Battle Report (World Eaters vs Imperium)

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Archive Ref:45/783RHO42.
Clearence: Omega Mortis
Author: Redacted
Archive: Damnatio Memoriae
Addendum: Sealed by The Most Holy Ordos of His Inquisition. Cited for deletion.

The following is an abstract of a report collated by Inquisitor [REDACTED] ref. suspected Heretic Astartes activity in the Luminar Sector at the coreward extreme of Segmentum Solar. The Luminar Sector plays host to the Kronus Rapids, a series of warp storms that have remained astrocartographically constant throughout the history of the Imperium but which also exhibit extreme temporal displacement in adjacent space. It is not uncommon for ships to crash out of warp space centuries after they were declared missing or even centuries in advance of the voyage being embarked (cross ref: [REDACTED]) in this region. Such was the notoriety of the Rapids effects that some more foolhardy ship masters tried to harness the time displacement to cut years off their journey times with often tragic results.
At the dawn of M42, as the opening of the Great Rift heralded an unprecedented increase in warp activity, the Kronus Rapids would become the stage for a highly curious and worrying action. Astropathic communication bearing archaic authentication hymnals and unequivicably false time stamps started being recieved throughout the Luminar Sector. Those few with the authorisation to recognise these coded identification rituals gasped in horror and sent urgent calls for aid and it was only due to the unnaturally high number of Inquisitors belonging to the Ordo Chronus stationed throughout the sector to combat the ill effects of the Rapids that the Astropathic messages were recognised at all. The Ordo Chronus specialises in mitigating the ill effects of warp related time travel and were therefore blessed with some of the most complete records outside of the data stacks of Holy Terra itself. In this treasure trove of ancient data lay a precise match for the unique identifiers presented by the obsolete astropathic communiques and that match prompted the pleas for aid. The signals belonged to the 346th expeditionary fleet of the Emperors Great Crusade! A force amounting to no less than 1 battalion of the XII Legion (World Eaters), 2 regiments of Artemezian Voltgiers, 3 grand cruisers and 12 escorts. A formidable assemblage of martial might capable of wreaking terrible slaughter uncomfortably close to the throneworld. That the 346th Expeditionary Fleet had been declared lost almost a decade before the events of Istvaan III or that the content of the Astropathic messages seemed to indicate that this force 10 millennia removed from their own time were still loyal and merely requesting aid from an Imperium that they still served mattered little it seems. Their sires and kins betrayal so long ago marked them for death by those they called on as friends.
Barely 2 weeks after the first astropathic messages had been recieved the Imperiums response arrived in the Luminar Sector. A trio of golden prowed War Galeasses bearing the aquilla and lightning bolt sigil of the Emeperor Himself and heralded by astropathic identification signals bearing the seal of no less personage than the Captain General of the Adeptus Custodes himself. How such a force had managed to make the voyage from Terra at such speed (Luminar lays three months warp travel from Terra) was highly speculated though many pointed to the ancient and highly advanced technologies evident in their magisterial vessels designs and in the Custodes pool of peerless Navigators, the best scions of the Navis Nobilite drafted to serve the throne. The golden trio of War Galeasses made best speed to the planetoid where the astropathic signals originated, the picket of navy frigates that had isolated and observed the 346th expeditionary fleet since its arrival gave way before the new arrivals undeniable authority. The 346th’s once formidable void fleet lay scattered and in ruins in a path leading from the systems manderville point to the 2nd planetoid orbiting the local star. It was clear that beyond the extreme temporal displacement the warp had wreaked terrible damage on the fleets ships and killed most of its human compliment. The World Eaters themselves had descended to the planetoids surface to await the aid of their Imperium though what the Custodes brought was fire and death.

Here follows a detailed account of the action that followed:

 

Mission: Scorched Earth

Points: 2000

Deployment: Search & Destroy

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Imperium – Adeptus Custodes) ++

+ HQ +

Shield-Captain: Sentinel Blade, Storm Shield

Shield-Captain on Dawneagle Jetbike: Hurricane Bolter

+ Troops +

Custodian Guard Squad
. Custodian: Guardian Spear
. Custodian: Sentinel Blade, Storm Shield
. Custodian: Guardian Spear

Custodian Guard Squad
. Custodian: Guardian Spear
. Custodian: Guardian Spear
. Custodian: Guardian Spear
. Custodian: Guardian Spear

Custodian Guard Squad
. Custodian: Guardian Spear
. Custodian: Sentinel Blade, Storm Shield
. Custodian: Guardian Spear

