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The Oblitteratum Sector

Post  Wapafish on Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:03 pm

I was a little bored so I felt like making up the backstory to my IG force.

There lays a sector, located near the Tau Empire, that had been forgotten by the Imperium of Man. Unbeknownst to the inhabitants, the very same storms and anomalies that hid the Tau Empire had hidden the sector for many long centuries from the watch of the Imperium and other species. It was because of these storms that the odd call made to the Imperium was unanswered, but when the cry for much needed help was sent, it went unheard in the web of distortions. Beset on all sides by an unknown, relentless foe, the sector sent increasingly desperate calls for support and salvation out to their brethren, but were seemingly ignored. Utterly spent and on the verge of defeat, the soldiers and the remaining survivors vowed revenge on the Imperium of Man for the abandonment. With pure hatred burning in their hearts for their “fellow man”, they struck the name given to them by the Imperium, taking on the name “Oblitteratum”, and fought on, sending out a final signal for help to anyone who would answer.

This time though, the signal passed through a weak part of the storms and was heard. The Tau Empire responded, and sent reinforcements through the weakened area, and slowed the implacable advance of the foe. With the space borne support of the unknown aliens, the Oblitteratum quickly stemmed the tide of attackers, clearing them from the sector. However, the Tau weren’t the only ones who heard the message. The Imperium sent a task fleet, which mistook the Tau for the attackers, and due to the damage wrought by the actual enemy, the Oblitteratum could not help them. The fleet engaged and destroyed the Tau, and with the “situation” under control, the Imperial fleets prepared to depart for other warzones, without even making contact with the decimated systems. With a cry of utter rage and hatred, eleven psykers, forever remembered by the Oblitteratum, used their very lives to harness the storms around the sector to destroy the fleet before they could jump to Warp or even send a signal. With the power drained from them, the storms dissipated, leaving the Oblitteratum sector vulnerable and open to attack. This single use of “Chaos magic”, as the Imperium thinks of it, has doomed the entire sector to death in the eyes of the Imperium. This act also gained the respect of the Tau, who do not pressure the Oblitteratum to join the fight for the Greater Good.

From the agriworld of Cilca II and the civilized worlds of Vantar IV and Ottaca VII come enough food and personnel to support a modest military force, while the forge world of Vantar Prime produces everything needed from farm equipment to plasma cannons. Any wishing to serve in the space borne fleets must first go through a term on Incendia, the fiery death world used to provide much needed experience to fledgling troops.
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Post  Commander James of the Ul on Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:03 pm

Hmmm interesting take on that. Haven't heard of that scenario before. Not bad thoe, kinda interested in what happens next.

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Post  Wapafish on Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:40 am

Lol ya... I needed a way of making it so my force could fight the space marines and such, while not directly allying myself with the Tau or other species. I figured if I kinda went the whole "traitor guardsmen" route, it would solve most of my issues with attacking other IG armies and such. I added in the part about the task fleet not getting a signal out so that I could still ally with other human armies (They don't know what happened at the Oblitteratum sector), as though my force were using the other army as a means to an end. Very nefarious if I do say so myself Twisted Evil
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Post  Wapafish on Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:01 pm

Okay here's the direct background of my troops. (I was bored yet again Smile )

The 2nd Heavy Mechanized is a joining of the 14th Light Infantry and the 105th Armoured Regiment after the 14th suffered heavy casualties during the campaign on Vantar IV’s terraformed moon, Icara.

Bogged down for days by heavy weaponry and entrenched troops during their advance into the capital city, the 14th requested heavy support to break the enemy lines. With the com relays destroyed shortly after the transmission, there was no way to tell when, or even if reinforcements were coming. Fighting for two weeks after the request was sent, the 14th were on the verge of defeat, when the heavens seemed to open up and a massive deluge of fireballs fell on the city. Some pulverized the low buildings and enemies, while others veered off in controlled groups into a nearby field. The amazed infantry were astonished as they realized the fireballs were actually massive drop pods and landing craft used to quickly deploy armour to the battlefield. The 105th, which were tasked with supporting the 14th, quickly emerged from the shattered remains of the buildings and from the mobile headquarters dropped on the outskirts of the city and started pouring blasts of plasma and ordinance into the enemy. Disrupted by the tanks and support craft dropping on their heads, the enemy attempted to retreat but ended up getting smashed apart by the regrouping 105th. The 14th, falling in with the 105th, quickly retook the city and reactivated the defensive force shields with new power cores brought by the 105th, allowing them some time to breathe and reassess the situation. After reprising central Command of the situation with mobile arrays, they were ordered to continue the advance and destroy the enemy. Utilizing the speed of the vehicles sent, the newly anointed 2nd Heavy Mechanized could engage and destroy heavily armour vehicles and entrenched troops with heavy weapons while the infantry elements outflanked the enemy. This combination of firepower and speed broke the back of the invasion, which would have provided a vital foothold for the oncoming enemy.

Due to their spectacular entrance and the speed with which they routed the enemy, the 2nd has come to be known as the “Falling Blades”, specializing in high altitude heavy drops and assaults. This regiment is thought of as a similar to the famed Elysians of the Imperium, much to the disgust of the 2nd, who vehemently deny this idea. The Elysians, they argue, are just small bands of drop troops, while the Falling Blades utilize heavy armour and platoons of veteran infantry mounted in Chimera’s. There are many similarities, but due to the animosity between the Imperium and the Oblitteratum, this is sometimes a dangerous subject to bring up, and a few have lost more than their temper over this fact.
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Post  Commander James of the Ul on Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:29 pm

lol Nice

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