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    Guard vs. Guard

    My regular opponent and I are both working on IG armies right now and plan to start blasting away at each other soon. I think it will be great fun, what about you? Ever played Guard on Guard?


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    Depends on how each of you play. If it's both horde armies... enjoy the dice game and you may want to take some breaks to stop from going insane.
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    Well, it'll be good to see a lasgun wound on a 4+ instead of 5+ or 6+!
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    I've played guard vs guard before - it can be a whole lotta fun! You might find that the humble lasgun becomes highly worthwhile, too.

    I've only played against IG in cities of death games, however, so that might change the dynamic a lot. Was fun though!
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    Guard vs Guard is always a fun game to watch, the movement phase takes forever though...then again so does the shooting. Ya definitely take a break in there.
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    Movement will be next to none. Heavy flamers and deep-striking sentinels with heavy flamers will be king!

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    Personally I find IG vs IG games dull, but that's just me.


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    Two mechanised IG armies going against eachother is a whole lot of fun. Plenty of movement, shooting and even melee combat.
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    For the first and last time ever, I heartily suggest flamers - especially if you're using plenty of cover. I'm currently doing a stretch of guard v guard and they're nothing short of lethal (read: everything touched by the template dies on a 3+, that's it.)

    With drop troops slinging command squads with 2x, remnant squads with x1, and maybe special weapons squads with x2 in leads to horrific casualties. (Mostly theirs unless you scatter badly)

    Oh, and as a nice option i'm tending to alternate between lots and lots of armour, and no armour exept indirect fire basilisks. (In the last game 3x turns in a row it hit a vehicle and immobalised them. S9 Ordenance? good tank/transport killer.)

    And I always stress just how much everyone should shove a lasgun on their sergants, however against guardsmen i'd go laspistol and ccw - and maybe vet sergants (or for the deep striking / infiltrating squads anyway).
    If dropping veteran sgnts get melta bombs for the oppertune kills. (I've found krak just aren't reliable enough, fine if they're free, but there's no garantee they'll do anything) - Oh, and for extreme humour, don't forget most rear armours are 10, and against vehicles frag grenades have a str of 4 - if you have 6x man remnant squads one may well do the trick (Read : 2x guardsmen charged my leman russ and killed it. I was distressed.) - I do not advocate putting frags on guardsmen normally though, and certainly not on your line squads (command and special weapons squads with laspistol & ccw's could use them if you can spare the points, but never, ever with a lasgun)

    Close order drill can be good, but be very wary of template weapons - it's not worth it if you will get smashed.

    Light infantry = infiltrate for your lasguns (it's not a bad plan against anyone)

    Oh, Imperator100 is exactly on the money, sentinals - which can deep strike - will rock - your puny S3 guard opponents can't do anything but get slaughtered in melee. As an observation, that does appear to be one of his favorite units and vehicles (Heavy flamers on sentinals).
    Admittedly, 90% of my answers advocate last chancers in some form or the other (Not vs guard really, I do as i love them, and their melee potential is great, along with BS4 Lascannons, but the initial cost for shaeffer himself and kage isn't really worth it - I'd normally get x8 so i don't have to get a second infantry squad, but you can now use all the 2nd command squad with drop troops and flamers, and it's a waste giving shaeffers men flamers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triumph Of Man View Post
    Personally I find IG vs IG games dull, but that's just me.
    I second that. Its like watching a NASCAR race ... hey look they are making a left turn, there goes another left turn, oh look they are making another left turn... I bet you will never guess what happens next.
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