We returned to face the humans, to find some blue skinned creatures had chased them off. Bugrit was not impressed at being denied revenge, and we went straight for them.
We gave them a good kicking, to such extent that we forgot we were supposed to be salvaging stuff. In the rush to kill the last of our enemies, one squad had the "presence of mind" to be distracted by something shiny, so the trip wasn't a total loss. We could have salvaged so much more with a little more time.