Since two players made fast heroes with a military background and one player made a smart hero with medical emergency, I decided to start the game off with them all together at one place: Fort Benning, GA.
The two fast heroes begin as Army Rangers (SFC Everett Jensen and 1st Lt. Leonard Bullock) conducting a training mission. The smart hero (David Keller) has been contracted out by the military to help the unit’s upcoming deployment as both extra medic as well as a linguist.
As the fast heroes conduct reactive fire drills and the smart hero sets up a soldier’s I-V, they notice strange red and purple lights coming from the Northeast sky. These lights appear to happen as does lightning in a coming storm, but there is no thunder. Then the captain of the unit receives a radio transmission to endex and bring his men back to the company area immediately.
When they get back to the company area, they realize that major cities and military installations of the world have been attacked by alien invaders. Fearing Fort Benning will also be attacked, they gear up and hunker down expecting the worst. Indeed, soon after, it seems the aliens have sent some sort of light scout element to test the fort.
The aliens begin a light bombardment of the installation, using very small, two-seater aerial vehicles. Despite the small size of these crafts, they are very formidable – being able to intercept a pair of F-16s. A few of the soldiers serving under Bullock and Jensen are able to destroy one of these crafts with stinger missles. Unfortunately, their success is short lived, as alien reinforcements take notice of their location and begin a direct assault of their company area.
Out-gunned, the company is directed to fall back to an underground bunker about 300 meters away. During this movement, many of the soldiers are KIA. Additionally, the heroes see first hand just how tough the aliens are “mano y mano” as a single alien jumps from one of the aircraft to chase after the men on foot. Bullock is able to hit the alien directly with a 40mm grenade launched from a M-32 grenade launcher, and it barely phases the creature, forcing it to merely take a step backwards. In retaliation, the alien lifts up its arm (which appears to have some sort of weapon wired directly into it) and fires a red/purple bolt of energy at the bunker. The heroes are barely able to make it inside before the projectile collapses the door behind them.
Safely inside the bunker, the men begin to tend to the wounded. The “doc,” Keller begins a 3 hour stint of stitching up the soldiers. Bullock tries to fix the Captain’s radio – but to no avail as it breaks further instead. Jensen has 3 men assist the doc and another 3 begin to look for an alternate way out. The sounds of bombardment and fighting continue outside. After the 3 hours of downtime, the men pick up and head out via a water runoff tunnel.
After 20 minutes of walking, the sounds of battle eerily cease all at once. After 40 minutes of walking, the soldiers see an access point to exit the tunnel. Now 7pm, the access point reveals a dark street within a housing section of the fort. The electricity appears to be out. They stealthily exit the tunnel and briefly look around to determine how safe it may or may not be. They notice that the air smells of smoke and they can see massive fires burning in the direction of the Martin Hospital and the commissary. Then, from the corner of his eye, Bullock notices movement from one of the nearby houses and immediately signals the men to be still. They investigate the movement carefully, but then realize it was only shadows caused by a flickering candle light from within one of the houses.
Jensen and Bullock walk to the door and knock on it to see if everyone is ok. A young pregnant woman answers the door. After a brief conversation, the heroes realize that this woman will be going into labor very soon. They decide its best to pull security on this house and have Keller help deliver the baby. Running low on supplies, Keller makes a list of items that he will need to help deliver the child. Bullock sends a squad of men to the apparently half burning/destroyed hospital to recover what they can. Meanwhile, Jensen uses the woman’s cell phone to try to contact his scattered soldiers as well as his family. After ten minutes, he has not gotten any response.