Salamanders Space Marine Army List

Into the fires of battle, unto the anvil of war!

Battle Cry of the Salamanders Chapter

Forces

The Salamanders Space Marine Army List uses the datasheets from the Salamander Forces section, the Imperial Navy Forces section, the Titan Legion Forces section.

Using The Army List

The following army list allows you to field an army based on one of the Salamanders Space Marine Chapter that fought in the Third War for Armageddon.

Space Marines are organised into small formations called detachments. Each detachment is made up of one or more units, and may also include a number of extra units called upgrades.

The detachments that may be taken in a Salamanders army are shown on the chart that follows. The chart also shows what units comprise the detachment, what upgrades are allowed, and its points cost.

Each upgrade that is taken adds to the cost of the detachment, as shown on the upgrade chart. The upgrade chart also lists the units that make up the upgrade. Note that these will sometimes replace units in the detachment they are taken for, and sometimes takes the form of additional units for the detachment. Each upgrade may be taken once per formation.

Salamander armies may be supported by Imperial Navy aircraft and Titan Legion battlegroups. A maximum of up to a third of the points available to the army may be spent on these formations and Salamander restricted formations.

Special Rules

The They Shall Know No Fear rule applies to all Salamander detachment and restricted formations (see They Shall Know No Fear). The Space Marine Transports rule applies to Salamander armies (see Space Marine Transports).

Space Marine Transports

The Space Marines are a highly mobile army. Because of this, the points cost of a detachment usually includes enough Rhino transport vehicles to transport it and any upgrades that have been taken. Determine the number of Rhinos needed after all upgrades have been purchased. The number of Rhinos will always be the minimum needed to carry the formation, you can’t take extras along to cover any losses!

Note that many formations don’t receive Rhinos, usually because they can’t fit into them. Detachments that come with Rhinos will be noted as having plus transport in the units section of the army list opposite.

Also note that you don’t have to take Rhinos if you don’t want to. If you’d rather field the formation on foot instead, so it can act as a garrison for example, or be transported in a Thunderhawk Gunship, then you may do so.

In addition, you may choose to replace a detachment’s Rhinos with Drop Pods. If you do this then the detachment will enter play in a Drop Pod using the rules for Planetfall (see Planetfall). Note that if you choose to do this you will also require at least one Space Marine Strike Cruiser or Battle Barge to deploy the drop pods from.

Before each game, after the opposing army is known but before objectives are placed, the Space Marine player may choose which formations with the plus transport aspect are deployed in Rhinos, Drop Pods or on foot. If the formation has any units unable to deploy in Drop Pods then that option cannot be selected.

Salamanders Space Marine Army List

Salamander Space Marine armies have a strategy rating of 5. Imperial Navy aircraft formations have an initiative rating of 2+. All other formations have an initiative rating of 1+.

