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    Which Chosen Squad is better?

    Chosen Squad 1:
    Chosen Terminators: 405
    -AC: Chainfist, Demonic Mutation
    -x6: Lightning Claws
    -x1 Chainfists


    Chosen squad 2:
    Khorne Chosen Champions: 438
    8x AC(1 free AC upgrade for sacred number): Demonic Talons, Demonic Flight, Feel no Pain, Furious Charge, Frag Grenades (because Furious Charge makes them monsters)

    I'm in a pickle. I'm looking to putting in a squad of Chosen in my World Eaters army. But I'm not sure what one to add.

    Orriginaly, I was going to add Terminators, but their inability to sweeping advance will leave them out in the open. Theirs also getting them to combat. I could walk them and have them be shot at, or deepstrike them and have them be rapid fired at.

    Then I started thinking. I wanted to add a squad of possessed (for talons), but I also wanted a fast unit. So I came up with the second squad.

    Which one is better?

    Last edited by Soviet_Tau_Commander; February 15th, 2006 at 02:31.
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    Definitely the second one - I'm not a big fan of using terminators in a World Eaters army; mostly because they can't wield Khornate Chainaxes. I'm also a huge fan of Talons - I like to think of them as assault cannons for CC.

    In fact, I think you've designed my chosen squad for me - thanks!~
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    I agree with shoottokill, the second squad seems best. They have a lot more flexibility.

    Quote Originally Posted by shoottokill
    not a big fan of using terminators in a World Eaters army; mostly because they can't wield Khornate Chainaxes.
    I don't get this. Why would terminators even wan't chainaxes? Powerweapons are better any day of the week. Anyway, just like you I am not a big fan of terminators in a WE army, they are only slightly better than berzerkers, but much more expensive (nearly twice the price).

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    Chainaxes rule is all. I love mowing down SM Terminator after SM Terminator with my basic troop type. It's good fun! I'd actually forgetten that power weapons existed.

    Now a good chainfisting, aye! that's the stuff!
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    The second one mostly definitely. Talons will be nuts, especially with flight.

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    Well despite what some people have posted the second squad doesn't have chain axes, since it has talons.


    Does the first squad also have the mark of khorne?

    Remember that you only get the free AC for the magic number when you are playing an all Khorne list(speciifically World Eaters.)


    Honestly I think the 2nd squad is too pricey. It will own in hth, but against a smart opponent, they will shred 1-2 squads and then get caught out in the open and shot up badly. I may be just me, but when my average unit cost is 50+ plus, I want to have the best save possible and power armour just won't cut it. Admittedly, with furious charge and talons, they'll likely kill most things in hth before they can strike back, but against shootng they are no tougher than your average CSM. Except your average CSM doesn't cost over 50pts a model.

    If the first squad has the mark, remember to buy them the TOBB. If that was the case, I'd go with the first squad, but I'd save some points by dropping out the lightning claws. They come with power weapons already, and being too good in hth, just makes sure that you wipe out your opponents squads too quickly. leaving you in the open to get shot at. Ideally you want to be winning on their hth phase so you can move again in yours. With the points you save getting rid of lightning claws, you can always buy furious charge again.
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    1) Terminators can't take ToBB
    2) I said World Eaters army. Therefore everything has the mark of Khorne. :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soviet_Tau_Commander
    1) Terminators can't take ToBB
    2) I said World Eaters army. Therefore everything has the mark of Khorne. :p
    1. Wow. I never looked for the asterix. My mistake. Thanks.

    2. Yeah, but I didn't do the math to check to see if you'd got the free AC for the terminators.

    Either way, I'd still go for Terminators.
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    I think people take terminators to lightly, THEY tear things up, not the other way around. Only group that can actually "shred them up" are Eldar and their cheesy ap 2 weapons and the stupid Banshees. Talk about pre-tailor weapons for killing Marines...

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    Well, I'll probably end up going with the second squad. Mainly because it's going to be cheaper to buy 8 raptor jump packs then 2 boxes of Terminators.

    In the future though I plan to get the Terminators for the sake of having them (for big games only unless they turn out to be golden.)
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