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Old 23 Dec 2006, 19:22   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone i am a witch hunters player using inducted imperial guard, and i wanted to know what i could use 2 armored fist squads for.....

what is the purpose of them, what would i equip them with,and how should i use them?
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Old 23 Dec 2006, 20:00   #2 (permalink)
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Whenever I write guard lists I use armoured fist squads to make a cheep Troops choice ;D since the platoons run a few hundred points each.

I'm not very experienced, but I think it is best to nab objectives with them and use the Chimera for offensive pushes against weak enemies. The Guardsmen inside will probably want a lascannon or heavy bolter (to defend the objective), actually maybe a missile launcher to get good anti-armor and anti infantry capabilities, and a grenade launcher or the like. You can fire the heavy weapon out of the top hatch if you have an extra weapon-firing credit, but then it coutns as open topped the next turn.

I'll have more experience with them in a couple weeks after playing my cousin, but other than that I'm not a big help.
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Basically it's almost like taking a half heated mechanised list...

Chimeras make great weapon platforms, fast and able to take objectives when it counts. Basically you cross the fire support of a heavy weapon team and mount it on tracks.

They do however make for a great hoard cutter, two heavy bolters and a pintle storm bolter will ruin alot of tyranids or orks.
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I will be using AF Squads in my Daemon Hunters force, they will serve as mobile support, or if needed to claim objectives or even table quarters. I gave the Chimera 2 heavy bolters and extra armour, I then gave the squad a Vet. Sgt. a plasmagun and a lascannon team. So whilst the Chimera can easily make a mess of those GEQ units, the squad can deal with either MEQ or dreads or monstrous creatures.

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Cant you only shoot the heavy weapon out of the chimera if it doesn't move. I was actually reading up on Armoured Fists last night and when I checked the rulebook I believe thats what I read. I may be wrong (but thats unlikely :P)
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Old 24 Dec 2006, 17:02   #6 (permalink)
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i think you can still shoot even if you move, thats the way it is with marines in rhinos.

So since im going to have 2 armored fists how would this look for one of them?

*Chimera
-Heavy bolter
-Heavy Stubber
-Heavy Bolter
-Smoke Launchers
*10 guardsmen
-Veteran Seargent
-Heavy Bolter
-Plasma

This would be my hoard killer that would be 9 str 5 shots! or even a multi laser.

what about autocannons? would these be useful in a armored fist squad?


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I use a multi laser but any weapon on it works pretty well.
Your choice to give it and autocannon,I would,I mean you got enough anti-infantry and just use the squad to crack some transports and deploy them at an objective and hold it with the chimeras support.
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Old 24 Dec 2006, 18:05   #8 (permalink)
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I would definatley go for the multilaser- Mainly because all though the HB has a lower AP value, the Multilaser can insta kill things!
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yeah i was planning on actually using a multi-laser. the chimera part i got down i just gotta figure out exactly what i want to do with the men inside it!

i probably have to play with them to see how it works out :P
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