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here's my attempt at adding back the flavor to the Chaos codex. I wasn't really trying to "fix" anything, just add back some of the variety. I know people have complained about Chaos having too many choices, but Chaos is really 5 armies (one for each god and undivided). Anyway, I tried to highlight the changes I prosope in yellow, but I may have missed a few things. About the Renegades in the Troops choice, that was meant to represent new converts, sort of like what GW said it was doing with 4th ed. Anyway, let me know what you think of my rule writing skills, too: balance, clarity. Or if I left out something essential from a previous 'dex that people really missed. Thanks.
click on link that says LINK TO REVAMPED CODEX:CHAOS. no hotlinking with my junkie free host.
oh yeah, and of course there were a few places where I was just making up stuff for the sake of consistency between the gods. anyone with more fluffy ideas please speak up.
Last edited by jojomonkey; November 7th, 2008 at 19:30.
A few comments as I'm reading the codex
Is there a range for the slannesh banner warp vision? without one it would be too powerful I think.
Do the mutations from the Tzeentch banner stack? again if they do it would be over powered imo
Some of the gifts between the god's seem unbalanced or like the major or even minor gift is better than the supreme.
Just a fluff wise thing, I think only DPs should get bestial form, as a chaos lord or sorceror with it would be pretty close to a daemon anyway as far as transformations go
I like the possessed unit, mainly cuz the other way they're done sucks pretty badly.
The tormented ability for the dread seems like it should be more points or do less. Like on a 1 or 2 its blood rage and on a 5 or 6 it's fire frenzy
I think the renegade space marine is kind of pointless, it just seems like too much of a way to get a cheaper power armored unit in there, seems too redundant.
Cultists are nice but I don't think they should all be able to take melta bombs, krak is fine enough as melta's are specialist demo charges. If in a word bearer's army it would be cool if they were fearless. Also I would decrease their BS and WS to 2 and decrease their points cost to 5 points a model and make krak grenades an upgrade for +2 points a model and I don't think cultist should be able to take rhino's
Looks pretty cool, I think it needs some play testing in order to get some things balanced out points wise and some of the banners are a bit too powerful and some of the gifts not powerful enough.
Last edited by MadLarkin; November 3rd, 2008 at 05:45.
Most Notable Achievements:
Killed a Revenant Titan in one shot.
Killed 900 pts worth of Blood Angels in 2 turns while only loosing 4 pts.
for those still interested, I made quite a few changes. Thanks for your advice MadLarkin. You'll note that I agree with you on pretty much everything. In this attempt, I tried to take out as much of my own inventions as I could and just focus on reintroducing stuff that had some precedent. The Standards you'll notice will be a big exception. They're there to help set the cults apart from the WE, EC, DG, and Ksons. Anyway, hopefully it's more streamlined now, but I probably changed so much that something else is out of whack. Hope to get more feedback.
PS: sorry about PDF version. used a free online converter and I didn't know what I was doing.
Last edited by jojomonkey; November 7th, 2008 at 19:31.
hi im having some trouble understanding the new chaos rules:
is it true abaddon the despoiler get 4D6 attacks, 5D6 attacks on the charge? becuase thats very unfair still due to lucky roles my commander penfold beat him in combat...BARELY but i was using the dual thunder hammer conversion which i have yet to complete/ start on but i was doing many fights to see if its possible to beat him in combat with the 4D6 attacks and the only way i have seen is to blast him in the face with an orbital bombardment then mug him with 2 dreds, a squad of vanguard vets (the close combat onces i think if not its stern guard) and my command squad and i still died with him have 2 wounds left.......to sorry fro the swearing but if this rulle for abaddon the despoiler is correct......im ****ed well and truly