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Originating upon the Eastern Fringe of the galaxy, the T’au Empire is a young and dynamic xenos civilisation that is spreading across the stars at a rapacious pace. Prizing technology, innovation and unity, the T’au proselytise their doctrine of service to the Greater Good, enforcing their words with highly advanced weaponry.

Books

BookKindEditionVersionLast update
  Warhammer 40,000 Kill TeamRulebook81.0August 2019
  Kill Team: CommandersExpansion81.0August 2019
  Kill Team: ElitesExpansion81.0August 2019

FAQ

Rulebook: Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team

 Q: When must I decide if I will use the For the Greater Good ability for each model within range of a target of a charge?
 A
You must declare all models that wish to fire Overwatch using this ability before resolving any of the attacks. A model that you declare will use this ability is treated as having done so, even if the charging model is taken out of action before that model’s Overwatch attacks are resolved, and therefore will be unable to fire Overwatch again or Retreat for the rest of the phase.
 Q: What is considered long range for the different pulse blaster profiles?
 A
For the Close range profile, any distance greater than 2.5". For the Medium range profile, any distance greater than 5". For the Long range profile, any distance greater than 7.5".
 Q: Who rolls the Injury dice for a Drone using the Saviour Protocols ability?
 A
The Drone’s controlling player.
 Q: Are there any modifiers to the Injury roll for a Drone using the Saviour Protocols ability?
 A
As the mortal wound is inflicted by the Drone’s controlling player, the only modifier that applies is +1 for each flesh wound on the Drone.
 Q: Is a DS8 Tactical Support Turret a model in your kill team?
 A
Yes.
 Q: How does the For the Greater Good ability interact with the Point-blank Overwatch Tactic found in Kill Team: Rogue Trader and Kill Team: Arena?
 A
Models within 6” of the target of the charge can use For the Greater Good to fire Overwatch when the charge is declared as normal, but cannot use this ability when you choose to interrupt the charging model’s move to resolve Overwatch attacks made by the target of the charge.
 Q: How many DS8 Tactical Support Turrets can I include in my T’AU EMPIRE kill team?
 A
1. The Maximum Number (Max) characteristic for this model is 1, therefore only one of these models can be included in your kill team, whether it is purchased to accompany a Shas’ui or Breacher Shas’ui.
 Q: If I use the Support Turret Replacement Tactic to replace a destroyed DS8 tactical turret, does the replacement model have to be armed with the same weapon as the model that was removed from the battlefield?
 A
Yes.

Expansion: Kill Team: Elites

 Q: Can a model with the For the Greater Good ability fire Overwatch if another model from their kill team is charged by a model with the Banshee Mask ability?
 A
No.

T’au Empire Kill Teams

Some T’au Empire models are armed with markerlights, which work differently to normal weapons – the rules for these can be found below. In addition, if every model in your kill team has the T’AU EMPIRE Faction keyword, you can use T’au Empire Tactics.

Markerlights

If a model fires a markerlight, it cannot fire any other weapons in that phase. When a model is hit by a markerlight, place a counter next to it for the remainder of the phase. The table below describes the benefits models from your kill team receive when shooting at a model that has markerlight counters. All benefits are cumulative.

MARKERLIGHT TABLE
MARKERLIGHTSBENEFIT
1You can re-roll hit rolls of 1 for attacks that target this model.
2Add 1 to hit rolls for attacks that target this model if it is obscured.
3Models attacking this model do not suffer the penalty for moving and firing Heavy weapons or Advancing and firing Assault weapons.
4 or moreAdd 1 to hit rolls for attacks that target this model.

Tactics

UPLINKED MARKERLIGHT
T’au Empire Tactic
Use this Tactic after an enemy model has been hit by a markerlight fired by a model from your kill team. Place D3+1 markerlight counters next to that model instead of only 1.
2 COMMAND POINTS
RECON SWEEP
T’au Empire Tactic
Use this Tactic in the Shooting phase when you pick a PATHFINDER from your kill team to shoot. Instead of shooting, that model can immediately make a normal move as if it were the Movement phase, but instead of moving up to their Move characteristic they move up to 2D6".
1 COMMAND POINT
BREACH AND CLEAR
T’au Empire Tactic
Use this Tactic in your turn in the Shooting phase, when a FIRE WARRIOR BREACHER from your kill team targets an enemy model that is obscured. Re-roll failed wound rolls made for the FIRE WARRIOR BREACHER against that enemy model until the end of this phase.
1 COMMAND POINT
STIMULANT INJECTOR
T’au Empire Tactic
Use this Tactic when a model from your kill team (other than a DRONE) loses a wound. Roll a D6 for that wound, and each other wound lost by that model for the rest of the phase; on a 5+ that wound is not lost.
1 COMMAND POINT
MANTA STRIKE
T’au Empire Tactic
Use this Tactic at the end of the Movement phase. Choose up to three models that are any combination of BATTLESUITS that are not INFANTRY but can FLY, MV1 Gun Drones, MV4 Shield Drones or MV7 Marker Drones from your kill team that were set up in Reserve and set them up anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 5" away from any enemy models.
1 COMMAND POINT
STEALTHY HUNTERS
T’au Empire Tactic
Use this Tactic at the beginning of the first battle round. Choose up to three KROOT CARNIVORE models from your kill team that were set up in Reserve and set them up anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from any enemy deployment zone.
1 COMMAND POINT
NEUROWEB SYSTEM JAMMER
T’au Empire Tactic
Use this Tactic at the start of the Shooting phase. Pick an enemy model within 12" of a model from your kill team. Until the end of the phase, that model’s controlling player must subtract 1 from hit rolls made for that model.
1 COMMAND POINT
STEALTH FIELDS
T’au Empire Tactic
Use this Tactic at the beginning of the first battle round. Choose up to three XV25 STEALTH BATTLESUIT models from your kill team that were set up in Reserve and set them up anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from any enemy deployment zone.
1 COMMAND POINT
FOCUSED FIRE
T’au Empire Tactic
Use this Tactic after a model from your kill team inflicts an unsaved wound on an enemy model in the Shooting phase. For the rest of the phase, you can add 1 to wound rolls for attacks made by other models from your kill team that target the same enemy model, so long the attacking model is within 2" of the model that inflicted the wound.
1 COMMAND POINT
SUPPORT TURRET REPLACEMENT
T’au Empire Tactic
Use this Tactic at the end of the Movement phase. Pick a friendly FIRE WARRIOR or FIRE WARRIOR BREACHER model whose DS8 Tactical Support Turret has been removed from the battlefield. You may immediately set up a new DS8 Tactical Support Turret within 2" of that model.
2 COMMAND POINTS

Aura Tactics

VOLLEY FIRE
T’au Empire Tactic
Cadre Fireblade Aura Tactic
Use this Tactic at the start of the battle round if your kill team includes a CADRE FIREBLADE. That model gains the following aura ability until the end of the battle round:

