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Monday, 19 December 2011

Interlude: Imperial Guard for those who like chips...

Am very busy with that boring Real Life nonsense at the moment (Stupid Christmas season...) and am knee deep in a quite long-winded article on playing the game at different points levels, and the pitfalls, pratfalls and pitbulls in that.  Well, maybe not so much the latter.

Anyway, I was asked (several times, to be fair, because I forgot to make a timely reply) how one would go about making an Imperial Guard army on a budget, so this is the list I have come up with that would sort-of be cheaper (financially) than perhaps I would ideally run.

That said, I haven't bothered to check how expensive this IS exactly, but I have no illusions that it'd be cheaper than getting a pile of Vendettas.



Troops:
Veterans;
3 Meltaguns, Demolitions, Chimera - 185

Veterans;
3 Meltaguns, Demolitions, Chimera - 185


Veterans;
3 Meltaguns, Chimera - 155

Veterans;
3 Meltaguns, Chimera - 155

Platoon:
PCS;
4 Flamers, Kraks, Chimera - 110
Infantry Squad 1;
Lascannon, Sniper Rifle - 75
Infantry Squad 2;
Lascannon, Sniper Rifle - 75
Heavy Weapons Squad;
3 Autocannons - 75
Heavy Weapons Squad;
3 Autocannons - 75
HWS;
3 Mortars - 60

HWS;
3 Mortars - 60
Special Weapons Squad;
3 Meltaguns - 65

Heavy Support:
Leman Russ Exterminator;
Exterminator Autocannon - 150

Leman Russ Exterminator;
Exterminator Autocannon - 150
Manticore;
Heavy Bolter - 160

HQ:
Lord Commissar;
Camo Cloak, Chimera - 135

Fast Attack:
Armoured Sentinel;
Missile Launcher - 65

Armoured Sentinel;
Missile Launcher - 65

SWS steals the Commissar's Chimera...Suppose DoW would be an issue with so many HWS though.  Ponder, ponder...

I'm not entirely convinced they aren't too much of a detriment (despite being damn cheap, and something I consider well worth an adequate period of testing) so out goes they, and out goes the Armoured Sentinels, both to free up the FoC better, and of course to give us more points.  Two-hundred and fifty points, to be precise, which funnily enough is the exact amount required to replace those 4 units with 2 nice little armoured vehicles to add to our 2 Russes, a Manticore, and 6 Chimeras (and 9 tanks at 2k doesn't fell enough, no chance!)

"BUT WHICH ARMOURED UNITS, TKE?!" - I hear you cry...
Observe.  The final list.


HQ:
Lord Commissar;
Camo Cloak, Chimera - 135



Troops:
Veterans;
3 Meltaguns, Demolitions, Chimera - 185

Veterans;
3 Meltaguns, Demolitions, Chimera - 185
Veterans;
3 Meltaguns, Chimera - 155

Veterans;
3 Meltaguns, Chimera - 155

Platoon:
PCS;
4 Flamers, Kraks, Chimera - 110
Infantry Squad 1;
Lascannon, Sniper Rifle - 75
Infantry Squad 2;
Lascannon, Sniper Rifle - 75
Heavy Weapons Squad;
3 Autocannons - 75
Heavy Weapons Squad;
3 Autocannons - 75
Special Weapons Squad;
3 Meltaguns - 65

Fast Attack:
Devil Dog;
Heavy Flamer, Smoke Launchers - 125

Devil Dog;
Heavy Flamer, Smoke Launchers - 125



Heavy Support:
Leman Russ Exterminator;
Exterminator Autocannon - 150
Leman Russ Exterminator;
Exterminator Autocannon - 150
Manticore;
Heavy Bolter - 160

TOTAL: 2000

Well, Imperial Guard Commanders and various listwriters?  Can you come up with a cheaper IG list that's still pretty decent?






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