Distant Echoes of Old Night

Distant Echoes of Old Night Death Guard Chaplain Murnau Has Shot Down An Imperial Fists Vessel On A Dismal Backwater World, And The Forces Under His Command Are Closing In On The Wreckage With His Mission Clear In His Mind To Leave No Survivors, Murnau Unleashes One Of His Legion S Most Deadly Units The Fearsome And Infamous Destroyers.This Story Was Originally Published In The Games Day Anthology 2012 2013. Re read in The Silent War anthologyAt last we have a Death Guard short Horus Heresy story.And when the relentless masters of biochemical warfare meet on their path the Imperial Fists, specialists of enduring sieges, in a sinking spaceship, the result can be only a deadly one.A very good and grim one shot tale, but Death Guard is a fan favourite Legion of mine since I ve read Aaron Dembski Bowden s Cadian
An excellent story that I hope is followed up at some point by a novel.Chaplain Murnau of the Death Guard has been dispatched with a squad of Destoryers warriors who use chemical, biological and radiation weaponry to finish off the survivors of an Imperial Fists vessel that has been shot down on a backwater world, a world left dying after having bio weapons unleashed against it.Rob Sanders has done a fatastic job of conveying the brutal close quaters fighting in both the decaying biosphere of An excellent story that I hope is followed up at some point by a novel.Chaplain Murnau of the Death Guard has been dispatched with a squad of Destoryers warriors who use chemical, biological and radiation weaponry to finish off the survivors of an Imperial Fists vessel that has been shot down on a backwater world, a world left dying after having bio weapons unleashed against it.Rob Sanders has done a fatastic job of conveying the brutal close quaters fighting in both the decaying biosphere of a ravaged world and the confines of a heavily damaged starship defended by dedicated and entrenched loyalists.With a brooding almost clostrophobic atmosphere as the setting, the deathtoll steadily rises as Chaplain Murnau and his Desroyers hunt down their opponents and unleash all manner of vile weaponary to get the job done.With both a suprise finding and a sombre yet fitting ending Rob Sanders tells a gripping tale that left me wantingand has crucially left the story open in a way that leaves ro
Full review also found here I rather enjoyed Distant Echoes of Old Night, but found a few things a tiny bit awkward about it.One thing is clear, though This is a very characterful and suitably grim Death Guard story From the very first scene on, it gets apparent that the Death Guard s unwavering resolve and specialization on biochemical warfare are the focus of the story And oh yes, Rob Sanders did those things justice What irritated me, though, relates to the ending scenes, which I do not Full review also found here I rather enjoyed Distant Echoes of Old Night, but found a few things a tiny bit awkward about it.One thing is clear, though This is a very characterful and suitably grim Death Guard story From the very first scene on, it gets apparent that the Death Guard s unwavering resolve and specialization on biochemical warfare are the focus of the story And oh yes, Rob Sanders did those things justice What irritated me, though, relates to the ending scenes, which I do not want to spoil I will just say that I was wondering why the Legionaries did not use their geareffectively in the face of what they were against.Aside from that gripe, the story was rock solid, and a much needed piece on an incredibly underdeveloped Legion despite appearances in various early Horus Heresy novels, short stories and ca
The Death Guard are still somewhat under represented in the Horus Heresy series, but Rob Sanders Distant Echoes of Old Night goes some way to filling that gap Here we see Death Guard Chaplain Morgax Murnau as he leads a Destroyer squad through a dying world to finish
Amazing short story by Rob Sanders featuring the Death Guard in all of the sickly glory The Death Guard ideology, weaponry, and methods were supremely interesting, and I really hope we get to seeof that in the future Death Guard books The Destroyers were awesome, and I rea
My review of this excellent short here