Epic Game Rules

It is the purest folly to believe that an individual can save Armageddon. Wars are not won by heroes, they are won by firepower and force, and the application of strategy and tactics.

Commissar Yarrick

On the following pages you will find the core rules for the Epic game system, covering all of the basic mechanics of the Epic game. The core rules describe how units (that’s to say any kind of infantry or armoured vehicles) move and fire on each other and participate in assaults.

Scattered through the rules you will occasionally find Special Rule boxes. Most special rules are described in rules sections 2.04.0, but some rules you really need to know about earlier on and because of this we’ve included them with the core rules. You will also find Design Concept boxes that explain certain fundamental principles of the rules. We’ve put these off to one side rather than include them in the rules proper in order to save repetition, and also to allow us to explain in rather more detail the concepts and philosophy behind the rules. The author feels quite strongly that disputes or misinterpretation of the rules can be minimised if you understand why a rule is written the way it is.

We highly recommend that you play several games using the core rules before fighting battles using the full range of Epic scale vehicle and infantry miniatures that use the special rules. In order to help with this we’ve included a number of training scenarios at the end of the core rules that will allow you to try the rules out quickly and easily.

What You Will Need to Play

In order to play you will need to get hold of Epic scale miniatures. These miniatures are available from Games Workshop stores and Direct Sales as well as independent specialist hobby shops.

You will also need a small amount of gaming terrain. You can use the hills and trees made for Warhammer or Warhammer 40,000 and available from the same places as Epic miniatures if you don’t have any Epic scale terrain, or just lay a cloth over some books to create rolling, hilly terrain. Forge World sells a wide array of detailed resin terrain pieces to expand the boundaries of your battle settings.

In addition to models, a suitable battlefield, and players you’ll need a few more essential items to begin play:

Templates
Certain weapons in Epic, such as the huge Imperial Earthshaker Cannon, have an area effect rather than targeting a specific unit. These attacks are represented by placing a circular template over the target and attempting to affect any units under it. Two types of template are used in Epic, a Barrage template that has a diameter of 7.4cm, and a larger Orbital Bombardment template that has a diameter of 12cm. The type and intensity of the attack will dictate which template is used and how many templates may be required. Copies of both templates can be found at the end of the core rules, or you can use the plastic Blast and Ordnance templates produced by Games Workshop. You can also make your own versions of the templates from card or acetate.
Measuring Instrument
You will need some kind of measuring instrument marked in centimetres (cms) in order to play Epic. You will find a retractable measuring tape most useful for measuring movement and shooting distances. If you only have a measuring instrument marked in inches then you can use it by halving any distances measured in centimetres and using the result as a distance in inches instead. For example, if the rules said 5cm you would count this as 2.5″ instead. Please note that if you decide to measure any distances in inches then both players must do so!
Paper and Pens or Pencils
You may need to record details of casualties and damage to those gigantic war engines occasionally during a game, so it’s useful to have some paper and a writing implement handy.
Dice
In Epic you’ll need buckets full of ordinary six-sided dice to resolve shooting and fighting in an assault. These are referred to as a D6. If you need to roll more than one dice, then this is written as 2D6 (for roll two dice) or 4D6 (for roll four dice) and so on. If you have to add something to the total of the roll, this is added afterwards. For example, D6+6 means roll one dice and add 6 to the score to get a total between 7 and 12. If asked to roll a D3 simply roll a D6 and count a roll of 1–2 as a 1, a roll of 3–4 as a 2, and a roll of 5–6 as a 3. In some cases a unit or formation will need to roll a 1 or higher on a D6. In this case the roll automatically succeeds and no dice roll is strictly necessary (though you can roll anyway if you wish!).
Blast Markers
An army in battle tends to get worse at fighting as it is subjected to enemy fire and loses close combats. In Epic, Blast markers represent this. You can either make your own Blast markers, or use the Battle Markers produced by Games Workshop, or keep track of things with paper and pencil or some other method if you prefer. As long as you know how many Blast markers a formation has accumulated during the game then whatever method you use is fine with us!

Units

Epic lets you fight battles with everything from lowly infantry to the terrifying war engines that dominate the battle zones of the 41st Millennium. From the smallest to the greatest, every warrior and weapon has its part to play. Different types of unit complement one another in combat—war engines fighting in cities need infantry to enter buildings and drive out enemy troops, infantry in the open need support from their own tanks and war engines lest they be swept away by enemy war engines.

No matter what their size, the Citadel miniatures used to play Epic are referred to as units in the rules that follow. Each unit is an individual playing piece with its own capabilities. A unit may consist of a single model tank, a gigantic war engine, or several infantry models mounted together on a single base, but in the rules all of these things are simply referred to as units.

Important: The core rules on the following pages only cover infantry and armoured vehicles. The rules for specialist units in Section 2.0 introduce several new unit types and characteristics, rules for Titans and other war engines are introduced in Section 3.0, and rules for aircraft in Section 4.0.

Unit Types

All units in the core rules are subdivided into two broad categories: Infantry and Armoured Vehicles.

Infantry (INF)
This designation includes all personnel not mounted inside a vehicle. Infantry are represented by between three and seven Epic infantry models mounted on a single base (see Stands for details). Field artillery such as Ork Big Gunz also fall into this category, as do infantry that ride on bikes or horses.
Armoured Vehicles (AV)
As their name implies, these vehicles are covered with thick armour plate. The category includes tanks such as Leman Russ and Land Raiders, as well as armoured troop carriers like the Rhino. Armoured vehicles are represented by a single model.

Stands

As previously noted, a unit can be a single vehicle model, or a stand made up of several very small models grouped together and glued to a small base. Stands usually represent things like infantry, where moving the individual models round on their own would be very fiddly with Epic scale models. All the models glued to a stand count as a single unit as far as the rules are concerned. The size of a stand and the number of models glued to it are left pretty much up to the player to decide within the following limitations:

Unit Datasheets

Each unit in Epic has a datasheet that tells you how fast, shooty and tough the unit is. Each datasheet provides the following information:

Type
What target type the unit belongs to.
Speed
The speed of the unit. This is the distance in centimetres the unit can move each turn while still firing its weapons fairly effectively. It is possible for units to move faster than this if you wish, but their shooting will be far less effective.
Armour
This number shows how well protected and/or difficult to damage the unit is. If a hit is scored on the unit then you must roll this number or higher on a D6 to save the unit from the damage.
Close Combat
This number shows how effective the unit is at close combat. It is used when the unit charges an enemy unit, or is charged itself.
Firefight
This shows how effective the unit is when involved in a short-ranged firefight.
Weapons
This section of the data sheet lists what weapons the unit carries. If a unit carries more than one of a type of weapon then this will be noted as a multiplier by the weapon’s name. For example, a Space Marine Tactical squad is noted as having a Missile Launcher, while a Space Marine Devastator squad is noted as having 2× Missile Launcher.
Range
The range of the weapon in centimetres.
Firepower
The numbers here represent how effective the weapon is when it shoots. Firepower comes in two flavours: Anti-personnel (abbreviated to AP) and Anti-tank (abbreviated to AT). AP fire is used against infantry targets and AT fire against armoured vehicles. A weapon that has both an AP and an AT value may choose to use either one when it attacks, but may not use both in the same turn.
The value listed for a weapon is the score required on a single D6 to score a hit. Most weapons only roll one D6 to hit when they shoot. However, if a weapon’s firepower value is preceded by a multiplier then a number of dice equal to the multiplier should be rolled instead. For example, a weapon with a firepower of AP5+ would roll one D6 to hit, while a unit with a firepower of AP5+ would roll three D6. Sometimes the entry will specify a dice roll rather than a fixed number. For example, a weapon that had D3× AP5+ would attack D3 times each time it was used.
Special Rules
Some weapons have additional abilities (see Specialist Units and Weapons) and may have limited fire arcs (see Weapon Fire Arcs).
Notes
If any special rules apply to the unit then they will be noted here. An explanation of what effect these rules have can be found in sections 2.04.0.

Datasheets for units from the Epic Game can be found in Section 5.0.

Formations

On the battlefield, vehicles and troops don’t just mill around individually, instead they are organised so that they fight as a unified whole. In Epic, a body of troops and war machines that fights together on the battlefield is referred to as a formation.

Formations

All units must be organised into formations at the start of the game. The scenarios included in these rules will tell you what formations each side may use. If you are devising your own scenario then you must decide what formations the units taking part will fight in before the battle begins.

Every unit in a formation must be no further than 5cm from at least one other unit in the same formation. In addition, all units must form a chain without any gaps of more than 5cm. Sometimes the units in a formation will become separated due to enemy fire or assault. When this happens, the formation must close back up again into a legal formation when it next takes an action (see Actions).

Examples of Formations
Space Marine Land Raider Formation Space Marine Bike Formation

Initiative Values

Each formation has an initiative value that represents how well trained and motivated it is. The lower a formation’s initiative value is, the better (e.g., an initiative of 1 is better than an initiative of 2). Formations with good initiative values are more likely to carry out orders, and will rally more quickly than formations with worse initiative values. You will find that a formation’s initiative value is one of its most important characteristics. Some example initiative values are shown below:

Formation Initiative Value
Space Marine 1+
Imperial Guard 2+
Ork 3+

Blast Markers

During a game of Epic the formations under your command will receive Blast markers when they come under fire, take casualties, fight in assaults, or fail initiative tests. Blast markers can be removed when a formation rallies or regroups (see Regrouping and Broken Formations and Rallying Formations). The effects of blast markers will make more sense when you have read the rest of the rules, but in summary:

Blast Marker Table
Blast Markers Result Effect
Each Blast Marker Unit Suppressed May not shoot
One per unit Formation Broken Withdraw

Sequence of Play

An Epic battle is fought over a number of turns. How many turns a battle will last is determined by the players themselves or the scenario being fought.

Epic uses the following sequence of play. As you can see, each turn in Epic Armageddon is split into three phases. However, the bulk of the action occurs, appropriately enough, in the action phase. During this phase, the players take it in turn to pick one of the formations in their armies and carry out an action with it. Each formation in an army can carry out one action. After both players have taken one action with each of their formations, they move onto the end phase. This is basically a tidy-up phase, where things that are not carried out during the action phase are sorted out. Note that both players do things in each phase, so both carry out actions in the action phase, rally broken formations in the end phase, and so on.

Sequence of Play

Strategy Phase
Each player rolls a D6 and adds their army’s strategy rating to the score. Whoever scores higher may choose to go first or second in the action phase.
Action Phase
The players alternate carrying out actions with their units.
End Phase
Both players rally formations with Blast markers or that are broken, and then check the scenario victory conditions to see if either side has won.

Abilities Used at Start of Turn/Action

Some units have special abilities that are specified as taking effect at the beginning of the turn. These effects are resolved before the Strategy roll. Similarly, abilities that are used at the start of an action can be taken before the Initiative roll is made or the action chosen. If both players have effects for the beginning of the turn, take turns resolving them starting with the player with the higher Strategy rating, alternating between players for each subsequent effect until all effects are resolved.

The Strategy Phase

Each army has a strategy rating. This will either be listed in the notes for a scenario, or can be found in the army list if you are playing a tournament game. An army’s strategy rating represents a mixture of its aggression and the ability of its commanders. An army with a high strategy rating is more likely to act before an enemy with a lower strategy rating.

In the strategy phase at the start of each turn both players make a strategy roll by rolling a D6 and adding their strategy rating to the score. The player whose army scores higher can choose to go first or second in the action phase. In the case of a tie, the side that failed to win the initiative last turn gets it on this turn.

The Action Phase

In the action phase, the players take it in turns to carry out actions with their unbroken formations. Each unbroken formation can take one action per turn. The player that won the strategy roll can choose whether to go first or second.

The player going first then carries out an action with one formation, and then their opponent does likewise, and so on until all formations have taken an action. If one player runs out of formations to activate, then the opposing player may keep on activating formations one after the other until all of his formations have taken an action.

There are three steps to carrying out an action:

  1. Nominate a formation.
  2. Declare which action it will carry out.
  3. The formation must then pass an action test to see if it carries out the action successfully.

Each of these steps is explained in more detail below. Note that you must declare both the formation and the action it will carry out before taking the Action test. If you fail to do these things, then the formation chosen automatically fails the Action test without the dice being rolled (we can imagine this is due to a communications failure). If you failed to even nominate the formation then your opponent may nominate the formation for you.

Actions

To carry out an action, first nominate an unbroken formation and then choose an action for it to carry out. The actions that can be chosen are listed as follows. Note that you must activate a formation if you can, you can’t choose to pass unless you have no choice in the matter. Also note that a formation may only be activated once per Action phase.

Advance
The formation may make one move and then shoot.
Engage
The formation may make one charge move and then fight an assault.
Double
The formation may make two moves and then shoot with a -1 modifier.
March
The formation may make three moves.
Marshal
The formation may either shoot with a -1 modifier and then regroup, or make one move and then regroup. Regrouping allows the formation to remove some of the Blast markers affecting the formation (see Regrouping and Broken Formations).
Overwatch
The formation may not move, but instead enters overwatch. Being on overwatch allows the formation to interrupt an enemy formation’s action to shoot at it. You may not choose this action if the formation has any units that are out of formation.
Sustained Fire
The formation may not move (not even to turn in place), but can shoot with a +1 modifier. You may not choose this action if the formation has any units that are out of formation.

In addition to these basic actions, there are two more special types of action a formation may make:

Hold
This action is the only one allowed to a formation that fails an Action test (see the rules for action tests next). The formation may make one move or shoot or regroup. You must choose to move if any units are out of formation.
Special Actions
Some formations are allowed to carry out special actions. Some of these are described in the Special Rules section of this rulebook, or they may be included in the rules for a scenario.

The Action Test

Before a formation can carry out an action it must pass an action test. Broken formations may not take an action. Instead they must pass a rally test in the end phase in order to rally. See the rules for broken formations (Regrouping and Broken Formations) later on.

To pass an action test, you must roll equal to or over the formation’s initiative value on a D6. If the formation passes the action test, it may carry out the stated action. If the formation fails the test, it can still carry out a hold action (even if the player nominated something else), but the formation receives a Blast marker. There is a -1 modifier to the action test if the formation has one or more Blast markers, and a further -1 modifier if the formation is trying to retain the initiative (see Retaining the Initiative).

Action Test Table
Formation has at least one Blast marker -1
Formation is trying to retain the initiative -1
Action Test Result Actions Notes
Pass Action Test Any Player may attempt to retain the initiative (see Retaining the Initiative].
Fail Action Test Hold Formation receives one Blast marker. Player may not attempt to retain the initiative.

Retaining the Initiative

Once you have successfully carried out an action with a formation, you may if you wish try to retain the initiative and take two actions in a row. If you decide to retain the initiative then you must nominate a new formation and declare the action it will carry out, but the formation will suffer a -1 modifier to its action test. Note: If the first formation fails its action, you may not attempt to retain the initiative—i.e., you may only attempt to retain the initiative after a successful action.

You must hand over the initiative after you have completed the action for a formation that retained the initiative (i.e., you can’t retain the initiative twice in a row). The only exception to this is if one player has no formations left to activate. In this case, the other player may keep on activating formations without suffering the -1 modifier for retaining the initiative until all of the opposing formations have taken an action.

Movement

Most actions allow all the units in a formation to make one or more moves. Units move a distance in centimetres up to the Speed value shown on their datasheet—there is no compulsion on players to use the total move available to them. Depending on the action they are taking, a unit may move one, two or three times (see Multiple Moves). They may turn freely as they move. A unit is never forced to move, but sometimes failing to do so can result in its destruction (see Withdrawals). Once a player has moved a unit and removed his hand from the model, the move may not be changed.

Multiple Moves

If an action allows units to make multiple moves, take each move one after the other, following the rules that follow for each move (i.e., don’t simply add the movement distances together). For example, a Space Marine Tactical detachment (Speed 15cms) taking a March action would make three moves of 15cm each, rather than one move of 45cms.

Other Units

Enemy units may never move over or through each other. With the exception of infantry, a friendly unit may never move directly over another friendly unit. You can move over infantry units with other units, as the stationary infantry are assumed to get out of the way. Note that moving over refers to the model itself, not the unit’s base.

Zones of Control

All units in Epic have a zone of control that extends 5cm in every direction from the model. Models mounted on a stand may measure the zone of control from any model on the stand.

Units may not enter an enemy zone of control while they move, unless they are undertaking an engage action and use their charge move to get into base contact with the nearest enemy unit whose zone of control they have entered. Once a unit has been contacted by an engaging enemy unit, it loses its own zone of control for the rest of that engage action (including the ensuing assault). This will allow other units to move round it. Units are never allowed to cross directly over an enemy unit, even if it has lost its zone of control.

If a unit finds itself in an enemy zone of control for any reason, then it must either charge the enemy or leave the zone of control when it next takes an action (note that this will require an action that allows it to charge or move).

Formations

Any units that are out of formation for any reason after a formation has taken the movement part of its action are destroyed. The controlling player may choose which units are out of formation and destroyed. Note that each unit lost will place one Blast marker on the main part of the formation. This applies after each individual move, so if a formation made a march action, you can’t wait until the end of all three moves in order to bring units back into formation—any out of formation units are destroyed at the end of the first move (and again at the end of the second and third moves if any other units have also ended up out of formation following the move).

Transport Vehicles

Many formations include transport vehicles that can be used to carry other units that belong to the same formation. The number and type of units that can be carried will be listed on the transport vehicle’s datasheet. Transport vehicles may only carry units from their own formation. Transport vehicles can pick up and carry units as part of the transport vehicle’s move. The vehicle simply moves into base contact with the unit to be picked up, and then carries on with its move as normal. Note that the transported unit is not allowed to move themselves during the move when they are picked up.

Transported units may disembark at the end of any move after the move in which is it was picked up. This happens after any overwatch shots (see Overwatch) but before the moving formation shoots or assaults. Disembarking units may be placed within 5cms of the transport vehicle. If the formation has engage orders then they may be placed in base contact with an enemy unit. Otherwise they may not be placed within an enemy unit’s zone of control. Note that units do not have to disembark, and may remain in their transport if they prefer. Units may not be picked up and disembark as part of the same move, though a formation making multiple moves as part of a march or double action could pick up units in one move and drop them off as part of a subsequent move. Units may embark or disembark as part of a counter-charge move (see Counter Charges), unless the transport vehicle carrying them is already in base contact with two enemy units—in which case they must stay on board (they are trapped inside!).

Units being transported may not shoot unless the transport vehicle’s datasheet specifically says otherwise. Transported units are counted towards the number of units in the formation for all rules purposes (i.e., when working out the number of units involved in an assault or if the formation is broken by Blast markers, etc.). If the transport unit is destroyed, then any transported units may make their normal armour save or make a 6+ cover save. See Macro Weapons if a transport is destroyed by a macro-weapon.

Please note that a transport vehicle that is being transported cannot transport other units itself (i.e., the Russian Doll tactic is not allowed!).

Terrain

The galaxy is a vast place with millions of different worlds. The terrain covering these worlds can vary from empty plains to sky-scraping hive cities, and from verdant jungles to arid ash-waste deserts. Only one factor is common to them all, and that is that they all have areas where it is difficult to wage war!

In Epic, terrain affects units in one of three ways:

The Terrain Effects table on the next page details some common types of terrain and the effects they have on different types of unit. How to represent terrain on the battlefield is discussed later on in this rulebook.

Dangerous Terrain Test

Roll a D6 when you enter dangerous terrain, or when you start to move if already in dangerous terrain. On a roll of 1, the unit is destroyed with no save allowed, but the formation it is part of does not receive a Blast marker.

Units may choose to move through dangerous terrain cautiously. A unit that is moving cautiously counts as having a speed of 5cm, but is allowed to re-roll any Dangerous Terrain tests that it fails.

Cover to Hit Modifiers

Units that are in terrain that is tall enough to at least partially obscure them from an attacker’s view receive a -1 to hit modifier when being shot at (see Roll to Hit). The to hit modifier also applies if intervening terrain obscures the target partially from view.

Infantry Cover Saves

Certain terrain is noted as giving infantry a cover save. While in such terrain, the infantry receive the cover save listed on the Terrain table in addition to the -1 to hit modifier for being in cover. The cover save can be used instead of their normal armour save whenever they have to take an armour save. Note that they can use one or the other of these saves against a hit, not both.

Terrain
Hull Down Example
The Shadowsword has moved into a hull down position behind a low ridge. From this position it counts as being in cover against attacks from the Ork formation with the Battlefortress and Buggies attacking it from the front, and so they will suffer the -1 to hit modifier. However, the Ork Gunwagons have manoeuvred to a position where the ridge does not block their line of fire, and so they do not suffer the penalty.
An Imperial Guard infantry company is attacking an Ork warband. Some of the Ork Boyz are in cover in the buildings at the back, while some of the Ork Boyz are in the open. The Imperial player must choose if he wishes to attack only the Boyz in the open, or the whole of the Ork formation. If he chooses to attack the whole formation then he will suffer a -1 to hit modifier. In addition, the Orks in the building will benefit from the 4+ infantry cover save against any hits applied against them.
Partial Cover Example

Terrain Effects

Fortifications
Units in fortifications receive the -1 to hit modifier for being in cover and may ignore the -1 save modifier for being caught in a crossfire, though they still receive the extra blast marker (see Crossfire). In addition, infantry in fortifications receive a 3+ cover save. Fortifications are normally impassable terrain for vehicles unless they are specifically designed to hold them (e.g., tank emplacements).
Hills
Units on hills will benefit from better lines of sight to enemy units, as they will be high enough to see over some terrain features (see Who May Shoot, Line of Fire). This aside, units on hills count as being in open ground (or whatever other type of terrain they occupy that is also on the hill, such as roads, woods or buildings).
Open Ground
Infantry count as being in cover (-1 to hit modifier) and receive a 5+ cover save if they are on Overwatch in Open Ground. This represents the fact that stationary infantry are very hard to see. Note that the save will be lost after the infantry shoot and the Overwatch marker is removed.
Roads
Units that spend a whole move on a road may add 5cms to their move. In addition, if all of the units in a formation are on a road at the start of their action, you may declare they will make a road march. The formation takes a march action, and automatically passes the Action test. However, all of the units in the formation must remain on the road for the entire three moves.
Armoured Vehicles
Infantry count as being in cover and receive the -1 to hit modifier (but no cover save) if they are touching an armoured vehicle or war engine, to represent their ability to take cover from enemy fire by crouching behind the vehicle.
Terrain Effects Table
Terrain Infantry Vehicle War Engine
Buildings 4+ Cover Save Impassable Impassable
Cliffs Impassable Impassable Impassable
Fortifications 3+ Cover Save, See rules See rules Impassable
Jungle 4+ Cover Save Impassable Dangerous
Marsh 6+ Cover Save, Dangerous Dangerous Dangerous
Open Ground, Hill Slopes No Effect No Effect No Effect
River 6+ Cover Save, Dangerous Impassable No Effect
Roads See rules See rules See rules
Ruins, Rubble 4+ Cover Save Dangerous Dangerous
Scrub 6+ Cover Save No Effect No Effect
Woods 5+ Cover Save Dangerous Dangerous

Shooting

Many actions allow a formation to shoot. This takes place in the Action phase when the formation takes its action.

Picking a Target

When a player picks one formation to fire, an enemy formation is also chosen as its target. Formations may not split fire—any units unable to shoot at the nominated target formation lose the chance to shoot altogether.

Weapon Fire Arcs

Forward
Forward Fire Arc
Rear
Rear Fire Arc
Left Right
Left and Right Arcs
Fixed Forward
Fixed Forward Fire Arc

Most weapons can be fired in any direction (i.e., the unit does not have to be pointing at the target). However, in some cases, a weapon will be noted as having a limited weapon arc.

Weapons that are noted on the data sheet as firing to the forward have a 180° arc of fire to the unit’s front, while weapons noted as firing to the rear have a 180° arc of fire to the unit’s rear. Weapons with a left fire arc may fire in the 180° arc to the unit’s left side, while weapons with a right fire arc can fire 180° to the unit’s right. Finally, weapons that are noted as fixed forward firing can only fire on targets that lie within 45° of either side of the direction that the unit is facing.

Who May Shoot

In order to shoot, a unit must be in range and have a line of fire to at least one unit in the target formation, and must not be suppressed.

Line Of Fire
The line of fire is a straight line drawn from the shooting unit to one unit in the target formation. The line of fire is blocked by terrain features such as buildings, hills, woods, etc. Weapons higher up can often see over any terrain that is lower down. Buildings, rubble, woods, fortifications and the like don’t block the line of fire to or from units that are in the terrain itself unless the line of fire passes through more than 10cms of the terrain feature (i.e., you can shoot 10cms into a terrain feature, but the line of fire is still blocked to units on the other side). The only units that can block the line of fire are war engines (see War Engines). Other units do not block the line of fire for friend or foe.
Range
In order to shoot, a unit must be in range of a unit to which it has a line of fire in the target formation.
Suppressed Units
One unit that has a line of fire and is within range may not shoot for each Blast marker on the formation. Units are suppressed from the back to the front of a formation, with the front and the back being determined by the location of the target formation. The units that are the furthest away from any units in the target formation are suppressed first, on the basis that troops lurking at the rear are more likely to keep their heads down than the more gung ho chaps at the front! If several units are equally far away from the target formation, then the controlling player may choose which to suppress.

Shooting Procedure

This is a summary of the shooting procedure. We’ll work through it step-by-step in the rules that follow.

  1. Place one Blast marker on the target formation.
  2. Roll to hit.
  3. Allocate hits, make saving throws and remove casualties.
  4. Place additional Blast markers for casualties and check to see if the enemy formation is broken.

Place Blast Marker

The target formation automatically receives a Blast marker as long as at least one attacking unit can shoot at the formation. An additional Blast marker is received for each unit that is destroyed. A formation receives a Blast marker for coming under fire even if none of the attackers can cause any damage (e.g., armoured vehicles coming under heavy bolter fire).

Roll to Hit

The player must decide at this stage whether weapons will fire with their AP or AT values if they have both. Then roll a D6 for each shot being directed at the target formation. You must roll equal to or higher than the appropriate to hit value to score a hit (e.g., if the weapon has an AT4+, you must roll a 4 or more to hit). The dice roll is modified for the following reasons. However a roll of 1 before modification is always counted as a miss.

To Hit Modifier Table
Target is in cover -1*
Attacker is carrying out a double or marshal action -1
Attacker is carrying out a sustained fire action +1
*The attacker can choose to ignore the cover modifier if it applies to some units in the target formation but not to others. However, you can’t score hits on units in cover unless you take the -1 to hit modifier.

Needing 7+ to Hit

If to hit modifiers result in a required score of 7 or more to hit then it is still possible to score a hit, though very unlikely. As it is impossible to roll a 7 on a D6 (go on, try if you don’t believe us), you will first need to roll a 6, and then, for each dice rolling a 6, you will need to roll a further score as shown on the chart below. So, for example, to roll an 8 you must roll a 6 followed by a 5 or 6.

Target D6 rolls needed
7 6 followed by 4, 5 or 6
8 6 followed by 5 or 6
9 6 followed by 6
10 May not be hit

Allocate Hits & Make Saving Throws

You must allocate hits inflicted on your formation against targets that are within range and line of fire of the enemy. Hits are allocated from the front to the back of a formation. Note that this is the opposite of suppression. AP hits can only be allocated against infantry units, and AT hits may only be allocated against armoured vehicles. Hits must be allocated to the closest potential target first. You may not allocate a second hit to a unit until one hit has been allocated to every potential target, or allocate a third hit until all targets have been allocated two hits, etc.

Once all hits have been allocated, make saving throws for each unit that has been hit, using the unit’s armour value from its datasheet or the cover save from the terrain table. Roll a D6. If the score is lower than the armour value or cover save value then the unit fails its save, and is destroyed and removed from play. If the roll is equal to or greater than the armour or cover save value then the unit is saved and it remains in play. Make a separate save for each hit the unit suffers. Remember that the target formation receives a Blast marker for each unit that is destroyed.

If an attacking formation scores hits both with normal weapons and weapons with the macro-weapon ability, then the opposing player must allocate and make any saves for the normal hits first, and then allocate and make any saves for the macro-weapon hits. Hits from macro-weapons can only be applied to units that are in a position to be hit by a macro-weapon (Note: With the exception of War Engines (see Close Combat and Firefight Attacks), during an assault, all units up to 15cm away are valid targets for allocation, regardless of whether the hits are from CC or FF).

Check to See if Target Breaks

Once the attack is completely resolved, you must check to see if the target formation has been broken by the Blast markers it has received. The formation breaks if the number of Blast markers equals or exceeds the number of units in the formation. Note that formations do not break part way through a shooting attack—only once it has been resolved.

Barrages

Many artillery pieces, rocket launchers and some other weapons fire a barrage of shots causing mass destruction on the enemy. When these guns or launchers are grouped together in an attack they always fire a single barrage at the same target. On their datasheets, these weapons have no to hit rolls—instead they have a number of barrage points (BPs). The main difference between a barrage and a normal attack is that the barrage covers a substantial area and so may hit several units.

To fire a barrage, first take a Barrage template (see What You Will Need to Play) and place it on the table where you want the barrage to land. Each weapon contributing to the barrage must be within range and have a line of fire to at least one unit under the template. Weapons that are not in range or do not have a line of fire to an enemy unit that falls under the template may not fire at all this turn. You are allowed to place templates over your own units, or units from several enemy formations if you wish but all units under the templates—friend and foe alike—are attacked. Any formation that is attacked receives a Blast marker for coming under fire (see Place Blast Marker). Next, refer to the data sheet to work out the total number of Barrage points. The whole formation fires at once, so the number of Barrage points for each weapon that is in range and has a line of fire is added together. When you have worked out the total number of barrage points refer to the barrage table below. Note that a formation may only fire one barrage per turn—a single formation may not fire separate barrages at different targets.

The Barrage table lists the hit roll required to hit each unit under the Barrage template. Roll to hit all units (friend or foe) under the template with the appropriate to hit values. In order to speed dice rolling we recommend rolling to hit all units of exactly the same type together, and then removing any casualties from those closest to the enemy first.

