I intensely dislike having my army composition dictated to me, especially as part of a chaos faction. My madmen and mutants have to have carefully tabulated ratios of marines to zombies? Give me a break.
and people saying ‘limits on poxwalkers is fluffy’ are just plain wrong. If a planet is in the late stage throes of a Death Guard invasion, how many millions may be walking dead? I doubt people would spam poxwalkers anyway (they can’t take actions) but gw going so far out of their way as to hardcode limits into the rules of the faction feels patronizing and insulting. I want to field what I want in my army, not what Gw thinks my army should look like.
Your list composition is not dictated to you.
If you want 160 Poxwalkers, play a non-battleforged army.
That would be more consistent with the idea of a worldwide zombie plague, as tactics / coherent leadership would go out the window after hitting critical mass.
I don't like sorcs or pure psykers. Now we literally have to take one in a battalion detachment. The decision to limit DP to one per detachment as well as making them count as a lord of chaos means you can't a DP and Typhus or a LoC or anything else. Your only option is a sorc. I always ran my DG with either DP and Typhus or LoC or two DP. It wasn't chasing meta. It was simply my fluff and lore for my army.
Now I have no choice but to take a freaking sorc. It is a frankly idiotic decision that unfairly restricts player choice. We aren't a faction like CSM that has a dozen or more HQ choices that we can something else to take. You LITERALLY have to take a sorc. Unless you want to lose CP for no reason by taking several detachments...which no one with a brain would do.
I'm not a fan of the Lord of Chaos restriction, but it's consistent with how HQ units are treated in 9th edition. Space Marines can't take a captain and a lieutenant, the supreme command detachment is very limited by comparison, and Death Guard can't have Typhus and a Daemon Prince in the same detachment.
I'm personally okay with it so long as other factions have a similar restriction.
DG nerfed to the grave. Just cry of my heart.
This is an insane take. They are going to be incredible, especially the meat and potatoes of the army.
I did not read the original as anything but an attempt at humor.