As a result they have some of the best ships, point per point, in the game. They later made some ship that was supposed to be the 'old' Imperial ships that were bastard chimeras of both and they were ugly as all fuck and somewhat terrible, which raises the question of why the Chaos fleet is actually any good. You have exactly two ship choices a cruiser and an escort , rarely a good sign, although their ships have fully customisable weapon loadouts unlike most other factions, where each ship has fixed armaments with maybe a couple of options. In general it is outclassed by Battlefleet Neoclassical due to its purposeful use of rich ornamentation, elegant arcades, isolated decorative elements, superior shielding and medium range arsenal. Any game that encourages you to plow through the middle of the enemy so that you can shoot all your guns at once has got to be pretty good.