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Plague or Noise?

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I've just started collecting and putting my Chaos Marines together. Originally I was thinking about going with an extremely Undivided army, but some of the god-specific stuff is starting to look pretty appealing. Unfortunately I only have so much money to put into this army, and I don't want to strain the limits of my friends' tolerance of "counts as."

I generally don't play in tournaments, so I'm not too worried about that. As for the armies I'll be playing against, one friend has Space Marines and Orks, one has Eldar and Tyranids, one has Space Wolves and Tyranids, one has Blood Angels, one has just Orks and one just has Imperial Guard. Another friend is going to get Necrons as soon as he has some money to spend on it. I'm generally the only Chaos player--I figured someone has to do it--but I also have Daemons, if we try to get someone into Warhammer and they need an army.

I know this is a pretty varied list of armies, but I'm trying to decide what would be the best investment for playing against them--regular Chaos Marines, Plague Marines or decked out Noise Marines?
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So neither are really "better" or "worse" for the armies I'm up against? Hmm.. maybe I'll try a mix of both?

If I had to choose a type of army, I'd probably go "Shooty" for the Chaos Marines, since my Daemon army pretty much has close combat covered, and because the Orks and Tyranids I'm up against are very CC focused. Maybe somewhat shooty/cc hybrid just because I imagine that's a lot easier for Marine armies to achieve than Daemons.
Using both sounds good, thanks guys :)

One quick question about using the Noise Marines though... if I have them sitting relatively back and shooting while the Plague Marines move up for objectives, am I better off taking the Noise Marines in squads of 5 so I can take more Blastmasters, or groups of 10 just so there's more of them to take wounds?
Well, I went to the store to pick up a box of Noise Marines. Fortunately, my roommate was working, and he warned me that there's only one actual Sonic Blaster in there! All it has different from a normal CSM box is the one blaster, one blastmaster and the doom siren.

If I wanted a squad of 10 where 9 of them have the Sonic Blasters, is there a more efficient way to model them from normal CSM?
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