As a companion piece to the 6ed Chaos Space Marine codex we took a swing at the Chaos Daemons. As they are almost exclusively geared toward assaulting ones enemies it is not a force requiring much finesse though it does have its moments. It lends itself to single unit or single “god” teams of up to 20 miniatures though a mix of differing followers will certainly expand you base set of skills and abilities.
Single Squad Kill Teams
- Bloodcrushers of Khorne: Four Bloodcrushers one of which carries the Banner of Blood. Head down and CHARGE!
- Flamers of Tzeentch: Eight Flamers including a Pyrocaster with a lesser reward. That’s eight Flamer templates which have a continuous effect… which can either be beneficial or harmful to your opponent so be careful.
The troop selections for the Daemons all revolve around mass numbers and clever combinations of their natural abilities and the chosen skills. I still think the idea of a stealthy Plaguebearer is pretty funny… the “rotten ninja”
- Bloodletters of Khorne: 20 Bloodletters, plain and simple. Remove some if you want to upgrade or add in the icons/banners though TBH Khorne will not approve. No tactics here just an angry headlong charge.
- Pink Horrors of Tzeentch: 16 pink horrors including an Instrument of Chaos, the Blasted Standard and an Iridescent Horror with 2 lesser or 1 greater reward.
- Plaguebearers of Nurgle: 16 Plaguebearers including an Instrument of Chaos, the Plague Banner and a Plagueridden with 2 lesser or 1 greater reward. Don’t forget the rotten ninja…
- Daemonettes of Slaanesh: 16 Daemonettes including an Instrument of Chaos, the Rapturous Standard and an Alluress with 2 lesser or 1 greater reward. Hug some cover and get in there. Snip, snip, Slishy my love!
- Screamers of Tzeentch: 200pt nets you eight jetbiky-daemons with W2 and A3. They also have two abilities that provides an additional attack during movement and an all or nothing armourbane attack. As they are cheap too plan on seeing them in a lot of Daemon kill teams.
- Plague Drones of Nurgle: at 198 you can get four Plague drones each upgraded with a rot proboscis. One carries an instrument of chaos. 4 T5 W3 jet pack cavalry each with 3 poisoned (3+) attacks. Not too shabby.
- Seekers of Slaanesh: 12 Seekers including the Rapturous Standard, an Instrument of Chaos and a Heartseeker with a lesser reward comes in at 199. That’s 36 attacks but you’ll have to scour eBay for the parts for the two additional seekers you’ll need but it can be done!
Mixed Kill Teams
This is really where the Daemon codex comes into its own. Operating within the twin limitations of points cost and Pound value you can arrive as some surprising combinations. It is more than likely you will need to source these from eBay or resellers.
- Pleasure Party: 10 Daemonettes including an Alluress and 5 Seekers
- Pustules, Maggots and Saliva: 10 Plaguebearers including a Plagueridden, 3 Nurgling bases and a single beast of Nurgle.
- Blood Hunters: 10 Bloodletters and 5 Fleshhounds leaves you 20pts to spend on upgrades.
- Burning Horrors: 10 Pink Horrors and 3 Flamers. Add in champions and perhaps one or two reward. Swap out the Flamers for 3 Screamers for a faster moving force.
- Blood and Puss: 10 Bloodletters and 10 Plaguebearers.
- Unholy Triumvirate: 5 Seekers, 3 Flamers and 3 Nurgling bases
Given that we chose a team aligned with Nurgle for the CSMs we chose a Tzeentchian force for Daemons. It comes in at 199 points.
- 10 Pink Horrors including an Iridescent Horror with 2 lesser or 1 greater reward
- 3 Flamers including a Pyrocaster with 1 lesser reward.
In terms of price the force breaks down as follows;
- £30.50 for the Pink horror and Flamer boxed sets (GW)
- £6 for the additional bits for a Pyrocaster and Iridescent Horror including shipping from eBay
The final price for this Kill Team was £36.50. This works out at £2.80 per miniature which is pretty cool. That can be reduced further if you buy the boxed sets from a reseller. As mentioned above it would be pretty inexpensive to expand the options of this force. Retaining the core of 10 horrors we can add in another box of horror to field a large force with access to psyker abilities. Adding a box of screamers give us a force with a fast, hard hitting flankers
With the release of the Chaos Daemons for both WFB 8ed and 40K 6ed I thought it’d be a good time to launch a new “complete” style of price list for a given GW army.
Below is a full list of the miniatures and kits available for the Chaos Daemon armies together with their pricing based on number of models, assembly and complexity of the kits. The links lead to the 40K side of GW’s site but all but one of the miniatures can be used in WFB without conversion. The numbers represent the model count per kit
All characters are pitched at Character Level detailing and all units include Command Detailing for their associated command group. The pricing is the same for both WFB and 40K
Due to real life it took a bit longer than planned but the finished article has been shipped to the client. He has already commissioned a second team which will be started this week.
Well… that’s the warriors done. The detailing on the minotaur and basing the team is all that’s left!
Update on the Warriors and Minotaur for the Chaos BB team. The bulk work is done and we’re moving into the detailing.
Hey folks, hope the weekend went well for you all. Here some WIP shots for the Chaos Blood Bowl Team. I need to clean up a couple of details and paint the heads. On to the Warriors next.
On the strength of the Goblin team a chap has, rather generously, commissioned a Chaos Blood Bowl team comprising of 8 bloodletters (beastmen), 4 chaos warriors and a minotaur, all plastic. I’m looking forward to doing this one!
I seem to be finally freeing up time to paint my own minis as opposed to other people’s. I dug through my lead mountain recently for something to paint up and/or inspiration. A few jabbed fingers later I came out with all 12 original Champions of Slaanesh.
These guys/girls have a lot more character than the current iteration of champions. I prefer the high fantasy concepts of evil these minis have. The bizarre hybrids, the suggestive armour, the unsubtle weaponry and the 12 variations the sculptor envisaged.
Check out the original catalogue entry on The stuff of legends site and ask yourself does the light S&M aura of the current sculpts do Slaanesh any justice?
I’m going to be cracking on with these LF’s over the next couple of months so I’ll set up a page for them when the first one is ready to go.