This created a core upper class of ex soldiers which naturally bled through to all aspects of society creating a very professional, organized and militaristic culture, one to rival Cadia. With an immensely proud military heritage numerous generations served with distinction in the Jutland Jaeger Korp Guard Regiments, continuing the tradition set forth by the original settlers. It was this unfaltering record over two thousand years, combined with the dire need for reinforcements able to take on the traitor marines that discharged from the not too distant Eye of Terror that the High Lords of Terra authorized the creation of a new Astartes chapter from among the most promising young recruit cadets of the Jaeger Korp with the help of veterans of the 1st Legion, the Dark Angels.
The homeworld of the Jagdmarines is a relatively safe and secure world, the few local conflicts having been ruthlessly suppressed. This security however comes at a price. Society on Jutland is very regimented, nationalistic and militaristic, with little tolerance for errant behaviour, even more so than the standard Imperial world.
Augustine eventually agreed to a censure and was ordered to go on a 100 year penitent crusade while at the same time, disallowing induction of any new recruits until the Jagdmarines through attrition reached the accepted codex norms. Chapter inventory currently stand at close to 1500(3) Marines.
This is a symptom of a relatively close-minded government which allows little criticism of national policies, in turn leading to a social stagnation with little challenge of the status-quo accepted.
The state enforced eugenics, combined with the nationalism and militarism however creates an ample supply of recruits for the Jagdmarines and the Jaeger Korp. Jutland has one of the highest ratios of any Imperial world of Marine suitable candidates. This also limits the population growth of Jutland but this is partially compensated for by a relatively high influx of immigrants attracted to the stability and security of the tightly run world. They too however have to pass strict controls and standards.
Large families are encouraged with incentives both financial and otherwise. It is considered the duty of every family to provide children for the future security and the 'right of man' to dominate the galaxy. Great respect is attached to women and families that provide four or more children.
It is considered a great honour for a son to be chosen for the Jagdmarines and to a lesser extent, a son or daughter for the Jaeger Korp. Families have long and illustrious histories of sons who have made the grade and became marines with great glory and prestige to the family. A large part of society is geared to the process of producing superior offspring, so physical and mental fitness are highly prized. Diet, exercise regime, everything is tightly controlled to this end.
Jutland has a mandatory national service for its citizens and anyone unable to live up to the high standards demanded of the Jagdmarines must serve a year either in support of the Jagdmarines, usually as a serf or in the local Imperial Guard regiment, the Jaeger Korp, or working in one of the industries that supports those organizations.
Jutland is the administrative and political capital of twelve worlds in a local cluster of systems. It was not the first planet to be settled but rose to prominence in M37 after the settlement by the Krieg regiments to become the local capital.
In the later years of the 41st millennium the Jagdmarines came into conflict with a local Ork warlord that went by the name of Maja Skumdakka Eadsmasha. Waaagh Skumdakka was in the later stages but still constricted to one system. The Orkoids were constructing spaceships in preparation for an invasion and these were marked by the Jagdmarines as targets of the highest priority.
The first forays of the Jagdmarines met with great success and many of the Greenskin's vessels and much of their ship building capacity was dismantled.
It was then decided that the Jagdmarines would destroy the Ork's unifying force, it's command structure. The level of resistance was however unanticipated. What was supposed to be a lighting quick assault on Skumdakka himself soon bogged down into a war of attrition, one which the Orks were uniquely qualified for.
The Jagdmarines eventually had to withdraw leaving more than 200 battle brothers dead, their main goal of assassinating Skumdakka unfulfilled. The Marine forces were soon driven away by Ork inter-system craft.
All though they failed in their main objective they had crippled the Ork ship construction facilities and had delayed the inevitable Waaagh for several years. Another assault is planned and the Kriegmacht are currently gearing up and training for the coming conflict, and the fact that the Greenskins are no doubt doing the same, is not lost to the men and women of the Kriegmacht.
The first company Jaegertrupp ………….. is the same as as any codex chapter. Made up of veterans generally fighting in tactical dreadnought armour (the only ones allowed to do so). They do however differ in their paint scheme from the rest of the chapter going to battle in armour as black as pitch. This is a nod to the variant colour scheme to the Dark Angel's Deathwing.
The second and third Jaegertrupp are basically standard all though their training leans more towards urban fighting. As such they make limited use of vehicles.
The forth and fifth Jaegertrupp wear an alternate paint scheme more suited to their role as rural/wilderness specialists and infantry support of armoured units in field operations. They have a greater supply of vehicles using some of the second and third Jaegertrupp vehicle allocations. The forth and fifth are also designated as Panzergrenadiers, they train closely with the tanks of the chapter and are experienced in fighting in the open terrain conducive to tank operations.
The sixth are an all assault marine force called the Fallschirmjaeger.
The seventh, eighth and ninth Jaegertrupp as reserve companies are more generally trained prior to their transfer to the battle companies.
The tenth or Nachtjaeger is a standard scout company.
The Jagdmarines style of warfare hinges on disciplined, professional and well trained soldiers with a clearly defined and tactically flexible leadership. This has created an adaptable force insistent in offence and stubborn in defence.
The Jagdmarines practice a combined arms form of warfare operating closely with the Jaeger Korp and the local Imperial Navy, known collectively as the Kriegmacht. It is standard tactical doctrine to be deployed with supporting elements of non genetically enhanced troops, the Jagdmarines provide the hammer to the anvil of the Guard and Navy. This allows them to accomplish feats that are hard or impossible for a standalone chapter.
A favoured tactic is a fast assault with mechanised troops supporting concentrated tank formations backed up by artillery and air power in a combined team focusing overwhelming force in a lightning assault which keeps the enemy off balance. The Jagdmarines are especially suited for this and backed up by the rest of the Kriegmacht they have seen many great successes.
Many of the Jagdmarines have relatives in the Imperial Navy and the Jaeger Korp and this shared heritage of their fellow Cimbrians creates a very close bond that helps inspire the combined arms operations.
The Jagdmarines follow the standard marine belief that the Emperor, while the finest example of man, is still merely a man, and not a god. Over the millennia religious rituals mainly established by the Dark Angels have dropped in importance due to the influence of their homeworld. On Jutland religion is still a part of most peoples every day life, however it is seen as a weakness to overly rely on it.
Jagdmarines could be better described as professional soldiers rather than warrior monks. It should be noted however that the Jagdmarines do believe in the right of man to rule the galaxy and enforce that belief with a religious fervour.
The Jagdmarines see themselves as better in many ways than the local populace but at the same time know they are there to serve and defend the people. Their ranks have seen much arrogance but also much humility and selflessness.
Being relatively young and based on the Dark Angel's template they are free of mutations.
The Emperor is with us (Imperator est nobis/Kaiser mitt uns)
Edited by Shadey, 25 August 2010 - 10:15 AM.