**NEW CODEX** Chaos Space Marines vs Ultramarines 2000pts | Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report

Avatar The Beard June 25, 202265  93 65 Likes

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Veterans of the Long War, the time of Chaos is here!!  Two bitter rivals lie at the heart of this battle as Abaddon leads his Black Legion to clash with Primarch Robute Guilliman and the Ultramarines in this Codex debut for the Chaos Space Marines!  Beard is gleefully at the spear tip of the Black Crusaders and takes on Bard who has sworn an oath of moment to the Sons of Guilliman!

Do the Heretic Astartes finally have what it takes to defeat the Imperium of Man?!  Find out in this epic clash!!

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+++ THE LISTS +++

++ BLACK LEGION BATTALION DETATCHMENT ++

+ HQ +
Abaddon the Despoiler (Warlord)
Master of Possession: Relics: Warp’s Malice, eye of Tzeench

+ TROOPS +

10x Legionnaires: 8 Bolter, 2 Plasma Guns

10x Legionnaires: Chainswords + Bolt Pistols,
Mark + Icon of Khorne

10x Cultists
+ ELITES +
10x Terminators: Combi-Bolters + Accursed Weapons, Mark of Nurgle

+ FAST ATTACK +

Venom Crawler

Venom Crawler

+ HEAVY SUPPORT +

5x Havocs: 4x Lascannons
Champion: Bolt Pistol + Chainsword

3x Obliterators

+ DEDICATED TRANSPORTS +

2x Rhino

 

++ ULTRAMRINES BATTALION DETATCHMENT ++

+ HQ +

Chief Librarian Tigurius

Primaris Lieutenant: Trait: Master of Strategy, Relic: Seal of Oath, Bolt pistol, Master-crafted power sword

+ TROOPS +

5x Intercessors: Stalker Bolt Rifles

5x Intercessors: Bolt Rifles

10x Intercessors: Bolt rifles

+ ELITES +

5x Bladeguard Veterans

Invictor Tactical Warsuit: Twin ironhail autocannon

Invictor Tactical Warsuit: Incendium cannon

Primaris Apothecary: (Chief Apothecary) Relic: Acquittal

Redemptor Dreadnought: 2x Storm Bolters, Icarus Rocket Pod, Macro Plasma Incinerator, Onslaught Gatling Cannon

Victrix Honour Guard

+ HEAVY SUPPORT +

Eradicator Squad: 3x Melta rifle

++ ULTRAMARINES SUPREME COMMAND DETATCHMENT ++

Roboute Guilliman (Warlord)

++ 2,000 pts ++



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Sburns1
Sburns1
3 months ago

james needs to chill. too much manic energy

Jay
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Jay
3 months ago

Absolutely epic as always! Such a great batrep! Love to see Chaos having some teeth on the table too! Gotta compliment the animations for attacks and stuff from the overhead camera.. loved that, so cool, hope that keeps being a thing. Good job all!

Michael MOSER
Michael MOSER
4 months ago

Heyho, i’m new into warhammer and i have a question, how can master of possession have 2 relics? Please help 😉

USS Sylvester
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USS Sylvester
4 months ago

That’s was a great game just love it 😍 so funny and great sportsmanship all around was laughing all the way though cant believe so many explosions in one game all next to Bobby G so lucky for him 🙂

Pierre Martinent
Pierre Martinent
4 months ago

Just starting the video and Beard, WHY ARE YOU SO BEAUTIFUL ? Don’t tempt me to the dark side please !

_ewar_
_ewar_
4 months ago

Great game! I now demand that you all play in formal wear all the time. You could be the sharpest dressed channel on the web. Maybe extend the Grotty clothing line into suits and ties?
P. S. even in super casual games, please use the strats that are available, marines already have an uphill battle into the 9th Ed books 😂

dneuhoff87
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dneuhoff87
4 months ago

Someone call Nathaniel Garro his services are required, there’s a former First Captain who wants a rematch.

Notime_wargaming
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Notime_wargaming
5 months ago

Amazing game! Thank you all for such incredible energy all the way through the report and the new animations are brilliant! Makes it alot easier to tell what’s happening in the game

Mario Lasan
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Mario Lasan
5 months ago

In regards to paying for Abaddons WLTs – you only pay 1 CP for him, and unlock all three of them, as stated at the bottom of a Warcom article.
** Importantly, though you must now pay 1CP each for a Warlord Trait and a Relic, Warlords that gain multiple Warlord Traits – such as Mortarion – still only pay 1CP in total.
Edit: Nevermind, saw Chefs comment in the Emps. Children video that you are aware of it.

