I love the internet. I do. I am just horrible at updating things cause there's always so much to see and do. I resolve to try and fix this.
My legions have grown dust. That will not stand.
My Ultramarines are shelved, my Lamenters dissolved.
The Enclave and Spectrum shall be my focus for this blog.
The Imperium is a vast place, and is at near constant strife. Many soldiers that go to war never come back, though not all die. Sometimes they are destined to never see their homeland again. This is a tale of those soldiers.
Following the Third War of Armageddon, many Imperial Guard regiments were shattered and left leaderless. With a whole world to rebuild, many were simply reforged. Different forces from different worlds were banded together under inexperienced leaders, then quickly shooed off to other worlds, to sort out their own problems by themselves.
Spectrum is one such group. Comprised of three very different forces, their leader, an officer known as Colonel White, was selected to bring them back up to Imperial standards.
The army, such as it was, was sent to a large, but fairly unimportant agri-world. Not having many resources of use, they made do with what they had, and chose to make the best of their differences instead of trying to conform to one style which might be exploited.
++The Red Faction++
From one of the various hiveworlds came the Red Faction, a former gang. They were conscripted into the war after the Adeptus Arbites raided their territory and offered them the choice of certain death, or five years service and then freedom. The gang chose their only path to freedom.
After resocialization, the gang was mostly converted to an acceptable standard, however, some of the guardsmen reverted to their old ways during the battle for Armageddon, and have since desecrated their uniforms and have added improvised gear.
The majority of the Red Faction favours the same fast and brutal style of their old gang warfare, and it is not uncommon to see many using the older autoguns, stubbers, and shotguns, looted from their foes.
++The Blue Shield++
A very different unit, the Blue Shield, as they are known, were a former mercenary company who fought for credits in the war. Well trained and disciplined, they sport many non-standard add-ons to the standard guardsmen kit. Trenchcoats are almost standard uniform for them, and each man carries more than twice the standard equipment loadout. Clearly time in their mercenary profession has given them access to resources as well as experience.
The Blue Shield tactics are to dig in deep, and to bombard the enemy with disciplined lazgun fire, while their autocannon units tear apart whats left.
++The 39th Lancers++
Perhaps the most codex of the three forces, the 39th Lancers are a light infantry company, relatively green from their service as Planetary Defense Forces, their composition favours being adaptable. What they lack in a dedicated role (e.g. assault, defense, bombardment) they make up for in their ability to accomplish the seemingly impossible. During the war of Armageddon, the 39th held a town center for 36 hours of near constant fighting. This earned them the Black Spade honour marking that adorns their vehicles.
Not bad for a start right? ;)