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Armoured Battlegroup in need of errata?
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Old 12 Dec 2008, 00:50   #1 (permalink)
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Default Armoured Battlegroup in need of errata?

I've been reading and re-reading the rules for an AB.

But it just makes no sense that in a small scale tank-heavy AB you need an HQ tank, an elite squadron tank, and 2 normal tanks (Add theHQ and elites 45 and 35, and you're already behind 80 points, and then need to sham in 4 tanks.

Would it not make much more sense that a company command tank count as a squadron command tank in all regards, with the extra +10 for the +1 BS?

That makes it possible for 500 point tank heavy AB. I'm not saying it's balanced or fair at all. But it should be possible, right?
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Old 12 Dec 2008, 01:01   #2 (permalink)
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Absolutely not. AB's are meant for larger battles. If you ever play one you'll see why. When the entire font line of your army is Av 14 and you have more pie plates than you've ever seen in all your games put together you'll see why. Not to mention about 80-90% of the enemy forces won't even be able to hurt you. Unless they somehow get behind a wall of Leman Russ'
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Old 12 Dec 2008, 01:05   #3 (permalink)
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Well I play a balanced AB (Check out the army list section) Which is half chimera chassis and half leman Russ. I'm just annoyed by the tricky wording in the rule set.
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The thing is, it sort of makes sense.

An Armoured Company has ten tanks; a Command Tank, and three squadrons of three.

So, you take your Company Command Tank as a HQ.

3 Elites are the Squadron Command Tanks.

6 Troops are the Squadron Tanks.

10 Tanks = full Company.
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Old 12 Dec 2008, 15:54   #5 (permalink)
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I see that as well Wargamer, and it does make sense.

But that makes it difficult to field Commisar tanks with their additional BS, while I suppose you can just get another HQ tank, there should be other ways about it in my opinion.
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