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Old 16 Mar 2008, 04:42   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Everyone, I just had one extremely basic question about the battleforce. I bought it a few weeks ago and was looking at . Problem is I just noticed that you need a command squad (5 troops) and also a platoon command squad (another 5 troops). With this being the case, I only have one full squad don't I from this box set? What does this mean for making a legal force? Since a platoon is 2-5 squads, do i have to buy another set of troops (two more squads) just to have a legal fighting force?
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 04:49   #2 (permalink)
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You can use the Grenadier doctrine. That means you have 5 for your command, and then three groups of five (Or one 7 and one 8) and, yeah. I'd suggest getting more troops though.
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 04:52   #3 (permalink)
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You're certainly going to have to get more troops. Just the way it is.
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 04:59   #4 (permalink)
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You're certainly going to have to get more troops. Just the way it is.
Yeah, I know that much but currently I'm just looking at immediate expenditures. I'm probably gonna try to get 3 platoons of 5 squads each at some point in the future. I don't have the funds at the moment. Also I'm kinda too afraid to try to assemble the figures but I have to get over it this week and start working on them.
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 05:37   #5 (permalink)
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Well, he should He dosn't have to, yet.

A basic army could be your S.O, a three team heavy weapons group, and then your grenadiers. Depending on points, maybe your Russ as well.
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 21:53   #6 (permalink)
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I'd recommend purchasing another box of infantry. Guardsmen are the heart and soul of the Imperial Guard army. You can never have too many of them.
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 05:19   #7 (permalink)
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I honestly suggest just grabbing another battleforce. Not the most fascinating idea, probably, but face it, you're gonna need those infantry, so you may as well get a russ outta the deal at the same time.

After that..do command squads as necessary, and make sure you've got enough of everything to have a legal core of whatever army style you're going for, before branching out into specialist units.
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 19:59   #8 (permalink)
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well if i get another battleforce i get a second heavy weapons squad... wouldn't it be better to instead buy two boxes of troops and possibly a tank instead? that way i can fill one or two platoons and not have to deal with more heavy weapons... or would the heavy weapons be a better buy?
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 20:01   #9 (permalink)
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The heavy weapons. If you do a bit of converting, its very possible to use more than 3 or even all of the heavy weapons from the set. You could arm a whole army with just two boxes. Remember, you don't have to use them if you don't want to- just save them for later until you get a larger army. And with the savings of the battleforce, you'd be getting them for practically free anyways.
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 22:17   #10 (permalink)
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The heavy weapons. If you do a bit of converting, its very possible to use more than 3 or even all of the heavy weapons from the set. You could arm a whole army with just two boxes. Remember, you don't have to use them if you don't want to- just save them for later until you get a larger army. And with the savings of the battleforce, you'd be getting them for practically free anyways.
Agreed. Although tanks are nice, too often your prized Leman Russ varient is popped with a lucky Lascannon shot, ruining a large chunk of your defensive lines if you don't have more infantry with heavy weapons to fill the hole.

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