Greetings, injured Guardsmen!

You’re receiving this very special Regimental Standard after your heroic actions on the battlefield recently resulted in some mild alterations to your corpus. 

Firstly, let us congratulate you on your fine efforts. You have been rewarded with a generous 48 hours of bed rest to reflect upon your actions – while your sacrifice was only partial, you are still an example to your fellows. Why, if any Guardsmen was half the soldier you were… well, they’d be a quarter of a soldier! But that is beside the point.

Secondly, we would like to acquaint you with our new range of battlefield bionics. As part of a trial scheme, we are offering enhancements to warriors below veteran grades, and we want to offer you the chance to be among the first cybernetic warriors to be reborn in iron for the Emperor. Truly, you will be as unto the mighty Iron Hands!*

Good luck, Guardsmen!

++ Thought for the Day: To err is human; to err again is treachery. ++


* Please note – any reassurance here is wholly rhetorical in nature and not an indicator of actual combat efficacy/eligibility for promotion.