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What should I add to a tankless IG army?
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Old 15 Jun 2008, 14:08   #1 (permalink)
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Default What should I add to a tankless IG army?

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Hello all, its been a while since I've been on TO, I've been building and playing my OnG army in WFB. Now with 5th right around the corner, I'm getting back to 40K and back to the IG. So I was going through my praetorians and decided that I need to expand on this army. But what to add I have no ideal, so I come here to the IG experts for help.

Here's what I have so far;

X 7 lascannons
X 5 heavybolters
X 2 autocannons
X 4 melta guns
X 10 roughriders
X 7 10 men infanty sqds
X 7 mortars
X 5 command units
X 1 flamer
X 7 ogryns
X 5 ratlings
X 2 commisars
The army has a full vox network as well

All in all about 150 models, the theme of the army is a tankless, so please don't say I need a leman, or a demolisher. Though a nice pie will do wonders I would like to stay tankless. I am planing on takin' this army to the Las Vegas GT so I have a few months to build, paint, and playtest. Advice on tactics is welcome along with what unit(s) to add to this army.

Thank you so much for your help.
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Old 15 Jun 2008, 14:34   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: What should I add to a tankless IG army?

You don't have any sentinels! If they are considerd as tanks then i have to apologize for my ignorance of not knowing :P maybe add some special characters`?
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Old 15 Jun 2008, 16:15   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: What should I add to a tankless IG army?

Really, all you need is more infantry squads so you can make use of more of those heavy weapons.
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Old 15 Jun 2008, 16:39   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: What should I add to a tankless IG army?

Autocannons, autocannons, and more autocannons.

2 of anything isn't enough, and the autocannon is very versatile, able to kill almost anything and having 2 shots which generally means you will get at least 1 hit per turn per autocannon.
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Old 15 Jun 2008, 18:41   #5 (permalink)
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Autocannons, autocannons, and more autocannons.

2 of anything isn't enough, and the autocannon is very versatile, able to kill almost anything and having 2 shots which generally means you will get at least 1 hit per turn per autocannon.
Yeah autocannons would do be great.

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Really, all you need is more infantry squads so you can make use of more of those heavy weapons.
Yeah, That way I don't have to use heavy weapon platoons which become high priority targets.

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You don't have any sentinels! If they are considerd as tanks then i have to apologize for my ignorance of not knowing :P maybe add some special characters`?
Sentinels are fine with me I mean technically there vehicles but, I don't care. They can pump out some serious firepower and its seems praetorian sentinals are always one ebay. Maybe arm them with autocannons, so I can kill 2 birds with one stone....

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Old 15 Jun 2008, 19:18   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: What should I add to a tankless IG army?

Only really one thing I can say in response to your question and that is:

Boots! Lots of Boots! With 5th edition around the corner, you're gonna need em!
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Old 15 Jun 2008, 20:00   #7 (permalink)
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Well, if you are doing heavy weapon platoons I would go all out with mortar squads if you can get them (though I don't know how well that would fit to your praetorian theme). They are reasonably priced, and with the new rules for artillery and blast weaponry (no partials, touch=hit) can lay down a lot of anti-infantry damage for their cost.
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Old 15 Jun 2008, 20:07   #8 (permalink)
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Only really one thing I can say in response to your question and that is:

Boots! Lots of Boots! With 5th edition around the corner, you're gonna need em!
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I agree more infantry as well as heavy weapons
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