Thursday, 22 May 2014

Pre-Heresy Word Bearers 3000pts

Hi all

For those of you who remember, I posted up a list for my first Pre-Heresy Word Bearers a little while ago. However, I now have an updated list of 3000pts to show share with you.

The reason I have made some adjustments is firstly to utilise the models I already have without having to purchase too much more, and also I have been given the challenge to have 3000pts ready for July as I will be participating in a campaign written by one of our very own battle bunnies. So here is the list I came up with:

Legion Praetor: Power Weapon; Plasma Pistol; Melta-bombs; Digital lasers 150

4 Incendiaries: + 1 Iconclast (Inferno pistol; Power Axe; Artificier Armour; frag grenades; krak grenades, Jump Pack; Melta Bombs (sgt only); 2 Phosphex bomb) 225

1 Legion Contemptor Deadnought: Twin-linked Autocannon; DCCW Heavy Flamers; Havoc Launcher 205

1 Rapier Carrier 40 heavy bolter

4 Veteran Legionaire: Volkite Charger (1:5); 4× Power Weapon; Special Rule: Furious Charge; + 1 Legionaire Sergeant (Thunder Hammer; Artificier armour; frag grenades; krak grenades) 205

19 Legionaire: + 1 Legionaire Sergeant (power weapon; Artificier armour; frag grenades; krak grenades) 270

19 Legionaire: + 1 Legionaire Sergeant (combi-melta; Artificier armour; frag grenades; krak grenades) 270

Legion Storm Eagle Assault Gunship: Twin-linked Multi-melta; 2 Wing Twin-linked Lascannons 265

4 Heavy Support Legionaire: 4× Lascannon; + 1 Space Marine Sergeant (Lascannon; Artificier armour; frag grenades; krak grenades; Augury Scanner) 250

4 Heavy Support Legionaire: 4× Missile Launcher; + 1 Space Marine Sergeant (Missile Launcher (F and K); Artificier armour; frag grenades; krak grenades; Augury Scanner) 175

Primarch Lorgar Aurellian 375

Legion Fellblade Super-Heavy Tank: Armoured Ceramite; Pintle twin-linked Bolter; Space Marine Legion crew (BS4) 570

Firstly I would like to point out that the Praetor is meant to be a stand-in for a Pre-Heresy Erebus. The reason for this is because we had to find a way of having Erebus without all of his psychic daemon powers, and this was the closest we could come to. 

I tried to make this list to be aimed at fighting xenos, as that is what the great crusade was all about, with lots of weapons that cause a lot of wounds, at not nessaserly a the hight strength or low Ap that you would need to fight power armour. Also I should add that the veterans would be with Erebus and Lorgar in the Storm Eagle, on certain battles but not so much as to make it overused. 

I am really looking forward to completing this list and I will give you guys/girls regular updates with pictures once I have completed each squad.

Let me know what you think, and if you would build the list any different. Also if you have you own Word Bearer list then please share below in the comments.

Take care :-)


  1. Oooh. A Winblade!

    Good all rounder list. Very nice and fluffy. You using your right of War?

    1. I will be using their right of war, however only the ones that would relate to pre heresy. Which to be honest does not leave a lot

  2. Are you allowed 2 lords of war? Surely pre heresy erebus would be a chaplain? Post heresy is more fun anyway :-p

    1. We have an in house rule that Primarchs count as a HQ as they are no way near as powerful as a LOW. And yea, Erebus is a Chaplin. However, it was more fitting putting him as a Praetor due to his equipment and stat line.