This is a list of all known Chaos Vehicles and Aircraft used by the armies of the Chaos Space Marines, the Lost and the Damned, and the daemon hordes of the Dark Gods. Whilst lacking the more technologically-advanced vehicles and weapons available to the elite branches of the Imperium's military like the Inquisition and many Space Marine Chapters, the Forces of Chaos maintain a large and varied armoury.
It features everything from ancient war machines that have not been used by the Imperium in thousands of standard years, vehicles and other technology designed and built by the Hereteks of the Dark Mechanicus, and vehicles that were constructed or forged in the Warp itself. The Forces of Chaos have one of the most unique vehicle armouries in the entire Milky Way Galaxy.
The war machines of the forces of Chaos are nigh limitless in their variety and blasphemy, yet there exists amongst them a class that transcends sanity itself and sets them entirely beyond the physical laws of the mortal realm.
These are the so-called "possessed" war engines, vehicles crew and controlled not by living operators but by things drawn forth from the Warp itself. In theory any vehicle can be possessed, and the process appears to be steeped in murderous and arcane ritual that is the subject of lifetimes of heretical study. Regardless of the specifics, these vehicles are invested with a daemon which is sealed within their armoured shell.
Hatches and access points are closed and warded so that the daemon cannot escape, and its flanks are covered in binding sigils. Thus bound within what amounts to a mobile tomb and an armed and armoured shell, the daemon is able to exist within realspace in a manner ordinarily denied to it.
Possessed vehicles radiate palpable waves of malevolent intent and their vision ports and sensor blocks pulse and flicker with the unclean light of the Immaterium. In battle, they crave the blood of the enemy with scant regard to their master's strategy and invested with the power of the Warp, they are able to shrug off attacks that would cripple a mundane vehicle of the same type.
As potent as these daemonic vehicles are, they are only ever fielded with great caution. In between battles they must be forcibly restrained with heavy chains and runes of binding. They are wont to turn upon allies if no foes are nearby and in the case of transport vehicles, they have been known to consume those who travel within their armoured troop bays.
Most dangerous of all is the moment the possessed vehicle's outer hull is finally breached by enemy fire, for at that instant the wards are likely to fail catastrophically and the daemon within will be banished back to the depths of the Sea of Souls, claiming the lives of any caught within the Warp-fuelled blast of effect as they reclaim their freedom.
Chaos and Renegade Space Marine Armoured Fighting Vehicles
The Assault Bike has been used by the Forces of Chaos since before the Horus Heresy, when the Traitor Legions had yet to turn against the Emperor of Mankind. The Assault Bike is used by the Chaos Space Marines in much the same way they are used by their Loyalist counterparts. The Assault Bikes used by Chaos Space Marines are similar to the ones used by their Loyalist counterparts, although Chaos Bikes are usually covered in various spikes and spurs that are used to cut enemies apart as they pass by. Chaos Assault Bikes are used as fast-moving reconnaissance vehicles to scout out enemy positions and eradicate those units which are too slow to pose a threat.
The Attack Bike is no longer used by the Chaos Space Marines from the Traitor Legions for unknown reasons, but are still employed by Renegade Space Marine Chapters. The Attack Bike was used by the Traitor Legions since before the Horus Heresy, and it is unknown why they have fallen out of use.
Although the Basilisk is mainly used by the Imperial Guard, during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy the Space Marine Legions would also make use of them for their extreme range and firepower, since the Legions had little in the way of their own artillery. The Basilisk is still used by several of the Traitor Legions, most notably the Iron Warriors.
The Bombard is used in much the same way as the Basilisk within the armouries of the Traitor Legions. They can most commonly be found in the armouries of the Iron Warriors, who favour them for their extreme firepower.
Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought
The Contemptor Dreadnought is considered a relic amongst the forces of the Imperium, having been developed during the Great Crusade and used by all of the Space Marine Legions. It is no wonder that the Traitor Legions came to possess these ancient machines in their armoury, as many of the occupants of these machines fought during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy. These Dreadnoughts are armed with weapons and other aberrations created by the Hereteks of the Dark Mechanicus, making them powerful foes on the battlefield.
The Deimos Rhino was the most common variant of the Rhino transport used during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy. The Deimos Rhino was used in their millions during these campaigns, yet they have all but become extinct in the armouries of the Loyalist Space Marine Chapters who prefer the newer Mars Pattern Rhino. Unfortunately, even the Traitor Legions have mostly replaced their collection of these vehicles with the newer Mars Pattern variant.
