After said combat Uriel is dazed to discover they were not required to win, and in fact would have been a sure sign of Chaos empowerment. He is still assimilating this when Pasanius regains consciousness.
Pasanius (groggily): "What happened? Did we win?"
Uriel: "I think we did."
Pasanius: "Good. I knew we could take him." (loses consciousness)
In an issue of White Dwarf, the 6th edition codex creators took Ward's "fanboyism" and played it for laughs, to a point where one claimed "Every other chapter cries themselves to sleep for not being Ultramarines".