Sabbat Worlds Crusade: 63rd Elchingen Hussars

SWC 2nd ARMY GENERAL DISPATCH 10088.1
Khan III Planetfall Initial Action Report

+ 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: +

Imperial Guard

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

Imperial Navy

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. +

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SWC 2nd ARMY GENERAL DISPATCH 10088.2
Collected Army Reports from Army Group Sejanus

After-Action Report, Assault on Khan III PDF Firebase Ephedus

+ FROM CAPTAIN TERÉZIA ÁGI BOKOR, 63rd ELCHINGEN HUSSARS +

+ TO COLONEL AREC NICÉPHORE AND REGIMENTAL COMMAND; FORWARDED TO ARMY GROUP SEJANUS COMMAND, KHAN III THEATRE +

+ DATED 246.773.M41 +

Sir:

While I am happy to report that Sigrdrífa Company accomplished its goals of securing PDF Firebase Ephedus, and aiding in the overall liberation of Pripyat, I must report that the enemy force was significantly stronger than anticipated, both in terms of force size and discipline. Whereas Imperial intelligence had reported that the majority of the enemy stationed at the firebase would be local heretical militia with a light compliment of Blood Pact. However, upon attack, we discovered a large number of off-world cultists, including Shebol Red-Hand’s own Charismites, and senior elite officers of the Blood Pact. The ornithopter landing pad had also been laced with daemonic runes of power, and corrupted at least one squad – further damage was only prevented thanks to the efforts of forward spotter teams directing mortar squads stationed in the rear.

As such, Sigrdrífa Company suffered much higher casualty rate than expected. Nine Platoon, who led the assault, lost two squads completely Secundus and Quintus; further more, more than half of Squad Primus was also lost in action. Several more have received wounds of varying degrees, including three critical. I have appended the names of those KIA and WIA below. I am officially requesting three squads of soldiers from Delta “Reserve” Battalion be transferred to Σ/Sigrdrífa-9.

At this time, my troops have finished securing the firebase, and are escorting Departmento Munitorum scrub teams to wash and clean out any remaining filth from the Archenemy. A team of priests from the Ecclesiarchy is also beginning the efforts of reconsecration of the base. I will alert you immediately when the base is deemed safe enough to use as your personal HQ.

In the Emperor’s name.

- Capt. Bokor

RE: After-Action Report, Assault on Khan III PDF Firebase Ephedus

+ FROM COLONEL AREC NICÉPHORE +

+ TO CAPTAIN TERÉZIA ÁGI BOKOR; ARMY GROUP SEJANUS COMMAND, KHAN III THEATRE +

+ DATED 248.773.M41 +

Captain Bokor:

Request for reinforcement temporarily denied, but not for the reasons you might think Captain. Please report with your entire company to the following coordinates immediately: Latitude: 0.85166, Longitude: 117.62431. Day code is A66λ. Repeat: Alpha-six-six-lambda. Geirönul Company from Beta Battalion will relieve your position.

Ave Imperator.

- Colonel Nicéphore

RE: RE: After-Action Report, Assault on Khan III PDF Firebase Ephedus

+ FROM CAPTAIN TERÉZIA ÁGI BOKOR +

+ TO COLONEL AREC NICÉPHORE; ARMY GROUP SEJANUS COMMAND, KHAN III THEATRE +

+ DATED 249.773.M41 +

Sir:

Acknowledged. Sigrdrífa Company departing at 06:34 local standard time.

- Capt. Bokor

Report to High Command

+ FROM COLONEL AREC NICÉPHORE, 63rd ELCHINGEN HUSSARS; INQUISITOR FEVEL CORMAN, ORDO HERETICUS+

+ TO FIELD MARSHALL MILOJICA VLASTIMIR ARMY GROUP SEJANUS COMMAND, KHAN III THEATRE; FORWARDED TO 2nd ARMY HIGH COMMAND, CRUSADE HIGH COMMAND, INQUISITORIAL ORDOS+

Honored Lords and Masters:

Pursuant to the vaunted tasks that the Warmaster has assigned us to, we have discovered significant evidence of the Archenemy’s efforts on Khan III. Documents and other evidence recovered by soldiers of the 63rd Elchingen Hussars were from Inquisitorial Asset [REDACTED], who is still listed as MIA. Intel includes:

  • Heretical forces on this planet have received unusually high training from Blood Pact forces.
  • Blood Pact forces have brought both xenos and traitor human mercenaries planetside, including Excubitors, Loxatl, and Sileraioi. Documents also make reference to a currently unknown second xenos type.
  • Information and intel on local resistance forces, which disturbingly silent one month before planetfall, including contact codes.
  • We have also secured evidence regarding the sheer lack of civilians. While the Blood Pact is known to commit mass genocide as a means of initially cowing the resistant populaces of conquered Imperial planets, we have found none of the infamous so-called “murder pits” thus far. Evidence points that all non-heretical civilians left as refugees to the hives, early on in the invasion. It is our hope that there are still civilian forces in the hives.