Salamander Detachments
Formation Units Upgrades Cost
Devastator Four Devastator units plus transport Close Support, Commander, Devastators, Dreadnoughts, Razorbacks 250 points
Land Raider Four Land Raiders Close Support, Commander, Helios 325 points
Landing Craft One Landing Craft None 425 points
Predator Any four of the following units: Predator Annihilator, Predator Destructor Close Support, Commander 250 points
0–1 Strike Cruiser One Strike Cruiser Battle Barge 200 points
Tactical Six Tactical units plus transport Close Support, Commander, Dreadnoughts, Razorbacks, Tacticals 275 points
Terminator Four Salamander Terminator units Close Support, Commander, Dreadnoughts, Land Raiders, Helios 325 points
Thunderhawk One Thunderhawk Gunship None 250 points
Vindicator Four Vindicators Close Support, Commander 225 points
Whirlwind Four Whirlwinds Close Support, Commander, Helios 300 points
Salamander Upgrades
(Each upgrade may be taken once per detachment.)
Upgrade Units Cost
Battle Barge Replace the Strike Cruiser with a Battle Barge +125 points
Close Support Add up to two of any of the following units: Predator Incinerator +50 points each
Hunter, Land Raider or Land Raider Redeemer +75 points each
Land Raider Prometheus +85 points each
Commander Add any one of the following characters to any unit in the formation: Captain, Chaplain, Librarian +50 points
0–1 Supreme Commander per army +100 points
Devastators Add two Salamander Devastator units +100 points
Dreadnoughts Add up to two Salamander Dreadnoughts +50 points each
Land Raiders Add any four of the following units: Land Raider, Land Raider Redeemer +325 points
Helios Replace any number of Land Raider Redeemers with an equal number of Land Raider Helios +25 points each
Razorbacks Add any number of Razorbacks, up to the number required to transport the formation +25 points each
Snipers Give up to two Scout units Sniper +25 points
Give up to four Scout units Sniper +50 points
Tacticals Add two Salamander Tactical units +75 points
Imperial Navy, Titan Legion and Salamander Restricted Formations
(Up to a third of the points available may be spent on these formations.)
Salamander Restricted Formations
Formation Units Upgrades Cost
0–1 Assault Four Assault units Close Support, Commander 150 points
0–1 Fast Attack Any five of the following units: Bike, Land Speeder, Salamander Attack Bike Commander 200 points
Scout Four Scout units plus transport Commander, Razorbacks, Snipers 150 points
Imperial Navy Aircraft
Formation Units Cost
Marauder Squadron Two Marauder Bombers 250 points
Thunderbolt Squadron Two Thunderbolt Fighters 175 points
Titan Legion Battlegroups
Formation Units Cost
Reaver One Reaver Class Titan 650 points
Warhound One Warhound Class Titan 275 points
Warhound Pack Two Warhound Class Titans 500 points
Warlord One Warlord Class Titan 825 points

Salamander Forces

Captain CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Power Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Commander
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Leader
Chaplain CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Power Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Inspiring
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Leader
Librarian CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Smite (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
Power Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Leader
Supreme Commander CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Power Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Supreme Commander
Assault INF 30cm 4+ 3+ 5+
Bolt Pistols (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Jump Packs
Bike INF 35cm 4+ 3+ 4+
Twin Bolters (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Mounted
Devastator INF 15cm 4+ 5+ 3+
2× Missile Launcher 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Salamander Devastator INF 15cm 4+ 5+ 4+
2× Multi-melta 15cm
MW5+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • MW

Counts as a Devastator unit for the purposes of being transported.

Salamander Tactical INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 5+
Multi-melta 15cm
MW5+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • MW

Counts as a Tactical unit for the purposes of being transported.

Salamander Terminator INF 15cm 4+ 3+ 3+
2× Heavy Flamer 15cm
AP4+
  • IC
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • IC
Power Weapons (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Teleport
  • Thick Rear Armour

Counts as a Terminator unit for the purposes of being transported.

Scout INF 15cm 5+ 4+ 5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Infiltrator
  • Scout
Tactical INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 4+
Missile Launcher 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Land Speeder LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Multi-melta 15cm
MW5+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • MW
  • Scout
  • Skimmer
Salamander Attack Bike LV 35 4+ 5+ 5+
Multi-melta 15cm
MW5+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • MW

Counts as an Attack Bike for the purposes of being transported.

Hunter AV 30cm 5+ 6+ 6+
Hunter-Killer 60cm
AT4+/AA4+
Land Raider AV 25cm 4+ 6+ 4+
2× Twin Lascannon 45cm
AT4+
Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Thick Rear Armour
  • Transport

May transport one Terminator unit or two infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Land Raider Helios AV 25cm 4+ 6+ 5+
2× Twin Lascannon 45cm
AT4+
Whirlwind 45cm
1BP
  • Ind
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Thick Rear Armour
  • Transport

May transport one infantry unit (except a Terminator unit) without Jump Packs or Mounted. Counts as a Land Raider for the purposes of being transported.

Land Raider Prometheus AV 25cm 4+ 6+ 4+
4× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Thick Rear Armour
  • Transport

May transport one Terminator unit or two infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted. Any unit in the same formation as this unit may ignore the 5cm restriction when using commander. Counts as a Land Raider for the purposes of being transported.

Land Raider Redeemer AV 25cm 4+ 5+ 3+
2× Flamestorm Cannon 15cm
AP3+
  • IC
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • IC
Twin Assault Cannon 30cm
AP4+/AT4+
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Thick Rear Armour
  • Transport

May transport one Terminator unit or two infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted. Counts as a Land Raider for the purposes of being transported.

