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Regiments of the B&C: Heroes of the Guard

Imperial Guard IG Astra Militarum event Regiments of the B&C painting modelling challenge

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++Priority Dispatch to Regimental Commanders & All Attaches.++

++Orders: Documentation and pict recording of regimental forces.++

++All regiments required to register.++

++Regimental commanders to submit unit picts and details (both apropos aforementioned unit and regiment itself).++

++Failure to comply with order will result in frontal lobotomy and reduction to servitor status.++

++By the Emperor’s Decree.++

 

Welcome to the fifth modelling challenge hosted by the Bolter & Chainsword's Imperial Guard forum, Regiments of the B&C: Heroes of the Guard. This is the final challenge for the Regiments of the B&C event.


What the vow entails:

  • Signifying your participation (via a post stating as much in this very thread) in this grand endeavour and posting an image of the unpainted or primed model in this thread by the 2nd October 20:00 GMT.
  • By the 9th October 20:00 GMT:
    Posting at least one image of the finished (loyalist or traitor) Imperial Guard model representative of your regiment or army.
    Writing up a short bio of that Imperial Guard model, no shorter than 100 words.
    Writing up a short background of your army, no shorter than 300 words.

What is allowed:
Any Guard model from any Astra Militarum army (loyalist, PDF or traitor), armed with Imperial weaponry which means all FW, GW, Victoria Miniatures etc. as long as the model is within the Astra Militarum codex, any supplements available during the competition period or one of the Forge world books. Please state in your vow the source (book) of the model. Conversions and partially painted models may be entered at the commissariat's discretion along with models you plan to repaint - please confirm eligibility before vowing!

Regiments of the B&C promotion details:
As for the previous Regiments of the B&C challenges there are 3 tiers of completion by the end of the challenge:

  • Successfully submitting an image of your completed model earns you one rank.
  • Successfully submitting the write-up about that model earns you one rank.
  • Successfully submitting the write-up about your army earns you one rank.

You cannot earn any ranks in the challenge if you fail to submit the image of the completed model as this is the minimum completion level.

Those who submitted their army write-up in a previous Regiments challenge are requested to submit it again (by all means expand upon it), but it can only count once to your overall Regiments of the B&C rank.
Those who earned ranks in the previous challenges will be promoted further via completions in Heroes of the Guard.


Finally...
By all means flaunt your participation in this grand endeavour with the addition into your signature of your choice of the following images:

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=][= MESSAGE FROM REGIMENTAL COMMAND =][=

This is the final push - death or glory! All regiments are to provide any assistance available to the war effort.

Any regiment that has not successfully completed any one of the previous challenges may do so in addition to, or in exchange of, the Heroes of the Guard event. The times, dates and criteria are all identical save for the additional challenge valid unit being as described in the original run. You can only do one of the previous challenges you either missed out or failed on so choose wisely! Please make the appropriate vows in the same post if possible, you can find the links to details of the previous challenges below.

These additional completions will provide promotions and medals as normal. If there are any questions direct them to myself or Commissar elmo, don't miss out on this last chance for honour and glory!

For the Emperor and Imperium of Man.

WarriorFish
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Previous Challenges
Regiments of the B&C: One For All.
Regiments of the B&C: Treads and Thrusters.
Regiments of the B&C: Big Guns Never Tire.
Regiments of the B&C: Blood and Glory.

This challenge is dedicated to all who frequent the barracks thumbsup.gif

 

