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Order of Battle for the 83rd Catachan during the Battle of the Heretic's Ambush

My 2000 point list for an upcoming battle:

Colonel Trakken looked over his officer's reports.  The heretics were coming and high command demanded that they be stopped.  No matter the cost, the heretic Space Marines and their misguided Valhallan guardsmen must not be allowed to escape.

He looked at his forces that were available:

He had sent a Patrol Detachment ahead of the main brigade force. It was composed of:

++ Patrol Detachment (Imperium - Astra Militarum) ++

+ HQ +
Captain "Wolfman" Logan - Company Commander: Boltgun, Power fist

+ Troops +
7th Squad - Lucky Bastards - Infantry Squad
. 7x Guardsman
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Flamer
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol


+ Elites +
Command Squad
. Veteran w/ Medi-pack: Lasgun, Medi-pack
. Veteran w/ Vox-caster: Lasgun, Vox-caster
. Veteran Weapon Team: Heavy bolter


+ Heavy Support +
Leman Russ Battle Tank
. Le'Monstre Tank - Swamp Thing - Leman Russ Battle Tank: Battle Cannon, Heavy Bolter, Heavy Bolters


They would be supported by the rest of the forces he could muster in a Brigade Detachment.

++ Brigade Detachment +9CP (Imperium - Astra Militarum) ++
+ HQ +
Colonel Trakken (Himself) (represented by 'Iron Hand' Straken)
Major Hellstrom - Company Commander: Plasma pistol, Power fist
Master Gunnery Sergeant Payne - Lord Commissar: Plasma pistol, Power sword

+ Troops +
1st Squad - Fireknives - Infantry Squad
. 7x Guardsman
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Flamer
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol

2nd Squad - Ash Layers - Infantry Squad
. 7x Guardsman
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Flamer
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol

3rd Squad - Burnt Ones - Infantry Squad
. 7x Guardsman
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Flamer
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol

4th Squad - Solar Flares - Infantry Squad
. 7x Guardsman
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol

5th Squad - High Energy Death - Infantry Squad
. 7x Guardsman
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol

6th Squad - Mercy Killers - Infantry Squad
. 7x Guardsman
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol


+ Elites +
13th Squad - Death Shadows - Veterans
. Veteran Sergeant: Plasma pistol, Power sword
. 5x Veteran w/ Lasgun
. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher
. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun
. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Sniper rifle
. Veteran w/ Vox-caster: Lasgun, Vox-caster

Command Squad
. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun
. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun
. Veteran Weapon Team: Lascannon

Lieutenant Turner - Platoon Commander: Chainsword, Laspistol
Sergeant Barker (represented by Sgt Harker)

+ Fast Attack +
Hell-Roller - Hellhounds
. Hellhound: Heavy Bolter, Storm Bolter, Turret-mounted Inferno Cannon

Loon - Scout Sentinels
. Scout Sentinel: Autocannon, Hunter-killer missile, Sentinel Chainsaw

Mike's Maruaders - Rough Riders
. Mike - Rough Rider Sergeant: Chainsword, Hunting Lance, Plasma pistol
. 2x Rough Rider: 2x Hunting Lance
. Rough Rider w/ Special Weapons: Plasma gun
. Rough Rider w/ Special Weapons: Plasma gun


+ Heavy Support +
Heavy Weapons Squad
. Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar
. Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar
. Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar

Heavy Weapons Squad
. Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar
. Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar
. Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar

Heavy Weapons Squad
. Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar
. Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar
. Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar

Heavy Weapons Squad
. Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar
. Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar
. Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar

Heavy Weapons Squad
. Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar
. Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar
. Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar


+ Dedicated Transport +
101 - Chimera: Heavy Bolter, Multi-laser
102 - Chimera: Heavy Bolter, Multi-laser
103 - Chimera: Heavy Bolter, Multi-laser
201 - Taurox: 2x Autocannon, Storm Bolter
202 - Taurox: 2x Autocannon
203 - Taurox: 2x Autocannon

++ Brigade Detachment (Imperium - Adeptus Ministorum) ++

The "priest" invited himself, and spoke in some gibberish whenever he was questioned.  It's clear he understands what we say, but the only intelligible things he says are the crudest profanities.

+ Elites +
The Profane Saint - Ministorum Priest: Bolt pistol, Plasma gun
++ Total: [119 PL, 2000pts] ++

Let me know what you think.  Too many mortars?  Not enough?

I'll publish the battle report in another post.  Victory  to the bold!

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