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The following is a list of notable infantry regiments of the Cadian Shock Troopers.

Notable Shock Troops Regiments

Regiment Notes
2nd Known to have fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[38]
3rd One of the founding regiments of Cadia.[53c] Known to have fought in the 13th Black Crusade,[14] during which it suffered heavy losses and was merged with other units.[53c]
4th Fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[53d]
7th Known to have fought in the 13th Black Crusade, involved in the Battle of Tyrok Fields, where were they were caught unawares by the turncoat Volscani Cataphracts. The main body of the Cadian 7th were mercilessly cut down before they could properly form a response to the sudden assault. The regiment was rescued by the actions of the Cadian 8th, under the command of Lord Castellan Ursarkar Creed. The 7th Cadians' flag was carried forward by no fewer then 12 separate troopers during the course of the engagement.[Needs Citation]
Main article: Cadian 8th

Known as "The Lord Castellan's Own", after their former Colonel, Ursarkar E. Creed, was appointed Lord Castellan of Cadia's armed forces.


Fought at the Battle of Fortress Carcasson, in which it devastated Hive Fleet Scarabus in the defence of the fortress.[8][9a] Turret Emplacements of this Regiment form the defense lines of Cadia.[6e] It was destroyed on Cadia during the 13th Black Crusade.[38]

14th (XIV) Known as the "Swarm Crushers", they specialized in fighting Tyranids due to heavy experience against the beasts in the Second Tyrannic War. The unit was wiped out by Hive Fleet Ouroboros,[40] but later refounded.[38] It is known that Corporal Webb served in this Regiment and fought with some unknown enemy, who used holograms to hide its tanks.[34] Known to have fought during the 13th Black Crusade.[38]

Known as "Kalliagh's Heroes". Garrisoned Mihok Secundus during the planet's invasion by the Alpha Legion in 361.M37.[15] After the war with Waaagh! Badun the Regiment received a replacement in the form of warriors from the Taronian 6th Regiment that was heavily mauled in abovementioned war.[3a] Sometime in M41, a company of the regiment was attached to Task Force Retribution on their hunt for the Eldar Farseer Taldeer. During the search, the attachment was reformed into the 3rd company of the 1st Kronus Regiment.[29b]

16th Destroyed during the fall of Daya.[32]
17th Fought in the Talledus War.[45]

Fought Orks on Jaegersweld where the headquarters was overrun. The regiment's honour was redeemed when the HQ's positions were eventually reconquered.[7][Needs Citation]

21st Known to have fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[38]
22nd Known as the "Bloodhounds of the Emperor". While garrisoning Mihok Secundus in 361.M37, the regiment fought in the Defense of Cobalt Valley against the invading Alpha Legion.[15] The regiment was lost when the ship carrying them, Cadia's Hand, was fused into the space hulk Olethros in 892.M41.[42a]
Main article: Cadian 23rd

This regiment was destroyed by Necrons on Triasta.[2][Needs Citation]

27th Known to have fought in the 13th Black Crusade. Destroyed during the fall of Cadia.[38]
Main article: Cadian 32nd

Fought on Ixar Nine and Thain.[50]

33rd Known to have fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[38]
Main article: Cadian 39th

Two regiments with the name "Cadian 39th" are known.

43rd Known as the "Broken Sword". Wear red armour and dark camouflage uniforms.[39a]
44th The Regiment was destroyed in battle with Chaos Titans, during the defense of the Shrine World Gundora.[27]
45th Destroyed at Kasr Myrak in the 13th Black Crusade.[53a]
46th Fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[53d]
56th Fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[53e]
57th Relived the Ultramarines during the Siege of Ygdravere.[36] Later fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[53g]
75th Known to have fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[38]
77th The 77th's pragmatic officers wear the same uniform as the Regiment's regular Guardsmen, but utilize a series of dark-red markings on helmets and tank hulls to denote command elements. This ad-hoc marking was introduced to the 77th to represent the blood of those Cadians who fell defending their Homeworld, during the 13th Black Crusade. The Regiment was among the Imperial forces sent to aid Belis Corona sometime in M42.[48]
79th Known to have fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[38]

Fought on Heletine against the Black Legion during the Promethean War, where it took heavy casualties. Commanded by Colonel Redgage.[28]


Known as "Fire Drakes" because of their fatigues. Took part in the Gorsinian Lava Desert Campaign c.M39.[9b]

87th Destroyed at Kasr Myrak in the 13th Black Crusade.[53a]
92nd This Regiment felt on themselves the wrath of the new Tau XV95 Ghostkeel Battlesuit, when Shas'vre Dasir and her supporting squad of the XV25 Stealth Suits broke through them during one of the battles.[35]
94th Destroyed at Kasr Myrak in the 13th Black Crusade.[53a]
Main article: Cadian 101st

