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The following is a list of notable Imperial Guard regiments from the Death Korps of Krieg

Notable Korps

Corps Notes
17th Line Korps of Krieg

60th Line Korps of Krieg

Fought in the Orphean War[7]

Notable Infantry Regiments

Regiment Notes
83rd The "inspirational founder" of the current Death Korps, the Krieg 83rd Imperial Guard regiment was commanded by Colonel Jurten at the onset of the planet's civil war when he initiated the "Purging," a nuclear armageddon that turned Krieg into a man-made Death World and served the shape the character of the planet and its people forever.[1]
127th c.224.M41 the regiment was assigned to the reconquest of Baran. Baran's native Eldar Exodite population had been overrun 300 years before by Orks of Waaagh Arbuttz. The regiment was granted right of conquest to the world as they were the only regiment to be assigned there.[3]
933rd The 933rd, under the command of Col. Trymon Stagler, was deployed to Tarsis Ultra in 998 M41, to defend against a tendril of Hive Fleet Leviathan.

Notable Siege Regiments

Regiment Notes
3rd The 3rd, 5th, and 15th Siege Regiments were assigned to the 1st Line Korps, 88th Siege army in 812.M41. The 88th Siege Army was assembled for the Siege of Vraks[5a], but was withdrawn with the rest of the remaining units of the 1st Line Korps in 8th.M41[5c].
5th
15th
19th The 19th was also assigned to the 88th Siege army in 812.M41 [5a], but was completely destroyed during the fighting on Vraks[5c]. It consists of some Colossus Bombards from the 13th Siege Artillery Company.[9i]
101st The 101st was assigned to the 11th Assault Korps of the 88th Siege army in 812.M41 [5a]. The regiment remained with the 11th Assault Korps throughout the fighting on Vraks and was finally withdrawn when the planet was neutralised in 830.M41[5c].
143rd The 143rd, 149th and 150th Regiments were assigned to the 12th Line Korps of the 88th Siege army in 812.M41 [5a]. The 143rd was the first regiment to be landed on Vraks.[5c] It is known that Medusa Siege Guns from this Regiment (378th Artillery Company) fought on Toal III Only one Medusa survived after the Eldar counter-fire.[9c] The 149th and 150th were finally withdrawn when the planet was neutralised in 830.M41.[5c]
149th
150th
152nd It is known that this Regiment consists Centaurs.[9d]
158th The 158th was assigned to the 12th Line Korps, 88th Siege army in 812.M41 [5a], and was disbanded during the fighting on Vraks[5c].
179th The 179th was assigned to the 8th Assault Korps, 88th Siege army in 812.M41[5a], and was wthdrawn from Vraks along with the rest of the remaining units of the 8th Assault Korps in 828.M41[5c].
261st The 261st was assigned to the 30th Line Korps, 88th Siege army in 812.M41[5a]. In c.830.M41, the 261st under Colonel Tyborc was assigned the mission of taking the main gates of the citadel of Vraks in the first wave. The regiment attacked at three points along the walls after an enormous artillery preparation, sending in wave after wave of infantry companies. At the lower gates, remnants of five companies from the first wave succeeded in reaching the walls, only to be broken by a sally of traitor marines supported by armour & Daemon Engines. Ultimately the regiment was destroyed in the fighting and the survivors were folded into the other 3 regiments of the 30th line Korps (the 262nd, 263rd, and 269th). Colonel Tyborc was promoted to a position on the army staff and the was assault was carried on by the 269th regiment.[5b] 261st consist of at least some Heavy Mortars during the war on Vraks.[9j]
262nd The 262nd, 263rd and 269th were assigned to the 30th Line Korps, 88th Siege army in 812.M41 [5a]. The regiments remained with the 30th Line Korps throughout the fighting on Vraks and were finally withdrawn when the planet was neutralised in 830.M41[5c].
263rd
269th
268th The 268th was assigned to the 30th Line Korps, 88th Siege army in 812.M41[5a]. In c.830.M41, the 269th took over the final assault on the Citadel of Vraks after the first wave had been shattered in 2 days of fighting. The regiment's attack was aimed at the Under croft, hoping to open the gates through the catacombs. 8 days of fighting saw the regiment destroyed, with negligible gains[5b].
291st The 291st, 308th, 309th, and 310th were assigned to the 34th Line Korps, 88th Siege army in 812.M41 [5a]. The regiments remained with the 34th Line Korps throughout the fighting on Vraks and were finally withdrawn when the planet was neutralised in 830.M41[5c].
308th
309th
310th
468th The 468th, 469th, and 470th were assigned to the 46th Line Korps, 88th Siege army in 821.M41 [5a]. The 46th Line Korps was rotated into the fighting and attached to the 88th late in the campaign[5c].
469th
470th
616th Originally consisting of over thirty thousand warriors, the Regiment is newly-raised from Krieg, as part of the first wave of Krieg forces redirected from Vraks. Since their arrival in the Spinward Front, these regiments have found themselves embroiled in some of the heaviest fighting, such as besieging Mek-Boss Dregrukk’s Stompa manufactories on Asterion, or battles amongst the defenders on Kulth.[6]

