All the grapplers hit too, and so the two vessels started to near one another. Studgrim would tell his Kaptain, “Rollin’ out da spikey bits!” to inform his leader that the boarding tubes, complete with their own spikes to pierce the hull, were extending toward the slowly nearing ship.
On both sides, troops prepared for hell. The Imperial Navy knew what to expect and sent security details armed with lasguns to critical points and where they believed entry would be made. On the other side, in the long, narrow tunnels of the boarding spikes, Orks prepared for close combat, choppa’s, shoota’s, and other improvised weapons in hand.