|Imperial Army Ground Forces Command ranks|
|O11a » Field Marshal|
|O10 » General (Colonel-General)|
|O9 » Lieutenant General|
|O8 » Major General|
|O7 » Brigadier General|
|O6 » Colonel|
|O5 » Lieutenant Colonel|
|O4 » Major|
|O3 » Captain|
|O2 » First Lieutenant|
|O1 » Second Lieutenant|
|O0 » Officer Cadet|
|E9 » Sergeant Major|
|E8 » Master Sergeant (First Sergeant)|
|E7 » Leading Sergeant|
|E6 » Staff Sergeant|
|E5 » Sergeant|
|E4 » Lance Sergeant|
|E3 » Corporal|
|E2 » Lance Corporal|
|E1 » Private (Private 1st Class)|
|E0 » Recruit (Private Recruit)|
The rank of Colonel (O6) is the commissioned officer rank in the Imperial Army that commands a Regiment or has duties of similar importance.
- For other uses see Colonel
Each Regiment in the Imperial Army, Imperial Marines and many Mercenary and Huscarle units will be commanded by a Colonel. Several staff posts at Brigade level or higher are also held by Officers with this rank.
The role of Regimental leader may occasionally be split into the Professional Commander (Colonel) and the Ceremonial Commander (Colonel-in-Chief).
The rank is often misused (and even misspelled) to mean the Leader of a Guerilla Unit, whatever its size.
The equivalent rank in the Imperial Navy is Captain.
History & Background (Dossier)
The word "colonel" derives from the same root as the word "column" (Italian: colonna) and means "of a column", and, by implication, "commander of a column". The word "colonel" is therefore linked to the word "column" in a similar way that "brigadier" is linked to "brigade", although in English this relationship is not immediately obvious. By the end of the late medieval period, a group of "companies" was referred to as a "column" of an army.
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- Douglas E. Berry. Ground Forces (Steve Jackson Games, 2000), 51.
- Gareth Hanrahan. Core Rulebook (Mongoose Publishing, 2008), 12.
- Collated by: BackworldTraveller