The Guardians, a warrior culture with a military tradition stretching back tens of thousands of years, possess without doubt the best army in the galaxy, however, the quality of their forces is balanced by their lack of numbers. Rumour has it that the Guardians have never fought a battle where they weren't outnumbered.
Just like the Guardians themselves, the origin of their army is unknown, however at present their armed forces are made up of 100% of their population. While not all guardians are on active duty at all times, they can all be deployed in times of great need.
Guardians tend to deploy in small numbers, since their population is so limited. Given this limitation, they tend not to be the antagonist in sensitive situations, preferring not to start wars if they can avoid them.
Guardians do not surrender once engaged in combat, and will fight to the death to achieve an objective, no matter the odds, often adopting a last stand position. It is a testament to their prowess that in most cases, such last stands succeed. In mixed-race forces, Guardians are usually deployed as either shock troops - an armoured spearhead to punch through enemy lines - or as the last line of defence.
|Armies||Acarid Army • Champion Army • Changeling Army • Cyborg Army • Ercinean Army • Farseer Army • Giant Army • Guardian Army • Insectoid Army • Leviathan Army • Marauder Army • Neomorph Army • Phantom Army • Reaver Army • Ronin Army • Sentinel Army • Stalker Army • Templar Army • Terran Army • Wraith Army|
|Navies||Acarid Navy • Champion Navy • Changeling Navy • Cyborg Navy • Ercinean Navy • Farseer Navy • Giant Navy • Guardian Navy • Insectoid Navy • Leviathan Navy • Marauder Navy • Neomorph Navy • Phantom Navy • Reaver Navy • Ronin Navy • Sentinel Navy • Stalker Navy • Templar Navy • Terran Navy • Wraith Navy|