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I am a relatively new Guard player and mainly in the process of building up an army list and painting the core units. I was just wondering to expand, would an all infantry Guard army filled with heavy weapons team be a tough army or too easily beatable.
Is the only good Guard army, an army filled with tanks?
Is a matter of taste, really. I like lots of vehicles, but the idea that infantry only is bad is wrong, a masive outflanking/deep striking force of infantry have fair chances of kick my but.
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All infantry armies are certainly competitive. They require more thought in the movement phase as they're relatively slow so you will need to have a plan on what portions of your army needs to be where by the end of the game. But the shear number of bodies and the lack of any super unit will make all those lascannons and krak missiles and meltas be wasted points in the enemy's army (except for high strength shots that'll instant kill heavy weapon platoons)
Also it'll allow to have a mass of normal guardsmen as well as a large number of "elite" veteran guardsmen while still having more troopers than the enemy since any points that would have been spent on tanks are spent on elite infantry or more infantry.
Although if you do all infantry, i'd refrain from any armor watsoever, so no sentinels or chimera's either as these will fall quickly to the enemy's anti-tank fire.
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The all infantry army is almost impossble to wipe off of the board, but tanks are very good at blowing chunks out of the enemy army. The all infantry army suffers from kill points but the tanks can't hold objectives.
If you're starting out with guard you should try to make a balanced army and then later you can always get some more men or tanks.
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i would prefer to max out on tanks and armoured fists (I love russes) but its really up to you
I was going to make and all light Infantry army,c all it the 10th mountain division, but then i realized that no board is going to have that much terrain so i decided to go with and armored company
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I find extremes tend to work--lots of infantry or lots of tanks. The negative about all-infantry is that it's particularly hard to take or contest objectives if they aren't in your deployment zone. The positive about all-infantry is that all of your enemy's antitank and anti-MEQ weapons become so many wasted points.
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