Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Regina, Sask, Canada
God damn it people RaW is clear on this, until a errata is released CMS's daemons, and the avatar are not considered daemon (just like last edd). In a friendly game I would allow it, but the fact stands regardless of fluff, and common sense only crap in the CD codex are counted as daemons for the GK's.
Also on another note I am glad they are, for the following reasons. CSM's are an aging army with one good generic HQ (DP's), and a bunch of random overpriced crap that is daemonic (Which no one would ever take if they were made worse by GK special rules). Also Eldar are in a similar boat with the avatar not really that big of a deal anymore, yet would he would be made infinitely worse if GK's get bonuses against it.
Ever thought that maybe they deliberately made these armies exceptions? After all GK's are hardly weak, and giving them a leg up on to ailing armies would border on the incompetent. Mind you both codex are in for a revamp in the next 2 years so they could just make all these units have the Daemons special rule, hence saving them the potential time of righting a unneeded errata.
In closing RaW trumps idiotic RaI no matter how sound the RaI logic is.
Medusa: "I'm a witch, its my job to blaspheme against Gods."
Two Slaanesh daemons on the first go...hmm I guess the fates have spoken emperors children here I come