HISTORY OF THE 5TH GASCON REGIMENT (“ALAUDAE”), IMPERIAL GUARD
This report has been compiled from notes and recorded interviews culled from the Archiva Macharia, housed onboard the tomb ship Lord of Light at the special request of the Schola Progenium as a primer for their series “Illustrious Regiments of the Imperial Guard”.
1.0 Gascony and the Macharian Crusade
The Macharian Crusade (392-399.M41) was undoubtedly the single most effective effort to bring worlds back into the Imperium after the Age of Strife. It has been well documented in other sources, and by far better historians than this humble scribe (Imperial reference Alpha Zeta Omicron 1354, “Macharius, Solar, Lord”, sections LXXI - MCCXVI ) so we shall not tarry with that here. Suffice to say that as the Imperial fleets left the relative safety of the Segmentum Pacificus at the furthest reach of the Great Spiral Arm, past Thoth and Adrantis 5, and into the void o