Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online

 

Warhammer 40K Forum

Tank commisars?
Reply
Old 28 Jun 2009, 19:39   #1 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 423
Default Tank commisars?

The question is in the title really, how do armoured divisions use commissars? Do they ride along in their own leman russes and such? Or are they not present at all? I would also like to know if they execute tank crews at all, and have training at driving and manning tanks

Thanks in advance
__________________


C:\Users\Samuel\Pictures\SINDRI.jpg
fattyboy5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 Jun 2009, 19:45   #2 (permalink)
Kroot Shaper
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 76
Default Re: Tank commisars?

Commissar Yarrick has a baneblade, the Fortress of Arrogance.

Other than that, in the Ciaphas Cain novels, Cain rides along in chimeras and salamanders as needed.
__________________

I also made the banner.
forrestfire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 Jun 2009, 20:10   #3 (permalink)
Kroot Shaper
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: England
Posts: 75
Send a message via MSN to Inquisitor Raikov
Default Re: Tank commisars?

You've read Gaunts Ghosts surely? =P Look at Vervunhive, the tank Commissar in there is basically what they are, they're like normal Tank Commanders in Armoured Regiments, except they have big vox-casters so they can shout their praises of the Emperor without clogging vox networks. As far as I know, tank crews aren't renowned for running away, but I always had the image of the Commissar being in a Vanquisher, and any tank that falters in its duty is thereby executed in the most explosive way possible. You have failed the Emperor. Epically.
__________________
Brostin, Flamers are NOT for cooking marshmallows!
Inquisitor Raikov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 Jun 2009, 15:17   #4 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ont, Canada
Posts: 307
Default Re: Tank commisars?

In the old tank company rules, were there not rules for Commissar tanks? I'm really not sure where the old books are right now after the move or I'd look it up. So if anyone can help confirm this, please do.
__________________
We are all but a weapon in the right hand of the Emperor.

But you don't want to know what he does with his left...
Twiggen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 Jun 2009, 15:20   #5 (permalink)
Ethereal
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: On the Midnight Ocean
Posts: 26,404
Send a message via MSN to Wargamer
Default Re: Tank commisars?

It has never been made clear whether the "Commissar Tank" is just a part of the Squadron / Company / Regiment and the Commissar has 'hopped aboard', or whether it is his own tank to do with as he sees fit.

Personally, I feel the latter is a more sound concept; it allows the Commissar to actively support the line, as well as punish should it be required.
__________________
Farewell, Kangaroo Joe, you shall not be forgotten.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Norman
"Wargamer is never wrong, Frodo Baggins; he knows precisely the rules he means to."
Wargamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 Jun 2009, 15:49   #6 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,245
Default Re: Tank commisars?

Hehe, i just imagined a commissar 'upgrading' his pistol for a missile launcher. that would make me laugh.... But in responce to the question, i would imagine a commissar would be asigned a tank in the armoured regiment and that would be his to do with as he wills.
__________________
Sorry if my posts are messy or unreadable. My keyboard is naff!
warriorchris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 Jun 2009, 16:31   #7 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,234
Send a message via AIM to Death-Merchant
Default Re: Tank commisars?

well a commisar blowing up his own tanks just seems a little out of line. theres a clear difference between a 6 point guardsmen and a 150 point leman russ. i would say he would just inspire his troops, not taking shots at his own men.
Death-Merchant is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Godhammer super heavy tank, just about done [very big tank] messyart Conversion 51 28 Jul 2008 19:51
Eldar Tank Problems - Tank Shock Faolin Tau 21 09 Apr 2008 03:11
commisars and Hardened Fighter Doctrines Crisis 541 Imperial Guard 15 26 Aug 2006 16:55
Mako Light Tank and Whiteshark Super Heavy Tank TauberAlles House Rules 13 28 Mar 2006 22:01
commisars = inspector freezing Imperial Guard 14 17 Dec 2005 14:18