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I've been playing guard for a little over a year now and have a sizeable force totalling 1200 points or so. I've bought 2 army sets, 1 box of cadians and just recently I've picked up some stormtroopers.
I'm a bit unsure of where to go from there. I'm thinking of getting two stormtrooper special weapon troopers (2 plasma, 2 melta) and a Chimera. The thought behind this is that I can use them as a mobile reaction force with two plasma guns, or I can deep strike them with two meltas. Would this be a wise investment for the 1500 point mark?
The other thing I'm worried about is that I'm not sure if 50 guardsmen, 9 HWT, veterans and stormtroopers are enough in 1500. So basically, what's the normal amount of infantry in 1500 points (incl. veterans, stormtroopers etc.)?
Replies would be appreciated!
If you don't already have a few plasma guns for the storm troopers then i would get a few just nto get the most out of there better BS.
Do you have any tanks? A few leman russ tanks would add some nice pie plate ownage on any marine players who are unlucky enough to come across you. The normal amout of troops in a 1500 point army would be about 100 men, thats if you take a few tanks alone for the ride.
If you play a elite guard army then the number would be lower then this but as a rule your want around 100 men at the 1500 point mark or more if you like to play all infantry.
A Hellhound would work well in support of a few russ's and im sure there really fun to use, theres nothing like flaming your best mates fire warriors and then saying "Now there fire warriors "
"Hey sarge, this lasgun is heavy. I wish we had something lighter."
FF7: ABOUT RANDOM BATTLES
I actually have two lemans ready to go, and I really do love them. Problem is, I've never ran across a SM player with my IG, which is very sad. I mainly play against eldar.
But is 100 troops right? That's insane. Assuming that the total includes elites and the like, then I may fit it. I have one 25 men platoon, 1 35 man platoon, 10 veterans and 10 stormtroopers and my command. All up that's about 80-90 men, dpending on how many HWT's I choose to use.
So would another Cadian box complete my army?
My Shopping List...
1. Stormtrooper Special Weapon Blister X2
2. Chimera APC
3. Cadian Shock Troopers Box Set
4. (Ratlings, Tanks, Sentinels) ???
That should equal 1500 approx.
I have a suggestion on how you could re-organise your list, but if you use strictly cadian doctrines than ignore this. Take the doctrines grenadiers, veterans and drop troops. Use your elites for veterans with 3 special weapons (beats the 2 that stormies get) and make your storm troopers grenadiers instead so that they only fill troop chioces instead of elites.
thanks for the reply Rabid.
I did have a left-over doctrine spot, so that might actually be an option. Below were my chosen doctrines.
4. Iron Discipline
The rest didn't suit my army. But now that you mention it, my elites could be ratlings (yes, I don't mind the models) and 1-2 veterans. And for troops, I could have stormtroopers in a chimera with two plasmas, or dropping in via the drop troops doctrine with two meltas. That's an interesting idea. And most importantly it gives me an extra elite slot, and fills 1 of 2 compulsory troops.
So my doctrines could look like this...
4. Iron Discipline
5. Drop Troops
Thanks for the help