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I got the new chaos codex on yesterday so my brother could look through it and hopefully start an army after he gets his new car and other exspensive stuff he can afford now hes working. I have always been interested in khorne and already do a fantasty khorne army. So I thought why not do a 40k one aswell. i've put together an army list which i think is semi competitive.

Lord of chaos = 145
Mark of khorne
melta bombs
daemon weapon

10 Beserkers = 250
Skull Champion
power fist

10 Beserkers = 250
Skull Champion
power fist

8 Beserkers = 208
Skull Champion
power fist

Defiler = 150

1000pts
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How about dropping the smaller unit of Berserkers and one from each unit of 10, then adding Rhinos and another Character? That's if you want to stay with the 'Pure' Khorne list. These guys really need a ride to do their thing, otherwise they'll just get shot to bitz before they reach mid-table.
 

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Yeah, rhinos would be a good idea. And I will step up and say it again: Defilers are NEVER worth their points. Only a lucky shot will make them earn back points but otherwise, they are a massive target with tinfoil for armour and die horribly quickly. I would go with a Pred or Oblits any day before taking a Defiler.
 

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would a drednought be better than a defiler?

i see what you mean about them ding before they reach mid table but there is bound to be terrain to use. for the second character daemon prince or lord. The daemon is pretty solid but i would have to convert him because there isn't one atm whilst another lord would be boring. rhinos have never really taken my fancy with their poor armour and weaponry well tbh transports in general don't they just don't seem to be effective imo. I'll write the newlist with your advise in it later.
 

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Keep in mind that the Rhinos are really only there to give you a 12" move on your first turn instead of the usual 6", and then to act as mobile terrain pieces to block enemy line of sight. If they only prevent two casualties on a unit, then they have proved their value.

For the list you've chosen, I'm wondering if I'd even use a second character. I kinda like the idea of the Khorne Champion (Lord) refusing to allow any subordinates to challenge his authority. Martial King of the Hill sort of thing.
 

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To be honest Sink, I don't like the Defiler OR the Dread. Both are wastes of points to me as they both suffer from the same problem of thin armour. Dread is cheaper but will also take dual shots at your own troops which is not my thing at all.

On the second character note, either one is a good thing but I like Prince's myself. And the fantasy Be'lakor model is actually perfect for a deamonprince with wings.
 

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@ Hespithe: do you mean I put them in the rhinos at the begining of the game my first turn move them up 12" and my second turn disembark and then use the rhino as a mobile terrain piece? I think i'll try out another character see how it goes, but I like the idea of not having another one the hole king of the hill idea is good.

@Wraithlord: I like dreadnoughts alot I have 3 for my Loyal marines. They never last the whole game but win their points back nearly every time. But the chaos dreds frenzy thing is bad so I 'm with you on this I won't be using a chaos dred because I need as many models to survive as possible untill I get to combat and not get shot by my own dred.

I played a test game proxying the original armylist i posted it do ok but the defiler went bang straight away so I didn't even get a chance to use it. the beserkers do well too but too many of them had bee killed by enemy shooting to be effective in combat. So i'm deffenetly getting some rhinos.

New list: with 2nd HQ

Chaos lord=145
Mark of khorne
daemon weapon
melta bombs

Daemon prince=140
moark of khorne
wings


9 beserkers=229
skull champion
power fist


9 beserkers=229
skull champion
power fist

2 rhinos=110
both have daemonic posession

2 obliterators= 150

1003pts (don't know what to do about those extra 3pts?????)

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List with 1 HQ

Chaos lord=145
Mark of khorne
daemon weapon
melta bombs

9 beserkers=229
skull champion
power fist


9 beserkers=229
skull champion
power fist

2 rhinos=110
both have daemonic posession

2 obliterators=150

vindicator = 135
pintle mounted comi weapon
 

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I've opted for the 2 HQ list it works well
 

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rhinos might be a good idea for your troops but you need something to protect them otherwise they explode rather often, generally this is what defilers are usefull for drawing that firepower away but youll get better offensive pressure with obliterators. personally in my khorne army id drop the defiler and add even more berzerkers =p
 

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not bad, but why don't you take Kharn?

you can't get more thematically Khornate than him?

or take two Khornate Lords with the set up you have: single DP's tend to become bullet magnets in my experience.

good hunting.
 
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