Imperial Guard regiments are often called upon to fight gruelling wars of attrition lasting years or even decades. As time passes, each company will shrink in size as casualties take their inevitable toll. Those that survive are the hardiest troopers in the Astra Militarum. Their battlefield prowess has been honed in the fires of war, forging them into warriors who have learned to fight and kill with lethal efficiency. Veterans are battle-hardened elites, the first squad into an assault, and the last to retreat.