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Default In a bit of a god dilemma..

Both Khorne and Slaanesh have had their eyes on me for a while now, and I very much like both of them. However, I want to choose a single one to base my army around at the moment. I'll probably be giving my CSM a break whenever the new DE 'dex comes out, so I want to get this army done first and focus on a single patron for now. I love Zerkers and how hard they hit in combat, but Slaanesh incites me to go the Noise Marine route, loading up on Doom Sirens, Lash Princes and bright, eye-catching paint schemes. It's a very hard decision, as Khorne offers a bloody, yet fun playstyle and Slaanesh promises a vibrant-looking and elegant army.
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Khorne is waaaaaaaay waaaaaaaaay overdone, and do you really want to get thrown in with the zerkertrash players? Slaanesh FTW
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bezerkers. in a way the peoople that play them are just like bezerkers. they are mindless they play by throwing all their troops forward to get killed just like bezerkers fluff wise. and get this they both shout blood for the blood god way too much. i play Noise marines my oppinion i would rape a khorne player because lets face it lash daemon prince and doom sirens are to bad combos for zerkers. i have played and tabled khorne players simply because bezerkers suck on foot and the easiest way to pop rhinos is spam lascannons and take 5 man noise marines in rhinos with a blast master and a doom siren with a power sword. i go first after i gaurantee killed 3/4 of the bezerkers squad and assualt with I5 with a power weapon. so i would go with noise marines. but thats my oppinion if you like to shout blood for the blood god by all means go ahead.
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It boils down to your play style really. Both Gods have a fantastic back story and great units are your disposal. Do you want dakka or do you want chainswords loping off heads?

For me, I sold my mortal soul to Slaanesh because of the paint scheme and the Noise Marine's shootiness.
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Exactly what stonesledge said. Berzerkers are a tactless army. Way way to easymode. Slaanesh is harder to play assuming you dont just lash spam, I like squads of marines with sonic blasters, they have an unholy amount of firepower.
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Khorne is waaaaaaaay waaaaaaaaay overdone, and do you really want to get thrown in with the zerkertrash players? Slaanesh FTW
For your lack of respect, your skull shall be the first harvested in the name of KHORNE!


Khorne is a very straight forward and simple design, "there is the enemy, kill them with an axe." Yes you can get shooty with oblit's, havoc's, defilers and the like, but the main troop is going to be a zerker with a chainaxe and a bolt pistol and Kharn as your HQ. I run it, I like it. But, I like to keep things simple and straight forward.

Slaanesh is a shooty army with those blastmasters and such, that can also kick some I5 ass in an assault. Lash princes are everywhere too, sometimes more so than a true Khorne/zerker army.

Both are fun in their own right but as much as I hate to say it, Slaanesh are more versatile than a pure zerker/khorne army, not better by any means, just more flexible tactically.
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For your lack of respect, your skull shall be the first harvested in the name of KHORNE!


Khorne is a very straight forward and simple design, "there is the enemy, kill them with an axe." Yes you can get shooty with oblit's, havoc's, defilers and the like, but the main troop is going to be a zerker with a chainaxe and a bolt pistol and Kharn as your HQ. I run it, I like it. But, I like to keep things simple and straight forward.

Slaanesh is a shooty army with those blastmasters and such, that can also kick some I5 ass in an assault. Lash princes are everywhere too, sometimes more so than a true Khorne/zerker army.

Both are fun in their own right but as much as I hate to say it, Slaanesh are more versatile than a pure zerker/khorne army, not better by any means, just more flexible tactically.

Meant no disrespect Khorne was my first army, but as you said, a true khorne army is so simple and straightforward. Slaanesh gives flexibility even with just the noise marine squad.
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I could be bias, but I'll have to say Khorne. I do use noise marines aswell because of their versitility.

Just like 5tonsledge said, the people who play bezerkers are just like bezerkers, we're hot headed and love to tear shit apart. Even though they are simple to use, they are hard to master, as soon as someone figures out that inside that rhino is a squad of bezerkers coming towards them, they will do almost anything to stop them. So bezerkers will always have a big red X on their chest so a full khorne army is a little harder to play than the lash, zerks, plague marine and oblit spamming you see.

All I can say is go with what feels right
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Khorne is waaaaaaaay waaaaaaaaay overdone, and do you really want to get thrown in with the zerkertrash players? Slaanesh FTW
i 2nd that Slaanesh!

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Are you a lover (slannesh) or a fighter (khorne)?

If you want to win go with slaanesh- lash is the real trump card here. Otherwise Khorne for cool points. The notion that they are a brain dead army says a lot about those making the suggestion- there is very little stopping them being highly tricksey.

If I was doing it i'd go Khorne.
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