Wednesday 18 March 2020

Imperial Guard (Astra Militarum) Commissars: Part 2

Fiercely loyal servants of the God-Emperor, Imperial Commissars are political officers from the Officio Prefectus, who serve within Imperial Guard regiments. Commissars are both respected and feared by the troopers as it is their responsibility for ensuring discipline and loyalty among the ranks. All too often Imperial Guard regiments face overwhelming odds; it’s the Commissar’s job to boost the morale and fighting spirits of the men and women in the regiment, ensuring the soldiers hold their positions and fight, even when faced with certain death.

Imperial Guard Commissars (front)

Imperial Guard Commissars (back) 

I finished painting three metal Imperial Guard Commissars.  Among these miniatures is the 1997 Games Day Female Commissar, which is one of five different female Imperial Guard metal miniatures GW created in the 1990s and 2000s (please note, I am unfamiliar with the Rogue Trader era models; thus, I am unsure if any female Guard miniatures were created then).  The other female Imperial Guard miniatures (shown below) are the Catachan grenade launcher trooper, the female ‘Ghost’ (Tanith First and Only), Rocket Girl (Last Chancers) and Warrior Woman (Last Chancers).

Female Imperial Guard Miniatures (Left to Right: Rocket Girl, Warrior Woman, Games Day ‘97 Commissar, Female Ghost, Catachan Grenade Launcher Troopers x 2). 

For more images of these miniatures, please visit the Commissars section of the Old Guard; a website dedicated to Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40K miniatures, with a focus on the classic range of Imperial Guard models from the 1990s.

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