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The battle was not going well. Both brothers Pavat and Legat, from Calth who along with Sergeant Lexus formed the bikers had fallen along with the Whirlwind Lucius. Scout squadron Belta who had fought until the end leaving scores of Tyranid bodies around theirs in a chainsword massacre were eventually overcome by a Broodlord.
The 'Nids had ambushed them in a wide gulley and although the Ultramarines were truly fighting with the Emperors will and strength, the Nid horde was pushing them back and surrounding the mighty warriors. This particular Carnifax just would not seem to die. It had been shot at with just about every weapon in the Holy Arsenal, including a lascannon shot which blew off one of its cruel claw-like arms (It sliced the Devastator clean in half for that!). Hevar drew up his Lighting Claw and as it slashed with one of its laser sharp claws he ducked and stabbed hard into its gut. It screamed in pain as ichor and guts spilled out. The creature fell over and stopped moving just as Hevar saw a Rhino being lifted into the air by a swarm of gargoyles. The crew desperately tried to escape but were being cut down and ripped apart by the gargoyles before they could hit the ground.
"Squad Oneitus, with me!" Hevar ordered via his vox-castor. In the seconds it took him and the Tactical Squad to get to the Rhino. It was already 15ft in the air when they got to it. The Hive Mind was willing the creatures to lift it up and drop in on top of the Ultramarines, it had learnt that power armour was too heavy for its twisted creations to carry so it was getting them to swarm on the heaviest thing they could lift and use it to crush them! Firing with disciplined volleys the warriors quickly overcame the Gargoyles. As Hevar cleaved the last creature in half he saw Terminator Vevius, banner bearer fall in a tide of rippers who could not quite pierce his armour but in mass could swarm over and occupy him for long enough till one of the larger beasts could come and dispatch him but Captain Julius Hevar of the Ultramarines would not let that happen to a warrior bearing the sacred banner of Ultramar![gal_img]1034[/gal_img]
"In the name of the Primarch you will not falter!" he yelled at the novice scouts who had arrived from the rear only to see one of the chapters mightiest warriors fall as he ran towards the banner.
Driven on by his show of bravery they fought their way to the fallen Terminator with him.He arrived in time to cleave in half a genestealer that was in mid-air above Sergeant Xarius as he picked up the banner
"HEVAR WE CANNOT HOLD. YOU MUST ORDER A TACTICAL WITHDRAWL WITH FIRE SUPPORT!" Xarius yelled cleaving another one of the foul creature from head to toe.
"I wish I could brother but we can we withdraw to?"
"It matters not, as long as we die in the Emperor's name that is enough."
"It has been an honour to fight with...." Cpt. Hevar never got to finish because at that moment a piercing yell resounded throughout the gulley....
A Bio-Titan, one of the largest and most brutal of all the 'Nids was charging at them from the north.
"Sergeant Dorax, you are now in charge of all heavy support. Take that Xenos down at all costs!"
"Should we leave any for the xenologists?"
Seeing this massive creature in their ranks sent a new wave of bloodlust into the Tyranids and they fought on with a renewed fury. "To the death my brothers!" Hevar yelled, cleaving the head of a gaunt in half.
They truly fought like the warriors of humanity they were but they could not hold back the tide and as the bio-titan charged, skewering a Rhino, into their ranks it ran amuck, "Captain, I can get the marines with jump packs and my Terminators out but there are still to many to loose!" Xarius yelled over the vox-castor. "Affirmative, go on my order. Brother Quartred, fire sustained bursts at the legs of that beast!"
[gal_img]1035[/gal_img]"Understood" was the reply from the Venerable Dreadnought.
"Brother Marnatus, fire the Razorbacks and Whirlwinds at the head on my command but only one missile a time, we cannot afford to loose anyone to friendly fire."
"Preparing to fire" Xarius ducked under a claw and thrust his Lightning Claw upwards and was rewarded with the scream of the creature as it died. He threw it off just in time to see a front leg being blown off the titan with a perfectly aimed lascannon shot.
"The marine who fired that shall get a purity seal!" he yelled blowing off another torso with his Storm Bolter. Another leg was blown off, this time by a strong burst of Autocannon fire.
"For the Primarch!" yelled Xarius over the vox network as the Bio-Titan swaggered and smashed against the canyon wall. They were, by now at least knee deep in the foul ichor spewing from the beast as it died. With their main synapse creature dead the Tyranids were in disarray.
"Quickly brothers, strike them now or be yourselves struck down when they recover!" Hevar yelled diving into the horde, slashing left and right in a frenzy, madly slashing and slicing with his Lightning Claw and smashing skulls to pulp with the butt of his Storm Bolter. The marines ripped through the Tyranid ranks and the beasts were acting uncoordinated and with no mind to connect them were turning on each other in a mad frenzy.
They routed the Nids and soon they were all just corpses defacing the Emperors holy ground. They had won this day but at what cost?
Hevar looked atop a mound of 'nid bodies to find Xarius lifting the banner of Ultramar from the fallen Vevius who was being treated by Apothecary Marcus and walking onto the fallen Titan and piercing it strait into its head yelling, "For justice and for the HOLY EMPEROR!"