PART 4.3: The Artemis Hive Campaign

MISSION 4.3: ‘Undeniable’

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Mission Setup:
The Ultramarines’ drive on, slicing through the defences with grim determination and methodical devastation. Bolter shells chatter and promethium flames flare, answered by the whistle of guided missiles and the sharp crack of pulse rounds. The human defenders continue to fall, like cattle they are butchered in the streets now slick with blood and gore. Almost all human resistance has collapsed, with units throwing down their arms before the advancing marines, begging for forgiveness. The more wary run away and attempt to hide, and wisely so as the Ultramarines meat out the Emperors justice on those they find cowering before them.

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PART 4.2: The Artemis Hive Campaign

MISSION 4.2: Unrelenting

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Mission Setup:
While the battle of the bunkers rages on, the Ultramarines spearhead drives on deeper and deeper into the network of defence lines, butchering and burning as they go. While the Tau put up an organized, efficient defense, their human comrades are melting like ice under the midday sun. Units throw themselves at the Ultramarines feet, begging for forgiveness and mercy, but receive none.

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PART 4.1: The Artemis Hive Campaign

MISSION 4.1: Unswerving

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Mission Setup:
The Ultramarines are at the city gates, having free reign of the cities perimeter now that the rebels have withdrawn into the bristling fortified mass that is Artemis Hive. However daunting the city appears though, the momentum of the war is with the Ultramarines and they know that all that stands in their way are a series of unremarkable defense lines, a handful of fortifications, and a garrison of human warriors on the edge of collapse.

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Taros Campaign Prep – Scratch Built Tank

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Preparations for the upcoming campaign are well underway, with terrain generation ticking along nicely, specifically tailored to the missions in the book (mostly mining and industrial looking stuff – more in a future update).  As previously mentioned though, my Astra Militarum Imperial Guard forces will need some significant reinforcements in the Tank department to be able to play the majority of these missions – after all, Taros was known for its brutal tank battles in the desert wastes.  However, I really don’t want to spend any money at all if possible, so i have decided to give cardboard tanks a go!

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Upcoming Campaign

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Beyond the mammoth To Do List and the usual aims for the gaming year ahead (play more 8th, go to more tournaments than if did last year, sell some stuff, buy no more plastic crack, etc, etc) one of my chief aims for this year has been to start a new narrative campaign.

Narrative campaigns are the single best way to have fun in my book. Tourneys are great, as are club leagues and pick up games with mates, but the ones you always remember are the story driven campaigns that meant something more than a bit of tactical nuance and lucky dice on the day.

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