The fighting has headed west. Thanks to Tim for opening up the estate of the Grand Duchy of Williams Landing. It is a fine place to have a war, I quite recommend the trip.
Lysander was on hand, of course. But so were the inquisition:
Who, it turned out were quite concerned about the Imperial Fists creating an alliance with Eldar.
The Imperial Fists demonstrated the correctness of their position most emphatically on the bodies of the unfortunate Grey Knights despatched to investigate. The mysterious Eldar-Imperial Fist alliance continues.
Battle Group Varius from the Ultramarines got a large shock. Deployed on a fighting reconnaissance to investigate some xenos artefacts (possibly linked to the strange Imperial Fist rumours), they instead encountered a Tyranid infestation:
It was a close run thing, but in the end the Ultramarines were overrun:
This leaves the Imperial side in a bit of a mess. Where have the Chaos forces gone? Surely they haven’t withdrawn? And with what appears to be civil strife, with blue on blue interdiction and on top of it all tyranids, things don’t look good for the forces loyal to the Emperor. No matter how many battles they win, can they win the war?