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Sunday, 19 December 2010

WarpCon Army Idea AGAIN AGAIN - Imperial Guard

Well, DeathKorpsofWar offered me access to his IG for the event (in January) in this thread, and this is what I would want to use, if playing Guard...I don't think I'll be taking him up on his very kind offer (it's like 400 miles away, they're not mine if they get lost/stolen/broken, virtually no practice time) but I appreciate it nonetheless.  :)

So, I think THIS is what I would field, if getting an IG army from the aether...

Vendetta: - 130


Vendetta: - 130

Company Command Squad:
4 Meltaguns, Officer of the Fleet - 120

Platoon Command Squad:
4 Meltaguns  - 70

HWS:
3 Autocannons - 75

HWS:
3 Autocannons - 75

Infantry Squad 1:
Lascannon, Chimera [Multi-Laser, Heavy Flamer] - 125


Infantry Squad 2:
Lascannon, Chimera [Multi-Laser, Heavy Flamer] - 125
Infantry Squad 3:
Lascannon, Chimera [Multi-Laser, Heavy Flamer] - 125
Leman Russ Squadron:
Exterminator, Exterminator - 300

Leman Russ Squadron:
Exterminator, Exterminator - 300

...Then, I'm torn.  I want to go:

Veterans:
Melta, Melta, Flamer, Nick a Chimera from above - 95 (plus Chimera)

Take two of those, and scrape ten points somewhere.  Probably dropping the OotF, in which case I can go Trip Melta Chim instead.  Everything tells me that's the stronger variant.  But I *like* the idea of instead going:

Double Penal Legion.

That's right.  El oh el.  Thing is, they are the closest IG get to Kroot.  They make fairly expensive Bubblewrap, all told, but they have Ld8 and Stubborn, and they MIGHT get to Rend.  Being able to Scout is great, as it keeps the foe in check by wrapping in response to the foe's deployment if going first, or just advance my firebase if not.  In addition, I get a bonus to this role on their stupid chart 2/3 of the time, ie, on a 3+.  I am okay with those odds - don't you know that 3+ is the new something or other?

I know what you will say about the rest of the list:
Only 2 Vendettas - take three!
No Heavy Bolters on Vendettas? Huh?
Only one CCS??!?

 - To which I reply "Sadly, no room. Russes are expensive!"

To which you retort - "Hydras are better anyway! Use them, they're half as much!!1!"

Then we get into an argument about the merits of me being on an AV14 platform, shielding the Chims if going second vs a shooty army, etc etc.  Well, hopefully a discussion, not an argument.  Let the things I predicted, begin!
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