As long as this model is not shaken, friendly models within 6" of this model may fire an extra shot with pulse pistols, pulse carbines and pulse rifles when shooting at a target within half the weapon’s range.
1 COMMAND POINT
FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION
T’au Empire Tactic
Ethereal Aura Tactic
Use this Tactic at the start of the Movement phase if your kill team includes an ETHEREAL. That model gains the following aura ability until the end of the battle round:

As long as this model is not shaken, friendly models within 6" of this model can use this model’s Leadership characteristic instead of their own.
1 COMMAND POINT
STORM OF FIRE
T’au Empire Tactic
Ethereal Aura Tactic
Use this Tactic at the start of the Shooting phase if your kill team includes an ETHEREAL. That model gains the following aura ability until the end of the phase:

As long as this model is not shaken, you can re-roll hit rolls of 1 for friendly models within 6" of this model.
1 COMMAND POINT
SENSE OF STONE
T’au Empire Tactic
Ethereal Aura Tactic
Use this Tactic at the start of the Movement phase if your kill team includes an ETHEREAL. That model gains the following aura ability until the end of the battle round:

As long as this model is not shaken, roll a D6 each time a friendly model within 6" of this model loses a wound. On a 6 that wound is not lost. If a model already has an ability with a similar effect, you can choose which effect applies, and re-roll 1s when making these rolls.
1 COMMAND POINT
ZEPHYR’S GRACE
T’au Empire Tactic
Ethereal Aura Tactic
Use this Tactic at the start of the Movement phase if your kill team includes an ETHEREAL. That model gains the following aura ability until the end of the phase:

As long as this model is not shaken, you can choose to re-roll any Advance or charge rolls for friendly models within 6" of this model.
1 COMMAND POINT
MASTER OF WAR
T’au Empire Tactic
Commander in XV85 Enforcer Battlesuit Aura Tactic
Use this Tactic at the start of the battle round if your kill team includes a Commander in XV85 Enforcer Battlesuit. Choose one of the following aura abilities. That model gains that ability until the end of the battle round:

Kauyon: As long as this model is not shaken, friendly models that begin the Movement phase within 3" of this model cannot move for any reason, but you can re-roll failed hit rolls for these models’ attacks.

Mont’ka: As long as this model is not shaken, friendly models can shoot in the Shooting phase as if they had not moved in the preceding Movement phase whilst within 3" of this model, and you can add 1 to hit rolls for their shooting attacks that target enemy models that are not at long range.

You can only use this Tactic once per battle.
2 COMMAND POINTS
FIGHTING RETREAT
T’au Empire Tactic
Darkstrider Aura Tactic
Use this Tactic at the start of the Shooting phase if your kill team includes Darkstrider. That model gains the following aura ability until the end of the battle round:

As long as this model is not shaken, friendly models within 3" of this model in the Shooting phase may attack with ranged weapons even if they Fell Back or Retreated this battle round.
2 COMMAND POINTS
STRUCTURAL ANALYSER
T’au Empire Tactic
Darkstrider Aura Tactic
Use this Tactic at the start of the Shooting phase if your kill team includes Darkstrider. That model gains the following aura ability until the end of the battle round:

Pick an enemy model visible to Darkstrider. As long as Darkstrider is not shaken, add 1 to wound rolls for shooting attacks made by friendly models within 6" of Darkstrider in the Shooting phase that target the enemy model you picked.
1 COMMAND POINT

Sept Tenets


Datasheets


Drone

NAME M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Max
MV1 Gun Drone 8" 5+ 5+ 3 4 1 1 6 4+ -
MV4 Shield Drone 8" 5+ 5+ 3 4 1 1 6 4+ -
MV7 Marker Drone 8" 5+ 5+ 3 4 1 1 6 4+ -
MV36 Guardian Drone 8" 5+ 5+ 3 4 1 1 6 4+ 1
MV33 Grav-inhibitor Drone 8" 5+ 5+ 3 4 1 1 6 4+ 1
MV31 Pulse Accelerator Drone 8" 5+ 5+ 3 4 1 1 6 4+ 1
MB3 Recon Drone 8" 5+ 5+ 4 4 2 1 6 4+ 1
An MV1 Gun Drone is equipped with two pulse carbines.
• Any MV1 Gun Drone can be an MV4 Shield Drone. An MV4 Shield Drone is equipped with a shield generator instead of two pulse carbines.
• Any MV1 Gun Drone can be an MV7 Marker Drone. An MV7 Marker Drone is equipped with a markerlight instead of two pulse carbines.
• If your kill team includes any FIRE WARRIOR BREACHERS or FIRE WARRIORS, one MV1 Gun Drone in your kill team can be an MV36 Guardian Drone. An MV36 Guardian Drone has no equipment.
• If your kill team includes any PATHFINDERS, one MV1 Gun Drone in your kill team can be an MV33 Grav-inhibitor Drone, one MV1 Gun Drone in your kill team can be an MV31 Pulse Accelerator Drone and one MV1 Gun Drone in your kill team can be an MB3 Recon Drone. An MV33 Grav-inhibitor Drone has no equipment. An MV31 Pulse Accelerator Drone has no equipment. An MB3 Recon Drone is equipped with a burst cannon instead of two pulse carbines.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
0
Burst cannon
18"
Assault 4
5
0
1
-
0
Pulse carbine
18"
Assault 2
5
0
1
-
0
Markerlight
36"
Heavy 1
-
-
-
Markerlights
ABILITIES
Support Subroutines: Drones cannot be specialists, are not part of a fire team and cannot gain experience.

For the Greater Good: When an enemy model declares a charge against a model from your kill team, models from your kill team with this ability within 6" of one of the charging model’s targets may fire Overwatch as if they were also targeted. Once a model has done so, they cannot fire Overwatch or Retreat for the rest of the phase.

Saviour Protocols: When a friendly T’AU EMPIRE INFANTRY or BATTLESUIT model within 3" of this model would lose any wounds as a result of an attack made with a ranged or melee weapon, this model can intercept that attack. If it does, that model does not lose those wounds and this model suffers 1 mortal wound.

Guardian Fields (MV36 Guardian Drone only): A Guardian Drone has a 5+ invulnerable save. Friendly T’AU EMPIRE models within 6" of this model have a 6+ invulnerable save.

Gravity Wave Projector (MV33 Grav-inhibitor Drone only): Enemy models beginning a charge move within 12" of any Grav-inhibitor Drones reduce their charge distance by D3".

Pulse Accelerator (MV31 Pulse Accelerator Drone only): Whilst a T’AU EMPIRE INFANTRY model is within 3" of a friendly Pulse Accelerator Drone, increase the Range characteristic of that model’s pulse pistol, pulse carbine or pulse rifle by 6".

