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at the minute i have 2 grenadier storm trooper squads, 2 inquisitorial storm trooper squads and i platoon of standard guardies with carapce. just wandering what people think of converting the standard guys into stormtroopers for my second detachment and to fill up the remaining grenadier spot. i have 2 cadian squad guys and 2 steel legion squad guys in the platoon so if you do think i should it would be helpfull if you could give me inspiration for converting the guys to look more elite.
Well, I'm not sure how you would model the carapace... I guess greenstuff is going to be your only friend for the next week or so.
Besides the carapce, it's all up to the decoration. I give my vet's backpacks and extra belt accessories, grenades, and I don't remember if the hellgun looks any different from a lasgun (do grenadiers even get the hellguns? I don't play with them...)
But if you do a good enough job with the carapace and paint them all the same as the ST's, I bet nobody would complain.
Tyranids: 2500 pts
Imperial Guard: 1000 pts
Witch Hunters: 1000 pts
would you personally field stormtroopers or standard guardies if you had the choice?
Well personaly I wouldn't go to extremes to cap out on them like you have, but I take a grenadiers army supported by veterans. So I generaly take in 3 grenadier squads, a storm trooper squad and 2 veteran squads, which vave a ST statline.
I wouldn't go for inquisitorial troopers though unless I was really depsperate for more line infantry, as they are essentialy just grenadiers, they lose the deepstrike and infiltrate ability. They get that clown car they call a Rhino in return, but personaly I wouldn't use it.