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Tech-Priest Manipulus

Tech-Priest Manipulus 6" 3+ 3+ 4 4 4 3 8 2+
A Tech-Priest Manipulus is a single model armed with an magnarail lance, an Omnissian staf and mechadendrites.
Magnarail lance
Heavy 1
If the bearer remained stationary during its Movement phase, its weapon has Damage characteristic of 3 until the start of its next Movement phase.
Transonic cannon
Assault D6
This weapon automatically hits its target.
Each time the bearer fights, it can make D6 additional attacks with this weapon.
Omnissian staff
 • This model may replace its magnarail lance with transonic cannon.
Canticles of the Omnissiah

Galvanic Field: At the start of your Movement phase, this model can choose to bolster either his warriors or his warriors weapons:
  • Bolster Warriors: Until the start of your next Movement phase, add 1" to the Move characteristic of friendly <FORGE WORLD> units that start their move within 6" of any models using the Bolster Warriors ability, and add 1 to Advance rolls and charge rolls made for friendly <FORGE WORLD> units that are within 6" of any models sing the Bolster warriors ability when the roll is made.
  • Bolster Weapons: Until the start of your next Movement phase, this model cannot move for any reason and the ranges of ranged weapons friendly <FORGE WORLD> units are armed with increased whilist they are within 6" of any models using the Bolster Weapons ability: if the weapon has unmodified Range characteristic of 24" or more, increase its range by 6", otherwise increase its range by 3".

Blessed Bionics: This model has a 5+ invulnerable save. In addition, at the beginning of your turns, this model regains D3 lost wounds.

Master of Machines: At the end of your Movement phase this model can repair a single friendly <FORGE WORLD> or QUESTOR MECHANICUS model within 3" (but not itself). If the model being repaired is a <FORGE WORLD> model, it regains D3 lost wounds; if it is a QUESTOR MECHANICUS model, it regains 1 lost wound. A model may not be the target of the Master of Machines ability more than once per turn.

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

Does not include wargear

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 its preceding Movement phase, you must subtract 1 from any hit rolls made when firing that weapon this turn.

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.

Mechadendrites used in following datasheets:

Melee Weapon
Each time a model makes a close combat attack, it uses a melee weapon – the weapons a model is equipped with are described on its datasheet. In addition to their other weapons, all models are assumed to be equipped with a close combat weapon, which has the following profile:

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Incantation 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.


Litany 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.


Chant 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.



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.


Invocation 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.


Benediction 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.

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.
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.

The QUESTOR MECHANICUS keyword is used in following Adeptus Mechanicus datasheets:

Lords of War

The CULT MECHANICUS keyword is used in following Adeptus Mechanicus datasheets:

Heavy Support

The CHARACTER keyword is used in following Adeptus Mechanicus datasheets:


The TECH-PRIEST keyword is used in following Adeptus Mechanicus datasheets:

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