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Few beings in the galaxy are as twisted and deranged as the Emperor’s Children. Their sanity blasted by the sick worship of Slaanesh, the Lord of Pleasure, the Emperor’s Children embrace terror and agony as delightful bliss, and wreak the most horrific degradations upon their foes in the name of indulgence and pleasure.

This section contains a selection of datasheets for Emperor’s Children miniatures. Each datasheet includes the characteristics profiles of the unit it describes, as well as any wargear and special abilities it may have.

Books

BookKindEditionVersionLast update
► ChaosIndex81.4April 2018
  Chapter Approved 2017 EditionExpansion81.1April 2018
  Chaos Space Marines IICodex82.0May 2019

Index: Chaos

 Q: Can a Noise Marine use his Music of the Apocalypse ability if it flees the battlefield?
 A
No. This ability can only be used when the model is slain.
 Q: Can a Noise Marine that is slain use his Music of the Apocalypse ability to shoot any viable target, or does it have to target the unit that killed him?
 A
It can shoot at any viable target.
 Q: If several Noise Marines are slain in the same attack, can they each use their Music of the Apocalypse ability to throw a grenade, or can only one of them do so?
 A
Each of them can throw a grenade.
 Q: If a Noise Marine is slain whilst its unit is within 1" of an enemy unit, can he use his Music of the Apocalypse ability to shoot the unit that is within 1"?
 A
Yes, but only with a Pistol.
 Q: If a Noise Marine is slain in the Fight phase, and he uses his Music of the Apocalypse ability to shoot an Imperium unit and subsequently rolls a 6+ to hit, does the Death to the False Emperor ability then grant him an extra attack with that weapon, even though it’s a ranged weapon?
 A
Yes. In this situation, make an extra hit roll against the target on a hit roll of 6+.

Abilities

The following is an ability that is common to several HERETIC ASTARTES units.

Death to the False Emperor

Each time you roll a hit roll of 6+ for a model with this ability in the Fight phase, it can, if it was targeting an IMPERIUM unit, immediately make an extra attack against the same unit using the same weapon. These extra attacks cannot themselves generate any further attacks.

Chaos Icons

Models can sometimes carry a Chaos Icon. Some icons can only be taken by units that have the correct Mark of Chaos, as shown in the table above – for example, only KHORNE units can have an Icon of Wrath. KHORNE, TZEENTCH, NURGLE or SLAANESH units cannot have an Icon of Vengeance.

ICONUNITEFFECT
Icon of Wrath
10
KHORNE
units only
You can re-roll charge rolls for units with an Icon of Wrath.
Icon of Flame
5
TZEENTCH
units only
At the start of your Psychic phase, roll a D6 for each unit from your army with an Icon of Flame. On a roll of 6 inflict 1 mortal wound on the closest enemy unit within 12" of the model carrying the Icon of Flame.
Icon of Despair
10
NURGLE
units only
Enemy units that are within 6" of any units from your army with an Icon of Despair must subtract 1 from their Leadership characteristic.
Icon of Excess
10
SLAANESH
units only
If a unit has an Icon of Excess, its Death to the False Emperor ability takes effect on any hit rolls of 5+, rather than 6+.
Icon of Vengeance
5
Cannot be taken
by KHORNE,
TZEENTCH,
NURGLE or
SLAANESH units
Add 1 to the Leadership of all models in a unit that has an Icon of Vengeance.

Dark Hereticus Discipline

Before the battle, generate the psychic powers for PSYKERS that can use powers from the Dark Hereticus discipline using the table below. You can either roll a D3 to generate their powers randomly (re-roll any duplicate results), or you can select the psychic powers you wish the psyker to have.

DARK HERETICUS DISCIPLINE
D3PSYCHIC POWER
1Infernal Gaze
Infernal Gaze has a warp charge value of 5. If manifested, select a visible enemy unit within 18" of the psyker and roll 3 dice. The target suffers one mortal wound for each roll of 4+.
2Warptime
Warptime has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, pick a friendly HERETIC ASTARTES unit within 3" of the psyker. That unit can immediately move as if it were its Movement phase. You cannot use Warptime on a unit more than once in each Psychic phase.
3Prescience
Prescience has a warp charge value of 7. If manifested, select a HERETIC ASTARTES unit within 18" of the psyker. You can add 1 to all hit rolls made for that unit until the start of your next Psychic phase.

