Monday, August 14, 2017

40K - Cum On Feel The Noize

One of my biggest attractions to 40k is the fluff and in particular the Heretic Astartes (I never considered them Traitors). I certainly consider myself a Veteran of the Long War having played Codex:CSM as far back as 2002 when the Index Astartes series started in White Dwarf.

The two Legions I played were Death Guard and Emperor's Children - at the time Power Gamers played 4 Heavy Support Iron Warriors - building large themed armies for both.

So I was excited with the release of the new Codex:CSM even though Death Guard will be getting their own book. It meant the Emperor's Children would get some battletime.

I constructed a 1500 point list last week which I have tuned once the points values in the new codex could be seen:

  • Winged Daemon Prince of Slaanesh - EC, Pair of Talons, Warp Bolter, Intoxicating Elixir, Prescience and Warlord Trait to be determined (189)
  • Sorcerer in Terminator Armour - EC, Slaanesh, Force Axe, Combi- Plasma, Prescience, Warptime (171)
  • 9x Terminators - EC, Slaanesh, 9x Lightning Claw, 9x Combi-Plasma, Icon of Excess (496)
  • 10x Noise Marines - EC, Power Sword, 9x Chainsword, Icon of Excess (164)
  • Chaos Rhino - Combi-Bolter (72)
  • 6x Noise Marines - EC, Power Axe, 5x Sonic Blaster (115)
  • 6x Noise Marines - EC, Power Axe, 5x Sonic Blaster (115)
  • 6x Havocs - EC, Slaanesh, 4x Lascannon (178)
1500 points on the dot.

The Codex has not given me Cult Terminators or Noise Havocs so I have made my own. I may change the Lascannons to Missile Launchers after some play (modelled as Blastmasters).

Last week the army fitted nicely into a Battalion Formation but the new codex removed Noise Marines as Troops in an EC army (I'm 50/50 as to whether this was the intent but in the interim I'll play the less advantageous route). What it means is I have to play as a Vanguard which reduces Command Points by 2. It also means I go without Obsec on my units 😢

As I move to 2000 points I will look to add Daemonettes and/or Cultists in as cheap Troops as well as a second Havoc squad.

I'm building new Terminators and am using 30k Palatine Guard as my CC Noise Marines. The rest just needs some weapon swaps. Looking forward to "Bringing the Noise".


  1. If you switch the havocs for a noisebrute then you can go with 2 vanguards and play with 5 CP. Im also not sure that you get to keep you legion trait if you use demons for troops, as they do not have heretiv astartes keyword, making the detachement "chaos" instead of "legion".

  2. I am running something similar... a vanguard for my EC and an outrider for my daemons

  3. Maybe you can include some cultist groupies, fans and roadies as troop choices.