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Was tasked by a friend of taking a 2k army of IG up against his SM's (probably BA but no definate about that). Just wondering what you think.
Iron Hand Straken with x4 veterans with Carapace, laspistols and a medipack.
Officer of the Fleet
Ogryn Squad with 1 extra Ogryn
Chenkov with x4 guardsmen with x2 laspistol replacements and a medipack
x2 Infantry Squad of sarge and x9 guardsmen
Normal Platoon Commander with bolt pistol and power weapon. x4 guardsmen with x2 laspistol replacements and a medipack
x2 Infantry Squad of sarge and x9 guardsmen
Veteran Squad with Lukan Bastonne and x9 veterans, taking grenadiers doctine and a Chimera Transport with a Heavy Bolter
x2 Armoured Sentinels each with missile Launcher
x2 Devil Dogs and x1 Bane Wolf
x2 Vendetta Gunships with heavy bolter sponsons
Leman Russ Vanquisher with Knight Commander Pask and a hull mounted Lascannon
total cost - 1992
Last edited by Tinky; May 22nd, 2009 at 09:00. Reason: meh
Good army but a few suggestions. Drop the medi-packs on your CS's, they're too expensive and your guardsman will just die anyway. Drop the power weapons on your CS's as your guardsman will die as soon as they get into combat anyway. And with the spare points you save get a chimera for your Ogryns to get these close and into combat range where they are better.
Aprt from this it looks ok.
A few things.
HQ/Elites. You're Ogryns could do with a Chimera so could strakens squad as they'll just be shot up before they see combat. If you want to do combat against Blood Angels though. Good luck. Strakens nails but you might be asking a bit much of him. To be honest though, against marines a Plasma weilding vet squad would be better than an ogryn unit.
Troops: There seems to be a lack of weapons on your guardsmen. Where are the heavy/special weapons in the squads? Naked guard squads are going to kill nothing. Grenade launchers and missile launchers are a good little combo that can deal with pretty much everything going. but if you really want to go antimarine you can go plasma/missile launcher.
Especially on your Veteran squad. They dont really need the grenadiers as they've got a chimera to hide in. Get rid of the Carapce and use the points saved to buy them either 3 melta guns for popping tanks or plasma guns for slaughtering infantry. A democharge will really spoil a marine squads day.
Fast Attack: Devil Dogs/Bane wolves. Stick to the same varient. A jack of all trades squadron is never really effective. Either make this squadron all Devil dogs for blowing tanks or all Bane Wolves for melting whole squads of marines.
The Vendettas should be able to take down all his vehicles. If you want your sentinels for tank hunting, make them scouts and use the outflank skill to get a shot on the weak side armour of marine vehicles. You'd save a bucket load of points aswell.
Heavy Support: The plain old Leman Russ is possibly the best tank against marines. It's Cheap and it's big pie template will kill whole squads of marines in one shot. The range aswell will mean you can threaten anything on the field. If the marine player feilds lots of Termies then you can always go for the shorter ranged Demolisher. You've got anti tank covered pretty well with the devil dogs and the vendettas so the Vanquisher is pretty much over kill. Go with the basic Russ.
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I don't see much point in Chenkov if you aren't using conscripts...better to drop him. The Vanquisher is too specialized a variant for a solo Russ choice. Standard, Demolisher, Executioner and Eradicator would all be good choices. If you're using Vendettas then I recommend dropping the Chimera...you need the points to buy heavy and special weapons for your troops and it won't keep up with the Vendettas anyway.
A typical Straken list has a large number of infantry squad who can fire heavy weapons during the enemy's approach and then use his special rules to charge back when they arrive. This means you either need more troops (lose the Ogryn) or should drop Straken. Cool guy, but he doesn't fit your list as is.
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