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How does this 1850pt. imperial Guard army look?
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Old 08 Nov 2005, 13:05   #1 (permalink)
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Default How does this 1850pt. imperial Guard army look?

I don't have any models as of now, but I am planning on switching from Tau to imperial Guard, as I like their ability to amass huge amounts of firepower, and they truly are the masters of shooting, and can actually hold the ground in close combat (to an extent).* So how does this army list look?

HQ:

Heroic Senior officer- 76pts.
* *-Power weapon& Bolt Pistol
* *-all guardsmen equipped with laspistol and close combat weapon

Commissar- 46pts.
* * -power weapon and bolt pistol

Sanctioned psyker- 62pts.
* *- Force weapon & laspistol
* *-Honorifika Imperialis

Priest- 65pts.
-Eviscretor

TROOPS:

Infantry Platoon one-

Junior Officer- 50pts.
* *- Heavy Bolter

Commissar- 40pts.
* *-laspistol & Close Combat weapon

Sanctioned Psyker- 12pts.
* *-Laspistol & Close Combat weapon

Squad one- 85pts.
* *-Missile Launcher
* *-Plasma Gun

Squad Two- 85pts.
* *-Missile Launcher
* *-Plasma Gun

Squad Three- 95pts.
* *-Lascannon
* *-plasma gun

Infantry Platoon two:

Junior Officer- 50pts.
* *-Heavy Bolter

Commissar- 40pts.
* *-Laspistol & Close combat weapon

Sanctioned Psyker- 12pts.
* *-Laspistol & Close combat Weapon

Squad one- 85pts.
* *-Missile Launcher
-plasma gun

Squad Two- 85pts.
* *-Missile launcher
-plasma gun

Squad Three- 95pts.
* *-lascannon
-plasma gun

Armoured Fist Squad-* 160pts.
* *-Missile Launcher
* *-Chimera with Multi-Laser and heavy bolter

Armoured Fist Squad- 160pts.
* *-Missile Launcher
* *-Chimera with Multi-Laser and Heavy bolter

FAST ATTACK:

Hellhound- 115pts.

HEAVY SUPPORT:

Leman Russ Battle Tank- 165pts.
* *-Lascannon
* *-Heavy Bolter Side sponsons

Leman Russ Battle Tank- 165pts.
* *-Lascannon
* *-Heavy Bolter side sponsons

1 Basilisk Artillery piece- 100pts.

TOTAL: 1848pts.


Obviously this is a SIGAFH.* The HQ and retinue are meant to assualt any enemy units that get too close to the battle line, or to go hunting for isolated enemy squads.* The Troops are obviously the bulk of the firing line, with plenty of heavy weapons to stop the enemy before the even get close enough to shoot, and the commissars keep the battle line in check, making sure that they almost never fall back.* I added the psykers with the spare points I had left after finishing the army list, as they are cheap and sometimes provide you with some very useful powers.* This army has plenty of mobility, as the two armoured fist squads can quickly deploy over objectives or aid faltering parts of the battle line, and with missile launchers they can really pack a heavy punch, and the hellhound keeps enemy units in check, my main use for them being to attack squads that outrange the guardsmen, namely firewarrior squad or squads with a lot of good ranged anti infantry weapons.* The two leman russ battle tanks, along with the two groups of guardsmen with lascannons (and the six groups of guardsmen with rocket launchers if need be) are there to keep any enemy armour in check, and can perform anti infantry roles after the armour is dealt with.* I know I will get a lot of backlash for adding a basilisk to the army, but I think that as long as you keep them far away from enemy anti-vehicle, their earthshaker artillery gun can destroy heavily armoured vehicles and infantry alike, for the cheap cost of 100pts.*

Please rate and fix this army, as it is my first imperial guard army list and I don't expect it to be even clost to perfect.
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Old 08 Nov 2005, 16:10   #2 (permalink)
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not bad. i would suggest medics/ refracrotr feilds for your commanders so they live longer, and storm bolters for the commisars with the laspistols. elsewise, its a solid list.
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Old 09 Nov 2005, 22:14   #3 (permalink)
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what would you recommend getting rid of to make enough points for these things?
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Old 09 Nov 2005, 22:32   #4 (permalink)
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I'd drop the psykers right off. Then I'd consider dropping some or all of the Commissars (with the possible exception of the one in the HQ squad) and trading them for a Vox network throughout your squads. That may save you enough points.

However, if you're going to go the Vox route, you don't want to go committing your HQ to a close combat from which it will not emerge. You'll want your Officer's Leadership working for you as long as possible. And if you're not going to commit your HQ to close combat, you certainly don't need the priest or the psyker.

But that's just me.
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by getting rid of the bassie!

basilisks, while are potent arteliry pieces, are horrible if an enemy gets into the 36' range of the basilisk (which they will). the points are better spent elsewhere.
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don't they only have a 36" blind spot if you take indirect fire?
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either way, a squad of gene stealers would spell out doom for it.
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Old 10 Nov 2005, 18:56   #8 (permalink)
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okay, fingolfin's blind hatred of the earthshaker is duly noted. ;D

I think it's a good list. I would drop the psychers, and change the hull mounts on the russes to heavy bolters or leave the lascannons but drop the sponsons. lascannons don't mix with heavy bolters. This should give you the points for the medic and refractor field for the commander, although I think the refractor would be a waste of points. Resign yourself now to the fact that your HQ will at best get in one good assault phase before they die....nothing you can buy will raise their armor save past 4+, or their toughness above 3.

If you can find the points, try this. Give one of the platoon command squads five stormbolters...costs around 90 points, and it's a lot of conversion work, but I did it, and they are the all-stars of my IG against anyone not in power armor...they lay waste to elves, orks, nids, and other IG...but they'll only kill one power-armored model per turn
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catachans = mortars. (even if it is a griffon )
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either way, a squad of gene stealers would spell out doom for it.
and how exactly are the genestealers getting past my whole firing line in one piece?
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