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As Im currently writing on my own piece of 40k novel, I want some information about the Commissariat (the Commissars and stuff), like different rules, what they are supposed to do in different situations and their special made handbook. Like whats the code for an summary execution (I think Ive read in Gaunts Ghosts is called a Ten-Ninety but I might be wrong). Much appreciated in advance.
 

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Can't really think of anything off the top of my head, but I would reccommend reading Gaunt's Ghosts(again) and Ciaphas Cain novels. Both about commissars, so hopefully some info on the inner workings.
 

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Well from within the Cain series, what I got was that all commissars, stormtroopers, naval pilots and a few other elite groups all have the same basic knowledge training to start and then get taught exacting detail later , but still within the same compound that they started in.
 

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Oh ya, that's right. A lot of commissars come from the orphan schools. Schola Progenium. As well as Stormtroopers, and officers I believe.
 

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Can't really think of anything off the top of my head, but I would reccommend reading Gaunt's Ghosts(again) and Ciaphas Cain novels. Both about commissars, so hopefully some info on the inner workings.
Well I might go on that suggestion and buy the Cain novels and re-read the Gaunts Ghosts. :victory:

Well from within the Cain series, what I got was that all commissars, stormtroopers, naval pilots and a few other elite groups all have the same basic knowledge training to start and then get taught exacting detail later , but still within the same compound that they started in.
Oh ya, that's right. A lot of commissars come from the orphan schools. Schola Progenium. As well as Stormtroopers, and officers I believe.
Yes, that Ive read about. Thats why they are the "elite", they are prepped from childs years to stand against Chaos and stay in the Emperors service.
 

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Well, you could always check Lexicanum, I dont know what information you will find there, but you might find something, and as the other guys here said: Read the Gaunts Ghost series and the Cain series, they are good sources for this kind of information...

Good luck with writing! :victory:
 

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Ive read from Last Chancers that anyone can have Commissiriant status, like penal Legion Officers, and can use that status to induct or punish others into their service. They can execute anyone higher in authority to them if reason arises too. They are like one step below Inquisitor really.
 

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Commisars are based on soviet political officers. Alot of the fluff is stolen from thier history.

Essentially to be a commisar you need to have shown exceptional loyalty and bravery in the face and certain death. They come from a different strand to the Inq though. as their authority only extends to imperial guard and governers in time of war, the Inq have final authority over all at all times.

Did you ever play final liberation? Theres a rather hard commisar in that, Holt. The cutscene videos are on youtube, may help to give you some inspiration
 

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That was a good hint Barnster, Holt is the man! He really is kind of cool, did`nt he point that funny little Las Pistol at the governor? Thats kind of what commisars do, right?
 

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try and find a copy of the imperial infantry mens uplifting primer it says what things are punishable by what.
Found it (I think). Will have a look at it. Thanks for the tip. :so_happy:

Well, you could always check Lexicanum, I dont know what information you will find there, but you might find something, and as the other guys here said: Read the Gaunts Ghost series and the Cain series, they are good sources for this kind of information...

Good luck with writing! :victory:
Lexicanum is good at giving facts, but not the curiousa like small details, only the big picture. You know what I mean? I'll definitely have a re-look now that Im done with Gaunts Ghosts: The Lost. Thank you. :biggrin:

Ive read from Last Chancers that anyone can have Commissiriant status, like penal Legion Officers, and can use that status to induct or punish others into their service. They can execute anyone higher in authority to them if reason arises too. They are like one step below Inquisitor really.
Yeah I kinda got that hint in Cadian Blood when the Captain in charge had some special training with dealing with the psykers on the regiment (like a Commissar) but for some reason they got a Commissar anyhow. :dunno:

Commisars are based on soviet political officers. Alot of the fluff is stolen from thier history.

Essentially to be a commisar you need to have shown exceptional loyalty and bravery in the face and certain death. They come from a different strand to the Inq though. as their authority only extends to imperial guard and governers in time of war, the Inq have final authority over all at all times.

Did you ever play final liberation? Theres a rather hard commisar in that, Holt. The cutscene videos are on youtube, may help to give you some inspiration
That I know, what they are based upon. what Im looking for is the small details for Commissar. Like when they ship someone out for penal duty, what that have for codenumber in the lawbook or whatever to call it (Im terrible at explaining. I think Ive seen those cutscenes but it was long ago. Will take a look. ^^
 
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