Cadians vs World Eaters - 2,000 Points
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Cadians vs World Eaters – 2,000 Points

This is my first game against World Eaters ever!

Approximate Reading Time: 6 minutes

This Cadians vs World Eaters battle is my first game against World Eaters – time to get out the Vengence for Cadia! Cadia Stands!

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This game was at Boards and Swords, in Derby.

Cadians 2,000 Points List

Cadian Brigade Detachment

Command Points

  • -2CP for two Sanctioned Psykers
  • +2CP for Creed Warlord
  • Hellhounds in Strategic Reserve for –2CP
  • I will be starting on 10CP


  • Creed with Superior Tactical Training Warlord Trait
  • Primaris Psyker Aradia Madellan
  • Primaris Psyker, Sanctioned Psyker with Psychic Maelstrom & Terrifying Visions (Red)
  • Primaris Psyker, Sanctioned Psyker with Gaze of the Emperor & Psychic Barrier (Blue)
  • Primaris Psyker, with Nightshroud & Psychic Maelstrom (Yellow)


  • 3x Infantry Squads with Vox Caster, Lascannon and a Melta Gun, Sergeant with Plasma Pistol and Power Sword
  • 3x Infantry Squads with Vox Caster, Autocannon and a Plasma Gun, Sergeant with Plasma Pistol and Power Sword


  • Astropath with Psychic Barrier
  • Astropath with Nightshroud
  • Astropath with Mental Fortitude
  • 7x Bullgryns
  • Priest
  • Platoon Commander with Kurov’s Aquila, Boltgun and Power Sword
  • 6x Wyrdvane Psykers with Psychic Maelstrom

Fast Attack

  • 3x Hellhounds in Strategic Reserve

Heavy Support

  • 3x Leman Russ Punishers with Heavy Bolters

Cadian Secondaries

  • Warp Ritual
  • Raise the Banners High
  • Bring It Down

Cadian Battle Plan

This list used my nearly completed Wyrdvanes, to get them used, as I have had not had a chance to use them yet. With this in mind, I have also brought all my other Psyker models.

Bullgryn Bomb

The Bullgryns, Priest, Aradia Madellan, Psychic Barrier Astropath and Wyrdvanes run together. Deployed in the centre.

Cadian Stronghold

Punishers all deployed together on a flank with 3 Infantry Squads, Creed, Mental Fortitude Astropath, Red and Blue Primaris Psykers.

The Throwaways

The other 3 Infantry Squads are on the other flank with the Platoon Commander, Psychic Barrier Astropath and the Yellow Primaris Psyker.

Flanking with Fire

Hellhounds in Strategic Reserve for 2CP.

World Eaters 2,000 Points List

  • Chaos Lord
  • 10x Warp Talons
  • 2x Rhinos
  • 20 Berserkers
  • Obliterators
  • 2x Possessed
  • Disco Lord
  • 2x Venom Lords
  • Hellbrute
  • Kharn
  • 5x Terminators

World Eaters Secondaries

  • Assassination
  • The Long War
  • Abhor the Witch
The Leman Russ Chassis was a stand in for a forgotten Venom Crawler

The Leman Russ Chassis was a stand-in for a forgotten Venom Crawler


Score 4VP for each other the following;

  • Control 1 or more Objectives
  • Control 2 or more Objectives
  • Control more Objectives than the enemy

The other Primary involves completing an action in your opponent’s half of the battlefield to plant explosives. The enemy can remove them via an action. At the end of the game each one remaining that you planted in the opponent’s half scores you 4VP to a maximum of 15VP.


Turn 1

Astra Militarum

I started to split up the 4 Infantry Squads on my left, to stop the Warp Talons just rolling through them all.

I shifted around a bit and got some shots off on a Punisher into the Warp Talons, killing one or two. But not enough, despite Vengenace for Cadia. That 2+ in the Ruins was rough going.

I did some powers for Nightshroud and Psychic Barriers. I would have to wait for them to come to me…

World Eaters

Everything pushed up and the Warp Talons got into a squad on the left. They killed them all of course, but they could not consolidate into anything else, leaving them open.

Turn 2

Astra Militarum

The left moved away from the Warp Talons and I brought another Punisher into the centre on the hill.

I got some Smites of this turn including a Big Smite from the Wyrdvanes into the Venom Crawler (Leman Russ) on the left.

My Shooting Phase was poor, with just the Warp Talons being removed. The wounded Venom Crawler (Leman Russ) was not killed and remained on the 3 wounds. Elsewhere the Disco Lord was taken down to 4 Wounds and the other Venom Crawler down to 7. Sadly nothing was outright killed.

I brought on a Hellhound next to the Warp Talons too, but with the Warp Talons removed from other shooting, I put everything into the now exposed Chaos Lord. I then charged him hoping to explode and kill him. But no, the Hellhound was removed and that 4+ needed to explode eluded me!

World Eaters

More pushing forward with the Venom Crawler, Discos Lord, Chaos Lord and 5 Berserkers all getting into combat.

The Chaos Lord ate up infantry and I lost 2 Bullgryns from the Berserkers and Venom Crawler. Luckily I had foreseen this and I had gotten Aradia’s +1 to hit power on them. They killed 4 of the 5 Berserkers. The last Berserker fled in the Morale Phase! Go Bullgryns!

The Disco Lord killed several Guardsmen too next to the building on my right flank. He is well hidden in the photos.

Turn 3

Astra Militarum

I brought on my other two Hellhounds this turn. One finished off the Chaos Lord and the other finished off the Venom Crawler (Leman Russ).

I got the psychic phase I wanted in this turn. I cast many Smites which killed the Disco Lord, the other Venom Crawler and a Possessed. The Wyrdvanes did a Big Smite again too! This is the only thing I wanted to do with this list, get a good Psychic Phase.

I had Move, Move, Moved the left Infantry unit onto an objective, the most movement I had dared to do all game.

World Eaters

The World Eaters pushed on again with their Terminators and Oblitoraters arriving. The Oblitoraters removed a tank with ease, and then another by shooting again using Endless Cacophony.

Khan came forward now and just mulched through Wyrdvanes. The Berserkers on the left did the same with the Guardsmen I have Move, Move, Moved onto an objective.

Turn 4 & 5

We called the game here and added up the scores.


Not a great score, but a great game and fun list to use. It was hard work again the World Eaters though. They felt like the perfect counter for squishy Guardsmen!

Astra Militarum – 31
World Eaters – 93

World Eaters Victory