BoLS logo Tabletop, RPGs & Pop Culture

GW & PETA: Put Down that Pelt Guardsmen!

2 Minute Read
Feb 9 2017


GW responds to PETA, and expands the already thankless job of Commissars across the Astra Militarum.

I’m sure you heard last week of PETA’s request that GW halt the use of pelts on miniatures. No, we are NOT making this up.

PETA-GW-2017 letter-fur


Today GW responded with their “in-character” Regimental Standard blog – issueing a new standing order to the Guardsmen of the Astra Militarum.



Here’s some key excerpts:


“Choose Flak Over Fur”

“Attention Guardsman,

It has come to our attention that the more unscrupulous of you have been using the pelts, hides and even skins of fallen xenos beasts to supplement the warmth* afforded by your combat fatigues. This is unacceptable.

…In the pursuit of victory and survival, and in the name of the Holy Emperor of Mankind, you will – of course – be required to engage in deadly combat with terrifying foes that may well be trying to flay you alive, but that’s no excuse to stoop to their level. When engaging such foes, you are permitted to undertake the following actions:

Shoot the foe. This is not limited to a single las blast or round. You may continue shooting the foe until long after he has fallen, blasting apart his body until nothing remains to threaten the sanctity of the Imperium.

Cut the foe. This can take the form of a stabbing or slashing motion. You may use knives, swords and other implements to remove limbs and maim. You may even impale the foe’s body on a polearm as a warning to others of the fate that awaits them should they stray from the Emperor’s path.

Crush the foe. Whether under the iron might of a Leman Russ battle tank or the bludgeoning blows of a rock, you may mash the foe’s bones and beat him to a bloody pulp.

What you may NOT do is wear any part of the foe. Not even if they are vicious Clawed Fiends, deadly Khymerae, or ferocious Squigs.


…This is a serious business. Adorning your uniform with unsanitary furs and pelts is punishable by immediate flaying.”

Read the Rest Here – It’s Great!


~Well played Nottingham! Note that in the Age of Sigmar, it’s still all pelts all the time. One step forward, two steps back for PETA 🙂

  • GW: Rumor Engine "Wonder Glow"