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Old 25 Jan 2008, 12:10   #1 (permalink)
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OK so I'm so.....uh....like.... ???....between having armored support or having more troops. Here's my current list:

HQ
Command Squad (128 points)
Heroic Senior Officer with bolt pistol
Guardsman with Plasma Gun
Guardsman with Vox Master
Veteran Guardsman as Standard Bearer
Veteran Guardsman as Medic

Fire Support Squad (95 points)
3 x Autocannon

Anti-tank Support Squad (110 points)
3 x Lascannon

Elites
2 x Storm Troopers Squad (240 points)
9 x Storm Trooper
1 x Storm Trooper Sergeant
2 x Plasma Gun

Troops
2 x Command Squad (102 points)
1 x Junior Officer with bolt pistol
1 x Plasma Gun

6 x Infantry Squad (450 points)
1 x Plasma Gun
1 x Vox Caster

Heavy weapons (160 points)
4 x Lascannon
4 x Autocannon

Heavy Support
3 x Leman Russ Battle Tank (465 points)
Hull-mounted Heavy Bolter
Sponsons Heavy Bolter

Doctrines
Storm Troopers
Close Order Drill

Total points: 1750 points

So, do I get rid of 1 Leman Russ and get more troops or even storm troopers? AH yes other questions: Can a Platoon Command Squad have a heavy weapons team?
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Old 25 Jan 2008, 12:16   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, you can convert members of the Junior Officers command squad into a heavy weapons team.

You currently have two platoons with three squads in each. Is that what you want? Do you feel you have enough infantry to hold onto objectives?
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Old 25 Jan 2008, 12:20   #3 (permalink)
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I feel I don't have enough barrels pointing at the enemy but I would like to have some heavies pounding the bigger enemies.
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Old 25 Jan 2008, 12:33   #4 (permalink)
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I feel I don't have enough barrels pointing at the enemy but I would like to have some heavies pounding the bigger enemies.
How often does a lasgun do damage though? Sure, two squads rapid firing into a mob of orks do damage, but at the end of the day it's your battlecannons, heavy bolters, lascannons and autocannons that win you the game. As a rule of thumb, you should only be adding more infantry squads so you can squeeze more heavy weapons into your list. :funny:

Have you played with your current list before? If not, you may find it's the perfect set-up for you when you do try it. Play test for a while, then voice your concerns. ;D

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Old 25 Jan 2008, 13:52   #5 (permalink)
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Keep the tank, will do far more damage than a couple of lassguns, the battlecannon will be a better option never leave the Headquarters with out them >>
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Old 25 Jan 2008, 13:56   #6 (permalink)
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Zen wants more dakka. "Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka"

Maybe an Ork Army would be my next set to build after my IG and Daemonhunters
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Old 25 Jan 2008, 14:02   #7 (permalink)
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Well, Zen Ai if you want to test out the list this week I am more than happy to become your guinea pig. :funny:

However, please do not spam Zen Ai.
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Old 25 Jan 2008, 14:39   #8 (permalink)
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Right lessen the spam. Well my army ain't quite ready. This is just the list. Just wanted to have some expert opinion whether my army is viable.
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Old 25 Jan 2008, 19:59   #9 (permalink)
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I think you should either go with a LRD, or more Heavy Weapons. LRD's are just awesome, though ;D
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Old 26 Jan 2008, 18:53   #10 (permalink)
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umm, am i just gong made? but you have 3 leman russ already, you can only have 3 Heavies so how could you get another tank? just go for the other plattoon/ squad and lots of auto cannons
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