"This is ridiculous!" Squad leader Velkath voxed angrily to the rest of his squad. "We're not even on the ground and this battle has already cost us more than we can afford!"
His remark went unreplied for a moment as heavy tremors, caused by a railgun shell detonation, shook the Thunderhawk that was carrying the ten Chaos Marines and their Rhino troop transport.
"Shut your face Velkath." Sorcerer Lord Hathos growled in return. "You and everyone else in this vehicle knows damn well we can not doubt the strategies that the Lord of Fate has given to us."
Another tremor interrupted as the Rhino was detached from the Thunderhawk in mid air.
"By the bloody throne, I will not sit here, my transport getting torpedoed to the ground, to suffer your mindless backtalk on top of it! I expect total obedience when we grab that landing zone. From all of you."
A solemn and awkward silence descended among the squad for several moments before the rhino impacted the foreign soil of Gornha Spire III with a force that tested even a space marine's endurance.
"Filthy xenos." Hathos spat as the squad leader peered through a windowslit. "Make straight for the landing zone." He voxed to the driver. "We will meet The Shadowcursed there and finally rid ourselves of these wretched aliens."
I'm going to try and write a short piece like the one I did above for each battle I play. Try and weave a bit of character into my chaos warband. That's all for now though. Stay tuned for the second battle as the week goes on and hopefully a third game next week.
Death to the False Emperor!