Rank/Position: Sergeant/McKinnon’s Raiders MechWarrior
Born: 3004 (45 in 3049)
Affiliation: Federated Suns (House Davion)
Home Planet: Kestrel
Mech: HCT-3F Hatchetman
Mech Pilot Skill: 3
Special Ability: Melee Master (2)
Vorster has become an expert at wielding his Hatchetman’s three-ton weapon. All physical attacks he makes with a physical weapon receive a –2 to-hit modifier.
When Austin’s father died at the controls of the family Stinger in 3023, Austin took his place in the command lance in the salvaged ’Mech. As a member of an old MechWarrior family, Austin received his training “in house” rather than at one of the Federated Suns academies. Years of heavy fighting have transformed Austin from the “wet-behind-the-ears-greenhorn” into a MechWarrior who has earned the respect of his peers and superiors both. In that time Austin has seen many of his contemporaries fall in battle or retire, making him one of the “old men” of the company.