Recon Suite (MB3 Recon Drone only): At the start of the Shooting phase, you can choose a PATHFINDER from your kill team within 6" of a friendly Recon Drone. Until the end of the phase, that model does not suffer penalties to their hit and Injury rolls due to their target being obscured.

Shield Generator: A model with a shield generator has a 4+ invulnerable save. In addition, each time a model with a shield generator loses a wound, roll a D6; on a 5+ the model does not lose that wound.

Stable Platform (MV7 Marker Drone only): This model does not suffer the penalty to hit rolls for moving and firing Heavy weapons.
FACTION KEYWORDS
T’AU EMPIRE
KEYWORDS
FLY, DRONE


Fire Warrior

NAME M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Max
Shas’la 6" 5+ 4+ 3 3 1 1 6 4+ -
Shas’ui 6" 5+ 4+ 3 3 1 2 7 4+ 1
DS8 Tactical Support Turret - - 4+ 3 3 1 0 4 4+ 1
A Shas’la or Shas’ui is equipped with a pulse rifle and photon grenades.
One Shas’la in your kill team can be a Shas’ui.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
0
Pulse pistol
12"
Pistol 1
5
0
1
-
0
Markerlight
36"
Heavy 1
-
-
-
Markerlights
5
Smart missile system
30"
Heavy 4
5
0
1
This weapon can be fired at models that are not visible to the bearer. If the target is not visible to the bearer, a 6 is required for a successful hit roll, irrespective of the firing model’s Ballistic Skill or any modifiers.
7
Missile pod
36"
Assault 2
7
-1
D3
-
0
Pulse carbine
18"
Assault 2
5
0
1
-
0
Pulse rifle
30"
Rapid Fire 1
5
0
1
-
0
Photon grenade
12"
Grenade D6
-
-
-
This weapon does not inflict any damage. Your opponent must subtract 1 from hit rolls made for INFANTRY models that have suffered any hits from photon grenades until the end of the battle round.
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • A model may replace its pulse rifle with a pulse carbine.
 • A Shas’la or Shas’ui may take a pulse pistol.
 • A Shas’ui may instead replace its pulse rifle with a pulse pistol.
 • A Shas’ui may take a markerlight.
 • One Shas’la in your kill team may be accompanied by a DS8 Tactical Support Turret. A DS8 Tactical Support Turret is equipped with either a missile pod or smart missile system.
ABILITIES
For the Greater Good: When an enemy model declares a charge against a model from your kill team, models from your kill team with this ability within 6" of one of the charging model’s targets may fire Overwatch as if they were also targeted. Once a model has done so, they cannot fire Overwatch or Retreat for the rest of the phase.

Fire Warrior Bonding Knife Ritual: You can subtract 1 from Nerve tests for Shas’las and Shas’uis from your kill team within 3" of any other friendly models with this ability that are not shaken.

DS8 Tactical Support Turret: A Tactical Support Turret is set up within 2" of the model it accompanies when that model is set up on the battlefield. It is treated as a separate model, but cannot move for any reason. If this model is more than 2" from the model it accompanies at any point, it is removed from the battlefield. It does not count as having been taken out of action. Tactical Support Turrets may not be specialists, are not part of a fire team and do not gain experience.
SPECIALISTS
Leader (Shas’ui only), Comms, Medic, Scout, Sniper, Veteran
FACTION KEYWORDS
T’AU EMPIRE
KEYWORDS (Shas’la and Shas’ui)
INFANTRY, FIRE WARRIOR
KEYWORDS (Support Turret)
INFANTRY, DS8 TACTICAL SUPPORT TURRET


Fire Warrior Breacher

NAME M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Max
Breacher Shas’la 6" 5+ 4+ 3 3 1 1 6 4+ -
Breacher Shas’ui 6" 5+ 4+ 3 3 1 2 7 4+ 1
DS8 Tactical Support Turret - - 4+ 3 3 1 0 4 4+ 1
A Breacher Shas’la or Breacher Shas’ui is armed with a pulse blaster and photon grenades.
One Breacher Shas’la in your kill team can be a Breacher Shas’ui.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
0
Pulse pistol
12"
Pistol 1
5
0
1
-
0
Markerlight
36"
Heavy 1
-
-
-
Markerlights
5
Smart missile system
30"
Heavy 4
5
0
1
This weapon can be fired at models that are not visible to the bearer. If the target is not visible to the bearer, a 6 is required for a successful hit roll, irrespective of the firing model’s Ballistic Skill or any modifiers.
7
Missile pod
36"
Assault 2
7
-1
D3
-
0
Pulse blaster
When attacking with this weapon, choose one of the profiles below.
 - Close range
5"
Assault 2
6
-2
1
-
 - Medium range
10"
Assault 2
5
-1
1
-
 - Long range
15"
Assault 2
4
0
1
-
0
Photon grenade
12"
Grenade D6
-
-
-
This weapon does not inflict any damage. Your opponent must subtract 1 from hit rolls made for INFANTRY models that have suffered any hits from photon grenades until the end of the battle round.
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • A Breacher Shas’la or Breacher Shas’ui may take a pulse pistol.
 • A Breacher Shas’ui may instead replace its pulse blaster with a pulse pistol.
 • A Breacher Shas’ui may take a markerlight.
 • One Breacher Shas’la in your kill team may be accompanied by a DS8 Tactical Support Turret. A DS8 Tactical Support Turret is equipped with either a missile pod or smart missile system.
ABILITIES
For the Greater Good: When an enemy model declares a charge against a model from your kill team, models from your kill team with this ability within 6" of one of the charging model’s targets may fire Overwatch as if they were also targeted. Once a model has done so, they cannot fire Overwatch or Retreat for the rest of the phase.

Breacher Bonding Knife Ritual: You can subtract 1 from Nerve tests for Breacher Shas’las and Breacher Shas’uis from your kill team within 3" of any other friendly models with this ability that are not shaken.

