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Using imperial knights as chaos knights?
Posted 29 December 2020 - 12:54 AM
I like the looks of the chaos knight but as I’d like to field the “imperial” models (I.e. valiant/tyrant) as part of a chaos force without any big conversions (will probably just change some base items to distinguish between chaos and imperial) I’m wondering if I should keep all the models “clean looking” in order to keep a consistent look. Or will people raise eyebrows at knights that aren’t conspicuously chaotic being used as despoilers/rampagers ?
As an example: WIP changing base decorations:
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Posted 29 December 2020 - 01:05 AM
Could say they have recently turned to Chaos, just because your a Traitor doesnt mean you have to cover yourself in spikes and severed heads.
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Posted 30 December 2020 - 06:22 PM
But your solution certainly works too.
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Posted 07 January 2021 - 12:47 AM
Posted 09 January 2021 - 12:41 AM
Figure I can use daemons when they are infernal, CSM or cultist when iconoclast, marines when imperialis and need to lay my hands on a few skitarii for mechanicus:)
Built and painted two warglaives and a castellen over the last week. The lance is taking shape!
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Posted 13 January 2021 - 02:18 PM
A great solution to an expensive problem!
Not all Chaos taint is external. Look at some Slaanesh followers, for instance.
Incidentally, I'm looking at Chaos knights, which is your favourite game-wise of the big guys, the Valiant or the Castellan?
I’m still building and haven’t gotten them on the table yet. So this is just theory hammer:
To me, to make a castellen work well it looks like you probably need to be a loyalist mechanicus with cold eradication wt and cawls wrath relic. (Second best maybe infernal, with endless torment custom household and daemonic surges... but it’s a lot worse than the mechanicus)
The knight valiant looks best as either:
- loyalist imperialis with relic flamer
- infernal so you can daemonic surge flamer up to S8 and D3.
Also, they look to have a bit of a different positioning role - backfield versus midfield . So which is best depends on what your other knights will be doing!
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