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The Noltan Royal Dragoon is an Armoured Division that is garrisoned the planet of Noltan an its two moons Marlon and Cirlian. The regiment was started as a mainly Armoured Company, with some infantry, to protect Noltan and its moons during the First Armageddon War 444.M41. In the years after the war the planet went entirely to the support of its military garrison, because of this there was unrest and a group of herretics rose to opose the Royal Dragoons Resulting in the Noltan Herretic Rebelion 496.M41. The Noltan Royal Dragoon struck quikly and cleansed the planet of its herretic ocupants. In the year of 538.M41 a massive force of Orks invaded Noltan but were driven over time onto the island of Cicalian. Exactly 100 years later the Royal Dragoon launched an invasion on the island but faled to drive out the Orks and were driven of the island. The planet and its moons stayed quiet with no major disruptions in the peace for several years until 940.M41 when Orks launched a massive offensive against Noltan. The war continued for one year until the Second Armageddon War 941.M41. Soon after the Second Armageddon War the Third Armageddon War 999.M41. This was not the only thing ocupying the Noltan Royal Dragoon, they were also occupied with the excursion of Orks from Cicilian 999.M41. These wars combined resulted in the excursion of Orks from Noltan.
I would much appriciate any info on background about Armageddon and Noltan or anything else.
Hmm.. that's a pretty good history. I'd like to see more explanation of the character of the regiment. For example (and I'm not criticising, just suggesting some things you could explain.)
Why are they an armoured division? Historically, a dragoon is a mounted musketeer. It's difficult to imagine a bunch of tanks and mechanized infantry with an archaic title like that.
Why are they royal dragoons? Is there a royal family on Noltan? What's Noltan society like, feudal monarchy, or 'star wars' esque benevolent, paternal monarchy?
If they're an armoured division, how do they get their armoured vehicles? Most vehicles come from forgeworlds, or industrialised hive worlds, so it would seem logical that only regiments recruited from these kind of worlds would have masses of them.. unless there was a special reason.
What is their fighting style and combat doctrine like? How do they prefer to engage the enemy. What troops and tactics do their commanders favour?
That kind of stuff.
i thank you a lot for pointing those things out.
they are the royal dragoon because i like the name and my dad is an officer in the royal canadian dragoonwhich is an armoured division.
as for the armoured legion this planet is supposed to be a world that builds all there own weapons, equipments and tanks.
the doctrines hmmm... well... oh there they are.
they include (these are not all what i use for games) Xeno fighters Orks, Iron Dicipline, Close Ordeer drill, Storm Troopers, Sharp Shooters, Techpriest Enginseers, Conscripts, and finally Drop Troops.
So i hope those answer your questions thanx for bringing them to lite. If you have nemore questions feel free to ask.
modern armies are full of "cavalry" "dragoon" "fusilier" regiments with modern equipment like APC tanks helicopters Imperial guard exactly the same , Joran Dragoons in Storm of Iron sound similar, excellent background, especially the detail of them protecting a mining world near Armageddon there must be hundreds in the sector to feed the industrial behemoth of Armageddon and most must be heavily defended
Baneblade tank Squadrons?? mmmmmmmm