"Target sighted, ruined building type imperial, first through 3rd floor, within range, distance: Far. Probability of total neutralization: 45%. Take aim, fire at will sanctioned. Omnissiah be praised." Ferrodir 4-Gyros chimed in binary to his assigned ranger squad. The message, received and understood within fractions of a section, and the whole squad opened fire upon the dark eldar hiding across the street. The nearby guardsmen, oblivious of the enemy presence startled turned their heads looking in all directions, trying to get a glimpse of what the vigilant Skitarii had observed, analysed and fired upon by the time it takes for a single breath.
|Ready for battle! (Or rather ready for packing)|
|The field of battle, 4' by 4'. My deployment zone was rather cramped by people wanting to run forward as soon as possible.|
|Last stand of the Vanguard Alpha shortly before charging the dark eldar troops disembarking from the closest skimmer.|
|Dominating. The knight take up a lot of points, but as long as it stays alive it delivers a ton of damage and can efficiently grab objectives with the 12" move.|
|Fight me? Now why on earth would you do that? I'm just standing here behind this wall calibrating the data blocks for the rest of the army. Move along now!|
|Ready to run. The dark eldar had no plans for moving any closer.|
|The battle is over. Remnants of guardsmen cling to cover and the dark eldar skimmers hide from the knight.|
With the victory on Nest, I captured one sector on the planet from Chris and due to my Relentless Assault campaign rule claimed yet another sector on Tresium. Truly a glorious day for the Imperium and for Omnissiah!
EDIT: As a friend of mine pointed out, I forgot all about the scout move granted by the Sktarii Maniple. That extra 6" would have meant a lot for the vanguard and ruststalkers. I'll make a not of the until next time.
Objective completed, sector secured. Enemy forces routed, great losses on both sides. Lots of new data to analyse from the engagement. New profile type registered for [Dark + Eldar(?) + Wraith Knight.] Upload started. Estimated processing time H:42M:52S:27. Permission to return to mechanicum base of operation requested. Ferrodir 4-Gyros out.
....Access granted...... Magos is satisfied by the results, return for further personal sensor data analysis.