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Old 26 Dec 2007, 19:03   #1 (permalink)
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hey well im gonna start a guard army and i need some tips on where to start
1 i have 65 and i need to get a good guard army with NO tanks
2 i need tactics with the units and best possible upgrades
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Old 26 Dec 2007, 19:18   #2 (permalink)
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Hmmmm. 65 squid.. two boxes of troops and a box of heavy weapons?

Thats 40 men from boxes of troops and six from H.weapons, so thats at least four squads and a command squad.. I'm not to up to date on guard list
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Old 26 Dec 2007, 19:23   #3 (permalink)
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not bad buy-in list timjim! just forgot to include the codex!

but thats not quite right, command squads are 5 men each, squads 10. 3 boxes will get you a legal minimum list (2 20 man troop squads, each with 5 man command, and 5 man hq)

NO tanks? at all? what about chimeras, hellhounds, and the basilisk?

well, with all-infantry guard, best I can suggest is a lot of men, with lots of heavy weapons. heavy weapons are your friend. special weapons can be nice too.

lascannons-expensive, but worth it when takin down those really hard targets.
rocket launchers-i like em, good for busting 3+ saves and medium vehicles
autocannons-excellent for light vehicles, 2 shots means likely hit for IG
heavy bolters - cheapest heavy weapon, good against infantry.

tactics can be found in the tactica.

i do suggest not loading up your hq with lots of goodies, small squad is easy to kill, lots of gear draws attention.
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Old 26 Dec 2007, 19:30   #4 (permalink)
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NO tanks? at all? what about chimeras, hellhounds, and the basilisk?
well i do have a baneblade
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Old 26 Dec 2007, 20:07   #5 (permalink)
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There are four main types of all infantry guard I can think of
1 Elite guard; grenadiers, strom troopers and carapace armour
2 Horde; loads of conscripts a few platoons of infantry
3 Historical Guard (for lack of a better name); Advancing infantry platoons with COD and Hardened fighters, backed by heavy weapons platoons. (I play these guys)
4 SIGAFH; loads of platoons with heavy weapons

But if you have a baneblade already... Why not add some more tanks?
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Old 28 Dec 2007, 00:17   #6 (permalink)
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Well, the Blade will only be useful with Apoc. Just name your forces now, so I can contemplate.
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