Deimos Predator Destructor
The Deimos Predator Destructor, much like the Deimos Rhino, has become almost extinct in the armouries of both the Traitor Legion and the Loyalist Astartes Chapters. The Deimos Predator variants known as the Deimos Predator Executioner and Deimos Predator Infernus have also been nearly replaced. It is unknown if the Traitor Legions ever converted any of their Deimos Predator Destructors into the Deimos Predator Annihilator variant.
The Chaos Dreadnought, mostly the Mark IV and Mark V patterns, have been a staple of the Traitor Legions' armouries since the Horus Heresy. Although, unlike their Loyalist counterparts, the Chaos Dreadnought is treated as an animal and is chained and bound when not in use. The thousands of standard years of confinement within the ceramite hull of a Dreadnought have driven many of their occupants insane, and they will kill anyone who gets near them, friend and foe alike. Many Dreadnoughts' insanity, combined with constant Warp exposure, has transformed them into the corrupted and twisted Helbrute walkers.
The Falchion is a rare vehicle even amongst the armouries of the Loyalist Space Marine Chapters, and is just as rare in the armouries of the Traitor Legions. The Falchion, once a mighty symbol of the Emperor's might, has become a symbol of the terrible power of Chaos. Renamed the Decimator, the once noble form of the Falchion has been covered in spikes and Chaotic Iconography, and its mighty weapon that was once used to spite the foes of Mankind, now seeks only to destroy the servants of the Corpse Emperor.
The Fellblade was used by the Space Marine Legions during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy as heavy armour support. These massive tanks were the pinnacle of Imperial technology, featuring advanced weapons and systems that are all but completely lost to the Imperium now. Many of these great vehicles were destroyed during the Great Scouring, and their number is still at an all-time low, rarely being seen on the battlefields of the late 41st Millennium.
The Helbrute is a variant of the Chaos Dreadnought that is a twisted mockery of the Space Marine Dreadnought he used to be, combining the firepower of a small main battle tank with the mind of a frenzied psychopath. Each Helbrute holds a living Astartes within its plated metal chest -- a Chaos Space Marine driven over the edge of madness by the never-ending cycle of battle that defines the Long War.
The Land Raiders deployed by the Traitor Legions of the Chaos Space Marines are over 10,000 Terran years old and overwhelmingly date back to the time of the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy in the early 31st Millennium. These vehicles are the same Land Raiders that the Traitor Legions used during the Battle of Terra and with which they fled into the Eye of Terror following the end of the Heresy and the Great Scouring.
Land Raider Proteus
The Land Raider Proteus was the first Land Raider used by the Space Marine Legions during the Great Crusade. The Proteus was eventually replaced by the more advanced Land Raider Phobos design. The Forces of Chaos still make use of Land Raider Proteuses that are blessed by Chaos Undivided in the late 41st Millennium, though these vehicles are rare and usually twisted beyond recognition. These vehicles can also feature the armoured sponsons of the Armoured Proteus variant.
Malcador Assault Tank
The Malcador Assault Tank was used by nearly all of the Space Marine Legions during the Great Crusade, but was eventually phased out with the introduction of the Land Raider. Yet, this does not mean all Malcadors were simply traded out overnight, as by the time the Horus Heresy broke out many Legions still maintained several Malcadors within their armouries. The Traitor Legions no longer make use of the Malcador, yet it can still be found within the armouries of the Traitor Guardsmen of the Lost and the Damned.
The Mastodon was a massive, super-heavy assault transport used by the Space Marine Legions during the Great Crusade. Due to the vehicle's enormous bulk and slow speed, it is presumed that most were abandoned or scuttled during the Great Scouring as it is no longer found within the armouries of the Traitor Legions.
The Medusa, like the Basilisk and the Bombard, is used amongst the armouries of the Traitor Legions for artillery support. They can be found in the armouries of the Iron Warriors, who favour them for their long-range firepower.
The Plaguereaper is a Chaos-corrupted variant of the Baneblade super-heavy main battle tank used by the Imperium of Mankind's Imperial Guard. The Plaguereaper is used by the Forces of Chaos affiliated with Nurgle, the Chaos God of plague, decay and corruption. The Plaguereaper has been distorted beyond all recognition by the "gifts" bestowed upon it by Nurgle, and it has been transformed into a gurgling fortress of corruption surrounded by a cloud of pestilence and disease.
