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I would like to make up a chaos army using droppods (converted to look like dreadclaws) and the loyalist codex rules. I could actually droppod in some of my forgeworld chaos dreads which have been gathering dust since the "crazed" rule update.
I was thinking that the nightlords might be the best legion to proxy, mainly because they hit hard and fast (according to the "lord of night" novel). I'm also considering either an iron legion or alpha legion droppod force. Which do you think would translate best using the loyalist codex rules?
Also, if anyone has a link to a droppod to dreadclaw conversion it would be greatly appreciated.
something i've been wondering recently, why don't chaos marines have droppod rules?
fluff reasons would be that not many drop pods have survived since the horus heresy and chaos dont have access to the new stuff.
Practical reasons I guess would be just trying to keep chaos different so we dont just become space marines with spikes. We get Daemons and spawns, they get newer guns and pods and pew pew
Iron legion are a recently renegade Marine Chapter arent they? Rather than the Iron Warriors.
They might be the best to go with as they've only recently 'turned' so will have some of the more recent funky stuff and equipment and still have their compliment of Drop pods.
Not exactly. The Night Lords were famous for being early adopters of jump infantry, but actual hit-and-run tactics were more typical of the White Scars and Raven Guard. Still, they're a fine choice for what you intend.the nightlords might be the best legion to proxy, mainly because they hit hard and fastThe purpose of drop pods is rapid deployment in support of a conventional army, i.e. Marines picking off high-priority targets to spearhead an IG advance. Chaos Marines don't operate that way; either they are personally leading the army or comprise the armies themselves. Drop pods merely represent a doctrine of warfare that they don't have much need for.why don't chaos marines have droppod rules
Besides, easy access to the Warp makes teleportation the way to travel in style.From what I've heard, drop pods were adopted after the Horus Heresy. The reuseable Dreadclaws' machine spirits were easily corrupted by Chaotic influence and so the loyalists went to single-use transports.not many drop pods have survived since the horus heresy
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Ya the dreadclaw's would have all/ almost been destroyed or turned into daemons i beleive.
Since the chaos marines don't have the means to build many vehicles and have warp travel i'm pretty sure they won't want to use up all of their metal on one use items. Kind of like why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? They can use the warp to get around just fine.
Also after being in the eye of terror their dreadclaws will probobly have become corrupted. After being slowly turned into daemons the chaos marines won't be eager to jump in it's mouth and make plantefall.
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As far as game rule balancing goes, I think we're forced to use Rhinos because we have twice the attacks of a normal Space Marine. Drop pods would be pretty rough with such good assaulters.
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Does anyone know how the real dreadclaws work in game terms? Aren´t the just like pods only for CSM?