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Old 16 Jan 2006, 05:48   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2500pts heavy weapons army

A mate asked me to put a list together for him for 2500 pts. full of heavy weapons and incorporating some mortars.
Will this suffice do you think? and hesiad he wanted it with sharp shooters so i can't rid the list of those.

114th Cadian Heavy Weapons Contingency.

Doctrines
-Sharp Shooters
-Close Order drill
-Heavy Weapon platoons

HQ
HSO
-Storm Bolter
-Power Weapon
-Macharian cross
4x Guardsmen
-1x Missile Launcher
-1x lasgun
-2x Plasam Gun
-Sharp Shooters
145pts

2 Autocannon support teams
-Sharp shooters
200pts

Troops
JO
-Bolter
-Power Weapon
-Honorifica imperialis
4x Guardsmen
-1x Missile Launcher
-1x lasgun
-2x Plasam Gun
-Sharp Shooters
116pts

Squad 1
Sergeant
-Bolter
-CC weapon
9x Guardsmen
-1x Heavy bolter
-7x Lasgun
-1x Grenade Launcher
-Sharp Shooters
95pts

Squad 2
Sergeant
-Bolter
-CC weapon
9x Guardsmen
-1x Heavy bolter
-7x Lasgun
-1x Grenade Launcher
-Sharp Shooters
95pts

Squad 3
Sergeant
-Bolter
-CC weapon
9x Guardsmen
-1x Heavy bolter
-7x Lasgun
-1x Grenade launcher
-Sharp Shooters
95pts

JO
-Bolter
-Power Weapon
4x Guardsmen
-1x Missile Launcher
-1x lasgun
-2x Melta Gun
-Sharp Shooters
91pts

Squad 1
Sergeant
-Bolter
-CC weapon
9x Guardsmen
-1x Lascannon
-7x Lasgun
-1x plasma gun
-Sharp Shooters
108pts

Squad 2
Sergeant
-Bolter
-CC weapon
9x Guardsmen
-1x Lascannon
-7x Lasgun
-1x plasma gun
-Sharp Shooters
108pts

Squad 3
Sergeant
-Bolter
-CC weapon
9x Guardsmen
-1x Lascannon
-7x Lasgun
-1x Plasma Gun
-Sharp Shooters
108pts

Fast Attack
3xSentinels
-3x Auto Cannons
-3x Extra armour
-3x HK missile
195pts

2xSentinels
-2x Auto Cannons
-2x Extra armour
-2x HK missile
130pts

Heavy support
JO
-Bolter
-Power Weapon
4x Guardsmen
-1x Mortar
-2x lasgun
-2x Grenade Launcher
-Sharp shooters
84pts

3 Mortar teams
-Sharp Shooters
250pts

JO
-Bolter
-Power Weapon
4x Guardsmen
-1x Mortar
-2x lasgun
-2x Grenade Launcher
-Sharp shooters
84pts

3 Mortar teams
-Sharp Shooters
250pts

JO
-Bolter
-Power Weapon
4x Guardsmen
-1x Auto cannon
-2x lasgun
-2x Plasma gun
-Sharp shooters
91pts

3 Auto cannon Teams
-Sharp Shooters
255pts

2500pts

C&C welcome
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Old 16 Jan 2006, 20:26   #2 (permalink)
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Jesus christ! I hope you weren't planning on trying to pain that beast by yourself.
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Old 16 Jan 2006, 21:15   #3 (permalink)
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No but my mate was...

And also as obvious as it is... i still have to say that this army is built for range and the only use of the power weapons is to fend off what might get to assault the army.
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Old 17 Jan 2006, 15:05   #4 (permalink)
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My that's pretty streamlined. I don't think I have ever seen so many bolters in a guard army. Don't sergeants have to be upgraded to veterans to carry bolters? :-\

one other thing: I like that you picked autocannons for the sharpshooters. 3 autocannons per squad x2 shots each = a pretty good chance that it will come in handy every time they fire. I love autocannons, they have a chance to hurt all but the toughest vehicles, and 2 shots each, and they can bring down most armored troops too. Best choice in my opinion for a 'general purpose' weapon.
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The only army that wod be "SOMEKINDA" good against are Tau. Coz Tau wod never attack
Ig C&C. This army wod be totaly useless against Tyranids ( LICTORS!!) ,Space marines ( ASSAULT MAIRINES!) , Chaos.... Raptors? And much more. :
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So your Saying every SIGAFH guard army would be obliterated by everything but Tau?

My friend play some IG shooty armies with somthing other then Tau and see how good you do.
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HSO
-Storm Bolter
-Power Weapon
Heavy support
JO
-Bolter
-Power Weapon
4x Guardsmen
-1x Mortar
-2x lasgun
-2x Grenade Launcher
-Sharp shooters
84pts

3 Mortar teams
-Sharp Shooters
250pts

JO
-Bolter
-Power Weapon
4x Guardsmen
-1x Mortar
-2x lasgun
-2x Grenade Launcher
-Sharp shooters
84pts

3 Mortar teams
-Sharp Shooters
250pts

JO
-Bolter
-Power Weapon
4x Guardsmen
-1x Auto cannon
-2x lasgun
-2x Plasma gun
-Sharp shooters
91pts

3 Auto cannon Teams
-Sharp Shooters
255pts

2500pts

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do they all have to be sharpshooters? i mean its utterly usless for the mortars. anyways

you can only take two mortar squads per heavy weapon platoon.
take the mortars out of the JO squads and make separate heavy weapon squads for them. this way your can benefit from the ordanace barage thingy majigery rule.then put the auto cannons in the JO squads to make space.

split your sentinel squads into 3 different squads, gives them mroe flexibility

you can only give botlers to veteran sargeants
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Old 19 Jan 2006, 15:55   #8 (permalink)
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Plus single mortars in squads are kinda not useful. They only have weak strength and a single blast will rarely catch more than 2, maybe 3 tops with (usually) only an even chance of killing. The only advantage of a single mortar is the pinning possibility and not needing line of sight, but then you are wasting the chance to shoot the line of sight weapons in the squad.

Mortars in groups at least get to make barrages and so are more likely to have a significant effect on a unit, with more hits and higher casualties, plus no weapons (well, 3 lasguns, no specials, bolters etc) in the squad not getting to shoot if they are out of sight.
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you have out done yourself this time, jd. i agree with the rabble that mortars shouldnt have sharp shooters. also, you need to show you upgraded your sargents. i like that you matched the jo's squad with the weapon of choice for the HW platoons, (except with the lascannons). not many people do that anymore. lots of auto cannons is good, but i am suprised to see that there are i only 3 missile launchers. i woul have gone with 4 or 5 for anti marines and had a sw squad with melta booms and guns for the occasion a tank came about (with more than 12 armor on the front).

overall, neat to see, but prob a horror to play or set up ;D
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Default Re: 2500pts heavy weapons army

I was thinking of building a Heavy Weapons Guard army myself after Tau wears out for me. This list is pretty cool. Don't care much for the sharpshooters choice, and a little light on either Lascannons or Missile Launchers, but overall pretty nifty.
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