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Some forward on this list. I have been playing Tau for several years now and I decided recently to start a second army and been wavering between a Tyranid Nidzilla list and a Imperial Gaurd Armored Company (which has always looked cool to me). Unfourtunatly the later is not really a option outside of Apocalypse since it is not allowed in the GT tournament rules (which is what most of the games a my local store use), but I am still looking for a tank-heavy force.
Comparing the two I am fairly certain that the nidzilla list is substantially more resilient and more powerful against the majority of forces than a IG list. However the IG list, even without being able to field a true AC list, can put out a large number of tanks which are, quite frankly, cooler than a hulking monstrosity (and have more interesting fluff imo), not to mention the plethora of excellent option they have open in Apocalypse games (the Shadowsword is your friend).
So, in summary what I am wondering from those of you who have been playing IG is, are they (particularly a tank/vehicle-heavy list) completitive? Do they do well in tournaments?
A list I was considering can be found here: http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...cle-heavy.html
I'd say you'd do fairly well against most opponents. The only thing you'd REALLY need to watch out for is a competent Necron player who knows his army...the gauss rule just devours IG Armored Companies as if they weren't there in the first place.
re the list - you need to sort out how you are providing moral, otherwise generally mech do pretty well, provided you consider the chimeras largely as stationary fire support, as per previous poster, crons will tend to be a problem as will some tau armies (death rains, fire knives, 88s, rail heads all eat IG tanks as I am sure you are aware) and the odd eldar army
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