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i am a fantasy player with an empire army, but i wanted to start a guard armr because the two are quite similar. But i am not shore where to strart, can u help?
Well, do you like to use vehicles? taking armor is nice with guard cause that means its less models to paint, or do you like the idea that a horde of regular schmucks can take on giant fearless bugs, undying metal skeletons, or the fallen children of the Emperor? A good place to start is to buy the codex first, and the battleforce is a pretty good deal. I would read over some IG battle reports and get a feel for their playstyle.
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Amishcellphone speaks truly. Your first purchase should be the codex, then I'd recommend spending some time browsing around here to get the hang of things. As stated before the Cadian Battleforce is a great purchase for your money, and there should be a topic about maximizing its contents by Triumphofman or Bobahat IIRC.
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First of all, Great Choice! The IG are a great army to play. Heads up, people like to talk a lot of crap about IG because they are normal people with normal weapons and everyone else is used to being super human fearless magical psychics that are really fast. Hey, we can't all be cool kids. This is also fine because if you study up a little and read some of the great posts on this site and other sites (mostly this site) you will create an extremely tough army that is also lots of fun to play with and against. They can be a little more complicated than some other armies but when you play them right you will devastate your opponents. If you play them wrong though you will loose every single time. One of the authors of a tactics post on this site who's name I can't remember said "No army gives you as much rope to hang yourself with."
You can't go wrong buying an IG battle box. It's a pretty good one. I am still building up to a full 1850 pts. I have over 1000 now that is mostly built from 2 of said box sets and I might buy a third one. Get the codex obviously and then before you go buy a bunch of stuff you don't want later, read some of the tactics posts on this site because IG have a lot of options.
Last edited by YounGunner; April 24th, 2008 at 23:47.
as stated many times before me but the codex first and then get a battle force, or if you want to make and armored company, get the rules off the website, and i would recommend getting the Leman Russ Squadron, which comes with 3 Leman Russes for the same price as the battle force, and you can convert them into whatever you want.
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The Imperial Army Design Tutorial is a nice post to check out. There are other more advanced tacticas and tutorials that are great to read but I really think this one conveys the message and will help you to know if IG is what you are looking for.
Be careful with that armored column. I heard that it was no longer legal in tournaments. (maybe that's just for colonists?) They still look cool for fun games or a 3000 pt apocalyptic game or something like that. I might build one later just for fun games and apocalypse but not till I build a tournament legal army. If you really are a tread head, and can't get enough with a normal list, go mechanized.
There is some good advice already given. I would point you to the stickied threads, both the one written by Forger and the one I wrote.
Having a list to start with is important as I'm sure you knwo from Fantasy. After reading around the site post up a simple list say 1000 points and let people rip it apart if necessary. Label it as your first list and you should do fine.
Don't buy anything apart form the codex until you have this list sorted. Then refer to the thread I wrote which shows how to build a simple effective list wihtout wasting money.
Hope that helps
for my army i would like one that is defencive, as is my tactic in fantasy
its not the first time i have played 40k i haave a small chaos army but it did not work out