Notable Siege Artillery Regiments

Regiment Notes
3rd The 3rd, 4th, and 8th regiments were assigned to the 19th Bombardment Korps, 88th Siege Army in 812.M41.[5a]. They were withdrawn from Vraks along with the rest of the remaining units of the 19th Bombardment Korps in 828.M41[5c]
4th
8th
19th The 19th, 22nd, and 23rd were assigned to the 21st Bombardment Korps, 88th Siege army in 812.M41. [5a] The regimentsremained with the 21st bombardment Korps throughout the fighting on Vraks and were finally withdrawn when the planet was neutralised in 830.M41[5c].
22nd
23rd
231st The 231st was assigned to the 8th Assault Korps, 88th Siege army in 812.M41. [5a] The regiment remained with the 8th Assault Korps throughout the fighting on Vraks and was finally withdrawn when the planet was neutralised in 830.M41[5c].
497th The Regiment was assigned to the 11th Assault Korps, 88th Siege army in 812.M41. [5a] The regiment remained with the 11th Assault Korps throughout the fighting on Vraks and was finally withdrawn when the planet was neutralised in 830.M41[5c].

Notable Mechanised Regiments

Regiment Notes
23rd Notable actions include the Cleansing of Radnar Hive.[Needs Citation]

Notable Armoured Regiments

Regiment Notes
7th Tank Regiment The 7th and 14th Tank Regiments were assigned to the 8th Assault Korps, 88th Siege army in 812.M41.[5a]. They were withdrawn from Vraks along with the rest of the remaining units of the 8th Assault Korps in 828.M41[5c].
14th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment The 11th Tank Regiment was assigned to the 8th Assault Korps, 88th Siege army in 812.M41.[5a]
The Regiment was transferred to the 11th Assault Korps when the rest of the 8th Assault Korps was transferred out of Vraks in 828.M41[5c]. In this conflict took part Shadowsword Indomitable (destroyed).[9b]
61st Tank Regiment The 61st and 66th Tank Regiments were assigned to the 11th Assault Korps, 88th Siege army in 812.M41.[5a] The regiments remained with the 11th Assault Korps throughout the fighting on Vraks and were finally withdrawn when the planet was neutralised in 830.M41[5c]. The 61st consist at least one Stromblade with the signing Pray for Death on its hull.[9k]
66th Tank Regiment
1st Armoured Regiment[12j] Notable actions include the Atria Wilderness Campaign where fought at least one Shadowsword of this Regiment.[2r]
2nd Armoured Regiment Notable actions include the battle for Tartarus Hive in the Third War for Armageddon where took part at least one Salamander Scout vehicle[2i]. Also in this war were used Cyclops Demolition Vehicles of this Regiment.[2n]
14th Armoured Regiment Joachim Pfeiff was Colonel of this Regiment[8c]
18th Armoured Regiment The Krieg 18th contains Chimeras of the Mars pattern armed with a multi-laser. One vehicle is from the first squad, second platoon, first Armoured Fist Company[2h] and Macharius Vulcan Heavy Tanks[9f] that fought in the Barbarius Campaign.[2h][9f]
19th Armoured Regiment In c.998.M41 the regiment was assigned to the 4621st Imperial Army, XI Corps during the Taros Campaign. The XI Corps was to assemble after X Corps had departed and act as a second wave for the invasion. In the event the campaign on Taros had collapsed before the 19th arrived.[4]
21st Armoured Regiment The 21st Krieg Armoured are known to have fought in the Vorenz III Campaign with a Thunderer Siege Tank in the command squadron of the third company.[2d]
22nd Armoured Regiment The 22nd Krieg contains several companies, the first tank is the commander, Captain Mahler, the first squadron contains Lieutenant Jentz, Senior Sergeant Wilhelm and Sergeant Wiesengrund, the second squadron contains Lieutenant Kant, Senior Sergeant Cassir and Sergeant Jena and the third squadron contains Lieutenant Kierkegaard, Senior Sergeant Oswald and Sergeant Theodor. All of the vehicles are Leman Russ Battle Tanks.[2a] Also Regiment consists of a batteries of Manticore (Tank)s which fought in the Barbarius Campaign.[2p]
28th Armoured Regiment Galan V Expedition Force (Also called the Galen V Expedition Force[2e] and Galan Expeditionary Force by various sources)[Needs Citation]. It is known to include a Leman Russ Executioner[2c], at least one Salamander Command vehicle[2l], at least one Medusa (Siege Tank)[2o], at least one Atlas Recovery Tank[2m] and Tarantula sentry guns[2q], which took part in the afore mention force.[2c][2l][2m] At least one Lucius-pattern Baneblade of the Krieg 13th Heavy Tank Company was attached to this Regiment during the above mentioned expedition.[2e]
76th Armoured Regiment The 76th contains a Leman Russ Vanquisher, 'Loyalty', owned by a Commissar Konstantin Garrick.[2b]
83rd Armoured Regiment It is known that the 83th contains a Centaurs.[9d]
123rd Armoured Regiment It is known that 15th Heavy Company of this Regiment contains Macharius Heavy Tanks, at least one of which was destroyed during the expedition to Denkari Prime.[9h]

