For this mission both teams from Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game: Space Marine Pack 1 were joined by the Red team from the base game.
Chaplain Raziel leads the way ...
Location - Void Lock
Chaplain Raziel halts the team as they enter the lifeless corridor of the Void Lock. Some warp spawned energy touches at the edge of his mind ... it harmlessly vanishes as shadows move all around. Brother Leon recognises the shapes and though it takes three shots he earns the honour of the first kill. Covering Brother Metraen as he moves up the formation Brother Kaphael takes down another Genestealer.
'Chaos of Battle'
Chaplain Raziel summons Brother Kaphael to the front of the formation only to watch in shock as a Genestealer leaps upon his battle brother. Chaplain Raziel tries to save him but his aim is wide. Brother Kaphael is the first of the assault team to fall.
Movement in a darkened corner of the Void Lock is met with a rapid burst from Brother Metraen's weapon. A horrid screech followed by a deafening thud tells of Brother Metraen's accuracy. Elsewhere in the formation Brother Adron avoids the Genestealer launching a frontal attack. However he never sees the second attack that strikes from behind.
'Rescue Space Marine'
As more Genestealers swarm into the Void Lock Chaplain Raziel activates the door. The formation kill two of the following aliens (via door tokens) as they enter the Diseased Arbour.
Location - Diseased Arbour
A blood curdling scream tears through the thick cloying gas filled chamber. Chaplain Raziel recognises the unholy source of the hideous noise as it lumbers it view - A Brood Lord. A nasty chittering comes from the other side of the Arbour as an Adrenal Genestealer circles ever closer.
The Space Marines form a fire team and let loose at the filth that suddenly assails them. Brothers Metraen and Valencio miss, but Brother Leon, may the Emperor protect him, takes out the Adrenal Genestealer and one of its swarm. The Brood Lord enraged attacks Brother Metraen, but the Space Marine is too nimble for the lumbering brute.
Seizing the initiative Brother Metraen aims at a Genestealer that bounds forth at its Lord's summons. The sound of a jammed round is loud, the cry from Brother Metraen's lips even louder. Luckily for Brother Metraen the Genestealer's raking claws just miss him. The Brood Lord renews its attack. Brother Valencio adds to the casualty count.
Brother Metraen unjams his gun as the Brood Lord and his ever growing swarm converge on his position. Chaplain Raziel tries to help his comrade but he senses that the warp is aiding these unholy creatures. Both members of the grey team fire and miss. Brother Metraen dies his gun spitting lead at empty shadows.
The Arbour spills evil from every nook and cranny. Ten Genestealers swarm around their Lord. Brother Leon pushes Chaplain Raziel aside and takes the fight to the xenos. The words of his Chapter's battle hymn strengthen his resolve. Two Genestealers are killed before the rest of the swarm butcher the devout Brother Leon.
Chaplain Raziel knows his time is short so he tries to take out as many of the enemy as he can. However his attempt at destroying the Spore Chimney fails. His failure doesn't go unnoticed as two Genestealers test the Chaplain's faith. A faith that flounders as through dying eyes Chaplain Raziel watches his blood pool around his prone form.
The Brood Lord finds succour in the flesh he greedily feasts upon. Sated he sinks back into the primordial soup of the Arbour, his home amongst the stars.
The Brood Lord feasts
A total abject failure. The Space Marines failed to get past the second location. Though they quickly killed the Adrenal Genestealer they failed to make any impact against the Brood Lord's swarm. A swarm that ended up ten strong. When that happened the end was only a moments away.
Very nice and flavourful session report, I enjoyed reading it!
Back to back Gun Jams. That stinks! Good report.