Captain Maze clipped on to the grapple line and gave it a solid tug. Off to his right and left, Case, Leven, Rust and Plaz were doing the same. Slab was perched on a cargo container nearby with his sniper rifle, providing cover.
Maze took one last look over the war torn city and felt himself sigh. He knew it wasn’t just from fatigue. He had finally reached that bittersweet moment in an advanced-force mission when his particular role was no longer vital. Against all odds, he and the rest of Blue Team had accomplished their objective and brought down Sagujero’s dome shield. They’d even gone on to elimina
“I’m in position,” Maze said on Azure’s team comm.
Bringing up all nine of the HUD icons from Tibanna Squad’s helmet cams, it was clear that Sergeant Cutty’s men were ready and standing by as well. Two troopers with the long-barreled, accurate and powerful—if a bit cumbersome—DC-15A rifles were overlooking the street from rooftops opposite of Maze’s position. The rest of the squad was on the ground, covering each end of their alley with heavy weapons. It was one of the many reasons the clones’ helmets gave them such an edge in battle. It was one thing to confirm with a tea