One post = one word of backstory, not counting posts to summarize and/or translate the grammatical wreck. I'll start:The
>>52865307>>52865324>>52865348>>52865380>>52865399>>52865408>>52865427>>52865441>>52865474>>52865479>>52865483>>52865504The Argo Brigade specializes in counter-insurgency and light reconnaissance tactics. They prefer anti-armor and flesh melting weapons.
>>52865551>>52865537>>52865549Their cocks pack a wallop and liberty is a painful time for the local pleasure girls.
>>52865579>>52865600>>52865587>>52865616>>52865629>>52865633>>52865643>>52865652The regiment has the peculiar tradition of crucifying captured xenos sideways and upside down, which are well attended public events and do wonders for morale.
>>52865551>>52865689I'm surprised something this interesting came out of this.
>>52865551>>52865689Okay, pack it in, rest of the thread going nowhere.
The little bit of lore that appeared from the summarized post paints a really interesting picture. If you plan on leading an insurgency you DO NOT WANT The Argo Brigade to be sent in.
>>52867590Anti-armor is a pretty weird equipment set for counter-insurgency but there's no kill like an overkill, I guess.
>>52867651Well in case the damn rebels steal a tank or walker. Otherwise you just melt the flesh!
>>52867651>>52867686Or in case while scouting they come across enemy armor and need a good punch before they slip away, raiding in the night only to crucify you sideways and upside down.
>>52867686This could be an anti-Tau regiment. Got to have something to wreck those battlesuits.
This regiment seems to be effective at counter insurgency purely by turning the tables on the insurgents; breaking the enemy spirit through terror and public spectacle. It really hearkens back to a bygone era with a more simple social order. A time when a discontent among the peasantry was met with entire villages being wiped off the map and gruesome public executions to lets others know their place. Kitchener would be proud that in the far future humanity has overcome its ridiculous taboo against scorched earth policies aimed toward civilian populations backed up with overwhelming force (as used in the Boer war).
>>52867590>>52867651>>52867686>>52867698>>52867717>>52867910This seems to be a regiment that breaks the shit out of the upbeat Tau spirit by giving them what the Imperium has boatloads of: grimdark horror.I propose that instead of anti-insurgency they ARE the insurgency, landing behind enemy lines on Gue'vesa and Tau populated worlds, smashing battlesuits that respond to their attacks with anti-armor weapons, using brave Ecclesiarchy priests to stir up the populace against the alien and capturing as many Tau as they can fit on crosses, leaving the roads to Tau cities shaded by a forest of moaning, bleeding Tau impaled on the wood. Any Tau or human that disagree violently with this strategy are disposed of more quickly with chem-sprayers that leave them a mangled wreck of bubbling blood add smoking bone in seconds. Then by sunrise they're in the next city, stirring up more rebellion while the Tau struggle to pacify the first city. The job isn't pretty or glorious, and involves working with Gue'vesa instead of killing them for treason, but the Argo Brigade fills the vital niche of seizing the Tau's attention away from expansion. It is the fervent hope of their commanders that Argo can delay the admission of human border worlds to the Tau Empire long enough for the Imperium to send another crusade fleet.
>>52867698>crucify sideways and upside down
>>52869111I think this regiment could rather easily be statted in Only War. The chem sprayer wouldn't even be difficult as you could use the pyrophoric vambrace for that.
>>52869471Nice. Let's go for colors and insignia, next three posts determine primary/secondary color and unit insignia.
>>52869719>>52869788Nice, their regimental colors are pink and green and their insignia is a green battlesuit being penetrated by superior pink human dong (which, as we've established earlier in the thread, is massive)
>>52869894>>52870240>>52870378>>52870746And now we have a legendary deed done by a noted individual of the regiment.
>>52869894>>52870240>>52870378>>52870746>>52870805While resupplying on an Imperial world, the planet and Brigade came under attack by an Eldar raiding party of Craftworld Alaitoc for purposes arcane. During the attack, Corpsman Indus, who always had a bit of a mad scientist streak, flooded the corridors of the base with various compounds that he suspected were paralyzing to Eldar. Many defenders choked and died on his toxic substances, but his fifth compound changed the course of battle. Just as the raiders prepared to extract the mon'keigh target as they had foretold, one of Indus' compounds hit upon the Eldar pain receptors, causing their bodies to be racked with seizures from the unending pain. The defenders were able to take quite a few living Eldar prisoners, paralyzed by the pain, for the Ordo Xenos.Indus' Fifth Compound, as it is now called, is being studied on Eldar prisoners to determine just what makes it so effective.
Alright, I think we have an interesting specialty. Let's move on to the regimental homeworld. I'll start:The homeworld
>>52871541I think that should be revised since this story is essentially field testing an invention. It has ingenuity but not heroism, which makes it a nobel prize not a military honour.To add heroism the equation it would be better for a lone guardsman to improvise a way of killing many xenos or a priority target. Perhaps he flooded some enclosed area with gas (from canisters or by sabotage) to stop the Eldar from performing a ritual and when it didn't work sacrificed himself to break open the helmet of the one leading the ritual; their dying leader wracked with pain inadvertently ruined the ritual causing those involved to die in a spectacularly painful manner. Or maybe in a similar manner he stole their mcguffin and lured a bunch of them inside an industrial building or ship only to turn the whole thing into a weapon by either: turning some industrial chem vats into aerosol, rupturing chemical weapons refinery systems or stock piles, causing a catastrophic failure of a waste processing facility.Though it might be something simple as running a kamikaze mission with one of the ships they use for dispersing chemical weapons across planets.Also the pain could be his own which he overcame as in each scenario it could be that maybe his chem warfare gear was damaged or he didn't have it, or he was mortally wounded so he knew he was dead from the start but wanted one last act of defiance through sheer force of will.
They are lead by Lord-Commander Sir Nigel Whisby-Trent Spontington Bofert Walstengrass Jeremy Snidely Bottomly Tristam Salisbury Hawthorne West-Verdantly Giles Hugh Atkins-Hopkins-Bellowkins Terrence Lionel Richardson Smithly Quamfington Chrysler-Parks Woolverwover Quentin Carstairs Updike Wovington Finchley Rudolf Berdinger McScarfington Wenchley Englebert Geoffrey Whifflebottom the Third, Esquire, Planetary Governor, Hero of Hive Beorgeart.No one knows why his name is so ostentatious, the average Argo name is "Argo".
>>52872954>his chem gear was breached from the start so he knew he wouldn't make it anyways but wanted to try and take down Eldar with him i like this
>>52873311With the breached chem gear route it was not that he was dying but that he knew he would die if committed himself to the task. So given the choice of maybe surviving or definitely dying he made a courageous choice for the good of his brothers in arms, his species, and his emperor.
>>52872039>>52872104>>52872160>>52872190>>52872217Caves used for xenotech storage? Sounds like we've got a reason to want the Inquisition off our backs. Wonder where that wonderful xenotech came from.>>52872647>>52872935>>52873886>>52874010Desert raiders have WMDs. Well, that's not good. Perhaps they occasionally stumble across a xenotech cache and set up a little pocket empire before being captured and crucified. Sideways.Certainly seems like we have a desert planet what with all the caves and raiders.
>>52872954>>52873311>>52873568Interesting. With the crucifying and the pain gas it makes me think the regiment has some sort of Dornian obsession with pain - more as a weapon in this case. Very Deldar feel.
