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    so im selling my necrons and buying probably buying emperors children. what should i think about? what units would you recommend that i get. also their sonic weaponry seems to be really good, but how should i use them to be as efficient as possible?.

    "I have seen you humans, trying to forge an Empire in the name of a corpse"

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    well personaly i think night lords fit my style but u got to tell us wat u like someone else cant tell u wat u like ( that was a hint to go with night lords !!!&#33

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    i just wanted to know your general thoughts about the emperors children army. i've looked some more into it now and they seem quite good. i like the sonic blasters but are they really worth the 5pts cost?

    and how does the free aspiring champion work? if i have retinue to my lord with 6 models i can upgrade one of them to an aspiring champion for free. or does my lord count? do i need 5 models + the lord to get the free champion.

    i also want to know about the raptors. im new to chaos and space marines so i don't really know much about them yet. anyways, i can't get any raptors since they're not allowed in a slaanesh army, is this a big loss?

    i also want to get some deamonettes. should i mounted deamonettes or are the steeds a waste of points?


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    I think that EC can be a very powerful army. The one thing that i must reccommend in every EC army is bikers. What you do is you take a squad of 6 bikes so you get a free aspiring champ, and then kit them out with sonic blasters. The reason this is such a deadly combo is because you can move 12 inches and still fire the sonic blaster as if it were stationary. This allows you to lay down alot of firepower. Bikes are also a good choice because they replace the raptors that EC cannot have as a fast attack unit. Because they have the mark of slannesh they also get a free icon, so you can zip them ahead of your main force and then summon your daemonettes with them.
    Take daemonettes, not mounts of slannesh. The mounts are a waste of points for only and extra 1 attack and 6" charge.
    In my 1700 point list i take 2 6 man squads of havocs with 4 blastmasters per squad and tank hunter. These guys are deadly. They can move down the table firing the blastmasters at troops until they get into position, and then stand and shoot tanks.
    Well thats my 2 cents.

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    To answer your question about chosen and free champions...

    Chosen can be used in one of two ways, either as a retinue or as their own unit. if they are a retinue, in order to get the free champion use 5 (5+lord=6=free champion). You can also use them as a seperate squad of 6, and just have your lord join the squad.

    What's interesting about Emperor's Children is that they can get away w/ not beefing up characters too much. I know an Emperor's Children player who just puts the Mark of Slaanesh, a Kai Gun, and a power weapon on his lord.

    Though I would suggest against running chosen because they are no better at shooting than your regular troopers. Buy havocs instead.

    Your three priorities should be: 1. Havocs 2. Bikers 3. CSM squads

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    ok, thanks guys. im not really into bikes though, so i'm not including any of them in my first armylist. here's my preliminary list. any comments are welcome.



    The Legion Of Merzbow 1700 Pts - CSM: Emperor's Children Army

    1 Chaos Lord (HQ) @ 140 Pts
    Mark of Slaanesh; Power Fist (x1)
    Terminator Armour [25]
    Spiky Bits [10]
    Personal Icon [10]

    1 Chaos Lieutenant (HQ) @ 81 Pts
    Mark of Slaanesh; Power Weapon (x1); Bolt Pistol (x1)
    Spiky Bits [10]

    5 Chosen (Elites) @ 158 Pts
    Favoured Unit; Mark of Slaanesh; CC Weapon (x5); Sonic Blaster (x5)
    1 Free Aspiring Champion @ [23] Pts
    Free Aspiring Champion; Mark of Slaanesh; CC Weapon (x1); Bolt Pistol
    (x1)

    5 Noise Marine Chaos Space Marines (Troops) @ 140 Pts
    Favoured Unit; Mark of Slaanesh; CC Weapon (x5); Sonic Blaster (x5)
    1 Free Aspiring Champion @ [20] Pts
    Free Aspiring Champion; Mark of Slaanesh; CC Weapon (x1); Bolt Pistol
    (x1)

    5 Noise Marine Chaos Space Marines (Troops) @ 140 Pts
    Favoured Unit; Mark of Slaanesh; CC Weapon (x5); Sonic Blaster (x5)
    1 Free Aspiring Champion @ [20] Pts
    Free Aspiring Champion; Mark of Slaanesh; CC Weapon (x1); Bolt Pistol
    (x1)

