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im having a dilema on how i should field storm troops
1.as the regular elite choice that they are
2. as grenadiers(cant deepstrike or infiltrate but free up elite choices)
3.as DH iquistorial storm troops(hafta pay for krak greandes, cant get meltabombs but dont use up doctrine and sarge has acsess to dh armory)
I say to use them as elites because that is their main strength, to deepstrike and/or inflitrate.
...And they shall fear the lasgun
Originally Posted by jancz
i prefer to use them as elites and use them in a suicidal fashion (which is fluffy imo, since stormies would be sent on those low survival missions hehe.. or they would if i was in charge)
i equip them w/ 2 plasma (or 2 melta) and deepstrike them (in either 5 or 6 man squads).
i don't like grenadiers, but if i were to use them they'd be in a chimera. but personally i feel that the whole point to Stormies is to deepstrike them in a suicidal fashion!!
i'd only use =][= Stormies if i had already taken a Inq.Lord and an Eversor. in which case it'd be a non-competitve game.
under normal setting i don't take allies.
however one good tactice with =][= SS is to take them in a chimera and give their VetSgt a telehomer, and rush forword and use them to call in some GKtermies(and GM)... if you're into that kind of thing (which im not... I'M A RADICAL INQ MYSELF!!)
6-man squads with deepstrike, two meltaguns and melta bombs -IG's spin on TankBustas.
If you've got the points gfill out the squad - more bodies to soak up hits (the basic IG philosphy) for the meltas.
I like them as Grenadiers, in Chimeras of course. Then I like to take Veterans doctorine and have three squads of vets that hit with HWs on 3+. My Grenadiers hit on 3+ so almost my whole army hits on a three plus.
Grenadiers should not be used to rush up the middle and take on the worst bad ass enemy troops. They should be used in Flanking maneuvers, taking out infiltrators, plugging holes in the lines, or capturing an objective. Let the other IG firepower do the main killing, HW teams, and Tanks ( including Hellhounds ).
I also like the two Melta DS Stormies, but I like squads of Veterans with Plasma and Lascannons better.
I equip my Grenadiers with first two Plasma rifles, 2nd 2 meltas. I give the Vet SGT a power sword ( worth the 5 pts ), and use the Chimeras mobility to get the lads in some rapid fire heaven.
"A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril."
Sir Winston Churchil
you have been cursed by chaos!!!!!!! nah im not conservative radical inquistors in my mind are okay.Originally Posted by BoxANT
so most people agree deep strike with melta stuff makes a great squad
I use them to spearhead my assaults as grenadiers. AND to deepstrike and knock out tanks, termies, and big bugs. I have two 5 man squads. That frees up an elite slot for more vets :shifty: .
Three Companies of the 26th Vinancium
143rd Airborne Badgers (99.9% done)
159th Corsair Rifles (35% done))
69th Armored Wall Busters (95% done)
Total 197 men, 12 tanks, 4 Heavy Artillery Pieces
But, of course, it takes up 2 doctrines.Originally Posted by Forger of Civilization
I agree with the grenadier faction. Put them in a chimera and you've got a very useful (non-suicide) squad. If you want them to die (and cost less points) then the elite/ds option is the one for you. As with almost every other question asked regarding list selection, it's just a matter of what works with your list and your playing style (except ogryns, who suck for everybody).
I use mine the same way as BoxANT does with the difference that if I deepstrike two plasmaguns, I've got a veteran sergeant with a plasmapistol aswell.
15 more points for 1 more plasma shot... granted if it kills 1 SM ...Originally Posted by Kaiser
frag one for me