So I’ve been throwing myself into the Chaos Space Marine codex pretty hard lately.
One of the things that happens to all of us is the tunnel vision casued by our own miniatures collections. Some folks are hard-core number crunchers and every edition, absorb the rules, re-evaluate the codices, and custom build efficient killing machines to sow terror on the tabletop.
Then there are the other 99% of us. We collect what we want, add units here and there, and sometines find ourselves years down the road hemmed into a set of sub-par units that we use day in and dayout, just because we have them.
To break this cycle, I have been using my giant Night Lords and Death Guard armies (old pics, they are bigger now) along with Jwolf’s Red Corsairs to test out every unit in the codex from front to back, even the ones I think are stinkers. Its an interesting exercise and I suggest it to everyone out there. The magic of the playing the game is that each person has their own individual mindset. Units your buddy can’t fight his way out of a paper bag with, may be just what you were looking for, and you often will uncover gems that YOU can use effortlessly, that didn’t seem like all that staring out at you from the page.
~So here is today’s poll. We’re going to rate the units in the CSM codex. Pick the top ten units YOU can use to win. This isn’t about powerful on paper, but powerful in practice so factors such as ease of use, predicatbility, etc. apply. And I want you to tell us why in the comments. I’ve already voted, so lets see who the winners are in 5th (my list has changed quite a bit from a year ago).