View Full Version : So tell me all about Krieg

06-10-2006, 14:51
As I understand it, the world Krieg is a somewhat low-tech place which for some reason educates soldiers who are very apt at siege warfare. Could you guys tell me more about this world? I've been away from the hobby a while, so please don't direct me to White Dwarf issues, etc. I need to know where the world is located, anything you might know about the Guardsmen from Krieg, anything you might know about the world... basically everything.

Thanks in advance.

06-10-2006, 14:54
Death Korps of Krieg

The Planet Krieg was once the site of a rebellion against the Imperium. In retaliation, the people of Krieg subjected their world to 500 years of atomic cleansing to root out the rebellious factions.

The Death Korps are fearless warriors, never flinching even in the face of sudden death, which they see as atonement for the rebellion. They see their deaths fighting in war as penance for the heresy of their ancestors. They are dedicated trench and siege warfare masters, and many times tend to use battalions of Death Riders, a local form of Rough Riders, which are used widely in the Imperium for flash attacks. However, the Death Riders do not ride normal steeds (as their battle brothers); rather, the Death Riders use either heavily "re-built" steeds with metal implants to increase their endurance in battle, or a totally robotic steed.

Appearance-wise, the Death Korps are similar to the Steel Legion, but wear greatcoats instead of trench coats, much darker colours, use lasrifles and their masks usually have a skull motif. Of all the regiments of the Guard, they are the most gloomy and dark, both in appearance and in spirit. They bear a strong resemblance to the German army in World War I, in tactics (trench warfare) and appearance. It should be noted that the regiment uses German words such as Panzer frequently. Krieg translates to War, in German.

Forge World has recently released infantry models for the Death Korps and the new gorgon assualt vehichle

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Imperial_Guard_%28Warhammer_40%2C00 0%29#Death_Korps_of_Krieg

Khaine's Messenger
06-10-2006, 18:18
There is info on the Kriegans in the Epic Swordwind supplement (available on the specialist games site), but I'm not quite sure how specific it gets other than all their "unique" units (tanks from their Civil War era are based on the Land Crawler rather than typically Guard Chimera/Russ hulls).

06-10-2006, 18:25
The whole 500 years of atomic cleansing should really give you a hint about why and how they are so tough.

06-10-2006, 18:51
Ah, a good start. Now, does anyone know where it's located?

06-10-2006, 19:44
Ah, a good start. Now, does anyone know where it's located?

Segmentium Tempestus is the nearest I've got to a location.

07-10-2006, 01:21
i'd imagine that their world must suck, sooo many nukes were used. The attackers would lob a nuke then send their soldiers on a suicide charge while the enemy were running to shelter.

11-02-2007, 15:53
Ah, a good start. Now, does anyone know where it's located?


11-02-2007, 18:38

I'm not seeing Krieg anywhere on this map.

11-02-2007, 19:17
So, basically it's meant to be Salusa Secundus? (sp.)


Crazy Ivan
11-02-2007, 19:22
Segmentum Tempestus seems the most that is known. This site (in German) (http://wh40k.lexicanum.de/wiki/Krieg) offers a picture of the planet.

Apparently the planet's 'Autarch' declared independance in 433.M39. It seems loyalist Kriegan Imperial Guard forces, notably the 33rd under Colonel Jurten unleashed the 500 years of atomic cleansing. See this site (which is in English) (http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Krieg).

Edit: the German site offers the date of the rebellion as 433.M40, a millennium later. Don't ask me which is right...

Hideous Loon
11-02-2007, 20:49
Wikipedia says 433.M40, so I presume that is correct, knowledge by consent and all that.

Kage, I think you're onto something here. Harsh planetary conditions? Check. Produces hardy soldiers? Check.

11-02-2007, 21:46
Kage, I think you're onto something here. Harsh planetary conditions? Check. Produces hardy soldiers? Check.
Well, when the Emperor returns and makes it rain on a desert world, we're really in trouble.

"How can this be?" cries Malcador, "For he is the Kwisatz Haderach!" <approriately epic Lynch-inspired music>



12-02-2007, 11:25
My mind went more to Skaro, but then again I never got in to Dune all that much.

Hideous Loon
12-02-2007, 13:23
If you believe the myths surrounding the Emperor, he probably already has...

However, he won't turn into a great sandworm-human hybrid and live for a long, long time before being assassinated. Then again, maybe THAT'S what Cypher is doing.

EDIT: And I LOVE your new avatar, Kage!

13-02-2007, 02:12
EDIT: And I LOVE your new avatar, Kage!
Thank you, Hideous Loon. (That kind of sounds weird to say since I'm thanking you and calling you a 'hideous loon' at the same time!) Your kudos should go to the individual known as Magelord (posts in various boards) for being a wonderful artist and also allowing me to be vain! :D

Here's hoping that he has found safe harbour, wherever that might be...


13-02-2007, 05:41
Salusa Secundus is the basis of a lot of 40k worlds though, at least in concept.

It's basically the source for everything related to deathworlds, if you think about it.

Just saying it's more than the radioactive hell that is Krieg.

Hideous Loon
13-02-2007, 08:45
Has the safe haven of 40kOnline gone bust? If so, my thoughts go out to the community there, may they forever find solace (perhaps here...)!