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Sorceror Melkor tried to think back to the fight with the Ultramarine Terminators and he tried to figure out exactly what had happened.
He was a very quick Psy Caster when he needed to be and he certainly needed to be when those terminators charged into him. He had cast a few offensive powers to try and break the terminator's resolve, but being Ultramarines he knew that would be difficult.
As one of the terminators took a swing at him with a powerfist, he quickly cast a psychic power he had always held in reserve in his mind. One which he had never needed to use before. It was a teleportation power. It was supposed to teleport the caster a few kilometers but it had obviously backfired in some strange way.
The tank shook as a shell exploded mere inches from its hull and it jolted Melkor back to reality. He was riding in an old Proteus Land Raider from the days of the Horus Heresy some 10,000 years prior. His teleportation spell had sent him to a Heresy-Era Iron Warriors fleet which had somehow been transported into the future.
He was with the Warsmith Martok in Martok's personal Proteus transport assaulting a Marines Errant-held city. Melkor had convinced Martok he was worth keeping alive because he knew that Marines Errant were guarding the location of Atomic Weapons. Atomics were some of the most powerful weapons in the Imperium and were also banned from regular use.
My friend Pen Dull was in town and we played a mini two-game campaign.
We played a basic Blitz scenario as our first of a series of two games.
To read the rules for this mission and the next go here:
The Iron Warriors go first.
Through a combination of Psychic powers and strategem cards,
the large Iron Warrior unit eliminates a full squad with bolters.
The Iron Warriors advance towards the Marines Errant-held ruins.
A Rhino and a Vindicator use their smoke launchers.
The Contemptor is destroyed by the Marines Errant Predator.
The Vindicator is damaged by the other Predator.
The Vindicator shows it still has teeth by destroying the Dreadnought.
The Iron Warriors Tactical squad advances firing at the Marines Errant in the ruins.
The Iron Warriors get close enough that the lone remnant of the
Honor Guard decides to charge them.
Imperial Guard lascannons line up shots at the advancing traitor marines.
A Marines Errant Drop Pod drops in behind the Iron Warriors lines.
Melkor and Martok disembark to lend their support to the large Iron Warriors Tactical Squad.
The deepstriking Marines Errant eliminate the Vindicator.
The Iron Warriors' plasma team disembarks from the destroyed Rhino.
The combat with the Honor Guard is surprisingly long lasting.
The Tactical squad tactically retreats from the Honor Guard.
Another smaller Iron Warriors tactical squad assaults the Marines Errant Dreadnought.
A Rhino plows over a set of tank traps into the remaining Honor Guard.
Some Iron Warrior reinforcements arrive, but they may be too late.
Melkor and Martok advance while the Proteus lines up some lascannon shots on a Razorback.
The Iron Warriors are trying to secure the right flank.
Things are going ok, from a certain point of view.
The Iron Warriors continue their advance through the city.
The Rhino has taken some damage.
At the end of the battle the Iron Warriors haven't advanced enough.
After Battle Report
The objective was to take ground in the Blitz mission. The Iron Warriors took ground, but not quite enough ground. The Marines Errant stopped the Iron Warriors advance just enough to give them the advantage in the next battle.
The next post will be that next battle......