40K: New Tzeentch Daemons Inbound


GW is bringing a new Tzeentch daemon to the grimdark this weekend.  Take a look:


Wrath of Magnus is almost here and within its covers are not only the Thousand Sons, but the the Daemons of Tzeentch.


We already saw the Tzaangors make the jump from Age of Sigmar’s Silver Tower to 40K, and the Chaos Daemons are getting the same treatment.

Look for the cute and fiery Brimstone Horrors to make an appearance on tabletop tops near you.  Even more, look for them to add to the chain of irritation that defines Pink-then-Blue-then-Brimstone-Horrors.


Brimstone Horrors – first appeared in Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower

Here’s what GW had to say about the little dudes:

“Tzeentch’s Horrors get a rules update: Pink Horrors can now split into two Blue Horrors upon their death. And Blue Horrors can then further split into Brimstone Horrors when they die. Both Blue Horrors and Brimstone Horrors are available to include in your forces, both as units in their own right, or to represent splintered Pink Horrors.

…the warp-spawned warriors of change also gain a new Detachment, the Daemon Legion of Tzeentch – comprising multiple formations of Daemons and granting extra bonuses for dedicating your force solely to Tzeentch. The Formations also gives you a bunch of easy ways to add small contingents of Tzeentchian Daemons to another force, like, oh we don’t know… the Thousand Sons!”

So for those keeping score on the Russian Nesting Dolls of Tzeentch:


Buy a unit of Pink Horrors – when they die, each one splits into two…


Blue Horrors – when they die, each one splits into two…


Brimstone Horrors

No notes on their stats, but it has got to be worse than Blue Horrors. I would look for a dirt cheap unit filling the same role as Grots. I would assume Nurglings should kick these guys butt – but in any case that’s a fight I want to see 🙂  Here’s what the little guys do in Age of Sigmar to give you some ideas of what to expect.


~This is going to be so annoying…


  • sjap98

    This is going to be so much fun!

  • Ross Allan

    From Silver Tower, Blue Horrors ‘split’ into a single Brimstone Horror, as there’s two on each base 🙂

  • Latro_the_Zombie

    fluffy and requires you buy a bucket load of models, welldone GW welldone.

    So let me get this right, you can summon 10 horrors from thin air who then split into other models and those models split into more models XD… gonna need a horror’s case.

    • Ross Allan

      Pretty much. 10 Pink Horrors can split into up to 20 Blue Horrors (the circumstances of splitting all 10 at once strike me as fairly limited). But, those 20 Blue Horrors will only split into 20 Brimstone Horror models, as they’re sculpted two to a base 🙂

      • Latro_the_Zombie

        so you only need 50 models for a unit you might not ever summon XD

        i wonder how it works with deep strike if the unit is destroyed, certainly if you land a few in dangerous terrain and they fail they’ll turn into blue ones, then do those blue ones take dangerous? XD

        never take 5 squads of 10 normally, ye gonna have to hire a forklift for ye models.

    • I used Blue Horrors to pad out my pink horror squads (but I painted them blue) I’m really regretting the choice now

      • Latro_the_Zombie

        well not really… least you got your BH painting scheme sorted ye just in the same boat as everyone else except you need more blue horrors and pink ones instead of a ton of blue ones XD

        • I don’t want blue horrors though, I want enough pink horrors to run the Tz formation from the wulfen book

    • lorieth

      The horror… the horror…

  • ILikeToColourRed

    just for 1k sons, or also for Daemons?

    thats guna make summoned horrors disgusting

    • Pinklabel

      Says above these are in a detachment – so you can use them with regular daemons but the rules will be in this book for now

  • The Rout

    If someone had the inclination ( and the necessary bottomless wallet) they could literally fill the board with these little guys. Pretty cool and fluffy really and not actually OP if you are playing a kill points game or you have the tactical objective for killing X unit in X way because these will be easy to put down.

  • Majere613

    Depending on how it works, this could be a bit of a headache. The worst-case scenario would be needing 70 models for one unit of ten Horrors (10 pink, 20 blue, 40 brimstone) which would be bonkers. Apparently the blues split into a base of horrors, but that still needs us needing 50 models.

    Of course if the horrors stay in the same unit, then by placing them at the front so they die first you could dramatically cut down the number of smaller horrors required, but there’s always a fat 7″ blast marker waiting to wipe the whole unit in one go and force you to replace all 10 at once. Going to be interesting to see how this shakes out.

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      Maybe it only happens on a 6? Otherwise its crazy.

    • Ross Allan

      Nope. Brimstone Horrors are sculpted two to a base. So when a Blue Horror splits, you replace it with a single base of Brimstone Horrors 🙂

    • Souba

      for a unit of 10 horrors you need 20 blue horrors and 20 brimstone. brimstone horrors are always 2 models on a single base.

