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Baccus looked out into the red landscape, it was the colour of dried blood, dead and burnt it matched the sky above it. 15 years he'd been here, 15 long bitter years, for that time he'd known no peace only the sound and smell of battle. His body ached from it, maybe this was the last time.

"Chief, orders are in, button up and advance"

Baccus shifted his gaze downward to the squat musclular form of Lytis, his loader.

"Ok Lytis, get em moving". Baccus gave the turret one last pat and dropped down into the command seat of his Leman Russ battle tank, pulling and sealing the hatch behind him. In the dim light that came from the various control panels he could see his crew, Lytis the loader, Varrik the driver, Mannok on the lascannon, Quintus on his left, checking the ammo feed to his heavy bolter, and finally young Aquilus doing the same. Baccus knew this was to be the last attack, the heritics were holed up in the capital city, finally driven back after a 15 year war, this last push would crush them.

" ok boys, this is it, move out, way point 36."

Behind Baccus the Russ's big turbine engines roared to life and the tank lurched forward. The Imperial armour moved off as one, a curtain of steel 25 miles long, followed by infantry. Baccus was in the lead tank of his squadron the EMPEROR'S HAMMER, to his left his friend sergant Corpus in FURIOUS, and his right sergant Flavus in HOLD THE LINE. there was a sharpe clang as Lytis rammed home a battle cannon shell into the breach.

" find that shell a target chief."

They could see the city before them, ruinied, blasted apart by years of obital bombardment, it looked totally alien to Baccus, not like a city, more like a nest or lair of some animal. He shook the image from his head and focused down the crosshairs, scanning left and right looking for signs of the enemy, the battle cannon swung on it's turret sniffing for a kill....there.

" Target range at 45 closing on you 2 o'clock, do you see him Baccus" the vox suddenly crackled to life as Corpus saw the target at the same time.

" I see him old man...FIRING"!!, Baccus pulled the double triggers and the battle cannon roared, making the HAMMER lurch back on it's suspension units, A rewarding orange explosion lit up the target, a old traitor Rhino carrying troops Baccus hoped. A clang down below as Lytis rammed home another round. " Lets have another chief".

Enemy fire was now pinging off the hull, Baccus punched a hole in another enemy tank as the rest of his squadron engauged the enemy, he could see the heretic infantry now. scambling out of their fortified posistions, fear overwhelming them as the curtain of iron rolled forward consuming them. Aquilus and Quintus opened fire at the running bodies tearing them apart with heavy bolter fire. Mannock saved his shots, only going for armoured targets, his lascannon craving into their hulls. Baccus fired his tenth round, and scored another hit, blasting apart a traitor heavy weapon posistion. The advance was moving so fast that the following infantry just couldn't keep up, Baccus relised he was grinning, the fever of battle had him, every where was the enemy, and he was running. Running and dying. Baccus looked down toward Lytis " It's over Lytis their run....PANG" With a dull metallic noise a hole appeared in the right hand side of the Hammer, Baccus felt hot wettness cover him, and knew what it was, Young Aquilus had disappeared in a cloud of red mist, his blood filled the interior of the tank, dripping from it's ceiling. Lytis got up and shook his head, he just turned toward Baccus and loaded another shell.The HAMMER rocked again, knocked side ways by a blast to the left, Baccus saw the FURIOUS immobised, the traitor infantry swarming over it, flamers in hand.

"This is the Furious, we are immobalised and over run, gentlemen it's been a pleasure to have known you....Baccus...don't let them burn me".

Baccus stared at the vox speaker for what seemed an eternity, it was Lytis that finally broke the spell, " sir, i have one AP shell loaded and ready" his voice was steady and hard, Baccus slowly nodded and swung the battle cannon round to target the FURIOUS, he pulled the triggers.

to be cont....
 

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Very nice loving it so far can't wait for next bit=]
 

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A good read so far, please keep it up!
 
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