Hard Choices 'What happened on Algol?'
Hard Choices 'What happened on Algol?' is s 32 page graphic novel prequel to Ultramarines : A Warhammer 40,000 Movie, released as part of the Special Edition DVD on 29th November 2010. It was written by Dan Abnett, penciled by David Roach, and published by Codex Pictures.
Captain Severus and the entire Second Company of Ultramarines are beleaguered cleansing a Tyranid invasion from the Hive World of Algol, when a distress call from Imperial Fists arrives asking for assistance guarding the Shrine World of Mithron. The Second Company are the closest fighting force to Mithron, and so Severus must decide whether to commit to saving billions of lives in the hives of Algol or to defending a blessed holy site of the Imperium. He chooses to personally take command of a small force to investigate Mithron, while the rest of the Second Company continues the fight on Algol. And so, after the recent loss of Squad Ultima to the Tyranids, Severus promotes a group of Scouts into full Space Marines to reform Squad Ultima and to make up the small force heading for Mithron.1
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