Denelian Stormcrows in the Spinward Front
The Stormcrows of the planet Denel are a relatively unknown element of the war in the Periphery. The previous Founding of the 511th to 515th Regiments had largely either died off or mustered out by the time the call to fight the Severan Dominate and Waaagh! Grimtoof came. It is believed that elements of the 513th, that particular Founding’s ‘deviation’ regiment (in this case being made up of hunter-killer units), are still operating in the region, but after so many years they have largely ‘gone native’ and are no longer instantly recognizable as Denelian.
The most recent Stormcrow Founding was supposed to be the big push that put Denel in the history texts of the Spinward Front conflict. The 516th, 517th, 518th, 519th, and 520th were all created specifically for that conflict, in no small part because of the hideous losses suffered by the Elysians on Thrax.
For whatever reason, that shining vision did not come to pass. Only the 516th and the 520th arrived in the Periphery, and it has now been far too long for ‘average’ Warp fluctuations to explain the missing three regiments. Those Denelians who have arrived are now faced with the burden of making a good showing for Denel with only 40% of their intended numbers.