Original Strike Deep Campaign published in White Dwarf 149 by Deah H Bass Adapted to the Alien Assault game engine by Alex Ramirez, Oct 2009 In the aftermath of the Great Ork War, the world of Armageddon is in ruins. Its industries have been smashed, its Hive Cities have been reduced to rubble. It's armies, although victorious, have taken many casualties. The three Marine Chapters assigned to the Armageddon campaign have begun withdrawal; their battle skills are required elsewhere in the Imperium. It is imperative that re-construction begin immediately or the people will starve. unless this great work begins soon this strategically vital world will cease to be viable.
Original Strike Deep Campaign published in White Dwarf 149 by Deah H BassAdapted to the Alien Assault game engine by Alex Ramirez, Oct 2009In the aftermath of the Great Ork War, the world of Armageddon is inruins. Its industries have been smashed, its Hive Cities have beenreduced to rubble. It's armies, although victorious, have taken manycasualties. The three Marine Chapters assigned to the Armageddon campaignhave begun withdrawal; their battle skills are required elsewhere in theImperium. It is imperative that re-construction begin immediately or thepeople will starve. unless this great work begins soon this strategicallyvital world will cease to be viable.
One of the few Hive-clusters to survive the war intact was the cityof Infernus. Its Governor surrendered immediately rather than facethe Orc scourge. At first it seemed that this treachery might proveto be a blessing in disguise; an intact Hive could feed and house manyrefugees. Now events have taken a darker turn.
Responding to a strange conjuction of cards during his reading of theImperial Tarot, Brother Ishmael of the Inquisition disappeared in thelower levels of Infernus along with his six bodyguards. Assuming hisdisappearance to be the work of rogue Hive Gangs Colonel Makari ofthe local Defence Force launched a punitive expedition to the lowerlevels. One hundred troops went in. Three survivors came out. Two diedof wounds in the field holpital; the other, Captain Lune, went insane,raving about monsters with claws. He was subsequently shot by membersof the Arbites as he ran wild through the wards with a chainsword.Colonel Matari notified the Supreme Commander Dante's Headquarters. TheBlood Angel Commander ordered the immediate evacuation of the lowerlevels of Infernus. All military forces in the region have been placedon a war footing. The lower levels have been quarantined. Nothing is tobe allowed in or out until the Marines arrive. Bloody skirmishes havebeen fought along the perimeters of the cordon between men and fourarmed, superhumanly strong monsters. There can no longer be any doubt;Genestealers are present in the Infernus.No-one knows how long they've been there. Perhaps the Orks broughtthem. Perhaps they were there all along; a sinister explanation for thesurrender of the Infernus. It doesn't matter. They must be stopped.Ten squads of Ultramarines under the command of Brother-Captain Antoninushave been rushed to Infernus Hive. More may follow as the situationpermits. Antoninus has decided that he can't wait. He must attack at once,launching a surgical strike deep into the underlevels. The only hope ofpreserving the city and its vital facilities rests on nerve-gassing theGenestealers now..
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