The 4th Brontian Longknives

The 4th Brontian Longknives

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The 4th Brontian Longknives are a veteran regiment that has served the Imperium across multiple battlefronts over the past twenty-five years. During that time, they have proven themselves repeatedly against xenos and heretic forces. Their preferred heavy weapon is the autocannon, while their favoured assault weapon is the meltagun.

Only their command squads are officially assigned Chimera transports. Platoons are disciplined to maintain daily marches of 30 kilometres or more under conditions of light resistance for weeks at a time. Only in situations where troopers need to travel more than a week’s march are they assigned transport. Due to the harsh conditions on Skrynne and the limits to support from the Imperial Navy, the regiment has been forced to convert civilian vehicles for extended troop transits on several occasions. Once pressed into service, the regiment assumes full responsibility for keeping these vehicles fully functional over an extended period.

As a light infantry regiment, the 4th Brontian Longknives are well suited to combat the native Ork population. Due to the planet’s relatively low mineral content, those Orks are relatively poorly armed and have few examples of the race’s characteristic vehicles. Sending them to combat such a foe may have been a deliberate choice based upon High Command’s historic knowledge of Skrynne. Unfortunately, the Orks associated with Warboss Tufgob are capable of fielding a substantially higher number of vehicles, most of which they brought with them aboard their Roks. This has led to many situations where the regiment has had to depend upon the efficiency of their meltaguns against the Ork vehicles.

Culturally, the Brontians are extremely disciplined during military situations but tend to cut loose when on leave or even just off duty. They are generally a garrulous lot, who are friendly towards outsiders as long as the outsiders give the appearance of being capable warriors. They look down on those who lack the necessary discipline or talent to be effective warriors. This regiment is also a particularly superstitious lot, as they have seen a number of unholy and unnatural events during past battles against heretical foes. A less proven regiment might even have been disbanded or sent on a suicide mission, as the mere knowledge of some of these events could lead to heresy.

REGIMENT OFFICERS

Lieutenant Garven Schriblut

The 4th Brontian Longknives

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