+ Elites +

Allarus Custodians
. Allarus Custodian: Castellan Axe
. Allarus Custodian: Castellan Axe
. Allarus Custodian: Castellan Axe
. Allarus Custodian: Castellan Axe

+ Fast Attack +

Pallas Grav-Attack (Beta): Twin Arachnus Blaze Cannon

Pallas Grav-Attack (Beta): Twin Arachnus Blaze Cannon

Vertus Praetors
. Vertus Praetor: Hurricane Bolter
. Vertus Praetor: Salvo Launcher
. Vertus Praetor: Hurricane Bolter

++ Super-Heavy Auxiliary Detachment (Imperium – Space Marines) ++

+ Lord of War +

Roboute Guilliman: Warlord

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Chaos – Chaos Space Marines) ++

Legion: World Eaters

+ HQ +

Chaos Lord: Bolt pistol, Combi-plasma, Mark of Khorne

Chaos Lord in Terminator Armour: 3. Unholy Fortitude, Combi-bolter, Mark of Khorne, Power sword, The Murder Sword, Warlord

+ Troops +

Khorne Berzerkers
. Berzerker Champion: Plasma pistol, Power sword
. 3x Chainaxe and bolt pistol: 3x Chainaxe
. Chainaxe and plasma pistol: Chainaxe, Plasma pistol

Khorne Berzerkers: Icon of Wrath
. Berzerker Champion: Chainsword, Power fist
. 4x Chainsword and Chainaxe: 4x Chainaxe

Khorne Berzerkers
. Berzerker Champion: Plasma pistol, Power fist
. 3x Chainaxe and bolt pistol: 3x Chainaxe
. Chainaxe and plasma pistol: Chainaxe, Plasma pistol

+ Heavy Support +

Chaos Predator: Mark of Khorne, Predator autocannon
. Two lascannons: 2x Lascannon

+ Dedicated Transport +

Chaos Rhino: Combi-bolter, Combi-bolter, Mark of Khorne

Chaos Rhino: Combi-bolter, Combi-bolter, Mark of Khorne

Chaos Rhino: Combi-bolter, Combi-bolter, Mark of Khorne

Chaos Vindicator Laser Destroyer: Storm bolter

Hellforged Rapier Battery
. Hellforged Rapier and crew: 2x Chaos Space Marine Crew, Quad heavy bolter
. Hellforged Rapier and crew: 2x Chaos Space Marine Crew, Quad heavy bolter
. Hellforged Rapier and crew: 2x Chaos Space Marine Crew, Quad heavy bolter

++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (Chaos – Chaos Space Marines) ++

Legion: World Eaters

+ HQ +

Chaos Lord in Terminator Armour: Combi-bolter, Mark of Khorne, Power sword

+ Elites +

Chaos Terminators: Mark of Khorne
. Chaos Terminator Champion: Combi-bolter, Power sword
. Terminator: Combi-bolter, Power fist
. Terminator: Combi-bolter, Power fist
. Terminator: Combi-bolter, Power fist
. Terminator: Combi-bolter, Power fist

Chaos Terminators: Mark of Khorne
. Chaos Terminator Champion: Combi-bolter, Power sword
. Terminator: Combi-bolter, Power fist
. Terminator: Combi-bolter, Power fist
. Terminator: Combi-bolter, Power fist
. Terminator: Combi-bolter, Power fist

Hellforged Sicaran: Heavy bolter, Khorne
. Lascannons: 2x Lascannon

As the weather begins to heat up on the Rock so does the Warhammer fever at the studio. With the Gibraltar GT behind us, the SN Team are looking towards the summer and a few small local tournaments. In today’s report Pardo, commanding the studio Custodes, and Kevin, bringing his amazing old-school World Eaters back onto the field, take a step back to Chapter Approved 2017. The mission will be Scorched Earth. To refresh your memories, in this mission a player scores a victory point if they control an objective at the end of a turn, additionally they may choose to raze an objective in their enemy’s deployment zone for D3 points, after which point it is removed. Deployment will be Search and Destroy. To represent the churned and war beaten battlefield which is only appropriate for this clash, the Team bring out the Studio’s brand new city terrain over a battlemat which truly depicts an earth scorched by the sinews of war.
“Where’s Waaaghly” Our little feature in our Battle Reports where we cleverly hide our Ork mascot Waaaghly, in one of the photos in every report! Will you be able to find him?

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