Friday, October 16, 2015

Libria V: Loyalists held at Daralon

On Libria V the fighting between the loyalists and Crusade forces continued, although the planet had become a minor theatre compared to the wars on Libria IV and III. Vorushko's crusade forces were mostly committed to defeating the alliance, but the crusade had left a large force of Vannaheim Guard lead by the Adeptus Sororitas order of the Crimson Veil.

In recent weeks the Novgorod Guard supported by the adeptus mechanicus had seen heavy fighting around Daralon, and in mid 10.015M42 the loyalist forces led a counter attack against the crusade. Initially this assault was successful, with the Novgorod units making significant games against the Vannaheim guard. The Sisters of Battle were forced to call in their strategic reserve, and a ferocious engagement developed around the outskirts of the city as the Imperial Mechanicum forces entered the fray.

After more than a day of fighting the imperial forces were halted from further andvance but the crusade were unable to turn the tide. Both sides dug in and the Acronia-Daralon salient had become the critical front for control of Libria V.

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