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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-20-12, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Allies.

Advantage 1: Divination is really helpful for those Imperial Guard guns. Cast Prescience on a blob squad and you're golden. Most of the Divination spells are great when used on the Imperial Guard.

Advantage 2: Survivability in the form of the Deathwing. These guys can really help out the fragility of Guardsmen, whilst the Guardsmen offer the ability to cover the tabletop.

Gimmick 1: I thought it'd be awesome to take a Psyker Battle Squad and Ezekiel for Mind Worm. Unless I'm vastly mistaken, that's a 35/36 chance to remove an enemy character from play (unless they get Deny the Witch, obviously). Unfortunately, you have to take Ezekiel for this combo which will only work once in a game, really, and after that he kinda sucks with his shitty basic powers and his MC bolt pistol.

Gimmick 2 (thanks Arcane!): Azrael in a blob squad to give them all 4+ Invulnerable saves and some combat punch, as well as an extra special weapon. I believe his Chapter Banner would also work in this situation, making the Guardsmen a more fearsome prospect. Terminators won't hesitate to charge them, but doubling your Str 3 attacks can definitely deter Wyches, Orks, or other low-armour/low-toughness assault units.

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Just take Azrael and join him in a huge blob squad. They all suddenly get invul saves and are very tough to kill.
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Honestly, by the time anyone went out to buy the models for this, made them, and painted them, the new codex would already be along to mess it up.

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well, i allready have the models

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Me to........

Only using Allies in Apoc games though, as I've done for years, well since Apoc first came to be.
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Give that blob squad a chaplain and you've suddenly got some combat meanies. Re-rolling hits on the charge and Fearless to boot means you can clear most things with sheer numbers.

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I would just sit them with an Aegis in front of a wall of Leman Russ and just laugh as your opponent either tries desperately to shoot 6+ 14 front armor tanks or assaults at you and tries to kill 50 4++ models.
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to ad to arcanes idea, put 2 LR with termis on the ends of the LRBT line, to keep their AV 12 sides covered

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