The Flesh Tearers’ blood-rage is infamous, as are the savage deeds said to have been performed by their battle-brothers. So divorced have the Flesh Tearers become from the rest of Mankind that most Imperial Commanders accept the Chapter’s help only in the direst of circumstances. Their brutality has at times reached such heights that calls have been made for Inquisitorial investigation into the Chapter.

This section contains all of the datasheets that you will need in order to fight battles with your Space Marines miniatures. Each datasheet includes the characteristics profiles of the unit it describes, as well as any wargear and abilities it may have. Some rules are common to several Space Marines units – these are described below and referenced on the datasheets.

Contents

Books

BookKindEditionVersionLast update
  Space Marines
  Space MarinesCodex9Indomitus 1.1January 2021
  Blood Angels
  Blood AngelsCodex Supplement9Indomitus 1.0January 2021
  Warhammer Legends: Forge World
  Warhammer Legends: Forge WorldIndex91.0December 2020
  Imperial Armour: Compendium
  Imperial Armour: CompendiumIndex9Indomitus 1.0December 2020
  Imperium Nihilus: Vigilus Defiant
  Imperium Nihilus: Vigilus DefiantExpansion8Indomitus 1.1July 2020
  Warhammer Legends: Legion of the Damned
  Warhammer Legends: Legion of the DamnedDataslate8December 2019
  Warhammer Legends: Space Marines
  Warhammer Legends: Space MarinesDataslate8December 2019

FAQ

Codex supplement: Blood Angels

 Q: If the Sanguinor was set up in a location other than the battlefield, can it use its Miraculous Saviour ability in the first battle round of a battle from a mission pack that restricts units from arriving on the battlefield during the first battle round?
A:
No.
 Q: If I choose a VEHICLE CHARACTER model such as a Librarian Dreadnought to be my Warlord and I give it the Artisan of War Warlord Trait, does that Warlord Trait take precedence, allowing me to give the model one of the Special-issue Wargear Relics listed?
A:
No. A VEHICLE CHARACTER model would gain no benefit from that Warlord Trait.
 Q: The Angel’s Sacrifice Stratagem is used and an enemy unit containing ten models is selected to fight. Only one model in that unit is within Engagement Range of the CHARACTER unit selected for Angel’s Sacrifice. That one model must target that CHARACTER unit, but what about the other nine models – are they free to target another eligible unit, or are they prevented from attacking entirely?
A:
They are free to target another eligible unit.
 Q: The ‘To Slay the Warmaster’ Death Vision is used instead of making any attacks. Is that just the model with the ability that cannot make attacks, or is it also the enemy INFANTRY CHARACTER or MONSTER CHARACTER model?
A:
It is just the model with the ability.

Expansion: Imperium Nihilus: Vigilus Defiant

 Q: When paying Command Points to upgrade a Detachment into a Specialist Detachment, is the Relic they are able to give to a CHARACTER in addition to the Relic they would typically get from their Warlord’s faction?
A:
No. The Relic(s) listed within a Specialist Detachment can be given to a CHARACTER from your army instead of one from your Warlord’s codex. Don’t forget, however, that many codexes contain Stratagems that enable you to gain additional Relics.
 Q: If a unit makes a shooting attack outside of the Shooting phase (such as a Soulburst action in the Fight phase) against a Liberator Strike Force unit, can it retaliate with the Paragons of Dorn Stratagem?
A:
No.
 Q: If High Marshal Helbrecht is part of a Sword Brethren Specialist Detachment, can he have the Master Swordsman Warlord Trait from that Detachment?
A:
No. High Marshal Helbrecht must always have the Oathkeeper Warlord Trait as detailed in Codex: Space Marines.
 Q: Is the Vengeful Arbiter a bolt weapon, for rules that interact with such weapons (e.g. the Bolter Drill Stratagem)?
A:
Yes.

The <CHAPTER> Keyword

Every datasheet in this codex has the <CHAPTER> keyword. This is a keyword that you can select for yourself, as described in the Warhammer 40,000 Core Book, with the guidance detailed below.

All ADEPTUS ASTARTES units are drawn from a Chapter. When you include such a unit in your army, you must nominate which Chapter it is from and then replace the <CHAPTER> keyword in every instance on its datasheet with the name of your chosen Chapter. This could be one of the Chapters detailed in a Warhammer 40,000 publication, or one of your own design.

Example: If you include a Captain in your army, and you decide he is from the Blood Ravens Chapter, his <CHAPTER> keyword becomes BLOOD RAVENS and his Rites of Battle ability reads 'While a friendly BLOOD RAVENS CORE unit is within 6" of this model, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, re-roll a hit roll of l.’

If your army is Battle-forged, you cannot include units from two different Chapters in the same Detachment.

Non-Codex Compliant Chapters

You cannot select Grey Knights or Legion of the Damned when nominating which Chapter a unit is from. In addition, the following restrictions apply:
  • Black Templars: LIBRARIAN units cannot be from the Black Templars Chapter.
  • Dark Angels: STERNGUARD VETERAN SQUAD and VANGUARD VETERAN SQUAD units cannot be from the Dark Angels Chapter (or any of their successor Chapters).
  • Deathwatch: The following units cannot be from the Deathwatch Chapter: ASSAULT SQUAD; ATTACK BIKE SQUAD; BIKE SQUAD; DEVASTATOR SQUAD; STERNGUARD VETERAN SQUAD; TACTICAL SQUAD; SCOUT units.
  • Space Wolves: The following units cannot be from the Space Wolves Chapter (or any of their successor Chapters): APOTHECARY; ASSAULT SQUAD; DEVASTATOR SQUAD; STERNGUARD VETERAN SQUAD; TACTICAL SQUAD; VANGUARD VETERAN SQUAD.

Successor Chapters

Some rules refer to successor Chapters. If your unit is not from the Deathwatch or a First Founding Chapter (Dark Angels, White Scars, Space Wolves, Imperial Fists, Blood Angels, Iron Hands, Ultramarines, Salamanders or Raven Guard), it is from a successor Chapter, and you must decide which of the aforementioned First Founding Chapters it is a successor of. If the successor Chapter you have chosen is one established in the background, its founding Chapter will often be known (e.g. the Howling Griffons Chapter is a successor of the Ultramarines).

If your successor Chapter does not have a known founding Chapter but has the Inheritors of the Primarch Successor Tactic, it is a successor of the Chapter whose Chapter Tactic you selected. Otherwise, select a First Founding Chapter that best fits your Chapters character. In any case, write down on your army roster which of the First Founding Chapters your Chapter is a successor of.

Abilities

A units datasheet will list all the abilities it has. Certain abilities that are common to many units are only referenced on the datasheets rather than described in full. These are described below.

Angels of Death

Space Marines are amongst the finest warriors in the Imperium.

This unit has the following abilities, which are described below: And They Shall Know No Fear; Bolter Discipline; Shock Assault; Combat Doctrines.

And They Shall Know No Fear

Space Marines stand unafraid before the terrors of the galaxy.

Each time a Combat Attrition test is taken for this unit, ignore any or all modifiers.

Bolter Discipline

To a Space Marine, the boltgun is more than a weapon - it is an instrument of Mankind’s divinity, the bringer of death to his foes.

Instead of following the normal rules for Rapid Fire weapons, models in this unit shooting Rapid Fire bolt weapons make double the number of attacks if any of the following apply:
  • The shooting model’s target is within half the weapon’s range.
  • The shooting model is INFANTRY (excluding CENTURION models) and its unit Remained Stationary in your previous Movement phase.
  • The shooting model is a TERMINATOR or BIKER.
For the purposes of this ability, a Rapid Fire bolt weapon is any bolt weapon with the Rapid Fire type.

Shock Assault

The Adeptus Astartes are elite troops who strike with the fury of a thunderbolt. Few opponents can withstand this onslaught.

Each time this unit fights, if it made a charge move, was charged, or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn, then until that fight is resolved, add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of models in this unit.

Combat Doctrines

When the Adeptus Astartes fight, they employ a set of combat doctrines to eliminate the enemy. After pounding the foe with heavy weapons, warriors advance to lay down a hail of bolter fire before charging forth with chainswords roaring to finish the foe.

