Major Von Kraken looked at the precisely folded telegram that brought him here. It was from an agent in Hanoi he had following some of Prospector Bob's associates. It said " Mcfly acquired French Foreign Legion escort. Stop Leaving two days. Stop Destination Yunnan Stop."
Kraken folded the paper back up and surveyed the camp of warlord troops he had recruited. He would have preferred to have a platoon of his old stormtroopers but all he could bring was eight specialists to reinforce the regular Chinese infantry with their light machine guns. He had managed to get two infantry platoons, a battery of three field guns, a lone heavy machine gun and a sniper who came highly recommended by the Warlord.
First platoon and their two supporting field guns.
Major Kraken overlooked the compound and wondered what Mcfly wanted here? It had been abandoned for more than forty years. Kraken raised his field glasses and quickly noticed the three statues down the center of the compound. He refocused his glasses and it revealed the curious symbols on the statues. He didn't understand the symbols but he had seen them before and knew that was what Mcfly was after. He quickly issued orders to capture the statues and watched as the Legion moved slowly into the valley. He tapped the machine gunner beside him on the shoulder and said "Target the infantry at the base of the hill". The gunner complied and Kraken watched through his glasses as a steady stream of bullets impacted around the Legion soldiers. Two legionaries fell, Kraken smiled and murmured "First Blood"
Kraken watched as two squads broke cover and sprinted toward the center statue. Rifle fire from Legionaries in the woods knocked down a couple soldiers and left the squad stuck in the open trying to help them.
One squad made it across the street and moved to defend the statue. Then a rev of a diesel engine and the clank of tracks alerted them to the oncoming half track. They took aim and fired but it was to no effect.
Kraken watched as one of his squads took a murderous fire from the Legionaries. The troopers huddled around a low wall as they were slowly picked off. Kraken pulled his pistol and walked out of the woods, yelling at the troopers to"ADVANCE" Then a burning pain hit Kraken in his side and he crumpled to the ground. He had been shot,it wasn't the fist time, as he lost consciousness he realized how beautiful the sunlight was filtering through the leaves.