>>52874209>caves>xenotech>desert>WMDsThis is sounding like the the Iraq war's premise, which is interesting considering that war did devolve into a COIN op. Maybe during the heresy their home world (and system) was the site of a virulent insurgency which caused the regiment to adopt their harsh ways. Sort of an inverse of the Tallarn Desert Raiders. This scenario could also speak to their aesthetic which could be evocative of the middle east or foreign forces in the middle east. In general care would have to be taken to not have them turn out as just Tallarn Desert Raiders with a twist.>>52874265The gas could be more of a tool used because of an identity (ruthless COIN force) rather than an identity piece in of itself (the gas guard).Also the captcha is relevant to both replies>Select all images with a gas station.
>>52874687What's a COIN op?
>>52874687>>52874768 Counter-insurgency. Kind of a Krieg meets Tallarn regiment where furious battle with insurgents at home leads to them being brutally effective (even by Imperial standards) counter-insurgency units abroad.
>>52874687Bush-era coalition forces IN SPEHSS!
>>52874768COunter INsurgency OPerationS: when those Vietcong get all sneaky in their jungles and caves just use gas (poison and agent orange).
>>52874836The thought of this is pretty awesomeImagine an insurgent hideout full of traps and shit, and these guys manage a way around all of them, killing the insurgents with chemical weapons before taking over their base and adding even more fortifications and traps
>>52874952Don't forget crucifying the survivors in creative ways. The commissar awards thrones usable at the base PX to the squad with the most creative insurgent execution.
>>52874915It could be anything really. African >>52867910 , Asian >>52874920 , etc
>>52874983I am harder than diamonds
>>52865551we see a lot of the Guard regiments that fight chaos and xenos but we hardly ever see Regiments specializing in anti-human rebellions, this seems pretty fucking cool.I imagine that because of easy supply access they might use more stub guns and Small unit tactics than other regiments
>>52874995Why not all of the above? Have a regiment in the Argus Brigade for every nasty insurgency force in history. Only twist is they're all actually COIN. Vietcong in spehss regiment, al-Qaeda/ISIS in spehss regiment, IRA in spehss, FARC in spehss, the list goes on.
What kind of xenotech do they have stockpiled?What kind of a e s t h e t i c do they have to them?
>>52875100yeah, they'll also be Actual Small Unit Tactics in Spehss which offsets the grimderp quite a bit.
This shit sound way awesome. Would work great as a killteam me thinks.
>>52874687So what does this regiment look like on the ground? Small unit tactics? Breach and clear teams?
>>52875686yeah, if I were to run this on tabletop I'd take them as scions with some serious tacticool gear
>>52875726http://anvilindustry.co.uk/Regiments/Infantry-Heads-Helmets/PASGT-gasmask-headsThese as heads maybe?
>>52875785Yeah, and lights/scopes/bayonets on their rifles. Just kit the shit out of them
>>52875935Fuck yea! Special weapons need to be flamers and meltas to get the flesh melting aspect covered.
>>52875704Well personally this focus on crucifixion immediately makes me think of the Romans and heresy punishments in medieval Europe. While the later could be used to cozy them up to the inquisition, the former when combined with the concept of counter insurgency and modern forces makes me remember the 2011 modern adaptation of Coriolanus:Trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di-XOO_LTlwThese next two videos could show a regimental disdain for an ungrateful public which may harbor or sympathize with hereticshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrAPDOT3xMMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TArNqebm_GgHatred of the enemy and love of the empirehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39_1BSytdp4
>>52876184Cozying up to the inquisition would allow them to keep their stashed of xenotech unmolested
>>52876184Holy fuck, this aesthetic and language. This is exactly what it should be.
>>52876184So we have deep dark Shakespearean english speaking spess isis/viet-cong terror tactic, gas using murder machines who are the epitome of winning the moral victory. Sweet, sounds fun. You really do not mess with these guys.
>>52876184So during the Heresy, the planet Argos was split by Loyalist and Traitor forces like many. Perhaps the Traitor sympathizers were the ruling Republic, and a guerilla imperialist movement supported the Emperor. After the Heresy, the imperialists took power and quickly suppressed republican thought using the same brutal tactics they had as guerillas. Lets us play with the Roman Republic vs Roman Empire themes too, and makes the Argian rebels more sympathetic since they're trying to establish a democracy. The various Argus Brigades export their counter-insurgency skills to the Imperium when they're not suppressing widespread democratic movements at home, it being the favored system of the downtrodden commoner and all. To catch a las shot to the brain and die instantly is the best possible outcome when fighting the Brigades, for your fates range from being painfully dissolved with a chem-sprayer if they're in a hurry to being captured and crucified upside down for their amusement if they want to put forth the effort of capturing you.
I have to ask...how DOES one crucify someone/thing both upsidedown AND sideways?Are they at an angle that's down and to the left/right?Are they sideways, but attached so that they're facing the material they're nailed to? That but head facing down?Are they just sort of nailed parallel to the ground, facing the ground?Are some crucified upside down, and others sideways, such that of a given group of victims the entire group is roughly equally split between the two?Or is there something else to it?
>>52877190>>52877190>I have to ask...how DOES one crucify someone/thing both upsidedown AND sideways?Simple, anti gravity crucifixion.No, but in all seriousness when one things of a crucifixion they usually think of a cross like a t with the person facing them. So an upside down crucifixion would result in a upside down cross like a ʇ, but to have it sideways would look like a l. >But why sideways? Having the victims not shoulder to shoulder saves space when lining a main road with crucifixions. Sure it doesn't put individuals on display as much but when you have planetary suppression numbers of people to crucify things can get a little crowded. >Ok, but why upside down?Its all about efficiency really. By being upside down you don't need a spear to pierce a side, just a bayonet. Also when upside down they tend to both bleed out quicker since most of the body is above the heart, and they stay conscious longer as the brain is below the heart.So the reason you crucify upside down and sideways is to raise the efficiency levels of the process of crucifixion.Also just consider the effects of lining a road with thousands of bleeding crucified people. The to travel the roads one would be walking through a stream of blood and by two seemingly unending rows of corpses. So yeah psychological impact would be high from just the horror of it and the awe of a force able to organize something so unimaginable.
>>52877650Also it takes less effort to raise an upside down cross, the cross is more stable, casting your gaze down will make you look at the blood and or terrified faces of victims.Also on crucifixion in general watch this from 4:40 to 5:27 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa7OxuNhbLo
>>52877650>>52878019I just realized, all of those corpses and all of that blood just out in the open must release an awful smell and when things start to rot it must cause some kind of public health crisis. Maybe this is intentional. Maybe the smell is another psychological weapon as even if you somehow avoid seeing it you will smell it, also the bio terrorism aspect would surely leave the loyalist (as in collaborators not just passive citizens) as the only ones with medicine and clean water. This could really ratchet up the pressure on the civilian populous to fall in line and even lead their desperation down the path of mob violence to round up suspected traitors.Maybe the chemical warfare gear the regiment carries comes in handy when the afternoon sun beats down on their freshly lined roads.
>>52880607>Implying they wouldn't just rotate fresh xenos/traitors once the ones on crucified have been dead for a few days.
Anyone gonna update the wiki page with the new regiment?
>>52880607 I'm going to dub you COINanon. Any other nuggets of terror/wisdom to share?
>>52880607>maybe the chemical warfare gear the regiment carries comes in handy when the afternoon sun beats down on their freshly lined roadsTell me about Argus! Why does he wear the mask?
>>52882414Maybe he's wondering why you'd crucify a man to the Chaos Gods.
