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Title: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Necris on September 21, 2010, 08:12:39 PM
Muck in

anything goes feel free to join in
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Xeno Major on September 24, 2010, 05:10:11 PM
Anyone can muck in?

So I could put forward a mixed unit I've been thinking of?
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Wulf on September 25, 2010, 08:05:13 PM
Yello!

Decided to take a little break from the Tuloni III incident, so I decided I'd join the merry ranks of Imperial Guard for a moment.

Hope I'm not messing anything up too bad.

I deliberately left Skorn and co. a little distance away from your crew, so that they wouldn't interfere with anything, but are handily nearby in case you wish for interaction between them.

EDIT: Oh, by the way, who or what is the enemy?
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Necris on September 27, 2010, 10:14:57 AM
Had I not been away for the weekend being a pirate I'd have got the next bit up, it will go up tonight after work.

Yep anyone can muck in any regiments welcome as the attack moves forward.
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Xeno Major on September 28, 2010, 06:07:20 AM
Yeah, I've mucked in.

I am running with the 1st Kovnian Armoured, also known as the Black Knights. They are a name-only mention on Lexicanum, so I thought I'd give'm a whirl.

Current Characters:
Gunnery Sergeant Aedan Varth, commander, Semper Fidelis
2LT Darrian Theron, commander, Death before Dishonor
Corporal Jory Tabris, gunner, Semper Fidelis

Aedan Varth carries a sawed-off shotgun, Arbites issue, and two autopistols.
He wears a Flak Vest but not much other armor, given his position as Tank Commander.

2LT Darrian Theron, on the other hand, always goes into battle with a lasgun by his side. He wears light IG Flak Armor, and is known to commandeer crew-served weapons, given his previous experience as a siege artilleryman.

Corporal Jory Tabris is a http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/KnifeNut (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/KnifeNut) who carries several blades on him at all times, though regimental legend states this was to settle his many back-alley brawls before he entered Guard service. Whatever the reason, Tabris is a excellent combatant, and is ghostly scary with his fething knives.

The Kovnian 1st use many kinds of Leman Russ's, but as befitting their role in a trench war, prefer to use Leman Russ Conquerors, which can lay down a rate of fire few tanks can match.
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Necris on September 28, 2010, 11:59:41 PM
Ok so some form of description for the enemy and now some insider knowledge

the enemy is Chaos (duh)

The world has fallen to Chaos the crusade is to re-conquer the sector in the name of the Emperor and liberate the worlds which have broken away from Imperial Rule.

The Chaos forces are two stage (at least what has been seen so far)

1st the heavy armoured soldiers are the loyalist chaos army they are professional disciplined and well organised similar is skill and ability to Imperial Stormtroopers but much tougher, within a single force there are four battalions each one dedicated to one of the four gods of chaos these are depicted by the colours of the face plates of their helms (Think Blood Pact troopers)

2nd the lighter armoured soldiers are those who have sided with chaos they are irregular and ill disciplined kept in line by the more professional soldiers of chaos, these people used to be the lower class citizens the labour force and the menials that worked the worlds that have fallen, they were corrupted through orators who lead them still clad as saintly figures their voices bellowing out over battlefields ( like a penal legion with a commissar bellowing over them)

Commanding the armies are champions these men seem to be almost unstoppable they stand over their minions and can seemingly take shots that would normally kill a normal man out right.

Within the army there have been reports of traitor ogryns

the enemy make use of older models of heavy tanks such as the Malcador, Macharius, Valdor and Minotaur. they also make use of salamander tanks and stalk tank walkers (Four legged sentinels again think blood pact)

anyway hope thats enough to work with
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Wulf on September 29, 2010, 07:07:22 PM
Cool.

Xeno, if you need Skorn or Gieler to do something, feel free to use them. Just one note: Skorn is currently deaf. His hearing will return gradually, perhaps, but not just yet. Hope you don't mind me giving your guys some random las-fire? ;)
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Xeno Major on September 29, 2010, 08:24:57 PM
Of course not man, it's war.

On the other hand, do you mind clarifying the direction you send Skorn and co so that I can send Theron elsewhere? It's not you, it's me. Heh.  Just so we don't have short entries.
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Wulf on September 30, 2010, 07:37:33 AM
We'll, Skorn's headed in the general direction of Hill 29188. But if it matters, let's say... he's headed for the left flank of Hill 29188.
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Swarbie on October 04, 2010, 02:06:34 PM
Ok, think I'll add a little to this.

