After a crushing victory in space, Ghosts of Retribution turn their gaze onto the battlegrounds of Varda - their vassal world. In this session we will try to defeat Iron Monks, however their ground forces, despite losing their space superiority, are still a formidable foe.Enemy forces:+7000 troops are in control of Novomark. They have managed to set up AA defences and they are supported by large detachments of heavy armour.+6000 troops are scattered in Krodian mountains. They have light armour attached, but that shouldn't be a problem. They are having problems with leadership as Kronos and his men managed to decapitate their command structure early in the battle.+Green Belt is almost entirely under enemy control, their forces there are unknown, but your reports suggest tight cooperation with Iron Monks air force and with their elite machines, such as Penitent Engines.Special information:+Orbital bombardment is impossible(analysis was completed last session) due to the damage suffered by Aspera Dominus and because enemy mostly operates in areas where collateral damage would be unavoidable.+Enemy has taken a significant part of Novomarkian population, including your Planetary Governor Kvei Lohar, as hostages and are holding them in the planetary palace.+You have support of two Scitarii Cohorts from "Technohammer", a total of 2000 augmented warriors, including heavy machinery, artillery and air support.+Last thread you successfully deployed first company in Novomark and Krodian mountains.
Okay if I remember correctly Macedon was in place around Novomark's generators, get him to shut them down so we can use the superior senses of Space Marines to attack the enemy in the dark. Our 1st company veterans dropping in the dark should make a beeline for the hostages and free them.We need a full casualty report from our Captains.How is Kay and the 7th Company doing? Last I remember they were destroying the Frateris airbase.In the Krodian mountains, have our men on the ground pour suppressive fire into the enemy whilst we make planetfall. Once we're on the ground Brethorius and his Terminators start smashing vehicles out of whatever cover they may have, forcing them to expose themselves to the guns of Kronos' armour.
>>29198055Skitarii Cohorts advance on the green belt, keeping the enemy engaged and distracted until we can consolidate control over the city & mountains.
>>29197814Please roll d100 for the fate of space marines who were inside Lohar's palace during the last assault, a total of 17 scouts were defending the Governor with their lives.Targets:<20 = All of them managed to retreat and save Kvei Lohar. The person that Ecclesiarchy holds in fact is a double.20 - 40 = They weren't able to save Lohar, but retreated using underground tunnels41-50 = Light casualties - d1051-60 = Moderate casualties - 2d1061-70 = Heavy casualties - 3d1071-80 = None survived81 90 = Almost all died, but some of them were taken as prisoners and tortured to death, reducing the morale of civilian population91-100 = Almost all died, but some of them were taken as prisoners and forced to release some of the secrets about your forces by intimidating them that civilians will be slaughtered en masse if they refuse.
>>29198055>Okay if I remember correctly Macedon was in place around Novomark's generators, get him to shut them down so we can use the superior senses of Space Marines to attack the enemy in the dark. Our 1st company veterans dropping in the dark should make a beeline for the hostages and free them.Would you prefer an immediate destruction of generators or to properly deactivate them? If you will simply deactivate them, enemy forces will be able to use emergency energy reserves for another 48 hours, but on the other hand destroying generators will hamper the recovery of the planet after what you assume to be your inevitable victory. Would you like Macedon himself to lead the taskforce? Please roll d100 for his strategy skill(whether he leads the attack or not, because he's the one planning it), then roll d100 for the leader of the attack and finally pick your maneouvres from the Doctrine page on the wiki to constitute your battle plan. http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Doctrine>>29198199Kvei Lohar is now being held in a safehouse a dozen miles from the frontlines, where he is now helping you with the recovery and coordination of the civilian population. While the man is shaken, he might be of some use even in his condition - please roll d100.Targets:Under 15 = He manages to raise an irregular regiment from volunteersUnder 25 = He will manage to coordinate groups of workers to clear paths from the rubble for your armour to approach the planetary palace. Having armour participate in the siege will grant you bonuses in the assault.
