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Skitarii Vanguard

Skitarii Vanguard 6" 4+ 3+ 3 3 1 1 6 4+
Vanguard Alpha 6" 4+ 3+ 3 3 1 2 7 4+
This unit contains 1 Vanguard Alpha and 4 Skitarii Vanguard. It can include up to 5 additional Skitarii Vanguard (Power Rating +3). Each model is armed with a radium carbine.
Radium carbine
Assault 3
Each time you make a wound roll of 6+ for this weapon, that hit inflicts 2 damage instead of 1.
 • Up to two Skitarii Vanguard may replace their radium carbine with one item from the Special Weapons list.
 • If the unit numbers ten models, one additional Skitarii Vanguard may replace their radium carbine with one item from the Special Weapons list.
 • One Skitarii Vanguard may also have either an enhanced data-tether or an omnispex.
 • The Vanguard Alpha may take one item from the Melee Weapons list, and may replace their radium carbine with one item from the Pistols list.
Canticles of the Omnissiah

Bionics: All models in this unit have a 6+ invulnerable save.

Rad-saturation: Reduce the Toughness of enemy units (other than VEHICLES) by 1 whilst they are within 1" of any Skitarii Vanguard units.

Enemy units do not receive the benefit to their saving throws for being in cover against attacks made by a unit that includes a model with an omnispex.

Enhanced Data-tether:
You can re-roll failed Morale tests for a unit that includes a model with an enhanced data-tether.
Does not include wargear
Wound Roll
Is the Strength
TWICE (or more)
than the Toughness?
Is the Strength
than the Toughness?
Is the Strength
to the Toughness?
Is the Strength
than the Toughness?
Is the Strength
HALF (or less)
than the Toughness?
If an attack scores a hit, you will then need to roll another dice to see if the attack successfully 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 table to the right:

If the roll is less than the required number, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. A roll of 1 always fails, irrespective of any modifiers that may apply.
When you pick a unit to move in the Movement phase, you can declare that it will Advance. Roll a dice and add the result to the Move characteristics of all models in the unit for that Movement phase. A unit that Advances can’t shoot or charge later that turn.
Hit Roll
Each time a model makes an attack, roll a dice. If the roll 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. A roll of 1 always fails, irrespective of any modifiers that may apply.

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

A model with an Assault weapon can fire it even if it Advanced earlier that turn. If it does so, you must subtract 1 from any hit rolls made when firing that weapon this turn.
Special Weapons
 • Arc rifle
 • Plasma caliver
 • Transuranic arquebus
Melee Weapons
 • Arc maul
 • Power sword
 • Taser goad
Pistol Weapons
 • Arc pistol
 • Phosphor blast pistol
 • Radium pistol
Morale Test

Even the bravest heart may quail when the horrors of battle take their toll.

In the Morale phase, starting with the player whose turn it is, players must take Morale tests for units from their army that have had models slain during the turn.

To take a Morale test, roll a dice and add the number of models from the unit that have been slain this turn. If the result of the Morale test exceeds the highest Leadership characteristic in the unit, the test is failed. For each point that the test is failed by, one model in that unit must flee and is removed from play. You choose which models flee from the units you command.
Invulnerable Saves
Some models possess supernatural reflexes or are protected by force fields that grant them an invulnerable save. Each time a wound is allocated to a model with an invulnerable save, you can choose to use either its normal Save characteristic or its invulnerable save, but not both. If a model has more than one invulnerable save, it can only use one of them – choose which it will use. If you use a model’s invulnerable save, it is never modified by a weapon’s Armour Penetration value.
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 unit. Do not make a wound roll or saving throw (including invulnerable saves) against a mortal wound – just allocate it as you would any other wound and inflict damage to a model in the target unit as described above. Unlike normal attacks, excess damage from attacks that inflict mortal wounds is not lost. Instead keep allocating damage to another model in the target unit until either all the damage has been allocated or the target unit is destroyed.
Terrain and Cover
The battlefields of the far future are littered with terrain features such as ruins, craters and twisted copses. Models can take shelter within such terrain features to gain protection against incoming weapons’ fire.

If a unit is entirely on or within any terrain feature, add 1 to its models’ saving throws against shooting attacks to represent the cover received from the terrain (invulnerable saves are unaffected). Units gain no benefit from cover in the Fight phase.
Canticles of the Omnissiah

The disciples of the Omnissiah incant complex war-blessings, as much optimisation subroutines as they are expressions of faith in the Machine God.

All units with this ability gain a bonus during the battle depending on the Canticle of the Omnissiah currently being canted.

At the start of each battle round, pick which Canticle of the Omnissiah from the table below is in effect for the duration of the battle round. The same Canticle may not be picked twice during the same battle.

Alternatively, you can randomly determine which Canticle of the Omnissiah is in effect by rolling a D6 and consulting the table below. Note that if you randomly determine a Canticle, it takes effect even if the same Canticle has been in effect earlier in the battle.

If you have a Battle-forged army, units only receive the bonus if every model in their Detachment has this ability.
1Incantation of the Iron Soul: Raising their voices in binharic praise, the Disciples of the Machine God bolster their spirits with the surety of iron.
You can re-roll failed Morale tests for affected units. 
2Litany of the Electromancer: Summoning the spark of the Machine God’s divinity that burns within them, the Omnissiah’s faithful manifest blazing auras of energy that lay low the unbeliever.
Roll a D6 for each enemy unit that is within 1" of any affected units; on a roll of 6, the unit being rolled for suffers D3 mortal wounds
3Chant of the Remorseless Fist: In spitting out a staccato chant to the Motive Force, the faithful warriors of the Cult Mechanicus are filled with merciless surety as well as intent.
You can re-roll any hit rolls of 1 for affected units in the Fight phase
4Shroudpsalm: Robot, servitor and priest shift their binharic emissions into visible spectra, the static pouring from their vox-grilles manifesting as an electromagnetic storm that hides them from the foe.
Affected units gain the bonus to their armour saving throws as if they were in cover. Units already in cover are unaffected. 
5Invocation of Machine Might: The Tech-Priests lead their flock in a hexadecimic prayer that sends miraculous strength surging through tendons, wires and pistons.
Affected units have +1 Strength. 
6Benediction of the Omnissiah: Those blessed enough to comprehend this blaring vox-prayer find their targeting reticules guided by the Omnissiah’s own vigilance.
You can re-roll failed hit rolls of 1 for affected units in the Shooting phase

The SKITARII keyword is used in following Adeptus Mechanicus datasheets:

Fast Attack
Heavy Support

This datasheet has Troops Battlefield Role. Full list of Adeptus Mechanicus units sharing same Battlefield Role follows:

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