Friday, 11 June 2010

Slaanesh's Garden of Unspeakable Delights

Slaanesh's Garden of Unspeakable Delights.

It is fun to devise chaos special chaos scenary for those situations where Chaos Marines or Daemons are fighting on a planet (place?) that is already chaotic. Chaotic terrain should not be just chaos-looking but also dynamic - in a corrupt sort of way. A number of of manufacturers make evil-looking plants so I have given some thought to a Garden of Slaanesh, where the flora is corrosive.

General Rules.
1. Slaaneshi plants can be added to any army that incorporates Slaanesh chaos marines or daemons.2. Slaaneshi plants do not take up any force slots but do cost points are considered for victory points as the scenario dictates.3. Slaaneshi plants are individuals. Each one is a unit in itself. They never join other units, characters or plants.
4. Slaaneshi plants have an invulnerable 5+ Save.
5. Immobile Slaaneshi plants may be placed in Reserve and Deep Strike (they grow out of the ground).


The Keeper of the GardenThe Keeper is a Herald of Slaanesh dedicated to tending Slaanesh's Garden.

WS 5, BS 3, S 3, T 3, W 2, I 7, A 3, Ld 10, Sv 5+

He has a bolt pistol and a warp whip that makes his attacks 'Rending', the Aura of Acquiscence and is mobile.
Cost 50 Points.


A Snapdragon is a large, mobile, biting and crushing plant.

WS 3, BS 2, S 5, T 4, W 3, I 3, A 3, Ld 7, Sv 5+

Cost 40 pts



Scuttlers are mobile arthropodic plants.

WS 3, BS 2, S 3, T 3, W 1, I 3, A 1, Ld 6, Sv 5+

Cost: 5 points



Bombadiers are large immobile plants that throw exploding fruits containing explosives, corrosive juice etc.

WS 1, BS 3, S 3, T 3, W 2, I 3, A 0, Ld 6, Sv 5+

Fruit: Range 24", Str 4, AP 6, Heavy 1 Blast.

Cost: 25 Points.


Shooters are immobile plants that project a thin, highly destructive beam of sound, coherent light, warp energy, ion spray etc.

WS 1, BS 4, S 3, T 3, W 2, I 3, A 0, Ld 6, Sv 5+

Fruit: Range 36", Str 9, AP 3, Heavy 1.

Cost: 30 Points.

Pod Plant

Pod Plants grow daemonettes. At the start of each chaos turn roll a D6. A five causes a pod to drop, place a daemonette by the pod plant. On a six place two daemonettes, the pos had twins. The daemonettes cost no points, are basic (no upgrades) and give victory points when destroyed as the scenario dictates. Treat them as individual characters.

WS 1, BS 1, S 3, T 3, W 2, I 1, A 0, Ld 6, Sv 5+

Cost: 40 Points.

Perfume Plants

Perfume plants are immobile and release a scent of Slaanesh that renders an area equal to a large blast marker placed over the plant difficult terrain.

WS 1, BS 1, S 3, T 3, W 2, I 1, A 0, Ld 6, Sv 5+

Cost: 5 Points


Ambush Plants

Ambush plants form a mycelial net underground. They thrust through the earth when disturbed with poisoned spikes, corrosive pollen, strangling threads, stinging and biting swarms etc.

They cannot be attacked. They render an area equivalent to a large blast marker centred on the plant dangerous terrain.

Cost: 10 Points


The models shown above are all from Ramshackle but there are others on the market from, for example, Fenryl.

I have not yet tested any of this so please feel free to criticise.


  1. I like the concept of the Slaanesh Garden and your different ideas for the plants you've painted up. Since I don't get to play much 40K I'll look forward to hearing how things work from you and your other readers. With your game/rule creation might we expect a JTS scenario supplement someday?

  2. AWE-SOME! Will have to hurry and make some to try out a scenario!

  3. Dear Pagumb
    Thanks. Hmmm, JTS?

  4. Dear Cyborg
    Yah, it occurred to me that it would not be too difficult to make mutant plants.

  5. John, I love it, inspired !

    I took your idea a little further and worked on a complete army list :) the Nautican Warhammer Army

    Actually, our forum has quite a few fan based projects on the go (including 5 playable armies). We're always on the look out for keen gamers who have something to offer the community, I'm sure you'd be a very welcome addition if you wanted to join. in case you're interested:-WHFB Reporters Forum

    BTW, would you mind if I ran a small feature and used some of your pics on my WFB mini gallery. I'm looking for inspirational content and I think I've just found some !

    Keep up the excellent blogging John and good luck with the Slaaneshi flora.

    my WFB blog

  6. JTS = John's Toy Soldiers. Seems like all the modeling/hobby blogs are into branding themselves (and acronyms). :)

  7. Dear Sigmar, thanks for the kind words. By all means use my pics for a feature on the WFB Gallery - I would be honoured.
    I will look up the forum.

  8. Dear Pagumb
    JTS......Love it.

  9. Very creative. Even if it's not purchased with points, there should be more bizarre alien terrain out there.