Wednesday, October 10, 2007

C:CSM Review?

I was planning on writing a lengthy review on the Codex: Chaos Space Marines. I've wanted to write a review for a codex for a long time and figured that this was my chance. The problem being of course that the thing has been out for almost a month now. I started writing the review and realized I wasn't saying anything that hadn't already been said ad naseum on dozens of forums.

Anyway, I won't bore you with a long-winded re-cap of the pros and cons of the new codex.

I will say, however, that I love this new list. It's so much more flexible! while it was nice to get bonuses for doing a purely Thousand Sons force, just adding one random non-Tzeentch unit would make the whole thing fall apart. Now, I can add anything I want!

Needless to say, this alters my plans for this army dramatically. I plan to add some vanilla renegades, havocs, some Emperor's Children Noise Marines, and some Slaneesh-marked possessed. Who knows, down the line, I may even add some Nurgle themed troops.

This doesn't mean that I'm abandoning the Thousand Sons. It does mean however, that to do all the things I want to do with this army, I'm committed to chaos for a long, long, time.


Old Coast said...

That's cool Scott, what's your lists look like at say 1500pts with two squads of Ksons and the Sorceror as HQ? what else would you add?

Scott said...

I think I'm going to post a list on here soon. At 1500pts, I'd probably be stil pretty pure Thousand sons.

It will probably be something along the lines of Sorcerer HQ, Two units of sons, One unit of Chosen with Icon of Tzeentch and melta guns, some summoned demons, Spawn, two defilers and a Predator.

I think that's closer to 1750.

I might just write a bunch of lists and post them for peoples review.

xNickBaranx said...



eric said...

Hey Scott,
So how many pts total of chaos do you have? getting reading for apocalypse and would love to play a game with against you and or other chaos fiends.

Scott said...

I actaully lost a few points in this new codex due to the fact that I lost a lot of my demons. I think I'm about 1500 (only about 400 points is painted).

Don't worry, I'm sure I'll be ready soon...

Demi said...

Well written article.