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Codex: Fighting Tigers of Veda (pg 7)
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Fighting Tiger Troops
The Fighting Tigers make extensive use of well-equipped, frequently mobile Troop units. Tactical Marines specialize in shooting, though Sergeants may sport a power weapon or power fist. Scout units are usually optimized (as much as possible) for either assault or shooting.

Tigers of Rudra see "Tactical Squad" in Codex: Space Marines
Fighting Tiger Tactical Marines dedicate themselves to Rudra, the Vedic god of battle. All Tigers of Rudra are male. Each Tiger of Rudra Squad is armed with a special weapon--flamers are preferred--and a heavy weapon, usually a missile launcher. These squads are often mounted in a transport (Rhino, Drop Pod, Land Raider, etc). By tradition, Tigers of Rudra deploy in 10-strong squads.


Fighting Tiger Tactical Marines (Tigers of Rudra) from Jatis Mahaduyana

Codex Astartes Chapters such as the Ultramarines use Assault Marines to crew Land Speeders and Land Speeder Tornadoes or Typhoons, but within the Fighting Tigers, the Tigers of Rudra perform this role. 


Fighting Tiger Tactical Marines (Tigers of Rudra) from Jatis Ghuyarashtra

Tigers of Puchan see "Scout Squad" in Codex: Space Marines
Fighting Tiger Scouts venerate Puchan, the Vedic god of guides, who shows the new recruits the way to become Space Marines. Once Scouts join another sabha, they devote themselves to that association’s deity. Tigers of Puchan squads are either all-male or all-female. Males use bolters or sniper rifles to prepare themselves before joining the Tigers of Rudra or Agni; females use close combat weapons exclusively to prepare themselves before joining the Tigers of Kali. 


Female Tigers of Puchan, from Jatis Mahaduyana, armed for close combat

By tradition, Tigers of Puchan deploy in 10-strong squads.
 

“Go anywhere, fight anyone”—unofficial Fighting Tigers motto
The Fighting Tigers of Veda are charged with guarding many star systems lying due east of the Maelstrom, a dangerous area similar to the Eye of Terror. The Fighting Tigers mostly fight against the Orks, Dark Eldar, and Chaos Space Marines that infest the Maelstrom, but the Tigers have on occasion been called to other areas to battle Craftworld Eldar, Rebel Guard, Genestealer Cults, and Tyranids.

Fighting Tigers have also clashed with Imperial forces a number of times. The most famous example was the Kyrniov Conflict. Offended that the Fighting Tigers were using female Space Marines, Confessor Kyrniov, supported by the Adepta Sororitas, led a brief, disastrous campaign to destroy the Tigers of Kali. After capturing Kyrniov, the Rajas negotiated a truce with him, but emnity between the Sisters of Battle and the Fighting Tigers remains.

In addition, the Fighting Tigers have only one Space Marine ally, the Space Wolves, who helped train the new Fighting Tiger recruits (including the first Tigers of Kali) after the heavy losses against the Warband Bloodcomet. Believing the Ultramarines to be arrogant, the Blood Angels to be damned to Chaos, and the Dark Angels to be perfidious, the Fighting Tigers have nothing to do with any of them.


 
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