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Alrighty then, so I've decided to swear my fealty to the dark gods and will be playing a Chaos Space Marines army.
YES! Praised be the Dark Prince Slaanesh!! Welcome to the Chaos Club, have a cookie.

1) I really love the Word Bearers, they have always been a favorite of mine so I think I will make a WB army. Now, just because they are word bearers would it be ok to use icons of slaanesh, nurgle, etc. in that army?
perfectly safe to do that. Also, word bearers are perfect when represented by the "Crimson Slaughter Supplement". Basically, in that book, you have all the tools to get a proper WB army: possessed, unholy crozius, preachers, etc.

3) I really like the idea of having one color scheme but will also vary the individual models abit (so maybe this one is red, silver, and gold while another model is red, silver, and black) but I also really love the iron warriors and black legion. Do you think it would be ok if maybe two or three of my foot soldiers wore the black legion color scheme but maybe had their helmet and right shoulderpad painted red to symbolize them joining?
the good thing of csm warbands is that you can do wathever you like. in my legion i actually have some black legion troopers fighting along my main force. nothing bad with that: alliances and such.

4) As I mentioned above, I really like units that look cool (hence why I love Chaos) but I hear a lot of people saying that if you use a Chaos Lord you should put him on a bike. Honestly, I think bikes look dumb but are they really good in the game?
Yes they are good. Are bikers the one and only way to play a Lord. No it's not. Take the model you like more and try to maximise it's use on the field. We can help! :D

Then, about army composition:
for 500 pts you can start with a Terminator Lord, plain and simple, plus 3 more terminators with combiplasma as retinue, then 20 cultists with 2 flamers as cannon fodder/heretics for the fluff, 5 marines with meltagun & combimelta in rhino and you are ok. A mixed bag army, with "elite" units, cheap bodies, melee capability and some shooting at midrange.

at 1000 pts you could take another rhino with marines like the above, 5 nurgly spawns to add that mutation spicing to the army and maybe lascannon havocs for long range support or, if you like it close and personal, more goddam spawns! BLAAUURRGLEFLSHHH!!

Also, i suggest to build your force starting at 1000 pts. Less points, it's just a kill team. :)

So at 1000:

Chaos Lord
Terminator armour
boon of mutation (for the lulz)
power axe, power mace
meltabombs
(130-ish)

4 Terminators
4 combiplasma
2 power axes
1 power sword
1 power mace
(148)

5 Marines
meltagun
combimelta
rhino
(130)

5 Marines
meltagun
combimelta
rhino
(130)

20 cultists
2 flamers
(100)

5 Spawns
mark of nurgle
(180)

5 Spawns
mark of nurgle
(180)

something like 1000 pts - using Crimson slaughter, of course, for that extra funny Warlord traits and free "Fear" for every model!

EDIT: actually i quite like this silly list :p i might try to use it once
 
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