Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
The battle line is ready, one fire team of the Red Guards will take up a position in the ruins.
The rest of the Guards take a position behind the mercenary cavalry, both for protection and as "encouragement" for the troopers to earn their pay.
"Stand To!" "Enemy in sight." crys Lt. Mark Smithsbrother from the watch tower. Captain Hakmaster orders all men to the parapets and to fire at will.
Excellent shooting has dropped all the horses but Commandant Grubemaker's. The loss of their mounts is disturbing but only two men have been lost. The remainder continue to advance while laying down a steady stream of firepower. To the rear the Red Guards give supporting fire.
Pvt. Blodbottom is the first to fall to enemy bullets. While Lt. Smithsbrother is dropped by a horrible misfire from Pvt. Heckachers rifle. (A critical miss lead to the Lt's demise via a deadly ricochet.)
"Follow me men, you can't let a woman show us up" calls out Commandant Grubemaker as Senior Commissar of Special Operations, Sonia Hartlis runs past the dismounted troopers.
More good shooting drops the commandants steed and two more of his troopers.
Igor Borisganski is the first Red Guard to fall for the glory of the Mother Land. How will the rest of his comrades respond?
Disaster for the for Captain Hakmaster and the soldiers of the IBFF, the excellent marksmanship of the Red Guards has dropped every member of the post except for Pvt. Makanon.
With the captain (and more importantly Sgt. Crutherson) down Makanon is on his own.
But the pvt. has waited too long, as the first of the foes, Commandant Grubemaker, two of his troopers and Commissar of Special Operations, Sonia Hartlis have entered the post. The latter is attempting to open the gate.
Outside the gate-the Red Guards are ready to fullfill their mission.
Seeing the enemy among the bodies of his fallen comrades, Pvt. Makanon is overcome by the moment and decides to take down his King Emperor's enemies rather than escape with his prisoner. (He passed his morale but failed his intelligence roll.)
Makamon was a brave man but a poor shot, especially when Ivan tried to knock the pvt. down, and the former is dropped by a hail of pistol and carbine shots.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Dracian barbarians have smashed yet another outpost on the Roman frontier.
Showing no fear, the Dracians were a thorn in the Roman sides for decades until the Emperor Trajan smashed them in a series of campaigns in the 2nd Century.
Till that day these warriors acknowledged no conquerors but themselves.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
No soldier crossing "No Man's Land" wants to face the reinforced terror of a pillbox with a manned machine gun.
Protected by barbed wire entanglements,infantry support and sweeping fire from the machine gun, this pillbox is the hard point in a line of defences in one of the countless ruined villages found on the Western Front.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Hive Scout Zzyzznn from the Formigas Hive Mind has been surprised by the appearance of G'ngb'lk K'ppt'n-C'nth' W'n't'r1211n'gt among the ruins of an outpost on planet No-L-2121. In such an encounter only the quickest will survive.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Diving from above Space Battle Squadron 51 stands ready to defend the planets of the New Terran Empire.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Barricades have been a staple to warriors through out the ages, even fighters in the future.