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Old 28 May 2009, 21:40   #1 (permalink)
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With the release of the new guard codex much of the doctrine-shaping around the guard has gone,
What i want to know is how do you theme your army?
And would it be alright to use Al'harem (i know ive got the name wrong) to give outflank to one of my platoons in order to portray my harakoni warhawks? This would represent them dropping behind the lines then fighting to meet the advancing forces.

(note: with the release of planet-strike my droptroop army may actually have the ability to drop in)
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Old 28 May 2009, 22:03   #2 (permalink)
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Adeptus Mechanicus. It actually got easier to do ;D
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Old 28 May 2009, 22:08   #3 (permalink)
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To be honest, Harakoni Warhawks would, in the current codex, be better represented by mounting Guardsmen in Valkyries and Vendettas. Particularly Veteran squads if you fancy keeping the Carapace Armour.
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Old 28 May 2009, 22:25   #4 (permalink)
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Lol. I created my own theme. Rebel fighters, and tau sympathizers/ anti-tau sympathizers.
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Old 28 May 2009, 22:58   #5 (permalink)
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Mechanized Steel Legion

It's cheaper and more flexible now. I've made the plunge and bought 7 more Chimeras.

My feeling about losing the doctrines: Good riddance! "All or nothing" Chimeras... forget that!
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Old 29 May 2009, 04:28   #6 (permalink)
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Drop Troops are dead. Air Cavalry lives. Sorry, that's the sad truth of the matter. Yes, if wanted Drop Troops, go with Air Cavalry; Valkyries/Vendettas and Grenadiers.
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Old 29 May 2009, 05:29   #7 (permalink)
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Right now it's looking like I'll be rolling with Steel Legion who aren't steel legion (chimera mounted SL models, but by a different name, esp since I don`t like the classic SL scheme). My current list is 9 tanks; 4 chimeras, a hellhound and 4 russes +1 lonely sentinel.
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Old 29 May 2009, 08:28   #8 (permalink)
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i'm going ad mech. i'm going to convert a commissar lord/company commander to be a tech magos, as well as the two techpriests
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Old 29 May 2009, 08:33   #9 (permalink)
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And would it be alright to use Al'harem (i know ive got the name wrong) to give outflank to one of my platoons in order to portray my harakoni warhawks? This would represent them dropping behind the lines then fighting to meet the advancing forces.

(note: with the release of planet-strike my droptroop army may actually have the ability to drop in)
Yes, you can use any character as a "counts as" for your army. In fact, GW has been encouraging this. Essentially, how special characters work in the new codices is to change some basic mechanic of the standard list. This is the new format and has been the norm for Orks and Space Marines since their codex releases, and should continue for future releases.

You may run into some problems if people don't buy it for the theme you are going for, but as long as it makes sense, (in your case I think it does) you shouldn't have any problems. Regardless, you can field it if it's a legal choice in the codex, but some may consider certain combinations unfluffy.
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Old 29 May 2009, 08:43   #10 (permalink)
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I guess I'm probably the only one who doesn't really have a theme for my lists. I try to keep a well-rounded force primarily infantry based, that has elements of SIGAFH as well as some outflanking specialist units.
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