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I thought this would be interesting because they are both kinda horde and they have similar weaponry. I dunno your yhoughts would be welcome.
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Well, the thing is the two lists are not really that similar. Very rarely do you see horde IG armies. Their main appeal is the huge tanks. Not their best strenght, but thats what people go for most of the time.
LATD are something completely different. People choose LATD for the modeling. Thats why i have a small force. They are a meat shield for the chaos space marines. Just like spinegaunts are the meat shield for nids. On the similar weaponry front, there might be 1-2 squads with lasguns in LATD. Not much more. Those that do will have special weapons and infiltrate whenever they can, being close to the enemy and getting CC'd. Something guardsmen dont like. Read the Lost in Space comics, the one in Vallahan's signature.
So, really they are quite different.
The Traitor Guard entry in the LatD list are basically fire support for the Horde which make up most of the list.
My LatD list is consists of 2 champions, large units of mutants, daemons, hounds, a defiler and a unit of marines. For fire support I've added two units of traitors with heavy and special weapons.
Would it be a smart idea to add in traitor guard to my IW so I can get the Leman Russ?
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certainly, read the novel torm of Iron, the IW there have large numbers of traitor tanks such as Leman Russ with them.
But you can also use it to get multiple basilisk
<quote> Would it be a smart idea to add in traitor guard to my IW so I can get the Leman Russ? <quote>
Unfortunatly you can't. LaTD is a exclusive listing. Though it uses units from the Chaos Codex, it cannot do the reverse. The Chaos Codex cannot take units from LaTD. Which sucks in IMHO. Would love to see some Plague Zombies in Deathguard, or Burly Mutants to soak up shots for Khorne Berserkers Or hell some cheap troop choices to help out the Thousand Sons.
In your desire to have a Leman russ for Iron Warriors you can choose to take Space Marines (With legion rules) in your Elite choices for LaTD. Though you will loose out on the 4 heavy choices the Legion rules itself are provided to sole Chaos Space Marine Armies.
I think your wrong about that you can use 0-2 chaos marine throops in a LATD army it says at the front.
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latd is better they can haave the heavy support of them which is the only good part of IG so then you can also have more units than like the nids and so then you become the most coolest army everrrr
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