>>52882370The propaganda war is the biggest part launching or combating an insurgency or terrorist organization. While there is overlap between an insurgency and terrorist organization, terrorist actions tend to be more symbolic than strategic in most cases. Something like 87% of terrorism related deaths result from suicide terrorism (as opposed to demonstrative: hostages, or destructive: bombing a symbol/strategic target=IRA) even though it only accounts for about 5% of all terrorism. The reason I bring up terrorism is that like an insurgency, demonstrative and destructive terrorism is more about breaking the enemy's will by spreading the framing (to both populations) that the enemy are bloodthirsty tyrants. So its about pulling people toward the movement and push the enemy's people away from their aggression (Vietcong). However suicide terrorism forgoes public sympathy to attempt to inflict as much harm on the enemy as possible, even if that means losing public support. (IS wanting to be seen as evil)So its all about attacking the framing which makes one's own force the enemy and your enemy the sympathetic party. The idea is to shift public perception of one's force from blood thirsty oppressors to noble liberators or a least a neutral force for order, and to shift the public perception of the resistance from freedom fighters to criminal opportunists who are making life difficult. Its a tug of war between two forces trying to make each other look like murderous criminals and themselves like the answer to the current trouble.In this regard working with local leadership is important in fostering a sense of legitimacy and integration. While force is obviously required its all about how it is used as friendly losses are usually highly visible and give hope to the enemy, where as enemy losses need to be broadcast for the message to get out that they are weak. Pic = Kurds exploiting ISIS's reputation while advertising it losses in order to win hearts and minds.
>>52883640So as bloodthirsty as Argus is, they'll always be looking for examples real or fabricated of the pro-republoc rebels atrocities? Seems like it's counter to the Imperium's usual response of censoring anything that goes wrong. Though I could see a sense of attempting to foster camaraderie with the people, the 'you are important enough to know about these threats in detail and what they do to those who join them' sort of thing.
>>52883640>>52882370Furthermore if one were to remove local leadership it could lead to those leaders lending their legitimacy to the resistance movement. This is a big reason why Iraq went to hell, the state was gutted as over night the military and all civil servant were out of work thanks to de-Ba'ath-ification.So it might seem like rule by terror won't beat an insurgency or terrorist organization.Yet this is only true if one doesn't want to commit mass murder and crimes against humanity. Speaking of Iraq Saddam used terror against his foes and benevolence to his supporters in order to create stability. Why did this work? Because he wasn't afraid of simply wiping out civilians, even innocent ones if his goal could be reached.Now relating this back to our guard regiment: In societies with little to no human rights, authoritarian governments, and relative isolation / freedom from neighbors who might protest their behaviour, such as say a per-modern feudal theocratic society (especially a space faring one gripped in a bitter war for survival of their species), it counter insurgency is a very different endeavor. There is nothing to stop this guard regiment from being cruel. If they have to kill off 90% of a planet's population to stop a heresy, well its better than 100% in an exterminatus. And who will protest them? There are no exterior forces that care of human death, and within the empire the sentiment might be that they deserved it for threatening to weaken their species in the face of xenos.The propaganda element still exists but its now about showing off just how brutal one's force can be, to the point where those on the side lines become against any resistance movement for fear of annihilation by an uncaring all powerful force that would rather kill them all and send new settlers than negotiate.In a way it is similar to how ISIS moves into areas and commits atrocities to make the local population police themselves.webm = Syrian army copying kurds
>>52881137second this, we should record this
>>52867651Anti materiel is certainly something recon units usually pack.
>>52883892To some extent yes there would be a modicum of persuasion to make the enemy seem villainous and the imperium committing necessary evil to save its people, but they wouldn't have to rely on it like modern forces do as the imperium is very pre-modern in its thinking (society and public opinion). Its the classic "carrot and the stick" scenario but now the carrot is having life be how it was before, and the stick is actually very many sticks planted on either side of the city's main roads.
well we definitely need a Lieutenant Titus so he can get the crosses for the Commander
I think we've got an excellent grasp on the Argus Brigade and its crucifying counter-insurgency skills, as well as the tumultuous homeworld that forces it to be so brutal. Where in the galaxy should the planet Aegis be? Surely in 8th Ed with the crazy warpstorms there will be shortage of demand for the Brigade's skills, but what historical battles or foes would we want the homeworld in range to fight?
>>52885425There was mention earlier of them fucking up Gue'vesa and Tau, so somewhere around the Tau Empire?Maybe somewhere that ISN'T the Damocles Gulf. Seriously, there has to be fighting between the Tau and the Imperium somewhere else, right?
>>52883640>>52884283>>52884603mad thanks COINanon
>>52885479Would be interesting to set them nominally within the Realm of Ultramar, close enough to export units to the Tau front and to paint a less than exemplary picture of the methods Lord Guilliman is forced to use to keep order in Ultramar...
>>52877650>>52878019I got thinking about how they would actually capture that many people as given their reputation the enemy would probably kill themselves than be caught. Door to door inspections might lead to some captures, but maybe they make use of less than lethal weapons such as an incapacitating gas when they can afford to. >But what about the transport of all of those enemies to the roads for crucifixion?Maybe they stuff them into cages on the backs of many trucks and then have a horrifying parade / reverse garbage day. Efficiency could be increased by having the cage partitioned into a prisoner side and a cross side, having an auger attached to an arm on the truck (though maybe a hand auger would be more simple as any truck could be used then), and by having long convoys of such trucks snaking down the streets. Each truck's crucifixion team could be 1 driver, 2 restrainers, 1-2 nailers / cross pullers, and 1-4 support personnel (guards, doorman, auger). The trucks would stagger their cross planting in order to speed up the convoy: i.e. they don't park, they keep moving and holes in the line are filled by subsequent trucks. When the lead truck runs out it will speed up, pull off the main road, go back for another cage, and then rejoin the convoy. The convoy could be followed by a bunch of troops who have the job of starting the flood (maybe they ride in two open back troop transports and swap drive by stabbing turns as to not make the bayoneters tired) once the trucks are clear / the sides of the road are saturated so the river can flow enough to paint the entire road.Maybe they draft the local arbites to help with identification, apprehension, and crucifixion of heretics as to not over extend their own forces.It sure would suck waking up in one of those trucks, and it might even suck more being at the back of the cage seeing it all happen before its your turn.
When did it change from the Argo Bridade to the Argus Brigade?
>>52885598That's my bad, I used the wrong name a few times. It should be Argo Brigade, homeworld Argus, of the Argian people.
>>52885531This is both distilled brilliance and madness. When the 1d4chan page goes up this will sure as shit get a section. I picture local Arbites working with the Brigade heavily on these. Fair Arbites try to keep the innocent out of the cages, while the corrupt will preferentially cage those who can't afford the protection money.
>>52885531They could use those non-lethal gases as a first assault on an insurgent compound/camp. Fire some gas grenades in to maximize people effected by it. The rest of the insurgents that wasnt paralyzed by the gas are plainly shot down or burnt to the crisp. Also like efficiency plan of the crusifixion.
>>52885531Efficiency could be further increased by making the holes for the crosses before the crucifixion day, perhaps on the first day of planet fall. When the word gets out that the Argo Bridade is coming people might go through something like the five stages of grief. People could think maybe all that crucifixion stuff is just an embellishment or urban legend... and then they see the holes being drilled. It might convince people to be on their best behavior or even try to prove their loyalty lest they fill one of those holes.
http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/igpbeta2.php#Someone more potent than me give The Argo Brigade their colors?