The Predator Destructor tank has been the iron fist of the Traitor Legions since the days of the Horus Heresy, and it is the most common Predator variant used by the Chaos Space Marines. The Forces of Chaos have used Predator tanks in every conceivable theatre of war, from the civil wars that broke out between the Traitor Legions following the attempted cloning of Horus to the Black Crusades of Abaddon the Despoiler. The Predator Destructor and its Annihilator variant is used by all of the Traitor Legions, and all Renegade Space Marine Chapters that have turned against the Imperium.
The Traitor Legions who escaped into the Eye of Terror at the end of the Horus Heresy brought their many Rhino APCs with them. The Rhinos used by the Forces of Chaos have all been modified and outfitted in innumerable ways, all of which are deemed blasphemous by the Adeptus Mechanicus. The vast majority of Rhinos in service to the Forces of Chaos are of the newer models, as these are both captured from Loyalist Space Marine Chapters or are ceded to Chaos forces when a Chapter has turned Renegade. Rhinos captured from the Imperium usually have all of their Imperial iconography and symbols of allegiance defaced or removed.
The Sonic Dreadnought is a variant of the standard Chaos Dreadnought. The Sonic Dreadnought differs from the standard Chaos Dreadnought by having its long-range weapons replaced with Sonic Weapons. The Sonic Dreadnought is used almost exlusively by the Emperor's Children Traitor Legion and their many fragmented warbands.
Spartan Assault Tank
The Spartan Assault Tank was used on both sides of the Horus Heresy, and after the death of Horus at the hands of the Emperor, the surviving Traitor Primarchs and their Legions fled Imperial space, most to the Eye of Terror. These Legions took their Spartan Assault Tanks with them, where they would be corrupted and twisted by the malign powers of the Warp. Spartan Assault Tanks used by the Traitor Legions are armed with weaponry no longer used by the Imperium, such as Reaper Autocannons, and pintle-mounted Combi-Weapons. The vehicle's crew may even be permanently fused to the vehicle itself, or the tank may be controlled by Daemons.
The Vindicator has been in use by Imperial forces since the Great Crusade, and it has hardly changed since those turbulent days so long ago. The Space Marine Legions that sided with the corrupted Warmaster and Primarch of the Luna Wolves, Horus Lupercal, used their Vindicators against the Loyalist forces of the Emperor during the Horus Heresy. The Traitor Legions used hundreds of Vindicators during their Siege of the Imperial Palace on Terra at the end of the Heresy, where the vehicle's extreme firepower overwhelmed the extensive Imperial fortifications and helped the Traitors get ever closer to the Imperial Palace.
The Whirlwind was the Space Marine Legions' primary artillery vehicle during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy. The Traitor Legions do not use the Whirlwind any longer, the reasons for this are unknown to the Imperium.
Armoured Vehicles of the Lost and the Damned
The Following is a list of all known vehicles used by the forces of the Lost and the Damned:
- Leman Russ Battle Tank
- Leman Russ Demolisher
- Leman Russ Executioner
- Leman Russ Vanquisher
- Macharius Heavy Tank
- Macharius Vanquisher
- Macharius Vulcan
- Malcador Assault Tank
- Malcador Annihilator
- Malcador Defender
- Valdor Tank Hunter
The following is a list of all aircraft used by the Forces of Chaos:
Caestus Assault Ram
The Caestus Assault Ram is one of several types of assault rams that was used by the Space Marine Legions during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy. Assault rams are used for boarding actions during void battles and are capable of quickly placing boarding parties directly aboard enemy spacecraft. The Caestus Assault Ram is the most common assault ram used by the Adeptus Astartes, due to the craft's high speed and phenomenal durability, which makes it highly prized by many Space Marine Chapters. The Forces of Chaos no longer make use of the Caestus Assault Ram in the late 41st Millennium.
The Dreadclaw is an ancient assault boat design very much like the current Drop Pod that was used by the Space Marine Legions during the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy and is still in service amongst the Traitor Legions during the late 41st Millennium. Dreadclaws, like the Loyalist Space Marines' Drop Pods, are used to rapidly deploy squads of Chaos Space Marines onto a planet's surface from orbit. The Dreadclaw assault boats are usually deployed from Chaotic Battleships and Cruisers engaged in a planetary assault. These starships will often bombard the landing zone before the Dreadclaws touch down, clearing them of any opposition. They are no longer used by the Loyalist Chapters due to their unnaturally intelligent and aggressive Machine Spirit.
