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I'm new to Warhammer, and I figured that the best place to start with Warriors of Chaos would be to pick up their battalion box, and build a thousand point list around that. The battalion box comes with 12 warriors, 20 marauders, 10 warhounds, and 5 chaos knights. I would also need to get an additional model for a hero.
Without further ado, here's the 1,000 point list using the battalion box.
12 Chaos Warriors
-Mark of Tzeentch
20 Chaos Marauders
-Mark of Nurgle
5 Chaos Warhounds
5 Chaos Warhounds
5 Chaos Knights
Mark of Tzeentch
Mark of Tzeentch
Level 2 Wizard
I have yet to play a game of Warhammer, and my understanding of the rules and values of units is purely theoretical at this piont. Any constructive advice is greatly apprecaited, and welcomed.
Last edited by Raspyn; February 15th, 2009 at 02:57. Reason: rules
posting point costs like that is against the forum rules...
as for the list, looks ok...small, but ok.
take scaly skin off the warhounds, anything they point or run at them to clear the way will be at -1 armor save anyways. also, split them into two units of 5 so you can shield more with them.
Chaos Warriors (2009) 16-4-9
Sorry about posting the point costs - wasn't aware that was against the rules (won't happen again).
Yeah, the army looks small, but I'm basing all of the units from what models are available in the battalion box. As far as scaly skin goes, I don't really see how I can spend those points elsewhere - except to perhaps put a musician in the marauders unit.
Heya matey! Welcome to the winning side
To be honest that exactly what i'd do. Musicians give you +1 leadership to rally so it's retty usefull just for that!
I've found that the knights champion is REALLY expensive. i mean you're paying **points for what? an extra attack? Hmmm, you could invest in a warbanner for them instead. That would probably be better, It's 5 points more though, Do you have those point to spare?
Other than that You should be sorted. Let us know how your first game goes.
(The following are strictly my opinions and how I would use them to my playing style )
Tzeentchian Knights don't fare better than Khornate or Nurglitch ones, so unless you're in for the theme, I personally would change their marks. The champion is also a point sink (as already said) better exchange him for a musician.
The Marauders can benefit more from the musician than the chieftain, imo. I don't play infanty units, but that extra points for an additional single attack is kinda moot.
Drop the Scaly Skins from the hounds. They're sole purpose is to die so no point in giving them any upgrades.
Now that you have a handful of spare points, either change the marks on the Knights or give them a warbanner or any other magical banner. If not maybe Bloodcudling Roar for the Sorcerer, for added shooting attack.
Currently building my poor-hammer WoC army.
Wow, great replies so far!
Another option I was considering, was including Festus the Leechlord in my army, instead of the Sorcerer. They work out to nearly the same point cost, and with the Leechlord I could perhaps grant the maurauders regeneration (5+), and poisoned attacks.
Any opinion on whether a named hero like Festus is worth it, or just stick with a general sorcerer a starting army?
Festus is a lovely little character and will make any unit he joins very tough to take down. I would however use him as more of a support character than say your main character.
Keep your sorcerer as he is and when you build up to 1500 add in Festus and a combat style hero (exalteds) for chopping up enemy hero's.
I've tried festus in a unit of warriors with nurgle and 2 hand weapons and the banner of rage, These boys are just nasty, 20 attacks + festus all poison with -1 save mod. You just scythe down footslogging infantry. But It makes Marauders really tough to bring down, If they're frenzied with great weapons they're quite a horrid cheap litte unit.
I'm doing a Tzeenchian style army. And honestly the 6+ ward save is pretty handy to have. Ok it's probably not as dirty as frenzy. But if you save one blokes life with it it's paid for itself. Plus if you do pass it then thats one more bloke attacking the enemy back!!!