Here in the office we've been debating what should go in a Daemon army. On one hand you have the opportunity to field an army based around a particular god such as a host of Plaguebearers backed up by Beasts of Nurgle, surrounded by scampering Nurglings and led into battle by Epidemius and a Great Unclean one. On the other hand you could field a force that includes followers of all four of the Chaos Gods. For some hobbyists the decision as to what models make it into the army comes from a gaming perspective. For others it's all down to which models they like the most.
With this in mind we came up with two sample armies for Daemons of Chaos. One is based around a particular god (in this case Slaanesh) and the other including units from the full pantheon.
This 2000-point force is dedicated to the Prince of Pleasure as every model is either a Daemonette or one of his suitably sinister minions. The host of Slaanesh is commanded by the large and impressive form of the Keeper of Secrets and while it may seem a little risky putting such an expensive character in a 2000-point army, it is sure to do some serious damage. At the heart of the army are 40 Daemonettes, which can be organised into either three or four units, a Hellflayer for, well, flaying (what else?) and three Fiends of Slaanesh. The fact that most Slaanesh Daemons have a high number of Attacks, combined with their high Initiative and Armour Piercing special rule means that they should be able to tear through most enemy units very quickly. An Exalted Seeker Chariot and two units of Seekers round out the force, giving you an extremely hard-hitting shock unit and some fast-moving squads to protect your flanks. Incidentally, this force also comes in at around 1500 points in Warhammer 40,000.
The second 2000-point army, on the other hand, includes all manner of Daemons. They may not always get along in the Realm of Chaos, but Daemons will readily set aside their differences and petty feuds to devastate the mortal realm. In this force we aimed for a large number of Core units to overwhelm the enemy. The Daemons of Chaos Battalion is the perfect start when building an army like this and we simply added extra plastic kits to it to make a 2000-point force. While it lacks the punch of a Greater Daemon to lead the army you can easily build a couple of Heralds from the boxed sets (particularly the Hellflayer kit) to lead your force into battle and Skulltaker makes for a brutal general. This collection of models works out at around 1750 points in a game of Warhammer 40,000.
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