>>52886982I tried using a scheme based of a google image search for legionnaires. Feel free to call it crap, make something completely different, or improve on it.
>>52867651>Manufactorum population revolts>Starts pumping out whatever it is they pumped out but for the rebelsYour gonna need that anti armor when they send a baneblade at your face driven by a half mad man who lose an arm building it.
>>52887333Nice! But I think colors were pink and green? Or is it only for insignia? Anyway got to my pc and tried something out.
>>52887608No its Green and Pink, However it USED to be Green and White with Green armor and White uniforms.However it turns out it only takes a few drops of back splash from the flesh melting chemicals.One faitful laundry day after an intense chemical purge, the grunt on laundry dute opened the industrial washers to find he had died all the uniforms. He was Crucified...but low on new uniforms they decided to roll with it
>>52888209So something like this then?
>>52888353More like this!
Had a go at making a couple of schemes, One with the Gold is a Officer/Sergeant, Would the officers wear combat armour seeing as they are more "tacticool"?
>>52888398>that right coloringGiving the Xenos their DAILY DOSE!
>>52888504I like it
>>52888209>>52888398Dereliction of duty, failure of an assigned task and showing mercy of any kind to insurgents, xenos and heavy armor operators results in severe punishment. Most commonly upside down and sideways crucifixion, but the most severe infractions involved public displays of anti-gravity submersion in flesh melting chemicals.
>>52888504>>52888535I also really like this
>>52888504I also had a go at making a Very C**p banner.
>>52887608Not bad, I tried something similar
>>52888627>>52887608Lore says cloth is pink, which I have to side with. Otherwise implies someone purposefully chose pink, which clearly doesn't jive with the rest of the lore.>>52888398>>52888504I personally like the more violent pink to this>>52888353>>52888209>>52888535So like a globe of acid is suspended in a force field and then using anti gravity the victim is raised into itWould have way more impact if like the Crucifixion the person was raised upside down and also as slowly as possible.
>>52887333>>52887608>>52888353>>52888398>>52888504>>52888627>>52888722These are some admirable attempts for some really crap starting colors, thanks guys. As for pink cloth I think either having pink sands on Argus for the cloth to mimic or having chem backsplash dye them works equally well.
>>52890006Or that the troopers could never fully wash the blood out of their uniforms. In the spirit of 40k we can present all of these as possible stories of etymology and let the reader decide.
>>52890006>>52890491Or when the chemical accident happened they said fuck it and used chemicals to turn sand pink in the while fucking planet.
>>52888568I really love this. Maybe include a guy writhing in agony upside down in the center.
>>52890491I think a few drops of chemical sprayer back splash is the best idea so far, and the sands being a distant second.I have 3 reasons I disagree with the blood idea The first is blood dries a rusty brown kind of color,The second is with the trucks using mech arms to plant crosses and grab prisoners and etc I think the Argos would have this down to a science and would get very little blood on themthe third is in general I think if the world of 40k in general knows anything, it's how to get blood out of things
The argo brigade specializes in counter-insurgency anti-armour flesh lights. Melting Reconnaissance cocks wallop innocent. Xenos are crucified sideways and upside down with soft Penises; thereby rejuvenating cockmongers to harvest children for the gods, Nigger of Memekind. Dogs Kek V11 Fanataics, Plasma weapons are juggercuck mechwarriors Jetpacks. Pink green gas yellow Eldar shit stain caves used for xenotech storage. Desert raiders have WMD's.
There are deffinetly two types of posters... Ones who want to create something awesome and those who spend a large majority of there day thinking about cocks.
>>52895789Don't forget those who want to create awesome things about cocks.
>>52888504BITCH DON'T TOUCH MY HUA YUAN GLORY.
>>52888568Its kind of phallic, I mean it literally has a head on the tip. It might do better if the filters were on the skull.
>>52897010How's this?I added the arms onto one of them to symbolize someone getting crucified.
>>52897166Did forgeworld get the Elysian drop troop design from this?
>>52897010Thats because the original design posted was as dike like as the person could make it.>>52897215This makes the original redeemable, but im pretty sure from the discussion its not exactly an upside down christian cross, but that's highly debatable.Maybe finish the circle and enlarge the gas mask features.
>>52897241You've seen starship troopers right? THe book is where the term space marine came from as is far more intense, political and about the nature of war and man where as the movie is a severely dumbed down shoot-em up action movie glorifying war. both good though
>>52897465>anti-armor>> Anonymous 04/24/17(Mon)05:46:44 No.52865474▶>>52865483 >>52865551 flesh>> Anonymous 04/24/17(Mon)05:47:16 No.52865479▶>>52865504 >>52865551 light>> Anonymous 04/24/17(Mon)05:47:41 No.52865483▶>>52865551 >>52865474melting>> Anonymous 04/24/17(Mon)05:48:50 No.52865504▶>>52865551 >>52865479Reconnaissance>> Anonymous 04/24/17(Mon)05:51:04 No.52865537▶>>52865549 >>52865570 cocks>> Anonymous 04/24/17(Mon)05:51:44 No.52865549▶>>52865570 >>52865579 >>52865537Wallop>> Anonymous 04/24/17(Mon)05:51:48 No.52865551▶>>52865570 >>52867145 >>52867360 >>52875100 >>52865307 (OP)>>52865324>>52865348>>52865380>>52865399>>52865408>>52865427>>52865441>>52865474They crucify their enemies upside down, I tried to show that, I'm shit at this btw, literally just hacking together free source clip art.
>>52897535Its sideways AND upside down, simultaneously. Then there was a discussion about how exactly that would work, and if it was even a uniform process. Then the discussion of the auto pole burying trucks.Did you just link random posts?
>>52897215>>52897535I think it looks rad my man
>>52884283that webm is actually of a SAA general in Deir Hazzir where he shows ISIS dead after a failed assault
>>52897841I'm sorry if this is a double post, the post I did from my phone didn't seem to go through. It's pretty hard to show that (And I can't be bothered), and In regards to the random posts, I think my computer got possessed, send help, I think it wants to eat me.
>>52898014The Syrian Arab Army is the Syrian army, and its just like the other picture of the aftermath of the failed attack on the Kurds in Tel Rif'at, the Syrian army is advertising ISIS losses in that webm in order to win the propaganda war. I said they were copying the YPG because I was at the character limit and if I recall that Tel Rif'at event happened before that webm with Major General Zahreddine in Deir ez-Zor.>>52890006>>52896119I think the colours are a little too close to these guys, which is crap if we are trying to make this regiment unique. It might be better to just brainstorm pallets till something is well received.I mean we already skipped over a bunch of nonsense: >>52894265>with soft Penises; thereby rejuvenating cockmongers to harvest children for the gods, Nigger of Memekind. Dogs Kek V11 Fanataics, Plasma weapons are juggercuck mechwarriors Jetpacks.and we didn't just make them just a copy of the>Desert raiders
>>52865307Oh god I haven't laughed this hard in a while.Thank you based OP
>>52898771You're welcome my man. The Argo Brigade does not disappoint.>>52898587Agreed, while the random gen got us some interesting concepts we can tweak it a bit to keep it from being a copycat of any other regiment. I really like that one anon's regiment emblem, it's a good attempt at encapsulating the complicated crucifixion procedure and regiment specialty. Now accepting color schemes that aren't fucking retarded.