Rolled 89, 84 = 173>>29198337
Rolled 59, 19 = 78>>29198337Macedon destroys the generators, plunge everything into darkness.Sergeant Mercurion leads the veterans to free the hostages, iirc we dropped into Prothera with him.Macedon and his 6th company assault Iron Monk positions elsewhere, drawing forces away from the HQ.
>>29198055>We need a full casualty report from our Captains.Please roll 3d100 by 3 separate players to evaluate your casualties in the days while the battle in space was raging. I will take the average from these, because this is a really important roll.1-15 = close to no casualties16 - 30 = light casualties31 - 70 = moderate casualties71 - 90 = heavy casualties91+ = war of attrition>How is Kay and the 7th Company doing? Last I remember they were destroying the Frateris airbase.Please roll d100 to find out the results of their mission:1-30 Mission acomplished31-50 Minor success51 - 70 Minor defeat71 - 100 Mission failed
Rolled 28, 70 = 98>>29198429First for casualties, 2nd for Kay.
Rolled 86, 95 = 181>>29198389I have numerous times repeated that rolls without clear indication what they represent will not be taken, especially in the scenarios where more than one roll is requested. >>29198411Strategy: 59 /versus (I am rolling for enemy commander with strategy skill of 30)Tactics/Direct Command: 19 (by Brother Sergeant Mercurion)Chosen strategy: Maneouvre(to draw the main force away from the palace) & Advance(to attack at night). Enemy has a default stance of Defend/Skirmish.Generators will be destroyed at the last moment before the attack, giving you +10 modifier from confusion and suprise. Darkness will give you another +10.>>29198471>>29198482>>29198498Chapter losses: 78, 28, 53 = average roll of 53 (moderate casualties)Please roll for the loss of 3d10 marines across all theaters except for Planetary Palace and Kay's assault.Kay managed to destroy the first airfield and personally knocked out 2 enemy airplanes out of the sky, however enemy reinforcements pushed his Assault Marines out of their positions and denied them access to other airfields. Kay lost d2 men in the process, zealots laid down 100+5d10 lives to stop him and lost 12 planes(some of them were burned in the hangars). If anyone is wondering - enemy airfields are located close to the Green Belt towns.
Rolled 10, 6, 1 = 17>>29198864Marines.
Rolled 7, 10, 5, 1, 6 = 29>>29198864Zealots
Rolled 2>>291988647th company men lost.
Rolled 95, 18 = 113>>29198957In the days following the Betrayal at Varda, many good men have died. Here are the names of some of them:1. Brother Cavrus2. Brother Sergeant Laren3. Brother Jaredon4. Brother Ardius5. Brother Trolov6. Brother Kadmir7. Brother Prakerion8. Brother Wulron9. Brother Asterius - especially heroic death, died while protecting civilians within an Imperial temple from the zealots who tried to get inside. He made his last stand underneath an Aquilla like a true marine should - with empty bolters in both hands and a hundred bodies of his enemies scattered around. It took an anti-tank shell to finish his noble life.10. BrotherDakemontes11. Brother Italicus12. Brother Dorscar13. Brother Luminus14. Brother Apothecary Aferalion15. Brother Tanger16. Brother Sopor17. Brother VividentiusBrother Kay lost two brave souls that were serving under his command:18. Brother Assault Marine Gran - he died when his jumpack's machine spirit failed to lift him into the sky from underneath Penitent's razorblades...19. Brother Assault Marine Daxos - he volunteered to scout the enemy positions for a counter attack that Kay was planning, but never returned, his fate is unknown. MIA>>29198969A total of 129 madmen put down their heads for their false leaders on the airfield.>>29198055>In the Krodian mountains, have our men on the ground pour suppressive fire into the enemy whilst we make planetfall. Once we're on the ground Brethorius and his Terminators start smashing vehicles out of whatever cover they may have, forcing them to expose themselves to the guns of Kronos' armour.Please state what style of engagement do you prefer and who is leading the assault(Chapter Master himself?), then roll 2d100. I am rolling for enemy strategists.
