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I know this has probably been asked a million times, but how many guardsmen should be taken in a 2000 pt. list, for just a balanced basic guard list?
Well if you play Mechanized Guard or a tank heavy force then around 100 would sound good with heavy weapons as you wont have so many points to use
Hes a tip, Max out your troops if you can to get as many command squads as you can so that your guard wont run at the first sight of the enemy, a normal guard force at 2000 points sould have around 150 men with some tanks here and there
Max out on heavy weapons and get some vets with plsama to give you some more anti marine firepower
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i have 1750 p, and 80 men (2 hellhounds and 3 leman russ) so i guess for 250p more i'd go for about 25-30 more so about 110 guardsmen in a 2000p list.
I would be wary of assigning a mantitory # of guardsmen for an army to be good. The real question I would ask is how am I utilizing my points?
You should take as much firepower and durability as you can. Be sure to properly utilize your men as you go. Choosing the proper mix of special/heavies is very important.
The aswer to the question can be very different: an all infantry guard army that will mean a lot of men. Whereas a mechinized list may not have all that many. But have a lot of durable armor to make up for it.
The key is only paying for what will actually help you win, and cutting out all the extra stuff that will eat your points away. Be wary of upgrades, but also realize that some are vital to your sucess.
OK that sounds kinda odd now that I read over it, vague obvious advice, but that's what I live by when I'm building any army, guard or not. I don't believe in formulas like X models is what makes a gaurd amry good. What makes it good on paper is having your combined firepower, assault, speed, and durability abilities combine to outdo your opponent. (With guard's case that would be comming mostly from the firepower & durability in most cases.), and what gets you the win is a combination of this in your army, your skill, and to a lesser degree the favor of the dice gods.
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I've got about a 120 guardsmen in 2000ps. But thats with tanks, heavy weapons, and the like. I'd say 100+ is a good number
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I run an 1850 list with 125 men, plus a battle tank and 2 basilisks
in my 1500 pts ig army i have about 90 men a Russ and a demolisher so for 2000 i would say about 120 - 150
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