The RDF are tasked with protecting the colonists on Kometenmelodie; EarthGov themselves are funding the RDF for the first year.
After that first year the locals must fund the RDF through taxes, so it is essential that the RDF are seen as something worth paying for...
Their first patrol was in their new MS1 Pathmaster which is allocated to Alpha Squad and carries their markings.
They also went out in a COID Camel MPV as this they did not want to arrive in only 'tanks', so a civilian vehicle was used to soften the edges a litte.
Their first port of call was Anvil Gate, fortunately the ECM had a good working relationship with the accidental colonists there so it was not a cold call.
ANVIL GATE FROM ABOVE
THE RDF APPROACH
The colonists can be seen working the land and going about their daily routine.
ALPHA AND BRAVO SQUADS SCAN FOR TROUBLE
THE TWO ARMED COLONISTS OF ANVIL GATE KEEP AN EYE ON THE RDF
After the trouble with the renegade BPI employee, the colonists invested in some hired security.
THE COLONISTS CAN BE SEEN COLLECTING THE RED DEEMA SEEDS WHICH THEY SELL EVERY 3 MONTHS WHEN AN OFF WORLD SHUTTLE COMES
INSIDE ANVIL GATE PEOPLE CAN BE SEEN GOING THROUGH THEIR DAILY ROUTINE
Ready to unload supplies
Anvil Gate actually has 2 physicians today...
A film crew making some sort of documentary are also about, streaming their programme live to the cosmos!
FLAK WORMS ALSO LIKE THE DEEMA SEEDS
They are very slow and have very thick body armour, they are almost impervious to small arms fire
It is a good job they are slow as if you got mistaken for food you would be in trouble
THE RDF ARE WELCOMED
The RDF are welcomed into Anvil Gate, possibly as they recognize Sam Ramirez in their ranks.
Sam did OK for the 'gaters' so if she joined the RDF, then they are OK too!
NEXT STOP, MARIPOSA....