10th Dokkalgard Dragoons

The 10th Dokkalgard Dragoons are a regiment of the Imperial Guard currently engaged in the Spinward Arm Crusade.

Homeworld

The Planet of Dokkalgard, an icy, highly volcanic Death World in Segmentum Pacificus.

Founding

Dokkalgard’s population is low enough that they are only expected to raise a single regiment, but are also required to support that regiment with further men on an ongoing basis. Thus, a regiment may remain active for decades, perhaps even centuries, before the entire regiment is destroyed and a new founding is undertaken, though few if any of the guardsmen last even half that span. Only nine times in the planet’s history has an entirely new regiment had to be raised to replace one lost in battle.

The downside of this unusual tithe is the Dragoons are constantly understrength and waiting on the next wave of recruits from home. The 10th were raised to replace the 9th Dokkalgard Dragoons, lost defending an Imperial Shrine World from Chaos.

Commanding Officer

Colonel Ver Tofte has led the Dragoons for the last five years. He is well-liked by the men, but has a reputation among the officers of other regiments as a maverick, taking unnecessary risks and using unorthodox tactics in the name of victory.

Tactics

The geography of Dokkalgard prevents all travel except by aircraft, and the manufactorums spread across the surface of the planet build a unique pattern of the Valkyrie- the Dyrnwyn Pattern Valkyrie, which is exceptionally maneuverable and incorporates a terrain-mapping auspex system that allows the pilots to fly much lower to the ground- essential in the ash-heavy atmosphere of Dokkalgard.

The Dragoons ride these winged beasts into combat as assault troops, assaulting strongholds, performing patrols in difficult-to reach locations, and securing objectives deep behind the lines. Unlike most units, the Dragoons actually own, maintain, and fly their Valkyries, although each is co-piloted by a Naval pilot to appease the fleet. Each trooper receives some rudimentary flying skills in basic training.

Equipment

The manufactorums of Dokkalgard work tirelessly to ensure that the Dragoons are well supplied.

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Each trooper is issued a high-quality Accatran-Pattern Lasgun. Widely used by drop-troops across the Imperium, the Accatran-Pattern utilizes a bullpup design, retaining a longer barrel while shortening the length of the weapon overall. Additionally, the weapon’s weight is decreased dramatically over that of the Mark 3 with the use of composite materials wherever possible.

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The pride of the Dokkalgard Dragoons, however, is the exquisitely-wrought light carapace each is equipped with- made of materials unique to their homeworld, the armor is incredibly light, but offers protection rivaled only by that of the elite Imperial Stormtroopers. These suits are a matte black with copper- and ice-colored highlights, mirroring the icy peaks and mineral-heavy lava floes of their homeworld.

Guardsmen are also issued a mono knife, frag and smoke grenades, and micro-bead vox sets. Some guardsmen are issued Meltaguns to help deal with emplacements and armor, and heavy-weapons teams favor the high rate of fire and damage of the Heavy Bolter.

Organization

Regimental Command

CO: Colonel Van Tofte
XO: Major Carl Heikki
Company Command Squad- Sgt. Henrik

A Company
  • 384 Guardsmen
    • 16 Heavy Bolters
    • 16 Meltaguns
  • 32 Dyrnwyn-Pattern Valkyries
B Company
  • 384 Guardsmen
    • 16 Heavy Bolters
    • 16 Meltaguns
  • 32 Dyrnwyn-Pattern Valkyries
C Company
  • 384 Guardsmen
    • 16 Heavy Bolters
    • 16 Meltaguns
  • 32 Dyrnwyn-Pattern Valkyries
D Company
  • 384 Guardsmen
    • 16 Heavy Bolters
    • 16 Meltaguns
  • 32 Dyrnwyn-Pattern Valkyries
E Company
  • 384 Guardsmen
    • 16 Heavy Bolters
    • 16 Meltaguns
  • 32 Dyrnwyn-Pattern Valkyries
F Company
  • 384 Guardsmen
    • 16 Heavy Bolters
    • 16 Meltaguns
  • 32 Dyrnwyn-Pattern Valkyries
G Company (Specialists)
  • 192 Guardsmen
    • 48 Mortars
    • 16 Missile Launchers
  • 96 Scout/Pathfinders
    • 8 Longlas rifles
    • 16 Suppressed autoguns
    • 8 Demo charges
  • 16 Drop Sentinels
    • 4 Heavy Flamers
    • 4 Multimeltas
    • 8 Heavy Bolters
  • 32 Valkyries
    • 8 Sky-Talon Pattern
    • 24 Dyrnwyn-Pattern
H Company (Support)
  • Mess Platoon
  • Ordinance and Quartermaster Platoon
  • Medical Platoon
  • 32 Valkyries
    • 13 Medical Evacuation
    • 14 Cargo
    • 5 Dyrnwyn-Pattern

Note: These numbers reflect the regiment if it were at full strength. Due to the slow nature of its resupply, the regiment is rarely at full capacity.

10th Dokkalgard Dragoons

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