Assault on Black Reach is a novella written by Nick Kyme, released in September 2008 as the companion novel to the 5th Edition Assault on Black Reach boxed set.
In 855.M41, the 2nd Company of the Ultramarines, commanded by Captain Sicarius, prosecutes war against the greenskin invaders and their warlord Zanzag. When the planet of Black Reach is invaded by a mighty Ork horde, the Ultramarines must act fast. If the orks gain a foothold in the system, they could spread, and threaten the entire sector.
- The Ultramarines' 2nd Company:
- Captain Cato Sicarius
- Command Squad "The Lions of Macragge": Veteran Sergeant Daceus, Gaius Prabian;
- Sergeants Ixion, Solinus, Tirian, Vandar, Manorian, Atavian, Octavian, Vorolanus, Fennion, Strabo
- Dreadnoughts: Brother Ultracius, Brother Agnathio