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post Jul 27 2017, 07:34 PM
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I haven't played a game of 40k since Dark Eldar were introduced, and lost track of the lore some time around when Tau became a thing. Having a bit more free time now, I am indulging in painting as a hobby, and I thought it might be fun to finally get around to building an IG army. That said, I haven't picked up the 8th edition rules, beyond the free primer, nor have I picked up the Index as of yet. I thought models seemed like more fun, so I have an IG getting started box on the way. Additionally, I have about 30 of the old Empire Militia mostly still on sprues, I thought might be fun to use as conscripts.

As such, my army in theory looks like:
  • 1 Commisar
  • 10 IG Infantry
  • 1(?) Heavy Weapon Team
  • 1 Leman Russ
  • 30 Conscripts

In addition I'll probably pick up another basic Infantry squad or two, as time allows. I'm very likely to also have some rough rider conversions, as soon as I pick up a box of empire horsemen of some sort.

What are the rules for building armies these days? In terms of HQ/Elites/Troops etc. I collect mostly for the fun of doing so, but I would like to have a rules legal army too. What should I consider adding to round out my army? I imagine some kind of HQ unit will be necessary, but I am not sure.

Apologies for the semi-stream of consciousness post, and thanks in advance for any feedback I get.
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post Jul 27 2017, 11:38 PM
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I'm not much help with the whole list building thing but FYI you can get some very nice Rough Rider part from a great local business heres a link - https://victoriaminiatures.com/products/10-...rsion-kit-resin



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post Jul 28 2017, 01:50 AM
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Early on you probably have to look at specialising a little more in 8th ed.

I would suggest either the tank+ vehcile route or the carpet guardsmen with a few specialty units.

either way definately get some snipers (eg ratling unit or Vindicare etc).


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The new army construction rules have about 10 different formations that you can combine to make an army. In general they require 1 HQ and 3 selections from another type. The Troops based one requires 2 HQ and gives you an additional command point compared to basing your army on a specialised battlefield role. If you're not as fussed about command points and this sort of stuff then you can use the patrol detachment which requires only an HQ and a Troop choice.

Get battlescribe and make some lists.


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post Aug 5 2017, 09:53 PM
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Thanks for the feedback y'all. I ended up buying the Imperium Index 2 digital enhanced version. iTunes cards were 20% off at coles, so I saved a few extra bucks that way.

From what I can see, you can totally have a sniper special weapons team, which might be interesting to try. Other than that, I'm fairly disappointed with the options available to IG armies. They seem to be lacking a certain something. For crying out loud, I think they only have 1 troop option! Also, you can't even get proper shock troops/grenadiers anymore, you have to get Tempestus Scions. I suppose you could use Veterans, but it doesn't seem right to me. The decision to split the command teams into characters and units is pretty questionable too.

Thanks for the heads up re: Victoria Miniatures, I actually found them in my own research. Kinda proud we have such amazing stuff down under! I will have to try to find some reasonably priced horses and such, and then I will try to make some hussar type rough riders. Interesting that they can have a special weapons choice, I think a flamer would probably be a decent strategic option honestly. Not sure how the horsey would feel about it, but with the lack of templates now, could be good for softening up a unit pre-charge.

I am sure this has been covered a million places, but does anyone know a good up to date source for Lasguns? I guess Autoguns would be ok too. As I said, I need about 30 for my conscript militia.
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