Thursday, December 29, 2016

Chaos Ogryn attack

Macross II- Anglican infantry are counterattacked in the ruins of outpost 211 by Ogryn troops of the Stygian Empire.  The Stygian Empire made use of these large drug fueled warriors as a shock force used to spearhead assaults and counterassaults.  The Anglican infantry was quickly forced to fall back from the rampaging onslaught of these hulking beasts.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Forward Supply depot Canberra front

A forward supply depot for an Anglican regiment on the Canberra river front.  The forward supply depots helped ensure the proper manning and equipping of the Imperial forces bogged down in trench warfare along this front.  Ease of resupply could prove to be the critical difference that might see an Imperial victory.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Scouring a block

Above-  An Imperial Guard armored platoon of the 5th Anglican Guard regiment assaults and drives back a large group of stygian militia in Volgagrad on Vexus Prime.  The ferocious fighting there was marked by swift overwhelming assaults and counterassaults.  The Fluid nature of the fighting combined with the battlefield itself served to only increase the lethality of this battlefront.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Ship bound for War

Alpha Legion and Stygian troops aboard a Idolator class frigate bound for raiding operations.  Such raids often included the ground attack of imperial outposts along with piracy raids in the void.  Even a small frigate carried a large number of troops with which to carry out a variety of operations.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Stygian Lascannon emplacement

Throughout the Stygian Wars AA lascannon emplacements were captured then turned to use by the Stygian Empire.  These emplacements provided vital air defense for fixed Stygian fortifications and other locations.  Easily capable of destroying most Imperial aircraft these weapons were a high priority target for imperial pilots.  In fact the imperial forces went so far as to occasionally form special squadrons of thunderbolt strike fighters into "Screaming Eagle" squadrons whose sole job was to attract AA fire and then destroy AA sites.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Anglican Infantry Squad

An Anglican infantry squad from the 17th Anglican Imperial Guard regiment advances out of their trench line on the Canaberra front.  Anglican Infantry saw wide use throughout the Stygian Wars.  Their dogged persistence and knack for attritional warfare ensured they would see widespread employment during the Stygian Wars.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Wraith Gas attack on the Canberra Front

Above-  Stygian forces use Wraith gas in support of a probe on a forward Imperial trench in the Canberra river valley on Vexus Prime.  During the intensity of the fighting along what was known as the Canberra front, chemical attacks by both sides were common.  The Stygian empire's use of Wraith Gas as it was known was particularly gruesome.  Wraith Gas was a short duration blister and suffocation agent enhanced with warp craft to allow the gas an animal level intelligence and the hatred of life of a lower denizens of the warp which inhabited the gas.  This led to the terrifying apparition of "Wraiths" in the chemical attack.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Raptor ambush

Macros II.  With the success of the Apocalypse Angels against Stygian forces, Alpha Legion forces began taking a more direct role in the war.  Here a group of Alpha Legion raptors ambush a marine squad destroying their rhino before swooping in to pick off the surviving squad.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Reconquest of outpost 43

Marcos II outpost 43- elements of the 17th Anglican guard regiment fight building by building through outpost 43 against Stygian Militia forces.  The fighting to retake the outpost was very bitter and often included hand to hand combat as the Anglican regiment sought to retake the devastated settlement that had seen both a zombie plague and clearance operations in the last year before falling to the Stygian Empire.  And while the Anglican regiment was able to clear out the devastated outpost they sustained nearly 40 percent casualties in the process.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Clash in the ashes

Macros II.  An Apocalypse Angel patrol stumble across a defiler in the runs.  Both sides scramble to wipe out the other in a desperate close action that tended to result in heavy casualties for both sides.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Angels Ambush

Marcos II- An Apocalypse Angel razorback ambushes a stygian scout sentinel blowing it apart and leaving it a burning wreck in the ruins of an abandoned mining outpost.  The arrival of the Apocalypse Angels to the Marcos II warzone brought a halt to the Stygian Empires advances there.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Imperial Heavy Weapon Dug out

A fortified heavy weapons dug out occupied by Anglican infantry with heavy bolters.  As the Stygian/chaos assaults raged throughout the sector such fortified dug out became a common feature in Imperial defensive lines.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Apocalypse Angels arrive

Macros II.  The apocalypse Angels chapter of the adeptus astartes arrives again on planet in an effort to roll back the stygian invasion of the world.  Three companies of the marines began spearheading counteroffensives across the planet.  Given the Apocalypse Angels penchant for urban warfare they proved highly effective in this campaign.