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Borrowed from based /tg/, I’ll try and make one for every reblogg I get… As a challenge.
This is awesome.
I am going to have to give this a go at some point.
- Darth Sebious
For the home world
Chaos space marines
Socarro was once an Administratum hub, handling the management of two entire sub sectors. Megacities hundreds of miles across studded the globe, each dedicated to some facet of running the sub sectors. When a Word Bearer fleet arrived in M38.471, the world was engulfed in vicious war. The influence of the Word Bearer’s Dark Apostles caused hundreds of millions of Imperial citizens to betray the Emperor and turn on their former allies. With the help of dozens of Imperial Guard regiments and a full company of Astartes of the Celestial Lions chapter, the Chaos forces were eventually defeated. Almost the entire surface of the world was devastated. The planet had to be rebuilt from the ground up, and a small Mechanicus fleet arrived to assist. The surviving population was put to work helping to recover from the war, with further penance to be decided in the future.
Early in the reconstruction, previously unknown sources of promethium and valuable ores were discovered under Socarro’s surface. Some techpriests present during the war even spoke of technology dating back to the Horus Heresy buried in the rubble. The Mechanicus greatly desired Socarro, and made a deal with the Administratum to take possession of it. The Mechanicus would take control of the planet, and begin constructing massive factories immediately. In return, the Administratum received aid in expanding the capabilities of their secondary headquarters in the area, which took the place of Socarro. The Mechanicus also agreed for a large tithe to be taken from the world, including the first born of every family being inducted into the Imperial Guard.
The firstborn regiments are assembled into penal legions, offered as penance for the betrayal committed by so much of the planet’s population during the war. Despite them being penal legions, these units are not just poorly trained disposable cannon fodder. These units are put together so commanders have top-notch infantry to throw into suicidal conditions without the hesitation some may feel when sacrificing hard to replace soldiers.
Massive factory complexes and mining operations were constructed in the ruins of the old cities. Where necessary, the ruins were rebuilt into new cities. Otherwise, the vast ruins remain stretching into the distance across almost the entire globe. The firstborn of each couple is sent to military academies at a young age, spending most of their lives learning how to fight. These academies conduct their training in the ruined cities of the Administratum, giving all of their graduates an affinity for urban warfare. The students also see the price of a lack of faith caused to their planet. Here, the future legionaries learn to follow the Emperor’s will, no matter the cost. Each penal unit is given specialized weapons by the Mechanicus before departing the world. This particular regiment specialized in long-range warfare, and as such, was given modified weapons suited to the role.