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Jac "Baneblade" O'Bite
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Hi guys

Here is just a little thing I wrote a while ago on a made up regiment of Imperial Guard. Hope you enjoy.


Tactics Of The Creiffdon Regiment


Coming under the classification of Combat Pioneers or Light Drop Infantry the Creiffdon regiments specialise in mountain and urban warfare. They fight and travel light and use little vehicles, apart from the Sentinel Walker and Valkyrie gunship.

The way of war that the Creiffdon Regiments practices is one that combines the roles of the Light Infantry with that of Drop Troops. They excel in two different styles of warfare. In the first the regiment lands behind enemy lines by either grav-shoot or, when fire power rather than stealth is the priority, by Valkyrie Armoured Gunship. The Valkyrie is also used to release the grav-shoot equipped troops in the atmosphere. The relationship between the Creiffdon regiment and the Navy is near unique, and while they do not have any ships capable of warp travel they do have a large number of Valkyries, Vultures, Thunderbolts and Marauders at their disposable, piloted by fellow Creiffdons. Once behind enemy lines the Regiment excels in removing supply lines and destroying reinforcements before they get to the enemy line. The second style of warfare is focussed on playing to the regiments ancestral strengths i.e. mountain fighting. Due to the planet that the regiment comes from the ability to climb and operate alone and isolated is engrained into them by the time they reach their teens. As a result of both styles of warfare the kit that a soldier carries is much larger than that of the average guardsmen equipment. The Creiffdon Guardsmen’s pack contains everything that he will need to operate by himself for an extended period of time.

Their Regiments are split into three main categories: Assault, Support And Scout. The Assault category covers the Command HQ of the regiment, and the regiment’s Assault Platoons. These squads have received extensive training in close combat and short-range fire fights. The weapons that are in these squads are usually short ranged and/or powerful that can fire on the move ,like flamers and melta-guns. These are used to take out large packs of lightly armoured infantry in the case of the flamer or heavily armoured infantry and enemy armour in the case of the melta-gun. The Support group of the army is comprised of Support Infantry Platoons. The training that these squads have is more focused on providing covering fire for the other elements of the regiment. The weapons in these squads are usually long or medium range ones that have either a high rate of fire or are very powerful. These squads alone carry heavy weapons like the auto-cannon and missile launcher. Lascannons are not usually used by infantry of the Creiffdon as they are a specialised tank hunting weapon and therefore do not have the multiple uses which make it good for light infantry drop-troops, the only unit that does use them is the Sentinels. Mortars are also not usually used for the same reason. If indirect fire is needed on the battle fire then it is easier to simply call in a air strike or heavy artillery from the front lines. The Support Platoons are usually the first place for new recruits and when they have proved themselves in that role they are moved to the Assault Platoons. The Scout section of force is made up of Sentinel Walkers and Scout Platoons, these squads are trained in both assault and support ways of war-fare and are usually natural loners who find that they work best by themselves or in groups of like minded individuals. Their duty is to work themselves forward into a favourable position and then either engage the enemy at short range or pick of isolated enemy units. The units usually carry sniper rifles or heavy flamers so that they can either wipe out whole units or take down enemy leaders if the need arises. The regiments Sentinels are usually armed with flamers to back up the scout squads at close range or lascannons to provided some long range tank hunting capability. The Valkyries are usually armed with multi-lasers but several in each action are equipped with lascannons, though the main armament may differ most are armed with a pair of Hellstrike missiles to destroy any heavily armoured threats.

The way that the regiment operates is a interesting one, relying on each unit to play its part. The below action demonstrates the deadliness of the regiment perfectly.

The Creiffdon 1st “Shadow-Dogs” came to be the favoured Imperial Guard regiment of Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor Icarus Feliko in mid 892.M39. He called for a specialised mountain regiment to take the traitor and mutant held city of Blanchide built high in the mountains on the rebel planet of Laccoon IIV. He had requested a regiment after the Adepta Sororitas task force comprised of the entire Order of the Blessed Chalice had tried 15 times to storm the front gates of the city and failed. Aeneas Blackblade had just taken over command of the 1st and this was the first real test of his skill as a tactician and commander. He met with the Inquisitor and requested that he be allowed to plan the assault. His plan was simple; he would send his scout and assault platoons to lay demo-charges at the foot of the cities wall, while his half his support platoons created a diversionary bombardment on another side. When his scouts had left the area he would blow the charges and rush in with his assault platoons and storm troopers while the remaining support infantry and scout platoons would provide covering fire. While his regiment held the breech the Order Of the Blessed Chalice and the Inquisitor would move in and begin to take the city and after a strong point was created the Creiffdons would help their allies recapture the rebels nest. This went off without a hitch until the rebels fled to the open planes through secret tunnels that sat below the city. Seeing this Blackblade immediately called in the Valkyries. Showing great initiative they mounted up and pursed the rebels out onto the planes. A running battle then followed with Valkyries making strafing runs before coming into land to allow its occupants to clean up the remnants. This action speed up the liberation of the planet by two years as the few rebels that survived were soon routed out by Order Of The Blessed Chalice and administered the Emperors retribution.


Doctrines are:

Light Infantry
Drop Troops
Hardened Fighters
Special Weapons Squads
No Retreat No Surrender (Chem Inhalers)


C & C welcome always.
 

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Nice bit o fluff Jacobite.
Its very good to see some one go for something a bit different, the mountain fighting bit caught my imagination.

It all hangs together well and gives a nice feel. :D
 

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Jac "Baneblade" O'Bite
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Thanks, there was a bit about Rough Riders (and their mounts in particuler) in there as well which really went for the mountain thing but I cut it out because it didn't really work with the rest of the regiment image. However they are still hanging about I've just begun work on another regiment (This time Meduim to Heavy Infantry) coming from a world a little like Scotland and they will be forming a large part of that Regiment, so I'll get that up at some point soon.
 

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I like the sounds of this a lot It was the Combat Pioneers that got my attention!
and from the tactics i would say this lot would be at home in Afghan! :)
 

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Jac "Baneblade" O'Bite
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Cheers Werty, its been so long since this was posted I was thinking nobody would ever read it again.

I designed this army as the sort of force that given the chance I would train and command. You know - smart, sneaky and a pain in the ass!

I'd love to actually make the regiment but they don't really fit with the whole Deamon Hunters army which is what I'm doing now. Although I may include a small squad of them as Pathfinders.

Have you read the special character I made up for them?
 

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Well i've based my army on 23 Pioneer Regt that Im part of()23rd Cadian pioneers)that are tasked to build field fortications and such alike whist under fire,so i've gone for semi-mech troops with trojans and other armour.

i've not seen not your character that Jacobite were can i find it?
 

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Jac "Baneblade" O'Bite
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Cheers Red - thats it.

Don't worry about it looking ugly - it still gets the info across - which is the main thing.
 

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Just had a look at it Jacobite pretty tasty nice to get a history behind charters!
Cheers for getting the link up for me! :lol:
 

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Jac "Baneblade" O'Bite
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Thank Red not me.

Glad you like it. I was inspired by the Forge World Tank commander with two PLasma Pistols so decided to write a character behind him.

I know have the mini but still have decided to use him for that purpose or not.
 
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