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Aside from Iron Warriors which of the 9 Chaos Armies do you think is the most fun to play and collect whilst being tournament competitive?

I planned on buying a new Chaos horde this year - which hasn't happened thus far so I'm hoping this thread can spur me on.

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I think the second most powerful Chaos list competitively is the Emperors Children. They can throw down a huge amount of firepower and still be alright in close combat. They have a lot of stuff that works on the opponents leadership at the same time. They are so solid when in the hands of the right person. Not to mention they get demonic fast attack steeds that rend...
 

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Yeah Emp Children are pretty evil, warp screen almost all their sonic guns are a pain in the ass to deal against, as well as having pretty good CC along with how tooled they can make their Champs
I personally like Word Beares(Thus i play them) Any Deamon chioce including Greater, So you can have a infiltrate Squad Hide in cover or try to creep up to the enemy's rear lines and have a nice present for them in the ways of Daemonic summoning, having Daemonetts with Steeds chase down and tie up infantry or go for skimmers and other armor with rending while some bloodletters tear things up with Power Weapons at Str 5 and a 3/5 up armor save so they can take retaliating punishment, not to mention your marines and elites as well as usually one Heavy Support and a DP
Thats if things go right though... >.>;
 

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i honestly think the 2nd most competitive and fun to play with is night lords or nurgle who doesnt like loads of raptors flying around whop chopping peoples apart special in the night where you can be less seen and also if you nurgle you dnt have to see em to nurgle rot them you would just see this giant green fog advancing then all of a sudden pfftttt they fart and you choke to death
 

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I really think it becomes your preference and how you play it which makes the army, how you use its strenghts try to make up for weaknesses how you set it up and how you play it against your opponent
 

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DaemonsR'us said:
I really think it becomes your preference and how you play it which makes the army, how you use its strenghts try to make up for weaknesses how you set it up and how you play it against your opponent
That's essentially it... although there are certain configurations that lend themselves more to the broken, fluffless nature of tournament play better than others.
 

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I'd go with Slaanesh lots of possiblities modelling wise. As far as the list Itself Siren Is probably the most broken rule throughout 40k, throw In mounted Daemonettes/Normal, and Infiltrating Noise marines with sonic weapons and you've got yourself a damn hard army. :shock:
 

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Where in the rules does it state that Daemonettes can get steeds?
 

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I'm going to say its in the second printing of the Codex, the one that fixed some of the errors and no one knew it was printed til it came out. But since i don't have that in hand, I can't be sure. They are mentioned in the Chaos FAQ though
 

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Its new, printed with the 2nd printing or LatD forget exactly
but for 28 Points total Daemonetts can get Steeds and move with Daemonic Speed
 

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Oops sorry for not mentioning that XD forgot that part, but yes they do become Fast Attack then as well
 

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Oops sorry for not mentioning that XD forgot that part, but yes they do become Fast Attack then as well
 

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Back on post as were I would go for Black Legion for two reasons;
1)Abaddon is one mean geezer.
2) So adaptable. My regular opponent has a about 5000pts and a further 1000 of each Power I never know whats coming out of the case next :D
 

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IMHO, Alpha legion are pretty nails. An all infiltrating army, and lords of doom! Pretty hard to beat if you cant out maneuver them!


But i really like Night Lords and Word Bearers. I think that they are the most characterful of the Legions.


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Ah, I play Alpha Legion its my main army and when you have that many Iniltraters Its not about how close you get to deploy to the enemy. (Trust me you will always run out of cover in the middle of the Table with this many infiltaters anyway.)

The main advantage is (heh heh) the joy of your opponents face as you make him set up the majority of his force without knowing where yours is going to be. Once thats been done every squad in you force can be deployed where you want opposite their target/mission objective in balistic range. It is great to know where everything is before you have to deploy. :twisted:


But I still think Black Legion is the strongest all round Legion though others will be better in specific circumstances.
 

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yeah i agree, totally.

And with regards to auspex, i personally think its vitually useless. If you can see the infiltrators, then it means they are at least 19" away. So you then have to score 19 or more MINIMUM on 4 dice.

I dont have the program saved to my favourites anymore but i ran the numbers through a probability program once and the odds were very much stacked against.

Also most targets will be out of los wherever possible, or as vash was suggesting, not up close, but instead in a nice bit of cover, somewhere near max range away, with the perfect weapons to bring the pain on. An alpha legion Havoc heavy force can be very scary to face
 

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It is cmpletely useless at its current job. The real way to make the Auspex useful would be to make it significantly more expensive, and give that free shot at both Infiltrators and Deep Strikers, both making it useful and challenging the monodominance of Drop Pod armies.
 

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uberschveinen said:
It is cmpletely useless at its current job. The real way to make the Auspex useful would be to make it significantly more expensive, and give that free shot at both Infiltrators and Deep Strikers, both making it useful and challenging the monodominance of Drop Pod armies.
I like this idea a lot, take the smirk of the drop pod generals faces!
 
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