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AN ORIGINAL IMPERIAL GUARD QUEST

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On the fringes of Segmentum Ultima, nearly 200 years ago, a loathsome, forested ball of ice called Ifalna was brought into compliance with the Imperial rule of Terra. Afterwards, it was largely forgotten.

During a routine stop to check the status of the worlds fledgling tithe accounts, the Departmento Munitorum discovered that Ifalna was in a state of most desperate crisis: the recently instated Planetary Defense Force had been crippled; nay, crushed and scattered by a hostile force that no one could scarcely have imagined even existed on the remote backwater planet.

You are one of the unfortunate guardsmen who has been dispatched to this inglorious place. In all, your numbers are 222.

1 Commissar
1 Tech-Priest
20 Sergeants
200 Guardsmen (with assorted weapons load-outs)

You are currently traveling in a column of 4 Chimera transports - much of your units gear is being transported by the vehicles, leaving little to no room for personnel transportation. Hence, most of the guardsmen drudge through the slushy 'road' left in the chimeras wake; with a fortunate few clinging to the sides of the tanks; some warming their hands by the heat of the exhaust vents.

The snow is hellish - falling in sheets so thick that you can't see the man in front of you most times. If it weren't for the dull grumble of the vehicles and the path plowed through the snow drifts by their relentless advance, no one would be able to keep direction at all.

Your orders are:

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ESTABLISH PATROL BASE AT GRID EV03040293 NO LATER THAN 3000

The planet has a 36 hour day cycle, most of it spent in darkness or murky twilight.