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I actaully thought of this one after reading some off the feedback for "does the hellgun need an update?". Why not give all guardsmen, conscripts and storm troopers the same weapon options that sergeants and veterans have? (Of course the storm troopers would have AP 5 versions of the same weapon). It would add some diversity to the imperial guard because if you wanted to play a more mobile force that isn't affraid of assault you could take the shot guns or the laspisols and ccws. I know this would interfere with warrior weapons, but honestly how many people use that doctrine and how many can make a compedative list with it? This would especially help the storm troopers because it would fit them to be more of an assault troop.
Do you guys like this idea or am i on crack?
P.S. how do you make a poll? That would be an easier way to get feedback on this.
i think the imperial guard infantry squads should stay as they are, at least in affect against what you suggest.
the imperial guard is a massive divinely ordained structure and is rigidly based on structure and discipline, and hencethereof, uniformity. it would be off-note to allow each different squad to get what they want, while it can be surmised that in the dragging wars they fight, some are able to obtain a multitude of various different tools, the collection they gather would have no serious impact enough to show on their stats or effective equipment to matter (thinking of fifteen hours minus the special cases of the demo charge and zeeb's vengeance).
Alright, I see where you are comming from here, so what if you could choose between the 3 options I listed before and had to equip your entire army with it? Also I should mention that veterans and squad sergeants are allowed to pick their weapon already. Is this not out of uniform?it would be off-note to allow each different squad to get what they want
What I'm really getting at here is that i like the idea of a conscript focused list, but conscripts are not the type to stay put. They would be used to advance in front of the army, soak up fire and assault things that would rather be shooting. This means that they will never take advantage of the long shot ability, and how often are they going to be within rapid fire range but not assaulting that turn? The switch from rapid fire to assault2 would make them much better and actually worth taking in my mind.
I also like storm troopers for appearance, but they are an assault troop with a rapid fire weapon. In my mind they need an assault weapon. Something like a shot gun but with AP 5 to keep it up to storm trooper quality.
Again, how do you make a poll? That way the people who don't feel like typing could still give input.
I see what you are getting at, but there are already things in the codex that allow that.
For instance, if you wan't an assaulty mobile army, go grenadier, if you want stealth, pick a light infantry, camoleoline army.
Vets access to lots of weapons which reflect the soldiers ability to aquire tools over the years of fighting
You can't escape the lasgun though as the primary weapon, its the backbone simplest weapon to manufacture and operate. Yes once in a while circumstances would favor a better gun, but the lasgun can work wonders, even the toughest terminators can go down in a hail of flashlight fire.
Battlesuits, putting the BS in BullS*%t.