I need to write some fluff my upcomming guard army! So why not make one together?First roll: Regiment Classification d10
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>49815449Been a while since I was in one of these threads.
>>49815620>Imperial Guard: A true regiment, drilled and competent in their service.Ok off to a good start, onto our next roll: Recruitment Criteria d100
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>49815662
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>49815662100 get!!
>>49815705Ok so we got gangers. Ok roll 1d100 for the nature of our recruitment!
>>49815753One d10, sorry.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>49815753
>>49815787What the fuck? Lol, so we do standard recruitment of gangers (not penal legion) and we only accept the most elite gangers?Is this planet some kind of mafia world??
>>49815787Elite tithe: The best of the best of the planetOk so we draft the strongest and most cunning from various gangs on our homeworldSpeaking of homeworld, roll a D100
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>49815813
>>49815818Imperial World: Devout citizens, loyal to the Imperium and raised by the Creed.Not too shabby so an earth like planet in terms of it's citizen, etc (at least that's what I imagine). Now what is the planet like? Roll d100 for terrain.
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>49815850
>>49815818So what, a bunch of super pious gangsters? This is sounding more and more like the mafia.
>>49815813Maybe the leaders of the gangs supply the Imperium with troops in exchange for them looking the other way?Does make you wonder why people would bother moving up in the gangs if they're just gonna get shipped off.
>>49815864Super pious might be more Shrine World.>>49815861>41: DesertThis regiment keeps getting weirder and weirder already
>>49815449so instead of just thinking of something or asking us for ideas you are rolling up a random force from a sheetwhat good does that?
>>49815861Desert: At home in sun, sand and wind.So we got a civilized desert world, that exports gangers to the guard. What are we aiming for, saharan desert, gobi desert, dry planes, mesas, multiple suns, etc?Anyway, next up is our regiment core units, roll a d100 please.
>>49815885Ok, more like good at giving lip service.
>>49815905/tg does this all the time. Basically, they roll and we try to find some logical way for all the randomness to fit together. It can get some pretty interesting results.It's a fun group activity. So fuck off.
>>49815928How about this:Outside of the more civilized, habitable parts of the planet, there are roving gangs of bandits living on the fringes, in the extreme desert. The Imperium doesn't care enough to civilize desert wastelands with no resources, so they agree not to carpetbomb the bandits and turn a blind eye, but in exchange the bandits have to send their best dudes to the Guard.
Rolled (1d00)>>49815928I have an idea about the planet in general. What if the planet is locked in place in between two suns. So the planet never have any night. Just a thought
>>49815928>>49816025Running off of this, I'm thinking more arid steppes(pic related) than full-on desert. Desert guys have been done to death, I think making it more like the American West might be a more interesting spin.
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>49816056I fucked my roll up. Trying again.
>>49816078Mechanized InfantryLoads of chimeras and tanks ready to kick ass for the Imperium (hopefully)!!!Ok, now when we got that sorted out, what do they specialize in? One D10 please.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>49816149shit.
>>49816175Shock & Awe. Not bad Anon, not bad at all.For our next roll we will be rolling for our regiment's loyalty, 1d10.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>49816195
>>49816218Undisciplined: Will follow the Emperor but don't expect them to bow to authority figures.Fitting, since we draft them from gangers. Now, do we own any special equipment, and what is it? 1d100
>>49816218Well, that makes sense for gangers>>49816195Shock&Awe is interesting for desert guys. It's usually pretty hard to get the drop on someone over open sand. Maybe they dig underground to surprise people?
>>49816251Maybe they lure the enemy by using guerilla tactics into taking a path they want the enemy to take? And in the path they have hidden the majority of the army, ready to ambush and cripple the enemy before retreating, then just repeat step one. Much like the Tau Kauoyn tactic I think?
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>49816241
>>49816343Exotic MountsMaybe the elite/important figures in this regiment uses rough rider horses, or something like that?Now, what is our regiment creed, it's a d100 for this one.
