+ FROM THE OFFICE OF LORD GENERAL BULLEDIN, SABBAT WORLDS CRUSADE 2nd ARMY +
+ FOR IMMEDIATE DISPATCH TO ALL UNITS, KHAN III THEATRE +
+ DATED 245.773.M41 +
I extend to you, mighty warriors of the Imperium, the highest honors and glory, for the success of the first stage of our campaign here on Khan III. We have already captured significant drop zones across the planet and begun our assault on the major hives and populations centers worldwide. We have achieved orbital superiority and destroyed the enemy fleet entirely. Our LZs at Mensk, Pripyat, and Bylcherno are receiving the second wave of our forces, in anticipation of the full assault that we will be launching soon [see attached order “Operation: Vindictive Strike”].
However, we must not forget our fellow soldiers have given their all to win us this day. Let their names be added to the rolls of the martyrs. May they stride forever more in His Eternal Army, and let us pray that we may be worthy of their company once again.
Praise His Name and know that the Emperor protects those who fight for Him on Earth.
Lord General Bulledin out.
+ AVE IMPERATOR +
+ CASUALTY LIST: +
3rd Hurari Screamers: Destroyed on planet
11th Catachan: Three companies MIA, 2 companies lost
63rd Elchingen Hussars: Two companies lost
84th Vogenhite: Destroyed in orbit
90th Nox Prime Chevaliers: Two battalions lost
92nd Khulan Armoured: Six mechanized infantry battalions lost, 3 armoured battalions lost
Gorgon’s Screaming Defeat: All hands lost
The Pride of Khulan IX: All hands lost
His Blessed Sight: Significant damage, warp core damaged
Fulcrum of Battle: Minor damage
230th “Bloodhounds” Imperial Navy Fighter Wing: All aircraft lost
245th “Bolter Babes” Imperial Navy Fighter Wing: All aircraft lost
365th “Voltra’s Finest” Imperial Navy Fighter Wing: All aircraft lost
455th “Riotous Steeds” Imperial Navy Fighter Wing: Three squadrons lost
+ THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Serve the Emperor today, tomorrow you may be dead. +