Regiments of the B&C - Heroes of the Guard
IDRecruitWIPModelBackgroundRegimentEvent RankRegiment Rank
1elmoWIPModelBackgroundRegimentSergeant=][= CLASSIFIED =][=
2GrandMagnusWIPModelBackgroundRegimentSergeantSergeant
3KierdaleWIPModelBackgroundRegimentSergeantMajor
4SviarWIPModelBackgroundRegimentSergeant=][= CLASSIFIED =][=
5Flint&SteelWIPModelBackgroundRegimentMIA
6our_bazWIPModelBackgroundRegimentSergeant=][= CLASSIFIED =][=
7heralds of excessWIPModelBackgroundRegimentKIA
8Brother Chaplain KageWIPModelBackgroundRegimentMIA
9Barabbas SogalonWIPModelBackgroundRegimentSergeantSergeant
10Wulfgar76WIPModelBackgroundRegimentSergeantCaptain
11MehmanWIPModelBackgroundRegimentSergeantLieutenant
12ShamanskyWIPModelBackgroundRegimentSergeant(Colour Sergeant)
13AudemusWIPModelBackgroundRegimentSergeantWarrant Officer Class 2
14RADU LYKANWIPModelBackgroundRegimentSergeantLieutenant
15GrotsmashaWIPModelBackgroundRegimentKIAMajor
16scatmandooWIPModelBackgroundRegimentMIAMajor
17GuilloomWIPModelBackgroundRegimentSergeantWarrant Officer Class 2
18Brother HandroWIPModelBackgroundRegimentSergeantMajor
19gunnyogradyWIPModelBackgroundRegimentKIA
20ToxichobbitWIPModelBackgroundRegimentMIAWarrant Officer Class 2
21greycatWIPModelBackgroundRegimentSergeantWarrant Officer Class 2
22CoffeeGruntWIPModelBackgroundRegimentSergeant=][= CLASSIFIED =][=
23nismogrendelWIPModelBackgroundRegimentSergeantWarrant Officer Class 2
24Simon RosWIPModelBackgroundRegimentMIA
25QuneitraWIPModelBackgroundRegimentMIA
26WarriorFishWIPModelBackgroundRegimentSergeant=][ CLASSIFIED =][=
26Son_of_D0rnWIPModelBackgroundRegimentSergeantSergeant
27Warhawk ShizuWIPModelBackgroundRegimentSergeantSergeant
28ReynerWIPModelBackgroundRegimentMIA

 

 

Regiments of the B&C - One for All and All for One
IDRecruitWIPModelTrooperRegimentEvent RankRegiment Rank
1AudemusWIPModelTrooperRegimentSergeantWarrant Officer Class 2
2GuilloomWIPModelTrooperRegimentSergeantWarrant Officer Class 2

 

 

Regiments of the B&C - Treads and Thrusters
IDRecruitWIPModelVehicleRegimentEvent RankRegiment Rank
1Wulfgar76WIPModelVehicleRegiment(Corporal)Captain
2MehmanWIPModelVehicleRegimentSergeantLieutenant

 

 

Regiments of the B&C - Big Guns Never Tire
IDRecruitWIPModelVehicleRegimentEvent RankRegiment Rank
1greycatWIPModelVehicleRegimentSergeantWarrant Officer Class 2

 

 

Regiments of the B&C - Blood and Glory
IDRecruitWIPModelSoldierRegimentEvent RankRegiment Rank
1ShamanskyWIPModelSoldierRegimentSergeantWarrant Officer Class 2
2Flint&SteelWIPModelSoldierRegimentMIA
3nismogrendelWIPModelSoldierRegimentSergeantWarrant Officer Class 2
4QuneitraWIPModelSoldierRegimentMIA


Edited by WarriorFish, 09 October 2015 - 08:32 PM.
Entrants lists updated

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You've got me, WarriorFish. I'll get my vow up once I get home.

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You carry the Emperor's will as your torch, with it destroy the shadows.

Accept all challenges, no matter the odds.

Suffer not the Heretic to live.

Abhor the Typo.


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I couldn't make it any easier for you tongue.png Last chance to make good msn-wink.gif


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Painting Oaths Completed:
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Ah damn, just as I'm busy!

 

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Let me see if I got this straight. Its not a unit, right? Its a single miniature representing a company and a bit of fluff regarding the mini and the regiment? Could be interesting, I have some bits lying around.


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The Commissariat steps forward....

 

The 711th will enter this final part of the Regiments of the B&C challenge in style with not 1 but 4 Ministorum Priests.

