On the platoon's first mission, they were ordered to the artificial satellite Chicago orbiting Mars to investigate the alleged corruption of the local police force, and its members involvement in the manufacture and trafficking of the narcotic Spam. While investigation a warehouse, Private Phil Rudduck accidentally triggered a motion-sensing device and lost both his legs. Rudduck’s carelessness caused the destruction of data chips that may have implicated the police. The platoon was withdrawn and its Lieutenant – Milly Deli – reprimanded.
On Planet Magna a colony of organics had established a socialist state. Two competing ideologies emerged, one aligned to Marxism, the other to Multipathism. The leader of the Multipathist group disappeared, believed kidnapped by the Marxist. Echo platoon was sent to locate him and prevent a civil war. Acting on information obtained through the interrogation of Marxists, the platoon raided a dome on the eastern continent, Mandel. During the raid, Private Shelly Clarke activated a nanoswarm when she switched on a notebook. If not for the quick action of Technician Michael Bolcher – who activated a defensive nanoswarm – the platoon and surrounding colony would have been destroyed, killing 980 people. Clarke died before the defensive swarm took control. The Multipath leader was located alive in a hidden room beneath the dome.