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Old 04 Aug 2006, 21:35   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there. I never played IG but have always had a passion for the guard. I am currently playing Tau and have about 1000pt-1500pt total of models. I am thinking of starting an IG army (when my last Tau model is done ) and was wondering if the IG battleforce is a good buy (battleforces normally are).

I see I get:

2 x Cadian squads
1 x Fire support/Anti-tank squad
1 x Leman Russ Tank

I think thats a bargain. It would get me a starter army value of what? 500 points without a HQ choice??

Anyway. If I decide on doing this what do you recommend adding to the list besides some sort of HQ choice?

Chimeras? stormtroopers? sentinels? another tank?

- Gairon

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Old 05 Aug 2006, 00:31   #2 (permalink)
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well first things first get a platoon HQ and army HQ. Then to get the most bang for your buck mod your heavy weapons so that you can use at least 3 of them off a sprue ( either order bodies and stuff like that over the net or you can buy platoon box. So for 35 more US dollars you get 2 more heavy weapon squads (70$) and another 10 man infantry squad for your platoon (~17$). Then get either another platoon box and make another 10 man squad to fill out 2 platoons and either another 0 man squad from that box or a vet squad. Then maybe some more tanks or storm troopers w/e you want.
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i would fill out the number of squads in the platoon and get a chimera heavy weapons tank or stormtroopers
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Old 05 Aug 2006, 03:19   #4 (permalink)
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Start off with 2 full platoons with Heavy weapons in them. Get a command squad too. By the time you are done with that, you can easily finish off with a tank or two ^.^
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if you have HW teams and tanks, its easier to manage if you just pick one or the other as far as points go. HW squads are good to stick near an objectiveand lie and wait. tanks just roll around and blow stuff up.HW squads for me any day.

a healthy HQ platform will be needed before you start any games.
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Gorcyca the only reason you don;t like tnaks is that Catachans (deathworld) cant have them :P
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Old 07 Aug 2006, 02:31   #7 (permalink)
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I'd say it's a good idea to check this out.

Always helpful; and I wrote it!
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Old 07 Aug 2006, 20:59   #8 (permalink)
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yeah thanks I noticed it some hours after I posted this thread *slaps self* I have looked it over a couple of times and its indeed a great set of guidelines on how to build an army.. Now I just have to decide what and how to do it
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Old 07 Aug 2006, 22:33   #9 (permalink)
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yeah thanks I noticed it some hours after I posted this thread *slaps self* I have looked it over a couple of times and its indeed a great set of guidelines on how to build an army.. Now I just have to decide what and how to do it
You're welcome, it's always good to have more IG players!
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Gorcyca the only reason you don;t like tnaks is that Catachans (deathworld) cant have them :P
you know me all too well. i play normal guard too, but the mass of infantry numbers has more appeal to me.
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