Wednesday, January 17, 2018

40K - New Emperor's Children 1750 Point List

Over the past few months I have been playing with a themed Emperor's Children list. Integral in this has been a big block of Terminators that costs between 450-550 points. In it drops and the game effectively hinges on whether it does its job or not. Key is the use of Endless cacophony that allows them to shoot twice. 

The unit is very susceptible to Smite - though the beta rules in Chapter Approved have helped here. However overall I've been unhappy with the list for two very divergent reasons. first, I think Terminators - like a lot of elite infantry - are overpriced in the current game. Yes, they have 2 wounds and an invul save but that just doesn't cut it in a world of Mortal Wounds and multi-damage weapons. The second reason is that the tactic is a one-trick pony. On both sides of the table it gets old real quick. I don't see it as particularly tactical or skillful.

And it flies in the face of the IIIrd which are a rapier not a bludgeon.

"Killing with Style"

So I've been playing around with my list in order to make it much more multifaceted. Removing the huge points investment in the Termies has freed up my ability to run many more units in the 180-230 points range and create a wider synergy in the list. 

I've called in some Daemon reinforcements but their role is to support their masters. It's still not a huge army and I suspect I'll play around the edges. Interested in seeing what any CD FAQ puts out particularly in regard to stratagem use.

Emperor’s Children 1750 Points – 7 Command Points

Chaos Space Marine Battalion – Emperor’s Children Legion
  • Daemon Prince with Wings – Warlord (Unholy Fortitude), Intoxicating Elixir, Slaanesh, Malefic Talons, Warptime
  • Sorcerer with Jump Pack – Bolt Pistol, Force Sword, Slaanesh, Prescience, Death Hex
  • 12 Cultists – Slaanesh
  • 12 Cultists – Slaanesh
  • 10 Noise Marines – 2x Blastmaster, 8x Sonic Blaster
  • 10 Noise Marines – 2x Blastmaster, 8x Sonic blaster
  • 5 Noise Marines – 5x Sonic Blastmaster
  • 9 Noise Marines – 8x Chainsword, Champ with Power Sword, Icon of Excess
  • 3 Obliterators – Slaanesh
  • Rhino - Slaanesh
Chaos Daemons Vanguard – Slaanesh

  • Daemon Prince with Wings – Slaanesh, Malefic Talons, Symphony of Pain
  • The Masque of Slaanesh
  • Fiend
  • Fiend
  • Fiend
Appreciate any thoughts.


  1. 2 Daemon princes....pffft typical.

    1. Sorry "Mr. How Many Characters Did I have In My Masters List?"