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Sorry, noob question. Ouch, okay, so I want to start an IG army, I think. I don't know, i've been shopping around with ideas on the GW website and on these here forums. However, I like the IW. Nice fluff, sweet paintjob. Same idea as IG, long range destruction. Would IW be good, better, best, worse? I know you're all opinionated so maybe if you could just give me the pros and cons of a IW force, that'd be swell. Thanks in advance.
If you look at the top of the chaos forum you'll see several tactica's, including the IW read it first, they were made to stop these kind of topics appearing
ouch. okay. i have read it...in fact. what i meant...more or less was if they are well suited to the type of play style i really want. are they BETTER than IG? can they "shoot and sit" just as well? compare and contrast.
Well IW are a heavy shooty army although you can't really compare them to IG, they are afterall CSM and can rely on powerfull cc units to back them up.
A lot of people sadly consider IW cheesy cause of our special rulesbut don't listen to them
IW can choose to sit back and shoot although this will earn them a rather unsportmanship reputation and it is more fun to close in on the enemy softening them up and unleashing your cc units ( much to your oppoenents surprise )
I know exactly what you mean, I play a very shooty Guard army but i give all my Officers great cc weaponry. I had a junior officer and his accompanying staff take out an archon in close combat by sheer fluke. The Archon fled, was chased down and beaten to the ground with lasguns the next turn.
That's tough... but that's exactly why I invented the USSR!
World Eaters - 2000pts
Dark Eldar - 2000pts
Imp. Guard - 2000pts, 270 men
If you choose to collect an IW army, you'll have the option to change it from shooty to a balanced set up later. This can't be done to the IG so easily...
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Please do not get annoyed on my spelling: i am not a native speaker...
PLus we have acces to some very powerfull weapons that normal CSM can't even take.
The real benefit of IW compared to IG is that they have good saves
I have about 500 pts of IG and about the same in Iron Warriors and from what I've seen, I prefer IW. Units that can take a beating are my preferred style. For some reason I often end up getting beaten senseless until I have one or two marines left, and then those two marines JUST WON'T DIE!!! My cousin and I had a twenty turn game, and in twelve of those turnsI had one marine, surrounded by two assault squads... :rofl: :rofl:
<span style='color:green'>And I'll feel better in the morning
The pain will fade as time goes by
What was taken, I won't miss, or I'll replace
Nevermind me... Well I'm all right. </span>