Mordian Iron Guard
IG Regiment Overview
The Mordian Iron Guard are an Imperial Guard regiment from the planet Mordian. It is a harsh and unforgiving planet, and given to extremes. It is ruled in the Emperor's name by a body known as the Tetrarchs. The rule of the Tetrarchs is harsh, autocratic and above all absolute. This environment has bred a regimental system dedicated to the chain of command and an iron discipline at all levels. The Mordian troops themselves are named and renowned for their iron resolve and their dour and unforgiving natures.
Recruitment & TrainingMordians believe in drill and discipline above all. Regiments are drilled in close formation heavy infantry tactics and volley fire, presenting their lasrifles to deliver devastating blasts from densely-packed shoulder-to-shoulder formations.[Needs Citation]
Mordians believe in perfect precision and constant drill to overcome their foes, and will rarely be seen routed, rather they make fighting retreats to a better and more defensible position. They are often pitched against the forces of Chaos due to their experience dealing with them during the invasion of their homeworld[Needs Citation].
The Iron Guards prefer to go into combat wearing the same dress-style uniforms they do on the parade ground. They believe that precision and discipline are the keys to winning battles, rather than hiding in the terrain.
The bright colors and elaborate decoration on the Iron Guards' uniforms often mislead their enemies into thinking they are facing ceremonial troops with little combat experience. This misapprehension is usually corrected as soon as they attempt to advance in the face of the Iron Guards' precise volleys and unyielding resolve.
|2nd||The Mordian 2nd were part of the Macharian Crusade and were victorious in their objectives during the Invasion of Jucha.[1a]|
|3rd||The Mordian 3rd is one of the most decorated and celebrated Iron Guard regiments on Mordian. The Mordian 3rd took part in the Battle of the Marble Garden which was in defence of Hive Barbarossa against an Ork Waaagh!.|
|10th||The Mordian 10th fought in the 13th Black Crusade.|
|11th||The Mordian 11th fought in the Sabbat Worlds Crusade.|
|26th||The Mordian 26th served under Lord Marshal Graf Harazahn of the Vostroyan Firstborn, supreme commander of the Imperial forces on Medusa V.|
|56th||The 56th Mordian are a mechanised force.[1b]|
|16th Armoured||The Mordian 16th Armoured regiment contains a Stygies VIII pattern Leman Russ Vanquisher. It is either of the first company or of the third, depending on the markings of the vehicle.[5a]|
|278th Armoured||The Mordian 278th armoured division fought in the Battle for Baric Six against the Orks, losing two armored companies and the regimental Baneblade Steel Might to a stolen Mordian Deathstrike missile launcher. Following this turn of events a two year long investigation took place resulting in the execution of a dozen or so Mordian Generals.[Needs Citation]|
|3rd Heavy Tank Company||The 3rd Mordian Heavy Tank Company is known to include a Mars pattern Shadowsword (possibly known as Alpha Three) as the third tank of the company, although the rest of the company is a mix of Baneblades, Shadowswords and Stormblades. It is possible that this tank has had two confirmed titan kills.[5b]|
- General Kraig - Commander of the Mordian 26th during the Fall of Medusa V.
- Lieutenant Brusak - A lieutenant of the Mordian 26th during the Fall of Medusa V.
- Sergeant Kolst - A sergeant of the 211th Mordian, Capital Garrison.[Needs Citation]
- 1: Codex: Imperial Guard (3rd Edition, 2nd Codex)
- 2: Codex: Imperial Guard (3rd Edition, 1st Codex)
- 3: The Sabbat Worlds Crusade (Background Book), [Needs Citation]
- 4: Codex: Eye of Terror - Appendix
- 5: Imperial Armour Volume One - Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy
- 6: The Thirteenth Black Crusade, p. 91
- 7: Imperial Armour - Apocalypse, p. 6
- 8: Codex: Imperial Guard (5th Edition): p. 16
- 9: The Fall of Medusa V (booklet), p. 33
- 10: Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook, pg. 141