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Old 16 Jun 2008, 16:01   #5 (permalink)
Tom Norman
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Default Re: Imperial guard retirement.

I don't think it's a right to autonomously conquer a world of their choosing. My understanding of the system Rafe touched on there (as is described in Gaunt's Ghosts) is that a regiment named as the principal fighting force most central to an Imperial victory over a world may claim the right of settlement and declare it their new homeworld. They cannot simply lay claim to a newly conquered world (I like your superimposition of the word 'liberated' there, Rafe...very American ); they have to fight for it, and not in a mere 'supporting' capacity.

I think it's also worth noting that at the time Dan Abnett established the 'Right of Settlement' the Tanith 1st was a newly formed regiment with significantly less than ten years service history.
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