Daemon Engines: metal constructs housing some of the most dangerous and vicious Daemonic spirits of the warp, often against their will. Ranging from simple possessed vehicles to machine-daemon hybrids, they constantly threatening the barriers between real-space and the Warp, Daemon engines are a growing threat for the armies of the Imperium, be they the vanguard units of the Chaos Space Marines, the terrifying support units of the Daemonic hordes or the god-like Daemon Titans of the fallen Titan Legions. With so many terrifying monstrosities to list, here are ten of the best known and effective engines (in no particular order, that is for you to decide).
With plenty of combat potential, a wide range of weapon options, and a battle cannon for a chest, this Daemon Engine is fairly capable either from afar or up close and personal.
With an appearance closer to daemon than machine, they are lightly armoured yet resilient, befitting a machine of Nurgle. Even a single engine or a small squad will terrorise the battlefield and dominate the skies, which turn black from the swarms of plague-flies and other disease-spreaders.
DecimatorThe Daemon Engine that just wont die. Should an opponent take this construct down, chances are it will stand up minutes later, all evidence of damage erased. Born of a mix of machine, daemon and xenos, Decimators are superb hunters, capable of taking down larger targets, or killing more cowardly foes in buildings, tearing them out like a fisherman gutting a fish. No building or transport is safe from the Decimators talons, and very few survive the intense heat from the claw-mounted flamers that activate once a breach is made.
Land Raider Proteus
These Proteus tanks are now macabre machines, machine spirits now an unholy fusion of machine, daemon and xenos. Augury webs, once designed to scan the universe, now broastcast the truths of the universe, proclaiming the horrible futility of life itself. These ideas bring armies to thier kness, with untis realising the pointlessness of their lives. Not even allies are immune from the Proteus' knowledge, and these tanks are rightly feared by friend as well as foe.
Special Mention: Dies Irae
An Imperator titan is a dangerous foe even without the additional blessings of the Warp. Armed to the teeth with some of the largest weapons ever created for land-going warmachines, an Imperator could very easily bring down entire hives by itself. With a malicious daemonic infience, Dies Irae is even more deadly and sinister, emmiting foul energies and surviving wounds which would fell lesser machines. Its infamous history of bloodshed during the Horus Heresy and since placed it on the loyalist Titan Legions' "most wanted", and often titan Princeps were overcome with rage and a desire to slay this god amongst daemons; most of which were overcome in battle by the daemon titan's immense firepower.