    5 Noise Marine Chaos Space Marines (Troops) @ 140 Pts
    Favoured Unit; Mark of Slaanesh; CC Weapon (x5); Sonic Blaster (x5)
    1 Free Aspiring Champion @ [20] Pts
    Free Aspiring Champion; Mark of Slaanesh; CC Weapon (x1); Bolt Pistol
    (x1)

    1 Chaos Predator (Heavy Support) @ 133 Pts
    Blastmaster; Lascannon Sponsons
    Smoke Launcher [3]
    Extra Armour [5]

    5 Possessed Marines (Elites) @ 330 Pts
    Favoured Unit; Mark of Slaanesh; CC Weapon (x5); Bolt Pistol (x5)
    #Daemonic Strength [0]
    #Daemonic Aura [0]
    #Daemonic Mutation [10]
    1 Free Aspiring Champion @ [67] Pts
    Free Aspiring Champion; Mark of Slaanesh; Power Weapon (x1); Bolt
    Pistol (x1)
    #Daemonic Strength [0]
    #Daemonic Aura [0]
    Personal Icon [10]
    #Daemonic Mutation [10]
    Spiky Bits [10]
    1 Chaos Rhino @ [78] Pts
    Dedication to Slaanesh; Combi-Bolter
    #Warp Amp [20]
    Extra Armour [5]
    Smoke Launcher [3]

    5 Noise Marine Havocs (Heavy Support) @ 213 Pts
    Favoured Unit; Mark of Slaanesh; CC Weapon (x5); Bolter (x1); Blastmaster
    (x4)
    #Tank Hunters [3]
    1 Free Aspiring Champion @ [23] Pts
    Free Aspiring Champion; Mark of Slaanesh; CC Weapon (x1); Bolt Pistol
    (x1)
    #Tank Hunters [3]

    15 Daemonette (Troops) @ 225 Pts
    Daemonette
    #Daemonic Talons [0]

    Models in Army: 55


    Total Army Cost: 1700
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    drop the second luitenant make your chosen termies (termies rule)

    drop 3 deamonettes for summon bonus

    drop the posseseds for a dreadnought (you lack firepower youll get vaporized by shooty armies if you dont strike back)

    with the points you have left cuz of this make your sqauds 6 for a free champ

    champ combo wich works REAL well is powerweapon (10 points) bolt pistol
    3 attacks with a powerweapon is always nasty

    give you havoc squad 4 heavy blasters and 2 blastmasters

    personaly i prefer a lightningclaw over a powerfist on a lord since i dont like to strike last especialy not with the warp scream ability but thats just a matter of taste

    tactic for the army: shoot anything that might shoot you as you advance with the squads you want in closecombat (you do want to go in close combat with the -1 initiative bonus you almost always strike first), keep moving since all your heavy weapons have assault abilities only stand still if you realy need to take out a bad threat. IF your going to use termies dont hesitate to go in close combat with em it would be a waste of power not to.

    I play EC for 2 years now I think this is the most powerfull way to use EC but you never know I might be wrong.

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    do i really want to have the +1 summoning bonus? i don't want my deamonettes to appear too early.
    i will put the possessed marines in the rhino and charge for cc and they will also summon the deamonettes before they go into cc, so that my deamonettes is as close to cc as they can get when they are summoned.

    i'm not really into dreadnoughts :/ i could use some more firepower but i don't want a dreadnougth. maybe i'll get some bikes later.

    i prefer lightningclaws to but the model does not have a lightningclaw i need to do some convertings to get a lightningclaw.

    im willing to drop the lieutenant though. with the extra pts from him i can upgrade all my champs so that they have power weapons instead of extra cc weapon. what do you mean with heavy blaster? don't you mean blastmaster? anyways i have 40pts left with all upgrades done. what should i do with them?
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    Here's a concept for you to try:
    Chaos Lord (3 Attacks)
    M/C Power Weapon
    Close Combat Weapon (+1 A)
    Daemonic Mutation (+1 A)
    Combat Drugs (+1 A)
    Furious Charge
    Daemonic Strength
    Doom Siren.

    On the charge, he can pour out some 7 (seven&#33 Strength 7 (seven&#33 attacks, at the equivalent Initiative 7 (6, plus the -1 modifier)

    Re-rolling a missed attack, and no armour saves.

    My Lord Commander's going to be tooled out like that, and the prospect of it truly scares me.
    There is no pain you are receding
    A distant ship's smoke on the horizon
    You are only coming through in waves
    Your lips move but I can't hear what you are saying

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    sounds fair to me

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