Friday, January 28, 2011
Repairing Chaos: 1 of ?
So with the new DA and BT FAQ recently released there has been some chatter about Chaos getting a facelift in the near future. Personally I don’t see it happening, but who knows.
That said, I used my extensive knowledge of the Chaos dex to create a few tweeks to the book which would make it a bit more competitive. And as we all know, GW gets all their ideas by simply trolling random blogs, so it’s a pretty safe bet we’ll be seeing some form of these in the new release, whenever that may be.
Phase One: Cult Troops
Fix: Allow Champ to take combi weapons, squad can take 0-2 combi weapons as well.
Why: Everyone knows these guys have trouble with tanks, the key is how to fix this without making them too good at taking out tanks. Combis give them some anti-tank, but keep it limited (as opposed to access to actual melta/plasmas).
Why: Plague Marines themselves are not broken, they have a clear role (midfield objectives, tarpits) and perform it well. What they need is adequate support from other elements in the FOC, so that they are not trying to carry the army on their stinky, stinky shoulders.
Fix: Make sonic blasters S5. Keep points the same.
Why: Now you have a unit that it slightly better at anti-infantry (w/o crossing the AP3 Rubicon) and more worth the 25 points per guy you are throwing down on them. In addition, they can lend some suppression fire on light vehicles, something Chaos desperately needs. They’d still die is droves to dedicated assault squads, which is fine – Noise marines should be the “elves” of the Chaos dex.
Fix: Not sure what the hell to do with these guys, as its unclear what GW was attempting to do with them. You could increase their save to 3++, but they still won’t really do anything. They’re certainly not assaulty. Giving them access to a heavy weapon or two might work, but doesn’t seem fluffy, or interesting. Some psychic buffs for the unit might work, or simply dropping the points on the god-awful sorc they have to take. Hell, I’m open for suggestions.