XV° Light Infantry Regiment of Ketzok
The XV° Regiment of Light Infantry Ketzok, is one of the most famous regiments of his world, has participated in many of the bloodiest battles. On more than one occasion, the regiment received over 70% casualties and was very close to being disbanded, but has always managed to recover due to the incessant flow of recruits received from their home world.
Ketzok is a hive world with a highly militarized society, located in the Segmentum Pacificus near the Segmentum Fortress Hydraphur. Ketzok also has many manufactorums providing all its regiments of armor, weapons and ammunition they need. During the event called The Plague of Unbelief the world was plagued by anti-imperial uprisings, which took almost thirty years to be suffocated. Violence and poverty generated by these uprisings caused the population of Ketzok was ideal for founding new regiments for Astra Militarum. After order was restored in Ketzok, the Ecclesiarchy imposed severe conditions of recruitment.
The commanding officers of the regiments of Ketzok come from the richest families in the world, while the massive troop comes from mandatory conscription into the lower classes.
The doctrine of combat of the XV° regiment make strong emphasis on light infantry troops, concentrating in huge units to overcome the enemy by quantity rather than quality. The XV° regiment generally has large amounts of heavy weapons due to the lack of tanks in their arsenal, the only support vehicles are there in the regiment are Exploration Sentinels. The Commander of the Regiment is Commander Colonel Lajos Vendel and his deputy is the Mayor Andris Tivadar commander of the 1st Company.
Currently the XV° is one of several regiments deployed in the Sabbat Worlds Crusade.
Major Tivadar Andris
The Mayor Tivadar Andris, is one of the oldest and brutal commanding officers of the XV° Ketzok, he has been in the regiment since he was a novice and has climbed to be the second in command of the entire regiment. The Mayor Andris has participated in all major campaigns in which the regiment participated as the Assault on Leporis System, the Siege of Qasey, the Invasion of Strosa and the Sabbat Worlds Crusade. It is a savage and brutal leader who does not hesitate to send their troops in waves to overwhelm the enemy with overwhelming numerical superiority. For this reason the Mayor Andris is not highly esteemed by his troops.
Squad Sgt. Jeno
Squad Sergeant Jeno is beloved by his men because of their reputation to protect its squad, which is a rare quality in Ketzok Regiments. Always normally found in the heat of battle, where it is harder sharing the hardships endured by his men. During the Invasion of Strosa won the Medal of Steel Eagle after eliminating an entire Ork Mob only with their grenades. During the battle of Strosa took command of his squad after his sergeant was beheaded by the Orks. At the end of the battle was promoted to the position of sergeant squad. His superiors believe that if he can survive some more battles, has a good chance of being promoted to platoon commander.