Barrage Table
Barrage Points Extra Templates Extra Blast Markers To Hit Rolls
AP AT
1 None None 6+ 6+
2 None None 5+ 6+
3 None None 4+ 5+
4–5 One None 4+ 5+
6–7 One One 4+ 5+
8–9 Two One 4+ 5+
10–12 Two Two 4+ 5+
13–15 Two Three 4+ 5+
16–18 Two Four 4+ 5+
Extra Barrage Templates
Large barrages may receive extra Barrage templates. The Barrage table will tell you if a barrage receives any extra Barrage templates. Place any extra templates so that they touch the first template that was placed, and so that no templates overlap. All units under the templates are attacked with the barrage’s to hit values. Note that once the first template has been placed, the attacker may choose where to place the additional templates, as long as they are touching the first template, and no line of fire, placement or range restrictions apply (see below).
Extra Blast Markers
Really large artillery barrages are very effective at suppressing enemy troops as well as killing them. To represent this, a large barrage may inflict one, two or three extra Blast markers, as shown on the barrage table. The Blast markers are placed in addition to any Blast markers placed on a formation for it coming under fire or for any casualties that it suffered. If several formations are being attacked then each receives the appropriate number of extra Blast markers.
Using Barrage Templates
Deciding which enemy units have been caught underneath a circular Barrage template is another one of the things that can cause endless arguments during a game. The method we use (and the default you should use unless you have a different convention that you prefer) is that a unit is affected if any part of the model falls under the template, or at least one model on a stand. In addition, templates must be placed in such a way as to get as many enemy units from the target formation under them as possible within the restrictions for lines of fire and range. This stops players sniping at important units with artillery.

Overwatch

A formation that takes an overwatch action may not move, but may shoot, outside of the normal turn sequence, in response to an enemy formation’s movement. We mark formations on overwatch using the Games Workshop Order dice, but you can use other methods if you prefer. Note that if a formation has units more than 5cm from another unit in the formation (i.e., it is not in a legal formation), then the formation may not take an overwatch action, as it must move back into a legal formation if it can.

A formation that is on overwatch may choose to shoot immediately after an enemy formation completes a move or unloads troops, and before the target either shoots or assaults.

Note that a formation on overwatch is allowed to shoot at an enemy formation after any move, so it may shoot at a formation making several moves after it has completed one of these moves and before it carries out the next one. This stops fast formations using double or march actions to whiz past a formation that is on overwatch.

Also note that formations on overwatch may only react when a formation moves or unloads troops. They may not to choose to shoot at a formation that does anything else in their line of fire, such as shooting without moving or regrouping.

Resolve the shooting attacks using the normal rules. The overwatching formation must shoot at the formation that triggered the shooting—it can’t pick a different target. Once it has fired, the formation is no longer considered to be on overwatch.

Formations remain on overwatch until they either shoot, or they undertake a new action in the following turn. Note that this means that a unit can go into overwatch on one turn, and not shoot until the following turn. Shooting in the following turn counts as your action for that turn, and will stop the formation taking an action later on. If the formation does not shoot in the following turn then it may take an action instead of shooting.

Crossfire

’Ere we go, ’ere we go, ’ere we go… Bloody hell, where’d dose beaky wagonz come from? Quick ladz, face dis way. No, no, no! Not dat way, dis way. Oi! Where are yooz boyz running off too? Come back ’ere ya yoosless lot… Bugga! Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to take out dem wagonz meself. ’Ere we go den… WAAAAAARGH!!!

Last words of Warlord Naz-bakk

Formations that take fire from the flank or rear are caught in a deadly crossfire, and will suffer additional casualties as troops struggle to find cover from attacks coming from an unexpected direction.

To represent this, formations are allowed to use the following rules to claim a crossfire bonus when they shoot. You can claim the crossfire bonus if you can draw a straight line up to 45cm long from any of the units in the shooting formation to any unit in another friendly formation and this line crosses a unit from the target formation or the gap between two units from the target formation.

The friendly unit that the crossfire line is drawn to must have a line of fire to a unit from the target formation, but does not have to be in range with any of its weapons. You may not use units that are in broken or marching formations to claim the crossfire bonus.

All units from a formation caught in a crossfire suffer a -1 save modifier. This may result in some units automatically failing their saving throw. Some terrain features or special rules may counter this modifier (see Terrain Effects and Thick Rear Armour).

In addition, a formation caught in a crossfire attack receives two Blast markers for the first unit destroyed by the attack, rather than just one Blast marker for the destroyed unit as would usually be the case (see Place Blast Marker).

Note that a formation attacked by several enemy formations, each of which can claim a crossfire, will receive the extra Blast marker from each enemy formation that inflicts one or more casualties.

Assaults

Formations that carry out an engage action are allowed to move and then fight an assault. An assault represents a situation where all hell breaks loose as troops desperately try to seize a vital objective, or fight a tenacious defence to keep the objective in friendly hands. Assaults are not necessarily face to face or toe to toe, simply close enough that individual infantry are able to engage in the fight and make use of their small arms, grenades and other short ranged weapons. Casualties will often be high on both sides, and at the end of the assault, one side or the other will be forced to withdraw with its morale shattered, leaving the field to the victor.

Assault Procedure

This is a summary of the assault procedure. We’ll work through it step by step in the rules that follow:

  1. Choose target formation
  2. Make charge move
  3. Make counter-charges
  4. Resolve attacks
  5. Work out result
  6. Loser withdraws
  7. Winner consolidates

Choose Target Formation

A formation taking an engage action must pick an enemy formation as the target of the assault. Any enemy formation may be chosen anywhere on the table, though for reasons that will become apparent it makes sense to choose someone fairly close by.

Under certain circumstances, a formation may assault two or more enemy formations (see the special rule for intermingled formations).

Make Charge Move

A formation undertaking an engage action is allowed to make one move (not a double distance move as is the case in many sets of wargame rules, not least many Games Workshop games), and then fights an assault against the enemy formation that was chosen as the target of the charge. This move is known as the charge move.

Make the move normally, as described in the movement rules given previously. Once the move is complete, the engaging formation must have at least one unit within 15cms of a unit from the target formation. If this is not the case then the assault does not take place and the action ends. This caveat aside, units from the charging formation may move in any direction and do not have to head towards the enemy.

Units making a charge move are allowed to enter enemy zones of control in order to move into base contact with an enemy unit from the target formation. Moving into base contact allows the unit to fight with its close combat value rather than its firefight value, as described below. This is the only time a unit may enter an enemy zone of control. See the rules for zones of control (Zones of Control). Note that charging units may not enter the zone of control of enemy units from another formation that is not the target of the assault.

A maximum of two units may move into base contact with each defender. A charging unit that enters a zone of control must move into base contact with the nearest enemy whose zone of control has been entered. Once a unit has been contacted it loses its zone of control for the rest of the assault, allowing other units to move past it.

It’s important to note that all you have to do is get one unit within 15cms of the enemy chosen as the target of the assault. There is no need for any units to get into base-to-base contact with the enemy unless you want them to.

Counter Charges

An assault represents a brutal short-range battle involving movement, shooting and close combat. Although the assaulting formation will have initiated the combat, the defending formation will have time to react to the enemy assault and make limited moves of their own. To represent this, units from the defending formation involved in the assault are allowed to make a special move called a counter charge.

Defending units that are not already in base contact with an enemy unit are allowed to counter charge. Units with a speed of 30cm or more may make a counter charge move of 10cm. Units with a speed of 25cm or less may make a counter charge move of 5cm. Counter charges happen after the engaging formation has finished moving and any overwatch shots have been taken, but before the combat is resolved. All the normal charge move rules apply, and defending formations must still be in a legal formation after the counter charge moves have been made (i.e., all units must be within 5cm of another unit from their formation). Embarked units may dismount.

A unit must use their counter charge move to move directly towards the closest enemy unit. It may move into base contact if close enough, and as long as the enemy is not already in contact with two defending units. Units can choose not to counter charge if they wish, but if they do counter charge they must head towards the nearest enemy.

Counter charging units are allowed to counter charge enemy units from any enemy formation, not just the one they were assaulted by. Any enemy formations that are contacted by counter charging units are drawn into the assault, and will fight just as if they had made the assault themselves. Treat them and the original attacking formation as a single formation for all rules purposes for the duration of the assault.

A 2D6 roll is used to resolve a combined assault. If the attacker loses then each formation is broken. If the attacker wins then each formation receives a number of Blast markers equal to the number of units the formation lost in the assault.

Resolve Attacks

All units have two assault values: a close combat value and a firefight value. Units that are in base-to-base contact with the enemy use the close combat value, while units that are not in base contact but are within 15cm and have a line of fire to the enemy can use their firefight value. Units that are armed only with close combat weapons and do not have any small arms or other ranged weapons may only attack if in base contact with the enemy.

Roll 1D6 for each unit that may attack. Note that Blast markers do not suppress units from formations involved in an assault—it is assumed that the proximity of the enemy means that everyone joins in! Compare the dice roll to the unit’s close combat value if it’s in contact with the enemy, or its firefight value if it’s within 15cm of the enemy but not in base contact. If the dice roll is equal to or greater than the relevant value, then a hit is scored on the enemy. No modifiers ever apply to these dice rolls.

Each player allocates the hits and make saving throws in the same manner as they would when allocating hits from shooting. Hits may only be allocated to units that were directly engaged in the combat (i.e., that belonged to the attacking or defending formation and which were within 15cms of the enemy after charge and counter-charge moves were completed). Infantry units from formations taking a charge action may not take cover saves (they are assumed to have left cover to charge the enemy), but other infantry units may take cover saves normally.

If all of the units in the defending formation have been killed and at least one attacker survives, then the attacker wins and the assault is over (go straight to Lower Withdraws). If all of the attacking units directly engaged in the assault are killed then the assault has stalled and the defender wins (go straight to Lower Withdraws). Directly engaged means being within 15cm of a defending unit after charge and counter-charge moves have been completed. If even one of the original attackers that were within 15cms of the enemy survives, then the attack has not stalled. In any other case, both sides can call on support (see Supporting Fire).

Important Note: Kills inflicted in an assault do not count for placing blast markers or for breaking a formation until after the result of the combat has been worked out. Also note that the attacker must completely destroy the defending formation to win at this stage, while all the defender has to do is to kill all the attacking units that made it to within 15cms of a defender.

Supporting Fire

Both sides may call upon support unless the defender has been wiped out or the attack stalled as described above. Calling on support allows units from other formations to attack with their firefight value if they are within 15cm and have a line of fire to an enemy unit directly involved in the assault. In this case directly involved means belonging to the attacking or defending formation(s) and in a position to attack. This rule represents units from both sides that are not directly involved in the assault lending supporting fire when they see their friends coming under attack. Units from formations that are either Broken or Marched this turn cannot lend support.

Roll to hit using the firefight values of the supporting formations, and then allocate hits and make saving throws as you would do for shooting attacks. Once all casualties have been removed you must work out the result of the attack (see Work Out Result).

Work Out Result

After both players have removed casualties, the outcome of the combat must be decided.

First, if one side completely wiped the other side out, then it is the winner. If this isn’t the case then each player rolls 2D6, and adds any modifiers that apply from the chart below to the single D6 that rolled highest. Note that you don’t add your dice rolls together, but use the single dice with the highest score. Whoever has the higher score after any modifiers have been added wins the assault.

In addition, the losing formation suffers a number of extra hits equal to the difference between the two sides’ result scores. There are no saves for these hits, which represent units being hacked down as they turn and run, or disintegrating into a panic-driven rout as they flee. Remove these additional casualties as you would hits inflicted in the assault phase (i.e., units in base contact first, then those closest to the enemy, etc.).

In the case of a tied dice roll fight a second assault using any surviving units, starting with step 4 (i.e. roll dice, allocate hits, make saves and resolve the combat all over again with any survivors). Units from both sides are allowed to make a counter charge move before the second round is fought, with the attacker moving his counter charging units first (see Counter Charges). If a second round is fought then any casualties from the first round carry over when working out the result of the combat.

Assault Modifiers (Cumulative)
For each kill you have inflicted during the assault +1
You have more units than the opposing formation +1*
You have more than twice as many units as the opposing formation +1*
Your formation has no Blast markers +1**
The opposing formation has more Blast markers +1**

* Count the total number of units remaining in the charging formation against the total number of units remaining in the defending formation. Don’t include units from other formations that were lending supporting fire.

** Count broken enemy formations as having as many Blast markers as units.

Loser Withdraws

After the result of the combat has been worked out (either because all defending units were destroyed, or the attack stalled, or through a result roll), then the loser is broken and must withdraw, and formations on the winning side receive Blast markers for the casualties they suffered.

If the loser was already broken when it was assaulted then the whole formation is destroyed, and all units in the formation are removed from play as casualties. If the losing formation is not broken then it becomes broken and may withdraw (see Withdrawals).

Once any additional casualties have been removed, any surviving units on the losing side must make an immediate withdrawal as explained in the rules for broken formations later on (see Withdrawals).

Finally, any formations belonging to the losing side that were in a position to have lent support (i.e., they were within 15cms of an enemy unit in the assault) receive one Blast marker each, even if they did not actually lend support. These Blast markers represent the detrimental effect on morale of seeing friends defeated in an assault.

Winner Consolidates

After the loser has withdrawn, the winning formation receives a number of Blast markers equal to the number of units that were killed by the enemy. Note that it is possible for a formation to win an assault and then become broken by the casualties that they suffered! In this case, the winning formation is broken, but does not have to make a withdrawal even if other enemy units are within 15cm (see Withdrawals). If the winner of the combat was already broken at the start of the combat, they do not receive any additional Blast markers.

Any units on the winning side may then move 5cm. This is a free bonus move designed to allow attacking units to occupy territory they have captured. Units may not enter an enemy’s zone of control when they consolidate.

Intermingled Formations

Occasionally an attacker will wish to attack a position where units from two enemy formations are intermingled together. When a player declares the target for a charging formation he can choose, if he wishes, to include any enemy formations that are intermingled with the target formation as being part of the target of the charge. Two formations are intermingled if they have any units within 5cm of each other. If there are two or more formations within 5cm of the target formation, then the attacker can choose to include one or more of them as the target, he does not though have to include any of them.

For the purposes of the assault, the intermingled formation is treated as being a single formation. All of the intermingled formations are allowed to make counter charges, and hits may be allocated to all of the formations involved. Once casualties have been worked out, a 2D6 roll is used to resolve the assault. Add together all of the Blast markers on the intermingled formations when working out the result of the assault. If the defender loses then each formation is broken and must withdraw. If the defender wins then each formation receives a number of Blast markers equal to the number of casualties it suffered in the combat (i.e., if one defending formation lost two units and then another one, then the first would get two Blast markers and the other would receive one Blast marker).

Regrouping & Broken Formations

Formations that take a marshal action are allowed to regroup in order to remove Blast markers and attempt to avoid becoming broken. Formations are broken once they have received a number of Blast markers equal to the number of units in the formation, or if they lose an assault. Broken formations may not be selected to take an action in the Action phase.

Regrouping

Formations that take a marshal action may regroup. Roll 2D6 and remove a number of Blast markers equal to the highest roll. Note that the dice are not added together; instead the score of the higher dice is used.

Becoming Broken

Check to see if a formation is broken after it receives any Blast markers (either from failing an Action test, shooting or winning an assault). Formations that lose an assault are automatically broken. You should completely resolve an assault or an attacking formation’s shooting before checking to see if the target formation breaks (i.e., don’t break a formation that comes under fire until all of the shooting has been resolved).

Remove all of the Blast markers from a formation when it breaks, and mark it in some way to show that it is broken. You can mark a broken formation in any manner you like; some players simply remember, others turn units in a broken detachment away from the enemy, or you can use the Order Dice or Battle Markers produced by Games Workshop. At the end of the day, as long as you remember which formations are broken and which are not then any method will do.

Withdrawals

Unless the rules state specifically otherwise, a broken formation may choose to make a withdrawal immediately after the action that caused it to break has been resolved. If a formation is broken part way through an action that it is taking (i.e., by the Blast marker received for failing an initiative test, or as a result of Blast markers received from overwatch fire), then it makes a withdrawal and loses the rest of its action.

A formation making a withdrawal may make two moves. Withdrawal moves may be made in any direction, but if a unit ends the second withdrawal move within 15cm of the enemy, it is destroyed (it is killed while trying to escape!). Units may ignore enemy zones of control while making a withdrawal move but may not move directly over enemy units. These changes aside, withdrawal moves are treated exactly like a normal move. Enemy formations on overwatch can shoot at formations making withdrawal moves.

Units with a speed of 0cm obviously cannot move when making a withdrawal, so are destroyed if there are any enemy units within 15cm at the point they become broken.

Blast Markers and Broken Formations

Broken formations count as having as many Blast markers as units for any rules purposes.

Broken formations do not receive Blast markers after they have been broken and before they rally. Instead each Blast marker that the formation would normally receive causes an additional hit on the formation, with no saving throw allowed. Apply these extra hits as you would from normal shooting (i.e., from front to back of the formation). These additional hits represent individual units panicking and fleeing the battlefield, and they make broken formations extremely vulnerable to enemy attack—you have been warned!

Remember that a broken formation that wins an assault does not receive any Blast markers for the casualties it suffered, and will not therefore lose any additional units due to panic. It is assumed that in this case, the feeling of triumph at winning the assault overcomes any feelings of terror or fear.

The End Phase

The End phase takes place, unsurprisingly, at the end of the turn, once both players have taken an action with each of their unbroken formations. Both players must attempt to rally any formations and then check the scenario victory conditions to see if either side has won.

Rallying Formations

In the End phase both players take turns to rally formations that have Blast markers or that are broken. Rally the formations one at a time, starting with the player with the higher strategy rating. In order to rally a formation you must roll equal to or over the formation’s initiative value on a D6 (see Initiative Values). There is a -2 modifier to the dice roll if the formation is broken, and a -1 modifier if enemy units are within 30cm of a unit from the formation.

If the test is failed, then broken formations must make a withdrawal (see Withdrawals), while formations that are unbroken must remain in place but may not remove any Blast markers.

If the test is passed then remove half the Blast markers from the formation, rounding fractions up. Formations with one Blast marker remaining that pass a Rally test remove the last Blast marker. A broken formation that rallies is no longer broken. It counts as having as many Blast markers as units, half of which will be removed for passing the Rally test. For example, a broken formation with seven units that rallied would no longer be broken and would receive three Blast markers.

Rally Test Modifiers
Formation is broken -2
There are enemy units within 30cms -1
Modifiers are cumulative.

Check Victory Conditions

Most games of Epic are played using a scenario that will have a set of victory conditions that a player needs to achieve in order to win. See the special rules for scenarios in the special rules section for more details on how this works.

Rounding

In Epic, all fractions are rounded up unless the rules specifically say otherwise. Generosity rules where 6mm soldiers are concerned!

Core Rules Training Scenarios

Only faith in the Emperor and the training I am going to give you will save you on the battlefield.

Veteran Sergeant Kesser

You have now read all you need to know in order to try out the following training scenarios. A scenario is basically a set of notes, telling you all you need to know about the battle you are going to fight. It will tell you what forces are involved, what vehicles each player has, what each side’s objectives are, and so on.

In order to play the core rules training scenarios you will need to get hold of a couple of dozen units of Epic scale Space Marines. It will help if you can track down some Predator Destructors and Rhinos too, but these are not vital. There is a free downloadable file on the NetEA website which has a set of counters for the Space Marine units and vehicles used in the scenarios, so if you have access to the internet you can try out the first two scenarios even if you don’t have the correct models. Datasheets for the units can be found in the Forces section (see Forces).

In order to play the scenarios that follow, you will also need a small amount of gaming terrain. You can use Warhammer or Warhammer 40,000 hills and trees if you don’t have any in Epic scale, or just lay a cloth over some books to create rolling, hilly terrain.

Note: The datasheets for these five scenarios are in Section 5.0.

Basic Training Scenario

Even Space Marines need to practise their tactics and strategy. This basic training scenario is based on one of these exercises and pits Space Marines from the same Chapter against each other in a simple training exercise. The object is to take and hold an objective.

Force Alpha
Two formations each with six Space Marine Tactical units. The force has a strategy rating of 5 and all formations have an initiative value of 1+.
Force Beta
Two formations each with six Space Marine Tactical units. The force has a strategy rating of 5 and all formations have an initiative value of 1+.
Gaming Area
Set up a playing area approximately 60–90cm square. Set up any scenery you have in a mutually agreeable manner. You can set up as much or as little scenery as you like, but try to make sure that you have at least a couple of hills and either a built-up area or some woods for the troops to hide behind or take cover in. Place an objective counter in the very centre of the battlefield (a coin will do just fine).
Deployment
If one player set up the scenery then his opponent can choose which table edge to deploy on. If you set up the scenery together then roll dice to see who gets the choice of edge. The other player sets up on the opposite table edge. You must deploy all of your units within 15cms of your table edge.
Special Rules
All Space Marine units may use the They Shall Know No Fear special rule (see They Shall Know No Fear).
Victory Conditions
You capture the objective if you have a unit within 15cms of it in the end phase and your opponent does not. To win the game, you must capture the objective and hold it for one full game turn.

Fast Attack Training Scenario

Space Marine armies are highly mobile and make great use of armoured transport vehicles to strike at the enemy with lightning speed. By far the most common Space Marine transport vehicle is the ubiquitous Rhino, a sturdy and reliable machine capable of transporting ten fully equipped Space Marines across the battlefield.

Force Alpha
Two formations each with six Space Marine Tactical units and three Rhinos. The force has a strategy rating of 5 and all formations have an initiative value of 1+.
Force Beta
Two formations each with six Space Marine Tactical units and three Rhinos. The force has a strategy rating of 5 and all formations have an initiative value of 1+.
Gaming Area
Same as Basic Training (see Basic Training Scenario).
Deployment
Same as Basic Training (see Basic Training Scenario).
Victory Conditions
Same as Basic Training (see Basic Training Scenario).
Special Rules
Same as Basic Training (see Basic Training Scenario).

Armoured Training Scenario

Space Marines make use of a number of different types of armoured fighting vehicle. Among the most common is the Predator Destructor, a nicely balanced fighting machine with weapons suitable for engaging both armoured and vehicle targets. This scenario is based on the training exercises used to teach Space Marines the skills required to work as a member of the crew of a Predator tank.

Force Alpha
Two formations each with four Space Marine Predator Destructors. The force has a strategy rating of 5 and all formations have an initiative value of 1+.
Force Beta
Two formations each with four Space Marine Predator Destructors. The force has a strategy rating of 5 and all formations have an initiative value of 1+.
Gaming Area
Same as Basic Training (see Basic Training Scenario).
Deployment
Same as Basic Training (see Basic Training Scenario).
Victory Conditions
Same as Basic Training (see Basic Training Scenario).
Special Rules
Same as Basic Training (see Basic Training Scenario).

Advanced Training Scenario

Space Marine armies include a number of specialised formations and troop types such as Space Marine Assault units equipped with Jump Packs, and Space Marine Devestators equipped with additional heavy weapons. This scenario is based on the advanced training missions used by the Space Marines to show how the presence of these units affects the tactics learned during basic training.

Force Alpha
Two formations each with six Space Marine tactical units and three Rhinos, plus one formation of four Space Marine Assault units. The force has a strategy rating of 5 and all formations have an initiative value of 1+.
Force Beta
Two formations each with six Space Marine tactical units and three Rhinos, plus one formation of four Space Marine Devastators. The force has a strategy rating of 5 and all formations have an initiative value of 1+.
Gaming Area
Same as Basic Training (see Basic Training Scenario).
Deployment
Same as Basic Training (see Basic Training Scenario).
Victory Conditions
Same as Basic Training (see Basic Training Scenario).
Special Rules
All Space Marine units may use the They Shall Know No Fear special rule (see They Shall Know No Fear), and Assault Marines may use the Jump Packs special rule (see Jump Packs).

Combined Arms Training Scenario

In most circumstances, a Space Marine commander will field a combined arms force. This scenario teaches the vital skills needed to weld infantry, artillery and armoured vehicle formations into a single fighting force.

Force Alpha
Two formations each with six Space Marine tactical units and three Rhinos, plus one formation of four Space Marine Assault units, one formation of four Predator Destructors, and one formation of three Whirlwinds. The force has a strategy rating of 5 and all formations have an initiative value of 1+.
Force Beta
Two formations each with six Space Marine tactical units and three Rhinos, plus one formation of four Space Marine Devestator units, one formation of four Predator Destructors, and one formation of three Whirlwinds. The force has a strategy rating of 5 and all formations have an initiative value of 1+.
Gaming Area
Set up a playing area approximately 90–120cm square. Set up any scenery you have in a mutually agreeable manner. You can set up as much or as little scenery as you like, but try to make sure that you have at least a couple of hills and either a built-up area or some woods for the troops to hide behind or take cover in. Place an objective counter in the very centre of the battlefield (a coin will do just fine). Then each player must set up another objective 45cms away from any other objective. There should be a total of three objectives once they have all been set up.
Deployment
Same as Basic Training (see Basic Training Scenario).
Victory Conditions
You capture the objective if you have a unit within 15cms of it in the end phase and your opponent does not. To win the game you must capture two objectives and hold them both for one full game turn at the same time.
Special Rules
Same as Advanced Training (see Advanced Training Scenario).

Specialist Units & Weapons

We’re safe ’ere Gobbitz. There’s no way da beakies can get to us at the top of dis cliff…

Last words of Gibli the Gretchin before being overrun by Space Marine Assault troops from the Salamanders Chapter

The battlefields of the 41st Millennium are home to a vast array of extraordinary units and weapons. These can range from infantry units equipped with jump packs that allow them to fly through the air, through to heavily armoured vehicles equipped with huge macro-weapons so powerful they make a mockery of all but the very thickest armour. These kinds of units have special abilities that often break the core game rules in some way—troops with jump packs can leap over impassable terrain, for example, while units hit by macro-weapons do not get an armour save, and so on. These rules are not particularly complex and you can start using them more or less straight away. We have simply separated them off here so that they do not clutter up the core game rules.

Specialist abilities represent unique attributes for a unit or weapon. Because of this, abilities are not transferable to other units or weapons in the same formation. For example, Terminators are allowed to teleport onto the battlefield and this ability is listed in their profile in the Forces section of the rulebook. However, any other non-Terminator units in the same formation would not have this ability.

Sometimes situations will occur where some units have a special ability and others do not, raising the question of whether the ability may be used. For example, some units in a formation may be able to fire a barrage that ignores cover or has the macro-weapon effect, while other weapons taking part in the barrage do not. If such a situation occurs in a battle then you may only use the ability if all of the units taking part can use it—so the barrage would only ignore cover or count as a macro-weapon if all of the units participating in the barrage had these abilities.

Finally, unless the rules specifically state otherwise then any special abilities can be used by units belonging to a broken formation. Thus a supreme commander, for example, could still use his special abilities even if he was broken.

Specialist Units

Some units have special abilities that allow them to buck the rules in some way. This is usually because the units themselves are unusual due to their training, equipment or temperament. Any special abilities that apply to a unit will be noted on its datasheet (see Unit Datasheets).

Characters

Certain units are noted as being characters. These units represent important individuals rather than groups of soldiers or the crew of a vehicle or war engine. Because of this they are not represented by a separate model on the tabletop, and are instead added to another unit in the army. The unit the character is added to receives any weapons and abilities that the character has noted on their datasheet. For example, Space Marine Chaplains are characters that are armed with a Power Weapon (assault weapon, macro-weapon, extra attack (+1)), and have the invulnerable save and inspiring abilities. Any unit they are added to will count as having all of these things in addition to their normal weapons and abilities. Note that characters can be added to any type of unit, including vehicles and war engines.

The unit and the character must operate together throughout the entire battle. The character can be transported in any vehicle allowed to transport the unit that he joins, and does not take up an extra space. The character should be represented by a suitable model or command banner that is added to the unit he joins. Characters that are taken as an upgrade for a formation must be added to a unit from the formation they were taken as an upgrade for.

Commanders

Some units and characters are noted as being commanders. Commanders can order up to three formations of troops to follow them when they make an assault, as long as all the formations have at least one unit within 5cm of a unit from the commander’s formation.

Make a single initiative roll for all the formations, counting a -1 modifier if any have Blast markers. If the test is failed then the commander’s formation receives a Blast marker and must take a hold action, but the other formations are unaffected (and may take an action later in the turn).

If the test is passed then all three formations may take an engage action. Treat the three formations as if they were a single formation for all rules purposes for the duration of the assault. A 2D6 roll is used to resolve a combined assault. If the attackers lose then each formation is broken. If they win then each formation receives a number of Blast markers equal to the casualties it suffered in the combat.

Fearless

Some units are noted as being fearless. Such units are either exceptionally brave or so crazed that they will never run away even when broken (though you can choose to have them make a withdrawal move if you want them to).

Units that are Fearless are immune to damage from losing an assault (both the additional hits and being wiped out if already broken) and from the damage inflicted by Blast markers if broken. When broken or otherwise forced to take a withdrawal move, Fearless units may choose not to withdraw, and if the unit elects to withdraw it will be destroyed only if it ends its move within 5cm of the enemy rather than 15cm. Fearless units that remain stationary do not take additional damage. Note that other units in the formation that are not fearless will be affected normally by additional hits for Blast markers or losing an assault or whatever—just don’t allocate any of the hits to the units that are immune, but hand them out as normal to units that are not.

Fearless units still count as part of a formation, and so will sometimes be dragged along as their formation withdraws even though they don’t have to, simply in order to stay in formation (see Formations). Finally, note that not needing to withdraw can mean that fearless units can end an assault still in an enemy zone of control, or even in base-to-base contact with the enemy (see Zones of Control for details of how to deal with situations where units start an action in an enemy zone of control).

Infiltrators

Some units are noted as being infiltrators. These are allowed to double their speed when they make a charge move (and only when they charge!), and they can also ignore enemy zones of control from the formation they are charging. These two special abilities allow them to sneak past enemy units when they charge in order to attack enemy units that are further back. Note that the unit coherency rules still apply to infiltrators.

Inspiring

Some units or characters are noted as being inspiring. Each inspiring unit involved in an assault adds +1 to the result roll (as long as it survives the combat of course!)

Invulnerable Saves

Certain units or characters receive a special invulnerable save. These units either have protective devices or supernatural vitality that will allow them to survive an attack that would kill another creature. To represent this, units with an invulnerable save receive a second save of 6+ if they fail their first save for any reason. They may take this second save against any form of attack, even attacks that would normally not allow a save to be taken. No modifiers ever apply to the second save.

Jump Packs

Some units are noted as having jump packs. These units are equipped with special devices that allow them to fly for short distances, usually in a series of long hops.

Units equipped with jump packs may ignore dangerous or impassable terrain as they move (they jump over it). They may not land on impassable terrain, and if they land in dangerous terrain they must take a dangerous terrain test. Units equipped with jump packs may also move over other friendly units as they move, but may not land on them. Units with jump packs are affected by enemy units and zones of control normally, and cannot jump over enemy formations.

Leaders

Some units or characters are noted as being leaders. A formation that includes any leaders may remove one extra Blast marker for each leader whenever it regroups or successfully rallies.

