Mutie the pig and his slaving company had ambushed some early model Imperial Walkers with their vastly superior Hellsreach model. The spoils, heretical xeno tech of Eldar design, would make Mutie rich if he could get them to safety. He called in a dropship to pick the group up.
Ultramarine Commander Gideon, flush with success after his triumph over Vlad Kirby, intercepted the slavers call. He personally led his battle brothers in the attempt to retrieve the heretical tech and at the same time bring the Emperor's justice to these slaving scum.
Eldar exodite Che-vy Ba-io had been too late to prevent the trade of his people's technology to the mon-keighs. He would have to get the goods back the hard way. He didn't mind. Killing mon-keighs was a fun diversion.
|Mutie on the left was not long for this world. Upper left, my thumb ruining a good pic.|
Lou Diamond Goldblum manoeuvred the walker to allow Papa Walken to fire a macro cannon round into the forest from which the shuriken burst had come. With a 3" burst template the macro cannon would deviate on a 2+. In a surprise to no one the round deviated badly missing everything.
|Foot slogging slavers were in for a bad day. Those in the walker would need to keep their heads down to survive.|
|The walker had to break the exodite line in order to get the xeno tech to safety.|
|The Ultramarines were left in the walker's wake. There was little their bolters could do.|
|The maco cannon blasts huge chunks of earth into the sky killing 0 Eldar.|
|Che-vy Ba-io and a fellow exodite prepare to spring from the woods and board the walker.|
|Che-vy thinks he has the drop on the mon-keighs. He's wrong.|
|Che-vy is blasted off the walker. Papa Walken loses his arm and plummets to his doom.|
After his companion's death Lou Diamond Goldblum focused on keeping his head down as he piloted the walker off the board and to victory!
|The Hellsreach Walker gets out of dodge. A single slaver survived to celebrate victory!|
|Pesky interfering Xenos. Steel yourselves brothers. For the Emperor!|
It was interesting relearning rules we haven't touched in ages. Nothing in Rogue Trader is too game breaking as long as you employ the rules to suit the scenario. It's a serviceable system that still has plenty to offer.