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I will be popping out to pick up a 8th Edition Rule Book at some point next week so it seemed sensible to work out expanding my Warriors of Chaos army, so that I can think up the aesthetics of the next units and pick up anything I need at the same time as the BRB.

My intention is to primarily model and paint what I wish; however, I still want the army to not have the same chance of winning whether or not I actually get it out of the case, so I am happy to adapt if I can come up with a good looking model/conversion for something. My likely choice of palette will be mostly purples and murky greens so Marks of Slaanesh or Nurgle would fit the look better.

Model based comments are in Plum

Heroes (Max 187)

Exalted Hero 145
Shield
Sword of Battle
Favour of the Gods

Placed in Warrior Unit
- Possibly use a Chaos Warrior


Troops (Minimum 188)

11 Chaos Warriors 205
Musician
Standard Bearer
Halberd
Shield

- 12 owned but not built so could be fitted with any weapon combination

20 Chaos Marauders 140
Chieftain
Musician
Standard Bearer
Light Armour
Shield

- Built as a mix of Great Weapons and Hand Weapon/Shield so could be two 10-man units; however that seems unlikely to be any good from what I have seen of 8th


Special (Maximum 375)

5 Chaos Knights (250 pts)
Champion
Musician
Standard Bearer

- Already built and mostly painted in murky greens

Total: 740



Alternatively I could build this:

Heroes (Max 187)

Exalted Hero 170 pts
Mark of Slaanesh
Shield
Steed of Slaanesh
Sword of Might
Favour of the Gods

Owned but unassembled
Is this overkill at low values?


Troops (Minimum 188)

10 Chaos Warriors 188 pts
Musician Mus
Standard Bearer
Halberd
Shield

- as above
Should I try to squeeze in a champion?

20 Chaos Marauders 140
Chieftain
Musician
Standard Bearer
Light Armour
Shield

- as above


Special (Maximum 375)

5 Chaos Knights (250 pts)
Champion
Musician
Standard Bearer

-as above

Total: 748

I also have 10 Warhounds unassembled.

I am particularly interested in:
(i) whether building Warriors is the best next step compared to, for instance, bulking up the Marauders to be two 20 man units
(ii) if Warriors are the best next step whether Halberds are likely now to be better than Great Weapons
(iii) whether when I expand to larger points values Nurgle Warriors or Slaanesh Warriors are better to aim for first (so I can paint appropriately)

If there is nothing really missing at this size, what sort of things should I be adding in for 1000+?

Obviously as 8th has only been out -1 days (so there might be someone who has not read it cover to cover yet:grin:) the advice does not have to be perfect.
 
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