The Alpha Legion is known for their subversive, secretive tactics. Check them out in detail.
The Alpha Legion have a fearsome reputation, and rightly so. With their ruses and machinations backed by brutal assaults and ambushes, they are a powerful, versatile legion that can deal with threats before they even have a chance to strike.
On the tabletop, they pack a mean punch as well. And with the upcoming release of the Chaos Space Marines codex, we can get a much better idea of how they’ll take control on the battlefield.
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For one, there’s their legion trait. It’s the exact same trait as the Raven Guard, so you’re probably already familiar with how annoying that is. Taking a -1 is brutal, and it’ll make sure that more of your models make it to where they need to go, while your opponent begins to boil over with apoplectic fury.
But wait, there’s more. Add to that some of the Alpha Legion’s trademark trickery and you’ll get an army that leaves your opponent unsure of what is even real anymore. And I’m behind any faction that fosters an existential crisis–it’s a surefire way to win.
I love this warlord trait. Not only is it an effective points denier, it is entirely within the flavor of the army. It’s just a cool way to lean into the legends and lore if the Legion.
But then on top of that, you can also supplement them with sorcerers, and the powerful Dark Hereticus Discipline:
The Dark Hereticus discipline allows for a range of different strategies, and you’ll be able to choose yours based on the battle ahead. If you need some extra mobility, Warptime is great either for fast-moving units like Raptors or for pulling some Tactical Marines out of trouble, while Death Hex is among the most useful new spells in the game.
Stripping the invulnerable save off a unit means even elite characters like Roboute Guilliman become vulnerable to massed armour-piercing firepower – take your Sorcerer with a unit of Terminators wielding combi-meltas, drop them next to your opponent’s favourite model, then destroy them with a combination of Death Hex and melta-beams. One of the most fun features of the Chaos Sorcerer is the Chaos Familiar Stratagem – for a single Command Point, you can swap one of your old powers for a new one.
It’s true, flexibility and adaptation are the watchwords of the Legion. And their new powers and tactics make it fun to play to those strengths.
So whether you’re fallen to Chaos, or just playing the longest con, check out the Alpha Legion, and stay tuned for more Chaos.
And if you double check your name tag, you’ll find that you are, in fact Alpharius.