I'll be writing for one squad from the Auzzian 23rd. A detachment of 100 men has been sent ahead of the rest of the regiment as more of a political move than anything else; their commanding officers hope to find favour with the Lord General (or whoever's leading this war) so that they can possibly save their squads from meatgrinder assaults and time in the trenches, which they are unsuited for.

Unfortunately, it would seem the detachment has ended up in such a place, but perhaps their specialisations can help them out. 

Auzzi III is the prime recruiting world for the Vanderath system's Imperial Guard regiments. A near-deathworld, its terrain varies from empty deserts, to thick swamps. The temperatures range from around 30 degrees Celsius to as high as 90 degrees Celsius. 

Regiments from Auzzi III tend to specialise in skirmishes and ambushes; they are excellent trackers and prefer close-range firefights. The original human inhabitants of the world are very important to the function of each squad, as they are trained from birth to notice anything and everything, and often have ritual augmetics implanted to help them fulfill their role of scouts or sentries.

Guardsmen from Auzzi have little to no experience with autoguns or flamers, using lasguns, grenade launchers and plasmaguns. The traditional squad heavy weapon is a multi-laser, and all troopers are required to carry a large knife for close-combat.

Every squad also includes a trained marksman, scout/tracker and yeller. The intense magnetic field of Auzzi III makes vox-casters almost useless, so troopers are trained to throw their voices in a series of signals that can, with proper training, be heard up to three kilometers away.

Commissars attached to Auzzian squads are required to replace their black leather trench coats with white cloth ones, after a slew of casualties among attached Commissariat members due to heat stroke. The squad members themselves respect the Commissars, but will not follow orders that are tantamount to suicide.
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Necris on October 04, 2010, 05:56:17 PM
Sounds like the Auzzi and the Vergast will get along, though the Vergast are use to moving through warzone to establish the best angle of attacks, they excel at recon work and ambush and close assault their twin blades are around 20 inches long they were traditionally used by the low borns against the longer 36 + inch weapons of the nobility, their quicker draw time and the fact that they fight with two gave them an advantage over the more traditional sword (Think ninja and samurai but European  ;D)
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Swarbie on October 05, 2010, 01:27:09 AM
Cool. The Auzzi are are Guard regiments of my own creation, a little tribute to my home country almost. Think Crocodile Dundee and other traditional Australian stereotypes thrust into 40k.
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Kallidor on October 05, 2010, 02:22:20 AM
Aussie themed Guardsmen is a great idea and I don't recall it ever being used before (I think the 3rd Ed. Guard 'dex may have had somethign that hinted at it but no background). Ocker Maximus Imperial Guardsman, sounds nasty.

I've been reading along with this so far and I've been very tempted to join in but I have several different ideas I'd like to pursue and I just can't make my mind up.
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Swarbie on October 05, 2010, 02:57:38 AM
Assign each idea a number and then roll a D6/D10?
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Kallidor on October 05, 2010, 03:26:43 AM
Ha, yes  ;D

It's something I've been wanting to use for ages and I've just been thinking about it and the simplest solution would be to make the concept just another part of my Janissaries which would fit seen as how they already have such an odd bunch of units anyway allowing me to use this other warrior idea I've had and update the Janissaries.
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Xeno Major on October 05, 2010, 03:33:27 AM
So we've got American/British Tankers, Aussie death-worlders (Isn't that appropriate), Detroit gangers (Verghast), and the World War One German Army (Kind of obvious).

Let the Tropes begin!
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Wulf on October 05, 2010, 05:18:10 AM
Excellent. The more the merrier. And the more varied, the better.

Although, I must warn you, Swarbie... Any 'You call that a knife? Now this is a knife...' lines will be answered with a sharpened entrenching tool. ;)

By the way, Necris, I didn't know what kind of uniform your guys would be wearing, so I assumed it would be some sort of recon-stylish... drab, nondescript, without visible signs of rank - sanitized, if you will. Correct me if I got it wrong.
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Swarbie on October 05, 2010, 05:42:34 AM
Ok. All's fair in love and war, and this is clearly war. Anyway, a sharpened shovel is more comparable to an axe than a knife . . .
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Xeno Major on October 05, 2010, 02:37:24 PM
Ok. All's fair in love and war, and this is clearly war. Anyway, a sharpened shovel is more comparable to an axe than a knife . . .

