Planetary defence force

Because Vandoch is in so close proximity to Morgance and its permanent residential capacity is restricted by the regulations of the Adeptus Administratum, the majority of its PDF forces are actually stationed in orbit onboard a fleet of defence monitors. Over a hundred thousand troops are constantly deployed onboard this fleet and although this is more than satisfactory compared to the Imperial standard of agriworlds, the majority of these troops would most likely be withdrawn to Morgance in the event of a system incursion. Nonetheless, Vandoch’s permanent cities and installations are surrounded by a string of empty fortifications, ready to be manned by the orbiting armies at moment’s notice in the event of mobilization. In the past millennium, this has happened on six occasions, five of which were related to chaos cult uprisings.