Sunday, November 11, 2012

Chaos Space Marine 6th edition codex unit review: Abbadon

After some time spent studying and preparing (and, I won't lie, pulling a few grades up), I'm pleased to announce a return to my regular postings. Instead of the schedule I had been running on previously, I am returning with a series of reviews. Namely, of the models in the new Chaos Space Marine codex.
I'm going to be going through them in the order in which they appear in the bestiary.

Abbadon the Despoiler:
This guy is what it means to have the favor of the chaos gods. Literally, look up "favor of the chaos gods" in the dictionary. There's no definition. It just has a picture of Abbadon. With his two personal chaos artifacts, he can handle anything in close combat, whether delivering hard and strong blows from the Talon of Horus, or a flurry of fatal slashes from the Drach’nyen, he's ready. However, being armed only with a combi-bolter for ranged weaponry means this guy wants and needs to be in the midst of battle ASAP. His mark of chaos ascendant should come into handy once and while getting there. All four marks wrapped up into one? Yes please.
As for his warlord trait, it's okay. Granted, space marines will be who you play the most, but not always. I suppose they make up for that with the first among chosen rule, allowing chosen marines to be ran as troops. Can someone say, bye bye cultists?
Finally, what I feel is the only downfall for Abbadon. Champion of Chaos. For most people, this is amazing. Getting boosts and benefits from killing champions? However, for Abbadon, he's much better without that 1/8 chance of being turned into either a chaos spawn or daemon prince. Both of those are downgrades for him, especially the spawn. And besides, if he does get turned into a daemon prince, which is he? Khorne, Nurgle, Slaanesh, Tzeentch, or all four? Does that mean he hates himself? Who knows.
Well that about wraps up my review on Abbadon. Later, loyal followers and lovers of WLaS.
May the chaos powers always look on you with favor.

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