The Pouian Hiveguard regiment stems from the world of the same name. Its hives are dystopian industrial hellscapes as is common in the Imperium, with the noble ruling house looking down on the inferior classes from the heights of the spire. The regiment has taken to heart this philosophy, including vast numbers of hive scum as conscripts to shield the more valuable household infantry that has sworn allegiance to the noble house Cervarium, the rulers of the planet. Each hive is the feudal domain of a scion from the house, and its regiments wear proudly its heraldy: a crimson deer head on a field of gold. Rarely do the nobles visit the hives tough, most dwelling in the jungle moon of Castor, home of the first settlement and ancient noble states. it was only with time and overpopulation that the rocky Pouia was settled, together with the airless moon of Polux. Duly indoctrinated and fanatically loyal to the house, the hiveguard also doubles as the local Arbites.
Rumor has it that Castor was in ancient times a maiden world of the insidious eldar, and the hiveguard is always on the lookout for the alien's return, as has happened a number of times.
The planet has commercial ties with the nearby forgeworld of Metalica, providing it with raw goods, foodstuffs and pre processed material in exchange for more advanced tech.
The squad's number is worn in the right pauldron, while the company's icon is painted on the head, in this case it's 2nd squad of company B.
I used blue as the spot colour since it contrasts both with the gold and the red, it came out a bit muted after inking so next time maybe I'll paint it afterwards
Of course, all genders are welcome in the
meatgrinder Imperial Guard
Veteran squads include a number of specialists such as this sniper