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Hello, I have question for Imperial Guard players:
I want to have tons of bodies to use them as mobile cover and additional fire support (+ Vendetta of course), but I want to bring them as allies, so my question is:
Does Infantry Command Squad + 4 squads of Guardsmen in Infantry Platoon count as one troop choice?
That would be extremely useful if thats the case (as I hope I'm reading Infantry Platoon rule in codex correctly). Seriously if I can bring 40 models as 1 troop choice it would be brutal.
Or am I mistaken?
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you can have a platoon command squad, up to 5 infantry squads, up to 5 heavy weapons squads, up to special weapons squads and up to 1 conscripts squad as one troops choice yes.

However you would still have to have a HQ

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So 4 Squads of Guardsmen is treated as 1 troop choice WITH Platoon Command Squad, and I still have to get HQ choice to enjoy 4 Squads treated as 1 troop choice. In one word: AWESOME!
Where were you Imperial Guard, when I needed dirt cheap cannon fodder? Seriously, I think now Guard is best ally to any army needing more bodies (They can't kill us all!). Wow, thats just... insane.
Thanks for help!
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No, 2 to 5 squads of guardsmen(so 50 man infantry squad), plus the compulsory Platoon Command Squad, and then 0-1 conscripts squads, 0-5 Heavy weapon teams, 0-2 special weapon squads (don't bother), all as 1 troop choice.

So you could have:

Platoon Command Squad: w/flamers + Chimera
x5 Infantry Squads, w/flamers, autocannons, commissar
x5 HWS's w/lascannons
x2 SWS w/melta + Chimeras
x1 Conscript Squad

This would be 1 troop choice. As an allied detachment you can take 2 platoons of this size if you want, since allies can use 2 troop choices. So you can have over 200 models in theory in your allied detachment, but have fun moving all of those!
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No enough points I'm afraid and money I'm afraid.
So, it's possible to get 4 separate Guardsmen Squads inside Infantry Platoon with Command, yes?
I'm asking these noobish questions because I borrowed codex from friend just yesterday and still don't exactly know, how these charts work. Seriously... it's like force organisation chart inside force organisation chart... Yo dawg and et cetera if You know what I mean.
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Guard have always been the best go to ally for 6th. Good troops cheap flyers and good tanks.

They can die very easily in an assault or against heavy flamers and blast weapons but you can get a lot of scoring troops for relatively few points. Remember your Orders, they can really help

You'll need to take a command squad (HQ choice), and a platoon made up of a command squad and 2 - 5 infantry plus the other etc stuff if you want them
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Hell yes!
Bring more bodies than enemy have bullets = profit.
Thanks for help!
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