Operation Beachhead is a success. Zulu Company has now firmly announced its presence on Port Arthur. The core of pilots we have is now growing steadily and gaining regular experience. Though seven of my mechs were engaged in the Kaio Industrial Zone only Siren's Cougar was badly damaged and lost weapons in the fighting. Those were clan weapons though and their loss we be keenly felt. Inner Sphere Centurion drawn by Earl Geier Having salvaged two new Firestarter mechs I'm now going to strip and sell Zulu Company's last remaining Commando. It only nets 3,000 requisition points but this is enough to hire Rooster as our newest mech pilot. After repair costs there was just shy of 25,000 credits to work with. Not enough to purchase one of the newly available Catapult-class heavy mech. It is enough to upgrade the sensors of several mechs and purchase a Beagle Probe for our Cougar. Better sensors are also installed on the Uller and one of the Centurion mechs. Operation Skyhook Begins As other Davion forces begin Operation Skyhook our men are being ordered to meet up with a special forces operative in a Hunchback IIC. It is trapped across the river deep in Clan territory and has vital intelligence which should prove useful over the coming military operations. It also appears that resistance is stiffening with Aerospace Spotter's now showing up. Mission 7 The allowed dropweight is quite a bit lower this mission at only 150 tons. For that reason I'm only allowed to bring alone four mechs. These are Countess in a refitted Cougar armed with a gauss rifle; Rooster in a Firestarter; Hitman in our long-range specced Uller; and Hunter in his Centurion. Hopefully things won't heat up too much with two rookie pilots coming along.