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Old 22 Aug 2009, 15:47   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys,

just wanted some advice, i'm thinking of starting a small guard army (500-750) and i was wondering what i should start with

I was thinking of going for a mobile force...maybe paratrooper (that's airborne troops to anyone who doesn't know), so obviously that means valkeries (cant spell it sorry lol) is that sort of army viable at this points level?

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Old 22 Aug 2009, 16:35   #2 (permalink)
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Well the army style you are looking at is reffered to as aircavalry. And yes it can be very viable at these points levels.

Try this:

Command squad, advisor (you pick either master of the fleet, or astropath), Vendetta

Veteran, 3 flamers, Valkyrie

Veteran, Plasma gun, Valkyrie

Veteran, Valkyrie

750

i am not sure if it is a good list for air cavalry but it has everything you need.
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Old 22 Aug 2009, 17:31   #3 (permalink)
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cheers for the list, by veteran i assume you mean a veteran squad of guys?, im new to this

also, could this sort of army be dropped to 500?
one last thing, im really new to guard you see, could i get just an officer to lead my force?, you know like marine captains? or do i have to buy the full blown command squad, 'cos what i was thinking of doing was getting officers, and then shoving them into the units, rather than a full command squad
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Yeah a veteran squad. The problem with dropping this list down is it loses a lot of effectiveness, air cavalry really comes into its own at 1000points plus.
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Old 22 Aug 2009, 17:42   #5 (permalink)
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hmmm, thing is though... if you equip the gunship (just take that as valkerie, sick of spelling it wrong) with a Lascannon, it should be able to destroy enemy armour... you just have to be careful with the guards...

also, is there a way they can get back on after they have been dropped?, in case they need to get out of a hotspot?
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Old 22 Aug 2009, 17:54   #6 (permalink)
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you can embark on to the just like normal transports. Also i chucked a vendetta into the list which has 3 twin linked lascannons for armour killing.

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Old 22 Aug 2009, 19:07   #7 (permalink)
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ah right, thanks, as i said, im completely new to guard, so i dunno the fancy terms ect
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I am quite new to imperial guard as well but thanks to lack of glue I can only read thee codex. :P
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cool, btw, is that possible? to have individual commanders, or do you always have to go for command squads?
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For your HQ you can choose a command squad, primaris psyker, lord commisar and any HQ special characters. You don't have to take a command squad but often they are favourable to the others.
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