From the ruined understaffed base left in flames the remaining troops rally to push back. In a final effort, they send out a distress signal on the E band. This brings the other 4 remaining bases online which mobilize.
The smell of smoke and the cracking of automatic gunfire filled the air.
Sending some of their troops to defend the cities. At the borders of each city, they are assigned to defend await tanks, and warthogs. A few Wolverine anti-aircraft half-tracks watch the skies for oncoming enemy fighters.
The main battle tanks watch the main entrance roads with their 150mm guns. In each of the city’s civilians are told to stay calm and evacuate to the lower levels of their buildings where they can seek shelter.
In orbit, the ships pick up on the distress signals from the E band. The ships are on high alert for anything coming. The supercarrier sits there idling. Looking at it, nothing looked out of the ordinary. Except it was what was on the inside that mattered. The ship's hangars were a buzz as dropships roared out of them.
Besides the teams deploying, the 6km supercarrier deploys its ODSTS to help the ground defence below. Drop pods from its underbelly are launched. From heavy lifting dropships carrying vehicles, and prefabricated defences to drop pods many assets are deployed. Hell was to rain down on these would-be attackers.
The supercarrier then deploys its broadsword compliment which streaks down towards the planet to intercept the enemy fighters while protecting the oncoming wave of friendly reinforcements.
The drop pods hit landing zones across each of the five cities in pre-determined landing zones. They beef up defences and take counter positions in some of the towers and the streets. The remaining dropships touch down too all over. The Spartan teams are spread around to the bases and other cities while the heavy dropships bring down more vehicles for the defence as well as placing ore fabricated defences which act as barricades cutting off roadways to prevent a hostile breach of the outer defences.
Back in orbit, the supercarrier deploys its longsword fighters which patrol around. As well, the other supercarrier puts its fighter squadrons on alert, however, the size of this ship was only 4km long.
Princeport Military Base
[Status hostile take over. Immediate counter-response recommended] the base transmitted before the transmission was brought offline by the attackers. The remaining marines are hidden and scattered throughout the base. The vehicle depot seemed to be hit first. Leaving the hogs there destroyed and the tanks somewhat wounded due to their heavy armour. The base was hit when it was in the middle of building up its strength. Some of it wasn’t even completed.
Marine Private Lydia Brynne SN-45167-88910-LB
Shit shit shit Lydia muttered as she hugged the exterior barracks wall behind her. She watched as unknown soldiers across the base stormed across it. She heard friendly marines scream and saw bodies lying in rubble. She clutched her rifle and tried to raise comms. It didn’t work. She felt around the back of her helmet and found a large piece of rock had dented her communications package inside her helmet. The bits of rock were sticking out in some parts. She sure was lucky as her helmet had saved her brain from becoming a soup. Lydia caught her breath and looked around. She looked to her left and saw a figure in the corner of her eye. She aimed her rifle at it and her huds crosshairs became a green. Friendly. The IFF tag came into view as well and her helmet began transmitting data. In front of her, the figure was listed as Private James Renton. She sighed in relief and quietly moved towards him. Putting a hand on his shoulder and patting it. Renton says Oh boy I’m sure glad to see you in a hushed tone. Dude we gotta get out of her and alert the fleet in orbit he says in the same tone.
I'm aware Renton. We don’t know if the distress signal was raised. We gotta rally and take back the communications centre.
They hear some talking as they realize some hostile forces come about. The two marines duck under the barracks and watch as pairs of boots pass.
They wait for a few minutes and crawl back out, they then move to the next set of barracks taking cover. They find the body of another marine there. They relive him of his ammo and dog tags. Renton closes the man's eyelids to give the body a sense of peace.
Lydia leans out from cover and scouts the area making a mental note of what’s happening and where before ducking back.
UNSC Eternity INF-102 New Harmony Orbit
Sir all personnel and vehicles are being deployed to the surface. We’re watching movements and providing overwatch as we speak. We have no hostile forces present here yet one of the bridge crew reports. The captain says that this isn’t a means to lower our guard.
Broadsword Fighter Squadrons
The broadswords break through the clouds. They break off and each begins doing fly-by patrols of the airspaces above the city. A few squadrons break off from the main groups and being hunting. Hunting for the fighters that started the main bombing run. They encounter the bandits and engage.
Keep in mind that my forces are landing in the cities and bases that are not attacked to beef up defences. These bases are kilometres away from the cities as well and are connected by highways.
TLDR Friendly forces link up with already established personnel planetside with armour reinforcements
Fighter squadrons hunt to intercept hostile fighters.
story about a pair of marines surviving