"Frefyet, I just want you to know that whatever that Human tries to do to you, I'll be right here beside you. ....Laughing!"
Frefyet, a young enterprising Alaerin officer, thought she had a brilliant plan: Attack the Humans through the swamp! Her 35-foot tall Alaereen infantrywomen would have no problems wading through the swamp's 6 feet of standing water. The diminutive Humans, however, would be up to thier heads in the swamp, and thus completely unable to operate! Letting Frefyet and her soldiers attack with impunity!
Alas, Frefyet didn't count on sinking 4 feet into the mud below water. Nor did she anticipate stumbling into sink-holes of 20 feet or deeper. The skiffs were also a shock--How could she have known that the tank-happy Humans would send out patrols of little more the plexiglass and rocket launchers?! And then there were the helicopters--just insult to injury at that point.
Yeah, all things considered, Frefyet is actually lucky the Humans got her before her soldiers decided to frag her for dragging them along on that miserable, misconcieved, mess of a mission.
Just a goofy little vignette from
Durendal's Legacy-Verse setting.