Monday, 20 August 2018
The lucrative markets of the planet of Parvana Mahrukh had long been looked upon by the Eastern Fringe Trading Company under the rule of the Noble family of House Naryshkin.
The planet didnt have a unified rule and local warlords and Trade barons from the newly arrived Imperials tried to take the lands for them selves. The Trade barons and have built up space ports from where they conduct their rule over the planets population and its clan structures.
Because of this, the Eastern Fringe Trading Company secured all the legal papers for conducting trades in the Parvana Mahrukh system and especially on Parvana Mahrukh Prime.
The planet of Parvana Mahrukh is a planet with an indigenous population in a clan society with strong clan rivalry and a old ifrastructure that is in need of expansion.
It is rich in gold and other valuable minerals and exotic trading goods.
It has an vast arrays exotic flora that is selling highly in other systems as it can be ground to tasty spices or smoked as a opioid.
The planet it self is mostly a dry and arrid place but has large areas of mountains, canyons and lingering rivers. Mutch of the vegitations are located near these mountains and canyons.
This new world is interesting in the eyes of the Eastern Fringe Trading Company.
The establishment of the Eastern Fringe Trading Company on the scene and their aggressive way of conducting trade and violent trading establishments have caused turbulence and a dip in the total exportation of goods.
This should be temporary as they try to out compete the other players in the area but it has alerted the Sectoris Protector Governor and the ruling classes of officials in the vincinity.
A loss in exportations from the planet is not accepted and the market need to be stabilised for the goods and spices to flow.
And the Expeditional Protection Force have been established under their Commander Stern and sent out to the planet of Parvana Mahrukh in an attempt to in force patroll and establish strongholds so the markets can be stabilised and the grand totall of exports be raised again.
They are officially there to protect the population from the warring clans and trade companies but are really more interesting in raising those export numbers by show of force.
This establishments of outer interferance can not be tollerated by the Eastern Fringe Trading Company and the plan is to give the Expeditional Protection Force such an bloody noose that they will keep them self out of the trading companys ways.
And a plan to attack one of the protection forces bases had been drawn up.
Here is the list I used:
++ Crusade (Solar Auxilia) [2996pts] ++
+ HQ +
Auxilia Tactical Command Section [95pts]: Veteran Auxiliaries, Veteran Auxiliaries
. Strategos: Close Combat Weapon, Laspistol
2x Veteran Special Weapon Auxiliaries: Grenade Launcher
Auxilia Tank Commander [55pts]
Lord Marshal [177pts]: Artificer Armour, Blast pistol, Cyber-familiar, Digital Lasers, Grav-wave generator, Iron Halo, Lord Marshal, Master-crafted weapon, Melta Bombs, Paragon Blade
+ Elites +
Auxilia Medicae Detachment [75pts]: 4x Medicae Orderly
Enginseer Auxillia [165pts]: Adept, 6x Servo-arm, 6x Servo-automata
. Adept: Augury Scanner
. Adept: Cortex Controller
Household Retinue Squad [265pts]: Shroud Bombs
. Auxilia Arvus Lighter Orbital Shuttle: Flare/chaff launcher, Twin-linked Lascannon
. Prime: Melta Bombs, Power Weapon
Household Retinue Squad [130pts]: Rotor Cannons
. Prime: Melta Bombs, Power Weapon
+ Troops +
Auxilia Infantry Tercio [239pts]
. Auxilia Lasrifle Section
. . Sergeant: Blast Pistol, Power Fist, Troop Master
. Auxilia Lasrifle Section
. . Sergeant: Blast Pistol, Charnabal Sabre
Auxilia Infantry Tercio [325pts]
. Dracosan Armoured Transport: Demolisher Cannon, Flare Shield, Pintle-mounted Multi-laser or heavy flamer
. Veletaris Storm Section
. . Prime: Charnabal Sabre, Laspistol, Melta Bombs, Volkite Charger
. . Velentarii: Volkite Chargers
Auxilia Infantry Tercio [200pts]
. Veletaris Storm Section: Shroud Bombs
. . Prime: Laspistol, Melta Bombs, Power Weapon, Volkite Charger
. . Velentarii: Power Axes
+ Fast Attack +
Auxilia Primaris-Lightning Strike Fighter [210pts]: Battle Servitor Control, Ground-tracking Auguries, 2x Two Kraken penetrator heavy missiles
+ Heavy Support +
Auxilia Malcador Infernus Special Weapons Tank [320pts]: Armoured Ceramite, Chemical Ammunition, Pintle-mounted multi-laser or heavy flamer
Cyclops Remote Demolitions Unit [160pts]: 2x Cyclops Demolition Vehicle, Incineration Charge
+ Lords of War +
Auxilia Stormlord Super-heavy Assault Tank [580pts]: Armoured Ceramite, Multi-laser, Side sponson with one Lascannon and one twin-linked Heavy bolter
++ Total: [2996pts] ++
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Probobly not a tournament option but to fun not to try out. Here comes the paintrain...
In teory it will drive unharmed to the centre of the enemy army and destroy them in an glorius charge.
The enemy was occupied shooting at my Malcador Infernus.
The combined fire from the Solar Auxilia managed to take a toll on the enemy Leman Russ.
I had saved the Kraken penetrator missiles on the Lightning for larger enemy targets inbound.
A Baneblade had answered the distress call an moved in.
A counterassault from the Protection forces was the answer, infantry in joined by Battle servitors (count as Ogryns).
the fire from the Stormlord and its occupants had thinned the line, and the unleashing of a Cyclops had taken its tool.
The fact that it was inducted levies manning the first line unfortionutly ment that the Cyclops cost more points then it cleared out but I needed to punch a hole in those lines.
And the Sentinell was never seen again...
A Arvus lighter lands on the bunker and deploys it troops, a unit of Household Retinue Veletaris with Volkites.
He is working for the Trade company now...
And the second bunker was secured...
The Eastern Fringe Trading Company hand suceeded in taking out the base of the Expeditional Protection Force.
Surly this would send the message to not interfere in the Trading Company's interests....