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i am looking 2 start an alysian army what do u think is better a platoon army or a vet sq army
i cant decide would welcome a hand from anyone
I would think you'd want to go Air Cav vets with some Stormtroopers.
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sound like a good combo thanks
Forge World models are very expensive, if you have the money to do an Elysian infantry list then good for you but to fit their theme a Veteran Air Cav army would be best (and cheaper!)
Yeah, financing is always an issue. And as Swap_slug said, veterans suit them better, as the Elysians are an elite regiment.
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Yer valks/vandettas with vets and stormtroops in all with meltas and flamers lol
It is not obligatory to buy Forgeworld models to represent your Elysian Storm Troopers. Properly painted 'Cadian Sock Troops' could fit well. You can even invent your own homeworld or take the Drop Troop formations of an existing Imperial World. This world could be civilised and industrialised or have a very hard-to-live atmosphere where your people live in space stations and people go down to its surface to harvest oils and gas and export to other worlds. There are plenty of inspirations for us Guard players and that is one of the reasons I play Guard.
I'd advice to go Veterans. Carapace Armor from the Grenadiers doctrine could fit well thematically as your troops might want to use tough and durable armor to support their drops and their assaults. For vehicles, you could go Sentinels and offcourse, Valkyries and Vendettas.
You might even want an Infantry Platoon with a Heavy Weapon for every squad. Not all of your units need to 'combat drop'. Some units could have dropped far away using non-combat transports and do some walk on their way to the field.
Still, the final choice is yours...
Last edited by Steadfast; March 16th, 2010 at 21:37.
You need to hold onto your objectives as well as putting pressure on the opponents one so I would second steadfasts view.
I am pretty settled on a backline of:
CCS (vox, banner & autocannon), PCS (vox & autocannon) 4 squads arranged in 2 combined units of 20 each with a vox & 2 autocannons. These can sit on my objectives and attempt to hold or at least contest ownership.
Then go for Vets in Valks, maybe even a penal legion drop squad with a priest. Personally not fond of stormtroopers even if they can potentially avoid drop problems.
Last edited by Kevin_allen40; March 16th, 2010 at 22:09. Reason: Formatting poor initial message had no returns!?
I'd not bother with Grenadiers. 4+ save isn't too hot, you're much better of with Forward Sentries in that case.
Still, as an elite drop regiment, I'd actually expect each veteran squad to have a heavy weapon with them: heavy bolters, mortars, or auto-cannons would do you well here, and would fit into the theme.
Plus the forge world Sentinels just rock....
thanks you all for the advice will probs do the vets in valks idea and some ground infantry.