Imperial Guard Commissar

Making use of my downtime between painting up the troops, I have put some paint on the Commissar. This is the ubiquitous Imperial Guard Commissar model that came with the Start Collecting boxset, and I do really like it for its sinister appearance.

I didn’t know how I was going to go about painting him at first, so I used a few various sources and character art to figure out a painting scheme. The highlights on his outfit and the dusty effect on his boots were both down to drybrushing, and I threw in a Nuln Oil wash on his bolt pistol and bionic hand for a little shading.

The Commissar can fit an army as an Elite or HQ choice (as a Lord Commissar) depending on what you need; personally I was intending on using him as a Lord Commissar to fill an HQ slot for the time being. I’ve kept his loadout quite basic as I mainly want him around for keeping the troops from doing a runner, and I’m not expecting him to do anything Earth-shattering in combat.

Thanks for reading, take care.

12 thoughts on “Imperial Guard Commissar

    1. Steve Post author

      I read the fluff of the Commissars when I started with the Guard and they just seem like such frightening individuals, their background is very much 40k. Do any particular Commissars stick out from the novels you’ve read?

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      1. savageddt

        So far it is Gaunt from the Gaunt’s Ghosts, but ive come across some real good short stories where they were a lot more fanatical. Racheal Harris’ Novel last year was pretty good too.

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          1. savageddt

            Honourbound yeah. Not as strong in commissar material, but it had a lot of hart in my opinion. I am planning on taking the Ghosts on again this year. If you need more motivation and follow him alread, Bookstooge, who is not big on 40K has managed to get pretty far with the series. His reviews are quite well written for some one not inclined to the setting.

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            1. Steve Post author

              I’ll have a look at Bookstooge, thanks for the recommendation! Yeah I heard about Honourbound, I think it had the female Commissar character that GW made a mini for as well- would definitely like to read it.

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