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Hi im a noob to 40K and im using IG.
What is the best HQ that i should start with.
I also need a good elite to mainly have in my army.
Right now i have a box of Cadian Shocktroopers, and codex.
My army is 1000~1500 points
senior officer is fine
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Junior Officer accompanied by a Commissar.
The Command squad should have a Master Vox Caster.
Give the squad a mortar and hide them behind your Basilisk.
5-man units of Stormtroopers.
Give them Deepstrike and equip them with two meltaguns.
Drop them next to an enemy tank and watch it blow up!
Hardened Veterans are a good choice as well. an extra 20 points for a veteran squad but you get BS 4, 3 special weapon choices and a heavy weapon choice. Also you can get a Hardened Veteran Sergeant equipped with Powerfist. Very deadly!
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If you are going to use your HQ to lead, Equip it with HSO, Master Vox, and a Mortar. Hide it somewhere as safe as possible, and leave them behind cover or something like that. I also might add a couple of Plasma guns to shoot Deep Striking Termies etc.
If you want to use it for a counter-attack squad, then Equip it with HSO, and Power Fist and Carapace, and Commissar with Power Sword and Carapace.
For Elites, I go along with Castellan on the Stormie Squad, that is a great squad to add.
I love the Vets to. I eaither Equip it with an Autocannon and three Grenade Launchers to be a troop killer, or just a Lascannon and 5 men. A BS4 Lascannon is nice!
Most other IG Elites are too expensive for your point Army, and I would put it into Heavy support and troops.
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Read up on your codex and see what units seem the most fun to you, play as much as possible before you start buying expensive models so you dont end up with thing you will never use.
You can't go wrong buying Shock Troop boxes, these models will make up the bulk of your force and HQs.
Guard HQ's can get pretty big, since many of your other units attach to your Command Squad to make one giant HQ. After buying a lot of shock troops I would suggest a Heavy Weapons Platoon boxed set (which if youre clever you can make a lot of heavy weapons teams out of)
As for a good elite choice, I am fond of Hardened Veterans. They have a better BS skill than regular guardsmen which is especially nice since they can take more special weapons than a regular squad. However, the BEST thing about them is that they can infiltrate, which as you play more games you will begin to appreciate.
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