Attention Guardsman! As a member of the Astra Militarum, you will be expected to follow many orders. While all of these are of paramount importance, it is upon six key orders that the strength of the Guard rests! Knowing these orders can be the difference between life and death on the battlefield.*
Never fear Guardsman – misinterpreting orders through ignorance is a thing of the past! This cut-out-and-keep guide means that you’ll never again have to worry about using volley fire when aimed fire is needed, or accidentally falling back from a mob of Orks when ordered to engage them in close combat. It’s like basic training in your pocket!**
There you have it, Guardsman! This completes your standard order training. Ignorance is no longer an excuse**** when such orders are issued and not complied with, and cowardice and treachery will be assumed.
Thought For the Day – One man is not at army, but an army must act with one purpose.
* Whom among us could forget the tragic incident in which the entire 49th Company of the Oceanian Chem-Guard interpreted the command to fall back as a call to affix bayonets and charge. While the ensuing massacre was a testament to the tenacity and bravery of the Astra Militarum, losses were unacceptable – uniforms, lasguns and vehicles were rendered irrecoverable, putting considerable strain on the Departmento Munitorum.
** Please note that possession of these cards is not an acceptable excuse for missing morning combat drills.
*** Consulting your handbook is not recommended when the enemy is within melee engagement range.
**** Ignorance was never an excuse.