Warhammer Armies: Chaos (4th Edition)

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Warhammer Armies: Chaos
Chaos 4 Cover.jpg
Author(s) Rick Priestly
Cover Artist Geoff Taylor
Illustrator(s) John Blanche, Wayne England & Mark Gibbons
Released 1994
Pages 87
Followed by Warhammer Armies: Realm of Chaos (5th Edition)

The Warhammer Armies: Chaos is a supplement book for Warhammer Fantasy Battles by Games Workshop, containing rules for the 4th Edition Chaos army.

The book was published in a boxed set accompanied by a deck "of over 100 cards detailing spells, chaos rewards and chaos gifts". Thus, the rules retained some of the random bonus elements from the Lost and the Damned gift charts while removing the permanency of the previous gifts.


The only Chaos gods mentioned in the text are the primary four, Khorne, Tzeentch, Nurgle, and Slaanesh.

Army Composition

For army composition, up to half of the army's value could be used to purchase daemonic models but the daemonic models for each of the Chaos gods had to be unlocked by the presence of a mortal character with that god's mark in the army. Daemonic animosity rules existed which severely limited the ability to use mixed daemon forces since daemonic units within 12" of a daemonic unit of a different mark would often either stop moving or actively attack the other unit.

The army was required to contain a Chaos Lord General. The presence of Dragon Ogre, Centaur, and Beastman regiments allowed the presence of lords and champions of those races in the army, otherwise the army was limited to normal Chaos Heroes and Chaos Champions.


Unit types present in the army book:


  • Chaos Lord General
  • Battle Standard Bearer of Chaos
  • Beastman/Minotaur/Dragon Ogre/Centaur Lord
  • Chaos/Beastman/Minotaur/Dragon Ogre/Centaur Heroes
  • Chaos/Beastman/Minotaur/Dragon Ogre/Centaur Champions
  • Chaos Sorcerer
  • Beastman Shaman


  • Chaos Knights
  • Chaos Warriors
  • Beastmen
  • Chaos Chariots
  • Chaos Hounds
  • Minotaurs
  • Harpies
  • Dragon Ogres
  • Centaurs
  • Trolls

Chaos Daemons





Special Characters

Daemonic mounts were Steeds of Slaanesh, Juggernauts of Khorne, and Discs of Tzeentch and a generic chaos steed. No mount or palanquin of Nurgle was present as an option for characters.

Chaos Furies are not present in this army book.