Stroab wasn't always the well-defended, highly industrialized planet it is today. For a while, the planet was smashed. Following Waagh! Gnashrak, the planet was totally devastated. Hive cities were smashed, and debris from Imperial warships floated in the space around Stroab, littering its orbit.
Admiral Hensley, the original admiral placed in charge of the defense of Stroad, felt that Stroab was well protected from the savage Ork hordes nearby, as did everyone else. It was particularly well-defended, and had survived anything thrown against it in the past. No Ork raiding party could dare threaten it.
But this was no mere raiding fleet. It was a full Waagh!.
When the Waagh! fleet arrived, it fought a series of devastating battles within the system, smashing the defenses piece by piece. The impressive defenses that had protected Stroab were tossed aside like children's toys. This did not occur at any small cost to the Orks - almost half of the Waagh!'s fleet was destroyed or crippled. Unfortunately for the inhabitants of the planet, this was not enough.
The Waagh! launched its landing ships, and all across the planet battle ensued. Warlord Gnashrak knew what to do to finish off the resistance quickly - destroy the governor's palace. With this goal in mind, the Orks headed out to seek the main hive city of Stroab. Stroab military forces put up a valiant fight, but they too, in the end, fell. The governor's palace fell, and one by one the other hive cities fell under the controls of the Waagh!, the people enslaved, the towers smashed.
The Waagh! moved on.
Space Battles (Battlefleet Gothic Battles)
1. Cruiser Clash
2. The Bait
3. Escalating Engagement
4. The Raiders
5. Planetary Assault
Land Battles (40K3 Battles)
1. Take and Hold
6. Bunker Assault
All that was left at the end of Stroab's fall was the mission to warn the Imperium. If enough forces could be mustered and Warlord Gnashrak's movements predicted, there was still hope for the sector. If not, then a lot of good men would fall before the Waagh!, until it was stopped...
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