So, I know we have a topic that has covered this before, but it's dead, and I didn't want to Necro an old thread. Still, I was thinking of having a discussion about it, since I've been going through the old Guard codex and it's battlescribe catalog and making some changes.
It started as just a points adjustment, with a couple of tweaks, like making Stormtroopers troops with a Lord commissar. Then I didn't want to stop, I made some other points adjustments, like to the taurox and taurox prime. Then I added Yarrick to the stormie troops mechanism. I also made the Fortress of arrogance a LoW choice, as well as Max Weismann (the ABG Baneblade character).
I also added a Company Command Tank from the ABG list. All the ABG trimmings are there for Russes. This Command tank unlocks Commissar tanks in elites, and makes Leman Russ Squadrons Troops.
I also made Infantry Platoons able to take up to 3 sentinel squadrons of either Armored or Scout, but it must be one or the other.
Now I'm wanting to include some optional doctrines for the whole army. This is what I have so far:
Combined Arms: Normal Codex Build, no restrictions, but no benefits.
Airborne: Half your valkyries rounded up may enter first turn (ala Drop Pod Assault), And you may roll for deep strike reserves beginning turn 1, as well as opening up Valkyries as DT, All infantry and walkers gain deep strike, but no tanks allowed.
Light Infantry: No Carapace Armor allowed, Transports become assault transports. All infantry gain fleet and MTC.
Heavy Infantry: Carapace Armor for everyone, No transports, can have tanks.
Mechanized Infantry: Every Squad must take a dedicated Transport, if able, chimeras become fast vehicles, and embarked troops may fire at full ballistic skill.
These Doctrines would cost nothing in points, the trade offs would be the cost. I figure these doctrines are generic enough that you can play a named faction, or your own clone if you desire. It also opens up the ability to play regiments that only exist in fluff these days.
Edited by Ulrik_Ironfist, 09 August 2016 - 04:40 PM.