Heavy Tank Companies

Regiment Notes
1st Heavy Tank Company The Krieg 1st, also known as Emperor's Loyal Shield, has two squadrons of which the second squadrons command vehicle is a Mars pattern Baneblade. It fought in the Cleansing of Radnar from the Genestealer menace.[2f] It also contains a Stormblade[2g], at least one Salamander Command vehicle[2k] and Cyclops Demolition Vehicles to cleanse battlefield obstacles.[2n]
8th Heavy Tank Company The Krieg 8th, 9th Tank Regiment's Baneblades fought during the advance to the inner defence lines of the Citadel of Vraks.[9a]
11th Heavy Tank Company The 11th Krieg contains variety of tanks, including at least one Macharius Vanquisher. It took part in the Radnar pacification.[9e]
13th Heavy Tank Company The 13th Krieg contains a Lucius pattern Baneblade and is the forth vehicle in the company. It took part in the Galen V Expedition when it was attached to the Krieg 28th Armoured Regiment.[2e]
25th Heavy Tank Company The 25th Krieg Tank Company contains Macharius Vulcan Heavy Tanks and fought on Vraks.[9g]

Notable Armoured Divisions

Division Notes
1st Panzer Division 'Emperor's Loyal Shield' Include Baneblades. Took part in the Atria Wilderness Campaign[8d]
21st Panzer Division 'Death's Head' Fought on Quatara-Prime with Orks. The 21st Kriegs Panzer was committed to the Oxide Deserts of Quatara-Prime to defend coastal port and important industrial facilities by severing those objects from a suspected Ork invasion from the planet’s second continent. The deserts are a strange mix of flat bleak plains and very sleep, craggy mountain ranges, cut by deep gorges and canyons.[8a]

Fierce fighting took place over the featureless oxide plains. Characteristically battles occurred at very long ranges as all vehicle movement was notable by tall dust columns, with no cover to disguise an attack. Battles in the highlands were concentrated on the passes and gorges, each serving as a bottleneck where the defenders inflicted heavy casualties with relatively few troops.[8a]

After two years of defensive operations and limited counter-attacks the Orks had been stopped, and the 21st, supported by raised local tribal militias and freshly arrived Imperial Guard units, were now ready to go over to the offensive tactic.[8a]

In on of the battles Tank Hunter squadrons of this Division successfully held the Msus gorge in the oxide deserts of the Quatara-Prime for three days and withdraw to new firing positions. In this battle one of the squadrons of Destroyers accounted for 17 enemy vehicles.[8b]

Notable Artillery Company

Company Notes
31st Artillery Company Include Earthshaker Cannons. Took part in the siege of Vraks[9c]

See also

Sources

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