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I'm new to Warhammer 40k (in so far as I've never really played it) I want to get into the hobby. I need to choose an army to play! Now, why should I choose Chaos?
Nextly, I have multiple questions:
My biggest question is indeed a big one: which affiliation/legion is the best for a new player and which one offers the most customization? I'm leaning towards Word Bearers only because they were the coolest before the Heresy, so my logic indicates that they have to be 20 times cooler AFTER the Heresy!
What are some good beginner strategies?
Most of all, is it a good idea to just splurge and get the giant set or what?
Players of Chaos, you could have one join your ranks if you argue hard enough
Go for an undivided legion (i.e the black legion), that way you get the most diversity from the units you can choose.
The battleforce is worth it if you are sarting as it gives you a solid core, also I would get some obliterators as they are tactically versatile and rock hard!
Strategies..hmmm...,I suggest you focus more on shooting than on close combat, Kit a lord out for CC (give him D movement) and trow him in a raptors unit- this gives you a cheap CC unit that can easily be drooped if it doesn't work.
Thats my opinion so I hope it helps.
(200th post yay!)*celebrates*
Well, Chaos is easy on beginners and offers plenty of advanced tactics for you to continualy learn. Your basic troops are tough and have strong armour, so are hard to put down. Even if you have bad tactics, the strength of your basic troops will often bring you through in a fight.Originally Posted by Ziff
One of the biggest draws is the amount of customization it offers, both modeling and playing wise. In Chaos, anything is possible, so only your imagination limits you when it comes to conversions. As far as the list goes, only Tyranids have more possible options to choose from, and some people say we have even more than they do.Black Legion. It is the best place for any new player to start with Chaos. It offers you the most choices, and doesn't limit you in any way. By starting with Black Legion, you can get a broad feel for how each unit works, and then gradually change the army to suit your play style.Originally Posted by ZiffStart with your troops. They're the strongest thing avaliable to you, and are what will win you games. Infiltration is a good thing to learn as well, since many Chaos lists make use of it.Originally Posted by ZiffI advise against it. In order to use all the figures avaliable, you must play Black Legion. Should you ever decide to play a different list, such as Word Bearers, then you've wasted money without spending time on conversions.Originally Posted by Ziff
It's probably best to buy two boxes of troops, and then try to find something appropriate to represent your Chaos Lord. After you've read through the Chaos Codex a few times, you can then decide where to take your army, and you haven't locked yourself down yet.
Haven't you heard of the chaos theory.
in the end there everything falls to choas so why be on a losing side.
Besides chaos is cool and you can do what you want.
I would agree with Caluin, start small and decide where you want your army to
go, find the style of play that suits you and the army will become obvious.
Ie you might decide that you love cc so a Khorne army then becomes a good army to build upon or you might decide that pounding your enemies from afar is your prefered option so the Iron Wolves become a good choice.
It can become expensive if you bought a huge box set to end up deciding that half the figures are unusable in your army, where as buying your figures as you go will save you a lot of money and time and allow you to really customize your army to you rather than a generic army, way more fun and more satisfying doing it that way, it becomes YOUR army then.
which is what it's about.
Okay okay, hear me out. Your in a position to buy from the beginning with better knowledge.
1. Buy Megaforce, go ebay and get one for 115-125 dollars. Value of the box really is 150-160.
2. Buy another like I did , OR buy more regular CSM.
3. Havoc squad (with the various weapons, have four with plasma guns handy)
4. Buy a Predator and do the Autocannon and lascannon set up.
5. Raptor squad
Last edited by LictorInTheGrass; December 22nd, 2005 at 20:06.
I don't play Chaos but my friend does... do what he did, buy two boxes of normal CSM, then something for a Chaos Lord. Someone suggested that, and that would be what I would do.
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Plain and simple... You have heard the agaonising screams of pleasure from the chaos forum.Originally Posted by Ziff
otherwise as said before you get your 2 boxes of marines and lordy dude... with that you can at LEAST do 40k in 40mins but should be able to pump 'em up to 500pnts.
Basic strategy is to go out there and learn from experience. Easiest way to learn, different strategies work against different armies. From there you will know what models you want to add to your army and you will form your own strategies. Its probably got to be the easiest way because some people will swear by a type of gameplay and the next will disagree and do something else...I suggest you take their advice by all means but you can also do your own thing and change it with your own experience
A mega force is great value! (Youll want a defiler eventually if for nothing but the model) A battle-force works too. Get one of those puppies, a chaos lord, and another box of chaos space marines and your ready to run a small game. A predator is your go to vehicle.
(I like lascannon with heavy bolter sponsons, but everyone has their differences of opinion) From this "core" you'll be able to expand anywhere in the chaos ranks.
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What I meant was the Megaforce early. My bad. GET TWO MEGA FORCES, awesome value and go ebay.
From a strategic standpoint, there's so much customization in terms of wargear possible. The codex is so rich in material that it will be hard for your opponent to predict what foul concoction you will field next. There are so many nuances, rules, restrictions and limitations that, quite frankly, I enjoy making armylists more than playing! lol
Another thing about Chaos is the unpredictable nature of many of its rules. If you're uber competitive you might not like some of the rules, but in casual play it's a lot of fun and laughs (I remember in 3rd ed, I used to chant like a crazed person before rolling for the Bloodthirster :wacko: )