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Old 23 Mar 2008, 00:05   #1 (permalink)
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Default How Should I Play Chaos

I'm a really new CSM player, indeed i've played for about 2 years with Tau, and i'm looking to expand to a new race. I bought the new CSM codex, and they have such a wide variety of play styles i don't know what to choose. I really like all the different types of troops the chaos have, like Plague Marines and Korne Berzerkers etc. but i can't decide how i want to play them.

i've tossed up serveral ideas, first

Black legion, with all 5 troop types mixed together in black legion, with Abbadon as my main hero. or

Black Crusade, with all 5 troop types but painted in the origional legion colours, so it looks like i'm fielding all the different traitor legions. or

World Eaters with a daemon prince as Angron, with karn the betrayer etc. or

my own made up warband that is totally different but incorporates all the different Chaos troops.

Its really confusing and i'd truly like to do all of that, but i don't have the time or the money. so can anyone suggest to me a good path to follow? Bearing in mind i hold a little soft spot for the Traitor legions.
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Old 23 Mar 2008, 00:55   #2 (permalink)
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The way which will ensure that you get maximum enjoyment out of your army. I could drone on about "Unit A is better than Unit B" but at the end of the day, that means little to me. You've already got a few ideas down already, which is a good start. Normally I would recommend any new player to use regular Chaos Space Marines as Troops, they're more flexible and forgiving than any of the Cult Troops and can handle any task accordingly. However if you want to delve into the Cult Troops first, then by all means do so.

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Its really confusing and i'd truly like to do all of that, but i don't have the time or the money. so can anyone suggest to me a good path to follow? Bearing in mind i hold a little soft spot for the Traitor legions.
You do have some good ideas, but if money and time is a problem then you may be better off starting on more traditional grounds. To fill the compulsory 1 HQ and 2 Troops sections is easy, you could take a Chaos Lord or Chaos Sorcerer or a Daemon Prince or a Summoned Greater Daemon and 2 squads of regular Chaos Space Marines, or take just a single regular Chaos Space Marine Squad and a Cult Troop unit of your choice.

Cult Troops are specialised units, unlike the regular Chaos Space Marine Squads who can accomplish a number of roles, Cult Troops fulfill specific roles and execute them with a cruel and lethal efficiency. Honestly, when you're just starting out you should 'earn your stripes' as so to speak, by using just regular Chaos Space Marines as your Troops choices, they're very forgiving and come with a lot of weaponry as standard. But as I mentioned earlier, pick the units you like the most, then let us know and we can make it into something playable.
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Old 25 Mar 2008, 14:11   #3 (permalink)
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i would recommend black legion. you can field anything and it will still go with the fluff. you can have a little of everything you like.


also i would not recommend normal space marines, since cult troops are the coolest troops out there, every one of them :P

black legion also have the biggest baddest character: abaddon the despoiler himself

however if you plan to play in tournaments, dont listen to me :P
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