The mercenaries also managed to kill a Martian veteran but the veterans returned fire killing another two Star Guards then they killed the mercenary sniper. The Star Guard were forced to withdraw empty handed again.
Notes: The game reports here are very abbreviated because a lot went on this weekend and I wasn't able to take really good notes. The campaign is really starting to heat up. I'm expecting to see some major assaults in the next few turns. Because we went a turn without fighting we will now only have two turns with 1000 point battle caps. At the end of turn 4 it looked like everyone was rich and that eventually we would have too much money from the resource rolls but moving all those new mining operations and strike forces around also cost a lot of money and we are about to take over all the unclaimed asteroids so I expect things to level off a bit in future turns.