Originally an armoured regiment; transformed into a mixed formation after the 13th Black Crusade.[55]

107th Known to have fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[14]
108th Also known as "Wyverns" or "Crimson Guard". Wear red armour and tan fatigues.[39a] Fought with the Howling Griffons in the Valerian Purges.[17][Needs Citation]
Main article: Cadian 110th

Known as the "Shadow Corps", took part in the Purging of Shaboloth Night World[9b] and the Third Aurelian Crusade.[51]

111st Known to have fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[38]
113rd Known as the cursed Regiment, they eventually honorably sacrificed themselves fighting for 13 days against Chaos forces on Gamanede during the 12th Black Crusade. Their standard lives on as a symbol of courage.[37]
119th Took part in the fighting against Orks on Flakgor IX (ColonelF. Darius).[44] Known to have fought in the Thirteenth Black Crusade. 119th was destroyed during the fall of Cadia[38]
121st Known as the "Eldar Killers", known for their effectiveness against Eldar and Dark Eldar. Wiped out by Dark Eldar on Massgrave in 933.M38.[24]
A Tank of the Cadian 122nd
  • Known as the "Kasr Kraf Jackals".[39b]
  • circa M40 — Winter Campaign on Vintock III[9b]
  • circa M41 — the regiment participated in the Defence of the Imperial City of Vogen. Elements of the regiment under the command of Captain Fane faced renegade chaos space marines. At one point the Keystone of the position was mis-deployed when the Night Lord sorcerer, Asuramandos used warp majics to re-direct the defenders. The position was overrun in the ensuing battle. [4][9b]
  • During the Defence of Vogen City at least one Leman Russ Executioner fought as the fourth tank of second squadron of the second company.[6a] Also during Siege of Vogen of the Khai-Zhan Uprising there fought at least one Salamander Scout vehicle[6c] and at least one Medusa (Siege Tank)[6d] of this Regiment.
126th Defended the trenchworks around Deimos space port during the Medusa V campaign, they served under Lord Marshal Graf Harazahn of the Vostroyan Firstborn.[21]
180th Known as the "Stalking Tigers", took part in the Rassagar III Campaign c.M41.[9b]
185th Known to have fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[38]
201st Known to have fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[38]
203rd This regiment was deployed to the Forge World of Graia during the invasion of Waaagh! Grimskull. It suffered severe casualties, especially among its officers, until overall command passed to 2nd Lt. Mira. With the help of the Ultramarines, the 203rd succeeded in seeing off both the Orks and an invading Chaos force[23]
239th The 239th Cadian deployed alongside the 158th Elysian Drop Troops regiment in their assault on the Elysian pirate stronghold of Veyland Sinestre.[43] Wiped out during the siege of the Borthrean spaceport, Charadon Campaign.[49]
266th This regiment was involved at Beta Anphelion IV[1][33] where it fielded a Hellhound company, dividing the vehicles between the infantry companies for direct close support in the jungles. As well as proving valuable during battles, they were also used for defoliation operations - clearing lines of fire or burning a path through the dense foliage for following Chimeras.[33] The regiment consists of one mechanized infantry company, five infantry companies, an armoured company and a sentinel company. Attached to the HQ Staff are a signal platoon, a medic company and a workshop platoon.[Needs Citation]
304th Fought Chaos pirates and Ork warbands around the Cadian Gate.[25]
328th Fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[53c]
331st Almost completely destroyed the feral tribes of the Sons of Malice's homeworld, Scelus, after the chapter was declared excommunicate tratoris.[13][Needs Citation]
403th Known to have fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[38]

Late M41 — Freshly raised, the regiment was thrown into the Medusa V campaign under the command of Colonel Hagen von Frohlof. Apart from the Colonel and a second Lieutenant Hennessen, a veteran of the defence of the Cadian Gate, no one else in the regiment had any combat experience. Soon after arriving the regiment was placed under the orders of Grand Inquisitor Belerophus Hothas to aid him in his examination of an as yet uncatalogued Hive Fleet. In pursuit of this goal the regiment suffered heavy casualties in three months of continuous fighting. Resupply and reinforcement became increasingly infrequent. Colonel Frohlof mentioned his suspicions in his personal log, that the Supreme command under Count Graf Harazahn seemed to supply them only when the situation became strategically critical, and even then only at the last minute as was necessary. The last orders to the regiment were directed from Inquisitor Hoth as to the regiments position in the Combat Zone Hydra, deep in the ash wastes. The regiment was lost and considered destroyed to the last man on Medusa V. [10][Needs Citation][11][Needs Citation][12][Needs Citation]

