After a brief, quiet debate between Becker and Summerville on the CIC, Becker orders the Major to instruct Alabama to execute fire control in all compartments, evacuating the air to space.
Alpha and Delta squadrons engage the enemy fighters and suffer extremely heavy losses in the first exchange. Bravo squadron escorts Echo on its bombing run against the other Ghost Bear frigate, then move to aid the others against the enemy fighters. Between Echo’s light torpedoes and a naval-grade torpedo from Agamemnon, the other frigate is destroyed. Becker orders all efforts made to salvage materiel while Janks takes several platoons of marines to secure Alabama, which they do with little incident.
Between arial bombardment and a deft BattleMech assault by Colonel Vail’s Black Knights, the Prinis Prime refinery is secured undamaged. Shortly thereafter, Bravo squadron destroys the mechs guarding the old listening post and its hidden depot, and the special forces group lands to secure the facility.