Imperial Knights – Canis Rex
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Canis Rex

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W! A Ld Sv
430
Canis Rex
1
430
Canis Rex
12" 2+ 2+ 8 8 13-24+ 4 9 3+
9" 3+ 3+ 8 8 7-12 4 9 3+
6" 4+ 4+ 8 8 1-6 4 9 3+
Sir Hekhtur
-Sir Hekhtur 6" 3+ 3+ 3 3 4 3 9 4+
Canis Rex is a single model equipped with a las-impulsor, multi-laser, Freedom’s Hand and titanic feet. Sir Hekhtur begins the battle piloting Canis Rex (see the Sir Hekhtur ability below). Only one of this unit may be included in your army.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Archeotech pistol
Archeotech pistol
15"
Pistol 1
5
-2
2
-
Las-impulsor
When attacking with this weapon, choose one of the profiles below.
Las-impulsor
When attacking with this weapon, choose one of the profiles below.
 - Low intensity
 - Low intensity
36"
Heavy 2D6
6
-2
D3
-
 - High intensity
 - High intensity
18"
Heavy D6
12
-4
D6
-
Multi-laser
Multi-laser
36"
Heavy 3
6
0
1
-
Freedom’s Hand
Freedom’s Hand
Melee
Melee
x2
-4
2D6
When attacking with this weapon, you must subtract 1 from the hit roll. Treat any damage roll less than 6 made with this weapon as 6 instead. If a VEHICLE or MONSTER is slain by this weapon, pick an enemy unit within 9" of the bearer and roll a D6. On a 4+ that unit suffers D3 mortal wounds.
When attacking with this weapon, you must subtract 1 from the hit roll. Treat any damage roll less than 6 made with this weapon as 6 instead. If a VEHICLE or MONSTER is slain by this weapon, pick an enemy unit within 9" of the bearer and roll a D6. On a 4+ that unit suffers D3 mortal wounds.
Titanic feet
Titanic feet
Melee
Melee
User
-2
D3
Make 3 hit rolls for each attack made with this weapon, instead of 1.
Make 3 hit rolls for each attack made with this weapon, instead of 1.
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Ion Shield: CANIS REX has a 5+ invulnerable save against ranged weapons.
Explodes: If CANIS REX is reduced to 0 wounds, roll a D6 before removing it from the battlefield. On a 6 it explodes, and each unit within 2D6" suffers D6 mortal wounds.
Sir Hekhtur: If CANIS REX is reduced to 0 wounds but does not explode, set up Sir Hekhtur within 3" of it before CANIS REX is removed. He is treated as a passenger disembarking from a destroyed transport. Assuming he survives, Sir Hekhtur then uses his own profile above and his own keywords below, and is armed with an archeotech pistol. This unit is not considered to have been destroyed until Sir Hekhtur is slain.
Chainbreaker: Roll a D6 each time a friendly Imperium model flees whilst within 6" of CANIS REX; on a 6 that model does not flee.
Super-heavy Walker: This model can Fall Back in the Movement phase and still shoot and/or charge in the same turn. When this model Falls Back, it can move over enemy INFANTRY and SWARM models, though it must end its move more than 1" from any enemy units. In addition, this model can move and fire Heavy weapons without suffering the penalty to its hit rolls. Finally, this model only gains a bonus to its save for being in cover if at least half of the model is obscured from the firer.
WARLORD TRAIT!
WARLORD TRAIT!
Fearsome Reputation: Enemy units must subtract 1 from their Leadership characteristic whilst they are within 12" of your Warlord. Whilst they are within 6" of your Warlord, subtract 2 from their Leadership instead.
FACTION KEYWORDS: IMPERIUM, IMPERIAL KNIGHTS, QUESTOR IMPERIALIS, FREEBLADE
KEYWORDS (Canis Rex): CHARACTER, TITANIC, VEHICLE, QUESTORIS CLASS, KNIGHT PRECEPTOR, CANIS REX
KEYWORDS (Sir Hekhtur): CHARACTER, INFANTRY, SIR HEKHTUR

Datasheet-related Stratagems

1CP

CAPACITOR CHARGE

Imperial Knights Stratagem

With soothing prayers whispered to its machine spirit, the Noble coaxes the las-impulsor to unleash its fury.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a KNIGHT PRECEPTOR model from your army is chosen to shoot with. Until the end of the phase, change the Type characteristic of the high intensity profile of the las-impulsor that model is equipped with to Heavy 6.
2CP

NOBLE SACRIFICE

Imperial Knights Stratagem

Sensing their end drawing close, the pilot overloads their Knight’s plasma core to take the enemy with them.

