Steiner Hardy is an experienced Zeon soldier and the captain of the Cyclops Team. His best friend, Andy Strauss was killed during the assault on the Earth Federation's Arctic base. He later obtains information on the RX-78NT-1 Gundam "Alex" from his old friend Charlie, a Zeon spy and also manager of the Pink Elephant bar in Libot, Side 6. Shortly thereafter, Lt. Col. Killing assigns Hardy's team to execute Operation Rubicon. Steiner realizes that his team is not expected to succeed at capturing Gundam Alex, but are merely pawns in Killing's larger plans. Hardy is fatally shot inside Libot's E.F.F. base during Operation Rubicon. Bernard Wiseman saves Hardy and brings him to a clearing away from the base where he ultimately dies.
War in the Pocket characters
|Earth Federation||Christina Mackenzie | Stuart | Richard Lumunba|
|Principality of Zeon||Killing | Von Helsing | Charlie | Rugens | Carioca|
|Cyclops Team||Bernard Wiseman | Steiner Hardy | Gabriel Ramirez Garcia | Mikhail Kaminsky | Andy Strauss|
|Civilians||Alfred Izuruha | Chay | Telcott | Dolores Hayes | Mrs. Mackenzie | Mr. Mackenzie | Michiko Izuruha | Ems Izuruha|