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Old 15 May 2007, 04:52   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so I'm just a total Ahriman fanboi. He's the man. Thus, my Prodigal Sons of Ahriman list, as it currently stands.

6 x 9 Chaos Space Marines w/Mark of Tzeentch (Rubric marines)
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I'm shooting for a 2k point list:

Each of the Chaos Space marine squads has an aspiring champion.

5 of them are identical, the guy who comes with the thousand sons box, has a sword and a pistol.

The last is a Chaos Terminator w/Heavy Flamer and chainax, and a thousand sons head (that box had a head instead of a back thing, so I couldn't finish the asp. champion)

My question is this: What wargear should I give the 5 asp. champions who don't wear termy armor? (keeping in mind that we roll WYSIWYG around here, so it has to look pistol/ swordish)

This list is obviously not going to be terribly competitive, so cool wargear choices are just as good as effective ones.
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Old 15 May 2007, 06:21   #2 (permalink)
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Power Weapon and Bolt Pistol, Or Plasma Pistol.
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Old 15 May 2007, 06:37   #3 (permalink)
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Power Weapon and Bolt Pistol, Or Plasma Pistol.
Ditto. Except make it a bolt pistol rather than a plasma pistol - in my opinion it's a waste of points - 12" range, and that means that your opponent can assault you back!
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Old 15 May 2007, 11:19   #4 (permalink)
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inferno bolts. just keep it as a bolt pistol and give him the magic blasty rounds of doom.
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Old 17 May 2007, 00:40   #5 (permalink)
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Power weapon or if your feeling really cheap, a standard CCW plus bolt pistol. I wouldn't go down the inferno bolts since your bound to have some sort of shooting psychic power like doombolt, bolt of change etc. I personally run with an army of 1k sons which is at near 2k, consisting of 5 x 5 man strong 1k Sons squads led by a Champion with bolt of change and led by a Chaos Lord and a Chaos Lieutenant, and some Chosen (all with bolt of change of course )

But thats 21 Rubric Marines, therefore you have more then that, which equates to 1007 points of just rubric marines, giving you 992 points to spend on powers, wargear, tanks etc.
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Old 17 May 2007, 01:51   #6 (permalink)
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That sound righteous FT. Bolt of change is danger danger good.

I bet your army was a pain to play against.
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Old 17 May 2007, 02:07   #7 (permalink)
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Are you referring to me, AThomahawk? (if you are, you've accidently hit the wrong key by accident), if not, I haven't a clue who your talking about ???
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Old 17 May 2007, 02:16   #8 (permalink)
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yes, I did hit the wrong key....how silly.

Bolt of change alone seems reason to take a tzeentch sorcerer. I'm not sure, but I believe in earlier editions its characteristics were even more lascannon like (minus the heavy firing mode of course).
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Old 17 May 2007, 02:23   #9 (permalink)
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I bet your army was a pain to play against.
I should imagine it would be a pain . Although I've never been on the receiving end of it like I have with my Space Marines and my Khorne (which usually happens when I have friends around who don't have armies, I lend them mine to use and I know how much of a pain both armies can be to play against :P).

12 bolts of change coming at your each turn can be pretty nasty , backed up by countless bolters. Plus since their psychic powers, you can also swop them out without doing a thing, so if your going against a scuttling horde of Tyranids, then you can just declare all your aspiring champions have doombolt instead of bolt of change (bolt of change being more expensive, so your not really increasing the points cost of the army by doing so)
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Old 17 May 2007, 03:24   #10 (permalink)
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So FT, any particularly useful tricks when using tzeentch? Maybe powers/units/combos that work well together, and by that I mean, tzeentch and khorne (which is legit, so long as the sorcerers and berzerkers aren't mixed up) or whatever.

Under a black legion army there are no restrictions, so, given such an open possibility, what would you engineer?
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