The Best Warhammer 40k Chaos Space Marine Chapters

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Listing the best Chaos Space Marine Chapters of the 40k universe. Add items if you feel any are missing. Vote on your favorite chapters. Text and images are from the awesome 40k Wiki.

Warhammer 40,000 (informally known as Warhammer 40K, WH40K, or simply 40K) is a tabletop miniatures wargame produced by Games Workshop, set in a dystopian science-fantasy universe. Warhammer 40,000 was created by Rick Priestley in 1987 as the futuristic companion to Warhammer Fantasy Battle, sharing many game mechanics. This list runs through the best Warhammer 40k Chaos Cpace Marines and their chapters. Your votes determine which Chaos Space Marine Chapters

  • Death Guard
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    586 VOTES

    Death Guard

    The Death Guard are one of the Traitor Legions of Chaos Space Marines. They worship and devote themselves exclusively to the Chaos God Nurgle and as a result of his mutational "gifts" they have become Plague Marines; Astartes who are eternally rotting away within their Power Armour and infected with every known form of disease and decay but who are immune to all pain or minor injury.

    586 votes
  • World Eaters
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    570 VOTES

    World Eaters

    The World Eaters are the dedicated servants of the Blood God Khorne, the Chaos God of War and Murder, and live for nothing more than to spill blood in his name. The World Eaters' Primarch, Angron, was one of the first of the Space Marine Primarchs to join with the Warmaster Horus when he turned against the Emperor and began the Horus Heresy.

    570 votes
  • Thousand Sons
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    650 VOTES

    Thousand Sons

    The main feature that distinguishes the Thousand Sons from the other Traitor Legions is the sheer number of psyker mutations that have always existed amongst the Space Marines in this Legion. Every current member of the Legion possesses psychic abilities and they prefer to use Chaos Sorcerers and guile in combat, relying on their psychic powers and sorcerous knowledge to earn them victory.

    650 votes
  • 4
    598 VOTES

    Alpha Legion

    The Alpha Legion is the Chaos Space Marine Traitor Legion about whom the least is known. They are experts in infiltration and their armies contain many Chaos Cultists in addition to regular Chaos Space Marines.

    598 votes
  • 5
    504 VOTES

    Night Lords

    The Night Lords do not worship any of the four Chaos Gods individually, but acknowledge them equally in the form of Chaos Undivided as they ruthlessly spread terror and fear amongst the galaxy's inhabitants. The Night Lords are experts in the use of terror tactics to win battles and demoralise their foes before the main combat even begins.

    504 votes
  • Iron Warriors
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    473 VOTES

    Iron Warriors

    The Iron Warriors' specialty was the breaking of sieges and assaults on static fortifications, which made them great rivals of the Imperial Fists Legion, which was said to construct the greatest static defences in the Imperium. It was this rivalry between the Legions, and between their Primarchs Perturabo and the Imperial Fists' Rogal Dorn, that helped turn the Iron Warriors to Chaos.

    473 votes