially if the Tharsians scramble some fast movers, and ground units would not be far behind. $300,000 for the hardware. We’ll have to drag it in ourselves, though.