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Old 08 Jan 2008, 23:22   #1 (permalink)
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Old 09 Jan 2008, 04:46   #2 (permalink)
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What exactly are you asking here? What people are using to create Dark Apostle models or what rules to use for them?

Rules are simple. Chaos Lord with power weapon. The only difference between that and the version in the last codex is a -1 to the invulnerable save.

In the future please be more clear in your posts. If you post things with a little more thought behind it you're likely to get better responses and not have your posts deleted as spam which is almost what happened here until I understood what you were asking.
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Old 09 Jan 2008, 05:39   #3 (permalink)
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Chaos Lord with power weapon and Mark of Tzeentch makes more sense to me. All the MOT gives is a 4+ Invulnerable save, so it's exactly the same as the old Accursed Crozius.
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Old 09 Jan 2008, 05:48   #4 (permalink)
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Is this a gameplay question, or a conversion/ model representation question?

For the former, a Apostle is a Chaos Lord with power weapon. For the latter, a Space Marine Chaplain converted to look Chaosy would be simple and nice.
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Old 09 Jan 2008, 12:41   #5 (permalink)
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What exactly are you asking here? What people are using to create Dark Apostle models or what rules to use for them?
Both, and any other ideas - didn't want to constrain thoughts. I think the new codex gives an opportunity to think about the Dark Apostle as more than a "Lord + Power Weapon" - I've opted for a Sorcerer interpretation so the DA has spiritual powers. I've actually used an unarmoured religious fig (looks like a bishop) and am thinking of giving him a "steed" aka a mechanical pulpit

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Old 09 Jan 2008, 14:20   #6 (permalink)
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From my reading of "Dark Apostle" I'm convinced that a Dark Apostle ought to have psychic powers. I'd bring a Sorcerer w/personal Icon, Mark of Tzeentch and 2 psychic powers of my choice.
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Old 16 Jan 2008, 18:42   #7 (permalink)
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I haven't finished reading Dark Apostle, but I already want to have one in the WB army I am going to build...someday. I agree the DA should have some psychic powers, but he also needs a demon weapon if you go by the old codex and from my brief readings of the new codex I don't see where a Sorceror can get one.



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Old 16 Jan 2008, 19:42   #8 (permalink)
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The best way, in my opinion, to represent the Dark Apostle in the new Codex is to take a Chaos Lord with the Mark of Tzeentch, and give him either the Deathscreamer Daemon Weapon or a Power Weapon. You could use a Sorcerer, but I think the Chaos Lord's rules better represent a Dark Apostle than a Sorcerer, however both units are as equally as good as each other, all it comes down to really is personal preference.
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