|Ambiguous Term? This article is about the the Chaos Warmaster. For other uses of Bale, see Bale (disambiguation).|
Heinrich Bale is a Chaos Warmaster. Known to be a former disciple of the Young School before turning to Chaos, it is believed that Bale sought to combine the hard-hitting lances of the Desolator Class Battleship with the versatility provided by attack craft, ultimately resulting in the Desecrator Class Battleship. It is unknown how Bale managed these extensive modifications, but his flagship, The Treacherous, proved to be a menacing foe during the Gothic War.
Allied to Abaddon the Despoiler during the war, his small fleet managed to successfully blockade Acre for three years and attacked many Imperial ships in the Port Maw Subsector. His was one of the very few war fleets to withdraw in the Chaos defeat during the closing stages of the Gothic War, only doing so whilst engaging in a large amount of hit-and-run battles that saw many of the ships under his command destroyed.