Use this Stratagem before rolling to see if an IMPERIAL KNIGHTS model from your army explodes. If it is an ARMIGER CLASS or QUESTORIS CLASS model, it explodes on a roll of 4+. If it is a DOMINUS CLASS model, it explodes if either roll is 4+; if both rolls are 4+ then all units within 3D6" are affected.
1CP

THUNDERSTOMP

Imperial Knights Stratagem

The Knight brings its foot crashing down with the force of an industrial piledriver. Few can survive such a blow.

Use this Stratagem immediately after fighting with a TITANIC IMPERIAL KNIGHTS model from your army. Choose an enemy INFANTRY or SWARM unit within 1" of that model and roll a dice; on a 4+ the enemy unit suffers D3 mortal wounds.
1CP/3CP

ROTATE ION SHIELDS

Imperial Knights Stratagem

Veteran Knight pilots can swiftly angle their ion shields to better deflect incoming fire.

Use this Stratagem when an enemy unit targets an IMPERIAL KNIGHTS VEHICLE unit from your army that has an invulnerable save (this Stratagem costs 3 CPs if the targeted unit is a DOMINUS CLASS unit, otherwise it costs 1 CP). Until the end of the phase, that vehicle unit’s invulnerable save is improved by 1 (to a maximum of 4+).
1CP/3CP

HEIRLOOMS OF THE HOUSEHOLD

Imperial Knights Stratagem

The catacombs beneath many knightly strongholds delve deep, and are replete with ancient technological wonders.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Choose one QUESTORIS CLASS or DOMINUS CLASS model from your army for 1 CP, or choose two such models for 3 CP. Each model you chose gains the CHARACTER keyword and can have one Heirloom of the Noble Houses. All of the Heirlooms of the Noble Houses that your army includes must be different and be given to different IMPERIAL KNIGHTS CHARACTERS. You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
1CP/3CP

EXALTED COURT

Imperial Knights Stratagem

It is a truly glorious day for the Imperium when the Exalted Court takes to the battlefield. Led by their liege, these storied heroes bring wisdom and strength in equal measure.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, after you have chosen your Warlord. Choose one QUESTORIS CLASS or DOMINUS CLASS model from your army for 1 CP, or choose two such models for 3 CP. Each model you chose gains the CHARACTER keyword, and you can choose an Imperial Knights Warlord Trait for them (note that this model is only regarded as your Warlord for the purposes of this Warlord Trait). All of the Imperial Knights Warlord Traits in your army must be different (if randomly generated, re-roll duplicate results), and no model can have more than one. You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
2CP

FULL TILT

Imperial Knights Stratagem

With the enemy before them, their Knight’s machine spirit snarling, and the rush of battle coursing through their veins, the Noble pilot pours power into their motive actuators and thunders into the fight.

Use this Stratagem in your Charge phase. Choose an IMPERIAL KNIGHTS VEHICLE from your army that Advanced this turn. That model can declare a charge even though it Advanced this turn.
1CP

DEVASTATING REACH

Imperial Knights Stratagem

Even cowering in ruined buildings or climbing to towering heights cannot save the enemy from their just fate.

Use this Stratagem in your Charge phase. Choose a TITANIC IMPERIAL KNIGHTS model from your army that has not yet charged, then choose one enemy unit that is entirely on ruins or a Sector Mechanicus structure (and none of its models are on the ground floor) as the target of its charge. If your model can end its charge move within 2" horizontally and 6" vertically of that enemy unit, the charge is successful and you can make close combat attacks against it in the ensuing Fight phase (all hit rolls made using titanic feet automatically fail). If you cannot end your charge move within the above mentioned distances, the charge fails.
1CP

BONDED OATHSMEN

Imperial Knights Stratagem

Knights who have been neurally bonded to Armiger pilots will often call upon them to charge to their aid, turning the tables on the attacking foe.

Use this Stratagem at the end of the enemy Charge phase. Choose a <HOUSEHOLD> QUESTORIS CLASS or DOMINUS CLASS unit from your army that has been charged this turn. All friendly <HOUSEHOLD> ARMIGER CLASS units that are within 6" of that unit can immediately perform a Heroic Intervention as if they were CHARACTERS; each can move up to 6" when doing so, and must end its move closer to the nearest enemy unit.
3CP

SALLY FORTH!

