Allies for the Daemons of Chaos!
So, 6th has brought us allies. What are some that I think will fit into my Daemons, and maybe into my IG?
Here are the prospective candidates!
So this guy can have 2-3 Psychic powers with a ML of 1-2. These powers, especially given that Daemons and CSM are BB, means that his powers can be used to truly improve the overall flexibility of ANY daemon army. The terminator armor and invuln save makes him a tough target that can survive a truly hellish pounding. Add a mark of Nurgle and it takes a S10 AP2 weapon to kill him straight off. Just avoid those dreadnoughts.
Typhus, Herald of Nurgle
So this guy. Yeah, a psyker in terminator armor with FNP and a weapon that causes instant death? Brutal alone, but in a tally list, pretty damn unstoppable. ‘Nuff Said. 2+ armor, 5+ invuln, 3+ FNP.
Lightning claws and Chainfists. Tack on a mark of Nurgle for T5, or better yet a Mark of Slaanesh for I5 and even units such as deathguard will have a lot of trouble bringing these guys down with the changes to power weapon AP values.
Cult troops offer interesting Niche and fluff fillers. Plague marines benefit well from the tally, thousand sons and noise marines offer new strong ranged options.
These guys add some mobility early in the game to a daemon army. With bikes, I can force early target priority decisions that can be hard as well as get some shots off early. Add a mark of Nurgle and these guys, all T6, become brutally tough to kill.
A capable close combat fighter that can really excel in challenges and can be used to tear apart those terminator units now that Khorne units cannot reliably kill terminator units.
These guys are strong close combat fighters that have a 3+ save. Something that daemons lack consistently. With their potential high stength attacks combined with the flexibility of their high volume of attacks for use against large model count armies thus this makes these guys great multi-use units for the assault phase.
Man, can this guy pack a punch. This can be thrown in for some serious anti-tank and anti-infantry firepower. With the customizable loadouts and the twin void lances, plus the void mine, I can use him to fill out those typically very expensive daemon heavy slots and add some flying fire power to the daemons.
Psyker Battle Squads
Yeah, with the fear special rule and as many things that force moral and Ld checks (often on 3D6), these guys can be used as a great force multiplier on the cheap for daemons.
With his two psyker powers, he compliments psyker battle squads well and just adds to the overall competency of a daemon army.
Vet Squads in a chimera
Three meltas and a heavy weapon in a chimera. Cheap and loaded with weapons.
So these are the additions I am looking at pretty heavily right now. Love to hear from those who have used these units.
Thanks for reading, KI