Light Vehicles

Light vehicles include any unarmoured vehicles where the crew is exposed to enemy fire, such as Ork buggies and Space Marine Land Speeders. The only difference between light vehicles and armoured vehicles is that light vehicles can be affected by AP fire as well as AT fire; in effect they count as infantry targets against AP fire and armoured targets against AT fire.

Light vehicles rely on speed and agility to protect them from enemy fire, and because of this their saving throw is based on these factors rather than the thickness of any armour they may carry. This aside, their saving throw works in exactly the same manner as the saving throw of any other unit, and will be ignored by macro-weapons, can be used against barrages, and so on.

Mounted

Some infantry units are noted as being mounted, and will either ride on bikes or living creatures such as horses. Mounted units count as vehicles for terrain effects, and as infantry units for all other purposes.

Reinforced Armour

Units with reinforced armour are protected by armour many times thicker than that found on most armoured vehicles and have extremely robust internal construction too. Because of this they still take their saving throw when hit by macro-weapons (see Macro-Weapons). In addition, they may re-roll a failed save against any non-macro-weapon hit, including those inflicted during an assault.

Scouts

Some units are noted as being scouts. These units are trained to operate on their own, scouting ahead of their formation to seek out the enemy. Scout units only have to remain within 20cm of another unit from their formation, rather than 5cm as would normally be the case. In addition, scouts are trained to spread out so they can cover a wide area, and so have a 10cm zone of control. Note that these abilities only apply to scout units and cannot be transferred to other units in the same formation or transport units carrying the scouts.

Skimmers

Some units are noted as being skimmers. These units are equipped with devices that allow them to hover a short distance above the ground, so that they can fly over terrain that would slow other units down. Note that skimmers do not follow any of the rules for aircraft in Section Aerospace Operations.

Skimmers may ignore dangerous or impassable terrain as they move. They may not land on impassable terrain, and if they land in dangerous terrain they must take a dangerous terrain test. Skimmers may also move over other friendly units as they move, but may not land on them. Enemy units and zones of control affect skimmers normally.

A skimmer may declare that it is popping up at the start of any action that it takes, including when the skimmer goes into overwatch. A skimmer may not pop up as part of a sustained fire action or a marshal action, but may pop-up when it goes onto overwatch. Popping up counts as movement for the purposes of triggering firing by enemy units on overwatch.

A skimmer that has popped up, pops down at the conclusion of the action. Skimmers on overwatch do not pop down until after they make their overwatch attack. Skimmers with a transport capacity may not embark or disembark units while they are popped up, and if they are destroyed while they are popped up then any units on board will be destroyed with no save.

A skimmer that has popped up is assumed to be flying high enough that nearby intervening terrain that is closer to the skimmer than the target does not block the line of fire. To check if the line of fire is blocked, simply measure the distance between the skimmer and the terrain, and then measure the distance between the terrain and the target unit. If the skimmer is nearer to the intervening terrain then the line of fire is not blocked. If the skimmer is further from the terrain, then work out the line of fire normally. If the distance is is equal, then both the skimmer and the target unit can fire at each other, but they both count as being in cover and the cover to hit modifier will apply.

Skimmers may always choose to use their firefight value in an assault, even if there are enemy units in base contact with the skimmer. If they do this then the enemy must use their firefight value also. This represents the skimmer lifting off the ground out of reach of enemy ground units.

Sniper

Some infantry units are noted as being snipers. Roll separately when attacking with a sniper unit. If they hit, the attacker can choose which enemy unit is hit from those within range and in the line of fire of the sniper unit. In addition the target suffers a -1 save modifier.

Supreme Commanders

Supreme Commanders represent high-level command units. They count as commanders and leaders (see Commanders and Leaders respectively). In addition, each supreme commander unit in the army allows a player to re-roll one failed initiative test (of any type) once per turn.

Thick Rear Armour

Some armoured units are noted as having thick rear armour. These vehicles have equally thick armour all round, and so ignore the -1 save modifier when they are caught in a crossfire.

Teleport

Units with the teleport ability can appear suddenly on the battlefield, either because they have access to technological or arcane devices that allow them to be instantaneously moved from one place to another, or because they are capable of hiding extremely well and then suddenly appear as if from nowhere.

Formations where all of the units have this ability may be kept off the table, and can appear at the start of any turn. Simply place the unit anywhere you like on the table at the start of any turn, before determining who wins the strategy roll. The unit must be placed within 5cms of another unit from its own formation if there are any already in play. So, for example, if a whole formation teleported into play then the first unit could be placed anywhere, but any other units would need to be placed within 5cms of a unit that had already been placed. All units must be placed outside enemy zones of control. If placed in dangerous terrain then a dangerous terrain test must be taken when the unit is placed on the table.

Teleporting is an inherently dangerous business, and doesn’t always go as planned. To represent this roll a D6 for each unit that teleports into play. On a roll of a 1 the formation that the unit belongs to receives a Blast marker.

Walkers

Some vehicle units are noted as being walkers. They are able to negotiate dangerous terrain more easily than other vehicles. To represent this they may re-roll any failed dangerous terrain tests.

Re-rolls

Sometimes the rules will allow you to re-roll a dice if you don’t like the first score you rolled. Re-rolls always apply to single dice rolls—if you rolled more than one dice then the re-roll will only allow you to re-roll one of them unless the rules specifically say otherwise. No dice may be re-rolled more than once (you can’t re-roll a re-roll) and you must accept the result of the second roll.

Slow and Steady

Some spacecraft units are noted as being slow and steady. They may not be used on the first two turns of a battle unless the scenario specifically says otherwise.

Support Craft

Support craft are much like a hybrid between a skimmer and an aircraft. They remain high up in the air, hovering over the battlefield, firing over intervening terrain when possible. Support craft function identically to a skimmer unit that is always popped up. Support craft fire and are fired at normally (i.e. anti-aircraft ability is not required). In an assault, support craft automatically force a firefight in the same manner skimmers may choose. It is assumed that support craft transports or the troops they carry are appropriately equipped to embark and disembark troops as normal.

Self Planetfall

Self planetfall is plotted exactly as planetfall (see Planetfall). Both the turn in which the formation arrives and the landing location is plotted. The only exception is that, because these units are much smaller than orbiting spacecraft, they may be plotted to arrive in the same turn that an enemy spacecraft is present.

On the designated turn the self planetfalling unit is activated in the normal activation sequence, as with spacecraft. Nominate the action for the formation and roll to activate. If the unit fails to activate its arrival is delayed to the next following turn. If the activation is successful, place the formation at the plotted landing zone and determine scatter according to Planetfall as if it were a normal planetfall, including loaded units disembarking up to 5cm. The formation’s action proceeds as normal in all respects from that point. In other words, the formation gets the free move from planetfall placement at the beginning of its action but in all other ways activates as normal.

Note: The action is chosen at activation, before scatter is determined. Choose the action carefully as a poor scatter role could render some actions ineffective.

Expendable

Some units are seen by their allies as ablative or just plain disposable. This may be because the units are specifically created to sacrifice themselves or because the units are simply not valued.

A formation does not receive a Blast marker when a unit with expendable is destroyed, this includes the extra Blast marker from the first casualty of a crossfire and for units destroyed for being out of formation after a move.

If an expendable unit is hit by a weapon with disrupt it does not inflict a Blast marker. If a formation is comprised completely of expendable units then they do not benefit from any of the rules above.

Expendable units killed in an assault count for the purposes of working out its result (see Work Out Result).

Tunneler

Formations where all of the units have tunneler (or are transported in units that have the ability) may be kept off the table and can appear at the start of the second turn or after. Set up the units touching their own side’s table edge before the battle starts at the same time that spacecraft are setup (see Planning Spacecraft Operations). Any units transported in the tunneler should be placed to one side at this time too.

Secretly write down the location where the tunneler will surface at the same time and in the same manner that you record the coordinates of a drop zone (see Planning Spacecraft Operations). You must also secretly record when the tunneler will surface. If it is going to surface in your half of the table it may arrive from the second turn onwards. If it is going to surface in the opposing half of the table, it may arrive from turn three onwards.

Set up the tunneler at the start of the stated turn, before placing units with teleport, at the location you wrote down. Any units being transported are allowed to disembark immediately upon surfacing. Surfacing does not count as movement for the purposes of triggering overwatch fire. Disembarking triggers overwatch fire as normal.

If the tunneler surfaces on terrain that is impassable for it, under a friendly unit, or in an enemy zone of control then it is assumed that on-board sensor equipment will divert it towards another entry point. The unit should be moved by the opposing player to the nearest area where it can surface.

Formations of multiple tunneler need only record one location where they will surface. Place a unit at this location, or within 5cm of another unit that has already been placed, so long as all units are placed within 15cm of the location and on the appropriate half of the table.

Tunneler, and any units being transported in them, may take an action on the turn they appear.

Specialist Weapons

Some exotic or powerful weapons have special abilities to represent their unique properties. Any special abilities that apply to a weapon will be noted in the line for the weapon on a unit’s datasheet.

Anti-aircraft Weapons

Some of the weapons used in Epic are used in dogfights or to defend against aircraft. These weapons are collectively known as anti-aircraft weapons in the rules. Anti-aircraft weapons have an AA firepower value, in addition they may also have AP or AT firepower values. For example, the Space Marine Hunter has a Firepower value of AT4+/AA4+. The rules for carrying out AA shooting are described in full in the rules for Aerospace Operations (see Aerospace Operations).

Disrupt

Certain weapons are designed to disrupt enemy formations as much as kill enemy troops. To represent this weapons noted as having the disrupt ability inflict a Blast marker on an enemy formation for each hit they inflict instead of for each kill they inflict. Note that the hits inflicted by disruptor weapons are saved for normally. Any units that fail their save are removed as casualties but do not cause a second Blast marker to be placed on the target formation.

Extra Attacks

Some assault and close combat weapons are noted as having extra attacks (+x). Units armed with these weapons receive a number of extra attacks equal to x during an assault. For example, an assault weapon noted as having extra attacks (+2) would allow the unit using it to make two extra close combat attacks in an assault. Sometimes the entry will specify a dice roll rather than a fixed number. For example, a weapon that had extra attacks (D3) would attack D3 times each time it attacked. Extra attacks can apply to shooting attacks, close combat attacks, and firefight attacks.

First Strike

Weapons with the first strike ability attack first in an assault. Resolve the attack and inflict damage for the weapon before any enemy units make their attacks. This may result in some enemy units being destroyed before they can attack. If the ability is noted for a weapon with extra attacks (see Extra Attacks) then only the extra attacks gets the first strike ability; otherwise it will count for all close combat attacks if noted for an assault weapon, or all firefight attacks if noted for small arms. If opposing units both have first strike weapons then all first strike attacks are resolved simultaneously and their results applied to both sides before other attacks are resolved.

Ignore Cover

Some weapons are noted as being able to ignore cover. These weapons are designed to negate the effects of cover, either by blasting it apart or simply bypassing it altogether. These weapons ignore cover to hit modifiers, and negate infantry cover saves.

Macro-Weapons

Some of the weapons used in Epic are absolutely huge. These weapons are collectively known as macro-weapons in the rules. Only units with reinforced armour or invulnerable saves receive a saving throw against hits from a macro-weapon (see Invulnerable Saves and Reinforced Armour). Any other type of target that is hit does not get a saving throw at all. The following rules explain in detail how this works, but as long as you bear in mind the principle that macro-weapons cancel saves then you won’t go too far wrong.

Shooting Attacks
Macro-weapons that can be used for shooting attacks do not have AP or AT firepower values. Instead they have a macro-weapon value (abbreviated to MW). For example, the volcano cannon mounted on an Imperial Warlord Titan has a fire value of MW 2+. You should roll to hit normally when firing a macro-weapon. Macro-weapons can affect any type of target, so the volcano cannon mentioned above would hit any type of target on a roll of 2+. Only units with reinforced armour or invulnerable saves receive a saving throw against hits from a macro-weapon (see Invulnerable Saves and Reinforced Armour). Any other type of target that is hit does not get a saving throw. Cover saves are also negated, although the -1 to hit modifier does apply. Units on board a transport vehicle destroyed by a macro-weapon only receive a save if they would have one were they hit by the macro-weapon directly.
Barrages
Work out the macro-weapon’s barrage normally, except that any units hit do not receive a saving throw unless they have reinforced armour or an invulnerable save.
Assaults
In an assault, some small arms and assault weapons that are allowed extra attacks can have the macro-weapon ability as well. In this case the macro-weapon ability only applies to the extra attacks.
Allocating Hits
If an attacking formation scores hits both with normal weapons and weapons with the macro-weapon ability, then the opposing player must allocate and make any saves for the normal hits first, and then allocate and make any saves for the macro-weapon hits. Hits from macro-weapons can only be applied to units that are in a position to be hit by a macro-weapon.

Single Shot

Some weapons are noted as being single shot. These weapons may be used once per battle and may not then be fired again. You may want to record which single shot weapons have been fired on a piece of scrap paper.

Slow Firing

Some weapons are noted as being slow firing. These weapons must take one turn to reload after they have fired. This means that if they fire on one turn they may not fire during the next. We have found that the best way of remembering this is simply to turn the unit around to face away from the enemy when it fires, and then turn it back again when the formation is activated again next turn, but you can use any method you prefer.

Titan Killers

Some weapons are noted as being Titan Killers. Enemy units hit by such weapons may not take a cover or armour save, even if they have reinforced armour. In addition, further special rules apply if the target unit is a war engine (see War Engines). In all other ways, Titan killers are treated as macro-weapons.

Indirect Fire

Some weapons that can fire barrages are noted as having the indirect fire ability. Units armed with indirect fire weapons are allowed to fire indirectly if their formation takes a sustained fire action. Units belonging to a formation that fails the action test may shoot normally as part of their hold action, but may not fire indirectly. Units firing an indirect barrage receive the +1 modifier for taking a sustained fire action. In addition, no line of fire is required for an indirect barrage, as it is assumed that the barrage is fired high in the air so that the shots rain down on the target and ignore any intervening terrain. Co-ordinates for the barrage are provided by spotters that are either in other friendly formations that do have a line of fire, or from orbiting spy satellites or planes. Finally, the high trajectory used by weapons firing indirectly greatly increases their range, but means they cannot fire at targets that are too close by. To represent this, weapons firing indirectly double their range, but have a minimum range of 30cms.

Specialist Training Scenarios

Why, if it isn’t Brother Marius. The injuries from the last training exercise have healed well I see. And that new bionic eye should prove most useful for this next exercise. Tell me, how many hours have you had on Land Speeders up to now?

Veteran Sergeant Kesser

There are a huge number of specialist units and weapons covered by the Epic rules, far too many to be covered in a single training scenario. However, the following variant of the Combined Arms training scenario can give you a taste of what effect specialist units can have on the game. In order to play the scenario you will need access to the models you used for the Combined Arms scenario, plus models for the units shown on the datasheet section below.

Note: The datasheets for this scenario are in Section 5.0.

Specialist Training Scenario

Space Marines are organised into companies led by hugely experienced and respected commanders, and backed up with heavily armoured Land Raiders and highly agile Land Speeders. These specialised units allow a force to be tailored to carry out any mission the company may be called upon to undertake.

Force Alpha
Two formations each with six Space Marine Tactical units and three Rhinos, plus one formation of four Land Raiders and one formation of five Land Speeders. One Tactical formation may include a Space Marine Commander and the other may include a Space Marine Dreadnought. The force has a strategy rating of 5 and all formations have an initiative value of 1+.
Force Beta
Two formations each with six Space Marine Tactical units and three Rhinos, plus one formation of four Land Raiders and one formation of five Land Speeders. One Tactical formation may include a Space Marine Commander and the other may include a Space Marine Dreadnought. The force has a strategy rating of 5 and all formations have an initiative value of 1+.
Gaming Area
Set up a playing area approximately 90–120cm square. Set up any scenery you have in a mutually agreeable manner. You can set up as much or as little scenery as you like, but try to make sure that you have at least a couple of hills and either a built-up area or some woods for the troops to hide behind or take cover in. Place an objective counter in the very centre of the battlefield (a coin will do just fine). Then each player must set up another objective 45cms away from any other objective. There should be a total of three objectives once they have all been set up.
Deployment
If one player sets up the scenery then his opponent can choose which table edge to deploy on. If you set up the scenery together then dice to see who gets the choice of edge. The other player sets up on the opposite table edge. You must deploy all of your units within 15cms of your table edge.
Special Rules
All Space Marine units may use the They Shall Know No Fear special rule (see They Shall Know No Fear).
Victory Conditions
You capture the objective if you have a unit within 15cms of it in the end phase and your opponent does not. To win the game you must capture two objectives and hold them both for one full game turn.

War Engines

How much like a god he is, that ancient machine, primal of all his kind! His mighty fists, massive like two towers of destruction, laden with the doom of mankind’s bitter foes. He watches over us now as battle joins, and in his shadow we shall advance upon our enemies and defeat them.

The battlefields of the 41st Millennium are home to some awesomely large vehicles, many of which tower high above the battlefield and carry weapons batteries of terrifying potency. Most famous of all of these are the Titans created by the Adeptus Mechanicus of the Imperium, but there are many others including the Gargants fielded by Ork armies and the living bio-Titans fielded by the Tyranids. All of these creations are referred to as war engines in the Epic rules.

War engines include all very large machines, such as Ork Gargants, Imperial Titans, Imperial Guard Baneblades and Space Marine Thunderhawk Gunships. Because of their huge size and awesome toughness, war engines are very different to other units, and because of this many of the core game rules are modified when it comes to war engines.

That said, the main difference between a war engine and a normal vehicle is that the war engine has a damage capacity (abbreviated DC) that shows how many kills the war engine can absorb before it is destroyed. For example, a Warlord Titan has a DC of 8, and it therefore takes eight kills to destroy it. For most rules purposes, a war engine counts as being worth a number of units equal to its starting damage capacity, so a war engine’s starting damage capacity is also used to work out how many dice it rolls in an assault, how easy it is to pin and so on. This and all of the other modifications to the core game rules are described in detail as follows.

War Engine Movement

War engines follow the same movement rules as any other unit. War engines that fail a dangerous terrain test suffer a hit (see the damage rules below).

War Engine Formations

War engines are so large they usually operate as single units. Although only one unit, the war engine is still a separate formation, and all of the rules that apply to formations apply to it also.

Some smaller war engines like Baneblades operate in formations of more than one unit. War engines count as being within formation coherency distance if they are within a distance equal to their starting damage capacity × 5cm of another unit from the formation. For example, a Bandeblade has a starting damage capacity of 3, and so will be in formation as long as it is within (3×5) = 15cm of another unit.

War Engine Zones Of Control

War engines have a zone of control like any other unit. In an assault they only lose their zone of control once they have been charged by a number of units equal to their starting damage capacity.

Transport War Engines

Some war engines are capable of transporting other units. These war engines are an exception to the rule that transport vehicles may only carry units from their own formation. Instead a war engine transport vehicle can carry units from another formation, as long as the entire formation can fit inside the war engine, and as long as the entire formation mounts up as part of the same move. Note that a war engine may carry other units from its own formation using the normal rules (see Transport Vehicles).

For a formation to mount up in this way the units that are getting on board must be able to move into base contact with the war engine during their action. The war engine is allowed to have taken an action before the other formation mounts up, but may not take an action after they have done so. While being transported the units may not shoot or carry out any other actions except to rally in the end phase (see Rallying Formations).

Once the units being transported have mounted up, the war engine can move off with them inside as part of one of its own actions in a subsequent turn. It can dismount the transported units at the end of a move in the same way as a normal transport vehicle (i.e., the units are placed within 5cms of the transport at the end of a move).

Formations that dismount in this way may not take an action in the turn they dismount, but are allowed to either shoot or fight in an assault if the war engine that was transporting it is able to shoot or assault. In both cases, the war engine and the transported units are treated as a single formation until the shooting attack or assault has been resolved. The war engine and the formation that disembarked are treated as being separate formations once the war engine has completely resolved its action.

For example, a war engine could take a double action and disembark any troops it was carrying at the end of its move. The war engine and the disembarked units could then shoot together at a target formation, but all shooting would suffer the -1 modifier for shooting while taking a double action. Alternatively a war engine could take an engage action and dismount any transported units at the end of its charge move. It and the disembarking units would be treated as a single formation for the purposes of resolving the assault, as if they were making a combined assault (see Commanders, paragraph 3).

War Engine Shooting

The following special rules apply when shooting either at or with war engines. In general, war engines are treated in the same manner as armoured vehicle targets (i.e., any hit that would affect an armoured vehicle can affect a war engine). Any exceptions to this are noted below.

Allocating Hits To War Engines

Normally, you may only allocate one hit to a unit in a formation until all units in the formation have been allocated one hit each. This doesn’t apply to war engines. Instead, the defender allocates a number of hits equal to the war engine’s starting damage capacity before he allocates any hits to other units.

If a formation includes both war engines and non-war engine units then an attacker must state whether any attacks he makes on the formation will be directed at the war engines or the other units in the formation. Attacks directed at the war engines can only be allocated against war engines if they hit, while attacks directed at other units may not be allocated to the war engines in the formation.

Special rules apply to war engines that are attacked by weapons that use templates (see Barrages). Normally these weapons attack each unit that falls under the template once each. However, due to its huge size if a war engine lies directly under the centre of a template, then it is subjected to a number of attacks equal to half its starting damage capacity, rounding fractions up. For example, a Baneblade (DC3) caught under the centre of a template would be attacked twice. You may wish to make sure that your barrage templates have a small hole in the centre so that you can see if a war engine suffers the full effect of the bombardment or is only attacked once.

War Engine Damage Capacity

Unlike normal vehicles, war engines are able to absorb more than one hit before they are destroyed. The number of hits a war engine can take is shown by its damage capacity. Each hit that is not saved will reduce the war engine’s damage capacity by 1 point, and the war engine is only destroyed once its damage capacity is reduced to 0. Place one Blast marker on the war engine’s formation for each point of damage that it suffers.

Critical Hits

The weapons used in Epic are so destructive that they have the ability to destroy or damage even the largest target if they hit the right place. To represent this, any hit on a war engine (no matter how it was inflicted) has a chance of causing critical damage. Roll a D6 for each hit scored on a war engine. On a roll of 1–5 the target suffers normal damage and its damage capacity is reduced by 1 point. On a roll of a 6 the hit has caused critical damage; the war engine still loses one point of damage capacity, but in addition suffers a critical hit.

The effect of a critical hit is listed on the war engine’s datasheet and will vary from one type of war engine to another. For example, Imperial Titans are vulnerable to hits on their dangerously unstable plasma reactors, while Ork Gargants are renowned for catching fire, and so on.

If a war engine suffers more than one critical hit then the effects of all of the hits are cumulative.

Blast Markers

Every time a war engine loses a point of damage then the formation it is part of receives one Blast marker. If a war engine is destroyed by the effect of a critical hit then the formation it belongs to receives a number of extra Blast markers equal to the damage capacity the war engine would have had remaining were it not destroyed. For example, if a previously undamaged Baneblade in a Super Heavy Tank Company were destroyed by a single critical hit then the company would receive three Blast markers.

It requires a number of Blast markers equal to a war engine’s starting damage capacity to suppress or break a war engine. Add the starting damage capacity of any functioning war engines in a formation together in order to find out how many Blast markers are required to break the formation. If the formation includes units that are not war engines, then add the starting damage capacity of any functioning war engines in the formation to the number of other non-war engine units to find the formation’s break point. For example, an Ork formation with a Battlefortress (DC3) and six Boyz would be broken by 3+6 = 9 Blast markers. War engines rally using the normal rules.

A broken war engine is assumed to have a number of Blast markers equal to its starting damage capacity for all rules purposes. If there are any enemy units within 15cms of the war engine after it makes a withdrawal then it suffers one extra point of damage (no save allowed) for each enemy unit that is within 15cms. Additional hits caused by losing an assault or receiving Blast markers while broken cause one point of damage each. Roll for critical hits from these extra hits as you would normally.

Titan Killer Weapons

Some units are armed with weapons that are noted as being Titan Killers (see Titan Killers). Many of these weapons are capable of taking down a war engine with a single shot. Enemy units hit by such weapons may not take a cover or armour save, even if they have reinforced armour. Note that cover to hit modifiers do apply.

In addition, Titan Killer weapons will usually have a dice roll noted in brackets on their data sheet. For example, the Volcano Cannon mounted on an Imperial Guard Shadowsword is noted as being a Titan Killer (D3) weapon. If such a weapon hits a war engine then the war engine suffers damage equal to the roll of the appropriate sort of dice. Each point of damage will reduce the war engine’s damage capacity by 1 point. Roll for critical hits for each point of damage inflicted. Titan Killer weapons that do not have a dice roll in brackets only inflict one point of damage.

When allocating Titan killer hits that may cause multiple points of damage, roll for damage immediately after allocating the hit. The War Engine counts as having been allocated a number of hits equal to the damage rolled. This is solely for purposes of allocation. Damage is applied as normal, only after all hits have been allocated.

War Engine Assaults

War engines can be devastating in an assault, which is reflected by the following special rules.

Charge Moves

When a war engine charges it is allowed to barge any non-war engine units belonging to the target formation out of the way and carry on with its charge move. Move the war engine as far as desired, and then place any units that were barged out of the way as close as you can to their starting point, while still touching the base of the war engine that so rudely pushed them aside. The maximum number of units a war engine can barge aside in this manner is two per point of its starting damage capacity. Note that war engines may not barge other war engines out of the way.

The rule that no more than two units may move into base contact with an enemy unit when they charge does not apply to war engines. Instead a war engine may be charged by up to two enemy units per point of its’ starting damage capacity (i.e., a Baneblade with a DC of 3 could be contacted by up to six enemy units).

Close Combat and Firefight Attacks

Instead of rolling a single hit dice for each war engine in an assault, roll a number of hit dice equal to the war engine’s starting damage capacity. You may choose to split these between close combat rolls and firefight rolls as you see fit, but close combat rolls will only hit enemy units in base contact, while firefight rolls will only hit units within 15cm that are not in base contact.

Result Rolls

When working out the result of an assault that includes a war engine, count each point of damage inflicted on a war engine as a casualty. Each surviving war engine counts as a number of units equal to its starting damage capacity when working out if one side outnumbers the other. If a war engine loses an assault, then it takes one extra point of damage for each point it lost the assault by. Roll for critical hits normally.

War Engine Training Scenario

We’ve got our Gargantz an’ we’ve got our weapons. Wot ain't we got? We ain’t got anyfing for target practice iz wot! So I'll tell you wot we're gonna do. We’re gonna give da Humies a taste of ’ot metal death is wot. We’s gonna take Big Gork and Big Mork ’ere an’ we’s gonna stomp Hummie!

Warlord Dragnatz prepares the Boyz for the Waaargh!

The following training scenario will allow you to quickly and easily try out war engines for the first time. We highly recommend playing the scenario before including war engines in any normal games, as so many special rules apply to war engines that including them in a full sized game without any practice will slow things down to a crawl.

If you play Korps Grinda Returns twice, once as each side, then you will gain a good grasp of the war engine rules and will easily be able to incorporate them into the games that you play.

Note: The datasheets for this scenario are on the next page and in Section 5.0.

Gogard’s Last Stand

Warlord Gogard led an ill-advised invasion of the Imperial planet of Belle Alpha about ten years before the Battle For Armageddon. Trapped by Blood Angels Space Marine reinforcements, and with most of his boyz dead or dying, Gogard boarded his trusty Gargant Korps Grinda and set off for one last suicidal attack on the hated beakies. Gogard’s attack came as a complete surprise to the Blood Angels, who only managed to damage the Great Gargant before being forced to retreat from the awesome firepower of the war engine.

Gogard carried on until he reached the main Imperial defence line. Here the Imperial defenders were much better prepared and raked the Gargant with heavy weapons fire as it advanced. The Gargant krew struggled to contain the fires raging inside the war engine, and were able to do so just long enough to allow Korps Grinda to cause immense destruction to the defenders before a massive explosion in the hull destroyed the Gargant and Warlord Gogard once and for all.

Gogard’s last futile battle and glorious demise is a tale often retold around Ork campfires, with the result that a number of Ork Gargants on Armageddon are named Korps Grinda or a variation on the name (hey, nobody said that Orks were original!)

Korps Grinda Returns!

In a strange quirk of fate, one of the Gargants named Korps Grinda II found itself surrounded and cut off far behind Imperial lines, and was left with no option other than to try to inflict as much damage as possible before it was destroyed. The stage was set for a reprise of Gogard’s Last Stand!

Ork Forces
One formation consisting of Korps Grinda II, a Great Gargant (the datasheet is at the end of Section 5.5) The force has a strategy rating of 3 and all formations have an initiative value of 3+. The Mob Rule (see Mob Rule) and Power of the Waaagh (see Power of the Waaagh!) special rules apply to Korps Grinda II.
Space Marine Forces
One formation consisting of a Space Marine Commander, six Space Marine Tactical units and three Rhinos, plus one formation consisting of a Space Marine Commander and four Space Marine Devastator units, and one formation consisting of four Land Raiders. The force has a strategy rating of 5 and all formations have an initiative value of 1+. The They Shall Know No Fear special rule applies to all Space Marine formations (see Basic Training Scenario).
Gaming Area
Set up the playing area approximately 90–120cm square, including the features shown on the accompanying map. Set up any further scenery you have in a mutually agreeable manner. The Space Marine player must set up two command bunkers when he deploys. These are the objectives of the Ork attack. They may be set up anywhere on the table that is at least 15cm from a table edge.
Korps Grinda Returns Gaming Area
Deployment
The Space Marine player sets up first. One formation is deployed on the table, either in or touching the ruined buildings by the Y junction. The remaining two Space Marine formations enter play anywhere along the Space Marine table edge (including the roads) on the first turn of the battle. The Space Marine player must deploy one unit from each of these formations on the table edge to show where they will enter play. Their move on the first turn must be measured from this point. Once the Space Marines have deployed, the Ork Great Gargant may be set up as shown on the deployment map.
Victory Conditions
The game carries on until Korps Grinda II is destroyed or both objectives have been demolished. If the Space Marines destroy Korps Grinda II without losing either bunker then they win the game. If one bunker is destroyed then the game is a draw, and if the Orks destroy both bunkers then they win.
Command Bunker WE Immobile 4+ n/a n/a
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  • Damage Capacity 3

No units may enter the bunker as it is filled with comm’s gear.

