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Reldn

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#1 12 years ago

Hello all, I was wondering if anyone could give me any good advice on starting an IG army. I originally wanted to start Necrons (and still may at some point) But something about the IG seemed to draw me to them (poor suckers though they may be) and I have been looking into starting an army. I'm leaning towards creating one that would be a good mix of infantry and armour instead of focusing mainly on infantry or focusing mainly on armour like some people. So with that mix should I go Cadian or Steel Legion? Or does it even matter? As a note. I do not have the IG Codex as of yet. I have ordered it and am awaiting it's arrival. I'm just wanting a little advice on starting an IG army. Thanks in advance any help is greatly appreciated.




Inqisitor_Jones

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#2 12 years ago

okey i am quite experianced being a guard player as well.. if you want a army i would suggest 1000pts before you you go to 1500-2000pts but guard arnt your everyday army with like 1 HQ and troops who can do almost everything each uint should be supported by somthing i would suggest leman russ tanks and just basic troops (infantry platoons). when you get the Codex it would be confusing at first but you will then relize what to do.




Reldn

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#3 12 years ago

Thank you for the advice. I guess then I'll nab that IG battleforce box since that seems like it would be a decent starting point...Maybe a couple more Leman Russ Tanks as well. I'm guessing that playing as the IG is not the easiest race to play as for a starter are they? Ah well, nothing wrong with playing a race that'll take a bit more strategy to use effectively. Thanks again!




Marshall_Brant

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#4 12 years ago

and not the easiest to paint with I think up to 50 men in a unit that is alot of Guardsmen to paint and with 6 units hooo-boy that's alot, not to menchin tanks and other goodies, good luck staying sain with that painting project, have fun :)




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#5 12 years ago

collect cadians they are cheaper for men (20 men £18 whilst SL are in small blisters of 3 men for £6) and also...get the cadian battle force its a good start. or even better the starter bundle would make sense




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#6 12 years ago

Hey dude, nice another IG player :D lemme give you a quick example of my own list... but first a question: what kind of army do you want? IG = shooty army, overall, but you can make it a bit assaulty So my ownl ist is about this: HQ junior officer (honorifica imperialis, iron discipline) 3 guards w/ flamers Elites 2 veteran squads 1 w/ 3 plasma 1 w/ 3 melta Troops 1 command squad 4 plasma guns 5 squads all with 1 lascannon and 1 plasmagun 1 armoured fist squad (chimera + 10 dudes w/ 1 plasmagun) Fast Attack Rough Riders 9 guys w/ hunting lances Heavy 2 leman Russ Battle Tanks 1 Basilisk w/ indirect fire Doctrines: Drop Troops, Rough Riders, Close order Drill, Iron Discipline, Veterans Grtz, Erwin




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#7 12 years ago

In answer to your question Eatgarfield I'm wanting a good shooty Cadian army with some slight CC in case something nasty breaks through all my firepower and is grinning in my face. Mainly a good mix of infantry and quite a few tanks. (is it possible to field a Super Heavy Tank or is that Epic 40K only?) *laughs* Now to just maintain my sanity....and my wallet when it comes time to purchase and paint these.




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#8 12 years ago

super heavy tanks are forge world and get the battle force dam it you need it




Marshall_Brant

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#9 12 years ago

If you started a Chaos Marine army I would be able to help a great deal instead of telling you about paint. That army list good (I no nothing about the IGs, but in general I know stuff) it's well rounded. The Guardsmen are very weak so its a good idea to get alot of'm and as my friend says "Shovel'in dice, shovel'in dice"




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#10 12 years ago

*laughs* space_marine give me some time on getting that battleforce man. I'd like to get it ASAP but I've got some other financial matters to attend to at the moment. :lol: I just wish the bloody models were a bit cheaper especially for one of those Super Heavy tanks *eyes the stormblade*. But what's this starter bundle you were telling me about? I've not seen any mention of an IG starter bundle anywhere. Only the battleforce. Marshall_Brant. Any painting advice you can give someone who's pretty crappy at painting these miniatures?




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