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alright guys ive played chaos for about 3 years i have a Emperor's Children army
3 vindicators
3 predators
3 defilers
9 rhinos
70 chaos space marines
2 of the brand new chaos space marine daemon prince pre ordered
well got that out of the way
anyways what i wanted to hear is why you chose the troop choice you do how you use them and why you recomend them to other chaos space marine players, also i want to hear arguments because i like a little chaos so feel free to nit pick eachother or me, and any people new to chaos or just nooby take note because these replys could influence your list


so ill start with my troop choice.

Noise Marines i take 6 5 man squads in rhinos with a blast master a aspiring champion with a doom siren and a power sword for those of you who dont know what a doom siren or a blast master is. A doom Siren is a S5 ap3 template weapons because its a template weapon it ignores cover and its a assualt weapon so you can hit a squad of enemys and flame them you are gaurented atleast 6 or 7 guys out a 10 man squad then you assualt the rest. this works on just about anything besides terminators.
A blast master is a heavy 1 48 inch range S8 ap3 small blast weapon pinning or its a assualt 2 24 inch range strength 5 ap4 weapon.
the way i use these squads is by putting them back against my side of the board and fire their blast masters to pop small armor vehicles like enemy rhinos now you are probably woundering why i have the doom siren and power sword if im just going to sit back with my guys and the truth is that in 40k not everything stays far away so instead of running fro, it i disembark lash with my daemon princes and doom siren then assualt whats left with I5 power weapon attacks 4 of them with my champion. i have a good 2500 point list if you want to to know the rest of my army message me.
alright let the post begin.
 

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(i'm not doing rhino transports, btw)


7 PMs, champ with PF, 2 meltaguns

8 zerkers, champ w/ PF

those are the two best in order, firt PMs, then zerkers
 

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(i'm not doing rhino transports, btw)


7 PMs, champ with PF, 2 meltaguns

8 zerkers, champ w/ PF

those are the two best in order, firt PMs, then zerkers
i like zerkers but they really got nurfed with the new codex before they had the chain axe special rules. but you can always rely on plague marines T5 feel no pain why 7 man though im confused. wtf no rhinos what do you spend the 3 points on then.
 

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i actually haven't used anyhting other than normal marines so far but i will be using Thousand sons soon. they are made of awsume tho expensive
 

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i like zerkers but the really got nurfed with the new codex before they had the chain axe special rules. but you can always rely on plague marines T5 feel no pain why 7 man though im confused. wtf no rhinos what do you spend the 3 points on then.
Camping? Thats what Plague marines do. Sit in terrain on objectives and not get killed. My 1500pts Nurgle arm,y that i want to run has 2 units of 2 with a plasma gun each, Typhus with 4 Terminators in landraider and 2 untis of 5 Nurgle bikers with 2 melta's each.
 

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i actually haven't used anyhting other than normal marines so far but i will be using Thousand sons soon. they are made of awsume tho expensive
what i found out about 40k is that awesome useually cost points and i really like thousand sons ap3 bolters although im not sure but i heard if the sorcoror dies the squad dies too? some one straighten me out on them but yea they are cool
 

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Camping? Thats what Plague marines do. Sit in terrain on objectives and not get killed. My 1500pts Nurgle arm,y that i want to run has 2 units of 2 with a plasma gun each, Typhus with 4 Terminators in landraider and 2 untis of 5 Nurgle bikers with 2 melta's each.
dont use typhus he is cool i used him when i played nurgle but stoped because he is a point sink and he doesnt have eternal warrior which is a huge set back considering the fact that he is 225 points which is a landraider. if you are going to spend that much on a hq use abbadon. but if you are playing for fluff iguess why not use him. oh and take more plagues you need the bulk of troops because T5 feel no pain isnt invincible and if you lose those troops you cant win objectives thats just knowledge from personal experience i played plague marines for a year before i switched to slaanesh.
 

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Personally, I would not build a list that does not have my favorite unit of Khzerkers and Kharn with it:

7x Khorne Berzerkers
1x Skull Champion w/ Power Weapon

Charged a full unit of Ork Stormboys with Boss Zagstruk. By the time I was done with my attacks, every single stormboy was dead :laugh:
 

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my normal CSM list is kharn with 8 zerkers in raider, with another 8 zerkers in a rhino and 2 5 man squads of PM's with 2 plasma guns in rhinos, then the rest of points is used on things like a vindi, a couple of oblits and maybe a squad of nise marines in a rhino, but i always try and field the first 4 units ive listed in most games
 

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Generally Plague Marines are great, but will ripped apart by Tau Battlesuits.

