Here it finally is! SN Battle Reports first of four in our long awaited Badab War Campaign! The Betrayal at Grief!. The Badab War was a major rebellion in the Imperium’s history, led by Lugft Huron and the Astral Claws. He first conquered the Badab Sector. Posts about BADAB WAR CAMPAIGN written by doublek

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The Loyalists retook the offensive badxb even before Vengeance Station was completed. This offensive utilised the massed strength of the Fire Angels, Red Scorpions and Exorcists Chapters supported by assault-specialised forces drawn from the Salamanders, Raptors and Novamarines. Thus the hope for the war ending died. They had devised a plan to acquire recovered buried weapons stores on the Dead World of Cygnax.

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The final Astral Claw unit with baadb is behind the building to the right with two ladders. Imperial historians now point out that such a man of flawed character should never have been allowed to rise to the command of a Space Marine Chapter. This has not started well for the secessionists.

In recognition of their past glorious service to the Imperium, the Astral Claws Chapter was given the high honour of the senior role in commanding the newly formed Maelstrom Warders. These space-based defences encircling the outer and inner spheres of the Badab Sector came to be known as the “Ring of Steel. The planets and goods of the Mantis Warriors, Lamenters and Executioners were given to the Fire HawksMinotaurs and Salamanders respectively, as the secessionists were forced into year penitent crusades.

The loyalists moved to intercept, the Sons of Medusa taking the lead backed up by a newly arrived company of the Exorcists. Afterwards, the Minotaurs sent a ship with a representative and officially presented themselves to the Loyalist council of war. But maybe today will be their time to shine especially as the Astral Claws are particularly lacking in 2 plus armour saves. No transport vehicles may be taken.

As serious as the Ork attack against the cluster was, there was far worse implications of the growing threat of the daemon-tainted corsair-cults based on the blighted world of Magog. Secessionists start unless loyalists steal the initiative. The volatile and bellicose nature of the Fire Hawks Chapter was widely known, and it is ca,paign that this also figured in the Karthan Satrap’s reasoning in making her request. Before they submitted to the Legate’s will, the Fire Hawks had one last act of bloody vengeance to carry out, which has since been entered into the Imperial history of the war as the infamous ‘Firebombing of Sacristan’.

The Badab War is notable in that primary combat operations were principally carried out by Space Marines alone, although there were ordinary human naval and ground forces involved throughout the conflict, especially on the side of the Secessionists.

They then launched three company-strength landing zones on the edge of Galen VI’s Old City, encircling it and destroying all resistance. This campaign resulted in the highest death toll of any single engagement of the war to this point in the conflict as well as the loss of several key Secessionist warships in a vain counter-attack on the system.


Refusing to bend their knee to the Tyrant, this fiercely independent world had held out against the Secessionist fleet, but Surngraad had partly succumbed due to treachery from within, and Huron’s forces now controlled the northern citadels.

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A further blow to Huron’s forces was suffered by the unexpected arrival of another loyalist chapter; the Minotaurs. The Death Cultists managed to gain access to part of the Cygnaxian missile defence network, and in a suicidal rage unleashed a rain of atomic and plasma warheads upon the doomed world, shattering its hive cities and disrupting the planet’s orbit for several years.

This resulted in the heaviest naval engagement of the war to date, resulting in the indecisive Battle of Silent Reach in early With five different Chapters of Space Marines now embroiled in open warfare, with a sixth en route, along with various naval detachments, local defence armies and the sectarian forces of various Adeptus now involved in what was rapidly accelerating to become the greatest conflict of its kind since the infamous Fourth Quadrant Rebellion, the Imperium’s high authorities finally acted.

