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Hey guys I was looking thru the army book and all I have to say is wow. I don't play Chaos myself, but the art is amazing; so amazing, in fact, I might just start playing WoC! My question is this; which lord choice would you guys use in a 2000-2250 point game? I think Kolec and Valkia are pretty cool myself, but the variety of options for the vanilla lord makes him tempting as well. What do you guys think?
Personally, I prefer Vanilla characters. I enjoy making my own background as opposed to playing on what GW creates. If I were to use a special character it would be Archaon but right now I'm toying with a few otptions:
1)Tzeentch sorcerer on dragon
2)Lord on Dragon(oooooh scary!)
3)Lord on a steed with knights
I'm truly torn between all three. The only thing that holds the sorcerer idea back is that I probably wound't enjoy playing the "keep mr.dragon alive!" game while sitting outside of combat with a 360 point monster.
Lord on a dragon would be a blast but it would take up a HUGE chunk of my army. I like the guy on the steed but now that I've started chaos I'm fighting the urge to go big or go home.
I now i have played 7 games with WoC as i was able to get the book 2 weeks before release. Vilitch is hands down the best Lord if you want a caster. Even against armies that do not have alot of magic its unbelievable to watch them try to dispell something of yours to have them fail and turn around to use those DD as PD. Btw number 12 Tzeentch spell has now wiped out 2 Spec. units for me now on that fun 11 or 12 dice roll.
The lord I'll use is the Sorcerer lord just to have a caster that can cast the big spells reliably. That and the fighting ability of the Chaos Lord is a bit overkill in my opinion for a 2000pt game and an Exhalted can fill the role of a lord for cheaper and is more efficient.
I'll give the deamon prince a try in a few games with the magic upgrades and as a utility role to see how he performs with both roles though I think he will end up being too expensive for what he can do.
Personally I'm against special characters unless they are involved in a campaign or scenario so I won't be touching them apart from possibly Wulfrik though he isn't a lord.
BEN DIESEL FTW!!!
I like vanilla lords they are very versatile and customisable. You can vary the options on them easily, whereas with the "named" characters you are stuck with what you have.
I like to keep my lords close to my main army, leadership is fairly important and although we can re-roll a fair few psychology checks, Ld 9 is a hell of a lot better than Ld 7.
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