The last of Bogfish's frags were launched down the corridor finishing off any of the traitor force's still holding positions in that area putting an end to their current charge, as they began to reform for the next assault. Slamming the door shut as the explosion went off. He heard his Captain call for the tech-marine to seal the room, Bogfish was now able to attend to his fallen brother, seeing to the wounds he received during the initial battle. the extensive damage was beyond his abilities and made way for the approaching apothecary now at his side. Domitor now turns heading to the back of the hall to rearm at a supply crate passing tech-marine Destroyer, who was now approaching the doors to seal them. 'Captain' the Techmarine says 'This won't hold them for long'. ' Its not supposed to 'replied the Captain' the doors are to break on their next assault, we will stop them here, Tech-marine. ' The sparks began to die off as Destroyer finished his work retracting his fyceline torch attachment on his servo arm and returning to the Tarantula sentry guns he was setting up to the left flank of the defensive blockade that was rapidly being assembled ready for the next attack. Captain Lucas looked around the hall taking in the situation and he was now down to a third of his company, a high price for a short engagement. His thoughts now turn to Sgt. Kyro and Demetrion who were setting up secondary position and thinking he could use them here. 'Kyro report'. vox'd the Captain.' sir Kyro here we're on location and are beginning to cut through and will be in position in the next 15 minutes. "good work Sergeant' replied the Captain Lucas 'but i believe we don't have that much time, do what you can. Lucas out'. Ending the communication and returning to the deployment of the defensive line. With the right flank secured and the center now being bolstered with a detachment of navy guardsman setting up heavy las gunners,now taking up defensive positions among the astartes. These would be only a minor set back once those doors came down. And the look on their' commander's face, he also knew it to be true and Lucas acknowledged the fact that they would never waver in their duty... a sudden crash at the sealed doors brought the room to attention as the next assault was about to begin. 'READY FIRE ' roared the Captain. 'Here comes the traitorous filth, we will hold this room. if they pass us its a clear way to the bridge and the ship is lost, and that is not going to happen'. With a explosion the doors exploded inwards.
Leantis grouped his squad. And the telemetry coming in via his helmet display, updating the third commander the situation of the fifth current status. There seemed to be a slight delay in the update. Probably due to some jamming signal coming from the alpha legion but the ship's onboard counter measure were easily dealing with the issue. Laentis now formulating his strategy explains his plan to the men. 'The Fifth have almost stopped the first wave at port side of the ship. They've taken heavy losses but have slowed the progress of the alpha legion. There is a second assault, begin to reform with much larger numbers and they'll then attack the hall again. the plan is we'll exit an airlock located near by to here and use a maintenance gangway that runs the length of the ship once were behind the main force we will drop three levels to where they've breached the hull and we will re-enter the ship from there and will attack from the rear and finish them off from two sides.' He said with a smile. He knew his men were eager and ready for what was to come.
'Progress?'. Sergeant Kyro again asked his Tech-marine '6 more minutes sir' came the reply 'we need to get in there' speaking to no one in particular 'will be in there when we get in there, keep asking will not change that outcome Sergeant Kyro.'Spoke Demetrion, Kyro look at him impatiently for all that was worth. 'lets start to get ready to breach, Demetrion you have the lead ' Kyro said with a smile.
Laentis made his way out of the airlock and passed his men to take the lead as they made there way along the maintenance gangway and more of the squad exited the ship, out onto the hull as the battle outside raged on. The Aegis taking what seemed like punishing blows, broadsides from both capital ships hammered into each other. A lance cannon emplacement from way up above the squad lit the area up as a direct hit on a Alpha legion support craft. The lance cut the vessel from stern to bow setting off a chain of explosion that cascade through the ship causing the ship break apart and then exploding into a blinding light destroying any smaller ships in the area and if not for the ship's shields the exploding force would of vaporized the squad. But it was best not to linger there. There was still plenty of debris in the area that would put an end to any reinforcements that the fifth was depending on. Laentis pushed on as a squadron of thunderhawks flew past, another strafing run flying the length of the battlebarge destroying incoming missiles and boarding pods but for all they took out there seem an hundred more to make it through, a lone thunderhawk's wing exploded getting hit by one of the incoming ordnance. The craft then span uncontrollably out into the void until another missile destroyed the vessel. The wing went hurtling past laentis head and smashing into the gangway behind killing three of the two squads under his control, their life signs indicator bleeping out on his helmet. 'keep moving' he commanded his squad's, looking over down to the hull of the cruiser from his position he can now see there entry point below 'right every one over'. as they all jumped the rail and onto the ships hull. the power armour magnetic boot's engaging allowing them to transcend the vertical length of the ship. As they reached their entry point two of the astartes moved up ahead of the others readying their weapons on Laentis command, they would breach the ship.
