Saturday, September 25, 2010

Imperial Guard: Overall

Hey, folks!
All in all, Imperial Guard is likely the most powerful army in Warhammer 40,000 right now. While they aren't the cheesiest army (space wolves), their ability to fit a ton of firepower into a tiny amount of points is notable. The variety that they have is very nice, be it tanks or infantry. They have an interestingly wide variety of things that they succeed at. They have Penal Legion/Ogryns for close combat, Manticores and countless other tanks for crowd control, and then there's the multipurpose Veteran Squad. The Imperial Guard's most used troops choice is probably the Veteran Squad, as they may take up to 3 flamers, meltas, grenade launchers or plasma guns, in addition to a bunch of other toys.
The Imperial Guard also own the 'leafblower' list, which is known across the gaming community as possibly the most powerful list in warhammer 40,000 history. While taking 'leafblower' lists is highly frowned upon, (especially in competitive warhammer, oddly) it consists of: multiple vendetta gunships, a ton of chimera transports loaded with veterans, and a few artillery pieces (manticores preferrably).
While I.G. are slowly shrinking on the popularity table due to super-cheese armies like space wolves, and possibly blood angels, they are still clinging onto their title of 'best army' desperately.
Now that I've given a few funfacts about I.G., I will throw my current list up there. It really is more of a 'fun' list. While it contains slight similarity to the dreaded 'leafblower', it is VERY far from being that competitive.

1500 points-
HQ:
-Company Command Squad, 3 meltaguns, 1 flamer

Elites:
-Psyker Battle Squadron, 1 overseer, 8 psykers
-Chimera Transport, armed with multilaser and heavy flamer

Troops:
-Veteran Squad, 3 have meltaguns
-Chimera Transport, armed with multilaser and heavy flamer
-Veteran Squad, 3 have meltaguns
-Chimera Transport, armed with multilaser and heavy flamer
-Veteran Squad, 3 have meltaguns
-Chimera Transport, armed with multilaser and heavy flamer
-Penal Legion Squad
-Penal Legion Squad
-Penal Legion Squad

Fast Attack:
-Vendetta Gunship, 3 twin-linked lascannons
-Vendetta Gunship, 3 twin-linked lascannons

Heavy Support:
-Leman Russ Battle Tank, 1 heavy bolter and 1 battle cannon
-Collossus, armed with 1 heavy bolter and 1 collossus siege mortar

TOTAL: 1495 points

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