1) I noticed t'other day that as they count as 'defensive' grenades, frag grenades can be used in assault on vehicles. If that's right, then even my basic guardsmen (now equipped with frag) can chance punching a hole in AV10.
2) There are some very nice people in this blog community.
3) I played my first ever 'pickup' game last week (even though I started playing 40K in 2nd Ed!) - it was on Vassal [sniff!] and aagainst a chap called 'Ryan' who - out of the blue - asked me if I fancied a scrap. Warily, I agreed and thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing: I played againgst 'Nids for the first time. My point being, having observed many other games on Vassal and seen how petty and unsporting people can be when anonymous, I was dreading the worst. Ryan was an absolute gent to play against, as 73rd always is. Generosity and good humour can go a long way!
4) I'm enjoying the speedy painting of my old-style storm troopers far more than I anticipated!
PS: Finally, thank you to Adam from Warhammer Tau.