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In my time as an IG player I have come to receive a variety of reactions when I drop my 70+ models on a table during a 1500pt or so game. I have noted from my first battles with plastic catachans when they first came out to now that such overwhelming numbers play havoc on the esteem of many players. I have also noted that a fine paint job will often unsettle many players, especially when there are lots of them. On ocassion I have seen average paint jobs used by superb players as a means to throw off the overconfident and even semi-offensive material added to armies made to create an angry reaction by an opponent. I.e. a traitor gaurd unit reffered to as the "Mobile Armoured Sodomites," an all black, trenchcoated army with the title "The Butchers of Dachau," and an army of cleverly modeled IG cowering and running away wearing distinctively French uniforms led by a Napoleon looking character. Of course nothing is quite as scary as a Baneblade or a few basalisks, but nobody wants to face an artillery battery or fight 200 conscripts in a defensive position with a Baneblade behind them.
What has anyone else seen or what ideas do you have to the psychological warfare aspect of the IG?
*Fart* "Keep talking sir, we'll find you!"
Originally posted by panzerjeager@Mar 17 2005, 096
In my time as an IG player I have come to receive a variety of reactions when I drop my 70+ models on a table during a 1500pt or so game.[snapback]354887[/snapback]
70+ IG models in a 1500? that gets people worried? hehe perhaps if it was 70+ Necron Warriors
all joking aside, yeah many people used to playing with/against more "traditional model count armies" are a lil put off by the idea of cutting through all that meat.
but against a good player, they'll be able to stick to the objective and force you to engage him in area that will play to his strengths.
as for "offensive" army themes... seriously, whois going to let themselves get worked up over little metal/plastic figures? if the person wants to offend, don't honor them by becoming offended.
one way to wage psychological warfare is to masque your strenghts and exagerate the capabilities of other units.
Laugh with your own roughriders, intimidate with your tanks.
If your opponent calls your lasguns "flashlights", just give him the feeling lasguns don't do anything at all, then you slay his bloodthirster with them (yes, flashlights do kill your large beasts! )
You guys should have seen the face of my mathteacher last we played. I placed squad after squad after squad on the table. Then he placed his tiny SM squad. I placed another platoon. He placed a SM squad.
My 12" deployment zone was filled with men and veichles, while his side was full of gaps.
The other guys at the club where using using the standard tables you we had to play on a bit smaller one. 4x5 instead of the 4x6. That last foot of terrain would ahve been a great help for me. Its hard to space out the squads enough on a smaller table.