Don't get me started on sharpened dozer blades.
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: GAZKUL on October 05, 2010, 05:22:52 PM
mind if i join in usung my  Inquisitor warband.http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1071.0
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Necris on October 05, 2010, 11:19:19 PM
Wulf you got it fairly spot on

The overall colour of their uniforms in a dark charcoal grey colour,

They are not overly strict on uniform (something the wind the nobles up)

Officers wear a double breasted tunic, rank and file a single breasted tunic (If they wear one)

Ranks are marked out in black thread and follow imperial guard standard.

Helmets are few and far between, most soldiers wear a bandana or beret,

Every trooper has the following equipment

camo cloak (only used on deep recon missions often worn as an all weather cloak)
Las carbine (Short stocky las gun better suited recon and easily hidden)
Twin blades (Two short swords traditionally used when fighting against the nobles)
Message light (An old way of communication with a complex series of flashes)

Roose and his Provosts wear a different uniform

Their uniforms are all double breasted and a dark blue, their officer markings are greyed silver, they wear long black cloaks when operating with the Reiver's
They carry heavier las guns that use a different power cell to the Reivers (So the peasents can't steal their ammo)
They each carry a long sabre
they wear peaked hats
(Basically they look like blue commissars with black cloaks)

Gracus himself wears the grey of the regiment and his traditional black storm coat of the commissariat.

Hope that helps

Gazkul are you wanting to join with a regiment of Chem Dogs that your warband has come from? if so fine 

Kallidor always welcome.
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Kallidor on October 06, 2010, 02:29:32 AM
Since the action so far is revolving around only a handful of men from their respective regiments I will do the same otherwise the whole area will end up saturated with Carnate troops.

The basic premise I've been working with is a group of warriors who are, by anyone's estimation, geriatrics; they are old and they look old but these men are like Cohen the Barbarian!

The Thraex (singular: Thraexis, plural: Thraexii) are warriors from one of the lesser nation states of Carnate*. These men are not ordinary humans but the product of countless millennia of selective breeding programmes and genetic refinement producing. Compared to an ordinary human they are stronger, tougher and hardier, naturally living well over a century easily.

It's probably safe to say that these warriors are a product of a bygone age on Carnate, another attempt to create the ultimate soldier but these aren't like Space Marines and their warrior culture and the benefits of their improved physiology means they aren't a lot like soldiers as we would think of them.

In appearance they look a lot like Thracian gladiators (hence the name), most notably the massive helmet and armoured graves. These old boys are pretty tough and can take damage like an ork and so eschew wearing a lot of armour, normally being bare chested but they normally wear a heavy cloak - so a mixture of the Spartans from 300, a Roman Gladiator and an old bodybuilder and all around six foot.

The standard weapon they use is a rifle/sword type weapon, a cross between a flamberge and a 303. This is a kind of energy weapon unique to the Thraex, highly destructive it is almost impossible for an ordinary person to use because of the massive recoil. I imagine it to be a kind of particle weapon, shooting atoms down a plasma channel at velocities approaching C. Just as lasguns have a distinctive whip crack when fired the rifle also has its own sound. For a fraction of a second before firing there is a loud hiss, like that made by a cobra, similar to an intake of breath followed immediately by a massive thunderclap (hmm, sounds like a good name for the gun). The plasma channel created by the gun is equivalent to a lasgun hit but once the full force of the projectile reaches the target it can punch holes through armour or blast away massive chunks of flesh. After it has been fired the plasma channel leaves a path of smoking rings in its wake (like the rail rifle from Eraser).


Well thatís the basic idea anywhere, howís it sound?




* Carnate is the home world of my Space Marine Chapter, the Prophets of Hatred and a relatively recent addition to the Imperium having been integrated back into human space several thousand years previously. The world is situated far beyond the north-eastern galactic rim in a rogue system and has been inhabited by humans since the first colonists left Earth; by quirk of warp travel it may even have been inhabited before humans left Earth.

It is not ruled by a single planetary government, much like modern day Earth it is comprised of hundreds of nation states with varying levels of technological and cultural sophistication.
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Xeno Major on October 06, 2010, 03:30:31 AM
Hurm.