>>52888398>>52888209These were some of my contributions but I am actually for a different color paletteI suggest black uniforms with red accents (belts and buttons etc.) with armor being light blue or maybe dark grey.When I'm back at my computer I'll make something if someone else doesn't do it first
>>52899636I agree with the uniforms, though the red color should be a dark red one, like a frozen blood.Armor should be brown-grayish
>>52898587sorry I misread what you said and thought you meant the Syrians were showing off their own dead soldiers.
>>52899946My take on a new color scheme
>>52899960>>52899946can you make them more UN blue helmet looking?maybe with added Dutchbat infantrymen circa '95 flavourto keep with grim dark COIN theme
>>52899051My Proposal:And thanks for the praise with the insignia, it means a lot!
>>52899946>>52900143Agree with the U.N. blue, I think it'll look sick. The dark fatigues and red equipment is really nice.
I imagine these guys as Facist Italians
>>52900143How about this?
>>52900639>>52900513Oops posted the wrong one, here is the updated blue armor
I haven't read the whole thread yet but this is my interpretation of the fluff.I wrote this before then my browser refreshed and I lost everything so here's the cliff notes version >Important trade system's capital planet is so rife with political subterfuge and underhanded maneuvering the world was classified as a death world by the Administratum based on the death rates due to political assassinations>Adeptus Arbites stages a coup and ousts the overly corrupt governor and reforms the planet in half labour camps half Judge Dredd>Regiments are pumped out that are basically Arbites.>Noted amongst these are the Argo Brigades, with have two battalions in them, one infiltrates and subverts the populace against whatever heresy is going on (Umbrarii Brigades) and the other comes in and kills everything (Moritarii Brigade) >Phosphex, Chemical Weapons, stun maces, mortar teams, and rocket crews gallor. >Oh. And they crucify to send a message, or pile a bunch of bodies on their sides and skewer them along giant pikes and mount them on their GriffonsAgain, super shitty version since I'm too mad to rewrite verbatim on this shitty phone.Black uniforms, jack boots, german helmets with Arbites Visors, and Italian Facist chic
>>52900892I feel like by not reading the whole thread you missed a lot of what gets to the heart of the fluff so far
>>52901161I was working on that post a while ago, then I had to work on something else, by the time I got back to the thread things had progressed rapidly, but I felt I could post it anyway. Then my browser refreshed and I lost my post, and I'm too irritated to rewrite that all. Basically I saw them as Imperial Guard Death Guard+Night Lords but presented as Jack-booted fascist Italians.
>>529014051st read thread2nd italian military is a meme best left forgotten
>>52901405Because it doesn't fit in with the lore at all and I'm not even this guy >>52901377How about you read the whole thread, or attempt to justify your opinion.
>>52901472>>52901476Eh, I'd rather not. Too frustrated with loosing all my work and >No.Is about the most infuriating thing to ever see. Just going too steal everything I like and leave out what I dont and apply whatever motif I desire.
>>52899051I get that since the fluff got pretty good that it's moving in a more serious direction but just imagine this: Imagine being a tau on a recently annexed jungle planet. You're on a routine patrol when out of nowhere pink and green guardsmen rush out from the jungles with anti tank weapons which melt your mech suit support squad, leaving the fire troopers to counter act on foot. As you chase the insurgents through the jungle, horrific Reeeeees ring around the trees as pink penises whiz around your head, dropping every other tau soldier. Exhausted you hit the clearing and see a small outpost raided, charred to a crisp with the entire outpost crucified upside down with blown out anuses. As the fear overwhelms you, the ethereal shows up and proclaims that traps are gay. A chorus of thousands of guardsmen scream, seemingly out of nowhere as they unload a massive payload from pink basilisks that are shaped like dicks. A bane blade with WW2 style aircraft art on the side depicting coldsteel the hedge hog comes into view and directs its cannon directly at your ethereal. Over the radio the driver can be heard "psssh....nothing personnel kid". He fires. You finally find peace in the next life.I feel this is the kind of shit we should expect from the brigade.
>>52900704Looks pretty goddamn cool my man, seems like a good contrast between the blue and red. Love the upside down cross as a simple insignia.
>>52901571>with blown out anusesahohoh >nothing personnel kidfucking lost it
>>52900892>>52901161>>52901224>>52901377>>52901405>>52901472>>52901476>>52901543I guess my personal take on it was somewhat Italia, but more very late Roman Republic where they were still desperately pretending they weren't an empire and that the Senate had power, juxtaposed by them brutally torturing and crucifying their citizens in the streets. See the Coriolanus clips some other anon posted earlier.
>>52901571that should be the...wait for it...penal brigade
>>52900704Really Nice! Absolutely Love this! much more unique than mine!Now I'm imagining each Guardsman painting his Armour 'Nam Helmet style for some reason.
>>52874983So after a hard day or purging xenos you and your chums can get to do arts and crafts with the dead and recycle them into art projects!
>>52876976This shit is fucking dank. im changing up my IG army, dude.
>>52901876Thanks!!So is this the official color scene guys?I'm working on some really cool stuff I'll post it in about 3 hours though. Might need a second thread for this project
>>52896119H U A Y U A NUAYUAN
>>52902157k-keep us posted
>>52902157Thanks lad. I don't really know when to split threads or anything, I'm just a lurker that started this up on a whim after reading an anon's plea about getting shit done on /tg/ again. And get shit done we have. Once I have access to a real computer tomorrow I'll try to type up the 1d4chan page.
>>52900639>>52900704>>52901731>Love the upside down cross as a simple insignia.Ok in reality an upside down cross is the Cross of Saint Peter and carve into the pope's throne. The reason being that saint peter was crucified upside down because he didn't want to steal the spot light from jesus's bit.So what if the regiment crucifies people upsidedown partly because it sort of started as a form of symbolic retribution? Like some important historical figure was crucified by rebels and they regiment promised their revenge would be a million fold and the streets would run with blood. Then someone got the idea of crucifying them in some sort of ironic gesture but they didn't want to make the rebels look like their martyr so they decided it should be upsidedown. Then after having a good laugh about it the regiment liked it some much they made it a tradition.
>>52887333why do they look like fucking manlets?>>52902884sounds good
>>52902157Kinda sad that pink uniform is being dismissed, but holy fuck that is way better looking. Good job anon!
>>52900704>>52903679My vote for this as well.
>>52903679Pink Uniform is too Hua Yuan dude
>>52901731>>52902519>>52903762The Argo Brigade Nick name: Blue HelmetsI like to think that the mass crucifixion of dissidents would stem from its psychological impact on the remaining populace. Would the crucifixion trucks complexity mean they are allied with the Adeptus Mechanus? They already sound like the inquisition would love them.
>>52904901>Would the crucifixion trucks complexity mean they are allied with the Adeptus Mechanus?That only assumes they have specially made trucks for the purpose, which in my opinion doesn't seem to like them. I mean they figured out a way to stream line an ancient tortuous execution technique enough so that it can be used for genocide levels of mass execution, so maybe they just use any old truck, be it commandeered civilian freight trucks or their own military logistics trucks, and plop a removable cage on the back of it so refilling trucks is just about swapping cages. This would mean they don't have to waste money on a bunch of specially made crucifixion trucks, or waste room and weight limits transporting them in their ships.It would make sense to have the cages a pre-built item to save time and since they can be used for other things like transporting ammo boxes. Yet I can't decide if it would be better to make the crosses at the target planet as to save room and weight or to bring them to the planet in case timber isn't really something that can be obtained.Also the making holes on day one seems good >>52886128
>>52905266they can always crucify them on walls with crosses painted on them
>>52905266Hmm, its possible, I guess I also saw in my head a giant arm slamming posts into the ground as the Blue Helmets pulled a victim from the cage to be sideways upside down crucified.I feel like the Guard on average fosters a sense of creativity by holding most unique crucifixion contests as was mentioned earlier, but that really jives with the post someone made about them decorating their helmets like soldiers in Vietnam.
