haha, while thats true, i didn't intend for them to be 'rag tag', they are, in every sense of the word, Professionals and Grizzled Veterans, they just tend to have high casualty rates from the planet AND the enemy, i wanted them to seem more like persevering than struggling underdogs, the Hestian's are bold and vicious, agressive and doctrinated, they pledge all loyalty to the Emperor and Duncan for survival, knowing that they are the only two things that will help them get out alive
most of the character is in Duncan and Donnellan. Duncan is a heartfilled general with a deep devotion to his duty and his men, his stoic behavior is the weight of a thousand or more dead men that have been under his service, he's quiet in definition as far as the dossier goes, but in reality (or, Pseudo Reality) he's a very kind leader with a bold and booming strength in his voice that is easy to inspire and bring hope to his men, even now he gives Oratories of the greatness of the Imperium and the strength and will in the Hestian Guard, his famous words etched into Tank Hulls and Lasguns alongside those of the emperor (of course, not as holy!).
Donnellan is the opposite side of that horror, he is calm, calculative, and efficient, war has made him a shell of perfected violence. his emotionless scowl hides no inner feeling, no remorse, he is just a construct, a weapon of war to be used. Edgars words too though are famous for their cynical take on War and its casualties, reminding men that this is reality, and nothing, not even pretty words or fantasy lands of Heaven or Hell can change that.
i wasn't saying you were digging at my Refferences either (Man, you are WAY too defensive :D) I'm glad you noticed! lol, as well as the 501st bieng the famous Star Wars Imperial Regiment under Lord Vader
read the new Dossier, i think it's good now and ready to be posted on my FB!