If every unit from your army has the ADEPTUS ASTARTES keyword (excluding AGENT OF THE IMPERIUM and UNALIGNED units), this unit gains a bonus (see below) depending on which combat doctrine is active for your army, as follows:
  • During the first battle round, the Devastator Doctrine is active for your army.
  • During the second battle round, the Tactical Doctrine is active for your army.
  • At the start of the third battle round, select either the Tactical Doctrine or Assault Doctrine: until the end of that battle round, the doctrine you selected is active for your army.
  • During the fourth and subsequent battle rounds, the Assault Doctrine is active for your army.
Unless specified otherwise, this bonus is not cumulative with any other rules that improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of a weapon (e.g. the Storm of Fire Warlord Trait).

Devastator Doctrine

The Codex Astartes explains in detail the strategic value of overwhelming firepower applied to key targets at the optimal time in order to eliminate threats and create tactical openings.

While this combat doctrine is active, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of every Heavy and Grenade weapon that models in this unit are equipped with by 1.

Tactical Doctrine

As the warring armies close upon one another and vicious firefights erupt, the Codex lays out strategies for swiftly seizing the initiative and combining versatility with firepower.

While this combat doctrine is active, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of every Rapid Fire and Assault weapon that models in this unit are equipped with by 1.

Assault Doctrine

The Codex Astartes leaves no doubt that the killing blow in most engagements must be delivered with a decisive close-quarters strike. It presents plentiful tactical means to achieve this end.

While this combat doctrine is active, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of every Pistol and Melee weapon that models in this unit are equipped with by 1.

Black Rage

When a Blood Angels battle-brother succumbs to the Black Rage, their doom is assured. Yet before they fall, their murderous ferocity, inhuman strength and near supernatural resilience make them a terrifying threat to any enemy who dares stand in their path.

  • In your Movement phase, each time this unit is selected to move, it cannot Fall Back.
  • Each time this unit fights, if it made a charge move or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn, then until that fight is resolved, add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of models in this unit.
  • Each time a model in this unit would lose a wound, roll one D6: on a 6 that wound is not lost.
  • This unit cannot perform any Actions.

Death Visions

As the deeply ingrained memories of Sanguinius’ final battle flood the mind of a warrior lost to the Black Rage, they believe they are the Primarch himself, confronting the Arch-traitor.

Once per battle, when this model is selected to fight, it can use one of the Death Visions listed below. The same Death Vision cannot be used more than once per battle.

On the Bridge of the Vengeful Spirit

Entering the bridge of the Arch-traitor’s flagship, all that stands between the warrior and Horus are a host of Traitor Legionnaires.

A model can only use this Death Vision if any enemy INFANTRY CHARACTER or MONSTER CHARACTER models are visible to it. If a model uses this Death Vision, then until that fight is resolved:
  • Add 1 to that model’s Attacks characteristic for every 5 enemy models that are within 6" of it.
  • Each time that model makes an attack, you can re-roll the hit roll.

The Grace of the Angel

Horus prepares to deliver the final strike against his brother, but when the fatal blow lands, his weapon somehow shatters against Sanguinius’ golden breastplate. The Blood Angels’ Primarch still lives and, with renewed hope, the duel continues...

A model can only use this Death Vision if any enemy INFANTRY CHARACTER or MONSTER CHARACTER models are within Engagement Range of it. If a model uses this Death Vision, then until the end of that turn, this model has a 3+ invulnerable save.

To Slay the Warmaster

Striking at a chink in the Warmaster’s armour, this warrior attempts to land a killing blow to end the heresy in its tracks.

A model can only use this Death Vision if any enemy INFANTRY CHARACTER or MONSTER CHARACTER models are within Engagement Range of it. If a model uses this Death Vision, then instead of making any attacks for that fight, both players roll off. If you win, select one of those enemy models: that model suffers D3+3 mortal wounds.

Martial Legacy

If your army is Battle-forged, then when this unit is included in a Detachment, increase that Detachment’s Command Cost by 1CP.

Deployment Abilities

The following abilities, which are used during deployment, are common to many ADEPTUS ASTARTES units.

Combat Squads

Space Marine squads can break down into smaller, tactically flexible formations known as combat squads.

At the start of deployment, before any units have been set up, if this unit contains the maximum number of models that it can, then it can be split into two units containing as equal a number of models as possible. When splitting a unit using this ability, make a note of which models form each of the two new units.

Concealed Positions

Vanguard forces often infiltrate the battlefield ahead of the main advance, taking up forward positions to ambush the foe.

During deployment, when you set up this unit, if every model in this unit has this ability then it can be set up anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from the enemy deployment zone and any enemy models.

Death From Above

The Angels of Death launch their attack from all directions. Troops equipped with jump packs and grav-chutes descend from the heavens, guns blazing as they slam into battle.

During deployment, if every model in this unit has this ability, then you can set up this unit high in the skies instead of setting it up on the battlefield. If you do, then in the Reinforcements step of one of your Movement phases you can set up this unit anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from any enemy models.

Outflank

When necessary, Space Marine units can operate behind enemy lines indefinitely, awaiting the perfect opportunity to appear on the enemy’s flank and wreak havoc.

During deployment, if every model in this unit has this ability, then you can set up this unit behind enemy lines instead of setting it up on the battlefield. If you do, then in the Reinforcements step of one of your Movement phases you can set up this unit wholly within 6" of any battlefield edge and more than 9" away from any enemy models.

Teleport Strike

Space Marine strike cruisers and battle barges contain baroque chambers fitted with ancient technologies that can teleport the Angels of Death into the very heart of battle.

During deployment, if every model in this unit has this ability, then you can set up this unit in a teleportarium chamber instead of setting it up on the battlefield. If you do, then in the Reinforcements step of one of your Movement phases you can set up this unit anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from any enemy models.

Weapon Definitions

Some rules refer to ‘bolt weapons’, ‘flame weapons’, ‘melta weapons’ or ‘plasma weapons’. The definitions of these weapons for the purposes of such rules can be found below:

Bolt Weapons

A bolt weapon is any weapon whose profile includes the word ‘bolt’ (bolt rifle, boltstorm gauntlet, storm bolter etc.), and any Relic that replaces a bolt weapon (e.g. Primarch’s Wrath). Rules that apply to bolt weapons only apply to the boltgun profile of combi-weapons, and the boltgun profile of Relics that replace combi-weapons. If a bolt weapon has a shooting and melee profile, rules that apply to bolt weapons only apply to the shooting profile of that weapon. Note that the following weapons found in Codex supplements are also bolt weapons:
  • Blackout
  • Blood Song (master-crafted boltgun profile)
  • The Deliverer
  • Dorns Arrow
  • Gauntlets of Ultramar
  • Vigil spear
  • Gorgon’s Wrath
  • Infernus (master-crafted boltgun profile)
  • Lion’s Wrath (master-crafted boltgun profile)
  • Quietus

Flame Weapons

A flame weapon is any weapon whose profile includes the word ‘flame’ (flamer, flamestorm gauntlet, heavy flamer etc.), any Relic that replaces a flame weapon, and any incendium cannons. Rules that apply to flame weapons only apply to the flamer profile of combi-flamers, and the flamer profile of Relics that replace combi-flamers. If a flame weapon has a shooting and melee profile, rules that apply to flame weapons only apply to the shooting profile of that weapon. Note that the following weapons found in Codex supplements are also flame weapons:
  • Drakkis
  • Gauntlet of the Forge
  • Infernus (flamer profile)

Melta Weapons

A melta weapon is any weapon whose profile includes the word ‘melta’ (meltagun, melta destroyer, multi-melta etc.), any Relic that replaces a melta weapon, and any inferno pistols. Rules that apply to melta weapons only apply to the meltagun profile of combi-meltas, and the meltagun profile of Relics that replace combi-meltas. Note that the following weapons found in Codex supplements are also melta weapons:
  • Blood Song (meltagun profile)

Plasma Weapons

A plasma weapon is any weapon whose profile includes the word ‘plasma’ (plasma gun, plasma pistol, heavy plasma cannon etc.), and any Relic that replaces a plasma weapon. Rules that apply to plasma weapons only apply to the plasma gun profile of combi-plasmas, and the plasma gun profile of Relics that replace combi-plasmas. Note that the following weapons found in Codex supplements are also plasma weapons:

Chapter Command

If your army is Battle-forged and includes any ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachments (excluding Auxiliary Support, Super-heavy Auxiliary or Fortification Network Detachments), then when you muster your army, you can upgrade any of the following ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHARACTER units in your army: CAPTAIN, CHAPLAIN, LIBRARIAN, TECHMARINE, APOTHECARY, ANCIENT, COMPANY CHAMPION.

