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I wonder if anyone would be bothered to check the points costs of the Granica IV Planetary Defence Force, listed on p55 of White Dwarf 306, June 2005, Australian version.
I was using this as a guide to help me design an IG army. But it seems to be full of errors. The command squad of the 1st Infantry Platoon has 5 guardsmen - so I know there are errors. But the one I would like checked is:
HQ COMMAND PLATOON, Command Squad, 112pts.
Captain Dundle armed with power weapon. Iron Discipline.
1 Guardsman armed with lasgun and Vox-caster.
1 Guardsman with meltagun.
1 Veteran with lasgun and carrying a standard.
1 medic armed with lasgun.
NO MATTER how I calculate it, I CANNOT get a total of 112 pts.
How about you? Am I calculating wrong, or is White Dwarf incorrect?
General War, it does work out. Where it seems you are getting stuck is that he uses Hornifica Imperialis to give him a HSO statline cheaper. I can PM you the exact breakdown but I can't post points costs in open discussion.
Although if you are basing your army on this I would recomend you reconsider. It's a pretty role-less command squad. IMO, any command squad equipped for leadership (which this seems to be to me) should invest in a master vox and contain no direct fire weapons, particularly not something as close range as a Meltagun, as this squad needs to confer it'd Ld. Also I would drop the medic, they are patheticaly useless at the best of times, let alont on a squad that wants to stay out of LOS.
The other good use for a command squad is as a fire support squad, in which case it's a bad idea to give it nifty things like veterans, standards and hornifica.
it's like it was made to sell the command squad box. it uses all the same contents
good ol' game's workshop always tryin to make another sale. can't blame em.
Imperial Guard Variants 69/20/9
Space Wolves 17/16/2
I.G. Armoured Company 7/3/2
I.G. BFG 0/1/2
Thanks. Much appreciated. Guess what, GDW's tricks work! I rushed out and bought the command squad box.
it doesnt matter, white dwarf always fixes it so the IG lose, i used to think that they fixed it so the newest army wins, but thats not true. IG is the forever underdogs, and thats why i love'em
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