Independent Character: Unless accompanying a Command squad, Force Commander Astelan is an independent character and follows the independent special rules in the Warhammer 40k rulebook.
Unquestionable loyalty: Force Commander Astelan's unquestionable loyalty to the Emperor is exceptional; he has continued to pursue the Emperors dream these past 40,000 years. Therefore in game terms he will attack the Emperors enemies so ferociously that will not stop until all are defeated and dead. To represent this on the first turn of each Assault and close combat roll a D3 and add it to his Attacks this is used instead of the additional attack gained by assaulting. Force Commander Astelan must sweeping advance he may not consolidate. Force Commander Astelan will always move closer to the closest enemy to him.
Undying Faith To The Emperor: Astelan's quest to relive the great crusades of the Emperor, keep him fighting whilst most others would fall, utterly determined to achieve his dream he will shake off even the most fatal of blows. This undying faith grants Astelan a 5+ invulnerable save.
Militant General: Force Commander Astelan when stranded on a Tharsis managed to train up local civilians and guardsmen into an elite fighting force. Due to this Astelan always does rigorous training on his troops and hence is allowed 0-2 stormtrooper squads as a troops choice. See below.
Command Squad: May be accompanied by a Fallen Command Squad see below.
Loyalist Fallen: Astelan is a Loyalist Fallen and so follows all their special rules.