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4th Brontian Longknives
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 favored assault weapon is the Meltagun.
The Longknives utilize very few mechanized transports, and only their command elements are officially assigned Chimera transports. Platoons are trained to maintain daily marches of 30 kilometers or more under conditions of light resistence for days or weeks at a time. Only in situations where troopers need to travel more than a week’s march are they assigned transport vehicles. Due to the death world jungles of Skyrnne and limited support from the Imperial Navy, the regiment has been forced to commandeer civilian vehicles for extended troop transits on several occassions. These civilian vehicles are maintained by the regiment for the duration of the regiments stay in the war zone, and can be frequently seen intermingled with military vehicles in the motor pool.
As a light infantry regiment, the Brontian Longknives have been well-suited to combating Skyrnnes population of native orks, but have been struggling to match the firepower of the recent arrival of off-world Orks fielding heavy vehicles. Culturally, the Brontians are extremely disciplined during military duties but tend to cut loose when on leave or off duty. They are a generally garrulous lot who are friendly towards outsiders, as long as the outsiders seem to be capable warriors. The soldiers of the Longknives are also a particularly superstitious group, having seeen many unnatural and unholy events in their past battles against heretical foes.