25 October 2012

On Patrol with the RDF - Mariposa


Next on the patrol was the new colony of Mariposa.
It is a privately funded venture and is in the first stage of its development.
The colony is founded by people that can build and survive in harsh conditions.

These first colonists will lay the foundation for the settlement and after 12 months the rest of the colony will move in.

Being privately funded by three billionaires they have invested in pre-fabricated structures from the OKI Corporation, such as the MHUs (Modular Habitation Units) and perimeter walls.

You can see from the shots below that the colony is very much new and still relying on shipped in supplies which are kept safe in the Hex2Go cargo containers.

AERIAL SHOTS SHOWING THE COLONY.

 



AGAIN THE RDF GO IN ON FOOT WITH THE CAMEL MPV VISIBLE TO SEND OUT A FRIENDLY IMAGE.

 



 
THE ‘MAYOR’ OF MARIPOSA COMES OUT WITH A SECURE ATTACHE CASE.
Alpha Squad under the command of Major Kemp talks to the mayor.
 
 


It seems the colonists have been attacked by the local wildlife and also by some raiders, the damage from which can be seen on some of the shutters on the MHUs.

 
The case it seems has ‘protection money’ in it.
Major Kemp assures him that this is not needed and that the RDF will be back on a regular basis, as they patrol the area.

That is why they had to hastily put up some wire fencing and barbed wire, to help defend against intruders and protect their property.

 

HERE ARE SOME FARMERS COLLECTING DEEMA SEEDS.

 

 
ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF MARIPOSA SOME JURAPEDS CAN BE SEEN ROAMING FREE.
The colonists in time hope to be able to train some and use them as riding beasts.

 

 
UNFORTUNATLEY NOT ALL LOCAL WILDLIFE IS SO USEFUL.
Here an unpleasant looking bug approaches Bravo Squad who train their guns on it.

 
Its bright red markings suggest it may be aggressive, so always best to be sure.
Shoot first, ask questions later.

 

HEX2GO IS A NO NO.
Charlie Squads leader, Sergeant Jenkins has a hunch that something is not right.
He has one of his ‘bad vibes’ about the Hex2Go container so he gets his tech officer to scan the inside whilst the others ready their guns at the doors, just in case!

 
From above we can see the tech officer with his scanner and the others ready to open fire, should anything not right come out of there..
 


 

 False alarm, but even so Tyrone Jenkins is still not happy.

 
 

MARIPOSA LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE A THRIVING COLONY.

The RDF have a lot to offer the settlers and if the stories about animal attacks and raiders are true, it won’t be long before the RDF get to ‘earn their money’ as it were.

 Stay tuned...

 

 

 

 

 

23 October 2012

On Patrol with the RDF - Anvil Gate

The area in which the RDF now patrol has a few key settlements, right now of course they are small, but in time they will expand and grow.

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.


MS1 PATHMASTER

 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
CAMEL MPV
 
 
 
ALPHA SQUAD
 
 
 
BRAVO SQUAD
 
 
CHARLIE SQUAD
 
 
DELTA SQUAD
 
 
 
 
 
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....
 
 

9 October 2012