 

These ragged men, favoured of The Emperor, blessed in His light, strong in faith and zeal will help stiffen the backbone of the 711th Cadian Combined Arms Brigade.

The rousing prayers and fiery oratory will protect the souls of the men as the Commissariat ensures that duty is done and the officers direct the conflict in His name.

 

 

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Confessor Huldwyn

711th Company Command (attached)

 

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Father Dradus

975th Armoured Battalion (attached)

 

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Ayatani Bron

897th Infantry Company (attached)

 

 

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Preacher Thur

2051st Kasrkin (attached)

 

"There are those who raise their voices in anguish and sorrow for the plight of Mankind.

Such faithless folk wail of an end to all days, of a final damnation for us all.

I say to you, these fools are wrong!

Liars, I name them, heretics and sayers of doom.

Listen not to such heathens my brothers, for those are glorious days.

Rejoice, for all may stand and fight for a truly righteous cause and any man

- no matter how humble -

can earn everlasting glory through martyrdom in the Emperor's sight."

Confessor Huldwyn prior to the Battle of  Ridge 582 North


Edited by elmo, 25 September 2015 - 05:53 PM.


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Ah excellent, time to go inspect the troops and see who isn't up to scratch and find some 'volunteers'........

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Let me see if I got this straight. Its not a unit, right? Its a single miniature representing a company and a bit of fluff regarding the mini and the regiment? Could be interesting, I have some bits lying around.

Yes, any single Guard model- basically pick whatever you like! Commander, special weapon, tank... or do more than one if you're so inclined msn-wink.gif The fluff pieces just has a minimum word count so you don't need to do much or detail things you don't want to or haven't created yet :)


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Well okay then, I have some bits so sign me up! :D Whats the vow?


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There's no official way, but historically most have taken a form similar to ETL:
 

I, [NAME], of the [REGIMENT], do hereby vow to complete [VOW MODEL(S)] from [codeX/SUPPLEMENT] for the Regiments of the B&C: Heroes of the Guard challenge by the 9th October for the honour of [AFFILIATION] and B&C.

 
All we need is the model(s) you're vowing and from what codex, PDF or supplement so as long as that's in your vow that's the main thing biggrin.png Don't forget that if you want to do one of the previous Regiments challenges then you'd need to make an appropriate second vow for that too ideally in the same post to make the commissariat's job a bit easier smile.png


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Painting Oaths Completed:
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Right time to inspect the grey legion and see who answers the call to glory...

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Perhaps a grey transport needing attention too baz so you can get the full set..?


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I dont have the Astra Militarum codex at hand, I only have the 5th edition Imperial Guard codex sweat.gif, but if Im not mistaken veterans can still take vox casters, right? Anyways, I will be making just the one guardsman.

 

"I, GrandMagnus, of the Hessian 101st Household Guard, do hereby vow to complete 1 Astra Militarum guardsman from Codex: Astra Militarum for the Regiments of the B&C Heroes of the Guard challenge by the 9th October for the honour of the High Primus of Hessia and the B&C."

 

EDIT: Changed the name of the Regiment. "Sigulda" was the one I gave them a year ago, named after a Latvian Town, but I decided to rename them to "Hessian" after the germanic mercenaries during the XVIIIth century.


Edited by GrandMagnus, 20 September 2015 - 07:54 PM.

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Perhaps a grey transport needing attention too baz so you can get the full set..?


Would do if I had any

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Hmm, (and hello again!), this could be the opportunity to finally paint that undercoated Valkyrie that's been sat in the hobby cupboard for...nearly two years, eep. 

That'll do for the Treads and Thrusters challenge, and a Platoon Commander for the actual new challenge I think. He's been undercoated for far too long an'all.

 

Time will be tight for me, but I only seem to paint when there's a deadline. Consider me provisionally in then!


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Through the Warp, to near and far,
To Tallarn, Lethe and Ultramar,
The Emperor points and we obey,
Through the Warp and far away...


"I, Kierdale, do hereby vow to complete 1 ratling squat sniper from Codex: Astra Militarum for the Regiments of the B&C Heroes of the Guard challenge by the 9th October for the honour of Kierdale's Shrineworld, Holy Terra and the B&C."

