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In order to kick off 2019 here on the blog I am publishing today another battle report with the narrative of my latest game against Andre Mancini’s Dark Angels. The game was played on December 29th, 2018 at “The Painting Frog’s Jungle Dome” (also known as “my house”).
Having recently attended “Sao Paulo Clash 40K – 2018” (a Warhammer 40.000 event held in the city of Sao Paulo in Brazil on December the 1st, 2018, at Clube Paulista de Wargames new chapterhouse. It was organized by “Ultra”Marcos from CPT&P and by André “Tocha” Moreau from Coffee Stain Studio) we opted for a more “narrative” game using the worst mission ever: The Relic.
In our shared narrative both my Grey Knights and Mancini’s Dark Angels were both attempting to extract from the battlefield an Imperial Guardsman. Aparently this poor soul was in the know about some DARK secret from the Dark Angels (that’s pretty dark, hun?!) and suddenly became a prime target for both forces.
Without further ado, let’s get to the report.
Every single footstep echoed on his ears like thunder. He tried to move silently, but his heartbeats pounded both on his chest and temples, his strenuous breathing made it hard to keep going, his lungs burning with each new air intake.
“ – They’re going to find me… they’re going to find me…” that constant thought and fear accompanied Guardsman Howell, making him shiver under the impression he was making too much noise as he ran through the planetary port. They were after him. He could feel it in his very bones.
“ – Bleep”.
The auspex screen lit up bathing sergeant Saleon’s face in green light.
“ – Right on time” said the scout that answered to “number 03” with a smile as he patted his sniper rifle. They were all fresh from their induction into the chapter and hadn’t received names yet.
Without a word, Saleon signalled the Scout Squad to assume their previously assigned positions covering all access points to the planetary port.
The entire mission on the Ossiria system smelled bad from the beginning. So the Imperium loses contact with an entire planetary system and sends five battalions of the Imperial Guard to check what’s amiss and to reestablish contact. FIVE BATTALIONS with accompanying armored companies, aerial support from the Imperial Navy and even a titan. Emperor on the throne they had a titan.
“ – It’s going to be an easy ride! Easier than finding a tick on a Catachan!” said Guardsman Evans and everyone on their unit would laugh themselves to tears. Howell did, every single time he heard that joke, and Evans told it a lot, but now his tears were despair ones. An entire platoon had been butchered, Evans had been the first to die as half his torso was pulverized by an exploding bolter round. The traitors had come from the sky on screaming jetpacks that seemed to howl with a life of their own. He had to lie with the dead, lying still and using the bodies of his deceased comrades to hide as the traitors moved on. The color of their armor was wrong, but he recognized the scraped symbol on their shoulder guards and chest plates. The traitors wore the winged sword of the Dark Angels.
“ – BOOMF!”
Even mufled by the silencers, the sniper rifle used by the Scouts had a characteristic sound when fired.
“ – You missed 03!” Scout 02 mixed both satisfaction and incredulity in his voice.
Saleon signalled the Scouts asking for silence, while he used his sub-vox to contact the main force: “ – Target neutralized. beginning aquisition”, Saleon signalled again directing the Scout unit to advance towards the Guardsman“ – We’ll need reinforcements for the extraction” continued the sargent as he followed the trajectory of the silver Thunderhawk Transporter descending from the sky and maneuvering to deploy the troops it carried “ – We’ll have company” he finalized contact as he moved quickly to reach the objective before the newly arrived enemy forces.
As another of his units was mercilessly cut down as they tried to extract the Imperial Guardsman, the Grey Knight’s captain realised he wouldn’t be able to stand against the savagery of the Dark Angels.
The sons of The Lion attacked with unmatched fury each time the Grey Knights secured the wounded Guardsman, sacrificing wave after wave of their numbers in frontal assaults, and even emplying relics from the time of the Great Crusade… it made no sense. The First Legion did not fight like that.
The losses of the Grey KNights prevented the small extraction force to offer any more resistance to the Dark Angels.
“ – Retreat.” the captain voxed his order to the few remaining units. There was no sense in fighting.
“ – Execute contingency plan.” The vox sounded in the inner ear apparatus of the operative. Standing still his body glove made him completely invisible. From the distance he could watch through his Exitus Rifle’s scope the unfolding action around the captured Guardsman.
Two Dark Angel Space Marines stood alongside the kneeling soldier, one on each side, while other five or six stood guard around the perimeter. Nearby a Rhino Transport, its engine idling while smoke poured out of its exausts. Suddenly the back door opened slowly and from the shadowy interior a hulking figure stepped out, his black power armor was decorated with golden skulls and winged swords, and his features were hidden by a foreboding helmet fashioned like a skull… an Interrogator Chaplain.
With a fast and precise movement, the operative chambered a special round on his Exitus Rifle, shouldering the gun while he aquired his target through his scope. A fraction of a second later the skull of the Guardsman exploded in a red mist like a ripe penga melon falling from its tree. Before the lifeless body of the soldier hit the ground bolter rounds started exploding on its position breaking chunks of the wall, but he was already gone, melding with the shadows after having completed his assigned task.
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