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+++++ Text Based Message from Inquisitor Malenciha to Librarian Erstin ++++++
+++++ Subject: Heresy within the Pretorian 3rd Fusiliers +++++
++++ Message Begins: Greetings Librarian. After receiving your last message about rumours regarding Guard regiments summoning Demons to aid them in battle I was, at first, sceptical. In fact if it were anyone other than yourself (or any other member of your chapter) making these allegations then I would have them under investigation for fear they had gone insane, or worse, become tainted themselves. However I pursued these rumours and found, to my shock, that there is some truth to them. I have attached Pict Images of a battle between the insidious Eldar and the Pretorian 3rd Fusiliers, where it appears the Fusiliers’s Psykers summon Demons to aid them in battle (These images are strictly for your eyes and your chapters eyes only, no one outside our organizations may know of their existence).
I advise you make haste to Pretorian 3rd Fusiliers last known position and purge them.
The Emperor Protects
Inquisitor Malenciha of the Ordo Hereticus
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|Pict Image from the 3rd's Engagement against the Eldar, note demons in the foreground appear to be working alongside the Troops of the 3rd, image quality attributed to Warp Energy|
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+++++ Here begins the report of Librarian Erstin of the Grey Knights and his Strike Force, and their engagement of the heretical Pretorian 3rd Fusiliers, account begins:
After conversing with Inquisitor Malenciha on the subject of the heretical Pretorian 3rd Fusiliers it was decided that the best course of action was for me to take my Strike Forces and engage the Demon Worshipers.
We made good speed to the unnamed planet where the heretics had gone to ground, we were alerted to this hideout by a member of the Officio Assassinorum who had been working with Inquisitor Malenciha. After making planet fall we located their hideout with great ease for they gave no care to hiding themselves, believing themselves safe.
|Recon pictures detailing the Heretics campsite and surroundings|
|Old Imperial bastion, evidence that the planet once belonged to the Emperor's domian|
|Primitive Stick-and-Leather huts, shows the deeps the Heretics have sunk to|
|Grey Knight deployment|
Then the enemy emerged, the appeared like ghosts emerging from the woodland like mist. They had not been in the camp, like we had expected, but instead had been waiting for us, although the question remains why the didn't ambush upon our arrival. the only answer i can is that those who follow chaos seldom act in a logical or rational fashion.
|The Heretics Emerge|
Instantly i saw an opening that the Purgation squad could fill. With a word had the squad Deep Strike onto the field, they arrived with perfect accuracy and instantly opened up on a nearby mob of Heretics, and though they hadn't had time to prepare their mighty Psycannons they still reaped a fearsome toll thought the Heretics held their ground.
|The Purgation Squad arrives, this image was taken after they had fired their weapons.|
|Librarian Esrtin bolsters his Squad|
|The Bastion is purged of the Heretic.|
|The Heretics show their hand|
|The "Calvary" Charge|
|The Strike Squad is eliminated but Erstin Counter Attacks......|
|......And purges the unclean|
Meanwhile the Heretic Psykers were constantly summoning more Demon filth to the field, and though the effort eventually claimed their lives, they did overwhelm my brothers and i myself was be set by a pack of Slanneshi She Demons.
|The Demons pour forth|
In the end my duty was to save as many lives of my Brothers as i could, seeing as the planet was uninhabited. I activated our emergency teleportation units and the surviving members of my Strike Force and myself were teleported to safety. We now return to Titan to rearm and re-enforce, the next time we met these scum it will end differently.
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So that was my first ever game of 7th edition 40k and i can say that, while i did enjoy it, screw the Psykic Phase, especially Demonology. The ability to summon troops for free and not have your opponent have a decent chance of stopping it (its still a 6+ to counter because the power isn't targeting your units). I simply didn't have a way to counter the Demons summoning and it cost me the game.
Apart from the Psykic Phase i think that 7th ed 40k will be fun to play and i do plan on playing more of it with my Grey Knights, and all my Grey Knight battle reports will be narrative battle reports, so whats not to like. Until next time.