Fyreslayers – Hearthguard Berzerkers

Hearthguard Berzerkers

Hearthguard Berzerkers are the chosen champions of the Runefather. Masterful warriors, they wade into battle, their broadaxes hewing apart the foe while their flamestrike poleaxes set enemies alight with smouldering braziers.
MISSILE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Fyresteel Throwing Axe
Fyresteel Throwing Axe8"15+5+-1
MELEE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Berzerker Broadaxe
Berzerker Broadaxe2"23+3+-12
Flamestrike Poleaxe
Flamestrike Poleaxe2"23+3+-1

Unit Size: 5 - 20      Points: 120/400
Battlefield Role: None
Notes: Battleline in Fyreslayers army if general is an AURIC RUNEFATHER.


A unit of Hearthguard Berzerkers has any number of models, each armed with Fyresteel Throwing Axes. In addition, the unit is armed with one of the following weapon options: Berzerker Broadaxe; or Flamestrike Poleaxe.

KARL: 1 model in this unit can be a Karl. Add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of that model’s melee weapons.


Duty Unto Death: Hearthguard Berzerkers are sworn to protect their lodge and its masters to their dying breath.
Roll a dice each time you allocate a wound or mortal wound to this unit. Add 2 to the roll if there are any friendly FYRESLAYERS HEROES within 10" of this unit. On a 6+ that wound or mortal wound is negated.

Smouldering Braziers: With each swing of a flamestrike poleaxe, the brazier chained to it arcs toward the foe, sparks and fire trailing in its wake.
If the unmodified hit roll for an attack made with a Flamestrike Poleaxe is 6, that attack inflicts 2 mortal wounds on the target in addition to any normal damage.


The AURIC RUNEFATHER keyword is used in following Fyreslayers warscrolls:

Leader, Behemoth
Melee Weapons
In order to make an attack with a melee weapon, a model must be in range of the target unit.
Allocating Wounds
Once all of a unit’s attacks have been resolved, add up the damage that was inflicted. The player commanding the target unit must then allocate a number of wounds to the target unit equal to the damage that was inflicted.

Wounds are allocated one at a time to models in the target unit. You can allocate the wounds inflicted on your units as you see fit (the models do not have to be within range or visible to the attacking unit). However, if you allocate a wound to a model, you must keep on allocating wounds to that model until it is slain – a unit can never have more than one wounded model.

Some abilities allow you to make a roll to negate a wound or mortal wound allocated to a model; in this case the roll is made for each individual wound or mortal wound as it is allocated to the model in question. If the wound or mortal wound is negated it has no effect on the model.
Mortal Wounds
Some attacks, spells and abilities inflict mortal wounds. Do not make hit, wound or save rolls for mortal wounds. Instead, the damage inflicted on the target is equal to the number of mortal wounds that were suffered. Allocate any mortal wounds that are caused while a unit is attacking at the same time as any other wounds caused by the unit’s attacks, after all of the unit’s attacks have been completed. Mortal wounds caused at other times are allocated to models in the target unit as soon as they occur, in the same manner as wounds caused by damage from an attack.

After they have been allocated, a mortal wound is treated in the same manner as any other wound for all rules purposes.

The FYRESLAYERS and HERO keywords are used in following Fyreslayers warscrolls:

Leader, Behemoth
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.
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