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Leading From the Front

My Praetorian Imperial Guard forces for Warhammer 40k received a boost recently when I received two new squads with command and heavy weapons from an old friend.

That means I can now field an under-strength Company of six infantry squads, organised into two platoons, several heavy weapon squads, and a Command HQ.

Warhammer 40k Imperial Guard Praetorian Command HQ
The banner of Praetoria is carried into battle

With the increase in troop strength came the necessity for improved mobility and communications capability for the Captain and his staff.

So the Techpriests got to work and dusted off the squad’s somewhat neglected Chimera. Several days of drilling, welding and much liturgical chanting later, a state-of-the-art suborbital transmitter array was fitted, which thanks to the Chimera’s STC compliant configuration slots neatly into one of the lasgun ports.

Warhammer 40k Imperial Guard Praetorian Command Chimera
Chimera Command tank with long-range antenna

In order to allow the relaying of orders outside the tank, a comms panel was fitted to either side of the hull.

Finally, as part of the reconsecration ceremony into the Emperor’s service, the proud Praetorian colours were painted onto the tank’s sides and new campaign markings added on the turret.

Warhammer 40k Imperial Guard Praetorian Command Chimera
The comms panel can be linked directly into the radio transmitter

Mechanised Combat Patrol

My Praetorian Imperial Guard platoon has been issued with mechanised reconnaissance capability in the shape of a Scout Sentinel. This comes as a great relief to the soldiers who until now had to conduct extended patrols on foot.

Imperial Guard Praetorian Scout Sentinel
Praetorian Scout Sentinel setting off on patrol

Armed with a standard issue multilaser, it can engage light targets if hostile contact is made.

Imperial Guard Praetorian Scout Sentinel
Praetorian Scout Sentinel with multilaser

The pilot is heading towards unconfirmed enemy sightings to assess the threat level to this section of the front line.

Imperial Guard Praetorian Scout Sentinel
Praetorian Scout Sentinel pilot

It might not be the mightiest war machine in the galaxy, but as a regular footslogger you’d still want to get out of a Sentinel’s way.

Imperial Guard Praetorian Scout Sentinel
Praetorian Scout Sentinel advancing