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I am planning on planning on creating a feral guard army using a mix of catachan and fantasy maurader bits and making not very competitive army consisting of roughriders, (don't know to make them regular or with xeno mounts) the light infantry and hardened fighters and vetrans doctorines. i am also considering a few Giant Reptiles to model for friendly play.
i already have 50 feral guardsmen assembled a few officers.
i would also like to have no tanks and no lascannons if i can.
and i just have a few questions,
-Xeno mounts or rough riders?
-should i use the Imperial guard codex or Lost and the Damned?
(LatD gives me the abitity to take the hounds i want, Free infiltrate, free ccws, not as much flexability and i dont want them to worship chaos)
-and any tips on conversion, modeling, painting and an army list options would be greatly apreciated.
go with xeno mounts, much cooler
maybe have some tanks, but model them to be made of scrap(like ork vehicles). Make there lasguns into las-crossbows. addorn them with severed (use zombie) heads on thier belts. warpaint galor. give them long wild barbarian hair and viking beards with greenstuff. use flamers as weapons of prefernce with flames coming out. just some crazy ideas of mine:x Hey, stop tempting yourself to start LaTD Koss!(
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I suggest use guards codex, for the doctrines such as warrior weapons, allow rough riders, allow conscript, and so on fit the theme of your army well
If you go Xeno mount I suggest use cold ones, for you got mounted legs of darkelfs to fit them with the steed, especially it also provide the lances that you will need. Nice and easy.
If you go normal mounts, I suggest Empire knights, I made 2 squards of Cadian Rough rider with a box of empire knight and Bretonnian knights, and the barbed empire knight looks way better then bretonnian ones.
Theme wise tanks may not work as well, but as a IG, you gotta have some tanks, may be make them rusty and may even tow by horses, to represent them are lack of maintainance due to no techpriest to maintain them in the feral world.
Go with Xeno mounts, just for the coolness factor, and the modeling opportunities. Also, if you aren't planning on playing in a strict tournament or such you could proxy some interesting tanks together by using fantasy parts, picture this: A dragon as a Hellhound, Carnosaurs used as Sentinels, A Stegosaur with a battle cannon on top, and a bassie made by attaching a bretonnian trebuchet to a cold one chariot.
I'm going to go ruminate further on this while I find a new pair of pants.:w00t:
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if you go with normal rough riders, i'd suggest using chaos warhounds as your mounts (just model the saddles onto them). i have a unit of them and they definitely give off the wild/feral look, besides riding a large wolf is just much cooler than some horse.
xeno mounts is great combined with carapace armor (giving your riders a 3+ save) and some lasting cc units.
the giant reptile is also an interesting idea i've thought about a few times (here's the link for those who haven't seen it) and i'd like to see how they work out, i doubt opponents would refuse to let you use them, especially since it's off chapter approved.
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i'd also suggest considering to include hunting beasts with some of your officers/vet sgts, they'll be a great addition to your feral theme.
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looking forward to seeing how the army turns out, i've always entertained the idea of doing one someday myself when i had the freetime.
If you are looking for a cc-army I think LatD would fit better.
You could still use the things you like to use, but they'd be cheaper and in many cases better.
You could even use loyal Marines as your Chaos Champions, make them belong to some of the lost chapters. To make your army a little more efficient you could field a Chaplain from said lost chapter and use the rules for a Word Bearers Lord/Lt.
thanks for the comments
i think that i have decided to use xeno mounts because they look cooler. I have started painting the guardsmen, i am using graveyard earth and snakebite leather for the clothes and dwarf flesh for the skin and red gore for the war paint. i have painted a few and the war paint looks awsome, but i am unsure of what color to paint the hair...
Also the idea of a rusty old tank that has a dragon skull tied to the top of it that has an inferno cannon mounted in it sounds like a cool idea to me. but i would need those fast attack slots for hounds and rough riders.
well done for going against the grain and doing a feral list, I just might start one myself..."thats it men choke their guns with your corpses"
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