Each time you upgrade one of the aforementioned units, its Power Rating is increased, as shown in the table below. If you are playing a matched play game, or a game that uses a points limit, then the points value of that unit is also increased by the amount shown in the same table. Make a note on your army roster each time you upgrade a unit using these rules.

Each time you upgrade a unit, it gains a new keyword, as shown in the Chapter Command Keyword column of the table below. It also gains one or more additional abilities, as shown in the appropriate section below, as well as access to bespoke Warlord Traits and Relics (these are considered to be Chapter Relics for all rules purposes). These units are still considered to be the same datasheet for the purposes of any mission rules that limit the number of times any particular datasheet can be included in your army.

A Crusade force cannot start with any upgraded CHARACTER units - to include one in a Crusade force, you must use the Chapter Command Requisition.

You cannot upgrade named characters using these rules. An army (and a Crusade force) cannot contain more than one model from the same Chapter that has the same Chapter Command keyword (e.g. it cannot contain two ULTRAMARINES CHAPTER MASTERS, or two SALAMANDERS CHIEF LIBRARIANS etc.). A BLACK TEMPLARS COMPANY CHAMPION cannot be upgraded to be a CHAPTER CHAMPION. A DEATHWATCH CAPTAIN cannot be upgraded to be a CHAPTER MASTER. A BLOOD ANGELS ANCIENT cannot be upgraded to be a CHAPTER ANCIENT.

MASTERS OF THE CHAPTER
CHARACTERCHAPTER COMMAND KEYWORDPOWERPOINTS
CAPTAINCHAPTER MASTER+2+40
CHAPLAINMASTER OF SANCTITY+1+25
TECHMARINEMASTER OF THE FORGE+1+20
LIBRARIANCHIEF LIBRARIAN+1+25
APOTHECARYCHIEF APOTHECARY+1+15
ANCIENTCHAPTER ANCIENT+1+20
COMPANY CHAMPIONCHAPTER CHAMPION+1+15

Chapter Master

Chapter Masters are some of the greatest military minds in the galaxy. There are few elements of strategy and tactics they have not studied and mastered, and they have tested their skills against innumerable enemies. They are magnificent leaders able to inspire their warriors to acts of legendary valour. There is no task to which they will set their battle-brothers that they have not completed themselves, and when they lead from the front, they wield their blades with incomparable ability, slaughtering more of the foe than any of their warriors.

ABILITIES
A CHAPTER MASTER model gains the following ability:

'Chapter Master: In your Command phase, select one friendly <CHAPTER> CORE or <CHAPTER> CHARACTER unit within 6" of this model. Until the start of your next Command phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, you can re-roll the hit roll'.

A CHAPTER MASTER is excluded from the Company Command rule. This means a Detachment can include both one CHAPTER MASTER unit and one other CAPTAIN unit.

RELICS AND WARLORD TRAITS
You can give a CHAPTER MASTER model the Angel Artifice Relic, instead of giving them a Chapter Relic. In addition, you can give them the Master of the Codex Warlord Trait instead of giving them another Warlord Trait.

Master of the Codex (Warlord Trait)

Chapter Masters have spent centuries studying the hallowed pages of the Codex Astartes, poring over its wisdom and analysing its teachings in detail. Many commit its content to memory word for word, ready to draw upon what they have learned even when battle is raging at its fiercest.

At the start of your Command phase, if this WARLORD is on the battlefield, roll one D6: on a 4+, you gain 1 Command point.

Angel Artifice (Relic)

The surface of this exquisite battle plate is woven with a super-dense alloy, the exact nature of which has been lost to history. Whatever its origin, it absorbs and refracts incoming energy, rendering the wearer all but invulnerable. Such a priceless relic is bestowed upon only the greatest heroes of the Adeptus Astartes.

  • The bearer has a Save characteristic of 2+.
  • Add 1 to the bearer's Wounds and Toughness characteristics.

Master of Sanctity

Masters of Sanctity are the High Chaplains of the Space Marine Chapters. They maintain the spiritual well-being of their brothers, ensuring none falter in their responsibilities. Their mere presence inspires fervent aggression amongst their kin, though they are just as capable of delivering retribution first-hand. With word and deed a Master of Sanctity guides his brothers to glory.

ABILITIES
A MASTER OF SANCTITY model has the following ability:

Master of Sanctity: This model knows one additional litany from the Litanies of Battle. In your Command phase, if this model is on the battlefield, it can recite one additional litany it knows that has not already been recited by a friendly model that turn.’

RELICS AND WARLORD TRAITS
You can give a MASTER OF SANCTITY model the Emperor's Judgement Relic, instead of giving them a Chapter Relic. In addition, you can give them the Wise Orator Warlord Trait instead of giving them another Warlord Trait:

Wise Orator [Warlord Trait)

A veteran of the battlefield and of the sermon, this warlord intones his litanies and galvanises his brothers with every word.

  • Each time this WARLORD recites a litany, add 1 to the roll to see if it is inspiring.
  • Each time this WARLORD is selected to use the Commanding Oratory Stratagem, that Stratagem costs 1 Command point.
The Emperor's Judgement [Relic)

Legend has it that the golden, skull-faced death mask known as the Emperor's Judgement was crafted in the years following the Horus Heresy, and its crimson, crystal eye lenses are imbued with droplets of his own lifeblood. Regardless of the truth of its origins, several influential Masters of Sanctity have been granted the honour of wearing the Emperor's Judgement in battle. Both heretics and xenos cower in the face of its grim majesty.

  • Each time an attack is made against the bearer, your opponent cannot re-roll the hit roll, cannot re-roll the wound roll and cannot re-roll the damage roll.
  • The bearer has the following ability: 'The Emperor's Judgement (Aura): While an enemy unit is within 6" of the bearer, each time a Morale test is taken for that unit, roll one additional D6 and discard the lowest result.’

Master of the Forge

Masters of the Forge are the chief artificers of the Space Marines, responsible for maintaining the arms, armour and vehicles of their Chapter. Peerless mechanics and technicians, they are the foremost experts within the Adeptus Astartes on the intricacies that surround the machine. Having distinguished themselves from their brother Techmarines, Masters of the Forge oversee the Chapter's armoury, and have an intimate knowledge of its workings and the machine spirits that reside there.

ABILITIES
A MASTER OF THE FORGE model has the following ability: 'Master of the Forge: Each time this model repairs a model using its Blessing of the Omnissiah ability, that model regains up to 3 lost wounds instead of up to D3'.

RELICS AND WARLORD TRAITS
You can give a MASTER OF THE FORGE model the Mortis Machina Relic, instead of giving them a Chapter Relic. In addition, you can give them the Warden of the Ancients Warlord Trait instead of giving them another Warlord Trait.

Warden of the Ancients (Warlord Trait, Aura)

This warlord has an affinity with the Dreadnoughts of his Chapter. He meticulously tends to his bellicose, ill-tempered charges, ensuring that when the time comes for them to take to the battlefield, they fight with unrivalled fury.

While a friendly <CHAPTER> DREADNOUGHT is within 6" of this WARLORD, add 1 to its Strength and Attacks characteristics.

Mortis Machina (Relic)

Forged deep within the subterranean vaults of Mars, this axe hews through not just the metal armour of war engines and vehicles, but through their very machine spirit. Even a glancing blow can gut an enemy tank or walker.

Model equipped with an Omnissian power axe only. This Relic replaces an Omnissian power axe and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Mortis Machina (Relic)
Mortis Machina (Relic)
Melee
Melee
+3
-2
3
Abilities: Each time an attack is made with this weapon against a VEHICLE unit, if the saving throw is failed, the target suffers 1 mortal wound in addition to any normal damage.

Chief Librarian

At head of each Chapter's Librarius can be found the Chief Librarian. Battle scholars with vast experience and immense psychic power, they are as much invaluable warriors as they are dependable advisors. When mastery of the warp is required, none are better equipped to deal with its turbulent nature. On the battlefield, Chief Librarians direct the energies of the immaterium with unrivalled precision and power.

ABILITIES
A CHIEF LIBRARIAN model gains the following ability: 'Chief Librarian: This model knows one additional psychic power from their chosen discipline and can attempt to deny one additional psychic power in your opponent's Psychic phase'.

RELICS AND WARLORD TRAITS
You can give a CHIEF LIBRARIAN model the Neural Shroud Relic, instead of giving them a Chapter Relic. In addition, you can give them the Psychic Mastery Warlord Trait instead of giving them another Warlord Trait.

Psychic Mastery (Warlord Trait)

This Librarian has reached a level of psychic mastery that allows him to delve deep into the warp, to depths that would cause lesser psykers to be consumed by its ravenous energies.

Add 1 to Psychic tests taken for this WARLORD.

Neural Shroud (Relic)

A neural shroud is a specially modified psychic hood sometimes worn by the most senior members of a Chapter's Librarius. The resonating crystals within its neurokinetic housing have been supercharged with empyric energy. Though wearing such a device demands incredible focus and willpower, it projects an extremely potent anti-psychic field.

Increase the range of the bearer's Psychic Hood ability to 24".

Chief Apothecary

Chief Apothecaries are the most senior surgeons and battle medics available to Space Marine Chapters. Calm and resolute, they maintain the life force of their battle-brothers on and off the battlefield. Most importantly, they are responsible for their Chapter's future in the preservation of Space Marine gene-seed. With vast experience to draw upon, a Chapter's Chief Apothecary is its ultimate practitioner of the healer's art.

ABILITIES
A CHIEF APOTHECARY model gains the following ability: ‘Chief Apothecary: At the end of your Movement phase, this model can use its Combat Restoratives ability twice instead of once’.

RELICS AND WARLORD TRAITS
You can give a CHIEF APOTHECARY model the Acquittal Relic, instead of giving them a Chapter Relic. In addition, you can give them the Selfless Healer Warlord Trait instead of giving them another Warlord Trait.

Selfless Healer (Warlord Trait)

This altruistic warlord will go to any lengths to heal his brothers.

  • Each time this WARLORD uses its Combat Restoratives ability, the model being healed regains up to 3 lost wounds instead of D3.
  • Each time this WARLORD is selected to return a destroyed model to a unit by using the Combat Revival Stratagem, that Stratagem costs 0 Command points.
Acquittal (Relic)

Acquittal is a master-crafted pistol equipped with a powerful bio-auspex scope. This allows the wielder to both dispatch his foes with surgical precision and grant swift and painless oblivion to his wounded battle-brothers.

Model equipped with a bolt pistol or absolvor bolt pistol only. This Relic replaces a bolt pistol or absolvor bolt pistol and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Acquittal
Acquittal
18"
Pistol 1
5
-3
2
Abilities: Each time an attack is made with this weapon against an INFANTRY unit, that attack always wounds on an unmodified wound roll of 2+ and has a Damage characteristic of 4.

Chapter Ancient

Only the most distinguished Space Marines are granted the title of Chapter Ancient. Given the sacred task of bearing the Chapter's standard to war, they selflessly fly the colours even as they slay their foes. The sight of such a holy relic flying high above the battlefield inspires the Ancients' brethren to give their all. The mere presence of the Chapter's standard is worth a fortified bastion to the warriors of the Adeptus Astartes.

ABILITIES
A CHAPTER ANCIENT model gains the following ability: 'Chapter Banner: In your Command phase, select one friendly <CHAPTER> CORE unit within 6" of this model. Until the start of your next Command phase, each time a model in that unit makes a melee attack, add 1 to that attack's hit roll:

RELICS AND WARLORD TRAITS
You can give a CHAPTER ANCIENT model the Pennant of the Fallen Relic, instead of giving them a Chapter Relic. In addition, you can give them the Steadfast Example Warlord Trait instead of giving them another Warlord Trait.

Steadfast Example (Warlord Trait, Aura)

This warlord vows to secure victory no matter the cost, and inspires his brethren to take a similar oath.

While a friendly <CHAPTER> CORE unit is within 6" of this WARLORD, that unit has the Objective Secured ability. If a model in such a unit already has this ability, that model counts as one additional model when determining control of an objective marker.

Pennant of the Fallen (Relic)

This hallowed standard records the names of legendary Space Marines of the Chapter, mighty heroes who have fa lien in glorious battle against the xenos and the heretic. The last stands of these warriors are grand tales of defiance in the face of overwhelming odds. Warring in the shadow of such a proud legacy inspires battle-brothers to fight until their final breath.

Each time a friendly model is destroyed and makes attacks as a result of the bearer's Astartes Banner ability, that model can make 2 attacks with one of its melee weapons instead of 1.

Chapter Champion

The honorific of Chapter Champion is bestowed only upon the mightiest of Adeptus Astartes warriors. These martial masters fight for the glory and honour of their battle-brothers. In combat, they will seek out worthy opponents to cross blades with, and can single-handedly turn the tide of conflict. Only the most noble and accomplished of warriors ascend to this rank, each a shining example of their Chapter's glory and martial capabilities.

ABILITIES
A CHAPTER CHAMPION model gains the following abilities:

Skilful Parry: Each time a melee attack is made against this
model, subtract 1 from the hit roll’.

Exquisite Swordsman: Each time this model makes a melee attack against an enemy CHARACTER unit, you can re-roll the wound roll’.

Chapter Champion: This model has an Attacks characteristic of 5 and a Leadership characteristic of 9’.

RELICS AND WARLORD TRAITS
You can give a CHAPTER CHAMPION model the Blade of Triumph Relic, instead of giving them a Chapter Relic. In addition, you can give them the Martial Exemplar Warlord Trait instead of giving them another Warlord Trait.

Martial Exemplar (Warlord Trait, Aura)

This warlord is an exquisite warrior and an exemplar of the Chapter, whose deeds inspire those around him.

While a friendly <CHAPTER> CORE or <CHAPTER> CHARACTER unit is within 6" of this WARLORD, you can re-roll charge rolls made for that unit.

Blade of Triumph (Relic)

This gleaming broadsword is a masterpiece of artifice and a weapon befitting any Chapter Champion. Its perfectly weighted blade is etched with the names of its previous wielders and a catalogue of their most magnificent deeds. By pressing an indentation in the sword's electrum grip the wielder can overcharge its power field with a surge of fiery energy, allowing the Blade of Triumph to cleave through even the thickest armour.

Model with master-crafted power sword only. This Relic replaces a master-crafted power sword and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Blade of Triumph
Blade of Triumph
Melee
Melee
+3
-3
3

Detachment Rules

An ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachment is one that only includes models with the ADEPTUS ASTARTES keyword (excluding models with the AGENT OF THE IMPERIUM or UNALIGNED keyword).
  • ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachments gain the Company Command ability.
  • ADEPTUS ASTARTES units in ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachments gain the Chapter Tactics ability.
  • Troops units in ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachments gain the Objective Secured ability.

Company Command

When Space Marines are deployed to battle, the honour of leading them often falls to the Captain of a company and his esteemed Lieutenants.

You can include a maximum of one CAPTAIN model and two LIEUTENANT models in each Detachment in your army.

Chapter Tactics

Each Chapter has its own combat philosophy suited to the unique skills of its battle-brothers.

All ADEPTUS ASTARTES units (other than SERVITOR and BEAST units) with this ability, and all the models in them, gain a Chapter Tactic so long as every unit in their Detachment is from the same Chapter. The tactic gained depends upon which Chapter they are from, as shown on the following pages.

Example: An ULTRAMARINES unit with the Chapter Tactics ability gains the Codex Discipline tactic.

If your Chapter does not have an associated Chapter Tactic, you must instead select Successor Tactics for them, as described on page 96; this allows you to customise the rules for your successor Chapter. In either case, write down all of your Detachments' Chapter Tactics / Successor Tactics on your army roster.

Blood Angels Detachment Rules

A BLOOD ANGELS Detachment is one that only includes models with the BLOOD ANGELS keyword (excluding models with the AGENT OF THE IMPERIUM or UNALIGNED keyword). Note that such a Detachment is also an ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachment, as described in Codex: Space Marines, and as such all the ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachment abilities also apply to that Detachment.

If every unit from your army (excluding UNALIGNED units) has the BLOOD ANGELS keyword, then every unit that has the Combat Doctrines ability and is in a BLOOD ANGELS Detachment gains the Savage Echoes ability, below.

Savage Echoes

The shock assaults of the Blood Angels are legendary, their warriors never halting for an instant or allowing their foes to recover. Few outside the Chapter realise it, but this is the Blood Angels as they really are, the suppression of their bloodlust lifted for but an instant.

Whilst the Assault Doctrine is active, each time this unit fights, if it made a charge move, was charged or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn, then until that fight is resolved, add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of models in this unit.

CODEX SUPPLEMENT COMBAT DOCTRINE BONUSES
In each of the Space Marines Codex Supplements, you will find a detachment ability that confers additional bonuses to units with the Combat Doctrines ability while a particular doctrine is active for your army (e.g. Scions of Guilliman in Codex Supplement: Ultramarines, Savage Fury in Codex Supplement: Space Wolves etc). Whenever a rule allows a unit to gain the bonus of a particular doctrine even though it is not active for the rest of your army (e.g. the Adaptive Strategy Stratagem), then whilst that rule applies to that unit, that unit will also gain the benefit from any such detachment ability.

Successor Chapters

A Blood Angels successor Chapter is one for which the Blood Angels are their First Founding Chapter. You can find out more information on successor Chapters, and how to determine if your Chapter is a successor of the Blood Angels, in Codex: Space Marines. If your Chapter is a successor of the Blood Angels, the following rules apply:

Chapter Approved Rules
All units from Blood Angels successor Chapters are considered to have the BLOOD ANGELS keyword for the purpose of using the Chapter Approved rules.

Detachment Abilities
If you have a Blood Angels successor Chapter, then for the purposes of using any BLOOD ANGELS Detachment rules, you can replace the BLOOD ANGELS keyword in all instances with the name of your chosen successor Chapter.

Stratagems
All units from Blood Angels successor Chapters are considered to have the Blood Angels keyword for the purpose of using Blood Angels Stratagems.

Warlord Traits
If your WARLORD is a CHARACTER model from a Blood Angels successor Chapter (other than Flesh Tearers), you can use the Blood Angels Warlord Traits table to determine what Warlord Trait they have. Replace the BLOOD ANGELS keyword in all instances in that Warlord Trait (if any) with the name of the successor Chapter from which that CHARACTER model is drawn.

Psychic Powers
PSYKER models from Blood Angels successor Chapters can know psychic powers from the Sanguinary discipline in the same manner as PSYKER models in BLOOD ANGELS Detachments. When such a model uses one of these psychic powers, replace the BLOOD ANGELS keyword in all instances (if any) with the name of the successor Chapter from which that PSYKER model is drawn.

Chapter Relics
Blood Angels successor Chapters have access to Special-issue Wargear Relics; Relics of the Angels cannot be given to a CHARACTER model from a successor Chapter (other than the Flesh Tearers) unless you use the Honoured by the Arx Angelicum Stratagem.

Crusade Rules
If you have a Blood Angels successor Chapter, then for the purposes of using any Blood Angels Crusade rules, you can replace the BLOOD ANGELS keyword in all instances with the name of your successor Chapter. Legendary Crusade Relics can never be given to a model from a Blood Angels successor Chapter.

Datasheets
With the exception of named characters, you can nominate any BLOOD ANGELS units from your army to be from a Blood Angels successor Chapter. If you do, replace the BLOOD ANGELS keyword in every instance on its datasheet with the name of your chosen successor Chapter.

For example, If you include a SANGUINARY PRIEST in your army, and you decide it is from the Lamenters Chapter, its BLOOD ANGELS keyword becomes LAMENTERS and its Narthecium ability reads ‘While a friendly LAMENTERS INFANTRY or LAMENTERS BIKER unit is within 6" of this model, each time a model in that unit would lose a wound, roll one D6: on a 6, that wound is not lost.’

The Lost

If your army is Battle-forged, then when mustering your army, you can upgrade up to one CAPTAIN and up to two LIEUTENANT units (excluding named characters) in Blood Angels Detachments in your army to be inducted into the DEATH COMPANY.

Each time you do so, that unit gains the Death Company keyword and the Power Rating of that unit is increased as shown in the table below. If you are playing a matched play game, or a game that otherwise uses a points limit, then the points value of that unit is also increased by the amount shown in the same table. Make a note on your army roster each time you upgrade a unit using these rules.

THE LOST
UNITPOWERPOINTS
CAPTAIN+1+20
LIEUTENANT+1+10

The following apply to models in units inducted into the Death Company.
  • A model inducted into the Death Company gains the Black Rage and Death Visions abilities.
  • A model inducted into the Death Company cannot be your WARLORD, and cannot be given any other Chapter Command upgrades.
  • A CAPTAIN model inducted into the Death Company has its Rites of Battle ability replaced with the following ability: ‘Rites of Rage (Aura): While a friendly DEATH COMPANY CORE unit is within 6" of this model, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, re-roll a hit roll of 1.’
  • A LIEUTENANT model inducted into the Death Company must replace its Tactical Precision ability with the following ability: ‘Tactical Aggression (Aura): While a friendly DEATH COMPANY CORE unit is within 6" of this model, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, re-roll a wound roll of 1.’
  • DEATH COMPANY CHARACTER units are excluded from the Company Command rule. This means, for example, a Detachment can include both one DEATH COMPANY CAPTAIN unit and one other CAPTAIN unit.
In a Crusade force, a model cannot be upgraded in this manner. The Crusade rules instead provide an alternate journey in which these models can be inducted into the Death Company.


Specialist Detachments

Indomitus Crusaders

Through the actions of brave and determined warriors, the Indomitus Crusade changed the face of the galaxy in the wake of the Great Rift. It lasted over a century, and many of the Primaris Marines that typified its forces became learned veterans of the battlefield over that time.

SPECIALIST DETACHMENT
If your army is Battle-forged, you can use the Specialist Detachment Stratagem below:

WARLORD TRAIT
If an INDOMITUS CRUSADER CHARACTER is your WARLORD, you can give them the following Warlord Trait.

GREY SHIELD

During the Indomitus Crusade, this battle-brother served in a unit of Grey Shields. These strike forces were comprised of Space Marines from a range of different Chapters, allowing for a multitude of combat styles to be galvanised as one. Now, leading his own warriors into battle, this warlord is able to employ versatile strategies, switching tactics even in the thick of battle.

Once per battle, at the start of your Movement phase, if your WARLORD is on the battlefield, you can choose for INDOMITUS CRUSADER units in the same Detachment as your Warlord to gain an additional Chapter Tactics until the start of your next turn. Pick the additional Chapter Tactic from the following: Codex Discipline, Lightning Assault, Siege Masters, Righteous Zeal, Forged in Battle, Shadow Masters, The Flesh is Weak, No Matter the Odds.

Until the start of your next turn, friendly INDOMITUS CRUSADERS gain the benefit of that Chapter Tactic in addition to any others they already have. They are considered to have the keyword of the Chapter that Chapter Tactic belongs to for the purposes of resolving that Chapter Tactic.

RELICS OF THE INDOMITUS CRUSADE
If your army includes any Indomitus Crusaders Specialist Detachments, you can give one of the following relics to an INDOMITUS CRUSADER CHARACTER from your army.

STANDARD OF THE ULTIMA FOUNDING

This banner stood defiant when a daemonic incursion besieged Terra at the birth of the Noctis Aeterna and threatened to crush the Indomitus Crusade even before it had begun. Now, it has been planted into the soil of a hundred worlds, and inspires any veteran of the Indomitus Crusade to fight harder to rid the galaxy of the enemies of Mankind.

PRIMARIS ANCIENT only. Once per battle, at the start of your Movement phase, the bearer can choose to plant this banner. If they do so, until the bearer next makes a move, friendly INDOMITUS CRUSADER INFANTRY models can re-roll hit rolls of 1 and wound rolls of 1 whilst they are within 6" of the bearer.

