Though much of an infantry regiment is made up of rank-and-file Guardsmen, those soldiers with an affinity for bulky and more complicated weaponry are often gathered together within a dedicated heavy weapons company. Individual squads are then assigned to other companies as platoon-support units, where they bolster the battle line and provide close fire support.
Imperial Guard Sentinel
The Sentinel is a one-man all-terrain bipedal vehicle, used by the Imperial Guard when firepower must be deployed rapidly and particularly in areas of difficult terrain that would immobilise heavier battle tanks. Sentinels march beside the regiments of the Imperial Guard laying waste to the foe without breaking stride.
This box set contains one multi-part plastic Imperial Guard Sentinel. This 59-piece kit has fully articulated legs, allowing for endless poses; contains all of the components to make either an Armoured or Scout Sentinel, and includes two Cadian and two Catachan pilot heads. Also supplied are all of the weapon variants mountable on a Sentinel, including: a multi-laser, a heavy flamer, an autocannon, a lascannon, a plasma cannon and a missile launcher. Model supplied with a 60mm round base.
Imperial Guard platoons are made up of several ten-man squads. In the face of the enemy the serried ranks of the Imperial Guard are trained to stand firm and respond with a steady aim. When sergeants bellow the rank and file obey; backs stiffen and lasguns level with the foe. Opponents charging at Imperial Guard positions must first survive a blazing hail of lasfire, a fusillade that can stem the tide of all but the most determined assault.
The Astra Militarum is a vast fighting formation and for its operations to go smoothly a substantial command structure is needed. Company Commanders are escorted by a hand-picked retinue of battle-scarred veterans who support their leader in the field. Depending on the situation, they can either lead the charge into the enemy or form the immovable centre of the Astra Militarum line.