40,000 Adeptus Astartes supported by 2,000,000 Imperial Soldiers.
First Battalion- 3100 Adeptus Astartes, 500 Javelin Attack Speeders, 500 Assault Bikes, 100 Contemptor-Incaendius Class Dreadnoughts.
Second Battalion- 3100 Adeptus Astartes,500 Javelin Attack Speeders, 500 Assault Bikes
Third Battalion- 3100 Adeptus Astartes,500 Javelin Attack Speeders, 500 Assault Bikes
Fourth Battalion- 3100 Adeptus Astartes,500 Javelin Attack Speeders, 500 Assault Bikes
Fifth Battalion- 3100 Adeptus Astartes,500 Javelin Attack Speeders, 500 Assault Bikes
Sixth Battalion- 3100 Adeptus Astartes,500 Javelin Attack Speeders, 500 Assault Bikes
Seventh Battalion- 3100 Adeptus Astartes,500 Javelin Attack Speeders, 500 Assault Bikes
Eighth Battalion- 3100 Adeptus Astartes,500 Javelin Attack Speeders, 500 Assault Bikes
Ninth Battalion- 3100 Adeptus Astartes,500 Javelin Attack Speeders, 500 Assault Bikes
Tenth Battalion- 3100 Adeptus Astartes,500 Javelin Attack Speeders, 500 Assault Bikes
Eleventh Battalion- 3100 Adeptus Astartes,500 Javelin Attack Speeders, 500 Assault Bikes
Twelfth Battalion- 3100 Adeptus Astartes,500 Javelin Attack Speeders, 500 Assault Bikes
Thirteenth Battalion-3100 Adeptus Astartes, 1,180,000 Imperial Army in support. 500 Baneblades, 250 Hellhammers, 5000 Carnodon Main Battle tanks, 150 Land Raiders, 100 FellBlades, 50 Typhon Heavy Siege tanks, 500 Rhino Transports, 100 Deredeo Pattern Dreadnought, 100 Dreadnaughts, 100 Whirlwind Support Tanks, 5000 Basilisk Artillery Platforms, 1000 Medusa Siege Tank, 200 Predators, 10,000 Sentinal Walkers.
There is also a reserve Cadre of assorted vehicles able to be assigned to the individual Battalions as needs must. Not all battlefields can be taken to with only an assortment of light vehicles and Infantry.Favoured Legion Tactics:
The Thirteenth Legion is an odd legion in that they often win the war by participating in as few battles as possible. This does not mean however that they try to win the war with one decisive battle pitching one titanic army against the other. No quite the opposite.
The Thirteenth Legion fights using guerrilla tactics and carefully coordinated strikes designed as chaos. They heavily favour close combat and shock and awe tactics using infantry portable heavy weapons they engage quickly and without mercy using jump jets to close as swiftly as possible to the enemy giving them no time to form a proper fighting line or organise tactics against the sudden assault. They target key strategic targets vital to an ongoing war effort. They strike at water reservoirs, ration and food depots, key manufacturing areas, bridges and other vital links in the chain of the enemy supply lines.
There is an old saying that an army fights on its stomach. And the Thirteenth Legion excels in making sure that the enemy has nothing to fight on.
However this tactic works best when the enemy has something to focus on, something that requires their attention and simply cannot be ignored. And this is where the armies assigned to the 13th company come into play.
The supporting armies of the 13th company vary from those of other Space Marine chapters in one key way, in the 13th they hold the more significant portion of the heavy vehicles and support elements such as artillery. This is key to the 13th company strategy as the assigned armies deploy defence in depth with absolutely shattering firepower while employing Blitzkreig attacks at sections of the enemies front weakened by the actions of the marines behind enemy lines. Ensuring that the enemy is kept on their toes and in a constant state of turmoil. The supporting companies are lead by the 13th battalion of the 13th chapter. Notable in that they shy far away from their brothers method of battle, fielding a far larger number of heavy weapons and a very large section of the chapters total heavy armour.
The end goal of all this is a simple one. Rob the enemy of everything they need to keep fighting. Sap their morale and press them to surrender. And if it all comes down to the wire at the end? Crush them when they are at their weakest and the 13th is at its strongest.Legion Leadership:
The Legion leadership is organised in a rather standard manner however due to the military flexibility required by their manner of warfare. Each Battalion is organised into hundred man sections each lead by a Centurion who is in charge of organising those hundred men into individual sections under the command of his lieutenants. For every ten Centurions is a Millennia that coordinates between the Centurion commanders to achieve peak performance from all units. Above them is the Battalion master and then of course the Primarch himself.Notable Legion Members: Myrmex
-Master of the First Company and the Legions Champion. Myrmex is a nearly peerless warrior outside of the primarchs themselves. He is a level headed warrior who is nevertheless savage in combat, always leading from the front and refusing to engage his men in any conflict that he himself would not leap into. He is greatly respected by the men under his command, of there is any complaint to be said of the man it is that he is too level headed coming off as cold to some under his command.
He utilises a beautifully crafted suit of terminator armour with an incorporated short ranged teleporter unit, a gauntlet mounted storm bolter and a thunder hammer to savage effect.Antiphus
-The great leader of the 13th Company. Antiphus has a singular reputation amongst his legion. He is stern, stalwart and fierce beyond measure. An incredibly hard man to please, it is known that the slightest tilt of his head in your direction is the equivalent of a crown of laurels being placed upon your head. And the stubborn proud men of the 13th would have it no other way.
His relic crafted terminator armour gives him the armour of a tank, standing next to Dreadnaughts as an equal. his Mastercrafted Autocannons scythe through Infantry and vehicles alike. Trunnion
- Trunnion is not a leader of a company, nor is he the the greatest warrior of the legion. No instead he serves as an adviser and confidant to the Primarch himself and is most often seen by his side both inside of combat and outside of it. He was one of the last survivors of the war to topple the tyrannical government alongside the primarch, and upon the Emperors coming was one of the first to be uplifted into the ranks of the Astartes to stand alongside his brother in arms once more. He is greatly loved and respected amongst the rank and file of the Astartes.
In combat he equips himself in much the same manner as the men he fights alongside utilising a jump pack, power sword and standard pattern bolter. Inspirations:
The Colosseum of Rome, The Spartacus Rebellion and select influences from the Story of Troy.Assigned Armies:
During the Great Crusade, Legions rarely travelled by themselves. They would create armies from those worlds that they conquered to use as shocktroopers or line-holders. Feel free to go nuts with this.Other:
Anything i have forgotten.