The Fortunous Dynasty's Exploits
This group of mercenaries comes from somewhere near the Coil Nebula, although no one who has hired them will admit to knowing where they come from.
They get their name from the enormous beasts they ride, each the size of a Leman Russ battle tank. Covered in thick scales, their reddish hide is capable of deflecting or absorbing inordinate amounts of fire. The four large tusks arranged around their mouths give them deadly weapons, often added to by the riders.
The humans (of mixed gender) fight from a howdah split to cover both sides of the beast’s high, narrow back. There they use short autocannons and stubbers to fire as the beast advances. When it gets in amongst the enemy, the crew switches to lightweight grenades, pistols and barbed lances.
They snare some of the dead or wounded and hook them to the howdah, dragging those unfortunates along as the beast’s rampage continues.