By the time Captain Sicarius and the Ultramarines taskforce arrived on the hive world of Black Reach, Waaagh! Zanzag controlled most of the northern continent. Only three of the twelve major hive cities still held out. When the Strike Cruiser Valin’s Revenge made orbit, the defences of Ghospora, the largest of the three towering hive cities still free, were faltering. Zanzag was a Warboss of uncommon mekaniacal skill and had perfected a design for supacharged shootaz that could punch through a Leman Russ’ armour plating or even a Space Marine’s power armour. With such weapons at their command, the brutal Ork invaders were annihilating Black Reach’s defenders.
Wasting no time in contemplation, Sicarius ordered his Battle-Brothers to their Drop Pods and directed the Valin’s Revenge to begin an orbital bombardment of Ghospora’s attackers. The Drop Pod assault landed hard on the heels of the bombardment. In a brief but bloody battle, the Ultramarines cast the Orks from Ghospora’s walls, forcing a bloodied and beaten Zanzag to retreat. Scarcely had the battlecries ceased than Sicarius was on the move again. Leaving a portion of his force to bolster Ghospora’s defences, Sicarius took off in search of the leader of the Waaagh!
With Sicarius and the bulk of the Ultramarines now elsewhere, the Orks renewed their assault on Ghospora Hive. Unfortunately for the greenskins, Sicarius had foreseen the possibility and ordered the deployment of several Thunderfire cannon to strengthen the hive’s defences. No sooner did the assault get underway than a salvo of shells tore through the advancing Orks and drove them back to the shelter of the petrified forests surrounding Ghospora Hive.
Meanwhile, Sicarius’ search for Zanzag continued. Thunderhawk and Land Speeder reconnaissance patrols identified several Ork encampments along the Blackwallow River. In the space of a week, Sicarius planned and led strikes against each, but although plenty of supacharged shootaz were in evidence, Zanzag was nowhere to be found. After the fourth ramshackle fort was reduced to rubble, Sicarius received an urgent request for assistance from the Black Reach Planetary Defence Forces defending Sulphora Hive. Torn between duties, Sicarius reluctantly abandoned his hunt for Zanzag’s base of operations and headed south to Sulphora, leaving the search in the hands of two squads of Scouts under the command of Sergeant Telion.
1 BOX + 6 punchboards + 6 two sided terrain tiles + rule book + scenario book + 20 wooden order tokens (10 for each army) + 2 deck cards 50 cards each) + 4 dices
14+/ 2 Players / 30-120'