Questor Imperialis Stratagem

The aggressive temperaments of most Nobles, coupled with the long stride of their Knights, leads many lances to employ dynamic strategies to swiftly outflank the foe.

Use this Stratagem during deployment. You can send one QUESTOR IMPERIALIS QUESTORIS CLASS or ARMIGER CLASS unit from your army to outflank the enemy instead of setting it up on the battlefield. At the end of any of your Movement phases this unit can join the battle – set it up so that it is within 6" of any battlefield edge and more than 9" away from any enemy models. You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
PISTOL
Due to their compact size, pistols can even be used in melee to shoot at point-blank range.
A model can make attacks with a Pistol even when its unit is within Engagement Range of enemy units, but it must target an enemy unit that is within Engagement Range of its own unit when it does so. In such circumstances, the model can target an enemy unit even if other friendly units are within Engagement Range of the same enemy unit.

When a model equipped with both a Pistol and another type of ranged weapon (e.g. a Pistol and a Rapid Fire weapon) shoots, it can either shoot with its Pistol(s) or with its other ranged weapons. Choose which it will fire (Pistols or non-Pistols) before selecting targets.

  • Can be shot even if firing model’s unit is within Engagement Range of enemy unit.
  • Cannot be shot alongside any other type of weapon.

Las-impulsor used in following datasheets:

HEAVY
Heavy weapons are amongst the biggest guns on the battlefield, but they require bracing to fire at full effect and are unwieldy to bring to bear at close quarters.
When an INFANTRY model shoots a Heavy weapon, subtract 1 from the hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks if the firing model’s unit has moved for any reason this turn (e.g. it made a Normal Move this turn).

  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if firing model is INFANTRY and its unit has moved this turn.

Multi-laser used in following datasheets:

Hit Roll
When a model makes an attack, make one hit roll for that attack by rolling one D6. If the result of the hit roll is equal to or greater than the attacking model’s Ballistic Skill (BS) characteristic (if the attack is being made with a ranged weapon) or its Weapon Skill (WS) characteristic (if the attack is being made with a melee weapon), then that attack scores one hit against the target unit. If not, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends.

If an attack is made with a weapon that has an ability that says it ‘automatically hits the target’, no hit roll is made – that attack simply scores one hit on the target unit. An unmodified hit roll of 6 always scores a hit, and an unmodified hit roll of 1 always fails. A hit roll can never be modified by more than -1 or +1. This means that if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a hit roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be -2 or worse, it is changed to be -1. Similarly, if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a hit roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be +2 or better, it is changed to be +1.
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 1 point of damage on the target unit, and they are always applied one at a time. Do not make a wound roll or saving throw (including invulnerable saves) against a mortal wound – just allocate it as you would any other attack and inflict damage to a model in the target unit. Unlike damage inflicted by normal attacks, excess damage from 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.

If an attack inflicts mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, resolve the normal damage first. If an attack inflicts mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, but the normal damage is subsequently saved, the target unit still suffers the mortal wounds, as described before. If an ability modifies the damage inflicted by a weapon, and that weapon can inflict mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, the modifier does not apply to any mortal wounds that are inflicted (unless the rule specifically states otherwise).

  • Each mortal wound inflicted on a unit causes one model in the unit to lose one wound.
  • No saving throws can be made against mortal wounds.
  • Mortal wounds inflicted by attacks in addition to normal damage always apply, even if normal damage saved.
Select Weapon
When a model makes a close combat attack, it must do so using a melee weapon (i.e. a weapon that has the ‘Melee’ type). The weapons a model is equipped with are described on its datasheet. If a model is not equipped with any melee weapons, or if it cannot make an attack with any of the melee weapons it is equipped with, then that model makes its attacks using a close combat weapon, which has the following profile:

WEAPONRANGETYPESAPD
Close combat weaponMeleeMeleeUser01

If a model has more than one melee weapon, select which it will use before resolving any attacks. If a model has more than one melee weapon and can make several attacks, it can split them between these weapons however you wish – declare which attacks are being made with which weapons before any attacks are resolved. If the selected weapon has more than one profile that you must choose between, you must declare which profile is being used at the same time. Different attacks made with such a weapon can be made using different profiles if you wish.

