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Old 16 Oct 2005, 16:54   #1 (permalink)
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Default IG are famous for tanks...

Why? Is there some way they can swamp the board with a million tanks? :-\


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Guard are famous for tanks because they have the best tanks. We have the best range, best tank-killers, best troop killers, toughest, largest, best transport capacity... you name it, we've got it.
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You can field an armored company, you take leman russes as troop choices , its beautiful!
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You can field an armored company, you take leman russes as troop choices , its beautiful!
Except that as far as I know the Armoured Company list is not yet offical. However, the use of a mechnaized army is and that still fields alot fo Chimeras, an excellent light tank.
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Default Re: IG are famous for tanks...

Yep, give them multi laser, heavy bolter heavy stubber, 6 rapid firing lasguns a heavy bolter and another rapidfire from the top hatch. Thats 26 shots. Not very good ones and 14 are short range, but hey thats more than a baneblade gets.
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Old 16 Oct 2005, 20:22   #6 (permalink)
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I will tell you why. Because do you expect an infantryman to last long against anything but a grot? Tanks are the bone crushing might of the Emperor. You can kill a marine with a lasgun. Can you kill a tank? NO. Can a bolter? Barely. Tanks are big. Thay are mean. They are slow, but they can kill you and your buddies faster than you can say "Qualth". Thats why.


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I will tell you why. Because do you expect an infantryman to last long against anything but a grot? Tanks are the bone crushing might of the Emperor. You can kill a marine with a lasgun. Can you kill a tank? NO. Can a bolter? Barely. Tanks are big. Thay are mean. They are slow, but they can kill you and your buddies faster than you can say "Qualth". Thats why.


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you can kill some tanks with bolters, but i don't use those, and any tank commander who's been shot in the rear armour should be arrest for making the rest of us tread heads look bad. I can't wait for GW to release a gustav-dora type artillery
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Old 17 Oct 2005, 00:48   #8 (permalink)
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The Armored Company rules are effectively legal, being all Chapter Approved and White Dwarfish and whatnot. However, it's really intimidating, and could actually cost you opportunities to play, since people often get the notion that they'll just be speedbumps for you.

However, as has been stated, the IG can still field a big mess of armored vehicles in their stock list. 3 big ones (Russ, etc.), 3 fast ones (Hellhound), and Chimeras for everybody else, and you've got a lot of vroom on the table.
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Since my rebirth into 40k I have used a pair of Leman Russ tanks in three battles with my Guard, and while they are hard to kill, I have found that they are more valuable for soaking up fire than they are as an offensive unit. The enemy in all three games (different players, different armies) poured an awful lot of fire into the tanks - afraid of the battlecannons i guess - and my mighty war machines spent most of each game stunned or shaken, and had main guns picked off here and there, and generally acted as terrain and soaked up fire that would have been aimed at my infantry otherwise - i have loaded one tank down with track guards and extra armour and not provided flank or rear angles, and STILL he has been shaken up turn after turn. I wonder if there is a solution, or if i should just figure this into my strategy and put them there as targets while my trudging infantry get the job done. Are there any rules for ramming stuff with tanks after all their guns get shot off, or do the vehicles just push each other around and not do any damage?
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i think all tank armies are pretty suicidal, i had a 1000 point battle i had 4 tanks and an engenseer, so it only takes 5 shots to take down my army.
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