Saturday 22 April 2023

Shadow of the Planet Killer

After the expulsion of the chaos hordes from the plague ravaged planet of Ulthor, the heretic player decided to flee forwards rushing away from the imperials capturing the agriworld of Sarlax. The Imperium of course went into the offensive and attacked the Albitern system, to take out the chaos main base in the Agripina A system
We rolled your run of the mill fleet engagement, with the heretics bringing the massive Planet Killer to defend their blasphemous foothold in imperial space

The gargantuan traitor vessel soon prover her worth by crippling the imperial Retribution battleship with her awesome firepower
On the other side of the battlefield the imperials scored a win by setting a chaos cruiser on fire with a torpedo salvo
After being gutted by torpedoes, the battleship traded ineffective fire with the Planet Killer
Only to be killed next turn
The imperial flagship then exploded in an awesome fireball
To make things worse a dreadclaw wave crippled all weapon systems on the tyrant cruiser
Who then attempted to ram the foe without success
It was all up to the dictator squadron then
Which with several precise torpedo hits and bomber waves destroyed both chaos cruisers
All the remaining imperial vessels then turned to face the Planet Killer
That answered with weapons and torpedoes, setting a dictator on fire
Both sides engaged at close range, but the superior gunnery of the heretical warship soon saw one of the cruisers completely wrecked

The two last imperials then cut the T on the Planet Killer, opening up on its rear quarter
Then turning and launching a spread of torpedoes that hit the destroyer of worlds amidships
The manoeuver dance continued over several turns, with the imperials dodging the lethal armageddon gun mounted on the front of the enemy battleship
In a bold gambit, an Imperial cruiser made full speed and rammed the Planet Killer
Crippling the heretical beast
And then zooming out of the battlefield
But the giant spaceship still had teeth, and used its last armageddon shot to cripple the imperial cruiser
Both ships then engaged on a close quarter firefight
With the tyrant taking advantage of the gravity well to move behind its foe
A tactic copied by the chaos player in his following turn
The game was decided when the chaos vessel, unable to turn due to a critical, made full speed over the lava planet, coming too close to the edge
The imperial cruiser used gravity to slingshot behind the Planet Killer, and blew it away after two turns of sustained fire
With orbit secured now it's time for the land forces to shift the chaos filth from Albitern


  1. These battles bring me memories and the planet killer is beautifully painted, awesome.

    1. Thanks man, the model itself is a 3D print