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I like my Legion like I like my coffee…

Image © Games Workshop
Image © Games Workshop

Black, of course!

As I prepare to get back to assembling and painting my Chaos armies, I’ve been trying to piece together a Black Legion list. I have Abaddon, and I’d really like to use him, simply because he is a beast of a character. Sure, he’s got a massive point cost, but I think he’s survivable enough to make it worthwhile, especially if you throw him in with some like-minded Terminators. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:

HQ: Abaddon the Despoiler (275 pts)
1 Abaddon the Despoiler

Elite: Terminators (170 pts)
4 Terminators (Lightning Claw x4; Combi-melta x1; Heavy Flamer x1)

Troops: Chaos Space Marines (255 pts)
9 Chaos Space Marines (Icon of Chaos Glory; Meltagun x2)
1 Aspiring Champion (Power Fist)
1 Rhino

Troops: Chaos Space Marines (255 pts)
9 Chaos Space Marines (Icon of Chaos Glory; Meltagun x2)
1 Aspiring Champion (Power Fist)
1 Rhino

Troops: Chaos Space Marines (245 pts)
9 Chaos Space Marines (Icon of Chaos Glory; Flamer x2)
1 Aspiring Champion (Power Fist)
1 Rhino

Heavy Support: Defiler (150 pts)
1 Defiler (Reaper Autocannon; Twin Linked Heavy Flamer)

Heavy Support: Obliterators (150 pts)
2 Obliterators

Total Cost: 1500 points

The general idea is to run up the CSMs in their Rhinos, supporting them with fire from the Defiler and Obliterators, and get them into some key positions. When Abaddon and his Terminators come in from reserve, they’ll pick whichever squad is most appropriately placed and make use of their icon to come in without scattering. The rest pretty much speaks for itself.

As always, comments and critiques are welcome! In the meantime, I’m going to need to track down more left-arm lightning claws for my Terminators.