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The Eighth Pardus Armoured was an Armoured Regiment of the Astra Militarum that fought during the Sabbat Worlds Crusade.[1a] At the time of the Crusade, they were regarded as one of the finest Armoured Regiments in the entire Segmentum Pacificus.[1b]


Notable Actions

Hagia

The Eighth Pardus Armoured supported the Tanith First and Only and Brevian Centennials in the retaking of Hagia's capital city from Pater Sin and his Infardi.[1a][1b]

Later, a detachment of the Pardus Eighth, headed by Major Kleopas, was tasked by Lord General Lugo to accompany the Tanith First to the Shrinehold of Saint Sabbat, to retrieve The Saint's remains before the evacuation of the planet.[1c] 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 Eighth losing much of its command echelon and many venerable machines in the process.[1x]

Enothis

Another detachment of the Pardus Eighth, 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]


Appearance & Uniform

The Pardus Eighth wore tan fatigues[1a], while their tanks were painted in camo patterns according to the operation's theatre. On Hagia they were painted mottled green and blue[1c], while on Enothis they were painted dust red.[Needs Citation]


Assets

By the time of the actions on Hagia, the unit's core was mainly comprised of Leman Russ Battle Tanks, in particular 50 Conquerors. These were supplemented with 38 Thunderer Siege Tanks and ten Stygies-pattern Vanquishers.[1b]

In terms of lighter vehicles, the Eighth Pardus Armoured contains a number of Salamander Light Tanks (both the scout and command variants). For transportation purposes, the regiment makes use of munitions Chimeras (at least 15).[1c] In addition, the regiment possesses Hydra batteries for air defence[1a] and armoured tractors (including 2 Trojans[1c]) for towing purposes.[1a][1b]

Known Vehicles

Command Tanks

Leman Russ Conquerors

Leman Russ Executioners

Leman Russ Exterminators

Destroyer Tank Hunters


Known Personnel


See also

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