Predator Annihilator AV 30cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Twin Lascannon 45cm
AT4+
2× Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
Predator Destructor AV 30cm 4+ 6+ 3+
Autocannon 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
2× Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Predator Incinerator AV 30cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Autocannon 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
2× Heavy Flamer 15cm
AP4+
  • IC
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • IC

Counts as a Predator Destructor for the purposes of being transported.

Razorback AV 30cm 5+ 6+ 5+
0–1× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+
0–1× Twin Lascannon 45cm
AT4+
  • Transport

May transport one infantry unit (except a Terminator unit) without Jump Packs or Mounted. Armed with either a Twin Heavy Bolter or a Twin Lascannon.

Salamander Dreadnought AV 15cm 3+ 4+ 4+
0–1× Missile Launcher 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
0–1× Twin Lascannon 45cm
AT4+
0–1× Power Fist (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
0–1× Multi-melta 15cm
MW5+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • MW
  • Walker

Armed with either a Missile Launcher and Twin Lascannon, or a Power Fist and Multi-melta. Counts as a Dreadnought for the purposes of being transported.

Rhino AV 30cm 5+ 6+ 6+
Storm Bolter (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Transport

May transport two infantry units (except Terminator units) without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Vindicator AV 25cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Demolisher 30cm
AP3+/AT4+
  • IC
  • Walker
Whirlwind AV 30cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Whirlwind 45cm
1BP
  • Ind
Landing Craft AC/WE Bomber 4+ 5+ 3+
2× Twin Lascannon 45cm
AT4+
3× Twin Heavy Bolter 15cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • Damage Capacity 4
  • Fearless
  • Planetfall
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Transport

May transport twelve infantry units, Attack Bikes or Dreadnoughts; Terminator units and Dreadnoughts count as two units each; plus any six armoured vehicle units (except Dreadnoughts); Land Raiders count as one and a half units each, rounding up. Critical Hit Effect: The unit and all units being carried are destroyed. All units within 5cm suffer a hit.

Thunderhawk Gunship AC/WE Bomber 4+ 6+ 4+
Battle Cannon 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
  • FxF
2× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • FxF
Twin Heavy Bolter 15cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • Left
Twin Heavy Bolter 15cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • Right
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Planetfall
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Transport

May transport eight infantry units, Attack Bikes or Dreadnoughts; Terminator units and Dreadnoughts count as two units each. Critical Hit Effect: The unit and all units being carried are destroyed.

Battle Barge SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
Orbital Bombardment n/a
14BP
  • MW
  • Slow and Steady
  • Transport

May transport 60 infantry units, Attack Bikes, or Dreadnoughts; plus 60 armoured vehicle units (except Dreadnoughts); plus nine Thunderhawk Gunships and enough Drop Pods or Landing Craft to transport any other units being carried.

Strike Cruiser SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
Orbital Bombardment n/a
5BP
  • MW
  • Transport

May transport 20 infantry units, Attack Bikes, or Dreadnoughts; plus 20 light vehicles or armoured vehicle units (except Attack Bikes and Dreadnoughts); plus six Thunderhawk Gunships and enough Drop Pods or Landing Craft to transport any other units being carried.

Drop Pod Special n/a n/a n/a n/a
Deathwind 15cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Planetfall
  • Transport

May transport one formation of only the following units: Devastator, Dreadnought, Tactical. After the drop pod lands, its Deathwind attacks all enemy units within 15cm. Each enemy formation attacked receives a Blast marker for coming under fire, and an extra Blast marker for each casualty. Then any troops carried in the drop pod must disembark within 5cm of the drop pod or within 5cm of another unit from the same formation that has already landed, so long as all units are placed within 15cm of the drop pod. Drop pod models should be removed from the board once the formation they transport has disembarked.

