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yeah, iv started playing DOW again now soulstorm is out. when im playing as guard, i seem to end up getting owned.

anyone out there got any tips for guard, specifically build up of units, what to build when etc as honestly, im hopeless at it.
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hmmm guard.
Turrets are cheep and you should always build at least a few.
Guardsman won't get you far so 1-2 squads as you can is more than enough, but there not for fighting...there for exploring scouting get requisition or even harrasing.

from there you goal is essentially to defensivly hold as much as you can until you get tanks, also early hell hounds are great vs infantry, and las cannon sents vs early armor.

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Grenade launchers are a must against infantry.
Psycher and Sentinel combos against vehicles.

Specialised command squads work better for me than mixed ones.
Go melee heavy with priests or anti-morale/stealth/tank with psychers.
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All grenade launchers against light infantry other gaurd or eldar. Plasma guns against heavy infantry like marines, chaos, necrons. or you could do something like 3 to 1 once you get the upgrade for more special weapons.

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hehe...i haven't played a whole helluva lot, but sitting tight until i build up a spearhead of two leman russ and a baneblade has worked pretty well for me. oh, and if it's a harder battle, i'll max out on ogryn and kasrkin squads, too.



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Guard need focus. when playing as guard, get all your infantry to target one unit. This is particularlly effective against necs. Failing that, a baneblade should sort most things out.


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Spamming Guardsmen always seems to work well for me. I just leave the "build Guardsman Squad" button right-clicked and keep feeding 'em into the meat grinder. They're cheap, and eventually, they'll get through. I usually spend all my vehicle allotment on stuff like sentinels, since they actually can handle enemy vehicles pretty quickly.

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Well it comes down to if youplay QS or STD ???????????? DO NOT PLAY QS with IG unless you have mates that can support you , like a SM or Elder or CSM !!!! you will b targetted first same as Necs !!!!!!!!
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