Last night I played against Dark Angels with my Chaos Marines using a list I’m planning on taking to next month’s big 40K tournament. The list is far from great as I’m using what I own, what I have painted or can paint before the tournament, and working what I can within the comp system for the tournament.
So first up, I lost big. We played Target Priority and slogging the long way (lost my Rhinos out the gate), made me pretty easy to deal with for my opponent. I wasn’t really expecting to win between what I’m working with for a list and working with a new codex. Now for the observations/learning experiences.
I ran a rather pricey Daemon Prince of Tzeentch with all the trimmings and mastery level 3. He had some unfortunate luck and went down early. That being said, there was some information gleamed from his limited use. First up, as is obvious with the new stat line on Princes, they are built for close combat. Your typical units need 5’s to hit and the Prince swings at I8. The downside being they are no longer eternal warrior and so you need to pick your fights.
Mastery level 3 on a Prince I also don’t feel is the best option. Choices are nice but you’re paying 75pts for master level 3 on top of an already expensive HQ choice. Again, I see the Prince more for vector striking and smashing into units and less as your primary psyker choice. If you want to go nuts with psychic powers then I feel a Sorcerer is the better option as he’s cheaper and can be hidden. Now, mastery level 1, or even 2, is considerable. I think the best psychic power options on these guys is maledictions to make his job of crushing units easier.
In general mark of Nurgle, unsurprisingly, is gold. All the other marks have their use but they are more situational. Having any unit with +1 toughness is an all around solid choice on any unit. Having Obliterators at T5 saved my ass so many times last night as my opponent had no less than 7 lascannons in his list.
Well, that’s it for now. How has everyone’s experience with the new Chaos been?