Lurking in the Background - Imperial Guard Fluff

Hello everyone, thanks again for stopping by!  Well, today you're all in for a treat.  A few days ago, the comments section on my last post got talking about the fluff and background for 1/7 Company, and the Palladian Guard in general.  Before I start out on the whole post and reveal the free download (!), I'll wax lyrical about my passion for fluff and the Imperial Guard in general .... as well as a bit of a preamble for those of you who don't know what the Palladian Guard are all about.

Palladia is a small hive-world near Cadia, and its small manufactories are generally engaged in producing issued matches for inclusion in Shock Troopers' ration packs, pistol grips for lasguns, cleaning rods and brass insignia.  They have a large PDF, appropriate for a planet so close to the Eye of Terror, but also 27 regiments of regular, or 'Legionary' troops.  These are almost exclusively stationed on Cadia or on one of Palladia's troublesome moons.  Its troops, generally equipped like Cadians, are generally lightly-equipped compared to most Guard regiments - there are few assault weapons and only a few armoured regiments.  They do have access to extensive heavy artillery, but their strategic 'shock' value is almost nil and they find themselves employed as line holders in gruelling trench warfare more often then not.

For those who don't know, fluff is my big passion for this game - perhaps even more than painting and gaming.  I've taken an obsessive interest in historical detail and combined it with the vanilla fluff available for the 40K universe to create some minutely detailed information on the Palladians.  Just like, for example, the To&E for the Engineer Company of an Infantry Regiment, from a post way back in January ...

There are details like this for every unit in the Regiment.  Anyway, to cut a long, rambling story short all this has culminated in the production of a hefty tome of background information.  There's been a lot of people asking where they can get a copy - and I'm pleased to announce that it's going to be made available for all of my loyal fellow blogologists!

Don't delay, act now!  Simply send in a cheque or postal order for £1.99 (plus £50 for postage and handling), to Headquarters Company, 2 Battalion ... just kidding.  Although I have had some problems with untrustworthy Scotsmen stealing my pictures from the blog for their own nefarious ends, so if you'd like it, then please drop me an e-mail to, and I'll try and get it back to you ASAP.

To prevent this vital information falling into the hands of the ruinous powers, make sure you include in your e-mail a quick blurb about your own guard regiment, and I'll send you back the PDF.

Hope this helps!  Anyway, I'm off now.  With the Olympic Games hitting the UK this week my posting may get a bit lacklustre as my daily commute becomes a two-hour nightmare, but I'll do the best I can!


  1. Grr... I want to send an email, but gmail is deciding to be.... difficult right now. >_<

  2. WOW, that is amazingly generous of you. I will definitely have to take you up on that offer! I also like fluff (especially your fluff), but at the moment I'm working on a massive PhD thesis so the thought of sitting down and writing more then I already am is a bit too much. Although I might be able to manage a short page.... :)
    I think I will totally have to bind up a copy of your 'hefty tome' too. It looks very impressive :)

    1. Thanks guys! Col Ackland, yours should be in the inbox...


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