Rolled 7, 79 = 86>>29199377Yes Chapter Master is leading the attack.Since the forces in the Krodian Mountains are more than 100 marines we should get a bonus for using the Assault action.
>>29199433>>29199377It's a two=pronged assault. We come from behind and force the enemy from their cover, whilst Kronos' armoured column annihilates them in the open.
Rolled 35, 32 = 67>>29198864Captain Macedon has learned many things in recent years, but the battle that rages in Novomark is the first time he can really put them to use. He managed to draw out enemy forces out of their base by staging a suprise attack on one of their listening posts out in the suburbs of Novomark, forcing them to mobilise their forces. Macedon drew out about a half of enemy force, close to 4000 troops and about 30 vehicles to chase his already bruised 6th Company. Macedon was trying to use his superior skill at Maneouvres to outsmart enemy Advance and he was largerly successful. Enemy caught up with his company near the crossing over Feiros river, but Macedon managed to use this natural barrier to deny enemy the chance to use his armour and inflicted heavy damage on enemy forces when they tried to cross Feiros. 6th Company suffered 5+d5 casualties and lost a Rhino to an enemy bombardment.Enemy taskforce lost d3 Immolators, d5 Chimeras and 300+7d100 infantry.+++
Rolled 1>>291998506th Company casualties
Rolled 42, 22, 72, 82, 85, 88, 65 = 456>>29199850
Rolled 81, 55, 41, 23, 3, 3, 79 + 300 = 585>>29199850Enemy infantry losses
Rolled 1>>29199850Enemy Chimeras
>>29199850As half of the enemy force was stuck at Feiros, Mercurion and his Veteran guard used this chance to strike at the planetary palace right after sunset. Their tight formation Advanced on the enemy positions in a slow, but methodical manner, burning outposts after outpost, extinguishing machine gun nests and silencing fortifications. Darkness, while already a terrible enemy to the Frateris militiamen, became only worse when marines in a calculated move destroyed main power generators that belonged to their own city. Sudden darkness and terror engulfed enemy positions, chaos and confusion reigned among terrified enemy soldiers. Mercurion, even though just a sergeant, lead his men from the front, carrying a meltagun in one hand and the banner of the 1st Company in the other. In the beginning his brazen attitude attracted attention from all the enemies and sacred flag was torn by dozens of lasbolts, but by the sunrise enemy learned to fear the sight of that ragged banner on the horizon, because wherever it appeared, bastions crumbled, tanks burned and once-zealous Iron Monk brother-officers fled the battlefield. Another hero that everyone will remember from the assault on the Planetary Palace will be another sergeant, named Dragrock, who lead 3rd Squad. A giant man even by Space Marine standards, Dragrock unleashed his simple, but pure fury upon the traitors. He strode amongst the ruins like a titan, with nothing but his personal handforged blade and a chain wrapped around his fist. He charged alone into enemy formations and broke them, forcing as many as three hundred men flee at once from the North-Western Courtyard of the Planetary Palace. At later stages of the battle Dragrock lost his foot to a landmine, but when the first sunrays hit the ruined palace, but that didn't stop him to go out on his bloody stump to hunt enemy stragglers.
I'd just like to verify that Aspera and our Admech allied ship have reported this betrayal (and our Victory in the void) to the following:Battlefleet Deus (Imperial Navy)Order of Bloody TearsFortress world of Volitair (neighbors and defends the world Dreifus' ships fled toward)Merchant League (the people that buy Varda's gas)Prothera (Former home to a number of refugees that settled Varda)Folkvangr (We're obliged to defend them as per agreement with Kerr)Tachion Primaris (Especially Sector Gov & Kest)Templos (We have some favor there, and Merchant League)That and we should be having our friends everywhere putting out word that Dreifus' ships are traitor vessels, and get the Navy to declare them hunted, hostiles.We could probably also ask Nestorium to call upon the wider Mechanicus to cease supporting any Iron Monk activities until Dreifus and his ships are brought to justice for their attack upon a friend of Mars and the Mechanicus.
