Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Chaos and the current state of the meta
Today I saw on another blog some hate and frustration focused on the new Chaos Space Marine (CSM) codex. Much of the dissatisfaction with the codex stems from older veteran players who still long for their fourth edition codex. There is a vocal minority telling other players that CSM is not a competitive codex. There are also claims that the new Space Marine (SM) codex is better. Is that true or even a slightly feasible claim? Remember that the new recently released Imperial Fists supplement went over like a big lead balloon.
Let's compare the Heldrake to any SM flier... The Heldrake cost less points than a Stormraven and is more competitive. Next compare a unit of Obliterators with the Mark of Nurgle and the Veterans of the Long War to the new Centurions. I think Obliterators are the better choice having access to longer range fire power, power fists, an invulnerable save and they can deep strike all rolled into one. Grav cannons can be very situational, especially versus horde armies and we have the new Tyranid codex ready to release within a month or two.
I could go on and on how I think CSM are a competitive army but I think that's quite obvious. If you don't like CSM and feel they aren't competitive that is fine and everyone is entitled to an opinion. My advice is do everyone a favor and play another army. That's really all I have to say on the subject.