A Tank Commander rides to battle in the cupola of a mighty Leman Russ battle tank. They typically lead a squadron of Leman Russ tanks. These grizzled men are virtually one with their machine, possessing an implicit knowledge of armoured warfare in all its forms. Granted their pick of the armoured fighting vehicles available to their regiment, they are further entitled to pick their crew from the finest veterans. The average Tank Commander is therefore a steely eyed ace, heading up a crew of the very best their regiment has to offer.
These veteran armour commanders will often be assigned temporary leadership of infantry or artillery assets.
Notable Imperial Guard Tank Commanders
- Maximillian Weisemann
- Silas Ovik
- Tulathan - Vastadt 4th Independent Tank Regiment
- Kastock - commands the Leman Russ, Kasr's Vengeance and his Regiment defends the Imperium world Calder's Reach.
- Astrov Yemenev - Vostroyan 24th ‘Iron Bloods’ Armoured Regiment.[4a]
- Pysell Roderrik - Currently leading his Cadian armoured battle group in battle against Necron.[4b]
- Astrov Yemenev - Vostroyan Firstborn
- 1: Codex: Astra Militarum (6th Edition) - Tank Commanders
- 2: Imperial Armour - Imperial Vehicles for Warhammer 40,000, pg. 27
- 3: Warhammer: Visions 23 - Leman Russ Tech-Command
- 4: Codex: Astra Militarum (8th Edition)
|Command||Company Command Squad • Platoon Command Squad • Scion Command Squad • Tank Commander • Regimental Advisors • Commissar • Primaris Psyker • Tech-priest Enginseer • Priest|
|Troops||Infantry Squad • Heavy Weapons Squad • Special Weapons Squad • Armoured Fist Squad • Veteran Squad • Scions Squad • Penal Legion Troopers • Ogryn Squad • Ratling Squad • Psyker Battle Squad • Rough Rider Squad|