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Is there any way a prodominantly Slaanesh / Slaanesh themed army list can be competative these days?
Everything I have picked up recently seems to be telling me the only way to really be competative is to run a mainly Tzeench list with a smidgen of Khorn. Has Slaanesh really been confined to the realms of fluff?
the Mark of slaneesh is cheap, because it does very little. The Lore of slaneesh is powerful vs some armies and dismal vs others. It would be like playing an empire gunline in a tournament: somepeople you will expode, others will cross the line and take you apart. By definition that isn't really competitive, but no one said it wasn't fun.
Well, considering how powerful our armybook is, I'd say that Slaanesh would be good enough, like you're putting a little handicap on your overpowered army (like we used to do with Blood Angels, guy with 2000pts army made a massacre of our 3000 CSM+BT).
Some units/builds may be better with other marks, but Slaanesh has it's strength that you may use, it's cheap, it gives you almost everything Immune to Psychology does, plus you steel can flee as charge reaction. So it would work awesome on cheap units, the only mark worth giving to shooty marauder horsemen, the only mark worth giving to small marauder units if you want to play from multiple units for some reason, and...
I don't want to start a Holy War or flame between fellow Chaos Hordes, but I like it much more than Tzeench. Your Warriors are still Warriors, no matter of Mark, they are 3+ and will hit hard. But playing on 2500 and more you'll have more than one block of warriors, so you'll not be able to put your BSB everywhere at once, and Tzeench warriors will fail 30% of Fear and Terror tests, which I totally hate. I am willing to exchange survival with morale. Of course being Khorne fan I am taking killiness higher than everything, and fluff does not allow me to take lots of Slaaneshi units, but my second choice would be Slaanesh.
ANYTHING with tits is going to look alien in our army. Are we really to believe that there are no female northerners out there??
I Don't really like the model but love the concept of using a female model for anything in our army.
Pretty sure the only reason there isn't more female models out there is because the nerds who make them don't know anything about them.
The thing with Tzeentch and LD checks... even in a larger list, you're not running more than 3 units of warriors, and one is Khorne, and of the other two, one is your character bubble bunker. Just keep the other one nearby and you're fine. I also like putting Standard of Discipline in my lord's Tzeentch bunker, making his bubble LD9.
Fear me, mortals, for I am The Anointed, The Favored Son of Chaos, The Scourge of the World. The armies of the Gods rally behind me, and it is by My Will and by My Sword that your weakling nations shall fall. - Archaon, The Everchosen, Lord of the End Times
As for Slaanesh, it's Khorne for 20 less points and no frenzy in an army with great statlines, where 20 points for an extra attack per model is almost always worth it. The only exceptions are marauders, who are (sometimes) not worth it, and ogres, where it's debatable because you're only adding 1 attack for every 50 points you drop.
Can it be competitive? Sure. Our units are relatively fair priced unmarked, so adding Slaanesh to everything wouldn't kill ya. You're just ignoring options in our book, which is your prerogative. It's like asking if a skink-only lizzies list is possible. Sure, I'm sure you can make it good.
slaanesh is an awesome upgrade. Other armies would kill to have that upgrade for their units for that amount of points......
..... Sadly we don;t really need it and the other marks are just 'better'. Plus we don't have a Leadership problem. We have BSB's, re-rollable Panic tests, Frenzy and decent leadership anyway so having the upgrade is not really worth it. At the same time though it's not expensive so by taking it your not shooting your self in the foot. However by NOT taking the other marks you ARE shooting your self in the foot. Both of them. Twice.
Hell, in my 2k lists I have 2 units who aren't immune to psychology.......... and that's a Tzeentch list.