The week since you returned from has contained much commotion and revelation as to recent events. While you were underground the Tyranids launched a sneak attack upon the Navy fleet defending to planet. “The Wandering Justice” was destroyed by a sudden overload of its warp engines at the start of the battle, destroying an enemy escort ship closing at ramming speed but also throwing the fleets formation into disarray. Word has spread of possible sabotage leading to surprise attack and the destruction of “The Wandering Justice” but this has been clamped down on by senior members of the military. “The Pious Servant” and the two sword frigates were heavily damaged but they and the rest of the fleet managed to disengage after the disaster that befell them, retreating to the edge of the Forheim system.
Soon after, the hive ship begun its invasion, sending mycetic spores into the atmosphere of Rahas. The disgorged Tyranids have amalgamated into a wave of creatures headed to the greatest source of resistance and biomass on the planet, Lensberg. The defense line is made up on a series of trenches with wooden steps for the guardsmen to fight from, behind these are aegis defense lines and bunker complexes filled with heavy weapon teams mounting everything from heavy bolters to lascannons. Behind these are where the reserves and off duty guardsmen linger in case of attack or the need to shore up a point in the defense. Behind these men are another set of trenches followed by tanks and mortar sections that will provide indirect fire when the time comes.
Behind the front lines are the rapidly fabricated or re-purposed buildings for keeping such a large army at the ready, barracks, munitorium stores, mess halls, first aid posts, shrines, all bustling with activity from the forces supporting and operating on the front. You have been staying in a barracks separate from these, closer to the Inquisitors base of operations and laboratory set up, where Cadmus seems to spend most of his days. The barracks was sterile clean but now has the same covering of slight red dust and the smell of the mine now inhabiting it. Omniel and Sinbad have managed to provide the rudimentary repairs required to put your armor back into fighting shape, although pitted and scarred the armor is now once again resolute in its defense.
Watch Captain Oeris debriefed you once his work at the front lines was concluded. “Outstanding once again brothers. My other kill team, now cut off from us, on one of the other continents has encountered only hybrids and a few genestealers up until this point. The purging of that brood eliminates a lingering threat and the new influx of promethium will ensure our tanks engines continue to run. This will also keep citizens within the city provided with electricity and running water, a morale boost to prevent rioting or panic that cannot be underestimated."
“Brother Cadmus’ and Inquisitor Tellion’s work has uncovered several results, confirmation of the link between this splinter fleet and Hive Fleet Dagon, a larger than normal brain in the broodlord and a muscle tissue susceptibility to specific vibration wavelengths. Brother Cadmus has reverse engineered a toxin that affects the brain of the creatures within this splinter fleet as well as helping to deploy a network of vibration emitters just outside out defense perimeter.”
“Now the Tyranid’s initial wave has formed and is headed to the city, you will take a position on the front lines to bolster the defenses. You are to hold the line as best you can while I co-ordinate your actions with local forces and relay battle information as it comes in. Make no mistake, this will be a hard battle. Few forces can withstand the assault of a concentrated swarm, let alone a splinter fleet’s worth, but we will prevail as the alternative is unacceptable.”
“Second kill team’s local armory is available for your requisitions, if you require other assets see me and I will request them from the appropriate authorities.”
+++Author: Watch Captain Tauron Oeris+++
1. Hold the line.
Terrain: open ground, trenches, bunkers and if they fall, the streets and buildings of the city.
Insertion: None required, holding ground.
(The other ground and air forces on the front lines will be fighting their own battles in the background, if you want to have forces under your command to respond to enemy attacks or hold ground while you fight elsewhere you will have to purchase them before hand so that they become part of your command structure. You can prepare the area in front of where you are defending if you want to.)
Thought For The Day: “To admit defeat is to blaspheme against the Emperor.”
[50 Req Per kill team member, Renown rank: Respected, pool Req as you wish]