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I have a question for IG players: How do you mark your squads as seperate? I've just started playing with five full infantry squads plus HQ and platoon command squads, an armoured fist squad, and a veteran squad.
This can cause problems in games, for both my opponent and myself, when determining what models are in which squad when they are close together. Should I mark the shoulder pad? If so, should I paint freehand, use a stencil, or use the decals? Or, should I vary the paint job? Is there another kind of mark entirely?
I paint a number (corasponding to the squad number) under the bace of the model, as I think decals take to long for an army such as IG.
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I decal their shoulder with one of the 3 digit number decals from the IG transfer sheet. this helps, but in addition I add another transfer to the top of their helmets, so I can look down and say "oh ok there's squad squad 812, there's squad 609, there's squad 265 etc.
I run a primarily infantry based army so I know what you're going thru, I hate being confused as to what guardsman is apart of what squad and this is the best, most clear cut way I've found to deliniate which guardman belongs to which squad.
I put a number on the slopeing side of the base when I used to play I.G. that way everyone can see it and its really obvious.
Dab of colored paint on the base does it for me.
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My guardsmen have silver helemts with a colored stripe running down the center. !st platoon is red, second is blure, HQ is yellow, heavy suppport is black. I have a friend who paints the rim of the base a different color for each platoon.
I'm not claiming the idea for my paint scheme, it's based on the original guardsmen back in the 80's. If you have a copy of WD 110, that's where I got inspiration.
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I just put the squad number on the underside of the base. Its not perfect, but it works well.
Each of my squads gets a name like Recon Delta or Fire Team Charlie or Bravo Gamma which gets painted onto the rim of their base, that way I get points for squad markings in tournies and I don't break the IG fluff by giving each squad something super individual like a separate colouring.
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I have always strayed away from marking guardsmen for individual squad use for one major reason: I have many different army lists with them.
In one army list, I might have 20 conscripts which were previously the soldiers from two or three other squads put together. If I had numbered them, then that squad would look odd with its various numbers.
I also would never number my special weapons or heavy weapons because I'm always moving them from command squads to platoon squads to Veteran Squads and so forth.
My individual soldiers need to be as flexible as my army lists tend to be, so I stray from marking them individually. :rolleyes:
that's gotta be torture when your deployment zone is packed with guard infantrymen :lol: