Thousand Sons 8th Edition Army Build

By | 07/24/2017

2000 points Thousand Sons 8th Edition

Gargoyles on the walls of Lord Heka’s silver tower opened their mouths and screamed the call to arms, over and over again. War was coming … again …

Thousand Sons 8th edition build

Thousand Sons 8th edition build 

Lord Heka is mustering his troops for 8th edition and I need to get moving. So while this picture isn’t the army itself, it is instead what I want to build/repaint to get the army up to scratch.
The list is:

  • Sorcerer Lord Heka, terminator armour, force axe and combi melta
  • Demon Prince, wings, two talons and warp bolter
  • 5 Scarab Occult, soul reaper cannon and hellfire missile rack
  • 10 Thousand Sons, soul reaper cannon
  • 10 Thousand Sons, soul reaper cannon
  • 20 cultists, two flamers
  • Defiler, battle cannon, reaper cannons and power scourge
  • Predator, all lascannons, combi bolter
  • Predator, autocannon and heavy bolters, combi bolter
  • Rhino, combi bolter, havoc launcher
  • Rhino, combi bolter.

So pretty different from what I have tried before but I have spent an age working out a list I thought was going to be fun and still achieve something.

Plus old school predators, real metal! That have a fair chunk of weight to them. I was sure I had another flamer for the cultists, I may need to repurpose one from some marines.

I think it is a nice mix of units, some chaff, solid troops, some hard hitters. Close combat is were I fall down the most. Both the Demon Prince and defiler can hit hard, if they ever get the chance. Plus the army all fits with my background for the army.

The defiler is going to be fun to convert!


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8 thoughts on “Thousand Sons 8th Edition Army Build

  1. Thor

    I’m fixing up an old Predator just like you have. Yeah, those things are meaty.

    Solid list. Predators are great fire support. The Defiler is still a mix bag unfortunately. Moving means -1 to hit with shooting (5+), which sucks. It’s also not amazing in combat either. I’ve found parking it near something vital as a fire base, and being threatening with close combat if things get close, seems to be its best role.

    I have yet to try a Daemon Prince, or anything Tzeentchy.

    Anyway, I think the list will work well, and it’s not like you’re playing in a major event or anything, so have fun with it.

    1. Rory (Stepping Between Games)

      Yeah the defiler is the model in the list that is just there because I want one in the list. 🙂
      I plan to convert it to something more unique.

      Not so much major events, no.

  2. NafNaf

    Looks like a good plan to work towards Rory. Good to see a couple of old school tanks in there too 🙂

  3. corrm

    Nice to see the good old Predator get its day in the sun again in 8th edition.

  4. Thomas

    Looks like a solid list. Good mobility and some proper dakka with those Predators.


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