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the topic explains it, can you combine these two?
according to armybuilder program quote "you must give a chimera to all guard infantry" in the codex the following is said about drop troops "any guard infantry model (without a chimera transport) may deepstrike if the mission permits."
This would be the same thing as when you give infiltrate ability to stormtroopers...
:hmm: well seems like a longshot that these two work together, but it would be so cool with deepstriking units getting support from vehicle borne infantry... and it gives an elite feel to the whole army which I'm searching for.
Check the back of the Guard Codex in the doctrines sections. pg55 i belive. Its stated below Mechanised... and Drop troops which doctrines they may not me combined with. I don't have my codex with me at the moment, but i belive you will find your answer there.
i belive they can be used together but you would only be able to drop sentinels.
edit- checked codex and you can use them together.
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in the codex it its clearly stated that these may not be combined:
mechanised: "may not be combined with special equipment warrior weapons or light infantry.
Drop Troops: "may not be combined with special equipment warrior weapons"
I doesn't say anything clearly that mechanised and drop troopers can't be combined. One rule must override another cause one states one thing and the other another thing. Because if I deepstrike I can't use a chimera and that would make an exception to the rule "all guard infantry must take a chimera" cause if you're deepstriking you aren't allow to take a chimera.
You can combine them, you just have to drop troop all things that are not Guard infantry, I.E. Stormtroopers, Sentinals etc. I think it is a totally plausible, and would work nicely.
Imagine, The 113 Mechanized Guard detachment racing to support their bretheren at the battle of Armageddon. Up ahead an Ork looted Bassilisk is raining down terrible fire on the legion. The Gleaming Glory Boys ( mine are painted Bolt Gun Metal ) drop out of the sky behind the Ork lines and with a well placed Melta Gun Shot, BOOOOM!!!
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