STRATAGEMS
If your army includes any Indomitus Crusaders Specialist Detachments, you can use Command Points (CPs) to use the following Stratagems:
1CP

LIBERATORS

Space Marines Stratagem

Liberators of countless systems and planets, vanquishers of the heretical, the daemonic and the degenerate, these warriors are a blade honed in the fires of a hundred battles.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Fight phase. Pick an INDOMITUS CRUSADER unit from your army. Until the start of your next turn, each time you roll an unmodified hit roll of 6 for an attack made by a model in this unit, that attacks inflicts 2 hits on the target instead of 1.

Chapter Tactics

Blood Angels: Red Thirst

Though they strive to restrain it, the murderous ferocity of the Blood Angels simmers beneath the surface of their thoughts. In battle, this rage drives them towards the foe and lends great strength to their blows.

  • Add 1 to Advance rolls and charge rolls made for units with this tactic.
  • Each time a model with this tactic makes a melee attack, if that model’s unit made a charge move, was charged or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn, add 1 to that attack’s wound roll.

Flesh Tearers: Fury Within

The Flesh Tearers are possessed of a bloodthirsty recklessness. When controlled and focused, however, this murderous ferocity makes them unstoppable.

Each time a model with this tactic makes a melee attack:
  • If that model’s unit made a charge move, was charged or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn, add 1 to that attack’s wound roll.
  • On an unmodified wound roll of 6, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1. This is cumulative with the bonus from the Assault Doctrine if it is active for your army.

Successor Chapter Tactics

If your chosen Chapter does not have an associated Chapter Tactic, you must instead create their Chapter Tactic by selecting rules from the list here. Unless otherwise stated, your Chapter has two Successor Tactics from the following list:

Bolter Fusillades

With rigorous drilling and singular focus, this Chapter trains its battle-brothers to optimise the killing fury of their bolt weaponry and annihilate their enemies in firefights.

Each time a model with this tactic makes a ranged attack with a bolt weapon, re-roll a hit roll of 1.

Born Heroes

Like demigods of war do the champions of this Chapter bestride the battlefield, taking their blades to any foe who dares challenge them and leaving nought but bloodied corpses in their wake.

Each time a model with this tactic makes a melee attack, if that model's unit made a charge move this turn, add 1 to that attack's hit roll.

Duellists

This Chapter prizes skill and precision in close-quarters combat above simple ferocity. Its warriors are deadly combatants, their attacks flowing around their enemies' guard like smoke.

Each time a model with this tactic makes a melee attack against an INFANTRY or BIKER unit, an unmodified hit roll of 6 automatically wounds the target.

You cannot select this tactic if you have already selected the Whirlwind of Rage tactic.

Fearsome Aspect

Whether through ominous trappings and iconography, deafening vox-amplified war cries or simply the sheer force of their presence, this Chapter's warriors sow terror amongst the enemy ranks.

Units with this tactic have the following ability: 'Fearsome Aspect (Aura): While an enemy unit is within 3" of this unit, subtract 1 from the Leadership characteristic of models in that enemy unit.’

Hungry for Battle

For this Chapter's warriors, all else is but a prelude to the glorious moment in which their warriors' charge crashes home.

Add 1 to Advance rolls and charge rolls made for units with this tactic.

Indomitable

No matter what horrors they face, nor what catastrophic losses they might suffer, this Chapter's warriors stand immovable and fearless before even the most ghastly foe.

Each time a Combat Attrition test is taken for a unit with this tactic, it is automatically passed.

Inheritors of the Primarch

So closely do this Chapter's warriors cleave to the strategic doctrines of their genetic forebears that only their heraldry marks them out as unique from the First Founding Chapter they emulate.

You cannot select this Successor Tactic if you have selected any other Successor Tactic, and if you select this tactic you cannot select a second. Select one of the following Chapters and use the Chapter Tactic of that Chapter as follows: Dark Angels, White Scars, Space Wolves, Imperial Fists, Blood Angels, Iron Hands, Ultramarines, Salamanders or Raven Guard.

Designer's Note: If, in the background of our publications, your Chapter is a known successor of a specific First Founding Chapter, then if you select this Successor Tactic you must select the Chapter Tactic of that First Founding Chapter.

Knowledge is Power

Vast are the data-stacks and Librarius cloisters of this Chapter, and esoteric is the knowledge possessed by its psykers. In battle, they swiftly establish empyric dominance.

Each time a Psychic test or Deny the Witch test is taken for a PSYKER unit with this tactic, re-roll any or all dice results of 1.

Long-range Marksmen

This Chapter's warriors are able to extend the maximum effective range of their firearms through a combination of modified targeting rituals and precision adjustments by their skilled armourers.

Add 3" to the Range characteristic of Rapid Fire and Heavy weapons (excluding Flame weapons) models with this tactic are equipped with.

Master Artisans

Far and wide spreads the fame of this Chapters craftsmen, who fashion the finest masterwork weaponry for their battle-brothers.

Each time a unit with this tactic is selected to shoot or fight, you can re-roll one hit roll when resolving that unit's attacks.

Preferred Enemy

Time and time again, the warriors of this Chapter have faced the same foes. Through bloody defeat and hate-fuelled victory they have learned their enemies' weaknesses well.

When you select this tactic, select one of the following Faction keywords: CHAOS KNIGHTS; TYRANIDS; AELDARI; ORK; HERETIC ASTARTES; NECRONS; T'AU EMPIRE. Each time a model with this tactic makes a melee attack against a unit with that Faction keyword, re-roll a hit roll of 1.

Rapid Assault

Firing from the hip, tracking their targets with enhanced runic displays that flicker lightning-fast across their auto-senses, the warriors of this Chapter lay down punishing fusillades even as they close with the foe.

Models with this tactic do not suffer the penalty incurred to their hit rolls for firing Assault weapons in the same turn their unit Advanced.

Scions of the Forge

This Chapter's warriors are expert armourers, their tanks and Dreadnoughts maintained to levels that even the Adeptus Mechanicus would admire.

Models with this tactic whose characteristics can change as they suffer damage are considered to have double the number of wounds remaining for the purposes of determining what those characteristics are.

Stalwart

How does one defeat warriors whose willpower and determination are so ferocious that they can shrug off even the most catastrophic injuries and keep on fighting?

Each time an attack is made against a unit with this tactic, an unmodified wound roll of 1 or 2 always fails, irrespective of any abilities that the weapon or the attacker may have.

Stealthy

This Chapter makes a virtue of deception and cunning, and drills its battle-brothers in evasive techniques that allow them to hug the shadows and close upon their foes unseen and unsuspected.

Each time a ranged attack is made against a unit with this tactic, if the attacker is more than 18" away, the unit with this tactic is treated as having the benefits of light cover against that attack.

Stoic

Bravery runs in the blood of this Chapter's battle-brothers.

Add 1 to the Leadership characteristic of models with this tactic.

Tactical Withdrawal

This Chapter's warriors are well drilled in the art of disengaging only to hurl themselves back into the fray with fresh impetus.

Units with this tactic are eligible to declare a charge with even if they Fell Back this turn.

Warded

Whether through latent psychic talent, personal energy shielding, enhanced reflexes or sheer zealotry, the battle-brothers of this Chapter can shrug off even the most devastating attacks.

Each time a model with this tactic would lose a wound as a result of a mortal wound, roll one D6: on a 5+, that wound is not lost.

Whirlwind of Rage

Like ravening beasts this Chapter's battle-brothers fall upon the foe.

Each time a model with this tactic makes a melee attack, if that model's unit made a charge move, was charged or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn, an unmodified hit roll of 6 scores 1 additional hit.

You cannot select this tactic if you have already selected the Duellists tactic.

