We pursued the orks, because fuck letting them run away, we have Sweeping Advances to make, and the fucking orks managed to ambush us by leading us into a forest clearing, blowing the bases off of trees to block the path we took in, and sending in a dozen Squiggoths to kill us. A furious battle ensued as Imperial morale started to falter (Because orks aren’t supposed to be clever enough to ambush people), Morgaine (literally) whipped herself into a Frenzy and Maksimov decided to try to literally grab two Squiggoths by the legs and slam them into each other, only to be disappointed when he accidentally ripped the leg off of one and burned the other's leg so hard it yanked out of his grasp. Nika kept up his fire support, but Morgaine and Maksimov dominated this part of the fight because fucking Destroyer weapons and close range. Also of note was Maksimov deciding to rip a Squiggoth's howdah off and beat the Squiggoth over the head with it, because why the fuck not. It basically only annoyed the Squiggoth and wasted a turn, but holy hell it was awesome.
Just as reinforcements started to arrive and people had dealt with the fact that the orks had actually ambushed us, the Red Mek arrived in his kustom crimson stompa, attended by a horde of Gorkanauts and Morkanauts. Morgaine closed to melee with him immediately, because Frenzy, Nika helped organize the Imperial counter-attack, and Maksimov moved around to the rear to try and tear out his asshole while he was distracted with Morgaine. He was briefly delayed by a Gorkanaut moving into melee with him, solved by one round of attacks that saw the thing reduced to a wreck. Destroyer weapons, guys.
Morgaine was heavily fucked up by the Stompa's Mega-Klaw, and Maksimov finally made it to the stompa's rear and unleashed hell in the form of two swift attacks into the rear armor, scoring RIDICULOUSLY well and landing 9 or so hits with Destroyer quality and doing nearly 300 damage in a round. Because Destroyers.