Kallidor, that sounds amazing and is very well thought out, don't get me wrong, but I think that would tip the balance of power right into your favor. Maybe send your boys directly against the Chaos Elites?

Ooh, there's an Idea. Kallidor's boys can be our heavy troopers.

All in all, we have a diverse group of soldiers working in tandem or not, much like the actual workings of the Guard.

But, I think we might want to limit how many more people join. We seem to be piling on the numbers.
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Kallidor on October 06, 2010, 03:09:53 PM
You are quite correct but I only intend for there to be two or three of them just to test out the concept; in practice they won't really be any more powerful than a Guardsman in carapace armour wielding a boltgun.
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Kallidor on October 08, 2010, 12:39:20 AM
Just to clarify, am I good to go or do this need some tweaking?
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Swarbie on October 08, 2010, 01:08:38 AM
Well, I say go for it, but I am but one voice.
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Necris on October 08, 2010, 05:42:33 AM
nothing quite like geno warriors
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Xeno Major on October 08, 2010, 05:43:50 AM
Well Kalli, you're free to hop in at any time, but I would suggest waiting, as your troops would be the ideal reinforcements for a line-breaking action. Wait until someone is in deep crud, or make up some people in deep crud, and save them. Then start fighting, and hopefully link up with one or more of our groups.

People, I will reiterate, I don't want people to stay separated, I just want them to have long posts, not "what do you want to do?" posts.
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Kallidor on October 08, 2010, 05:36:18 PM
Alright, I'll work something out and getting them into the thick of it.

Also Necris, do you want/mind adding in some Chaos troops? I ran an RP on the old 'Clave which never survived the trnasition about a world falling to Chaos and I had loads of ideas for Chaos troops and creatures that I never got the chance to use (I think you were in the RP actually but since my good PC has BSOD I can't check), anyway, what do you think about adding some PC Chaos troops to the action?
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Necris on October 08, 2010, 08:00:26 PM
Kalli PM me with your ideas

But yes I'm fine with it

I said earlier in the thread that the enemy were split into definable groups

1. the corrupted populace

2. the professional renegade soldiers

3. something that has yet to be seen (The chaos elite) the leader caste



Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: GAZKUL on October 08, 2010, 08:21:43 PM
cheers, i'll use the Savlar 21st but follow my warband, the Quelli Santificati so i don't get confused. out of interest who are the bad guys?
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Swarbie on October 09, 2010, 02:23:38 AM
Chaos. Who else?
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Wulf on October 09, 2010, 08:32:29 PM
Ok, now the stalk-tank is attacking the heavy weapons teams struggling up the hill. Anyone with a bigger gun than Skorn's current Lucius pattern no.98 lasrifle... please?

My next suggestion would be that perhaps we could finally have taken the hill? Then we could link up with Swarbie while Kallidor could arrive as reinforcements sent to hold the hill against the eventual counterattack by the enemy? Or we could be relieved once the hill is taken and sent elsewhere?
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Kallidor on October 28, 2010, 02:46:55 AM
Since I didn't know when the Imperial push was going to come I decided to just post a little intro instead.
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Zephon on October 31, 2010, 07:44:53 PM
I might be a bit late, but I was considering joining in with the idiot artillerymen who recently shelled everyone else. Would that be OK?
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Xeno Major on October 31, 2010, 09:50:58 PM
If you don't pull anymore of that crap about shelling my boys, then yeah.

No really, it's fine. Come on in. It's not like the Guard is going to refuse more cannon fodder.
 
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Wulf on November 04, 2010, 10:01:23 PM
Ok, Skorn and the rest of the sorry b******s from Hill 29188 have been dragged off to the front line. Off into the meatgrinder again. Now, maybe they could link up someone? Any volunteers?

As far as I am concerned, Zephon, join the fun.
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Necris on November 04, 2010, 11:36:27 PM
all are welcome to muck in
Title: Re: Life of the Guard OOC
Post by: Zephon on November 08, 2010, 11:20:52 PM
OK, thanks. The quite incompetent 7th Patarene Artillery are introduced. The idea is that Pataric regiments are generally held to be disloyal, cowardly, etc.

As it isnít clear from the whining of the gunners, C Battery has been sent forward to extend the range of Imperial artillery beyond Hill 29188, so the advance would have some supporting fire. Of course, they were sent forward before the advance stalled and the counterattack started.