Deathwatch: Scything Talons
A vast Imperial military campaign involving tens of billions of people, mustered to retake the forsaken Jericho Reach. Funneled by forces pouring from the Well of Night that connects the Jericho Reach to the Maw of the Calixis Sector across the galaxy, the Achilus Crusade is fought almost under complete secrecy from the common citizenry of Calixis, from which the Crusade draws the bulk of its fighting forces.
The Crusade was begun in 777.M41, and was then led by Lord Militant Tiber Achilus, until his untimely death in 786.M41. Now it is led by Lord Militant Solomon Tetrarchus. Comprising three major salients in wide fronts, the Crusade is in peril of failing, being stretched far too wide and its defenses compromised at many points.