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Guard and 2018 Chapter Approved

chapter approved astra militrum imperial guard point changes 2018

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I'm now just waiting for those new formations to cement what I'm thinking. Which is:

 

Infantry style brigade, maybe new formation if decent. Sentinels, hydra/manticore.

 

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Yeah my hope is that both the infantry formation and the assault company will work well for brigades.  There are several brigade filling units that could potentially get rules for it like mech vets and sentinels.



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Nevermind. Reading is hard.


Missile launcher to 15 and AC to 10. Super excited.

Edited by mertbl, 07 December 2018 - 10:39 PM.


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Plasma for infantry squads went up to 11 from 7. That hurts a bit as I was running 6 squads with them.


Missile launcher to 15 and AC to 10. Super excited.

Look again, price is 7 points for bs4+ and 11 for everything else.



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Plasma for infantry squads went up to 11 from 7. That hurts a bit as I was running 6 squads with them.


Missile launcher to 15 and AC to 10. Super excited.

 

It's the 3+ plasma that changed, going down. "Plasma gun (model with a Ballistic Skill of 4+)" didn't change, "other models" did. Which is the 3+/2+ ones.


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Nice!!!

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Well all armies have had that plasma change. It means the marines and hellblasters are now cheaper. It only really affects our scions and veterans.
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http://www.belloflos...g-stronger.html

Shows the Emperors Wrath Detachment

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Has anyone else noticed that scout sentinels and armored sentinels are the exact same price now? That seems kind of crazy
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So with sions getting cheapter and Plasma getting cheaper AND a Sion Special Detachment on the horizon i think sions are back in business even with the hard nerf to deepstrike^^

After all i quite like the fact that it is now possible the build some divrent Lists and be still valid while doing so.
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Scions did not get cheaper, but they no longer pay for their Hot-Shot Laguns or Hot-shot Laspistols, while some Special Weapons went down as well.

Taurox BC and ML going down is pretty awesome. The Scion detachment's relic is whatever, the strategem looks fine, the WT is awesome defined. Just need to see the other strategem,


Pieces of paper for impassable terrain? My main problem with all of this is it really takes away from the game. A giant sheet of white paper on the table sort of breaks the theme of tiny fake armies running around tiny fake locales.

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I've been doing dumb things with spreadsheets today and tabulated the changes brought about by CA 2018. After being worried about squeezing things into my lists after 5 point Guardsmen it turns out we've made out like absolute bandits:

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Interested to see what changes come to the equipment that didnt change points. They said if its listed but didnt change, its data sheet would be different.

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Scions did not get cheaper, but they no longer pay for their Hot-Shot Laguns or Hot-shot Laspistols, while some Special Weapons went down as well.

Taurox BC and ML going down is pretty awesome. The Scion detachment's relic is whatever, the strategem looks fine, the WT is awesome defined. Just need to see the other strategem,


So they got cheaper in the end. From 10ppm with weapons to 9ppm with weapons.
That makes a huge diffrence.

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It does make a difference, agreed. Very happy! Just want to clarify that the Scion did not get less expensive, rather his gear did. It is in the end not a major difference, but until the book is out and everyone has a knock at it, I wanna make sure that people who are reading do not somehow misconstrue that they no longer pay for their HSLG/LP AND also lost a point on the model. :)


Pieces of paper for impassable terrain? My main problem with all of this is it really takes away from the game. A giant sheet of white paper on the table sort of breaks the theme of tiny fake armies running around tiny fake locales.

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Wow. eek.gif

 

Guard got a whole lot of love.

 

Armoured Sentinels are 30pts? Much cheaper Chimeras? Tallarn armies with no -1 to moving and firing HW's just got even better.

 

Even Sly Marbo got a reduction! laugh.png


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Oh Ratlings went up, that’s a bit of a bummer.

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Oh Ratlings went up, that’s a bit of a bummer.

 

That was already in CA 2017. 



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An infantry squad with missile launcher and plasma gun is now 62pts. Very flexible unit with anti-tank and anti infantry ability. Not the kind of thing that gets headlines, but I think an excellent price point now.


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I find it a bit odd that Power Armour got reductions to AC, Twin-Las and some other weapons and now pay the exact same as us for them.
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I think thats fine. Same weapons should have the same cost, and a model's ability to use it better or worse reflected through model costs.


Pieces of paper for impassable terrain? My main problem with all of this is it really takes away from the game. A giant sheet of white paper on the table sort of breaks the theme of tiny fake armies running around tiny fake locales.

Real men play Adepta Sororitas!


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I find it a bit odd that Power Armour got reductions to AC, Twin-Las and some other weapons and now pay the exact same as us for them.


Do we have the screen of the SM wargear page?
The points listed here are for AM wargear, not Imperial wargear.
Not to be annoying, just asking for curiosity :)

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I heard someone mention the emperors wraith and artillery in the same sentence. Would you mind telling me what that does? Thanks, I am an artillery player and that sounds awesome!
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I heard someone mention the emperors wraith and artillery in the same sentence. Would you mind telling me what that does? Thanks, I am an artillery player and that sounds awesome!

 

Basically gives you more options for basilisks, hydras and wyverns. A warlord trait that gives them an extra -1ap on a 6 to wound if within 6". A relic that gives a unit ignore cover within 6". A stratagem that lets you shoot twice. Another stratagem than lets a unit forgo shooting to make an enemy half their movement and cancel overwatch.

 

I think it seems decent, I'm considering giving it to my main brigade and using Hydras, as they dropped 15pts. I do have manticores instead of basilisks, which don't get a bonus, which is a shame.


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