|The Defense of CH22|
They are being bolstered even now by our Brother Techmarine. See to it that the outer walls are given what supplies they need, for they will most surely be killed when the Orks arrive." The officer thought that this was cold sentiment. His men would be just as eager to get to grips with the greenskins than these Angels of Death, known throughout the Imperium as mankind's salvation. Yet this one seemed cold, dark, and his ruthless disregard for the fighting spirit of his men put the Sergeant in an ill mood.
|The Beer Before the Storm|
|The Forces of Chaos - Left Flank|
|The Night Lords use Terror Tactics|
|Unstoppable Ork Speed Freakz?|
"BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!" Came the tearing cry of the renegade Chaos warbands on the left flank. "Kill! Maim!! BURN!!!" The Berserkers came flying from the ruins and the Landing Pad for supplies, frothing at the lips to spill the blood of whatever they could tear into. The guardsmen posed little threat, as they tore meaty bodies apart, viscera and blood coating their Armour like battle honors. So eager were the to battle, a Rhino crashed headlong into a ruin and its cursed spirit died. Leaving its cargo to run forward on foot.
"Left Flank Report!!" Colonel Xiev needed information. This was getting bad, really bad. He had lost a considerable amount of men, and their fear was running rampant. The outer defences would not last longer, and despite the Raven Guard's prior confidence, the walls would need more support lest the fall and let the Orks, or worse, into the soft underbelly of the bastion. The Comms array and Anti-Air were his to hold at all costs. He had faith the Ravens would not be an easy nut to crack at the gatehouse. Looking overhead, he saw the searing flame trails of Jump Packs, arcing to the right flank, hoping to put a stop to the Night Lord's ruthless advance.
This is part 1 to an apocalypse game played between 6 players, written as a narrative to both make it easier to document and enhance the overall feel of the battle. The rest will be broken into 5 chapters, 1 per game turn and will include all the pictures of the battle as well. Enjoy it, we certainly did. - Scribed, written and embelished by my friend dmielken and posted originally on his blog Stalking Among Shadows