A group of Ruinstorm Daemon Brutes.

Daemon Brutes, also called Ruinstorm Daemon Brutes, are the Daemons of Chaos who emerged during the Horus Heresy from the galaxy-spanning Warp Storm known as the Ruinstorm.

They were often used as melee assault shock troops to soften up enemy lines for the Traitor Legion or daemonic forces coming after them.

Role

Hulking creatures of twisted muscle and sharpened bone, Daemon Brutes were the vanguard of the horde, created to break the fragile ranks of mortal armies and serve as a bulwark for the smaller minions of Chaos that followed in their wake.

Each of these brutish monsters towered over even the enhanced warriors of the Legiones Astartes and was capable of shrugging aside the mass reactive projectiles of bolters as through they were mere irritations.

Thundering forth from the depths of the Warp in a charge that shakes the earth upon which they tread, a phalanx of these terrifying monsters could sunder any formation and break any line set against them.

Worse yet, these beasts exhibit the same twisted cunning common to the rest of their ilk, ever devising new ways to torment their foes and confound the efforts of Mankind to stand against the Daemon and its fel masters.

Unit Composition

  • 3 Ruinstorm Daemon Brutes

Wargear

  • Close combat weapons (claws, daemonic swords, axes, warhammers, horns, etc.)

Sources

  • The Horus Heresy Book Eight: Malevolence (Forge World Series) by Neil Wylie and Anuj Malhotra, pg. 247
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