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Subject: 1st Ed - Basic Game - Mission 5 rss

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Jeffrey Vaca
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+++ Incoming Transmission +++
+++ Astropathic Duct: 982659/sigma +++
+++ Source: Redeemed Strike Cruiser, Fire From Heaven+++
+++ Author: Bishop Gaius Venedictos+++
+++ Destination: Battle Barge, New Malta +++
+++ Recipient: His Eminence, Archbishop Lazarus Dominicus +++


+ Summary report of action 061018005B aboard Space Hulk Lament of the Damned.

+ Situation: Two squads Redeemed tactical dreadnaughts returning from deep recon after recall order given. Genestealers in pursuit. Outlook: Poor. Determination made: 50% casualties acceptable.

+ Ordained objective: Return 5 terminators to strike cruiser.

+ Squad Michael returning from boward sectors set to rendezvous with Squad Gabriel, returning from sternward sectors. Brothers Lucius and Victor of squad Gabriel deployed to deep overwatch positions to deter Genestealer pursuit from behind. Brother Stephen of squad Michael set himself to provide supporting fire from side corridor. All other terminators moved down two corridors leading toward hull – squad Michael using corridor sigma while squad Gabriel utilized corridor epsilon.

+ Genestealers poured from the bowels of the Hulk and brother Brennan, who bore Gabriel’s heavy flamer was delayed in his deployment when Lucius’ storm bolter jammed. Lucius, wisely deployed at a junction, stepped back to allow brother Brennan’s cleansing fire access to the alien menace.

+ Motion detectors registered contacts moving to cut off both groups. Both corridors terminated in chambers, and it became obvious that all battle brothers would be lost if those two rooms, toward which the Genestealers were fast approaching, were not secured. Brother James led the rush down corridor sigma, followed by brothers Anton and Sergeant Markus. Sergeant Sandoval led his brothers Brennan and Joel down corridor epsilon, joined by brother Hector of squad Michael.

+ It was clear that Genestealers would breach the chamber in front of Michael first, so orders were given for a desperate, phased cleansing of the two rooms.

+ Brother James shot his way into the room as the Genestealers swarmed. Sgt Sandoval entered the other chamber to the sound of James’ storm bolter on one side and hissing Genestealers just beyond the door on the other. James hadn’t entered the room with enough time to set himself in a good fire lane, and so his overwatch was ineffective. As he fell to the claws of the beasts, the voices of Anton and his battle brothers were raised in the Litany of Fire as his heavy flamer purged the room of the alien menace.

+ The explosions died down just as Sgt Sandoval burst through from the adjoining chamber, Genestealers hot on his heels. He would have been lost, but for the cleansing flames from brother Brennan who held the Genestealers at bay.

+ Sgt Sandoval rushed to take a point position to buy the flamers some time and spare their fuel. He advanced down the corridor toward the exit point, chanting the Litany of Might and cleaving a path through the advancing Genestealer hoard. None had any illusion that he would return from his headlong rush down the throat of Hell itself.

+ Sgt Markus, reciting the Canticle of Obedience, held the rearguard position while the others advanced.

+ With the rooms cleansed and secured, brothers Anton and Brennan used moved into position behind Sandoval. When he finally fell, their promethium tanks sang forth a psalm of brutal destruction upon their enemies and cleared the path for their fellow Marines.

+ Sgt Markus held the rear, and was later relieved by Brother Stephen, who fell while defending his post. Brothers Victor and Lucius retreated from their overwatch positions at the last possible moment. Victor managed to escape the Hulk but Lucius was overtaken. All other Marines were successfully recoved from the bowels of the Lament.

+ Summary: Two brothers were lost from each squad. Mission achieved 60% recovery and was deemed a success.

+ Death to the heretic.

+ Death to the mutant.

+ Death to the alien.


+++ end transmission +++

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Simon Robinson
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Nice work and a good session report!
I'm a bit worried though...
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Sgt Markus held the rear, and was later relieved by Brother Stephen

I have a feeling the emperor won't be too impressed by this pair; smutty buggers. Should be ashamed of themselves.
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Bluenose wrote:
I have a feeling the emperor won't be too impressed by this pair; smutty buggers. Should be ashamed of themselves.


ROTFLMHO
 
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One Fat Pug wrote:

When he finally fell, their promethium tanks sang forth a psalm of brutal destruction upon their enemies and cleared the path for their fellow Marines.



My favorite line of this report.

Great job, love GW stuff delivered in character!

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