adding a few more regiments raised by house Austin sent to other parts of the reach. many of the other regiments were not unique. many of the penal legions were just an example of 3 or 4 identical legions raised, GM ruled that a barracks could carry 10,000 men and gear. a cargo hold was needed for armor or mechanized regiments. anyway here are a few more.
the 45th Quppa-psi calvary
homeworld: Quppa-psi/ jungle world/ koronus expanse
military speciality: air calvary/ beastmasters
order of battle: 5 companies of calvary 1000 men each, and 5 companies of beastmasters about 5000 men, each with about 10 whippers
commanding officer: Hassen Shellite, gets the job done whatever the cost.
history: after being saved from the maiden world known as the dread pearl, the sanctarch refugees were taken to Quppa-psi to resettle. many died in the first years as they learned to adjust from a carefree life on a world that gave them everything to one almost a death world. after several years the population learned to domesticate some of the more deadly lifeforms. as the population grew House Austin raised a regiment from this world.
miscellaneous: the calvary ride into battle strapped to the enormous dragon hornets of quppa-psi. the size of a lighter this huge insects have a entire squad strapped to their backs. mounting 2 forward facing lascannons and one "tail gunner". other troopers can fire their weapons from the sides, careful to miss the wings. the hornet itself is also a trained war beast, it's jaws able to tear through armor and it's tail stinger able to punch through the side of a tank.
dragon hornet: type: skimmer, speed: around 100 kph, manoeuvrability: +30, wounds 80, size: enormous, armor: 2, traits: skimmer, opened topped crew: 1 "driver", 3 gunners, 3 loaders, 1 commander carrying capacity: 4 guardsmen + wargear. weapons bite 2d10+8, sting 1d10+10 toxic, 2 forward mounted las cannon (use same as mounted on leman russ tank), one tail lascannon.
where the calvary used the dragon hornet, the beast masters used a different insect from Quppa-psi. the whipper. large pack hunting ambush predators, they proved to be much like dogs in personality and size when raised from eggs. each man can handle about 10 of these creatures sending them into battle in vast hoards. it's not so much that each one is that dangerous, they simply overwhelm the enemy with shear numbers. losing these creatures in battle isn't much of a problem either, like most insects they lay large numbers of eggs and mature quickly.
27th Svard Rock Hoppers
homeworld: Svard/ imperial world/ koronus expanse
military speciality: drop troops
order of battle: 10 companies of 1000 troopers
commanding officer: Duglas Reddoc, problem with xenos
history: originally part of the PDF of the svard system, they were claimed by house Austin when they reclaimed the system during their yu'vath affair. having learned to fight both the constructs of these depraved xenos and their subverted human servants, they are skilled at killing but xenos and men. the troopers of this unit are expert drop troops use to hopping from one astroid to another of their home system.
miscellaneous: many of these troopers are as good or better pilots than the navy pilots that are assigned to them.
90th spaceborn (the wierd ones)
homeworld: space hulks from around the expanse
military speciality: recon/boarding actions
order of battle: 10 companies of 1000
commanding officer: Raban Umbolt, from a minor branch of that house. quiet and introspective, he gives other's "the willies".
history: drawn from the processional of the damed, the breaking yards, the battlefield, and other dead hulks from around the expanse. these men have seen and survived some of the worst horrors the expanse has to offer and survived. hollowmen, space kraken, yu'vath traps, and more these troopers have lived to tell the tale. unshakeable in the face of any enemy, they can withstand horrors that would drive a normal guardsman compleatly mad and not even blink. surviving these challenges hasn't left them unscathed however. to a man they are a bit strange. laughing hysterically at inappropriate things or times, staring into space, mumbling to themselves, or cutting scripture into themselves, they are a bit touched in the head.
miscellaneous: because of the strangeness of this regiment, others are uncomfortable around them. they are being investagated by the inquisition for many of the things they seem to know about a wide range of forbidden topics. these topics also makes them especially effective when facing chaos, xenos or heratics. the commissioners assigned to this regiment report problems controlling them. when given orders from them the guardsmen stare at them and smile or laugh. shooting one or two as an example have drawn applause and comments of "me next!". the commissioners are at a loss as to what to do.
9th black brothers
homeworld: footfall (voidcity)/ hiveworld/koronus expanse
military speciality: line infantry/ garrison troops
order of battle: 10 companies of 1000
commander: Tam Zacrev, a honorable thug. willing to demand protection money from a shop, but will acually protect it.
history: drawn from the black brotherhood on footfall this band of thugs and thieves were in it for the pay. moved from one front to another they enjoyed fighting and house Austin enjoyed the cheap troops. more merc than true regiment these troopers had the misfortune of being in House Austin's employ when it finally died out.
miscellaneous: each of these men carry a personal weapon and knife. many carry several. more street thugs than troopers, they can keep order through terror tactics. in accual combat they tend to be undesciplined but hard fighters.