Wargear

Many of the units you will find on this page reference one or more of the following wargear lists (e.g. Champion Equipment). When this is the case, the unit may take any item from the appropriate list below.

CHAMPION EQUIPMENT

The champion can take up to two weapons chosen from the following list:

 • Bolt pistol

 • Chainaxe

 • Chainsword

 • Lightning claw

 • Plasma pistol

 • Power axe

 • Power fist

 • Power maul

 • Power sword

Alternatively, the champion can take one weapon chosen from the following list:

 • Boltgun

 • Combi-bolter

 • Combi-flamer

 • Combi-melta

 • Combi-plasma

COMBI-WEAPONS

 • Combi-bolter

 • Combi-flamer

 • Combi-melta

 • Combi-plasma

HEAVY WEAPONS

 • Autocannon

 • Heavy bolter

 • Lascannon

 • Missile launcher

SPECIAL WEAPONS

 • Flamer

 • Meltagun

 • Plasma gun

PISTOLS

 • Bolt pistol

 • Plasma pistol

MELEE WEAPONS

 • Chainaxe

 • Chainsword

 • Lightning claw

 • Power axe

 • Power fist

 • Power maul

 • Power sword

TERMINATOR MELEE WEAPONS

 • Chainfist

 • Lightning claw

 • Power axe

 • Power fist

 • Power maul

 • Power sword


Reference


Wargear


Ranged Weapons

WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
10
Autocannon
48"
Heavy 2
7
-1
2
-
0
Autogun
24"
Rapid Fire 1
3
0
1
-
0
Autopistol
12"
Pistol 1
3
0
1
-
30
Baleflamer
18"
Assault D6
6
-2
2
This weapon automatically hits its target.
0
Battle cannon
72"
Heavy D6
8
-2
D3
-
20
Blastmaster
When attacking with this weapon, choose one of the profiles below.
 - Single frequency
48"
Heavy D3
8
-2
D3
Units do not receive the benefit of cover to their saving throws for attacks made with this weapon.
 - Varied frequency
36"
Assault D6
4
-1
1
Units do not receive the benefit of cover to their saving throws for attacks made with this weapon.
0
Bolt pistol
12"
Pistol 1
4
0
1
-
0
Boltgun
24"
Rapid Fire 1
4
0
1
-
2
Combi-bolter
24"
Rapid Fire 2
4
0
1
-
8
Combi-flamer
When attacking with this weapon, choose one or both of the profiles below. If you choose both, subtract 1 from all hit rolls for this weapon.
 - Boltgun
24"
Rapid Fire 1
4
0
1
-
 - Flamer
8"
Assault D6
4
0
1
This weapon automatically hits its target.
15
Combi-melta
When attacking with this weapon, choose one or both of the profiles below. If you choose both, subtract 1 from all hit rolls for this weapon.
 - Boltgun
24"
Rapid Fire 1
4
0
1
-
 - Meltagun
12"
Assault 1
8
-4
D6
If the target is within half range of this weapon, roll two dice when inflicting damage with it and discard the lowest result.
11
Combi-plasma
When attacking with this weapon, choose one or both of the profiles below. If you choose both, subtract 1 from all hit rolls for this weapon.
 - Boltgun
24"
Rapid Fire 1
4
0
1
-
 - Plasma gun
24"
Rapid Fire 1
7
-3
1
