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Old 27 Sep 2006, 02:55   #1 (permalink)
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Once again I look at starting a guard army, and once again I have trouble creating and using a list. Anything at this point would help, as I was never good at Guard (or 40k for that matter). I was hoping someone could point me to general guard tactics. I wanted to have more of a cityfight guard, so anything on cityfight for Guard would help a ton also. I'd appreciate any of this. Thanks in advanced!
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Old 27 Sep 2006, 06:57   #2 (permalink)
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Flamers, especially the hellhound, and mortars are useful on a cityfight board. I personally stay away from infantry platoons, just because i want to feild as many tanks a possible.

So if your looking for a balanced list, i won't post, but if you are i will tell you what i know...
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Old 27 Sep 2006, 19:05   #3 (permalink)
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I personally stay away from infantry platoons, just because i want to Field as many tanks a possible.
What!? In Cities of Death Infantry are THE best thing to take! Tanks are nothing short of easy an easy target. Ignore him, he has a fetish for armoured vehicles. :P Now, if you are looking for a CoD guard you will need plenty of warm fleshy Human bodies, yes that's Guardsmen.

Now, most Guard players take Heavy Weapons in their Guard squads, now since this is Cities of Death, personally you are better of without Heavy Weapons in squads, and use support squads instead. I've also found that Storm Troopers excel at CoD, good armour saves, good weaponry, decent leadership and frag & krak grenades make Storm Troopers shine in Cities of Death.

As for armoured vehicles, Leman Russes are totally out of the question, so are Basilisks. I find Sentiles with multi-lasers or heavy-flamers and Hell-Hounds are far more effective. Also Conscripts with attached Ind. Commissars work well as distractions and absorbing and consuming fast moving assault units i.e; Wraiths, Assault Marines, Genestealers... As most of these need to get to the meat of the army, Conscripts fair better, with a colossal amount of attacks and a mob of 50 are incredibly hard to shift in assault. Aided by a Independent Commissar, they will go nowhere!

Unfortunately I don't believe there is a tactica on the Tau online forums, and I'm too scared to post links, so I would recommend simply using a Google Search, or try another website that specialises in Tacticas.

If you need any further help, PM me or take my MSN address.

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Consider reading this and taking a look at all the handy stickies. ;D

We're written a lot lately.
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Consider reading this and taking a look at all the handy stickies. ;D

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I'm not really up with whats new here and stuff. I ahvent been on since April or Marhc (I think...)

Thanks everyone for the tips and thanks AC for the link.
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I am planning on adding some units to my army to make it able to excel better in cities of death, and I have to imagine that a Leman Russ Demolisher is standard issue for any cityfighting guard army.
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beleive me, its fun!

Ignore what anton said.. i have no tank fetish.... honest!

and i have to both love and hate those tacticas... it takes all of the fun from tanks!

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Old 28 Sep 2006, 09:23   #8 (permalink)
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Im dusting off my guard and Im going to build a cities of death assault guard army. You think its crazy? It is crazy. I dont give a shit. Its gonna be awesome. Dont get me wrong, by assault guard I mean no infantry squads with heavy weapons teams and rough riders on bikes and sentinels with the force backed up by a few tanks. However, the whole army will be heavily converted.

This is just my take on cities of death guard and I most likely wont win any tournaments, its just something fun for me to convert and field. However, its a very stylized guard army and if you want a more standard force thats good too. Just have fun with it whatever you do.
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yeah, thats the nature of 40k that needs to be brought into focus more.

i mean im doing a force made from slaanesh worshipping battle sisters... very expensive but will be fun to use!
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Don't see no sitkcies in the link.
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