Infantry Squads form the backbone of the Astra Militarum, and countless billions of soldiers fight and die for the Imperium. In the face of the enemy, the serried ranks of the Imperial Guard are trained to stand firm and respond with a steady aim. When sergeants bellow the rank and file obey – backs stiffen and lasguns level with the foe. Opponents charging at Imperial Guard positions must first survive a blazing hail of lasfire, a fusillade that can stem the tide of all but the most determined assault.
Held up as the model against which all regiments of the Astra Militarum are measured, the Cadian Shock Troops are a disciplined and rigorously trained fighting force numbering in the millions. Even after the fall of their homeworld, Cadian guardsmen fight across almost every frontier in the Imperium, forming the backbone of the Emperor’s armies and ensuring even the toughest opponents are brought down by volleys of lasgun fire.