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Old 16 May 2007, 00:04   #1 (permalink)
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ok so i was kinda bored and thinking of sometime in the future i want to build a chaos army i decided to throw together a list.

1600pts

HQ
chaos lord
D. Steed
L. Claws
D. Armor
D. Aura
=150pts

Elite

Possesed marines
10 marines w/ D. Talons
Rhino
Smoke & Armor
=328

Possesed marines
10 marines w/ D. Talons
Rhino
Smoke & Armor
=328

Troops

Tactical Squad
10 marines
2 melta guns
Rhino
Smoke & armor
=218

Tactical Squad
10 marines
2 melta guns
Rhino
Smoke & armor
=218

Heavy Support

Defiler
indirect fire
Armor
=180pts

Defiler
indirect fire
Armor
=180pts

how would this list work? against say eldar or space marines?
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Old 16 May 2007, 13:54   #2 (permalink)
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Looks very mechanized. Surely it will work alright against Eldar and Space Marines. You probably want to know how well it will work, right?

I notice your basic troops are designed for close combat? (I think) Thats good, but you have little fire support, besides the defilers. That may be ok. Defilers are great. The only caution here is that they could both die freakishly, leaving you without any heavy support.

The melta guns are a great idea, very nice, hopefully in CCW/Bolt pistol filled squads.
They should be able to take care of close armored threats, but keep in mind they are very short range.

Your force is pretty balanced, but I (this is my opinion, after all) would probably mix up your list a bit. That may not be your style, and I understand. When I play with Tau my army is very "blocky" and formulaic, partly because thats the Tau way and partly because its easier to "sketch" out what you want.

Let us know what you plan to do with your list and we'll try to help you get there. Have you played chaos much? How do you feel about Lost and the Damned? (They're evil when used with chaos marines...)
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Old 16 May 2007, 14:13   #3 (permalink)
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fairly quick, i don't know how good the possessed could be. maybe replace one squad with 3 oblits. you get a 118 pts spare. you could get a new squad with infiltrate. [small squad mind]
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Old 16 May 2007, 15:03   #4 (permalink)
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oblits, or maybe some havocs with autocannon/missile/las tankhunters.

There are a ton of directions (as many as the chaos icon!) you could take this "base"...
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Old 16 May 2007, 15:06   #5 (permalink)
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oblits would be better than havocs, they can last a hell of a lot longer.
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Old 16 May 2007, 15:21   #6 (permalink)
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maybe so, but havocs can have four autocannons. Not too bad.

And they're cheaper, so that may mean something. You could use the extra points to buy more havocs with guns, or whatever. Daemons? Chaos things?
There are a ton of great upgrades, different gods, veteran abilities, etc.

messyart suggested a small infiltrating squad (maybe with a melta, cause they rock). Another close combat squad, up close and personal, not to mention good against Eldar skimmers, or whathaveyou.
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Old 16 May 2007, 15:23   #7 (permalink)
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yeah, so oblits.
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Old 17 May 2007, 15:20   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: Chaos army list a bit different......

my father plays chaos and i have looked through the chaos codex many times so i know what works and what doesn't work

i find that the possesed marines with talons work fairly well.

i threw this list together pretty quickly so i could probably change things around a little bit

i didn't feel like messing with the marks of chaos but i do know how they work.

i was stuck on what heavy support to get so i just thought defilers would be a good options, i will probably change my heavies
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Old 17 May 2007, 17:14   #9 (permalink)
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What an excellant list! ;D >
I think you will have excellent results with this list, especially against Space Marines and Eldar. I have only fought these two armies so I know a thing or two on how to fight them.
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Default Re: Chaos army list a bit different......

You're right, Possessed are damn good at what they do. I don't know if its worth taking two squads of them however, due mainly to the price. The only thing you really lack is what was mentioned before, Firepower. True, 2 pie plates of death per turn are amazing but youcould use some more. Obliterators are a very good idea in any army so consider them. Personally i'm not too hot on havocs but whatever. hope that helps ;D
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