Last edited 5 months ago by Mario Lasan
Kaibong deity
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Kaibong deity
5 months ago

The edits/ shooting sequences are very cool.

Imperial Grunt
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Imperial Grunt
5 months ago

Epic game! Chaos week should be an annual thing!

Animations keep improving too, good job.

Abaddon is simply a beast!

Wael Riad
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Wael Riad
5 months ago

I loved the BR, the animation is a great addition 👌

, for the live of god, change this accursed black dice, I heard TTT have a nice magma dice.

The final epic fight was …. epic 😁🤣👍

Thom Ashworth
Thom Ashworth
5 months ago

Every time Bard says “Blade Guard” I hear it to the tune of Gay Bar by Electric Six.

Keith Surprenant
Keith Surprenant
5 months ago

amazing bat rep… would it be possible to see a 2v2 chaos against gk/marines or aeldari or something?

Jesse Kent
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Jesse Kent
5 months ago

My man Beard elevating the content over here, showing up in a suit and tie. What a legend.

Ian Goode
Ian Goode
5 months ago

What a fantastic game! Chaos week has me very excited.

Ultrasmurf the Mary Sue
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Ultrasmurf the Mary Sue
5 months ago

Wondering why they sent Horus to fight the emprah and not Abbadon? He’s clearly bitch slapping a primarch… Our beloved MW would disagree with this game! Apart from that, awesome game as usual! Fun to watch 🙂

Paul Flory
Paul Flory
5 months ago

Nice to see the csm looking good chaos week glorious! Like the new effects to more please

ANDREA CARRIERI
ANDREA CARRIERI
5 months ago

Guys… “only in death does duty end” strat, it would have been ultra epic!

Gerard Gomis
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Gerard Gomis
5 months ago

Amazing game!!! I gotta say though, Abbadon and Guilliman are so far away one of each other….GW should at least try to compensate the main characters…Abbadon can kill a primarch in one turn and Abbadon just gets 3 wounds 😱😱😱so many attacks, powerful, re-rolls, desengaging, shooting and fighting again??? This is just crazzy…regardless, fun to watch and good work guys!

Patrick Kelly
Patrick Kelly
5 months ago

Great game. And that board is beautiful.

Chris Richards
Chris Richards
5 months ago

Legionaries not Legionaires. Legionaires fight in the French Foreign Legion. Legionaries describes the soldiers of Imperial Roman. Please not that Chaos Marines belong to the Legions – so they are Legionaries. Please get it right!

Peter Mannion
Peter Mannion
5 months ago

Beard’s suit appears to be Black Watch tartan. Not quite Black Legion but appropriate formal Chaotic Scotsman energy.

Stefano
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Stefano
5 months ago

Abaddon looked all the various Primarchs and thought: “Laughable. Let me show them how it is done”
Poor Bobby, let’s hope in Codex 2.0. Magnus and Mortarion will have to wait another edition probably.

Azaiel
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Azaiel
5 months ago

I`m happy for my fellow Chaos Marine players. The new codex seems fun and not broken. Love the chonky scenery and the pew pew effects.

On a sidenote: How about a tour of the studio? I want to see the Servoskull station, the painting room etc.

John Barber
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John Barber
5 months ago

I have to say, I really really like the weapon firing effects (is that new? If not, why have I not noticed this before?)

Christopher Krueger
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Christopher Krueger
5 months ago

Beard’s having so much fun. It’s Iron Warriors and Black Legion for the foreseeable future. Chef, when are we seeing that Alpha Legion army?

Georgina Keegan
Georgina Keegan
5 months ago

I really really hate to be that gal because linguistic prescriptivism is cringe, but the plural of legionnaire is [legion-air-ee-s]. [legion-airs] is a pulmonary disease caused bu inhalation of aerosolised water containing the legionella bacteria. Thoroughly enjoyed the batrep and I’m so excited for chaos week!

Jason Hoy
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Jason Hoy
5 months ago

I missed the movement panel you guys used to do after the movement phase, just for keeping track of where everything is.
I REALLY like the shooting/psychic top down overlay for both the graphics and for getting a birds eye view of the entire battlefield.
Also, I can’t support your choices with the GT pack stuff more. Half CP but house ruling the Warlord trait cost is a decision Grandfather Nurgle would approve of.