    • NagaBaboon

      I think 2 brimstsones are actually 1 model from the look of the models

  • Souba

    a blue horrors does not split into two brimstone horrors. its just a single base with 2 on it.

  • nurglitch

    The Horror…

  • Emperor’s Champion

    they should release a kit for this with 5 pink horrors, 10 blues and 10brimstones,

  • D. B.

    Again, the classics get a lot of love.

    • Nyyppä

      This. I was actually really disappointed by the previous daemons codex because I had this distinct feeling that just translating PH deaths in melee to additional hits was…less than adequate.

  • Lord Elpus

    I want a daemon Primarch of Angry Ron. There. I said it.

  • Talos2

    back how they used to be. Great news. Should always have been their rule

  • fear everything
    • Latro_the_Zombie

      Hastings on 4chan:
      Rubric Marines

      Same stats as a basic chaos space marine, but has a 5++. 140pts for 5 with aspiring sorcerer. 22pts per extra, up to 5 extra.
      Inferno bolters: same stats as a bolter but ap3 and soulblaze.
      Warpflamer: 10pts upgrade, ap3 flamer with soulblaze.
      Soulreaper cannon: 30pts upgrade. s5, ap3, heavy 5.
      Aspiring sorcerer is a level 1 psyker.

      Scarab occult terminators:
      300pts for 5, 50pts for each additional one. ws5, bs4, s4, t4, w2, i4, a2, ld10, 2+/4++
      Leader has 3 wounds and 3 attacks.
      Can sweeping advance.
      Combi inferno bolters are same as inferno bolters but twin linked.
      Heavy warpflamer is 10pts and is a strength 5 warpflamer.
      Soulreaper cannon is same as above.
      Hellfyre missile packs: dual profile- s4, ap3, small blast or s8 ap3. 20pts per model.

      LOL so TS still SUCK! yeS!!!! all is well with 40k. I hope this is trollin.

      • MechBattler

        If this is accurate then Rubric Marines ARE cheaper. Sure, it’s only 22 down from 23, but cheaper none the less. Which is always good.

        And two wound terminators are ALWAYS a good thing. Especially considering their 4++. That’s awesome actually. Meganobz are 50 pts with Killsaws. So 50 pts for a terminator with better defense instead of the offense Meganobz have seems right.

      • Nyyppä

        Well, you can count them usually having 2++.

  • MechBattler

    So you have to kill a pack of Horrors THREE times to completely kill it? And everybody hated Necrons for being hard to get rid of….

    • Nyyppä

      Oh come on, how hard would it to just run through them in assault?

      • MechBattler

        Without knowing exactly how their version of mitosis works it’s hard to say.
        I will say this though – if they lose Daemonic Instability (Like the Khorne Daemons did in Daemonkin) and there’s a way to give them Fearless, then Horrors just became the most irritating tarpit in the game.

        • Nyyppä

          That is true.

  • Agent OfBolas

    Sounds sweet!

    I’ve heard, that 1k Sons with this book gets AP3 on EVERYTHING, including heavy weapon with Heavy 5, S5 and 30″ of range … Not to mention 2 wounds on Terminators.

    God, I can’t wait more … aaaagrhhhh … 😛

    • Nyyppä

      And GW still thinks it’s feasible to demand payment for 3+ armor.

      • Emprah

        Power armour for MArines should just be 2+ armour and termies should be 2 wounds by default.

        • Nyyppä

          OR!!! There’s this revolutionary idea of not making every game breaking thing spammable. Don’t know about you, but that notion just warms my cold black soul.

        • lorieth

          Termies should be 1+ armour as well (remembering that 1 is always a fail).

  • Alpharius

    I’m super stoked on the Brimstone horrors. I bought Silver Tower just for them. I hate how sparse Magnus’s base is, so I am going to fill them with brimstones in the time-tested tradition of Nurgle princes being accompanied by swarms of Nurglings. Gonna totally crib Papa Nurgle’s style, don’t tell nobody!

  • That sounds as if it’s new. But pink ones split like quite a while. And blue ones splitting also isn’t new. Is it?

    • Nyyppä

      I think the blue ones did not split before. I might be wrong, but I have no recollection of such an event between RT and now.

      • New to 40k, but not new to WHFB I thought.

  • Chris Hateley

    This is all well and good but what I really want to see are Kairic Acolytes with autoguns/pistols to use as TS cultists. I’ve already converted some, but due to the fact that there are only 3 variants (not counting the leader), I’ve had to use each one 3 times just to make a puny 10-man squad.

  • benn grimm

    Awesome! 🙂

  • Seb
    • Nyyppä