DS8 Tactical Support Turret: A Tactical Support Turret is set up within 2" of the model it accompanies when that model is set up on the battlefield. It is treated as a separate model, but cannot move for any reason. If this model is more than 2" from the model it accompanies at any point, it is removed from the battlefield. It does not count as having been taken out of action. Tactical Support Turrets may not be specialists, are not part of a fire team and do not gain experience.
SPECIALISTS
Leader (Breacher Shas’ui only), Comms, Demolitions, Medic, Scout, Veteran
FACTION KEYWORDS
T’AU EMPIRE
KEYWORDS (Shas’la and Shas’ui)
INFANTRY, FIRE WARRIOR BREACHER
KEYWORDS (Support Turret)
INFANTRY, DS8 TACTICAL SUPPORT TURRET


Pathfinder

NAME M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Max
Pathfinder 7" 5+ 4+ 3 3 1 1 6 5+ -
Pathfinder Gunner 7" 5+ 4+ 3 3 1 1 6 5+ 3
Pathfinder Shas’ui 7" 5+ 4+ 3 3 1 2 7 5+ 1
This model is armed with a pulse carbine, markerlight and photon grenades.
Up to three Pathfinders in your kill team can be Pathfinder Gunners, and one Pathfinder in your kill team can be a Pathfinder Shas’ui.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
0
Pulse pistol
12"
Pistol 1
5
0
1
-
3
Ion rifle
When attacking with this weapon, choose one of the profiles below.
 - Standard
30"
Rapid Fire 1
7
-1
1
-
 - Overcharge
30"
Heavy D3
8
-1
2
If you make one or more unmodified hit rolls of 1, the bearer suffers a mortal wound after all of this weapon’s shots have been resolved.
0
Markerlight
36"
Heavy 1
-
-
-
Markerlights
0
Pulse carbine
18"
Assault 2
5
0
1
-
5
Rail rifle
30"
Rapid Fire 1
6
-4
D3
For each wound roll of 6+ made for this weapon, the target model suffers a mortal wound in addition to the normal damage.
0
Photon grenade
12"
Grenade D6
-
-
-
This weapon does not inflict any damage. Your opponent must subtract 1 from hit rolls made for INFANTRY models that have suffered any hits from photon grenades until the end of the battle round.
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • A Pathfinder Gunner may replace their pulse carbine and markerlight with an ion rifle or rail rifle.
 • A Pathfinder Shas’ui may take a pulse pistol.
ABILITIES
For the Greater Good: When an enemy model declares a charge against a model from your kill team, models from your kill team with this ability within 6" of one of the charging model’s targets may fire Overwatch as if they were also targeted. Once a model has done so, they cannot fire Overwatch or Retreat for the rest of the phase.

Pathfinder Bonding Knife Ritual: You can subtract 1 from Nerve tests for Pathfinders, Pathfinder Gunners and Pathfinder Shas’uis from your kill team within 3" of any other friendly models with this ability that are not shaken.’
SPECIALISTS
Leader (Pathfinder Shas’ui only), Sniper (Gunner only), Comms, Demolitions, Medic, Scout, Veteran
FACTION KEYWORDS
T’AU EMPIRE
KEYWORDS
INFANTRY, PATHFINDER


XV25 Stealth Battlesuit

NAME M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Max
Stealth Shas’ui 8" 5+ 4+ 4 4 2 2 7 3+ -
Stealth Shas’vre 8" 5+ 4+ 4 4 2 3 8 3+ 1
This model is armed with a burst cannon.
One Stealth Shas’ui in your kill team can be a Stealth Shas’vre.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
0
Burst cannon
18"
Assault 4
5
0
1
-
4
Fusion blaster
18"
Assault 1
8
-4
D6
If the target is within half range of this weapon, roll two dice when inflicting damage with it and discard the lowest result.
0
Markerlight
36"
Heavy 1
-
-
-
Markerlights
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • One Stealth Shas’ui or Stealth Shas’vre in your kill team may replace its burst cannon with a fusion blaster.
 • A Stealth Shas’vre may take a markerlight and target lock.
ABILITIES
For the Greater Good: When an enemy model declares a charge against a model from your kill team, models from your kill team with this ability within 6" of one of the charging model’s targets may fire Overwatch as if they were also targeted. Once a model has done so, they cannot fire Overwatch or Retreat for the rest of the phase.

Stealth Team Bonding Knife Ritual: You can subtract 1 from Nerve tests for Stealth Shas’uis and Stealth Shas’vres from your kill team within 3" of any other friendly models with this ability that are not shaken.

Target Lock:
1
A model with a target lock does not suffer the penalty to their hit rolls for Advancing and firing Assault weapons.

Camouflage Fields: Your opponent must subtract 1 from all hit rolls for attacks that target this model.
SPECIALISTS
Leader (Stealth Shas’vre only), Comms, Heavy, Scout, Veteran
FACTION KEYWORDS
T’AU EMPIRE
KEYWORDS
BATTLESUIT, INFANTRY, JET PACK, FLY, XV25 STEALTH BATTLESUIT


Kroot Carnivore

NAME M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Max
Kroot 7" 3+ 4+ 3 3 1 1 6 6+ -
This model is armed with a Kroot rifle.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
0
Kroot rifle
This weapon can be used as a ranged weapon and a melee weapon. When making shooting attacks or firing Overwatch with this weapon, use the ranged profile; when making close combat attacks, use the melee profile.
 - Ranged
24"
Rapid Fire 1
4
0
1
-
 - Melee
Melee
Melee
+1
0
1
-
SPECIALISTS
Leader, Combat, Scout, Sniper, Veteran, Zealot
FACTION KEYWORDS
T’AU EMPIRE
KEYWORDS
KROOT, INFANTRY, KROOT CARNIVORE


XV8 Crisis Battlesuit

NAME M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Max
XV8 Crisis Shas’ui 8" 5+ 4+ 5 5 3 2 7 3+ -
XV8 Crisis Shas’vre 8" 5+ 4+ 5 5 3 3 8 3+ 1
This model is armed with a burst cannon.
One XV8 Crisis Battlesuit in your kill team can be an XV8 Crisis Shas’vre.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
4
Burst cannon
18"
Assault 4
5
0
1
-
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • This model may replace its burst cannon with up to three items from the Ranged Weapons and/or Support Systems lists.
 • Up to three XV8 CRISIS BATTLESUIT models in your kill team may take an XV8-02 Crisis Iridium Battlesuit.
ABILITIES
For the Greater Good: When an enemy model declares a charge against a model from your kill team, models from your kill team with this ability within 6" of one of the charging model’s targets may fire Overwatch as if they were also targeted. Once a model has done so, they cannot fire Overwatch or Retreat for the rest of the phase.

Bonding Knife Ritual: You can subtract 1 from Nerve tests for XV8 Crisis Shas’uis or XV8 Crisis Shas’vres from your kill team within 3" of any other friendly models with this ability that are not shaken.

