The 609th Armor rolled into the Ninja Den for the second battle of the Test of Iron to challenge the Stricken.
The armored fist platoon is ordered forward ahead of the battle tanks. The chaos dread freaks out and destroys the Khornate rhino.Preciously few shots find their way through armor, on either side.
Chaos reinforcements arrive, the chaos terminators pushing their luck on a tricky deep strike to spray shots into rear armor.
Behind Mr. Huggy reality tears and lesser daemons begin to manifest. The chaos forces increase and get closer to the Imperial tanks. Transports are rended by the dread and daemon prince.The Wolf Pack engage, dropping many lesser daemons, but still more manifest. The enemy was being protected by their dark gods, few wounds were scored.
The Stricken's raptors put their meltas to good use. The 609th commanders have a special dislike for these guys...
In the center of the battlefield, the Imperials were surrounded by the daemonic. The commissars were precise with their prayers, not a single guardsman ran, but many were killed.The Wolf Pack set to their appointed task of protecting the Knight Commander.
The raptors neutralize Renholder and proceed to the next.
The Lord Commissar's last stand, he's a bugger to take down...
The right flank spiraled into a hide-and-seek between the chimera and rhino, with the Imperial tank winning.
Ground reserves came in to deal with the terminators (as per the mission special rules). The Wolf Pack and terminators did this a couple times...
Crimson Command prepared to make a good account of themselves, with the veterans and the other infantry squad gone. There were still many deamons before them.