Cities of Sigmar – Bleakswords


Bleakswords leap into the fray in a blur of flashing steel. Wielding their duelling swords with unnatural grace, they slice their foes to ribbons with an unstoppable flurry of strikes.
MELEE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Darkling Sword
Darkling Sword1"14+4+-1

Unit Size: 10 - 40      Points: 90/320
Battlefield Role: Battleline


A unit of Bleakswords has any number of models, each armed with a Darkling Sword.

LORDLING: 1 model in this unit can be a Lordling. Add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of that model’s melee weapon.

STANDARD BEARER: 1 in every 10 models in this unit can be a Standard Bearer. Add 1 to the Bravery characteristic of units that include any Standard Bearers.

HORNBLOWER: 1 in every 10 models in this unit can be a Hornblower. Add 1 to run and charge rolls for units that include any Hornblowers.


Quicksilver Strike: These warriors seem to move in the blink of an eye, unleashing lethal ripostes and counter-strikes.
If the unmodified hit roll for an attack made with a Darkling Sword is 6, that attack scores 2 hits on the target instead of 1. Make a wound and save roll for each hit.

Ranks of Cold Steel: The massed ranks of the Darkling Covens fight with deadly coordination.
Add 1 to hit rolls for attacks made by this unit if it has 10 or more models.

Melee Weapons
In order to make an attack with a melee weapon, a model must be in range of the target unit.
When you pick a unit to make a normal move, you can declare that it will run. Make a run roll for the unit by rolling a dice. Add the result of the run roll to the Move characteristic of all models in the unit for that movement phase. The unit can then move up to that distance in inches. Models in a unit that runs can’t shoot or charge later in the same turn.
Charge roll, charge move
Any of your units within 12" of the enemy in your charge phase can attempt to make a charge move. Pick an eligible unit and make a charge roll for it by rolling 2D6. Each model in the unit can move a number of inches equal to the charge roll. You cannot make a charge move with a unit that has run or retreated earlier in the turn, or with a unit that is within 3" of an enemy unit.

The first model you move from a unit making a charge move must finish the move within ½" of an enemy model (you do not have to pick the target for the charge before making the charge roll). If that’s impossible, or you decide not to make the charge move, the charge fails and no models in the unit can move in this phase.

Once all models in one unit have made their charge moves, you can pick another eligible unit to make a charge attempt, until all units that you want to make charge attempts have done so.
Sometimes modifiers apply to characteristics or abilities. For example, a rule might add 1 to a hit roll or the Move characteristic of a model. Modifiers are cumulative. Modifiers can never reduce a dice roll to less than 1.

If a modifier applies to a random value, work out the random value first and then apply the modifier(s) to it. For example, if an ability adds 1 to a Damage characteristic of D3, the result would be worked out by rolling the D3 and adding 1 to the roll.
Making Attacks
Attacks are resolved one at a time using the following attack sequence. In some cases, you can resolve all of the attacks made by the same type of weapon at the same time (see Multiple Attacks).

1.Hit Roll: Roll a dice. If the roll equals or beats the attacking weapon’s To Hit characteristic, then it scores a hit and you must make a wound roll. If not, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. A hit roll of 1 before modification always fails to hit the target, and a hit roll of 6 before modification always hits the target.
2.Wound Roll: Roll a dice. If the roll equals or beats the attacking weapon’s To Wound characteristic, then it is successful and the opposing player must make a save roll. If not, then the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. A wound roll of 1 before modification always fails, and a wound roll of 6 before modification is always successful.
3.Save Roll: The opposing player rolls a dice, modifying the roll by the attacking weapon’s Rend characteristic. For example, if a weapon has a -1 Rend characteristic, then 1 is subtracted from the save roll. If the result equals or beats the Save characteristic of the models in the target unit, the save succeeds and the attack sequence ends without causing any damage. If not, the save fails and the attack is successful, and you must determine damage on the target unit. A save roll of 1 before modification always fails.
4.Determine Damage: Each successful attack inflicts damage on the target unit equal to the Damage characteristic of the weapon making the attack. Most weapons have a Damage characteristic of 1, but some have a Damage characteristic of 2 or more.

The CITIES OF SIGMAR keyword is used in following Cities of Sigmar warscrolls:

The DARKLING COVEN keyword is used in following Cities of Sigmar warscrolls:

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