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Old 26 Mar 2008, 23:34   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Chaos player,need help choosing an army!!!

So I'm considering taking up Chaos, but I'm wondering-which legion? Alpha Legion/Night Lords are fairly cool in concept,but Black Legion are also quite cool,though having said that who can say no to a pack of Khorne Berserkers sprinting across to smash the enemy? >

What I'm asking is simple-are there any inherent differences between legions? I mean if I take up Alpha Legion,do I gain access to any new units? I've combed the Chaos Codex(the original Good Book ) and this site looking for differences but just can't find them conclusively(the list of important topics seemed useful but it wasn't concrete as there were no stats, so if there are any differences,could someone point me to where I can find them?
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Old 27 Mar 2008, 00:04   #2 (permalink)
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haHA! i recently asked a very similar question. Under the new codex, most warbands take up the guise of renegades, who have only recently turned to Chaos. These renegades have access to any real units of Chaos with no discrimination. The only inherent differences are in play styles. You could play an army of Khorne World Eaters, which would be very strong in close combat. However, you could also create a Night Lords army which is focused on assault. You can give the Mark of Khorne to most units, and this increases the attack value of the unit. Most legions will play relatively the same, slightly generalized. The only difference is that specialist legions deal exclusively in their chosen form of combat, so take much more skill to play and tend to be more expensive.

The only REAL limiting factor when deciding on a legion is that sorcerers and Khorne do not bode well, so it's a little shady using them in the same army.

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Old 27 Mar 2008, 12:37   #3 (permalink)
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no there are no differences rules wise when playing different legions.
but they will probably release codexes for the different legions, though this is far away.. a few years if we are lucky.
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Old 27 Mar 2008, 13:16   #4 (permalink)
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In the new dex all the legions are the same, faceless warbands. They exist in name only.
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Old 27 Mar 2008, 13:31   #5 (permalink)
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At least until the Legion codices are released!
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Old 27 Mar 2008, 14:55   #6 (permalink)
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At least until the Legion codices are released!
Has there been any support for this rumor yet? Because believe me, I'd get behind a Thousand Sons codex in a heartbeat.
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Old 27 Mar 2008, 15:15   #7 (permalink)
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I know my Death Guard are getting Forge World Rules at the least so regardless I'm set lol
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Old 27 Mar 2008, 16:28   #8 (permalink)
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Until your opponent uses his power of "no."
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Old 27 Mar 2008, 17:46   #9 (permalink)
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At least until the Legion codices are released!
Has there been any support for this rumor yet? Because believe me, I'd get behind a Thousand Sons codex in a heartbeat.
World Eaters and Death Guard should have lists in IA6. White Dwarf 340 also has a few datasheets (they should be online for free soon) and listed more upcoming, including a Thousands Sons War Coven and an Emperor's Children Warband. While the datasheets are Apoc only, there's nothing to stop sensible players from adapting them into the Chaos codex to create "authentic" legion armies.

And yes, people can tell you "no." However, I wouldn't expect to get a "yes" every time. Luckily it's not hard to bring a backup list from the standard codex in case you run into that type of gamer.
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 02:57   #10 (permalink)
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The undevided chapters are great for those starting chaos, they can get a feel for which marks they like Then they can go with a legion that is deicated to said mark. For example if they do black legion and like nurgle units, they can switch to Death Guard.
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