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Hello Dispicable worshippers of Chaos.
My question is simple, why does it seem that Space Marines are so much more popular than their Chaos counterparts when they Chaos models look so damn awesome(even if you're so foul)?
I gues there is just too much good boy lovers in this world, no matter how cooler they're evil brothers look like :]
Our Imperial Brethren are still pretty cool. Naturally, no way near as cool as us, but much cooler than a lot of the other races.
The Power Armoured Space Marine is just such an iconic design that it's no wonder they're so popular.
Also, even Imperials have a dark side - just play Dawn of War. Not many 'heroes' from other fiction seem to revel and enjoy in killing, violence and purging so much.
Of course, the fact that we may not be as popular only serves to make us even cooler
Its the same reason as to why imperial space marines are more popular than anything else, they are the poster boys of GW. They get alot of new models often, and have a nice 'clean cut' look.
Often they are pushed onto new players, as they are a forgiving army, and so they learn to play with them, and thus are used to it.
I find that amongst veteran players, chaos are actually as popular, if not moreso, than space marines as an active army.
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Marines do haev a vast amount of new models and material coming through all the time. They are GWs main lure to new gamers.
Marines have been in every editions starter game.
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On these forums however, chaos are not that far behind space marines for gamer base.
Space marines have so many special rules and awesome abilities and allies and 3 counters for every single type of opponent, they are built to win simply and the fact that marines are force-fed down our throats from the day we start to the end (imperial and space marine insignia are on almost all the products), but to be fair, chaos are nids seem to be 2nd on the list of popular races, and chaos is not far behind marines.
I chose them because I didn't want to be the over-popular race, I like having spikes on my guys, I like the bad side and I wanted the power of marines without the self-righteous attitude.
There are rules in the new codex that make me cringe such as the combat tactics and combined with ATSKNF, they are basically unbeatable in close combat as they can just run from it, without being swept, and shoot you dead the next turn.
Last edited by omgitsduane; November 14th, 2008 at 14:23.
i just dont like the way chaos looks
all those horns and stuff
i like space marines cos they look badass in their power armor and stuff
although im thinking of making a tau army after my space marines, as i like shooty armies
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I think that younger players don't like to play the "bad guys". I noticed on world of warcraft (when it first came out) that the older everquest vets gravitated to the horde side (orcs, undead etc) and the adolescents jumped right onto the goody goody paladins.
Look at all the options boring marines have. Their new dex is huge. Look at ours....it got cut in half. I personly think our forces got nerfed like nothing else...oh well.
Once they've grown up, been dumped and cheated on a few times and experience the unfairness of life... that's when they'll appreciate the hot bitterness of coffee, and of course Chaos Space Marines
It might have something to do with reading too... because our fluff is just so much cooler. Maybe once they learn to read they can experience that for themselves.