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As posted above, I just bought the new codex today and am wondering if this is true... cause with the doctrines it made IG so much fun to play and every army had alot of diversity to it.
No, there are no more doctrines, but in there place there are orders, which in my opinion more than makes up for it. With the use of the special characters and choices like penal legion and veterans with their various upgrades, you can still make a very themed army. Also, the introduction of the Lord Commissar allows you to do a Tanith themed army as well. All in all, even with the loss of doctrines, the Imperial Guard book is still fun to play and can still be heavily themed.
No doctrines, but the Codex added new mechanics and new units to give us a lot more options than poorly balanced doctrines ever did.
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I still use docs myself for friendly games. I use vets as 0-1 troop, no tech priest, no ogryns, and no psychers. I use heavy weapons teams and special weapons squads. I also use the grav-chute trooper doc. I just use this stuff for fluff.
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Yes but No:
Although army doctrines have vanished completely Veterans can still choose a doctrine: Grenadier, Foward sentry or Demolitions. this seems to be the only place they have been left in. Don't see these used much & it is a great shame penal legion have a random desperado roll rather than a selected doctrine.
Yeah only the vets can still take specific doctrines now. I feel your pain i modeled a whole guard army in carapace armour (fluff reasons) and now i'm back to a crappier save. Although i do think that the new tanks and orders make up for it
we can hold our own now...i used to get beat down by Dark Eldar and it would drive me nuts. But now...heh...bring em on.
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Storm troopers, too.