When the Genestealers took over the system, the Imperial Guardsmen garrisoned there were overcome within hours. They did however raise the alarm. The first Imperial forces to reach the planet were twenty Legiones Astares of the Ultramarines, summoned by the signals from the last uncontaminated base.
White Dwarf #120; & Space Hulk Campaigns Book (p78-79)+++ Eureka: a medium-sized planet in the Owa system containing an amazingly rich asteroid belt. A planet that has been contaminated with a heavy Genestealer presence.Action required: to obliterate the infection.Solution: extreme action required. Suggest we redirect ore asteroid to impact with the planet's surface.+++When the Genestealers took over the system, the Imperial Guardsmen garrisoned there wereovercome within hours. They did however raise the alarm.The first Imperial forces to reach the planet were twenty Legiones Astares of the Ultramarines,summoned by the signals from the last uncontaminated base.
Space Marine Commander Denzark studied the defenders' final battle reports. By his side stoodFriedrich Chanat, senior Adeptus Mechanicus and commander of the base. The holographic display showed an overview of the Owa system.
The huge gas giant at the center glowed with a faint light, a stark contrast to the hundreds of bright red pinpricks that dotted the rest of the display. Each of the dots represented a mine orrefinery in Genestealer hands. Alone among them was a single green speck - the base where they were now standing.
With so few men at his command, Denzark was at a loss as to what he could do. He looked closely at the holographic display for the dozenth time, hoping for some inspiration."This vessel?" Denzark pointed to the scarlet line edging its way into geostationary orbit highabove Eureka's surface. "That's the tug, sir. It isn't a ship as such. Simply a fusion engine and crew quarters attached to the ore which has been welded into one massive block. Its over 700 yards wide and 3km long and contains thousands of millions of tonnes.""Interesting. What do you imagine it would do to that?"
For a moment Chanat was confused, Then realization dawned - Denzark was pointing to the warm gray orb that represented the planet. He meant. what would it do to Eureka!Commander Denzark immediately launched an audacious attack on the tug. By capturingthe tug, he could redirect the massive chunk of ore to impact onto Eureka's surface with theforce of a hundred thousand fusion bombs. The resulting destabilization of the planet's orbit,the atmospheric pollution amd the rapid onset of the greenhouse effect would destroy theGenestealer population totally..
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