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Old 31 Jan 2005, 19:32   #1 (permalink)
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OK ok ok ok ok. My birthday is coming up, and I wanted to start a guard army. Heres what I wanted to get.

1. Cadiens and chimera-$50
2. Cadien Lt. or commisar-$10

Is the Chimera a seperate troop choice, or does it have to be in an Amoured Fist squad?
 
Old 31 Jan 2005, 20:42   #2 (permalink)
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The chimera has to go with an armoured fist squad. it is part of that troop choice.
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Thanks. Any suggestions for a second troop choice?
 
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You need at least one Platoon of Guardsmen before you can take an Armoured Fist, so I'd start there.
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Unless he goes for the mech doctrine
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Mechanised simply means that everyone needs a Chimera, so you would still need to take a normal platoon, then givem them all Chimeras, then take an Armoured Fist.
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ouch. OK, no chimera then. How bout some Tanith for a cheap troop choice? + some cadiens?+ some LTs. or a Commisar?
 
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Ok , I got my guard platoon. Now a codex and a chimera may be coming up, too with no cost to me(BEST FRIEND AMERICANWARMONGER! YOU DA BEST! )

So whats next? LT.? Commisar? more free gifts from my friend?
 
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ouch. OK, no chimera then. How bout some Tanith for a cheap troop choice? + some cadiens?+ some LTs. or a Commisar?
Tanith aren't "cheap" troops. They are more expensive (both money wise and points wise) than normal Guard. I wouldn't reccomend mixing regiments like that.

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Ok , I got my guard platoon. Now a codex and a chimera may be coming up, too with no cost to me(BEST FRIEND AMERICANWARMONGER! YOU DA BEST! )

So whats next? LT.? Commisar? more free gifts from my friend?
For a basic army, you need:

A Command Officer (JO, SO or HSO) plus his 4-man retinue.

A Platoon Officer (JO) plus his 4-man retinue.
2 10-man squads.

an Armoured Fist.

That is the basic army. Note that you could swap the Armoured Fist for another Platoon if you want to, or even use Conscripts/Grenadiers. Get the basics, then buy a Russ.
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And that is why Wargamer is the man, when it comes to guard! ;D

He's got it exactly.. fill your compulsory choses adn then get a Leman Russ.. they are incredible... after that comes the place where you get to make it your own.. Personally I got what has been mentioned and then started working toward a close quarters force by including some sentinels (ne with a Heavy Flamer), A Hellhound and 2 Demolishers... but you can do whatever you want... just fill those requirments first!
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