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Warhammer 40k Imperial Guard Triage Tag by Light-Tricks Warhammer 40k Imperial Guard Triage Tag by Light-Tricks
The latest piece in my series of 40k medical fluff documents, this is a rough draft of the triage tag (front on left, back on right). A must for all Imperial medical personnel, from medics and nursing staff to the Chirurgeon-General.

These tags are attached to the casualty by the likes of a field medic (whatever name you prefer) so they go to the right places and get the right aid as they're passed along the different personnel in the chain of evacuation.

If feedback is generally positive, I'll modify a version to actually resemble a tag, and eventually make a physical tag when I have time.

I am considering a slight rejig of the system to make it more "grimdark" (yet still workable) in making reverse triage standard, this is often used by real-world militaries in wartime to keep the maximum number of soldiers on the field, so they treat the minor ones first to get them "fighting fit" and then save the severe ones if they can. I imagine in 40k there would be less effort to save the severe ones.

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Forge-Silvershield Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I find this very interesting. It's the fans like us that think further into the 40K universe that make things interesting. Excellent job!!
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Usafkid94 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
This is awesome
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Interface Designer
Thanks very much :)
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flakfanatic Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Considering the fact that swarming their opponents with bodies that can shoot back is the IG's main strategy, I'm not sure whether the sledgehammer of the Emperor will even bother, especially the ones from Krieg.

But it's still awesome to see something like this. Anything that provides an insight into the workings of the Imperium apart from lasguns and commissars makes the universe even more exciting.
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Usafkid94 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I think it is possible for some regiments that tend to care more about their troopers, ie tanith. Of course, not to outright disagree with you good sir.
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Interface Designer
Thanks very much, really appreciate that. I think there's a bit more tactical nuance in the Guard than often presented, otherwise there wouldn't be room for a wargame :p saying that the new medical stuff I've been working on is much darker (but is still pretty close to real military medicine) - if it's cheaper/easier to recruit and train do that, if it's easier/cheaper to provide medical treatment (repair the weapon) do that - that more calculating approach I find much more grim dark than the indifferent use of hordes
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extondude Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
tempted to fill one out for the lolz xD
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012   Interface Designer
Go for it lol, I have a friend who always kills of his characters in fluff if they die in game. We've just altered this slightly, so one character was only seriously wounded, so I ended up writing a bit of a jokey medical report for him and said I'd fill in a few on my medical documents to put in his army carry case lol.

If you like, you can read it here :) [link]

The tags almost entirely workable in "real-life" though most paramedics I know may be a little bemused by the bionics bit at the very least lol
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LordSia Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Cool. Very cool.
And yes, 40K has a vastly different standard - for one, cheap and plentiful bionics means that they are considerably less picky about saving limbs than saving lives. Also, painkillers are for wusses - paralysers to keep them from flailing around while you stitch them together inside out is good enough...
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner May 23, 2012   Interface Designer
haha spot on
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