Archive for the ‘Chaos Space Marines’ Category

Space Marine and Chaos Forgeworld FAQs

Have not read them yet but can find them here (Space Marines) and here (Chaos). Will update post once have gone through them.

Have at thee until then.


Chaos Space Marines and Chaos Daemons – 8th edition Leaks

More leaks of the CSM and Chaos Daemons. A lot of the CSM we’ve seen before so some may be reposts but there are Khorne units!

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8th Edition Chaos Space Marines – Sneak Peak at the new Codex

We now have access to a preview of the new Chaos Marines codex. This is unfortunately a fairly poor quality copy, but it is likely to be of interest to players of other armies too, as it contains a better view of the way GW is pricing units and wargear upgrades than anything else we’ve seen so far.

The pages we can see include an example of a Psychic Table (Dark Hereticus Disciplines) that the player can roll on to generate powers, as well as a secondary table (Contagion Disciplines).

There is also a profile of a Flyer in the form of a Heldrake (12 Wounds 3+ save) well worth a look, but I must admit I was stopped in my tracks by the 70pt cost of the Chaos Rhino.
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8th Edition 40k – Dark Imperium Datascrolls

A little late again, sorry! Busy weekend. We have been given all of the Datascrolls for the Dark Imperium box now. I will list brief thoughts under each.

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8th edition 40k – mini-preview Death Guard

I will say first off, these new Nurgle models are gorgeous. If there’s one thing GW does well, it’s make pretty models. Ok, summary time.

  • They keep Feel No Pain (Disgustingly Resilient) which is no longer ignored via Instant Death;
  • Plague Marines are Troops in a Death Guard Detachment;
  • Plague Marines are Toughness 5 and re-roll wounds of 1 in combat;
  • Blight Launcher (new weapon) is S6 AP-2; RNG 24″; Assault 2, D3 damage;
  • Poxwalkers are six points and Troops for a Death Guard Detachment and ignore the Morale Phase;
  • Poxwalkers can add more models to their unit when they successfully kill enemy infantry;
  • Typhus increases the Strength and Toughness of nearby Poxwalkers by 1;
  • Miasma of Pestilence – psychic power which causes opponent’s To Hit rolls to be reduced by 1.

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8th Edition 40k – Datasheets and Rubric Marines

Like Warscrolls, everything is on one sheet. We see keywords and nearly every rule referenced in one convenient location. Although many experienced players were well able to remember the majority of the rules in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th, 7th became a crazy town with the amount of rules references you needed to recall. This simplification reduces that significantly and will hopefully get rid a lot of the silliness we saw with bringing multiple armies through allies, units / characters through dataslates and formations to make the most impossible min / maxed army spanning 13 different publications.

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Imperial Armor 13 Review

1304782703681 So the long-awaited update to the multitude of Chaos vehicles is here, and with it a new army list that updates the Renegades and Heretics (i.e. Lost and the Damned) army as well as a side benefit. The book is something of a pleasant surprise for CSM players, since many of the entries within are just Chaos equivalents of many of the best Loyalist vehicles- and unlike many previous iterations, they aren’t simply worse than their counterparts in arbitrary ways.

The book isn’t all golden, but it’s a ray of light for a faction that is struggling to remain relevant even in more casual games, much less the cutthroat competitive world. So let’s take a dip inside and see what kind of gems we can discover (as well as poke fun at Forge World’s inability to know the rules of its own game.)

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Crimson Slaughter – The New Chaos?

So first there was the Chaos book which got largely slammed except for the Heldrake. Supplements started coming out and after a so-so Iyanden and a pretty strong Farsight, everyone was hopeful. Then Black Legion came out. And the Iron Hands and the Imperial Fist ones followed by some really questionable Dataslates after the Tau one until we got the Tyranid ones. Things have turned around we hope! And thus we get to Crimson Slaughter. Which is actually, well decent.

Hyperbole aside, Crimson Slaughter is no Black Legion and although it’s not the “auto-replace of CSM” it’s a nice alternative if you can use what it provides.

Full rules and pictures here.

So, let’s start with the basics.

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Black Legion Supplement Released


So here’s the stuff known about the Black Legion supplement; taken from Faeit 212. No news on point costs for those wargear options yet but I don’t think they’re really going to save this… It’s what most people expected and hasn’t really done much for the original book other than allowing self-allying for four Heldrakes; but Heldrakes can only do so much and most Chaos lists find themselves chewing through the points for 2-3 Heldrakes, Nurgle Oblits and whatever scoring they want. Black Legion isn’t really going to change that and for that extra Heldrake, you’re losing access to Necron allies, etc.

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Are Guard in Decline? Let’s fix it.

Image13I don’t like admitting it, but in replying to an army build request from Stampy this will be the first time I say that the Imperial Guard are not the world-beaters they used to be.

2013 has not been good to the IG, and the codex is finally showing signs of age. However, as an avid guard player who has taken them to victory at a large number of tournaments, I believe it’s worth looking at what has contributed to their decline, but also that they remain a strong force and it is far from time to let them go quietly into the night.

Stampy’s request:

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