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Old 16 May 2005, 19:38   #1 (permalink)
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For your review:


Company HQ Tank 310 Points
Vanquisher Leman Russ
+Command Tank
+Veteran Battle Honor *
+Heavy Bolter
+Net / Light / Smoke
+Extra Armor
The Super-Russ, Awesome anti-armor range and power.* Free Improved Comms for faster deployment.


Troop Choice 1 175 Points
Leman Russ
+Lascannon *
+Heavy Bolter Sponsons *
+Net / Light / Smoke
+Extra Armor

Troop Choice 2 175 Points
Same

Troop Choice 3 175 Points
Same
The core of the force, heavy guns and heavy treads.


Troop Choice 4 145 Points
Leman Russ Exterminator
+3 Heavy Bolters *
+Net / Light / Smoke
+Extra Armor
Anti-Infantry and flank defence.


Elite Choice 1 255 Points
Destroyer Tank Hunter
+Tank Ace *
+Pintle Storm Bolter *
+Net / Light / Smoke * *
+Extra Armor * *
Monster slayer.


Elite Choice 2 265 Points
Twin-Linked Heavy Bolter Chimera *
+Hunter-Killer Missile *
+Track Guards *
+Hull Heavy Bolter
+Net / Light / Smoke
+Extra Armor

+ Storm Trooper Squad
10 Troopers
Veteran Sergeant w/Master Crafted Power Weapon
Surveyor
2 Flamers
Objective holders, and tooled to dig enemy infantry out of cover at bayonet point.

This is my usual list, sometimes swapping-out the Exterminator for the "Ace Gunners" Doctrine.* Rerolling battlecannon scatter can be crucial when fighting the swarms of marines at the places I often play.
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Old 17 May 2005, 05:22   #2 (permalink)
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Nice work.
A very interesting list if i do say so.
Quick question what are the funny white things on the heads?
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Nice work.
A very interesting list if i do say so.
Quick question what are the funny white things on the heads?
I figured the lenses on the side of the helmets were lights, so white lenses.

Unless you meant the stormtroopers with special weapons, they're wearing flame-retardant suits.
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Yeah the flamers is what i meant. Thats cool
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It seems you have commited the cardinal sin of the Imperial Armoured Company... Vanquisher Command Tank!

Whilst it is perfectly acceptable in fluff, gamewise it's a major error. It makes your Vanquisher and even bigger gun-magnet, which does it no favours. Vanqs are better for tank-aces. That way, they get the +1 Bs without as much threat of brutal death. The Exterminator is a much better choice for Command Tank, as it really puts that +1 Bs to good use, and isn't overly expensive.
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Or take the plasma cannon sponsons... SMurf Doom!
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Old 17 May 2005, 16:34   #7 (permalink)
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It seems you have commited the cardinal sin of the Imperial Armoured Company... Vanquisher Command Tank!

Whilst it is perfectly acceptable in fluff, gamewise it's a major error. It makes your Vanquisher and even bigger gun-magnet, which does it no favours. Vanqs are better for tank-aces. That way, they get the +1 Bs without as much threat of brutal death. The Exterminator is a much better choice for Command Tank, as it really puts that +1 Bs to good use, and isn't overly expensive.
I do use the Exterminator as my alternate HQ choice in smaller games (hence the antennas) and all those bolters and autocannons at BS 4 really rip up infantry.

And yes, Fluff was half of the inspiration for this list; it seemed so archetypical for an IG AC. The other inspiration was to see a 3-tank vanilla Leman Russ platoon, in fond memory of my old Epic days.

Thirdly, I usually don't feel right if my Troop choices don't outnumber HQ/Elite/FA/Heavy choices.

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That being said, I appeal to thee, O 40k experts; if the Vanquisher is called in for retrofit, what should I use those 210 freed-up points on? (100 promotes the Exterminator to command.)


Artillery?


Sentinel Squadron?


Hellhound?

Snappy Doctrines?
* I already like "Ace Gunners", but it's expensive as all get out.
* "Ace Drivers" to keep up mobility cross country?
* "Crush and Grind" and tank shock at every opportunity?
* "Evasive Driving" would certainly make assault much more dangerous to my foe.
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Improved Sponsins for more killy death. Killy death is good for tanks. That already have lotsa killy death, and need more. Thus: plasma cannon sponsons on all yer Leman Russes. Boom, boom, boom!
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IMO the best way to spend that extra little bit would be on the Sentinal squadrons. Light armour but major power make it a great runner or forfront unit.
Im guessing the other tanks are in a 2000 point list or 2500 list

But honestly the extra points should be spent wisly. Sentinals if you need fire support or backup. A hellhoud if your playing a feild with much terrain (flame weapons ignore cover). Or the artilery for a really massive board that will benefit from having it.
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