Warhammer 40k - Astra Militarum
The Astra Militarum / Imperial Guard is an Imperial faction in Warhammer 40k, produced by Games Workshop, and represent the majority of the Imperium’s vast ground-based military might.
The Space Marines are mighty warriors, but cannot be everywhere at once. Where the Astartes are a surgical scalpel, the bravery of the common human forms a bludgeoning hammer against invading Xenos and marauding Chaos warbands. Their number is so great that Imperial administrators cannot accurately account for every last head, and without their daily sacrifice, the Imperium would surely perish.
An Imperial Guard army typically overwhelms the enemy with a massed ordinance from tanks & artillery, endless ranks of mechanised infantry or elite commandos. Imperial Guard armour is versatile, strong and there is generally a tank variant suited to whatever battlefield they find themselves on. Thanks to the ability to potentially generate large numbers of command points with which to further enhance its infantry, this army can rapidly become more dangerous than they seem at first glance.