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Old 08 Aug 2005, 23:30   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, i have just read the rules for Afriel Strain troopers and have been inspired to convert my army into the pallid blue-skinned warriors. I wanted to know if the doctrines that i will take will be be worth the points expenditure and worth the doctrine points. I am primarily going to be fighting a huge tyranid army.

Doctrines:

Abhumans

Afriel Strain

Veterens

Carapice armor

?Sharpshooters or special weapons squads?


I have heard that carapice armor is both horrible and a life saver, but figured for fluff purposes, it is appropriate as Afriel Strain soldiers are supposed to be well equiped and well trained. Sharpshooters is another mistery. I have not played 40k guard in 4rth edition yet and i'm just getting back in, so i have not had experience in trying out these doctrines let alone combining them with one another to make an effective fighting force. It seems to me that sharpshooters would also be an apporpriate doctrine , but its another ten points for every squad if i am correct. (Question: is it possible to give these doctrines to different parts of my army rather than all of them? say if i only wanted to give carapice armor or sharpshooters to a heavey weapons platoon or something?)

The point is i dont want to drive the price of a standard squad through the proverbial roof, but i want my men to be an effective army as well as cool fluff wise. However a standard squad with these doctrines would be 60pts + 20pts carapice + 10pts *sharpshooters + 5pts Afriel Strain. 35pts per squad extra is alot, even with the added abilities!

I have made all of the carapice armor from sculpy and have already attached and painted the extra plates to my 75 old style metal cadians.


Since i will be fighting tyranids, i know it seems alittle suicidal to make my army smaller to fight a bigger opponent, but i think i have enough infantry fighting weapons to be useful. Plus i dont want my opponents race be the deciding factor on how i build my army my sample army list would be, though i know for a fact he loves spore mines...

Sample army list 1850 pts

Command HQ
*Senior officer
* *stormbolter
*4 guardsmen lasguns
*carapice armor
*afriel strain
* * * * * * * * * * 85pts

Sentinel support squad#1
*1xSentinels multilaser
Sentinel support squad#2
*1xSentinels multilaser
* * * * * * * * * * *90pts

Special weapons squad#1
* *Demo charge
* *2x flamers
* *laspistols+ccw
* **carapice armor
* **afriel strain
Special weapons squad #2
* *Demo charge
* *flamer
* *grenade launcher
* *laspistols+ccw
* **carapice armor
* **afriel strain
* * * * * * * * * * * 179pts

* * * * * * * * * * * total HQ: 339

Elites * * * * * * * * * * *
*
Hardened veterens squad #1
*Hardened sergent
* *bolter
*3 vets
* *lasguns
*3xplasma gunners
*1xlascannon team
* *Carapice armor
* *Afriel strain * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * * * * * 158pts
Hardened veterans squad #2
* hardened sarge
* * bolt pistol+ccw
* 6 vets
* * shotguns
* 2xmeltaguns
* 1xflamer
* **carapice armor
* **afriel strain
Chimera
*turret m/multilaser
*hull *m/heavybolter
*pintel mountstormbolter
* smoke launchers
* xtra armor
* * * * * * * * * * * * 255 pts
Hardened veteren squad #3
* hardened sarge
* *bolter
* 3 vets
* *lasguns
* 3x grenade launchers
* 1x missile launcher team
* **carapice armor
* **afriel strain
* * * * * * * * * * * * *142pts

* * * * * * * * * * Elites total pts=555

Troops

Junior officer
*bolter
2xguardsmen
*lasguns
1x auto cannon team
* **carapice armor
* **afriel strain
* * * * * * * * 81pts * *

Infantry squad #1
heavy bolter
flamer * * *
* *carapice armor
* *afriel strain
* * * * * * * * 101pts
Infantry squad #2
heavy bolter
flamer * * *
* *carapice armor
* *afriel strain
* * * * * * * * 101pts
Infantry squad #3
heavy bolter
flamer * * *
* *carapice armor
* *afriel strain
* * * * * * * * *101pts
Infantry squad #4
heavy bolter
flamer * * *
* *carapice armor
* *afriel strain
* * * * * * * * *101pts

Armored fist squad
*1xgrenade launcher *
*1xmissile launcer
* **carapice armor
* **afriel strain
Chimera
*turret m/multilaser
*hull *m/heavybolter
*pintel mountstormbolter
* smoke launchers
*
* * * * * * * * * * * 206pts

* * * *Troops total pts:691

Fast attack *

* Hell hound
* *xtra armor
* *smoke launchers
* * * * * * * * * * * * 123pts

Heavy support

LR Exterminator
* *heavy bolter sponsons
* *xtra armor
* *smokelaunchers
* * * * * * * * * * * * *143pts

Total points: 1851

What do you think? I might want to swap out the exterminator for a basilisk. I think i'm lacking in really heavy firepower though...
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OKay the lists looks great. Havnt read the Afriel Strain troops rules yet but judging by the fact they are abhuman i doubt theyd ware carapace armour. And as for sharp shooters or special weapon squad, id take the latter of the two for the simple reason you have a couple of them in there.
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OKay the lists looks great. Havnt read the Afriel Strain troops rules yet but judging by the fact they are abhuman i doubt theyd ware carapace armour. And as for sharp shooters or special weapon squad, id take the latter of the two for the simple reason you have a couple of them in there.
Well from what i've read, the Afriel Strain are genetically enhanced super-soldiers who have recieved the best training and equipment from they'r independent benefactors. I reasoned that best arms and equipment ment giving them the best armor i could buy points wise.

Anyway, basically, rule wise, in WD303 its 5 points per squad, the squad gains the famous "And they shall know no fear" special rule, though they are considered a preferred enemy by all opponents. They also may not take any allies from the witchhunters codex.

I thought this opened some great opportunites and some cool paintjobs. Also the fact that i have troops that have "ATSKNF" and 4+ armor save makes me smile
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Actually they're Guardsmen who've been injected with the DNA of Imperial heroes (people like Yarrick) or something like that.
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How does this make a difference? And can you post a link to the rules?
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I have stated them above. Basically they are poor mans space marines, but awesome imperial guardsmen... O0
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all looks good to me 8)
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