We are the wolf that stalks
The stars in the sky
And swallows the star-fire
We hide amongst the night
When light is gone
The Light is within us
We run the ruin of Fire
In the darkness
Foes burn in our passing
Litany of the Space Wolves – From ‘Book of the Astronomican’
It came rolling in from the west. With the speed of running wolves clouds grey as iron covered the boreal world of Lintear, 7th Moon, with a blanket of darkness that turned day into night and the still, bio-mechanical forest into a storm ridden cacaphony of shredded branches laying bare the biomechanical nature of what seemed at first sight to be completely natural forest habitats. The day-night brought with it the dread sound of wolves. It rose above the sound of iron sleet in the pitch black overstory of the forest canopy.
Then they came.
Like gods of war the grey giants exploded out of the other-worldly darkness. Bare headed and with glistening canine teeth, the Space Wolves led the first assault on the Thorn Moons, deep-striking directly into the densely covered surface of Lintear, 7th Moon, with a ferocity like no other the Thorn Moons had witnessed in ten Millenia. Not even the Aether Storms, which ravaged many of the northern Moons during the Years of the Ever-Darkness, had hit with such force.
Finally, winter had come to the Thorn Moons.
The first battles were fought as smaller skirmish games of 40K to reflect the first sporadic encounters on a variety of moons. This is the first part of the attack on Lintear, 7th Moon. Some unexpected allies and adversaries will appear in the second part of this fight.
All games were fought using the new 8th edition with its mightily improved rules and game flow, which allow for quick and entertaining fights!