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I have recently come across an interesting topic. Is there Chaos God Anomosity in Warhammer Fantasy. I was reading over the books in my Games Workshop and could not find anything that stated I could not have a mixed army. As long as my lord was Undivided I could have Screamers, Slaanesh Warriors, and Khorne Knights. I am probably missing something.
Last edited by Kon; October 1st, 2005 at 19:26.
Kon, welcome to Librarium online, I would suggest hitting the introductions thread in the off topic section. To your question, do you mean fluff wise or rules wise? I know for a fact that fluff wise there is, (as should any self respecting fantasy player). Rules wise, I'm not so sure. I don't play fanatsy as much as 40k, so, I'm not as familiar with fanatasy rules, sorry.
A little pain never hurt anyone - Larry
Oh I definately know that there is Anomosity in 40k. Khrone hates Slaanesh and Tzeentch. Tzeentch hates Nurgle. I have just gotten into Fantasy. Normally I play the Thousand Sons of 40K. I have been learning with a Mortal Army, dedicating it to Khorne, but I just get Rocked everytime. So was thinking Undivided with some Khorne. I know Slaanesh rocks for thier psychology immunity and I was swinging back and forth on the decision, until I discovered the Fantasy rules are unclear compared to the 40K ones.
Well, the chaos fluff is pretty much the same in both games, (excepting things like bolters). Like I said, when I do play Chaos in fantasy it is always a Tzeentch army. That and I've played most versions of fantasy, so, It gets a bit confusing, ya know what I mean. I don't believe their is any serious animosty rules in fanatsy, but, like I said, I'm not sure.
A little pain never hurt anyone - Larry
Well Kon, rules-wise there is no animosity between the various factions of Chaos. If your General is Undivided, you can indeed have Khorne knights, Nurgle warriors, Daemonettes and Screamers all in the same army.
The background for the powers is a bit different. Traditionally, there is a lot of friction between all four powers, but significantly, Khorne hates Slaanesh and Tzeentch hates Nurgle (and vice versa of course). It's all to do with what each of the powers stand for, Khorne for example, is the warrior god, he eptomises rage, power, skill and martial pride. Slaanesh on the other hand, promotes depravity, hedonism and pleasure in all things, including combat. Khorne of course sees this as an insult to everything the warrior should be, Slaanesh despises the fact that Khorne's followers kill for their god rather than for pleasure. These and many other reasons are why these two powers, and by association, their followers, hate each other.
Tzeentch is the god of change, he embodies everything that change is and everything that it brings. His power comes from the desire to change, to forge one's own destiny, the hope of a better future. In contrast, Nurgle derives his power from the defiance of despair and hopelessness. The living know that they will die, but they continue on even when all around them has decayed and rotted away.
These opposing beliefs are what make Tzeentch and Nurgle such hated enemies, and like Khorne and Slaanesh, they never lose an opportunity to do battle with each other.
Of course, the followers of each power will also never lose and opportunity to attack the followers of and of the other rival powers in order to win glory for their patron god!
Hope that gives you at least some insight into the rivalries of the Chaos powers.
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and of course khorne despises tzeentch due to the importance of magic to tzeentch.
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