Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
Ok so I recently played my first game as IG against a friend who plays them as well. He used CSM and basically showed me how IG should work. It was city terrain.
I had a couple of Infantry Platoons a couple of Russes a Psyker unit and a Ratling Squad as well as Marbo and Straken in his command Squad.
He goes first and takes out about 30 guys, he assured me this was normal for Guard and said it gets easier to deal with over time. My turn, the Russes pop his Land Raiders, the specialty stuff (like mortars, Psykers etc) dug in to take the next turns fire while the guardsmen advanced cautiously.
His 2nd turn sees a few dozen more guard die and 1 russ gone. Then it happened, Marbo arrives and its byebye Kharn the betrayer (loving the ripper pistol) Straken and his boys charge the unit Kharn was hanging with and rip them to shreds while the psykers forced them to take a test on Ld 2! They run away the Straken catches em and is left next to marbo in a position to really get stuck in over the next few turns after running down a huge urban canyon.
3rd turn he piles in to the canyon and heads for Marbo and Straken. My turn sees the mortars pin the guys at the back of the crowd while the snipers take out the Lord hiding in there along with his fully kited Khorne Termi bodyguard! so now hes stuck in a canyon with Marbo and Straken able to charge him, a single unit of 20 CSMs at Ld2 and No backup even close to this... Marbo + Straken + 20 CSM = What CSM?!?!?
Is this normal using guard?
Guard are famed for their high attrition rates. Sounds like you got a bit lucky with some of your kills but other than that it sounds like you played pretty good.
And yes, Rambo and Straken are monsters.
http://www.armyroster.com Check out my ToP WIP in the projects section!
Isn't Kharn both Fearless and Immune to Psychic powers?
He failed his armor saves against Marbo's pistol?
How the hell did RUsses pop the Land Raider? Extremely lucky Lascannon rolls? 4+ -> 6 -> 5+?
Seems like epic rolling, Your Mileage may Vary.
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!
Kharn had just died to Marbo so his unit wasn't Fearless or Immune...but how did one pistol shot pick out a character in a unit and deal three wounds with one bullets???? Marbo isn't that good.Isn't Kharn both Fearless and Immune to Psychic powers?
Only thing I can think of is Kharn already had two Wounds from the beginning of the game and the Choas player chose to allocate Marbo's kill shot on the wounded leader in the hope of making the +5 invulnerable save...so it is possible it was just an overconfident Kharn.
Overall, it does appear you rolled amazingly, cause Guard don't usually rout CSM with Close Combat
It's also possible that he might've rolled multiple sixes, and as sniper weapons are pinning. (Marbo's firearm is a sniper pistol now), then chances are that those nasty lil' rending shots took care of Kharn.
I'll be damned before the soldiers of the Emperor are just left to rot!
Last words of Colonel Densit from the Rahaxin 19th
"DISS NOT THE EMPEROR'S POINTED STICK, HERETIC!"
If it doesn't work with the Emperor. Then it's been officially Karmooned!!!
BEWARE THE POWER OF THE LIGHT-BRIGHT!
Also yes it's true, you will get used to removing dozens of models at a time, if you can't either go mech, airborne, or switch armies.
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