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Old 23 Nov 2005, 04:30   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I collect imperial guard and i want to know, should i get the battleforce and get the heavy weapon teams (that i cant use[doctrines]. Or just buy the Lemian Russ and the troops seperately? Sure the battleforce has the ruins...
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Old 23 Nov 2005, 04:53   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know that you save enough money either way to matter which way you collect your men. Maybe five bucks can be shaved off the final price buying in "Battleforce" sorts of sets, but I doubt it. Given that, buy what you're going to use. Don't buy a whole set if there's stuff in it you won't field.
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To start off.... you WILL most probly need for a beginning army
-The Battle force
-The boxed command HQ
-Extra box of troops
-Chimera

Make the men in the battle force your 1st troop choice
Make the other men an armoured fist squad with the chimera
Set up your HQ
Put the heavy weapons from the battle force as fire support for your HQ or platoon
make the Russ your Heavy choice.

Now you have a basic army that will total around 800pts.
With wargear and doctrines you can easily get 1000pts.
Expand as nessesary
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Battle forces tend to be good value, I'd suggest going for them.
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Hell buy two of them for good measure if you want...
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Old 24 Nov 2005, 04:34   #6 (permalink)
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I think you should buy the battle force; even if you can't use the heavy weapons teams because you can use them for conversion or sell them.
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1:you can use the HW teams in a command platoon without doctrines
2:battleforce is cheaper than the combination of its elements

when i first started 4th ed. guard i got a battleforce set, a commissar, and a command squad set... and still didnt have enough infantry to make a legal army.

then i got a chimera and a set of cadian shock troops and all of a sudden:

i had enough troops to make an infantry platoon, a command squad, an armored fist squad, and STILL have enough plastic troop figs to make a little command squad for the platoon, and 5 leftovers to use as special weapons options or veterans. plus i had a tank and a HW squad to build up the army with. this is one of the cheapest playable guard army buys. the battleforce is a good deal in my opinion. hope this helps.
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