>>52905597Love your work anonThey could always install the machine on random trucks though.
>>52905736Thanks. This thread really just turned into something pretty cool and I'm glad to have been a part of it.I'm just getting serious about 40k and now I sorta wanna turn this into a real guard army
>>52905597>Why red? Recruit, you'll never get the blood out so its best to embrace it.
>>52905838I would 100% play against it. I'd even make crucified versions of my army if you were my regular opponent.
>>52905597Im so going to make a killteam of the Argo Brigade.
>>52905980>>52906043Given the legend of the hero Jason and the Argonauts who quested for the golden fleece on the ship Argo...I want to name an anti armor Artillery canon the Golden Fleece or something.
Commissars should receive a medal for every 10k xenos crucified.
>>52901571Sounds like /k/.
>>52905597Holy fuck dude, that looks cool as shit.
>>52905838>>52905980>>52906043OP here, sadly I've just painted my first Guard killteam so I wont be able to field these dudes until I buy some new stuff.But for you guys, these bits would look great upside down on crosses on vehicles or being held by infantry instead of a standard bearer: https://wargameexclusive.com/shop/space-warriors/corpses-of-saint-brothers/
don't we need noted regimental enemies and ally?
>>52909010Good point. Seems like Tau and traitor guard/ insurgents are brought up as favored enemies quite a bit.
>>52909010I feel these guys would synergize well wil the Exterminators, but there may be some friction due to all their civvie killing
Late to the party here, but if they're a COIN unit, the anti-armor and flesh-melting weapons are probably both used mostly for the psychological impact. It's one thing if your buddy gets shot while trying to blow up a local military outpost; he goes down as a martyr and his heroic sacrifice is used to recruit more insurgents. It's another thing entirely if your buddy's torso is redistributed over the rest of the squad after being hit by an anti-tank round; that probably doesn't get talked about in the same light.
>>52886128>>52905266How about making the holes before even landing?They'd use modified orbital weaponry to shoot big rows of holes along strategic lines and essentially trace their own roads, which they can pave later with the crushed bones of the fully decomposed corpses.
>>52909010>>52909202Yes it has been stated that Tau and other bad humies are our main enemy.
So I've decided to stop dreaming and start making the killteam Ive been talking on this thread. Will order all the mecesary stuff tonight or tomorrow. Here's the idea:-Get Cadian Infantry for bodies and shit- Replace heads with Anvil Industries - these for commanders/higher ranking soldiers http://anvilindustry.co.uk/Regiments/Infantry-Heads-Helmets/beret-gasmask-veteran-heads - these for basic grunts http://anvilindustry.co.uk/Regiments/Infantry-Heads-Helmets/PASGT-gasmask-heads- add ton of different equipment to make them look more tacticoolWould this be solid plan? Throw in ideas if you want to.
>>52909785The krieg infantry heads from forge world would also be great for basic grunts. To pull of the UN helmet feel will need a smoother top though
>>52909915Thats why Im thinking of those anvil industry helmets. Still got the gasmasks and "modern" helmet.
>>52909987The tacticool berets are great...a Vietnam head would be perfect
>>52909785Also what special weapons should be used? Flamers, grenade launchers, plasma guns and/or meltaguns?
>>52910590Meltas for anti tank and volkite for flesh melting
>>52909785Fucking dope my man, don't forget crucified rebs like here:>>52908914
>>52905597Okay Here is my attempt at creating a banner for the Argos Brigade, my attempt at a double tau/genestealer Crucifixion.>>52910590>>52910784Yea I imagine lots of meltas and flamers as well as large artillery and trucks but maybe the cannons cannons are just me?
>>52911163Forgot the damn picture!
>>52911163Holy fuck my dude that looks cool. A great way too differentiate between the specialty of companies at a glance too.
>>52911175Too complex. The insignia should just be the two crosses. That's it. Simple, effective and intimidating
>>52911163Meltas, phosphex, and flamers are standard infantry weapons, along with M16 Lasrifles, grenade launchers are a common attachement, usually loaded with tear gas, white phosphex, and incendiary grenades.Anti-Armor capabilities are delivered through indirect fire, through mortar teams and Griffons as well as infantry missle teams armed with RPGs and HK Missiles.The main doctrinal emphasis in the Brigade is maximum impact.
>>52885531Truck idea is silly and dumb. The crucified victims are left in a trail of devastation, as much a deterent for future conflicts as it is a psychological weapon for current ones
What if they planted a specific type of flower at the crucifixion sites so that they could be watered by the blood of the xeno and heretic? Apart from being nice symbolism it could be a nice unit insignia and a mark of shame for a city that has fields of these beautiful flowers bloom at their city gates every year.
>>52911990Oh I like that, and the flowers can creep up crosses still standing, maybe even holding the remains of someone not bright enough to kill themselves before getting captured in place.
>>52911990>>52912412the flowers are gene modded to bloom bright red when watered with blood, then whiter and whiter on each subsequent generation. a city with white flowers outside the city gates has paid its debt in full, while a city with red flowers has just been judged
>>52912412>>52912488Something like this? Just, you know, drawn better?
>>52912647It would probably be like that, except the crosses would be setup more like the arlington national cemetery in terms of density and placement.
>>52909377>using heavy weapons on infantry>probably use launchers, flamers, and nerve gas in hostage situationsWe russia nowhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3Ef-IZvQ7gBut this regiment probably does follow an instant retaliation doctrine like the Russian famously used in the cold war by going after the family of hostage takers and mailing then mailing the body parts back to them.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI01qKAqYts
>>52911990>>52912412>>52912488>>52912647>>52912807If we do use the flower idea>In Argo's streets the poppies grow Upon the crosses, row by rowIf not>In Argo's streets the blood does flow From the crosses, row by row
Heads are ordered and decided to grab some bionic arms along with it. Also bought some used models for the sake of testing the paintjob. I'll probably order a new set of infantry sometime soon. Keep your eyes peeled in WIP threads in upcoming weeks!
>>52913418>In Argo's streets,>The poppies grow>Upon the crosses, >row by rowHas a much nicer ring to it when said out loud compared to the other one.
>>52912647Holy shit yes, this is perfect
>>52913462Godspeed, Argoanon, godspeed.
>>52913159That's pretty much what I picture, a race to the bottom of who can care about civilian casualties less to the point that the civs themselves root out rebels and heretics with unrivaled fervor less their families get caught in the crossfire
>>52912647>>52913418argosian poppies, the most terrifying flowers in the imperium
>Sure, any flower could have been gene modded to change colour from red to white, but its not about just about the colour. Argosian poppies serve a utilitarian purpose as they can be harvested to isolate a powerful analgesic. So in death, traitors may be of better service to the Imperium than they were in life.The regiment might intern civilians who prove their loyalty, or at least the elderly and juvenile, because someone has to plant the seeds and carve the crosses. Also by interning children the regiment can make sure those children learn (are brainwashed) to be good emperor revering imperial citizens (ImperatorJugend), and they have the family members they need for an instant retaliation doctrine to be more personal to their targets.Basically this >crucified sideways and upside down with soft Penises; thereby rejuvenating cockmongers to harvest children for the gods, Nigger of Memekindbecomes: planting poppies on the crosses to harvest later for medicine, and seizing the planet's children for indoctrination of service to the emperor.
