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    Single Troops Choice

    Do 10 Cadian Shock troops count as a single troop choice for the Force Organization chart, or is the whole platoon, including the Command Squad and 2-5 10 men squads, count as a single troops choice on the Force Organization chart?

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    Sorry for the not so super intelligent question, but my friend who's trying to get into Imperial Guard doesn't believe me that if you only take Guardsmen as your troop choices that you need an HQ and 2 whole Platoons. Or am I wrong and only 10 Guardsmen count as a single troops choice?

    He usually takes one HQ squad, and then one Platoon consisting of one Command Squad and two 10 men squads of Guardsmen and he says that this counts as two troops choices since he has 2 units of 10 Guardsmen.

    Who's right?
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    You are correct. An Infantry Platoon is a single troop choice consisting of 1 Command Squad and 2-5 Troop Squads. Once you have met the required 2 you may include Remnant Squads. All of these models count as 1 troop choice.

    The only way to get just 10 regular Imperial Guard models as single troop choice is to make an Armored Fist unit, which requires an accompanying Chimera and that is limited to 1 per *Infantry Platoon* (Thanks qsd).

    Hope this helps
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    Basically, 1 Infantry Platoon = 1 troop choice. Other platoons (command, conscript, heavy weapons) also fill 1 choice of their respective FOC types.

    Your friend needs to add another troop choice to complete the requirements.

    Quote Originally Posted by Planeswalker View Post
    The only way to get just 10 regular Imperial Guard models as single troop choice is to make an Armored Fist unit, which requires an accompanying Chimera and that is limited to 1 per army.
    It's 1 per Infantry platoon.
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    This article should help: Imperial Guard Organisation

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    One of the other ways a player could have a force equaling two 10 man squads and they make up the two troop choices. It's by going with the choice of Grenadiers doctrin. Seeing how you can take Storm Trooper squads as troop choices, but only up to 3 squads.
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    Yes, if you're looking for 10 man stormtroopers squads you have that option, but not a 10 man Guardsmen squad
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    35 men is the smallest number I could ever figure out for a true guardsman 2 Troop choice.

    PHQ=5
    2 Squads=20
    AF squad=10

    Not to mention a Chimera floating around.

    But I only did that because I only had 1 Box o' Cadians and I was just getting my army started and desperately wanted to play a game.

    You mind sharing why he wants to get so few models on the board?
    I am just curious.

    With the new 5Ed rules, I am trying to find ways to get as many as I can out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedsquirrl View Post
    35 men is the smallest number I could ever figure out for a true guardsman 2 Troop choice.

    PHQ=5
    2 Squads=20
    AF squad=10

    Not to mention a Chimera floating around.
    For the minimum legal army each Infantry Platoon must have a command squad in addition to the HQ Command Squad. The minimum is therefore 40 men. Command HQ 5, Infantry Platoon 25, Armoured Fist 10. And a Chimera.

    If you use doctrines, the 'Grenadier' doctrine will effectively allow you to use Stormtroopers as Troops choices. The minimum model count in this case is 15. Command HQ 5, Grenadier Squad 5, Grenadier Squad 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravendove View Post
    For the minimum legal army each Infantry Platoon must have a command squad in addition to the HQ Command Squad. The minimum is therefore 40 men. Command HQ 5, Infantry Platoon 25, Armoured Fist 10. And a Chimera.

    If you use doctrines, the 'Grenadier' doctrine will effectively allow you to use Stormtroopers as Troops choices. The minimum model count in this case is 15. Command HQ 5, Grenadier Squad 5, Grenadier Squad 5.
    Copy that.
    I was talking just about the two troop choices.

    Back in my lean early days, I filled that Command HQ with models I got from metal blisters.

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