The Maccabian Janissaries are Imperial Guard Regiments from the Shrine World of Maccabeus Quintus. Consisting of the finest warriors from the Maccabian Militia, the Maccabian Janissaries are driven by a fanatical faith and view their service in the Imperial Guard as a pilgrimage to carry out the will of the Emperor. Janissaries never return to their homeworld once accepted into their Regiments, stubbornly refusing even the rare gift of retirement. Rather, they will all choose to inevitably die fighting far away from their place of birth. If by happenstance a Maccabian Jannissary Regiment is demobilized after a campaign, its members will often find themselves on other pilgrim trails in other parts of the Imperium, guarding the faithful from heretics and Xenos.
Well-trained and known as highly capable marksmen, Janissaries are notable for their finely-wrought fully enclosed armour, whose helmets bare the image of Saint Drusus. They are known to battle in carefully organized formations, often advancing shoulder-to-shoulder and unleashing volleys of accurate fire into enemy units.
- Maccabian 5th "Drusus's Own" - Fought in the Achilus Crusade
- Maccabian 16th Janissaries - Fought in the Achilus Crusade
- Maccabian Janissaries 1322nd - Led by Major Gwendolin Tsavice. Having fought on the frontline for over a decade, the Maccabian 1322nd is exhausted and depleted. They are currently embroiled against Dominate and Chaos forces in the resource-rich Katacallia System.