Most games now I use them in conjunction with Thousand Sons, though I'm also partial to Noise Marines.

That said ordinary Chaos Marines can be a good choice, as they're more flexible than the cult troops.
 

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my normal CSM list is kharn with 8 zerkers in raider, with another 8 zerkers in a rhino and 2 5 man squads of PM's with 2 plasma guns in rhinos, then the rest of points is used on things like a vindi, a couple of oblits and maybe a squad of nise marines in a rhino, but i always try and field the first 4 units ive listed in most games
what ive noticed over time is that you kinda want to spam things like if you are going to take a vindicator its best to take 3 of them or if you are taking oblits take 3 squads of 3 or zerkers take full squads and take multiple ones this reason is because if you want a unit to get a job done its really hard to try and protect 1 to complete its job so i would concentrate on spaming trust me because when you lose something that is awesome and you only have one you cant use the awesomeness. especially zerkers and vindicators. oblits are good but only at mid range so you can use a variety of weapons like plasma guns flammers plasma cannons. defilers are cool i just picked up 3 recently and havent assembled the, yet been to busy painting some stuff for a client.
 

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i like zerkers but they really got nurfed with the new codex before they had the chain axe special rules. but you can always rely on plague marines T5 feel no pain why 7 man though im confused. wtf no rhinos what do you spend the 3 points on then.
I ment they are a given, so I won't even bother posting them, you need rhinos!
 

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For me, my favourite has to be the Thousand Sons. They have enough firepower to clear out any marine squad at short range and they dont die too easily thanks to their good inv save.

The most effective choice however is between zerks and pms.
 

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Generally Plague Marines are great, but will ripped apart by Tau Battlesuits.
I swear one guys Battle Suits ignore the rules "Tau can't fight in combat". They beat a unit of marine in combat 5-2, Caut them as they ran away, they then failled ALL of the armour saves and then procedded to kill 2 other units in 1 turn from shooting!!!

what i found out about 40k is that awesome useually cost points and i really like thousand sons ap3 bolters although im not sure but i heard if the sorcoror dies the squad dies too? some one straighten me out on them but yea they are cool
Not quite as bad. If the sorcerer dies and there are no IC's with the mark of Tzeentch in the unit at the start of the turn they only roll 1 D6 fro S&P instead of 2D6.
I'm getting some on wednesday as i do really love them
 

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Its been said but I will reiterate it
7 Plague marines, 2 plasma guns and a plague champ with power fist! (obv in a rhino) Never failed me to date! and have always survived! And laid the smackdown on tau battle suit last game!
then its 8 zerkers with champ and power weapon! (usually in land raider and acc. by kharn)
 

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Throwing in with the majority here:

#1. 7 PMs, w/ Champ (PF), 2 Melta/Plasma

#2. 8 Zerkers w/ Champ (PF)

Other than those, i use vanilla CSM. They're more versatile, and cheaper (But obviously not as survivy or killy!).

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Not pointing any fingers here, but could we all try at least attempt to use proper grammar and punctuation? It gets really old when i see a wall-o-text in the middle of a good discussion, sometimes with no 3-6 lines of unbroken text, and almost explode my brain trying to read it. Typing a long post is great, just use capitalization, punctuation, and 5-10 seconds of proofreading.
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Plague marines all the way! Since I started running the squad I have now they have never been entirely killed even when being bombarded by a monolith for three repetitve turns:p.I love them so much that I'm starting a Deathguard army around them! Then it would be KBs for the sheer annihilation that they cause.
 

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Throwing in with the majority here:

#1. 7 PMs, w/ Champ (PF), 2 Melta/Plasma

#2. 8 Zerkers w/ Champ (PF)

Other than those, i use vanilla CSM. They're more versatile, and cheaper (But obviously not as survivy or killy!).

[OFF TOPIC]!
Not pointing any fingers here, but could we all try at least attempt to use proper grammar and punctuation? It gets really old when i see a wall-o-text in the middle of a good discussion, sometimes with no 3-6 lines of unbroken text, and almost explode my brain trying to read it. Typing a long post is great, just use capitalization, punctuation, and 5-10 seconds of proofreading.
TLDR: lrn2grmmr
sorry man i graduated high school but i got D's in english all 4 years. everything else i did good though.
 
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