( ALPHA LEGION )

An Alpha Legion force can be chosen from Codex: Chaos Space Marines using the following modifications.

Daemons: The Alpha Legion cannot normally rely on Daemons remaining stable for long enough for them to be useful because they are so far from the Eye of Terror. When operating on a world where they have secured the belief of Chaos cults, they will gladly add Daemons to the diversity of their attacks. Because of this, the Alpha Legion may include Daemon Packs but only Cultist units may carry Icons to summon them. They may use Daemon Princes and Possessed Chaos Space Marines.

Infiltrators: Alpha Legionaries can only bear the Mark of Chaos Undivided and their veterans are renowned for their infiltration skills. Any Alpha Legion Chaos Space Marine in power armour (or Daemon armour) on foot may have the Infiltrate Veteran ability at a cost of +5 points for independent characters or +1 point per other model. The Infiltrate Veteran ability does not count toward their maximum number of Veteran abilities.

Chaos Cultists: Many Alpha Legion operations are planned to encourage and support cultist activity. The Alpha Legion may therefore make use of the Cultist army list entry below as a Troops selection on the force organisation chart.

Alpha Legion supported cults are trained to assault and secure key objectives to ensure that subsequent attacks by the Legion achieve complete surprise. They are skilled combatants who combine stealth with close combat. Heavy weapons would slow them down so they are equipped with assault weaponry.

Profile Pts/Model WS BS S T W I A Ld Sv
Chaos Cultist
6
3
3
3
3
1
3
1
7
6+
Cult Champion
+5
3
3
3
3
1
3
2
8
6+

Number/squad: A Chaos Cult consists of between 10 and 20 Chaos Cultists.

Weapons: Each model has a close combat weapon and either a laspistol or autopistol.

Options: The entire squad may be armed with frag grenades at + 1 point per model, and/or krak grenades at +1 point per model, and/or meltabombs at +2 points per model.

A Chaos Cult may bear the Mark of Chaos Undivided at +1 point per model. If the Cult bears the Mark then one member can carry a Chaos Icon at no additional cost.

Character: The Cult may be led by a Cult Champion at +5 points. The Cult Champion has access to the Chaos Armoury.

He may have up to 10 points of items from the Weapons list.

Special Rules

A unit of Chaos Cultists serving the Alpha Legion must have one of the following Veteran abilities:

  • Scouts - Infiltrate and Move through Cover.

  • Assassins - Infiltrate and Furious Charge.

  • Saboteurs - Infiltrate and Siege Specialists.

There is no further points cost for these skills. See the Veteran Abilities special rules on page 19 of Codex: Chaos Space Marines for more details on how ihe abilities work.