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25th June 2009, 19:32
Is there a difference between a squad of 10 CSM's armed with an icon of Nurgle and a squad of 10 Plague Marines?
I don't see the difference, but why are there special Plague Marine models and then chaos space marine models?
Another question would be, do you have to convert the chaos space marines in any way to make them just plague marines? (no icon required?)
25th June 2009, 19:40
Plague marines have blight grenades and feel no pain, I believe. Yes you would have to convert normal CSMs in order to be plague marines (which would be easy, just greenstuff some pus and boils on them).
25th June 2009, 19:46
Yeah there is often a few extra's to the cult troops, than compared to Chaos Space Marines with an icon. Like Durandal says above - Plague Marines have FnP and Blight Grenades.
25th June 2009, 22:51
Good to know, thanks!
28th June 2009, 08:43
Dont forget a different statline :P
28th June 2009, 12:50
Aye, they are a little bit slower to react (lower initiative)
29th June 2009, 09:33
As well as being Fearless :) some would call that good, some bad.
All cult troops having a couple extra tidbits that you can't get as regular CSM.
29th June 2009, 16:49
Basically, they are totally different. A quick read of your codex would have told you that.
29th June 2009, 17:14
yes yes, i see this now, thank you. Basically plague marines are tougher, but a little slower in CC. That's where I'll incorporate some berserkers to make up some CC power.
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