Principia Belicosa, World Eaters. Sample Army Lists.

Sample Army Lists

Mid Heresy: Armoured Berserkers (3000 points Frontline mode)

This is a variant of a list I usually run in 3k games in my local club where it has done pretty well. I have given up Surlak and Inductii in favour of transports and mobility, but you could swap out the assault marines and praetor for a cheaper delegatus, Surlak and Inductii squads if you wanted. The sabres can also be switched for 3 land speeders with multi-meltas if preferred. 

HQ

  • Praetor (with jump pack, paragon blade, iron halo, melta bombs) – will join assault squad 175

Rite of War: Berserker Assault

ELITES

  • 5 Red Butchers (1 lightning claws, 3 twin power axes, devoured with twin chainfists) in a Land Raider (with pintle mounted multi-melta) 540
  • Apothecary (to join Angron’s squad) 45
  • Apothecary with jump pack (to join assault squad) 60

TROOPS

  • 20 Assault marines (with chainaxes, combat shields, 4 power axes, sergeant with power sword and melta bombs) 430
  • 20 Tactical marines (with chainaxes, sergeant with melta bombs and power axe) – to ride in Spartan 240
  • 10 Tactical marines (with chainaxes, sergeant with melta bombs) in Rhino (with pintle mounted multi-melta) 190

FAST ATTACK

  • 2 Sabre strike tanks (with neuron blasters) 170

HEAVY SUPPORT

  • Leviathan (with storm cannon, siege drill and phosphex discharger) in dreadnought drop pod 400
  • Spartan (with flare shield) 350

LORDS OF WAR

  • The Primarch Angron – to join tactical squad and ride in Spartan 400

Total: 3000pts

Early Heresy: Istvaan III Traitors (1500 points Centurion mode)

This is a small list based around the battle on Istvaan III where Angron descends to the planet (ruining Horus’ plan) to kill the loyalist detachment of World Eaters honourably. It’s designed for a centurion game with a narrative feel. It would be ideal to go up against a list led by Shabran Darr (using Orphans of Betrayal RoW) or a loyalist Death Guard, Sons of Horus or Emperor’s Children force. You could swap out Angron for Khârn (without Gorechild) and some Rampagers if you wanted a fairer fight. To keep things fluffy, neither side should use Red Butchers, Blood Madness or Exhortation of Butchery. 

HQ

  • The Primarch Angron – will join one of the squads 400

Rite of War: Primarch’s Chosen

  • Kharn the Bloody (wielding Cutter) – will join one of the squads 170

ELITES

  • 1 Contemptor dreadnought (2x close combat weapons, one with underslung graviton gun) 190

TROOPS

  • 20 Tactical marines (despoilers with chainaxes, sergeant with artificer armour, meltabombs and power sword) 250
  • 20 Tactical marines (despoilers with chainaxes, sergeant with artificer armour, meltabombs and power sword) 250
  • 19 Tactical marines (despoilers with chainaxes, sergeant with artificer armour, meltabombs and power sword) 240

Total: 1500 points

Late Heresy: Drop Assault (2500 points Frontline mode)

This list is themed around the World Eaters towards the end of the Heresy. Gahlan Surlak’s augmented inductii drop straight into the enemy lines inside a kharybdis, while red butchers and a leviathan bring the heat. With the Crimson Path rite of war, the army is more durable whilst in the enemy deployment zone so drop the troops right in the middle and go nuts! This could represent a marauding warband during the Shadow Crusade, on the march to the Sol System or even a portion of the great Siege of Terra itself. 

HQ

  • Centurion (Delegatus consul, artificer armour, power fist) – will join squad in storm eagle 95

Rite of war: The Crimson Path

  • Gahlan Surlak – will join squad in kharybdis 110

ELITES

  • Apothecary – to join squad in storm eagle 45
  • 5 Red Butchers (2 lightning claws, 2 twin power axes, devoured with twin chainfists) in dreadclaw drop pod 400
  • 5 Red Butchers (2 lightning claws, 2 twin power axes, devoured with twin chainfists) in dreadclaw drop pod 400

TROOPS

  • 19 Tactical marines (augmented inductii with chainaxes, sergeant with melta bombs) – to ride with Surlak in Kharybdis 220
  • 18 Tactical marines (despoilers with chainaxes, sergeant with melta bombs) – to ride with centurion in storm eagle 210

FAST ATTACK

  • Legion land speeder (with multi melta) 50
  • Storm Eagle gunship (with twin multi melta) 225

HEAVY SUPPORT

  • Kharybdis assault claw 235
  • Leviathan dreadnought (cyclonic melta lance, siege claw) in dreadnought drop pod 390
  • Vindicator 120

Total 2500 points

That concludes this guide to the most hardcore and brutal of legions, the bloody twelfth, the World Eaters. I hope it has inspired you to create your own bloodthirsty Warband to take the fight to the false emperor! I’d love to see what you do or any cool lists you’ve put together. Hit me up on Instagram; @kid_dangerous117 or on Facebook search: Cambrian Synod #cambriansynod.

 

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