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I'm building my first army, and I've got most of it down, but I'm not sure if I want to take more troops, more terminators, or a second HQ (Chaos Lord) to get to 1500 points.


Current Total: 1,281

HQ Daemon Prince 165
Wings
Mark of Nurgle
Nurgle’s Rot

Troops Space Marines 330
14 Marines
1 Aspiring Champion
1 Power Weapon
1 Plasma Gun
1 Heavy Bolter
1 Icon of Nurgle

Troops Plague Marines 221
6 Marines
1 Aspiring Champion
2 Plasma Guns

Elites Terminators 160
4 Marines
1 Champion

Elites Possessed 175
4 Marines
1 Champion
1 Rhino

Heavy Support Defiler 150

"Fast Attack" Spawn 80
2 Spawn

Tactics: The goal is to put my possessed, spawn, Daemon Prince, and potentially the Defiler (depending on the configuration I decide on for the battle) into the thick of battle. I'm considering putting a few more icons on my troops, the cheaper ones, for deep striking purposes. Anyhow, I get them doing their job, then use the fire support from the marines to do as much damage as possible. I'm also thinking about decreasing the number of marines and adding obliterators, or just adding obliterators instead of a second HQ to get to 1500. I haven't played a game with them yet so we'll see how it shapes up.
 

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Yeah I didn't want to get into the nitty gritty of war gear just yet, I'm definitely going to be adding some. As for splitting up the marines, my issue is that if I'm spending 50 points for an icon of nurgle I want to get the most out of it. I guess I could split them up, but I'd have to drop something else.

As for the posssessed, they have 2 attacks, 5+ invulnerable save and are Daemonkin (which means you get 1 of 6 special rules when you start the game, scouts, furious charge, fleet of foot, rending, feel no pain, or power weapons. All of these things are good, I'd say), so I wouldn't say they are bad. I'm not sure if I want to take 3 obliterators or some havoc marines, since they are much cheaper and could be pretty flexible.

This is only a preliminary list, and I only have the Daemon Prince, Chaos Marines, and Plague marines purchased.

Any advice on how to spec the plague marines? Their extra toughness, feel no pain, and blight grenades tend to make me think they deserve flamers and a front lines spot, in between fire support (marines + havocs/obliterators). The Defiler is meant as a big target to draw some fire from my Daemon Prince who will be flying in to assault my opponents directly. I want to put the possessed and the prince in the middle of combat right away.

Also, any advice on the tactical uses for terminators? 2+ save sure isnt shabby but I have a hard time seeing where to fit them into my strategy. Also, is the mark of nurgle worthwhile for them, its 10 pts cheaper on terminators and that would jack their toughness up to 5.
 

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I've made some revisions:

Current: 1,495
HQ Daemon Prince 165
Wings
Mark of Nurgle
Nurgle’s Rot

Troops Plague Marines 195
4 Marines
1 Aspiring Champion
1 Power Weapon
1 Plasma Pistol
1 Personal Icon
2 Plasma Guns

Troops Plague Marines 195
4 Marines
1 Aspiring Champion
1 Power Weapon
1 Plasma Pistol
1 Personal Icon
2 Plasma Guns

Troops Plague Marines 195
4 Marines
1 Aspiring Champion
1 Power Weapon
1 Plasma Pistol
1 Personal Icon
2 Plasma Guns

Elites Terminators 210
4 Marines
1 Champion
5 Lightning Claws

Elites Possessed 180
4 Marines
1 Champion
1 Icon of Chaos Glory
1 Rhino

Heavy Support Defiler 150

Heavy Support Chaos Havocs 170
4 Marines
4 Plasma Guns
Mark of Nurgle

Fast Attack Spawn 80
2 Spawn
 

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Well, the entire army is assembled, though not painted. 8 of the 15 plague marines are standard csm models, so I'm going to put some time in with greenstuff nurgling them up a bit. I managed to make 7 plasma guns, since as luck would have it the sprues I got came with a limited number. I did have enough plasma pistols thankfully. I also put together 8 lightning claws from scratch this evening, since my terminator lord came with one pair and I needed more.

I'm not sure when I'll be priming and painting, the semester just ended so I have a lot of free time now, but I've fatigued myself a bit with the amount of work I've put in the last week. We'll see how long it is before I'm actually out using the army, I still need to get used to the rules after all.
 

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I'm not putting any of the lesser god's marks on my nurgle army ;)

But after I field this army a few times more I'll see how I feel, I have 17 unused csm from the buying spree I went on, giving me room to make changes/grow in the future. for now though I'd like to keep the possessed in my army. If they repeatedly fail me, I'll certainly smite them. Half of the motivation of my list, admittedly, was financial, since I was buying the large pack that came with the defiler and possessed and spawn I sought to use them.
 
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