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I'm having a bit of a hard time understanding the mandatory selections for a Hvy support FOC selection (L.Russ), per the IG Codex. Now, what I want to do is include IG troops (no prob here) and Hvy Sup. (aforementioned L.Russ). I don't know if I'm reading it right, but from what I'm getting is that to take the tank, I would also need to take a command squad, ala infantry platoon. Is this right? Or am I totally bass-ackwards? Help, please?
This I understand:
mandatory min. FOC selections
1 x HQ - Command squad (officer + 4)
2 x Troops - Command squad (officer + 4)
-- Inf squad (Sgt + 9)
-- Inf squad (Sgt + 9)
Now, is this correct for the Hvy support ?
1 x Cmd squad (officer + 4)
-- 1 x L. Russ
Thanks for your help!
No drdrbek, the command squad is a mandatory part of the Heavy Weapons Platoon.
A HW platoon is a totaly different heavy support choice to a Leman Russ.
A HW platoon is similar to a command platoon, it consists of a command squad and 1+ support squads, basicaly allowing you to get additional support squads beyond your command platoon's.
A Leman Russ (and other tanks) count as a single Heavy support choice each and do not require pre-requesites.
I dont have my daemonhunters codex with me right now but from what I remember is that you would need to include 1 HQ to induct the IG into your army. For example, I play an IG army but if I wanted to take a Vindicare assassin in my IG army, I would also need to include a DH HQ to be able to field the assassin. So I would need to take an Inquisitor with his retinue to be able to field the assassin. So for your DH army, you would need to take a Command Platoon from the IG codex in order to also take a Leman Russ battle tank. I believe this is correct but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong as I dont have the codex with me currently.
Actually, for a command platoon you dont have to take a support squad as for a command platoon you may take 0-5 support squads.Originally Posted by Xethemez
Xethemez is correct on the Heavy Weapons Platoon though. If you want to field a Leman Russ you dont have to take a command squad for the Russ, only if you wanted to take a Heavy weapons platoon (i.e. anti-tank squads, fire support squads). You do still need to take a "COMMAND PLATOON" to fill the HQ slot of the Force Organization for your inducted IG however. I hope this clarifies things up a bit for you.
BeakeR, the 0-5 support squads is the entry for the Command Platoon, if you read the entry for the Heavy Weapons Platoon it is 1-3 squads. I always keep my codex nearby :shifty:Originally Posted by BeakeR
Thanks for the clarification. I must've read that part of the codex three times, and only now after reading it again do I see that the Hvy Weps is a separate entry from the tanks.
I find GWs' lack of proofreading disturbing.