For ten thousand years, warbands of Chaos Space Marines have waged near-constant war on the galaxy that cast them out. Once the defenders of humanity, the Heretic Astartes long ago pledged themselves to the Dark Gods – they now lead vicious raids against Imperial spacecraft and drifting space hulks alike, seeking glory and plunder. The Black Legion are the most feared of all these Traitor Legions, guided as they are by the dark will of Warmaster Abaddon himself.
Boarding Patrol: Chaos Space Marines provides a brutal force of Heretic Astartes infantry, perfectly suited to ripping foes apart in games of Warhammer 40,000 – especially in the dense and deadly Boarding Action missions detailed in the Arks of Omen series – and will save you money compared to buying the kits individually.
Abaddon the Despoiler himself stands at the head of this assault, carving through hapless defenders with the Talon of Horus and Drach'nyen, ancient hatred and peerless skill driving him forward in search of his prize. At his command advance 10 elite Legionaries, armed with a variety of vicious close-quarters and ranged weapons and capable of splitting into squads of five for prowling claustrophonic corridors. Ahead of them all, a rabid mob of 20 Chaos Cultists floods the passages of enemy vessels, clogging the foe's guns with each reckless charge.
Rules for playing Boarding Action games of Warhammer 40,000 can be found in the Arks of Omen: Abaddon supplement. Additional rules for Chaos Space Marines Boarding Patrols can be found in Arks of Omen: Angron.
This set includes the following:
- 1x Abaddon the Despoiler
- 10x Chaos Space Marine Legionaries
- 20x Chaos Cultists, armed with brutal assault weapons and autopistols
- 1x Chaos Space Marines Transfer Sheet, containing 364 transfers
This box can be used to assemble a variety of units – the recommended build for Boarding Action games is Abaddon the Despoiler, five Legionaries, and two Cultist Mobs of ten models each.
All models are supplied with their appropriate bases. These miniatures are supplied unpainted and require assembly – we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel Colour paints.
Games Workshop have two broad methods for painting their models. Both are entirely viable options, though have significant differences in the paints required (detailed below). You can find all of the required paints in the 'recommended paint' section below, whather you simply want to get it out onto the tabletop ASAP (i.e. 'Battle Ready'), or want to take your time and make it a masterpiece (i.e. 'Parade Ready'):
1. Classic Method - uses acrylic paints to build layers of colour and depth. Usually topped off with a shade paint to really make the shadows pop. Probably the most beginner friendly method as mistakes are often easy to fix.
2. Contast Method - uses ink-like contrast painsts which sink into recesses, providing depth in highlights and shadows with a single layer of paint. It can take some practise to get this method to look great, but it's highly satisfying when it does work. Less forgiving when mistakes happen, though arguably the quicker method of the two options.s