Hello, I would LOVE to get in on this if you have room. Never actually played the game, but I've got several of the books kicking around and I have a passing familiarity with the rules. I tend to prefer more rules lite/story over dice but I'm good with anything that lets me play in the grimdark future.
I have a couple of concepts I've been playing with:
One is from a Sapper regiment by the name of Malcolm Octavian Dolittle Winter, serving in the 21st Albion Combat Engineers under Colonel St John Kerr-Avon. A Sergeant, Winter is used to being detached from his unit to help build fortifications, destroy enemy strongpoints, survey land and generally handle all the grunt work that Sappers have always had to handle. Sarcastic and a natural cynic, Winter would really rather be back home working as an architect than here in the mud, but if he has a job to do he'll at least do it properly. His lack of discipline has earned him the occasional sharp word from the Commissar, but engineers are valuable enough in a war zone that the only punishment he has gotten so far is a long list of more difficult and dirty jobs to do. This, of course, is his plan. So long as he keeps busy digging trenches and setting up latrines he's not getting shot at and if there's one thing Winter wants, it's to make it through the war alive.
The other's a little odd, but bear with me. Priscilla "Pixie" Harkness volunteered to take her older brother's place when he was conscripted. Her brother Priam was sickly and his parents needed him to help manage their business, and she knew that she was tougher than him in spite of her small size. A natural talent with machinery and her diminutive size helped her earn a place as a Chimera driver and Operator during training, and her cheerful manner and optimism have made her a good many fast friends among her unit during long months of garrison duty. Her enthusiasm for keeping her squad's morale high has gotten her a few reprimands for little things like 'mistakenly' firing on a herd of groxen while on guard duty and then convincing her platoon sergeant to organize an impromptu barbecue for the men, but so far she's managed to keep her still secret and it's not as though she even turns much of a profit on it. Besides, the Lieutenant seems happy to look the other way so long as the odd bottle shows up in his tent.
Let me know what you think.