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I need some help. I'm really new to the game, I have yet to play an "actual" game. I've been messing around with my friend, tried a 500 pt game against the Orcs in Black Reach and we split up my army and tried Nurgle vs. Slaanesh and Nurgle got owned. But here's what I've got:
Chaos Lord + MoN + Terminator Armor + Lightning claws = 160
PM x7 + Champion + Rhino (+havoc) 296
PM x7 + plasma + flamer + Champion (+power fist) + Rhino 326
Terms x5 + Champion + MoN + Powerfistx2 + heavy flamer 215
Land Raider 220
Defiler with CC arm and Reaper Autocannon 150
The 1500 pt army includes everything above, plus a Vindicator, or a Predator with TL Lascannon, or a Chaos Sorc Lord with MoN and Winds of Chaos.
Anyway, what I have to work with right now is the Renegade Box Set, so 20 Space Marines (I've converted with GS to Plague Marines), 5 Possesed, 5 Terminators, 3 Rhinos, a Predator, Vindicator, Defiler, Land Raider, Dreadnought, Chaos Term Lord, Chaos Sorc Lord.
I'm hoping to add Typhus and some Bikers when I can spend some cash. I've noticed most everyone uses a DP with Wings, is that something I also should invest in?
All advice is welcome, even if it is to tell me how much I'm messing up. As for my limited experience, I don't have much of an idea of tactics, I'm just hoping to stay alive to do some damage, and I guess get into range to assault. Though I do like the things that go boomy...even though they often fail miserably on me.
My Games Workshop had a Colliseum event, in which one unit went up against a squad of orks, then a hive tyrant, and then the survivors bashed it out. Out of the ten that tried, my Terminator Lord with MoN and Lightning Claws was the only one that survived a Hive Tyrant. I guess that colors why I chose the Term Lord. So in games, I guess I'll have to do the sorc lord until I can get a DP.
If I used the defiler in the 1500 point army (which is the reason I decided to play CSM in the first place, so I probably should use it) I would use those extra points for more gear on my troops and champions. I assume that I should stick with meltas and plasma guns?
I guess my next investment will be 3 bikers and a Demon Prince, since that is what I see most of. The question that I have, then, if I switch to a Chaos Sorc for the time being, what spell would you guys suggest? I've had people tell me everything from Warp Time, Winds of Chaos, Bolt of Change (though its Tzeentch). I want it to be Nurgle, but Nurgle's Rot doesn't seem to have the same pull for me it did when I read the old Chaos Codex.
And thanks again for the help. I don't feel as clueless, especially with the infantry squad per 500 advice.