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Hey all started IG a couple of months ago, and been playing some small infantry based games.
But first 1k game coming up in a few days, probably against marines or eldar, and is going to involve objectives.
Normally I am very leery of transports especially in an army where the further I am from the opponent the safer I feel, but the dense terrain of our local gaming boards means that transports actually can survive more than one turn. I also need mobility to capture objectives without advancing my line squads (they have heavy weapons in them).
Therefore Ive done what I never thought Id do and actually bought a Chimera.
I want to keep points cost down and they really are just objective grubbers, but should I get a second squad for tank hunting (vets with meltas)? This way I will have four armoured vehicles on the table in 1k poins (Two russes, two chims) which surely will give my opponent a headache.
Here was my tentative plan
Chim, ML, HFlamer, Smoke Afirst squad with GL.
Chim, ML, HFLamer, Smoke Vets with Meltas.
What do you guys think?
Its not such a bad idea! Although I tend to only run one chimera (for my grendiers, the only part of my army that can't deepstrike or infiltrate), I do run it with a multilaser and a heavy flamer. I feel that in 5th, its probably the best setup for a mobile unit (it can be different in full armoured/mechanised companies, however).
The thing with 5th edition is that with maxed long ranged output (heavy bolters/multilasers) you have to sit still to use every weapon. Whilst this is still the case with the heavy flamer/multilaser setup, it's not as bad - you can use the multilaser at range, and then when you get closer, change tact and fry some stuff instead.
Its more useful than the old burnenator unit with 2 heavy flamers, thats for sure - seeing as you cannot use both if you moved!
So yeah, I think its a pretty strong choice for your army. (Well, that does depend on the rest of your setup, but hey, whatevers... )
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I like that idea.
if you've got your 2 troops choices taken care of, and are thinking of grenadiers in a transport...
You might try using some Inq. Stormtroopers in a rhino. it's a better average armor on the front and sides, give it smokes, and it's pretty decent to get things there for cheaper than a Chimera.
the main difference between IST's and normal IG Grenadiers is the IST's lack Krack grenades. Most likely though, you'll be using them for Meltas anyhow.
I prefer a heavy flamer turret and heavy bolter hull as i'll usually be shooting things in front of me whenever i advance and when i drop the troops the enemy may be of to the side so the flamer turret would be more useful as it can spin 360 degrees.