The 43rd Expeditionary was once a part of the elite imperial guard in the EOS. They disapproved of the Empire's genocidal and unorthodox methods of warfare. The Schicm between Loyalist forces of the Empire and the religious 'Reformation' forces was the last straw for them. Led by General Spartacus Deius, the 43rd Expeditionary, along with others who supported their cause, left the Empire in defiance and sought out a new life amongst the stars. Years past and the 43rd Expeditionary grew in nimbers. They decided to settle on the ancient planet of Omega Tauri and renamed it 'Orient', which in their native toung meant: Rising.
The 43rd Expeditionary harbors no love for the EOS and would ally itself with anyone who's against the Empire. As the saying goes: The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Unit design and Color scheme
Unit design for the 43rd Expeditionary no longer follows that of the EOS or anything of that matter. Most units have a sleaek overall structure with few curved surfaces and many sharp angles.
Main color scheme of the 43rd Expeditionary would be Dark grey or Black with Dark red.
In appearance, the Space Marines/ Imperial Guard from Dawn of War, Warhammer 40000 can be used to describe the 43rd Expeditionary soldiers.
Weapons and Technology
Through the years of research and accumulation of rival technology and weapons, the 43rd Expeditionary have built up a huge arsenal of advanced weapon systems. They rely mainly on projectile based weapons, like the AR-40k assault rifle, although energy based weapons such as the Direct Energy Beam Weapon (DEBW) and the Plasma Energised Weapon 64 (PEW-64) have been seen used by the 43rd Expeditionary in combat. The main bulk of the Expeditionary's fighting force would be heavy infantry ground forces and Walkers.
Walkers are the main vehicle units in the 43rd Expeditionary. These fast moving, heavily armed, bipedal armoured exo-hardsuits are the perfect weapon for the 43rd Expeditionary's blitzkrieg style of warfare.
Other types of units used by the 43rd Expeditionary would be light hover vehicles, other larger multi-legged armour assault vehicles such as the All Terrain Assault Troop Transport and larged tracked tank like vehicle, reserved for second-line and fire-support roles.
The 43rd Expeditionary has very few space based ships.