Terry Thorley
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Terry Thorley
5 months ago

Knew Abadon would slap Guilliman. He is so under welming now. Even a human sister of battle can one shot him. :/

Alex Scott
Alex Scott
5 months ago

Ya’ll do such phenomenal work – what a game! It’s also awesome to see how Katie and James improve as players, editing videos, etc., and progress “in career.” The new painting tutorials are just another great addition to have Fletcher engage on the channel. TT really is top-notch/tier for the community. Thanks!

Justine Strahan
Justine Strahan
5 months ago

This game was incredibly fun to watch. I loved it so much

Julian Stark
Julian Stark
5 months ago

not a big fan of the GT pack CP rules -> not a fan of it getting taken over into non-league games. It just makes lists more boring since situational traits and relics become deadweight & any FW unit with a CP tax that’s not OP gets damned to rot on the shelf. If someone does not want to spend any CP pregame, that’s fine but I heavily dislike that the option has been taken from players (especially since some codices are balanced around using CP for traits/relics/multiple detachments to get stuff like specialist mobs.

Zaius
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Zaius
5 months ago

Great game and love the suit beard. I’m excited that Abaddon’s key words means I can add him to my Chaos Knights and not lose their abilities LOL let the ridiculous begin 😂🤣

Dalton ODonald
Dalton ODonald
5 months ago

Abaddon is an absolute power house! Great game and awesome models. SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE!!

O Brother J
O Brother J
5 months ago

I love all the presenters we have on this show but there’s something about Bard’s genuine enthusiasm, win or lose that is just fantastic.

Also Mr. Beard Sir! A quite belated congrats on the baby!

Sentai Sage
Sentai Sage
5 months ago

I’ll also add to the chorus, in that the new attack animations are really sharp. I know it must be time consuming, so wanted to say I do appreciate it.

Joshua Bacon
Joshua Bacon
5 months ago

I really like the attack animations you’ve added.

Ciaran
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Ciaran
5 months ago

What an incredible game. The Warmaster has arrived and he wants to see the galaxy burn!

Olivia
Olivia
5 months ago

Amazing terrain!

emperorsfinestselection
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emperorsfinestselection
5 months ago

Great to watch! And to see CSM power up!When will be the moment Bard will face off El Beardo in the pit of doom -while ServoSkull Chef is in the house too🦾💪🏼

Woolblanket
Woolblanket
5 months ago

I dont know how TRnSHMan PhySIoLgy keeps being so funny, but it is. So please keep doing it LMAO

Last edited 5 months ago by Woolblanket
Cassteel
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Cassteel
5 months ago

Can I ask where you guys got the new terrain? That tower is awesome!

Sentai Sage
Sentai Sage
5 months ago

I’ve been wondering, does it help the channel more to watch the “Free-View” videos on the youtube channel or here on the site? I’m happy to watch it on either, but if one is better for y’all one way or the other, I’d be glad to watch it that way.

Thijs Schrijnemakers
Thijs Schrijnemakers
5 months ago

Love the visuals of what unit is shooting what enemy unit, I’m often painting and not always looking at my screen all the time so this helps bring back understandng =)
Abbadon is bad bad man, also hype for the Oblits

The Cyril
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The Cyril
5 months ago

Its good to see that the Chaos marines finally get the new codex. However it also shows how much the Imperial Regent needs a rule update.

Hrafnkell Karlsson
Hrafnkell Karlsson
5 months ago

I know it’s a very random question but what kind of signet ring is Beard wearing? 👀

Doddy
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Doddy
5 months ago

Abaddon can reroll his own hits and wounds.l as he’s a Black Legion Character.

Viktor
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Viktor
5 months ago

James! No stratagems, no CP rerolls, why are you trying so hard to lose? Bobby G could have fought on death, Tigerius could have used Transhuman just as a lot of intercessors and blade guards. Losing the game while having 7 CPs left is kinda stupid, especially considering you regenerate them 5+. Not using stratagems got too far. A great battle report, great to see CSMs updated to be a real menace, the only thing is probably Abby is a bit too strong, especially for armies without psychic support. (it would be nice to see how T’au can deal with… Read more »

Colin OB
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Colin OB
5 months ago

So very excited to watch this but I really can’t wait for beard to get to play his iron warriors!!! Iron within iron without!!!