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· Well That Was Unexpected
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Hi everyone, I have a bit of a tactical dilemma at the moment in trying to figure out which HQ to choose for a Slaanesh / Emperor's Children Warband, (Please no Daemon Prince suggestions).

The 1000pts list that I am working with is as follows:


TROOPS


10 CSM, Champion, Powerfist, IOS, x2 Meltaguns, Rhino 265pts

10 Noise Marines, Champion, Power weapon, Doom Siren, 5 Sonic Blasters, Rhino, 305pts

FAST ATTACK

5 CSM Raptors, Champion, Pair of Lightning Claws, IOS, x2 Meltaguns, 180pts

HEAVY SUPPORT

Vindicator, Daemonic Possession, 145pts


So my choices are, either

(A) Remove the Noise Marine Champion and insert Lucius the Eternal, he has all the same gear as the Champion, plus an extra attack and his special rules for 160pts

(B) Remove the Raptor Champion, and replace him with a Chaos Lord, Mark of Slaanesh, Plasma Pistol, Blissgiver, Jump Pack, for 170pts

The reason I need the help is I am both torn tactically and fluffally (is that even a word?) as Lucius is my favourite 40k fiction character, meaning I can enjoy using the model with the established fictional history and can celebrate his tabletop kills, or I can create my own Chaos Lord and enjoy the tally of victims he he sends to their rapturous deaths with the Blissgiver. This means fluff comments are also welcome as for me they are just some extra rules to follow.:grin:
 

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Hey everyone, thanks for all the comments and suggestions. I've decided to go for the Chaos Lord with Blissgiver for two reasons, firstly I think he is the tactically stronger of the two as you all suggested and I play the Tyranids alot so he helps with that, secondly from a fluff perspective (which is important to me) I think I'll just enjoy the character Lucius in the novels and other sources and instead create my own fluff for my Lord and I can therefore enjoy keeping a tally of worthy kills with the Blissgiver and maybe try converting my model accordingly after each signigicant victory (I can also say he enjoys inflicting pain as much on himself as the enemy if the DW decides to wound him).

My only remaining question is how should I use him? I am thinking of putting him with a squad of Noise Marines and Including a PW champion, with Meltabombs and Doomsiren, so the squad still enjoys the great Template, has a backup PW in case the Lord goes nuts in CC and finally has two sets of Meltabombs in case a Dreadnought tries to ruin my day.

This means I'm dropping the Raptors entirely at the 1000pts level. So what is everyones opinion of this list?:

HQ

Chaos Lord, Mark of Slaanesh, Daemon Weapon, Meltabombs, 140pts

TROOPS

10 CSM, Champion, Power Weapon, Meltabombs, IOS, x2 Meltaguns, Rhino, 260pts

9 Noise Marines, Champion, Power Weapon, Doom Siren, Meltabombs, Rhino, 265pts

HEAVY SUPPORT

Vindicator, Daemonic Possession, 145pts

Defiler, 150pts


This list leaves me a spare 40pts which I'm not sure what to do with (I'm thinking 8 Sonic Blasters) and any suggestions would be welcome, I'm also not entirely set with the Defiler (although I could convert is with flayed skin, defiled corpses, Slaanesh banners etc, which might be cool) so you all can have 190pts worth of suggestions. :) I'm so generous
 

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So far this has been really helpful. A few questions, Malgrog, that is an awesome idea that fits the fluff amazingly, I'm just curious about some other opinions for that idea.

Also what does everyone think of the Defiler at 1000pts along with the Vindicator. As I said in a previous post, I wasn't sure about it, but now I'm almost completely set on the idea, barring any last minute objections. Also would a Twin-Linked Lascannon be a good addition to the model (and does anybody have any ideas for converting it to look more slaaneshi?)

I think I will add 5 Sonic Blasters to the Noise Marines, as a Warlock suggested, its great for when I hop out of the Rhino, as I can get ten bolter shots on any monstrous creatures or units with high initiative such as Banshees or Genestealers which are pretty fragile when shot at.

Finally, I think I will change the Vanilla Slaanesh squad Champion to a Powerfist, but I'm keeping the Power Weapon on the Noise Marine Champion, as he is my back up in case my Lord goes crazy and starts cutting himself. So thanks for the advice Clever
 
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