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TO: Inquisition Record 2359 924-2000
CROSS FILE: Inquisition of the Vindicators
INPUT DATE: 3348914.M36
TRANSMITTER: Astropath Secundus Jeisul
RECEIVER: Astropath Vergumanti
|SUBJECT: After Action Report||THOUGHT: The easiest way to learn is through pain.|
Lord, I have recently intercepted this report while conducting my investigations of the 2nd Battle Company. I believe it reveals much of the inner nature of these marines. I hope that my new agent can secure more of them for me.
|Report #: SF3-1473.3851
Campaign: Sante Fe III
Mission Date: 922914.M36
|Primary Mission: Secure Sector
Secondary Objective: Eliminate all Hostiles
Tertiary Goal: Minimize losses
Reporting Officer: Lieutenant Garrak
|Thought: Bruised and Battered, ready to Shatter|
approached the reported enemy position, one of the
observation posts came under heavy fire. I don't know
what alerted the enemy to the scouts' presence, but they
were wiped out to a man. Their death did serve a
purpose; it revealed the presence of a Demolisher on top
of the landing pad. I have no idea how the rebels
got that huge tank up there, but it effectively
controlled the surrounding area.
the mounted rebels overran the scout observation post,
easily tearing into them with their hunting lances.
Wanting to save those I could, I ordered Bravo Section to
counter-assault, while the rest of the mounted section
attempted to suppress the enemy armor. Once again
the Demolisher shrugged off several solid hits as it
struck a glancing blow on Alpha Section's Rhino, damaging
the engine. I was pleased when my Command Vehicle
destroyed the Lemun Russ across the field, but I was
still worried about that Demolisher. It had a
commanding presence on the battlefield.
Sergeant Leander was the only officer that could see how
our attack was going, and intelligently realized that we
didn't have enough remaining assets to carry the
battle. Thus he joined my squad in fighting the
abhumans, and we fought for several minutes. Those
giants can take a lot of punishment; but our faith
protected us from serious harm.
Success Factor: 32% We failed at our primary objective, but did manage to eliminate one Lemun Russ, a Chimera transporting Ogryns, and approximately half of a platoon, including most of its command structure. However, we lost two observation squads and all of our vehicles.
Commendations: The actions of both of my platoon sergeants are worthy of note. Specifically, I wish for Sergeant Cameron's squad to be formally recognized for their actions upon the battlefield. They single-handedly eliminated 25 enemy soldiers, killed Captain Blonde and his staff, a heretical Commissar, and forced another squad to withdraw from the battle; while suffering many casualties. Some of my men are already calling them the Horsecrushers.
Reprimands: I made a tactical error in two places.
I now believe this was a clever trap I readily threw my
men into; why else would the rebels have gone to so much
trouble to get a Demolisher onto that useless landing
platform? I should have realized this right away
and withdrawn, but instead I pressed my attack, thinking
I could destroy the tank.
Activity: Despite our losses, I believe we
should attack the enemy tonight. Knowing the lack
of discipline of the rebels, they will most likely be
celebrating a victory and be ill-prepared for another
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