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This is just a pretty simple question that sprang to mind. Having had a look around these forums there are quite a lot of people playing cookie cutter armies, not that there's anything wrong with it, it's a competitive game after all! I, myself, prefer to play an army with a lot of character rather than being at the head of the pack in terms of units and builds, although it's always nice to compromise.
On what ideals do you all build your armies of Chaos on?
Warriors of Chaos (Nurgle) - Warhammer Fantasy Battles
"Cowards die a thousand deaths. The valiant taste of death but once."
My the current core of my list is 0-1 lord 0-2 heros 0-2 sorcerors, 20-30 strong blocks of maruders that screen 15 strong blocks of warriors, warhounds to pin units and knights to deal with anything big and scary. I am always playing around with upgrades and marks for these units, because hey its chaos. From that base I add in any good fun stuff like spawn, hellcannons, named characters etc..
I always find it fun to play with many different lists, but at the same time I don't find it fun to have no hope of winning.
My 2500 army looks like this:
Two units of 18-strong Warriors with shields, full command, and the mark of tzeentch, one has the Blasted Standard, the other has the Banner of Eternal Flame
A unit of 10 Chaos Knights, with the MoT
2 Sorcerers, both level 2, one Death the other Fire (I might be making one into a Nurgle sorcerer, we'll see how that goes)
1 Battle Standard Bearer with the ASF sword and other things
1 Lord with the Ogre Blade, Talisman of Preservation, Mark of Tzeentch, Chaos Steed, Shield, and Favour of the Gods (he goes in the unit of 10 knights!)
So yeah, I don't know whether this is a "cookie-cutter" army or not, but I have a background for them, why the army is built the way it is (basically the Lord is an Archaon wannabe, but only follows Tzeentch instead of worshipping all four) and what their goals are. Each of my characters is named, as are the units. I think naming your units, and your characters especially, adds a great deal of depth and connection to your army. They become more real.
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People have fun playing against my 2500 point list. Is it because I am not super competitive ??? Maybe.
1 Sorceror Lord lvl 3
1 Chaos Lord various cool items
1 Sorceror Tzeentch on Disc
10 Marauder Horsemen
6 Dragon Ogres
20 Chaos Warriors
10 Chaos Hounds
1 Scyla Anfigrimm (Names Chaos Spawn)
I win about 75% of the time with this list, and my block of Chaos warriors is usually frustrates my foes.
Players concentrate their shooting on my giant, not knowing that the warshrine can be just as destructive.
As for Allegiance. I run a Tzeentch powered list, with Slaanesh on the giant for Always strikes first.
And yes I name my characters....
5000 pts of WoC, 5000 pts of Orcs and now 3000 pts of Ogres...What was I thinking ????
Here is my new (8th ed.) 2500 point list:
-Axe of Khorne
-Talisman of Preservation
-Favour of the Gods
-Armor of Morrslieb
-Disc of Tzeentch
-Golden Eye of Tzeentch
14 Warriors (Sorcerer here)
14 Warriors (BSB here)
6 Marauder Horsemen
5 Chaos Knights (Lord here)
-Banner of Rage
Last edited by MascisMan; July 8th, 2010 at 07:00.