I would love to have vowed my Hydra/Wyvern/Salamander but, with family visiting for much of September, it would be impossible.
And damn you commissars for holding it at the same time as the Call of Chaos!
And damn me for taking part. biggrin.png

 

 

EDIT:

One well-lubed midget.

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Once the GS dries I'll wipe off the vaseline and undercoat him.

 

 

I hope a link to the regimental background will suffice?

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It's only a single model with plenty of time to finish - couldn't be any easier ;)

 

Now we're starting to get some vows in I'll look at creating the entrants table. I'll be making my vow this weekend too once I've decided which model to paint :D


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I Sviar vow a HWT team with a Autocannon. Starting picture will be posted later, since I'm at work right now.

Starting picture:

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I usually write long storys with character progression (like the mine rebellion story), this time I tried something very different. It is a short short story that takes place for about three hours on a battlefield.

The story:

 

Kelay looked at the threads of his Chimera, they were busted. He cursed and kicked the side of the hull. The length and the graveness of his profanity was nothing compared to Ulf and Franks who had to carry their Autocannon all the way to the city of Adlén. ‘Move it slackers’ sergeant Tyra bellowed from behind, she looked surprisingly energetic considering they had been fighting on this mud infested forsaken world in eight months now. The rest of the troops had already begun walking as Ulf and Frank lifted up the Autocannon on their shoulders.  Juliet laughed as they sunk ankle deep in the mud pit the moment they hoisted up the Autocannon. Juliet swung her Lasgun onto her back and pulled out a whistle made out of tin, she looked at the sergeant, and Tyra nodded in consent. She started to play her newly composed melody as the morning sun rose to once again bake the muddy earth to a hard crust.

 

After an hour of marching they saw the city of Aldén. They had been sent here to reinforce the Sviars 37: th infantry who had taken many losses defending the city. The rest of the convoy had been there for twenty minutes when Tyra walked past the first trench, the first out of many. She meet up with major Roseburg.  While the two officers talked about tactical placements, Ulf and Frank put down their Autocannon. ‘Here’ said a grinning Sviar veteran who handed Ulf a bottle of S: t Olofs mead,’ you look exhausted after a brisk walk’. ‘Thanks’ said Ulf and took a mouthful. Tyra who had just ended the meeting passed by Ulf just as he handed back the bottle ‘it seems someone has some spare time’ she said and continued ‘I have cure for that. Do you see that big pile of muddy sand, and the pallet with empty bags on the right side?  Get to it, and that goes for you too Juliet´.

 

A big blast from a far rocked the earth. The Sviar soldiers dove for cover in the trench line, as another blast came down from the sky. Ulf saw that Tyra shouted something but the blast drowned her voice. But he understood what she meant by pointing at the hill just beneath the HQ camp that had been built into a nearby mountain. From the hilltop Ulf saw the gateway to Aldén. The citizens ran towards the shelter bunkers. The blast became more and more frequent as Ulf and Frank mounted their Autocannon and secured it to the rock. The Vox came alive and Ulf heard Tyra’s voice shouting ‘the Orbital bombardment has taken a chuck out of the Tyranids now it is up to us’.  Suddenly the blast from the sky stopped and the Basilisks started to pound the fast moving horde of Tyranids. Ulf realized that they were getting nearer as the Wyvern battery started to fire. The sky blackened when the barrage begun to fall down. In his binoculars Frank saw dead Tyranids fly high up in the sky in a blazing furious firestorm that consumed them. The big horde came into range for Ulf’s Autocannon. He didn’t need to aim, he lowered the barrel to the right height and pressed and hold the trigger down, just like the rest of the Autocannon teams. Rows after rows were cut down; Mortars flew over Franks head as he changed the Autocannons magazine. Frank poured both his and Ulf’s canteens on the red hot barrels as the horde started to come close to the trenches. A wall of Lasgun beams dealt a massive punch to the frontrunners. Tyra saw what was coming and quickly grabbed the Vox and set it to all channels. ’Bayonets on’ she screamed at the top of her lungs. The Tyranids jumped down into the trench line. And the close quarter fight had begun.

