+++CONTACT REPORT DKK-1O/Z+++At 09.22 local, Patrol Drake answered a distress call from a bonded Archeo-logist operating in the wastes of the restricted Zone KK-12. They had no way of knowing what would await them.
What the patrol found was a mining site, from which had risen from amongst the wreckage of past wars a fully functional war-robot. The Archeo-logist had taken cover behind her machinery, while the robot lurched and shuddered in response to long-corroded programming.
The moment Drake’s patrol arrived, the robot targeted them with its autocannon, the blast knocking Corporal Drake to the ground and wounding Signaller Mak. Trooper Reko went to attend to Mak’s wound, but was initially driven back by the weight of fire, though he spent the remainder of the contact staunching Mak’s bleeding, before being wounded himself and dragged clear by Specialist Kiri.
Upon coming under fire, the remainder of the patrol split into two groups and advanced using the cover of vegetation. Lance Corporal Kash led a group of the local defence militia, working his way around to rescue the Archeo-logist, who they successfully exfiltrated.
The second group engaged the war-robot. Troopers Tyrik and Serik fetched melta guns from their transport and stalked the robot through the vegetation as it lurched about, seemingly at random, seeking to engage the stealthy targets. Trooper Tyrik closed and got off a shot, but the robot’s armour was proof against the blast and Tyrik was knocked to the ground and stunned as it landed a heavy blow upon him. Serik got off three melta gun blasts, damaging the robot, but was unable to defeat it before his weapon ran out of ammunition.
The Archeo-logist rescued, the patrol recovered its wounded, consolidated, and withdrew. Their primary rescue mission was complete, but it now seems there is a potent war-robot loose in the wastes. We have no way of knowing when it will turn up next.
Colonel Kane/Jeriko Reach Imperial Guard Garrison CO
The beast arrises!
The Archeo-logist is escorted to safety.
Aerial recce of the battlefield.