Duck & Cover! — The Regimental Standard

I have to say, this brings back some fond memories over the years of artificially doing weird things to mitigate the effects of artillery in various games, not just 40K. I remember as a child being dragooned into playing micro armor and various Avalon Hill games with my family like Panzer Blitz and Panzer Leader, where if I remember correctly, the rule was to divide the strength of an artillery barrage by the number of targets in a hex.* So one would stack a bunch of trucks or some worthless unit with the tanks or whatever it was you were trying to protect.

Don’t get me started about 40K with all of the variations on wound allocation that I’ve seen where commanders and special weapons people become extremely brave or cowardly depending on how reality works.  Truth to tell, I had great fun making believe my space marine sergeant was the second coming of Chuck Norris in Space or tossing tactical marines in front of him like there was no tomorrow.  “Look out, Sir!”

Good times!

Greetings, Guardsmen! In your next war zone, you will come face-to-face with enemy artillery. So cowardly are our foes that they prefer to squat behind their lines, bombarding you from afar instead of engaging in good, honourable pitched combat. Thankfully, having had their supply lines cut, our foes have a limited number of shells, and […]

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* I say “dragooned” but I really had a lot of fun.  Makes me wish I had a young daughter who I could dragoon into playing Memoir ’44 or introduce to the wonders of Dungeons & Dragons.

The Upstart Necrons and You

Seems appropriate with the new Necron vs. Admech Forgebane set coming out. A dashed good thing those pesky Necrons are so primitive and crude! 🙂

The Regimental Standard

Wonderful news, Guardsmen!

As you know, many regiments have been assigned to assist the Adeptus Mechanicus with their ongoing geological survey. In a stroke of complete coincidence, many of the worlds with blackstone deposits you have been assigned to also contain a sizeable population of mechanical xenos known as Necrons, meaning you’ll have plenty of chances to test your combat skills and quite possibly help the Imperium execute two heretics with one bolter shell, as the saying goes. In order to assist you with your duties, we have produced this informative leaflet:


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Who are the Necrons?

Necrons seem to be a relatively young xenos species, not yet capable of warp travel or advanced rational thought. They originate from underground, choosing to hide from the Imperium like the basest rat or sump-mutant, emerging only occasionally to vent their spite on our more enlightened civilisation.

In recent years, the Necrons have…

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Fighting Orks in Hand-to-Hand Combat

I was reading the current “reassuring” missive from The Regimental Standard when I saw this things about fighting orks. Since Orks were my first 40K army, I do have a soft spot (maybe in my head?) for them. I got a bit of a laugh out of the article; it reminded me of some of the moves I’ve learned in martial arts classes where everything works great until the subject starts resisting, lol!

The Regimental Standard

The green-skinned alien known as the Ork is the one of the most widespread and rightly despised xenos races of the galaxy*. They are also amongst the most common enemy you will encounter as an Imperial Guardsman.

At range, the forces of the Ork are no match for the disciplined armies of the Imperium, and will be outmanoeuvred, outgunned, and destroyed in short order. Single Orksare also little threat, their large muscles hiding poor coordination and low intelligence

However, due to their individual weakness, Orks have been known to attack in such numbers that firepower alone does not suffice, and it can occasionally become necessary to despatch these aliens in close quarters fighting.

While the large frame and brutish appearance of the Ork can make them seem an intimidating foe to a cowardly soul, as a Guardsman of the Astra Militarum, you should be above such fear.

While every…

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Are YOU a Mutant?

Enjoyed the current offering of Regimental Standard today. I might be in trouble though….

The Regimental Standard

Attention, Guardsmen!

Could you be a mutant? While one of humanity’s great strengths is its biodiversity, there is a narrow line between useful adaptation and warp-tainted aberration. Constant vigilance is needed to keep the bodies of your regiment – both your own and those of your comrades – free of mutation.

Due to the increased workload on Mutation Inspectors, the Departmento Munitorum has ingeniously devised a mutation self-report system, allowing for your reassignment to a role that better suits any vile, abnormal talents you may have.

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0 Points: While you possess a commendable level of purity, Guardsman, such unmolested genes suggest frequent shirking of front-line combat duty against the forces of Chaos. You have been assigned to the front of the next assault wave in order to rectify your deficiency of courage.

Between 1 and 9 Points: While your level of impurity is relatively minor, there is no guarantee…

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The History of the Imperium: Tanks of Old Terra

I particularly enjoyed this “history lesson” from the latest issue of The Regimental Standard.  Informative and inspirational!

“… the Tyger is probably named after an animal of Old Earth, in this case, large, nine-legged insectoids from the Yndonesian Bloc, bred as beasts of war.”

As one of my friends and regular opponents likes to say, “Seems legit to me!”

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The Regimental Standard

Attention Guardsman! The Imperium, and indeed the Astra Militarum, has a long, grand history, an unbroken line of memory from the distant days of Terra to the modern era.

While the study of history beyond great Imperial battles and the names of Imperial saints can, for simpler minds, raise heretical questions, we here at the Regimental Standard are committed to keeping you informed. Today, we look at the older predecessors of the Leman Russ in the first of our exciting History of the Imperium series.

We’ve enlisted Tech-Priest Kappa-Nu AX77446 to share some of the Adeptus Mechanicus’ valuable insights into the history of tank warfare.


Kappa-Nu AX77446: Greetings, Guardsmen. While many of you will never know the joys of replacing one’s body with an invulnerable augmetic shell, some of you may get to experience the next best thing – serving worshipfully in the belly of one of…

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