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A Lasgun By Any Other Name.

Recently my eye was caught by the previews of the upcoming Corporation Marines for Mantic Games’ sci-fi wargame Warpath.

I’ve generally regarded Mantic miniatures as being okay quality wise, but nothing to write home about. But these new figures actually really impressed me. Nicely detailed and futuristic enough without going over the top.

Corporation Marines

That said, they won’t help with some people’s perception that Warpath is just a stripped-down version of Warhammer 40,000. There’s no denying that the Corporation Marines look quite a bit like Imperial Guard. The helmets in particular are very reminiscent of the Elysian Drop Troops. And there’s no ignoring the very ‘lasgun’ looking barrels on the rifle. That said, there are clearly other influences. I think we can be reasonably sure that when the headgear of the elite Rangers was being designed, someone had the Spartans from the Halo video games in mind.

Corporation Ranger

Of course that will be a good thing in the view of quite a few people. I’m sure that lots of people on seeing the previews immediately began thinking through the practicalities of doing a proxy Imperial Guard army for 40k using these models.

It wouldn’t be a perfect solution. Any such army would be quite restricted, at least until Mantic release more Corporation models (whenever that might be) An army built up this way would be limited to lascannon and autocannon for heavy weapons teams, power fists for sergeants and whichever of the three special weapons in the box most closely match the Imperial equivalents. Not crippling restrictions to be sure, but harder than some people will be happy with. On the plus side, there will be Ranger and Veteran kits that would be good for Storm Troopers or grenadiers and there is nothing about the figures that would clash with the standard Imperial vehicle kits. Though Scout Sentinels might need some conversion so that the pilots match the rest of your force.

Major General

That said. If you want to save money on your poor bloody infantry, you could certainly do that with these models. £24.99 for 20 figures comes in a fair what below the £36.00 that twenty Cadian Shock Troops would set you back. Meanwhile the Army Set gets you forty infantry and three weapon teams for £15 less than a Imperial Guard Battleforce box. That’s a lot of extra guys and you’re saving enough to buy the Sentinel separately if you want it.

Heavy Weapons Teams

Of course, a proxy armies will exclude you from some tournaments and most likely from playing in GW store. But that may be a price many players would be willing to play in order to make playing as the Imperial Guard more affordable.  And I’m sure a few people will just like the opportunity to do an army that isn’t Cadians or Catachans (or incredibly expensive collector-models). And you will always have the option of playing Warpath with the minis as well.

So some interesting stuff from Mantic and I’m sure a lot of us will be watching how the range develops.

 

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Army List – Corinthian 9th Imperial Guard

I have always liked the Imperial Guard. I had am army back in the day of 2nd Edition 40K. Back then I had Catachan models, or ‘Jungle Jims’ as we called them at the time.

The 5th Edition Codex is pretty fantastic, so I did play around with ideas for collecting an army for some time.

Here is the 2000 point outline I put together. It includes my two current favourite Leman Russ variants, and the Devil Dog, with it’s awesome Melta Cannon. Some people advised me to take a Commissar Lord instead of a Company Command Squad, but I decided I wanted the potential benefit of the orders system. I also like the idea of tank-hunting Sentinel walkers, hence the lascannon. The Infantry Squads  have heavy bolters or autocannon so i don’t have to worry too much if I need to move them. The Heavy Weapon Squads will cover them with their missile launchers.

If I were to add to this army, I would add another Leman Russ – possibly a Vanquisher for dedicated anti-tank support, a Valkyrie to carry my Storm Troopers, a Primaris Psyker, and of course, more infantry.

