The Push for Survival
The Craftworld of Altsnar is under attack from Imperial forces. Young Howling Banshee Exarch Elsandria was fight to defend her home from the human invaders. While Farseer Mel’tan seeks a way to spare Elsandria and his people from any prolonged bloodshed. Will they succeed? Will help come for them?
Guardsman Lucas Hournman is at the front lines of a devastating war. Will his morale hold? Or will he desert his comrades and lover?
Commissar Forninn is a veteran of many wars and is highly respected for what he does, but his age begins to creep up on him during this latest campaign. Will he live to see another battle in the endless struggle of man? Will he impress the Silver Skulls as a liaison officer? How many more of his men will die?
Magos-Errent Flavion of the Mechanicum and his Menial Jerrah are sent to the front-lines to assist the tacticians of the Imperial Guard take the Craftworld and destroy it once and for all. Flavion suffers from minor Hysteria though and struggles to control his symptoms. Will he survive long enough to see Jerrah become the Enginseer she wants to be? Or will his fears get the best of him?
The Push for Survival is a short story in the making about the timeless struggles of life. Men will begin to doubt their reasoning, xenos will question fate, and all will ask: “How long will I survive?”
Short story by James Coburn.
(Photo unrelated. I don’t own this photo either.)