Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Apocalypse Angel standard bearer



During the Stygian Wars the apocalypse Angels chapter often went into battle under battle flags that were displayed proudly.  Often these flags expressed something of the end times cult that exsisted through the chapter.

Monday, May 29, 2017

AL LRRP team unleashing daemons



Grenada Reconquest- Iberian Campaign- Iberia-  An Alpha Legion long range recon patrol team including a sorcerer later identified as the arch heretic Kallis assault a Imperial Supply depot while Kallis opens a small warp rift and unleashes a force of daemons to run rampant behind imperial lines.  These terror tactics the Alpha Legion used on Iberia also had the advantage of tying up an inordinate number of forces from front line duty to protect the ground already taken.  A result of which was the slowing of the advance.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fall of Outpost 279



Grenada Reconquest- Iberian Campaign- Iberia, outpost 279-  Col. Devoe of the Stygian Empire refused to surrender knowing only death awaited him.  Instead he and his surviving men fought to the last man inflicting as much damage as they could on the Imperial forces.  With the death of Devoe all organized resistance in outpost 279 ended and three days later the outpost was declared cleansed.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Surprise assault




Grenada Reconquest- Iberian Campaign- Iberia, Outpost 279-  Anglican Scion squads were pulled off of LRRP duty and tasked with infiltrating through outpost 279's sewer system and hit the Stygian line from behind even as Anglican guardsmen assaulted the front.  This surprise assault caught the Stygian defenders flat footed and led to the collapse of the inner perimeter of outpost 279.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Stout resistance



Grenada Reconquest- Iberian Campaign- Iberia, outpost 279-  With a quick reorganization a defense of the inner ring of outpost 279 was established by the Stygian forces who repulsed the imperial advance with heavy casualties.  The swift victory that had appeared to be within Imperial reach had been thwarted and a brutal stalemate began to set in.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Doom lure

Grenada Reconquest- Iberian Campaign- Iberia, outpost 279-  The Imperials continued their successful if costly assault.  Stygian forces quickly resorted to dirty stratagems in an effort to drive up the blood price the Imperium would pay.  The often used a tactic they called a doom lure, where a squad would fight hard for a position then retreat under the cover of a single member of the squad.
When Imperial forces then assaulted the position in overwhelming force they would see a swift victory often not noticing the remote controlled booby trap until it was far far too late.
With the advance Imperial force then wiped out the retreating squad would then reoccupy the position leaving nearby Imperial units very reluctant to assault the position lest they carry out the same trick.  The hesitation thus imposed upon Imperial forces slowed the advance and allowed a reorganization of the Stygian Defense.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Through the breach



Grenada Reconquest- Iberian Campaign- Iberia, outpost 279-  With the perimeter of outpost 279 breached the Apocalypse Angels withdrew and more Anglican guard units were fed through the breach.  The advancing imperials found further organized resistance in the outpost however and the fighting grew very fierce and bloody as the Imperials continued to push their way into the heart of the outpost.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

2nd assault on outpost 279




Grenada Reconquest- Iberian campaign- Iberia, outpost 279-  A second assault was launched aided by marines of the Apocalypse Angels chapter.  Fierce fire lashed out at the attacking Imperials but the demolisher cannons on the Apocalypse Angel vindicators began opening holes in the defensive perimeter for the Anglican guard infantry to exploit.  All the while the outpost was subject to continued air raids in an effort to impede other stygian units in the outpost from reinforcing the part of the perimeter under assault.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Air raid on outpost 279



Grenada Reconquest- Iberian Campaign- Iberia, outpost 279-  With the siege taking far longer than Imperial High command had anticipated the Apocalypse Angels Chapter were asked to help break the deadlock.  The first indication of their arrival for the Stygian units in outpost 279 came as Stormtalons came in on strafing runs throughout the outpost.  The sudden devestation was but a taste of the assault that was to come.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Insurgent hunting at outpost 279


Grenada Reconquest- Iberian Campaign- Iberia, outpost 279-  With Stygian insurgents running loose behind the Imperial siege lines inflicting heavy damage on the besiegers, the 7th Anglican Guard regiment was brought in to hunt down the insurgent operating just behind the Imperial siege lines.  After brief but heavy fighting the Stygian insurgents were eliminated and the siege continued on.

Monday, May 15, 2017

sally out of outpost 279



Grenada Reconquest- Iberian Campaign- Iberia, outpost 279- Stygian forces send a group of insurgent militia out of the outpost via a secreted tunnel system.  The stygian militia emerge by the Anglican artillery and using the explosives they were provided with, proceed to wreck the Imperial guns and begin sowing death and confusion behind the Imperial siege lines.  This sudden sally out of the outpost began a small crisis in Imperial command as some Imperial commander advocated falling back and resecuring the area at the expense of the siege.  Calmer heads and the threatening voices of the commissariat instead saw orders issued for reinforcements to deal with insurgent raids.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

1rst assault on outpost 279



Grenada Reconquest- Iberian Campaign- Iberia, outpost 279-  Soldiers of the 5th Anglican Imperial Guard regiment launch an assault on Outpost 279.  Despite a large predawn bombardment the Stygian Defenses are still firmly held.  The assaulting Imperial forces are cut down by Stygian artillery and small arms fire.  Seeing the ease with which the first wave of the attack was cut down Imperial commanders halt the attack and prepare to go back to siege methods to weaken the Stygians further before trying again.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Counter sniper



Grenada Reconquest- Iberian Campaign- Iberia, outpost 279-  Unable to suppress the Stygian Snipers with artillery the Imperial besieging regiments brought in snipers from the attached scion forces.  With counter sniping now taking place the threat of Stygian snipers while not neutralized was greatly reduced and the siege works could proceed in a more timely manner.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Stygian sniper team in action



Grenada Reconquest- Iberian Campaign- Iberia, outpost 279-  A Stygian sniper team picks off an Anglian guardsman and send the rest of the imperial squad scrambling back to the other side of the ridge.  The Stygians despite the harassment bombardments deployed sniper teams to demoralize and slow down the guardsmen carrying out the siege works.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

shelling outpost 279



Grenada Reconquest- Iberian campaign- Iberia, outpost 279- As part of the Imperial siege of outpost 279 regular artillery bombardments of the fortified outpost began to occur.  Imperial forces did this to allow their units to dig trenches closer to the outpost under the cover of the bombardment as well as to soften up potential strongpoints and degrade Stygian forces with attrition prior to launching a breaching assault.

Monday, May 8, 2017

digging siege lines



Grenada Reconquest- Iberian Campaign- Iberia- outpost 279.-  With the strength of the stygian forces in the area outpost 279 was instead cut off and surrounded from the outlining areas.  Anglican troops surveying the outpost quickly began to dig in as it appeared a siege would be required to root the Stygian forces out of the outpost.  Anglican artillery sets up along with supply depots as a series of forward positions are dug by Anglican nfantry upon the ridges on the outskirts of the settlement.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

fortifying outpost 279




Grenada Reconquest- Iberian Campaign- Iberia, outpost 279-  Stygian forces man defenses they have built in outpost 279.  Stygian forces used prefab defense lines to fortify wrecked buildings and help turn the outpost into a formidable defensive position requiring a siege to drive them out.