The flowers thing is fucking stupid. Maybe something native to Argo, but having them waste logistical support to have seeds brought to the front lines? The stench of death brought upon by rows upon rows of crucified bodies and skewered corpses is enough to send a message, ruining the motif with flowers muddies the message.I'm US Army PsyOps, and one of the biggest things young soldiers don't understand is that when attacking the mind of the enemy you must be clear and concise. When using a speaker truck you don't muddy the transmission with a thousand other sounds, you use a few clear sounds to fool the enemy. Helicopter rotors and missiles, tank treads and canon fire. Simplicity is the key.In a COIN environment where your main weapon is horrific psychological warfare you need to send as clear a statement as possible.In the Argo Brigade that message is thus: We will kill you, your friends, your family, and your allies painfully and enmase, and then we will force the survivors to impale the dead upon great pikes before crucifing them alongside their fallen.Nothing less, but for the love of god nothing more. Less is more guys
>>52914467This is some extremely solid lore, my man. Argosian Poppies are 100% canon.
Argosian Brigadier here.
Anyone else think "Upside Down and Sideways" shouldn't be doctrine but more like a unit in-joke?>Hey Corporal, get some of your soldiers and move these crates, Supply just sent over some more planks (unit slang for the crucifixes)>*Salutes* UDS, sir. (Upside Down and Sideways)Its like 82nd guys responding with "Airborne" or "All the Way"
>>52914717I only saw them being used on Argos, I agree offworld they're not worth the supply chain.
>>52914722Gay, maybe as a planetside tradition, but this is spiraling into the classic /tg/ tradition of trying to stuff three pounds of shit into a one pound sack
>>52914717Poppies have no scent.
>>52914762Too Roman, not enough UN.
>>52914823Not the pointKey points of the Argo Brigade (We need a more concrete designation, or a lore reason why they're the only one) should be thus.>Crucifixion >Chemical Weapons+Anti Armour >Gritty UN Peacekeeper+ Haggard Generation Kill Marine+Bloodthirsty Vietnam SoldierAdding Crucifixion trucks and poppies and a bunch of other shit just muddies the waters and makes them less interesting. Less is more, more is less.However, while the Crucifixion truck is dumb, using dump trucks, front loaders and bulldoozers to move the living prisoners and the dead to be hung up sounds perfect and I could see an Engineer Battalion doing that very thing
>>52914928You don't like the awesome auto crucifixion truck but you think pushing live prisoners around with bulldozers and dump trucks.... Wow
>>52915108Well it's mostly because it's less retarded.And it's more "Grimdark". Why have a sooper kewl speshuul edgetruck 3000 when you can just have soldiers do that shit by hand. Or even better make the prisoners do it before executing them for their efforts. Shoving about bodies with heavy military industrial equipment as if they were loose earth or cattle is pretty fucking dark.Besides the army literally already has vehicles like this, but they're mainly used for minesweeping and clearing IEDS, which an anti insurgency unit would most definitely have.Why have a silly truck when they can just repurpose EOD vehicles to perform the same function. I mean look how 40k this thing is
>>52915214>>52915108Besides if you make the process automated then we lose impetuous for the upside down crucifixion, since making them upside down makes raising the cross easier for men, so why do it that way if the machine can do it for you?
>>52915108>>52915214>>52915333There was talk of the trucks just being regular trucks with cages loaded on their backs even in the first post about it >>52885531>any truck could be used then
>>52914928How about (going with the civil war/traitors angle) after Several Regiments joined the Rebellious Forces on Argo, the Imperium decreed that only One Brigade was allowed to be raised at one time, the Governor thought this was stupid and just created a Regiment and called it a brigade.Alternatively There are several Argo Regiments, but the One on Active/The 1st Regiment (Or the Best) are called the Argo Brigade?
>>52914783Or 3rd ID with Rock of the Marne and Top of the Rock.Or 2nd BDE with Send MeOr 1/64 with We Pierce (butts)I like
>>52915214>>52915333>>52915477Yeah, I didn't really see the line of crucifixions as something they needed specialized vehicles for. Combat bulldozers or deuce and a half would do just fine.
>>52915522No no no, I like the first idea. >The metropolitan desert world of Argo VII, the beating mercantile heart of the the Illius X System was a world rife with political subterfuge and underhanded maneuvering. So great were the sheer amount of political assassinations and proxy wars that the Administratum accidentally labeled the world as a Death World based on sheer regional death counts alone. Eventually, in an effort to appease the overly decadent upper class, the System Governor, Dantonius Validici LX, rallied the planetary governors under his banner and called to succeed from the Imperium and to sell their AgriWorlds and Forge World to the highest bidder to purchase protection>Before the mighty hammer of Imperial Wrath could be brought upon the system, the Steadfast arbiters of the Adeptus Arbites called into action the sole dissenting PDF, that of Argo VII itself. They did not need to appeal to any notion but their Emperor bound duty, and the Argoan PDF rallied to bring the planet to heel and the System Governor to his death.>The PDF and the Arbites fought off nearly the entire planet and supplementart forces from across the system and even Dark Eldar and other Xenos mercenaries from across the subsector.>The Argoan PDF fought valiantly, but their losses were too great. Reduced to a single Brigade, the fighters were pressed into hiding were they formed a covert insurgency.>Chemical Weapons and improvised explosives harried the planet for months to come, but their most potent weapon was their gruesome propaganda; the crucified bodies of opposition leaders and other fallen. Nailed to single boarded crucifixes upside down, suspended by their feet, their hands bound below their heads or nailed at the base of the boards, these eerie monuments bathed the cities with carmine Argoan Gorepoppies, the red flower in stark contrast to the distended corpses of the fallen.
>>52916327>Eventually the will to fight the lone Brigade was broken, and the sparse civilian resistance left flocked to the Brigade, following the trail of crosses and tombstone-like displays. Bolstered by loyal servants of the Imperium the Brigade felt no mercy, offered no respite, and left no survivors. Those that did not fight with them fought against them, and those that didn't fight did not fight for the Brigade. None were spared in the purging of the Hives, few were left alive in the great Phosphex Flood of the Western Provinces, and all who surrendered in the Siege of the Validici Presidio were forced to crucify those that did not, the leaders and nobility stretched along the ferrocrete slabs torn from the System Governor's Palace and nailed to them, their bellies slashed and left to disgorge their contents. The endless waves of traitor guard were simply impaled in their formation ranks through their sides with great charnel pikes, then heaved into the air like victorious banners.>The surviving enemy were gathered into a long queue, stretching from the bloodied throne of Dantonius Validici LX and his chemically charred form (still alive to be saved for very last), to the pearlescent gates of the fabulous Presidio. >There they were received by the grim detainees that made the wise choice to surrender to the merciless Brigade. The Lord Commissar would then issue one of two commands, dictating the prisoner's grim fate;>"UPSIDE DOWN!">"SIDEWAYS!">The screams of the impalings and the wailing of those forced to commit them filled the air for three days, the Brigade working in shifts to oversee the workers who slaved tirelessly, the Lord Commissar himself only pausing his dirge of judgement for water and ration but never sleep.
