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Which is the best Close Combat Army?

  • Chaos (Mention which army in a post)

    Votes: 15 15.0%
  • Tyranids

    Votes: 43 43.0%
  • Space Orks

    Votes: 16 16.0%
  • Dark Eldar

    Votes: 6 6.0%
  • Inquisition (DH & WH Mention which in a post)

    Votes: 4 4.0%
  • Imperial Guard

    Votes: 2 2.0%
  • Space Marines (Mention which chapter in a post)

    Votes: 7 7.0%
  • Eldar

    Votes: 3 3.0%
  • Tau

    Votes: 4 4.0%
  • Necrons

    Votes: 0 0.0%
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As I said above "officially which is the best Close Combat army?" I personnally think Chaos but what does everyone else think.
 

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i would say tyranids as near all their army is composed of close combat units
 

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tyranids, i'm a nid player so i would know, but chaos is pretty darn good at it so is orks, numbers really do help.
 

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hoard armies dominate close combat (except guard) *snickers*
 

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Yeah, I think nids is probably the terrifying reality. Masses of sharp claws tends to do quite a bit of damage - scary little freaks that they are. Chaos is still pretty deadly though.
 

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Well up until the new chaos codex came out I would have said a world eaters army, 12 berserkers with chain axes swinging for 44 attack plus their champion who has the axe of khorne (extra attack gained by every roll of a 6). But now I guess either 13th company or Nids.
 

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I'd still go For Khorne you can give a Lord a Juggernaught and a Bloodfeeder so he can have up to 19 str 5 Power weapon attacks and Zerkers get Furious charge and still get lots of attacks.
 

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well voted based on what army can be the strongest with entirellyy CC(no shots not even on the charge) i would say tyranids.

Mind you Chaos scares me more in CC.
 

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I vote for Dark Eldar. Definitely not an army to go hand to hand with.
My BT squash DE constantly, Thier initiative and wytches are the only thing they got going for them, but thier toughness 3 eventually kills them. The talos is also something to avoid.
 

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chaos khorne they are hard enough to take damage and good enough to dish it out aswell
 

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Khorne Berzerkers. Although Nids are good at close combat, its only because their is a ton of them. One on one nids would get destroyed against a khorne berzerker. Also average Chaos Marines are equiped with a bolter, a bolt pistol and a chainsword. So, khorne berzerkers . . .
 

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Khorne Berzerkers. Although Nids are good at close combat, its only because their is a ton of them. One on one nids would get destroyed against a khorne berzerker. Also average Chaos Marines are equiped with a bolter, a bolt pistol and a chainsword. So, khorne berzerkers . . .
While one on one a Khornate Berserker is superior...we're talking about armies...and CSM aren't cheap where a full table of slashy-gaunts is VERY cheap.

For a CC "ARMY" I stand by Tyrannids.
 

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Tyranids, every time.

An army who's troops can be WS and I 6 with fleet and rending! As far as close combat goes nothing else comes close to beating stealers. Then add in all the other options the nids have and you are pretty much guarrenteed to win a straight up punch-up.
 

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dark eldar.

yes, their toughness will eventually kill them. yes, most of them are wearing soggy cardboard for armor.

however, they're essentially set up for close combat...if you know what you're doing (as with every army....). with initiative 5, crazy mad wargear, and no synapse to worry about, seems to me the dark eldar are just plain scary in close combat.

that being said, you can mitigate the threat by simply not allowing them to get into cc....but that's not the question :biggrin:
 

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I think that while Tryanids are definitely a brutal cc army, Dark Eldar are just sick. Properly handled they can eviscerate just about anything with ease.
 
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