>>29200053Seconding MS. Maybe request the hulks of the fleeing ships as partial recompense?
>>29200046Single manly tear. Let's start the clean up and consolidation.
>>29200046Overall this was a stunning victory, what in the beginning was supposed to be just a rescue operation for the civilians, in the end became a full out assault on the Planetary Palace. Mercurion lead only 50 brothers and some scouts against almost 3000 entrenched enemy soldiers. Your assault left around 700+d20 x 50 of them dead, and the rest fled into the outer suburbs of Novomark to regroup with the main force that was hunting 6th Company. However victory is not without a cost, you've lost d10+1 Veterans and most of the others are heavily wounded. Some tough choices are ahead of you:+You have liberated about 90 000 people that enemies were keeping as prisoners, probably to bargain with you for a favourable truce. Now those people are free, but unless you protect them, they will fall prey to enemy once more. Also, they need food and shelter. Planetary palace can provide those facilities, but it's an obvious target for enemy counter-attack.+Are you going to hold the palace? It suffered two sieges in the last two weeks, all of it's outer defences are in rubble, so it will offer very weak defensive bonus and your men are tired/wounded. Mercurion sends you a message:>Milord, we've won a stunning victory for the glory of the Company tonight, but we request your immediate reinforcements. Planetary Palace is ours once more and it would pain my heart to leave it, but my current force does not have the strength to keep it if enemy employs it's armoured columns to counter-attack. Please send word as soon as possible on whether we should hold or withdraw.
Rolled 10 + 700>>29200218>Your assault left around 700+d20 x 50 of them dead
Rolled 4 + 1>>29200218veterans lost
>>29200218What's happening in the Mountains?If we're free there then transport soldiers to the planetary HQ with Thunderhawks, use our Fighter Squadrons from the Aspera Dominus to achieve air superiority and strafe the enemy airfields.Broadcast on all frequencies that the 4th Ecclesiastic fleet has been decimated and its remnants fled. They are heretics with whom the Emperor was not. To continue fighting is Heresy.
>>29200218>food and shelterDid we capture enemy supplies when we routed them?>PrisonersCall to arms. Any souls willing to fight for their homes are to pick up weapons and armor of the dead and stand beside us.>Retreating enemy forcesDid we capture enemy air bases in usable condition?I'm wondering if we could launch Aspera's fighter wings and Thunderhawks to do some attack runs on the routed enemy force, before they link up with any anti-aircraft units.
Greetings Imperial citizens. What transpires in this thread?
hey, guys, are you all on mibbit right now? because I can't seem to connect for some reason.
>>29200562you can use any IRC client to connect to Rizon #RisingSons
Has Macedon's force lured enemy forces far enough away from the city that we could start an orbital bombardment between their current position and the city and then walk the bombardment onto their current position?Macedon's force should be able to withdraw as we begin the bombardment.
>>29200543Retribution you say?