XV8-02 Crisis Iridium Battlesuit:
10
A model with an XV8-02 Crisis Iridium Battlesuit has a Save characteristic of 2+.
SPECIALISTS
Leader (XV8 Crisis Shas’vre only), Comms, Demolitions, Heavy, Sniper, Veteran
FACTION KEYWORDS
T’AU EMPIRE
KEYWORDS
BATTLESUIT, JET PACK, FLY, XV8 CRISIS BATTLESUIT


Commanders


Cadre Fireblade

NAME M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Max
Cadre Fireblade 6" 3+ 2+ 3 3 5 3 8 4+ 1
This model is armed with a markerlight, pulse rifle and photon grenades.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
0
Markerlight
36"
Heavy 1
-
-
-
Markerlights
0
Pulse rifle
30"
Rapid Fire 1
5
0
1
-
0
Photon grenade
12"
Grenade D6
-
-
-
This weapon does not inflict any damage. Your opponent must subtract 1 from hit rolls made for INFANTRY models that have suffered any hits from photon grenades until the end of the battle round.
ABILITIES
For the Greater Good: When an enemy model declares a charge against a model from your kill team, models from your kill team with this ability within 6" of one of the charging model’s targets may fire Overwatch as if they were also targeted. Once a model has done so, they cannot fire Overwatch or Retreat for the rest of the phase.
SPECIALISTS
Leadership, Logistics, Shooting, Stealth, Strategist
TACTICS
Volley Fire
FACTION KEYWORDS
T’AU EMPIRE
KEYWORDS
COMMANDER, INFANTRY, CADRE FIREBLADE


Ethereal

NAME M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Max
Ethereal 6" 3+ 4+ 3 3 4 3 9 5+ 1
This model is armed with an honour blade.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
1
Equalizers
Melee
Melee
User
-1
1
A model armed with equalizers increases its Attacks characteristic by 1.
0
Honour blade
Melee
Melee
+2
0
1
-
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • This model may replace its honour blade with equalizers.
 • This model may take a hover drone. If it does, its Move characteristic is increased to 8" and it gains the JET PACK and FLY keywords.
5
SPECIALISTS
Leadership, Logistics, Strategist
TACTICS
Failure is not an Option, Storm of Fire, Sense of Stone, Zephyr’s Grace
FACTION KEYWORDS
T’AU EMPIRE
KEYWORDS
COMMANDER, INFANTRY, ETHEREAL


Commander in XV85 Enforcer Battlesuit

NAME M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Max
Commander in XV85 Enforcer Battlesuit 8" 3+ 2+ 5 5 6 4 9 3+ 1
This model is armed with a burst cannon and missile pod.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
7
Burst cannon
18"
Assault 4
5
0
1
-
17
Missile pod
36"
Assault 2
7
-1
D3
-
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • This model may replace its burst cannon and missile pod with two items from the Ranged Weapons and/or Support Systems lists.
 • This model may take two additional items from the Ranged Weapons and/or Support Systems lists.
ABILITIES
For the Greater Good: When an enemy model declares a charge against a model from your kill team, models from your kill team with this ability within 6" of one of the charging model’s targets may fire Overwatch as if they were also targeted. Once a model has done so, they cannot fire Overwatch or Retreat for the rest of the phase.
SPECIALISTS
Fortitude, Leadership, Logistics, Shooting, Strategist, Strength
TACTICS
Master of War
FACTION KEYWORDS
T’AU EMPIRE
KEYWORDS
BATTLESUIT, COMMANDER, XV85 ENFORCER, JET PACK, FLY


Darkstrider

NAME M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Max
Darkstrider 7" 3+ 2+ 3 3 5 3 8 5+ 1
This model is armed with a markerlight, pulse carbine and photon grenades.
Only one of this model may be included on your command roster.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
0
Pulse carbine
18"
Assault 2
5
0
1
-
0
Markerlight
36"
Heavy 1
-
-
-
Markerlights
0
Photon grenade
12"
Grenade D6
-
-
-
This weapon does not inflict any damage. Your opponent must subtract 1 from hit rolls made for INFANTRY models that have suffered any hits from photon grenades until the end of the battle round.
ABILITIES
For the Greater Good: When an enemy model declares a charge against a model from your kill team, models from your kill team with this ability within 6" of one of the charging model’s targets may fire Overwatch as if they were also targeted. Once a model has done so, they cannot fire Overwatch or Retreat for the rest of the phase.
SPECIALISTS
Legendary Hunter (Level 2)
TACTICS
Fighting Retreat, Structural Analyser
FACTION KEYWORDS
T’AU EMPIRE
KEYWORDS
COMMANDER, INFANTRY, DARKSTRIDER

Upgrades

Many of the units you will find on this page reference one or more of the following wargear lists (e.g. Ranged Weapons). When this is the case, the unit may take any item from the appropriate list below.

RANGED WEAPONS

 • Airbursting fragmentation projector

 • Cyclic ion blaster

 • Flamer

 • Fusion blaster

 • Plasma rifle

SUPPORT SYSTEMS

A model cannot have more than one of the same Support System.

 • Advanced targeting system

 • Counterfire defence system

 • Drone controller

 • Early warning override

 • Multi-tracker

 • Shield generator

 • Target lock

 • Velocity tracker


Wargear

Ranged Weapons

WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
3..6
Airbursting fragmentation projector
18"
Assault D6
4
0
1
This weapon can target models that are not visible to the bearer. If the target is not visible to the bearer, a 6 is required for a successful hit roll, irrespective of the firing model’s Ballistic Skill or any modifiers.
0..7
Burst cannon
18"
Assault 4
5
0
1
-
8
Cyclic ion blaster
When attacking with this weapon, choose one of the profiles below.
 - Standard
18"
Assault 3
7
-1
1
-
 - Overcharge
18"
Assault 3
8
-1
D3
If you make one or more unmodified hit rolls of 1, the bearer suffers a mortal wound after all of this weapon’s shots have been resolved.
4
Flamer
8"
Assault D6
4
0
1
This weapon automatically hits its target.
4..20
Fusion blaster
18"
Assault 1
8
-4
D6
If the target is within half range of this weapon, roll two dice when inflicting damage with it and discard the lowest result.
3
Ion rifle
When attacking with this weapon, choose one of the profiles below.
 - Standard
30"
Rapid Fire 1
7
-1
1
-
 - Overcharge
30"
Heavy D3
8
-1
2
If you make one or more unmodified hit rolls of 1, the bearer suffers a mortal wound after all of this weapon’s shots have been resolved.
0
Kroot rifle
This weapon can be used as a ranged weapon and a melee weapon. When making shooting attacks or firing Overwatch with this weapon, use the ranged profile; when making close combat attacks, use the melee profile.
 - Ranged
24"
Rapid Fire 1
4
0
1
-
 - Melee
Melee
Melee
+1
0
1
-
0
Markerlight
36"
Heavy 1
-
-
-
Markerlights
7..17
Missile pod
36"
Assault 2
7
-1
D3
-
0
Photon grenade
12"
Grenade D6
-
-
-
This weapon does not inflict any damage. Your opponent must subtract 1 from hit rolls made for INFANTRY models that have suffered any hits from photon grenades until the end of the battle round.
3..7
Plasma rifle
24"
Rapid Fire 1
6
-3
1
-
0
Pulse blaster
When attacking with this weapon, choose one of the profiles below.
 - Close range
5"
Assault 2
6
-2
1
-
 - Medium range
10"
Assault 2
5
-1
1
-
 - Long range
15"
Assault 2
4
0
1
-
0
Pulse carbine
18"
Assault 2
5
0
1
-
0
Pulse pistol
12"
Pistol 1
5
0
1
-
0
Pulse rifle
30"
Rapid Fire 1
5
0
1
-
5
Rail rifle
30"
Rapid Fire 1
6
-4
D3
For each wound roll of 6+ made for this weapon, the target model suffers a mortal wound in addition to the normal damage.
5
Smart missile system
30"
Heavy 4
5
0
1
This weapon can be fired at models that are not visible to the bearer. If the target is not visible to the bearer, a 6 is required for a successful hit roll, irrespective of the firing model’s Ballistic Skill or any modifiers.

