As Ultramar comes under siege by the forces of Chaos, the patrol ship Chronicle of Duty has been boarded by warriors from the Black Legion. Quickly the contingent of Ultramarines rush to repel the boarders. The action takes place on one of the engineerium decks. For now the goal is to eliminate as many of the intruders as possible, but should that fail….
Turn 1: No effects from the raging battle outside
The Chaos warriors take up position around the transformer stations, conveniently using their walkways for cover. Meanwhile the Ultramarines and the Dreadnaught, Brother Marius, rush forward to repel the invaders
The cowardly Chaos space marines fall back from their covered position as the Ultras continue forward.
Turn 2: Still no effect from the battle outside. Both sides rejoice as reinforcements arrive.
Shots are exchanged! The Chaos dreadnaught opens fire on Brother Marius, crippling him. In turn, he pays back the insult by putting the Chaos dread out of its warp-fuel misery forever.
Turn 3. The ship shudders as a strike against it’s hull reverberates throughout causing normal ground to become difficult ground. The Chaos reinforcements move up in the cover of the generators, with another group moving up to series of crates. The Chaos marines move back up into cover and open fire on the first tac squad, cutting down two members. The Chaos marine’s plasma gun overheats, taking out its user, while another is lost to the Ultramarines returning fire. The Chaos marines on the transformer station break and run.
Turn 4. The ships stills as the Ultramarines reinforcements rush forward to join the fray. The first squad shifts into better cover as a Chaos marine squad rushes forward to fire from behind a stack of crates. The Ultras and Brother Marius open fire, cutting several down but their hatred keeps them going.
Turn 5. Again the ship is (disappointingly) calm. The Chaos marines behind the crates consolidate then fire down on the ultras in cover in the center of the chamber, wiping out the ultramarine squad. The third squad of Chaos Marines climbs onto the second transformer station. The Chaos lord leading the band finally rushes forth to join the fray. In return Brother Marius further reduces Chaos marines behind the crate down to one. His hatred keeps him from running.
The battle ends with both sides having one kill point and the Chaos lord facing down the chaplain and his squad. The fate of the Chronicle of Duty remains in the balance….