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Regiment idea: The Carapace Phalanx
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 02:23   #1 (permalink)
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Default Regiment idea: The Carapace Phalanx

I'm really angry with Games Workshop. With the new Chaos Codex, my Lost and Damned army is useless. USELESS I TELL YOU! HOW am I going to field my Empire Swordsmen as mutant proxies now, huh? What about my Forestry-mech converted into Defiler? My Wizard Sorcerers? Gahh...

meh, so now I'm trying to create an army that lets me use my assorted fantasy warriors in a fighting form. So far, I only have doctrine ideas:

Carapace Armor: A good bulk of the forces use high-end platemail and shields and other protective gear.
Close-Order Drill: Trained in shield-wall combat.
Hardened Fighters: Sword training.
Priest: To inspire them to VICTORY!
Iron Discipline: Always a good one.

And from there, idk...for the elites, I'm thinking of filling in with some Grey Knight terminators proxied to represent Inner Circle Foot Knights...

Any ideas?
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 10:47   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Regiment idea: The Carapace Phalanx

I don't actually own the current Guard Codex, but isn't there a doctrine called warrior weapons or something like that? If I'm remember correctly, then doesn't it allow you to take a pistol and CCW in exchange for your lasgun? I mean, they are swordsmen. (Assuming it exists) That might be a good doctrine to think about, maybe taking out Iron Discipline for it?

Oh, and it's a pretty cool idea. I'd like to play against it.

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Old 05 Feb 2008, 12:53   #3 (permalink)
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Warrior Weapons really really sucks though since it makes your units cost an extra +2 points/model in exchange for losing the lasgun for a laspistol. Iron Discipline was meant to represent their extraordinary training under really charismatic officers and whatnot.

Image-wise, I see them as armed with tower-shields and lasguns alongside their swords/halberds/whatnot. Additionally, they'd have some Sister of Battle allies to represent their particularly well-trained soldiers that could mimic the Close Order Drill effects without having to bunch-up (i.e. Celestians and Seraphim, since they're both I4, Ld 8 anyway). It would be more fluffy for the proxy, even if something like Arco-flagellants is more deadly in general...
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