Aerospace Operations

Krukfang pushed the control stick forward and steered Deffblasta down into a straffing run. The words of Gobstikk came back to him from when the Mekaniak had been teaching the young Krukfang how to fly. Long, uncontrolled bursts the clever Mek had taught him…

Fighta-Bommer by Gav Thorpe, from Imperial Armour II

Most Epic armies are supported by aerial units that either operate in the atmosphere or from orbit in space. These units range from small fixed-wing aircraft with a single crewman, to gigantic spacecraft manned by thousands or even tens of thousands of crew. Aerospace units are very different to any other unit in Epic. They are very fast compared to the ground units described so far, being perfectly capable of flying onto and off the largest gaming table in a single turn. This sheer speed means that only specialised ground units or other aerospace units are capable of engaging them. In addition, aerospace units often carry an arsenal of highly destructive weapons which when combined with their high speed allows them to unleash devastating attacks at almost any point on the battlefield. Last, but not least, some aerospace units are capable of transporting ground units, hurtling onto the battlefield and delivering their cargo wherever they may be needed.

The rules for aerospace operations are one of the most complicated sections of the Epic rulebook. Because of this we recommend playing a few games without aerospace units before you try them out, and that you limit each side to very small numbers of aerospace units for the first few games that you do play with the rules. Diving in the deep end and using aircraft, drop pods and spacecraft in your first game is not recommended!

Aerospace Units

In Epic there are two types of aerospace unit:

Aircraft
The unit type includes all fixed wing aircraft that can operate in a planet’s atmosphere. Most aircraft are powered by powerful jet engines and are capable of carrying heavy payloads and of flying at thousands of kilometres an hour. Aircraft can range in size from small single-seat fighters to huge transport landers that can carry entire formations of troops. Aircraft belong to one of three manoeuvre classes that determine how easily they can turn when they move, as described below. The three classes are: Fighters, Bombers, and Fighter-Bombers. An aircraft’s manoeuvre class is noted instead of its speed on its data sheet.
Spacecraft
This category includes all of the interstellar spacecraft used by armies to move from one star system to another. These craft can vary in size from small escorts to huge battleships armed with enough firepower to level a hive city! In Epic they are assumed to be operating from low orbit where they can land drop pods and provide long-range support for ground troops.

Aerospace Formations

Aerospace units are organised into formations just like any other unit. However, although aerospace formations do receive Blast markers, they cannot be broken or suppressed. In addition, they can’t be assaulted, lend support to an assault or be used by another formation to claim a crossfire, etc., while in the air. Once landed, an aerospace unit may be assaulted and be used in a crossfire, and is affected by Blast markers normally.

Aircraft

Aircraft formations are not set-up with other units. They are kept off table (where it can be imagined they are in orbit or stationed at a nearby airbase) but can be set up on the board when they take an action. Aircraft that are capable of transporting other units may be set up with the these units already on board. The aircraft (plus any units they are transporting) may only enter play using the following rules.

Aircraft formations can only take the following actions: Interception, Ground Attack, Combat Air Patrol or Stand Down. Aircraft formations that fail an action test must take a stand down action rather than a hold action.

Interception
Only fighters and fighter-bombers can choose this action. Take an action test for the formation and if it passes set up the formation touching your table edge. The formation may then make an approach move and then attack enemy aircraft units. In the end phase, the formation must make a disengagement move and exit the table.
Ground Attack
Take an action test for the formation and if it passes set up the formation touching your table edge. The formation may then make an approach move and then attack enemy ground units. In the end phase, the formation must make a disengagement move and exit the table.
Combat Air Patrol (CAP)
Only fighters and fighter-bombers can choose this action. Take an action test for the formation and if it passes set up the formation touching your own side’s table edge to show where it will enter play.
A formation on combat air patrol may choose to carry out an interception action in reaction to an enemy ground attack. No initiative test is required to carry out the interception. It takes place after the enemy ground attack formation has made its approach move, but before flak is fired at the ground attackers or they make their own attack. Formations that are on CAP remain on CAP until they make an interception. If they haven’t made an Interception by the end of the turn, then they can either stand down and return to base normally, or remain on CAP into the following turn.
No more than one formation that is on CAP may intercept a formation that makes a ground attack mission. In effect CAP allows you to interrupt an enemy ground attack action and bounce the enemy aircraft before they make their attack. The interception follows the normal rules, effectively being an action within an action. After the interception has been carried out play returns to the ground attack action.
Stand Down
The formation may do nothing this turn. An aircraft formation that fails its action test must choose to take a stand down action.

Aircraft Approach Moves

Aircraft carrying out an interception or ground attack action are set up touching their own side’s table edge (choose an edge randomly if your side doesn’t have a table edge in the scenario being played). After the formation is set up it carries out an approach move.

Aircraft making an approach move may travel an unlimited distance over the tabletop when they move. Aircraft are assumed to be travelling high enough above the ground to fly over terrain, zones of control, and other units (in other words they ignore all three things!) By the same token, other units may ignore aircraft and aircraft zones of control when they move. Note that aircraft may not assault other units.

Aircraft must generally travel straight ahead in the direction they are facing, and can only change direction by turning. Aircraft belong to one of three manoeuvre classes that determine how easily they can turn when they move, as described below. The three classes are: Fighters, Bombers, and Fighter-Bombers. An aircraft’s manoeuvre class is noted instead of its speed on its data sheet.

Fighters
Fighters may make one turn of up to 90° after moving at least 30cm. Once the fighter has made a turn it must move another 30cm before it can turn again.
Bombers
Bombers may make one turn of up to 45° after moving at least 30cm. Once the bomber has made a turn it must move another 30cm before it can turn again.
Fighter-Bombers
Fighter-bombers manoeuvre as bombers when making an approach move if they are carrying out a ground attack action (because they are laden down with bombs or rockets), and behave like fighters under any other circumstances.

Aircraft Attacks

After aircraft have made their approach move they are allowed to attack. Aircraft carrying out a ground attack action may attack an enemy ground formation. Aircraft carrying out an interception mission may attack an enemy aircraft formation. Aircraft are assumed to be flying high enough in the air to ignore any terrain that might block the line of sight when they shoot at any targets, and the crossfire rule does not apply to aircraft attacks. This aside, resolve the attack using the normal shooting rules.

After the aircraft formation has made an attack, its action is over. It remains in play until the end phase, at which time it must make a disengagement move and exit the table (see Disengagement Moves).

Anti-aircraft Attacks

Some weapons have an anti-aircraft value (AA) that can be used to attack aircraft, and only aircraft. Aircraft can shoot at other aircraft either when making a flak attack (see Flak Attacks) or when attacking as part of an interception action. Ground units may only shoot at aircraft when making a flak attack, and may not choose to shoot at aircraft formations as part of one of their actions (this rule stops ground units rushing over to attack aircraft before they can disengage).

Roll to hit using the weapon’s AA value. If a hit is scored then the aircraft must make a saving roll to see if it is destroyed. The crossfire rule does not apply to aircraft. Aircraft that are carrying out a CAP or Intercept action may add +1 to all of their to hit rolls.

Fighters and fighter-bombers can choose to jink when they have to make a saving throw. Jinking represents the pilot desperately swerving his plane to one side in order to try and dodge the enemy attack. All of the aircraft in a formation must jink, or none at all. Aircraft that jink receive a 4+ saving throw instead of their normal armour save but lose their attack if they have not already taken it (they are concentrating on dodging enemy bullets). Place a suitable marker on the aircraft as a reminder it can’t shoot.

Flak Attacks

AA weapons are designed to fire defensively against an attacking enemy aircraft, and may therefore shoot immediately after an enemy aircraft formation makes an approach move but before it makes its attack. This is called a flak attack. Note that aircraft carrying out a ground attack mission that are armed with AA weapons may shoot at enemy interceptors that fall within the AA weapon’s fire arc. Making a flak attack does not remove overwatch status from a ground formation.

Flak attacks may not be carried out by units belonging to a formation that is marching or broken. This aside, flak attacks are a free or bonus attack, and making a flak attack does not stop the unit attacking again later in the same turn. What’s more, a flak weapon can make any number of flak attacks per turn against different aircraft formations, as long as it does not attack the same aircraft formation more than once in a turn. Flak units in formations which have taken a move action during the turn fire with a -1 to-hit modifier during the end phase.

No line of fire is required when firing at aircraft, as it is assumed that they are high enough above any terrain features to be seen by all units. Make flak attacks one unit at a time, in any order you like.

Ground units that are armed with AA weapons can shoot at enemy aircraft as they move past them. To represent this, they may shoot at an aircraft formation that moved within their weapon range during their approach or disengagement move, even if the aircraft is no longer within weapon range when the attack is made. Attacks made against disengaging aircraft are resolved when the aircraft reaches the edge of the table, before it is removed to fly back to base. Units that shot at an aircraft formation as it approached may not shoot at them again as they disengage.

Transporting Ground Units

Aircraft with a transport capacity are known as transport aircraft and are allowed to pick up and drop off ground units. Troops being transported are kept off-board embarked on the transport aircraft until it is deployed. Any units that are picked up and transported off the table may later return to play in the same transport aircraft.

An aircraft must carry out a ground attack action in order to transport units. Transport aircraft are treated in the same manner as war engine transport vehicles, and are only allowed to transport units from another formation as long as the whole formation can fit inside the transport aircraft (see Transport War Engines). If a transport aircraft is destroyed while carrying ground units, then any transported troops are lost with it (no saves in this case!)

Transport aircraft can pick up and drop off their cargo in two ways: by landing or making an air assault.

Landing
Aircraft with a transport capability can land after making their approach move and having being fired upon by any enemy flak. If the aircraft lands in dangerous terrain it must take a dangerous terrain test. After the aircraft has landed, any units being transported may disembark and are placed within 5cms of the transport aircraft (skimmers and units with jump packs can be placed within 15cms, to represent them dropping from the aircraft as it comes in to land). Alternatively, the aircraft may pick up any friendly units within 5cms, assuming they will fit on board of course. After embarking or disembarking any units, the aircraft may carry out its ground attack. Note that the limitations that apply to units disembarking from a war engine transport vehicle also apply to units disembarking from an aircraft (i.e., they can’t take an action on the turn they disembark but can shoot with the aircraft—see Transport War Engines).
Once landed, the aircraft is treated in all ways as a ground unit with a speed of 0 (i.e., it may not move) It may not carry out an action on the turn it lands. If it is involved in an assault and loses then it is automatically destroyed. Once landed, the aircraft may make a disengagement move and exit the table in the end phase of any turn, including the one it landed in.
Air Assault
Transport aircraft may choose to land as described above, and then it and any units that disembark are allowed to fight an assault instead of shooting. If this option is chosen then the aircraft and any units that disembark may enter enemy zones of control as if they were charging. The aircraft and any units that disembark are treated as a single formation for the duration of the assault, in the same manner as units disembarking from a war engine taking an engage action (see Transport War Engines). If the aircraft loses the assault it is destroyed, but any units that have disembarked may withdraw normally.

Disengagement Moves

In the end phase, all aircraft that that have not landed must exit the table. Aircraft that have landed may choose to exit the table. Aircraft may exit along any table edge. Simply move the aircraft as you did when it made its approach move, until it reaches a table edge. This is called the disengagement move, and it takes place at the start of the end phase before any ground formations rally.

Blast Markers

Aircraft collect Blast markers in a similar manner to other units, but are affected by them rather differently. The following fairly simple rules reflect the time it takes to rearm and refuel aircraft after a mission. Aircraft in a formation that has come under heavy attack and therefore have a lot of Blast markers will take longer to get ready, and so there is an increased chance that they may not get to carry out a mission.

Aircraft formations collect Blast markers under the following circumstances:

Aircraft are not suppressed or broken by Blast markers, but are not allowed to rally in the end phase either. Instead, the next time that you want to take an action with the formation, take the action test as before, but apply a -1 modifier for each Blast marker on the formation (this modifier replaces the modifier for having one or more Blast markers).

All of the Blast markers are removed from the formation immediately after it takes the action test, whether it passes the test or not. If it passes the test, it may carry out an action, and if it fails it may not.

Aircraft that land are affected by any Blast makers they have picked up normally, and are allowed to rally in the end phase. Any additional Blast markers they pick up will be carried off with them if they later take off again.

Spacecraft

Most armies have access to spacecraft that can be used to land ballistic entry vehicles and unleash potentially devastating orbital attacks. Each type of spacecraft an army can use has its own datasheet with details of the drop pods and weapons carried by the spacecraft.

The spacecraft of the 41st Millennium are huge. Even a small Imperial Lunar class Cruiser would be over 5 metres long if we made an Epic scale model of it. Because of this neither side is allowed to include more than one spacecraft in their army.

Spacecraft can carry out orbital bombardments, pin-point attacks and land units with the planetfall ability when they take an action. They may carry out all three of these things as part of the same action if they have the ability—their huge crew allows them to carry out a multitude of tasks.

Planning Spacecraft Operations

In order to carry out spacecraft operations you will need a Battlefleet Gothic model representing the orbiting spacecraft.

Spacecraft operations must be planned well in advance, and because of this any spacecraft models must be set up right at the start of the battle before any ground units are deployed. If both players have spacecraft, they should take turns in setting them up, starting with the player with the higher strategy rating.

Spacecraft are set up touching their own side’s table edge (choose an edge randomly if your side doesn’t have a table edge in the scenario being played), facing in any direction. As each spacecraft is set up, the player must declare out loud on which turn the ship will arrive. Note that the turn the spacecraft will arrive is not a secret—they are far too large to sneak up on the enemy! You may choose any turn, from the first turn onwards. However, you may not choose a turn that has already been taken by another spacecraft, and no more than one spacecraft can travel over the battlefield on the same turn.

In addition to saying when the spacecraft will arrive, you must secretly record the drop zone for units entering play using the planetfall ability, (see Planetfall) and also where any orbital bombardments will fall. Each player needs to do this in turn while the other player is not looking.

Simply write down on a piece of paper the coordinates of the drop zone and/or bombardment in relation to the position of the space craft model. The coordinates you plot will determine the centre point of the drop zone and any orbital bombardment your spacecraft fires. For example you might write my drop zone will be 60cm up, 30cm right, and my orbital bombardment will come down 45cm up and 30cm left. This would mean that the drop zone would be located 60cm up and 30cm to the right of the spacecraft model, while the orbital bombardment would hit a point 45cm and 30cm to the left of the model.

Carrying Out The Operation

Spacecraft operations take place in the action phase of the turn. Simply take an action test for the spacecraft as you would for any other formation. If the test is passed, the spacecraft may make orbital bombardments, pin-point attacks, and carry out a planetfall as described in the sections that follow (see Orbital Bombardments, Pin-Point Attacks and Planetfall).

After any attacks or landings have taken place, the spacecraft model is removed. If the test is failed then the spacecraft has been delayed and fails to arrive this turn; you may roll for it again next turn as long as no other spacecraft are scheduled to arrive that turn. If the next turn has been taken, then the delayed spacecraft will arrive in the first available free turn.

Orbital Bombardments

If a spacecraft can carry out an orbital bombardment this will be noted on its datasheet.

Orbital bombardments cover an area considerably larger than an artillery bombardment, and so require a barrage template that is 12cm across. By a remarkable stroke of good fortune this happens to be the same size as the Ordnance template used in Warhammer 40,000, and if you happen to have any of these we recommend you use them (I know, it’s almost like we planned it, isn’t it) If not then make your own templates from card or acetate.

Take one of the templates and place it with its centre at the coordinates you recorded at the start of the battle. Note that you don’t need to pass a second initiative test in order to carry out the bombardment—the one you passed earlier on allows the bombardment to take place.

Once the position of the orbital bombardment is known, attack any units under the templates just as you would for an artillery barrage (see Barrages). Orbital bombardments never benefit from the crossfire rule.

Pin-Point Attacks

Pin-point attacks may be made on enemy war engines (war engines are the only things big enough for a spacecraft to pick out on the battlefield). Pick a target anywhere on the table and then attack it with any pin-point attacks the spacecraft may have. You may target different war engines with each pin-point attack if you wish, or concentrate all of the attacks on a single target. Note that you do not need to record the co-ordinates of pin-point attacks.

Planetfall

Some armies are allowed to land ground units from orbiting spacecraft in specially modified vehicles. These vehicles are mainly used to carry troops from orbiting spacecraft to the planet below. Most are more like manned missiles than aircraft, and are designed to be fired at extremely high speeds into the planet’s atmosphere. At the last moment, powerful jets slow the descent of the vehicle allowing it and its cargo to land safely on the planet’s surface. The high speeds that the vehicles travel at makes it almost impossible for weapons to engage them before they have landed. This is known as making a planetfall.

Any unit capable of making a planetfall will have this noted on its datasheet. The datasheets for a spacecraft will note the type and number of units it may carry that can make planetfall. It is assumed that a spacecraft can also carry any cargo that will be transported in the unit with the planetfall ability. Units entering play by planetfall and their cargo (if any) should be kept off the table until they have landed.

You can make a planetfall on the turn the spacecraft transporting the units enters play. Carry out the planetfall after carrying out any bombardments and/or pin-point attacks. Take one of the units with the planetfall ability and place it anywhere on the table that is within 15cms of the drop zone co-ordinates recorded at the start of the game (see Planning Spacecraft Operations). The unit then scatters 2D6cms in a random direction (we recommend using a Games Workshop scatter dice to determine the direction, but any mutually agreeable method will do). Any units being transported are allowed to disembark immediately on landing, or stay on board and disembark later. Landing does not count as movement for the purposes of triggering enemy overwatch fire. Disembarking triggers overwatch fire as normal.

Carry on doing this until all of the units with the planetfall ability that are on the spacecraft have landed. Units that end up out of formation due to scattering as they land must move back into a legal formation when they next take an action (see Formations and Actions).

Units entering play by planetfall are destroyed if they land off the table. If the unit lands on terrain that is impassable or dangerous for it, or on top of any sort of unit (friend or foe), or in an enemy zone of control, then it is assumed that on-board automatic guidance systems will divert it towards a safe landing point and the unit is moved by the opposing player to the nearest area of clear ground where it can land.

Units that land by planetfall may take an action later in the turn. In effect the units land from the spacecraft when the spacecraft takes its action, and can take an action of their own later in the same turn. Remember that any formations that have landed by planetfall and scattered out of formation must move back into a legal formation when they take an action. Aircraft that land by planetfall are treated in the same manner as a landed aircraft (see Transporting Ground Units), and they may take off again later in the game.

Aerospace Training Scenarios

Today had been a good day for Krukfang; plenty of firing, plenty of speed.

The rules for aerospace operations, like the war engine rules that preceded them, are fairly long and complex, and for this reason it is best to learn how to use them by playing the following training scenarios before you use them in full-sized games. The training scenarios concentrate on the aircraft rules exclusively, as these are both the most complex and the most commonly used.

Note: The datasheets for these two scenarios are on the next page and in Section 5.0.

Death From The Skies!

In the sulphur-yellow skies above Armageddon, Ork fighta-bommers battle with Imperial Navy Thunderbolts and Marauders in a deadly dance of death. Typical of these engagements was the Ork aerial attack on Imperial Command Bunker Complex 17c, home to the Headquarters of the Imperial Guard 2nd Asgardian Rangers regiment. More than half a dozen Ork fighta-bommers from Harthag’s Deffblasta’s Flyboyz Sqwadron attacked the complex, and were intercepted by elements of the Imperial Navy’s 222nd Interceptor Strike Wing. The air combat that unfolded is considered by many to be one of the classic aerial engagements of the Armageddon wars.

Ork Forces
Two formations each consisting of four Ork Fighta-Bommers. The force has a strategy rating of 3 and all formations have an initiative value of 3+.
Imperial Forces
One formation consisting of three Imperial Navy Thunderbolt Fighters, plus two formations each consisting of one Command Bunker and one Hydra AA vehicle, and one formation consisting of three Basilisk artillery vehicles and one Hydra. The force has a strategy rating of 2 and all formations have an initiative value of 2+.
Gaming Area
Set up a playing area approximately 90‒120cm square. Set up any scenery you have in a mutually agreeable manner. You can set up as much or as little scenery as you like, but try to make sure that you have at least a couple of hills and either a built-up area or some woods for the troops to hide behind or take cover in.
Deployment:
The Imperial player sets up first, and must set up all of the ground formations in his force anywhere he likes on the table. Both sides’ aircraft are off the table at the start of the battle.
Special Rules
See Power of the Waaagh! for Power of the Waaagh!
Victory Conditions
The Ork player has three turns in which to destroy both Command Bunkers and all three Basilisks. If he succeeds he wins, if not the Imperial player wins.

Thunderhawk Down

Acheron Hive fell without warning on the fifth day of the invasion of Armageddon, the victim of treachery by none other than ex-Imperial Governor Herman von Strab. Intelligence reports indicated that von Strab was located in a captured command bunker just outside the hive city. A small force of Terminators from the Salamanders Chapter were despatched in a Thunderhawk Gunship in a bid to capture the traitor. The Terminators landed just outside the bunkers and quickly overran the complex, but found that von Strab had already left. Things started to go wrong when Ork Fighta-Bommers ambushed the Thunderhawk sent to evacuate the Terminators. Only the Thunderhawk’s legendarily sturdy construction and the timely assistance of some Imperial Navy Thunderbolt fighters allowed it to survive and pick up the Terminators. When the Thunderhawk returned to base only one engine was still functioning, all of its crew had either been wounded or killed, and bullet holes caused by over 250 big shoota shell hits were counted on its hull. All of the Terminators sent on the mission were evacuated safely.

Imperial Forces
One Thunderhawk Gunship, plus one formation consisting of four Space Marine Terminator units, and one formation consisting of three Imperial Navy Thunderbolt fighters. The force has a strategy rating of 5. All Space Marine formations have an initiative value of 1+, and the Thunderbolts have an initiative value of 2+.
Ork Forces
Two formations each consisting of three Ork Fighta-Bommers, and two formations each consisting of one Command Bunker and one (traitor) Imperial Guard Hydra AA vehicle. The force has a strategy rating of 2. Traitor Guard formations have an initiative value of 2+, and the Ork Fighta-Bommerz have an initiative value of 3+.
Gaming Area
Same as Death From The Skies!.
Deployment
The Ork player sets up first, and must set up all of the ground formations in his force anywhere he likes on the table. All remaining formations are off the table at the start of the battle. The Space Marine player may teleport the Terminators into battle if he wishes to (see Teleport).
Special Rules
See Power of the Waaagh! for Power of the Waaagh! and They Shall Know No Fear for They Shall Know No Fear.
Victory Conditions
The Imperial player wins if he destroys both bunkers with close combat attacks, and then manages to exit at least one Terminator unit off the table in a Thunderhawk Gunship. The Imperial player gets a draw if he destroys both bunkers. Any other result is a win for the Ork player.
Command Bunker WE Immobile 4+ n/a n/a
-
  • Damage Capacity 3

No units may enter the bunker as it is filled with comm’s gear.

Forces

This section of the Epic rules includes datasheets for each of the armies, plus a reference sheet that groups all of the game tables together into one place. The following abbreviations are used on the datasheets:

Abbreviations

Epic Armageddon Reference Sheet

Blast Marker Table
Blast Markers Result Effect
Each Blast Marker Unit Suppressed May not shoot
One per unit Formation Broken Withdraw
Actions
Advance
Make one move and then shoot.
Engage
Make one charge move and then fight an assault.
Double
Make two moves and then shoot with a -1 modifier.
March
Make three moves.
Marshal
Shoot with a -1 modifier and then regroup, or make one move and then regroup.
Overwatch
Enter overwatch.
Sustained Fire
Shoot with a +1 modifier.
Hold
Make one move or shoot or regroup.
Action Test Table (Cumulative)
Formation has at least one Blast marker -1
Formation is trying to retain the initiative -1
To Hit Modifier Table (Cumulative)
Target is in cover -1
Attacker is carrying out a double or marshal action -1
Attacker is carrying out a sustained fire action +1
Needing 7+ to Hit
Target D6 rolls needed
7 6 followed by 4, 5 or 6
8 6 followed by 5 or 6
9 6 followed by 6
10 May not be hit
Assault Modifiers (Cumulative)
For each kill you have inflicted +1
You have more units +1
You have more than twice as many units +1
Your formation has no Blast markers +1
The opposing formation has more Blast markers +1
For each unit with Inspiring +1
Rally Test Modifiers (Cumulative)
Formation is broken -2
There are enemy units within 30cms -1
Victory Conditions Summary
Blitz
Capture the objective on your opponent’s board edge
BTS
Destroy the enemy formation worth the most points
DTF
Control all three objectives in your table half
T&H
Capture two objectives in your opponent’s table half
TSNP
No unbroken enemy formations in your table half
Barrage Table
Barrage Points Extra Templates Extra Blast Markers To Hit Rolls
AP AT
1 None None 6+ 6+
2 None None 5+ 6+
3 None None 4+ 5+
4–5 One None 4+ 5+
6–7 One One 4+ 5+
8–9 Two One 4+ 5+
10–12 Two Two 4+ 5+
13–15 Two Three 4+ 5+
16–18 Two Four 4+ 5+
Terrain Effects Table
Terrain Infantry Vehicle War Engine
Buildings 4+ Cover Save Impassable Impassable
Cliffs Impassable Impassable Impassable
Fortifications 3+ Cover Save, See rules See rules Impassable
Jungle 4+ Cover Save Impassable Dangerous
Marsh 6+ Cover Save, Dangerous Dangerous Dangerous
Open Ground, Hill Slopes No Effect No Effect No Effect
River 6+ Cover Save, Dangerous Impassable No Effect
Roads See rules See rules See rules
Ruins, Rubble 4+ Cover Save Dangerous Dangerous
Scrub 6+ Cover Save No Effect No Effect
Woods 5+ Cover Save Dangerous Dangerous

Space Marine 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+
Scout INF 15cm 5+ 4+ 5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Infiltrator
  • Scout
Tactical INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 4+
Missile Launcher 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Terminator INF 15cm 4+ 3+ 3+
2× Assault Cannon 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
Power Weapons (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Teleport
  • Thick Rear Armour
Attack Bike LV 35cm 4+ 5+ 5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Land Speeder LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Multi-melta 15cm
MW5+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • MW
  • Scout
  • Skimmer
Land Speeder Tornado LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Assault Cannon 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Scout
  • Skimmer
Land Speeder Typhoon LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Twin Typhoon Missile 45cm
AP3+/AT5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Scout
  • Skimmer
Dreadnought AV 15cm 3+ 4+ 4+
0–1× Missile Launcher 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
0–1× Twin Lascannon 45cm
AT4+
0–1× Assault Cannon 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
0–1× Power Fist (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Walker

Armed with either a Missile Launcher and Twin Lascannon, or an Assault Cannon and Power Fist.

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.

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+
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.

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 Guard Forces

Commissar CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Power Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Leader
Commander INF 15cm 6+ 5+ 5+
Autocannon 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
  • Commander
Infantry INF 15cm - 6+ 5+
Autocannon 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Lasguns (15cm)
Small Arms

One unit in every two has an Autocannon.

Ogryns INF 15cm 3+ 4+ 5+
Ripper Guns (15cm)
Small Arms
Ogryn Combat Weapons (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW

Counts as two units each for the purposes of being transported.

Rough Riders INF 20cm 6+ 4+ 6+
Laspistols (15cm)
Small Arms
Power Lances (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • FS
  • Infiltrator
  • Mounted
  • Scout
Snipers INF 15cm - 6+ 5+
Sniper Rifles 30cm
AP5+
  • Scout
  • Sniper
Storm Troopers INF 15cm 5+ 5+ 4+
Plasma Guns 15cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Scout
Support Squad INF 15cm - 6+ 4+
2× Autocannon 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Supreme Commander INF 15cm 5+ 4+ 5+
Autocannon 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Power Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Supreme Commander
Sentinel LV 20cm 6+ 6+ 5+
Multilaser 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
  • Scout
  • Walker
Basilisk AV 20cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Earthshaker 120cm
AP4+/AT4+
or 120cm
1BP
  • Ind
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Bombard AV 20cm 6+ 6+ 5+
Siege Mortar 45cm
2BP
  • IC
  • Ind
  • Slw
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Chimera AV 30cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Multilaser 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Transport

May transport two infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Deathstrike AV 20cm 6+ 6+ 5+
Deathstrike Missile Unlimited
MW2+
  • Ind
  • SS
  • TK(D6)
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Griffon AV 30cm 6+ 6+ 5+
Heavy Mortar 30cm
1BP
  • Ind
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Hellhound AV 30cm 4+ 6+ 3+
Inferno Cannon 30cm
AP3+
  • IC
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Hydra AV 30cm 6+ 6+ 5+
2× Twin Hydra Autocannon 45cm
AP4+/AT5+/AA5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Leman Russ AV 20cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Battle Cannon 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
2× Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Reinforced Armour
Leman Russ Demolisher AV 20cm 4+ 6+ 3+
Demolisher 30cm
AP3+/AT4+
  • IC
Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
2× Plasma Cannon 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Reinforced Armour
Leman Russ Vanquisher AV 20cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Vanquisher 75cm
AP4+/AT2+
Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
2× Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Reinforced Armour
Manticore AV 20cm 6+ 6+ 5+
Rocket Launcher 150cm
2BP
  • D
  • Ind
  • Slw
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Valkyrie AV 35cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Multilaser 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
2× Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
2× Rocket Pod 30cm
1BP
  • D
  • SS
  • Scout
  • Skimmer
  • Transport

May transport two infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Vulture AV 35cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Twin Autocannon 45cm
AP4+/AT5+
2× Hellstrike 120cm
AT2+
  • SS
  • Scout
  • Skimmer
Baneblade WE 15cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Baneblade Battle Cannon 75cm
AP3+/AT3+
Autocannon 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Demolisher 30cm
AP3+/AT4+
  • FxF
  • IC
2× Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
3× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed. All units within 5cm of the model suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Shadowsword WE 15cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Volcano Cannon 90cm
MW2+
  • FxF
  • TK(D3)
2× Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed. All units within 5cm of the model suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

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).

Ork Forces

Oddboy CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
0–1× Supa-Zzap-Gun 60cm
MW3+
  • TK(D3)
0–1× Soopagun 60cm
2BP
  • MW

Replace one Big Gun weapon with either a Supa-Zzap-Gun or a Soopagun.

Warlord CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Big Choppa (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Supreme Commander
Big Gunz INF 10cm - 6+ 5+
Big Gun 45cm
AP5+/AT5+
Boyz INF 15cm 6+ 4+ 6+
Big Shoota 30cm
AP6+/AT6+
Grotz INF 15cm - 6+ 6+
Shootas (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Expendable

Formations that include at least one Ork unit don’t count Grot units that are lost in an assault when working out who has won the combat.

