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Hi, I'm fairly new to IG, I've played warhammer 40k for a couple years now and I'm just starting IG. I played Chaos, Space Marines, Necrons, Tau, and Eldar and I must say none are anything like the IG in terms of force organization. I don't know if it's just me but starting an IG army seems rather daunting.
My first question being: When it says that the infantry platoon is led by a command squad, does that mean that I can only ever have 2 infantry platoons (4-10 squads) since I only have 2 HQ slots.
well... that's really my only question, if anyone else has any tips on starting an IG force they'd be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Welcome to the IG!
Look carefully at the titles of the units. The HQ unit is called the Command Platoon which consists of 1 Command Squad and various other elements that are optional.
Command Squads are also taken in Infantry Platoons to lead them. You also need Command Squads for Heavy Weapons Platoons (not the Heavy Weapons Squads in the HQ, but as the ones in Heavy Support).
They are the nucleus of each Platoon in the Guard.
Remember that if you use the Grenediers docterine you can also use your Storm Troopers as a Troops Choice, so you don't need two Luitenants.
A good cheap choice for low point games is the Basilisk with indirect fire! for just 125 points you get a 120" shot that instant kills pretty much anything on AP3. Plain deadly goodness! Hide and fire away...
Welcome to the Guard, soldier.
various support squads
this fills your HQ choice
HQ squad. This one is different, it cant take support squads.Every platton must have an HQ squad
minimum of two squads,maximum of five
Depends on were you want to start.
A small platoon about two or three squad size is good to start with, maybe an armoured fist,this is of course the cheap way.
Or you could get two small platoons. Generaly two platoons(again two or three squads big)and a russ works. Just becareful on the basilisk option though. Its really a chimera with a big gun on the back and its open topped. Any thing can rip this up so use at your own risk(better to know what you'll be playing), most armies are packing missilie launchers or some equivelent of it anyway in small games.
What you sould buy
2 battle force box sets
1 box set of 20 troops
A few plasma guns and maybe a hellhound
This will give you 2 leman russ tanks which are great when fighting marines and enough men for 5 squads and 3 command squads. This would be a good starting force with a nice mix of armour and manpower.
Welcome aboard soldier
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Before you shell out money on plasma and melta blisters try getting your hands on some plasma pistols, go through battle wagon if you want buy some and take some flamers,chop of the head and gut the plasma pistol hand and trigger and glue it on, cheap plasma gun that looks pretty good. If you confused I beleive theres a link some were in this site for a forum here that has the conversion.
*EDIT*- here you go, flip through a few pages one day, should tell you there I believe, if not I can find a better one for you at a different site. http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...nversions.html
Last edited by Mrgame; January 23rd, 2007 at 04:55.
One more thing you could do to save money is to save 3 pares of legs kneeling down (Or standing up if you prefer) and use the 3 Missile launchers that you get to make your self 6 heavy weapons from one set. You can do this because you get the arms for the Missile launchers with the set and can easily stick them on a normal guardsmen.
1 heavy weapon sprue + 1 infantry sprue + minor conversions = 3-5 heavy weapons
Mortars and missiles are easy enough as the mortar can simply be mounted on it's own base and you can toss the mortar hands on a vanilla guardsman and the missile arms can be put on any regular cadian. You can either just use the tripod and lego the three weapons or you can convert them, but it takes a bit more time to get a guardsman to carry a heavy bolter or autocannon.
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Basilisks ARE good in small point games (also in larger games too), however in a small point match I wouldn't normally bother with getting indirect fire, at most you will normally get one shot off before your opponents troops are all within the minimum indirect range limit and thus untargettable.A good cheap choice for low point games is the Basilisk with indirect fire! for just 125 points you get a 120" shot that instant kills pretty much anything on AP3. Plain deadly goodness! Hide and fire away...This is really good advice.Remember that if you use the Grenediers docterine you can also use your Storm Troopers as a Troops Choice, so you don't need two Luitenants.
And as Prittstift also said, Welcome to the Guard! I've never looked back.
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