Friday, 17 April 2009
Siege of Vrak Sideshow
Unknown to the Imperium, Eldar came creeping from their webway onto Vraks. They searched an area of the planet well away from the contested city. A place where there is an old ruined temple. Other warp-energised eyes saw them. Eyes in psychers that passed messages to the Cardinal from the Gods. The aliens must be stopped.
A Vrak Renegade force sneaked from the eastern city to interdict the Eldar. The Cardinal sent two Malcador and an infantry platoon including a squad of Disciples and Enhanced Ogryn. The force was heavy in artillery with light and heavy mortor batteries and an antitank battery.
The Mortor barrages forced the Eldar to make a lightning strike at the Vrak line with their elite aspect warriors. After some initial successes, notably slaughtering the anti-tank battery, the warriors were attrited away by massed autogun and heavy bolter fire, and hand to hand combat with drug crazed Ogryn. All the time, mortors pounded their main force.
Both Malcador suffered engine failures, a fault of the breed, but served as immobile strongpoints.
The Eldar withdrew, leaving the field to the renegades. Whatever was in the temple was now the property of the heretic cardinal.