>>29199928>>291999582 Immolators, 1 Chimera>>29199932 6th Company lost six good men:1. Plakerius2. Dorren3. Stenvir - this brave brother lost his live when he drove the damaged Rhino he was driving into the supporting beams of a bridge over Feiron river. Stenvir and his Rhino perished, but the crossing was denied to enemy armour and enabled 6th company to successfully stop enemy assault.4. Cintarion5. Vainor - MIA(probably didn't make it to the crossing in time and died fighting the enemy)6. Sigismund - MIA (probably didn't make it to the crossing in time and died fighting the enemy)>>29199949One day, a young Vardian boy will discover a massive pit in the forest by the side of mighty Feiron river, if he would be brave enough to descend into the pit, he would find 756 skulls of foolish men who thought they could challenge the Astartes.>>29200053>Battlefleet Deus (Imperial Navy)Confirmed>Order of Bloody TearsNo reply>Fortress world of VolitairNo reply>Merchant League Concerned reply and promise to support you as long as you provide evidence>ProtheraNo reply>FolkvangrNo reply>Tachion Primaris No reply>TemplosConfirmed, neutral stance - Imperial court will decide>NestoriumChapter Master Regon sends you a message explaining, that they have already tried involving wider Mechanicus in containing Iron Monks, but that wasn't very successful due to the profit motive. However he will try.>>292002711200 zealots perished alongside 5 of your brothers, more than 240 for each of your comrades. Veterans who perished:1. Odroseus2. Karmantos3. Teum4. Techmarine Flogen5. Sergeant Sautor >>29200340>enemy suppliesYes, however you have no means to transport them outside planetary palace atm.>Call to arms.Roll d100 for your Charisma and d100 for your Intelligence to see how many of them you manage to turn into proper soldiers.> enemy air basesNo airbases inside Novomark, so none were captured
We should have captured at LEAST 1 piece of enemy comms equipment from our assault. Use the codes or just the damned system itself to broadcast the following to the Fraternis Militia:"The 4th Ecclesiastic Fleet has been routed, the coward Haran Dreifus fleeing this system to save his own cowardly hide. Fraternis Militia, surrender now in the name of the Emperor, who has led his Angels of Death to victory against the heretic Haran Dreifus in the void, and your lives need not be wasted in betrayal to the Imperium."
Rolled 50, 21 = 71>>29200920first for Chasecond for Int
Rolled 92, 5 = 97>>29200920>Recruitment Drive"The enemy came to us claiming to be friends and allies, but they planned from the start to betray us! Now their fleet is routed, and their grip upon your home world nears it's end! I ask you this, citizens of Varda! For the Emperor, your homes and the betrayed fallen, Fight with us!"
Rolled 37>>29200940I should probably roll for this, just in case...
>>29200920>>29199377Also, you've managed to recover a total of 8+d10 geneseed and d10(-1) power armours from your battles.
Rolled 6, 3 = 9>>29201498
>>29201498>56 dead marines>that little armour and geneseederrrrrrm wut
>>29201498Is that including damaged armour we can repair at our forge?
>>29201534>>29201553Sounds like the Iron Monks destroyed the bodies/armor of our fallen brothers from the initial betrayal.We've been fighting their fleet for a week.
Rolled 47>>29201534It was just for these two specific engagements. I forgot about the previous casualties, so you may roll extra 2d10 for recovered power armours and extra d10+7 for geneseed.>>29200940>>29201226You have no way of measuring it, but you believe that enemy forces are deserting their leaders. One last major victory against their forces in Novomark might be all that is needed to crush them once and for all.>>29201040Unfortunately, people in your care are mostly women, children and elderly people whe weren't able to hide themselves when you ordered to leave for the hiding spots. You manage to recruit a mere d10 x 100 soldiers, however having few recruits means that you can equip them with the best equipment available. These soldiers will have the equivalent of equipment to Imperial Guard shock infantry.>>29198159Please roll d100 for the success of Hannah Dossar and her engagement with the enemies at the Green Belt. Rolling for enemy maneouvres.>>29199433>>29199495Mountains are not your favourite battlefield, but this time it's not your choice where to meet the enemy. However your impressive strategical insight allowed you to deepstrike your best warriors from the 1st Company, including your Terminators, to the rear of enemy positions. When Chapter Master leads the attack on the enemy, it's like a thunder out of clear sky - unexpected, swift and deadly. Your forces, combined with Kronos' force and his armour, are enough to break enemy resistence within hours. Your combat doctrine, which emphasises tight, strong formations that crush the enemy with superior force, proves to be very well suited to the mountain passes of the Krodian mountain range. Your terminators work together with your marines to simply roll over the enemy lines, killing and maiming everyone in their way. Especially impressive is the performance of the repaired Fortress of Vengeance. Wherever it rolls, rocks crumble and jungle instantly turns into a plain.
Rolled 5>>29201955>Jackie Chan sings "I'll make a man out of you"
Rolled 16>>29201955Ah I see, rolling for additional armour.
Rolled 2>>29201955And for additional geneseed, will add to wiki.