Melee Weapons

WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
1
Equalizers
Melee
Melee
User
-1
1
A model armed with equalizers increases its Attacks characteristic by 1.
0
Honour blade
Melee
Melee
+2
0
1
-

Other Wargear

WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
5
Advanced targeting system
Improve the AP characteristic of this model’s ranged weapons by 1 (e.g. an AP of 0 becomes -1, an AP of -1 becomes -2).
3..5
Counterfire defence system
Re-roll failed hit rolls for this model’s shooting attacks when it fires Overwatch.
3..5
Drone controller
Add 1 to the hit rolls of attacks made by DRONE models within 6" of any friendly models (other than shaken models) with a drone controller.
5..10
Early warning override
If any enemy models are set up within 12" of this model during a phase, and this model is not shaken, then at the end of the phase this model may immediately shoot at one of those models as if it were your Shooting phase, but you must subtract 1 from hit rolls when resolving these shots.
3..5
Multi-tracker
Re-roll hit rolls of 1 in the Shooting phase for this model if it targets more than one model when it uses a ranged weapon.
10..20
Shield generator
This model has a 4+ invulnerable save.
1
Target Lock (Stealth Battlesuit)
A model with a target lock does not suffer the penalty to their hit rolls for Advancing and firing Assault weapons.
5..10
Target lock
This model does not suffer the penalty for moving and firing Heavy weapons, or for Advancing and firing Assault weapons. The model can also Advance and fire Rapid Fire weapons, but you must subtract 1 from its hit rolls when it does so.
3..5
Velocity tracker
Add 1 to hit rolls for this model’s ranged attacks that target a model that can FLY.
10
XV8-02 Crisis Iridium Battlesuit
A model with an XV8-02 Crisis Iridium Battlesuit has a Save characteristic of 2+.
Overwatch
Overwatch is a special type of shooting attack, made by a model that is the target of a charge and resolved in the Movement phase. It uses all the normal rules for shooting (e.g. the target must be in range and visible when they declare the charge), except that any attacks made must target the model attempting to charge, and a 6 is always required for a successful hit roll, irrespective of the firing model’s Ballistic Skill or any modifiers.
Out of Action
A model that is taken out of action is seriously injured or may even be slain – either way it will play no further part in the battle. Remove that model from the battlefield.
Retreat
A target model cannot Retreat if it has already made a move of any kind (or attempted to charge) in this phase. A model can Retreat if it has already fired Overwatch in this phase. When a model Retreats, it can be moved up to 3" by the controlling player. This move must end with the model further away from the charging model, and more than 1" from any other enemy models. A model that Retreats cannot React later in the battle round, and cannot shoot later in the battle round (unless it can FLY). If you have Kill Team tokens, place a Fall Back token next to the model as a reminder.
Long Range
A target is at long range if it is more than half the weapon’s Range characteristic away from the attacking model. Grenade weapons are not affected by this rule.

For example, a boltgun has a Range of 24". Any target that is more than 12" away from a model attacking with a boltgun is at long range.
Mortal Wounds
Some attacks inflict mortal wounds – these are so powerful that no armour or force field can withstand their fury. Each mortal wound inflicts one point of damage on the target model. Do not make a wound roll or saving throw (including invulnerable saves) against a mortal wound – just inflict damage to the model. If a mortal wound reduces a model to 0 wounds, any further mortal wounds directed against this model by this attack are not resolved and the player whose model caused the mortal wound makes an Injury roll for that model.
Flesh Wound
A model that suffers a flesh wound is restored to 1 wound remaining. A model with one or more flesh wounds suffers penalties to hit and is more likely to be taken out of action (see above). Mark one of the empty Flesh Wound boxes on that model’s datacard. If a model suffers a flesh wound and all of the Flesh Wound boxes on their datacard are marked, it is taken out of action instead. In the Morale phase each player takes Nerve tests for each of their models that has one or more flesh wounds.

The T’AU EMPIRE keyword is used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

Datasheet
• Drone
Commander
Obscured
Other models (even friendly models) and terrain may hide a target from view. If the target of an attack is even partially obscured from the best point of view of the firing model (that is, the point of view from a part of the firing model that gives the clearest line of sight), then it is said to be obscured.

When checking to see if a target is obscured, consider the main body of the firing and target models – do not include a model’s base or parts that are ‘sticking out’ like aerials or weapons, but do include all limbs and a model’s head. If there is still doubt, we recommend the players agree about what constitutes the main body of a model before the battle begins.
Hit Roll
To see if an attack hits the target, roll a D6 and apply the following cumulative modifiers:

HIT ROLL MODIFIERS
Target model is at long range-1
Target model is obscured-1
Each flesh wound on the attacking model-1
Attacking model’s kill team is broken-1

If the result is equal to or greater than the attacking model’s Ballistic Skill characteristic, then it scores a hit with the weapon it is using. If not, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. An unmodified hit roll of 1 always fails, and an unmodified hit roll of 6 always hits.
HEAVY

Heavy weapons are the biggest and deadliest guns on the battlefield, but require reloading, careful set-up or bracing to fire at full effect.

If a model with a Heavy weapon moved in the preceding Movement phase, you must subtract 1 from any hit rolls made when firing that weapon this battle round.
Advancing
When you pick a model to move, instead of making a normal move with that model you can declare that it will Advance, unless it is within 1" of an enemy model. If you do so, make an Advance roll by rolling a D6. Add the result to the model’s Move characteristic for that Movement phase. You can then move that model a distance equal to or less than its Move characteristic. A model that Advances cannot charge, React or shoot later that battle round. If you have Kill Team tokens, place an Advance token next to the model as a reminder.
ASSAULT

Assault weapons fire so rapidly or indiscriminately that they can be shot from the hip as warriors dash forwards into combat.

You can choose to shoot with a model with an Assault weapon in the Shooting phase (or React with that model to fire Overwatch) even if it Advanced earlier in that battle round. If it does so, it can only fire Assault weapons, and you must subtract 1 from any hit rolls made when firing that weapon this battle round.
Markerlights
If a model fires a markerlight, it cannot fire any other weapons in that phase. When a model is hit by a markerlight, place a counter next to it for the remainder of the phase. The table below describes the benefits models from your kill team receive when shooting at a model that has markerlight counters. All benefits are cumulative.