The Hell Blade is an interceptor and air superiority fighter aircraft that is used by the Forces of Chaos. The Hell Blade is a blasphemous fusion of advanced technology and daemonic forces created by the corrupted Hereteks of the Dark Mechanicum. The craft was designed on the Dark Forge World of Xana II located deep within the Eye of Terror and was created as a replacement for the aging Swiftdeath Fighter formerly used by the Forces of Chaos as their primary interceptor.
The Hell Claw is a known variant of the Hell Blade interceptor. There is little information in Imperial records pertaining to this craft.
The Hell Fang is a known variant of the Hell Talon Fighter-Bomber. There is little information in Imperial records pertaining to this craft.
The Hell Talon is a fighter-bomber that is used by the Forces of Chaos, and is a relatively recent addition to their arsenal. The Hell Talon, like the Hell Blade air superiority fighter, is another product of the malevolent masters of the damned Forge World of Xana II located deep within the Eye of Terror. It is believed that the Hell Talon was either developed as a variant of the Hell Blade or was designed alongside the Hell Blade using the same process as they are extremely similar in design. The Hell Talon was designed to replace the aging Doomfire bomber formerly used by the Forces of Chaos as their primary bomber craft.
The Stormbird was used by the Legiones Astartes as their primary means of deploying forces during combat as well as their primary source of air support during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy eras in the late 30th and early 31st Millennia. Before the development of the Thunderhawk gunship, the Stormbird was often considered the lynchpin of any Space Marine Legion, as it was able to fulfill many combat roles. The Stormbird was fully void-capable as well as functioning as an atmospheric orbital drop ship, a heavy ground attack gunship, or as a bomber. This aircraft was able to quickly carry Space Marine forces from orbiting starships down into the midst of a battle, while at the same time providing supporting fire against enemy ground or air targets. The Stormbird is now rarely seen in use by the Traitor Legions in the late 41st Millennium, as they have been almost entirely replaced by the Thunderhawk Gunship.
The Storm Eagle is a heavy assault gunship that was used by the Space Marine Legions as a heavy air support unit. Storm Eagle gunships will follow a Thunderhawk gunship into battle, where it can lend its weapons to a devastating aerial assault. The Storm Eagle mounts an impressive amount of firepower for an aircraft of its size and is also capable of transporting twenty Chaos Space Marines directly into the thick of a ground assault. The Storm Eagle is still used in limited numbers by the Traitor Legions in the late 41st Millennium, though those examples still in working order have often been corrupted by the Warp, are covered in blasphemous Chaotic iconography and may have had their Machine Spirits replaced by a possessing daemon.
The Tormentor Fighter-Bomber is an aging fighter aircraft that is slowly being phased out of service by newer Chaos aircraft.
Thunderhawks used by the Chaos Space Marines are similar to their Imperial counterpart in nearly every way. However, Thunderhawks used by the Traitor Legions are usually twisted and disfigured by their time spent in the Eye of Terror, where they are affected by the tides of the Warp. Chaos Thunderhawks are also usually customised by their Chaos Space Marine owners and covered in blasphemous Chaotic iconography. Many Thunderhawks in service to the Traitor Legions also have their Machine Spirits replaced by a possessing daemon, essentially transforming them into Daemon Engines. The Thunderhawks used by Chaos Space Marines are used to transport their ground troops and vehicles to a planet's surface and back into orbit to a waiting mothership.
The Thunderhawk Transporter was used in great numbers by the Space Marine Legions during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy to transport their vehicles from ships in orbit to the surface of a planet. Thunderhawk Transporters used by the Traitor Legions are usually twisted and disfigured by their time spent in the Eye of Terror, where they are affected by the tides of the Warp. Chaos Thunderhawk Transporters are also usually customised by their Chaos Space Marine owners and covered in blasphemous Chaotic iconography. Many Thunderhawk Transporters in service to the Traitor Legions also have their Machine Spirits replaced by a possessing daemon, essentially transforming them into Daemon Engines.
Chaos Daemon Engines
Daemon Engines of Chaos Undivided
The Death Wheel is a Daemon Engine that takes the form of a large, self-propelled, spike-encrusted siege wheel that when deployed careens around the battlefield before finally charging toward an enemy fortress and crashing through the wall, shooting out all the spikes within it to horrifically impale the defenders within.
The Decimator is a Daemon Engine created from a horrific amalgam of human and xenos technology fused together and brought to unholy life by the darkest Warp sorcery. Decimators are nothing more than daemonic engines of death, standing taller than even the mighty Contemptor Pattern Dreadnoughts used by the Adeptus Astartes. The Decimator is believed to be an attempt to bolster the ranks of such ancient devices that still serve with the Traitor Legions and if this is the truth, then it is feared that many warriors of the Imperium will fall before these deadly machines.