Stratagems by Phase

Before battle

HERO OF THE CHAPTER (Adeptus Astartes – Requisition)

RELIC OF THE CHAPTER (Adeptus Astartes – Requisition)

ANGEL ASCENDANT (Blood Angels – Requisition)

ANGEL EXEMPLAR (Blood Angels – Requisition)

LUCIFER-PATTERN ENGINES (Blood Angels – Requisition)

HONOURED BY THE ARX ANGELICUM (Blood Angels – Requisition)

Battle Round

At the start of battle round

FORLORN FURY (Blood Angels – Strategic Ploy)

Command phase

ADAPTIVE STRATEGY (Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy)

ORBITAL BOMBARDMENT (Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy)

POWER OF THE MACHINE SPIRIT (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

TERROR TROOPS (Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy)

WISDOM OF THE ANCIENTS (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

CHALICE OVERFLOWING (Blood Angels – Wargear)

RED RAMPAGE (Blood Angels – Strategic Ploy)

Movement phase

COMMANDING ORATORY (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

GUERILLA TACTICS (Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy)

HIT-AND-RUN WARFARE (Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy)

STEADY ADVANCE (Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy)

UPON WINGS OF FIRE (Blood Angels – Strategic Ploy)

GRAV PULSE (Adeptus Astartes – Wargear)

COMBAT REVIVAL (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

DESCENT OF ANGELS (Blood Angels – Battle Tactic)

Enemy Movement phase

AUSPEX SCAN (Adeptus Astartes – Wargear)

Psychic phase

COMMANDING ORATORY (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

SPIRITUAL MIGHT (Blood Angels – Epic Deed)

Shooting phase

COMMANDING ORATORY (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

FURY OF THE FIRST (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

FLAKK MISSILE (Adeptus Astartes – Wargear)

HELLFIRE SHELLS (Adeptus Astartes – Wargear)

SHOCK AND AWE (Adeptus Astartes – Wargear)

SUPPRESSION FIRE (Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy)

TREMOR SHELLS (Adeptus Astartes – Wargear)

UNCOMPROMISING FIRE (Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy)

RAPID FIRE (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

Enemy Shooting phase

SKILLED RIDERS (Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy)

SMOKESCREEN (Adeptus Astartes – Wargear)

Being targeted

TRANSHUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

UNYIELDING IN THE FACE OF THE FOE (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

REFUSAL TO DIE (Blood Angels – Battle Tactic)

Charge phase

ASSAULT LAUNCHERS (Adeptus Astartes – Wargear)

COMMANDING ORATORY (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

HAMMER OF WRATH (Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy)

Enemy Charge phase

UNBRIDLED ARDOUR (Blood Angels – Strategic Ploy)

Fight phase

LIBERATORS (Space Marines)

COMMANDING ORATORY (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

FURY OF THE FIRST (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

ONLY IN DEATH DOES DUTY END (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

DEATH TO THE TRAITORS! (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

GENE-WROUGHT MIGHT (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

MELTA BOMB (Adeptus Astartes – Wargear)

AGGRESSIVE ONSLAUGHT (Flesh Tearers – Battle Tactic)

ANGEL’S SACRIFICE (Blood Angels – Epic Deed)

VENGEANCE FOR SANGUINIUS (Blood Angels – Battle Tactic)

VISIONS OF SANGUINIUS (Blood Angels – Epic Deed)

HONOUR THE CHAPTER (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

Enemy Fight phase

FURY OF THE FIRST (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

ONLY IN DEATH DOES DUTY END (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

DEATH TO THE TRAITORS! (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

GENE-WROUGHT MIGHT (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

MELTA BOMB (Adeptus Astartes – Wargear)

AGGRESSIVE ONSLAUGHT (Flesh Tearers – Battle Tactic)

ANGEL’S SACRIFICE (Blood Angels – Epic Deed)

VENGEANCE FOR SANGUINIUS (Blood Angels – Battle Tactic)

VISIONS OF SANGUINIUS (Blood Angels – Epic Deed)

Morale phase

COMMANDING ORATORY (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

SAVAGE DESTRUCTION (Flesh Tearers – Strategic Ploy)

Taking casualties

ARMOUR OF CONTEMPT (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

ONLY IN DEATH DOES DUTY END (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)


Stratagems

If your army includes any ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachments (excluding Auxiliary Support, Super-heavy Auxiliary or Fortification Network Detachments), you have access to these Stratagems, and can spend CPs to use them. When one of these Stratagems instructs you to select a unit from your army, replace all instances of <CHAPTER> on that Stratagem (if any) with the name of the Chapter that your selected unit is drawn from.

DEATH TO THE TRAITORS!1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Of all Humanity’s foes, none are as hated as the Heretic Astartes, for they have betrayed their ancient oaths.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes a melee attack against a HERETIC ASTARTES unit, you can re-roll the hit roll.
HONOUR THE CHAPTER2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Every Chapter has forged its own tales of heroism, and none of its battle-brothers would see that noble record besmirched.

Use this Stratagem at the end of the Fight phase. Select one ASSAULT INTERCESSOR SQUAD unit from your army that is within Engagement Range of any enemy units; that unit can fight again.
FURY OF THE FIRST1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic Stratagem

When the fighting is at its fiercest, the Terminator-armoured warriors of the Chapter truly show their quality.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit from your army is selected to shoot, or in the Fight phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a TERMINATOR model in that unit makes an attack, add 1 to that attacks hit roll.
TRANSHUMAN PHYSIOLOGY1CP/2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Space Marines can fight through even the most grievous of wounds.

Use this Stratagem in any phase, when a PRIMARIS unit from your army is selected as the target of an attack. Until the end of the phase, each time an attack is made against that unit, an unmodified wound roll of 1-3 for that attack fails, irrespective of any abilities that the weapon or the model making the attack may have. If that unit contains 5 or fewer models, this Stratagem costs 1CP; otherwise, it costs 2CP.
RAPID FIRE2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The combination of superhuman reflexes and bolter-drills means Space Marine Intercessors can produce a devastating rate of fire.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your Shooting phase. Select one INTERCESSOR SQUAD or VETERAN INTERCESSOR SQUAD unit from your army; that unit can shoot again.
GENE-WROUGHT MIGHT1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Blessed with incredible strength, Primaris Space Marines deliver blows that inflict terrifying damage.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a PRIMARIS unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes a melee attack, an unmodified hit roll of 6 automatically wounds the target.
UNYIELDING IN THE FACE OF THE FOE1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Those clad in Gravis armour are walking ceramite strongpoints.

Use this Stratagem in any phase, when a MK X GRAVIS unit from your army selected as the target of an attack. Until the end of the phase, each time an attack with a Damage characteristic of 1 is allocated to a model in that unit, add 1 to any armour saving throw made against that attack.
ONLY IN DEATH DOES DUTY END2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed Stratagem

Imminent death does not prevent a Space Marine from enacting his final justice upon the enemies of the Imperium.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHARACTER model from your army that has not already been selected to fight this phase is destroyed. Do not remove that model from play - it can fight after the attacking model’s unit has finished making attacks. After resolving the destroyed model’s attacks, it is then removed.
ARMOUR OF CONTEMPT1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed Stratagem

The belligerency of some Adeptus Astartes machine spirits makes them unyielding foes to face.

Use this Stratagem in any phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES VEHICLE model from your army would lose a wound as the result of a mortal wound. Until the end of the phase, each time that model would lose a wound as the result of a mortal wound, roll one D6: on a 5+, that wound is not lost.
POWER OF THE MACHINE SPIRIT2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed Stratagem

There are many tales of machine spirits wreaking havoc on the foe, even after their crew are slain and critical systems are failing.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES MACHINE SPIRIT model from your army. Until the start of your next Command phase, that model is considered to have its full wounds remaining for the purposes of determining what characteristics on its profile to use.
WISDOM OF THE ANCIENTS1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed Stratagem

Each fallen champion who rests within the sarcophagus of a Dreadnought has seen a thousand battles and slain foes beyond counting. All such noble warriors are immensely inspiring to their battle-brothers.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES DREADNOUGHT model from your army (excluding WULFEN and DEATH COMPANY models). Until the start of your next Command phase, that model gains either the Rites of Battle ability or the Tactical Precision ability, as shown below:
  • Rites of Battle (Aura): While a friendly <CHAPTER> CORE unit is within 6" of this model, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, re-roll a hit roll of 1.
  • Tactical Precision (Aura): While a friendly <CHAPTER> CORE unit is within 6" of this model, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, re-roll a wound roll of 1.
COMMANDING ORATORY2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed Stratagem

Fuelled by battlefield adrenaline, the Chaplain recites his litanies with even greater fervour, inspiring the warriors around him.

