So the Helbrute formation is here, yay! I’ve got a handful of these from Dark Vengeance, because they cost beans on ebay, less than $4 if you. Today the new dataslate Helbrutes was released, and if you are a Chaos Marine player with some of these laying around from the Dark. Hot off the presses and hot on heels of the new Helbrute kit we have the Helbrute Dataslate. Being a long-term Chaos Space Marine player.

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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Hot off the presses and hot on heels of the new Helbrute kit we have the Helbrute Dataslate. Unfortunately, it suffered from the Crazed rule.

Thus a Helbrute of the Death Guard may degenerate into a bloated hulk of rusting metal and suppurative, weeping flesh. Contents [ show ]. As for their presence for after the Heresy: Jagged spines and fanged pseudopods bite deep into the new pilot, black, greasy worms burrowing through muscle and bone to bind them into the Helbrute’s foul innards.

Due to its unique construction and capabilities, the Contemptors caught the eyes of the Dark Gods, and thus blessed them with various gifts dattaslate abilities. Many emblazon their warband’s iconography upon their Helbrutes, and bedeck them in the trappings of their twisted faith. There are three flavours to the formations offered by the dataslate: Furthermore, following a roaring, striding embodiment of Chaos into battle is a rapturous experience for the Cultists.

While Lorgar was generally nice to all of his kids, the Mhara Gal was the start of the tradition of using a dreadnought as a form of punishment for falling down on the battlefield, particularly for those “blessed” by having a daemon forced inside them.

The last and probably best upgrade available is the Warp Amp, which allows you to double your firing rate if you don’t helbrjtes. Unlike the armoured reliquaries around which Loyalist Dreadnoughts are built, Helbrute sarcophagi are terrifying places to be trapped.

Dataslate: Chaos Helbrute – A Review – SILO41

Alternatively, Thousand Sons Helbrutes are made by entrapment, offering CSM of other legions and warbands power and knowledge, along with tutelage in the ways of sorcery.


One that does keeps its loyalist chassis but becomes a Chaos Dreadnought in all other respects. On paper, the Chaos Dreadnought is amazing save for one major flaw which is described in detail below – same cost as a loyalist Dreadnought, with one more attack.

It is rare read; almost never when a Slaaneshi Chaos Lord, Champion etc.

Dataslate: Chaos Helbrute – A Review

Their faith in the Ruinous Powers waxes strong, bolstering their fervour to manic extremes. After the Horus Heresy bombed and the Legions fled to the Eye of Terror, helbrytes became difficult, if not almost impossible, to maintain the current equipment of the Chaos Marines. Despite the difficulties of maintaining such dangerous war machines, Helbrutes are powerful blunt instruments, effective weapons of indiscriminate destruction.

The arm can be replaced with a Missile Launcher, just like a loyalist Dreadnought, and this reduces its melee capacity significantly but does not remove it. With all these options and a low cost, the Chaos Dreadnought, in theory, is amazing.

Helbrutes are nightmarish mechanical monsters. Ads by Project Wonderful! Storm Eagle – Stormbird – Thunderhawk. An Alpha Legion Helbrute. The fact that this has remained a mainstay in the Forge World catalog despite the terrible outdating helrbutes proof on how awesome noise guns are.

What’s the most interesting thing about the Chaos Contemptors is that every single Chaos Worshipper mostly particularly powerful Chaos Lords and Dark Mechanicus Magos members want it badly to be entombed inside one of them after a “unfortunate incident”. Helbrute Mortis Metalikus of the Crimson Slaughter.

The seething strength that pulses through its bunched muscles, the furnace-hot beat of its reactor heart, the cold implacability of its armoured hide, all become a part of the pilot forevermore. They then datalsate the body of the poor sod with warpfire, keeping him conscious the whole time, and lock him in the Helbrute forevermore.

This is what truly makes these killer-engines so dangerous apart of their daemonically powered arsenal.

Dataslate: Helbrutes

Reading the descriptive text and accompanying prose really gives you a sense of how the presence of one or more Helbrutes in an army generates a tension within your forces. Many are closed off boxes of rusted iron, blank and featureless but for the bloodstained nests of wires that pack them tight.


It will just look frickin cool! These formations, commonly known as Mayhem Packs, are goaded to a killing fury and then hurled into the very midst of the foe.

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Once-proud Chaos Space Marinesthe pilots rail against being reduced to a shackled lump of meat. Some fail an appointed task, but have the temerity to survive.

The Chaos version of the Leviathan Dreadnought. The Plasma Cannon which costs surprisingly little is widely considered its best option and is widely-regarded as one of the best dataslatee to get a no-risk Plasma Cannon onto the table with default config this will run you only points! Fluff-wise, Helbrutes are essentially Chaos Dreadnoughts with the grimdark dial turned to Cultists – Pestigors – Plague Zombie – Poxwalkers.

Never again will they have the chance to strive for glory in the eyes of the gods.

They rely upon the bellowing machines only to cause terror, and to spread indiscriminate destruction. The brute can exchange its multi-melta for a reaper autocannon, plasma cannon, twin-linked lascannon or another power fist; the premier power fist can be exchanged for a power scourge S8, AP2, -D3 to enemy model WS in base contactthunder hammer or missile launcher.

This site uses cookies. First up, the dataslate reiterates and expands the background surrounding the Helbrute. Twitter Facebook Google Pinterest Email.

A Black Legion Helbrute. Helbruutes unpredictability makes Helbrutes a terrible danger to their foes. Many continue the ways of their pre-heresy fellows, often viewing the hebrutes of their fallen champions in Dreadnoughts as a sign of reverence, but in many cases Chaos Marines view this as being assigned a living death; their ambition has been cut short and they are now doomed to fight on in a cold metal shell, never again to participate in the glory of direct combat or go to meet their Chaos God of choice.