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Warhammer 40K: Chaos Daemons Codex Hands On First Impressions

We’ve obtained our palms on the Chaos Daemons Codex and whereas it’s obtained a TON of buffs it nonetheless appears like one thing’s lacking.

The new Chaos Daemons codex is out and our very personal Goatboy sat all the way down to share his heretical ideas concerning the guide.

Chaos Daemons Codex First Impressions

When we sat down and chatted with Goatboy concerning the new Codex: Chaos Daemons one theme actually got here out: It’s a combined bag. On one hand the dataslates within the guide obtained a TON of buffs. Most daemons are stronger, more durable, sooner, have higher saves, hit tougher, or have some combo of these enhancements. The large daemons are higher. Be’lakor goes to be a PROBLEM. And there are some actually good adjustments to how the military works.

On the opposite hand it appears like the military itself misplaced a few of issues that made it cohesive — particularly for mono-god builds. Now, perhaps that’s simply Goatboy’s opinion on the matter and issues will shift as soon as he will get some extra video games with it. But I can see the place he’s coming from. There are some large adjustments from the earlier model that actually influence how the military performs vs the way it used to play.

And I believe that’s actually the gist of it. If you used to play daemons you’ve misplaced summoning. Nurgle misplaced Disgusting Resilience. Slaanesh can’t run and assault. It’s the stuff like that you simply’ll discover. But you’re going to begin from a better flooring that the earlier model with the items. And there’s a ton of fine adjustments, too. Like the truth that there’s Warp Storm results to make use of. Or the Exalted Abilities aren’t CP any extra — you simply purchase them with factors!

Again, there’s numerous adjustments within the guide which might be positives. But should you’re nonetheless holding on to the previous methods it’s going to be a tad painful for you. This new codex may not fully re-write the previous guide however there are vital adjustments. The troops specifically actually obtained reworked. Check these numbers for squad sizes as a result of it’s gonna be funky adjusting to the caps.


Flamers of Tzeentch are most likely essentially the most improved unit within the guide (apart from Be’lakor who’s a bit of bonkers). They generate a ton of pictures now and have the vary to make their targets actually pay. And contemplating nearly each unit can deepstrike now…yeah. Get prepared for some large Tzeentch Flamer bombs.

I believe the largest query Goatboy has for this guide is “where’d the Undivided stuff go?” Things like Furies are now not a factor on this codex. It additionally appears like there’s a complete Chaos Undivided stratagems web page lacking. And there’s not a option to take a number of warlord traits which is odd. Again, it appears like evaluating this guide to the previous guide there’s some stuff that simply obtained not noted. But there are large buffs on the similar time. It’s an actual combined bag!

The Chaos Daemons Codex goes to shake up their lists. The military isn’t designed the identical method because it was earlier than so there’s going to be an adjustment interval for positive. It’s additionally surprisingly extra elite than earlier than. You can actually put collectively some large Monster Mash sort lists — however the troop adjustments imply you’re going to be giving up some secondaries fairly straightforward. That mentioned, there are going to be some hyper aggro lists which might be going to smash issues to bits so long as you get fortunate along with your 4+ saves. It’s going to occur. But there’ll then be video games the place their cube go chilly and they’re going to evaporate off the tabletop. Welcome to a recreation with cube.

The new guide is out for pre-order this weekend. Get prepared for the brand new Chaos Daemons!



Writer, Editor, Texas Native, and Austinite for 15+ years, Adam covers all issues Tabletop Gaming. Which consists of Warhammer 40,000, Age of Sigmar, D&D, Board Games and every little thing else that entails cube, boards, playing cards and a desk.
A hobbyist, participant, and collector of miniatures and video games, Adam’s present obsession are his Death Armies for Age of Sigmar, his Blood Angels and Tyranids for 40k, and his ever rising Arkham Horror: The Card Game Collection.



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