This weapon can be supercharged by the bearer before firing. If they do so, increase the Strength and Damage of the weapon by 1 this turn. On any hit rolls of 1 when firing supercharge, the bearer is slain after all of the weapon’s shots have been resolved.
0
Demolisher cannon
24"
Heavy D3
10
-3
D6
When attacking units with 5 or more models, change this weapon’s Type to Heavy D6.
8
Doom siren
8"
Assault D6
5
-2
1
This weapon automatically hits its target. Units do not receive the benefit of cover to their saving throws for attacks made with this weapon.
20
Ectoplasma cannon
24"
Heavy D3
7
-3
D3
-
6
Flamer
8"
Assault D6
4
0
1
This weapon automatically hits its target.
0
Fleshmetal guns
24"
Assault 6
6+D3
-D3
D3
See Fleshmetal Guns ability
0
Frag grenade
6"
Grenade D6
3
0
1
-
20
Hades autocannon
36"
Heavy 4
8
-1
2
-
6
Havoc launcher
48"
Heavy D6
5
0
1
-
10
Heavy bolter
36"
Heavy 3
5
-1
1
-
14
Heavy flamer
8"
Heavy D6
5
-1
1
This weapon automatically hits its target.
2
Heavy stubber
36"
Heavy 3
4
0
1
-
16
Helbrute plasma cannon
36"
Heavy D3
8
-3
2
For each hit roll of 1, the bearer suffers a mortal wound after all of this weapon’s shots have been resolved.
0
Krak grenade
6"
Grenade 1
6
-1
D3
-
25
Lascannon
48"
Heavy 1
9
-3
D6
-
Lash of Torment
6"
Assault 2
User
-1
2
This weapon can be fired within 1" of an enemy unit, and can target enemy units within 1" of friendly units.
16
Magma cutter
6"
Pistol 1
8
-4
3
-
14
Meltagun
12"
Assault 1
8
-4
D6
If the target is within half range of this weapon, roll two dice when inflicting damage with it and discard the lowest result.
20
Missile launcher
When attacking with this weapon, choose one of the profiles below.
 - Frag missile
48"
Heavy D6
4
0
1
-
 - Krak missile
48"
Heavy 1
8
-2
D6
-
22
Multi-melta
24"
Heavy 1
8
-4
D6
If the target is within half range of this weapon, roll two dice when inflicting damage with it and discard the lowest result.
11
Plasma gun
When attacking with this weapon, choose one of the profiles below.
 - Standard
24"
Rapid Fire 1
7
-3
1
-
 - Supercharge
24"
Rapid Fire 1
8
-3
2
On a hit roll of 1, the bearer is slain after all of this weapon’s shots have been resolved.
5
Plasma pistol
When attacking with this weapon, choose one of the profiles below.
 - Standard
12"
Pistol 1
7
-3
1
-
 - Supercharge
12"
Pistol 1
8
-3
2
On a hit roll of 1, the bearer is slain.
40
Predator autocannon
48"
Heavy 2D3
7
-1
3
-
10
Reaper autocannon
36"
Heavy 4
7
-1
1
-
0
Shotgun
12"
Assault 2
3
0
1
If the target is within half range, add 1 to this weapon’s Strength.
4
Sonic blaster
24"
Assault 3
4
0
1
Units do not receive the benefit of cover to their saving throws for attacks made with this weapon.
17
Twin heavy bolter
36"
Heavy 6
5
-1
1
-
28
Twin heavy flamer
8"
Heavy 2D6
5
-1
1
This weapon automatically hits its target.
40
Twin lascannon
48"
Heavy 2
9
-3
D6
-
3
Warp bolter
24"
Assault 2
4
-1
2
-

