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I'm not posting an army list, so no need for the obligatory "HEY THIS ISN'T THE PLACE TO POST ARMY LISTS!"
I did some rough math, and its possible to field 375 men with 10 autocannons and 10 lascannons and still be under 2000 points. This is accomplished by running the minimum number of IG troops squads (2) and maximizing the conscripts.
Sure, its not the most effective army, but the amount of firepower necessary to kill 375 troops is staggering.
Tweaking the army, by droppinng about 75 troopers would free enough points to field one, or more of the many special characters and run some sort of strategy.
If my math is correct, how would anyone kill 375 troops?!
Due to the way CC works now it would be better to have many smaller squads of guardsmen now than huge conscript platoons. Let the foe cut a squad down and then focus them fire them to death. Regular guardemsn will have more firepower than conscripts too.
750 boltgun shots should do it:
thats 375 marine shooting turns with one marine so over 5 turns thats 75 rapid firing marines which costs a base of 1200 points now add say a Vindicator or some assault troops for your remaining 800 points.
That also takes into account that guardsmen will never ever run off the table. (also that no marine dies).
Still I think it should serve to stop the ZOMG look I can take 3million men im undefeatable except for the lack of space making pie more effective.
The new codex makes men cheap so as to create a good basis for an all round army of combined arms army. Table size is a killer when you hit more than 150 men tbh.
You might as well put them on movement trays and use 'em like nepolionic troopers. Ok they'll die of death in the face, twice, to template weapons but who cares? You've got enough men to laugh at loosing 20 to a shot.
I know one army that can hurt this one. My mates Ork army with 180 Shooter Boyz and Lootaz.......... And thats only about 1500pts. Enough for a Warboss on a bike and Nobz with Claws in the shoots mobs.
Bloody Space Orks............
A 4th edition Space Marine Fear Librarian would clear the board :p
Conscripts LD is insanely low and they don't get a runtherd. Yer better off with Grots
RecklessFable's Journey to Mediocrity (Painting an IG army)
I've been addicted to World of Tanks lately and neglecting my IG... But it is so... much... fun!
That army would get owned against a lot of opponents, Orks can max out with shoota boys, 60 tactical marines and 20 devastators... Any army can max out on troops, there are better ways of spending points if you want to kill stuff.
IG Best Gen 1st overall of 10 DE 4th overall of 6
Eldar 3rd Overall/Best General of 26--2nd Overall/Best General of 7--1st Overall/Best General of 11
wow i might have to try that
We who have seen war will never stop seeing it....In the silence of the night, we will always hear the screams....
If your going to field a force like this your going to want to include a hellhound for some serious stopping power against all other small armed troops. Its not like a space marine commander will field a land raider or a necron player field a monolith so you should be reasonably safe with all the boltguns.