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Old 30 Jul 2008, 00:58   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I have a few questions for my IG vs. Plague Zombies/ Nurgle Cult RP. I have a fgew questions that I have doubts with, please clarify my problems!


1. Is it possible that 2 regiments from different planets (in this case, Armageddon Mech Infantry and Talleran scouts) be quartered in 1 base? what if the construction of another base was suffering from "problems", or did not have enough room to quarter all of one regiment? What if they were sent to do the same kind of task (recon/ rapid response)?

2. Would various types of squads be segregated in their sleeping quarters, such as most infantry sleeping in a different section of the quarters than special weapons and heavy weapons squads?

3. What vehicles would be included in a mechanized Infantry formation? Chimeras are a must, but what beyond that? Russes, Demolishers, Basilisks, Hellhounds?

4. If you changed the tires on a Chimera, would it explode?

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Old 30 Jul 2008, 01:39   #2 (permalink)
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1. Yes, they can most certainly be co-quartered. The Gaunts Ghosts books tell us about how several regiments were transported aboard a single vessel and freely intermingled. There is nothing to stop this from happening, but natural human loyalties and prejudice come to the fore when men from vastly different cultures are involuntarily intertwined. In a best case scenario men from different regiments would be segregated (leastwise in terms of living quarters) so as to avoid any 'them and us' type confrontations, but in a pinch men from different regiments can all sleep under the same roof. Ultimately they're all on the same side after all.

2. It is likely that companies would be grouped together under one roof where possible as this helps foster a kind of brotherhood between men that would most often be called to fight together as a cohesive unit. Within the company barracks themselves it is also likely that troops serving different functions would be grouped together for the same reason. Real world example - All four batteries (and the REME fitter section) in my old regiment all had their own barracks block and within those blocks there were four 'flats' (each comprising several rooms for 1-3 soldiers); these were sectioned for the different troops (e.g. 'F Troop' - Guns; 'I Troop' - Recce; 'M Troop' - Logistics etc.)

3. The only fighting vehicles I expect you would find in a mechanised infantry battalion are IFVs, APCs and reconnaissance vehicles - Drawing from the existing model range I guess that means Chimeras, Centaurs, Sentinels and Salamanders. Additionally a mechanised regiment might also have a handful of Cyclops remote demolition vehicles, but I suppose they don't really count in this context. Non-combat vehicles attached to the regiment might include the necessary support units such as Sentinel Power lifters, Atlas recovery tanks and Trojan utility vehicles. Heavy-hitting fighting vehicles like Leman Russ variants and Hellhounds are normally part of armoured regiments and such vehicles are seconded as part of a combined arms task force. After the Horus Heresy, it was decided that no one man would ever again be in direct command of a single fighting force capable of fighting a full-scale war independently, and so all regiments were divided up into specialist groups, drawn together in war as battlegroups under the umbrella command of Warmasters. A Warmaster may command an entire crusade, but his orders still have to filter down the chain of command, so the regimental Commanding Officers would have to be in his pocket in order for him to mount any significant act of treachery.
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Old 30 Jul 2008, 05:11   #3 (permalink)
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3. The only fighting vehicles I expect you would find in a mechanised infantry battalion are IFVs, APCs and reconnaissance vehicles - Drawing from the existing model range I guess that means Chimeras, Centaurs, Sentinels and Salamanders. Additionally a mechanised regiment might also have a handful of Cyclops remote demolition vehicles, but I suppose they don't really count in this context. Non-combat vehicles attached to the regiment might include the necessary support units such as Sentinel Power lifters, Atlas recovery tanks and Trojan utility vehicles. Heavy-hitting fighting vehicles like Leman Russ variants and Hellhounds are normally part of armoured regiments and such vehicles are seconded as part of a combined arms task force. After the Horus Heresy, it was decided that no one man would ever again be in direct command of a single fighting force capable of fighting a full-scale war independently, and so all regiments were divided up into specialist groups, drawn together in war as battlegroups under the umbrella command of Warmasters. A Warmaster may command an entire crusade, but his orders still have to filter down the chain of command, so the regimental Commanding Officers would have to be in his pocket in order for him to mount any significant act of treachery.
thank you to the answers to the first two questions. I have found the answer to #4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eo02...just past 3:00 (warning: may not be appropriate for all ages. If you are younger than me, please shield your ears.)

However, could you please explain the above answer? I don't understand what over half of it is. Would it be okay to include in Some Leman Russes just for armor support?
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Old 30 Jul 2008, 07:47   #4 (permalink)
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Armoured support like Leman Russes would definitely be fighting alongside a mechanised regiment (well in most cases anyway). However, vehicles like the Leman Russ are attached to the regiment by high command and are basically like support units. Not part of the regiment but fighting with it for the duration of that conflict.
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Old 30 Jul 2008, 13:20   #5 (permalink)
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Armoured support like Leman Russes would definitely be fighting alongside a mechanised regiment (well in most cases anyway). However, vehicles like the Leman Russ are attached to the regiment by high command and are basically like support units. Not part of the regiment but fighting with it for the duration of that conflict.
Couldn't have said it better myself (and I tried).

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Old 31 Jul 2008, 03:49   #6 (permalink)
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Yep, allright. everything should work then, as I can cover the chaos part. It is only an entire hive of plague zombies that they have to fight off. ;D
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Armoured support like Leman Russes would definitely be fighting alongside a mechanised regiment (well in most cases anyway). However, vehicles like the Leman Russ are attached to the regiment by high command and are basically like support units. Not part of the regiment but fighting with it for the duration of that conflict.
Couldn't have said it better myself (and I tried).

All clear now, Cipher?

Haha, thanks Tom. Generally it's you summarising other people's posts in a clear manner. Just glad I was able to help.




@ Cipher - Sounds good! Be sure to let us know how it goes! We'll be interested to hear (... well i will at least...)
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