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Cadian 23rd Armoured

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Uniform Basic Data
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- Cadian -
Homeworld: Cadia
Regiment Type: Armoured[1]


The Cadian 23rd Armoured, nicknamed "The Emperor's Hammer",[1] was a Cadian Regiment. It was mostly destroyed during the 13th Black Crusade.[2]


Overview

At full strength, it constituted nine companies, with each company primarily composed of Leman Russ Battle Tanks along with several variants such as Vanquishers, Executioners and Conquerors. It also possessed a Heavy Company of Baneblades, a Recon Squadron of Sentinels, an Anti-Aircraft Squadron of Hydra Flak Tanks, a Workshop Squadron of Atlas vehicles and a Supply Squadron of Trojans.[1] By the later stages of the 13th Black Crusade, the unit was greatly reduced in strength, fielding less than 30 tanks.[2]

Known campaigns

  • 999.M41: 13th Black Crusade
    • Battles for Kasr Gehr:[3] The unit was involved in fierce combat during these battles[1] alongside the Cadian 24th Armoured and Cadian 180th,[3] reducing it to three companies of Leman Russ tanks (30 total), one Baneblade, the command company with Colonel Polski's personal Leman Russ and Chimera command variants, as well as a variety of support assets. The extent of the regiment's losses served as testimony to the intense fighting the 24th faced during the Black Crusade.[1]
    • Ursarkar E. Creed's counter-offensive: As a result of communication difficulties due to Black Legion raids, the 23rd and Cadian 987th Armoured launched their attacks prematurely. Regardless, the combined forces of the two initially overran a ten kilometre deep Chaos Cult defense line and moved toward the mountains north of Kasr Myrak. There, they encountered a column of Chaos tanks, destroying them in a two-hour long battle. In the end, however, they were assaulted by Chaos Raptors and Heldrakes which gradually wiped out the two units.[2]

Known members

  • PolskiColonel. Commander by the Battle for Kasr Gehr;[1] also commander of the Cadian 24th Armoured at the time.[3]
  • Brasq — Commander by Creed's counter-offensive. KIA when his tank was destroyed by a Heldrake.[2]
  • Corter — Driver of Brasq's tank. KIA when the tank was destroyed by a Heldrake.[2]

See also

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