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don't think of it as which is 'the way to go', if you like the idea of word bearers, do word bearers, but have aspects of each cult within them. so if you want to include a squad of ksons, then fluffwise, the word bearers are sheltering an exiled kson sorcerer and his bodyguard.

any army is good if you get the right balance.
 

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Words_of_Truth said:
I'm interested in getting back into Warhammer 40k and was going to start a word bearers army since they have such a dynamic amount models to choose from (was gonna convert huron into my dark apostle) but now it seems they will be useless. Is Thousand sons the way to go now?

It all depends on what you want. If you want to go with Word Bearers, then do so. A lot of people are hopping on the Tson bandwagon (to the disgust of us longtime Tson fanatics) because of the 4+ inv save and the AP3 bolters, thinking that the army will just rip through everything. The truth is that the Tsons are EXPENSIVE and if you go with them you are going to be massively outnumbered just like before. You can probably put down almost double the marines if you are just giving them the Icon of Chaos Glory.

The new codex allows for a varied playstyle and armylist due to the amount of decent, worthwhile units in it, unlike before. Don't search the net for 'the way to go'. Decide what units and abilities you like and go from there.
 

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Problem is i like armies to have a theme and the way the new chaos codex looks, it seems you have to have units devoted to all the different gods to work, i'm kind of old fashioned and either wanted to be devoted to one god or none :p

Will my units bearing only the icon of chaos glory and summoning demons work or just get squatted? i'm aiming at having a rapid moving force in transports racing across the board as fast as possible summoning the demons and getting stuck in.
 

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Sure they will will work, they are CSM's after all. It is still more than possibly to do a daemonbomb style list with the codex if that is what you are looking for.


And no, you don't have to have units of all the different gods to work. My chaos list is primarily Tzeentch with a single exception and it works just fine.
 

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Hi guys, can't find the other Codex CSM thread at the moment (i knew there was a link in an earlier post, but it takes me to the old site), but I have a question.

Can CSMs use Razorbacks?
 

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It all depends on what you want. If you want to go with Word Bearers, then do so. A lot of people are hopping on the Tson bandwagon (to the disgust of us longtime Tson fanatics) because of the 4+ inv save and the AP3 bolters, thinking that the army will just rip through everything. The truth is that the Tsons are EXPENSIVE and if you go with them you are going to be massively outnumbered just like before. You can probably put down almost double the marines if you are just giving them the Icon of Chaos Glory.

The new codex allows for a varied playstyle and armylist due to the amount of decent, worthwhile units in it, unlike before. Don't search the net for 'the way to go'. Decide what units and abilities you like and go from there.
Just don't take chaos spawn, possessed, dreadnaught, because they've become nearly unplayable.

And their's no denying that lash/warptime are the most prominant psychic powers. Not that I'm complaining, it's good stuff.

And I've never been interested in -ever- taking Tsons...until now. 4+ invul and ap3 bolters, with a sorceror champion is expensive, but their's not much that can fire that many ap3 shots per turn and take down marines like they weren't there.

Although you're completely right, Tsons are easily outnumbered. I think they really wanted chaos as a whole moving away from the "dedicated to one god" everybody can deal with everything to "take a lil of everything that deals with one thing well".
 

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Bikers still have to attacks. 1 base, 1 ccw and pistol.
I don't think you can use both the ccw and bolt pistol in close combat though since you'd need one hand to drive the bike. Thought you used to get +1 attack from the bike itself, kind of like terminator honors or something. Now they seemed to have taken that away.
 

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Now they seemed to have taken that away.
They've taken it away because the Bikers do indeed get +1 attack for having two close combat weapons. The whole 'need one hand to control the Bike' thing is dead and gone for all Codex books that don't specifically state otherwise.
 
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