The Cadian 39th – Leo’s Leathernecks!

I inherited my Imperial Guard forces from my generous (and in need of space friend), Leonidas.  There are three main components – a decent size force of Cadian Shock Troopers, a decent size force of Valhallans, and a range of tanks and APCS.  In the past, I used the tanks as a shared platform with a similar guard army of Cadians or Valhallans.

My new concept of pick up a box and play knocks that on the head – no more sharing models.   I want to be able to pick up a box or two and deploy an army – no worries, no hassle.  That’s lead to a split – a Valhallan tank regiment, and a Cadian infantry brigade!

Thats right!  I’ve tried to use the models as best I can, and managed to field a full infantry army of Guard!!!!  Lets look at the 1000pt list:

Command Squad with carapace armour, 2 sniper rifles, voxcaster, standard bearer and a master of ordinance, and a power sword on the commander – 140pts

Scout Sentinel Squadron – 1 x multilaser, 1 x lascannon – 85pts

Ratling squad – 6 snipers – 60 pts

Infantry platoon – 460 pts

command squad, voxcaster, platoon standard, autocannon

2 x infantry platoons with voxcasters, grenade launchers

2 x heavy weapons squads – 3 x auto cannons, 3 x heavy bolters

2 x special weapons squads – 3 x flamers, 3 x plasma guns

Infantry platoon – 255 pts

command squad, voxcaster, 2 grenade launchers

2 x infantry platoons with voxcasters, grenade launchers

1 x heavy weapons squads – 3 x missile launchers

Not a bad mix.  It’ll suffer in a kill points game, but between grenade launchers, plasma guns, heavy bolters, missile launchers and auto cannons, thats a lot of firepower!!  Even lasguns with the vox casters and special orders can chuck out some decent firepower!  Lets look at the 1500pt list:

Command Squad with carapace armour, 2 sniper rifles, voxcaster, standard bearer and a master of ordinance, and a power sword and melta bombs on the commander – 145pts

Scout Sentinel Squadron – 1 x multilaser, 1 x lascannon – 85pts

Ratling squad – 6 snipers – 60 pts

Infantry platoon – 475 pts

command squad, voxcaster, autocannon, platoon standard

2 x infantry platoons with voxcasters, grenade launchers

2 x heavy weapons squads – 3 x auto cannons, 3 x heavy bolters

2 x special weapons squads – 3 x flamers, 3 x plasma guns

Infantry platoon – 440 pts

command squad, voxcaster, 2 grenade launchers

2 x infantry platoons with voxcasters, grenade launchers

2 x heavy weapons squads – 3 x missile launchers, 3 x missile launchers

1 x special weapon squad – 3 x plasma guns

Storm Trooper Squad – 10 man squad, 2 grenade launchers, powersword on sergeant – 185pts

Storm Trooper Squad – 5 man squad, flamer, meltagun, powersword on sergeant – 110pts

All pretty cool – lots of firepower, and some really nice numbers of troops!  The only downside is that there weren’t enough cadians left for a full allies force .. but enough odd models have been left when combined with the valhallans and odd stuff to give a mixed mercenaries allied force.

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