MARKERLIGHT TABLE
MARKERLIGHTSBENEFIT
1You can re-roll hit rolls of 1 for attacks that target this model.
2Add 1 to hit rolls for attacks that target this model if it is obscured.
3Models attacking this model do not suffer the penalty for moving and firing Heavy weapons or Advancing and firing Assault weapons.
4 or moreAdd 1 to hit rolls for attacks that target this model.

The PATHFINDER keyword is used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

Datasheet

The FIRE WARRIOR BREACHER keyword is used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

Datasheet
Wound Roll
If an attack scores a hit, you will then need to roll another dice to see if the attack wounds the target. The roll required is determined by comparing the attacking weapon’s Strength characteristic with the target’s Toughness characteristic, as shown on the following table:

WOUND ROLL
ATTACK’S STRENGTH VS TARGET’S TOUGHNESSD6 ROLL REQUIRED
Is the Strength
TWICE (or more)
than the Toughness?
2+
Is the Strength
GREATER
than the Toughness?
3+
Is the Strength
EQUAL
to the Toughness?
4+
Is the Strength
LOWER
than the Toughness?
5+
Is the Strength
HALF (or less)
than the Toughness?
6+


If the roll is equal to or greater than the required number, the attack succeeds and the attack sequence continues. If the roll is less than the required number, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. An unmodified wound roll of 1 always fails and an unmodified wound roll of 6 is always successful.

The DRONE keyword is used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

Datasheet
• Drone

The BATTLESUIT keyword is used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

Datasheet
Commander
Setting Up In Reserve
During deployment, instead of setting up a model on the battlefield as described by the mission, you can set that model up in Reserve. You can do this with up to half of the models in your kill team, but if you are using a Battle-forged kill team, the total points cost of any models you set up in Reserve can be no greater than half of your kill team’s Force.

The KROOT CARNIVORE keyword is used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

Datasheet

The XV25 STEALTH BATTLESUIT keyword is used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

Datasheet

The FIRE WARRIOR keyword is used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

Datasheet

The CADRE FIREBLADE keyword is used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

Commander
Nerve Tests
You must take a Nerve test for each of your models that has a flesh wound, and for your other models if your kill team is broken. To take a Nerve test for a model, roll a D6 and apply the following cumulative modifiers:

NERVE TEST MODIFIERS
Each other friendly model that is shaken or is out of action+1
Each other friendly model (other than shaken models) within 2" of the model-1

If the result of the Nerve test exceeds the model’s Leadership characteristic, the test is failed. The model is shaken, and cannot do anything until it is no longer shaken: place a Shaken token next to it. Otherwise, the test is passed. The test is always passed on an unmodified roll of 1.

The ETHEREAL keyword is used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

Commander
Charge Move
After all Reactions have been resolved, make a charge roll by rolling 2D6. The charging model can move up to this number of inches – this is their charge distance this turn. To make a successful charge roll, the model must finish its move within 1" of at least one of the target models. A model that does so is said to have charged, and the enemy models that are within 1" of it at the end of its move are said to have been charged. It cannot move within 1" of an enemy model that was not a target of its charge.

If the model cannot finish its move while following these restrictions, the charge fails and the model is not said to have charged – however, the model can move up to its charge distance, as long as that move takes it as close as possible to at least one of the targets of its charge, and not within 1" of any enemy models. A model can only make one charge attempt in each Movement phase, and once it has done so it cannot shoot later in the battle round. If you have Kill Team tokens, place a Charge token next to the model as a reminder.
Falling Back
When you pick a model to move, if that model started the Movement phase within 1" of an enemy model, it cannot make a normal move. Instead, it can either remain stationary or Fall Back. A model cannot Fall Back if an enemy model finished a charge move within 1" of it in the same phase. If you choose to Fall Back, the model can move a distance equal to or less than its Move characteristic, but must end its move more than 1" away from all enemy models. If a model Falls Back, it cannot Advance, charge, React or be Readied in that phase. A model that Falls Back also cannot shoot later that battle round unless it can FLY. If you have Kill Team tokens, place a Fall Back token next to the model as a reminder.
Does not include wargear

Burst cannon used in following datasheets:

Datasheet
• Drone
0
Commander

Pulse carbine used in following datasheets:

Datasheet
• Drone
0
Commander

Markerlight used in following datasheets:

Datasheet
• Drone
0
Commander

The T’AU EMPIRE and INFANTRY keywords are used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

Datasheet
Commander
Invulnerable Saves
Some models possess abilities or wargear, such as supernatural reflexes or force fields, that grant them an invulnerable save. Each time you are required to make a save roll for a model with an invulnerable save, you can choose to use either its normal Save characteristic or its invulnerable save, but not both. If you use a model’s invulnerable save, it is never modified (e.g. by a weapon’s Armour Penetration characteristic or by the Survivor ability) unless the modifier explicitly applies to invulnerable saves. If a model has more than one invulnerable save, it can only use one of them – choose which it will use.

The T’AU EMPIRE keyword is used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

Datasheet
• Drone
Commander

The FLY keyword is used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

Datasheet
• Drone
Commander

Pulse pistol used in following datasheets:

Datasheet
PISTOL
Pistols are carried one-handed and can even be used in a melee to shoot at point-blank range.
You can choose to shoot with a model with a Pistol weapon even if there are enemy models within 1", but it must target the closest enemy model (you can choose which if two or more are equidistant) and can only shoot with its Pistol weapon(s). In such circumstances, the model can shoot its Pistol even if other friendly models are within 1" of the same enemy model. It cannot fire a Pistol if it was charged in this battle round.

Each time a model armed with both a Pistol and another type of ranged weapon (e.g. a Pistol and a Rapid Fire weapon) is chosen to shoot, it can either shoot with its Pistol(s) or with all of its other weapons. Choose which it will fire (Pistols or non-Pistols) before making hit rolls.

Smart missile system used in following datasheets:

Datasheet

Missile pod used in following datasheets:

Datasheet
Commander

Pulse rifle used in following datasheets:

Datasheet
Commander
RAPID FIRE

Rapid Fire weapons are capable of single aimed shots at long range and controlled bursts at close quarters.

A model firing a Rapid Fire weapon doubles the number of attacks it makes if all of its targets are within half the weapon’s Range characteristic.

Photon grenade used in following datasheets:

Datasheet
Commander
GRENADE

Grenades are handheld explosive devices that a warrior throws at the enemy while their squad mates provide covering fire.

A model in your kill team armed with a Grenade weapon may fire it in Overwatch or in the Shooting phase. If they do so, they cannot fire any other weapons that phase, and no other model in your kill team can fire a Grenade weapon that phase.

