I finally found a really good scan on these 2 amazing pages from an old Imperial Guard codex. These are but a few of the many Regiments fighting under the imperial banners! So much inspiration from History, mythology and sci fi tropes this page tries to make it very clear that there is a regiment for any theme out there!
Unfortunately the new Codex for the Imperial Guard has gone the route of trying to standardize the Guard into Cadians. It would not surprise me if soon Cadians and Catachans are all thats left standing in the next update! So im gonna make a few of these posts a year in the hopes a few aspiring commanders out there find something that gets their creative juices flowing. Since in my opinion the latest Codex does a very bad job of it.
Something to remember about making your own Regiment is that there are literally limitless options. In the pictures below GW has made up a list of regiments consisting of Cyborgs, women, Mutants, Backwards and Future soldiers and all of them have different looks and aesthetics!
The use of Historic miniatures, green stuff, Fantasy models and 3rd party companies mean many of these options are possible!
NOTE: open these images in a new tab for a closer look! You can zoom in closer by doing this.
A while ago I compiled a short list of places to find alternate models. There are so many more places to find models these days and that list was just of some of the more popular places. Not on that list is Ramshackle Games for example. So it pays to have a look round.
When choosing bits for your regiment remember that historical models are true scale, making them a lot more proportioned and normal looking compared to Heroic scale minis. So mixing them will not work well. So choosing what scale your army will be is very important! If all your men are the same scale it will look good for sure. But mixing scales is hard to pull off.
Anyway here are some more pictures of peoples regiments!
So are you starting an Imperial Guard force anytime soon?
If so, take a look around the internet and see if you can find anything that looks cool. You are only limited by your imagination (and sometimes your wallet...)