>>52916327>>52916745This is beautiful. My only problem is where did we get all this volkite? We must be the only fucking planet in the imperium that still has the volkite STC. When the AdMech finds out they will shit bricks
>>52916745>On the dawning of the fourth day System Govenor Dantonius, dehydrated and dying but to his benefit still living, was drug from his melting throne and brought before the remaining Lord Judge and was labeled Traitoris and sentenced to death. He was taken to the great balcony of his palace, and so all could see, nailed to the very walls of his monument to excess.>The other planets of Illius X were quelled, surrendering in their shock and horror in seeing what the Imperial force was willing to do to their own people, and perhaps lesser men would have excepted the victory. But the Argo Brigade are not lesser men. They took to the stars, and each Planetary Governor, every Hive lord, and every ranking Noble on the worlds that did not fight for their Emperor was set upon the slab, crucified before their people. Those that stood against them died in droves, their cities burned and their monuments destroyed.>Illius X was awash with blood and the choking fog of Argoan war. The victory of the lone brigade from the throne world Argo was complete and total. When the Inquisition responded a short few years later to the threats of confederacy they found the system marred by conquest. They questioned the loyal servants of the Imperium as to the status of the system, threats of Astartes response silently hung in the air.>To their shock, the fighters answered simply, "All is well. The Argo brigade endures. For the Emperor." >Now the system is rife with grim labour and merciless justice. Many Regiments have been formed to meet Imperial Tithe in recompense for their crimes, but none can match the tactical acumen and psychological might of that of the storied of Argo's fighters, simply Known as the Argo Brigade. Small and efficient, the Bridage still dons dusty blue helms of the original Argo PDF, their rank and unit crest a furious red in honor of the dunes of Argo, still red with the solem Gorepoppy fields.
>>52916327>>52916745>>52917089Fin. How does all that jive with everyone else?>>52916953Volkite? You mean phosphex? I was under the impression phosphex was no where near as rare as Volkite, just utilized less often due to collateral damage concerns. I just want to use the phosphex because White Phosphorus is nasty stuff and I assume the two are similar
>>52917180Both volkite and phosphex have been lost to the Admech and wider imperium since the HH, but they are also the only flesh melting sutff out there so yeah apparently we just have the last vokite and phosphex STCs.Acutally I think volkite is more commen than phosphex like volkite is almost completly gone and phosphex is totaly lost
>>52917089Welp. take this to 1d4chan. This will be a mighty regiment to rival the angry marines!
>>52917352Shit nevermind then.Fuck it, Phosphorus then. Not a big change, but I want to keep the level of snowflaking down to a minimum
>>52865696>>52865708>>52865736>>52865761>>52865769>>52865782>>52865785>>52865786>>52865799>>52865799>>52865805>>52865808>>52865822>>52866001>>52866019>>52867112>>52867130>>52867135The regiment is entirely dark skinned, and their planet makes heavy cultural use of Rejuvanat drugs.They are imperial fanatics, viewing service as "sacrifice", as once a citizen becomes a soldier as a child they are mourned as dead and will never return.They have a preference for Plasma weaponry and make use of attack dogs.
>>52897499You do know the film is /supposed/ to be a dumbed-down glorified shoot-em-up because it's an in-universe propaganda film, right?
>>52917352I didn't think Phosphex technology was lost to the Imperium so much as forbidden by one of Guilliman's edicts...
>>52917914nope http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Phosphex_Weaponsstc was lost in n 009.M40 because A tech priest destroyed in a fit a morals. He was shortly burned at the stake by other Admedch for being a heretek
>>52917494>Dark skinnedNo, the Brigade should be fairly diverse, but most folks would be reasonably sun kissed.>DrugsHard no.>PlasmaNo, Melta and flamers, one for armour one for infantry.>DogsFuck. YES, especially if we have a dedicated EOD element. And dogs have been psyops since the beginning of time.>Imperial fanatics.Fanatic in the traditional sense? Ehhh, maybe not so much, but they are definitely hard core Imperial loyal. Just read >>52916327>>52916745>>52917089
>>52917971>>52917914Simple, just use actual phosphorus weaponry, it's not like we don't have it in real life, just that we don't use it like we could. That and chemical weapons that produce a similar burning effect
>>52918121I think phosphex IS phosphorus but I mean it doesnt seem that unreasonable that there was a back up before the ADmech destoryed their own STC .then again snowflaking is a thing I too would like to avoid
>>52918197Nah, Phosphex is White Phosphorus from Hell on Steriods and Speed. Huge difference in magnitude and efficiency.White Phosphorus flare rounds are used against infantry and the like, Phosphex is when you need to set a Cataphractii on fucking fireEven if they are the same using more grounded terminology helps us dodge the Sue bullet
>>52917180>>52917474>>52918121>>52918197>>52918352>phosphorusSay it with me: Promethium
>>52918460see the thing is thats just fire, we need flesh melting here. Maybe we use some sort of death guard style bio-weapon that melts the flesh of our enemies bones?
>>52918541>highly volatile incendiary gel derived in part from refined hydrocarbons which immediately ignites on contact with oxygen and is used in Imperial Flamer Weapons to provide a lethal stream of fire. This form of promethium reaches super-hot temperatures. Similar to napalm, this gel sticks to an individual, continuing to burn on its own accord, even underwater and in the vacuum of space (igniting the substance it is sticking to). If properly blessed, it can be used as the fuel for Incinerators, and thus is often used by the Imperial Inquisition's Ordo Malleus and Ordo Hereticus to purge their enemies, particularly daemonhosts and rogue psykers.Alternatively meltaguns are flesh melting.
>>52918460So far our holy trinity is melta for armor, Flamer for people, and we need a chemical weapon. Also for people.Because fuck them.
maybe our meltas can be like those HH salamander ones that can fire in both focus melta style and beam flamer pattern?
>>52918646No. Again, flakery.Simple solutions to complex problems. What's a good RL gas weapon? Sarin?
>>52918704sarin is nerve gas though not flesh melty
>>52918630Aside from bile spewers I don't know of anything like that, but in a pinch a homebrew chem spray could work. If they started as a force trying to work on a budget then industrial chemicals / waste could make an easy weapon to save money / in a time of scarcity.
>>52918741some sort of home made super acid?
>>52918741>>52918767Seems terroristy too, a call back to their insurgent roots.Almost like the chemicals in The Pitt?
New thread when
>>52918767What about the stuff the Imperium uses in hellfire rounds (if they still exist in canon) IIRC that stuff melts tyranids, so would fit the brief. Maybe one of the ingredients is found on Argo?
>>52918843its never specified besides mutagentic acid so sure?
>>52918704>>52918737Sarin is nerve agent so its not flashy but a vesicant like mustard gas would be messy though less lethal (maybe the imperium has something futuristic vesicant in their arsenal).
NEW THREAD WHEN
>>52918811>>52919010OP here, I'll be home soon to throw this up on 1d4 and make a new thread.
>>52919274Based. How do you feel about how things are turning out OP?
This needs an archive.
>>52919687Pleased beyond my wildest dreams.>>52919866On it my lad.
>>52918811>>52919010>>52919274>>52919687>>52919866>>52919967Archive is up, working on 1d4chan page now. Once that's done I'll fire up a new thread.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/45429618/http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/45429618/http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/45429618/
>>52918589Plasma guns as standard special weapon.
>>52874209Gotta keep those battlesuit wreckage trophies somewhere
1d4chan page is up lads, will bump in a moment with new thread:https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Argo_Brigadehttps://1d4chan.org/wiki/Argo_Brigadehttps://1d4chan.org/wiki/Argo_Brigadehttps://1d4chan.org/wiki/Argo_Brigadehttps://1d4chan.org/wiki/Argo_Brigade