Astra Militarum 500 and 1,000 point lists

Having spent the last 18 months working on this Guard army, I’ve had very little in the way of practice games. While my preference is for narrative play, sometimes you have to focus on just getting the rules down for the game.

Ninth edition 40k is a heck of a beast, the core rules themselves are pretty simple, but the last time I played any substantial games all the bases were painted Goblin Green (with a light dry brush of yellow on the sand if you wanted to be fancy…).

I think I need to get some practice games in to work out how the various bits fit together. We’ve played a few games with just the core rules and some of the army specific ones, but I need to work on some of the more complicated bits.

I’ve put together a couple of lists to hopefully highlight some of the things the Guard can do, while retaining at least a semblance of narrative. Some narrative choices have been jettisoned (medics) as they don’t really have a role to play at the moment.

++ Patrol (Imperium – Astra Militarum) [25 PL, 499pts] ++

+ HQ +

Company Commander [2 PL, 35pts]: Chainsword, Laspistol

Company Commander [2 PL, 35pts]: Laspistol, Warlord

+ Troops +

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 80pts]

. 5x Guardsman: 5x Lasgun

. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher

. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster

. Heavy Weapon Team: Missile launcher

. Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 80pts]

. 5x Guardsman: 5x Lasgun

. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher

. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster

. Heavy Weapon Team: Missile launcher

. Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 65pts]

. 8x Guardsman: 8x Lasgun

. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun

. Sergeant: Laspistol, Power sword

+ Elites +

Command Squad [2 PL, 42pts]

. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Sniper Rifle

. Veteran w/ Vox-caster: Laspistol and Chainsword, Vox-caster

. Veteran Weapon Team: Mortar

Commissar [2 PL, 30pts]: Bolt pistol, Power sword

+ Fast Attack +

Scout Sentinels [3 PL, 47pts]

. Scout Sentinel: Heavy Flamer, Sentinel Chainsaw

+ Dedicated Transport +

Chimera [5 PL, 85pts]: Heavy Bolter, Heavy Flamer

++ Total: [25 PL, 499pts] ++

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The 500 point list is then built on by adding units and substituting an Astropath for the Commissar.

++ Battalion (Imperium – Astra Militarum) [49 PL, 999pts] ++

+ HQ +

Company Commander [2 PL, 35pts]: Chainsword, Laspistol

Company Commander [2 PL, 35pts]: Laspistol, Warlord

Tank Commander [12 PL, 230pts]: Battle Cannon, Lascannon

. 2 Heavy Bolters

+ Troops +

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 80pts]

. 5x Guardsman: 5x Lasgun

. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher

. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster

. Heavy Weapon Team: Missile launcher

. Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 80pts]

. 5x Guardsman: 5x Lasgun

. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher

. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster

. Heavy Weapon Team: Missile launcher

. Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 65pts]

. 7x Guardsman: 7x Lasgun

. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun

. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster

. Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 65pts]

. 8x Guardsman: 8x Lasgun

. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun

. Sergeant: Laspistol, Power sword

+ Elites +

Astropath [2 PL, 35pts]: Telepathica Stave

Bullgryns [5 PL, 105pts]

. Bullgryn: Bullgryn Maul, Slabshield

. Bullgryn: Bullgryn Maul, Slabshield

. Bullgryn Bone ‘ead: Bullgryn Maul, Slabshield

Command Squad [2 PL, 42pts]

. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Sniper Rifle

. Veteran w/ Vox-caster: Laspistol and Chainsword, Vox-caster

. Veteran Weapon Team: Mortar

Command Squad [2 PL, 55pts]

. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun

. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun

. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Flamer

. Veteran w/ Vox-caster: Laspistol and Chainsword, Vox-caster

Platoon Commander [2 PL, 40pts]: Plasma pistol, Power fist

+ Fast Attack +

Scout Sentinels [3 PL, 47pts]

. Scout Sentinel: Heavy Flamer, Sentinel Chainsaw

+ Dedicated Transport +

Chimera [5 PL, 85pts]: Heavy Bolter, Heavy Flamer

++ Total: [49 PL, 999pts] ++

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The lists for these games should give me a chance to see how the army holds out, and maybe adjust some things.

UPDATE: Having thought about it a bit more, I’m dropping one of the Company Commanders and a missile launcher, and adding a Primaris Psyker to both lists. This allows for some psychic shenanigans at both levels which is another part of the rules I need to work on.

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