Plif checked and rechecked the chronometer embedded in the arm of his chair before taking in the sweeping vista visible ahead of him. Since coming onboard the Hammer late last year engineers and technicians had worked tirelessly to convert a space above the bridge into something of a personal command centre, from where the TCCOM could oversee operations of the wider fleet without being disturbed by day-to-day bridge operations.
Ahead of him, arrayed beyond the protective transparisteel viewports were elements of the Hammer’s task force, Strike Cruisers, Frigates, a number of corvettes and the Star Destroyer Grey Wolf. All set for battle and awaiting the go ahead to begin operations, much as their compatriots aboard the Challenge and Warrior were in their respective launch zones.
Plif checked the chronometer again and unclipped his comm unit, the moment of truth was here. The Ishtari homeworld had been located deep inside a star cluster, the Assurian Halo in the neighbouring sector, it was time for the Emperor's Hammer to remind the galaxy of the Empire and bring liberation and order to the subjugated worlds of the sector. Pacification of the Ishtari homeworlds being the end goal of the campaign.
"Commence Imperial Storm"
Turn 1 orders from team captains are due shortly and will be actioned on the morning of March 1st GMT and released here, via discord (#is5-war-room & #imperial-news-network) and to the captains. Where this takes us... nobody knows.
Good hunting all!