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Ransway Burke

Combat Analyst - Mechwarrior

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Sex:  Male
Year of Birth:  3012
Place of Origin:  Magistracy of Canopus


Gunnery:  4

Piloting:  5


Pilots:  65-ton Thunderbolt

Lance:  Not Applicable

  • Thunderbolt TDR-10SE, 65 tons

  • ...Thunderbolt Photo Link

    Combat Operations Analyst

    Every bit the talented and respected analyst that his father was, Ransway Burke
    has established himself as a vital member of the Strider's Strikers personnel.  
    Ransway's initial position in the Strikers had him filling a role in providing
    technical readout details to new technicians.  He was almost immediately
    working with Nova Cat staff in this role.
    He was soon discovered to have undeniable talent when it came to predicting
    computer simulated matches between members of the unit.  His success in the
    regular gambling habits that followed these bouts made him a celebrity amongst
    his teammates.  He won a variety of bets against high-profile members of the
    team, including Colonel Mike Strider and Nova Cat liaison Savalas.  While
    meeting with the senior members over drinks, Ransway revealed his own goals
    about becoming an analyst sometime in the near future.
    It didn't take long for his superiors to place him in a new position to monitor his
    skills as a combat analyst.  True to his record, Ransway outdid all of his fellow
    analysts and predicted dueling wins over 90 percent of the time.  He was then
    transferred to lance and company operations and proved himself again with 84
    percent accuracy.  His amazing abilities were immediately tapped to insure the
    safety of the entire unit.  Ransway became a senior advisor to both
    commanders Devon Carns and Mike Strider.
    In this role, which Ransway attained in 3060, he has proven himself to be the
    mercenary unit's guardian angel.  When given the chance to compute and check
    the composition of opposing forces, Ransway can recognize critical
    weaknesses and assess threats many commanders fail to realize on their own.  
    He has used his amazing skills to an incredible effect;  Mechwarrior deaths
    became a rarity within the Strikers.
    As the Strikers began to take on more and more contracts, the realization that
    new experienced Mechwarriors would be needed became painfully clear.  While
    the unit had been uncharacteristically fortunate in the low number of pilot
    deaths in combat, lances were forced out of service regularly due to
    recuperation time.  Commanders Mike and Devon tapped Ransway as their
    primary hirer, and he was deployed to Solaris, Galatea, and Outreach in this
    task.
    Ransway survived the Word of Blake attacks from 3065 to 3068.  He was among
    the few survivors in a Maultier APC crash in the evacuation of the base in 3065.  
    He has since become a well-guarded secret.  Most Strikers are unaware that he
    has been behind many strategies that were outwardly credited to the mercenary
    unit's commanders.  Thus far, his value has been well-hidden.  He has remained
    off of Blakist wanted lists.

    This profile was last updated in 3068.