|03-07-2009, 03:59 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Central Georgia
How many of each troop would you consider enough? I know we all wish we had as many as we could get but my question is how many of each troop would be required to have a pretty good size army.
I am concentrating on getting at least 20-30 of the soldiers, About 10 officers, 20-30 of crimson guards, and 20-30 of the vipers. On things such as para vipers, red divers/ninjas,eels, Snow serpents I feel a simple squad is sufficient of maybe 5 or so. Does that sound about right???
what do I build my troops with joes? I know the greenshirts but I want to know how to get the old 3 3/4 inch action marines and soldiers etc. from 94 I believe. Anybody know where I could score a lot of those???
|03-07-2009, 04:03 AM||#2|
The Fighting 1/18th!
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Encino, California
I "army build" in groups of 3, I dont have a huge area to display stuff so its small battles or dios at a time. Groups of 3 lets me have a squad leader, a trooper and a specialist. Enough to convey the idea, I can "imagine" the rest of the squad is off doing something.
But some people like LOTS of guys for big dios, and if you got the space go for it...
|03-07-2009, 04:12 AM||#3|
Billy Beane's adviser
Join Date: Nov 2007
I try to stay away from odd numbers of troops which sometimes doesn't work. I have 30 wave 2 troopers with 9 officers , 40 Vipers, 21 Crimson guards, 25 Fred/scar face CP, 4 crimson/1 blue shirt TRU SRO' 3 5pk crimson guard 1 5pk night watch/1 se vs ninjas, 10 hiss tank drivers, 12 red ninjas and I don't remember the rest.
"In Beane We Trust"
|03-07-2009, 05:45 AM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Broca Beach, MI
I say troop build to whatever you want to set your limits to. I use a nice even number for my squads(10 total per squad, 1 Commander/Squad Leader/Officer and 9 troopers). If I am going to get more than 1 squad of each, which I do, I also make a custom figure that is the Commanding Officer over all of the other squads or for the Crimson Guards I used the Crimson Guard Officer for that rank/position. As far as the Eels/Divers/Ninjas/Snow Serpants go I'd say whatever you want to do. If you want alot of Cobra Navy stuff, go with bigger squads of Eels/Divers/Lampreys and a bunch of Sting Raiders. If you want a big Cobra Arctic team get alot of Snow Serpants and Arctic H.I.S.S. tanks. If you like the Cobra Ninjas get a ton of the Red/Black(Ninja-Ku Storm Shadow)/Ninja Vipers and have Storm Shadow as their leader. It's all up to you, your space and your budget in the end.
|03-07-2009, 07:13 AM||#5|
Ninja Force UK
Join Date: May 2008
I say no more than 20 but no less than 2
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|03-07-2009, 12:08 PM||#6|
Bovine Excrement Viper
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Next to my Refrigicloset©
I have one of each Trooper/CG/Viper/etc variant. That's quite enough of an "army" for me.
|03-07-2009, 12:09 PM||#7|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mint on Card
I was going to do two 5-man squads of each (s 10 of each) but quickly realized I would run out of room very quickly.
So 3 of each it is!
|03-07-2009, 12:18 PM||#8|
DDP did it better
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Grid.
Blue shirts and vipers-until i feel like stopping(maybe 20)
Everything else-betweeen 5-10
|03-07-2009, 12:32 PM||#9|
Join Date: Dec 2008
I would go with 20 or so blueshirts and add a couple of officers and televipers just to outnumber the Joes in a dio. 5 each of the specialist like the para-vipers, eels etc. looks good for support and special missions
|03-07-2009, 12:50 PM||#10|
Join Date: Feb 2009
4 Crimson Guard/Freds
6 Crimson Guard
8 red ninja
6 Snow Serpent
2 Toxo-Viper/Hostile Environment Specialist
2 Pyro-Viper/Flamethrower Trooper
6 Royal Guard
Cobra Squad: 1 Officer, 1 Tele-Viper, 1 Medi-Viper, 1 Pyro-Viper, 4 Troopers, 4 Vipers (1 Viper with a Heavy Machine Gun [Saw], 1 Viper with anti armor weapon[HEAT]) = 2 Fire teams
Bat Platoon: 1 Officer, 1 Tele-Viper, 1 Techno-Viper, 2 Toxo-Vipers, 12 BATS (2 with Heavy Machine Guns, 2 with anti armor weapons) = 3-4 Fire teams
All the rest fall into support for Armor etc.
G.I.Joe Greenshirts = Support for your Joe's, usually with armor.
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