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"Each of us has a responsibility. The only thing the emperor expects from his Guard is to stand in line and be killed in battle. This is what we do better than anyone; We're dying standing up. "
In a terrifying world that threatens humans from all sides with the threat of alien monsters and demons from another world, what can a single person do? If we want to answer this question for the Imperial Guard, the answer is: a single person can wield not-so-interesting weapons, wear not-so-powerful armor, and stand with his brothers and sisters against an army of aliens and demons. Unlike the Space Marines, the members of the Imperial Guard are not genetically advanced and, unlike the members of the Mechanic, are not equipped with advanced technology, but the advantage they enjoy is courage; Great courage. One of the greatest reasons for the survival of the human empire in the 41st millennium is the Imperial Guard. The guards help the others to defeat the Imperial enemies and, more importantly, protect the conquered areas. Protecting areas that relatively few Marines can do.
- Warhammerology (Part 1): Everything You Need to Know About Warhammer 40,000 Warmology (Part II): The Emperor of Humanity
- Warmology (Part III): Space Marines
- Warmology (Part 4): Orcs
- Warmology (Part 5): Eldars
- Warmology (Part 6): Chias
- Warmology (Part 7): Tyranides
- Warmology (Part 8) ):
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- ( ): Imperial Inquisition
History of the Origin of the Imperial Guard
The Imperial Guard has a long history and its members have participated in many of the greatest battles of the Empire. The starting point of the Guard goes back to the Imperial Army during the Great Crusade - led by the Emperor of Humanity. Space Marines' chapters were too scattered and too weak to defend the planets effectively. A group of volunteers, mercenaries, and other soldiers who now belonged to the empire formed the Imperial army to defend the planets. Send new volunteers to the army. Gradually, the Imperial army became an institution beyond the defensive body and became a complete sub-branch of the Imperial military force.
image of a soldier
The Imperial Army had access to warships, and over time, Army soldiers gained the ability to conquer a planet independently.
The situation changed after the outbreak of Horus Heresy, as the independence and authority of the Imperial army led to a high percentage of soldiers betraying the emperor and becoming a serious threat to the empire. The treacherous army had access to warships, armored vehicles, and large numbers of infantry, so controlling them became a serious challenge for the empire.
Image of the Imperial Army
After the defeat of Horus, the rebuilt empire of the empire sought to Prevent a similar event from happening in the future. The Imperial Army was divided into two distinct subdivisions: The Imperial Navy, which was responsible for the maintenance and control of all space travel vehicles and had to deal with space conflicts./li>
The two subdivisions were tasked with working together to achieve the Imperial goals, but Their structure was designed in such a way that if one of these two sub-branches decided to betray the empire, it would be practically paralyzed without the other sub-branch. Also, the Imperial Guard and the Imperial Fleet were both divided into smaller groups to make it more difficult to commit mass betrayal. Unfortunately or fortunately, the Imperial Army Alliance sacrificed its security.
The bureaucratic structure of the Imperial Guard
The High Lords of Terra Kelly is in charge of the Imperial Guard. The Lord Commander Militant transmits these orders to the persons at the head of each Segmentum of the Imperial Army. (The number of these segments is fifty). Commands are then passed on to those at the top of each division, subdivision, and planet.
The large size of the Imperial Guard is both a major strength and a major weakness; Its strengths are high offensive power and its weak points are low speed. The intensity of the bureaucracy or bureaucracy of the Imperial Guard is very heavy and is done at a low speed.
Image of the Imperial Army attacking
On the other hand, the guards have to cover a long distance, so one of the Regiments may receive their orders when they receive them. Slow that the work is over. For this reason, it is usually the duty of the leader of each area of the war to lead his subordinates independently and without outside assistance. They are straightforward:
- Protecting all the bad guys
- Killing all the bad guys
The guards are also very good at killing. Each member of the Guard is usually much weaker than the enemy he has to face: whether it is a skeletal enemy who can continue to fight despite the severe wounds inflicted on his body, or this enemy is one of the tyrants of the Hive Tyrant. Can easily destroy a space marine, whether the enemy is a Chias space marine whose dark gods have multiplied their power.
Factors that make the members of the Imperial Guard survive these threats , Courage, loyalty and perhaps most importantly, a very large number of them.
The large size of the Imperial Guard and the resulting problems
The service of the Imperial Guard is estimated at about 500 trillion people. Their number is so large that it is likely that the executive body of the Imperial Guard does not have exact statistics on their number.
Image of members of the Imperial Guard
The scale of their operations and missions is so large that it is beyond our comprehension. Fighting in which millions or perhaps billions of guards are killed is a daily occurrence. Some believe that the number of active members in the executive body of the Imperial Guard is as large as the soldiers of the Guard. While this statement may be exaggerated, it cannot be ignored that the Imperial Guard needs a large number of people to carry out their preparatory and administrative work. Tasks such as training new troops, building new regiments, distributing essential equipment and resources, transporting, receiving and tracking the taxes that each planet must pay the guards, and answering requests for help are all the responsibility of the Imperial Guard executive body.
Of course, referring to these mistakes does not mean that the executive body is insufficient, but this Mistakes are one of the side effects of dealing with statistics involving tens of trillions of people across the galaxy.
