Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online


Warhammer 40K Forum

would I be a good IG player?
Closed Thread
Old 10 Aug 2006, 21:09   #1 (permalink)
Kroot Shaper
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 31
Default would I be a good IG player?

Hi ,

I am currently looking at IG and DH for my secondary army I want to collect.
(my first army is tau)

The only reason I would collect the IG is to mainly use static warfare and deploy lots of infantry backed up with some sort artillery, heavy weapons and tanks while holding my ground. charging up to my enemy unless my army is made for it is ok.

I have liked the IG and have always wanted them but the task of fielding all that infantry that I wanted (painting and assembling a big amount of guardsmen)
seemed a bit to hard (I wasn't that great at painting, I improved) but now I think I'm up to the challenge.

The IG cadian models are the ones I'd get because there the models that are the most appealing to me and there plastic

(I don't mind losing for a while to get used to the tactics :P )

what do you think ???
TitanWarrior is offline  
Old 10 Aug 2006, 23:18   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 3,432
Send a message via AIM to MechTau
Default Re: would I be a good IG player?

Sounds great. For you, I'd take some Bassilisks and Leman Russ battle tanks as your HS, and you might want some motar squads for indirect. I find one of the only weaknesses of a static army is that it places you at the mercy of the terrain and the range of the enemy guns. By taking some indirect, you are sure to put the hurt on the enemy, plus IG guns are some of the longest ranged in the game.

Withering artillery, backed by by devestating short range and man-portable firepower is signiture of the guard. SIGFAH is the way to go, and I love Commissars for theme.
Watch me rebuild my army! - Now with pics of my new scheme!

Open invitation to all: Send me a pm, and I'll be have a look at your army list.
[url=http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=11198.0]Crisis Suit Theory, Army Composition, and why Fireknives suck - You've got to read this classic by T0nka
MechTau is offline  
Old 11 Aug 2006, 02:51   #3 (permalink)
Kroot Shaper
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: USA FTW!
Posts: 59
Default Re: would I be a good IG player?

I like IG cause of the Humaness and they look cool once you paint them, but creating an army list for them is a pain b/c of the platoon thing and the many options they have. Other than that and maybe they cost ($) a little more b/c you need more models, and they are pretty cool.
"Emperor show mercy to the fool that stands against me, for i shall not."
--Cool Warmaster Guy--
Caldin is offline  
Old 11 Aug 2006, 03:46   #4 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 126
Default Re: would I be a good IG player?

I think that you have made a fantastic decision to match your army and style of play.
The Ig is perhaps the most shooty army out there (don't listen to the tau) and as such would just love to sit back and unleash hell. Just browse through the tacticas and decide what suits you best.

Good luck

Chimeras Forever!
Spiteful is offline  
Old 14 Aug 2006, 15:07   #5 (permalink)
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 876
Default Re: would I be a good IG player?

Sounds like you've got the idea down.. I like the suggestion of Russes for HS as well as the mortars.. they will be handy.
.:Veteran of Agrippina, Cadia and Medusa:.

Hail Olianus Pious! Patron Saint of the Imperial Guard! Savior of the Emperor!
Trillian_1369 is offline  
Old 14 Aug 2006, 17:15   #6 (permalink)
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Norway, Trondheim
Posts: 2,774
Send a message via MSN to Chton
Default Re: would I be a good IG player?

To become a player of the Imperial Guard, you must:
- Have money
- Like tanks
- Love to paint (a lot).
- Appreciate strategem
- Enjoy the shooting phase

If you keep these five points, then you'll feel at home
with the guard.
Chton is offline  
Old 14 Aug 2006, 21:31   #7 (permalink)
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: A Galaxy Far Far Away.....
Posts: 478
Default Re: would I be a good IG player?

Originally Posted by Chton
To become a player of the Imperial Guard, you must:
- Have money
- Like tanks
- Love to paint (a lot).
- Appreciate strategem
- Enjoy the shooting phase
- Not mind glue fumes
- Have an ordnance blast template
- Have at least 30 dice
- A scatter die
- A healthy disregard for your enemies mental health
- A healthy disregard for your enemies physical health
'nuff said
Return If Possible, RIP KJ

"Life liberty and the pursuit of cheese"- Me

All the tau have to worrie about is going off course, not having their souls eaten and their bodies being worn as a tuxedo to a slaughter-party

"And we shall know fear!"-honored battle cry of the SMs also known as Sissy Marines. The chapter was later declared Worthless Extrimis after crying when shot at by Orks in the chapters first engagment. In the AER (After Execution Review) Inquistor Exter said "It was just breaking my heart to see those grown marines cry."

Tau Wins: 2 Draws:0 Losses: 0
SMs Wins: 64 Draw
Bob the Avenger is offline  
Old 17 Aug 2006, 19:46   #8 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,880
Default Re: would I be a good IG player?

every guard army list must be a work of art. the rules for making a viable and effective force are so stringent that you dont want to make mistakes while building it. plan your army out before you set to modelling or you will end up with too many special weapons, or not enough lasguns to fill up that second platoon or whatever.

i like the guard because they are the underdog who, if used right, can stomp all the super-power-monster-hero-ish armies with the worst statlines in the known galaxy.

thing is when you start on guard armies, they needs fine tuning, which can be a hobby unto itself - puzzling over the numbers as you make your army is quite time consuming. the eldar, the nids, chaos, all them guys have it easy - "gee i'll take 5 of those, 10 of those, 2 of those big things, and a tank" they dont have nearly so many options to blunder through as far as arming their troops as a guard commander does, plus dealing with the platoon command structure is frustrating. all the semi-useless Junior Officers squads here and there, and the need for so many figs just to fill up your basic army requirements can be really frustrating to model.

thats the other reason i like the guard, it takes some precision to make an army that can stand its own ground or put fear into the badguys. if you want easy play nids or marines. if you want an intricate puzzle to figure out play guard. 8)
Guitardian is offline  
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A good 1000 pt army for Space marines (new player) soon_j Space Marines Army Lists 2 01 Sep 2010 20:37
New Necron Player...Good List? HardcoreFroth Necron Army Lists 3 20 Nov 2007 20:50
A Renegade Tau player, help me fight him!!! (In the Name of The Greater Good!) orkkrusher Tau 60 31 Jan 2007 21:18
Being a good sport vs. making your opponent a better player redbeard General 40K 20 25 Aug 2005 21:10
veteran player has given in to the Greater Good... fearlessgod Introduce yourself 10 10 Jul 2005 20:57