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    Am I Screwed?

    Well, I know I am probably not screwed, but I probably got a bit too charge happy with my debit card at the local hobby outlet and bought things seriously out of order. I am not even sure if I am going in the right direction, so I ask for guidance from you all, the more civilized and knowledgable LOers.

    My question is, based on what I have, where should I place these models in my army?

    Here is what I have bought so far:

    1 Catachan Captain (Bolter, Powerfist)
    1 Catachan Officer (Powersword, Plasma Pistol)
    1 Catachan Officer (Laspistol, Powerfist)
    8 Catachan "Sergeants" (Close Combat Weapons a.k.a. the huge catachan machetes, Laspistols)
    22 Catachan Jungle Fighters (Lasguns)
    1 Catachan Lascannon Crew
    1 Basilisk

    How can I incorporate these models into an army and keep building from there? I swear, once I get this all sorted out, I will shop more wisely and try to follow some sort of pattern!

    Thanks!

    Last edited by 343rd Mordian; July 1st, 2008 at 15:34. Reason: clarification

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    Well to start put the captain in the HQ Platoon, then put 4 of the close combat weapon troops with him. (use this unit as counter charge)

    then break up the 22 lasguns troops into 2 groups of 10 (2 left over) these will be the troops for Platoon A

    use an officer as the troop platoon A commander and give him 4 of the close combat weapons...

    Now you have 1 hq and 1 troop choice

    Place the lascannon squad 1 of the troop squads

    All this is off of my experience of codex: imperial guard, so if you are intending to use the catachan codex some of my advice may not be legal (i have never looked through codex catachan)

    Since you need another troop choice you should probably get another box of troops
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    not screwed

    nothing too wrong here, can you still return some of your sergeants? unless you're going to pack 3 or so platoons in, you won't need the 10 characters. other than that, its all fine. basilisks are fun

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    Your officers are fine. You can downgrade the powerfists in friendly games, most players won't care/notice if your officers just have a ccw instead of a WYSIWYG power fist.

    The 8 sergeants with machetes I assume are the plastic models you can build with the IG kit. Just glue some lasguns on their backs and you're good to go as regular catachens.

    The rest is fine. And actually that's not that many models. Looks like enough for a platoon with 3 squads attached. Shouldn't come out to more than about 300 points of IG, if that.

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    yup yer screwed, and I will tell you why. You bought Catachan models. Just Kidding

    but u will need more minis.
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    The thing is, how big is your existing IG army? Cause if its big enough, you can use those catachans as a light infantry platoon. Also, if u are really good with greenstuff, or have some extra cloaks on hand, you could make the platoon some home-brew Gaunts Ghosts with cameleoline.

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    ok..so here goes..


    Command HQ:

    Captain and 4 Veterans (sergent minis)

    Troops

    Infantry Platoon1

    HQ:

    Officer and 4 troops (catachan troopers)

    squad 1: Sarge, Lascannon team, 7 troops
    squad 2: Sarge, 9 troops

    Heavy:

    Basilisk


    That will leave you with 2 troops and 2 sergeants left- I suggest your next purchase is the Catachans Battleforce, you can will then have a sentinel and enough troops to make another infantry platoon (with heavy weapons in all 4 squads) and enough spare troops to make at least a remnant squad for one of your platoons.

    EDIT: totting it up its around 350 points (obviously that depends on vehicle upgrades, wargear for your officers etc) so if you add another platoon of 2 squads and an HQ to make it legal should bring you up to the 500 mark.
    Last edited by Sir Theobold the Lame; July 3rd, 2008 at 15:34.
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