A Defiler is a massive Daemon Engine in the service of the Traitor Legions and it is a truly potent beast of war, mounted upon six massive spine-legs. It is twice the size of most other Daemon Engines and is possessed of a temper to match. Each Defiler is roughly tank-sized, and both extremely violent in its actions and indiscriminate in who bears the brunt of its wrath.
A Forgefiend is a Daemon Engine used by the Traitor Legions and the forces of the Dark Mechanicum. The Forgefiend was devised by Dark Mechanicum Warpsmiths to sow death and destruction amongst enemy forces from afar. The Forgefiend is roughly centauroid in form and stands on four powerful legs. The daemonic beast's two arms are replaced with twin weapon-mounts that carry hell-forged parodies of Imperial armaments.
The Heldrake is a winged Daemon Engine of Chaos Undivided that plummets out of the skies like a living comet, hurtling towards enemy aircraft and crashing claws-first into them from above. Each Heldrake is a vicious predator, hell-forged deep within the Warp. These monstrous creatures take cruel joy in diving down upon the unsuspecting air support of their enemies in order to shred them into pieces with its scything wings and rune-carved talons. Heldrakes are usually found within the ranks of the Traitor Legions, attaching themselves to the bottoms of Chaos warships and waiting until the ship reaches low orbit of its target planet. Then the Heldrake will plunge into the world's atmosphere and engage enemy forces in the war-torn skies.
A Maulerfiend is a Daemon Engine used by the Traitor Legions and the forces of the Dark Mechanicum. Unlike its counterpart the Forgefiend, the Maulerfiend was designed by the Warpsmiths of the Dark Mechanicum for close-range combat. Maulerfiends thunder towards their foes like giant attack beasts loosed from the leash. The eyes of the beasts glow with the balefire of the Warp as ectoplasmic drool drizzles down through their great fanged maws. The Maulerfiend's primary limbs end in prehensile Power Claws powerful enough to tear an Astartes Dreadnought limb from limb. Should a Maulerfiend catch a squad of less protected warriors, it will scissor them apart or simply squeeze them into paste with a flex of its claws and a growl of satisfaction.
A Soul Grinder is a massive Daemon Engine of Chaos, a diabolic fusion of daemon and gigantic war machine fuelled by dark malevolence and its own irrepressible desire to destroy. Dwarfing even some of the mighty Greater Daemons in stature, these ironclad behemoths are nigh unstoppable -- great metallic juggernauts whose many limbs are armed with piston-powered claws and daemonic weapons. Those that dare stand against them are swatted aside like bothersome insects or crushed into an unrecognisable pulp. Xenos monstrosities caught within a Soul Grinder's steely grip are ripped in half and enemy tanks are crushed as if they were made of rotten wood.
A Wirewolf is a type of Daemon Engine that was encountered by Imperial forces during the Sabbat Worlds Crusade. All of the the Wirewolfs encountered were in the service of Magister Anakwanar Sek, the commander of the Chaos militia known as the Sons of Sek. Wirewolves, like all Daemon Engines, are machines powered by a trapped daemonic entity, although unlike most Daemon Engines used by the Forces of Chaos, Wirewolves can take a variety of shapes and forms, all depending on their maker's will. These range from knights in full armour to actual hounds.
Daemon Engines of Khorne
The Brass Scorpion is a massive, multi-legged warmachine shaped in the image of the ancient Terran scorpion and is completely dedicated to the service of the Blood God Khorne. The machine is one of the largest Daemon Engines ever encountered by the Imperium, dwarfing its smaller counterparts such as the Defiler and the Decimator.
The Blood Reaper is a Daemon Engine used by the Forces of Chaos that is completely dedicated to the service of the Chaos God of war and bloodshed Khorne. The Blood Reaper is a large, towering Daemon Engine that is literally bristling with weapons.
The Blood Slaughterer, also known as the Blood Slaughterer of Khorne, is a large, gore-splattered Daemon Engine made of brass and black iron that is dedicated to the service of the Chaos God Khorne. The Blood Slaughterer has been encountered in many different forms by the Imperium since the Horus Heresy.
Blood Throne of Khorne
The Blood Throne of Khorne is a Daemon Engine in the form of a great chariot employed by the daemons who serve the Blood God Khorne. It is usually driven by a powerful Herald of Khorne who stands high in master's favour and is pulled by twin Bloodletters. Its appearance can dramatically enhance the morale and killing power of a legion of Khornate daemons or mortal servants of the Blood God. The Blood Throne is a baleful echo of the mighty dais upon which Khorne himself resides within the Realm of Chaos.
