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Old 24 Jan 2006, 15:06   #1 (permalink)
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Whats everyones opinion on a 1000 Point Stormtrooper army?

Command Squad (carapace armor)
-4x Plasmaguns
-PP, PW, HSO

4x Stormtrooper Squads (10 man)
-2x Plasmaguns

2x Stormtrooper Squads (5 man)
-Deepstrike
-2x Meltaguns

745 points.

Quite effective I think. Hitting on 3+ and having 8 str 7 ap 2 shots seems awesome and the two deepstriking squads can tank hunt by either deepstriking next to tank and popping them with 2 meltaguns. What do people think of stormtrooper armies. I also think the models look cool
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Old 24 Jan 2006, 15:17   #2 (permalink)
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i think you should add a chimera or tank to absorb some of those extra points. all the same, that is a good start.
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Old 24 Jan 2006, 15:30   #3 (permalink)
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Command Squad (5 Stormtroopers)
-4x Plasmaguns
-HSO (Carapace, PW, PP)

4x Stormtrooper Squads (10 Stormtroopers)
-2x Plasmaguns
-VS (PP, PW)

2x Stormtroope Squads (10 Stormtroopers)
-2x Meltaguns
-VS (PP, PW)
-Chimea (Autocannon, Heavy Bolter)

Total: 980

More importantly what are the views on an all stormtrooper army list?
Strong firebase with 10 str 7 ap 2 shots.
Mechanized Anti-Tank 4 str 8 ap 1 shots.
Tanks with 4 str 7 ap 4 shots and 6 str 5 ap 4 shots.
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Old 24 Jan 2006, 15:33   #4 (permalink)
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that pretty much does it. you have one drrp strike squad, and two mechanized. then you can move quick and take out the enemies. good job
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Old 24 Jan 2006, 15:59   #5 (permalink)
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Pure storm trooper armies are very cool. However hard to do at greater than 1500 points since you can only have 6 squads of the emperors finest.

I'd suggest not giving the whole command squad plasma guns since they'll blow themselves up just a little to often for comfort...
Though the kasrkin with plasma gun is one of the best GW sculpts ever made...

Since you've probably got some doctrine points unspent right now (as far as I can tell all you've used is Carapace armour, grenadiers and strom troopers) might I suggest you also take drop troops.
Then give your whole command squad melta guns and deep strike them, that'll hurt. You could deven take sharp shooters with your last doctrine point and it probably won't be hard to free up enogh points to give it to the command squad. Just drop a plasma pistol from somewhere.

Other than that cool looking army and very fluffy!
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Old 24 Jan 2006, 16:56   #6 (permalink)
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actually, you could add 2 squads of allied Inquisitorial storm troopers if you really wanted too. that gives you 8 squads of the emperor's finest. toss in a few tanks, maybe some sentinnels, and you could actually have a fairly amazing army, even at large points. storm troopers are the best!

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I love the Stormtroopers. Great stuff...

I would say an effective list. Beware of Heavy Bolters!
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Old 25 Jan 2006, 01:10   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks to the board for their suggestions and here is the final list that I went with. I think it is overall effective

Doctrines
-carapace
-grenadiers
-stormtroopers
-drop troops
-sharpshooters

Command Squad (5 Storm Troopers)
-Meltagun x4
-Jr. Officer (Plasma Pistol, Power Sword)
-drop troop
-Sharpshooters

3x Storm Trooper Squads (10 Storm Troopers)
-Plasmagun x2
-Vet Sgt. Hell Pistol, Power Sword
-Infiltrate

2x Grenadier Squads (10 Storm Troopers)
-Meltagun x2
-Vet Sgt. Hell Pistol, Power Sword
-Chimera (Auto-cannon, Hull Heavy Bolter, Extra Armor)

Total Points: 1000

I took the advice of giving the CS the meltaguns and sharpshooters and using them to deepstrike. Their sharpshooter ability will help with any 1's and they can really disrupt the enemy position.

The Stormtrooper squads I will use as the fireline. Their plasma guns can deal with power armor and have the same range as the hellguns so they complement eachother. I purchased infiltrate in case I play a board with little cover in my deployment zone I can infiltrate them into cover. I can also start them on the board if there is ample cover.

The Grenadiers are my mechanized anti-tank. They advance under the cover of the fireline and lay down their own suppression fire. The extra armor keeps the tank rolling even if stunned and the front armor will shrug off anything less then str 5.

With everyones advice I think this has become a well rounded force to start out with.
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You can't give chimeras auto cannons only h.flamers;h.bolter;multi lasers.
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Old 25 Jan 2006, 02:34   #10 (permalink)
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IN IA chimeras can have autocannons
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