The brilliance of the sun blinded us all as we emerged from the bombed-out subway system for the first time in days. It had been a hard trek to get to what had been supposed as a largely undefended strategic outpost, the capture of which would aid us immensely in our campaign. The base was exactly where, and in the condition, that we had expected, but it transpired that appearances were deceiving. An eagle-eyed guard spotted one of our scouts and the station was suddenly a hive of activity, and we were forced to take up our arms as enemy forces poured from the heavily fortified gate. Our infantry, including myself, took up our weapons, firing with reckless abandon in the belief that our information was correct and their numbers were few.