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    New to 40k, what can I make?

    hi guys, im new to warhammer and have just been given the Total Wargammer Cadian army deal and it has all of these box sets...

    1 X Imperial Guard Cadian Command Squad, 2 X Imperial Guard Cadian Battleforce, 2 X Imperial Guard Chimera, 1 X Imperial Guard Hellhound, 1 X Imperial Guard Valkyrie, 1 X Imperial Guard Leman Russ Battle Tank, 1 X Imperial Guard Demolisher & 1 X Imperial Guard Basilisk.

    any suggestions on an army list?


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    Well, with that you have 1 HQ and 2 minimum sized platoons if you want to go that route. All the other kits are good as well, but the basilisk is probably better left on the shelf for now unless you want to do some converting.

    What type of army list or what play style are you interested in?

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    Right, you have enough to make what we call the imperial guard blob army, this consists of a command HQ, 2 infantry platoons which in total makes 40 guardsmen and 2 platoon command squads,
    then if possible, convert the valkyrie into a vendetta gunship (you can go forgeworld or go find some twin-linked lascannons) for 30pts extra it's just worth it for one of the best FA choices at this time.
    The leman russ's i recomend what it says on the box, the vanilla russ (Leman russ battle tank with hull heavy bolter, no sponsons) and the demolisher (possibly executioner if your against an army with lots of MC like tyranids), give it a lascannon, sponsons not recommended with demolisher but with executioner if you must, i would recommend the plasma sponsons, just more shots out a turn.
    The hellhound, again just go for the standard hellhound with hull heavy flamer.
    Chimera's give them multi lasers and hull heavy flamer.

    Army list i'd recommend this with that deal (that army deal looks fantastic i must say!)

    HQ

    Command HQ
    1 company commander, 4 flamers (4 meltaguns if you can)

    Troops

    Infantry platoon

    Platoon Command squad
    platoon commander, 4x flamers

    2x infantry squads
    1 sergeant, 6 guardsmen, 1 autocannon, 1 grenade/flamer
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    1 sergeant, 6 guardsmen, 1 lascannon, 1 grenade/flamer

    1x heavy weapons squad
    any gear works, just don't mix and match weapons, just have 3 of the same, preferably 3x lascannon for anti-tank, 3x autocannon for anti infantry

    you could have a similar setup as above with a second platoon, or you could have two vet squads in chimera's nicknamed chimelta vets

    Vet squads
    1 sergeant, 5 guardsmen, 3 melta guns, chimera dedicated transport

    Fast attack

    Vendetta gunship, 3 twin-linked lascannons

    Hellhound with hull heavy flamer

    Heavy support

    Vanilla leman russ
    Battle tank with hull bolter or lascannon

    Demolisher russ
    Demolisher cannon with hull lascannon

    hope this helps

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    Here's a fairly decent 1500 point list that you can make with a few small additions:

    HQ
    165 Company Command Squad w/Regimental Standard, 3 x Plasma Gun, Chimera (Hull Heavy Flamer)

    You should have 3 plasma guns already in the command squad boxes.

    Troops
    125 Platoon Command Squad w/4 x Melta, Chimera (Hull Heavy Flamer)
    65 + Infantry Squad w/Grenade Launcher, Autocannon
    65 + Infantry Squad w/Grenade Launcher, Autocannon
    105 Heavy Weapons Squad w/3 x Lascannon
    50 Platoon Command Squad w/4 x Flamer (put in Valkyrie)
    65 + Infantry Squad w/Grenade Launcher, Autocannon
    65 + Infantry Squad w/Grenade Launcher, Autocannon
    105 Heavy Weapons Squad w/3 x Lascannon

    You'll have to get 1 extra melta gun somewhere for the first PCS squad. Try and find a marine player with an extra one.

    If you get creative with your assembly, you can stretch the heavy weapons boxes to give you the autocannons and lascannons without having to buy anything else. They only come with one tripod apiece, but you can cut up the sprues to make more, use other bitz, or just rest them on sandbags.

    Fast Attack
    150 Hellhound w/Hull Multi-Melta, Smoke Launcher
    130 Valkyrie w/Multiple Rocket Pods
    80 2 Scout Sentinels w/Autocannons

    Heavy Support
    165 Leman Russ Demolisher w/Hull Heavy Flamer
    165 Leman Russ Battle Tank w/Hull Lascannon

    The Basilisk isn't a great artillery piece in this edition of the codex. Though you could proxy or convert it into a Medusa.

    This isn't the most optimized/focused list there is. But it's stronger than most that you'll meet and should be more than enough to learn the ropes with.
    Last edited by SandWyrm; May 17th, 2011 at 17:54. Reason: list tweak
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    thx guys! this is really great help thanks for both the army lists, ill try both of them if i can!

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