 

Ulf heard screams of agony as the Tyranids cleaved Sviars in half. Some Sviars sacrificed their lives and stood firm so the rest could retreat deeper into the trench. ‘The first trench row is clear’ said Frank and the Autocannon teams started to fire down there, while Tyranids still descended into the trenches. The whole swarm was now into the trenches and the battery stopped and started to withdraw. The trench glowed like a bright star with all the Lasgun beams. Ulf and the rest of the teams moved their Autocannons closer to the edges. On one occasion Frank saw the Sviars turning the tide and pressed the Tyranids back only to again lose ground shortly thereafter. Major Roseburg called for a retreat out of the trenches and up to the hill that leads to a passageway to the city for a last stand. With a lump in her throat Tyra ordered a section of the fighting force to attack the Tyranids to allow their fellow guardsmen and women to make it out of the trenches so they could make it to the last stand formation on the hill.                      

 

Sergeant Adam felt his duty and ordered the group to leave their cover and charge the Tyranids. ‘For Sviar, S: t Olof and the Holy God Emperor’ he screamed as they run towards the oncoming swarm. He ducked a claw and stabbed the Tyranid in the throat with the bayonet while firing at the same time. He heaved the Dead Tyranid into the next ones claws so they stuck to each other and tossed a Plasma grenade over the two and used them as a shield, the beasts behind and the one stuck to his Tyranid shield roared in agony. He picked up a fallen Sviars Lasgun rotated the bayonet and wrapped a cord around the trigger and tossed the firing Lasgun right into the head of the next Tyranid, it screamed as the Lasgun started to blast away its head piece by piece. The swarm hurled themselves into the small group. Roseburg ordered a few guards to throw their Plasma grandees into the trench; he wasn’t surprised that they hesitated. He turned to them and with a gentle gaze and said ‘don’t prolong their suffering’. As Adams lay dying he still heard Sarah’s flamer bathing the creatures in flames. He lay there gazing at the beautiful blue- orange sky it reminded him of a sunset in Sviar. He heard the flamer die, the canister must be empty he thought, and saw beams from a Lasgun she must have picked up. After a while half of Sarah was landing next to him. He tried to reach his Laspistol to shoot the beast that cleaved Sarah, but his arm was not moving. His eyes were growing dim but before they went black he saw the Plasma grandees hit their mark, he died with a smile.

 

The swarm was now climbing out from the trenches with a massive speed.  At first they were cut down and fell on their own kind, but slowly the mass advanced at the Sviars in a hail of fire. The first wave reached the last Sviars. Suddenly a big blast rocked the hills followed by six more, huge violent explosions that rocked the earth.  Mud, stone and alien gore showered Ulf and Frank. The rerouted Leman Russ squadron had finally arrived, a deafening roar of Heavy Bolter fire cut the beast to pieces. The Battle cannons fired into the trench lines, the Tyranids that survived this massive onslaught, tried to flee. They didn’t come far. If they weren’t over run they were shredded by the Heavy bolter fire.

Major Roseburg’s and Sarah’s Vox sparked alive, it was Linea the Leman Russ squadron leader. ´That was the last of them’ she said and continued ´we’ll drive ahead to see if there is any small groups remaining´. ‘Major Roseburg here we have a couple of bottles of S: t Olofs mead for all of you when you return, fresh from the brewery on Sviar’. Linea couldn’t help but to smile ‘thank you, we look forward to that, so until we meet Major’. Linea gave the order to further advance.

