Hello everybody. Long time servant of the Emperor who has been playing the IG devoutly for a while now. And after commanding them extensively on the battle field I have an issue that I feel should be accessed in order to bring them the competitive edge they are lacking IMHO.
I think a base unit of IG should cost 100 requisition.
Here is why;
-These guys are the meat and potatoes of my army. Aside from from 1 command squad, I have nothing during the opening stages of a game that poses any sort of serious threat during an assault. As if that wasn't bad enough, defending an assault (again aside from my command squad) the turrets on my LP's are doing like 90% of my damage. Really all my IG squads are doing is soaking up fire! Later tier's I get all the heavy weapons teams I can shake a stick at, 1 unit of Ogryn, and 1 unit of Karskin for infantry. And these guys are STILL the bulk of my infantry force, this is what I am given to work with. It's not like I'm given a lot of alternatives!
-The loss of a guard unit is particularly devastating in T1. While loosing a Tech Priest is devastating as well, I can see that being both balance and fair. While killing a Tech priest is probably one of the most devastating blows an enemy can land upon a guard player (especially in T1 imho), wiping out an entire unit of guard is a very close second. Not to mention easy! Such a meager feat as killing off a squad of guardsmen in T1 should be a set back it shouldn't be crippling! And while it has been argued that I could read up further than I already have on how to keep them alive longer, the problem is that I can't figure out WTF to do with them while they are alive!?
Which brings me to my next point...
- WTF do I do with them while they are alive?! A squad of guardsmen fresh on the battle field is useful for capping/decapping... And nothing else! Sure once you reinforce the squad fully they are good for capping/decapping and soaking up enemy fire, whoopity damn doo! But until you add and attach all these special bells and whistles (grenade launchers/priests or plasma rifles/commissar) I am having a hard time thinking of anything in the game that doesn't laugh at them when they attack with their pathetic lasrifles.
-In comparison with almost any other basic infantry unit they are a rip off. A SM player can get an equal number of Astartes for 20 more requisition. I fail to see the comparison between my IG who suck at everything to TSM who are good at everything and only cost 20 more requisition to field? wtf is that?! Especially when you equipped a guard squad with advanced weaponry and unit attachments in order to becomes average and when you equipped a TSM unit with advanced weaponry in order to become great. The fact that I'm currently paying 160 requisition for this is just seems ludicrous in my eyes.
-It just seems logical to me from a balancing stand point that when I should get what I pay for. A unit that performs cheaply
on the battle field should be cheap in cost.
Have at you!