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So at first, I was deciding between IG and SoB. I picked Eldar. Now I'm having the same problem again. This time, I'm considering Eldar and CSM. I have the Eldar Codex, so granted, I know more about them than I do CSM. I also have a squad of DAs, but that's beside the point.
-Fluff: The last of a dying race fighting against the universe for their survival is badass. I enjoyed reading the storyline in the Codex.
-Models: They're so clean and crisp. Unlike Orks, who are smelly and dirty. I like the smooth, curvy designs of their vehicles especially.
-Play Style: Specialized units that excell at one aspect of combat sound really neat and give the player a wealth of tactical options. Additionally, units some units "combo" well with others, which is very rewarding to pull off.
-Fluff (again): The rebellious nature of the CSM is pretty hardcore. Breaking off from the Imperium and all that. Plus, it fits my personality somewhat, as I often tend to be rebellious to higher powers (parents, schoolwork, ect.)
-Conversions: CSM have a huge potential for conversions. Be it mutations, Chaos-y scenery, horns, spikes, banners, the whole deal. In a sense, no two armies are the same. That's awfully hard to say if you're playing races like Eldar or Tau.
-Unit Choices: CSM in particular has neato units like Oblits, Daemon Princes, Plauge Marines, ect. From what I've heard, CSM tends to be a vey competitive army.
So all that being said, I can't really decide. I want to be very competiitive, but I also want to be able to really enjoy modelling/painting my army and have one that looks striking (or scary!) on the tabletop. My main opponents consist of IG, Nids, potentially Orks, SM, and CSM once in a while.
if i was faced with the same problem i would choose CSM. Personally i like the conversion oppurtunities that you can do. Modeling is my favorite aspect of the game (ironiclly i play a SoB army). I <3 nurgle conversions.
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Haha it looks i not the only one with this problem hehe. I would choose chaos faster as it was point out, conversions and make an army that unique and with eldar you'll soon realize there only couple ways to be competitive so chaos for the wn i hope
You really should just go with the nurgle.... grandfather nurgle loves you, ya know
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The call of the space fairies, or the sweet tendrils of chaos, guiding you through all it's hellbent glory.
Go chaos, although it is ultimately up to you what you want to do. Just remember, Chaos and Necrons are the only armies that look cool in pink!
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Eldar are pretty darn cool, and while they have an older book, can put some of the nastiest armies on the table.
Chaos is very one dimensional and only has a handful of good units, everything else is meh. Not a great army.
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I voted for the Eldar. I enjoy playing the lesser played armies. I know that at my local store, there are only a few Eldar players ( I think 4) and one Dark Eldar player (me). Whenever we are in the store, we are kept pretty busy with the friendly challenges as people are tired of constantly playing all the MEQ armies.
(WH40K) Dark Eldar - (12,000pts) Sisters of Battle - (5000pts) Dark Angels -(3500pts) (WHFB) Dark Elves - (10,000pts) Beastmen - (5000pts) Empire - (3000pts) Wood Elves - (1500pts)
Chaos are a top-tier tournament army, (double-lash wins everything), but that's also the problem. My concern is that if you spend time on forums asking for list advice you'll turn into just another double-lash player; not cool. Plus I've never really liked Chaos because a lot of the people that play them are power-gamers, creepy, and weird.
Go Eldar, you can field so many different unit combinations, I think they'll be a lot of fun.
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There's lots of conversion potential among Eldar units too. It just tends to be a bit more subtle.