With the return of Index Astartes to the White Dwarf, I thought it'd be interesting to hear which warbands you guys think are important or unique enough to deserve a treatment in the magazine. My pick would be the Crimson Slaughter - I think the most accurate way to represent them on the table at the moment is to field them with the World Eaters legion tactic, but they're more than just mad butchers... despite their name. Getting a couple of their relics back to represent Kranon the Relentless or maybe Draznicht would also be a huge deal for them, aswell as a unique warlord trait.
Any other opinions?
I run my Crimson Slaughter as Night Lord's. Terror Tactics Replicates the Fear effect, In Midnight Clad represents the way some formations gave BS penalties, Curse of The Night Haunter works to simulate the precognitive/prophetic ability Krannon and some others occasionally displayed as well as touching on the better save afforded by Daemon Heart. Krannon I do as a Chaos Lord with the Murder Sword. Draznicht makes a good Dark Apostle since they have a re-roll hits aura.
Don't get me wrong, I've been feeling salty all 8th edition that my warband is now generic Renegades and that our main commander has not been playable since partway through 7th. I would love to see Crimson Slaughter with their own rules again, maybe Prophet of The Voices as a warlord trait. Crimson Slaughter is why I play Chaos now. While they may not be as popular among older players, I think they were the first taste of Chaos for many, relatively, new players.
Edited by ThanatosMalleus, 13 January 2019 - 02:05 AM.