True to their name the Ghoul Stars have been somewhat of an enigma for the Imperium. Conquered in the middle of the Emperor's Great Crusade (O-214 IC) to unite the shattered Emperian worlds and incorporate others into the expanding Imperium. The Ghoul Stars since then had been peaceful. Untroubled excempt for the un-comman raider or alien incursion of little note. But at the sametime it bordered some of the most dangerous species in the Galaxy. Species that some Humans claimed being, "Supernatural." Of course an Emperian would never say such a thing and Emperians had colonized the area along with the surrounding regions. Yet the Human population actually shrunk during the centuries while the Emperian population expanded. So when the first Ghoul Star War erupted Humans were vastly outnumbered in comparison to other races. Yet 60% of the Emperian Guard Regiments that fought in that war were Human Regiments. Full of contradictions and Ironies this region of space is, and now going to be host to another war of revenge. To take back what was taken.-Imperial Archive. 1 Day, 3004th Year of the Emperors' Reign.
Orask System, Orbit over Orask Prime.
The Imperial Taskforce that was to strike at Orask alongside other Fleets tasked to different objectives exited Slipspace in good order. Right on target, gaining strategic surprise was key. The Necrons had set up no orbital defenses and so far had no clue what was happening. As imagined they must have been confused when the first bombardment from orbit came. Turning their black, green-lined Monolithic cities facing the fleet into rubble. The Bombardment quite literally leveled entire districts of the Necrons sprawling main settlement. A settlement 90 kilometeres wide by 70 Kilometres long. Admiral Wordenski, One of the few Humans who had risen through ranks of the Imperial Military watched the scene unfold. Smiling all the while.
"Let General Vandere know he may commence his landings." said Wordenski
"What of the dozen Necron ships anchored in orbit?" piped up his Tactical officer. A spindly lady in her late twenties.
"Fire at will." Said Wordenski. Smiling all he went.
In space the flashes of lance turrets, streams of Plasma and the trailings of Missiles slammed into the Necron flottila before the 2 minute mark of the operation had passed. The Necron ships which were of Cruiser size broke apart, unable to rais their defences in time. They plummeted downtowards the surface of Orask. Now let by the fires of a dying city.Its embers glowing into the void.
From all directions troop transports, Atmospheric Valkyrie Gunships, Bulk-landers and heavier Vulture combat/supply craft launched towards the Planet. Starfighter Squadrons patrolled in their dozens around the 42 Vessels making up the Imperial Taskforce.
Orask by Imperial standards was terrestrial. 69% Ocean with 3 Continents and numerous Archipelagos. It was on average 20 degrees colder though and hand strong pevailing winds going North to South for most of the year. It orbits a yellow sun and is the second habitable world in the system. The first is the pluto sized terrestrial world of Orask Secundus. However that world remained un-inhabited by the Necrons.
Imperial Navy: 42 Vessels
1 Apocalypse Class Battleship
1 Emperor Class Battleship
2 Retribution Class Battleships
13 Lunar Cruisers
10 Galaxy Class Imperial Guard Transports (Each carries up to 4 Regiments)
Novamarines Chapter (1,000 Astartes Warriors)
1 Strike Cruiser
3 Gladius Class Corvettes
40 Regiments (800,000 personel) (450,000 Deployed in Assualt)
Line Regiments: 1st through 12th Iquathon Deep Ranger's (240,000), 42nd Death Korps of Krieg Regiment (20,000), 178th Royal Volpone Regiment (20,000), 230th-237th Yeryin Regiments (160,000).
Drop Troops Regiments: 24th Iquathon Drop Troop (10,000), 67th Elysium Drop Troop (15,000)
Armoured Regiments: 25th Death Korps of Krieg (20,000), 81st-83rd Palladium Armoured (60,000)
Mechenized: 100th Yeryin Strike Regiment (10,000), 607th-610th Argolid Fast Backs (30,000)
Artillery:120th-122nd Valhallan Regiments (10,000), 16th-19th Iquathan Deep Artillery (15,000)
Note: I well also play the Necrons and well actually try to win as them to make the RPing more interesting for others. I well however be sticking to tactics and strategy. If yo uneed info on them TG me or look them up and I am sure you well find everything you need. Otherwise have fun.
RP Note:Many of the Regiments are from other worlds from accross the Imperium. As such most of them are Emperian. Only the Yeryin and Iquathon Deep Regiments are Human. However do to their relative proximity the worlds closest to the combat zone well deploy more Regiments which Yeryin and the Iquathon Deep has many Human Populations.