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See, I glossed over that paragraph somehow and came up with basically the same idea.

Great minds think alike ;)

 

 

I had also thought about them having their own tradition like this, but I was afraid that it would seem slightly "comical", so them getting brutally punished for something that seems so insignificant to us (yet is in the mentality of the Commissariat and the Munitorum according to Black Library books) was a way of bringing back the gritty aspects of the universe.


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Yeah, but then again, they might want / grow to turn it into a point of pride, kinda in the Last Chancer vein. Have them face and live through an encounter with Harlequins, then have command make Laughing Stock their actual proper unit deed name which would allow them to "embellish" their weapons with the smiles / designs, showing off to the Munitorum dweebs and forging resistance to overwhelming odds / circumstance into their unit characteristic?


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Yeah, but then again, they might want / grow to turn it into a point of pride, kinda in the Last Chancer vein. Have them face and live through an encounter with Harlequins, then have command make Laughing Stock their actual proper unit deed name which would allow them to "embellish" their weapons with the smiles / designs, showing off to the Munitorum dweebs and forging resistance to overwhelming odds / circumstance into their unit characteristic?

 

Huh, I like that :) Sort of a middle-finger to the guys who unjustly accused them...

 

You truly are an inspiration Commissar-General Krieg :P


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Huh, I like that smile.png Sort of a middle-finger to the guys who unjustly accused them...

Exactly that. Makes for quite a characterful unit.
 

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So I've been thinking about my regiment, and how currently they aren't really so much a black sheep.

So I was thinking of changing it to one from a world linked with a forge world, so they are not imperial guard or full mechanicum. Thoughts?

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So I've been thinking about my regiment, and how currently they aren't really so much a black sheep.

So I was thinking of changing it to one from a world linked with a forge world, so they are not imperial guard or full mechanicum. Thoughts?

Hum, why do you want the regiment to not be part of the IG? It's such a large and diverse organisation that you can get pretty much anything you can imagine in it...

 

Also, I can't see how them coming from a Mechanicum-indentured world would make them any more black sheep?

 

What is the current fluff idea you have ?


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Well currently it is an elite regiment of their home planet, but they are looked down on as being a poor man's storm troopers and get dealt with a lot of bad missions and offer only work as squads all over a planet rather than together.

With the other idea, it is that the regiment are of the imperial guard but they also have very strong ties with the local forge world (same system) and as such believe more in the machine-god and have some techy upgrades. As such the average guardsman views them as being too much like a tech priest but a tech priest looks at them being too human still.

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Well currently it is an elite regiment of their home planet, but they are looked down on as being a poor man's storm troopers and get dealt with a lot of bad missions and offer only work as squads all over a planet rather than together.

With the other idea, it is that the regiment are of the imperial guard but they also have very strong ties with the local forge world (same system) and as such believe more in the machine-god and have some techy upgrades. As such the average guardsman views them as being too much like a tech priest but a tech priest looks at them being too human still.

Perhaps you could combine the two ideas ? Perhaps they are put up with for political reasons, but their religious beliefs end up unsettling the command and other regiments, which is why they are constantly separated. Plus, the Munitorum believes that they are getting good equipment from the Mechanicum, so end up not supplying them with anything, but it turns out that the mechanicum overlords couldn't care less about them, and they are constantly having to make do without the equipment that they need (since I seem to remember the equipment list you posted containing lascarbines, and no stronger.


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Well the Las carbines came from my regiment choices rather than anything else, and that's true I could do.

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Okay, so I'm going to merge to two ideas, easy enough, what are people opinions on drawbacks, can you take multiple ones or not?

Edit

Never mind it does state you can only take one, which is annoying

Edited by Brother Tholath, 04 June 2016 - 07:13 PM.


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regiment:

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purchased kit

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The squad will be ready tomorrow. Just need to figure out the starting advances.


Edited by Captain Nameless, 05 June 2016 - 03:36 AM.

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Here's the squad. Does everything look okay?

 

Squad leader: Copernicus Job
Bio: Though possessing little in the way of ambition to rise in the guard, sergeant Copernicus Job is far from incompetent. A highly capable fighter, though surprisingly clumsy considering his skill with gun and blade. Job frequently is a calming and stabilizing force in the squad.
Even when he is near terrified out of his mind, Job tries to carry out his duties with diligence if not enthusiasm. Truth be told, Job was somewhat forced by his family into the guard and would much rather have joined the governing body of Milosi to do his duty to the Emperor there, where he could occasionally hunt and deal with the expected honor duels of the nobility.

