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    I have both a small Chaos Marine and Space marine army. Who should I go with. The Chaos marine troop can have a bolter or bolt pistol and chainsword and if no heavy weapon is choosen Chaos get a secong special weapon. (Meltagun, flamer, plasma gun) Space Marines however have no real weakness or strength. They're more or less an average team to play.

    Who is better?


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    I'ts really a difficult comparison, they are very different armies.

    Space Marines are extremely flexible, able to do pretty much anything reasonably well, survivable, and forgiving.

    Chaos are also flexible, but they are usually dedicated to one style of play. They can be heavily customized and tooled-out, at the expense of numbers, which can hamper their effectiveness.

    So, do you prefer flexible and well-rounded (Space Marines) or customizable and kitted out (Chaos)?
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    I think I'll go space marines.
    i like flexibility in battle :ph34r:

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    They're more or less an average team to play.
    If your a new person who really sucks. if you like evil demons and really cool looking models, but not the flexy thing of space marines, go chaos. Some chaos stuff is really strong (and neato looking), but you really either get a super shooty army (iron warriors and others) or super assualty army, with khorne, or chorne, or corn.
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    Chaos troops are 1 point less and have a better leadership that SM, AND they can have 20 guys in their squad. But personnally, I think that SM have better fast attack and heavy weapons. I would have to say SM.

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    They're more or less an average team to play.
    Actaully, they are above average, has troops for any situation and can be deadly in an assault without the boltpistol/close combat option.
    As a notice, a guardsmen is supossed to be average.

    Chaos troops are 1 point less and have a better leadership that SM, AND they can have 20 guys in their squad. But personnally, I think that SM have better fast attack and heavy weapons. I would have to say SM.
    Well, maybe are a bit cheaper, but then you give them a mark and they are same points or more expensive. Yes they still have a better leadership, but then again, they don't have that good rule called "They shall know no fear" which makes them as good or maybe even better than a regular Chaos Space Marine.
    That they can have 20 man squads doesn't make that much of a diffrence, aren't that many that uses more than 10 men squads anyway, because you can't put them in a rhino and units with more than 10 man aren't that manouverble.
    Space Marines has more choices in both the heavy support part and in the fast attack part, but they need it, because otherwise they wouldn't be as flexible as now.

    As for who I would go... Chaos, you can either have a space marine force but with better charachters, or you could have a specialised forced with alot shooting or close combat.
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