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>49816388I'm kinda picking up a Lawrence of Arabia vibe from this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lChJz2DSpsE
>>49816427For The Homeworld: This regiment's mission is to demonstrate the skill and steel of the homeworld to the rest of the Imperium.Alright, what friends does this regiment have?
>>49816388Maybe they use scouts and outriders with special mounts, using them to herd the enemy towards the main force which uses armored forces?
>>49816450Sorry, missed the die needed for this roll>1d100
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>49816450
>>49816507PDF (of a specific world). I guess we are good friends with those who didn't make the cut. Or we befriended a PDF on a different planet?Ok, enemies, 1d100
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>49816529
>>49816571Eldar. Looks like we angered the speeshs elvesOk, that concludes our rolls on the creation table!
>>49816666Your quads deserve one.>Imperial Guard>gangers>Elite tithe>Imperial World: Devout citizens, loyal to the Imperium and raised by the Creed.>Desert terrain>Mechanized Infantry>Shock & Awe>Undisciplined>Exotic Mounts>For The Homeworld: This regiment's mission is to demonstrate the skill and steel of the homeworld to the rest of the Imperium.>Regiment friends: A PDF force>Regiment enemies: Eldar
>>49816701These are REALLY interesting rolls.I think if we play this right we could get something Hua Yuan tier
>>49817152Ok, what do you guys think we need to do first? Name, command structure, general lore, etc?
Im heading off to bed. I hope this thread is still here in the morning, becuase I would love to help fleshing this regiment out.
>>49817198Well because I'm a lazy faggot I like to steal from real cultures, like china for Hua YuanFor these guys I could see Celtic raider punk rockers riding dire boars, african child soldier dragoons riding fuzzy raptors, yakuza samurai riding bioluminsecent tron insects, english mod lancers riding technocolor horse monsters, shoot even a Hua Yuanese Gang riding pit wolves, Core Dragons, and Bat apes
>>49816388If we are mafia horsemen, then I'm sure there's something we can do with a horse head death threat.
>>49816701>MFW these traitsI'm thinking these guys have a really decentralized command structure, with the strongest, toughest guys forming their own commands within the Regiment under the Big Boss. Under the Captains/Capos there are just bands of comrades who stick together and get their job done. The band of brothers is the basic unit of the regiment, and they all take care of their equipment together. Everybody in the band shares, stealing from other Captains/Capos guys is okay if you can get away with it, but no infighting on the battlefield. The Big Boss gets first pic of newly issued equipment, rations, lodgings, missions, loot, you name it he gets it. Everybodies the best of the best, that's the only way a ganger can earn a spot in the Guard back home, get a chance to serve the Emperor, Praised be his will.The only guys who don't get messed with are regimental priests. They aren't tough guys always, but everybody trusts them, and everybody attends their services cause only the Emperor can protect their souls, no matter how tough they are. Your knife can end a life, but only the Emperor can quell your strife. Mech. Infantry, Shock and Awe and Exotic mounts all go together pretty well, but we need to settle on what the mounts are first. Camels do well in deserts, but they're not cool or war-like. Giant ass horses, like 15 feet tall ones, might be cool. Or any of this anons suggestions>>49817502
>>49817856Good stuff. We just need to decide what we want to roll with. This is all good stuff>>49817683>>49817502
>>49817856Motto: An negare non potestis quod offerat(Don't kill me, I google translate it)
>>49817856They are also somehow good with getting the best provisions and weapons from Segmentum Command. So much so, that the Inquisition is investigating rumors of corrupt sector quartermasters.
If this wasn't an Imperial World it could work so well as some sort of Mad Max type world.
>>49818879Well, sorry about our luck I suppose. Might as well pick your poison >>49817856>>49817683>>49817502
>>49817502Making a Hua Yuanese unit may be neat. The world is already fleshed out so all we need to worry about is the Regiment, allowing for a lot of character
>>49817856>Mech. Infantry, Shock and Awe and Exotic mountsEcclesiarchy-style battle platforms -- not full Sentinels, but still armored walkers from which the toughest unleash their nastiest munitions.
