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Is the Chaos army any good for starting 40k? I've played a little Warhammer FB, but i've been looking into starting 40k. Thanks for the help.
i think its a great army, its the first and only one i have ever played. For a single army it gives so many ways to play, from ripping face in close combat to blasting them to dust with crazy guns. Also what i love the most is that there is soooo much room to make your own fluff and story, the possibilities are endless. If you ever need any help or anything at all dont be afraid to ask, for being a bunch of crazed murders the Chaos Space Marine community is a very helpful one.
As Shermantor pointed out, in 40k Chaos is a great army for background and possibilities.
As for actual rules? I'd say we are just above average. There are codexes that could be much better than us (Orks, Eldar, Space Marines if done right are the three I can think of), but other than those I would say we are at the top. 4th place in a set of about 13 codexes isn't bad.
We have some of the most flexible background ever. Our models are beautiful, and we get to steal the space marines ones for our own causes if we want too.
We can have squads of chaos space marines backed up by summoning generic lesser daemons from the wwarp, or even a mighty Greater Daemon. Who doesn't like the idea of a pair of daemon princes, and a greater daemon all ripping through the enemy lines, to make room for the hordes of chaos marines and lesser daemons to pick off the stragglers.
So basically, if you like the background of chaos, and want a competative army that people don't immediately cry cheese at (Unless you take 2 Lash of Submission princes and a load of pie plates), then choose chaos.
Rork: In the dark future of the 41st millennium there is only friendship.
Fenrir: and magic.
Kaiser-: My Little Chaos Marine, Friendship is Heresy?
Great fluff, good solid codex, high customisation both in terms of army composition and modelling opportunities.
If you feel the call of Chaos, you're best off listening to it... because it won't ever go away.
Ok, well I've felt the call of chaos... What would be an awesome model just to paint, out of all the totally awesome models which is the most?
Try Possesed Chaos Space Marines or Chaos Terminator Lord, those are one of my most favourite models (and i think I'm not the only one liking them).
That's something which you can only answer yourself.
The beauty of Chaos is in the eye of the beholder...
so what appeals to you?
The stoic darkness of regular CSM?
Blood soaked gore spattered Bezekers?
The clean lines of Thousand Sons rubriks?
Rotting poxes of Death Guard?
I personally enjoy getting my teeth into painting something really big. You can put a lot of creativity and expression into that. In that likght, maybe a Daemon Prince, Greater Daemon or Defiler might be a good idea... but as I said, the appeal is infinite and depends on you
Take a look around, see what you like the look of, and just go for it.
You must also post pics here when you're done. That's ... a rule...yes... that's a rule.