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Ok...So I have a couple of different armies, but the one I would like to expand is my sisters army by using inducted guard. I would also like to have my guard models make up their own army in the near future. I was thinking of picking up six ten man squads of troops, two command squads, one box of Lascannons, one box of Heavy bolters, a Russ, and a couple of chimeras.
I am not all to sure how guard work in todays metta game, so any help would be great.
I think safe bets are:
3 Cadian/Catachan Boxes (gets you 3 Infantry Platoons with 1 Heavy Weapon Team per Squad and a full squadron of Scout/Armoured Sentinels)
A Leman Russ Battle Tank (better a Demolisher Box for which you mod a Battle Cannon)
For the future everything is open. You can always use the standard models as "Veterans" as much like them in Chimeras today. For an own army I think some Artillery is not bad (although on GWS you only get the standard Basilisk atm, the Forgeworld models for Medusa, Manticore, Colossus (Bombard Kit) etc. are great btw) and some additional Leman Russes. The rest depends on play style imo.
The only thing that really sucks are special weapon troops. You only get ONE special weapon (of each kind) per Cadian/Catachan box, and the special weapon models are metal (I hate metal, half of my army consists of it and it's horrible for modding) and thus all look the same
A sisters army can never go wrong with 20-30 cheap infantry models capping home objectives and providing some dakka at long range, plus the option for cheap Chimeras for your Inquisitors.
What does your army look like currently? That's the best way to figure out what you need, find what you're lacking.
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When I play, more often than not we throw down 1500 pts....Are 30 models worth of infantry enough for that point level? I am more familiar with load outs for guard armies under the old codex...what seems to some of the more effective speacial weapon builds for infantry? I would think that flamers would suit guards low BS and paired with a Heavy flaming chimera...you could do some damag and it would pair well with my sisters and all of their flame template goodness.
Just looking at some of army lists on this forum I am seeing a fair number of Vets and even some Sentinels...Things that I did not used to see all that often. Did the new dex change the way guard play all that much?