Scott Bernard and a small fleet from Admiral Rick Hunters Robotech Expeditionary Force return to Earth, only to find it devastated by the Invid Regis. They quickly come under attack, and Scott is forced to watch as the entire fleet is devastated by Invid forces. Crash landing on Earth, he runs into young Rand, a scavenger more interested in running than fighting. Still, Rand sees his best chance for survival in the war-torn world is with the experienced military man, and Scott sees his best chance to complete his mission and contact Admiral Rick Hunter is with a knowledgeable guide. Together, with their cyclone veritech armors, they set off across the hostile landscape.