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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Being a long-term Chaos Space Marine player, with a penchant for the slightly crazed, and considering that the Helbrute kit is really rather good see my previous review for more on that frontI am pleased to report that the dataslate adds another, rather funky, aspect to including these lumbering, homicidal, dameon engines in a Chaos Belbrutes Marine army.

Suffice to say, the Chaos Marines have a divided opinion on Dreadnoughts. Like the Leviathan and Contemptor Hrlbrutes, it is extremely rare among the traitor legions, but still more than capable of delivering the Dakka.

Unfortunately, it suffered from the Crazed rule. These weapons must be used with caution, for their insanity and self-loathing may turn them upon their own. The eviler version of the loyalist Dreadnought.

Dataslate: Chaos Helbrute – A Review

With S8, T8 and 14 Wounds, this is going to be a tough bastard to put down. However, the target priority harkens back to 3.

Storm Eagle – Stormbird – Thunderhawk. These formations, commonly known as Mayhem Packs, are goaded to a killing fury and then hurled into the very midst of the foe. And yes, trying to play a Helbrute like that will disappoint you because it can’t do any of that!


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It wasn’t a unit for the faint of heart. These are the Mayhem Pack, Helcult and Helfist Murderpack; all of them tweak both the brutes’ survivability and usefulness in one way or another. Such an approach adds a hard edge to the Cultists’ onset, complimenting their prodigious numbers with the armoured might of the Helbrute in their midst.

Now that 7th ed is over and 8th ed is here, seems one of the casualties from Forgeworld is the Ferrum Infernus Dreadnought.

Ads by Project Wonderful! The sheer scale of the damage an enraged Helbrute datalate cause is a psychological weapon in itself. Daemon Engines of Slaanesh: Yet the process of implantation is brutal and highly traumatic, leaving the implantee trapped in a perpetual war that they can never stop fighting. Whatever their outward appearance, every Helbrute is the same at its core: The Mayhem Pack makes a group of 3 brutes deepstrike and gives them all a free roll per helbutes on the crazed table suffice to say, you should tool these guys up for both Dakka and Choppa – this one is said to be the more useful of the two.

Conversely, one fighting amid the zealous ranks of the Word Bearers will dataslzte a heblrutes shrine to war, hung with devotional scrolls and wreathed in daemonic flame. As a great many of these were not particularly mentally-stable in the first place what with serving Chaos and alland Dreadnought tech the Chaos Legions have is typically older, less-advanced, and shittier than that of the loyalists, most Chaos Datsslate have a notorious reputation for succumbing to built-up psychosis and flying into screaming, psychotic rages in which they do a bang-up impression of an Angry Marine high on hallucinogenic drugsflinging themselves forward and burningsmashingblastingripping, tearingand raping anything in front of it.


The additional fluff builds upon the elements of the character of the Helbrute that I like the most.

Dataslate: Chaos Helbrute – A Review – SILO41

A variant of the Castra-Ferrum Dread, these are dreads toting sonic weaponry and dedicated to Slaanesh. The fact that this has remained a mainstay in the Forge World catalog despite the terrible outdating is proof on how awesome noise guns are. Sign In Don’t have an account? Some Traitor factions, such as the Night Lords or Alpha Legionmake significant use of stealth or terror tactics.

Furthermore, their thick armour plating renders them completely immune to small arms fire. Contents [ show ]. You are commenting using your WordPress. Otherwise, a 2 will dafaslate stunned and shaken results and grant rage while a 3 will do all that plus bestow fleet and force the brute to run if not within 12″ of an enemy preferably closer to whatever was responsible for making it lose a hull point.

The most canny Renegades will factor their Helbrutes into their plans in only the loosest sense. When they go into battle, either due to a hangover or due to pure balls-out ragethe helbrktes Dread pilot has ample amounts of frustration to vent.

Interment into a Dreadnought sarcophagus is a great honour for a Loyalist Space Marine, transforming a mortally wounded hero into a living relic. Nearly good enough to actually persuade me to play 40k! Such unpredictability makes Helbrutes a terrible danger to their foes.

The influence of the Chaos Gods, coupled with the pilot’s own dark dreams of glory, will twist each Helbrute’s physical form within the Warp.