Severina Raine

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She WILL enforce the Emprah's Will

Severina Raine is a Commissar currently attached to the 11th Antari Rifles, one of the Astra Militarum regiments fighting to defend the worlds of the Bale Stars from a Chaos cult called "The Sighted".


Severina is the focus character of the short story Execution, as well as the novel Honorbound, both written by Rachel Harrison.

She was deployed with the 11th Antari Rifles to the Bale stars system to aid the Imperium's war effort in the system. When the regiment was ordered to attack an enemy fortress, the captain of the regiment refused saying it was a suicide mission. He apparently forgot that saying this out loud next to a Commissar is another way of suicide.

Raine *BLAMMED* the captain and then had to calm down the regiment as she had just shot their commanding officer, who was apparently quite popular with the men. She stopped the regimental uprising by stating that the captain had refused the will of the Emperor and that she was a Commissar and shooting people who refused the Emperor's will was her job. She then took command of the regiment and charged them into the fortress, where many of them died but they overcame the defenses and destroyed the fortress.
She believes members of the Regiment still hold a grudge, which considering she shot a beloved commanding officer in front of his troops and then forced them into a bayonet charge that only a Krieger would willingly commit to, this is probably an accurate assumption.

Things got weird after that. The short version is, the Antari Rifles started finding their sanctioned psykers getting confiscated, and when they asked why they were put on more suicide charges than usual. Then Raine discovered that her sister, originally executed for heresy after a VERY public dishonorable discharge, was hit with trumped-up charges all along, and the Lord-General Militant of the Bale Stars was to blame. Turns out he was helping the Sighted. Uh oh.

Although she's not the only female Commissar portrayed in Black Library fiction, she is the only one with a (limited-run, admittedly) tabletop figure to her name.


GeeDubs wants those limited run models to sell, so they made rules for her. The fact that she got rules and an official model when characters like Cain haven't has proven divisive, to say the least.

She's a 36 point Commissar with an AP:-1 Bolt Pistol and a sword. Not a Power Sword, a normal sword with a mere AP:-1. She has the same Aura of Discipline and Summary Execution as normal Commissars, but with one bonus rule: Leading from the Front. If Severina herself is within 1 inch of enemy models, all squads in her Summary Execution range become Fearless instead. This makes her useful in close-range firefights or with melee squads in a support role, but Severina's likely dead if she gets in melee with anyone besides Tau or other Imperial Guard. This is because she doesn't hit hard and she's lacking in defensive gear (there are generic Eldar HQ choices more durable and hard-hitting than her without upgrades) so the list of things that can kill her in melee is very long.


Famous members of the Imperial Guard
Commissars: Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt - Commissar Anton Gebbet
Commissar Ciaphas Cain - Commissar Holt - Commissar Severina Raine - Commissar Yarrick
Senior Officers: Colonel Greiss - Colonel "Iron Hand" Straken - Knight Commander Pask
Lieutenant-Colonel Mikail Leonid - Lord Castellan Ursarkar E. Creed
Lord Solar Macharius
Junior Officers: Captain Al'Rahem - Commander Kubrik Chenkov
Enlisted Guardsmen: Arden - Colour Sergeant Jarran Kell - Gunner Ferik Jurgen
Mogul Kamir - Nork Deddog - Ollanius Pius - Sergeant Harker
Sergeant Lukas Bastonne - Sly Marbo
From Dawn of War I: Colonel Carus Brom - General Sturnn
Vance Motherfucking Stubbs - Governor-Militant Lukas Alexander
From Dawn of War II: Commissar Lord Bernn - Lord General Castor - Sergeant Merrick