40K - Daemons of Slaanesh

A few years back I got it in my head that I should build some purely Daemon forces for Warhammer, for a number of reasons... Primarily Daemon forces can be used in BOTH Warhammer 40,000 AND Warhammer: Age of Sigmar!  I wasn't really playing Age of Sigmar at the time, but thought this would be a way to get into the game while still building a new force for 40K. 

Other reasons included the fact that I don't love playing "blue on blue" - facing Space marines with my Imperial Guard forces (and there are just SO MANY marine players out there...). Daemons will fight ANYONE - including each other!? 

I also like role-playing - or building narratives in minature games and playing "the bad guys" feels a little like being GM for other players. And I could potentially use the miniatures in actual role-playing games. For 40K there is Wrath & Glory and a Daemonic incursion is a thing that could happen to a party that's built around an Inquisitor - especially an Inquisitor of the Ordo Malleus! 

I started with Wrath & Rapture Battle Box - which included both Slaanesh and Khorne models. They could be used to fight each other - or could, in theory, be included in the same Daemon force in 40K!? 

Later there was Shadow & Pain Battle Box which included MORE Daemons of Slaanesh and some Daughters of Khaine (which, at the time, I was thinking I might put together as a small force for Amanda to play...? or just a second small force to play in Age of Sigmar for myself...?) 

I also picked up a START PLAYING box for Daemons of Slaanesh. A few other things I've picked up along the way - some were even from locals that had bought them for an army of their own but then didn't get around to finish building. 

Initially I based all of these on 40K specific bases ("Sector Imperialis" bases) , for some reason...?! But as I started using them in Age of Sigmar games, I thought they looked really out of place, and I decided to rebase them onto more generic rubble bases that could look at home in either setting.

Also initially, I thought I'd be able to knock all of these out SUPER fast using Contrast® paints from Games Workshop. While the Daemons of Khorne turned out okay with that.. I was less enthralled with the look on a lot of these.... But will probably stick to the scheme for the rest of the Daemonettes... 

I have a separate page for this force in Warhammer, Age of Sigmar, you can find it here: 

Age of Sigmar - Hedonites of Slaanesh

(well... when I get to publishing that page!?) 

The Daemons of Slaanesh force - so far! 

In Warhammer 40,000 (10th Edition) this would look like:

  • Tranceweaver (1) - Warlord - 60 points
  • Daemonettes (10) - 120 points
  • Daemonettes (10) - 120 points
  • Seekers (5) - 85 points
  • Hellflayer (1) - 105 points

Total: 490 points

Would have been enough for a small Crusade Force in 9th Edition... but the Starting size for a Crusade force in 10th Edition is 1000 points. It's assumed if you want to play smaller games you'll play Combat Patrol... but those are Fixed Boxes and the Chaos Daemons Combat patrol is all Daemons of Khorne...!?


Howlthrob the Quivering Doom Snare (Aogzemmp'ptzhoe)

In Warhammer 40,000, this is a "Tranceweaver".


The Luxurious Lavendrines - Daemonettes

Viridians of Vice - Daemonettes

Seekers of Sin - Seekers

Hellflayer (they don't have a fancy name yet... ideas...?) 

Fiend - a solitary old metal Fiend... Not really useful in this day and age where everything comes in units of set sizes... unless I could find TWO MORE!? (They're also considerable smaller than the current Fiends)

Maybe I'll use it in a role-playing game sometime. 


I have a LOT of stuff still to do...

  • 1x Syll'Esske
  • 1x Infernal Enrapturess
  • 1x Exalted Seeker Chariot
  • 3x Fiends 
  • 40x Daemonettes
  • 10x Seekers
  • 1x Hellflayer

Syll'Esske - on a 40K base... Had not initially planned to pick this up... but I ended up getting it up used from someone locally for a price I could just NOT pass up... I put it on a 40K base - as I was doing at the time and now regret... will have to rebase to match all the others when I get to painting this. 

Infernal Enrapturess






Exalted Seeker Chariot - in Age of Sigmar this can be a Leader unit: Bladebringer, Herald on Exalted Chariot... but in 40K it's just an Exalted Seeker Chariot ...


In Warhammer 40,000 (10th Edition) this would look like:

  • Syll'Esske (1) - 120 points
  • Infernal Enrapturess (1) - 65 points
  • Tranceweaver (1) -  60 points
  • Daemonettes (10) - 120 points
  • Daemonettes (10) - 120 points
  • Daemonettes (10) - 120 points
  • Daemonettes (10) - 120 points
  • Daemonettes (10) - 120 points
  • Daemonettes (10) - 120 points
  • Seekers (5) - 85 points
  • Seekers (5) - 85 points
  • Seekers (5) - 85 points
  • Hellflayer (1) - 105 points
  • Hellflayer (1) - 105 points
  • Exalted Seeker Chariot (1) -115 points
  • Fiends (3) - 130 points

Total: 1675 points

Plenty for incursion level of play... not quite enough for Strike Force (but perhaps that could be bolstered by Cultists or other Chaos Space Marine allies... or... something else entirely!?) 


Adding a Keeper of Secrets would get me to 1975 points for the 40K Daemon force - enough for a Strike Force level game (which seems to be the choice for Tournaments... not that I have much interest in going to tournament... but I like the idea of being ABLE to!?)... the rest of the points could be used for Detachment enhancements..? 

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