So begins the summer dating offensive.
The Battle of Blue Drop Café (28 June, 2014) was the first battle in what would become known as the summer offensive of the Great Dating War (2014-2018.) Argyle Alliance forces, acting on wireless intelligence information from Oakland Command (OkC), attempted to get the phone number of Femme Pact forces manning prepared defenses at Blue Drop Café in Northern Oakland.
Most historians agree that while Argyle Alliance forces acted with notable bravery, their attack was marred by shoddy intelligence and antiquated tactics. The battle is perhaps best known for “The Charge of La Hoodie Rouge,” an ill-fated bayonet charge by soldiers of the 20th Hooded Fusiliers, who attempted to breach defensive works at the entrance to the café in order acquire the phone number in an act of elan. However, Femme Pact forces repulsed La Hoodie Rouge through extensive use of barbed wire, an interlocking arrangement of water-cooled machine guns, and feigned indifference.
The Battle of Blue Drop Café was a grave defeat for Argyle Alliance forces and “The Charge of La Hoodie Rouge” would become synonymous with foolhardy and fruitless acts of bravery.