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I've wanted to start IG for a while now and after seeing the Elysian models on Forge World, I'm hellbent on using the models. Only problem is....$$$$. Those guys aren't cheap.
So I've been thinking of ways to save money by cutting a few corners. Fluff is a major concern so I wanted a few opinions,
In the IG codex, it says the Harakoni use Drop Troops, Storm Trooper squads and Carapace Armor. If I used Genadiers for Alpha Level missions, would it still be fluffy?
I know I wouldn't be able to use Grenadiers in Gamma or Omega because I will have to Deep Strike to stay fluffy.
Well, grenadiers cant deepstrike thats the problem. In fact this is the only thing that made me purchase forgeworld valyries because I had no way of getting my troops from reserve out into the open field. My suggestion about this is to simply start out with 2 grenadier units on board with the fluff reason of them calling in reserves once they find the enemy, and then use veteran doctrine to get 3 vet units with carapce to deepstrike in and provide firesupport to ground troops. I used to do this before I got frogeworld models, its a very useful tactic and I really advise it. I really dont recommend using storm troopers as they take one of the 3 elite slots that you can fill with carapced veterans which are better value for almost the same point amount.
You never have to Deep Strike, even when you are able to.
As far as fluff goes, I cant imagine a general trying to justify dropping his troops into a war zone that didnt warrent them to, or give them a strategic advantage of some description... just because they were trained to do it.
Take the 101st airbourn division in WWII. Although they were trained in parachuting into war zones, they actually footslogged as a front for most of the war.
So, my suggestion to you, Commander, is to use what ever tactics are best for any given situation. Do not feel compeled to use a particular tactic just because you can. Deep striking is a tactical option and not a strict requirement... no matter where you are from.
Last edited by Plasma Catcher; February 15th, 2007 at 10:30.
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