Renegade Chaos Legion vs. Cadian Militia
Eternal War: Secure & Control
Fine. 😒 We'll just have to break the planet, then.
Helluva battle. Delving ever deeper into the gifts of the Ruinous Powers, I tried my hand at some different Chaos units and weapon loadouts than I usually run in my overly fluff-centric World Eaters list.
Made gore-soaked progress for 4x turns before wiping in out in a series of singularly-memorable skirmishes.
A 30-demon conga line of Bloodletters stabbity-stabbed many tanks dead. They been eating their Stonehorns in the morning and getting sneaky with placement 😈. My Termie Lord and Bloodmaster faced off against friggin Yarrick - who would not stay dead! 🤔. A lone, Aspiring Champion went all Girl In the Yellow Dress like he was bringing democracy to China. And my Hellwright suffered a close range burninating only to continue threatening control.
Was a close damn battle, though I never would've survived a Turn 5 barrage from the Basilisks. I can never figure out what the hell to do about Basilisk tanks. But I definitely had fun running a much more varied list. Fodder for ideas.
Great day off on a beautiful day in the desert.
The Twins, Bubonicus and Yersinius
House Drear is a Renegade Knight House that fell to the service of Nurgle and was among the forces in service to the Plague God that successfully invaded the Realm of Ultramar during the Plague Wars. The former noble Knight House is a shadow of its former glory, their Noble pilots corrupted to the service of Chaos. Daemon war engines of House Drear that were once Imperial Knights tower over their foes, each monstrosity carrying an army's worth of firepower, from the hell forges, upon their weaponised limbs and hulking carapace.
Two of the more notorious Daemon Knights, are the Twins Bubonicus and Yersinius. The Twins possess exceptional speed, able to outpace almost any land bound units on the battlefield when moving at a flat-out run, and they react just as quickly as a flesh-and-blood Daemon. In battle, they are often seen bounding ahead of the Nurgle armies, rapidly outflanking and encircling exposed enemy forces like wolves on the prowl, before closing in and slaughter the enemy.
The former pilots of the Twins, the bondsman, brothers in life, are no more, long consumed by the Daemons that possessed their war machines, nothing more than a mass of organic plague goo attached to the Helm Mecuanicum of their war machines. Where there once was human flesh and blood, is nothing more than a corrupted mass of organic matter, vaguely human in shape, screaming in eternal torment from mouths that have grown all over their bodies.
Chaos Lords and rebellious demagogues have gone to great lengths to secure the services of the Twins and House Drear, sacrificing whatever they must to ensure that these gods of destruction fights at their side. For when House Drear marches to war, they bring entire worlds to heel, scourging them by blade and by flame in the name of the Dark Gods.
The Harrow grows. Yes I know Choas Terminators are trash but it's true to form Alpha Legion so no daemons or mutations. And yes I know some Alpha war bands do that but my guys are just pretending to be chaos.