As the struggle for the Thunderbolt Sector heats up, the Federation mounts a surprise attack on the Zeon fleet. Attrition forces both sides to deploy Mobile Suits that are not quite battle ready-the Federation's Full Armor Gundam and Zeon's Reuse P. Device-the "Psycho Zaku." Getting these machines into the fight means tough sacrifices for both sides, and for the ace Zeon sniper Daryl Lorenz in particular. Meanwhile, the Federation must send barely trained recruits into combat. Battle is joined and Lorenz and his Federation nemesis Io Fleming cross swords once again in a bitter struggle for vengeance and survival.