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I'm new to fantasy and I was wondering what army to do when Chaos caught my eye. I like Khorne a lot (I was looking at a World Eaters 40k army) and I was thinking of making a Khorne army. I read another thread somewhere and it said that Daemons aren't as powerful as they used to be. This kinda put me on uncertain footing because my plan was to make a Khorne Daemon army with maybe a regiment of Khorne warriors as basically a walking meat sheild in front of them. I haven't got my hands on the Army Book yet (on vacation in Hawaii) but i wanted some other players' advice on the subject of a Khorne Hordes army Daemon or not. Thanks!
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Well currently I have a friend that plays khorne and what I can say to summarize it would be its an all out run forward, and you have no choice about that due to frenzy. Though that can be a major drawback, it does make many decisions for you, and also makes your units practicly unbreakable and complete combat monsters.
I'm not sure what to think about demons seeing as Im more of a fan of mortal lists, so I rarely use any other than furies to warmachine hunt. Hope this helps.
Heathen! :blink: Warriors of chaos should never be considered as a mere 'meat shield'! They're much too expensive and useful to be used as a screen, if you want screens, use warhounds.Originally Posted by smguy
Anyway, there's nothing to stop you fielding a Khorne Daemon army, but if you do, you'd be better off using the Daemonic Legion army list from the Storm of Chaos campaign book. It's much better than the standard Daemon army from the Hordes of Chaos army book (course, that also means you need to buy two books :hmm: ).
The problem with daemon armies is that they're quite small because all the characters and units are so expensive in points (and cash!), and daemons are always at risk of disappearing completely if they lose a fight. As Maddok said, Khorne armies have the additional problem of little or no control about where your units go and what they charge, this is a serious issue for daemon armies, since they need to pick their fights to ensure that the right daemon unit is in the right place for the right job. You don't want a unit of Flesh Hounds charging a fully ranked up unit of combat troops do you!?
The best Daemon armies are ones led by an Undivided Daemon Prince, these can take their pick from all of the daemon units and therefore have greater tactical flexibility in their armies.
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You could always play Beastman and use your beast herds as skirmish screens for your daemons. your Daemons would fill your special slots, while your beast units (herds!) fill your core units. Plus you get the bonus of ambusing them. You can even have it led by a Exalted champion, and give him the bonus/ability to be the general of a beastman army (forget what its called, but I think you can).
This way you have plenty of room for daemons and some expendable units like beasties instead of warriors as cannon fodder.
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No, you can't. You can have a Daemonic army led by a mortal character (by giving him the Chalice of Chaos magic item) or a mortal army led by a Daemon (by giving it the Master of Mortals daemonic gift). Beastmen armies must be led by either a Beasts general or by a daemon with the Unliving Idol daemonic gift. There's nothing that can turn a mortal into a beast general or a beast into a mortal general.Originally Posted by MouseC112
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