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25th Jul 04, 8:50 AM
im a complete newb to WH 40k, ive kindof started a chaos marine army. i have a commander, one box of plain old marines, and one box of khorne berserkers. im so dumb i forgot to buy a rulebook and i've built them and im not sure what the heck the all do now. so if some people could shout back and give me some stratagies/hints/tips and tell me what the heck i've just done
25th Jul 04, 2:43 PM
Alright, well you kind of made some mistakes (what with the not getting the rulebook and all :bandit: ). And I'm a newb as well to Chaos, but my recommendations are- put marks of undivided on your plain marines. It gives them the chance to re roll morale checks. Khorne Berzerkers only count as Berzerkers if they have the Mark of Khorne. Give it to em. Once you have the rulebook, give your commander plenty of special equipment and daemonic gifts. If you give him 50 points or more on daemonic gifts, he counts as a daemon prince. If you have enough money, I would then buy the appropriate "daemon prince" model. I recommend adding one unit to each of the "categories" of units. You already have an HQ (commander) Elite (Khorne Berzerkers) and Troop (your plain squad). I recommend adding a Raptor Squad (fast attack) and Dreadnought (heavy support). I know some of this wont make much sense without the Chaos Codex, but I think it can get you started. Finally, I'm assuming that you don't have the Chaos Codex. If you dont have the main rulebook (what tells you the basics of the game) get that first, as it already has list of Chaos units. the Codex is only indepth, has more units, and generally more fluff and advice.
25th Jul 04, 2:47 PM
wait dont get the rule book that has black templars on it! it will soon be obselete...New rules coming out soon!
Preorder on www.games-workshop.com!
25th Jul 04, 4:47 PM
True, but it kind of sucks to wait that long, especially with the ability to download the new rules.
25th Jul 04, 4:49 PM
yeah but those are like only the preliminary rules, they could change, some may be added and the new rulebook will have all the updates that are in chapter approved, i would wait till 4th edition to buy a rule book.
25th Jul 04, 8:53 PM
The cover on the new rule book looks funky :D
26th Jul 04, 2:04 AM
Well codex chaos marines isn't getting updated yet beyond the updates their doing for all codex's in pdf form. So grab the codex but don't bother with the rulebook new one in less than 40 days I think...
Well you need at least another box of normal chaos marines to use as troops, unless you make your army a khornate one (giving the mark of khorne to your commander... but I dont reccomend this for one. You have to charge if in range, so people can bait you to charge a unit they want) and if you get more chaos marines you can have a unit with pistol and CCW to help the berserkers in combat while one stays back and shoots the enemy.
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