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Chaos Space Marines have always been my favorite playable faction in WH40K they have so much diversity and let's admit all of their models are badass. I am someone who takes a lot of pride and joy in whatever I am doing, knowing I am doing it in the most efficient way possible. Suppose I am playing a role playing video game, I will extensively research abbout every stat, every weapon, every spell, etc. to make sure that I character I make is the best possible one from everything to gear and stats.

In WH40K I love creating my own armies and giving them their own fluff. So let's say I make a Nurgle devoted warband and their leader is a Nurgle Sorcerer because that's how I imagined/designed it in the fluff. But looking at unit stats, suppose I favor the stats of a biker HQ or a jump pack HQ. Now I feel like my army is losing available advantage. Does this happen to any of you? Do you let these factors influence your playing or do you just play with whatever and enjoy it regardless?
 

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Yes I believe that no matter what your reason for playing is to enjoy your army because if you don't really care about your army then you're going to lose interest. Even though I have been in love with warhammer for a long time, actually playing it is something I have only observed. I still am so uncertain about all the rules and details I guess I feel like if I just pick units I think look cool then I could be setting up for failure. I don't know if that is a dumb reason or not but it's kind of my approach to it thus far.

I am someone who is very visual if that makes sense. The first reason I fell in love with chaos was their look and appeal. My favorite unit is the Defiler but they are kind of crappy. And yeah the stats would be better on a bike, but I imagine my warband's sorcerer lord levitating through the battlefield shooting psychic blasts of power from his mind. Putting him on a bike just makes him seem less badass and quite silly. I don't think I would ever play tournaments but only local game shops and it's hard to say how people play because I am moving and have no idea of any shops where I will be moving to.

Aside from CSM and SM I would say my favorite army is Necrons and I don't know why but I look at every unit in the game that they have to offer and I am like, "Yeah I can imagine using any combination of these." Even looking at Eldar units, I wouldn't mind so much if my HQ was on a jetbike. I guess I get this really specific connection with Chaos because I make a very specific and lore/fluff friendly idea in my head of how the army should play but then find out it's not very optimal.
 
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