Monday, March 31, 2014

On Dermon Predimus, Part 4

From the edge of the forest, a sporadic 

pernicious fire. The book says, send out a squad to investigate.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

On Dermon Predimus, Part 3

I remember the whisper of pattern bombs, the

sun in chemical turns.


Thursday, March 27, 2014

On Dermon Predimus

Hussar-Sergeant with the 178 Ghastoon Cavalry, Motorized. Gangan Province, Dermon Predimus.

Voyage of the St. Weed, 798. Year nineteen.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


On Jeralez Moon: they have an animal 

that gives them orders.


Friday, March 14, 2014


Sawdust. Blankets.
The courage to keep up and continue.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Troops of the Agricultural Ministry

Irrigation Specialist with troops of the Agricultural Ministry on Urphalt 261; Western Prefecture, Yamdana System.

The 302nd Wasteland Reconnaissance Regiment is made up of numerous Company and Battalion level units which are mustered and trained at the local level before being assigned to the Regiment for off-planet deployment. While the Counties and Sub-Districts of Kalkovac supply the vast majority of this manpower, it is not uncommon to see governmental offices and even business entities provide units to the expeditions.

  Unfortunately the details of this photo leave no clue as to this soldier's rank. Probably taken around the time of the Embassy Purge, 901 or early 902. 

Voyage of The Adverse Victory, year 23 or 24.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014


And the Regiment, as we have established, is nineteen thousand six hundred and forty personnel. This is the forty-first century. 

See how how good we are at counting everything. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Numbers: The End

A Platoon then, 67. A Company is five Platoons, so 335. But then at the Company level you have the organizational addition of porters, stevedores, and radiation specialists, so really 351. You need to count them too.

A Battalion is 956 guys. A Brigade is four of those, but then add in engineers and mechanics, so an even 3890. That's at full strength.