>>49816074Sandy deserts are kinda done very often. But who does a steppe world have gangers? I suppose you could stretch the term ganger to mean the wild peoples of the stepped, who live outside the settlements that really serve the Imperium, but that's just not the same spirits>>49816025That would make sense, but this is a desert world, so the whole planet is a desert innit?>>49815928Mesas sounds cool.What if the homeworld is comprised of a handful of huge cities that dominate regional water resources, with large, dense urban areas? Those cities dominate smaller towns that exist only to farm, provide amenities to military forts, extract resources from the harsh landscape, or provide functions critical to the planets importance to the imperium. There is no inbetween, only the harsh outposts and the glittering cities.Such confined living spaces breed discontent, and discontent breed strife, and strife breeds crime, and crime breeds gangs. Those gangs, the only powerful people of the desperate but pious underclass of [PLANET X] are the only men tough enough to be able to join the Imperial Guard. What a surefire way to leave behind poverty and harshlife- if you can survive your term of serviceWhat steeds do our gangers ride? And do they use them exclusively, or in conjunction with more standard Guard vehicles?pic not related (maybe)
>>49819280Well I think we can make the planet's climes of little import, and instead focusing on the urban aspects so we can get stuff like >>49817856>>49817683>>49817502
Just rolled this up for my dudes that I'm working on.Anybody care to make sense of it for me? seems like there's lots of contradictions.Classification - PDFRecruitment Criteria:ConvictsSpacersCaste-BornNature of recruitment - Standard ConscriptionHomeworld - Civilized WorldTerrain - AirlessCore units - Light InfantrySpecialization - Hive WarfareLoyalty - UndisciplinedEquipment - Augmented TroopsCreed - For the HomeworldFriends - AdministratumEnemies - Eldar
>>49820059PDF of an airless planet, recruited from convicts and augmented to better withstand the environment. 40k being 40k, I imagine they're basically grafted into their suits. They do not appreciate this.
>>49820108"you'll carry your prison with you. That armor will be your new cell."
>>49816701Sounds like War Boys to me.
>>49820227We've walked down this road before. Warboys are a shit theme, it all devolves into memes eventually
>>49820345Desperadoes then? The planet has a bandit problem and rustles up their most dangerous outlaws to send off world. So bounties are actually how they conscript for the Guard.
>>49820398Good themes in listed in descending order of plausibility>Desperados>Cartel Members (Knights Templar anyone?)>Jihadists>African Guerillas >Lovecraftian Ghouls>Mafiosos>Chinese railroad workers (Especially if we ditch the planet and go to Hua Yuan)>Yakuza Samurai
>>49821168I don't know mangI'm a massive Hua Yuanfag, so I'm just going to wait until the others decide
What about egyptians?
>>49822526Well I kinda like what this Anon says >>49819280And that we go for an American Wild West/steppes sort of feel.
I had an idea for a regiment that's used to field test tactics and weapons, ranging from state of the art tech and tactical genius tactics, to absolute rubbish gear and insane suicidal tier tactics.Also it might double as officer training since their guinea pigs anyway
>>49822592I wouldn't rule out the other ideas
Let's come up with the general fluff for the planet itself. When was it colonized, who rules the planet, what's the fauna and flora like?
>>49824090That may indeed be easier if we decide a theme
>>49815449making an imperial guard army that is pure armor, let's see those lists.
>>49824244How about we keep the theme simple? Nothing too complex, etc....
