- "Well, shit. It's showtime."
- —Sgt.Marcus Fenix, as reports of bombings are coming in from across the island
The Battle of Vectes was a battle between the forces of the COG Army and the Stranded Insurgents that took place in 15 A.E. on the island of Vectes. It began with a series of bombings by the Stranded, and ended with several Gear casualties, but three Stranded prisoners captured by the COG.
Order of BattleEdit
Preparing an AmbushEdit
While out on patrol, Pvt.Samantha Byrne discovered a Stranded remote detonated bomb alongside a rode. She reported it in to Lt.Anya Stroud, and told her that she had worked out where the Stranded would have to be in order to view the bomb. Anya decided to ambush the Stranded, and contacted Lt.Donneld Mathieson for backup, and he sent Echo Squad, commanded by Sgt.Drew Rossi, to assist her. As Echo Squad and Sam got into position for the ambush, Anya and Sgt.Bernadette Mataki headed to link up with them in Packhorse P-Twelve. However, they were hit by another roadside bomb, which wrecked the Packhorse, but they were able to get out without major injury. Anya called in for a pickup, while Sam and Echo Squad ambushed the Stranded without them. As they waited, Bernie's dog, Mac detected a fresh Stranded trail that she wanted to follow.
When KR-239 arrived to pick them up, Sgt.Marcus Fenix and Cpl.Damon Baird went with Bernie and Mac to investigate the trail, while Anya returned to Vectes Naval Base in the Raven. As they made their way through the forest, several more Stranded bombs were set off around the island, including one in the Gorasni section of New Jacinto. The bombings were followed up by at least ten attacks by Stranded troops. One of the bombs hit Omircron Squad, killing Sgt.Rory Andresen, and wounding several other members of the squad. KR Three-Three casevaced them, and brought the wounded members of the squad to VNB along with Andresen's body. Chairman Richard Prescott Col.Victor Hoffman, Captain Quentin Michaelson, Commander Miran Trescu then met in the CIC to discuss a response to the attacks, and they decided to try and have some of the Insurgents captured to try and find out how they were getting supplies.
Tracking Down the StrandedEdit
KR-239, carrying Cpl.Dominic Santiago and Pvt.Augustus Cole, was redeployed to assist Marcus, Baird, and Bernie, who had followed Mac to a Stranded camp in a mountain. They discovered a camp deep in a cave, and followed another exit out, coordinating with KR-239 and Sam on a Rat bike to trap and corner the Stranded who had abandoned the camp. Mac led them to a river, where KR-239 spotted three Stranded, who opened fire on the helicopter. KR-239 then dropped off Dom and Cole, and the five Gears cornered the Stranded. Mac tackled and pinned one of them down, while Sam arrived on her rat bike, ramming into a second one. Dom and Cole pinned down the third, and eventually disarmed and captured him. Lt.Kevan Mitchell gave first aid to the wounded Stranded, and they were then loaded onto the Raven and taken to VNB.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Gears of War: Anvil Gate pg 149
- ↑ Gears of War: Anvil Gate pg 30-37
- ↑ Gears of War: Anvil Gate pg 37-51
- ↑ Gears of War: Anvil Gate pg 52-64
|Battles of the Stranded Insurgency|
|14 A.E.||Stranded Raid on Pelruan|
|15 A.E.||Stranded Raid on Merris Farm · Ambush in Central Vectes · Ambush in Grid Charlie-Three · Battle of Vectes · Forest Raid · Skirmish Outside of VNB|