duz_ Posted July 17, 2017 Share Posted July 17, 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 Special Weapons Squads. With the splitting up of the Platoon organization as we know it, Special Weapon Squads have now been declared Elites. At first I was concerned with their reallocation, however given we often lack Elite choices and the new FOC charts this is less of a concern as I originally thought. Others have been mentioning it and since I found out I cannot use Vendettas for transporting my Ogryns / Bullgryns I have found how I may utilise these teams. I am considering running a 2 flyer list, a Valk with Bullgryns and co and a Vendetta with 2 flamer squads in it for end of game objective clearing and scoring. Thanks to the changes to holding objectives (although now C:SM as reintroduced "Objective Secured") I can see the merit in dropping down 12 guardsmen, with 6 auto D6 hit flamers to clear off objects for end of game missions. The changes to Sniper rifles I am not sure they are worth it especially on BS4+. Similarly with Plasma and Melta as was the case in 7th, despite the drop in points running them on BS4+ isn't particularly reliable. The humble Grenade Launcher however has been given a reasonable boost and this could also be a possibility to take out T5 multi wound models. The biggest issue for me running these now though and counter to my point earlier, is the fact that Platoon Commanders, Commissars and Bullgryns are what I want to be using my Elite slots for these days. As anyone been running these units grav-chuting out of Flyers yet? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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