Cannon of Khorne
The Cannon of Khorne is a massive Daemon Engine that takes the form of a giant cannon on wheels. The Imperium has no other information on the vehicle.
Cauldron of Blood
The Cauldron of Blood is a Daemon Engine used by the Forces of Chaos that is completely dedicated to the service of the Chaos God of war and bloodshed Khorne. The Cauldron of Blood rumbles into combat as an embodied testament to the Blood God's murderous ideals. The vehicle is a Daemon Engine capable of operating on its own accord when the possessing daemon spirit takes control, but also makes use of a crew of Chaos Cultists loyal only to Khorne. The machine features a massive cauldron located on the top of the vehicle that is filled with the boiling blood of Khorne's enemies. This blood is fired forth from a weapon on the front of the vehicle known as a Blood Cannon.
The Death Dealer is a Daemon Engine used by the Forces of Chaos that is completely dedicated to the service of the Chaos God of war and bloodshed Khorne. The Death Dealer is a massive Daemon Engine whose role on the battlefield is that of a mobile siege tower in which it carries resolute warbands of fanatical Khornate Berserkers into battle. The front of the Death Dealer is comprised of a gigantic mechanical construct that resembles a Khornate warrior and is equipped with fearsome close-combat weapons.
The Doom Blaster is a super-heavy Daemon Engine used by the Forces of Chaos that is completely dedicated to the service of the Chaos God of war and bloodshed, Khorne. The Doom Blaster crawls forwards on heavy, clanking treads with the gaping maws of its quad-mounted Doom Mortars menacing the enemy from afar. The Doom Mortars are able to lob a thunderous carpet of shrapnel-packed shells amongst the enemy targets, tossing troops and vehicles aside with their close packed barrages until there is nothing left but bleeding remnants to be crushed beneath its heavy treads as the war machine advances.
Lord of Battles
The Lord of Battles is a colossal Daemon Engine used by the Forces of Chaos that is completely dedicated to the service of the Chaos God of war and bloodshed, Khorne. The Lord of Battles is the greatest of the Daemon Engines in the service to Khorne, and possibly any of the other Chaos Gods. This daemon-machine is the largest Daemon Engine known to the Imperium, and is comparable in size to a small Titan. The Lord of Battles is a towering construction of Warp-forged black iron and brass covered in defensive Runes of the Blood God that protect it from psychic attack. A Greater Daemon of Khorne, a Bloodthirster, is the potent daemonic spirit unwillingly bound into this construct for the greater glory of the Blood God.
Lord of Skulls
The Lord of Skulls is a super-heavy Daemon Engine of Chaos that is dedicated to the service of the Chaos God Khorne. These massive Daemon Engines are created by the most ambitious and skilled of Warpsmiths deep within their black forges located within the Eye of Terror. Each Lord of Skulls is a grotesque battle construct armed with a multitude of powerful daemonic weapons.
Pillagers stride into battle atop four massive daemonic legs. These Daemon Engines of Khorne are striding behemoths of pure destruction, whose armour plates have been warped and taken on a completely organic look and feel. The Imperium has no other information on the vehicle.
Skull Cannon of Khorne
The Skull Cannon of Khorne is a Daemon Engine in the form of a great chariot employed by the daemons who serve the Blood God Khorne. The Skull Cannon of Khorne is a large armoured cannon positioned on the top of the main body of a chariot known as a Blood Throne of Khorne, to which two Lesser Daemons of Khorne known as Bloodletters are chained.
Tower of Skulls
The Tower of Skulls is a massive Daemon Engine used by the Forces of Chaos that is dedicated to the service of the Chaos God of war and bloodshed, Khorne. The Tower of Skulls is hammered out of arcane Warp-forged brass and black iron at the very foot of the Blood God's mighty throne located within the Realm of Chaos and infused with the essence of countless damned souls.
Daemon Engines of Tzeentch
An Æther Ray is an aerial Daemon Engine of Tzeentch, created on the world of Q'Sal, located in the Screaming Vortex, a Warp Rift that separates the Calixis Sector of the Segmentum Obscurus from the Koronus Expanse region of the Halo Stars. Ruled over by the powerful Sorcerer-Technocrats of the three cities of Tarnor, Velklir and Surgub, the Æther Ray is the direct result of all three cities working more or less together. The Æther Ray is a relatively new construct, designed after the Pact of R'Suleir was enacted as a symbol of the newly united planet. This period ended quickly, but not before this new Daemon Engine took flight. These creations act as both a transport for the elite of the world as well as a powerful symbol of a Q'Sal city's might. Those viewing the beast soaring above them know the terrible power enchained within, and the even greater power it took to keep such a creature bound in service.
