Mordant Acid Dogs
Recruitment and Training
Mordant is a mining world where the population lives in the subterranean tunnels. The conditions within the tunnels are harsh, where criminal gangs are the only authority and citizens must prey upon each other for the meagre resources. Only the skilled miners, part of a very old organization of clans, do not suffer from the poverty of the world. The miners contract local manual labor, paying just enough to allow the most basic of living conditions in the shacks of the shanty caverns.[Needs Citation]
The Mordant regiments are generally formed from those that cannot live on the miserable payment of the mining clans or who earn the wrath of one of the criminal gangs.[Needs Citation]
Regiments of Mordant make excellent tunnel fighters and are typically deployed to combat zones in which their natural affinity with dark and confined spaces can be used as an advantage. Mordant regiments are often destined for nocturnal worlds.[Needs Citation]
Mordant regiments have little in the way of a standardized appearance, as much of their personal equipment is acquired from previous war zones. As with Imperial Guard regiments in general, their equipment is marked with symbols from the culture of their home world.[Needs Citation]
Mordant soldiers will often be armed with weapons not issued to them during their regiment's founding, such as the Triplex-type lasgun, a rare model in the regions the Mordant regiments have fought, but highly valued by soldiers who must fight in underground tunnels. A veteran of many campaigns will often have acquired a range of specialized and uncommon weapons and equipment, either from past war zones or stolen from soldiers of other regiments.[Needs Citation]
- The Mordant 12th "Scarifiers"
- The Mordant 13th "Lucky 13s" formed a resistance force against the Black Crusade of Jihar the Lacerator. Due to their exposure to Chaos, they were later annihilated by the Inquisition.
- The Mordant 45th infantry regiment. Subterfuge on the part of Ulthwé's Seer Council saw the 45th, along with the 67th Mordant, unexpectedly redeployed to battle Warphead Deffgob's Weirdwaaagh!.
- The Mordant 67th infantry regiment.
- The Mordant 303rd was originally a unit of Mordant Prime's Planetary Defense Forces before being tithed to the Imperial Guard during the 13th Black Crusade. Their most notable combat experience was against an infestation of (presumably) Hrud, in the battles during The Plague of Delphic.
- The Mordant 607th Heavy Armoured Regiment
- The Mordant 808th "Sky Rats" Airborne Regiment
- 1: Dataslate: Tau Firebase Support Cadre, pg. 6
- 2: The 13th Black Crusade (Background Book), pg. 91
- 3: Codex: Astra Militarum (8th Edition) pg.28
- 4: White Dwarf 454 (2020) - Index Xenos - Goff Orks
- 5: Aeronautica Imperialis: Taros Air War (2020), pg. 34-35