If your unit is making attacks with more than one melee weapon against a unit, and those weapons have different characteristics profiles, then after you have resolved an attack with one of those weapons you must, if any other weapons with the same characteristics profile are also being used to make attacks against that unit, resolve those attacks before resolving any attacks against the target with a weapon that has a different characteristics profile. Note that all the attacks you have declared are always resolved against the target unit even if, when you come to resolve an individual attack, no models in the target unit remain in range (this can happen because of models being destroyed and removed from the battlefield as the result of resolving other attacks made by the attacking model’s unit first).

  • Each close combat attack is made with a melee weapon.
  • A model makes attacks using the close combat weapon profile if it has no other melee weapons.
  • If a unit attacks with multiple weapons, all attacks made with weapons that have the same profile must be resolved before resolving attacks with the next.
Saving Throw
The player commanding the target unit then makes one saving throw by rolling one D6 and modifying the roll by the Armour Penetration (AP) characteristic of the weapon that the attack was made with. For example, if the weapon has an AP of -1, then 1 is subtracted from the saving throw roll. If the result is equal to, or greater than, the Save (Sv) characteristic of the model the attack was allocated to, then the saving throw is successful and the attack sequence ends. If the result is less than the model’s Save characteristic, then the saving throw fails and the model suffers damage. An unmodified roll of 1 always fails.
Invulnerable Saves
Some models have an invulnerable save. Each time an attack is allocated to a model with an invulnerable save, you can choose to use either its normal Save (Sv) 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.

  • Invulnerable save: Saving throw that is never modified by attacking weapon’s AP.
  • A model with an invulnerable save can use it instead of its normal Sv.
Morale Tests
To take a Morale test, roll one D6 and add the number of models from the unit that have been destroyed this turn. If the result is equal to or less than the highest Leadership (Ld) characteristic in the unit, the Morale test is passed and nothing else happens. An unmodified roll of 1 also always results in a passed Morale test, irrespective of the total result. In any other case, the Morale test is failed, one model flees that unit, and you must then take Combat Attrition tests for the remaining models in the unit. You decide which model from your unit flees – that model is removed from play and counts as having been destroyed, but it never triggers any rules that are used when a model is destroyed.

  • Morale test = D6 + number of models destroyed this turn.
  • Unmodified roll of 1 always a success (no models flee).
  • If Morale test exceeds unit’s Ld, one model flees and other models must take Combat Attrition tests.
Fall Back
When a unit Falls Back, each model in that unit can move a distance in inches equal to or less than the Move (M) characteristic shown on its datasheet, and when doing so you can move it within Engagement Range of enemy models, but it cannot end its move within Engagement Range of any enemy models – if it cannot do this then it cannot Fall Back. A unit cannot declare a charge in the same turn that it Fell Back. A unit cannot shoot or attempt to manifest a psychic power in the same turn that it Fell Back unless it is TITANIC.

  • Fall Back: Models move up to M".
  • Units that Fall Back cannot charge this turn.
  • Units that Fall Back cannot shoot or manifest psychic powers this turn unless they are TITANIC.
Terrain and Cover
Some pieces of terrain can provide certain bonuses to units in your army. Each bonus and how to acquire it is described in the Terrain Features section of the Core Rules. If a model has acquired such a bonus (to it's Save, Leadership or other characteristics), it is considered as receiving the benefit of cover. There are ways for some models to ignore such bonuses while making an attack, but it should be known what kind of benefit is ignored (see the Rare Rules for clarification).
The Warlord
While mustering your army, you can nominate one model (except a model with the FORTIFICATION keyword) to be your Warlord. That model gains the WARLORD keyword. If this model is a CHARACTER, you can also assign a Warlord Trait to it. Note, that more than one model in your army can have a Warlord Trait (e.g. by using Stratagems), but they are only considered your Warlord for the purpose of that trait.

The KNIGHT PRECEPTOR keyword is used in following Imperial Knights datasheets:

The KNIGHT PRECEPTOR keyword is used in following Imperial Knights datasheets:

The ARMIGER CLASS keyword is used in following Imperial Knights datasheets:

The DOMINUS CLASS and <HOUSEHOLD> keywords are used in following Imperial Knights datasheets:

Saving Throw
The player commanding the target unit then makes one saving throw by rolling one D6 and modifying the roll by the Armour Penetration (AP) characteristic of the weapon that the attack was made with. For example, if the weapon has an AP of -1, then 1 is subtracted from the saving throw roll. If the result is equal to, or greater than, the Save (Sv) characteristic of the model the attack was allocated to, then the saving throw is successful and the attack sequence ends. If the result is less than the model’s Save characteristic, then the saving throw fails and the model suffers damage. An unmodified roll of 1 always fails.
Invulnerable Saves
Some models have an invulnerable save. Each time an attack is allocated to a model with an invulnerable save, you can choose to use either its normal Save (Sv) 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.

