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Old 16 Aug 2008, 05:08   #1 (permalink)
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After searching around and not seeing a repeat of this question, I've been wondering what the ethereal's honor guard are classified as? Would they count as an HQ unit, like the crisis suit bodyguards, or would they be a troop choice, as in their description, they are stated as chosen as a normal Fire Warrior team, that does not count as the compulsory choice, nor does it take up space on the force organization chart. This matters to me, as I was planning on using the unit to sit on an objective counter in either of the two scenarios, and just want to make sure it works.
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Old 16 Aug 2008, 06:38   #2 (permalink)
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To my knowledge they are HQ. They are fire warriors that form a unit with the ethereal. They're just like a bodyguard team for a crisis suit commander.
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Old 16 Aug 2008, 07:17   #3 (permalink)
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I would say they are a bodygaurd
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They count as a retinue.
Thus, they are neither Troops nor HQ. They exist outside the FoC.
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they are clased as troops but are a retinue for the ethereal.

here is what the codex says.
"the honour gaurd is chosen as a normal fire warrior team (it does not cout as the compulsory choice), but does not take up an addittional Force Organisation Slot."

perhaps this will help.
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As stated they are Bodyguard/retinue...so outside of the organisation.

It's a really good way to field a 7th FW squad >
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Old 16 Aug 2008, 13:45   #7 (permalink)
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So can they capture objectives?
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I would be inclined to say no since they are not fill up a 'Troop' slot, but instead are part of the etherael 'HQ' slot.
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Old 16 Aug 2008, 15:43   #9 (permalink)
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As stated they are Bodyguard/retinue...so outside of the organisation.

It's a really good way to field a 7th FW squad >
Its also a good way to field a BS 4 firewarrior squad!
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Old 17 Aug 2008, 01:10   #10 (permalink)
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They are a firewarrior squad as far as their stats and options, including devilfish. In force org they are HQ, though, because they're tagging along with the ethereal, who is HQ. Therefore they can not do things that only troops can do, because they are not troops. They can contest objectives like anything else can, but they can not claim them.
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