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Old 01 Jun 2007, 11:11   #1 (permalink)
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For a piece of fluff I'm writing I need to know apporximatley how many men are in a guard regiment.

The regiment is a heavy infantry regiment and doesn't use many tanks.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 01 Jun 2007, 11:43   #2 (permalink)
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A standard Cadian regiment has 8000 fighting men, divided into 24 companies of roughly 340 men.

But different worlds will use different patterns.
Hope that helps.
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Old 01 Jun 2007, 13:04   #3 (permalink)
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Like he said, the size varies, but you should be aiming for a minimum of 100 men.

EDIT: this was for when the discussion was about company sizes.
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Old 01 Jun 2007, 14:27   #4 (permalink)
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If I were you I'd get 2 tanks. One basilisk and one demolisher. They're one f the most powerful tanks (I know, Landraiders and monoliths are better : ) . And if you want heavy infrintry get them carapace armor, a +4 save for 2 points per model. Also look into getting heavy weapon teams. Their firepower is great. ;D
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Old 01 Jun 2007, 15:15   #5 (permalink)
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It's all math isn't it? A fresh, full strength infantry platoon will max out at 55 men or less (most worlds no doubt use smaller platoon sizes). Decide what the average platoon size will be in your regiment. Then you just have to decide how many platoons are in your company.

Honestly, you could have anything from 8+ platoons of 55 men to 2 platoons of 25 (both plus command elements). So you're talking about anything between 75 and 500 men in each company. I'd imagine that specialist and veteran units as well as units who have just sustained serious casualties are more likely to be small. Larger platoons will likely denote freshly raised (or consolidated) regiment.

The imperial guard is such a diverse organization that coming up with a standard platoon size is just impossible. The plus side to that is that you get to make that decision yourself.
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Old 01 Jun 2007, 15:23   #6 (permalink)
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Sorry got it wrong.

I wanted to now the number of people you would expect in a full strength guard regiment detailed above.

woops. :-[
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Old 01 Jun 2007, 19:29   #7 (permalink)
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In the siege of Vraks book it lists the 143rd Seige Regiment as 200,000 strong. Also, in the Eisenhorn books, he goes to a planet and they had just raised a new regiment, it said that it wa orriginally planed to be 500,000 strong bu they bumped it up to 700,000 to meet higher troop requirment. So i realy think it depends on what regiment they are, the Tanith first is around 5,000 i think.
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Old 02 Jun 2007, 01:08   #8 (permalink)
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In the siege of Vraks book it lists the 143rd Seige Regiment as 200,000 strong. Also, in the Eisenhorn books, he goes to a planet and they had just raised a new regiment, it said that it wa orriginally planed to be 500,000 strong bu they bumped it up to 700,000 to meet higher troop requirment. So i realy think it depends on what regiment they are, the Tanith first is around 5,000 i think.
Siege regiments are generally conscript quality, except the officers and men who man the large guns.

Most regiments over 50,000 are also usually conscript quality.

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Old 04 Jun 2007, 16:48   #9 (permalink)
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As said above this is a heavy infantry regiment and probably reasonably elite.
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Old 04 Jun 2007, 16:59   #10 (permalink)
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I would stik it at the 2,000 to 8,000 range, most regiments that arnt kids off the street seem to be about that size.
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