Knights Cenobium

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Making Deathwings look like peasants in comparison.

Knights Cenobium are incredibly special and elite warriors of the Inner Circle of the Dark Angels during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy. If you thought the Deathwings were elite, the Knights Cenobium are the elite of the elites. Think of them as the Companions of the Adeptus Custodes for better context.

Overview[edit]

Within the First Legion, there were many separate Orders, each dedicated to a singular method of war. The Cenobium stood as the greatest example of these Orders, their champions and foremost warriors each a keeper of the secrets held by that Order and a practitioner of the form of war they embodied. Unleashed where the fighting was most intense, the Knights Cenobium were a temporary unit that’s put together using a cell of warriors from an Order of the Dark Angels on the eve of a mission that requires their unique skills. They wore Cataphractii Pattern Terminator Armour and wielded Terranic Greatswords and Plasma-Casters. It is unknown what has happened to these guys as they were never stated to be disbanded nor dissolved.

Crunch[edit]

In the Horus Heresy tabletop, the Knights Cenobium occupy the elite slot. Their weaponry makes them a really killy unit, what with their Terranic Greatswords and Plasma-Casters being absolutely brutal against even rival TEQs. That Plasma Flame rule ain't to be fucked with. What makes them unique, however, is the fact that you can choose from 7 Orders before the match starts. These Orders give the Knights Cenobium special rules and abilities, making them incredibly flexible and versatile; basically becoming Your Dudes of the 31st Millennium. At 275 points for essentially a five men squad, they are a bit pricey, but again, their flexibility more than makes up for that.

Forces of the Dark Angels
Command: Apothecary - Company Master - Interrogator-Chaplain
Chaplain - Knights Cenobium - Librarian - Techmarine
Deathwing Knight - Dark Angels Grand Master
Deathwing Companion
Troops: Assault Squad - Deathwing - Company Veterans
Devastator Squad - Interemptors - Scout Squad
Tactical Squad - Ravenwing Black Knight
Watcher in the Dark
Structures: Fortress of Redemption
Walkers: Dreadnought (Deathwing Dreadnought - Contemptor Dreadnought)
Contemptor-Mortis Dreadnought - Mortis Dreadnought
Transports: Land Raider (Land Raider Phobos - Land Raider Crusader
Land Raider Redeemer - Land Raider Ares
Land Raider Solemnus Aggressor) - Rhino
Vehicles: Bike Squad - Razorback - Predator - Vindicator - Hunter
Stalker - Whirlwind - Land Speeder Vengeance
Ravenwing Darkshroud
Flyers: Dark Talon - Nephilim Jetfighter - Stormraven - Storm Eagle
Thunderhawk
Spacecraft: Boarding Torpedo - Drop Pod - Space Marine Landing Craft
Hexagrammaton Deathwing - Dreadwing - Firewing - Ironwing - Ravenwing - Stormwing
Allies: Space Marines - Primaris Marines