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post #31 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-26-16, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Serpion5 View Post
my first instinct is to drown them in termagants
Well..yeah that works. Conversely, I've charged enemy units with full squads of Death Company and done basically nothing with 30+ wounds against 2+ and 3+ saves.

Hey @Beaker , are you facing horde armies with lots of infantry or are you facing a lot of elite units with better armour saves and attacking potential? Having even a slight idea of what else you have in the list and what sort of stuff you're regularly facing can have a huge impact on how they're kitted out. In Serp's example shields would certainly be a waste of points, but if your list had a ton of anti-infantry in it (I hear hordes don't like thunderfire cannons ) then maybe you need something geared toward elite killing more. Likewise, if you have a bunch of stuff that deals with armour/elites already then the Vanguard would likely enjoy something a little less expensive.

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post #32 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-27-16, 10:04 PM
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Thanks everyone for their help and advice.

In answer to ntaw - I haven't gamed recently and when I do it would be at my local Games Workshop store so I would generally not know what I would be up against in advance.

I have always liked the vanguard veterans and I liked the idea of using a front row of models with storm shields but have read the pros and cons of them in the replies. I suppose in many ways it is the building, modifying and painting that I am more interested in at the moment.

I was wanting to make a 10 man squad that if I was to use it in a game it would be relatively effective. I know the points can mount up quickly with these models. if I was using them in a game I could always cut the squad numbers down to say 8.
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