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14-08-2006, 02:17
Out of the Chaos Gods, which could have followers obsessed with plasma and plasma weapons? Now I'm not sure how/why they would be obsessed with it.. Maybe the leader saw the chaos god in the plasma, and it has been talking to him.. And only through plasma, or something.. Maybe they could be obsessed with technology.. and they like plasma tech alot..

Any ideas?

Which god would be best? Would one work? Any ideas how it could be done?

14-08-2006, 02:21
I don't think Khorne would really suit loving plasma, because (obviously) he loves blood. Plasma just doesn't cut it. So thats 1 god off the list.

14-08-2006, 03:04
Not nurgle. Heat like that kills disease. Not Khorne, no blood left after a plasma burn

Slaanesh? Plasma is pretty and bright ,thus vibrant to the senses and something to his liking.

Tzeentech? He uses magic and trickery. I guess plasma can be seen as a phyiscal manifestation of Tzeentech's omnipotence, and trickery because such a small weapon being able to knock out battle-tanks

14-08-2006, 04:58
I'm smelling a fluff justification for going crazy on a certain kind of equipment here (a temporarily very effective one, surprise, surprise). I don't think that any chaos entity would be really into some kind of guns.

Shaper Shakra
14-08-2006, 05:00
Make up your own god. Who's to say that your marines don't follow some super powerful deamon who isn't considered a "god."

14-08-2006, 05:00
Why does Kharn have a plasma pistol then?

14-08-2006, 05:02
It would be more believable if you left the god out of it. Just go the way of the IG famous regiments. Create a legion/chapter/whatever and assign it preferred special & heavy weapons that they use out of tradition.

Why does Kharn have a plasma pistol then?Maybe Kharn just likes to use his plasma pistol. After all, it's a pretty dang special one if it hasn't killed him yet. Or maybe he just enjoys the tactical versatility of having a good shooting weapon that doesn't take up both hands.

Certainly not out of any plasma-fetish Khorne has.

14-08-2006, 05:03
It would be the same to conclude that the Emperor is obsessed with Plasma Pistols just because many imperial characters have them.

14-08-2006, 05:06
Because Kharn likes to shoot transports and then kill everyone inside. But not necessarily in that order. It seems to happen a lot.

All of my World Eaters champions have plasma pistols, but I think the idea of a group of Chaos Marines who are "obsessed with plasma weapons" is pretty darn flimsy. It's just not very workable. Loyalist marines love their bolters because they're brainwashed to. I don't see why any traitor but an Iron Warrior would worship his wargear, and the Iron Warriors don't exactly recognize the power of the Chaos Gods anyway. Chaos Marines just don't really seem the type to be easily swayed by silly superstitions. If the traitors follow a superstition, there's a very real (and powerful) reason behind it.

If you were going to make a traitor cult of the Machine God, that might work, but it'd be a little tricky to work out the details.

14-08-2006, 05:34
Meh, just make it undivided. The 4 god armies all have their own themes already, and none include any specific references to plasma. You know, you could say a plasma specialised forge world was cought in a warp storm. Kinda like the story of the Kai gun.

Shaper Shakra
14-08-2006, 05:37
I like it Maguni! And you're wrong Nurglitch. Ha! Never thought I'd say that.

14-08-2006, 05:58
I'd ignore the gods myself as well and just do the iron warriors. You could get 4 squads of havocs each with 4 plasma guns. Can't get much more plasma-y then that.

14-08-2006, 06:22
If you've read the blurb in the 3rd Edition Chaos Codex next to Doomrider about "gushing plasma", you'd know for a fact that Slaanesh is all about it. Plus, even if a Noise Marine fries himself using plasma, he'd probably think "ain't this cool?" and revel in the sensation as his hands/tentacles/whatever burned off. I can't imagine any other Chaos devotee thinking the same way.

So yeah, Slaanesh all the way. Think about it.

14-08-2006, 07:43
My friend once seized an objective with exactly five of ten khorne berzerkers.

My squad was fleeing before them.

He decided, with their two plasma pistols, to try and break my squad, and stay on the objective.

Khorne was not pleased. Both pistols overheated, both saves were failed, and the squad was broken in punishment for not reaping blood and skulls.

That answer your question?

14-08-2006, 08:20
IIRC according to the background that the smaller plasma weaponry were at least more common during the HH.

It was (according to the 2nd ed codex) more powerful, yet more un-reliable. here is fingers crossed they implement Mk1 plasma technology in and future revisions to the CSM codex range. Rock On

14-08-2006, 09:07
um, the Plasma God?
But She is a fickle god. :)

But to justify your fluff, Maybe a Iron Hand warband turned Chaos.

14-08-2006, 09:37
A force of Fallen dark angels?

14-08-2006, 09:49
If you go through the list...

Alpha Legion: Not a subtle weapon is it, the old plasma gun? i don't see Alphas being fixated with these.

Iron Warriors: Could definitely work. I know i enjoyed plasma when i used to play Iron Warriors, they have an affinity for the technology and would be more than willing to take the risks of using it.

Night Lords: A nice terror-inflicting weapon i would imagine; superheated balls of plasma melting your mates to piles of goo. I could see this.

Word Bearers: Far more fixated with religion and daemons; i suppose you could see it as 'purging fires' but flamers are better for that :evilgrin:

Black Legion: Could go either way, thats what comes with being generic. Could work.

World Eaters (Khorne): More skull-taking than skull-melting, but does tie in to the 'destructor' role of Khorne. The list however doesnt lend itself especially well to the inclusion of loads of the stuff.

Emperors Children (Slaanesh): Its hot, Its flashy, and it makes them tingle inside! this could certainly work, but i think Slaanesh likes his noise weapons more....

Death Guard (Nurgle): Yes they use special weapons over heavy ones, but really the Death Guard's love is in their trusty (or is that rusty?) Bolters.

Thousand Sons (Tzeentch): Doesn't lend itself well to it, neither in the list (no special weapons in units) or in the fluff.

alternatives are to make your own renegades; Red Corsairs could work, or anything else (children of Purgatos?)

(I would just like to add that even though i have made an intelligent reply to this post, this does smatter a little of 'im trying to justify going way OTT on plasma vs. my marine mates'.)

hope that helps.


14-08-2006, 11:30
I've noticed most iron warriors armies use plasma guns in all their squads...

14-08-2006, 11:35
I've noticed most iron warriors armies use plasma guns in all their squads...

Weird That eh?

14-08-2006, 14:24
hhmm.. thinking about this more, why couldn't a Tzeentchian army be this way? I mean some of you think Tzeentch isnt the way to go.. But isn't he known for blue flames? Yes, the main army will be mindless automations, but they could be armor filled with plasma entities or something like that... Now I may not be able to have Tzeentchian squads with plasma, but I could still have undivided squads, unless I field a Thousand Sons army... And I could have a possesed squad full of the sorceror ability.. and that could make for a pretty powerful squad! Too bad I couldn't give them Inferno Bolts! Although Daemonic Flight and the sorceror ability might be nasty.. (sorceror ability to make plasma balls shoot from their hands)