The Chaos Space Marines are your basic unit, allowed 11 squad members but because space marines have slightly higher stats. They can be equipped with every wargear piece the original tactical marines can, but this is only in the original dawn of war, winter assault and above expansions remove the missile launcher and chaos flamer, only leaving the chaos marines with the havoc bolter and chaos plasma gun.  


  • Heavy Infantry
  • Resilient general combat unit strong at ranged and close combat
  • Broad range of weapon upgrades. Can be upgraded to be effective against most infantry
  • Can be upgraded with Infiltration (stealth)
  • Effective against infantry


  • Class: Heavy infantry
  • Role: Versatile

Chaos Space Marines are very much like your standard Space Marine fighting force. They have roughly the same abilities and can be upgraded with the same heavy weapons (flamer, heavy bolter, plasma gun, missile launcher). Additionally they can be infiltrated and their squad leader (Aspiring Champion) can detect infiltrated units. You should check which heavy weapons (if any) a squad has before deciding who to take out first - especially watch out for missile launchers targeting your vehicles. Your infantry is most effective with plasma guns; also consider using Raptors or Deep Strike if a squad is hurting you from distance.

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