You get lucky: Within the wreckage of the base, you find an intact Salamander Scout. Fast, lightly armed and lightly armoured. Perfect. However, as Hal opens the door, you smell a distinct smell.
Acting on pure instincts, you push Hal out the way, as a bolt of Lasgun fire comes out of the Salamander door.
"Emperor on Earth!" Hal shouts.
"Stand down soldier! Corporal David Hayter of the 12th Jourian Dragoons, reporting!"
As you peer round the open door, hands held out in front of you, the figure of a young girl holding a lasgun comes into your view. Dressed in the uniform of the Dragoons, it's clear that this girl is a survivor, and a private at that. Joy, more rookies, you think to yourself.
"What's your name soldier?"
"My name? It's..." She said, her voice trembling.