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Old 26 Apr 2005, 01:28   #1 (permalink)
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Been going through the Guard codex and working voer things for the army I would like to make.* Eventually came around to the idea of doing a mechanized army.* Why?* Okay, I'm a bit of a treadhead and the thought of fielding something similar to an armoured company is right up my alley. Problem though comes forma question

I have regarding using the mechanized doctrine. Do you have to load up the standard platoon in chimeras before getting Armoured fist squads or can you simply do AF squads under the mechanized doctrine? The wording suggests the first but I just want to make sure.
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Old 26 Apr 2005, 01:45   #2 (permalink)
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i do beleive for a mech army you can just take AF squads without loading normal troops up first.
This (As far as i know) is the only way too take AF squads without first using a normal platoon.
IMO use the Steel legion modles to do this with as they look the part and are great as an armoured/mechanized company army
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i do beleive for a mech army you can just take AF squads without loading normal troops up first.
This (As far as i know) is the only way too take AF squads without first using a normal platoon.
IMO use the Steel legion modles to do this with as they look the part and are great as an armoured/mechanized company army
I belive you are right but it has been some time since i looked at a mechinised so i dont know if you need a JO.
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ahh thats right you will need an officer to do it i think but your best choice is a JO for the second HQ slot just too make sure
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Old 26 Apr 2005, 05:11   #5 (permalink)
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Hmm, well here's an interesting thing. Went into the GW Armies of the Imperium program and decided to just put it to the test with the army builder as to weither it would require the JO and the standard platoon before getting armoured fist squads. Not the best I admit but it should be reasonably up to date on guard FAQ and info right?

First, just to check, went and tried to do it without putting in doctrines(one HQ, two AF squads). When had the system check the validity the list while only taking AF. It informed me of the standard rule about the ratio of standard platoons to AF.

After that went in and tried the same thing again with a variant Guard list, this time with Mechanized chosen(used the Armaggedon option). This time it says the list is valid.

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i thought so and any chance of getting the URL for that programme??
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Old 26 Apr 2005, 05:23   #7 (permalink)
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It's a program you ahve to buy from GW, but they have updates online to patch it with. Basicly two versions. One has Marines, Guard and other Imperial forces, the other has the enemies of the Imperium.

Anyhow, the link to it in the online store is:
http://ca.games-workshop.com/storefr...9004&orignav=9
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ohhhh okay just wondered. so you cant DL it anywhere then can you?
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Old 26 Apr 2005, 05:29   #9 (permalink)
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Not the offical one anyhow.

It's based on a program that hsi been around for years that you could use to make lists. You just had to make the module for what ever system/army you wanted to use. Versions of it are still around called Armybuilder but you might ahve to search far and wide for the right modules unless you go through and program your own.
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okay just wondered cause i wouldnt mind getting it one day!! ;D

and what are you gonna do with your army now you know you can take AF squads
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