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It's often a hotly debated topic, who is the greatest of the Chaos God's on the table top? Nurgle's plague infested followers with their T5, free True Grit and lovely Greater Demon? Maybe Khorne with his fast moving and many attack Berserkers and their immunity to psykers? Tzeentch makes a good standing with it's 2 wound marines and them always being stationary. Don't count out Slaanesh though and it's unique weaponry, good demons and deadly wargear.
So who is your favorite Chaos patron on the table top and why?
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If you're asking which is 'the best' you can expect this thread to be closed pretty quickly.
Obviously my favourite is Slaanesh, being an EC player and all. I'm sure everyone else will have their reasons for liking their alignment of preference.
All in all, this is a pretty pointless thread. If there's a reason for you wanting to know these things then make it known, but it still probably won't turn this into anything substantial or worthwhile.
aaaw cmon monsieurcarter its not fair to get grumpy at the new guy. Hes asking politely for what our personal beliefs are. As long as we can all keep a cool head and not resort to flaming I'm sure we can all discuss why we think our chaos god is the best.
I personally like Tzeentch as no matter how strong the other chaos gods get he always has a plan to keep himself alive and kicking. He's also the chaos god that see's sense and knows when they have to stop infighting and kick some Imperial *** together.
Not to mention TS are in the space wolf novels and those are the best books of all time.
On the tabletop however I personally like Khorne, Tzeentch psykers are so expensive and often wasted when you cant afford to pay for the psychic power as well as the mark. Khorne is basically guaranteed to tear apart anything they hit. You design your army to get there and then sit back and watch the carnage. No other god can boast that kind of simplicity and power without having to use some fancy footwork.
Last edited by LordLink; July 5th, 2006 at 12:43.
I wasn't having a go, although I admit that my tone was a little harsh. I apologise for any offense I may have caused. I still think I'm right though, this is a bit of a pointless post.
Technically this is the realm of Tzeentch. I can't remember where I read this but each of the 4 chaos gods are so powerful that they can exhibit near complete control over the happenings over an entire universe, much in the same way that the daemon primarchs have shaped their daemon worlds, only on a much grander scale. Being beings of great sentient power, their influence encroaches into the realms of the other gods, their power being based in the souls of every living thing, regardless of where.
I'd disagree on you finding the simplicity of Khorne being a positive point; I can't see the rewards in having an army that will wreck whatever they come in contact with without having to think. Lacks a sense of achievement you get with armies that require a level of tactical thinking. I'm sure on more than one occasion I've been drawn to Ulthwe strike force, but brought back down to earht when I realise I'm an impoverished student.
But then again I would disagree, I play Slaanesh.
Oh believe me there is enormous satisfaction in obilterating your opponents in either the assault or shooty phase. I play a very tricky biel-tann army and believe me my most fun games were when I simply charged forwards with everything and either chopped everything to pieces or got chopped to pieces. Thats why khorne is so attractive to me tabletop-wise.
slaan no way thatz so n00b slaan are like gurlz korn would pwn them w00t
Heh heh, just joking, I don't know what half of that even means. It's a bit of a generic question. If you want some answers, then start a poll I reckon.
For the record, I like all the powers equally like an overprotective patronising surrogate mother.
LO RulesOriginally Posted by AnonymousOriginally Posted by Cyric
I would have to agree... when i first started chaos i played a pure world eaters army.
After a few games i found myself bloodraging across the board with no realy tatics besides army list composition and deployment. After that the army as they say "Played it's self"
Sense then (after painting a few squads and playing 6-7 games or so) i sold all my khornate forces and switched to emperor's children. Army which is more taticly flexable and i believe more challanaging to play. (thus more fun for me)
Thus slaanash is probabaly my favorite on the table.
If i had to start a 2nd cult based army it would probabaly be Nurge.
Though if i had to answer who my favorite god was as far as fluff, power and overall badness... i would have to go with tzeench. The shear amount of schemening that the fluff paints him out as doing is insane.
-Where Were You The Day They Stole Your Inocence?
-It Was About Time To Dig A New Well Anyway.
Now you see, each of the ruinous powers represents an aspect of humaity.
If I was a Chaos Lord, I would appeal to each to grant me power as far as they could. In combat, Khorne would fill my heart with the will to fight, Slaanesh would guide my hand, making the power of Khorne focused into killing. Tzeentch would watch my actions, whispering when to weave out of an opponents reach, and when to deliver the crushing blow. Nurgle would fortify my body, although he is the Lord of Decay, he is capable of prolonging life just as well as destroying it.
As far as my forces go, I would play a mixed army (hence the list in the Army List Section) with a unit each of Khorne Berzerkers, Noise Marines, Plague Marines, and Thousand Sons.
Of course, the fickle gods would probably try to get me to turn on the others, eventually I would be destroyed.... not good... But, I would be damn effective as long as they are not worried about me serving one of them over the others.
Game wise, I would have to say Khorne. I tell anyone who asks me this story if they ask why:
My Khornate 'zerks lined up against Deathwing (ALL Terminators) in a 1200 point game. His men were 5 to a squad. Mine were 12. He had a 2+ save. I negated that and gave him a 4+. He was OK in close combat. I never game him a chance at victory in close combat. Within the fourth turn he had no scoring units left and was totally cut down by the 5th. And that, my friend, is Khorne at its best.
Chaos Undivided: 9/3
Chaos Khorne: 6/0 [ Undefeated=) ]
Necrons: Seriously, I stopped counting.
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Game wise, Khorne is pretty awesome, but fluff wise, being reduced to a slavering dog with no will of my own, only to kill main burn.... not very appealing.