There are some really nice Imperial Guard releases in May from Games Workshop. As well as the nice plastic Valkyrie, one other release is looking like a possible purchase, the Imperial Guard Regimental Advisors.
The commander of an Imperial Guard army is assisted by a host of orderlies, adjutants, aides de camps and specialist advisors from outside the regiment who are able to liaise with other elements of the battle group.
This blister contains three metal Imperial Guard Advisors, including: an Officer of the Fleet, a Master of Ordinance and an Astropath.
I am thinking they might make good characters for the Warhammer 40K role-playing game or as part of an Inquisitorial retinue.
I managed to get a sneak at the rules, the Master of Ordinance as you might expect can bring down the fury of an ordnance barrage, whilst I do like what the Officer of the Fleet can do. He has an impact on the reserves your opponent can bring to the game, reducing the reserves roll by one. Like the idea of this rule, you can imagine large Imperial ships stopping the enemy starships from supporting the battle, or aircraft of the Imperial Navy strafing a supply column or reinforcements just off the gaming table.
Nice miniature too!