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Who here makes an army that is fluffy, or makes an army made to win even if it isn't fluff friendly. I run a fluffy Black legion. One unit of each mark.
fluff does not necessarily contradict effectiveness imho.
sure it might be good to lash a unit twice towards your lines and slaughter them with a horde of khorne berzerkers. but you can also make a ballanced list that is fluffy and can still dish out the pain big time.
you can also bend the fluff to degrees where it makes things fluffy that once looked like the anti-fluff in person. the count-as rule is the central point of that one. you can for example make some techmarine guys with equipment that interferes enemy communications and increases his awareness of the envronment and have it count as a slaanesh lash sorcerer. then you have some specially trained, augmented and ruthless killers in your army that count as khorne berzerkers. now you have a fluffy list that uses lashes and berzerkers.
a way to use marks of slaanesh and remain true to your fluff is to say your units with slaanesh marks are combat stim users. this accounts for the increase in initiative while not contradicting fluff.
Fluff, absolutely. Without it you might as well play chess. Although doing so is getting hard for my Night Lords...
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I go full on 1K sons fluff, including 1K sons dreadnoughts. The consistent theme through the army just works better around my story around them and the oponent always is impressed with what he is fighting against.
Fluff for the win, it's just so fun to play with an amry that doesent do the same (lash, blast, lash, blast, lash, blast!)
Applaud for the fluff advocates! I now no longer play against lash abusing chaos players not because I think it's cheesy but it's the same list everywhere... BORING!!! Give me variety, a themed army, and a fun good game and leave the power builds for the competitions. Cheers!
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Agreed, I play mostly from a fluff aspect. I DO try and maximise my lists inside that aspect (For example, if I was playing EC, I would use lash, but not if I was playing World Eaters). However fluff comes first.
Such was how I decided on my Night Lords army list,first thing was my basic troops and HQ to be decided, then immediately my thoughts went to 'Raptors, Furies and Jump Pack Lords', as they are fluffy.
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