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8th Pardus Armoured Regiment

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The 8th Pardus Armoured was an Imperial Guard Armoured Regiment that fought with distinction during the Sabbat Worlds Crusade.[1a]

Overview

During the Crusade, the regiment's commanding officer was Colonel Furst, whose flag-armour was the Shadowsword Castigatus. The unit's remaining armour was comprised of Leman Russ Battle Tanks, primarily Conquerors, with a few Vanquishers, Destroyers, Executioners and Exterminators.[1a]

Appearance & Uniform

The Pardus 8th wore tan fatigues, while their tanks were painted in camo patterns according to the operation's theatre. On Hagia they were painted green and blue, while on Enothis they were painted dust red.[Needs Citation]

Notable Actions

  • Hagia: a detachment of the Pardus 8th, headed by Major Kleopas, was tasked by Lord General Lugo to accompany the Tanith First Light Infantry, a.k.a. "Gaunt's Ghosts," to the Shrinehold of Saint Sabbat, to retrieve The Saint's remains before the evacuation of the planet. After the Ayatani priests refused to let the Saint's remains be moved, the Pardus, like the Ghosts, agreed to stand and defend the Shrine from an oncoming Chaos force. Their combined forces only just managed to keep the enemy at bay, with the Pardus 8th losing much of its command echelon and many venerable machines in the process.[Needs Citation]
  • Enothis: Another detachment of the Pardus 8th, headed by Captain LeGuin, was in full retreat after a failed assault on the enemy's southern hives on Enothis, and was being harried by the enemy's land and air reinforcements, when the Phantine Air Corps arrived to provide air support and challenge the archenemy's air superiority.[2]

Tanks and Commanders

Shadowsword

  • Castigatus - Colonel Furst

Leman Russ Conquerors

Destroyers

Leman Russ Executioners

Leman Russ Exterminators

Sources