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Old 11 Feb 2008, 17:47   #1 (permalink)
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Default Newbie question - Points and Platoons

Well, as a Marine and Tau player, I decided I wanted to play Guard.

Now, I have my Codex and was reading through when i hit a problem. The Infantry plattoon is listed as "X"pts (not aloud to post pts costs right?) including weapons. so does that mean that a 5 squad platoon would cost the same as a 3 squad platoon if the had no HW or SW.

Am I completly reading this wrong or am I right? I'm just so confused.

Thanks in advance. WC.
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Old 11 Feb 2008, 17:51   #2 (permalink)
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You seem to be reading it wrong. Each infantry platoon is a single Troops choice. A single infantry platoon consists of the following:

1 Junior officer command squad (which you must purchase), the stats and cost is listed in the HQ section.
2-5 Infantry squads. Each squad costs the amount listed.

So with no extras the minimum cost for an Infantry platoon would be the cost of the junior officer command squad plus the cost of two Infantry Squads, for a total of 160pts.
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Old 11 Feb 2008, 18:21   #3 (permalink)
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So what is the cost of an infantry squad? it doesn't say the costs of a single man or squad any where that I can see. can you maybe give me a Pg referance or somthing so that i may find out, becuase i would like to maybe write up a 500pts list for tuesday (next week)
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Old 11 Feb 2008, 18:23   #4 (permalink)
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Page 44, It's in Bold. Just above the table for Pts/Model. (2-5 Infantry Squads..... XXpts..)
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Old 11 Feb 2008, 18:44   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah i can see that, but it says exactly how i read it in my post. so i really, really am confused as to how it could be to ones advantage to take a 2 squad platoon.

Edit.. i just realised the size change in fonts, so does this mean that it would be X amounts of points for a single squad + weapons, or is it still X amount of points for 2 and so on squads?
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Old 11 Feb 2008, 18:46   #6 (permalink)
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More men?

Correct, it would be X points for a single squad + weapons and upgrades. And then you do the same again for another squad.
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Right got it, cheers guys. i will now try and throw every thing i have into a lil' list and show you up here if this is ok?
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Sure but I'd recommend doing one in the IG Lists & Batrep Child Board, so it'll get noticed and you'll get comments & cristism etc.
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So what is the cost of an infantry squad? it doesn't say the costs of a single man or squad any where that I can see. can you maybe give me a Pg referance or somthing so that i may find out, becuase i would like to maybe write up a 500pts list for tuesday (next week)
The cost for a single Infantry Squad is given in the codex. A single Infantry Platoon (which only counts as a single troops choice, even though it consists of at least 3 squads) consists of two of those Infantry squads and a Junior Officer command squad.
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Right, got it. cheers ghuys. this post can go now it has served its purpose
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