Kommandos INF 15cm 6+ 4+ 6+
Big Shoota 30cm
AP6+/AT6+
  • Infiltrator
  • Scout
Nobz INF 15cm 4+ 3+ 5+
2× Big Shoota 30cm
AP6+/AT6+
Big Choppas (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • Leader
Stormboyz INF 30cm 6+ 4+ 6+
Shootas (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Jump Packs
  • Scout
Warbikes INF 35cm 5+ 4+ 6+
Twin Sawn-Off Big Shoota 15cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Mounted
Deth Kopta LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Twin Big Shoota 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
  • Skimmer
Skorcha LV 35cm 5+ 6+ 4+
Skorcha 15cm
AP4+
  • IC
Warbuggy LV 35cm 5+ 5+ 5+
Twin Big Shoota 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
Battlewagon AV 30cm 5+ 6+ 5+
2× Twin Big Shoota 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
  • Transport

May transport two infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted; only one of the two units may be a Big Gunz; plus one unit of Grotz.

Dreadnought AV 15cm 4+ 4+ 5+
2× Big Shoota 30cm
AP6+/AT6+
Kombat Klaws (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Walker
Flakwagon AV 30cm 5+ 5+ 5+
Flak Gun 30cm
2× AP6+/AT6+/AA6+
  • Transport

May transport one infantry unit without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Gunwagon AV 30cm 5+ 5+ 5+
Big Gun 45cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Transport

May transport one infantry unit without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Killa Kan AV 15cm 5+ 5+ 6+
Big Shoota 30cm
AP6+/AT6+
Kombat Klaws (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Walker
Stompa AV 15cm 4+ 4+ 4+
2–3× Big Gun 45cm
AP5+/AT5+
0–1× Kombat 'Ammer 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
and (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Armed with either three Big Guns, or two Big Guns and a kombat ‘ammer.

Battlefortress WE 30cm 4+ 4+ 4+
4× Twin Big Shoota 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
Big Gun 45cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Transport

May transport eight infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted; only one of the eight units may be a Big Gunz; plus four units of Grotz. Critical Hit Effect: Move the unit D6cm in a random direction, all units under it suffer a hit. The unit is destroyed and all units being carried are destroyed unless they roll a 6+.

Gargant WE 15cm 4+ 3+ 3+
Gaze of Mork 30cm
MW4+
  • TK
2–3× Soopagun 60cm
2BP
  • FxF
  • MW
0–1× Supa-Zzap-Gun 60cm
MW3+
  • FxF
  • TK(D3)
0–1× Mega-Choppa 45cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • FxF
and (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • TK(D3)
  • Damage Capacity 8
  • Fearless
  • D3+3 Power Fields
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Armed with either three Soopaguns, or two Soopaguns and one of the following: Mega-Choppa, Supa-Zzap-Gun. Critical Hit Effect: The unit catches fires. Roll a D6 for each fire burning on the unit in the end phase of each turn. On a roll of 1 a second fire starts, and on a roll of 5–6 the fire is put out. Any fires not put out cause one point of damage.

Great Gargant WE 15cm 4+ 3+ 3+
Gaze of Mork 30cm
MW4+
  • TK
2× Big Gun 45cm
AP5+/AT5+
Soopagun 60cm
2BP
  • FxF
  • MW
1–2× Twin Soopagun 60cm
3BP
  • FxF
  • MW
0–1× Lifta-Droppa 60cm
MW3+
  • FxF
  • TK(D3)
and (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • TK(D3)
  • Damage Capacity 12
  • Fearless
  • D6+6 Power Fields
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Armed with either two Twin Soopaguns, or a Twin Soopagun and Lifta-Droppa. Critical Hit Effect: The unit catches fires. Roll a D6 for each fire burning on the unit in the end phase of each turn. On a roll of 1 a second fire starts, and on a roll of 5–6 the fire is put out. Any fires not put out cause one point of damage.

Gunfortress WE 30cm 4+ 4+ 4+
5× Twin Big Shoota 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
3× Big Gun 45cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Transport

May transport four infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted; only one of the four units may be a Big Gunz; plus two units of Grotz. Critical Hit Effect: Move the unit D6cm in a random direction, all units under it suffer a hit. The unit is destroyed and all units being carried are destroyed unless they roll a 6+.

Supa-Stompa WE 15cm 4+ 4+ 4+
Gaze of Mork 30cm
MW4+
  • TK
2–3× Soopagun 60cm
2BP
  • FxF
  • MW
0–1× Mega-Choppa 45cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • FxF
and (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • TK(D3)
  • Damage Capacity 4
  • Fearless
  • D3 Power Fields
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Armed with either three Soopaguns, or two Soopaguns and a Mega-Choppa. Critical Hit Effect: The unit suffers a -1 to hit modifier for the rest of the game. Subsequent critical hits cause an extra point of damage.

Fighta Bommer AC Fighter-Bomber 6+ n/a n/a
Heavy Shootas 15cm
AP5+/AA5+
Tankbusta Rokkits 30cm
AT4+
Landa AC/WE Bomber 5+ 6+ 4+
Gun Turrets 15cm
D6+3× AP5+/AA6+
2× Tankbusta Rokkits 30cm
AT4+
  • FxF
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Planetfall
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Transport

May transport ten infantry units (except Big Gunz), light vehicle units, Killa Kans or Dreadnoughts; plus four units of Grotz. Light vehicles and Dreadnoughts count as two units each. Critical Hit Effect: The unit and all units being carried are destroyed.

Battlekroozer SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
Orbital Bombardment n/a
D6+3BP
  • MW
  • Slow and Steady
  • Transport

May transport twelve Landas and the units being carried on them.

Kill Kroozer SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
Orbital Bombardment n/a
D6+1BP
  • MW

Eldar Forces

Autarch CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Autarch Ranged Weapon (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
Autarch Close Combat Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Inspiring
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Supreme Commander
Court of the Young King CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ancient Weapons (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
Exarch CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
0–1× Exarch Ranged Weapon (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
0–1× Exarch Close Combat Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • Inspiring

Exarchs added to units of Dire Avengers, Howling Banshees, Shining Spears or Striking Scorpions have an Exarch Close Combat weapon. Exarchs added to a unit of Dark Reapers, Fire Dragons, Swooping Hawks or Warp Spiders have an Exarch Ranged Weapon.

Dark Reapers INF 15cm 5+ 6+ 3+
Reaper Missile Launchers 45cm
2× AP5+
Dire Avengers INF 15cm 5+ 5+ 4+
Shuriken Catapults (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
Farseer INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 5+
Shuriken Pistols (15cm)
Small Arms
Witch Blades (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Commander
  • Farsight
  • Invulnerable Save
Fire Dragons INF 15cm 5+ 5+ 4+
Fusion Guns 15cm
MW5+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • MW
Guardians INF 15cm - 6+ 4+
Shuriken Catapults (15cm)
Small Arms
Heavy Weapon Platform INF 15cm - 6+ 5+
Scatter Laser 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
Howling Banshees INF 15cm 5+ 2+ 5+
Shuriken Pistols (15cm)
Small Arms
Banshee Masks (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • FS
  • Infiltrator
Jetbikes INF 35cm 5+ 6+ 4+
Twin Shuriken Catapults (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Mounted
  • Skimmer
Rangers INF 15cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Long Rifles 30cm
AP5+
  • Scout
  • Sniper
Shining Spears INF 35cm 4+ 4+ 5+
Twin Shuriken Catapults (15cm)
Small Arms
Power Lances (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • L
  • Mounted
  • Skimmer
Striking Scorpions INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 5+
Shuriken Pistols (15cm)
Small Arms
Mandiblasters (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
Support Weapon Platform INF 15cm - 6+ 6+
D-Cannon 30cm
MW5+
Swooping Hawks INF 35cm 5+ 5+ 4+
Lasblasters (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Jump Packs
  • Scout
  • Teleport
Warp Spiders INF 15cm 4+ 5+ 4+
Death Spinners (15cm)
Small Arms
  • First Strike
  • Infiltrator
  • Jump Packs
Wraithguard INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 4+
Wraithcannons 15cm
2× MW5+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
Vyper LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Scatter Laser 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Skimmer
War Walker LV 20cm 6+ 5+ 5+
Scatter Laser 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
Bright Lance 30cm
AT5+
  • L
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Scout
  • Walker
Falcon AV 35cm 5+ 6+ 4+
Pulse Laser 45cm
2× AT4+
Scatter Laser 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Skimmer
  • Transport

May transport one infantry unit (except Support Weapon Platforms and Wraithguard) without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Fire Prism AV 35cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Prism Cannon 60cm
AP4+/AT2+
  • L
  • Skimmer
Firestorm AV 35cm 5+ 6+ 4+
Firestorm Battery 45cm
2× AP5+/AT5+/AA4+
  • Skimmer
  • Transport

May transport one infantry unit (except Support Weapon Platforms and Wraithguard) without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Night Spinner AV 35cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Night Spinner 45cm
1BP
  • D
  • Ind
  • Skimmer
  • Transport

May transport one infantry unit (except Support Weapon Platforms and Wraithguard) without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Wave Serpent AV 35cm 5+ 6+ 4+
Twin Shuriken Cannon 30cm
AP4+
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Skimmer
  • Transport

May transport one Wraithguard unit or two infantry units (except Support Weapon Platforms) without Jump Packs or Mounted; Wraithguard count as two units each.

Wraithlord AV 15cm 4+ 3+ 4+
Bright Lance 30cm
AT5+
  • L
Power Fists (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker
Avatar WE 15cm 3+ 2+ 4+
Wailing Doom 30cm
MW5+
and (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Commander
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed. All Eldar formations with a unit with a line of fire to the Avatar receive a Blast marker.

Cobra WE 25cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Cobra D-Cannon 30cm
2BP
  • FxF
  • IC
  • MW
or 30cm
MW4+
  • FxF
  • IC
  • TK(D3+1)
Eldar Missile Launcher 45cm
AP5+/AT6+/AA6+
Shuriken Cannon 30cm
AP5+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Skimmer

The Cobra D-Cannon ignores void shields and power fields. Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed. All units within 5cm suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Phantom Titan WE 25cm 5+ 3+ 3+
1–2× Titan Pulsar 75cm
2× MW2+
  • TK
0–1× Titan Power Fist 30cm
6× AP4+/AT4+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+3)
or (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+2)
  • TK(D3)
2× Twin Eldar Missile Launcher 45cm
AP4+/AT5+/AA5+
  • Damage Capacity 6
  • Fearless
  • Holofield
  • Leader
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Armed with either two Titan Pulsars, or a Titan Pulsar and Power Fist. May step over units and pieces of terrain that are lower than the unit’s knees and less than 2cm wide. Critical Hit Effect: The unit loses the Holofield ability save for the rest of the game. Subsequent critical hits cause an extra point of damage.

Revenant Titan WE 35cm 5+ 4+ 4+
2× Revenant Pulse Laser 45cm
2× MW3+
2× Eldar Missile Launcher 45cm
AP5+/AT6+/AA6+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Fearless
  • Holofield
  • Jump Packs
  • Walker

May step over units and pieces of terrain that are lower than the unit’s knees and less than 2cm wide. Critical Hit Effect: The unit loses the Holofield ability save for the rest of the game. Subsequent critical hits destroy the unit.

Scorpion WE 25cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Scorpion Twin Pulsar 75cm
2× MW2+
Shuriken Cannon 30cm
AP5+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Skimmer

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed. All units within 5cm suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Storm Serpent WE 25cm 5+ 6+ 4+
Storm Serpent Pulse Laser 45cm
2× AT3+
Scatter Laser 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Skimmer
  • Webway Portal

Only formations consisting completely of infantry units, light vehicle units or armoured vehicles units with the walker ability may use the Storm Serpent’s Webway Portal to enter play. Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed. All units within 5cm suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Void Spinner WE 25cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Void Spinner Array 60cm
3BP
  • D
  • Ind
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Skimmer

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed. All units within 5cm suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Warlock Titan WE 25cm 5+ 3+ 3+
Psychic Lance 30cm
3BP
  • D
  • IC
  • TK(D3)
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+2)
  • TK(D3)
0–1× Titan Pulsar 75cm
2× MW2+
  • TK
0–1× Titan Power Fist 30cm
6× AP4+/AT4+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+3)
or (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+2)
  • TK(D3)
2× Twin Eldar Missile Launcher 45cm
AP4+/AT5+/AA5+
  • Damage Capacity 6
  • Farsight
  • Fearless
  • Holofield
  • Inspiring
  • Leader
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Armed with a Psychic Lance, and either a Titan Pulsar or Power Fist. May step over units and pieces of terrain that are lower than the unit’s knees and less than 2cm wide. Critical Hit Effect: The unit loses the Holofield ability save for the rest of the game. Subsequent critical hits cause an extra point of damage.

Nightwing Interceptor AC Fighter 4+ n/a n/a
Twin Shuriken Cannon 30cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • FxF
Twin Bright Lance 30cm
AT4+/AA5+
  • FxF
  • L
Phoenix Bomber AC Fighter-Bomber 5+ n/a n/a
Twin Shuriken Cannon 30cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • FxF
Pulse Laser 45cm
2× AT4+
  • FxF
Night Spinner 15cm
1BP
  • FxF
  • D
  • Reinforced Armour
Vampire Raider AC/WE Bomber 5+ 6+ 4+
2× Pulse Laser 45cm
2× AT4+
  • FxF
Scatter Laser 30cm
AP5+/AT5+/AA5+
  • FxF
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Planetfall
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Transport

May transport eight infantry units without Mounted. Wraithguard count as two units each. Critical Hit Effect: The unit and all units on board are destroyed.

Dragonship SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
0–1× Orbital Bombardment n/a
8BP
  • MW
0–1× Pin-Point Attacks n/a
2× MW2+
  • TK(D3)
  • Transport

May transport twelve Vampire Raiders and the units being carried on them. Armed with either an Orbital Bombardment or Pin-Point Attacks.

Wraithship SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
0–1× Orbital Bombardment n/a
4BP
  • MW
0–1× Pin-Point Attack n/a
MW2+
  • TK(D3)

Armed with either an Orbital Bombardment or Pin-Point Attack.

Farsight

Eldar Farseers are able to partially unravel the threads of time, allowing them to foresee events that may affect his army, and act to counter them. To represent this, any Eldar formation that includes a unit with Farsight may ignore the -1 Action test penalty when they try to retain the initiative.

In addition, once per turn the Eldar player may attempt to retain the initiative twice in a row (i.e. the Eldar player can retain the initiative and take another action after having successfully retained the initiative once already). Any Eldar formation may be chosen, including those that do not include a unit with Farsight, but at least one unit with Farsight must still be in play and on the battlefield. The formation must still pass an initiative test in order to carry out the action, and will suffer the -1 modifier for retaining the initiative unless it includes a unit with Farsight. Once the action has been taken the initiative returns to the opposing player.

Hit & Run Tactics

The Eldar are a dying race, and any loss is deeply mourned. Because of this they have developed tactics that, when combined with their highly advanced technology, allows them to attack the enemy and then quickly retire in order to avoid any return fire. This special ability is reflected by the following special rules, which apply to all formations in an Eldar army.

Eldar formations that take advance or double actions may choose to shoot either before or after each move. However, they may still only shoot once during the action. For example, an Eldar formation taking an advance action could shoot and then move or move and then shoot, while a formation taking a double action could shoot and move twice, move twice and then shoot, or move then shoot and then move again.

In addition Eldar formations that wins an assault are allowed to move any distance up to their speed value when they consolidate, rather than being limited to a move of 5cm as would normally be the case.

Eldar Technology

The Eldar are a technologically sophisticated race that make use of a number of devices that have capabilities far in advance of anything used by the other races in the galaxy. These technological advantages are represented in Epic by the following special rules:

Holofield
Eldar Titans are protected by a Holofield that is projected from special wing-like structures on the Titan’s carapace. These fracture the image of the Titan making it appear as a swirling cloud of coloured motes to the naked eye, while at the same time disrupting any targeting devices attempting to lock onto the Titan. The overall result is to make the Titan a very hard target to hit! Holofields provide Titans with a special 3+ saving throw that can be taken instead of the Titan’s normal saving throw. This save may always be taken, even against hits in an assault or against Titan Killer or Macro-weapons attacks. Make a single saving against weapons with the Titan Killer ability, rather than a separate save for each point of damage. If a vehicle with a Holofield also has Reinforced Armour, then it is allowed to re-roll its saving throw unless hit by Lance, Macro-weapon or Titan Killer attacks, but the re-roll must be made using the units armour save rather than the Holofield save. No Blast markers are placed for hits that are saved by a Holofield.
Lance
A Lance uses a highly concentrated beam of laser energy to destroy heavily armoured targets. A unit with Reinforced Armour that is hit by a Lance weapon is not allowed to re-roll its saving throw.
Webway Portal
Webway portals are used by the Eldar to safely travel through the Warp. Each Webway Portal included in the army allows the Eldar player to pick up to three other formations, and keep them back on the Craftworld. Any formation’s that are kept on the Craftworld may enter play via the Webway Portal, by taking an action that allows them to make a move, and then measuring their first move from the position that a Webway Portal occupies on the tabletop. Note that the formation may appear through any Webway Portal, not just the one that was used to allow the formation to be kept off-board. No more than one formation may travel through each Webway Portal each turn.
In the Epic Tournament Game Rules formations in reserve with multiple deployment options must have a designated deployment method during setup (e.g. Webway Portal, air transport or teleport).

Baran Siegemaster Forces

Commissar CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Power Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Leader
Commander INF 15cm 6+ 5+ 5+
Autocannon 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
  • Commander
Rapier Laser Destroyer INF 10cm - - 5+
Rapier Laser Destroyer 45cm
AP6+/AT4+
Rough Riders INF 20cm 6+ 4+ 6+
Laspistols (15cm)
Small Arms
Power Lances (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • FS
  • Infiltrator
  • Mounted
  • Scout
Sappers INF 15cm 6+ 5+ 5+
Heavy Flamer 15cm
AP4+
  • IC
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • IC
Melta Bombs (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Walker
Siege Infantry INF 15cm - 6+ 5+
Heavy Stubber 30cm
AP6+
Snipers INF 15cm - 6+ 5+
Sniper Rifles 30cm
AP5+
  • Scout
  • Sniper
Supreme Commander INF 15cm 5+ 4+ 5+
Autocannon 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Power Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Supreme Commander
Thudd Gun INF 10cm - - 5+
Thudd Gun 45cm
AP4+/AT6+
  • Ind
Blitzen AA Gun LV 0cm - - 6+
Blitzen Cannon 60cm
AP6+/AT5+/AA5+
Bruenhilde LV 15cm 6+ - 6+
Heavy Stubber 30cm
AP6+
  • Transport

May transport one of the following units: Blitzen AA Gun, Götterdämmerung Howitzer, Rapier Laser Destroyer, Thudd Gun.

Götterdämmerung Howitzer LV 0cm - - 6+
Howitzer 90cm
1BP
  • Ind
Siegfried Light Tank AV 30cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Multilaser 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
  • Scout
Bombard AV 20cm 6+ 6+ 5+
Siege Mortar 45cm
2BP
  • IC
  • Ind
  • Slw
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Deathstrike AV 20cm 6+ 6+ 5+
Deathstrike Missile Unlimited
MW2+
  • Ind
  • SS
  • TK(D6)
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Griffon AV 30cm 6+ 6+ 5+
Heavy Mortar 30cm
1BP
  • Ind
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Hellhound AV 30cm 4+ 6+ 3+
Inferno Cannon 30cm
AP3+
  • IC
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Ragnarok Heavy Tank CH 15cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Ragnarok Battlecannon 60cm
AP4+/AT4+
2× Heavy Stubber 30cm
AP6+
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker
Baneblade WE 15cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Baneblade Battle Cannon 75cm
AP3+/AT3+
Autocannon 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Demolisher 30cm
AP3+/AT4+
  • FxF
  • IC
2× Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
3× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed. All units within 5cm of the model suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Shadowsword WE 15cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Volcano Cannon 90cm
MW2+
  • FxF
  • TK(D3)
2× Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed. All units within 5cm of the model suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Fortified Positions

Bunker
Counts as Fortifications (see Terrain Effects). Can hold three units.
Gun Emplacement
Provides vehicles with a Cover Save that works in the same manner as an infantry cover save (see Infantry Cover Saves). Can hold one unit.
Trench
Can hold one infantry unit per 4cm of length.
Fortified Position Effects Table
Terrain Infantry Vehicle War Engine
Bunker 3+ Cover Save Dangerous Impassable
Gun Emplacement 4+ Cover Save 5+ Cover Save No Effect
Razor Wire Dangerous No Effect No Effect
Trench 4+ Cover Save Dangerous No Effect

Feral Ork Forces

Warlord CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Big Choppa (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Supreme Commander
Wyrdboy CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fist of Gork 45cm
MW5+/AA5+
  • MW
Boarboyz INF 20cm 5+ 4+ 6+
Shootas (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Infiltrator
  • Mounted
Boyz INF 15cm 6+ 4+ 6+
Big Shoota 30cm
AP6+/AT6+
Grotz INF 15cm - 6+ 6+
Shootas (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Expendable

Formations that include at least one Ork unit don’t count Grot units that are lost in an assault when working out who has won the combat.

Madboyz INF 15cm 6+ 4+ 6+
Shootas (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Fearless
Nobz INF 15cm 4+ 3+ 5+
2× Big Shoota 30cm
AP6+/AT6+
Big Choppas (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • Leader
Squig Katapult INF 10cm - 6+ 5+
Squig Katapult 45cm
1BP
  • D
Wildboyz INF 15cm 6+ 4+ -
-
Junkatrukk LV 25cm 5+ 5+ 6+
Big Shoota 30cm
AP6+/AT6+
  • Transport

May transport one of the following units: Boyz, Grotz, Nobz. Units being transported may shoot.

Squiggoth LV 20cm 4+ 4+ 5+
Big Gun 45cm
AP5+/AT5+
2× Twin Big Shoota 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
Teeth and Horns (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+D3)
  • MW
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Thick Rear Armour
  • Transport

May transport four of the following units: Boyz, Grotz, Nobz, Wildboyz; plus two units of Grotz.

Orkeosaurus WE 15cm 4+ 4+ 5+
2× Big Gun 45cm
AP5+/AT5+
4× Twin Big Shoota 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
Goring Tusks (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+D3)
  • MW
or (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • TK(D3)
  • Damage Capacity 6
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Thick Rear Armour
  • Transport

May Transport twelve of the following units: Boyz, Grotz, Nobz, Wildboyz; plus six units of Grotz). Critical Hit Effect: Move the unit 3D6cm in a random direction. If it moves into impassable terrain it stops and is destroyed. If it moves into another unit it stops and that unit suffers a macro-weapon hit.

Steam Gargant WE 15cm 4+ 4+ 4+
0–2× Soopagun 60cm
2BP
  • MW
0–2× Mega Choppa (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • TK(D3)
Fist of Gork 45cm
MW5+/AA5+
  • MW
  • Damage Capacity 4
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Armed with any two of the following weapons: Soopagun, Mega-Choppa. Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed. All units within 2D6cm suffer a hit.

Mob Rule

Orks believe that as long as there’s a bunch of them still fighting together (slightly more than they can count up too is ideal) then there’s always a chance that they’ll prevail, no matter the odds. To represent this Ork formations with more than five units (i.e., too many to count on the fingers of one hand), not including Grotz or Squig Katapultz units, receive a +1 modifier to any Rally rolls they make, and formations with more than 10 such units receive a +2 modifier. For the purposes of this rule War Engines count each point of starting damage capacity as a unit.

Power of the Waaagh!

Orks are not noted for their organisational abilities, and thus usually have a pretty low Initiative rating. However, if there is one thing that will galvanise an Ork warband, it’s the thought of a good punch-up. Because of this Ork formations that are attempting to take Charge or Double actions receive a +2 modifier to their Action test roll.

White Scar 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
Scout INF 15cm 5+ 4+ 5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Infiltrator
  • Scout
Tactical INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 4+
Missile Launcher 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Terminator INF 15cm 4+ 3+ 3+
2× Assault Cannon 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
Power Weapons (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Teleport
  • Thick Rear Armour
White Scars Bike INF 35cm 4+ 3+ 4+
Twin Bolters (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Mounted
  • Walker
Attack Bike LV 35cm 4+ 5+ 5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Land Speeder LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Multi-melta 15cm
MW5+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • MW
  • Scout
  • Skimmer
Land Speeder Tornado LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Assault Cannon 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Scout
  • Skimmer
Land Speeder Typhoon LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Twin Typhoon Missile 45cm
AP3+/AT5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Scout
  • Skimmer
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.

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+
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.

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.

Speed Freek Forces

Big Gunz INF 10cm - 6+ 5+
Big Gun 45cm
AP5+/AT5+
Boyz INF 15cm 6+ 4+ 6+
Big Shoota 30cm
AP6+/AT6+
Mekboy Bad Ork Bikerboy INF 40cm 5+ 4+ 5+
Sawn-Off Custom Blasta 15cm
MW5+
  • MW
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
Choppa Blades (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Mounted
  • Supreme Commander
Nob Warbikes INF 35cm 4+ 3+ 5+
2× Big Shoota 30cm
AP6+/AT6+
Big Choppas (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • Leader
  • Mounted
Nobz INF 15cm 4+ 3+ 5+
2× Big Shoota 30cm
AP6+/AT6+
Big Choppas (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • Leader
Stormboyz INF 30cm 6+ 4+ 6+
Shootas (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Jump Packs
  • Scout
Warbikes INF 35cm 5+ 4+ 6+
Twin Sawn-Off Big Shoota 15cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Mounted
Deth Kopta LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Twin Big Shoota 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
  • Skimmer
Skorcha LV 35cm 5+ 6+ 4+
Skorcha 15cm
AP4+
  • IC
Trukk LV 35cm 5+ 6+ -
-
  • Transport

May transport one infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted. With the exception of Big Gunz, units being transported may shoot.

Warbuggy LV 35cm 5+ 5+ 5+
Twin Big Shoota 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
Battlewagon AV 30cm 5+ 6+ 5+
2× Twin Big Shoota 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
  • Transport

May transport two infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted; only one of the two units may be a Big Gunz; plus one unit of Grotz.

Flakwagon AV 30cm 5+ 5+ 5+
Flak Gun 30cm
2× AP6+/AT6+/AA6+
  • Transport

May transport one infantry unit without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Gunwagon AV 30cm 5+ 5+ 5+
Big Gun 45cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Transport

May transport one infantry unit without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Mekboy Speedsta AV 35cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Kustom Kannon 45cm
MW4+
  • D3 Power Fields
Battlefortress WE 30cm 4+ 4+ 4+
4× Twin Big Shoota 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
Big Gun 45cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Transport

May transport eight infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted; only one of the eight units may be a Big Gunz; plus four units of Grotz. Critical Hit Effect: Move the unit D6cm in a random direction, all units under it suffer a hit. The unit is destroyed and all units being carried are destroyed unless they roll a 6+.

Gunfortress WE 30cm 4+ 4+ 4+
5× Twin Big Shoota 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
3× Big Gun 45cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Transport

May transport four infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted; only one of the four units may be a Big Gunz; plus two units of Grotz. Critical Hit Effect: Move the unit D6cm in a random direction, all units under it suffer a hit. The unit is destroyed and all units being carried are destroyed unless they roll a 6+.

Fighta Bommer AC Fighter-Bomber 6+ n/a n/a
Heavy Shootas 15cm
AP5+/AA5+
Tankbusta Rokkits 30cm
AT4+
Landa AC/WE Bomber 5+ 6+ 4+
Gun Turrets 15cm
D6+3× AP5+/AA6+
2× Tankbusta Rokkits 30cm
AT4+
  • FxF
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Planetfall
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Transport

May transport ten infantry units (except Big Gunz), light vehicle units, Killa Kans or Dreadnoughts; plus four units of Grotz. Light vehicles and Dreadnoughts count as two units each. Critical Hit Effect: The unit and all units being carried are destroyed.

Battlekroozer SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
Orbital Bombardment n/a
D6+3BP
  • MW
  • Slow and Steady
  • Transport

May transport twelve Landas and the units being carried on them.

Kill Kroozer SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
Orbital Bombardment n/a
D6+1BP
  • MW

Black Legion Forces

Champion of Chaos CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Daemon Artifact (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • FS
Daemon Bolt (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • FS
  • Augmented Summoning (+2D3)
  • Invulnerable Save

A Champion of Chaos added to a formation that belongs to Khorne, Nurgle or Chaos Undivided has a Daemon Artifact weapon. A Champion of Chaos added to a formation that belongs to Slaanesh or Tzeentch has a Daemon Bolt weapon.

Chaos Lord CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Daemon Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Commander
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Leader
Chaos Warlord CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
-
  • Supreme Commander
Icon Bearer CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
-
  • Daemonic Focus
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Leader
Sorcerer Lord CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Warp Bolt (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Commander
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Leader
Berzerkers INF 15cm 4+ 2+ 5+
Bolt Pistols (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Fearless
Bloodletters INF 15cm 4+ 4+ -
Hellblades (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • Expendable
  • Invulnerable Save
Chaos Space Marine Bikes INF 35cm 4+ 3+ 4+
Twin Bolters (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Mounted
Chaos Space Marine Chosen INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 4+
Autocannon 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
  • Scout
Chaos Space Marine Terminators INF 15cm 4+ 3+ 3+
2× Reaper Autocannon 30cm
AP4+/AT6+
Power Weapons (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Teleport
  • Thick Rear Armour
Chaos Space Marines INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 4+
Autocannon 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Daemon Prince INF 15cm
(30cm)
3+
(4+)
3+ 3+
Warp Blast (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
Possessed Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+2)
  • MW
  • Commander
  • Fearless
  • Leader
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Teleport

A Daemon Prince may have wings, the unit gains Jump Packs and a move of 30cm, while its armour value is reduced to 4+.

