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With the release of the new guard codex has anyone heard or been told how they are going to treat the old AFS which are currently reffferenced in the codex? I was curious because 500 points of current army are 2 AFS squads and a russ. So evn at the lowered points cost i doubt i could fit 6 chimera and a russ into my list.
well armored fist squads currently has no reference in the new dex instead most squads can simply have access to a chimera. WH still have access to an IG platoon which now includes heavy weapon and special weapons squads with a platoon command that can issue orders.
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As per the main rulebook FAQ, if your old Codex has an entry that is made meaningless by newer books, it is simply ignored. I imagine for 'official' play you just won't be able to use that option. I can't imagine in many friendly games people will object if you simply continue to use the old IG book. (I personally *would* object to playing mix'n'match with old Armored Fist rules and new Leman Russ rules.)
For the price of two old Armoured Fist Squads you can now buy a 25-Man Infantry Platoon with 3 Chimeras.
The problem is in the ally rules for the Witch Hunters, doing so does not unlock a Leman Russ for the heavy support slot. You need two platoons.
but in order to get the russ i will have to buy 2 of these which means that my 500 point commit just jumped to around 1,000 points. I may run guard as the main army and aly the sisters.
acces to valkries and leman russ squadron's.
Let me know what you think of this
I've toyed with the ideas, and I think the WH Armored Company has come to an end.
It's probably best to go ahead and use platoons if you're going to induct. I think having a Russ might be a thing of the past, unless you go the Allying WH to IG route. I think Allying has a LOT of potential now, especially with orders, and how the Book of St. Lucius boosts Ld.
The exorcist is good, don't get me wrong... but the new IG 'dex has a LOT of good choices for Heavy Support.
platoons with Heavy weapon squads, boosted to Ld 9 with a BoSL? sounds ok to me. Boost the platoon command squad to be AlRaheem or Chenkov to give better orders sounds good too.
Until =I= get new Codexes, I feel we're going to be support for the IG.
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I'm not that interested in the regular guardsmen, I want stormtroopers... that's it.
So I'm not bothered with not having all those special-über-tanks-of-dOoM, they're just expensive to get... Also I want my Exorcist.
Just started with SoB and well, the Immolator and Exorcist is way more interesting than russes, so IG will stay as my support for now.
as soon as the new guard comes out i will write up a list