So what is the deal with power armored Chaos Space Marines in Warhammer 40K 8th edition? We are far enough in to have a handle on these guys, and the question I was curious to ask, and try out on the table was if they had finally found a useful place in the game?
In 40K 7th, they lacked the leadership ignoring rules ATSKNF (and they shall know no rules) vs. the loyalist counterparts, and as a result were a bit ho-hum and expensive just for the power armor alone.
So you marked them up to get some god-specific bonuses, but for the points now for a bit more you could get cult-troops- Khorne, Nurgle, etc.
Or you just saves the points by dumping it all into cultists.
in 7th, from a competitive point of view one didn’t take vanilla CSM.
Now in 8th?
I still feel the same way, and tabletop kind of confirms it.
Cultists are not as good as in 7th, but they still work, and the cult troops got MUCH better and are now worth the points.
True you get bolter/pistol/chain sword which allows them to multi-task, and you can take a heavy in 5 units and turn them into mini-havoc squads, but this would be for very specific game- reasons- a small point game or narrative scenario. Cult troops or full Havocs do it better.
Wish CSM were made something special in the game- am I missing something?