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Just looking through my friends Space Marine codex today and... why is the Chaos Land Raider (20 is it?!) points cheaper. I mean it does'nt have POTMS but it can get daemonic possession for very cheap (cheaper than POTMS) and it comes with searchlights and smoke launchers standard AND has access to another heavy weapon (missle launcher.)
From the trend of the new codex's I.E. Eldar, Orks, Chaos it seems GW is making models cost less points so, you have to buy more models, and second of all units alot more powerful so the game becomes even easier to play.
Now I'm not saying Chaos are imbalanced they are infact very balanced and a good improvement from the last one *shudders Iron Warriors* but theres a few things I find a bit fishy with the point costs.
I suspect these inconsistencies will be fixed when the new Space Marine codex comes out with 5th ed.
Don't just look at what we have that's cheaper than the SM codex, also look at what the SM codex has that's cheaper than our stuff - powerfists, power weapons, plasmaguns, etc.
A better method of checking would be to hold up the chaos book to the new dark angel one or the WD edition of the blood angels. Both of these loyalist codices have been redone for 5th ed and should have matching prices to the chaos book.
Unfortunately, the game is not upgraded in one go.
GW, in it's infinite wisdom slowly likes to trail out upgrades and new versions (for sale reasons likely) which means that the circle of being out of date and up to date will never be complete.
For this reason you will find many many inconsistencies throughout the game if you are to assess it at any one point in time.
But, that's just part and parcel of 40K.
LO RulesOriginally Posted by AnonymousOriginally Posted by Cyric
I just found it funny how me as a Necron player, and my other friend a Chaos player got into one of those "Why is the monolith cheaper than the Land Raider" (which it is fairly priced) only for me and my space marine friend to read through the codex to find its even cheaper than the monolith!
I think it's kind of irrelevant. I may be completely off my rocker, but I think the Land Raider is still too pricey for it's cost. Losing machine spirit (or daemon equal) just killed it. Why on earth would I bring such an expensive transport if I can't shoot all it's guns while I travel? Stupid.
"If you can wait til I get home, then I swear we can make this last."
I have to agree with hotspike...I don't see the point in spending so many points when you can't even move and shoot...