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    As some of you may know i've only just started collecting 40K and theres me.

    My dad goes and spends £100 on Imperial Guard army for me and all in all it only adds up to a 500pt army!

    Now maybe its just me but with 40 troops a command squad and a Jnr. Officer and his squad shoul be a little more than 500 points shouldn't it?

    Maybe you could give me some feedback 'cos i don't think i'm the only one who's thought this so far!

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    Sure you can add upgrades to bring up the point value.

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    Pure infantry Guard are cheap in points, but as soon as you start getting the tanks and the support squads for your HQ, the elites, the sentinels etc etc you&#39;ll find that you end up having to struggle with fitting your wishes into the desired point ranges.

    With an armoured fist squad, three sentinels, 2-3 support squads (heavy weapon squads in your HQ choice) and a few tanks you&#39;ll be sniffing the 1500s.

    And btw... this is totally the wrong forum for an army specific post.

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    Well IG are very cheap in points And also can you tell me why this is in the scenery forum? Oh and your acting as if low points cost is a bad thing its goo you want lots for little

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    Please think where you are placing the topics... this is way wrong...
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    if IG infantry were expensive (pts wise), I don&#39;t think anyone would play IG, since they die en mass.
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    The points system is the system of measuring relative power. The higher the points, the more powerful the model, the lower the points, etc.
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    Even though it is only 500 points the addition of a heavy weapons team per squad, a special weapon, and your favored method of leadership (none, vox-caster, or vet. sarge) will certainly increase costs. Also, you will find that guard players have a tendency to splurge, ie. taking 2000 points in a 1500 point list. It&#39;s just the way the guard is.

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    Thanks, SMG, yours aint so bad either&#33;
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    Well i had a HQ, a troop choice (Inc. the jnr officer), a 10 man conscript platoon and a Techpriest and it all comes to 510pts. even after upgrading and adding etc.

    Sorry about putting this here, i am just so used to chatting in this section.
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