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I'm going to add some berzerkers into my chaos army (BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD SKULLS FOR HIS SKULL THRONE and all that), but I'm having trouble deciding in which form.
16 on foot with normal upgrades (I can see them as a huge fire magnet, and they are not as slow as other foot sloggers).
8 bikers normal upgrades ( 1 more toughness and 3+ inv save first turn , then charge turn 2)
Are there any more advantages or disadvantages that i've missed.
OR is there a third option that I've missed for a Khorenate unit of death.
I've heard that Khornate possessed are fairly good.
Just in case you didn't know: the favoured unit thing only works in a pure World Eaters army, so in an undivided army you don't necessarily need to stick to multiples of 8.
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I'd go with the 16 man squad, it's cheap at around 360 points and is deadly in cc with about 70 attacks at S5 I5 if given Furious Charge. That's enough to destroy most things. Also make sure the AC has a power fist or axe of khorne and melta bombs.
I forgot about possessed Which upgrades would you give them? Mutation with a chain axe and MOK would give a bucket load of attacks. But they will be pretty expensive pts wise, almost the same cost as the bikes which will be a hell of a lot more surviveable and get into combat quicker.Originally Posted by Tunisia
Sofar I see it as Bikes=Berzerkers>Possessed
Thanks for the help sofar
P.S. I like all my marked units to be of their favoured number otherwise the Gods may get angry with me and mark me as unworthy of their favours.
See possessed are expensize berserkers with a 5+ invun save. That's all they are.
And better strength, which goes a long ways to making them useful.Originally Posted by DP Excerion
I wouldn't even bother giving the Possessed any upgrades, other than the MoK and Chainaxes. That puts them at eight points higher than a regular Bezerker (only 5 if the Berzerker has a vet skill), but they make up for that by having a defence against AP3/2 weaponry that seems so abundant these days.
A ten man squad will go a long ways, however. Even if they die horrible, horrible deaths, they make up for it by taking the heat off the rest of your army. Ten men will run a little bit cheaper than a 16 man berzerker squad, but are hardier.
It probably depends on what the rest of your army is made up of. Bikers are very nice, but they're wasted if you don't have any Daemons to summon or any other units that can back them up when they assault.
Thanks Caluin you've made up my mind, I have a couple of infiltrating CC squads so the bikers will be supported when they charge, and will hopefully be charging at the same time. So I should be able to swamp one part of the battlefield by turn 2 and have my opponents on the back foot.