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Just curious, what do you think about death guard? Loving my Orks but looking for something to add a little variety. I like what a lot of what you e said about Chaos in general and really like the new models.
My thoughts on Death Guard is they're a mechanized army for competitive play. Having 5 man units with 2 Plasma/Melta and 2 Bubonic Axes or Flails is great. On foot the army is too slow despite me trying to make it work and you have to buy crappy support Characters.Mechanized also makes Mortarion better, I still don't like him much but he's better. Personally I'd run Demon Princes and sprinkle a non-DG Detachment to get the amazing Psychic Powers. Probably two Sorcerers.But they have a lot of potential, Poxwalkers are great to bring up the rear or as a screen. Blight Drones are a great light vehicle, a lot to love in that book.
I agree on Mortarion, but I don't see myself using him a lot. I find the Primarchs or what I assume will be their equivalents (still holding out hope for the return of The Beast) to be kind of an unbalanced element and I am fortunate that in my meta most people have agreed not to use them without forewarning. I wanted something tough and defensive that could shoot, and I think once the full model line is out Death Guard will turn out to be exactly that.
Do you think I'm giving up too much by not going Chaos Undivided?
Competitively yes. The CSM Psychic Powers are that good, I would never want to take a Chaos list without them. With only having to take one Detachment to get them, something like a Battalion or Supreme Command isn't much tax, it's just so worth it.If you're running pure Mech DG it's probably lessened because Prescience and Warptime aren't as good but it depends on your comp. If you have a Demon Prince, still valuable. Death Hex is also valuable since it really fixes certain annoying models in the game.
i am also going back and forth on an Alpha Legion heavy detachment. I have some concerns about DG's long range guns