Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Preliminary Emperor's Children Army List

Hey Bunnies

Earlier this week I dropped a bomb on the group when I informed them I was restarting my Emperor's Children with a new colour scheme. In all honesty, I feel it was a brave decision as I have done quite a chunk and spent a lot of money. I do, however, feel I have made the right choice as I am massively happy with my test model.

I am going to do a more concise army list this time and 'trim the fat'. Bare in mind this is a Great Crusade era list.

Here is my new updated list (without HQs - which I plan on doing quite a few!):


9 Veteran Legionaire: Volkite Charger (1:5); Plasma gun (1:5); 4× Power Weapon; + 1 Legionaire Sergeant (Power Weapon)
EC - Palatine Blade Squad: 4× Power Sword; Sonic Shriekers; Jump Packs; + 1 Palatine Prefector (Power Sword)
4 Phoenix Terminators: Sonic Shriekers
• Spartan Assault Tank: Armoured Ceramite; Flare shield; Pintle twin-linked Bolter
1 Legion Contemptor Deadnought: Twin-linked Autocannon; Twin-linked lascannon

9 Legionaire: Boltgun, Bolt Pistol, Chainsword, Combat Blade; + 1 Legionaire Sergeant (power weapon; Artificier armour; frag grenades; krak grenades)
• Rhino
9 Assault Legionaire: Hand Flamer (1in5); Power Weapon (1in5); + 1 Legionaire Assault Sergeant (Power Weapon; Artificier Armour; frag grenades; krak grenades; Melta Bombs (sgt only))
9 Breacher Legionaire: Volkite Charger (1in5); Melta gun (1in5); + 1 Legionaire Sergeant (Melta Bombs (sgt only))
4 Support Legionaires: Volkite Charger; + 1 Legionaire Sergeant (Artificier armour; frag grenades; krak grenades)
4 Support Legionaires: Melta gun; + 1 Legionaire Sergeant

Fast Attack
Legion Storm Eagle Assault Gunship: 2 Wing Twin-linked Lascannons
3 Javelin Attack Speeders: 2× twin-linked Lascannons; 3× Hunter Killer missile (2perLS)
3 Sky Hunter Legionaire: Jetbike Multi-melta (1in3); + 1 Sky Hunter Legionaire Sergeant

Heavy Support
Legion Whirlwind Scorpius
4 Heavy Support Legionaire: 4× Lascannon; + 1 Space Marine Sergeant (Lascannon)
Legion Fire Raptor Gunship: Two turret mounted Reaper Autocannon Battery

Lord of War
Legion Falchion Super-Heavy Tank Destroyer: Armoured Ceramite; Pintle mounted Twin-linked Bolter; Space Marine Legion Crew

This is around 4,500 points in total and more than adequate for some cool battles! I was tempted to plonk in 3 Predators instead of the Scorpius, but I am not sure.

What do you think?

Khall Sithis


  1. More troops!!! :) answer to all life's questions!
    In all serious though I'd probably go for one or two Predators than a Whirlwind. The EC strike me as a more concise and accurate pinpoint strike kind of Legion, so in my opinion Scorpius would not be in regular use.

    1. You are probably right. I was thinking along similar lines but didn't want to spend too much (I have a Scorpius lol). FW order here I come lol.

  2. I think Sicarian battle tanks would work better then Predators, faster, high rate of fire, and double as some extra AA batteries

    1. Would love to...but they weren't around in the Great Crusade :(

    2. Sicaran's were used during The Great Crusade. In fact FW Makes specific mention of it. "One of the most advanced armoured units in the arsenal of the Great Crusade, the Sicaran Battle Tank was the exclusive province of the Space Marine Legions."

    3. The Sicaran Battle Tank was an Imperial main battle tank and one of the most advanced armoured vehicles used by the Space Marine Legions during the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy in the late 30th and early 31st Millennia. The Sicarus was one of the most advanced war machines to be deployed by the forces of the Imperium of Man during the Great Crusade. These powerful vehicles were exclusive to the armouries of the Legiones Astartes and were just in the process of being introduced as a standard vehicle of the Legions when the Horus Heresy broke out. This allowed the Warmaster Horus to ensure that many examples of the new tank found their way only into the armouries of those Space Marine Legions that would side with him before the outbreak of his rebellion against the Emperor of Mankind.
      Issue with this is: if we are setting ourselves around 927 then I would not say these would be round at all. Late m30 to me means around 980+ so they would not be around. We have to set it before Monarchia as we want Lorgar as a loyalist at the start, then have him turn. Circa 984 when Alpharius is discovered I think we may start allowing the Sicaran.

    4. They only saw service in the last decades of the Great Crusade. We are setting our campaigns in mid Great Crusade and as such it is sadly a no-go :(

      The Sicaran started being integrated as Horus became Warmaster which is why the vast majority of these awesome tank were distributed to the traitor legions.

      I spoke to FW and they confirmed this was the case for Sicarans, Venators and Scorpius'

  3. What guns would you give your predators??

    1. Hmm not sure, probably a standard one. May get 3 though...all with different equipment.