Although initially a cause for concern, such matters were not uncommon, particularly those Space Marine Chapters deployed to border areas or on crusade, simply because the Chapter itself might have a temporary need to retain the gene-seed itself to sustain battlefield losses. The clashing entitlement of the Administratum’s Imperial tithe and the ancient rights of the Astartes commanders campxign defend the Imperium by any means necessary swiftly came to be known as the Badab Schism and would last for more than a century badqb a half, during which the Astral Claws and the Maelstrom Warders would continue to carry on military operations as usual, against a volatile backdrop of worsening tensions with the Administratum and Segmentum authorities.

This ancient region of space was under the stewardship of the Mantis Warriors Chapter, one of the Astartes Chapters that belonged to the alliance of the Maelstrom Warders. M41, there was in increase in corsair activity along the Eastern Maelstrom Zone. Ever fierce and proud, they were goaded by the Fire Hawks’ refusal to allow them to board and threats of reprisal and opened fire, crippling the lone cruiser. The powerful fleet-based Chapter of dark renown, the Minotaurs, arrived in full strength in the Maelstrom Zone in mid With the death of Chapter Master Ortys, the strategic initiative was temporarily delivered into the hands of the Secessionists, and raids against Imperial shipping increased.

This time he employed the Astral Claws much more brutally as they executed much of the planet’s ruling class as well as purging those they perceived as morally recidivist.

There were further intelligence reports indicating that the Secessionist occupied world was awash in civil unrest which might be stirred up into open revolt by a Loyalist attack.

In the chaos as all the ships retreated from the dying planet, the Exorcists accidentally shot down a few loyalists and let Huron escape. Frain also didn’t rule out the possibility that the plot was carried out by Lufgt Huron himself, in order to assassinate his erstwhile ally Chapter Master Sartaq of the Mantis Warriors.


Culln’s ascension had been contested primarily by the Fire Bacab Chapter Master, Stibor Lazaerek, who demanded that he instead should be granted overall command of the Loyalist forces badsb the conflict due to his seniority and long, honourable service to the Imperium. Lord High Commander Culln knew that he must press his advantage soon or risk the war devolving into a slow battle of attrition that would bleed his forces dry.

Less than 20 Fire Hawks were captured alive, and none surrendered, but their struggles brought time for an Astropathic message to be badaab to their Chapter warning of their fate and who they had fought.

The losses incurred by the fleet-based Chapter had been due to their continuous deployment defending the southern Badab Sector as well as serving escort duty to many Secessionist supply convoys. This perfidy succeeded in concealing the true numbers of the Tyrant’s growing Chapter from prying eyes and enabled the Astral Claws to disperse these hidden forces all across Huron’s domain, hidden within the Tyrant’s Legion. At the height of the battle, the larger unknown vessel, badly stricken by fire from the Astral Claws strike cruiser, crashed into the way station and exploded, causing aar asteroid to slowly break up abdab the cascade of debris.

M41 – The Macharian Heresy The Minotaurs immediately dispatched a rapid strike force to attack the vessel and succeeded in catching it and crippling its main drives, preventing it from fleeing the system.

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The Imperial tithe fleet is fired upon by the Astral Badb ca. While allying themselves with Culln’s command tree, the Minotaurs kept to themselves, attacking with a ferocity unmatched in the loyalist forces until the arrival of the Carcharodons some years later. With cammpaign Astral Claws falling back to dig into the Badab system – most of their fleet elements having been destroyed or damaged – the only serious strikes made against the loyalists this year were by the roving Executioners chapter, whose base of operations in the Maelstrom Zone could not be pinned down.

He had one job, namely making sure whatever came out of that hellhole got booted back into it posthaste, and he did it well. Their withdrawal coincided with the arrival of the rest of the Executioners chapter, come to reinforce the crew of the Night Hag.

For Huron and the Astral Claws were the pre-eminent part of an organization created by the High Lords of Terra themselves; the Maelstrom Wardersa group of Space Marine chapters permanently assigned to the Maelstrom Zone as its guardians and protectors.

Honour bound to defend this world, the Mantis Warriors were wat to respond, coming to Endymion’s aid with increasing numbers of bacab Chapter to curb the savagery of the Carcharodons’ assault.