Saturday, June 6, 2009

Is my Chaos Tourney list still viable with New Guard on the scene?

Now, I am going off of memory and it is my Birthday, so I may be ... drinking, but I am wondering if my current tourney list is competitive given the release of the new IG codex.
Now, in April, I won a tourney in North Carolina with this list and I just won a tourney in Georgia with this list, but the Guard codex was old at the one in April and there were no guard at the recent tourney, so now, as I prep for the move to a bigger gaming market (michigan), I can't help but wonder if my tourney list will still be valid. I like to think it has a little something for everyone, but I will let you all judge.

Chaos Space Marines Tournament List 1750

Daemon Prince w/Wings Mark of Slaanesh and Lash
Daemon Prince w/wings Mark of Nurgle and Warp Time
7 Plague Marines, Champ w/Powerfist + Personal Icon, 2 melta guns, Rhino
7 Plague Marines, Champ w/Melta Bombs, 2 Melta guns, Rhino
7 Plague Marines, 2 Melta. Rhino, Havoc Launcher
7 Plague Marines, 2 Plasma, Rhino, Havoc Launcher
2 Oblitz
2 Oblitz
2 Oblitz

My normal tactics are to let the Plasma squad sit on an objective and use that rapid fire nastyness to block MCs from taking their objective. I use the first two Melta squads for taking objectives and killing walkers, while the melta squad with no champ can fill in anywhere it is needed.
The Oblits work with the lash prince to take out whole squads of troops or termies a turn OR they use lascannons to cripple a mech army first turn. The WT Prince is the close combat beast and can work alone or in conjuction with the Lash prince for extra fun and games.
I have not played against the new Guard, so I am not sure what they could bring in a take all comers tourney list, but I would be interested in some good opinions based off recent competitive experience. Feel free to comment!


  1. That list is still as viable as it has been all 5e. I don't find it to be a very strong list for winning in 5e, but it's pretty good for drawing games.

  2. This list has won me more games than I have drawn. The only lists I have had problems with in the past are mech eldar (with Eldrad and waveserpent/falcon spam with energy fields ect.) and Pure Ork Hordes, just due to the massive amount of models. Neither list has been very common in the areas I play in.
    I am just worried that the Guard have more low AP weapons than my army can handle.

  3. Would you ever consider Berserkers in a rhino (9 man squad or so) to run through the hordes of guardsmen on the table?

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