HQ
Company Command Squad (147) WS3·BS4·S3·T3·W1·I3·A1·Ld7·Sv5+ 1× meltagun; medi-pack; regimental standard; vox-caster; krak grenades; carapace armour; lasguns or laspistols; close combat weapons; frag grenades.
+1 Company Commander WS4·BS4·S3·T3·W3·I3·A3·Ld9·Sv5+ bolt pistol; power weapon; refractor field; frag grenades; krak grenades. Senior Officer.
Elites
9 Storm Troopers (195) WS3·BS4·S3·T3·W1·I3·A1·Ld7·Sv4+ 2× meltagun; carapace armour; hot-shot lasguns; hot-shot laspistols; close combat weapons; frag grenades; krak grenades. Deep Strike; Special Operations.
+1 Storm Trooper Sergeant WS3·BS4·S3·T3·W1·I3·A2·Ld8·Sv4+ power weapon; hot-shot lasgun; carapace armour; close combat weapon; frag grenades; krak grenades.
Troops
Platoon Command Squad (432) WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W1·I3·A1·Ld7·Sv5+ 1× meltagun; medi-pack; platoon standard; vox-caster; lasguns or laspistols; close combat weapons; frag grenades; flak armour; krak grenades.
+1 Platoon Commander WS4·BS4·S3·T3·W1·I3·A2·Ld8·Sv5+ bolt pistol; close combat weapon; frag grenades; flak armour. Junior Officer.
Infantry Squad WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W1·I3·A1·Ld7·Sv5+ grenade launcher; vox-caster; lasguns; frag grenades; flak armour; krak grenades. Combined Squad.
+1 Sergeant WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W1·I3·A2·Ld8·Sv5+ laspistol; close combat weapon; frag grenades; flak armour.
Heavy Weapons Team WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W2·I3·A2·Ld7·Sv5+ heavy bolter; lasgun; frag grenades; flak armour.
Infantry Squad WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W1·I3·A1·Ld7·Sv5+ grenade launcher; vox-caster; lasguns; frag grenades; flak armour; krak grenades. Combined Squad.
+1 Sergeant WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W1·I3·A2·Ld8·Sv5+ laspistol; close combat weapon; frag grenades; flak armour.
Heavy Weapons Team WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W2·I3·A2·Ld7·Sv5+ heavy bolter; lasgun; frag grenades; flak armour.
Infantry Squad WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W1·I3·A1·Ld7·Sv5+ grenade launcher; vox-caster; lasguns; frag grenades; flak armour; krak grenades. Combined Squad.
+1 Sergeant WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W1·I3·A2·Ld8·Sv5+ laspistol; close combat weapon; frag grenades; flak armour.
Heavy Weapons Team WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W2·I3·A2·Ld7·Sv5+ heavy bolter; lasgun; frag grenades; flak armour.
Heavy Weapon Squad WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W2·I3·A2·Ld7·Sv5+ 3× missile launcher; krak grenades; lasguns; flak armour.
Platoon Command Squad (437) WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W1·I3·A1·Ld7·Sv5+ 1× plasma gun; medi-pack; platoon standard; vox-caster; lasguns or laspistols; close combat weapons; frag grenades; flak armour; krak grenades.
+1 Platoon Commander WS4·BS4·S3·T3·W1·I3·A2·Ld8·Sv5+ bolt pistol; close combat weapon; frag grenades; flak armour. Junior Officer.
Infantry Squad WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W1·I3·A1·Ld7·Sv5+ grenade launcher; vox-caster; lasguns; frag grenades; flak armour; krak grenades. Combined Squad.
+1 Sergeant WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W1·I3·A2·Ld8·Sv5+ laspistol; close combat weapon; frag grenades; flak armour.
Heavy Weapons Team WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W2·I3·A2·Ld7·Sv5+ autocannon; lasgun; frag grenades; flak armour.
Infantry Squad WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W1·I3·A1·Ld7·Sv5+ grenade launcher; vox-caster; lasguns; frag grenades; flak armour; krak grenades. Combined Squad.
+1 Sergeant WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W1·I3·A2·Ld8·Sv5+ laspistol; close combat weapon; frag grenades; flak armour.
Heavy Weapons Team WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W2·I3·A2·Ld7·Sv5+ autocannon; lasgun; frag grenades; flak armour.
Infantry Squad WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W1·I3·A1·Ld7·Sv5+ grenade launcher; vox-caster; lasguns; frag grenades; flak armour; krak grenades. Combined Squad.
+1 Sergeant WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W1·I3·A2·Ld8·Sv5+ laspistol; close combat weapon; frag grenades; flak armour.
Heavy Weapons Team WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W2·I3·A2·Ld7·Sv5+ autocannon; lasgun; frag grenades; flak armour.
Heavy Weapon Squad WS3·BS3·S3·T3·W2·I3·A2·Ld7·Sv5+ 3× missile launcher; krak grenades; lasguns; flak armour.
Fast Attack
Hellhound Variant (141) BS3·FA12·SA12·RA10 Devil Dog; multi-melta; searchlight; smoke launchers. Vehicle (tank; fast).
3 Armoured Sentinels (228) WS3·BS3·S5·FA12·SA10·RA10·I3·A1 3× lascannon; 3× searchlight; smoke launchers; extra armour. Vehicle (walker); Scouts; Move Through Cover.
Heavy Support
Leman Russ Variant (245) BS3·FA14·SA13·RA10 Leman Russ Executioner; lascannon; sponson plasma cannons; searchlights; smoke launchers. Vehicle (tank); Lumbering Behemoth.
Leman Russ Variant (180) BS3·FA14·SA13·RA10 Leman Russ Exterminator; heavy bolter; sponson heavy bolters; pintle-mounted heavy stubber; searchlights; smoke launchers. Vehicle (tank); Lumbering Behemoth.

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