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Starting chaos HELP

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:10 am
by Deathwatch205
Hi there guys.

I bought the Chaos codex yesterday and have been thinking about what army I should start with. I really like both the night lords and the alpha legion but I need help with what units are good for these armies.

I just finished a blood Angels force so I'm trying to stay away from a mass assault/charge army, although having a 20 man beserker unit looks good as well

Re: Starting chaos HELP

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:06 am
by Jeffers
For night lords, you want to be looking at deep striking and fast units to get in their with the -1ld debuffs. Problem is, its easy to counter that ability now such as strategems or faction traits.

Alpha legion -1 to hit is a great thing to have in your pocket.

Both are very different such as night lords look down at other legions and detest the thought of using daemons. Whereas alpha make heavy use of cultists

How do you want to build you army? Fluffy, competitive?

Re: Starting chaos HELP

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:30 pm
by Otasolgryn
Well chaos dont have to be all out charge across the table, but the are fairly melee orientated.

Apart from that i agree with above, that we need some idea of where you want the army to be.

Because there is a very large gap between the fluffy, lore build alpha legion army, and one you bring to win a turnament.
One thing they do have in common though, is lots of cultists :)

Re: Starting chaos HELP

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:10 pm
by Deathwatch205
Yeah thanks for that.

I'd like to be competitive but still have friends if you know what I mean. I'm going to primarily focus on Alpha legion.

Do you guys think Warp Talons are worth it because the no overwatch rule sounds like it could be good especially supported by the psychic power to move again making the charge easier.

I don't know if this is a good plan but would it be good to fill out troops slots with cultists, say 3-4 20 man squads with a couple dark apostles and then quite a few havocs which can camp in cover with the -1. The cultists would act as bubble wrap from assault armies while the havocs go to town.

Last Question.

Can alpha legion take different Marks of Chaos?

Re: Starting chaos HELP

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:11 pm
by Salamand3rs4Lyfe
Cultist screen sounds somewhat effective but you'll probably have to be wary of deep striking. I know AL couldn't take marks of chaos in 7th but as far as 8th goes im not sure

Re: Starting chaos HELP

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:54 am
by Jeffers
I have used warp talons quite a bit. There rule is cool but they are utter trash.

Expensive and only 2 attacks. In a group of 5 they dont last long