The hall doors exploded inwards with one of them coming completely off it's hinges and smashing into the barriers and then the alpha legion rushed into the hall. The tarantula turrets engaged a point of a second before the whole defensive line opened fire. A hail of bolter rounds fired into the front row of attackers decimating any who tried to cross the doors threshold and the bodies began to pile as they continued to enter into the room. They now started to spread out and began to return covering fire which allowing three Chaos marines to enter with shoulder mounted missile launchers. The first volley of krak missiles were away and with two of them hitting the first turret causing major damage to it that took it offline. Under heavy fire Techmarine Destroyer moves in to repair the tarantula as the third missile striked a glaceing blow to the second turret doing only minimal damaged to the sentry gun. The machine spirit-controlled logic engine recalculated the existing threat and sets a new firing solution, opening fire killing the three traitors but not before two more krak missiles were launched. The first hitting the left side of the turret and second missle hitting straight into the ammo magazine igniting it and exploding the turret with a blast that caused the second turret to explode and threw Destroyer into a wall, then down onto the ground along with two other astartes also hit in the blast. With the left flank now all but destroyed the Alpha Legion now began to increase their numbers into hall and what was left of the turret personnel withdrew to a secondary position which now resecured the left flank. Captain Lucas chainsword hacked downwards killing the first of the traitors to reach the barricade. Seeing his left flank now resecured his techmarine and two of his men were about to be cut off. 'Domitus take a squad, Destroyer and the others are about to be overwhelmed. We'll concentrate our fire there the best we can, but you'll need to get out there and bring them back in'. Lucas continued to fight off more of the enemys as they approached the position, his bolter firing at a cultist head and exploding
it on impact. Bogfish began to organize the men he would take out with him to rescue his brothers.He
looked up across thehall towards the entrance where the fight was raging when he saw the chaos champion
enter the room.
Destroyer shook off the effects of the blast as he got to his feet, but the outcome was now uncertain. The area was about to be overrun and the company pulled back the defensive line. With him, one of his brothers was still down and another up, fighting off the first of the attackers to reach their location. Destroyer goes over to his downed brother and pulls him to his feet and begins to make their way for the barricade. he turns back quickly to order their comrades to also fall back when he sees the chainaxe of a Chaos Champion enter the stomach of his fellow astartes and working it's way up to exit the throat. With the axe free the body drops to the floor and the Champion's massive figure now turns to continue towards the Techmarine's direction making sure that none of the others pass him, wanting Destroyer's head for himself. Placing his wounded brother at the base of the barricade, he Spins round firing two rounds from his bolter, hitting the traitor in the shoulder. The chainaxe then smashed into the bolter, knocking it from Destroyer's left hand. As the momentum of the blow swings them round Destroyer's right hand follows through and slams into the champion's jaw knocking him backwards. The traitor recovers quickly and filled with pure rage swings the axe down with two hands, the tech-marine caught the blow, with both hands stopping the blow from splitting his head apart. Turning the handle so its was across Destroyer's chest. The immense figure began to push down towards him with the teeth of axe continuing to push down on to his neck and shoulder. the chaotic mask leaning closer so they were almost face to face, Destroyer in years to come would swear that the helmet began to smile at him as the thing moved in to finish him off, with the
last of his strength the techmarine's servo arm reached over and clamp itself on the head of the heretic.The grip beganturning
and twisting the grotesque face around. Instead of pushing it began pull the axe away, grabbing hold of the axe he managed to pull it
away and swing itinto the stomach of warrior spilling it's contentson the floor. The servos in his arm spinning and twisting it's head
180 degrees and then 360 in the other direction until it came clear off.With the Champion's body dropping to theground
Destroyer sawmore enemies now scrambling toward him. He reached down grabbing his Quicksilverpattern bolter readying
for the next wave to charge him A hail of bullets smashed into the first rank of chaos warriors that were charging towards him
adding his fire to the onslaught. The opportunity had arrived and two of Bogfish's men jumped down to grab their wounded brother
and Destroyer began to move up the barricade and leaped across the top landing on the other side of the floor, where he was met
by Bogfish.'who's your friend?'his battle brother said gesturing to his servo arm. They both began to laugh as
Destroyer's clamps released the head still squeezed to it.