They Shall Know No Fear

Space Marines are renowned for their tenacity and bravery. This is represented by the following rules:

  • It takes 2 Blast markers to suppress a Space Marine unit or kill a unit in a broken formation (ignore any leftover Blast markers).
  • Space Marine formations are only broken if they have 2 Blast markers per unit in the formation.
  • Space Marines formations only count half their number of Blaster markers in assault resolution (rounding down—note that assault resolution will not receive +1 for having no Blast markers if the formation has 1 Blast marker before rounding down). Halve the number of extra hits suffered by a Space Marine formation that loses an assault, rounding down in favour of the Space Marines.
  • When a broken Space Marine formation rallies, it receives a number of Blast markers equal to the number of units, rather than half this number. Space Marines with the Leader special ability remove 2 Blast markers instead of 1.

Imperial Navy Forces

Marauder Bomber AC Bomber 4+ n/a n/a
Twin Lascannon 45cm
AT4+/AA4+
  • FxF
Bomb Racks 15cm
3BP
  • FxF
2× Twin Heavy Bolter 15cm
AA5+
Thunderbolt Fighter AC Fighter-Bomber 6+ n/a n/a
Multilaser 30cm
AP5+/AT6+/AA5+
  • FxF
Underwing Rockets 30cm
AT4+
  • FxF
Storm Bolters 15cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • FxF
Emperor Class Battleship SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
Orbital Bombardment n/a
8BP
  • MW
  • Slow and Steady
Lunar Class Cruiser SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
Orbital Bombardment n/a
3BP
  • MW
Pin-Point Attack n/a
MW2+
  • TK(D3)

Titan Legion Forces

Reaver Class Titan WE 20cm 4+ 3+ 3+
2× Turbo-Laser Destructor 60cm
4× AP5+/AT3+
  • FwA
Rocket Launcher 60cm
3BP
  • FxF
  • Damage Capacity 6
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
  • 4 Void Shields
  • Walker

May step over units and pieces of terrain that that are lower lower than the unit’s knees and less than 2cm wide. Critical Hit Effect: The unit’s plasma reactor has been breached. Roll a D6 for each breach on the unit in the end phase of each turn. On a roll of 1 the unit is destroyed and all units within 5cm suffer a hit on a roll of 5+, and on a roll of 4–6 the breach has been repaired. Any breach not repaired causes one point of damage.

Warhound Class Titan WE 30cm 5+ 4+ 4+
Plasma Blastgun 45cm
2× MW2+
  • FwA
  • Slw
Vulcan Mega-Bolter 45cm
4× AP3+/AT5+
  • FwA
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
  • 2 Void Shields
  • Walker

May step over units and pieces of terrain that that are lower lower than the unit’s knees and less than 2cm wide. Critical Hit Effect: The unit takes a point of damage and is moved D6cm in a random direction. If this move takes the titan into impassable terrain or another unit it can’t move over then it stops immediately and is destroyed. All units it moves into or over suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Warlord Class Titan WE 15cm 4+ 2+ 3+
Volcano Cannon 90cm
MW2+
  • FwA
  • TK(D3)
Gatling Blaster 60cm
4× AP4+/AT4+
  • FwA
2× Turbo-Laser Destructor 60cm
4× AP5+/AT3+
  • FxF
  • Damage Capacity 8
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Thick Rear Armour
  • 6 Void Shields
  • Walker

May step over units and pieces of terrain that that are lower lower than the unit’s knees and less than 2cm wide. Critical Hit Effect: The unit’s plasma reactor has been breached. Roll a D6 for each breach on the unit in the end phase of each turn. On a roll of 1 the unit is destroyed and all units within 5cm suffer a hit on a roll of 4+, and on a roll of 4–6 the breach has been repaired. Any breach not repaired causes one point of damage.

Imperial Void Shields

Imperial Titans are protected by void shield generators. The number of void shields each Titan has is noted on the Titan’s datasheet.

Each void shield will automatically stop one point of damage and then go down. Do not make armour saves for damage stopped by void shields, nor allocate Blast markers. Once all of the shields have been knocked down, the Titan may be damaged normally and you may make saving throws against any hits that are scored. Hits from close combat ignore void shields but units using their firefight values must first knock down any shields before they can damage the Titan.

Void shields that have been knocked down can be repaired. Each Titan can repair one downed void shield in the end phase of each turn. In addition, if a Titan regroups it can use the dice roll to either repair the void shield or remove Blast markers (e.g., if you rolled a 2 you could repair 2 shields, remove 2 Blast markers or repair 1 shield and remove 1 Blast marker).