Marvel Iron Age: Ares, Dogs of War part 2

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Continued from here part 1

Istanbul Iron Hall

General Alhassan Khalaf stood awaiting orders from the Supreme Commander. He was a mountain of a man at seven and a half feet tall. He was known as the Iron Bull to his men, he'd seen more combat than any soldier in this part of the world and his face was a road map of scars.

The Iron Bull was as much machine as man at this point due to his multiple battlefield injuries. As he sat cleaning his pulse rifle at his desk the monitor activated. The Supreme Commander glared on the screen, "Your borders have been crossed, in the last three days we've lost five out posts."

"I am aware, which is why I asked for this meeting."

The Supreme Commander gritted his teeth a bit, "My orders are simple, I want the invaders dead to the last man. I want them crushed and I want you to put the head of Ares on a pole in the center of Istanbul for all to see as an example. You have clearance to take as many men as you need, I have ordered support from all the Iron Halls in your area. They have been instructed to follow your orders."

Khalaf gave a nod,"It will be settled within the week."

The monitor went off as the General rose. He hit his comm, "Have my armor ready."

***

Sivas, Turkey

A pair of Iron Army scouts sat undercover as they watched Ares' army prepare for the next battle. Suddenly one was dragged out screaming. His partner turned in time to see Metus ripping the man apart, he turned back and found himself looking into Achos' eyes. The horned dog like creature clamped his jaws on his helmet and crushed his skull as he yanked him free of their small trench.

Agony and Adder watched the animals work. Adder turned, "Still not entirely sure what those are but they are excellent guards."

Agony nodded, "Horrible creatures, they fit right in."

***

Ares stood in a tent looking over a map as his comm went off. He sighed as he answered, "Kurske, I will say this for the last time. You will not give me orders, I will take my army where ever I damned well please and unless the Queen herself asks me to leave I will keep moving."

He then flipped off the comm as Kurske began to speak. Vadim stepped in, "Were ready to move on your command."

Ares gave a nod, "I want to be in Ankara by dinner tomorrow."

Vadim saluted, "Then it will be so, Sir."

***

Yozgat, Turkey six hours later.

A scout reported back to Vadim. He then went to Ares, "I fear we will be having a late dinner."

Ares stepped over a hill and looked on hundreds, possibly thousands of Iron soldiers along with many combat transports and sentinels. He then pulled his ax and tightened his grip on it as he shouted, "Men, we're about to march into hell."

King Adder shouted back, "If the Iron demons are smart they'll clear a path."

He chuckled a bit and ordered a formation.

As the Iron soldiers waited General Khalaf looked them over before speaking through the comms, "Any man who allows one of them through the line better be dead, or I'll make you wish you were."

"Yes, Sir." Was the only reply.

Suddenly one of them noticed a man standing in the field. Khalaf looked to see Ares standing alone with his ax. He ordered the men to fire but Ares shouted, "Marko, move."

A mass of sand erupted from the ground with enough force to shatter the armor of a few dozen soldiers and sending nearly a hundred into the air. They crashed down hard as the sand condensed into the form of a giant man who swatted away a few dozen more soldiers. Ares hit his comm, "Forward."

Khalaf chuckled a bit as Ares army rushed down on the now disorganized and confused Iron soldiers. Khalaf fell back a bit, "Sentinels to the front. Put the busters behind and give me some air support."

As the gun ships moved forward Ares waved up. Several flying mutants appeared. One who looked like a winged demon waved his hand in a slashing motion making the air come down like blades on two of the airships as they began firing on Ares' men. Ares then called in some combat transports of his own, most were stolen from the Iron army and turned into his own personal air force.

Khalaf gritted his teeth as the unexpected air battle erupted over head, "Front line, move."

The sentinels marched forward blasting into Ares' forces as the split into smaller attack patterns. Vadim leaped up from the ranks into the air delivering a hard punch sending a sentinel's head flying into the mass of Iron soldiers. As he landed he yanked the arm off the fallen machine and hurled it like a spear destroying several other sentinels allowing Ares forces to break through the line.

Khalaf then waved the Buster units forward as he stepped among his men, he then spoke through their comms, "Now the real fight begins."

(To be continued)

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#2  Edited By ImpurestCheese

@joshmightbe: Looks like the God of War has met a deadly foe. Will the bull run down the God of War or will their be another smoking iron corpse trampled under Ares's foot. Can't wait to find out.

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@joshmightbe: I hope Iron Bull survives this conflict coz he's kinda awesome!

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@batkevin74: As of now this story is going to be almost as much about him as it is about Ares. I'm glad people are liking him so far or else this story would have been a bit of a let down.

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