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Hi, I'm starting a Genswick army, and I'm wondering what their Doctrines are. I don't know much about their fluff, I just like 'em for the figures.
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143rd Airborne Badgers (99.9% done)
159th Corsair Rifles (35% done))
69th Armored Wall Busters (95% done)
Total 197 men, 12 tanks, 4 Heavy Artillery Pieces
What are Genswick?
The Genswick Rifles are a regiment first mentioned (I believe) in Dan Abnett's "Straight Silver." The Genswicks are among the troops fighting for the Imperium on the planet Aexe Cardinal in the mentioned book.
Here are a few examples of what they look like.
One of our regulars at Wexhill Hobbies in Dayton, Spencer, uses Genswicks as his Imperial Guard regiment. Was quite a sight at a mega battle when the entire right flank of the Imperial line was manned by the Imperial Guard (Cadians, Genswicks, and others). I have no idea what doctrines he used though, as at the time I was a Blood Angels player and didn't have access to the Iggy codex. Lots of conversions though to give them the whole "Great War" (i.e., World War I) look...autocannons and heavy bolters that looked more like water cooled machine guns and such.
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Well these are the 33rd Genswick riles, which I assume catbarf is reffering to. Also they apparently show up in one of the Gaunts Ghosts books, haven't read them all yet so can't guarantee that.
while I've never heard of defined doctrines for them the WWI theme would probably bring them pretty close to Death Korp in style. General concensus I've seen around other forums is that the doctrine list should look something like this:
close order drill
my personal suggestions might throw in something like:
Die hards or iron discipline
maybe light infantry
Anyway, there are no official doctrines for them so feel free to go nuts and pic what makes sense to you.
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They look pretty cool, and very dark (maybe a little to dark for me, but impressive non the less), an army of them would look quite impressive
Very nice looking. I'd say for doctrines...(too go with a First World War theme) Maybe Heavy Weapons Platoons,Storm Troopers, Special Weapons Squads, and maybe Close Order Drill? (depends on if you want an early or late war theme I suppose) and Iron Discipline just because its such a rockin doctrine.
Good luck with getting those started!
I agree with the doctrines in the above post although i think conscripts should feature. In the gaunts ghost book they have very few officers many are too young etc and most are conscripts. Avoid Iron iscpline though as that wouldnt fit the fluff IMO unless it was only on the HQ officer. Look at some WW1 trench armour to get ideas for the stormies would look so cool. so id take
close order drill
heavy weapons platoons
Special weapons squads
make the list so that there are as few officers as possible ie. max out the platoons, take few heavy weapons and use mortars in commands hevay bolters in support. flamers and sniper rifles on support squads, i know not the most effective but very fluffy. close order should help keep the men on the field. oh yes make the stormies very close support and avoid plasma etc (though purely for effectiveness put some plasma on the stormies)
There were struthids in the book (bird type cavalry things) these would make good rough riders if you didnt want special weapons squads.
Hope that helps
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I really like the Idea for this army! I dont know much about it 40k fluff wise tho, what book /books is it in? Another thing for this army too is I think it should include no chimeras,sentinels,hell hounds, or Leman russ's of any type except maybe a conquerer. But I'm feelin at least 1 Bassie, Mortars, and maybe a team with a demo charge to act kinda like sappers? This is inspiring me to do a ww1esq list with my Vostroyans. I already named my commander Capt. Pabst (Necron/Fury bane) Brusilov. (long story)