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Old 03 Nov 2009, 23:26   #1 (permalink)
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This has always sort of puzzled me about the Imperial Guard. The codex claims that regiments are segregated by designation (Infantry, Armored Artillery etc.), so where are the tanks in my infantry regiment coming from, and the infantry in my tank regiments. My solution to this has always been that my army is the result of several regiments working together (Heavy Infantry, Seige, and Armored). This has alwayse felt kind of lame to me though, every time i add something new i have to find a new way to work it in (originally my Heavy Infantry didn't have chimeras, now the Assault Brigade does).

The Taros Campaign book lists the order of battle for a Tallarn Regiment (17th i think, the book is all the way upstairs), and this includes infantry, armor, artillery and the like. Seige Infantry Regiments also definitely include their own detachments of Artillery, and in some cases armor.

How do you guys explain your use of tanks and artillery, or infantry if you play and armored regiment? Is my "battlegroup" system more common than i assume, or does everyone else just consider themselves to be one of the rare combined arms regiments.
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Old 04 Nov 2009, 00:05   #2 (permalink)
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My 'Regiment' has 'Companies' of everything I need. Including Baneblades and other Super Heavys.

Imaaaaginaation! ;D
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Attachments from the Air/Armor/Artillery Companies in the same regiment
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I actually paint my armor a different scheme from my infantry, in order to show that both are from different regiments all together, but are working in tandem. Besides, 40k battles are usually representations of a much larger conflict, or just a square taken out of that true battle. So you could easily say that it's two entire regiments, one armored and one infantry fighting together as they do in real life.
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I actually paint my armor a different scheme from my infantry, in order to show that both are from different regiments all together, but are working in tandem. Besides, 40k battles are usually representations of a much larger conflict, or just a square taken out of that true battle. So you could easily say that it's two entire regiments, one armored and one infantry fighting together as they do in real life.
Great description of the scale that 40k operates in. Since there is stuff happening off table that has no impact on the game. It also helps make flanking units, reserve units and fleeing units make sense.

It's like taking Epic 40k and zooming way in until individual infantry units start to matter. The tanks on the table might just be the one or two tanks on the flank of a whole lot of tanks.
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Old 04 Nov 2009, 03:42   #6 (permalink)
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I actually paint my armor a different scheme from my infantry, in order to show that both are from different regiments all together, but are working in tandem. Besides, 40k battles are usually representations of a much larger conflict, or just a square taken out of that true battle. So you could easily say that it's two entire regiments, one armored and one infantry fighting together as they do in real life.
This is what i do too, my army has always been a part of an Army Corps including a Heavy Infantry, and Siege and a Heavy Armored Regiment. I was just interested in seeing what others felt. I always feel sorta bad just tacking on additional regiments when i get new units that don't fit with the original set up. But i suppose it not something i need to worry about to much.
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