Where does the whole -4 strength meme come from? I am looking at the 40k rulebook and the rules do not seem to corroborate the meme at all. The average Spess Mehreen has Strength 4, the average Battle Sister has Strength 3. By comparison, an Ork Boy, who is a 7 foot tall greenskinned barbarian, is Strength 3, and nothing in the entire Imperial Guard codex has a strength above 3 except for Ogryns. So, -4 strength compared to what? A Bloodthirster?