|The Devastators Hold their Ground|
"Begin the final stage of the ritual, the blood must flow!! HYAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!" The Renegades cared not that the Orks had managed to fend off their assault. The Blood God cared not whose skulls adorned the base of his throne. The last remaining forces on this doomed planet would live to see the culmination of their work, and their treachery would be exposed at the very end. "KILL! MAIM! BURNNN!!!" The chanting rose to fevered pitch.
|The Techmarine ends the Lesser Demons|
"Colonel, the sky. What's happening!?!" "I don't know, but whatever it is I feel that something awful is coming. May the Emperor guide us..." The Colonel was busy unloading his pistol into the Orks that roamed the compound.
The troopers braced their lasguns against the rubble. The Ork Bikers were making their way
|The Orks whittle down the Renegades|
|The Runepriest takes the Demon Prince 1 on 1|
|The Runepriest stands victorious|
|The Orks take the last of the Renegades|
As if from some unseen signal, the forces rallied in the location of the Raven Guard scouts. Here there was a beacon placed and extraction was imminent. Thunderhawk gunships howled through the gathering darkness and burnt the ground as the pilots waited until the final moments to engage the retro thrusters. The surviving Raven Guard, Imperial Guard, and Space Wolves made their exit hurriedly and timely. The Renegade ritual was now at its peak as the very fabric of reality bent and began to warp. It tore suddenly and viciously, as all manner of beings stormed through the gateway, and at its centre, a deep rumbling laughter. A laughter that cut to the very soul of all that heard it. Blood for the Blood God indeed. CH22 had fallen, another world lost the taint of Chaos, whatever bodies were left behind, be they Ork, Human, or Astartes had surely fallen to be consumed by the ritual. Only time would tell what fate had befallen CH22 and what future gambits lie in wait for the Praxus system are unknown.
This is part 5 of 5 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 embellished by my friend dmielken and posted originally on his blog Stalking Among Shadows