  • Invulnerable save: Saving throw that is never modified by attacking weapon’s AP.
  • A model with an invulnerable save can use it instead of its normal Sv.

The DOMINUS CLASS and <HOUSEHOLD> keywords are used in following Imperial Knights datasheets:

The DOMINUS CLASS and <HOUSEHOLD> keywords are used in following Imperial Knights datasheets:

Characters
Some models have the CHARACTER keyword. These models can make Heroic Interventions in Charge Phase and are not easy targets in the Shooting Phase (see Look out, Sir, rule). If your Warlord has the CHARACTER keyword he may be able to have a Warlord Trait (see Warlord Trait section on model’s faction page).

Note that CHARACTERS cannot use their Aura Abilities while performing actions.

The IMPERIAL KNIGHTS and CHARACTER keywords are used in following Imperial Knights datasheets:

Lords of War
The Warlord
While mustering your army, you can nominate one model (except a model with the FORTIFICATION keyword) to be your Warlord. That model gains the WARLORD keyword. If this model is a CHARACTER, you can also assign a Warlord Trait to it. Note, that more than one model in your army can have a Warlord Trait (e.g. by using Stratagems), but they are only considered your Warlord for the purpose of that trait.

The DOMINUS CLASS and <HOUSEHOLD> keywords are used in following Imperial Knights datasheets:

Advance
When a unit makes an Advance, make an Advance roll for the unit by rolling one D6. Add the result in inches to the Move (M) characteristic of each model in that unit until the end of the current phase. Each model in that unit can then move a distance in inches equal to or less than this total, but no model can be moved within Engagement Range of enemy models. A unit cannot shoot or declare a charge in the same turn that it made an Advance.

  • Advance: Models move up to M+D6".
  • Cannot move within Engagement Range of enemy models.
  • Units that Advance cannot shoot or charge this turn.
Engagement Range
Engagement Range represents the zone of threat that models present to their enemies. While a model is within 1" horizontally and 5" vertically of an enemy model, those models are within Engagement Range of each other. While two enemy models are within Engagement Range of each other, those models’ units are also within Engagement Range of each other. Models cannot be set up within Engagement Range of enemy models.

  • Engagement Range: 1" horizontally + 5" vertically.
  • Models cannot be set up within Engagement Range of enemy models.
Charging with a Unit
Once you have chosen an eligible unit to declare a charge with, you must select one or more enemy units within 12" of it as the targets of its charge. The target(s) of this charge do not need to be visible to the charging unit. You then make a charge roll for your unit by rolling 2D6. This is the maximum number of inches each model in the charging unit can now be moved if they can make the charge move. To make a charge move, the unit’s charge roll must be sufficient that it is able to end that move in unit coherency and within Engagement Range of every unit that was a target of its charge, without moving within Engagement Range of any enemy units that were not a target of its charge. If this is possible, then the charge is successful and the models in the unit make a charge move so as to fulfil the above conditions. If this is impossible, the charge fails and no models in the charging unit move this phase.

  • Declare targets of the charge (must be within 12").
  • Charge roll = 2D6".
  • If insufficient to move charging unit into Engagement Range of all targets, charge fails.
  • If charge successful, models make their charge move.
  • Cannot make a charge move within Engagement Range of any unit that was not the target of the charge.

The DOMINUS CLASS and <HOUSEHOLD> keywords are used in following Imperial Knights datasheets:

The <HOUSEHOLD> and ARMIGER CLASS keywords are used in following Imperial Knights datasheets:

Performing a Heroic Intervention
When a unit performs a Heroic Intervention, you can move each model in that unit up to 3" – this is a Heroic Intervention move. Each model in the unit must finish its Heroic Intervention move closer to the closest enemy model. Remember that a unit must finish any type of move in unit coherency.

  • Heroic Intervention: Move up to 3".
  • Must end closer to the closest enemy model.
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