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under the 5th edition IG codex is it still possible to field a tanith army with a reasonable points/effectiveness value?
ive been thinkin bout it but with nee doctrines or without using the old chapter approved rules things seem to be lookin a tad on the expensive side.
 

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In a way it is. Not sure about how competitive it will be, but veteran squads with camo cloaks and a lord commissar may be a good place to start.
 

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How effective are Lord commissars?
 

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There used to be a set of Tanith on GW's website. Dont know what happened to the "Collectors" section under the IG army tab, but that's where it was. Got Gaunt and 4 or 5 Ghosts. It, IMO, is possible, but expensive if you wanted to get just the Ghosts. I'm talking about the set of Ghosts here. And, besides, you'd have the same 5-6 guys over and over and over in your army and it would look (again, IMO) stupid. Could use some Catachan Snipers, or greenstuff up your own troops. Wouldnt be too high of a difficulty to make your army.
Now, the important part. Every list I see on here has Mech in it. Ghosts dont use mech. So, you'd have to have them "combined" fluff wise with another IG unit to take the field. For example, if you say that the 123rd Terran Armor Regiment (yes I just made that up lol) was deploying in the field with the Ghosts to give them mech support, then there you go. Now, you got tanks! It's possible to put together a Ghost army of all infantry. But from the lists I have been watching, I dont think it'd be all that effective. So if your gonna do it, think about having them "field combined" with some other IG units. And that's only if you want it to match fluff wise.
 

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Cheers folks.
And Loki on the GW website if you go to the collectors tab under the whole 40k drop down they're under the imperial guard section there.
Ive actually got 9 origional ghosts and ox and brains from last chancers. Also had a squad of cadians on sprues and IG helmetless heads which will be gettin green stuffed the next time ive got a day off work. So thats nearly a CCS and two units. And fluff wise on more than one occasion they fight alongside Narmenian armour, striking up friendships and whatnot so thats kinda what im looking at.
But the thing i was talking about was eg. having to pay for 24 or more camo cloaks at 10 pts a pop, and missing out on the other free benefits they got under the WD chapter approved rules.
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Ahhh I got you now. I dont believe there is actual rule set that will let you take the Ghosts as they are. I.E. A Ghosts codex. So I do believe that you are stuck buying all those camo cloaks. But, that's what friendly games are for. Just talk to your opponent about it before hand (and have two lists ready just in case) and I dont see where it would be a problem. I wouldnt have a problem letting someone change that to fit fluff wise for a friendly game. Personally, I think it adds flavor and a change can bring a bit of life back into the game.

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Thanks for pointing that out! I was actually kinda ticked that it was gone, thought they werent going to make them any more! lol
 

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aye i suppose your right loki mate, thanks for the advice im sure me mates wouldn't mind.
But aye, i couldn't find them for a while but was certain id deen them on there recently. Cheers bud
 
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