Looking to find a sci fi trilogy i read years ago but can't remember title, author or even character names.

The main character starts off as being a soldier on a distant desert planet being whipped for some crime. As the story goes on it says he lost an arm fighting against a creature. I think it might be as he's being punished the creatures attacked his camp?

Later in the trilogy he's fighting for an empire as a sargaent where the enemy has leaders that have a higher amount of metal coils on their head (I'm thinking of dreadlocks?) or similar depending on their rank.

Hoping someone can help me out!

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    Welcome to the site. You have a good start here. If you could take a look at this guide to help jog your memory and edit in any more details, that would be great. Every little bit helps us.
    – amflare
    Apr 4, 2018 at 14:58
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    At the least, clarify "years ago". That could be 2 to 50 :)
    – JohnP
    Apr 4, 2018 at 15:20
  • I read it about 6 years ago i think
    – Chris
    Apr 4, 2018 at 15:48

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Found it - Death's Head trilogy by David Gunn.

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