From the DV box:
I tend to run my lords with whichever mark I want, then give him a Signal of corruption & a Power weapon, usually sword. maybe some other stuffs over time.
I recommend to use these guys as squad leaders; since CC chosen are not really point efficient.
I like running mine pretty basic, I just swap the the PF for a power scourge and call it a day.
cheap troops. the CC guys usually need to be 20+ strong and lead by some CSM HQ otherwise they will just break and run.
From the BF box:
pending on if you are going to run these as cult troops or just basic marines, i will leave these guys alone (in general though take 2 special weapons, that are the same, in a CSM squad.
give two meltas/plasmas.
unfortunately are not competitive still... are kinda ok to play, but i would not expect too much.
i run mine as a dakka pred, so autocannon turret and HB sponsons, and i add in warpfire (to grant soul blaze) so it can potentially kill more.
And a Heldrake
give it the baleflamer.
Any advice for his army would be greatly appreciated.
thoughts in cyan.
how does he want to play? horde, mech, hybrid, zombies, etc?