Out of the gray haze of an early morning we came
Barges and Valkyries and Marauders and Lightnings
Imperial Navy, Imperial Guard and Phantine
65 thousands men and 20 thousands steels
From Hassenville to Ouranberg
The endless skies of Phantine burned
"BANG!" down came the bloody ramp
"GO! GO! GO!" Sergeant Maull yelled and died
"Up and over! Up and over, you dogs!" Commissar Zeall screamed and chopped
Chainsword cutting through cowards and foes
"Here we go!" Corporal Tonks chased through las and bullets
The Chimeras died and crashed
Hellfires poured out from Beta, Alpha domes
"Fuck this shit, Macaroth!" Captain Harl roared
A las round sent him to repent his sins in front of the Emperor
"Keep going! Keep going!"
"I am shot!"
"Doc is dead!"
"Don't let me die!"
"Kill them all!"
"Cowards, let's go, in the name of all that's holy!"
And so we did
Up and over
Corpses of our friends beneath Munitorum-issued boots
Blood Pact laughing from the distant
But who, we say
Dare to tell us we did not put up a good fight
So many of us died
In the name of the Emperor
Heheh, sorry about this crap "poetry"
Gaunt's ghosts stuff
Well hell! It's finally done! My largest (A3) drawing so far on DA, i just hope that it is better, not bigger... XD T_T ^^"
As you guys selected, it's C, ouranberg assault by Urdesh.
Ouranberg is a tough nut to crack. In the books, it is the fortress of the archenemy on Phantine. The blood pact have months to prepare, much like Normandy in 1944. The Alpha, Beta and Gamma domes are reinforced in tiers of AA batteries and cannon and making them looks like 3 Mount Suribachi in one go out of Iwo Jima. Even when the Imperials are kilometres away, their tanks go sky high in balls of explosions.
Ourangate is the objective. I kinda imagined it like a big cathedral entrance. So it is like 2 giant arch way (which can permit a titan or more) with the gothic architecture of the Imperial bla bla... plus some defaced facades by the works of the blood pact.
The Urdesh and other forces, landed on the avenue down Ourangate, forming an attack wedge. The Urdesh is the tip and the bulk of the spear, with 2 elements of Tanith on their flanks, acting in a pincer attack on the gates. The Krassian, however, attack from Gamma dome in human waves assault, hoping to overrun Blood Pact defense grid. While the Urdesh stormtroops and Phantine Skybornes roped in to the vapour mills far behind and launched some commando/sabotage works to take the domes from within. It is a decisive victory but one that came at a great cost.
If there is an interest on more storyboard/info, you can check out the WIP :[link]