A picture of soldiers at war
This is where even the slightest mistake can lead to the death of a full regiment of soldiers. Do not have. This is certainly a milestone in the record of Imperial Guards soldiers and staff. Or known as Lasgun. Lizgan is a reliable laser gun that is easy to maintain and operate, and by our world standards is a deadly weapon, but by Warhammer standards it is not 40,000 mouth-watering firearms.
Image of a soldier shooting with lizards
Lizard ammunition through rechargeable energy batteries Becoming is provided. The bullet fired from this weapon, in case of hitting a sensitive point, has the ability to amputate human hands and feet or even tear the armor of power. Unfortunately, most of the creatures that threaten the human empire are able to withstand multiple blows from lizards. But given the large number of Imperial Guard soldiers sent to fight these threats, they have a chance of success. Armor) are equipped. Celestial armor, like Lizagan, looks very effective by modern standards and is even effective in the Warhammer 40,000 world, but if a Chias tyrant or space marine is attacking you, it won't do much. Guard soldiers are equipped with armored vehicles, heavy tanks and other military vehicles that you can expect to see in a forward-looking army. Keep in mind, though, that we are talking about ordinary members of the Imperial Guard. Like any other organization, there are people in the Imperial Guard who are a head and neck taller than their contemporaries. (Storm Trooper) are known. Stormtroopers are strike forces trained to carry out covert missions behind enemy lines or to take the lead in attacking strong defensive positions.
Image of Stormtroppers
Stormtroopers are better trained, receive better equipment, and have a strong sense of conscientiousness and obedience. They are usually equipped with Carapace Armor, which is far more powerful and durable than celestial armor. Their weapon is an improved version of the Lizgan called the Hellgun. Helgan is an energy tank that attaches like a backpack to the back of a Stormtrooper, and its arrows are powerful enough to break through the armor of power./p>
Another non-standard force is the Commissar Empire Guard. Commissars are military officers assigned to maintain morale and discipline between regiments. The commissars are very strict people and keep the regiments disciplined by resorting to fear and power. They have the power to put him to death if any member of the Imperial Guard shows fear or incompetence.
Image of a Commissar
As you can guess, commissars are not very popular, but their sense of duty is exemplary, and in the end they are. There are those who motivate members of the Imperial Guard to continue fighting, even when defeat seems imminent. It is largely a massive, faceless organization made up of countless soldiers, but a number of regiments have succeeded in making a name for themselves because of their achievements.
The Death Korps of Krieg They are on a planet where an atomic explosion has taken place and its members are undergoing severe training shortly after birth to design their body and mind as well as to instill a sense of absolute faith in the emperor. Has been. Members of Craig's Death Corps voluntarily request to be sent to serve in the deadliest battlefields and shine in the long erosive battles.
Image of The Catachan Jungle Fighters
The Catachan Jungle Fighters belong to the deadly planet Katkan. Katkan is said to be the deadliest planet in the entire galaxy. The planet is covered with dense forest, and all the animals and plants in the forest are deadly to humans, so much so that even most space marines avoid visiting the planet. This has made the planet safe from the onslaught of alien forces, and alongside it, a number of the most deadly and stubborn men of the empire have been raised on the planet.
As you can guess, the highly skilled jungle fighters They fight in the jungle and also have a high ability to adapt to fight in other battle environments. It is estimated that only 25 percent of those born in Katkan turn ten years old, and forest fighters claim that even the most insane military conflict is no more than a joke compared to a day in Katkan.
Picture of one of the warriors of Katkan Forest
Perhaps the most famous Imperial Regiment of the Empire is the Cadian Shock Troopers. The members of the group originally belong to the enemy planet Cadia. The discussion of Kidia is detailed, but in a nutshell, Kidia is a planet close to The Eye of Terror. The eye of horror is a very large Warp Rift, which is why Kidia is constantly attacked by the Chias army, and its people are trained from childhood to defend their planet against Chias in the name of the empire and emperor.
Kidia was destroyed after a large-scale invasion by Chias forces and a takeover. But the members of the Imperial Guard were all killed in battle, and it is commonly said that when the planet collapsed, the Kidia Task Force was still standing and fighting.
image of the Kidia Task Force
Throughout history, there have been many soldiers who have seen death before their eyes, and yet Fighting continued, but in Warhammer 40,000, facing deadly threats requires a greater degree of courage. While no one doubts the courage of the Space Marines, it should be borne in mind that they are equipped with power armor and are super-soldiers genetically improved to avoid fear. The points given to them make their heroic nature somewhat diminished.
Image of members of the Imperial Guard
By comparison, members of the Imperial Guard are ordinary human beings - without any privilege - but because of their loyalty to the empire and the emperor himself in the face of threats. Terrible galaxies stand up (of course, another reason might be that they do not want the commissar behind them to shoot a bullet in the brain, but let's ignore that.)
The Imperial Guard is one of Warhammer 4000's most notable aspects; Partly because of its capacity for attack and destruction, partly because of the courage and loyalty of its soldiers, and partly because an army of this size has not yet been crushed under its own heavy weight.
Source: The Exploring Series