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The Tanith Regiments were planned Imperial Guard Regiments from the forest world of Tanith.[1]

During the Sabbat Worlds Crusade, Tanith was called on to raise regiments for the Guard for the first time in its history. Three regiments totalling 6,000 were selected - the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of Tanith - consisting primarily of infantry with some armour and artillery support. However, on the day of the Founding, a Chaos armada splintered off from the enemy's retreat from Balhaut attacked Tanith and razed the entire world. Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt, the overall commanding officer of the prospective regiments, made the difficult decision to evacuate what he could of the Tanith regiments rather than stand and fight.[1]

Only 3,500 Guardsmen survived the Fall of Tanith, with most of the regiments' senior officers dead. Gaunt decided to amalgamate the survivors into a new, singular Tanith First Regiment, which came to be known as the Tanith First and Only (or informally as "Gaunt's Ghosts"). Gaunt also promoted rank-and-file Guardsmen into new officer positions, in particular Colm Corbec (now Colonel of the First and Only) and Elim Rawne (now Major).[1]

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