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Chaos Space Marines
Dow2 csm tactical squad icon Dow2 dec anti infantry ranged 2 Faction Chaos Space Marines Health 975 Buy Reinf. Upkeep
Tier 1 Courage 100 Dow2 requisition 450 75 9.6
Armor heavy_infantry Sight radius 40 Dow2 power 0
Size small Detect radius 5 Dow2 popcap 15 5
XP value 200 Speed 5 Dow2 time 24 6
Death +14 Model count 3
Melee skill 60
Tactically adaptable infantry that can be equipped with ranged or melee weapon upgrades. Data version: 2.6.0

Chaos Space Marines (CSM) are Chaos Space Marine Tactical Squads; heavily armored infantry which is slow but powerful. Stereotypically, the Chaos forces are assumed to have worse discipline and equipment than Loyalists, but they may have developed mutations or Warp-enhanced powers. In gameplay terms, the differences are:

  • Chaos Space Marines have slightly lower health and ranged damage, but slightly higher melee damage
  • They rely on permanent upgrades and passive bonuses, whereas Tactical Squads have activated abilities
  • Their upgrades are less versatile, but more powerful; they can pick a specialist upgrade, but cannot switch
  • Chaos Space Marines do not capture resource/victory points faster than normal

Rank unlocks[]

  • Army Level 11: Rare Armor
  • Army Level 15: Aspiring Champion - Rare Armor
  • Army Level 42: Aspiring Champion - Epic Armor
  • Army Level 45: Epic Armor, Blighted Bolter



Eternal War   
Data version: 2.6.0
Dow2 csm upg eternal war iconDow2 dec upgrade enhanced Unit(s) Chaos Space Marines Permanently increases the squad's damage by 20%.
Tier 1
Cost Dow2 req 1675 Dow2 pow 1620 Time (seconds)15
Dow2 csm mark of khorne iconMark of KhorneChanges the squad's weaponry to mighty chainaxes and plasma pistols, effective against all targets. Squad is immobile while upgrading.
Dow2 csm mark of tzeentch iconMark of TzeentchFollowers of Tzeentch wield bolters equipped with Inferno Bolts, which are effective against heavy armor. Squad is immobile while upgrading.
Dow2 csm aspiring champion iconAspiring ChampionAn Aspiring Champion comes to lead the squad.