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Offline Norrax

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Help make my 500pt as cheap as possible
« on: June 28, 2005, 04:41:22 PM »
I need your help making this list as cheap to BUY as possible i am happy with the list. I dont need your comments on that unless you realy want to.  ::) I ALREADY HAVE 2 SQUADS OF GUARDSMEN.   


J.O w/laspistol and ccw
3 guard w/ lasguns
1 vet w/banner , lasgun                            51pts


3 ml teams 95pts


J.O w/laspistol and ccw
4 guard w/lasguns

squads 1 and 2

Sergant w/lasgun
6 guard w/lasguns
1 guard w/nade launcher
1 HB team                                    78x2 196

Armoured fist squad

Sergant w/lagun
8 guard w/lasguns
1 guard w/meltagun                 70pts

Chimera w/multilaser and HB hull + smoke launchers            85pts

As i said i need to make the list as cost effective as possible so give me conversion ideas and other tricks  ;)

I can't find my codex right now, but i will be using the free Doctorines like Close order drill.

thanks guys, Norrax out!

Offline Vespasian Swiper

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Re: Help make my 500pt as cheap as possible
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2005, 05:03:06 PM »
Naturally, use eBay,
If not
Buy a Chimera
Buy a Cadian Infantry Boxed Set
Buy a Heavy Weapons Boxed Set - 5 different weapons - 3 of each. Build the Heavy Bolter normally, with the Commander from the Chimera - use some legs from the Infantry  - hey presto! An Officer.

Missile Launchers - make from Missile Launcher arms and Cadian Infantry bodies

Of the whole infantry you have bought - including the Commander parts in the Chimera and HW Box = 27 men.
In total you have used - if you follow my instructions exactly - you will have around 20 men left - 10 for a squad, and if you want, another infantry squad for your platoon.

Its an even stranger day when you have a fat Games Workshop-Fanboy Ninja declare to end you for something you did for April Fools on Teh Interwebz.

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Offline Lt. Colonel Nightblade

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Re: Help make my 500pt as cheap as possible
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2005, 08:17:28 PM »
Here are some conversion ideas and tricks.

Don't get the special weapons blisters.  Buy your special weapons as bits, and then convert them onto existing guardsmen.  You can also do this with Heavy Weapons, although some might require a bit of converting and patience.

Meltagun: http://store.us.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.us?do=Individual&code=9947059911717&orignav=9

Grenade Launcher:  http://store.us.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.us?do=Individual&code=9947059911718&orignav=9

Missile Launcher:  http://store.us.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.us?do=Individual&code=9947059911807&orignav=9

Heavy Bolter:http://store.us.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.us?do=Individual&code=9947059905923&orignav=9

Also, convert your own officers.  You can use the plastic guardsmen to represent your officers.  You can convert one into a standard bearer by using a paper clip or a piece of wire as the banner pole, affix some kind of standard onto it (paper painted with watered-down PVA works okay) and attach the pole to the base, like it was planted there.  If you're feeling ambitious you can convert the guardsman to actually hold the banner pole.

That's the best conversion tips I can give you for a cheap army.

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