Saturday, May 4, 2013

Pretty Noose

I'm in a crunch for time this morning. We're not under attack or anything, not just yet, but it's possible the Union has doled out just enough rope to hang ourselves with. I've mentioned our plan to draw back closer to home and tighten the borders. Today we're seeing that idea in motion, and the UAS leadership decided to make one of their rare communications with us.

The gist of it is that they're committing to a drive that will follow us back to what are essentially our new borders. Though most of our people began to pull back several days ago, the rear guard are watching for attacks. The UAS kind of doesn't even need to attack, because the rear guard are so overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of the enemy. I'm still of the opinion that this is a good move for us, but we didn't expect a reckless push by the UAS. They've been relatively cautious so far. We thought our people would have more time.

So it goes that we're planning for the worst. The expectation is that the enemy will move swiftly and pound the hell out of the new front line as swiftly and with as much force as possible. We haven't had as much time to entrench ourselves there as we did at the first front. The UAS knows this, and they're hoping to punch a hole right through. Their message was partially a warning, one last plea for us to give up and let them take over, and partially an exercise in arrogance because they know that us knowing their intentions won't do a damn thing to change the outcome.

If they do push after our people, we can expect heavy losses. The rear guard will fight like ten kinds of hell to get us every moment they can, but if the UAS does hit the fallback position with the vast army they have, well...the communities of the Union are but a short step after that.

And we've got a lot of preparing to do, so I'll leave it at that. There's nothing I can say here that can drive the point home more than that simple knowledge. They're a spear thrown our way, and all we can do is try to dodge the point.

1 comment:

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