Melee Weapons

WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
0
Accursed crozius
Melee
Melee
+1
-1
2
-
0
Brutal assault weapon
Melee
Melee
User
0
1
Each time the bearer fights, it can make 1 additional attack with this weapon.
1
Chainaxe
Melee
Melee
+1
-1
1
-
11
Chainfist
Melee
Melee
x2
-4
2
When attacking with this weapon, you must subtract 1 from the hit roll.
0
Chainsword
Melee
Melee
User
0
1
Each time the bearer fights, it can make 1 additional attack with this weapon.
0
Crushing fists
Melee
Melee
+1
-1
D3
-
8
Daemon jaws
Melee
Melee
User
-1
2
-
10
Daemonic axe
Melee
Melee
+1
-3
3
When attacking with this weapon, you must subtract 1 from the hit roll.
0
Defiler claws
Melee
Melee
x2
-3
D6
-
12
Defiler scourge
Melee
Melee
+4
-2
3
Each time the bearer fights, it can make 3 additional attacks with this weapon.
0
Fleshmetal weapons
Melee
Melee
+D3
-D3
D3
See Fleshmetal Weapons ability
10
Force axe
Melee
Melee
+1
-2
D3
-
8
Force stave
Melee
Melee
+2
-1
D3
-
8
Force sword
Melee
Melee
User
-3
D3
-
Helbrute fist
Melee
Melee
x2
-3
3
-
30
Helbrute hammer
Melee
Melee
x2
-4
D6
When attacking with this weapon, you must subtract 1 from the hit roll.
17
Heldrake claws
Melee
Melee
User
-1
D3
When attacking models that can FLY, you may add 1 to this weapon’s hit roll.
10
Hellforged sword
Melee
Melee
User
-2
3
-
0
Hideous mutations
Melee
Melee
User
-2
2
-
0
Horrifying mutations
Melee
Melee
User
-2
1
-
12
Lasher tendrils
Melee
Melee
User
-2
2
Each time the bearer fights, it can make 6 additional attacks with this weapon.
Lightning claw
Melee
Melee
User
-2
1
You can re-roll failed wound rolls for this weapon. If a model is armed with two lightning claws, each time it fights it can make 1 additional attack with them.
Malefic talons
Melee
Melee
User
-2
2
Each time a model with malefic talons fights, it can make 1 additional attack with this weapon. A model armed with two sets of malefic talons can make 3 additional attacks with them instead.
Master-crafted power sword
Melee
Melee
User
-3
2
-
0
Maulerfiend fists
Melee
Melee
x2
-3
3
-
0
Mechatendrils
Melee
Melee
User
0
1
Each time the bearer fights, it can make 2 additional attacks with this weapon.
5
Power axe
Melee
Melee
+1
-2
1
-
9
Power fist
Melee
Melee
x2
-3
D3
When attacking with this weapon, you must subtract 1 from the hit roll.
4
Power maul
Melee
Melee
+2
-1
1
-
35
Power scourge
Melee
Melee
+2
-2
2
Each time the bearer fights, it can make 3 additional attacks with this weapon.
4
Power sword
Melee
Melee
User
-3
1
-
4
Steed of Slaanesh’s lashing tongue
Melee
Melee
4
0
1
After a model on this mount makes its close combat attacks, you can attack with its mount. Make 2 additional attacks, using this weapon profile.
Morale Test

Even the bravest heart may quail when the horrors of battle take their toll.

In the Morale phase, starting with the player whose turn it is, players must take Morale tests for units from their army that have had models slain during the turn.

To take a Morale test, roll a dice and add the number of models from the unit that have been slain this turn. If the result of the Morale test exceeds the highest Leadership characteristic in the unit, the test is failed. For each point that the test is failed by, one model in that unit must flee and is removed from play. You choose which models flee from the units you command.
GRENADE

Grenades are handheld explosive devices that a warrior throws at the enemy while their squad mates provide covering fire.

Each time a unit shoots, a single model in the unit that is equipped with Grenades may throw one instead of firing any other weapon.
PISTOL

Pistols are carried one-handed and can even be used in a melee to shoot at point-blank range. Many warriors carry one as a sidearm, alongside their primary weapon.

A model can fire a Pistol even if there are enemy units within 1" of its own unit, but it must target the closest enemy unit. In such circumstances, the model can shoot its Pistol even if other friendly units are within 1" of the same enemy unit.

Each time a model equipped with both a Pistol and another type of ranged weapon (e.g. a Pistol and a Rapid Fire weapon) shoots, it can either shoot with its Pistol(s) or with all of its other weapons. Choose which it will fire (Pistols or non-Pistols) before making hit rolls.
Hit Roll
Each time a model makes an attack, roll a dice. If the roll is equal to or greater than the attacking model’s Ballistic Skill characteristic, then it scores a hit with the weapon it is using. If not, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. A roll of 1 always fails, irrespective of any modifiers that may apply.
Death to the False Emperor
Each time you roll a hit roll of 6+ for a model with this ability in the Fight phase, it can, if it was targeting an IMPERIUM unit, immediately make an extra attack against the same unit using the same weapon. These extra attacks cannot themselves generate any further attacks.
Mortal Wounds
Some attacks inflict mortal wounds – these are so powerful that no armour or force field can withstand their fury. Each mortal wound inflicts one point of damage on the target unit. Do not make a wound roll or saving throw (including invulnerable saves) against a mortal wound – just allocate it as you would any other wound and inflict damage to a model in the target unit as described above. Unlike normal attacks, excess damage from attacks that inflict mortal wounds is not lost. Instead keep allocating damage to another model in the target unit until either all the damage has been allocated or the target unit is destroyed.
Death to the False Emperor

