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/tg/ needs more hold the line.

They're just men, no geneseed, thin amour, standard weapons. Still they hold the line. In the face of unimaginable horrors, they hold the line. When one falls, another steps forward. They are the men of the Imperial Guard, throw at them what you will, they will hold the line.

>> No.9665693

love isn't always on time?

>> No.9665702

Has it ever occured to an IG commander that human wave tactics might not be productive?

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>> No.9665707

I hold the line
With an endless barrage from my earthshakers!


>> No.9665719

Twas the night before Emperor's Day,
and he fought all alone,
in a four foot deep trench
lined with plasteel and stone.

I was traveling the warp
with gifts for the land,
when I saw this lone guardsman
making his brave stand.

I looked all about,
I looked near and far,
no Chimera, no Basilisk,
nor Techpriest or Commissar.

No Sergeant yelled orders
to this guardsman - no backing
to fight this ridge full of xeno
formed from pure evil, attacking.

His armor in tatters,
his eyes nearly blind,
A sobering truth
raced through my mind.

His position was doomed,
was my only thought
and this soldier's brave stand
would all be for naught.

The guardsman stared unblinking,
silent and alone,
his lasrifle at the ready
against his shoulder bone.

His gaze was so calm
in the face of calamity,
the perfect picture of
a guardsman of humanity.

>> No.9665725

Op, those Guard are about to get smashed, considering Ghazghkull is there personally. I think the image would've been better off with Yarrick leading the front rather than a faceless guardsman.

>2+ Armor saves

>> No.9665730

Who was this brave hero
whose position I'd spied,
warring against
this unstoppable tide?
I now knew that all humans
I would see this night,
owed their lives to these guardsmen
who were willing to fight.

Soon all round the galaxy
the children would play,
and grownups would praise
the bright Emperor's Day.

They all lived their lives
every month of the year,
Because of brave guardsmen
like the one standing here.

A tear came to my eye
for those who stood alone,
on a cold Emperor's Day Eve
on a planet far from home.

Their great sacrifices
I could never betray
So I drew my burning sword
to join in the fray

The soldier did turn
and I heard a rough voice.
"My Emperor, rest easy,
this death is my choice;

I fight for a freedom
that may never be found,
but not ever shall I waver
on Your sacred ground."

Then the Guardsman turned
to face the incursions
of the foul xenos and
their unholy perversions

I kept watch for hours,
until the night was still
and the guardsman lay broken
on the bloody red hill.

I could not just leave
on that cold grim dark night,
this guardian of honor
so willing to fight.

And as the guardsman lay dying,
his soul strong and pure,
he cried, "Ave Imperator!
It's Emperor's Day! This world is secure!"

I kneeled before the fallen,
A great victory he'd won.
"Happy Emperor's Day my guardsman,
rest in peace, my son."

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>> No.9665736

It matters not, they hold the line.

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>> No.9665760

...i did not, proceed

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>> No.9665780

Ollianus Pius for Emperor!

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Courage, Duty, Honor!
We call upon our troopers in this our darkest hour
Our way of life is what we are fighting for
the flat that flies above us, inspires us each day
To give our very best, in every way
It's a good day to die
When you know the reasons why
Citizens we fight for what is right
A noble sacrifice
When duty calls, you pay the price
For the federation I will give my life
Well all is fair, in love and war
that's what my gunny says
You are not alive unless you are almost dying
There are the words I march by, Duty, Courage, Honor
Every single day and I have been trying
It's a good day to die,
When you know the reasons why
Citizens we fight for what is right
A noble sacrifice.
When duty calls, you pay the price
For the federation I will give my life
Courage, Duty, Honor!
The eagle, he flies high above us
The eagle, he make our spirits soar
He's giving the strength to carry on
To fly, and win this war!
It's a good day to die,
When you know the reasons why
Citizens we fight for what is right
A noble sacrifice.
When duty calls, you pay the price
For the federation I will give my life
Courage, Duty, Honor!
It's a good day to die,
When you know the reasons why
Citizens we fight for what is right
A noble sacrifice.
When duty calls, you pay the price
For the federation I will give my life
Courage, Duty, Honor!
For the federation I will give my life

>> No.9665791

He's spent months fighting a grueling war in which his enemies are demigods allied with daemons, and now he's found himself in the closest thing to Hell he's ever known. He probably wasn't even supposed to get teleported up to the arch-traitor's battle barge in the first place, and just ended up in the wrong place at the worst possible time.

Somehow he's survived horrors beyond comprehension to make his way to the very bridge of Horus' flagship. He saw a veritable angel call upon Horus to answer for his crimes, and he saw that angel die as messily as any guardsman. His Emperor - who he fervently believe is a god incarnate, even if he's not supposed to - lies mortally wounded, and Horus, perhaps, has taken a moment to gloat before he strikes the killing blow.