Rolled 5>>29201955for Hannah Dossar
Rolled 37>>29202085ops rolled a d10 not d100 trying again
>>29201955However despite having spectacular strategical advantage, you weren't able to gain a complete victory. You managed to encircle the enemy in the mountain valley, around 3600 troops with some armour. You can either leave them a way out and engage in a non-committed manner, dispering them and destroying their organisation or you can block all the exits and force them to fight to the death. What do you choose:a) Scatter = 1st Company loses d3 marines and maybe 1 terminator(roll d2, on 1 terminator is destroyed by immolator) and 5th Company loses d5 marines. These casualties are for the whole battle.b) Annihilate = 1st Company loses d5 marines and d2 terminators, 5th Company loses d10+1 marines. Enemy force is cut down to the last man.
>>29201955>>29202048did we capture any enemy mortars/artillery/explosive munitions when we routed them from the governor's palace?I'd like to have our marines use such things to set up the buildings along their likely routes of advance to be demolished onto them, conceal captured flamers/meltas rigged to fire into the street when a wire/string/chord is pulled by a hidden Astartes/militia volunteer, and just general 'fuck you' sabotages involving fire and explosives into their line of advance.Bonus points for hiding people above the streets and raining delayed-timer detpacks onto advancing columns.
>>29202160C) withdraw lines and orbital bombardment from one of the 3 ships we have in orbit.
>>29202160Also, there might be another way...Plan D) use firepower to collapse valley walls/mountainside onto their positionThe fucking orks did it to Void Squad, why can't we do it?
>>29202048You now control 500 men who are more or less suitable for war. Many of them are Mormarkian veterans, so you have trust in their abilities, but others are green civilian Protherans who are not sure what's the difference between a lasgun and a lascutter. Do you want to name the new regiment?>>29202108>Ave Omnisiah, milord. This is Dossar speaking. I am glad to inform you that we have managed to push the enemy by the coastline, we have burned a few of their airfields and destroyed a force of around 1300 troops. Your Captain, name's Kay, joined us recently and we are now pushing together Northwards. We have won this victory, now it's just the time required to get our boots on the ground. Expect Green Belt to be retaken within 72 hours. Yours, Commander Dossar.>>29202268Impossible due to the damage you've sustained. If you'd convince "Technohammer" to bombard it for you(if they have the means), it would still be highly problematic because of the electromagnetic storms that form in the Krodian mountains. unless your troops withdraw a couple of dozen miles, they'll risk getting hit. >>29202248Please roll d100 for Mercurion to fortify his position. >Am I ordered to hold this position, sir?>>29202319That would be possible, however as this is a whole valley, not just a narrow ravine, you'll have to send engineers to actually evaluate the rock formations. What you will be looking at is not just knocking down a few stones, but actually bringing down a whole mountain, or a few. Either way, you'll have to roll for the lesser (A) casualties because of the battle you've suffered before you cornered them.
Rolled 95>>29202160"Former followers of Dreifus the coward and betrayer, you have been mislead and deceived since you had been brought here, the traitor's ships have been burned, and their leaders withdrawn from this planet, there is no savior waiting until the last second to save your mortal life, and you are only further condemning yourselves in the Eye's of the Emperor if you continue this fight.""Make no mistake, that further resistance will mean death, whether by our armored fists, bolters, cannons, or the very mountains you are trapped in, each and every last one of you will eventually die here, you have made Varda a death trap for yourselves, an enemy that you cannot defeat or flee from, this is your last chance before in the name of the Emperor we purge your mortal beings from this planet, give up your arms, denounce your leaders, and come back into the Emperor's fold."
>>29202386For good RP, I will ignore the roll. You receive a reply:>Greetings, Astartes. My name is Captain-Bishop Kalor, I am the highest surviving officer of the Ferum Frateris Militiae on this planet. If you are willing, we are ready to negotiate as our lord is unable to save us. However we have killed many of you and we will kill many more if you will force us to. All we want is to leave this planet. If you can assist us in that, this war will end tomorrow.
