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Is anyone else fustrated with this new IG. I'm hearing all this talk about the new IG and i hates it. I dislike that they may loose Doctrines cuz now that makes my troops weak and vunerable.
I also dislike that they make it sound like im going to have to paint a Biziollion models.
What should i work on?
Can i go get some hea.....boss is here....crud!
sorry, i was at work.
Anyways, yeah im not sure what i should work on, while i wait for the new codex, other then countless guardsmen. I want to add a good bit of heavy weapon teams to make up for a lack of doctrines, but I'm very confused on where and how i could field them?
What should i do?, Other then call it quits and put my IGs on ebay.
If you didn't want to paint a lot of models you chose the wrong army.
What I did to get over that hill of painting a lot of troops was take the most expensive units I could until I had finally amassed enough troops to swarm the enemy. Troops might be getting cheaper, but that doesn't mean you have to take them. Don't be concerned about the rumors until the codex arrives and just keep working on your army. Make it the way you like it, and make your vision fit into the new codex rather than frustrating yourself about rules that don't even officially exist yet.
But seriously, the IG mindset is that lives are cheap. If you're not willing to throw 3 squads at an enemy HQ so your heavy weapons will have time to fire at something else, then maybe you need to rethink what army you like best.
I love IGs. My current IG army uses a mix between Light Camoflouge Infantry with Multible tanks. It actually works very well.
But without Doctines this throws a monkey wrench in the structure of my list as well as I don't Pride myself on how many causalties i recieve.
Looking at those troops, I don't think you'll face many problems..
Light Infantry will definately still be there, as an upgradeable option..
Cameoline.. This one's slightly more shakey, but I think this one'll be unlockable through a Special Character (Counts As time).
And multiple tanks? You'll probably be able to field EVEN more!!! XD
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Special character's will probably give you stuff like doctorines like SM are.
id go out and buy a tank right now, but im not sure if those rumors are true.
Look, nobody LIKES losing men, but you have to accept, whether you like it or not, that IG are going to die faster than Marines, Orks, Eldar, half the Tyranid list, and maybe even Tau.
You also can't go wrong with Vets, if you don't already have them.
I also don't think you can go wrong with more heavy weapons.
I think it's really annoying that they're apparnetly getting rid of most of the doctrine options, as they did with space marines, and that some people are saying that for some of the upgrades you'll need to have a special character because I think the best part of imperial guard, and before teh new codex, space marines, was that you could customise them to effectivly making them purely your own army. The unique way in which tyranids can modify their troops is one of my favourite things about them. Hopefully however they won't be able to get rid of the tyranid bio-morphs as the bio morphs are pretty much the basis of the army list, and if they get rid of them then they've just written a list for a whole new army basically.
I'm glad that atleast light infantry and possibly cameoline and the more popular doctrines should be staying in a way, though I think they should have kept the doctrines but abandoned the ones which no one ever used and made a load more so that you could create a completely and totally unique army, whearas everyone with the next codex will probably be running very similar armies.
That's why I am not looking forward to the release of the new codex anyway
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shrug, the only thing i'm worried about with the special character issue is if they end up as bad as they are now still required for those upgrades.
personally, i'd prefer some sort of 'autarch'-like commander with various upgrades in his profile to get the doctrine abilities that i want. (i think that's how the current eldar should have gone to keep their codex:craftworld aspect or marines with their traits instead of all these armies having all-in-one general purpose lists.)
as for how Guard list composition might change, general feel from these rumors for the most part your list will stay about the same, if anything you'll be able to field a few extra squads or tanks in at their supposed reduced point costs. so just unless your doing some sort of very unorthodox doctrine list, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
casualties are a merit of pride for IG, choke their damn rivers with your dead. the only time it ever matters is when it's a guy carrying special or heavy weapon... or your down to your last 20% of manpower.
shrug, eventually after playing IG long enough you stop really paying attention to it... though it will come back and hit you when starting one of the more 'elitist' armies after years of just playing IG, their lack of numbers will just make those casualties all the more painful.