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25-08-2007, 20:38
Hi all, I was just wondering... Is it worth getting IA...5(?) for the Death Korps of Krieg army list and rules, or is there only a slight different between those and the rules on Codex: Imperial Guard? I only ask because I am looking to get back into Guard, and want a force specialised in fighting in cities, but I want something more interesting than the Cadian models and would probably hate to carry almost 3,000pts of metal models to a friend's house to play... I also really like the look of the FW range for Krieg.

So, to those who have the book, what exactly is in the list? Obviously, I'm not looking for rules and stuff, just an indication of what units there are that do not feature in C: IG that would work really well.


25-08-2007, 21:11
Sadly, the list is not worth it.

The story, pictures and rules for the Weapons are worth it, imho, but the list is unplayable, mainly due to the "hardened fighter" doctrine which makes the soldier cost 8 pts - even those in Heavy weapon tems. There are other minor issues, but the "hardened fighters" is the real killer. The only way to play the Siege list competetive is to play artillery - not exactly city fight and with limited repetitive fun factor.

If you want to use the Heavy Mortar, Medusa Artillery, Centaur, Macharius or Thudd Guns with your normal Guard army, you will still need the book, though. Take a look into the other debates on this topic.

25-08-2007, 22:07
the list isnt super competitive (hardened fighters is WAYYY too expensive), but it is fun and slightly different than a normal guard army, although the only main differences are the Quartermaster, being able to take 4 Thudd guns or Heavy Mortars per elites slot instead of 3, and not having HW's in infantry squads, and their Rough Riders and RR Command squad stuff. Everything else can be constructed with the normal codex, although they can take Preliminary Bombardment as an HS choice as well.

25-08-2007, 22:16
Think I'll probably stick to regular Guard, using the doctrines in the back of the Codex, then maybe use the list in IA later on, just every now and again for a bit of fun. I know the army will take a long time to put together, what with the costs of the stuff and the preparation time needed for the models, as well as the fact that I would want to paint them to a very high standard.

Thanks for the input :)