The The Auruntaru is a Daemon Engine of Tzeentch, created on the world of Q'Sal, located in the Screaming Vortex. The Auruntaur was born of a catastrophic mishap within the forges of the city of Tarnor on Q'Sal during the last ruinous wars between the world's three cities. The Auruntaur literally stands above any war engine produced on Q'Sal. Only slightly smaller in height than a Reaver Battle Titan, the Auruntaur is a golden, four-legged creature of destruction, built largely of ensorcelled materials and housing a daemon of immense power. Where the main body is entirely mechanical, the centaur-like upper torso is mostly daemonic. The two arms sport relatively close-range weaponry for something of its huge size, but they are no less devastating to their targets. The right arm is mechanical, covered in spines that almost appear alive but are made of hardened brass. It is tipped with a huge, rune-etched blade of capable of slicing vehicles in half. The left arm is akin to that from a gargantuan Flamer of Tzeentch, fleshy and mutable. It vomits forth great gouts of Warpflame, and creatures and vehicles alike are either altered or destroyed under these iridescent fires.
The Doom Wing is a flying Daemon Engine dedicated to the service of Tzeentch, the Chaos God of change and deceit. The Doom Wing resembles a daemonically possessed aircraft in the shape of a bird of prey. The aircraft is capable of flying at tremendous speeds due to its three powerful jet-engines, making it capable of devastating ground attack-runs and also having the ability to engage enemy aircraft.
The Fire Lord is a super-heavy assault aircraft and a Daemon Engine dedicated to the service of Tzeentch, the Chaos God of change and deceit. The Fire Lord resembles a daemonically possessed aircraft in the shape of a bird of prey.
A Mirrorfiend is a Daemon Engine construct of Tzeentch, created on the world of Q'Sal, located in the Screaming Vortex. The Mirrorfiend is a construct exclusively of the city of Tarnor and is one of the more sought after designs from the desert city. Slightly smaller than a battle tank, it appears as a glimmering, polished beast that reflects base reality into constantly altering shapes on its silvered surface. Shaped like one of the giant beetles of the desert, it moves with an unnatural grace and speed that contradicts its massive form. When on the ground, the body is supported by six spindly legs that do not seem capable of supporting its weight, with insectoid wings of spun light that somehow allow it to scuttle through the air as easily as it does on the land.
Silver Tower of Tzeentch
Silver Towers of Tzeentch, also known simply as Silver Towers, are large Daemon Engines dedicated to the service of Tzeentch, the Chaos God of change and deceit. Silver Towers are an outlandish sight on the battlefield, appearing as clusters of intricately carved and fluted towers resting upon a circular island topped with slender minarets of gold and bronze. Each Silver Tower is subtly different in its creation, yet all are disturbingly beautiful, with fine snouts of weird, magically-powered weapons studding forth from their walls.
Daemon Engines of Slaanesh
Hell-Knights are one of the most specialised types of Daemon Knights of Slaanesh. Aside from Bolters, their main weapon is a Thermal Cannon which, albeit short-ranged, has enough power to pierce almost any armour plate with relative ease. Hell-Knights are often used to hunt down enemy Knights and Titans, exploiting their speed to attack from the sides and overwhelm opponents. In addition to this, they are perfectly suited to perform ambushes. As Hell-Knights are super-heavy vehicles, they cannot be defeated in combat except by other super-heavy vehicles or Titans. Anything smaller than this is simply pushed aside by the massive war machine. Hell-Knights are excellent at infiltrating enemy positions, setting ambushes for enemy supply columns and attacking enemy support detachments and artillery.
Hell-Scourges are one of the largest patterns of Slaaneshi Daemon Knights. As living machines in the service of the Dark Prince of Chaos, they have crushed countless opponents in the last ten millennia, screeching deafening cries across the battlefield. They are the perfect predators, hunters who mercilessly run down their quarry with the bounding strides of their elegant, powerful legs. The Hell-Scourges attack without warning. As one appears, the enemy turn their weapons on its blurred form, only to see it disappear. At that moment, others attack from all sides, mowing through armour and flesh with their massive Castigator Cannons. Hell-Scourges possess a certain pack instinct and are in constant telepathic communication with each other. As such, they make exceptionally well co-ordinated assaults, out-flanking their enemies with ease. This telepathic contact seems to encompass all Hell-Scourges present on the battlefield, or perhaps even further. This enables Hell-Scourge detachments exceptional flexibility on the battlefield.
