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When I reach 1000 points with my orcs and goblins I want to start with a 40K army.
I was thinking of buying some troops first (chaos space marines).
But the codex says: "Remember that you cannot field models that are equipped with weapons and wargear that is not shown on the model".
I'm new to 40K so I have no idea what to give them (Or what is good)
Can you please help me out....?
Well, firstly, in WH40K you have to have 2 Troops choices and a H.Q choice (like a hero and 2 Core units in WF. For CSM I would suggest buying a Lord model, or a Daemon Prince if you are looking for a large army. Then as troops, either normal undivided CSM box sets, or a box set of the God your army is going to follow. As soon as you've finished with them, move on to specialised troops, vehicles and even Greater Daemons!!
Normal chaos marine troops will have a bolter, which is the main weapon of any squad, think of a modern day assault rifle. You can exchange the bolters of up to two marines with special or heavy weapons, like plasma guns or rocket launchers - if you do that you need to take the bolter off the model and replace it with the weapon you chose.
Close combat squads are armed with a bolt or plasma pistols and some sort of axe or sword, so those will need to be modelled as well.
Then there are terminators, an elite choice, with different armour than normal marines. If you want to include them, you need to field models in terminator armour.
As for what to give them, you must first decide what kind of force you want, a generic chaos army or one fully dedicated to one of the four chaos gods.After you make this decision you can start building troops, since each god has limitations in what troop squads can carry, especially regarding heavy weapons. Each also has their own specialised troop squads with unique looks, so better read up and find which army you want before buying them!
I was thinking of Iron Warriors or the Black Legion... and what do plasma guns and rocket launchers do (beside shooting ).
Well, we can't post rules here, but I suggest buying a CSM codex.
Iron warriors are a good choice, they can be hard to paint, but are a very good army when used well
what kind of army do you want? if its CC like orks, you might consider World Eaters, and there's plenty of people here who can help you with that.
What do you suggest on equipping chaos space marine troops?
I was thinking of:
Melta Gun, mark undivided, Aspiring Champion with Power Weapon and Melta Bombs.
(Its writhin on the GW site, I think its a good start for me).
Sounds pretty good, but you don't get a melta-gun in the CSM box set. I would suggest a plasma gun, asp.champ with power weapon and a marine with a plasma pistol (you can do it )
I would also add a rhino to that squad to give it speed
BTW, in an undivided army use raptors, always. They are wonnnnnnnderful
I think I'll start with buying a Chaos space marine box, equip1 of them them with plasma gun, include a champ with power weapon and 1 marine with a plasma pistol.
Then when I have finished those I will buy a chaos lord, then another chaos space marine box and a rhino. (Second chaos space marine box is equipped with 2 plasma guns and a champ is included) <----- I think this is allright....right?
And after I finished those, some heavy support (Iwas thinking of Havocs) and fast attacks (Raptors or Bikers).
I think I'll have a good balanced army (for the moment) when it is all finished.
PS: I also want to add some Slaanehs Daemonettes to summon, but I dont know if I have to have something special to summon them .
What do you think?