>>49821168I've got to say I like the Mafioso idea. We could combine it with >>49820398 so that whilst most of the Guardsmen are recruited from a collection of crime families (who perhaps have some sort of deal with the local governor) they also conscript independent criminals who's bounty hits a certain level. perhaps these desperadoes are pitied by the other members of the regiment they don't have a connection to one of the families. Then of course they blow off a cultists face and no ones pitying them anymore
>>49824553I like this. Should be base them on a irl culture? Or should we take some time to make our own culture for these guys/planet
>>49816701Planet colonized by Imperial Guard vets that got mutilated beyond usefulness, and thus founded a place dedicated to fellow imperials bound to war.As the planet grew, a couple of houses emerged, each coming from a distinctive regiment. <insert godfather 2 plot here>- The Emperor's High RollersThe top enforcers of each house of this not-las vegas world. Fiercely loyal due to military tradition but they still hate each other, which may bring some problems in the terrain.They also employ strange tactics, bringing very fast vehicles filled with soldiers that quickly gundown their target and speed away to safety.The ElevenAn elite branch of the Emperor's High Rollers, grand masters of infiltration and extraction and often employed by the imperium to retrieve guarded artifacts, this guys could steal Bluddflagg's hat without him noticing.tl;dr Las Vegas hive world with mobsters doing drive bys in armored limousines, also George Clooney
Just quick thought. Exotic steed? Could be some type of sand worm albeit smaller (though it would be too difficult to find model)Two type of gangsters: sand bandits (wurms/camels/big horses) controlling deposits of some rarer minerals/routes to ancient elves shrines and mafia like urban families in cities controling water, but mostly produce food and maintains agriculture around few big rivers.Got attacks from spaaace elves, cause deserts contain their long lost cities of some pious value and bandits with mafianos alike went for some merry looting there. Also defense against elf revenge raids are one of the bonding points for them...they also serve together rotations in PDF for small amount of time (Michael and mains in Mafia 2 and Mafia 3 was also in army). Cites needs minerals from deserts and deserts need cities for food,
Here's an Idea. How's about we have the regiment be a conglomerate of native crime syndicates, brought together to protect their defenseless planet from marauding eldar.That way we can have our gunslingers, mobsters, triads, yakuza, carteles, punk rockers, and gangsters in the same regiment.A common joke in the streets is that the cops are the biggest gang in America. A common joke amongst more international groups, and indeed natives from the streets, is that the US military is the biggest gang in the world. The same mentality could apply here, albeit more literally
>>49824840"Hey Larry, guess what you call an arbitre task force..""What? And this better not be a joke about my mama""Nah I'm serious, you call them 'well armed thugs"sorry for my shitty joke
>>49824840I'm not sure about this. pouring too many different cultures into the same regiment would probably end with it either being A: a complete clusterfuck, or B: Hua Yuan lite. I think we should stay with mafia men and Cowboys who ride weird monsters.on the animal note, might I suggest either something raptor-like or lizard camels that spit acid.
>>49824968Some alien-like, like you suggest, e.g. Space lizards and other alien beasts sounds cool and all. But I still think that rough rider horses got our (possible) thene the best.
>>49824968We can steer away from Asian influences if that would make you more comfortableBut I can see this working if we divide the gangs into "companies"
We could have a mix of the Mafias and the cowboys theme. So there are the mafia's and there are the bounty hunters. Each of them has a bounty on the others. Dudes with the highest bounty from both type of people will be drafted in the Regiment. This led to a highly indiscipline regiment as enemies must now work together. Of course the companies tend to be homogeneous with bounty hunters and mafioso completely separated.
>>49825244"Got news from down south, near Beckmore's Ridge. You know the place not far away from Ziglev. It turns out that the Grox ranchers have hired some bounty hunters and mercenaries, off worlders if you can believe that. Just to keep us away!""Do we have any other good target to take "tribute" from then?""Well there still a few unprotected small towns along the Sperdicus Lambda maglev rails."(Tried to write some fluff, what do you think? I left out explaining some of the names to open up for more fluff/worldbuilding later on)
>>49825323This could work a sort of Borderlands-esque world where bounty hunters gather to make a name for themselves. Though I'm thinking the mafioso is more elite than Grox stealing. I'm thinking bank robbery, human trafficking, counterfeit ops, drugs/moonshine running.
