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Old 31 May 2008, 00:14   #1 (permalink)
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Stolen from Warseer. Take with a big dose of salt, but it's always fun to speculate.

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Take this with the usual dose of salt guys, but someone I trust told me that the new guard codex may have the following things in it.

Army wide special rule: I think itís called Platoon Drill or something like that. Basically, units from the same platoon may ignore intervening squads when shooting. So enemy units targeted in this way do not receive the 4+ save. Apparently this only works if the Platoon command squad is alive and within 12Ē of the rest of the platoon. Iíve been told that this is just one of the abilities guard Platoons may get, but only as long as the chain of command is intact (whatever that means). So loosing your HQ Command Squad may be a really bad thing.

Doctrines are for sure gone (I think we all knew this), but have been replaced by more mutable platoons. Instead of Armoured fist squads you can buy Chimeras for a whole platoon. Or buy the whole platoon grav-chutes to give them deep strike, or drop the heavy weapons from squads and give the platoon Scout. Veteran squads become upgrades to platoons (i.e. they are not elites anymore).

Apparently infantry platoons let you attach certain types of support vehicles to them(kinda like back in second edition). Things like sentinels, hellhounds and demolishers can be attached to platoons. They still take up a FOC spot, but become part of the platoon and so will benefit from the Platoon Drill rule.

The Leman Russ can be bought as a squadron so you can get 3 for a single FOC. They can not be attached to platoons however.

Sniper Squads can now infiltrate, get stealth, range finders and all models in the squad have sniper rifles (and BS 4!).

Like the Land Raider, a new plastic sprue for the Leman Russ has been made that will allow plastic demolishers and a 3rd variant (my money is on the Exterminator).

The Baneblade in NOT in the new codex. It just doesnít work (i.e. overpowered)in games that are not Apocalypse in size.

However Stormtrooper squads can now take Valkyries as transports. Both will be getting a plastic kit. Valkyries follow the rules for skimmers Iíve been told. Again, they want to keep flyers and super heavies out of ďnormal gamesĒ but give people the ability to use them with all the special rules in Apocalypse and Planet-strike (if the ever get around to that.)

This last one makes me wonder whatís they are doing, but apparently there is a new HQ in the book; Inquisitor and Retinue much like the elites from the current Daemon Hunters/Witch Hunters books.

More info if I get it.


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Old 31 May 2008, 02:14   #2 (permalink)
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GOOD GOD! If those rumours are true, I will pull a Eric Cartman and freeze myself until that codex comes out, it seems so balanced, I think most guard vets will enjoy this book alot, I know I do, the list seems totaly diffrent and versatile, I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT ;D


I am thinking of either a heavy infantry type list with awesome armor support are a veteran regiment.
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Old 31 May 2008, 02:25   #3 (permalink)
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By the Emperor... If half those rumors are true I will jump for joy, non-stop for two days... This could mean, MORE TANKS!!! Both the models and in games >. And plastic stormies AND Valkaries???!!!

It seems the doctirnes are not totally gone as well, they just aren't doctrines... And this chain of command thing seems to make so much sense, well for a military like the Guard...

They just might have gotten something really right here...

GW better not screw things up...
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Old 31 May 2008, 11:51   #4 (permalink)
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Plastic Exterminator......

*Rolls in ectasy*

Those look great.
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Old 31 May 2008, 12:10   #5 (permalink)
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Awesome. Looking forward to seeing the valkyries.
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Old 31 May 2008, 13:17   #6 (permalink)
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yes nice
all of those rumors are nice
plastic stormtroopers Valkyries and exterminators or vanquishers (think its either of those )
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But Isn't it funny to think that guard might be able to copy eldar tactics slightly?
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Old 31 May 2008, 14:29   #7 (permalink)
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valkyries..yay!, i can for sure make my drop company then. and convert valkyries into vultures too
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Plastic Valkyries?

Maybe my "Ace of Spades" Storm Trooper regiment will be a reality...
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Old 31 May 2008, 14:56   #9 (permalink)
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F*** yeah! ;D Luckily I got some more guardsmen on the way. Gives me that flexibility to make changes to my army. Looking forward to the 3rd variant of the Leman Russ AND Valkyries

Edit by FT: Please keep the harsher swear words out of your post, Zenai.
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Old 31 May 2008, 15:05   #10 (permalink)
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Wow....

I was not expecting something so.... cool.

My only dissappointment there is the loss of my doctrines, which follow the fluff for my regiment...
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