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Old 11 Jul 2005, 20:12   #1 (permalink)
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hey im starting IG and i dont understand the force organisation. someone reply with an explanation of the hq or something....thanks!
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Old 11 Jul 2005, 20:24   #2 (permalink)
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Hello!

Basically HQ and Infantry units are broken down into 'Platoons'. This means that several units can be taken per organisation choice.

The Command Platoon (HQ) is first made up of the Command Squad (your Officer with 4 bodyguards). Once you have him, you can add extra units to the platoon. You may take up to 5 Support Squads (Anti Tank, Fire Support, Mortars or Special), but only a maximum of 2 of each type. So for example you can take 2 Anti-tank squads, 1 Fire Support and 2 Specials as your choices. You can then take a Sentinel squadron of between 1 and 3 Sentinels, which don't count towards your Fast Attack choices. While all these units can fighting independantly of each other, they are all deployed at the same time at the start of the battle.

The Infantry Platoon (Troops) is similar in that you have a Command Squad (Lieutenant only). You then have to have at least 2 ten man Infantry Squads added to the platoon to be legal, and can add another 3 (making it 5) squads. You can also add a single 'Remanants' squad of between 5 and 9 models, in addition to the other squads. In theory you can have 64 men in one Platoon! Again, they can fight independantly, but deploy at the same time.

The Heavy Weapon Platoon (Heavy Support) is my least favourite choice. Much like the Command Platoon, it has an Officer (Lieutenant only) with between 1 and 5 Heavy Weapon squads (again, no more then 2 of each per Platoon). Unfortunately you can't take Special Weapon squads in this platoon, neither can you take Sentinels.

The Conscript Platoon (Troops) is simple - it's just one massive squad that fights as a whole with between 20 and 50 (!) men.

I hope this cleared things up for you.

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umm, all of that, but before he said it.only i add that advisors for your command staff (psychers, commisars, and preists)are very helpful in the right army
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Old 12 Jul 2005, 05:02   #4 (permalink)
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ok, i need a little more help now.

one of my friends has a tau army of 611 points. he has a battlesuit with missles, 9 firewarriors, 6 railgun pathfinders, 6 gundrones, and a devilfish troop carrier.

the other friend has a space marine of an unkwown point value army consisting of a tactical squad, half of an assault squad (he lost alot of them), a predator with hvy bolter sponsons and an autocannon, 4 sniper scouts, a dreadnought and a landspeeder.

I, on the other hand, have one sentinel with an multi-laser and 3 catachan snipers. my firtst question is how should i build my army around these opponents, and the second question is can i use the catachans in my IG army?
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Dante:

Your friends and yourself im guessing have only just started out. Well youve got a long way to go with your forces.

your Tau freind has started out pretty good from what i know of the tau. As for your SM friend i cant say he has, He has tio much heavy and useless stuff and few troops to go with it.

You on the other hand hav'nt gotten much so i hope this will help.

Your sentinal is good. Sentinals are allways good no matter whats happening, cheap and manoverable and seem to draw small arms fire alot, which will keep it away from your troops when you get them.
The snipers ill speak of later.

First off youll need to buy yourself some officers or the command squad. At this stage it dosent really matter what you equip anything with as your only strating the amry and can stick things in as you go.

Secondly youll most likly need either the battle box ($150 pack if in Aus) or 3 box sets of men ($150 worth in Aus so get the battle box). This will give you your 2 troops choices. 2x 5 man squads and a small command section per choice.

Now your ready to start playing with everything but the snipers. If you choose to get a couple of special weapons or heavy weapons and make a either a special weapons squad or veterans squad. To start your amry id suggest armour $250 aust. If you want to paint them and make some scenery id go up to $300 aust.


So i hope this helps with your gaming. Im not sure how many points your looking at with this but on a guess im thinking around 500-600. As for weapons for you squads take a melta or 2 to help with those peskie vechiles.


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try not to build your army around another army, or else it will be crushed in other fights.get a few boxes of troops and some officers, and you will be fine for now
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Bear in mind you'll want at least 40-50 Guardmen for a decent army.
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Old 12 Jul 2005, 22:03   #8 (permalink)
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35 is the utter minimum!

If you want my advice, never take to battle without at least 100 Guardsmen (in 1000pts+)!

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Old 13 Jul 2005, 02:56   #9 (permalink)
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haha thanks guys. ill try to get some money and get an hq and build a platoon.
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Old 13 Jul 2005, 03:03   #10 (permalink)
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i'll post updates on my army when it grows.

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