 

With a heavy heart Tyra gave the order to bury the brave Sviars who gave their lives to protect the innocent souls in the city of Aldén. She pointed at a newly raised cemetery on top of a high mountain with a great view. The Mayor had let that be the place for the defenders of his city and people. Some of the Sviars 37: th infantry was already buried there.  In all this sadness Ulf heard something familiar, it came from the medic camp. He walked up to the temporary medic station. ‘Juliet I’m glad to see you’re alive’ he said. She put down her tin whistle and let out a little laugh. ‘You’re not getting rid of me that easy’. ‘I have been meaning to ask you what the song is called that you play all the time’ said Ulf. A big smile rose up on Juliet’s face, ‘you’re the first one to ask, does it mean you like it’ she said. Ulf nodded. The medic broke the conversation, ‘ok Juliet, keep off that leg for two weeks’ he said and moved on to the next wounded Sviar.  As Ulf went to help carry the dead up the hill he heard Juliet shouting his name, and turned around. ‘I named the song‘. She was interrupted by Tyra, ‘great to see that you’re alive’ she handed her a bottle of S: t Olofs mead and walked up to Ulf. ‘Come on soldier, we got work to do’ Tyra said as they walked down to the trenches.       

 

Index

Sviars history

Olofs legacy

Hollidays

Armed forces

Sviar 1

Sviar 2

Sviar 3

Sviars history begins in the Great Crusade. The Orks are using a planet now known as Sviar 1 as a jump point to conquer the whole sector. The Sviar worlds was
liberated by the Luna Wolves to limit the Ork travels. Horus Lupercal sends the word of its liberation and it was decided that it should be populated.
While the first settlers was on their way, the Ork Warboss Longthooth summoned all of his forces with the intent to crush the invaders. Horus Lupercal
had already foreseen this, so heand his Luna Wolves was prepared for the arrival of the Orks. When the Orks made planetfall they were surprised by
a swift and effectively executed attack, they allbecame slaughtered by the Luna Wolves. In the rest of the sector the Luna Wolves only meet sporadic resistance and it didn't take long before the sector was liberated.

After the Heresy two Ork clanes declared war against the Sviar planets. The Evil Stompaz and the Edged Spearz under the command of Warboss
Sharpeye who was there to recapture the whole sector. At the time there were only a few scattered villages and one Imperial Guard regiment from
the Deus Hortus 129:th, who where assigned to train the newly founded PDF. The massacre was inevitably. The Deus Hortus took a last stand at the
outskirts of what is now Birch Island. The Captain Luciana sent a ditress signal and then she ordered the PDF to evacuate the settlers to the
high ground. It took two days before an entire regiment was dead. On the third day the Orks had butchered the PDF and started to hunt down the
fleeing settlers. In the midst of beheading, a large Space Wolves force led by Olof the Grim made planetfall.The Orks turned their attention to the new
deadly threat. The fierce warriors from Fenris lay down a hailstorm of botler fire whilst the Vindicators keept
pounding the Orks. But for each wave the Orks came closer and soon the Marines draw their chainsword and boltepistols. While the Space Wolves
furiously cut down the Orks, Olof the Grim fought his way to Warboss Sharpeye. He ran towards the Warboss while emptying his boltpstol,he threw it
on the ground and assaulted him with his Relicblade Isenskarp. The Warboss finally fell when Isenskarp broke through the rib cage and out through
his skull. The few Orks that remained started to flee only to die by bolter fire.

Olof the Grim Sent for more settlers, many of them where from Fenris. He made sure a new PDF force was founded, to that there were many
volunteers.
Olof the Grim also founded some cities. As a sign of gratitude and honor many citizen gave their children Fenris names and most of the places too. Sotoday there are mainly Fenris names on the Sviar citizens. The stoneworks erected to the honor of Horus Lupercal were destroyed, but he were never written out of the Sviars history. The Inquisition has chosen not to try to erase it because he declared his victory to the Holy God Emperor, and
trying to erase that could be considered heresy.

Olofs Legacy

Olof the Grim has made a huge impact on the Sviar Worlds. Even today almost every Sviar carry a Fenris name, and so do places.
The first PDF soldiers wore a uniform that resembled the Space Wolves power armour. Today these colors can be found on every Sviars shoulder
armour as a sign of respect and as a honor of Olaf the grim.

