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Summary: The Guardsmen

Imperial Guard-NPC

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Gender: Male and Female

Age: Varies

Group: Imperium of Man

Planet

Varies

Association

Astra Militarum

Rank/Title

Astra Militarum
Guardsmen
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Ranks- Highest to lowest:
Lord Commander Militant
Lord Commander
Lord General Militant
Lord General
General
Colonel
Major
Captain
Lieutenant
Sergeant
Corporal
Guardsman

Physical Appearance

It is comprised of countless billions of men and women -- hundreds of thousands of different regiments, supported by a vast array of light and heavy armoured vehicles that provide the Guard's primary offensive punch. The Astra Militarum are usually the first Imperial force to respond to a threat if a world's Planetary Defence Force (PDF) fails to suppress it.

Personality and Interest

WARHAMMER 40K WIKI

WARHAMMER 40K WIKI
Astra Militarum
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RACE
Mankind
HEADQUARTERS
Imperial Palace (Terra)
GOVERNMENT
Imperium of Man
LEADER
Lord Commander Militant of the Astra Militarum
MILITARY FORCES
Planetary Militarum Regimentos
ESTABLISHMENT
Imperial Reformation (Early 31st Millennium)
Men, we are the first, last and often only line of defence the Imperium has against what is out there. You and that fine piece of Imperial weaponry you hold in your hands is all that is keeping humanity alive. Most of you will probably not live to see your second year in the Guard and most of you will probably never see your homeworlds again, but I can guarantee you that when you do fall, with a prayer to the most high and mighty God-Emperor on your lips, you will have earned the right to call yourself a man!
STAFF SERGEANT VERMAK, 12TH CADIAN SHOCK REGIMENT

The Astra Militarum, also known as the Imperial Guard in colloquial Low Gothic, is the largest coherent fighting force in the galaxy. They serve as the Imperium of Man's primary combat force and first line of defence from the myriad threats which endanger the existence of the Human race in the 41st Millennium.

It is comprised of countless billions of men and women -- hundreds of thousands of different regiments, supported by a vast array of light and heavy armoured vehicles that provide the Guard's primary offensive punch. The Astra Militarum are usually the first Imperial force to respond to a threat if a world's Planetary Defence Force (PDF) fails to suppress it.

They also garrison major locations of strategic or cultural interest to the Imperium and are often found in defensive roles. Supported by legions of heavy armour and thundering artillery, the Imperial Guard fight a never-ending war for the survival of Mankind in an unrelentingly hostile universe.

The Astra Militarum is often referred to as the "Hammer of the Emperor" -- the sheer amount of force that the Imperial Guard can bring to bear on the enemy is devastating, but is not as direct or as precise as their Space Marine allies, who are described as the "Scalpel of the Emperor."

There is no universal uniform or regimental command hierarchy in the Astra Militarum, although it is compulsory for every regiment to have at least one commissar to maintain the discipline and morale of the troops while watching for any signs of corruption or heretical taint in the ranks.

History

The origins of the Astra Militarum date back to the Great Crusade of the late 30th Millennium, when the Emperor of Mankind conquered the stars and forged the Imperium of Man. On the front line of this mission of expansion and reclamation were the Space Marine Legions -- the Adeptus Astartes -- the finest warriors Humanity had ever created, each the equal of a dozen normal men.

Despite their formidable battle prowess, the forces of the Space Marines were not limitless, and the relentless demands of building a galactic empire pushed the Legions further apart. Separated by countless thousands of light years, their presence became ever more scattered and dilute.

The Emperor required more manpower to ensure the momentum of the Great Crusade did not falter, and so the Imperial Army was created, known in High Gothic as the Imperialis Auxilia.

The Imperial Army was a vital part of the expedition fleets sent out to claim the stars in the Emperor's name. Gargantuan numbers of brave troops -- millions growing to billions of troops, ranks of armoured battle tanks and mighty armadas of capital-class starships that were a part of the Imperial Army's subsidary Armada Imperialis -- were raised, all subordinate to the Legiones Astartes.

At first, the Imperial Army was employed for garrison duties and to mop up resistance in the wake of the Legions' initial assaults, utilised where the back of an enemy was broken and Compliance to the Imperium required only a watchful presence.

Eventually, certainly by the time the Great Crusade reached the Eastern Fringe of the galaxy, the troops and starships of the Imperial Army were deployed at its forefront, fighting alongside the power-armoured super-soldiers of the Legiones Astartes. But everything changed when the galaxy was ripped asunder by the treachery of the Warmaster Horus, triggering a cataclysmic interstellar civil war that engulfed the newly-founded Imperium.

Pysker abilities(If Any)

No pysker abilities

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