Rolled 43>>29202378>Mercurion to fortify position"Negative. You are to trap the enemy's line of advance to your position, give the appearance of a hastily fortified position, and vacate the position once they reach the first of your traps. Buy time for the civilians to escape the enemy if you must, but rely upon traps and timed demolitions to slow them. The civilians are to travel light and make use of whatever vehicles can be put to our service as transports. Boobytrap any supplies that are left behind. It is time to embrace the tactics of Corax."
>>29202546"You come under the guise of friendship, betray us, and expect to simply be allowed to leave? Captain-Bishop Kalor, Dreifus has abandoned you. I suggest you reevaluate the situation you've led yourself and your men into, and the presence of more than the lone battlebarge that crushed the traitorous fleet that delivered you to this planet."
>>29202546>You're in no place to be making demands Kalor. You have absolutely no leverage over me, you think my men wouldn't be happy to sustain what fire you can throw at them in order to gain vengeance? The ONLY way you and your men are getting out of this situation alive is by immediately throwing down your arms and surrendering.
>>29202546"How far are you willing to go for your men, Bishop Kalor, I cannot promise you a ship and a warm bed back to your own world after what you have wrought upon our worlds and people, but I can guarantee you your life and the lives of your men if you organize a ceasefire, and ensure no man, space marine, or Iron Monk shall die again this day."
>>29202663 >I hope you understand, that it was neither my order, nor my design to do what has been done. I am a priest and a soldier, so I must do my duty with double the zeal and twice less questions than either one of those two individually. I follow my Lord, Astrobelus Kest, and my life is tied to his Church and to the service to the Iron Order. I do what I am told to do, no matter the risks and no matter the consequences. Dreifus requisitioned us and thus I follow his orders in this holy war. To be honest, the only reasons I am speaking with you and not fighting to the drop of blood is because my men have seeds of doubt in their hearts. I am not a Cardinal, I cannot judge whether you are heretics or not, but your messages put a different perspective on the situation. I am a son of the Imperium and I will not see this force surrender, the only thing I can offer is a truce until this matter is resolved and we will either continue to wage war if you are heretics or we will shake hands and be brothers under Aquila once more. What shall you say?
>>29202828>The Chapter's blood has been spilt Kalor. There can be no mercy, no escape, no peace. Just like the traitor legions before you, you blindly followed the orders of your own heretical masters, and so you share in their heresy. I will repeat this once more and only once, the ONLY way to shed your heresy is to throw down your arms, surrender, and beg the Emperor for forgiveness.
>>29202946Scratch that:>The Chapter's blood has been spilt Kalor. There can be no mercy, no escape, no peace. Just like billions of traitors before you, you blindly followed the orders of your own heretical masters, and so you share in their heresy. I will repeat this once more and only once, the ONLY way to shed your heresy is to throw down your arms, surrender, and beg the Emperor for forgiveness.
Rolled 29Rolling for something unrelated
>>29202968>I understand. My men will surrender in an hour. Ave Imperator.Once communications cease, your scouts report movement in the camp. Apparently enemies have split themselves into two groups, small one of around 100 men and big one with the rest of almost 4000 men. Scouts are not sure, but it appears, that the bigger group is disarming themselves, by pilling weapons into pits and setting them afire, they are also sabotaging their vehicles. However the other, smaller group, turns towards your positons and starts marching up the mountain. As they are approaching, you notice that they are all in their finest uniforms, marching shoulder to shoulder like soldiers of Vostroyan regiments did in times long past. Your scouts are unable to understan why would they make themselves into such an easy target and why are they singing while they are marching, there's no stealth or tactics in their approach. The bastards are openly marching on your position. Scouts ask for permission to open fire.
>>29203240Meet them head on with our own charge.
>>29203240Tell men to take aim:>STOP WHERE YOU ARE OR WE WILL OPEN FIRE!If they fail to comply, show no mercy.
>>29203240Launch Aspera's fighter wings and thunderhawks. Let the Emperor sort them out.
