You arrive on the edge of the spire, where a wide bridge connects the buildings to the last few patches of land left on the planet. There are multiple defensive buildings there, and some mobile-looking armour depots, barracks, and communications arrays. Some Imperial Guard battalions are doing formation practice on the other end.
The lieutenant salutes you as you arrive on one of the camo nets housing some transport vehicles.
"Lieutenant. Sir. We require fast transportation to the front lines."
"Right. The 102nd and 67th are leaving to reinforce the defenses. The assault has been going on for hours now."
As an added emphasis to his words, you can hear gunfire and explosions off in the distance, with multiple pillars of smoke in the horizon.
"The mare-ines will require a whole transport to themselves."
After some paperwork a Chimera's doors open for you.
"It's no Rhino, but she will take you to where you need to go."
The engines roar over their normal limit as you zoom off with a squadron."Three…Scan the horizon…"
"Squadron…time to unloading…15…"
You ride across the barren wastes, past multiple wrecked vehicles and heaps of dead, the gunfire getting louder by the second.
"Sector A5 is–BATTLE TANK!"
Your vehicle is thrown on it's side by a massive explosion to your left flank, tearing open the metal and sending you flying inside the wreck like ragdolls.