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ok, IG officers were never great at fighting - I understend, but i've heared people realing of their junior officers for leadership. I mean, what's the points? they have the same ld as the regular guardsmen! the only reason to use them is when you are required to - the the platoons commmand squads. Can someone plese explain to me how come people realy on them for leadership? is there something I missed about the junior officers? because to me they look like a guardsman with a CC weapon and a laser pistol that can take officers only wargear.
I think u must've not seen the attached item to a Junior Officer: Honorifica Imperialis. That little item gives the Junior Officer the stats of a Heroic Senior Officer at the fraction of the cost of an actual Heroic Senior Officer.
"To each his own"
The thing is, that you can have only one of these per army, and besides, if every 6th juinior officer has this methal in the imperial guard - is it really flufy?
i don't know what kinda of super guardsmen you have... but where i come from a guardsman has LD7. a JO has LD8. the same they are notOriginally Posted by Comandos
perhaps you're think of VetSgt having the same LD as JOs. if this is the case, you are correct. but why use JO instead of VetSgt?
simple, they're free.
i often run 55pt command squads. just a JO with IronDisp and a Mortar. they stay behind cover, close to their platoon and give LD8+ID. nothing uber, but they're cheap and are better than Ld7.
my core firebase is supported by a HSO (or JOw/HI) who has ID and a Standard. but the squads that are out side of his 12" radius are under direct command of their JO
Maybe they get the medal when they are still young enough to perform heroic feats, and then as they grow older the guys who got the Honorifica get promoted. Hence when they are an SO their stats are the same (as they got slow with age). If you look at it this way, it is likely that most HSO's already have an Honorifica Imperialis from their younger days, and an ordnary SO is a guy who rose through the ranks but never won an Honorifica.Originally Posted by Comandos
Last edited by Kahoolin; May 30th, 2005 at 06:56.
is a JO+HI fluffy?
it's as fluffy as you make it.
my JO+HI is a hard nosed officer. he's turned down many a promotion cause he wants to stay with the men.
but, is it unheard of to have a young officer who has extraordinary ablility?
Some of my more fun characters are veteran sergeants of a hardened veteran squad who have the honorifica, refusing the leave the ranks of the enlisted men hehe. The real reason however to give it to an officer is because the leadership is actually the most important part of that statline.
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]
For those who use vox networks, a JO's leadership really doesn't come into play until the master vox gets blasted (godamn those whirlwinds!). Other than that they hide and pop mortar shells off, But I also use them as a sneaky squad that gets ignored (kinda like rippers) so at the last moment they rush out and claim or contest an objective. :mellow:
... only triumph could turn pooing his pants into a good thing..
The other thing (asside from a bit of higher leadership) that a JO can give you more than a standard squad is things like Iron disciplin, trademark items, etc all of which manipulate moral in a way a standard squad can not