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Old 24 Mar 2006, 19:26   #1 (permalink)
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Default 500pts Praetorian

Discovered a load of Praetorians I bought a while back the other day, and they are just too cool to leave unused. So, I've drawn up this list to give them some life. All comments are welcome!

I'm using the following Doctrines:
Close Order Drill ("The company will fix bayonets!")
Iron Discipline ("Stand and fight you 'orrible little man!")
Sharpshooters (representing rifle drill)
Rough Riders (dragoons, lancers...)
Conscript Platoons (local militia)

HQ
Command HQ (iron discipline, sharpshooters) - 102pts
Captain Rhodes () (senior officer with power weapon, bolt pistol)
Veteran (company standard)
3 Praetorian Guardsmen (vox, heavy bolter)

Troops
Infantry Platoon - 237pts
Lieutenant Cole's Command Section (vox, lascannon, iron discipline, sharpshooters)
1st Squad (veteran Sgt. Allen, sharpshooters)
2nd Squad (veteran Sgt. Williams, sharpshooters)

Conscript Militia - 80pts
1st Squad
2nd Squad

Fast Attack
6 Rough Riders - 77
(veteran Sgt. Hitch, vox, hunting lances)

Total: 496pts

I'm not sure what to use as conscripts- Empire militia, converted Praetorians in different uniforms...? What do you recon, should I use conscripts at all? I have enough infantry to make another squad armed like the ones I have already, but no heavy weapons or rough riders yet. But that's okay, because they're going to be conversions anyway.

So, what do you recon? Oh yes, the infantry squads have lasguns and veteran sergeants only because of this:



Just how cool does that formation look?! "Pre-SENT! FIRE!" ;D
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Old 24 Mar 2006, 19:37   #2 (permalink)
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they look sweet
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Old 24 Mar 2006, 19:52   #3 (permalink)
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That's awesome!

I'd love to see a completed army, and, I'd love to see your full army actually...the cadians...

Perhaps give you Senior officer a refractor field, give him a chance against those strong guns?
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Old 24 Mar 2006, 21:03   #4 (permalink)
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Bad arse, did you add on the bayonets or do all the praetorians have them?
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May I propose awesomely converted fuzzy-wuzzies as conscripts?

(Chaos marauders meet catachans with a batch of green stuff, maybe?)
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Old 24 Mar 2006, 23:08   #6 (permalink)
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Lieutenant Cole's Command Section (vox, lascannon, iron discipline, sharpshooters)
I have my own command section! SO Cool!!!

Awsome paint job man, i love Praetorian! Thanks for the Command Section! (my names cole, obviously)
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Awesome. Must be great fun to play with and against! I'm sure you could possibly greenstuff an Armageddon steel leigon heavy weapon.

However, Wargamer will kill you for lax use of doctrines. You almost are the poster child of his angry rants on the subject.
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Old 25 Mar 2006, 00:01   #8 (permalink)
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Glad for the approval! The bayonets are from Cadians, I've got loads left over from my Shinra army. Had to give them a good home, and what better than with smart spit-and-polish troops?

How do you mean 'lax use of doctrines', MechTau? ???
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Old 26 Mar 2006, 10:23   #9 (permalink)
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Maybe try and model a maxim machine gun for the heavy bolter. I think ratskins could look good for you native consripts. Just looked at WD 222 which has a praetorian vs ork battle report based on Rourke's Drift. The squad looks amazing by the way. Would it be possible for you to maybe do a step by step painting guide?
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Glad for the approval! The bayonets are from Cadians, I've got loads left over from my Shinra army. Had to give them a good home, and what better than with smart spit-and-polish troops?

How do you mean 'lax use of doctrines', MechTau? ???
I think what he means is that some of the doctrines seem to be "there for the sake of being there" and dont really have a strong base in fluff. I can see the close order drill, but some of the others (conscripts) seem like they were just put in there to make the army more powerful.
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