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A Thousand Points of Light: Armored Company by Patrick Eibel
Some players just love tanks. The Armored Company seems to have been designed for players that don’t want to be bothered with paining all those pesky infantry figures. To that end, here is an all-tank company. Be forewarned that you'll wind up spending a lot of money for a small number of models.

You'll find the rules for the Armored Company in Chapter Approved: The Second Book of the Astronomican.

Vanquisher
A Vanquisher (above) makes a good addition to your army 
Photo © copyright Troy Wynne, November 2002. Used with permission

Remember, this list--like all the others in this series--is meant for brand new players or for players looking to start a new army. This list is not meant to be a "killer" list for winning tournaments or trouncing people at the local gaming shop. Rather, it is a foundation that players can build upon as they desire.

What To Buy
2 Leman Russ Exterminators
$80.00
£40
2 Leman Russ Battle Tanks
$70.00
£36
1 Hellhound
$40.00
£20
2 Basilisks
$70.00
£36
1 Griffon
$40.00
£20
Total
$300.00
£152

All prices are from the Games Workshop website and may vary. Prices do not include taxes and are meant only as a guide.

Hellhound
 Opponents will think twice about sending troops near your Hellhound (above)
Photo © copyright Titus Melnyk, November 2002. Used with permission

1000 point list
You may wish to purchase the tank crew figures (an additional $4 to $5) to dress up your command tank. Also, there is a Tank Ace and Commander available from Forge World that may be worth the investment. Speaking of Forge World, I did not use any of the variant tanks because I was sticking with basic GW products; however, feel free to swap vehicles as you see fit. I would particularly suggest swapping the Hellhound for a Salamander Scout Tank. 

Leman Russ Battle Tank
Above: You gotta love having a few Leman Russ battle tanks 
Photo © copyright Titus Melnyk, June 2002. Used with permission


Company Commander in Leman Russ Exterminator, with heavy bolters in the hull and sponsons 
185 pts
Tank Ace in Leman Russ Exterminator (as above)
160 pts
Leman Russ with lascannon in the hull, no sponsons
 155 pts
Leman Russ with lascannon in the hull, no sponsons
155 pts
Hellhound
70 pts
Basilisk
100 pts
Basilisk
100 pts
Griffon 
 75 pts
Total
1000 pts

Armored Company Tactics
Use the Hellhound to keep assault troops off your tanks. Use the Basilisks and Griffon to bombard your opponent’s heavy support (tanks or Devastators). Keep the Leman Russ tanks static to mow down anybody who gets close. The Exterminators will be particularly effective with the Ballistic Skill of 4 and 11, count ‘em, 11 shots per round. Booyah!

Basilisk
Above: Basilisk by Reid Gustafson. Photo © Copyright 2002 New Wave Mail Order Inc.

Related Pages
Introduction to the series
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© Copyright Patrick Eibel, November 2002. Used with permission.
 

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