The seething hatred that Chaos Space Marines harbour for the Corpse Emperor and his weakling Imperium is a weapon unto itself.

Each time you roll a hit roll of 6+ for a model with this ability in the Fight phase, it can, if it was targeting an IMPERIUM unit, immediately make an extra attack against the same unit using the same weapon. These extra attacks cannot themselves generate any further attacks.
Psyker
Some models are noted as being a Psyker on their datasheet. Psykers can manifest their otherworldly abilities and attempt to deny enemy sorceries. The powers a psyker knows, and the number of powers they can attempt to manifest or deny each Psychic phase, are detailed on their datasheet.
Psychic Test
A psyker can attempt to manifest a psychic power they know by taking a Psychic test. To do so, roll 2D6. If the total is equal to or greater than that power’s warp charge value, the power is successfully manifested. A psyker cannot attempt to manifest the same psychic power more than once in a turn.
HEAVY

Heavy weapons are the biggest and deadliest guns on the battlefield, but require reloading, careful set-up or bracing to fire at full effect.

If a model with a Heavy weapon moved in its preceding Movement phase, you must subtract 1 from any hit rolls made when firing that weapon this turn.
RAPID FIRE

Rapid Fire weapons are versatile weapons capable of aimed single shots at long range or controlled bursts of fire at close quarters.

A model firing a Rapid Fire weapon doubles the number of attacks it makes if its target is within half the weapon’s maximum range.
ASSAULT

Assault weapons fire so rapidly or indiscriminately that they can be shot from the hip as warriors dash forwards into combat.

A model with an Assault weapon can fire it even if it Advanced earlier that turn. If it does so, you must subtract 1 from any hit rolls made when firing that weapon this turn.
Terrain and Cover
The battlefields of the far future are littered with terrain features such as ruins, craters and twisted copses. Models can take shelter within such terrain features to gain protection against incoming weapons’ fire.

If a unit is entirely on or within any terrain feature, add 1 to its models’ saving throws against shooting attacks to represent the cover received from the terrain (invulnerable saves are unaffected). Units gain no benefit from cover in the Fight phase.
Melee Weapon
Each time a model makes a close combat attack, it uses a melee weapon – the weapons a model is equipped with are described on its datasheet. In addition to their other weapons, all models are assumed to be equipped with a close combat weapon, which has the following profile:

WEAPONRANGETYPESAPD
Close combat weaponMeleeMeleeUser01

If a model has more than one melee weapon, choose which it will use before rolling the dice. If a model has more than one melee weapon and can make several close combat attacks, it can split its attacks between these weapons however you wish – declare how you will divide the attacks before any dice are rolled.
single/pair
Wound Roll
WOUND ROLL
ATTACK’S STRENGTH VS TARGET’S TOUGHNESSD6 ROLL REQUIRED
Is the Strength
TWICE (or more)
than the Toughness?
2+
Is the Strength
GREATER
than the Toughness?
3+
Is the Strength
EQUAL
to the Toughness?
4+
Is the Strength
LOWER
than the Toughness?
5+
Is the Strength
HALF (or less)
than the Toughness?
6+
If an attack scores a hit, you will then need to roll another dice to see if the attack successfully wounds the target. The roll required is determined by comparing the attacking weapon’s Strength characteristic with the target’s Toughness characteristic, as shown on the table to the right:

If the roll is less than the required number, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. A roll of 1 always fails, irrespective of any modifiers that may apply.
one set/two sets
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