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Old 10 Jul 2011, 21:03   #1 (permalink)
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I had a brainblast today and I figured I could use it to liven up the [more] derelict Imperial Guard board. Anti might have a predisposition to hate this, but I'll welcome his criticism.

I'm going to write some sort of mini-dex for the infamous Tanith 1st Imperial Guard regiment. I've read all of the Gaunt's Ghosts novels by Dan Abnett and if there were rules for the First and Only (other than a small mention in the Kill Team section of the 4E Rulebook) I'd be a part-time Guard player instead of dabbling in BA or contemplating trying out DE and GK.

So here are my initial thoughts. It'll either be a standalone Guard Codex much like BA, BT, DA, and SW are standalone from the Space Marine Codex, or it'll be tons of troop choices that open up if you take Gaunt as a Special Character for the standard IG Codex. I'm leaning more towards standalone, but that might be hard to do as the HQ choices would almost all have to be SCs (Gaunt, Hark, Corbec, and Rawne most likely) other than maybe "Company Commander" or some such, and as the Ghosts are a Light Infantry regiment, they don't really have access to many of the vehicles that you'd normally see from an IG army. This is going to mean that if it's standalone, there will be stats boosts all around, tons of army wide special rules, and huge blobs > Either that or I'll give them access to allies that they've had in the novels, such as the 8th Pardus Armored (I really loved them in Honour Guard) or the 9th Narmenian Armored (who were also pretty awesome in Necropolis).

The fun part will be all the characters for sure. For those of you who have read the books, you'll see many favorites as upgrade characters for the platoons (Scout-Sergeant Mkoll, Flame Trooper Brostin, Master Sniper "Mad" Larkin, and Trooper "Try Again" Bragg). Platoons will be split up into regular infantry, scout troopers, snipers and support (if that's how IG heavy works, not really sure), and probably by home world as well (Tanith Infantry, Vervunhive Infantry, those-other-guys-I-forget Infantry).

Whether or not it works out, it'll be cool and I hope you'll follow along with me and maybe even help play test the rules.

More to come soon.
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Old 10 Jul 2011, 22:09   #2 (permalink)
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Well I look forward to see the end results and a well good idea I have read a couple of the novels and well let's see if you can create a good codex to support them. Also if i can help let me know and ill be happy to lend a hand whenever it's required.
Again look forward to reading this.
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Old 12 Jul 2011, 02:21   #3 (permalink)
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So I have a lot of brainstorming done, mostly on special rules and special characters, but nothing written down yet. If you have any idea or questions please share or ask.
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Old 12 Jul 2011, 09:20   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah sure I'll be happy to help.
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Old 13 Jul 2011, 15:15   #5 (permalink)
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Gaunt:
5 5 3 3 3 4 3 10 5/3(i)+

Wargear: power sword (forget name atm), bolt pistol, augmetic eyes, flak armor, frag and krak grenades.

Power sword is master crafted, eyes grant night vision

Special rules
stubborn
Blessing of the beati: 3+ invuln

Fiercely loyal: if gaunt is killed all Tanith, verghast and belladon (in case of allies filling in FOC) gain the preferred enemy USR

[need help with name]
in a first and only army that includes gaunt, the following indivual characters may also be taken.

Brin Milo
Ezrah night
Awatani zweil
Tolin Dorden


Hark:
4 5 3(6) 3(4) 2 3 2 9 4+

Wargear: plasma pistol, augmetic arm, frag and krak grenades

Special rules
Aura of Discipline (Lord Commissar)

augmetic arm: doubles strength and increases toughness (included above), does not count as additional CC weapon, but CC attacks are rending
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Old 13 Jul 2011, 23:17   #6 (permalink)
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Scout Trooper MkVenner
5 5 3 3 2 5 4 7 5+

Wargear: Flak Armor, Lasgun, Straight Silver, Nalwood Quarterstaff

Special Rules: fearless, stealth, move through cover, hit and run, fleet

Ghost of Gereon: mix of Marbo and Lictor/Mawloc rules

Last of the Nalsheen: trained in Cwlwhl, 5+ (4+?) invuln in CC, maybe incorporate GK brotherhood champion rules?
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Old 14 Jul 2011, 13:54   #7 (permalink)
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Tanith Infantry Platoon
Standard Guard stats
Move through cover (?)
Major Rawne Upgrade Character

Verghast Infantry Platoon
Standard Guard stats
Stubborn
Major Kolea Upgrade Character (Tank hunters?)

Belladon Infantry Platoon
Standard Guard stats
Relentless (no idea, just trying to balance)
Major Baskevyl upgrade character

Heavy Weapons team
standard
"Try Again" Bragg upgrade character (re-roll to hit)
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Old 14 Jul 2011, 13:56   #8 (permalink)
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Default Fast Attack

This is where things get tough, because IG fast attack is basically limited to vehicles and rough riders.

Fast Attack might get Tanith Scouts Squad and/or whoever the drop troops were from Operation Larisel (I think they were Phantine, correct me if I'm wrong).

It all depends on how the FOC balances out.
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Old 14 Jul 2011, 13:58   #9 (permalink)
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There will probably be units from both Pardus and Narmenian armoured regiments here. However, vehicles will be limited to standard Leman Russ, Vanquisher, Conquerer, and the Destoyer. Tanith have never had access to things like Manticores, Hydra Flak Tanks, Deathstrike Missiles and such.
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Old 14 Jul 2011, 13:59   #10 (permalink)
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Alright, now that I have like, quintuple posted and have the FOC set up, please start launching ideas at me. I'll be editing the original posts for as long as I can. Chances are when I'm done I'll write up a word document or something and make it look pretty.
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