In a big underground vault there is a humble altar. On that altar has Olofs relicblade Isenskarp and his two cracked shoulder guards on it. Overt the
relicblade hangs a picture depicting Olofs triumph over the Orks. The left wall from the vault door is a work of art depicting the Holy God Emperor in
the Great Crusade. This room is forgotten since hundreds of years ago. It does not show up on a blue print. The architect, the Engineer and
the few workers took this secret with them to their graves.
This construction was ordered by the Secret priesthood, and only they have the location written somewhere in one of their million archives. There are some clues foundin a small file in the Space Wolves older data library. Legend has it that there is a tomb near the right wall the stone lid is
depicting Olof the Grim. The legend does not say whether the tomb is empty or not. Only the secret priesthood knows the truth about the legend.

Holidays


"The day of the Wolf" and "the Olofs day" are holidays on all of the Sviars planets. They are celebrated with a big feast to honor their heros.

Armed Forces

Every Sviar has to do some service to the PDF, after that they can choose to enter the training program for the PDF. It does not matter how skillful
you are, if someone have trouble completing the a theoretical or a practical course, the teachers is going to give you some extra attention. Even if it
takes a extra year or two, everyone at the end meets the criteria to enter the PDF. There are always helpful teachers, fellow cadets and PDF
volunteers.

Once in the PDF, you do a two year basic training and after that you choose a area of expertise followed by hard training. You can choose several
areas of expertise. This is followed by an intense and long regular training.

A PDF sergeant is a PDF soldier that has excelled in most of the expertise areas and has showed worthy in other ways too, like manner, helpfulness
and to inspire the PDF soldiers to great deeds. The high ranking PDF officers can promote a experienced Sargeant.

When deemed ready you can choose to join the Imperial Guard.

Sviar 1

Sviar 1 is a militarized world. Every city is fortified in some way. The worlds capital Upsala is a huge fortress, the walls is 70 meters tall, and the Planetary Governor has
his mansion here. Upsala has the biggest worship temple in the entire sector, erected for the Emperor. It is densely ornated, and the two headed
eagle at the top shines bright over the big capital and can be seen from the nearest city Draup Nir. In the center square there is a big bronze statue
of Olaf the Grim. Upsala has its own force ina addition to the PDF. They recruit among the toughest soldiers from the PDF to the defence of the
Capital. They serve as a elite unit, and train intensively six days a week.

Upsala also houses a huge industry district. In the centre lies an Adeptus Mechanicus temple ornated with a big cog over the entrance. The big
temple houses a regiment of Skitarii. Their orders are to help the PDF defend Upsala. Should the wall fall, then their final stand should be by the
temple. The temple has a secretive priesthood, the Inquisition has no more data on them.

In a rebuilt ancient castle in the Administratum district lies a Departmento munitorums Commissariat. The Sviar soldiers only obey Sviars own
Commissars. To assign a non-Sviar commissar to a Sviar unit is to send him/her to an early death, as Sviars refuse to obey a Commissar who
do not understand their culture, situation, tradition and have respect for their history. In a nearby building lies the Divisio Linguistica. One of their
many duties, is to translate a very distorted form of High Gothic to High Gothic.

In the scholar district lies Sviar University, it is the sectors oldest and largest. The big complexes houses many guest teachers from all over the
universe. Nearby is Sviarslargest hospital, although it isn't Upsalas only hospital, this has the most advanced equipment for the most difficult
procedures. On top of the roof you'll find a large aircraft pad. The V-shaped building in the southern part of the district is a research facility.

East of the Industry district lies a mining plant. There is a frequent shuttle traffic with minerals from the inhabited nearby planets and the mining town
Rykva that lies far North on Sviar 1. On Svair 1 the mining industry is very big and the quality on the finished products is excellent. Therefore
Upasla has a Forge World. It produces all the equipment for the Sviars Imperial Guard and for the PDF.

Half of the World is covered with forests to provide air for the population. If a new city is to be built the engineers must calculate how many if any trees should be cut down to make room for a new city. Right now there is room for at least ten more cities without having a shortness of air.

