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Special Weapons Squad

NAME M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
Guardsman 6" 4+ 4+ 3 3 1 1 6 5+
This unit contains 6 Guardsmen. Each model is armed with a lasgun and frag grenades.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
0
Lasgun
24"
Rapid Fire 1
3
0
1
-
0
Frag grenade
6"
Grenade D6
3
0
1
-
5
Demolition charge
6"
Grenade D6
8
-3
D3
Each demolition charge can only be used once per battle.
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • Three models must replace their lasgun with an item from the Special Weapons list.
 ◦ Three models must either take a demolition charge, or replace their lasgun with an item from the Special Weapons list.
FACTION KEYWORDS
IMPERIUM, ASTRA MILITARUM, <REGIMENT>
KEYWORDS
INFANTRY, SPECIAL WEAPONS SQUAD

Optional Wargear

SPECIAL WEAPONS

 • Sniper rifle

 • Flamer

 • Grenade launcher

 • Meltagun

 • Plasma gun


Ranged Weapons

WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
6
Flamer
8"
Assault D6
4
0
1
This weapon automatically hits its target.
3
Grenade launcher
When attacking with this weapon, choose one of the profiles below.
 - Frag grenade
24"
Assault D6
3
0
1
-
 - Krak grenade
24"
Assault 1
6
-1
D3
-
Meltagun
12"
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.
Plasma gun
When attacking with this weapon, choose one of the profiles below.
 - Standard
24"
Rapid Fire 1
7
-3
1
-
 - Supercharge
24"
Rapid Fire 1
8
-3
2
On a hit roll of 1, the bearer is slain after all of this weapon’s shots have been resolved.
2
Sniper rifle
36"
Heavy 1
4
0
1
A model firing a sniper weapon can target an enemy CHARACTER even if they are not the closest enemy unit. If you roll a wound roll of 6+ for this weapon, it inflicts a mortal wound in addition to its normal damage.
Does not include wargear
RAPID FIRE

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

A model firing a Rapid Fire weapon doubles the number of attacks it makes if its target is within half the weapon’s maximum range.
GRENADE

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

Each time a unit shoots, a single model in the unit that is equipped with Grenades may throw one instead of firing any other weapon.

Demolition charge used in following datasheets:

Elites
model with a Ballistic Skill of 4+/other models
Special Weapons
 • Sniper rifle
2
 • Flamer
6
 • Grenade launcher
3
 • Meltagun
 • Plasma gun
ASSAULT

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.
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.

Sniper rifle used in following datasheets:

Troops
Elites
Fast Attack
Characters
Some models are noted as being a Character on their datasheet. These heroes, officers, prophets and warlords are powerful individuals that can have a great impact on the course of a battle. The swirling maelstrom of the battlefield can make it difficult to pick out such individuals as targets, however.

An enemy CHARACTER with a Wounds characteristic of less than 10 can only be chosen as a target in the Shooting phase if it is both visible to the firing model and it is the closest enemy unit to the firing model. Ignore other enemy CHARACTERS with a Wounds characteristics of less than 10 when determining if the target is the closest enemy unit to the firing model.

This means that if any other enemy units (other than other CHARACTERS with a Wounds characteristics of less than 10) are closer, whether they are visible or not, then the enemy CHARACTER cannot be targeted.
Wound Roll
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 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.
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.
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 its preceding Movement phase, you must subtract 1 from any hit rolls made when firing that weapon this turn.
Army List
Heavy Support
• Hydras
• Wyverns
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