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Default Imperial Guard: Cadian or Catachan?

Hi, I have recently decided to start, yet another, 40k army. After looking I have decided to pick Imperial Guard and I cannot decide: cadian or catachan. Could you tell me what is better for what to help me come to a conclusion? Thx
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There is no mechanical difference whatsoever under the current rules, so it all depends on your aesthetic preferences.

However, there is a rumour that everything but cadians are going to be cut from GW's line, so you might not ever see catachans any more within a couple months. Keep in mind these are rumours so take a dive into your closest salt lake, have a nice salt swim, dry yourself with your salt towel and have a good salt breakfast after a salt shower before jumping to conclusions.
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What is their lore I would like to know before deciding?
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http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Cata...s#.UuvCCRBdV1A

http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Cadia

I think the Catachans have more character, but their models are pretty goofy looking.


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If you want personal input go with catachan, those guys are badass buff dudes who live in a jungle deathworld.
If you seen the first predator movie catachans are basicly those marines =). I read somewhere that Catachan regiments actually were based of US Viet soldiers and predator movie.
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http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Cata...s#.UuvCCRBdV1A

http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Cadia

I think the Catachans have more character, but their models are pretty goofy looking.
I'll go one step further and say that the Catachans are one of the worst looking model ranges in 40K. I'm not a huge fan of the Cadians, since they are too chunky and their weapons are only bested by the Tau in being horrendously oversized. But the Catachans are just awful, awful models all around. They serve no purpose than to have their legs re-purposed for conversion with alternate torsos, arms and head, and then only if you're concerned about retaining GW parts for tournament purposes.

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I didnt find anything wrong with catachans really. I use them as penal legion in my army along with heavy weapons teams as I have a couple of old catachan models on the heavy weapons with the wheels. Love them guys

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I didnt find anything wrong with catachans really. I use them as penal legion in my army
That's the same way I use Catachans,
bearing in mind my Guard are an ice based army I should probably paint nipples on them..............

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That true because the imperium is not going to waste funds on extra clothes for a penal legion.

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They will those convicts would die uselessly without those cloths. It should never be said that the imperium doesn't try to get its money's worth, if it can.

Anyway, main question: I would go Cadian, simply because their are more awesome toys you can get for them through FW.

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