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Veteran Imperial Psyker: Maximilian Kevins
Bio: Max Kevins is odd, not in the "usual" way that a Psyker is. He behaves, talks, and dresses far more like your average grunt than anyone who has a direct line to the empyrean should. This only serves to make him more unnerving than an ordinary Psyker, as an "ordinary" Psyker at least seems like someone who would start spitting bolts of otherworldly energy.
Whether this is an unsuccessful attempt to fit in or a successful attempt to disturb others, is impossible to tell. He may just be a living conduit of warp energy with the mind of a grunt.
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Weapons specialist: Salomont Bliss
Bio: Rude and possessed of a caustic sarcasm, Bliss, he is only in name. An effective soldier, if universally disliked with the strange exception of his friendship with Tisander Lack, Bliss is nevertheless renowned as being completely trustworthy. It is only because of this that he was not violently killed in an honor duel years ago back on Milosi. Still, it was only a matter of time before such a thing happened, which was his main reason for joining the guard. There he deemed that it was less likely to be intentionally killed by your comrades. Excepting commissars. Have to watch out for that.
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Operator: Maknamar Lynn
Bio: Lynn is the squad's jack-of-all-trades, with knowledge of vehicle and tech operation, and a surprising capacity for stealth and guile. Friendly with everyone, almost gullibly so - his guile fails to encompass interpersonal interactions.
As the squad's operator the nature of his training means that he has a level of interaction with the Mechanicus rivaled only by Matt. Though, unlike her he holds the more traditional view of those outside the organization that they are rather creepy.
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Weapons specialist: Tisander Lack
Bio: Lack is a devout man, and as such, is appropriately concerned of the squad's "charge". Pre-empting Lack's lack of laxity concerning psykers, sergeant Job delegated the job of watching Kevins for any sign of corruption to Salomont Bliss, Lack's friend and possibly the only person he would trust in this duty. And Lack's trust is not earned easily.
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Weapons specialist: Pycroft Wells
Bio: Where Bliss is merely unpleasant and antisocial, Wells is a vicious bastard with a sadistic streak. Oh, he is quite charming and, being of nobility, holds himself with an air of refinement that actually makes him seem more like the typical imperial noble, but in the end he's just there to kill. In service to the Emperor, of course.
Though he follows orders and gets along well enough with others, his observed tendencies have prompted Job and others to keep an eye on him.
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Heavy weapons guy: Damask Ben
Bio: The oldest member of the squad and a servant of house Matt, he joined the guard alongside Deyna Matt. And as a servant of house Matt, he devotes a great deal of effort to assisting Matt whenever possible.
Before, on Milosi, he served primarily by organizing and running hunts for the nobility. He brings the same logistical and hunting skills to the guard, where he has exchanged the hunting rifle for the auto cannon.
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Medic: Deyna Matt
Bio: Standing literally nearly head and shoulders above most others, Deyna Matt is a fine medic who possesses moderately frightening strength, as many have found after seeing her effortlessly carry injured guardsmen through the battlefield or inflicting injuries on others.Due to the Milosian regiments liberal use of augmetics, Matt has frequent interaction with the Mechanicus, often accompanied by Lynn and Ben.
One of the longer-serving members of the squad, Matt takes everything in stride, impassively and with her often unsettling sense of humor at the ready.
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Edited by Captain Nameless, 06 June 2016 - 10:18 PM.

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Do you have a particular character sheet you want us using? A spreadsheet based one would probably be easiest, since we have to track a whole squad.

Also, as squads go - do you want standard infantry squads, or specialist squads like veterans, or (for the Sunshiners) their ISTARS unit or a junior command section?

Should half the squad be PCs and half of them be Comrades? Or should it be a full squad of PCs? In a horrific oversight, there's no specialist path or guidance for making voxmen other than as the Sergeant's Comrade!

Edited by *Furyou Miko, 07 June 2016 - 08:39 AM.

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OK, Brothers and Sisters. Got moved, got unlawfully fired from job, got awfully sick, almost got better, Emperor throws some curve balls. Still here, this still happening, please give me a bit more time. Apologies.


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OK, Brothers and Sisters. Got moved, got unlawfully fired from job, got awfully sick, almost got better, Emperor throws some curve balls. Still here, this still happening, please give me a bit more time. Apologies.

Take your time getting it back together, life is more important. Our thoughts are with you.


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Ouch.
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OK, Brothers and Sisters. Got moved, got unlawfully fired from job, got awfully sick, almost got better, Emperor throws some curve balls. Still here, this still happening, please give me a bit more time. Apologies.

Ouch indeed. I was about to like the post, but I don't want to LIKE something like that. You have my sympathy, for what it's worth.



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Thank you, I greatly appreciate the sentiment and understanding. This community is great. I will get my mind back on the hobby track soon and we'll pick this back up.


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Hi, I've found this blog (Regimental Standard) that has some fun articles to put you in the mind of a true, loyal Imperial Guardsman :)


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