Tom’s Imperial Guard

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We keep to the Imperium in this showcase, as Tom puts his very Soviet looking Imperial Guard on parade. We asked Tom a few brief questions about his army and took a few photos which you can view below. Tom regularly plays at Last Stand and is always up for playing the Imperial Guard. If you have any comments or questions, please check out our Forums or Facebook page.

NLS: How long have you collected your Imperial Guard?

Tom: These, about 7 years, a lot of eBay purchases because they’re out of production.

NLS: We notice a lot of metal models too…

Tom: Yeah, there’s about a hundred metal models.

NLS: What was it about Imperial Guard that made you collect them?

Tom: Well… specifically these guard, these are the Valhallans. I’m a soviet re-enactor, so Space Russians seem the most appropriate stuff for me really!

NLS: Space Russians eh, well we did notice the Russian on the models. Yarrick fitted in there as well?

Tom: Of course he did! He’s the Commissar, you know, shoot the men if they run.

NLS: Do you have a favourite unit in your army?

Tom: Well it’s all one unit basically! It’s the main infantry blob; they’ve never let me down. Well apart from the pretty tank obviously!

NLS: For someone considering collecting Imperial Guard what would your first bit of advice to them be?

Tom: Go for the infantry. Infantry and Artillery. That’s what you win battles with. Theme them, make them interesting, not just boring Cadians.

NLS: So like the “Space Russian” thing… make it your own?

Tom: Yeah, because the Cadians…. well Cadia has fallen now too! Well hopefully they’ll be new Guardsmen coming out soon too?

NLS: You never know!


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Though our tanks and artillery are mighty, it is the vast ranks of Imperial Guardsmen that shall trample the enemy to dust – let them come.

~ Lord Castellan Ursarkar E. Creed, from “Codex: Imperial Guard (5th Edition), Back Cover”

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