>>29203240Are the 100 armed with any serious weaponry? If so what?
>>29203240Hold your position. It may just be the officers
>>29203283>>29203280>>29203269Honorless mongrels, grant the idiots their final death at the hands of your arms.100 men is no match for even 10 space marines, fight them openly.
>>29203269They do not stop.>>29203283They seem to have swords, ceremonial las-carbines and maybe grenades.+++Please reach a consensus on how you slaughter them.
>>29203411Scouts with non-bolter weapons are to take non-lethal shots against enemy legs. Withdraw if the enemy closes to range.Move 2 Tactical Squads to the Scouts position, have them take as many of the enemy alive.They will not be granted an honorable death, knock them unconscious and take them prisoner.
>>29203452Actually, make that as many tacs as we can. The more the merrier!
>>29203411>>29203240Grant them a death any man who has served his orders for the Imperium deserves.One with his enemy in sight, his gun in his hand, and orders to fulfill.Release them from their duty in death.
>>29203411>>29203452Before we go shooting give them one last chance:>Your leader promised that his men would surrender to us. If you do not immediately throw down your weapons we will be forced to conclude that we have been lied to again and we may decide to kill your comrades who have already disarmed themselves. Do you really want their deaths on your conscience? Disarm yourselves immediately.
>>29203584>>29203452>>29203481As the officers do not stand down and keep marching to the drum straight into your machine guns, you are forced to take action - your scouts open fire on the enemy, trying to take non-lethal shots. While it is a sound plan, it doesn't work against enemy who does not want to be taken alive. Two Commisar-like Priests follow the formation, giving last rites to those unable to carry on and administering Emperor's Mercy. One of the scouts tries to stop this by shooting one of the priests, but as soon as the old man hits the ground, one of the officers picks up his Aquilla staff and his encrusted laspistol and continues the duty of the priest. This continues until the formation reaches the distance where they shout their battlecry "DEUS IMPERATOR VULT!" and charge at your lines in silence. While their bayonets are a small danger to power-armoured brothers, they still pose a threat and in the end none of them survive. When you descend to take a look at the battlefield yourself, you soon find Kalor, lying on the ground with a strange smile on his face. He seems to be proud, probably because unlike others, he took Emperors Mercy himself. Trianon raises his arm into the air for a moment and says:>The aura of their death is unusually calm for a mass suicide. They must have been happy to do it. Fanatics? Maybe. But I would like to have a death as meaningful to me as the one they had for themselves.Within an hour representative of the rest of the Frateris militiamen comes to you with a white flag. He is in a rugged uniform, clearly a grunt. He hands you the document, stating that they surrender as individual persons, because they were released from their duty by Bishop-Captain Kalor before he ordered his one last charge.+++End of Session.
>>29203807Thanks Skargan.gib xp pls?
>>29203807>as individualsYou mean their surrender as traitors.Anyway, collect the weapons of the ones that charged, their symbols of rank, and symbols of office.Then leave their bodies to rot like the traitors they are.
>>29203881Why did they attack us again? Relics on our ship? A planet rebellion? I can't remember.
>>29203930'cause were buddies with the AdMech and not them.Also some stuff about bitchslapping the sororitas....some general suspicions (FALSE ONES) about heresy.....
>>29203833>>29203881You gain 3xp and you increase reputation about your ruthlessness. Also, please roll me a d100, if it's less than 51, you gain 1 point of corruption.I am going to sleep, but I shoul run a couple more games this week, maybe even tomorrow. Goodnight.
>>29203968While to certain extent your anger at people who betrayed you and killed innocents is justified, by the end of this battle you learned many things from them. Dishonored corpses of men who thought that they serve the Emperor bear witness to the increasing brutality and cold-heartedness of the Ghosts of Retribution. But who knows, maybe that is something what we need these days to survive?Either way, Khorne smiles upon your actions.
>>29204011>Corruption for killing traitors because they thought they did the Emperor's willWow, How is the entire Imperium not turning to chaos spawn?
>>29204374Its for desecrating the bodies.