Hell Talon

And this thing turns into a Heldrake when it goes too Daemonic.

The Hell Talon is the Chaos Space Marines' heavy fighter-bomber. Like the Hell Blade, it is made by the heretical Forge World of Xana from souls, flesh, metal, and daemons (or so the Imperium surmises -- considering that they disintegrate on destruction, it's hard to be sure). You'd think the Imperium would send a Kill Ship to destroy Xana (and any other Chaos Forge World they know of). But no, that wouldn't be grimdark enough and, additionally, most Dark Mechanicum Forge Worlds are basically daemon worlds, which give zero fucks about Exterminatus.

Evidently, Chaos Space Marines never watched Top Gun and therefore never learned how glorious being a fighter pilot could be, so they hard-wire three servitors into the cockpit to fly the Hell Talon instead of "demeaning" themselves. They do have a good reason to do this though, daemonic vehicles will eventually eat their crews, and Chaos Space Marines don't like being locked in a machine for the rest of their lives.

For its role as a fighter, the Hell Talon mounts a twin-linked lascannon and an autocannon, while also carrying eight firebombs. It can be specialized for anti-infantry by swapping the autocannon for a havoc launcher. The Hell Talon is extremely daemonic -- it's not a full Daemon Engine like the Heldrake, but it tears rips in the warp as it flies and has a tendency to cause vox distortions and hallucinations for forces below. When enough of them fly together, they often seed storms in their wake.

HistoryEdit

Like its little brother, the Hell Blade, the Hell Talon was made by Forge World around 2006 and given rules in the Imperial Armour Update volume of that year. It was a Heavy Support choice for Chaos Space Marines and the Lost and the Damned. Forge World also included it in the Chaos army list in Aeronautica Imperialis.

It was updated in Imperial Armour Volume Six as a heavy-support choice for the "Servants of Decay" and "Servants of Slaughter" variants of the Renegades and Heretics army list as well (they only showed up when the leadership of Vraks went full Chaos). Imperial Armour Aeronautica made it fast with the new flyer rules of 6th edition, made it beefy (4 HP is more than most transports, and more than any non-super-heavy flyer), increased its price, and moved it into Fast Attack.

Forces of the Traitor Legions of Chaos
Leaders: Chaos Champion - Chaos Lord - Daemon Prince - Dark Apostle - Master of Execution
Sorcerer - Warsmith - Master of Possession - Lord Discordant
Unaligned: Chaos Chosen - Chaos Raptors - Chaos Spawn - Chaos Terminators - Cultist - Havocs
Mutilators - Obliterators - Possessed - Tech-Assassin - Warp Talons - Warpsmith
Negavolt Cultist - Greater Possessed - Dark Disciple
Faction Aligned: Berserkers - Berserker Dreadnought - Plague Marines
Noise Marines - Sonic Dreadnought - Rubric Marines
Vehicles: Bike Squad - Chaos Dreadnought - Dreadclaw Assault Pod - Kharybdis - Helbrute
Infernal Relic Predator - Land Raider - Mastodon - Predator Tank - Rhino Transport
Sicaran Battle Tank - Stalk Tank - Vindicator - Typhon Heavy Siege Tank
Spartan Assault Tank - Rapier Armoured Carrier - Whirlwind Scorpius - Termite
Cerberus Destroyer - Fellblade
Flyers: Harbinger - Hell Blade - Hell Talon - Doomfire Bomber - Swiftdeath Fighter
Fire Raptor - Storm Eagle - Xiphon Interceptor - Thunderhawk - Stormbird
Titans: Daemon Knights - Chaos Emperor Titan - Feral Scout Titan
Ravager Battle Titan - Chaos Warlord Titan - Woe Machine
Unaligned
Daemon Engines:
Decimator - Defiler - Death Wheel - Forgefiend - Heldrake
Maulerfiend - Soul Grinder - Wirewolf - Venomcrawler - Helstalker
Daemon Engines
of Khorne:
Blood Reaper - Blood Slaughterer - Brass Scorpion - Cauldron of Blood - Death Dealer
Doom Blaster - Kytan - Lord of Skulls - Skull Reaper - Tower of Skulls
Daemon Engines
of Nurgle:
Blight Drone - Contagion - Foetid Bloat-Drone - Myphitic Blight-Hauler
Nurgle Plague Tower - Plague Hulk - Plagueburst Crawler
Daemon Engines
of Slaanesh:
Hell-Scourge - Hell-Knight - Hell-Strider
Questor Scout Titan - Slaanesh Subjugator
Daemon Engines
of Tzeentch:
Aether Ray - Doom Wing - Fire Lord of Tzeentch
Mirrorfiend - Silver Tower of Tzeentch - The Auruntaur
Auxiliaries: Chaos Daemons - Death Guard - Thousand Sons - Fallen Angels
Forces of the Lost and the Damned
Command: Apostate Cardinal - Chaos Champion - Renegade Command Squad
Renegade Demagogue - Renegade Enforcer - Rogue Psyker
Human Troops: Cultist - Disciple Squad - Pontifex Guard - Renegade Infantry Platoon
Renegade Marauder Squad - Renegade Support Squad - Negavolt Cultist
Abhumans
& Beasts:
Beastmen Attack Squad (Khorngors - Pestigors - Slaangors - Tzaangors)
Chaos Beast - Chaos Hound - Chaos Spawn - Mutant Rabble
Ogryn Brute (Ogryn Berserker - Plague Ogryn) - Plague Zombie
Vehicles: AT70 Reaver Battle Tank - AT83 Brigand Super Tank - Chimera - Hellhound
Leman Russ Battle Tank - Salamander Command Vehicle - Stalk Tank - Sentinel
STeG 4
Artillery: Basilisk Artillery Gun - Colossus Bombard - Griffon Heavy Mortar Carrier
Hydra Flak Tank - Minotaur Artillery Tank - Medusa Siege Gun
Rapier Armoured Carrier - Wyvern Suppression Tank
Daemon Engines: Blight Drone - Blood Slaughterer - Brass Scorpion - Lord of Skulls - Plague Hulk
Super Heavies: Baneblade - Macharius Heavy Tank - Malcador Heavy Tank - Valdor Tank Hunter
Flyers: Arvus Lighter - Hell Blade - Hell Talon - Valkyrie