>>49825385I just wrote what for example a band of thugs/bandits would say. Since we haven't really nailed down the theme yet I figured I could start of light.
>>49825244If they're going to be separated why don't we make the mafia oriented more around mechanised combat and the bounty hunters are more biologically oriented. like the bounty hunters don't just have horses/other mounts that they ride, but maybe the local equivalent of a hunting dog to sniff out hidden foes/alert them if an enemy is getting close to their position, or cybernetically enhanced Vultures they use for spying/scouting. just to give them an even more different role in the regiment
>>49824989My only question is this, exactly how "Exotic" would horse be in 40K? cause we've got "Exotic mounts" not "bog-standard mounts"
>>49825385If we aren't going to go full multinational crime syndicate formed for the greater good of the planet, borderlands esque bounty hunters could be cool
So has anyone ever tried to rationalize Only War's creation tables? Like, balance it so that every point spent is more-or-less of equal value. I know the regiment creation PDF puts everything from all three books in one place (and that's really useful) but points values/worths are still all over the place.This might belong more in 40kRPG but I thought I'd ask here first.
>>49825385I like that idea!
What would be a good name for the planet?
>>49829030What if we mix 'em together?>FumoncoIt's just a thought to make the name sound original.
>>49828848fuoco mondo?It's Italian for "fire world"
>>49829062I like this
>>49829637Ok so we are going for the name "Fumonco"? Does anyone dissagree with this?
>>49815850>>49815813>>49815864Yep, getting mafia vibes here, too.
>>49830585There could be better themes
>>49830585I prefer the wild west, bounty hunter, borderlands theme going on.We can even have it so that the cities are different from the "outback"/wilderness?
>>49830670I like this theme right here.
>>49831438I'm happy so long as their's at least the chance of drive bys
>>49829988I like it>>49830670Of course we can. If were going mafioso, it should be noted that the Mafia in Italy is strongest in the South, where quite a few spaghetti westerns were shot, so our cowboys fit in. They just gotta be Italian, see? So, here's what we have for the Regiment of Fumonco>Elite Gangers, tithed >Imperial World: Devout citizens, loyal to the Imperium and raised by the Creed>Fumonco is a desert world>Our gangers are undisciplined, have exotic mounts [needs to be decided], their main method of war is mechanized infantry and they're extremely proud of their homeworld>Best buds are some PDF force; Most hated foes are EldarWe just need to figure out what the mounts are, who these PDF buds are, and why Fumoncos hate the EldarGuardsmen don't really get into fights with Eldar often enough, or in fierce enough battles, to regularly hate the shit out of them. So I think the Eldar musta done something to Fumonco. Maybe some rich bastard bought himself a n eldar soulstone/artifact, did some weird shit with it, and got killed along with thousands of other people in an Eldar raid to get their shit back. Or maybe it was hundred of thousands, cause the Eldar were pissed, and fuck those Mon'Keigh, right?This explains 1) Why Fumoncos hate Eldar, 2) Why Fumoncos are so eager to show off their pride in their homeworld, 3) Why Fumoncos are only sending their elite tithe to fight, cause so many stupid young bastards wanna go fight, but the Planetary Governor can't wrangle enough equipment outta the Administratum. Gangers make up the majority of the tithe, but special slots are reserved for the desert dwelling groxpokes who ride________. What do they ride?Additional idea: Regimental color is red, for the lives of those lost to those FUKKEN XENOS, and as a reference to Giuseppe Garibaldi
>>49832934I think they should ride something with a pack instinct (but not wolves cause Russ would have our guts for garters), to encourage certain levels of loyalty not simply between beast and rider but also between riders, like maybe their mounts run off on them in that respect.So obviously I'm thinking large desert Hyenas
>>49833189I propose giant eagles. Our tactic would first bombardment from artillery and troops riding on the eagle followed by mechanised elements charging in. At the last phase the troops drop from the eagle in support of the tanks.