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Old 18 Nov 2006, 10:22   #1 (permalink)
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This is something that popped into my mind when i was reforming my army: how many tanks is too much?

for a 1000 points, i managed to get 2 leman russes, a demolisher, 2 lascannon armed sentinels and a hellhound.

And i want to add a landraider and inquisitor and probably a second hellhound,

And then a bucket of infantry (named).

Just how much is too much?

to me, my 6 vehicles just seems too much for such a small game. (but tehn again i seem to be getting a tank fetish, im already known as the local tredhead at my GW)

And you guardsmen probably adore your tanks aswell (right?), when should we/I stop? how much is too silly?
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I have a formula for the minimum number of (tracked) vehicles in your army...

(points of game/500) +1.

So, in a 1,500pt game you should have four tracked vehicles. In a 2,000pt game, you should have 5.


For example, my 1,500pt list always have two Leman variants (including the standard Russ), plus at least one Chimera, plus another tank (usually a Griffon, Hellhound or another Chimera).
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Old 18 Nov 2006, 13:33   #3 (permalink)
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well, thats helpful in someways i suppose. but it doesn't answer my question.

How much is just simply silly?
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Old 18 Nov 2006, 14:24   #4 (permalink)
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This is Guard we're referring to. If you can fit it in your deployment zone, it's fair game :P.
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Old 18 Nov 2006, 16:09   #5 (permalink)
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There's no such thing as too many tanks in an IG army. Haven't you heard of Mechanised and Armoured Companies?
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Old 18 Nov 2006, 16:12   #6 (permalink)
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of coarse!

it just seems silly about the obscene amount of heavy firepower i can create.
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Old 18 Nov 2006, 19:37   #7 (permalink)
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My opinion, 1 Tank is too much.

I prefer to go foot slogger, every dedicated AT weapon in your opponents army is thus wasted potencail. Of course the opposite is true with massive tank lists, every AP weapon is then wasted potencail. Big tanks are too risky for me. I use sentinels or the odd Hellhound (In city fight). because they don't scream 'Shoot me! I'm big, I die easily I'm gonna crump your head in if you don't.'

Up to you at the end of the day, if I ever play you (which is very very very very unlikely, I live in da UK) My meltas will be waiting for your tanks, and my autocannons are ready to take down your transports. Plus how many men can a tank kill each round? A whole squad? -opinion.

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<waves hands> You will leave your pie plate generators at home.........
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I'm pretty sure my Guard codex has a line somewhere saying "even if you're entire army is composed of Lemans, that isn't too many."
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No such thing as "Too Much" in the Imperial Guard.

We're talking about an organisation whose only solution to any problem is to throw more men and tanks at it. :
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