Daemonettes INF 15cm 4+ 3+ -
-
  • Expendable
  • First Strike
  • Invulnerable Save
Daemonic Beasts INF 20cm 4+ 3+ -
-
  • Expendable
  • Infiltrator
  • Invulnerable Save
Flamers INF 15cm 5+ 5+ 4+
Flames of Tzeentch (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • Expendable
  • Invulnerable Save
Havocs INF 15cm 4+ 5+ 3+
2× Autocannon 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Noise Marines INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 3+
Blastmaster 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
  • D
  • Fearless
Obliterators INF 15cm 4+ 3+ 2+
3× Body Weapons 45cm
AP5+/AT5+/AA6+
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Teleport
  • Thick Rear Armour
Plague Marines INF 15cm 3+ 3+ 4+
Bolters (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Fearless
Plaguebearers INF 15cm 3+ 4+ 6+
Plague of Flies (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Expendable
  • Invulnerable Save
Raptors INF 30cm 4+ 3+ 4+
Bolt Pistols (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Jump Packs
Thousand Sons INF 15cm 4+ 5+ 4+
Bolters (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
Chaos Dreadnought AV 15cm 3+ 4+ 4+
Twin Autocannon 45cm
AP4+/AT5+
Power Fist (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Fearless
  • Walker
Chaos 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 unit of Chaos Space Marine Terminators or Obliterators, or two infantry units (except Daemon Princes) without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Chaos Predator AV 30cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Twin Lascannon 45cm
AT4+
2× Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Chaos Rhino AV 30cm 5+ 6+ 6+
Combi-Bolter (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Transport

May transport two infantry units (except Chaos Space Marine Terminators, Daemon Princes and Obliterators) without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Chaos Vindicator AV 25cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Demolisher 30cm
AP3+/AT4+
  • IC
  • Walker
Defiler AV 20cm 4+ 4+ 3+
Battle Cannon 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
Reaper Autocannon 30cm
AP4+/AT6+
Twin Heavy Flamer 15cm
AP3+
  • IC
Battle Claws (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Fearless
  • Infiltrator
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Walker
Banelord Titan WE 15cm 4+ 2+ 4+
Hellstrike Cannon 60cm
3BP
  • FxF
  • IC
  • MW
Doomfist 30cm
4× AP4+/AT4+
  • FwA
and (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+2)
  • TK(D3)
6× Havoc Missile 60cm
2BP
  • FwA
  • Ind
  • SS
Battlehead (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+2)
Tail 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
and (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • Damage Capacity 8
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Thick Rear Armour
  • 6 Void Shields
  • Walker

May step over units and pieces of terrain that are lower than the unit’s knees and less than 2cm wide. Critical Hit Effect: Move the unit 3D6cm in a random direction. If it moves into impassable terrain or another unit it can’t move over it will stop and suffer one point of damage. All units it moves into or over suffer a hit on a roll of 4+.

Bloodthirster WE 30cm 4+ 3+ -
Axe of Khorne (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+3)
  • TK
  • Daemonic Focus
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Expendable
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Jump Packs
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed, all summoned units within 5cm are destroyed on a roll of 6+.

Deathwheel WE 30cm 4+ 5+ 3+
2× Reaper Autocannon 30cm
AP4+/AT6+
  • Left
2× Reaper Autocannon 30cm
AP4+/AT6+
  • Right
Battle Cannon 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
  • Left
Battle Cannon 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
  • Right
  • Damage Capacity 4
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
  • 2 Void Shields

Critical Hit Effect: Move the unit 3D6cm in a random direction. If it moves into impassable terrain or a war engine unit it will stop. All units it moves into or over suffer a hit. The unit is destroyed.

Decimator WE 15cm 4+ 4+ 4+
Decimator Cannon 45cm
3BP
  • FxF
  • IC
  • MW
2× Twin Reaper Autocannon 30cm
AP3+/AT5+
  • Left
2× Twin Reaper Autocannon 30cm
AP3+/AT5+
  • Right
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed. All units within 5cm suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Feral Titan WE 30cm 5+ 4+ 5+
Death Storm 45cm
4× AP4+/AT4+
  • FwA
Hellmouth 30cm
3BP
  • FwA
  • IC
Battlehead (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+2)
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
  • 2 Void Shields
  • Walker

May step over units and pieces of terrain that are lower than the unit’s knees and less than 2cm wide. Critical Hit Effect: Move the unit D6cm in a random direction. If it moves into impassable terrain or another unit it can’t move over it will stop and suffer one point of damage. All units it moves into or over suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Great Unclean One WE 15cm 4+ 4+ 4+
Stream of Corruption 15cm
3BP
  • IC
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • IC
Nurgling Swarm (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • Daemonic Focus
  • Damage Capacity 4
  • Expendable
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed, all summoned units within 5cm are destroyed on a roll of 6+.

Keeper of Secrets WE 15cm 4+ 3+ 4+
Gaze of Slaanesh 30cm
3× MW4+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • FS
  • MW
Lash of Torment (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • FS
  • MW
  • Daemonic Focus
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Expendable
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed, all summoned units within 5cm are destroyed on a roll of 6+.

Lord of Change WE 30cm 4+ 5+ 3+
Withering Gaze 45cm
2× MW3+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
Bedlam Staff (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Daemonic Focus
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Expendable
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Jump Packs
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed, all summoned units within 5cm are destroyed on a roll of 6+.

Ravager Titan WE 20cm 4+ 3+ 4+
Doomburner 45cm
MW2+
  • FxF
  • IC
  • TK(D3)
2× Death Storm 45cm
4× AP4+/AT4+
  • FwA
Battlehead (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+2)
Tail 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
and (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • Damage Capacity 6
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
  • 4 Void Shields
  • Walker

May step over units and pieces of terrain that are 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.

Harbinger AC/WE Bomber 5+ n/a n/a
Reaper Autocannon 30cm
AP4+/AT6+/AA5+
  • FxF
Reaper Autocannon 15cm
AP4+/AT6+/AA5+
  • Left
Reaper Autocannon 15cm
AP4+/AT6+/AA5+
  • Right
Incendiary Bombs 15cm
6BP
  • FxF
  • IC
  • Damage Capacity 4
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed.

Hell Blade AC Fighter 6+ n/a n/a
2× Reaper Autocannon 15cm
AP4+/AT6+/AA5+
  • FxF
Hell Talon AC Fighter-Bomber 5+ n/a n/a
Bombs 15cm
2BP
  • FxF
  • IC
Twin Lascannon 30cm
AT4+/AA4+
  • FxF
Havoc Launcher 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
  • FxF
Despoiler Class Battleship SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
Orbital Bombardment n/a
3BP
  • MW
3× Pin-Point Attack n/a
MW2+
  • TK(D3)
  • Slow and Steady
  • Transport

May transport 40 infantry units or Chaos Dreadnoughts; plus nine Chaos Thunderhawks and enough Dreadclaws to transport any other units being carried.

Devastation 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)
  • Transport

May transport 20 infantry units or Chaos Dreadnoughts; plus six Chaos Thunderhawks and enough Dreadclaws to transport any other units being carried.

Dreadclaw Special n/a n/a n/a n/a
-
  • Planetfall
  • Transport

May transport one formation of infantry units (except Chaos Space Marine Bikes) and Chaos Dreadnoughts. The Dreadclaw does not scatter 2d6cm after being placed within 15cm of the drop zone co-ordinates recorded at the start of the game (see Planetfall). Any troops carried in the Dreadclaw must disembark within 5cm of the Dreadclaw 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 Dreadclaw. Dreadclaw models should be removed from the board once the formation they transport has disembarked.

Augmented Summoning

Some chaos units are noted as having Augmented Summoning (+x). Units with this ability add a number of summoning points equal to x when the formation they are in summons daemons (see Summoned Units). For example, a unit noted as having Augmented Summoning (+2D3) would allow a formation with a Daemonic Pact to roll 4D3 for summoning points as opposed to the usual 2D3.

Daemonic Focus

Certain Chaos units are noted as having _Daemonic Focus_. Units with this ability may keep any or all summoned units that belong to the formation in play. Summoned units do not vanish back into the warp after the formation has attempted to rally. Chaos units with daemonic Focus may not be used to keep summoned units in play if the formation is broken.

Chaos Cultist Forces

Arch-Heretic CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
-
  • Supreme Commander
Icon Bearer CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
-
  • Daemonic Focus
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Leader
Big Mutants INF 15cm 3+ 4+ 4+
2× Heavy Stubber 30cm
AP6+
Big Weapons (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW

Counts as two units for the purposes of being transported.

Bloodletters INF 15cm 4+ 4+ -
Hellblades (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • Expendable
  • Invulnerable Save
Chaos Hounds INF 30cm 6+ 4+ -
-
Chaos Marine Aspiring Champion INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 4+
Heavy Weapons 30cm
AP6+/AT6+
Daemon Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Commander
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Leader
Chaos Spawn INF 15cm 3+ 3+ -
Horrific Mutations (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+D3)
  • Fearless
  • Invulnerable Save

Counts as two units for the purposes of being transported.

Cultists INF 15cm - 5+ 6+
Heavy Weapons 30cm
AP6+/AT6+
Daemon Prince INF 15cm
(30cm)
3+
(4+)
3+ 3+
Warp Blast (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
Possessed Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+2)
  • MW
  • Commander
  • Fearless
  • Leader
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Teleport

A Daemon Prince may have wings, the unit gains Jump Packs and a move of 30cm, while its armour value is reduced to 4+.

Daemonettes INF 15cm 4+ 3+ -
-
  • Expendable
  • First Strike
  • Invulnerable Save
Daemonic Beasts INF 20cm 4+ 3+ -
-
  • Expendable
  • Infiltrator
  • Invulnerable Save
Demagogue INF 15cm 6+ 5+ 5+
Heavy Weapons 30cm
AP6+/AT6+
Arcane Powers 30cm
MW6+
Daemon Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Augmented Summoning (+2D3)
  • Invulnerable Save
Flamers INF 15cm 5+ 5+ 4+
Flames of Tzeentch (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • Expendable
  • Invulnerable Save
Mutants INF 15cm 6+ 4+ 6+
Firearms (15cm)
Small Arms
Plague Zombies INF 10cm 5+ 6+
-
  • Fearless
  • Infiltrator
  • Teleport
Plaguebearers INF 15cm 3+ 4+ 6+
Plague of Flies (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Expendable
  • Invulnerable Save
Rough Riders INF 20cm 6+ 4+ 6+
Laspistols (15cm)
Small Arms
Power Lances (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • FS
  • Infiltrator
  • Mounted
  • Scout
Support Squad INF 15cm - 6+ 4+
2× Autocannon 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Sentinel LV 20cm 6+ 6+ 5+
Multilaser 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
  • Scout
  • Walker
Land Transporter LV 30cm 5+ 6+ 6+
Heavy Weapons 30cm
AP6+/AT6+
  • Transport

May transport two infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Basilisk AV 20cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Earthshaker 120cm
AP4+/AT4+
or 120cm
1BP
  • Ind
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Chimera AV 30cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Multilaser 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Transport

May transport two infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Contagion Tower AV 15cm 5+ 5+ 5+
Plague Catapult 45cm
1BP
  • D
  • Ind
Vomit Cannon 30cm
AP4+/AT6+
  • IC
  • Fearless
  • Invulnerable Save
Daemon Assault Engine AV 25cm 4+ 3+ 5+
Blood Cannon 30cm
2× AP4+/AT5+
Daemon Blades (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+D3)
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
Daemon Knight AV 30cm 4+ 5+ 4+
Castigator Cannon 45cm
3× AP3+/AT5+
  • Fearless
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Scout
  • Walker
Defiler AV 20cm 4+ 4+ 3+
Battle Cannon 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
Reaper Autocannon 30cm
AP4+/AT6+
Twin Heavy Flamer 15cm
AP3+
  • IC
Battle Claws (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Fearless
  • Infiltrator
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Walker
Griffon AV 30cm 6+ 6+ 5+
Heavy Mortar 30cm
1BP
  • Ind
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Hellfire Cannon AV 15cm 4+ 5+ 4+
Hellfire Cannon 75cm
MW4+
  • Fearless
  • Invulnerable Save
Hellhound AV 30cm 4+ 6+ 3+
Inferno Cannon 30cm
AP3+
  • IC
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Hydra AV 30cm 6+ 6+ 5+
2× Twin Hydra Autocannon 45cm
AP4+/AT5+/AA5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Leman Russ AV 20cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Battle Cannon 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
2× Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Reinforced Armour
Leman Russ Demolisher AV 20cm 4+ 6+ 3+
Demolisher 30cm
AP3+/AT4+
  • IC
Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
2× Plasma Cannon 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Reinforced Armour
Silver Tower AV 20cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Arcane Cannons 45cm
3× AP4+/AT4+
Beam of Power 60cm
MW5+
  • Fearless
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Skimmer
Bloodthirster WE 30cm 4+ 3+ -
Axe of Khorne (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+3)
  • TK
  • Daemonic Focus
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Expendable
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Jump Packs
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed, all summoned units within 5cm are destroyed on a roll of 6+.

Chaos Altar WE 15cm 4+ 4+ 4+
Arcane Technology 45cm
D3× AP4+/AT4+/AA4+
  • Augmented Summoning (+2)
  • Daemonic Focus
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed. All units within 5cm suffer a macro-weapon hit on a roll of 6+.

Great Unclean One WE 15cm 4+ 4+ 4+
Stream of Corruption 15cm
3BP
  • IC
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • IC
Nurgling Swarm (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • Daemonic Focus
  • Damage Capacity 4
  • Expendable
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed, all summoned units within 5cm are destroyed on a roll of 6+.

Keeper of Secrets WE 15cm 4+ 3+ 4+
Gaze of Slaanesh 30cm
3× MW4+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • FS
  • MW
Lash of Torment (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • FS
  • MW
  • Daemonic Focus
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Expendable
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed, all summoned units within 5cm are destroyed on a roll of 6+.

Lord of Battle WE 25cm 4+ 2+ 4+
Chain Fist (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+3)
  • MW
Death Storm 45cm
4× AP4+/AT4+
2× Battle Cannon 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
  • Damage Capacity 6
  • Fearless
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Thick Rear Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Move the unit 3D6cm in a random direction. If it moves into impassable terrain or another unit it can’t move over it will stop and suffer one point of damage. All units it moves into or over suffer a hit on a roll of 4+.

Lord of Change WE 30cm 4+ 5+ 3+
Withering Gaze 45cm
2× MW3+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
Bedlam Staff (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Daemonic Focus
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Expendable
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Jump Packs
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed, all summoned units within 5cm are destroyed on a roll of 6+.

Plague Tower WE 15cm 4+ 4+ 4+
Plague Mortar 60cm
D3+3BP
  • FxF
  • D
2× Battle Cannon 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
Rot Cannon 90cm
AP3+/AT5+
  • FxF
  • IC
  • Damage Capacity 6
  • Fearless
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Transport

May transport sixteen Great Unclean Ones or infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted; Great Unclean Ones count as two units each. Critical Hit Effect: The unit takes a point of damage and D3 units of the player’s choice that are being transported are destroyed.

Questor Titan WE 35cm 5+ 5+ 3+
2× Castigator Cannon 45cm
3× AP3+/AT5+
2× Battle Cannon 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
  • 2 Void Shields
  • Walker

May step over units and pieces of terrain that are lower than the unit’s knees and less than 2cm wide. Critical Hit Effect: Move the unit D6cm in a random direction. If it moves into impassable terrain or another unit it can’t move over it will stop and suffer one point of damage. All units it moves into or over suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Subjugator Titan WE 35cm 5+ 3+ 5+
2× Battle Cannon 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
2× Hellblades (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • TK(D3)
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
  • 2 Void Shields
  • Walker

May step over units and pieces of terrain that are lower than the unit’s knees and less than 2cm wide. Critical Hit Effect: Move the unit D6cm in a random direction. If it moves into impassable terrain or another unit it can’t move over it will stop and suffer one point of damage. All units it moves into or over suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Doomwing AC Fighter 6+ n/a n/a
Flame Cannon 15cm
AP4+/AT5+/AA5+
  • FxF
  • IC
  • Invulnerable Save
Firelord AC Bomber 4+ n/a n/a
Flame Cannon 15cm
AP4+/AT5+/AA5+
  • FxF
  • IC
Twin Lascannon 45cm
AT4+/AA4+
  • FxF
Firestorm Bombs 15cm
D3BP
  • FxF
  • IC
  • Invulnerable Save

Dark Eldar Forces

Archon CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Agonizer (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Inspiring
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Supreme Commander
Dracon CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Agonizer (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Commander
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Leader
Sybarite CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Punisher (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • Leader
Grotesques INF 15cm 5+ 3+ -
-
  • Fearless
Haemonculi INF 15cm 4+ 3+ 5+
Arcane Terrors 15cm
AP3+
  • D
  • Fearless
  • Leader
Hellions INF 30cm 5+ 4+ 5+
Hellglaives (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Jump Packs
  • Scout
Incubi INF 15cm 4+ 3+ 6+
Tormentor Helms (15cm)
Small Arms
Punishers (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
Mandrakes INF 15cm 5+ 4+ 6+
Splinter Pistols (15cm)
Small Arms
  • First Strike
  • Infiltrator
  • Teleport
Reavers INF 40cm 4+ 4+ 5+
Splinter Rifles (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Mounted
  • Skimmer
Scourges INF 30cm 6+ 6+ 4+
Dark Lance 30cm
AT5+
  • L
Splinter Rifles (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • Jump Packs
  • Teleport
Warp Beasts INF 15cm (5+) 3+ -
Teeth and Claws (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • First Strike
  • Infiltrator

In an assault the unit counts as having an armour value of 5+.

Warriors INF 15cm - 5+ 4+
Splinter Cannon 15cm
AP5+
Wyches INF 15cm (5+) 3+ 6+
Splinter Pistols (15cm)
Small Arms
  • First Strike
  • Infiltrator

In an assault the unit counts as having an armour value of 5+.

Raider LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Dark Lance 30cm
AT5+
  • L
Horrorfex 15cm
AP6+
  • D
  • Skimmer
  • Transport

May transport two infantry units (except Warp Beasts) without Jump Packs or Mounted; plus one unit of Mandrakes. Units being transported may shoot.

Ravager LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 3+
2× Dark Lance 30cm
AT5+
  • L
Disintegrator 30cm
AP4+/AT6+
Horrorfex 15cm
AP6+
  • D
  • Skimmer
Talos AV 15cm 4+ 4+ 5+
Paralyzer 15cm
AP5+
  • D
Talos Claws (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • MW
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker
Barge of Pleasure WE 30cm 5+ 5+ 4+
2× Dark Lance 30cm
AT5+
  • L
Long-Barrel Splinter Cannon 45cm
AP5+
Desolator 30cm
2BP
  • D
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • 2 Shadowfields
  • Skimmer
  • Transport

May transport four infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted; plus two units of Mandrakes. Units being transported may shoot. Critical Hit Effect: The unit looses all of its weapons and has no close combat and firefight values. Subsequent critical hits destroy the unit.

Executor Landing Module WE 25cm 5+ 6+ 4+
Disintegrator Array 60cm
2× AA4+
Heavy Phantom Lance 60cm
MW3+
  • FxF
  • TK(D3)
Twin Desolators 30cm
4BP
  • FwA
  • D
Hail of Splinters 45cm
3× AP4+/AT6+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+2)
  • Damage Capacity 6
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Self Planetfall
  • 4 Shadowfields
  • Support Craft
  • Transport

May transport eight armoured vehicle, light vehicle or war engine units; war engines count as a number of units equal to their starting damage capacity; plus 16 infantry units. Critical Hit Effect: The unit looses all of its weapons, has no close combat value and a firefight value of 6+. Subsequent critical hits cause one point of damage.

Kashnarak WE 20cm 4+ 3+ -
Massive Claws and Teeth (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+2)
  • MW
  • Damage Capacity 4
  • Fearless
  • Infiltrator
  • Inspiring
  • Scout
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed.

Perditor WE 15cm 4+ 3+ 4+
Widowmaker 30cm
2BP
  • D
  • Ind
Perditor Claws (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed.

Tormentor Titan WE 35cm 5+ 3+ 4+
2× Phantom Lances 45cm
MW3+
  • TK
Hail of Splinters 45cm
3× AP4+/AT6+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+2)
Tormentor Blades (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+3)
  • TK
  • Damage Capacity 4
  • Fearless
  • Jump Packs
  • Reinforced Armour
  • 3 Shadowfields
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: The unit’s speed value is reduced to 25cm and it loses the Jump Packs ability. Subsequent critical hits cause one point of damage.

Vessel of Pain WE 30cm 4+ 5+ 4+
2× Phantom Lances 45cm
MW3+
  • TK
2× Long-Barrel Splinter Cannon 45cm
AP5+
Desolator 30cm
2BP
  • D
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • 2 Shadowfields
  • Skimmer

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed. All units within 5cm are subject to an AP5+ attack.

Raven Fighter AC Fighter 4+ n/a n/a
Twin Dark Lance 30cm
AT4+/AA5+
  • FxF
  • L
Long-Barrel Splinter Cannon 30cm
AP5+/AA5+
  • FxF
Razorwing AC Fighter-Bomber 4+ n/a n/a
Razor Lances 30cm
MW3+
  • FxF
  • Slw
  • TK
2× Long-Barrel Splinter Cannon 30cm
AP5+/AA5+
  • FxF
Horrorfex 15cm
AP6+
  • D
Slavebringer Assault Boat AC/WE Bomber 4+ 6+ 5+
2× Twin Dark Lance 30cm
AT4+/AA5+
  • FxF
  • L
Turreted Splinter Cannons 30cm
AP5+/AA5+
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Planetfall
  • 1 Shadowfield
  • Transport

May transport eight Talos or infantry units without Mounted; Talos count as two units each; plus four units of Mandrakes. Critical Hit Effect: The unit and all units being carried are destroyed.

Corsair Class Escort SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
Orbital Bombardment n/a
2BP
  • MW
0–1× Pin-Point Attack n/a
MW2+
  • TK(D3)
  • Transport

The Pin-Point Attack may be forfeited to transport three Slavebringer Assault Bolts and one Executor Landing Module plus the units being carried on them.

Torture Class Cruiser SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
Orbital Bombardment n/a
6BP
  • MW
0–1× Pin-Point Attacks n/a
2× MW2+
  • TK(D3)
  • Transport

May transport Six Slavebringer Assault Boats and an Executor Landing Module plus the units being carried on them. The Pin-Point Attacks may be forfeited to transport an additional four Slavebringer Assault Boats and two Executor Landing modules plus the units being carried on them.

Minervan Tank Legion Forces

Commissar CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Upgraded Guns (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Leader
Supreme Commander CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Upgraded Guns (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • Supreme Commander
Infantry INF 15cm - 6+ 5+
Autocannon 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Lasguns (15cm)
Small Arms

One unit in every two has an Autocannon.

Storm Troopers INF 15cm 5+ 5+ 4+
Plasma Guns 15cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Scout
Basilisk AV 20cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Earthshaker 120cm
AP4+/AT4+
or 120cm
1BP
  • Ind
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Bombard AV 20cm 6+ 6+ 5+
Siege Mortar 45cm
2BP
  • IC
  • Ind
  • Slw
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Chimera AV 30cm 5+ 6+ 5+
0–1× Multilaser 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
0–1× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+
0–1× Heavy Flamer 15cm
AP4+
  • IC
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • IC
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Transport

May transport two infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted. Armed with either a Multilaser, Twin Heavy Bolter or Heavy Flamer.

Deathstrike AV 20cm 6+ 6+ 5+
Deathstrike Missile Unlimited
MW2+
  • Ind
  • SS
  • TK(D6)
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Destroyer Tank Hunter AV 20cm 4+ 6+ 6+
Laser Destroyer 75cm
AT4+
  • TK
  • Reinforced Armour
Griffon AV 30cm 6+ 6+ 5+
Heavy Mortar 30cm
1BP
  • Ind
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Hellhound AV 30cm 4+ 6+ 3+
Inferno Cannon 30cm
AP3+
  • IC
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Hydra AV 30cm 6+ 6+ 5+
2× Twin Hydra Autocannon 45cm
AP4+/AT5+/AA5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Leman Russ AV 20cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Battle Cannon 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
2× Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Reinforced Armour
Leman Russ Conqueror AV 30cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Conqueror Cannon 45cm
AP5+/AT5+
Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
  • Reinforced Armour
Leman Russ Demolisher AV 20cm 4+ 6+ 3+
Demolisher 30cm
AP3+/AT4+
  • IC
Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
2× Plasma Cannon 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Reinforced Armour
Leman Russ Executioner AV 20cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Plasma Destroyer 60cm
MW4+
Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
  • Reinforced Armour
Leman Russ Exterminator AV 20cm 4+ 6+ 3+
Twin Autocannon 45cm
AP4+/AT5+
Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
2× Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Reinforced Armour
Leman Russ Vanquisher AV 20cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Vanquisher 75cm
AP4+/AT2+
Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
2× Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Reinforced Armour
Manticore AV 20cm 6+ 6+ 5+
Rocket Launcher 150cm
2BP
  • D
  • Ind
  • Slw
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Medusa AV 20cm 6+ 6+ 5+
Medusa Siege Gun 30cm
MW4+
  • IC
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Salamander Command AV 35cm 6+ 6+ 5+
Heavy Flamer 15cm
AP4+
  • IC
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • IC
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Commander
  • Leader
  • Scout
Salamander Scout AV 35cm 6+ 6+ 5+
Autocannon 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Scout
Thunderer AV 20cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Demolisher 30cm
AP3+/AT4+
  • IC
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Thick Rear Armour
Valkyrie AV 35cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Multilaser 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
2× Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
2× Rocket Pod 30cm
1BP
  • D
  • SS
  • Scout
  • Skimmer
  • Transport

May transport two infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Vulture AV 35cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Twin Autocannon 45cm
AP4+/AT5+
2× Hellstrike 120cm
AT2+
  • SS
  • Scout
  • Skimmer
Baneblade WE 15cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Baneblade Battle Cannon 75cm
AP3+/AT3+
Autocannon 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Demolisher 30cm
AP3+/AT4+
  • FxF
  • IC
2× Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
3× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed. All units within 5cm of the model suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Shadowsword WE 15cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Volcano Cannon 90cm
MW2+
  • FxF
  • TK(D3)
2× Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed. All units within 5cm of the model suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Stormblade WE 15cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Plasma Blastgun 45cm
2× MW2+
  • FxF
  • Slw
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
2× Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
2× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed. All units within 5cm of the model suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Stormhammer WE 15cm 4+ 6+ 3+
2× Twin Stub Battle Cannon 45cm
AP3+/AT3+
4× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Thick Rear Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed. All units within 5cm of the model suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Stormsword WE 15cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Siege Cannon 45cm
3BP
  • FxF
  • D
  • IC
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
2× Heavy Flamer 15cm
AP4+
  • IC
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • IC
2× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed. All units within 5cm of the model suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Necron Forces

Necron Lord CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Staff of Light (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
or (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Leader
Destroyers INF 25cm 4+ 6+ 3+
2× Gauss Cannon 30cm
AP4+/AT6+
  • Mounted
  • Necron
  • Skimmer
Flayed Ones INF 15cm 4+ 3+ -
-
  • Infiltrator
  • Necron
  • Scout
  • Teleport
Heavy Destroyers INF 25cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Heavy Gauss Cannon 30cm
AT3+
  • Mounted
  • Necron
  • Skimmer
Immortals INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 3+
Gauss Blasters 15cm
AP4+/AT6+
  • Necron
Necron Warriors INF 15cm 4+ 5+ 4+
Gauss Flayers 15cm
AP5+/AT6+
  • Necron
Pariahs INF 15cm 4+ 3+ 3+
War Scythes 15cm
AP4+/AT6+
and (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Inspiring
Wraiths INF 30cm 4+ 4+ -
Claws (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • First Strike
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Jump Packs
  • Necron
Monolith AV 15cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Particle Whip 30cm
AP4+/AT4+
Gauss Flux Arc (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+2)
  • Fearless
  • Living Metal
  • Portal
  • Skimmer
  • Teleport
  • Thick Rear Armour
Obelisk AV 30cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Particle Flail 45cm
AP4+/AT4+
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Skimmer
  • Teleport
  • Thick Rear Armour
Tomb Spyder AV 15cm 4+ 5+ 5+
Scarab Swarm 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • IC
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • IC
or (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • IC
Claws (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • MW
  • Fearless
  • Leader
  • Skimmer
  • Walker
Abattoir WE 20cm 4+ 2+ 4+
3× Scarab Swarm 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • IC
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • IC
or (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • IC
Harvesters (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+2)
  • TK
  • Damage Capacity 8
  • Fearless
  • Infiltrator
  • Living Metal
  • Portal
  • Skimmer
  • Thick Rear Armour

Critical Hit Effect: The unit and all units within 5cm of the unit suffer a titan killer hit on a roll of 4+.

Aeonic Orb WE 20cm 4+ - 3+
Solar Flare 90cm
MW3+
  • MW
  • TK(D6)
or 90cm
12BP
  • Damage Capacity 6
  • Fearless
  • Living Metal
  • Skimmer
  • Thick Rear Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Center the barrage template that is 12cm across on the unit and resolve the effect as if it were a 3BP macro-weapon barrage.

Pylon WE Immobile 4+ - 4+
Particle Accelerator 120cm
MW4+
  • TK(D3)
and 90cm
AA4+
  • TK
Gauss Flux Arc (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+2)
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Fearless
  • Living Metal
  • Teleport
  • Thick Rear Armour

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed. All units within 5cm suffer a hit on a roll of 4+.

The Deceiver WE 15cm 4+ 4+ 4+
Despair 45cm
4BP
  • D
Claws (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+2)
  • TK(D3)
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Living Metal
  • Skimmer
  • Supreme Commander
  • Teleport
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed. All units within 5cm suffer a macro-weapon hit on a roll of 4+.

The Nightbringer WE 15cm 4+ 3+ 5+
Lightning Arc 30cm
MW4+
  • MW
Gaze of Death (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+2)
  • MW
Scythe (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+2)
  • TK(D3)
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Living Metal
  • Skimmer
  • Supreme Commander
  • Teleport
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed. All units within 5cm suffer a macro-weapon hit on a roll of 4+.

Warbarque WE 20cm 4+ 6+ 4+
2× Particle Cannon 60cm
AP5+/AT3+
2× War Cannon 30cm
AT4+
2× Gauss Cannon 30cm
AP4+/AT6+
Gauss Flux Arc (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+2)
  • Commander
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Fearless
  • Living Metal
  • Portal
  • Skimmer
  • Teleport
  • Thick Rear Armour

Critical Hit Effect: The unit looses Portal. Subsequent critical hits destroy the unit.

Scythe Class Harvester SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
Orbital Bombardment n/a
4BP
  • MW
2× Pin-Point Attack n/a
MW2+
  • TK(D3)

Necron Technology

Necron
Necron technology allows many of its units to repair themselves at an accelerated rate. This is reflected as the Necron ability in a unit’s datasheet.
Units with Necron that have been destroyed can regenerate. Formations can return one previously destroyed Necron unit in the end phase of each turn either on or off the board. In addition, if a formation regroups on board it can use the dice rolls to either return units with the Necron ability to play or to remove blast markers or both (e.g., if you rolled a 2 you could return 2 units to play, remove 2 blast markers, or return 1 unit and remove 1 blast marker). Formations off board are restricted to using their regroup function to remove blast markers only.
Portal
Necron Portals are the primary means by which the Necron forces are transported across the galaxy. Any formation that is in the reserves, either because it has not entered play or has left the board for any reason, may enter play via a portal as part of any activation that allows movement. Measure their movement using the portal as the starting point. Additionally, formations may leave the board by entering a portal, taking them into the reserves. Note that once in the reserves they can either re-enter play immediately via another portal, provided they have movement, or remain in the reserves.
Necron Portals can only be used by armoured vehicles with walker, infantry, or light vehicles units. Each portal can be used only once per turn for either entering or exiting the battlefield, not for both. Thus a formation may enter one portal with part of their movement, and exit from a second, unused portal, continuing their movement from that portal.
If, at the end of the movement, a unit is out of formation it is destroyed (see Formations). Example: if you moved a formation of four units through one portal and out another and two units were unable to make the full movement (i.e. get through the second portal), the Necron player would have to choose which units were to be destroyed, the two that moved through the portal or the two that didn’t.
Living Metal
Units made of living metal receive a reinforced armor saving throw against normal weapons, or weapons with lance or macro-weapon. In addition, their save is not reduced by sniper. Any titan killer attacks are automatically reduced to titan killer (1) when resolving hits against units with living metal, and living metal units are permitted a single armor save.

