duz_ Posted July 9, 2017 Share Posted July 9, 2017 It has come to the Commissariat's attention that some of you have not being keeping up with your regular training requirements. As such we intend to rectify this immediately by commencing an intensive re-education of the command corps. Failure will not be tolerated! This will be a weekly series of threads aimed at discussing the units available to the Astra Miliatrum in 8th edition. This can become a resource for those finding their feet in 8th and our brothers in arms who have joined the fight in the glorious Imperial Guard. The next series will cover our main battle line units, Troops. This particular thread will be dedicated to our newest and some might say bravest brothers in arms, Conscripts! Conscript spam was definitely a thing in last edition, 30+ conscripts with a priest made them neigh unmovable to most units. This edition the no longer benefit from fearless, however with a Commissar to keep and eye on them they are not likely to flee from combat either. I have only run conscripts once so far this edition. 20 of them plus a Lord Commissar provided a well needed buffer against some errant Grey Knights who attempted to destroy my Artillery and Tank lines. 20 of them did their job, however none other than the Lord Commissar lived to tell their tale after the first turn. If you want to have some cheap and large volumes of bubble wrap in your back line I can see 1-2 squads of 30+ of these units being a great asset, a Commissar is an absolute requirement though! If you're lucky with your objective deployment too, placing a large squad of these on top of one will certainly deny your opponent seizing it from underneath your nose for at least a turn or two! WarriorFish 1 Back to top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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