Sviar 2

Sviar 2 is an agriculture world. It produces and supplies food for the whole Sviar and the rest of the sector. There is a lot of water on Sviar 2 and the
soil is still in perfect condition. Kettle is mainly breed for fertilizer, but can be slain for festivities. On Sviar 2 there are only a few farm villages, most
of the surface is covered in cereal fields. Some farmers are stationed here permanently, while some work for a month and after that take the shuttle to Sviar 1 for a month leave and return to work the following month.
The shuttle base on Sviar 2 is a fortified station, from some angels it resembling a fortress. The station provide the farmers with supplies like pesticides and work related equipment. The shuttles also leaves with crops barley and other key food ingredients to different locations. The shuttle station is
manned by 200 PDF guards,they do all the chores. They too, like some farmers work in a monthly shift. The farmers use huge harvesting vessels.
Every day the work from morning to evening due tothe vast area they have to cover each day. Once a year they organize the farm day. It is held
near the shuttle station and in mid shift so everyone can participate. It contains the traditionally race with harvesting vessels, a market, freshly grilled kettles and more homebrew
alcohol than they can drink. There is also a competition whichfarm village that has the best brew. It is in mid shift near the station so the PDF guards
can intervein if things get out of control.
There is a big closed area that contain forest and fern like plants that produces rich oxygen for the fields and for the population. All other fauna has
been wiped out to make room for the cereal fields.

Sviar 3

Sviar 3 is a moon that orbits around the Sviar 1. Sviar 3 is covered with a dense jungle, swamps and variety of plants, some of them is very toxic.
In these jungles lives many small tribes. The two biggest ones is called Vodurs and Ulfurs. Every year they meet at the tree of Aquila, which is two
trees that has grown together in a way that itresembles the two headed eagle. The tribesmen and tribeswomen belive that this is a sign from the Holy God- Emperor. Beneath that tree they fight to win a place in the PDF. As service for the Holy God-Emperor is the highest honor they can receive.
Most of them is skilled survivalists and often qualify for Imperial Guard duty, so they are the only force that will be sent to death world assignment.
Sviar 3 is a defense moon. Runways for the Naval Fleet runs beneath the surface. There are kilometers of runways for a lightning attack on any
oncoming threat. Scattered along Sviar3 is hidden long range defense missiles.
 

         


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I, Flint&steel, vow to paint a HW team before the 9th of October.

I might even throw in a stormtropper for 'the' additional challenge, but I'll have a look tonight if that's possible.

 

Putting down some fluff/history is a nice addition, I have to get some of those ideas I have on paper/electronics anyway. :)


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I, our_baz, do hereby vow to complete a officer of the fleet from Codex: Astra Militarum for the Regiments of the B&C Heroes of the Guard challenge by the 9th October for the honour of E Company of the 7th Levalloisian Life guards, Holy Terra and the B&C.

 

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Would you guys accept Solar Auxilia into this? The Horus Heresy version of the Militarum Tempestus? (Or Storm Troopers as I prefer!) I have a regiment cooking up and intend to pick up some guys at the end of September so I would like to contribute my first painted Auxilia trooper to this. 

 

For reference:

 

Solar Auxilia = roughly comparable to Storm Trooper regiments, well trained humans with decent weapons and armour. With heavy tank support (Malcadors, Leman Russ, Stormhammers, etc)

 

Imperial Militia/Army = rules in Book 5 but these guys are very customisable and are pretty much the precursor to the Imperial Guard we all know and love. Crazy how you can run this list and a couple of examples are: rampaging horde of cultist maniacs who have zealot and other fun rules or you can make grenadiers tooled up with bolters and rhinos and power armour.. 


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I edited images of the unpainted model into my earlier post and a link to the regimental background.



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Yes, Solar Auxilia are a Guard unit from a FW book so may be vowed :tu:


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I am considering finishing off a command squad for my straken counts as, as straken is the only one who is completed (or even started :) ) would that be ok?

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As it is from the codex - it is fine.