His armor is slightly more effective than tissue paper, his weapon slightly more powerful than a flashlight, and Horus' power claw is bigger than his entire body. He stands before a being infused by the dark gods with incalculable power, that can and will obliterate his soul with no more effort than it would take him to swat a gnat. Nothing he can do could possibly make a difference.

He could run. He could turn his weapon on himself. He could give in to the insidious whispers that echoe from the ship's corridors into his mind.

Ollanius Pius does the duty his Emperor requires of him. He dies standing, and he holds the fucking line.

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>> No.9665798

R e M O V e y o U R i L l E g a L C l o n e O f a T c H r I s T o p H E R p o O l E h t T p : / / 8 8 . 8 0 . 2 1 . 1 2 / i s t H E O r i G I N A L f A G G o t

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>> No.9665812

Fuck that movie and fuck the Mormon church. Song is awesome

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>> No.9665831

>They're just men

Sure, but the IG is the best of the best that the Imperium has to offer. Guardsmen are in peak physical and mental condition as well as being the best trained human soldiers in the Imperium short of Kasrkin (also technically Guardsmen) and elite Inquisitorial combat forces. And Space marines aren't properly human so they don't count.

The Imperial Guard is like a standing army of Green Béret veterans. The Planetary Defence Forces are the shit ones.


Many times. We just generally tend to see the commanders who are either incredibly stupid or in a position where the human wave is the only thing they can do due to organisational issues.

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>> No.9665879

Way to go Buzz....

>> No.9665882

Does GW hate Valhallans or something? They get less models than the rest.

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>> No.9665914

This reminds me of something I read in the IG Codex a few weeks back...when the Horus Heresy was beginning, apparently both Horus and the Imperium wasted hundreds of thousands of tanks in a massive armor battle on a world that was, in no way, strategic.

Wasn't Horus supposed to be a fucking master tactician?

>> No.9665919

W O w U G U Y s u R g o N n a G E t s O m a n y s P a m m E S s A g e s F O r s t e a L I N G A T s D o M A i N L u L l l L L l L L Z h t T p : / / 8 8 . 8 0 . 2 1 . 1 2 /

>> No.9665941


'To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing'

>> No.9665948

>Logical strategy and tactics

>> No.9665972

Does anyone remember WHY they were fighting there, though?

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>> No.9666006

>green text

>> No.9666011

>Calling him a faggot while greentexting, allthough that might be beacuse he is a faggot and not beacuse he is greentexting.
>I like pie

>> No.9666022

>this thread is now about greentext

>> No.9666029

>He likes pie
>Doesn't state which flavor he likes

>> No.9666032


...so no one remembers...

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>> No.9666055

>pie needs no flavour
>pie is pie and thus is always awesome

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>> No.9666116

>PI = 3.15
>Angry mathfags assemble!

>> No.9666231

1. wake up and go on /tg/ to see what threads made it through the night
2. find a hold the line thread with copy pasta that almost makes you BAWW over it again
3. scroll down and have it turn into a troll thread.
4 BAWWW for real

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those men are gonna get stomped

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I think we can bring this thread back into the light of His divine grace....

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Thread needs more Dappa

>> No.9667104

does anyone have the Hold the line pasta where a guard sergeant is telling a group of SMs how they hold the line...then they all toast him?

>> No.9667122

At the end of the day, though he's been ferried through Space Hell on a ship that's four thousand years old to his destination, though he deployed from high orbit with a grav chute, though he is one of ten million men raised from his homeworld to fight a war he barely understands, though he has been given a weapon that fires miniature suns and might annihilate him when he fires it because no-one knows how it works anymore, though his company is supported by tractor-tanks that run on anything you can burn, though he wages war against a devouring hivemind, space demons or a group of space communists...
...a Guardsman is a man, just like you, though he grew up in another culture. He has no millenia-old genetic engineering, no prophetic leader, no miracles of faith. He has his lasgun, his orders, and his fellow soldiers.
And he will hold the line.

>> No.9667135

Strong of body, corrupt of mind. We hold the line. We do what we do best. We die on our feet with our wounds to the fore

>> No.9667165

His body is broken, his spirit defiant
His lasgun discarded, his amour rent apart
He sees his homeworld, his wife and his son
He dies with a smile as his comrades hold the line

>> No.9667187

I feel like I'm holding the line by myself here....anyone feel like contributan?

>> No.9667210

Which IG regiment has the lowest....turnover (relatively speaking)? Probably not Valhallans as long as Chenkov is around I assume.

>> No.9667225

Tanith First and only? Pretty sure their turnover rate is zero....

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I am Iron Hands! Of the Iron Hands! And I have Iron Hands!!

>> No.9667291

Fifth Company, this is the moment of truth. You will not fear. You will not falter. You will not give a single step to the enemy.

We hold them here or we fight them on the hallowed ground of Terra itself. I for one would rather see a million human lives lost here than allow a single Ork to set foot on Earth.

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