Saturday, July 9, 2011
The Chaos Gunline: Nailing Down The Basics
It was suggested that I do an old school gunline army. The idea appealed to my sense of irony, and since this whole concept was designed as a more fun escape from the 'optimized list' phenomena that even I had been sucked into, I went a step further to decide I was going to use Plague Marines and Oblits. I really do like Obliterators, so including them seemed like a plan to me. I think I am going to come up with something different than actual Obliterator cult in terms of models though, as the base models are much more costly than I am willing to spring, not to mention that they would take more work to look good than I am willing to invest in this project. More on this later...
So, at this early conceptual phase, what have I determined? Plague marines for troops, Obliterators for heavy. I can probably skip on fast attack (I usually do anyway). That leaves Elites and HQ. Depending on how points break down, I will either skip Elites or go with Terminators, I think, simply because Chaos Terminators are so little loved, but have great models.
Not as sure about HQ. The obvious choices are Typhus or a Daemon Prince. But being me, I am not going to rule out Abbadon, simply for absurdity's sake.