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View Poll Results: What do you put on your knights for command?

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  • Full Command with magic banner, go big or go home!

    37 50.00%
  • Full Command without a magic banner, go pretty big or go home

    23 31.08%
  • Just Champion, an extra hit and a challenger, why not?

    8 10.81%
  • Just Musician, hmm, maybe I should be using fast cav instead...

    8 10.81%
  • Nothing, keep them "cheap"

    8 10.81%
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    Kitting your Knights

    Hey all, I'm in the process of building the set of 5 chaos knights that I have, and would like some advice on kitting them. I think I am going to go with ensorcelled weapons, but I don't know what I should do about command. I see a lot of the lists generally don't have a command unless they have a magic banner. How often do you find yourself using a command with them? I know it's always tough to worry about handing over that extra 100 victory pts.

    My last army was skaven so I never had to even think about cavalry, let alone heavy cavalry's options. Let me know what you think, I want to get these guys built and ready to fight!


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    I added a poll for driveby viewer/voters. I still would like to hear some responses too, though. I made it multiple choice because I figured that some people might have one unit without command and one with a full com with magic banner, or sometimes they run a champion and sometimes they dont, etc.

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    The gear you will give them will only reflect the way you intend to use them. Magical attacks are staying power is always the way to go. In general a musician is pretty much mandatory. You want to rally on a 9.

    Giving them a banner is never a bad idea. It's not like you are handing 100 pts, it takes alot to take down Chaos Knights in close combat. If they get shot down, no harm done. A warbanner is a good investment to maximise the combat resolution they will bring to any combat.

    I don't see much value in champions I will admit.
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    Agh, good call, whenever I post a poll I always forget something. This time I did the multipick thinking that I was saving myself from doing that.

    Anyways... that does sounds like a pretty solid idea, I think that is probably how I will do them. I can always just say this guy in the middle is a champ, anyways, if that's what I want to do.

    Solid response with good support for your arguments... Rep'd!

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    Well, I'm not normally known for spamming full command, but as Chaos Knights are your line breakers in many cases, full command is a good thing.

    After that, I'm currently thinking along two tracks (both are in the army I'm building):

    1) Lances and either Mark of Khorne or Banner of Rage
    2) Enchanted Weapons and Blasted Standard (maybe Mark of Tzeentch as well)

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    just speaking from experience, i have found that knights of tzeentch with that blasted standard are amazing. My HE friend spent 2 turns of boltthrower fire before he killed a single one. I made 2 ward saves and made back the points of the standard bearer, the mark and the standard on the first turn.

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    Fully kitted out can be fun, but I personally enjoy them to be cheap. 5 with mark of Slaanesh keeps things very sturdy, and cheap. Much easier to fit in two units that way.

    If I do run them kitted out, it it usually wiht Mark of Nurgle and the Banner of Rage.
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    Champions are way too expensive for +1 attack.
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    Chaos Knights are there to kill things up front in a devestating charge that smashes all assunder, so anything that helps them to do this is worthwhile.

    The most effective combination I have come up with is 6 Chaos Knights with lances, Mark of Nurgle, Full command and the Banner of Rage (There is now no mark restriction on the banners now).
    You get a total of 19 strength 6 attacks on the charge with the enemy suffering from -1 WS.
    They are protected from shooting by their +1 save and the enemy suffering -1 to hit so they are likely to get the charge.

    This set-up has won me few games already and my opponants have learned to fear them, especially when they smashed through a regiment of dwarf ironbreakers like a hot knife through butter.

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    Yeah, but it comes a point where your throwing extra points at the unit for only 1 more attack. There's alot you can buy for that point cost in this army and the unit you just described won't miss 1 attack. Unless you're putting a BSB or something in the unit too, then go ahead.
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