Main article: Cadian 412th
417th Fought in the Damocles Crusade and almost completely wiped out by an Ork Waaagh! on Seperus Prime[Needs Citation].
Main article: Cadian 447th

Wiped out by the Lord of Skulls Skathradraxx the Reaper.[47]


Took part in the Klestry Forest War c.M40.[9b]

473rd The Cadian 473rd Rifles are a standard Cadian Rifle Regiment. In the Thirteenth Black Crusade the 473rd fought in the defence of the Cadian city of Kast Thravius from the Pustulous Horde of Typhus.[22]

Form part of the Cadian Orbital Defence Detail c.M41.[9b]

Main article: Cadian 648th

Fought in a series of battles between the Imperium and Tau Empire. Were annihilated by the Tau Commander Rennikus.[29a]

653rd Wiped out during the siege of the Borthrean spaceport, Charadon Campaign.[49]
674th Reconnaissance Fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[53c]
717th Known as the "Huntsmen". Wear stark grey armor.[39a]
772th Destroyed at Kasr Myrak in the 13th Black Crusade.[53a]
840th 999.M41 - During the 13th Black Crusade the regiment fought on Cadia. Two companies were present as an Honour guard during the Battle of Tyrok Fields. The honour guard acquitted itself admirably but were wiped out in the first rush of the traitors, the Volscani Cataphracts.[5][Needs Citation]
992nd Fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[53c]
993rd Fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[53g]
1117th Defended the Xerla IX from the daemons, but were lured by Harlequins into the Webway after the battle where disappeared.[31]
1651st Fought in the Red Waaagh![52]
1653rd Fought in the Red Waaagh![52]
1654th Fought in the Red Waaagh![52]
1655th Fought in the Red Waaagh![52]
1656th Fought in the Red Waaagh![52]
1657th Fought in the Red Waaagh![52]
1911st Artillery Fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[53c]
4002nd Fought in the 13th Black Crusade; suffered heavy losses and merged combined with other units.[53c]

Mechanised Formations

Regiment Notes
71st 'Hellhounds' Took part in the Kotov Crusade[46]
88th The 88th is a Cadian Mechanised infantry regiment that saw action against plague zombies and Death Guard Chaos Space Marines on Kathur, a shrine world under the protection of the Cadian Shock Troopers.[20]
99th None are entirely certain how many different incarnations of the Cadian 99th Shock Troops have existed across the millennia. The most recent incarnation was raised only recently, and were initially intended to join the Margin Crusade, but received orders to reinforce the Spinward Front.[26]
113th Mechanised
113th Chimera

The 113th Cadian Mechanised Infantry Regiment is a regiment of the Imperial Guard raised on Cadia. It contains Gryphonne IV pattern Chimeras with heavy bolters and is stationed at the Cadian Gate.[6b]

114th Mechanised

The 114th Cadian Mechanised Infantry Regiment was granted the title "Blood and Thunder" while commanded by Colonel Stranski. The name reflected the character of the commander who was renowned for particularly aggressive attacks and counter attack tactics.[37]

The Regiment is organized into three companies, each made up of three platoons. Each of the three companies commanded by a Captain, whilst the platoons led by Lieutenants. Each platoon consist of 3-5 squads (depending upon the casualty levels in the last battle and the availability of replacements). All the squads, be they command squads, heavy weapon squads or simply the infantry squads are mounted on Chimeras or other vehicles of Chimera pattern.[37]

998.M41 — The regiment, commanded by Colonel Stranski, was assigned to the 4621st Imperial Army, XI Corps during the Taros Campaign.[3b] The campaign ended in failure. The 114th was assigned the roll of breaking through to the embattled 23rd Elysian Drop Troops Regiment during the ill-fated Operation Comet. The breakthrough was a failure. By the time the 114th made it to the 23rd's positions there were not even survivors to rescue. During the rout the 114th withdrew in good order but were forced to abandon most of their Chimeras and march the remaining distance to the evacuation point.[3x]

662nd Mechanised Fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[53b]
832nd Heavy Infantry Fought in the Coronal Crusade.[54]

Airborne Formations

Regiment Notes
77th Airborne Fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[53e]
101st Airborne Fought in and mostly wiped out during the 13th Black Crusade.[53f]
172nd Valkyrie-equipped Airborne Regiment.[43]
1273rd Known as the "Elysion Eagles".[41]
1433rd Airborne Valkyrie-equipped Airborne Regiment. Fought in the Cryptus Campaign.[30]

Cavalry Formations

Regiment Notes
99th Cavarly Fought in the 13th Black Crusade.[53c]


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