Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Jersey, United States
1st Vraks Heavy Infantry
Thinking up some sort of background for my army. Mainly because I have nothing better to do with myself...
So I decided I would base it around a unit from Vraks.
Shortly before the fall of Vraks to the powers of Chaos, local PDF and Abrties units attempted to rally together to help fend off the heretical masses pressing down upon them and threatening the planet. By sheer numbers they became overwhelmed and the survivors were forced to retreat to the foothills and mountains surrounding the fortress of Vraks. For two long, bloody years, these survivors fought to survive in the harsh desert environment of Vraks. Utilizing hit and run raids they were able to aquire weapons and precious few vehicles from the enemy. When the Death Korps of Krieg arrived, the regiment began seeing action alongside the Death Korps, however because they were so few in number, and because the planet was turned to Chaos, they never officially appeared on any order of battle, the unit was however given the designation of the 1st Vraks Heavy Infantry and assigned several Commissars and priests from the Ecclesiarchy
Due to the decimation of Vraks' terrain by years of war and with the help of the Death Korps...and the Commissariat; the regiment began drilling on mechanised warfare. Training was rigorous and demanding. The regiment began to specialise in the tactical maneuvers required to fight a war in the open desert. Since Vraks was a world supplying the Cadian system with supplies for war, it adopted the uniform pattern used by the Cadians however because of the terrain accosiated with the planet, they maintained a desert style camoflauge. In honor of the Death Korps and the Dark Angels they fought alongside, the regiment became known as the "Redeemers", vowing to win back their planet at whatever the cost would be and in doing so, reclaim their honor as loyal citizens of the Imperium of Man.
edit: Re-working the background story with the help of Talos and Lord of Rebirth (+rep)
"From the darkness we strike: fast and lethal, and by the time our foes can react... darkness there and nothing more."
— Raven Guard saying
Last edited by pchandler43; 01-16-09 at 02:41 PM.
Reason: correction to the background to co-enside with the story line and make it more believable.