Current Location: Vallivar Sub-System, Veiled Region, Segmentum Tempestus
Commander: Colonel Sterling
The 73rd Armored Regiment has fought for the Emperor for the last 13 years. The regiment is composed of 8 Armored Combat Teams(ACT), an ACT nominally consists of a tank company, Artillery platoon and in some cases one of the 3 Mechanized Infantry platoons that are part of the Regiement. In addition the Regiment had one Super Heavy Combat Team composed of 2x Baneblades, 1x Stormblade, 6x Malcadors and 2 Valdor tanks. The 73rd has been assigned to BG-82 since it's inception.
Rare in the Fantoma Regiments the 73rd was able to replenish and resupply 4 years ago as it crossed though the Vallivar system, this is the only reason the 73rd still fields 8 ACT's instead of five. The 73rd Armour is commanded by Colonel Reese, and his staff. During transit to their next war zone the regiment has been training in orbital drop scenario's as they will be required to drop right behind the 313th in the opening phases of the “Peninsula campaign” in the retaking of Arcturus.
A 12 year veteran of the 73rd Armoured Regiment Vet. Sgt. Kris Knebel has 168 confirmed kills, more than any other tanker assigned to the 73rd or those in the battle for Arcturus. Although a lowly trooper Sgt. Knebel is highly regarded by his superiors for his skill and dedication in destroying the enemy. He has worked his way up from the ranks filling ever position from driver, to loader and gunner; if not for his renegade streak, Knebel would have received a field promotion to the officer ranks many times over. Instead he is content to command the Leman Russ “Tigers Eye”.