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Hey LO community, Me and our gaming group are starting a small campaign and i need dome help. We are starting off with a small 500pt game and going from there, What would be a good starting force? I play a pre-heresy Iron Warriors sucsessor Chapter, and the first battle now is 40k in 40mins rules. So im kinda at a loss for Idea's I play a very fluffy army so lots of heavy weapons and only afew CC squads. So Im asking that what would be a good 500pt army list for a small city fight map....O yeah its XP based and all so these squads will be sticking around!
Last edited by Radeonis; July 12th, 2005 at 01:49.
Well, if you really want to be 'fluffy' with Iron Warriors, I would suggest a min\max of shooty squads. Lets say you take 2 small tacticals with heavy weapons, a medium squad of devestators and a whirlwind. I geuss it could be somthing like:
Total- 490 points
That's a small list of squds you could use often (for XP) it's filled with heavy weapons. I'ts a bit min\max, but it should be able to shoot down any heavy infantry army, and the whirlwind can help against swarm armies. I wouldn't wan to fight Nids with it, so tell us what your up against and i'll try to adjust it...
I should have posted that the 500pt game is a 1v1v1 me (SM) vs. Chaos vs. IG
Pre-heresy Iron Warriors successor? :blink:
Aaanyway, an ordinance weapon like on the Vindicator or Basilisk is incredibly useful in combat patrol games. Since they can potentially take out an entire squad in one turn and there are fewer threats to them they can roll around bashing up things 'til the sun sets.
He is pre-heresy IW, so he's loyalist...Originally Posted by Tubal
I would take the army list i've suggested against such armies, but there is some changes that could be made to improve it...
well, against these armies I don't think your'e going to see much armor (as chaos don't like it and IG doesn't have any armor without Ord), so the marines with Las' won't be of much help. so, you might want to take somthing that can take out more troops, so you could try switching the Lascannons on th devs with 2 plasma cannons and 2 missile launchers (for the odd sentinal or for anti gaurd goodness), and switching the marines either to include one squad with plasma cannon and one with missile launcher, or to throw them uot entirely and take 2 units of 5 scouts, 4 with sniper rifles and one with missile launcher.
The choice rests apon the type of chaos army your up against: if its one of the gods' I'd take the tacticals, if its not i'll take the snipers (The reason is that gods' armies are A. Fearless, so immune to pinning, and B. have less models, so plasma would be more efficiant...)
Anyway, as the Chaos will be gunning for you (with all that plasma, they have to) , i'll try to hide as many of my units as possible from IG LOS, putting the whirlwind out of sight and the devestators behind some nice cover...
than, i'll cocentrate everything except the whirlwind on the chaos, shooting the 'wind at the gaurds' more valubale units (and, if you can, hitting more that one squad, as they would have to test pinning at 6 LD and would most likly get pinned a bit...). Hiding your units would, if your lucky, make them shoot at the chaos and thus help you. if the chaos gets too close chrage the squads of scouts at him and try your best to hold him back. He would most certinaly be nearspent from your shooting, and a charge from two strong units would most likly brake him. than, move your fire to the IG, doing your best to stay out of their range and, with snipers and whirlwind, pin as much of their fore in place, thus negating their shooting.
all in all, it's going to be a hard battle for you, but I hope you win, and report Back!!!!
Long story behind these guys...I just really like the color scheme!Originally Posted by Tubal
Ok, game scedualled for this Friday and I have figured out my Choas opponents Army list. He has 3 tact squads with CC weps. and 3 plasma pistols, all with infiltrate, and a lower lvl chaos lord (dont know the game name) with infiltrate. I am not sure if he was joiking around cause i saw him putting these guys into his carry case and saw his list he left on the kitchen table >
Against this I know im going to be out manned, I will need to shoot them down as they come to me so Im thinking Plasma and stuff to that effect
Last edited by Radeonis; July 12th, 2005 at 20:20.
more then likely Chaos will bw going after me, With the way the first battle is being played Me and Him are really the only ones who will get a advantage for the next game. The IG is here to stop the invasion of its city district.
Hq: (joins up with assault squad)
WhirlWind - Veng missiles (if you are defending, I suggest castellins instead)
496, Gives you ranged support, enough plasma to counter his marines//boltershots to cut down guardsmen (the Whirly will do that for ya pretty quick too) and ofcourse the HQ is there simply to protect your troops from CC threats//Be a CC threat.
lots of troops, ur going to want lots of guys on foot, for mobility in cityfight. i think the lists that have been offered are good.
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