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Let's take a step back in time to the day of legend, where great heroes and terrible villains were created, the Horus Heresy.
Today, in ==My== humble local store, we played Heresy Battles throughout the store.
The battle I participated in was a 3 way battle of sorts (really 3 games who added results together), ==Myself== leading the soon-to-be Angels of the Lion, the Imperial Fists and another Dark Angels strike force, facing off against the World Eaters, Lost and the Damned featuring Nurgle, and Vanilla Chaos, in a Bunker Assault Mission defending one of the Palace's defensive walls and land surrounding.
Librarian Malachai of the Dark Angels Legion stood triumphantly facing the horde approaching. It was only hours ago that their ship had arrived from Warp Space, miraculously pulled from the Galactic Southwest, where his Primarch, Lion el'Jonson, and the barbarian Leman Russ, Primarch of the heathen Space Wolves, were making great haste to Terra to defend the Emperor's Palace from the traitorous Warmaster Horus and his Legions of Terror. Only he and Grand Master Mikael had arrived, the rest of the Legion still heading slowly for Terra. When the order to exit Warpspace was heeded, the ship's controls would not respond, and they were flung far ahead of the rest of the fleet. As if by the Emperor's Will, their Warp Drives shut down, and the Battlebarge exited right in orbit around Terra. Seeing this as a blessing from the Emperor, they immediately responded to a distress signal from Captain Percival of the Imperial Fists. A combined force of World Eaters, Sons of Horus, and Traitor Guard who had left the Emperor's Light to follow the vile god of death Nurgle, joined by elements of the Death Guard, stood before the outer walls of the Palace, preparing to overrun the outnumbered defenders and take this gate.
It would not be allowed to fall.
Malachai and Mikael deployed on opposite sides of the outer walls, manned by Imperial Fists. Malachai saw his foes, the vicious World Eaters, who had dedciated themself to Khorne the Blood God, Mikael was facing the Sons of Horus, warriros of the Warmaster himself, while Percival had to fend off the ravenous hordes of the Lost and the Damned.
Vicious slaughter and carnage followed, that has since become legend among warriros of the Emperor. Malachai's victory is most well documented and recorded, but only the most pertinent and valorous portions.
In the days of the Heresy, man-portable Plasma weapons were a rarity, but Malachai was blessed to have four with his force, two cannons and two guns. These weapons proved their worth that day, by killing a combined total of over twenty World Eaters, despite their low rate of fire (could only fire every other turn). These squads also held off the Chaos Lord in combat, allowing Malachai to deliver the killing blow with his righteous force weapon, and the other kept the Bloodthirster from escaping bloody retribution at the combined firepower of the Predator and Terminators.
The newest recruits that Malachai was to watch over, Scouts, proved their worth that day. Ten Neophytes, armed with Sniper Rifles, picked off five World Eaters before being dragged into a losing battle against a fearsome World Eaters Captain, enhanced by the Dark gods, and his entourage of Berzerkers, none survived. A second squad of ten, armed for combat, managed to not only withstand, but defeat ten of the mighty Daemons of Khorne, Bloodletters, in addition to the Captain's retinue. Though these brave warriors perished, they perished with glory, for every scout that died, two traitors also fell.
Two squads armed with lascannons did very well for themselves that day. One squad wounded the might Blodthirster of Khorne, and held down two groups of World Eaters long enough for a counter attack to move into position. The other destroyed the World Eaters' main fire support, a corrupted Predator Tank, with one Blessed shot (6 to hit, 6 to glance due to hull down, 6 to destroy)
Two Land Speeders, despite being destroyed, kept the World Eaters' Dreadnought and two squads of the vile traitors occupied, buying their fellows time to mount an effective counter to their vicious assault.
A single Predator was the main battletank of the Strike Force, and it proved its worth that day. The Fury of its firepower brought many a traitor swift absolution, finishing the fabled Bloodthirster of Khorne and accounting for an entire squad's worth of Berzerkers. It would also fall victim to its foes however, and was mercilessly destroyed by a Khornate Champion wielding a mutated and mishapen powerfist. Its vengeance would not be stopped there, taking three of the traitors with it in the firey explosion.
Malachai and his Terminator bodygaurd fought and triumphed over many a foe that day. Malachai single-handedly slew the Chaos Lord, despite losing half of his squad to the crazed warrior, nay, murderer. They weakened the Bloodthirster with a volley of Krak Missiles and Storm Bolter rounds, allowing the Predator to deliver the killing blow. Malachai himself killed the very last traitor, his twisted soul sucked out by the mighty force weapon of the Librarian. The last remaining member of the Terminator squad, the humble Brother Jaobe, ripped the Chaos Dreadnought apart with his anointed powerfist, destroying the enemy and securing victory.
But this victory, however, was at a high price. Malachai's forces were all but decimated, only two weakened Tactical Squads, Malachai himself, and Brother Jaobe remained standing.
But the sacrifices of their brothers was not in vain. By holding off the initial assault, the Imperial Fists managed to hold the Wall against the traitorous hordes, and Grand Master Mikael defeated his enemy in blood battle.
Thanks to these three great warriors, Malachai, Mikael, and Percival, the hordes of the Warmaster were repulsed.
But, the sacrifices of their warriors would be nothing next to the sacrifice that was to come.
That of the Emperor himself.
Damn....that was good.
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nice i like it and I like the pre heresy theme keep on writing batreps!
Ha! Take that White Dwarf
Dude............that was ****** awesome. Sweet writing. I loved the change from "Enemy Turn One"..........."My Turn One" crap. That was a really cool way to describe the battle. I like the campaign thingy. Good job!
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Thanks, I find it more entertaining, for writer and reader, to make the battle report into what it really is, a story unfolding before your eyes.
==you== rock!!!! :lol:
That was awesome
If you don't write any more battle reports I KILL YOU!!!!
Only kidding, a nice battle report. Well done.
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The pain will fade as time goes by
What was taken, I won't miss, or I'll replace
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