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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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I wouldn't bother taking squads of Noise Marines that will do nothing but sit back and shoot. Instead take units that can be flexible. A squad of 8 with Champion with doomsiren and power weapon and two or three models with sonic blasters in a Rhino is perfect. You can either sit in the Rhino and shoot out of it in defense, or move up to assault as needed. Noise Marines are probably the most flexible Cult Marine type, so equip and use them accordingly.
This nails it. TSons and NMs need more tataics to use, if sitting on objectives with blast masters or taking objectives with Doom Sirens, I use 8. 5 SBs, and 1 BM with 2 spare wounds is good to sit and dakka. 8 with 5 BMs and DS/PW Champ with 2 spare wounds is useful. Ethier one works.
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