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Old 08 Sep 2006, 22:16   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wondering what the background story behind he TO IG regiments were. My army is the Celtic Light Infantry, basically a celtic/scottish army that is not affiliated with the imperium but does help it when fighting a common enemy
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My Catachans are just the brutish jungle fighters that they should be :P
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Well The Cygnarian 401st Cataphracts, are loosely based on Viking Lore... Naming characters and tanks with Norsen Myth names.

They come from a planet covered in perpetual darkness, covered in a single hive, they are lovers of cityfights, and thier tactics suit close quarters.
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My Catachans are just the brutish jungle fighters that they should be :P
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Drop troops based off "Apocalypse Now".
War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over. - General William Sherman
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I've made a siege regiment, which, as you can probably tell, excell in trench and urban warfare. I also have a mech. guard regiment more styled off of today's mechanized forces. A dream of mine is to get a true air-cav army.
But seriously, a Guardsman, I'm willing to bet, could a) outshoot me, b) give me the beating of my life, and c) shove more squad-based tactics down my throat than I'd ever care to digest. Guard are hard, hard men. Whether or not GW's inconsistent, Marine-worshipping fluff keeps with that, mkay?

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themed around an upstart cadian colonel who's gets his freinds (junior officers and vet sarges) as officers in his task force and begins a crazy adventure around the universe fighting for the emperor in the company of his mates from the acadamy.
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My army's theme is in the army list section where you'll find all kinds of random stuff bout them :P

My last Imperial Guard army were themed around a Yakuza-type Syndicate from a Hive World (showing that the best gangs are organised) with asian skin tones, names and a cyberpunk purple/black/silver paint scheme...along with the odd power samurai sword because I couldn't resist it. They were excellent in their intended role (as cityfighting Light Infantry), but not very useful in open battles whatsoever. I generally got bashed with them...but all agreed they looked amazing and in any battle with dense terrain, I certainly sorted everyone out...too bad Cities of Death came out after I sold them
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1171st Conscripts

A ragtag bunch of miscreants and low life's 'recruited' from all over the Galaxy. Thrown together and given basic training on the death world Regland. only the best fighters survive there suicidal missions leading to the best of the best over their short period of service in the guard.

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Conscripts (lots of them, use steellegoin)
No tanks/vehicles
Lots of sentinels
Mortars + autocannons + the odd rocket launcher
Vets. and Stormtroops.

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Any armour is blue
Green base uniform
Tan/khaki trousers/clothes
black/grey/silver guns

Most units have 'converted' battle damage e.g. sentinel with melted cockpit door...
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