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Hey all, I recently bought some IG for some messing around (squad of 5 shock troops and a command squad) but I was wondering what I should do to expand my army. Obviously 2 boxes of shock troops, but what else should I get for a competetive 1000 or 1500 points army list?
Mechanized guard is very competitive currently. So you'll want to pick up at least a couple Chimeras and melta/plasma troops to ride around in em. Likewise, the Vendettas are some of the deadliest and most cost-effective anti-armor units so you'll want to pick up some Valkyries to convert into them. (and Valkyrie's are good too). And most of the guard tanks are excellent so it's hard to go wrong. The standard Russ battle tank and Demolisher for pie plates that destroy anything they touch, heavy or light. Manticores or Griffons for artillery death to anything 4+ or worse. Executioner is great. Hydras are great.. Just post up a list and we'll critique it.
I dont currently have access to an IG codex, will likely be buying 1 tommorow along with a box of Shock Troops.
You can't go wrong with a battleforce or two. After that I'd say Russes.
From there on it depends on what kind of list you want to play. Post some stuff up after you read through the codex and we can provide some advice for you.
Likely be grabbing a codex and a box of shock troops in a few hours, as well as ordering a baneblade for xmas
Also, my first opponent is likely my dad's necrons. His army is:
2x Necron Warrior squads (11 each)
Could this be easily countered as IG?
Last edited by Carkeh; October 12th, 2009 at 15:33.
Remeber though, Baneblades (outside of IA games) are still apocalypse units. First you need about 2,500 points worth of guard for the 500pt baneblade to put you into apocalypse range (mixed forces aside). Two battle forces are the way to go even if you go mech and don't use most of the heavy weapons. Demolishers are really popular and you can buy turret bits cheap online to replace the regular cannon mounts. Then get a command squad, for bitz alone these boxes are worth it.
Yeah, I want a baneblade purely for show (awsome tanks are a big + in my book). Also I already have a command squad so im sorted there, ill likely buy 2 battleforce boxes ASAP then.
Last edited by Carkeh; October 12th, 2009 at 18:10.
you get 2 command squad if you buy 2 battle forces. So (as others mentioned) the batte forces are a good place to start. I got myself 4, 1 old BF and 3 new ones
That Necron army is hilariously terrible. Monoliths AND Pariahs, lol! Phase it Out in one shooting phase, ignore the non-Necrons.
To start with, a Battleforce is a decent pick. You'll need the bodies and command units, Sentinels are marginally useful. If you want a more mechanized force, start buying Chimeras, lots of them. Some Heavy Suppport is a must, either Russes or Artillery (Demolishers are ==My== pick, Medusas are useful as well).
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