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I'm not fond of it. Stormtroopers maybe, but not standard guard. All you are doing is bulking up on numbers. Fluffwise I don't like it either. A standard guardsmen would more likely get capped by a Sister for making a rude comment, gesture, or look.
Anything the IG can do, the Sisters can do it better (not referring to tanks).
The fire's going out...pass me another heretic.
I've seen Witch Hunter Guard done effectively before now, you could say the Guardsmen are from a Cardinal/Shrine World and give them priests and plenty of flamers.
Nightmare Creature great evil in female form who feeds upon... *screams* who's only weakness is *more screams*
I havent had a chance to try it, but I do look forward to battles where I can outrange my aponents with lascannons (even if guard are only bs3), and maybe even a lamun russ!!!!
i got an IG squad in my WH army..i think it makes the army more characterful,my little squad is made up of mostly converted IG guys using a lot of different models (like cachatans,a few necromunda hivers,and a tallaran guy) I'm workin' on the fluff for 'em.
gotta question though,i'm not too clear from lookin' at the IG and WH codexes but can i put this squad in a chimera,i see that the squads in the pictures are in chims but the IG codex says you can't and the WH codex doesn't say anything about it..?
there are a bunch of ways you get a sqaud in a chimera. One of the troop choices in the Imperial guard codex that you can induct is an armored fist squad. If you take an infantry platoon, the command squad of that platoon may also be mounted in a Chimera.
Also, since you are inducting, you can take armored fist squads without having an infantry platoon. Normally, in an imperial guard army, you must have one infantry platoon for each armored fist squad. Since your playing sistesr and inducting you can have 2 armored fist squads without taking any infantry platoons!!
but say i do take those 2 armoured fist squads..does that mean i can add an IG command squad and call it a platoon..or would there have to be two normal sqauds for me to say they're a platoon and add the command squad( I'm not sure how the IG works..i have thier codex but I can't find it >.<)
no no no no. An armored fist squad is a troop choice for the Imperial guard. Its only stipulation is that you must have an infantry platoon for each armored fist squad, howeve that is only. In the latest white dwarf, a witch hunters army was described that only had 2 Armored fist squads, and no infantry platoons.
An Infantry platoon consist of ONE command squad, and 2 to 5 infantry squads. one command squad consist of one officer, and 4 guardsmen. one Infantry squad contains one Sergeant and 9 guardsmen. the Command squad entry is listed on pages 38-39 of the Imperial guard codex. The Infantry squad is described on page 44 of the Imperial guard codex.
You cannot take two armored fist squads and then add a command squad to them, because Armoured fist squads are not in any way an option to an infantry squad. They are complety different troop choices. The command squad can take a chimera transport however, so if you wanted to take your chimeas in infantry platoons you would give them as an upgrade to the command squads, and have 2-5 infantry squads on foot.
ah i see...thanks..that clears it up now..I'll finish of my remaining 2 troops and 1 fast attack choice w/ 2 armoured fists squads and a sentinel squad to keep meh army mechanised