The Hell-Strider is the smallest of the Daemon Knights, but still stands many times the height of a man. They are armed with Lascannons and short-range, Knight-sized Melta Weapons. Hell-Striders are extremely mobile, able to flush the enemy out of woods and ruins with their powerful short ranged weaponry. Given sufficient numbers, Hell-Striders are even capable of toppling a Titan, picking off their prey's Void Shields with their Lascannons before closing in for the kill with their Melta-beams.
Questor Scout Titan
A Questor Scout Titan, known also as a Questor, is a variant of the Subjugator Daemon Engine walker. The Questor possesses slightly thicker armour than it's counterpart, but its powerful legs can still drive forward at a considerable pace. Graceful arms spread from the Questor's carapace, each tipped with a rapid-firing cannon called a Tormentor. As well as this main weapon, the Questor also carries a pair of powerful Lascannon, one mounted in the head the other slung between the legs.
The Slaanesh Subjugator, sometimes simply referred to as the Subjugator, is a large Daemon Engine of Chaos that is completely dedicated to the service of Slaanesh, the Chaos God of pleasure and excess. The Subjugator embodies the essence of Slaanesh; being lithe, incredibly swift, and fully able to move quickly and still use its weapons. When the hordes of Slaanesh attack, the Subjugator will race ahead of the army, galloping towards its foe with its long, powerful legs, the daemonic spirits inside chattering and screaming with the sensations that battle brings. These shrieks turns to howls of elation as the machine's weapons are brought to bear and the foe is destroyed in exquisite agony.
Daemon Engines of Nurgle
A Blight Drone, also known as a Bilecyst, is a Daemon Engine dedicated to Nurgle, the Chaos God of pestilence and disease . The Blight Drone is a seemingly weird conglomeration of insect larva, flying machine, and daemonic entity. The maddening, incessant droning buzz of their rotor disks echoing across the battlefield has become recognised as an omen of death by soldiers of the Imperium of Man.
The Contagion Plague Engine is a foul creation of the followers of Nurgle. The Contagion is essentially a large mobile catapult which bombards its foes with disease-ridden projectiles. Little else is known about this Daemon Engine in Imperial records.
A Foetid Bloat-drone, also called simply a Bloat-drone, is an aerial Daemon Engine of Nurgle designed to provide aerial combat support for the forces of the Death Guard Traitor Legion. This hideous war engine bears monstrous weapons onto the battlefield to annihilate the enemies of the Death Guard. Clad in rusting plates of rot-iron armour, their hulls overflowing with flabby foulness, Foetid Bloat-drones can withstand ferocious amounts of punishment and still keep fighting. They are designed to hover in close, drifting lazily through the most treacherous of terrain to provide supporting fire.
Powering into battle on a trio of articulated track units, the Myphitic Blight-hauler is a light Daemon Engine that provides the Death Guard Traitor Legion with heavy firepower wherever it is needed. Resembling a Foetid Bloat-drone that has been stripped of its turbines, this strange machine has heavy weapons mounted on its carapace, typically a combination of Multi-Melta and Missile Launcher for mid-to-close range tank-hunting.
The Plague Hulk is a Daemon Engine dedicated to the service of Nurgle, the Chaos God of pestilence and disease. A Daemon Engine is a nightmarish artificial construct used by the Forces of Chaos that is a fusion of a realspace vehicle or combat walker with a possessing daemonic spirit of the Warp. The Plague Hulk is a multi-limbed combat walker that resembles a hybrid of a Defiler or Soul Grinder Daemon Engine with a corpulent daemon of Nurgle.
The Plague Tower, also known as the Plague Tower of Nurgle, is a large Daemon Engine that is completely dedicated to the service of Nurgle, the Chaos God of pestilence and decay. The Plague Tower is a huge construction of rotting timbers and rusting metal that carves its way across the battlefield leaving a trail of death and contamination in its wake.
A Plagueburst Crawler is a Daemon Engine used by the Death Guard Traitor Legion as a mobile artillery piece to provide combat support to Death Guard Plague Marine infantry assaults. Its primary weapon is a Plagueburst Mortar that combines high-radius explosives with lethal daemonic spore clouds that can eat through almost any known form of protection. The Daemon Engine's only real drawback is that it is unable to unleash this weapon on targets that are closer than its minimum range.
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