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Chaos Space Marines
Infantry
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 400 67 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: 2.0

Chaos Space Marines are former Tactical Squads that have abandoned their loyalties to the Imperium of Man and now dedicate themselves to the pursuits of the dark gods of Chaos. Like other space marines they are heavily armoured infantry, quite slow but powerful.

Changes from retail DowII:Retribution

  • Upgrading to Mark of Khorne now changes the squad’s appearance
  • Upgrading to Mark of Tzeentch now changes the squad’s appearance
  • Aspiring Champion equips a new bolt pistol, damage increased from 7 to 22
  • Aspiring Champion cost increased from 80/15 to 80/25
  • Eternal War cost decreased from 75/20 to 60/15
  • Mark of Khorne cost incerased from 75/20 to 90/30
  • Mark of Khorne health bonus increased from 10% to 15%
  • Decent in melee for a ranged unit, can hold their own against other ranged units
  • No activated abilities, only passives

Upgrades

Eternal War   
Dow2 csm upg eternal war icon Unit(s) Chaos Space Marines Permanently increases the squad's damage by 20%.
Tier 1
Cost Dow2 req 1660 Dow2 pow 1615 Rt time 1615
Aspiring Champion (CSM)   
Dow2 csm aspiring champion icon Unit(s) Chaos Space Marines An Aspiring Champion comes to lead the squad. He has heavy_infantry armor, 400 health and Dow2 req 1612.75 upkeep. Worth Dow2 global 1610 and 250 XP. Weapons depend on other upgrades.
Tier 2
Cost Dow2 req 1680 Dow2 pow 1625 Dow2 pop 165 Rt time 1615
Mark of Khorne (CSM)   
Dow2 csm mark of khorne icon Unit(s) Chaos Space Marines Squad is equipped with chain axes and plasma pistols. Aspiring Champion gets the chain axe and a melta pistol. Squad gains +1 speed, +15% health and +10 melee skill. Squad is immobile while upgrading.
Tier 2
Cost Dow2 req 1690 Dow2 pow 1630 Rt time 1610
Mark of Tzeentch (CSM)   
Dow2 csm mark of tzeentch icon Unit(s) Chaos Space Marines Followers of Tzeentch wield inferno bolters, which are effective against heavy armor. Squad is immobile while upgrading.
Tier 2
Cost Dow2 req 16125 Dow2 pow 1630 Rt time 1610

Strong Against (No mark)

Dow2 sm scoutsquad Scout Squad Dow2 tier1 Dow2 dec anti infantry ranged Versatile anti-melee unit that can be equipped with shotguns or a sniper rifle. May also add a Scout Sergeant who grants frag grenades.
Rt ig guardsmen Guardsman Infantry Squad Dow2 tier1 Dow2 dec anti infantry ranged Basic ranged unit effective against other ranged forces but weak in melee. Can be upgraded with squad leaders that increase the squad size. Leaders will be the last to die.
Dow2 tyr termagant icon Termagant Brood Dow2 tier1 Dow2 dec anti infantry ranged Fragile ranged unit that can overwhelm melee enemies en masse. Can be upgraded with Toxin Sacs to improve effectiveness and gain a ranged infantry snare.

Also strong against (Mark of Khorne)

Dow2 sm tacticalsquad Tactical Marine Squad Dow2 tier1 Dow2 dec anti infantry ranged 2 Elite infantry that can shrug off most small-arms fire. Can be equipped with multiple weapon upgrades.
Dow2 tyr warriors icon Warrior Brood Dow2 tier1 Dow2 dec anti infantry melee 2 Melee unit that projects Basic Synapse, enhancing nearby Tyranid units. Can be upgraded for increased melee capabilities or ranged suppression and AoE damage. Detects infiltrated units.
Dow2 eld wraithguard icon Wraithguard Dow2 tier2 Dow2 dec anti everything ranged Slow-moving, short-range heavy infantry, they move more quickly with a Warlock nearby but are stunned if the Warlock dies.

Also strong against (Mark of Tzeentch)

Dow2 sm tacticalsquad Tactical Marine Squad Dow2 tier1 Dow2 dec anti infantry ranged 2 Elite infantry that can shrug off most small-arms fire. Can be equipped with multiple weapon upgrades.
Dow2 tyr warriors icon Warrior Brood Dow2 tier1 Dow2 dec anti infantry melee 2 Melee unit that projects Basic Synapse, enhancing nearby Tyranid units. Can be upgraded for increased melee capabilities or ranged suppression and AoE damage. Detects infiltrated units.
Rt ig ogryn squad Ogryn Squad Dow2 tier2 Dow2 dec anti infantry melee 2 Ogryns are tough ogre-like brutes who excel in close combat and are excellent at disrupting enemy ranged units. Can be upgraded with a Bone 'ead.

Weak Against

Dow2 eld bansheesquad Howling Banshees Dow2 tier1 Dow2 dec anti infantry melee 2 Highly agile melee infantry. Upgrades grant additional speed, the War Shout ability, and other enhancements.
Dow2 ork stormboyz icon Stormboyz Dow2 tier1 Dow2 dec anti infantry melee Assault troops equipped with jump packs. Good at closing quickly and forcing ranged units into melee combat. Can be upgraded with a squad leader and better jump packs.
Dow2 tyr genestealers icon Genestealer Brood Dow2 tier2 Dow2 dec anti infantry melee 2 A high-damage melee unit effective against infantry that infiltrates when standing still. Can be upgraded with to be effective against all targets.
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