The rise of the Viscillian 179th Royals!

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The rise of the Viscillian 179th Royals!

Post by IGfanatic » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:25 am

The rise of the Viscillian 179th! Also known as Iggy learns how to guard again!

With my drop troopers on hiatus and my cadians are being sold off (hopefully) I am taking my first steps back into the real Imperial Guard. No drop troopers or marine allies...for now! Also with an escalation league starting up it has never been better!

So far in the league there is a guard player wanting to do an armoured first, me doing my thing, a marine player and a necron player. Fun times.

First level is 500 points and I have decided to go with a more mechanized list for starters then branch out to whatever I feel like.

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Company Command Squad

Colonel Vrackus, no upgrades.
4 Veterans.
Chimera

Troops

Veteran Squad Sigil
3 melta guns, 6 veterans with las-guns, sergeant.
Chimera

Veteran Squad Crusader
3 plasma guns, 6 veterans with las-guns, sergeant.
Chimera

Fast Attack

Armoured Sentinel Squadron Fist Breaker
1 Armoured Sentinel with Lascannon.

495/500 points. Might drop the plasma or melta guns and sprinkle in a few upgrades here and there. General idea is to be flexible in objective games which is the majority here. I move as quickly as I can to secure the most defendable objective and wait for my opponent to come to me (as they always go for annihilation over objective).

Thoughts?

Also the scheme.

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Re: The rise of the Viscillian 179th Royals!

Post by coldsteel » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:01 pm

Expensive start, dollar-wise. Only place to get PG/MG for plain Guard is the command squad sprue. Of course, that's 2/3 of your vets... lol. Not a bad start tho, honestly.
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Post by IGfanatic » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:02 pm

Already have all the models minus the sentinel actually XD
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Post by coldsteel » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:07 pm

Saweet.
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Post by Captain-Shawn » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:54 pm

Possibly drop one melta and one plasma gun from the Veteran squads, then get two plasma guns in the Command squad. That way you max out the number of special weapons firing from the Chimera tops and get a little more plasma.
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Re: The rise of the Viscillian 179th Royals!

Post by Arnathos » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:32 am

At 500 points I have found a power fist and medi-pack on a command squad to be deadly effective, as few armies cannfield such a combat oriented character in these small games without compromising the rest of their army.

But then I have a fetish for close combat. A meltabomb is also always a good investment, no matter what size of game or army you play.
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Post by fluffyfen » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:38 am

dat pimp cane and blinged bolt pistol, all i gotta say
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Re: The rise of the Viscillian 179th Royals!

Post by IGfanatic » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:03 am

Okay, drop one of each weapon, 30 points...Medi-pack seems like a good idea. Sort of tempted to take an Astropath for giggles. Hmmm. I'll figure it out in the morning!

Also BCF's, best colonels 5eva.
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Post by Arnathos » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:41 am

Use the other 15 points to count the cane as a power maul!

Also, Ronin, I'm sure you mentioned it before but where did you get that model?
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Re: The rise of the Viscillian 179th Royals!

Post by IGfanatic » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:56 am

Power lance XD prods it where the sun doesn't shine.

Played with scions and white scars but I am definitely gonna ally scions in or just take them as elites. Won me a game tonight!
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Post by IGfanatic » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:57 am

Group shot of my WIP force.

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Still have 10 guys on sprue I need to build. Hoping with a week off school I'll be able to get a good start on painting this force for thursday game night.
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Post by IGfanatic » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:15 am

Well....

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Sort of.
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Re: The rise of the Viscillian 179th Royals!

Post by The Airman » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:17 am

Ronin wrote:Is it me or does the color scheme reminds you of Captain Falcon?
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