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I have a 2K pt Dark Eldar army and I would like to make a Chaos Army. I was thinking about making a generic Chaos Army to learn to play and then add different 'cult' groups to see how they play without adding a lot of expense. I talked to someone at my local GW store and he said Black Legion would be the best bet. I looked through the Chaos Codex and didn't see an army list; could someone give me some idea on what units to get for 500/1000pt starter Black Legion army?
My son is interested in IW and was wondering if they are any good? He plays generic SM.
The black legion entry is on page 44 of the chaos codex. It's really difficult to give ideas for black legion, because there are sooo many options. What are you wanting to generally field; what armies will you be facing; etc... You can pretty much do whatever you want w/ black legion.
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Black Legion is vanilla Chaos, the Ultramarines of Chaos. You can bring anything in the codex, just be careful of the eternal enemy rule, or whatever itís called. Iím IW myself, so I donít mess with marks, but if you bring a Khorne marked lord, you canít bring any tzneech marks, and same for slaneesh and nurgle. At least, I think those are the pairs. If you bring an Undivided Lord, then you can field anything you want.
The core of Chaos is itís troops. Theyíre just so darn good, and versatile. You can never go wrong with several boxes of troops and an HQ to start. However, the blisters for HQs kinda suck and youíll eventually be making your own. Like the popular Kai Flyer, or Lord or LT with a Kai Gun and D Flight. For under 100pts you get quite the mobile shooty unit. Most people take a converted heavy bolter and some wings and make this lord out of a CSM, with some bits for show. Take a look at Karmoons blog for a good pick of some conversions. Chaos is all about conversations, if you like to be original; this is a good place to be.
Besides the troops, I canít reccomend much as it will all depend on how you play chaos. Itís easy to buy TONS of stuff and never use it so Iím not going to say buy a pred, dred, defiler, or anything like that because you may never field one. Especially if you go to an Army like Alpha Legion who tend to be light on the vehicles.
I hope some of that helps, thereís a ton of info here and tons of helpful people. Iím sure Iím going to be followed up by several, and likely varying, opinions. Weíre just that diverse of an army!
.. should that be Dragonnight? In which case, there's a forum you can get your name changed on
Anyway.. Black Legion is indeed the best place to start. They're very flexible.
For army ideas, you should definitely look on the Chaos army lists and see what people generally field and what people's comments are. At LO, people tend to like strong solid squads of Chaos Space Marines.
For purchases, some risk free items are:
Chaos Space Marines (2-3 boxes at least)
The above items are quality, both on and off the battle field.
I would strongly recommend posting army lists before purchasing anything though. The simple reason is that then you know exactly what you need and you can be very efficient with your buying and more importantly - your converting (which you will be doing for your Lord).
As mentioned above, there is a whole plethora of excellent tacitas and FAQs, please read them carefully.
As Shoal (one of our resident Warsmiths) said, Iron warriors are a very very strong choice - your son won't be dissapointed unless he likes losing .
I hope you enjoy Chaos and your stay at LO.
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