Friday, November 25, 2016
Raid on Supply Depot Theta 12
Smarkad III. With the insurgency on Smarkad III increasing daily the Alpha Legion overlords of the Stygian Empire decided the time was right for a strike upon supply Depot Theta 12. A small hunter killer team of Alpha Legion marines infiltrated through the forests under the command of Champion Tessorus, within easy striking distance of the imperial compound.
Tessorus saw the weak guard force and ordered a quick assault. Alpha Legion marines stormed out of the forest cutting apart a roving guardsman with a chosen's lightning claws even as the other Alpha Legion marines scoured guardsmen off the battlements with bolter fire. Surprised the two gate guards attempted to resist but were rapidly cut down.
Rapidly the Alpha legion marines attached charges to the main entrance while another of their number set up a booby trap on one of the Imperial corpses. A sudden flash and explosion and the way was clear. The chosen with lightning claws led the way through the smoke filled hall towards the lone guard. The guardsman fired a burst with his rifle into the approaching marine with the rounds bouncing harmlessly off his armor. In seconds the guard was carved to pieces as the claws of the chosen reached him.
Another blast rocked the compound as the next set of doors was blown open. The Alpha Legion marines raced into the main room only to run into the storm of fire from the sergeant n charge and one other guardsman. The two emptied their guns to no effect into the Alpha Legion marines who were upon them before they could reload, hacking and slashing them to death.
With practiced speed and precision born of centuries of fighting the long war, the Alpha Legion Marines set charges and put the depot to the torch. A few of their number carefully emplaced a couple of land mines near the entrance in order to inflict even more losses on the Imperium when the response force arrived on the scene. The Alpha Legion Marines then left as quickly as they had arrived melting back into the forests and headed towards their next target.