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Old 20 Dec 2007, 22:24   #1 (permalink)
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I wonder what would happen if you fielded an army of only troops.......


100 guardsmen doing a human wave act...... that would be so beastly!

i wonder if you coud actually win?
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Old 20 Dec 2007, 22:46   #2 (permalink)
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Of course. Weight of numbers is one of the Imperial Guard's chief strengths. While I don't rely on the principle of 'more save rolls means more failures', the sheer number of heavy and special weapons that can be fielded by an all infantry army is horrifying, and those are the weapons that really influence the battle, not lasguns.

Not only could you bring some awesome and terrible firepower to bear, but all-infantry guard lists have the potential to field more bodies than the enemy can gun down. Sometimes, simply being alive and sitting on the objective(s) is all that is required to win. Meting out death and mayhem is normally the surest way to secure victory, but it's not the only way.
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Old 20 Dec 2007, 23:01   #3 (permalink)
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For an army I am creatin', this is what im thinkin':
command squad:
~senior officer with power weapon, carpace armor
~5 platoons of 20 guardsmen( 2squads) each, 1 flamer, 1 grenade launcher
~5 platoon hq's
~6 lascannons
~6 rocket launchers
~ 20 stormtroopers
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Old 20 Dec 2007, 23:23   #4 (permalink)
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I see a goodly amount of anti-tank in there, but no anti-infantry heavy weapons. Missile launchers are a poor excuse for lascannons, i'd switch them to something anti-infantry.
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Old 20 Dec 2007, 23:47   #5 (permalink)
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Yah i agree i think a few heavey bolters or a few auto cannons would help you need more ant infintry
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Old 20 Dec 2007, 23:54   #6 (permalink)
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Oh...my...god...I would love to take a Hammerhead submunition to an all infantry Guard army...

With that said, I'd also love to play an all infantry Guard army...against Nid's maybe...
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Old 20 Dec 2007, 23:59   #7 (permalink)
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Battle of the hordes! Give em both the Undending Horde rule or whatnot.
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Old 21 Dec 2007, 00:17   #8 (permalink)
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Battle of the hordes! Give em both the Undending Horde rule or whatnot.
I think you are refering to the "Sustained Assault" special rule which wou ld be a really fun game for both sides or even just to watch.
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Old 21 Dec 2007, 00:23   #9 (permalink)
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Yep, thats the one.

Good lord though... the dice! The dice! You'd need hundreds of them.
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Old 21 Dec 2007, 00:41   #10 (permalink)
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the dice wouldnt be the only problem........ do you have 2 hours for an assault phase?
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