As such, Inquisitor Corman is requesting a small detachment of Guardsmen to accompany his own personal forces as he infilitrates Hive Ngorkah (assault plans detailed below). He believes that if followed accordingly, he should able to be inside Hive Ngorkah within a Terran standard month (roughly 34 days local). It will require at least two army groups, including Sejanus and one of your lords choosing.

We remain your devoted servants. Ave Imperator.

- Col. Nicéphore, 63rd Elchingen Hussars
Inquisitor Corman, Ordo Xenos

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It is not the horror of war that troubles me but the unseen horrors of peace.

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Private Journal Entries of Captain Terézia Ági Bokor, 63rd Elchingen Hussars

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Notes: The following file contains personal journal entries from the writings of one Captain Terézia Ági Bokor of the 63rd Elchingen Hussars. Capt. Bokor led a small contingent of Imperial Guardsmen, primarily from her own regiment, during Operation Anadyr Ascendent on Khan III, as a part of Intruder Force Fenix Majestic, under the command of REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED VERMILION LEVEL CLEARANCE REQUIRED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED.

ACCESSED: Journal entry date: 254.773.M41

“The 414th [Krieg Siege Infantry] has begun working on opening a way to smuggle in a small force of Guardsmen into the hive, and it’s my unit that’s drawn the (un)lucky straw. While it is not the case that I shirk from this chance to do my duty to the Emperor and honour my forefathers, I am deeply suspicious of the motives of REDACTED in sending us into a city full of enemy combatants with extremely little support. It is not even clear to me at this time what exactly our objectives are. While my troops excel at stealth, I keep hearing rumors about destroying some plasma generators. We’re certainly equipped for taking out static structures, but not of that level of instability. I fear that High Command is condemning my unit and regiment to a suicide mission.”

ACCESSED: Journal entry date: 267.773.M41

“Damn that REDACTED! He’s brought in Satorus mercenaries. Why they haven’t all met their end in front of a firing line, only the blessed God-Emperor knows. If we’re to liberate this planet, we don’t need to bring our own damn butchers – the Archenemy has done enough slaughter here to last for generations. I’m going to file a petition with the Field-Marshall personally to have them removed from all combat operations.”

ACCESSED: Journal entry date: 270.773.M41

“I have been ‘convinced’ to remove my objections about the damn Satorus, lest I lose my command. I almost resigned then and there. They say Elchingens can’t be trusted – have they even seen the crimes that those bloody sell-swords have racked up? This mission stinks worse every damn day.”

ACCESSED: Journal entry date: 277.773.M41

“I finally have a clearer understanding of what my soldiers are going to be sacrificed for. It appears that we’re to locate and assist any remaining resistance units in the hive in order to destroy the void shield generators protecting the city from assault. If we can do that, then the whole army group can descend on the hive and take it back from the bloody enemy. It is my hope that there is still a resistance left to link up with. The complete lack of any evidence that civilians once lived here is unnerving to say the least. I’ve also been tasked with finding any remaining planetary VIPs, and securing their persons. The Ecclesiarchy has also requested that we recover more of the planet’s holy relics if we should find them.”

ACCESSED: Journal entry date: 279.773.M41

“We have made it through the tunnels of the underhive. By the Throne, I never want to be there again. Elchingen Hussars are meant to fly free and descend from the starry heavens above, not be trapped like rats in a cage. Special commendations will need to be made for Primus Squad who secured the lifts that will took us to the surface. I lost ten men in those tunnels, including Specialist Koba, who was our company’s primary demolitions expert. Between this and previous casualties, this gives me about 300 men effective. I left Six Platoon guarding the entrance under the command of Lt. Zaal Gaioz. We’ve also discovered that the Resistance is still alive, if diminished, and that the Blood Pact are selling civilians (well, the ones they aren’t using for sacrificial rituals and slave labor) to some sort of xenos. I knew this mission was shit. We’re currently en route to the Resistance HQ. Hope to get some more answers there.”

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