- Mar 18, 2018
To be fair I actually understand what you mean. I play Guard myself and there's a lot of Guard players out there who treat them with a weird amount of worship. Every Guard based section on a 40k forum seems to be filled with real life army reserves or right wing people that take any insult towards the Guard personally.
Me, I like the way they're presented in GW's Regimental standard and the Commissar Cain books as massive numbers of pitiful idiots. Like I don't want Guardsmen to be badass, I want 19 year old skinny kids staring up at giant monsters and shaking. I like Guardsmen dying in droves and bodies flying everywhere.
More specifically though, I want Commissars to be absolute A-holes. GW glorifies Commissars way too much. They're supposed to be imorral executioners yet all the books about them either downplay what they do or feature Commissars that don't shoot their own men.