Captain Lucas thought if Kyro was gonna be of any help, he would have to act soon asking for another status update it could be
construed as panic.They would enter the fight and when they did, nothing would change that outcome.
'We're there sir ' said the Techmarine as he moved out the way so Demetrion could take his place. Sergeant Kyro moved to address his men 'Right you lot 'trion goes first, then we follow up behind and we rip e'm
to shreds.Right then, Demetrion take that fucking wall down'. Pointing to the damaged wall that his
Techmarine had made to weaken it's structure. Demetrion turned around and his mighty Dreadnoughts MKV
powerfist smashed into the wall with a thundering sound. A massive section of the wall shattered and went
crashing into the corridor hitting two chaos marines that were on the other side who were crushed.
The huge metal slabsmashed them into the the outer hull corridor wall. The castraferrum pattern
Dreadnought stepped into the battle killing all, as he opened fire with his stormbolter. His four fingered
powerfist grabbed the closest traitor and crushed him, throwing his corps into the tightly packed corridor. Kyro stepped into the hallway behind the armoured walker with his squad adding their fire to the killing.
'Laentis, this is Kyro! move in we will try and leave some for you'.
'You heard him lets move.' Laentis and his squad now back onboard the 'Aegis of Ultramar'. The third and final part of the ambush was in play. Captain Lucas held a strong position pinning down
the enemy, allowing Captain Laentis to attack them from the rear, hindering any opportunity to fall back.
Then lastly a surprise attack from a flanking position right in the middle of their assault. This was the
Ultramarine's at there best. Clear, precise and lethal. Since boarding the tide had now shifted with the Alpha Legion
taking massive amounts of casualties, realizing the threat from their rear. The chaos warriors turned to engage the mighty dreadnought which had caused the attack to stall at the blockade. Lucas saw the shift in battle and gave the order to make ready, the astartes acknowledged switching from range to melee weapons. The Captain now knowing the time was right gave the order to the last of his men, less than forty of them now charged over the barricade and engaged the enemy in hand to hand combat. Demetrion's fist crashed down on the ground killing the traitor underneath then bringing it back up and back handed another crushing him on the inner hull wall. They were backing away now but slowly the Chaos Warriors that were facing the mighty dreadnought retreated pushing into the rearward ranks but there was no where for them to go as Leantis men, secured in cover where killing anything that tried to leave the tunnel. Demetrion was taking heavy fire, servery damaged
underwaves of missile attacks he continued to kill as many as he could. Kyro and his squad laid dead at the feet of there
dreadnought they did not survive long in all the carnage but they gave a good account of themselves they would be remembered for
today and Demetrion would honour there sacrifice by killing as many traitors as he could before he to fell with his brothers.
Bogfish and Destroyer were now cutting there way through to the corridor and the fight inside the hallway all but won but for a few holdouts. They could see Demetrion taking heavy damage, redoubling their efforts to push on cutting there way though to there dreadnought Lucas was among them killing the last of these fools who thought they could take a ship of Ultramar. He could hear bolter fire from beyond Demetrion location that meant Laentis men were pushing forward and the traitors were completely surrounded. The battle would be done soon the fifth had payed a high price but those Alpha dogs payed the higher price and they would not help any attack to take the bridge. Another missile
hit Demetrion the last before the heavy audnace was taken down by Laentis's men. The dreadnaught
stopped dead as if a switch had been flicked and there was no more movement from the armoured warrior standing there surrounded by a pile of dead chaos body's. Bogfish and Destroyer reached the position the TechMarine killed the closest enemy and then began to work to repair his friend. Captain Lucas replaced him on the front line killing the last of them surrounding the dreadnought seeing Laentis and
his men now engaged in hand to hand so there was no risk of hitting the Fifth as the last of them fell to
Bogfish's chainsword. Laentis approached Domitor's Captain.'well met Laentis the Fifth owe's you a great debt today it will not be forgotten.' Thank you Captain but our day is not over yet. I just heard word the bridge has been over run'..