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Pretty simple question, I have been weighing up my options, and I have come to the conclusion that Icon of Tzeentch or Icon of Nurgle might be best, one letting you keep the squad around a lot longer with invunerability. And one also allowing them more survivability.

But I am going to get a couple of squads of CSM, so I'm willing to go with a couple of Icons (to go with my fluff).

Anyway, what are your views?
 

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depneds on what you want them to do?

If you know you'll be up agianst lots of high AP weapons then Tzeetch would be an option. Nurlge is good agianst high strength weapons such as Tau and. Khrone is also good for assaulting troops however Beserkers would be better and Slannesh is pointless.
I personaly only take Icon of Glory. Re-roll on LD tests and pinning tests and an Icon to guide in troops. Thankyou and it's also cheap
 

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Well, In my chaos army I already have... (troops)

18 Thousand Sons (2 squads of 9)
16 Khorne Berzerkers (2 Squads of 8)

So, I've already got the assaulty troops, and they're all mounted in Rhinos :)

These will too have Rhinos, but I kind of want some more hard hitting troops, but I find that Tzeentch has the benefits of Psychic powers, and Khorne Berzerkers have the benefits of Furious Charge...

I haven't got my codex on me, so I'm not too sure on what Icon of Slannesh has, is it increase on initiative?
 

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Mark of Slaanesh is +1init. I think the Mark of Tzeentch is the best for normal marines, makes them able to take incoming fire batter.
 

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mark of tzeentch is pointless as it's only a 5+ you barely save any marines if the enemy has caused enough damage to warrant it. But if your rolls are generally good (or if you load your dice) then go for it. I personally go with icon of chaos glory for the rerolls
 

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re-roll and an icon for deep strikes is well worth the 10pts.
 

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The IoK, IoN, IoS & IoT are all pointless in 5th ed for 3 reasons:
1) The respective cult troops (besides TSs) are point-for-point much better.
2) A 5+ invulnerable save is a waste when cover is so easily found.
3) CSMs are not dedicated troops. There's no point trying to make them into mediocre dedicated troops. The best thing that they can bring to the battlefield is a bunch of bodies, a PF and some meltaguns/flamers for a relatively cheap cost. They're your "Jack of all trades".

The Icon of Chaos Glory ensures that your CSMs will stick around to the last man and because they're not fearless the don't need to take extra ASs when they lose combat. It's also cheap! This makes it far superior to the other four choices.

EDIT: Ninja'd
 
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