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InferiorGuard
18-08-2007, 04:02
In the comeing soon section of the newest white dwarf there is something listed as Imperial Guard battle company for $350 does anyone have any idea what it will contain. Or when it will be released.

sulla
18-08-2007, 04:56
Pretty sure this should be moved to the 40K section.

bluesky322
18-08-2007, 06:05
yep wrong section

brendino
18-08-2007, 06:35
yup wrong section but i was wondering about that battle company too as i am starting an imperial guard army

Griefbringer
18-08-2007, 06:46
Also, if I have understood the policies correctly, you are not supposed to be asking questions on the rumour forums, based on the theory that if somebody actually knows the details, they have already posted them somewhere here.

Wintermute
18-08-2007, 08:39
I've moved the thread to 40K General.

Wintermute
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Arcanus
18-08-2007, 09:05
I'm not sure when it's coming out but, it could be coming out with all the Apocalypse things because I know a Space Marine Battle Company is coming with Apocalypse.

alexh
18-08-2007, 09:19
My guess would be several platoons and a few chimeras

Drogmir
18-08-2007, 09:28
Wow that's a way better deal that the $450 SM company

theshadowduke
18-08-2007, 09:50
Hell at $350 if it includes 3 full platoons, and a command squad, and heavy weapons, its a good deal. A full 2K point footslog army? yes please.

Carnelian
18-08-2007, 10:31
I haven't heard of this before! Sounds very tasty! More info anyone?

Shrimp0
20-08-2007, 00:12
Contents of the box consists of :

One box of Cadian HQ

2 Blisters of Officers

6 Blisters of Special Weapons

6 Boxes of Shock Stroops

6 Heavy Weapons Squads

Resurrected
20-08-2007, 00:28
6 Heavy Weapons Squads? Is that the box of 3 Heavy Weapons Teams or 1?

Carnelian
20-08-2007, 01:25
If Shrimp0 is accurate, and the contents of the box consist of:

$35 = One box of Cadian HQ

$24 = 2 Blisters of Officers

$72 = 6 Blisters of Special Weapons

$210 = 6 Boxes of Shock Troops

This adds up to $341 so far.

The "6 Heavy Weapons Squads" could either be
6 x "3 Heavy Weapon Teams" at $35 each ($210 with a total value of $551) or 2 x "3 Heavy Weapons Teams" ($70 with a total value of $411) or 6 x "1 Heavy Weapon Team" ($78 with a total value of $419)


So far the rumours seem to be suggesting that you save roughly a third on the big box sets. So a box set that costs $350 should get you about $525 worth of miniatures. This seems extremely generous and implies that 6 x "3 Heavy Weapon Teams" is correct giving you 18 Heavy Weapons Teams in total. This would give you enough heavy weapons for each 10 man squad and 6 HWTs left over to make two seperate heavy weapon squads (or to mingle with the HQs).

I wouldn't put it past GW including only get 6 HWTs in total. I don't want to get peoples hopes up for no reason.

If it only gets 6 HWTs I won't get the box. If it includes 18 HWTs then I will. Simple. Roughly 1000 points worth of IG troops for $350! I reckon that's about 200 (the currency that is important to me!)

Shrimp0
20-08-2007, 09:19
By Heavy Weapons Squads, i ment the 3 team box set. You get 18 Heavy Weapons teams in this box.

There is also the Tank company which most of you know about already which consists of 3 Leman Russ, a box set that contains 3 Leman Russ for 50 (Buy two get one free kind of thing) and an Artillery Company which is 9 Bassilisks and a chimera. This box somes in at 180 in the UK.

The stompa isnt looking like it is going to be released but ive yet to hear a defenite yes or no, GW have learned that having a two part launch can be quite successful.

There is also Box set of the new Plastic Ogryns and one of the new commisars (spelling?) If i remember anything else Ill let you know :)

O, and the Imperial Guard Infantry Company box of doom is floating up at around 200.

paspinall
20-08-2007, 13:04
I think i will be getting me a company !!!

On to the othr stuff... its Tank Squadron thats 3 tanks BTW, the company is 10 :D


Hadnt heard of the artilery company make up so that sounds interesting.


Stompa.... well i shall wait and see, they could relase it with the Ork releases next year or it may not happen.

Plastic Ogryns? Ok thats not what I have found, they appear to be priced up individually I know they are priced as Ogryn: $17 which I assume is for a single model therefore.

and commissars are again 1 per blister as normal though they do look very nice !

Mad Doc Grotsnik
20-08-2007, 13:37
The savings might be bigger than you think....

I know for a fact (saw the poster!) that the Tau Insertion Force will be 75, compared to 120 when bought seperately.....

blackdog
20-08-2007, 14:30
Or when it will be released.
The GW New Release PDF has it as part of the 10/15 release. This is of course is always subject to the posibility of change as we get closer to the date.

Resurrected
20-08-2007, 14:32
With 18 Heavy Weapons, this box is definatly tempting. 200 pounds is a stretch for a student to pay for little plastic men though. Might take me a while to scratch together the funds.
Does anyone know if this box will be limited edition or direct only?

paspinall
20-08-2007, 14:36
Seeming release date by the way is the 15th of October, but I would take that with a pinch of salt as varying website with pre-orders already have different release dates

paspinall
20-08-2007, 14:39
With 18 Heavy Weapons, this box is definatly tempting. 200 pounds is a stretch for a student to pay for little plastic men though. Might take me a while to scratch together the funds.
Does anyone know if this box will be limited edition or direct only?



So far as I am aware limited release and I imagine direct only also although some of the larger shops may get them in i just dont see them having space really.


And as for student... i guess I dont count anymore even though I am a PhD Student... cause I am going to be spending a small fortune on Apocalypse.

bungeeboy
20-08-2007, 18:45
i'd rather an armoured company,

10 tanks, you can't go wrong :)

Lord Cook
20-08-2007, 18:58
Contents of the box consists of :

One box of Cadian HQ

2 Blisters of Officers

6 Blisters of Special Weapons

6 Boxes of Shock Stroops

6 Heavy Weapons Squads

That's a total of 177 men. Not too shabby at all.

paspinall
21-08-2007, 11:12
i'd rather an armoured company,

10 tanks, you can't go wrong :)


This is Apocalypse, I;m getting the Guard company AND the Armoured Company

I mean 10 tanks or enough men fo 3 FULL platoons and a HQ.... Why choose, take both :D