Reconquest of Sertoria Comitus campaign: Game 1
The Death Korps of Krieg from the 317st Grand Armeé had made planet fall and secured area of control, met up with planetary overlords and the local defence forces and reinforced important locations for future operations.
It was now time to move out.
Here follows the Armoured Spearhead under the command of Tank Commander Janusch Blitzen that was pushing westwards through the Jormungand Depression in force. The Spearhead had been tasked to push in force to expand the initial area of control, destroying any enemy encountered.
To his help he had been given an armoured task force with additional anti tank weaponry in the form of three Nashorn pattern Basilisks lead by Master of Ordinance officer Wigher Schiller, a Hydra AA and a small unit of Grenadiers in a Centaur for securing terrain ahead of the formation.
The task force had made good ground but had yet to encounter any enemy contact.
Closing in on a area ahead with different terrain features the spearhead heightened their senses and the Grenadiers were ordered forward.
This was the place the xenos had chosen to spring their ambush...
Tank Commander Janusch Blitzens plan is to make good use of the tank guns in an attempt to inflict enough damage on these flimsy looking skimming tanks so they cannot hit us back and open up a free window that allows me to move at the double unhindered.
But the fast skimmers was proving hard to take out.
The Grenadiers and their Centaur are unfortinutly short lived and are cut down in a hail of shurikens...
In the end the Xenos ambush had stopped the Spearhead formation in its tracks and the troops under
Tank Commander Janusch Blitzen had taken a beating.
But all is not lost, Janusch had lost most of his Leman Russes but he still had Wigher Schiller with all of his Basilisks intact, an Hydra, an Atlas and his own tank was operational, in bad shape but still operational.
Could he just link up with other troops in the vicinity he would still have a force to reckon with.
The Xenos had not made an perfect ambush and the kill numbers had totalled up on their side. It had been far more costly then the Aeldar farseers had anticipated.
They were not strong enough to take all of the humans out with the force at hand, and reinforcements were needed to be able to finish of such an job.
Tank Commander Janusch Blitzen was last seen being towed away in safety for field repairs...