The INFANTRY keyword is used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

Datasheet
Commander

The DS8 TACTICAL SUPPORT TURRET keyword is used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

Datasheet

Fusion blaster used in following datasheets:

Datasheet
Commander

The BATTLESUIT keyword is used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

Datasheet
Commander

The JET PACK keyword is used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

Datasheet
Commander
Melee
Each time a model makes a close combat attack, it uses a melee weapon – the weapons a model is armed with are listed on its datasheet. In addition to the melee weapons listed on their datasheets, all models are also assumed to be able to fight with a close combat weapon, which has the following profile:

WEAPONRANGETYPESAPD
Close combat weaponMeleeMeleeUser01

If a model has more than one melee weapon, choose which it will use before rolling the dice. If a model has more than one melee weapon and can make several close combat attacks, it can split its attacks between these weapons however you wish – declare how you will divide the attacks before any dice are rolled.
Ranged Weapons
 • Airbursting fragmentation projector
3
 • Cyclic ion blaster
8
 • Flamer
4
 • Fusion blaster
8
 • Plasma rifle
3
Support Systems
 • Advanced targeting system
5
 • Counterfire defence system
3
 • Drone controller
3
 • Early warning override
5
 • Multi-tracker
3
 • Shield generator
10
 • Target lock
5
 • Velocity tracker
3
LevelPoints per model*
123
228
343
463
* Does not include wargear
VOLLEY FIRE
T’au Empire Tactic
Cadre Fireblade Aura Tactic
Use this Tactic at the start of the battle round if your kill team includes a CADRE FIREBLADE. That model gains the following aura ability until the end of the battle round:

As long as this model is not shaken, friendly models within 6" of this model may fire an extra shot with pulse pistols, pulse carbines and pulse rifles when shooting at a target within half the weapon’s range.
1 COMMAND POINT

The COMMANDER keyword is used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

Commander
LevelPoints per model*
118
223
338
458
* Does not include wargear
Fly
If the datasheet for a model says it can FLY (i.e. it has the FLY keyword), it can move across models and terrain – other than impassable terrain – as if they were not there, though it must end its move on a surface it can stand on, other than another model or another model’s base. Do not measure vertical distance when moving a model that can FLY.
FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION
T’au Empire Tactic
Ethereal Aura Tactic
Use this Tactic at the start of the Movement phase if your kill team includes an ETHEREAL. That model gains the following aura ability until the end of the battle round:

As long as this model is not shaken, friendly models within 6" of this model can use this model’s Leadership characteristic instead of their own.
1 COMMAND POINT
STORM OF FIRE
T’au Empire Tactic
Ethereal Aura Tactic
Use this Tactic at the start of the Shooting phase if your kill team includes an ETHEREAL. That model gains the following aura ability until the end of the phase:

As long as this model is not shaken, you can re-roll hit rolls of 1 for friendly models within 6" of this model.
1 COMMAND POINT
SENSE OF STONE
T’au Empire Tactic
Ethereal Aura Tactic
Use this Tactic at the start of the Movement phase if your kill team includes an ETHEREAL. That model gains the following aura ability until the end of the battle round:

As long as this model is not shaken, roll a D6 each time a friendly model within 6" of this model loses a wound. On a 6 that wound is not lost. If a model already has an ability with a similar effect, you can choose which effect applies, and re-roll 1s when making these rolls.
1 COMMAND POINT
ZEPHYR’S GRACE
T’au Empire Tactic
Ethereal Aura Tactic
Use this Tactic at the start of the Movement phase if your kill team includes an ETHEREAL. That model gains the following aura ability until the end of the phase:

As long as this model is not shaken, you can choose to re-roll any Advance or charge rolls for friendly models within 6" of this model.
1 COMMAND POINT
LevelPoints per model*
162
282
3102
4127
* Does not include wargear
Ranged Weapons
 • Airbursting fragmentation projector
6
 • Cyclic ion blaster
8
 • Flamer
4
 • Fusion blaster
20
 • Plasma rifle
7
Support Systems
 • Advanced targeting system
5
 • Counterfire defence system
5
 • Drone controller
5
 • Early warning override
10
 • Multi-tracker
5
 • Shield generator
20
 • Target lock
10
 • Velocity tracker
5
MASTER OF WAR
T’au Empire Tactic
Commander in XV85 Enforcer Battlesuit Aura Tactic
Use this Tactic at the start of the battle round if your kill team includes a Commander in XV85 Enforcer Battlesuit. Choose one of the following aura abilities. That model gains that ability until the end of the battle round:

Kauyon: As long as this model is not shaken, friendly models that begin the Movement phase within 3" of this model cannot move for any reason, but you can re-roll failed hit rolls for these models’ attacks.

Mont’ka: As long as this model is not shaken, friendly models can shoot in the Shooting phase as if they had not moved in the preceding Movement phase whilst within 3" of this model, and you can add 1 to hit rolls for their shooting attacks that target enemy models that are not at long range.

You can only use this Tactic once per battle.
2 COMMAND POINTS
FIGHTING RETREAT
T’au Empire Tactic
Darkstrider Aura Tactic
Use this Tactic at the start of the Shooting phase if your kill team includes Darkstrider. That model gains the following aura ability until the end of the battle round:

As long as this model is not shaken, friendly models within 3" of this model in the Shooting phase may attack with ranged weapons even if they Fell Back or Retreated this battle round.
2 COMMAND POINTS
STRUCTURAL ANALYSER
T’au Empire Tactic
Darkstrider Aura Tactic
Use this Tactic at the start of the Shooting phase if your kill team includes Darkstrider. That model gains the following aura ability until the end of the battle round:

Pick an enemy model visible to Darkstrider. As long as Darkstrider is not shaken, add 1 to wound rolls for shooting attacks made by friendly models within 6" of Darkstrider in the Shooting phase that target the enemy model you picked.
1 COMMAND POINT

Airbursting fragmentation projector used in following datasheets:

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Commander

Cyclic ion blaster used in following datasheets:

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Commander

Flamer used in following datasheets:

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Commander

Ion rifle used in following datasheets:

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Kroot rifle used in following datasheets:

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Plasma rifle used in following datasheets:

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Commander

Pulse blaster used in following datasheets:

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Rail rifle used in following datasheets:

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Equalizers used in following datasheets:

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• Ethereal
1

Honour blade used in following datasheets:

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• Ethereal
0

Advanced targeting system used in following datasheets:

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Commander

Counterfire defence system used in following datasheets:

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Commander

Drone controller used in following datasheets:

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Commander

Early warning override used in following datasheets:

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Commander

Multi-tracker used in following datasheets:

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Commander

Shield generator used in following datasheets:

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• Drone
10
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Target Lock (Stealth Battlesuit) used in following datasheets:

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Target lock used in following datasheets:

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Commander

Velocity tracker used in following datasheets:

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Commander

XV8-02 Crisis Iridium Battlesuit used in following datasheets:

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