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Hi all, have recently been fiddling with my standard IG list (read static gunline) in an attempt to make it a little more exciting. The below list is basically what I have come up with. It is still quite static, but I think that with careful movement and strategy I’ll be able to play it a lot more fluidly.
Bolt Pistol, Power Weapon 137
4 Guardsmen – LP and CCW, Flag
Priest – Eviscerator
Fire Support Squad 95
Anti Tank Squad 110
Mortar Squad 80
4 Guardsmen – Mortar
Squad 1 – Autocannon
Squad 2 – Autocannon
Armoured Fist Squad 179
9 Guardsmen – Meltagun
Veteran Sergeant – LP, CCW
Multilaser, Hull HB, Extra Armour, Smoke, Track Guards
Leman Russ 173
Hull HB, Sponson HB, Extra Armour, Track Guards, RTT, Smoke
Options: Add in a few doctrines (tempting, but I want to play a couple of games without them for a change)
Give AF squad heavy weapon – probably ML
Add HK’s to vehicles
Add special weapons to line squads. Alternatively replace heavy weapons with specials…
Drop the AT Squad or FS squad for a couple of sentinels
Basically the command squad is a counter charge unit used to take out any threats once they hit my line. I am considering giving the SO a fist because there are not very many models out there that I’ll strike simultaneously with.
My line squads are seemingly quite static and I plan to use them purely for shooting for a couple of turns while my enemy comes to me before launching a counter-attack (not necessarily assault) with my AF squad which will be held in a reserve roll.
I know that there is a distinct lack of AP3 weaponry in my army but I’m confident that the amount of firepower will generally overcome this, that and for fluff reasons I’m not too keen on loading up on plasma.
Thoughts for expansion are:
- Add a drop platoon and reinstate doctrines
- Add a couple of sentinels
- Add another Russ or a Basilisk
- Add another AF squad
Comments? Questions? Critiques?
Dovie'andi se tovya sagain (It's time to roll the dice)- Mattrim Cauthon
Well for a slight touch of AP3 you could always swap out the Autocannons in the infantry squads for Missile launchers.
Throw some special weapons in there anyway, it doesnt have to be plasma, grenade launchers are reasonably cheap and a S6 shot is always welcome, even if its AP isnt marine killer standard.
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