Implacable Advance

The Necron are an offensive army, always on the advance, stopping only to eliminate enemy positions before moving on to harvest others. While subject to disruption from losses and enemy fire, the mechanical nature of the Necron permits them to easily reorganize to maintain the offensive momentum. Necron formations receive a +1 bonus to Marshal actions. Due to their steady, deliberate, nature Necron formations cannot take a March action.

Phase Out

When a Necron formation becomes broken, it does not just fall back, but also vanishes from the battlefield without leaving any proof of its existence.

In the end phase of the turn, remove the formation from the board into the reserves, but keep it away from any destroyed units. The formation will roll to rally in the end phase, handling blast markers as per the core rules. It may re-enter by teleporting, or through a portal. If there are not enough portals to deal with all the off-table formations, then the formation must remain off the table until a portal is available for it to use. If the rally roll fails, the formation must remain in the reserves until it rallies. Note that with the exception of the C’tan, no Necron War Engines may phase out.

Death Korps of Krieg Forces

Commissar CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Power Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Leader
Gorgon Mortars CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gorgon Mortars 30cm
2BP
  • FwA
  • Ind
  • SS

Replace the 2× Twin Heavy Bolter with Gorgon Mortars and reduce the unit’s firefight to 6+.

Commander INF 15cm 6+ 4+ 5+
Twin Heavy Stubber 30cm
AP5+
  • Commander
Death Riders INF 20cm 5+ 4+ 6+
Laspistols (15cm)
Small Arms
Power Lances (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • FS
  • Infiltrator
  • Mounted
  • Walker
Engineers INF 15cm 5+ 4+ 5+
Mole Launcher 30cm
AP5+
  • IC
Fire Support INF 15cm - 5+ 4+
Twin Heavy Stubber 30cm
AP5+
Autocannon 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Grenadiers INF 15cm 5+ 5+ 4+
Heavy Flamer 15cm
AP4+
  • IC
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • IC
  • Scout
Heavy Mortar INF 5cm - 6+ 6+
Heavy Mortar 30cm
1BP
  • Ind
Infantry INF 15cm - 5+ 5+
Lasguns (15cm)
Small Arms
Quad Launcher INF 5cm - 6+ 5+
Quad Launcher 45cm
2× AP4+
  • Ind
Supreme Commander INF 15cm 5+ 4+ 5+
Twin Heavy Stubber 30cm
AP5+
Power Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Supreme Commander
Centaur LV 35cm 6+ 6+ 6+
Heavy Stubber 30cm
AP6+
  • Transport

May transport one infantry unit with Jump Packs or Mounted. If transporting a Heavy Mortar or Quad Launcher the unit’s speed is reduced to 20cm.

Earthshaker Platform LV Immobile 6+ 6+ 6+
Earthshaker 120cm
AP4+/AT4+
or 120cm
1BP
  • Ind
Heavy AA Platform LV Immobile 6+ 6+ 6+
Heavy AA Gun 60cm
AP5+/AT5+/AA5+
Hydra Platform LV Immobile 6+ 6+ 6+
2× Twin Hydra Autocannon 45cm
AP4+/AT5+/AA5+
Medusa Platform LV Immobile 6+ 6+ 6+
Medusa Siege Gun 30cm
MW4+
  • IC
Bombard AV 20cm 6+ 6+ 5+
Siege Mortar 45cm
2BP
  • IC
  • Ind
  • Slw
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Hellhound AV 30cm 4+ 6+ 3+
Inferno Cannon 30cm
AP3+
  • IC
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Leman Russ AV 20cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Battle Cannon 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
2× Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Reinforced Armour
Leman Russ Demolisher AV 20cm 4+ 6+ 3+
Demolisher 30cm
AP3+/AT4+
  • IC
Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
2× Plasma Cannon 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Reinforced Armour
Leman Russ Vanquisher AV 20cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Vanquisher 75cm
AP4+/AT2+
Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
2× Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Reinforced Armour
Thunderer AV 20cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Demolisher 30cm
AP3+/AT4+
  • IC
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Thick Rear Armour
Trojan AV 20cm 6+ 6+ 6+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Transport

May transport one of the following units: Earthshaker Platform, Heavy AA Platform, Hydra Platform, Medusa Platform.

Baneblade WE 15cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Baneblade Battle Cannon 75cm
AP3+/AT3+
Autocannon 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Demolisher 30cm
AP3+/AT4+
  • FxF
  • IC
2× Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
3× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed. All units within 5cm of the model suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Deathstrike Silo WE Immobile 4+ 6+ 4+
Deathstrike Missiles Unlimited
2× MW2+
  • Ind
  • SS
  • TK(D6)
  • Damage Capacity 2

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed. All units within 5cm take a MW4+ hit.

Gorgon WE 20cm 4+ 6+ 5+
2× Twin Heavy Stubber 30cm
AP5+
2× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Transport
  • Walker

May transport ten infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted. Critical Hit Effect: Immobilized and D6 units being transported are hit. Subsequent critical hits destroy the unit.

Macharius WE 15cm 4+ 6+ 4+
2× Battle Cannon 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
2× Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Twin Heavy Stubber 30cm
AP5+
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed.

Macharius Command WE 15cm 4+ 6+ 4+
0–2× Vanquisher 75cm
AP4+/AT2+
0–1× Vulcan Mega-Bolter 45cm
4× AP3+/AT5+
2× Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Twin Heavy Stubber 30cm
AP5+
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed. Armed with either a Vulcan Megabolter or two Vanquisher.

Shadowsword WE 15cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Volcano Cannon 90cm
MW2+
  • FxF
  • TK(D3)
2× Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed. All units within 5cm of the model suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Stormblade WE 15cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Plasma Blastgun 45cm
2× MW2+
  • FxF
  • Slw
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
2× Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
2× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed. All units within 5cm of the model suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Stormsword WE 15cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Siege Cannon 45cm
3BP
  • FxF
  • D
  • IC
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
2× Heavy Flamer 15cm
AP4+
  • IC
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • IC
2× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed. All units within 5cm of the model suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Marauder Heavy Bomber AC/WE Bomber 5+ n/a n/a
Bomb Racks 15cm
3BP
  • FxF
Twin Lascannon 45cm
AT4+
  • FxF
2× Twin Heavy Bolter 15cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • Damage Capacity 2

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed.

Hades Breaching Drill Special Immobile n/a n/a n/a
-
  • Transport
  • Tunneler

May carry 8 Death Korps Engineer units. Note that the Hades Breaching Drill is not a unit and so may not be shot at nor have hits applied to it. It is in all respects simply a marker. No Blast Marker is generated for its parent Hades Breach Drill leaving the formation behind during the game.

Death Korps or Krieg Fortifications

Bunker
Counts as Fortifications (see Terrain Effects). Can hold three units.
Gun Emplacement
Provides vehicles with a Cover Save that works in the same manner as an infantry cover save (see Infantry Cover Saves). Can hold one unit.
Trench
Can hold one infantry unit per 4cm of length.
Trenchworks Effects Table
Terrain Infantry Vehicle War Engine
Bunker 3+ Cover Save Dangerous Impassable
Gun Emplacement 4+ Cover Save 5+ Cover Save No Effect
Trench 4+ Cover Save Dangerous No Effect

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.

Scions of Iron 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
Bike INF 35cm 4+ 3+ 4+
Twin Bolters (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Mounted
Scout INF 15cm 5+ 4+ 5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Infiltrator
  • Scout
Tactical INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 4+
Missile Launcher 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Terminator INF 15cm 4+ 3+ 3+
2× Assault Cannon 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
Power Weapons (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Teleport
  • Thick Rear Armour
Attack Bike LV 35cm 4+ 5+ 5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Land Speeder LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Multi-melta 15cm
MW5+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • MW
  • Scout
  • Skimmer
Land Speeder Tornado LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Assault Cannon 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Scout
  • Skimmer
Land Speeder Typhoon LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Twin Typhoon Missile 45cm
AP3+/AT5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Scout
  • Skimmer
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 Crusader AV 25cm 4+ 5+ 5+
2× Hurricane Bolters (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
Twin Assault Cannon 30cm
AP4+/AT4+
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Thick Rear Armour
  • Transport

May transport three infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted; Terminator units count as one and a half units each, rounding up. Counts as a Land Raider for the purposes of being transported.

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.

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+
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.

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 Close Air Support AC/WE Bomber 4+ - -
Turbo-laser 45cm
2× AP5+/AT3+
  • FxF
2× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • FxF
Twin Heavy Bolter 15cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • Left
Twin Heavy Bolter 15cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • Right
2× Underwing Rockets 30cm
AT4+
  • FxF
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed.

Thunderhawk Saturation Bomber AC/WE Bomber 4+ - -
Battle Cannon 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
  • FxF
2× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+
  • FxF
Twin Heavy Bolter 15cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • Left
Twin Heavy Bolter 15cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • Right
Bombs 15cm
2BP
  • FxF
  • IC
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed.

Thunderhawk Transporter AC/WE Bomber 5+ 6+ 5+
2× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Planetfall
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Transport

May transport two armoured vehicles (except Dreadnoughts) plus the units they can carry; Land Raiders count as two units each. Critical Hit Effect: The unit and all units being carried are destroyed. Counts as a Landing Craft for the purposes of being transported.

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.

Tau Forces

Ethereal CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Honour Blade (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Leader

All units in a formation joined by an Ethereal gain Fearless. If the Ethereal is killed then all these units lose Fearless and the formation receives an additional D3 Blast markers.

Shas'el CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
-
  • Coordinated Fire
  • Leader
Shas'o CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Experimental Weapons 30cm
AP4+
  • Coordinated Fire
  • Leader

Each Shas’o character in the army allows a player to re-roll one failed initiative test (of any type) once per turn.

Crisis Battlesuits INF 20cm 3+ 5+ 5+
Missile Pods 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Twin Plasma Rifles 30cm
AP4+
Twin Fusion Blasters 15cm
MW4+
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Tau Jet Packs
Fire Warriors INF 15cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Pulse Rifles 30cm
AP4+
Pulse Carbines 15cm
AP5+
  • D
Gun Drones INF 20cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Twin Pulse Carbines 15cm
AP4+
  • D
  • Tau Jet Packs
Kroot Hounds INF 20cm - 3+ -
Fangs (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • Infiltrator
  • Scout
Kroot Master Shapers INF 15cm 6+ 4+ 5+
Kroot Rifles (15cm)
Small Arms
Mercenary Weapons (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • Infiltrator
  • Leader
  • Scout
Kroot Warriors INF 15cm - 4+ 5+
Kroot Rifles (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Infiltrator
  • Scout
Krootox INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 5+
Kroot Guns 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Claws (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
Pathfinders INF 15cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Rail Rifles 30cm
AP5+
  • S
Pulse Carbines 15cm
AP5+
  • D
  • Coordinated Fire
  • Markerlights
  • Scout
Stealth Battlesuits INF 20cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Silenced Burst Cannons 15cm
AP4+
  • D
  • First Strike
  • Markerlights
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Scout
  • Tau Jet Packs
  • Teleport
Broadside Battlesuit LV 15cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Twin Railguns 60cm
AT3+
Smart Missile System 30cm
AP5+
  • IC
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker
Piranha LV 35cm 5+ 6+ 6+
Burst Cannon and Drones 15cm
AP5+
Seeker Missiles 90cm
AT6+
  • GM
  • Skimmer
Tetra LV 35cm 5+ 6+ 6+
Tetra Pulse Rifles 30cm
AP6+
  • Coordinated Fire
  • Markerlights
  • Scout
  • Skimmer
Devilfish AV 30cm 5+ 6+ 6+
Burst Cannon and Drones 15cm
AP5+
Seeker Missiles 90cm
AT6+
  • GM
  • Skimmer
  • Transport

May transport two units of Fire Warriors or Pathfinders.

Hammerhead AV 30cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Smart Missile System 30cm
AP5+
  • IC
Seeker Missiles 90cm
AT6+
  • GM
0–1× Railgun 75cm
AP5+
or 75cm
AT4+
  • L
0–1× Ion Cannon 60cm
AP4+/AT5+
0–1× Twin Fusion Cannon 30cm
MW4+
  • Skimmer

Armed with either a Railgun, Ion Cannon or Twin Fusion Cannon.

Skyray AV 30cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Smart Missile System 30cm
AP5+
  • IC
2× Hunter Missiles 60cm
AA5+
2× Seeker Missiles 90cm
AT6+
  • GM
  • Markerlights
  • Skimmer
Barracuda AC Fighter 6+ n/a n/a
Ion Cannon 30cm
AP4+/AT5+/AA5+
  • FxF
Twin Burst Cannon 15cm
AA6+
Twin Missile Pods 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
  • FxF
Manta WE 20cm 5+ - 4+
Twin Heavy Rail Cannons 90cm
MW2+
  • FxF
  • TK(D3)
3× Heavy Ion Phalanx 75cm
AP3+/AT4+
  • FxF
4× Twin Manta Burst Cannons 30cm
AP5+/AA6+
Twin Missile Pods 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
  • FxF
2× Seeker Missiles 90cm
AT6+
  • GM
  • Damage Capacity 8
  • Deflector Shield
  • Fearless
  • Markerlights
  • Planetfall
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Support Craft
  • Transport

May transport 20 infantry units or Broadside Battlesuits; plus four armoured vehicle or light vehicle units (except Broadside Battlesuits); Tetra count as one-third of a unit each, rounding up. Crisis Battlesuits count as two units each. Critical Hit Effect: The unit looses Tau deflector shield. Subsequent critical hits cause an extra point of damage.

Orca AC/WE Bomber 4+ 6+ 6+
Twin Burst Cannon 15cm
AA6+
Twin Missile Pods 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Aircraft Seeker Missiles 45cm
AT6+
  • GM
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Planetfall
  • Transport

May transport twelve infantry units (except Krootox) or Broadside Battlesuits; Crisis Battlesuits count as two units each. Critical Hit Effect: The unit and all units on board are destroyed.

Tiger Shark AC Bomber 4+ n/a n/a
Twin Ion Cannon 30cm
AP3+/AT4+/AA4+
  • FxF
Twin Burst Cannon 15cm
AA6+
Twin Missile Pods 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
  • FxF
  • Transport

May transport three units of Gun Drones.

Tiger Shark AX-1-0 AC Bomber 4+ n/a n/a
Twin Rail Cannons 45cm
MW3+
  • FxF
  • TK(D3)
Twin Burst Cannon 15cm
AA6+
Twin Missile Pods 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
  • FxF
Aircraft Seeker Missiles 45cm
AT6+
  • GM
Custodian Class Battleship SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gravitic Tracer Salvo n/a
3× MW4+
  • GM
  • IC
Pin-Point Attack n/a
MW2+
  • TK(D3)
  • Transport

May transport 18 of the following units and the units being transported on them: Orca, Manta; Mantas count as thee units each. The Gravitic Tracer Salvo may be fired at a marked formation of any type.

Protector Class Cruiser SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
2× Pin-Point Attack n/a
MW2+
  • TK(D3)
  • Transport

May transport six of the following units and the units being transported on them: Orca, Manta; Mantas count as thee units each.

Coordinated Fire

Some units are noted as being able to call in coordinated fire. These units can order up to two other formations within 15cm that have not taken an action this turn, and which are not broken, to follow their own formation when they take an advance, double or sustained fire action.

Make a single initiative roll for all formations, counting a single -1 modifier if any have blast markers. If the test is failed then the original formation (containing the unit calling for coordinated fire) receives a Blast marker and must take a hold action, but the other formations are unaffected (and may take an action later in the turn). If the test is passed then all formations concerned are allowed to take either an advance, double or sustained fire action.

There is no obligation for all formations to take the same action, and these actions may be resolved in any order, but they must all fire at the same target formation. The formations don’t have to stay within a given distance of each other and will complete their actions one after the other. Each formations action is declared and resolved (including testing to see if the target formation is broken) before moving on to the next Tau formation.

Note that units with this ability confer the coordinated fire ability to any formation that they join. For example, a Pathfinder upgrade purchased to be added to a Fire Warrior Cadre, adds the coordinated fire ability to all units in the Cadre.

Tau Technology

Deflector Shield
Tau deflector shields work like an invulnerable save in all respects, except that this invulnerable save is always at 5+.
Guided Missiles
Guided missiles may only be fired at a target formation that is marked, but guided missiles may be fired without line of fire if the target is marked.
Markerlights
All enemy formations with at least one unit within 30cm range and line of fire (Line of Fire) of at least one Tau unit with the markerlights ability is considered to be marked. When shooting at a marked formation, all ranged firepower attacks add +1 to their to-hit roll. This bonus for shooting at a marked enemy may not be used when making Anti-Aircraft attacks. A Tau formation that is broken or marched this turn may not mark an enemy formation.
Tau Jet Packs
Tau jet packs follow all the rules for Jump Packs. Additionally, units with Tau jet packs are allowed to make an additional move of 10cm at the end of an advance, double or march order. The extra move is allowed whether or not the unit fires and takes place after any firing. This extra move may be in any direction and follows all the normal movement rules, so unit coherency and zones of control must be adhered to as usual. No extra movement is allowed on any orders other than advance, double or march.
In formations where only some of the units have Tau jet packs, the units without Tau jet packs are not allowed the extra move.

Alaitoc Eldar Forces

Autarch CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Autarch Ranged Weapon (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
Autarch Close Combat Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Inspiring
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Supreme Commander
Exarch CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
0–1× Exarch Ranged Weapon (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
0–1× Exarch Close Combat Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • Inspiring

Exarchs added to units of Dire Avengers, Howling Banshees, Shining Spears or Striking Scorpions have an Exarch Close Combat weapon. Exarchs added to a unit of Dark Reapers, Fire Dragons, Swooping Hawks or Warp Spiders have an Exarch Ranged Weapon.

Dark Reapers INF 15cm 5+ 6+ 3+
Reaper Missile Launchers 45cm
2× AP5+
Dire Avengers INF 15cm 5+ 5+ 4+
Shuriken Catapults (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
Farseer INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 5+
Shuriken Pistols (15cm)
Small Arms
Witch Blades (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Commander
  • Farsight
  • Invulnerable Save
Fire Dragons INF 15cm 5+ 5+ 4+
Fusion Guns 15cm
MW5+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • MW
Guardians INF 15cm - 6+ 4+
Shuriken Catapults (15cm)
Small Arms
Heavy Weapon Platform INF 15cm - 6+ 5+
Scatter Laser 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
Howling Banshees INF 15cm 5+ 2+ 5+
Shuriken Pistols (15cm)
Small Arms
Banshee Masks (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • FS
  • Infiltrator
Jetbikes INF 35cm 5+ 6+ 4+
Twin Shuriken Catapults (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Mounted
  • Skimmer
Pathfinders INF 20cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Long Rifles 30cm
AP5+
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Scout
  • Sniper
  • Teleport
Rangers INF 15cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Long Rifles 30cm
AP5+
  • Scout
  • Sniper
Shining Spears INF 35cm 4+ 4+ 5+
Twin Shuriken Catapults (15cm)
Small Arms
Power Lances (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • L
  • Mounted
  • Skimmer
Striking Scorpions INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 5+
Shuriken Pistols (15cm)
Small Arms
Mandiblasters (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
Support Weapon Platform INF 15cm - 6+ 6+
D-Cannon 30cm
MW5+
Swooping Hawks INF 35cm 5+ 5+ 4+
Lasblasters (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Jump Packs
  • Scout
  • Teleport
Warp Spiders INF 15cm 4+ 5+ 4+
Death Spinners (15cm)
Small Arms
  • First Strike
  • Infiltrator
  • Jump Packs
Wraithguard INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 4+
Wraithcannons 15cm
2× MW5+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
Vyper LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Scatter Laser 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Skimmer
War Walker LV 20cm 6+ 5+ 5+
Scatter Laser 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
Bright Lance 30cm
AT5+
  • L
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Scout
  • Walker
Falcon AV 35cm 5+ 6+ 4+
Pulse Laser 45cm
2× AT4+
Scatter Laser 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Skimmer
  • Transport

May transport one infantry unit (except Support Weapon Platforms and Wraithguard) without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Fire Prism AV 35cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Prism Cannon 60cm
AP4+/AT2+
  • L
  • Skimmer
Firestorm AV 35cm 5+ 6+ 4+
Firestorm Battery 45cm
2× AP5+/AT5+/AA4+
  • Skimmer
  • Transport

May transport one infantry unit (except Support Weapon Platforms and Wraithguard) without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Night Spinner AV 35cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Night Spinner 45cm
1BP
  • D
  • Ind
  • Skimmer
  • Transport

May transport one infantry unit (except Support Weapon Platforms and Wraithguard) without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Wave Serpent AV 35cm 5+ 6+ 4+
Twin Shuriken Cannon 30cm
AP4+
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Skimmer
  • Transport

May transport one Wraithguard unit or two infantry units (except Support Weapon Platforms) without Jump Packs or Mounted; Wraithguard count as two units each.

Wraithlord AV 15cm 4+ 3+ 4+
Bright Lance 30cm
AT5+
  • L
Power Fists (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker
Avatar WE 15cm 3+ 2+ 4+
Wailing Doom 30cm
MW5+
and (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Commander
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed. All Eldar formations with a unit with a line of fire to the Avatar receive a Blast marker.

Cobra WE 25cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Cobra D-Cannon 30cm
2BP
  • FxF
  • IC
  • MW
or 30cm
MW4+
  • FxF
  • IC
  • TK(D3+1)
Eldar Missile Launcher 45cm
AP5+/AT6+/AA6+
Shuriken Cannon 30cm
AP5+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Skimmer

The Cobra D-Cannon ignores void shields and power fields. Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed. All units within 5cm suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Phantom Titan WE 25cm 5+ 3+ 3+
1–2× Titan Pulsar 75cm
2× MW2+
  • TK
0–1× Titan Power Fist 30cm
6× AP4+/AT4+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+3)
or (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+2)
  • TK(D3)
2× Twin Eldar Missile Launcher 45cm
AP4+/AT5+/AA5+
  • Damage Capacity 6
  • Fearless
  • Holofield
  • Leader
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Armed with either two Titan Pulsars, or a Titan Pulsar and Power Fist. May step over units and pieces of terrain that are lower than the unit’s knees and less than 2cm wide. Critical Hit Effect: The unit loses the Holofield ability save for the rest of the game. Subsequent critical hits cause an extra point of damage.

Revenant Titan WE 35cm 5+ 4+ 4+
2× Revenant Pulse Laser 45cm
2× MW3+
2× Eldar Missile Launcher 45cm
AP5+/AT6+/AA6+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Fearless
  • Holofield
  • Jump Packs
  • Walker

May step over units and pieces of terrain that are lower than the unit’s knees and less than 2cm wide. Critical Hit Effect: The unit loses the Holofield ability save for the rest of the game. Subsequent critical hits destroy the unit.

Scorpion WE 25cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Scorpion Twin Pulsar 75cm
2× MW2+
Shuriken Cannon 30cm
AP5+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Skimmer

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed. All units within 5cm suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Storm Serpent WE 25cm 5+ 6+ 4+
Storm Serpent Pulse Laser 45cm
2× AT3+
Scatter Laser 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Skimmer
  • Webway Portal

Only formations consisting completely of infantry units, light vehicle units or armoured vehicles units with the walker ability may use the Storm Serpent’s Webway Portal to enter play. Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed. All units within 5cm suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Warlock Titan WE 25cm 5+ 3+ 3+
Psychic Lance 30cm
3BP
  • D
  • IC
  • TK(D3)
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+2)
  • TK(D3)
0–1× Titan Pulsar 75cm
2× MW2+
  • TK
0–1× Titan Power Fist 30cm
6× AP4+/AT4+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+3)
or (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+2)
  • TK(D3)
2× Twin Eldar Missile Launcher 45cm
AP4+/AT5+/AA5+
  • Damage Capacity 6
  • Farsight
  • Fearless
  • Holofield
  • Inspiring
  • Leader
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Armed with a Psychic Lance, and either a Titan Pulsar or Power Fist. May step over units and pieces of terrain that are lower than the unit’s knees and less than 2cm wide. Critical Hit Effect: The unit loses the Holofield ability save for the rest of the game. Subsequent critical hits cause an extra point of damage.

Nightwing Interceptor AC Fighter 4+ n/a n/a
Twin Shuriken Cannon 30cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • FxF
Twin Bright Lance 30cm
AT4+/AA5+
  • FxF
  • L
Phoenix Bomber AC Fighter-Bomber 5+ n/a n/a
Twin Shuriken Cannon 30cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • FxF
Pulse Laser 45cm
2× AT4+
  • FxF
Night Spinner 15cm
1BP
  • FxF
  • D
  • Reinforced Armour
Vampire Raider AC/WE Bomber 5+ 6+ 4+
2× Pulse Laser 45cm
2× AT4+
  • FxF
Scatter Laser 30cm
AP5+/AT5+/AA5+
  • FxF
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Planetfall
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Transport

May transport eight infantry units without Mounted. Wraithguard count as two units each. Critical Hit Effect: The unit and all units on board are destroyed.

Dragonship SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
0–1× Orbital Bombardment n/a
8BP
  • MW
0–1× Pin-Point Attacks n/a
2× MW2+
  • TK(D3)
  • Transport

May transport twelve Vampire Raiders and the units being carried on them. Armed with either an Orbital Bombardment or Pin-Point Attacks.

Wraithship SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
0–1× Orbital Bombardment n/a
4BP
  • MW
0–1× Pin-Point Attack n/a
MW2+
  • TK(D3)

Armed with either an Orbital Bombardment or Pin-Point Attack.

Tyranid Forces

Brood Lord CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Rending Claws and Talons (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • FS
  • Inspiring
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Leader
Symbiote CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
-
  • Supreme Commander
  • Synapse (+1)

If added to the Dominatrix the unit will additionally loose supreme commander and synapse (+1) on a Critical Hit Effect roll of a 6.

Gargoyles INF 30cm - 6+ 5+
Flamespurts (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Brood (2)
  • Expendable
  • Jump Packs
Genestealers INF 20cm 6+ 2+ -
Rending Claws (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • FS
  • Infiltrator
  • Scout
Hormagaunts INF 20cm - 3+ -
-
  • Brood (1)
  • Expendable
  • Infiltrator
Raveners INF 20cm 5+ 4+ -
Twin Scything Talons (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • Brood (2)
  • Expendable
  • Infiltrator
  • Tunneler
Termagants INF 20cm - 6+ 5+
Fleshborers (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Brood (1)
  • Expendable
Tyranid Warriors INF 20cm 5+ 2+ 5+
Deathspitters 30cm
AP5+
  • Fearless
  • Synapse (1)
Biovore LV 15cm 6+ 6+ 5+
Spore Mines 30cm
AP5+/AT6+
  • D
  • Ind
Lictor LV 20cm 5+ 3+ 6+
Flesh Hooks (15cm)
Small Arms
Lictor Talons (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • S
  • First Strike
  • Infiltrator
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Scout
  • Teleport
Zoanthrope LV 15cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Warp Blast 30cm
AP5+/AA6+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • MW
  • Invulnerable Save
Carnifex AV 20cm 4+ 3+ 5+
Bio-Plasma (15cm)
Small Arms
Large Scything Talons (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
Dactylis AV 15cm 4+ 5+ 5+
Bile Pods 45cm
1BP
  • D
  • Ind
  • Reinforced Armour
Exocrine AV 15cm 4+ 5+ 4+
Bio-Cannon 45cm
2× AP4+/AT5+
  • Reinforced Armour
Haruspex AV 20cm 4+ 3+ 5+
Acid Jets and Frag Spines 15cm
2× AP5+/AT6+
Claws and Mandibles (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Reinforced Armour
Hive Tyrant AV 20cm 4+ 3+ 5+
Venon Cannon 30cm
AP4+/AT5+
Lash Whip and Bonesword (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Commander
  • Fearless
  • Leader
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Synapse (2)
Malefactor AV 25cm 4+ 4+ 5+
Frag Spines 15cm
2× AP5+
Arms (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Transport

May transport two infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Dominatrix WE 20cm 4+ 3+ 5+
Bio-Titan Bio-Cannon 45cm
3× AP4+/AT5+
  • FxF
Energy Pulse 60cm
3BP
  • MW
and 45cm
AA5+
  • MW
2× Massive Scything Talons (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • TK
  • Damage Capacity 4
  • Commander
  • Fearless
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Leader
  • Regeneration
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Synapse (2)

May step over units and and pieces of terrain that are lower then the unit’s abdomen and less than 2cm wide. Critical Hit Effect: The unit takes a point of damage. Roll a D6, on a roll of 1 all units within 5cm take a hit on a roll of 6+, and on a roll of 6 the unit loses commander, leader and synapse (2).

Harridan WE 35cm 5+ 5+ 5+
Twin Harridan Bio-Cannon 45cm
2× AP4+/AT5+
  • FxF
Large Scything Talons (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Skimmer
  • Transport

May transport four Gargoyles. Critical Hit Effect: The unit takes an extra point of damage.

Hierodule Bio-Titan WE 25cm 4+ 3+ 5+
Bio-Titan Bio-Cannon 45cm
3× AP4+/AT5+
  • FwA
0–1× Cluster Spines 45cm
4BP
  • FwA
0–1× Razorclaw (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+2)
or (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • TK(D3)
2× Massive Scything Talons (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • TK
  • Damage Capacity 4
  • Fearless
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Regeneration
  • Reinforced Armour

May step over units and and pieces of terrain that are lower then the unit’s abdomen and less than 2cm wide. Armed with either a Cluster Spines or a Razorclaw. Critical Hit Effect: The unit takes a point of damage. Roll a D6, on a roll of 1 all units within 5cm take a hit on a roll of 6+, and on a roll of 6 the unit loses another point of damage.

