Regimental Advisors are specialists who, through their expertise and unique abilities, provide Imperial Guard commanders with a tactical edge on the battlefield. The Master of Ordnance provides the ‘eyes on the battlefield’ for the regiment’s artillery, coordinating artillery bombardments with deadly accuracy. The Officer of the Fleet serves as a liaison between the Imperial Navy and the Guard, coordinating aerial strikes via Valkyrie carriers and Marauder bombers. Astropaths are Sanctioned Psykers, who ‘see what others cannot see’, allowing Imperial commanders the ability to locate ‘unseen’ enemies.
Regimental Advisors (front)
Regimental Advisors (back)
I painted the Imperial Guard/Astra Militarum Regimental Advisors set, which includes: The Master of Ordnance, the Officer of the Fleet and an Astropath. Each of these advisors performs a distinct function in the regiment; therefore, I selected colour patterns that reflects these unique roles.
Master of Ordnance: I painted the Master of Ordnance in a desert colour scheme, using a tri-colour desert camouflage pattern for the officer’s combat fatigues (I used this same camo pattern for the Armageddon Steel Legion). I used a dark olive green as the primary colour for the carapace body armour, with the Aquila and heraldry on the armour highlighted in a metallic bronze.
Officer of the Fleet: I selected greys and blues as the primary colours for the Officer of the Fleet’s uniform, as I felt these colours captures the noble bearing and authority of a senior naval officer.
Astropath: I selected purple as the primary colour for the Astropath, as I felt this colour captures the mysticism and eccentricity of a Sanctioned Psyker. That is, according to colour theory, the colour purple is associated with the sacred, magic, the third-eye and mystery.
In a future post, I plan on created file cards, similar to the ones created for Colonel Schaeffer’s Last Chancers, for the Regimental Advisors.
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