Tyyr's opened the door for this, so I'll be putting up my custom Guard units as well.
Arterrax is predominantly an ocean world, land being largely confined to the Northern hemisphere in one large continent and a chain of islands. The continent spends the majority of the year locked in winter, temperatures plummet to below -40 and heavy snowfall is common. The short spring and summer is dominated by rain and wet conditions, with the formerly frozen ground now a marshy nightmare.
The the majority of the planet lives in large cities raised on pilings tens of metres above the ground, with smaller settlements and floating towns scattered across the continent and ocean.
The worlds Guard Regiments are specialists in arctic warfare, and consist of light infantry, light armour and a smattering of heavy armour units. Unlike the majority of Imperial worlds, the Regiments are reinforced in the field, the practice of which has allowed some Regiments to have remained in service some 1000 years. Since the world was reclaimed by the Imperium.
Arterrax Rangers (infantry) and Dragoons (light armour) employ Centaur, Chimera and Conqueror tanks as their standard vehicles, much modified for arctic conditions. Typically fitted with wider tracks, more powerful heater units, snorkels, vox-beacons and fuel fired pre-heaters. Chimera's have there turrets removed and replaced with a ring mounted weapon.
Lancer units (heavy armour) use conventional Leman Russ MBTs as well as variants. With a smattering of Malcador and Macharius heavy tanks, usually grouped into a Heavy Troop.
Kit: Personal Weapons
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