Savage Campaign~Operation Two
Loyalists Involved In The Conflict
Traitors Involved In The Conflict
Before any counter attack could be considered by the Loyalist forces the second wave of the Traitors invasion force made planet fall, this time at targets which were anticipated as strategically valuable and had been prepared with some levels of defenses; the Space Port and the mighty Governors Palace. As the main Imperial Fists force and Luna Wolves mobilised to augment the areas defences, the Templar contingent was rerouted at the last minute as sudden reports of firefights in the Vox Relay Node began flooding in.
Still battered from their bloody engagement with the Word Bearers, the Templars entered the Vox Relay district expecting to find light skirmishes and harassers from a stealth insertion, they were completely unprepared for a fully infiltrated Alpha Legion armoured battlegroup! Deploying on foot to counter the anticipated guerrilla tactics, the VIIth forces came under immediate heavy fire from the XXths tanks as they burst from hiding, mowing down dozens of Fists in the opening minutes of the engagement. The Alpha forces capitalised on the surprise attack and pushed forward deep into the enemy lines, with no prospect of support and their initial counter proving ineffective the Templars began breaking and retreating back to the landing craft, ceding the area to the Traitors.
Thankfully the Loyalists prepared defenses allowed them to fair somewhat better in the other engagements, with both the Luna Wolves and the rest of the Imperial Fists repealing the Night Lords attack on the Space Port and the Word Bearers assault on the Governors Palace. However with the Alpha Legion beginning sabotage strikes throughout the city via their underground Crypt tunnels, a huge section of Imperial forces were withdrawn from fortified areas and instead used as mobile counter measures, drastically reducing the Loyalists zone of control down to the Medicae Facilities. Furious at the Templars defeat the leadership cadre, largely made up of Luna Wolves, blamed the VIIth for allowing the XXths forces to escape containment at the Vox Relay Node. Initially arguing that any containment should have been done at their first point of contact (a lightly veiled insinuation that they in turn blamed the Luna Wolves for the Alphas infiltration), the Templars latter displayed the typical VIIth stoic temperament and quickly silenced themselves and withdrew from the Loyalist held territory.
|Skirmish Designation||Victor||Defeated||Faction Victor|
|Savage Campaign~Operation Two~Battle for the Governors Palace||L-XVII-3175||L-VII-3188||Draw|
|Savage Campaign~Operation Two~Battle for the Space Port||L-XVI-0465||L-VIII-0972||Draw|
|Savage Campaign~Operation Two~Battle for the Vox Relay Node||L-XX-3187||L-VII-3177||Traitor|
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