Hierophant Bio-Titan WE 25cm 4+ 3+ 5+
0–1× Bile Launcher 60cm
3BP
  • FwA
Pyro-Acid Spray 15cm
3BP
  • FwA
  • IC
0–1× Razorclaw (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+2)
or (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • TK(D3)
Ripper Tentacles (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+2)
  • FS
2× Gigantic Scything Talons (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • TK(D3)
  • Damage Capacity 6
  • Fearless
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Regeneration
  • Reinforced Armour

May step over units and and pieces of terrain that are lower then the unit’s abdomen and less than 2cm wide. Armed with either Bile Launcher or a Razorclaw. Critical Hit Effect: The unit takes a point of damage. Roll a D6, on a roll of 1 all units within 5cm take a hit on a roll of 6+, and on a roll of 6 the unit loses another point of damage.

Trygon WE 25cm 5+ 4+ 6+
Bio-Electric Field (15cm)
Small Arms
Large Scything Talons (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Tunneler

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed.

Xeno-Sociology

A Tyranid invasion is more akin to an infestation. Lesser creatures are everywhere, whether because they were separated from a swarm or because they just made planetfall via a Mycetic Spore. These creatures instinctively seek out the psychic conduits of the Hive Mind that are the synapse creatures. This is represented by the following rules:

Brood
Units with brood (brood units) are placed in the army’s off-board swarm pool when they are destroyed. These units may be returned to play via swarming for a number of swarm points equal to their brood value. This is the number in parenthesis after Brood.
Synapse
Formations that contain at least one unit with synapse (a synapse unit) may return brood units from the swarm pool to play via swarming. Each synapse unit has a synapse value, the number in parenthesis after Synapse. Some characters are noted as having Synapse (+x). These increase the synapse value of the unit they are added to by a number equal to x.
Swarming
After a formation regroups, or in the End phase after all formations have rallied, a formation with at least one synapse unit may swarm.
Total up all the synapse values in the formation, this is the number of swarm points available to the formation. Units with brood in the swarm pool may be returned to play for a number of swarm points equal to their brood value. If a formation is broken or within 30cm of enemy units halve the number of swarm points available to it, rounding up. If a formation is broken and within 30cm of enemy units then it may not swarm. A formation may only return units to play if it started the game with that type of unit. For example, if a formation began the game with only Termagants then it could only return Termagants via swarming.
All units returned to play in this manner must be placed within 5cm of a unit from the formation that was there prior to swarming. These units may not be placed in enemy zone of control or in impassable terrain. Not all of the swarm points available need to be used, but any leftover are discarded.

Xeno-Biology

Tyranids are the most rapidly evolving species in the known galaxy. The developmental leaps exhibited in broods from the same hive fleet would normally take millions of years to achieve in other creatures. Their biology gives them certain benefits on the field of battle which are represented by the following rules:

Mobility
Tyranid armored vehicle and war engine units do not take dangerous terrain tests. In addition, Tyranid light vehicle units count as infantry for the purposes of terrain (see Terrain). Fortification terrain features such as minefields or razorwire, and special terrain features such as lava flows affect Tyranids normally.
Regeneration
War engine units with regeneration can regain lost damage capacity points. Each unit with regeneration regains one damage capacity point at the beginning of each turn’s end phase. Regeneration cannot be used by a destroyed unit nor may it increase a unit’s damage capacity beyond the starting amount.

Adeptus Mechanicus Titan Legion Forces

Apocalypse Missile Launcher CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Apocalypse Missile Launcher 60cm
3BP
  • D
Carapace Landing Pad CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
-

All weapons with a BP firepower in the formation do not need a line of fire when shooting as part of a sustained fire, advance or double action.

Carapace Multilasers CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
2× Multilaser 30cm
AP5+/AT6+/AA5+
Close Combat Weapon CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Close Combat Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+3)
  • TK(D3)
Corvus Assault Pod CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
-
  • Transport

May transport ten infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Gatling Blaster CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gatling Blaster (Mars Pattern) 60cm
6× AP4+/AT4+
Inferno Gun CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Inferno Gun 30cm
3BP
  • IC
Laser Blaster CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Laser Blaster 60cm
6× AP5+/AT3+
Laser Burner CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Laser Burner (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+2)
or (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+4)
Legate CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
-
  • Supreme Commander
Melta Cannon CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Melta Cannon 30cm
MW2+
  • TK(D3)
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • TK(D6)
Plasma Blastgun CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Plasma Blastgun 45cm
2× MW2+
  • Slw
Plasma Cannon CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Plasma Cannon 60cm
3× MW2+
  • Slw
Plasma Destructor CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Plasma Destructor 75cm
5× MW2+
  • Slw
Quake Cannon CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Quake Cannon 90cm
3BP
  • MW
Sacred Icon CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
-
  • Inspiring
Support Missile CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
0–1× Barrage Missile Unlimited
10BP
  • D
  • Ind
  • SS
0–1× Deathstrike Missile Unlimited
MW2+
  • Ind
  • SS
  • TK(D6)
0–1× Vortex Missile Unlimited
3BP
  • IC
  • Ind
  • SS
  • TK
0–1× Warp Missile Unlimited
MW2+
  • Ind
  • SS
  • TK(D3)

Can be armed with one of the following: Barrage Missile, Deathstrike Missile, Vortex Missile or Warp Missile. A Warp Missile ignores Imperial Void Shields and Power Fields.

Turbo-Laser Destructor CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Turbo-Laser Destructor 60cm
4× AP5+/AT3+
Veteran Princeps CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
-
  • Commander
  • Leader
Volcano Cannon CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Volcano Cannon 90cm
MW2+
  • TK(D3)
Vulcan Mega-Bolter CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Vulcan Mega-Bolter 45cm
4× AP3+/AT5+
Hypaspist INF 15cm 5+ 5+ 5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Secutor INF 15cm 4+ 3+ 3+
2× Multi-melta 15cm
MW5+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • MW
Augmentations (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Commander
  • Leader
  • Reinforced Armour
Crusader Robot LV 25cm 6+ 4+ 6+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Multi-melta 15cm
MW5+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • MW
Power Fist (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Automaton
  • Scout
  • Walker
Forge Knight AV 20cm 4+ 4+ 5+
Arc Lance 30cm
AT4+
Manipulators (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Infiltrator
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker
Imperator Class Titan WE 15cm 4+ 4+ 3+
Plasma Annihilator 90cm
4× MW2+
  • FwA
  • Slw
  • TK(D3)
Hellstorm Cannon 60cm
10BP
  • FwA
Defense Laser 90cm
MW2+/AA4+
  • TK(D3)
Quake Cannon 90cm
3BP
  • MW
4× Battle Cannon 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
Tertitary Arms (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+2)
  • Damage Capacity 12
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Transport
  • 8 Void Shields
  • Walker

May transport ten infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted. 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.

Reaver Class Titan WE 20cm 4+ 3+ 3+
Carapace Weapon Mount -
  • FxF
  • WM
2× Arm Weapon Mount -
  • FwA
  • WM
  • 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+
2× Arm Weapon Mount -
  • FwA
  • WM
  • 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+
2× Carapace Weapon Mount -
  • FxF
  • WM
2× Arm Weapon Mount -
  • FwA
  • WM
  • 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.

Warmonger Class Titan WE 15cm 4+ 4+ 5+
Vengeance Cannon 90cm
2× MW2+
  • FwA
  • TK(D3)
0–8× Barrage Missile Unlimited
10BP
  • D
  • Ind
  • SS
0–8× Deathstrike Missile Unlimited
MW2+
  • Ind
  • SS
  • TK(D6)
0–8× Vortex Missile Unlimited
3BP
  • IC
  • Ind
  • SS
  • TK
0–8× Warp Missile Unlimited
MW2+
  • Ind
  • SS
  • TK(D3)
4× Twin Hydra Autocannon 45cm
AP4+/AT5+/AA5+
Head Gun 45cm
AP4+/AT4+
  • FxF
Tertitary Arms (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+2)
  • Damage Capacity 12
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Transport
  • 8 Void Shields
  • Walker

May transport ten infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted. Armed with any eight of the following: Barrage Missile, Deathstrike Missile, Vortex Missile or Warp Missile. Only one missile may be fired per turn. Warp Missiles ignore Imperial Void Shields and Power Fields. The unit’s fire control center allows it to re-roll one failed to-hit roll per turn. 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.

Lysander Fighter AC Fighter 6+ n/a n/a
Storm Bolters 15cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • FxF
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+/AA6+
  • FxF
Ark Mechanicus Battleship SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
0–1× Orbital Bombardment n/a
5BP
  • MW
0–1× Pin-Point Attacks n/a
2× MW2+
  • TK(D3)

Armed with either Pin-point Attacks or Orbital Bombardment.

Automaton

A formation does not receive a Blast marker when a unit with automaton is destroyed, this includes the extra Blast marker from the first casualty of a crossfire and for units destroyed for being out of formation after a move. Automaton units hit by a weapon with disrupt do take a Blast marker however.

If a hit is inflicted on an automaton unit because it is in a broken formation which is receiving a Blast marker (see Blast Markers and Broken Formations) then it may attempt to save normally.

Automaton units killed in an assault count for the purposes of working out its result (see Work Out Result).

Weapon Mount

Weapon Mounts are areas on a unit that may be fitted with weapon systems. When a weapon mount is mounted with a weapon (a character unit) it gains all the abilities and special rules of the weapon while retaining any of its own. A weapon mount may only be mounted with one weapon.

Knight World Forces

Aspirant CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Power Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Leader
Seneschal CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
-
  • Commander
  • Leader
Infantry Levy INF 15cm - 6+ 5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
Lasguns (15cm)
Small Arms

One unit in every two has a Heavy Bolter.

Levy Command INF 15cm 6+ 5+ 5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Commander
Rapier INF 10cm - 6+ 5+
Laser Destroyer 45cm
AP6+/AT4+
Rough Riders INF 20cm 6+ 4+ 6+
Laspistols (15cm)
Small Arms
Power Lances (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • FS
  • Infiltrator
  • Mounted
  • Scout
Snipers INF 15cm - 6+ 5+
Sniper Rifles 30cm
AP5+
  • Scout
  • Sniper
Thudd Gun INF 10cm - 6+ 5+
Thudd Gun 45cm
AP4+/AT6+
  • Ind
AA Gun LV 0cm - 6+ 6+
AA Gun 60cm
AP6+/AT5+/AA5+
Gun Transporter LV 15cm 6+ 6+ 6+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Transport

May transport one of the following units: AA Gun, Howitzer, Rapier, Thudd Gun.

Howitzer LV 0cm - 6+ 6+
Howitzer 90cm
1BP
  • Ind
Baron WE 30cm 4+ 4+ 4+
Rapid Fire Battle Cannon 75cm
2× AP4+/AT4+
  • FwA
0–1× Power Lance (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • FS
  • MW
0–1× Power Gauntlet (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • TK
0–1× Shock Lance (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • FS
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Fearless
  • Knight Shield
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Supreme Commander
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed. Armed with either a Power Gauntlet and Shock Lance, or a Power Lance.

Knight Castellan WE 20cm 4+ 5+ 4+
Knight Quake Cannon 90cm
MW3+
  • FwA
or 90cm
2BP
  • FwA
Multi-barrelled Autocannon 45cm
3× AP5+/AT6+
  • FwA
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Knight Shield
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed.

Knight Crusader WE 20cm 4+ 5+ 4+
Knight Quake Cannon 90cm
MW3+
  • FwA
or 90cm
2BP
  • FwA
2× Lascannon 45cm
AT5+
  • FwA
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Knight Shield
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed.

Knight Errant WE 25cm 5+ 4+ 5+
Thermal Cannon 30cm
MW4+
  • FwA
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • MW
Power Gauntlet (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • TK
Shock Lance (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • FS
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Knight Shield
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed.

Knight Lancer WE 30cm 5+ 5+ 5+
Battle Cannon 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
  • FwA
Power Lance (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • FS
  • MW
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Knight Shield
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Scout
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed.

Knight Paladin WE 25cm 5+ 4+ 5+
Battle Cannon 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
  • FwA
Chainsword (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
Shock Lance (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • FS
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Knight Shield
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed.

Warden WE 20cm 4+ 5+ 5+
0–1× Demolisher 30cm
AP3+/AT4+
  • FxF
  • IC
0–1× Heavy Bolters 30cm
2× AP5+
  • FwA
0–1× AA Missile Launcher 45cm
2× AP5+/AT6+/AA5+
0–1× Multilasers 30cm
2× AP5+/AT6+
  • FwA
0–1× Vanquisher 75cm
AP4+/AT2+
  • FxF
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Knight Shield
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed. Armed with either a Demolisher and Heavy Bolters; an AA Missile Launcher and Multilasers; or a Vanquisher.

Knight Technology

Knight Shield
Units with a Knight Shield may make a saving throw on a 4+ when they are hit instead of using their armour value. No modifiers ever apply to this saving throw and it is unaffected by macro-weapon, lance and titan killer hits. However, each point of damage from a titan killer hit must be saved separately. If the unit has reinforced armour as well then it is allowed to re-roll a failed save using its armour value unless the hit was a macro-weapon, lance or titan killer. Finally, none of these benefits apply to units in a crossfire or to hits from supporting fire.
Power Lance and Shock Lance
The Power Lance and Shock Lance may only be used if the unit’s formation carried out an engage action.

Knight World Fortifications

Gun Emplacement
Provides vehicles with a Cover Save that works in the same manner as an infantry cover save (see Infantry Cover Saves). Can hold one unit.
Trench
Can hold one infantry unit per 4cm of length.
Fortified Position Effects Table
Terrain Infantry Vehicle War Engine
Gun Emplacement 4+ Cover Save 5+ Cover Save No Effect
Razor Wire Dangerous No Effect No Effect
Trench 4+ Cover Save Dangerous No Effect

Iyanden Eldar Forces

Exarch CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
0–1× Exarch Ranged Weapon (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
0–1× Exarch Close Combat Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • Inspiring

Exarchs added to units of Dire Avengers, Howling Banshees, Shining Spears or Striking Scorpions have an Exarch Close Combat weapon. Exarchs added to a unit of Dark Reapers, Fire Dragons, Swooping Hawks or Warp Spiders have an Exarch Ranged Weapon.

Spiritseer CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Singing Spear (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
or (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Farsight
Wraithseer CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Singing Spear (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
or (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Farsight
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Supreme Commander
Dark Reapers INF 15cm 5+ 6+ 3+
Reaper Missile Launchers 45cm
2× AP5+
Dire Avengers INF 15cm 5+ 5+ 4+
Shuriken Catapults (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
Farseer INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 5+
Shuriken Pistols (15cm)
Small Arms
Witch Blades (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Commander
  • Farsight
  • Invulnerable Save
Fire Dragons INF 15cm 5+ 5+ 4+
Fusion Guns 15cm
MW5+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • MW
Guardians INF 15cm - 6+ 4+
Shuriken Catapults (15cm)
Small Arms
Heavy Weapon Platform INF 15cm - 6+ 5+
Scatter Laser 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
Howling Banshees INF 15cm 5+ 2+ 5+
Shuriken Pistols (15cm)
Small Arms
Banshee Masks (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • FS
  • Infiltrator
Jetbikes INF 35cm 5+ 6+ 4+
Twin Shuriken Catapults (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Mounted
  • Skimmer
Rangers INF 15cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Long Rifles 30cm
AP5+
  • Scout
  • Sniper
Shining Spears INF 35cm 4+ 4+ 5+
Twin Shuriken Catapults (15cm)
Small Arms
Power Lances (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • L
  • Mounted
  • Skimmer
Striking Scorpions INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 5+
Shuriken Pistols (15cm)
Small Arms
Mandiblasters (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
Support Weapon Platform INF 15cm - 6+ 6+
D-Cannon 30cm
MW5+
Swooping Hawks INF 35cm 5+ 5+ 4+
Lasblasters (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Jump Packs
  • Scout
  • Teleport
Warp Spiders INF 15cm 4+ 5+ 4+
Death Spinners (15cm)
Small Arms
  • First Strike
  • Infiltrator
  • Jump Packs
Wraithblade INF 15cm 4+ 3+ -
Wraithblades (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour

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

Wraithguard INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 4+
Wraithcannons 15cm
2× MW5+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
Vyper LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Scatter Laser 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Skimmer
War Walker LV 20cm 6+ 5+ 5+
Scatter Laser 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
Bright Lance 30cm
AT5+
  • L
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Scout
  • Walker
Falcon AV 35cm 5+ 6+ 4+
Pulse Laser 45cm
2× AT4+
Scatter Laser 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Skimmer
  • Transport

May transport one infantry unit (except Support Weapon Platforms and Wraithguard) without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Fire Prism AV 35cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Prism Cannon 60cm
AP4+/AT2+
  • L
  • Skimmer
Firestorm AV 35cm 5+ 6+ 4+
Firestorm Battery 45cm
2× AP5+/AT5+/AA4+
  • Skimmer
  • Transport

May transport one infantry unit (except Support Weapon Platforms and Wraithguard) without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Night Spinner AV 35cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Night Spinner 45cm
1BP
  • D
  • Ind
  • Skimmer
  • Transport

May transport one infantry unit (except Support Weapon Platforms and Wraithguard) without Jump Packs or Mounted.

Wave Serpent AV 35cm 5+ 6+ 4+
Twin Shuriken Cannon 30cm
AP4+
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Skimmer
  • Transport

May transport one Wraithguard unit or two infantry units (except Support Weapon Platforms) without Jump Packs or Mounted; Wraithguard count as two units each.

Wraithlord AV 15cm 4+ 3+ 4+
Bright Lance 30cm
AT5+
  • L
Power Fists (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker
Avatar WE 15cm 3+ 2+ 4+
Wailing Doom 30cm
MW5+
and (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Commander
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Fearless
  • Inspiring
  • Invulnerable Save
  • Walker

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed. All Eldar formations with a unit with a line of fire to the Avatar receive a Blast marker.

Cobra WE 25cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Cobra D-Cannon 30cm
2BP
  • FxF
  • IC
  • MW
or 30cm
MW4+
  • FxF
  • IC
  • TK(D3+1)
Eldar Missile Launcher 45cm
AP5+/AT6+/AA6+
Shuriken Cannon 30cm
AP5+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Skimmer

The Cobra D-Cannon ignores void shields and power fields. Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed. All units within 5cm suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Phantom Titan WE 25cm 5+ 3+ 3+
1–2× Titan Pulsar 75cm
2× MW2+
  • TK
0–1× Titan Power Fist 30cm
6× AP4+/AT4+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+3)
or (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+2)
  • TK(D3)
2× Twin Eldar Missile Launcher 45cm
AP4+/AT5+/AA5+
  • Damage Capacity 6
  • Fearless
  • Holofield
  • Leader
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Armed with either two Titan Pulsars, or a Titan Pulsar and Power Fist. May step over units and pieces of terrain that are lower than the unit’s knees and less than 2cm wide. Critical Hit Effect: The unit loses the Holofield ability save for the rest of the game. Subsequent critical hits cause an extra point of damage.

Revenant Titan WE 35cm 5+ 4+ 4+
2× Revenant Pulse Laser 45cm
2× MW3+
2× Eldar Missile Launcher 45cm
AP5+/AT6+/AA6+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Fearless
  • Holofield
  • Jump Packs
  • Walker

May step over units and pieces of terrain that are lower than the unit’s knees and less than 2cm wide. Critical Hit Effect: The unit loses the Holofield ability save for the rest of the game. Subsequent critical hits destroy the unit.

Scorpion WE 25cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Scorpion Twin Pulsar 75cm
2× MW2+
Shuriken Cannon 30cm
AP5+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Skimmer

Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed. All units within 5cm suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Storm Serpent WE 25cm 5+ 6+ 4+
Storm Serpent Pulse Laser 45cm
2× AT3+
Scatter Laser 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Skimmer
  • Webway Portal

Only formations consisting completely of infantry units, light vehicle units or armoured vehicles units with the walker ability may use the Storm Serpent’s Webway Portal to enter play. Critical Hit Effect: The unit is destroyed. All units within 5cm suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

Warlock Titan WE 25cm 5+ 3+ 3+
Psychic Lance 30cm
3BP
  • D
  • IC
  • TK(D3)
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+2)
  • TK(D3)
0–1× Titan Pulsar 75cm
2× MW2+
  • TK
0–1× Titan Power Fist 30cm
6× AP4+/AT4+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+3)
or (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+2)
  • TK(D3)
2× Twin Eldar Missile Launcher 45cm
AP4+/AT5+/AA5+
  • Damage Capacity 6
  • Farsight
  • Fearless
  • Holofield
  • Inspiring
  • Leader
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Walker

Armed with a Psychic Lance, and either a Titan Pulsar or Power Fist. May step over units and pieces of terrain that are lower than the unit’s knees and less than 2cm wide. Critical Hit Effect: The unit loses the Holofield ability save for the rest of the game. Subsequent critical hits cause an extra point of damage.

Nightwing Interceptor AC Fighter 4+ n/a n/a
Twin Shuriken Cannon 30cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • FxF
Twin Bright Lance 30cm
AT4+/AA5+
  • FxF
  • L
Phoenix Bomber AC Fighter-Bomber 5+ n/a n/a
Twin Shuriken Cannon 30cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • FxF
Pulse Laser 45cm
2× AT4+
  • FxF
Night Spinner 15cm
1BP
  • FxF
  • D
  • Reinforced Armour
Vampire Raider AC/WE Bomber 5+ 6+ 4+
2× Pulse Laser 45cm
2× AT4+
  • FxF
Scatter Laser 30cm
AP5+/AT5+/AA5+
  • FxF
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Planetfall
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Transport

May transport eight infantry units without Mounted. Wraithguard count as two units each. Critical Hit Effect: The unit and all units on board are destroyed.

Dragonship SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
0–1× Orbital Bombardment n/a
8BP
  • MW
0–1× Pin-Point Attacks n/a
2× MW2+
  • TK(D3)
  • Transport

May transport twelve Vampire Raiders and the units being carried on them. Armed with either an Orbital Bombardment or Pin-Point Attacks.

Wraithship SC n/a n/a n/a n/a
0–1× Orbital Bombardment n/a
4BP
  • MW
0–1× Pin-Point Attack n/a
MW2+
  • TK(D3)

Armed with either an Orbital Bombardment or Pin-Point Attack.

Imperial Fist 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
Techmarine CH n/a n/a n/a n/a
Power Weapon (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Leader

If added to a Bastion unit the Bastion gains 1 Void Shield.

Assault Centurion INF 15cm 4+ 4+ 4+
Siege Drills (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
Twin Heavy Flamer 15cm
AP3+
  • IC
Meltaguns 15cm
MW5+
Hurricane Bolters (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
  • Reinforced Armour

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

Devastator INF 15cm 4+ 5+ 3+
2× Missile Launcher 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Devastator Centurion INF 15cm 4+ 5+ 2+
Missile Launcher 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Twin Lascannon 45cm
AT4+
2× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+
  • Reinforced Armour

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

Rapier INF 10cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Laser Destroyer 45cm
AP6+/AT4+

Counts as two infantry units 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+
Terminator INF 15cm 4+ 3+ 3+
2× Assault Cannon 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
Power Weapons (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Teleport
  • Thick Rear Armour
Thudd Gun INF 10cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Thudd Gun 45cm
AP4+/AT6+
  • Ind

Counts as two infantry units for the purposes of being transported.

Thunderfire Cannon INF 10cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Thunderfire Cannon 60cm
2× AP4+/AT6+
  • D
or 60cm
2× AP4+/AT6+
  • IC
Hyperios Platform LV 0cm 6+ 6+ 6+
Hyperios Launcher 45cm
AT6+/AA5+
  • Automata
Land Speeder LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Multi-melta 15cm
MW5+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • MW
  • Scout
  • Skimmer
Land Speeder Tornado LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Assault Cannon 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Scout
  • Skimmer
Land Speeder Typhoon LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Twin Typhoon Missile 45cm
AP3+/AT5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Scout
  • Skimmer
Tarantula Platform LV 0cm 6+ 6+ 6+
(5+)
0–1× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+
0–1× Twin Lascannon 45cm
AT4+
  • Automata

Armed with either a twin heavy bolter or a twin lascannon. Units armed with a twin heavy bolter have their firefight value increased to 5+.

Hellfire Dreadnought AV 15cm 3+ 4+ 4+
Missile Launcher 45cm
AP5+/AT6+
Twin Lascannon 45cm
AT4+
  • Walker

Counts as a Dreadnought unit 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 Achilles AV 25cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Thunderfire Cannon 60cm
2× AP4+/AT6+
  • D
or 60cm
2× AP4+/AT6+
  • IC
2× Twin Multi-melta 15cm
MW4+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • MW
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Thick Rear Armour
  • Transport

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

Land Raider Crusader AV 25cm 4+ 5+ 5+
2× Hurricane Bolters (15cm)
Small Arms
  • EA(+1)
Twin Assault Cannon 30cm
AP4+/AT4+
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Thick Rear Armour
  • Transport

May transport three infantry units without Jump Packs or Mounted; Terminator units count as one and a half units each, rounding up. 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+
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.

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.

Siege Dreadnought AV 15cm 3+ 4+ 4+
Flamestorm Cannon 15cm
AP3+
  • IC
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • IC
Heavy Flamer 15cm
AP4+
  • IC
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • IC
Siege Drill (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Walker

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

Vindicator AV 25cm 4+ 6+ 4+
Demolisher 30cm
AP3+/AT4+
  • IC
  • Walker
Whirlwind AV 30cm 5+ 6+ 5+
Whirlwind 45cm
1BP
  • Ind
Bastion WE Immobile 4+ - 5+
Thunderfire Cannon 60cm
2× AP4+/AT6+
  • D
or 60cm
2× AP4+/AT6+
  • IC
Twin Hyperios Launcher 45cm
AT5+/AA4+
2× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+
  • Damage Capacity 3
  • Fearless
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Thick Rear Armour
  • Transport

May transport eight infantry units or Dreadnoughts; Terminator units and Dreadnoughts count as two units each. Transported units may shoot and use their firefight in an assault. The unit counts as rubble once it is destroyed. Critical Hit Effect: The unit takes an extra point of damage.

Fellblade WE 15cm 4+ 6+ 4+
2× Accelerator Cannon 75cm
MW3+
Quad Lascannon 45cm
2× AT4+
  • Left
Quad Lascannon 45cm
2× AT4+
  • Right
Demolisher 30cm
AP3+/AT4+
  • FxF
  • IC
Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+
  • FxF
  • Damage Capacity 4
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed. All units within 5cm of the model suffer a hit on a roll of 6+.

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.

Warlord Class Titan WE 15cm 4+ 2+ 3+
Deathstrike Missile Unlimited
MW2+
  • Ind
  • SS
  • TK(D6)
Gatling Blaster 60cm
4× AP4+/AT4+
  • FwA
Rocket Launcher 60cm
3BP
  • FxF
Titan Power Fist (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+3)
  • TK(D3)
  • 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.

Storm Talon Gunship AC Fighter 5+ - -
Twin Assault Cannon 30cm
AP4+/AT4+/AA5+
  • FwA
Twin Heavy Bolter 15cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • FxF
Thunderhawk Saturation Bomber AC/WE Bomber 4+ - -
Battle Cannon 75cm
AP4+/AT4+
  • FxF
2× Twin Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP4+
  • FxF
Twin Heavy Bolter 15cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • Left
Twin Heavy Bolter 15cm
AP4+/AA5+
  • Right
Bombs 15cm
2BP
  • FxF
  • IC
  • Damage Capacity 2
  • Reinforced Armour

Critical Hit Effect: Destroyed.

Masters of Siege

The Imperial Fists have a special expertise in siege warfare and mass shock assaults. This is represented by the following rules:

  • An Imperial Fists army may start one additional garrison formation on overwatch for every full 1,000 points its point total is greater than 2,000.
  • All units count as having walker when making a dangerous terrain test for entering or starting to move on minefields that have been purchased as part of the army.
  • All infantry units gain first strike when within trenches purchased as part of the army.
  • All infantry units gain a 4+ cover save when within bunkers purchased as part of the army. They may take this cover save against a macro-weapon hit. In addition, they may re-roll a failed cover save against any non-macro-weapon hit. Weapons with ignore cover negate this cover save as normal.

Imperial Fist Fortifications

Bunker
Counts as Fortifications (see Terrain Effects). Can hold three units.
Gun Emplacement
Provides vehicles with a Cover Save that works in the same manner as an infantry cover save (see Infantry Cover Saves). Can hold one unit.
Trench
Can hold one infantry unit per 4cm of length.
Fortified Position Effects Table
Terrain Infantry Vehicle War Engine
Bunker 3+ Cover Save Dangerous Impassable
Gun Emplacement 4+ Cover Save 5+ Cover Save No Effect
Minefield Dangerous Dangerous Dangerous
Trench 4+ Cover Save Dangerous No Effect

Automata

Formations that are comprised completely of units with automata may only carry out marshal, overwatch and sustained fire actions. They also cannot capture objectives in the Epic tournament game rules.

Formations that include at least one unit without automata do not receive a Blast marker when a unit with automata is destroyed, this includes the extra Blast marker from the first casualty of a crossfire and for units destroyed for being out of formation after a move. Also, if an automata unit is hit by a weapon with disrupt it does not inflict a Blast marker. Finally, don’t count units with automata that are lost in an assault when working out who has won the combat.

Space Wolf 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
Blood Claws INF 15cm 4+ 3+ 6+
Bolt Pistols (15cm)
Small Arms
Fenrisian Wolves INF 20cm 5+ 4+ -
-
  • Infiltrator
Grey Hunters INF 15cm 4+ 3+ 4+
Bolters (15cm)
Small Arms
Long Fangs INF 15cm 4+ 5+ 3+
Missile Launcher and Lascannon 45cm
3× AP5+/AT5+
Skyclaws INF 30cm 4+ 3+ 6+
Bolt Pistols (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Jump Packs
Swiftclaw Bikes INF 35cm 4+ 3+ 5+
Twin Bolters (15cm)
Small Arms
  • Mounted
Wolf Guard Terminators INF 15cm 4+ 3+ 3+
2× Assault Cannon 30cm
AP5+/AT5+
Power Weapons (bc)
Assault Weapons
  • EA(+1)
  • MW
  • Reinforced Armour
  • Thick Rear Armour

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

Wolf Scouts INF 15cm 5+ 4+ 5+
Heavy Bolter 30cm
AP5+
  • Infiltrator
  • Scout
  • Teleport
Swiftclaw Attack Bike LV 35cm 4+ 5+ 5+
Multi-melta 15cm
MW5+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • MW

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

Land Speeder LV 35cm 4+ 6+ 5+
Multi-melta 15cm
MW5+
and (15cm)
Small Arms
  • MW
  • Scout
  • Skimmer
Land Speeder Tornado LV 35cm 4+ 6+