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Hey, its me again, here with some IG fluff. Hope you enjoy!
Oh, if any of you have an idea for a sergeant character, or a another unique character, that would be great, i used all my creative juices n the one i have right now...-----------------------
Sibellus 47th “The Calyx Orphans”
The Sibellus 47th has a long and varied history, beginning shortly after their raising. In the Calyx sector, worlds with multiple independent hives name regiments raised from the planet after the hive that contributed the bulk of the troops. Thus, the Sibellus, Tarsus, and Gunmetallicus regiments will proudly tell you that Scintilla is the best planet in all the Emperor’s domains.
In many ways the story of the Sibellus 47th Infantry begins the same as many others’ in the Imperial Guard. Raised up from the underhive gangers, and given command staff from the nobility, the 47th was dispatched to the planet of Tranch, where a long running civil war still smouldered underneath the shattered hives, and new regiments had to be rotated in occasionally to replace losses to the pacification efforts.
Along with the Tarsus 34th and the Gunmetallicus 25th and 26th Infantry regiments, The 47th was tasked with a tour in the Soot Warrens; once a dirty, wretched slum where the mutants once toiled to manufacture weapons and goods for the Calyx sector, the underhives of Tranch were now a hellish wreck that claimed almost as many lives as the mutants of the Pale Throng.
Unbeknownst to Command, the region given to these regiments was host to a rebuilding of the mutants forces in an attempt to regain the initiative in the conflict. After a year of constant fighting in the Soot Warrens, when the force was rotated out it was reduced to less than a third of its initial deployment. As the only regiment with an appreciable command staff, the shattered units were reorganized under the banner of the 47th, as is common in the Imperial Guard.
After its reorganization, the 47th was deployed to Lo, to support the Malfi 56th Infantry and 57th Armored put down the rebellion of Governor Archer Hase. These three regiments were used as the spearhead of a diversionary tactic to allow the main body of guardsmen through. War being a fickle mistress, as it happened the main attack was bogged down while the smaller diversion manages to punch through. Taking horrendous losses, they managed to fight their way toward the rebellious governors inner fortress, and it is reputed that a member of the 47th was personally responsible for the shot that felled the governor.
After the conflict, once again the surviving units of the 47th, 56th, and 57th were reorganized under the banner of the 47th. The decision to use the 47th was not based on the most common reasons. (They bore the brunt of the attack, and were the numerically smallest of the surviving units.) Instead, it was recognition of their actions on the battlefield and their instrumentality in breaking the back of the rebellion. This was the beginning of their reputation as survivors, though they would not gain their nickname until two similar engagements later.
Their name arose form the conservatively minded General Isaac Vane, who commented that their rag-tag uniforms and equipment made them look more like a gaggle of orphaned soldiers than a proper regiment. His attitude changed when they proved their skill shortly afterward, being instrumental in the recapture of Flat-Cut Hive on Bront, but they still called themselves the Calyx Orphans, feeling that Vane’s observation was indeed correct.
In addition to their tenacity on the field of combat, the Orphans are noted for their astounding flexibility. When your regiment can go from an armored to artillery to heavy weapons regiment in the span of a single campaign, traditional tactics no longer apply. Noted action taken by this regiment include using earthshaker rounds (from basilisks they no longer had) as improvised mines, rigging hellguns to use normal charge packs in powerful one shot bursts, and modifying stubbers to bolt pistol rounds.
On one notable occasion, the regiment was deployed to the notably spacious cavern-hives of Alactra, where seven rougue psykers, the Divas of Nightmares, had mentally enslaved the populace. Fighting their way in, they used a line of hydra flack-tanks to keep at bay a horde of twitching, dominated civilians, which would have overwhelmed even an entrenched siege regiment.
As appearances go, there is no standard of uniform to be found in the Orphans. Given little time to even reorganize, most soldiers quickly paint a large 47 on their armor or tanks to allow friendlies to know what unit they’re in.
Needless to say, trying to keep this regiment properly supplied is a bureaucratic nightmare for the Departmento Munitorum, who would like nothing more than to see this regimented disbanded. It is their reputation and nearly inexplicable luck, which causes the top brass to keep this unique unit in operation.
Currently, the 47th has been rotated back to Tranch to continue pacification efforts there. Almost a return to roots, the soldiers relish the opportunity to take revenge in an environment most guardsmen dread to even speak about.
Persons of Note
Colonel Gias “Grandfather Tiger” Klaus
Gias was born in the nightmare hive of Volg. On Fenksworld, Volg is an open sore, a sprawling growth of reclamators and purifiers to provide protein and fresh water for the two other major hives, Magnagorsk and Novus Castilla. The pollutants and toxins that Volg deals in daily have given birth to abominations in the slumps, and almost every Volgite is a born survivor, knowing how to use the ill-maintained stub pistols that every citizen carries or hand-powered crank stubbers that dot the walkways.
Gias was recruited as a sergeant into the 3rd Volg Infantry. Volgite regiments are nearly unmatched in their will to survive, but few Volgites are considered healthy enough for Imperial Guard service, and thus Volgite regiments are rare.
Earlier in life, Gias received severe chemical burns from an acid-spitting horror. Though healed, stripes of colorless hair and skin remained on his face, earning him the nickname “Tiger.”
“Tiger” Klaus and the Volg 3rd were deployed to the tunnels of Cyclopeia, alongside of the Sepherius Secundus 12th and the Sibellus 47th. Mutants had taken over the deepest mines, called the Worldguts, and the Imperial guard regiments sent in previously had been massacred.
Rumors of the 47th usually said that the regiment was protected by the emoeror himself, so the guardsmen of the 12th and 3rd were emboldened, where others would have made peace with the world.
Gias evidenced tactical expertise, taking the tactics of the Sephericus Secundus regiment, themselves from a mining world, and improving upon them. He proved he deserved his nickname, leading assaults from the front. When the rebellion was finally put down, over half of those sent in had been killed, with the 12th regiment having taken the brunt of the casualties.
As was expected, Gias and other surviving units were reorganized under the banner of the Orphans, where Gias was promoted to lieutenant for his valorous actions.
Time went on, and Gias slowly was entrusted with more responsibility; mostly through merit, but occasionally gaps in the chain of command needed to be filled.
Gias was promoted to colonel within five years or joining the Orphans. Both his men and his superiors appreciate his superior tactical mind, itself partly due to the regiment’s variable composition. Age has caught up with him now, and he is forced to command from behind. He cares for his men, despite the horrendous sacrifices they must make, and the prefix “Grandfather” has been attached to his name, both because of his paternal nature; and his long beard, flack cloak, and his habit of leaning on his power sward as a cane.
That one is greatly inspired i like it very much.I like the way you flesh out the regiment.Are they a writting only or you try to model them as well?I have some ideas for a few chars if youd like i can pm you.
Praise be to the Emperor!!
Heck, post them here, so people can know which bits i got from you.
oh, and i don't have any models for the IG, but if i ever got them, i would use colors that have been used before, just looking more battle-worn and having a '47' sloppily painted on.