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There's a lot of discussion aobut the impact of 5th rules on IG so I thought I would ask for views on this one issue....
One of the biggest changes I can see for the 5th edition is this odd rule Troops as scoring units. In the case of the BA codex (from GW errata) for 5th, the Scouts are now classified as Elites. Presumably the old Scout is not considered effective enough to capture an objective? So now he is pushed out of Troops and into...Elites. Yes a quality troop type...really?
So when Codex IG is revamped, what will be classed as a Troop type for capturing objectives?
Presumably, in the same way as the BA codex, Conscript platoons will now not be worthy of capturing objectives, so GW will fudge them somewhere else...where? This idea is too rigid and very badly thought out. Better to say which units can count as scoring and have done with it. But please don't just move things in and out of Troops. So, IG Veterans and Stormtroopers can't take objectives? Why? Perfectly experienced for this role.
A badly thought out kludge.
well lets see....the Imperial guard gets somethin called a infantry platoon. you know consists of 5 squads of guardsmen lead by hq that costs 1 on the FoC and they get 1 heavy weapon and 1 special weapon per squad... Rumors in the new codex suggest that not only will the platoons get alot of attention but: vehicles will be attachable to them (sentinels im guessing like the command hq support), hardedned veterans will be a upgrade for the platoons, platoons get something called Platoon Drill that allows them to ignore the whole shooting through units gives the target a 4+ save, also they will get upgrades like chimeras, grav chutes,etc. For troops thats pretty damn good.....so hardened vets would be able to capture objects cause they are in a infantry platoon which is a troop choice.
your complaining about scouts....really??...they are better off sniping enemy units while Tactical Squads, who frankly can do alot better than scouts, can hold these objectives with their heavy weapons and special weapons....also correct me if im wrong but my Army Builder states that BA get Assault squads as a a troop choice so there more option for you.
So instead of complaining about the rules check your options
So lets see
IG- get a really flexible infantry platoon in the next codex release that can all sort of shit attached and be able to do well at holding points
BA- assault squads and tacticals as troops....thats pretty good.
Last edited by Cadian Guard; July 30th, 2008 at 02:28.