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This is my first post so be nice Ok im asking about the penal legion. Ive heard of it on a number of occassions but i dont know where any specific rules are. Also id like to know what penal legions are good at and maybe some tactics.
Uhhh... special rules for penal legions??? Are you asking about the Last Chancers? Otherwise... there are no special rules for penal legion armies in the codex... Notice that i joined yesterday... so u arent alone, lol.Originally posted by tedbob@Nov 30 2004, 15:36
This is my first post so be nice Ok im asking about the penal legion. Ive heard of it on a number of occassions but i dont know where any specific rules are. Also id like to know what penal legions are good at and maybe some tactics.[snapback]261811[/snapback]
A penal legion is just a name for a force that is made up of convicts, thieves, murders and people who were deemed unfit for society and thrown into the army.
There arent any special rules, although there is a special group called "Schaeffer's Last Chancers" which is a penal legion and has its own rules.
The Last Chancers can be a lot of fun, and I believe are featured in several books.
I am the Aquila-Guerilla!
Featured in 3 different books, a 3 book series.
For the most part you just call your army a Penal Legion.... and have it as just all infantry.
Schaeffer and the boys are one of the best kept secrets in the IG codex.
Tons of heavy and special weapons? BS 4? fearless?
Bring out the convicts!!!
If only you didn't have to pay 5 extra points for every special weapon or heavy weapon or armory choosing guy. *sigh*
Whenever anyone wants to play 500 points, I ALWAYS use the last chancers I've never tried them in a bigger game though, An anti tank squad costs 20 points less than a similarly equipped BS4 last chancer squad, I just don't know if I can justify it. However since I always take drop troops with last chancers everyone in my army can deep strike when it's allowed.
Karnov let all of us fulfil our repressed dreams of being a fat Russian man running around in the great outdoors and getting shot at by weird stone heads and crap. You didn't have a repressed fantasy about doing such marvelous things? Well, I don't believe you . . . [djpretzel]
Last Chancers work.
however, so does just using lots of conscripts. i'm planning on making up a conscript platoon using cadian/catachan palstics and painting them up in blaze orange. criminals who've been forced to fight for the emperor!