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Old 20 Mar 2007, 19:58   #1 (permalink)
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I just wanted to know about the IG platoon thing, simce I am planning on starting a new army. how many possible squads/ troops is it possible to have, and what do I need to have to let the amount of troops to be above 60?

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Old 20 Mar 2007, 20:03   #2 (permalink)
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I just wanted to know about the IG platoon thing, simce I am planning on starting a new army. how many possible squads/ troops is it possible to have, and what do I need to have to let the amount of troops to be above 60?

thanks
Well you need 2 troops minimum to field an army.

An Infantry platoon consistes of a command squad + 2 infantry squads. You may add up to 3 more infantry squads to an infantry platoon for a total of 5 squad (55 men)

Your second troop choice could be an armored fist squad (you may take 1 armored fist squad per infantry platoon in your army)

You can take up to 6 troop choices in your force organization which means you in theory can field 6 infantry platoons each having 5 squads of men giving you a total 330 guardsmen in your troop choices.
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Old 20 Mar 2007, 20:43   #3 (permalink)
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ok thanks... but do I need a HQ squad for each platoon... or can I just have the cadian leutenants 1 for each? I'm just wandering if by HQ you meant the one here:

http://us.games-workshop.com/games/4...mand_squad.htm

well thanks man
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Old 20 Mar 2007, 20:46   #4 (permalink)
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ok thanks... but do I need a HQ squad for each platoon... or can I just have the cadian leutenants 1 for each? I'm just wandering if by HQ you meant the one here:

http://us.games-workshop.com/games/4...mand_squad.htm

well thanks man
You need 1x Army Command Squad of either a Junior Officer, Senior Officer of Heroic Officer

Each infantry platoon you take you MUST take a minimum of 1x Platoon (Officer + 4 guardsmen) and 2 infantry squads of 10 guardsmen, you can add up to 3 more squads to a single platoon giving you 5 in total.

If you take an armored fist squad you do not need a platoon command. However you can only take 1 armored fist squad for each normal platoon you have.
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Old 22 Mar 2007, 00:51   #5 (permalink)
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To Simplify:

A platoon consists of:
Junior Officer
-His four man command squad

-Squad of 10 Guardsmen
[required]

-Squad of 10 Guardsmen
[required]

-Squad of 10 Guardsmen
[optional]

-Squad of 10 Guardsmen
[optional]

-Squad of 10 Guardsmen
[optional]

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Old 22 Mar 2007, 02:29   #6 (permalink)
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yes the JO can have the same advisors as the Hq this can really be nasty, You can have a mini assault unit for every troops choice
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Old 22 Mar 2007, 09:34   #7 (permalink)
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Foreshame of nobody to meantion the Remnants.

It can be the 6th squad in a platoon. Yes, they can have 6. Remnants just can't have a Heavy in it, and can be a max of 8 troopers and a Sgt.

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Old 24 Mar 2007, 06:47   #8 (permalink)
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thats true i use remnants as a suicide melta squad
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Old 24 Mar 2007, 06:57   #9 (permalink)
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was about to say on the remnants. Handy unit sometimes, especialy if you want to maximumise troops, this would be one option for it.
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