|03-07-2009, 01:13 PM||#11|
Thin the Herd
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Wilmington, NC
This is a question I have deliberated with for years...and the answer that meets my original intent is to have 12 of every builder from 82-94...an even ODA. Even that at times seems unattainable as I am very far from being complete. Every time something new comes out I toy with the idea of building an army with it but finances, space, and the sheer magnitude of the task keep me grounded to my original intent. I started collecting Joes because of the original line and for me, that is where my heart is. Although I have grabbed one of every (minus rares) single carded new figure that has come out, I haven't opened any for fear of redirecting my collection to the newer stuff which I think is great and worthy of display. So...the answer to your question is...assess your resources (money, room, time) and your heart and see what you get from that. I will say however that few things look cooler than a 100+ army of anything standing in rank and file on a shelf...but that is up to you...cheers!
|03-07-2009, 01:35 PM||#12|
Crimson lady of the Guard
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere out there
My army building is restricted the squads. No less than 2 but up to 12. Depends on the squad type.
My feedback Thread http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...tml#post642922
(PLEASE READ MY WANTS LIST, any help finding these items would be wonderful)
My wants list http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-joe-buy-sell-trade/36991-samanthas-wants-buy-trade-thread.html
|03-07-2009, 01:58 PM||#13|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Brumphis, NJ
I generally go in multiples of 3. 3 is a fireteam, good for an operational specialist squad such as Eels. 6 is a squad. 24 is a platoon. I tend to think army building far beyond that is excessive (for me at least), though I do have almost 3 platoon's worth of troopers. Generally I try to build 1-2 squad's worth.
Vehicles I usually go 3, but occasionally 6.
On the Joe side, the greenshirts are the only army builder troops - between training and experience, they don't need to equal the Cobra numbers. I usually army build 2 of each vehicle for the Joes
It comes down to preference, space available and money one is willing to spend.
Last edited by Moses; 03-07-2009 at 02:00 PM..
|03-07-2009, 05:35 PM||#14|
Join Date: May 2003
I don't se how you guys afford to buy all of these guys! WOW! I am impressed with the numbers! There's no way I can do much army building...I think the only building I have done is by getting the 5-packs & 7-packs....
|03-07-2009, 05:42 PM||#15|
Iron Grenadier Sorcerer
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Silent Castle
It depends on what you want them for.
I like to feel I have mostly blueshirts in my COBRA army. Between the Wave 2 silver symbol trooper and the ARAH TRU Infantry ones I have, half of my COBRA army is blueshirts, then of the other half, maybe 15% are Vipers and 15% are Crimson Guards of different types, and the rest.
|03-08-2009, 12:29 AM||#16|
Cobra Legions Trooper
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: At the Dharma Initiative station: The Cobra
I have about 25 Legions troopers. The rest are officers: 15 Air trooper style and 6 grey-gear wave 1 astyle.
Then about 14 silver logo troopers.
And about 11 CGs.
|03-08-2009, 12:38 AM||#17|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Generally I go for four troopers and one officer for a total of five. That said, I also go for pairs. My collections is as thus...
Crimson Guards - 4 guards 1 Officer
BATS - 4 BATS 1 Red Face BAT as leader
Snow Serpents - 2
Eels - 2
Vipers - 4 (though I will get the new five pack due out so that will increase)
Troopers - 15 troopers 2 short sleeve, 1 Bazooka, 2 Jet pack and 6 Officers (my true builder)
Feedback Thread -
|03-08-2009, 12:46 AM||#18|
Join Date: May 2008
i think 10 is a nice amount, i like to keep my armys in smaller groups, but this is just my opinion, it does look cool to have alot of the same figure in a army though, but i dont have the room or money for this so i keep it at 10 at the most.
coola784 sale/trade/want list
|03-08-2009, 01:03 AM||#19|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Albany NY
Here is my 2 Cents:
I have around 45 +/- Blue shirts. I like them best so I'll keep buying them until I can't afford anymore.
I have 8 Bazooka Troopers because of their job, I figure they would either be a small separate unit, or dispersed one per infantry squad.
I have about 11 TeleVipers I figure that they would probably be one per infantry squad too. However I also like to use them at all my computer and gun stations in the Cobra Terror Drome.
I have 8 Snow Serpents. I figure that should be enough since they are specialized Elite troopers. I might buy a few more, but not many.
I have 2 Eels, and 2 Divers. I would like to have about 4-6 Divers and 4-6 Eels too. But again Eels are supposed to be special Elite troopers so I don't need too many of them.
I have about 9 Cobra Officers. (the Blue ones) I figure that I should only have about 10 or so because they are supposed to lead my Cobra Army.
I have 19 Crimson Guards, 2 C.G. Squad Leaders and one C.G. Officer. I figure that should be enough. Again they're supposed to be Elite. I also like to use them to Guard Cobra Commander, and other High Ranking Cobras. Finaly I use Crimson Guards inside my Cobra Head Quarters too.
I'm not much into the Vipers, although I really liked them as a kid. I just think that their helmets are just too unrealistic. I know you would not wear something like that in the Desert or steamy jungles of Cobra Island! ...REALLY... I use Vipers to pilot my Fangs, and other small Cobra air vehicles where their helmets seem more realistic to their job.
PLease! I need your help to find; LOOSE:
1. Comic Pack October Guard Figures.
2. 1987 Cobra Maggot
3. Cobra Adder
4. Cobra Imp
5. Cobra Bunker parts or complete
6. Cobra Rifle Range parts or complete
7. Loose Pit Commandos, complete or not
8. Loose 25th greenshirts, complete or not
Last edited by IronMan76; 03-08-2009 at 01:10 AM..
|03-08-2009, 01:30 AM||#20|
Good times abound.
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Scott AFB, IL.
I army build in fire teams, and build squads from there. Jesus, i think that was the nerdiest thing I've ever said.
Anywho... since I've already dug myself this far.
1 "Officer" - Grenadier
1 Machine Gunner
That is the basic fire team "formula." Then you form squads up from there.
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