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So some background:
After starting a new job that requires me to get up obscenely early and therefore lets out in the early afternoon, I endeavored to find something to do with my time between release and when my wife gets home. I have painted minis off and on for the past ten years or so, so picking up the old hobby seemed like a good way to pass the time.
So one evening, perhaps after a few too many drinks (the influence of Senior Patrón is a baleful one), I go online to see what my army options are now.
This is where things get hazy. I remember an empty tequila bottle, a Forgeworld order, and my credit card, but little else. Checking my email, I was not-that surprised to see a slew of Forgeworld Renegade Guard conversion kits winging their way across the pond.
So I guess I should do something with them, neh?
While in my ten year history with GW I have painted a lot of stuff, I have not actually played very much. So I've been consulting this site to get a handle on what I should do with my surprisingly cool, a tad bit expensive, army. Paradoxically, though I don't play much, I am loathe to put together an army that isn't legal and that would at least have a shot at doing well on the table. So before I put together many more Traitors, I ask you, the wise and hopefully more sober than me members of the IG list board to take a look and help stear me on to the right track.
Junior Officer w/ Power Weapon, Carapace Armor, Bolt Pistol
4 Veterans w/ Carapace Armor, Frag Grenades, Bolt Pistols
Russ w/ Las and Heavy Bolter Sponsons
This is, I fear, a pretty simplistic "sit back and shoot" army. The HQ lurks behind the line of fire for counter-assault support while the Russ goes after other vehicles and hopefully draws fire away for my troops. I did not take any Doctrines, but suspect that I should have. Close Order Drill, at least.
Any help or suggestion would be most welcome, even if it's "this is poo, try this instead". I'd like to keep with the footslogger theme, though I think I own at least three Russes from previous painting jags.
Once I get some figures painted, I'll post pictures. Thanks!
It's not a bad list - quite solid infantry wise (I'm biased - I'm starting a largely infantry force). Maybe consider ditching some ML's for a Lascannon or two - just to give you a bit more definitive anti-tank - but it is only really a personal taste that one. As far as doctrines go I would recommend Iron Discipline - gives you a nice solid Ld bubble and helps your troops hold the line, and if you do play games - Russ should get Extra Armour, Smoke Launchers and Rought Terrain Modification - increases its battlefield options and survivability.
PS - that is a pretty cool figure you got there - Nice paintjob and conversion work. 2 thumbs up.