Polaria Posted December 30, 2012 Share Posted December 30, 2012 Okay. I did the math for nine different iterations of close combat pitting an exact same point amount of Khorne Berzerkers against Mark of Khorne Chaos Space Marines. Normal assaults, dirge casters, disoriented charges and such are included in the scenarios. So who is really the King of Khorne Troops? The common internet wisdom seems to say Khorne Berzerkers suck goats and MoK CSM are way better, but is it really so? Well, it depends. As the math is long, I mean really long, I'll save that for the second post and just put collected results here: 1) Mark of Khorne Chaos Space Marines cause slightly more wounds overall as long as you have both flamers alive to shoot before assaulting and you can cover at least a total of 12 models with the flamers. 2) Berzerker Champions handle challenges better than Mark of Khorne Champions. 3) If combat drags out to subsequent rounds the Khorne Berzerkers gain a slight edge, partly because their champion is more likely to survive and kill stuff faster. 4) The moment you lose one of the flamers the Khorne Berzerkers become a bit better. 5) If you lose both flamers the Khorne Berzerkers become a lot better. 6) If you have the habit of forgetting to use Frag grenade during the shooting or can't position flamers well enough to cover 12 models then Berzerkers have a slight edge. 7) CSM still have more bodies to absorb wounds from shooting, which this math cannot take into account. 8) Khorne Berzerkers still have Fearless which means you can never lose the whole squad of them in shooting or assault phase due to a failed Leadership check. This math does not take this into account. Still TL;DR: If you play a perfect game with flamers and frag grenades, then Mark of Khorne CSM are better, otherwise Khorne Berzerkers are. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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