Use this Stratagem at the start of any of your phases other than your Command phase. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHAPLAIN unit from your army that has not recited a litany this turn. That model can recite one litany that has not already been recited by a friendly model this turn. That litany is automatically inspiring (do not roll) and takes effect until the start of your next Command phase.
COMBAT REVIVAL1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed Stratagem

With decades of experience, the Apothecary confidently works with at high speed to return wounded brothers to the fray.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your Movement phase. Select one <CHAPTER> APOTHECARY unit from your army and then select one friendly <CHAPTER> INFANTRY or <CHAPTER> BIKER unit (excluding an INVADER ATV SQUAD) that is not at its Starting Strength and is within 3" of that <CHAPTER> APOTHECARY. One of the selected unit's destroyed models is returned to its unit with its full wounds remaining.
RELIC OF THE CHAPTER1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Requisition Stratagem

In times of great need, the Space Marine Chapters will unleash the full power of their armouries, equipping their battle-brothers with artefacts of extraordinary power.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, when you are mustering your army, if your WARLORD has the ADEPTUS ASTARTES keyword. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHARACTER model from your army and give them one Chapter Relic (this must be a Relic they could have). Each Relic in your army must be unique, and you cannot use this Stratagem to give a model two Relics. You can only use this Stratagem once, unless you are playing a Strike Force battle (in which case, you can use this Stratagem twice) or an Onslaught battle (in which case, you can use this Stratagem three times).
HERO OF THE CHAPTER1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Requisition Stratagem

Every Space Marine is a champion in their own right, a posthuman demigod who stands between Mankind and the darkness.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, when you are mustering your army, if your WARLORD has the ADEPTUS ASTARTES keyword. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHARACTER model from your army (excluding named characters) and determine one Warlord Trait for it (this must be a Warlord Trait it can have); that model it is only regarded as your WARLORD for the purposes of that Warlord Trait. Each Warlord Trait in your army must be unique (if randomly generated, re-roll duplicate results), and you cannot use this Stratagem to give a model two Warlord Traits. You can only use this Stratagem once, unless you are playing a Strike Force battle (in which case, you can use this Stratagem twice) or an Onslaught battle (in which case, you can use this Stratagem three times).
HIT-AND-RUN WARFARE1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Space Marine pilots receive advanced training in handling their vehicles, and have preternatural reaction speeds.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES BIKER, LAND SPEEDER or STORM SPEEDER unit from your army Falls Back. That unit is still eligible to shoot this turn even though it Fell Back.
HAMMER OF WRATH1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Space Marines with jump packs crash into combat with bonebreaking force.

Use this Stratagem in your Charge phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES JUMP PACK unit from your army finishes a charge move. Select one enemy unit within Engagement Range of that JUMP PACK unit and roll one D6 for each model in that JUMP PACK unit that is within Engagement Range of that enemy unit. For each dice result that equals or exceeds that enemy unit’s Toughness characteristic, it suffers 1 mortal wound.
SKILLED RIDERS1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Space Marine riders and pilots rely on their post-human reflexes to weave around incoming.fire.

Use this Stratagem in your opponent's Shooting phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES BIKER, LAND SPEEDER or STORM SPEEDER unit from your army that Advanced is selected as the target of a ranged attack. Until the end of the phase, each time an attack is made against that unit, subtract l from that attack's hit roll.
UNCOMPROMISING FIRE2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Switching weapons to full auto, the Space Marines unleash a short-lived but inescapable hail of fire.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES INFANTRY unit from your army that is performing an action. That unit can shoot this phase without that action failing.
STEADY ADVANCE2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

A measured advance allows Space Marines to unleash a steady stream of fire.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES INFANTRY unit from your army makes a Normal Move. Until the end of the turn, that unit is considered to have Remained Stationary.
ADAPTIVE STRATEGY2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The tenets of the Codex Astartes allow for unorthodox use of combat tactics and the employment of divergent strategic doctrines if doing so will lead to victory.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase, if a <CHAPTER> WARLORD from your army is on the battlefield and a combat doctrine is active for your army. Select one <CHAPTER> CORE unit from your army that is on the battlefield. Until the start of your next Command phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, the Devastator Doctrine, Tactical Doctrine and Assault Doctrine are considered to be active for that attack.
SUPPRESSION FIRE1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Few indeed are the foes who can hope to escape the savage barrage of Space Marine artillery with their wits intact.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a WHIRLWIND model from your army is selected to shoot. Until the end of the phase, each time that model makes an attack with a weapon that has the Blast ability, if a hit is scored for that attack, then until the start of your next turn the target cannot fire Overwatch or Set to Defend, and cannot be selected to fight until all eligible units from your army have done so.
TERROR TROOPS2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

At the most critical time, Reivers engage their armour's enhanced features to terrify and disrupt the enemy as much as possible.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one REIVER unit from your army.
  • That unit gains the following ability: 'Terror Troops (Aura): Until the start of your next Command phase, while an enemy unit is within 3" of that unit, it loses the Objective Secured ability and any similar abilities that allow them to control an objective marker regardless of the number of enemy models within range of that objective marker.
  • Until the end of the turn, each time that REIVER unit ends a Normal Move, an Advance or a charge move within 3" of an enemy unit that is performing an action, roll 2D6: if the total exceeds that enemy unit's Leadership characteristic, the action the unit is attempting to perform immediately fails.
GUERILLA TACTICS1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

At the opportune moment, Space Marine infiltration units slip away from battle, only to relocate and strike the foe again.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when a PHOBOS unit from your army that is more than 6" from any enemy models is selected to move. If the mission you are playing is using the Strategic Reserves rule, place that unit into Strategic Reserves.
ORBITAL BOMBARDMENT3CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Chapter's orbiting star ships stand ready to unleash hell.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase, if an ADEPTUS ASTARTES WARLORD from your army is on the battlefield. Select one point on the battlefield and place a marker on that point. At the start of your next Command phase, roll one D6 for each unit within 6" of the centre of that marker, adding l if the unit being rolled for is within 3" of the centre of the marker and subtracting l if the unit being rolled for is a CHARACTER. On a 2-5, that unit suffers D3 mortal wounds, and on a 6+, that unit suffers D6 mortal wounds. The marker is then removed. You can only use this Stratagem once.
AUSPEX SCAN2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Nearby motion and radiation signatures are detected by a handheld device, forewarning the bearer of ambushes.

Use this Stratagem at the end of the Reinforcements step of your opponent's Movement phase. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES INFANTRY unit from your army that is not within Engagement Range of any enemy units. That unit can shoot as if it were your Shooting phase, but its models can only target a single eligible enemy unit that was set up as Reinforcements this turn and that is within 12" of their unit when doing so.
TREMOR SHELLS1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

These shells burrow deep into the ground before detonating; though the force of the blast is reduced, the resulting shock wave is sufficient to hurl the foe from their feet.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when selecting a target for a THUNDERFIRE CANNON model from your army. Until the end of the phase, each time that model makes a ranged attack, subtract 1 from that attack's wound roll, and, if a hit is scored against a target that is not TITANIC and cannot FLY, then until the start of your next Movement phase, halve the Move characteristic of models in the target unit and subtract 2 from Advance rolls and charge rolls made for that unit.
SHOCK AND AWE1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Space Marine forces use shock grenades and similar weapons to stun and distract the enemy with blinding light and raucous noise.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES SHOCK GRENADES or LAND SPEEDER STORM unit from your army is selected to shoot. Select one enemy unit within 6" of that unit. Until the start of your next turn:
  • The selected unit cannot fire Overwatch or Set to Defend.
  • Each time a model in the selected unit makes an attack, subtract 1 from that attack's hit roll.
ASSAULT LAUNCHERS1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Assault launchers fire salvoes of explosive charges at the enemy, causing horrific damage to those who are caught out of cover.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Charge phase. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES ASSAULT LAUNCHERS unit from your army and one enemy unit (excluding VEHICLE or MONSTER units) within 9" of that unit. That enemy unit can either brace or duck for cover.
  • If that unit braces, it suffers D3 mortal wounds.
  • If that unit ducks for cover, then until the end of the turn, subtract 1 from the Attacks characteristic of models in that unit, and that unit cannot fire Overwatch or Set to Defend.
MELTA BOMB1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Melta bombs are fusion charges designed to burn through an armoured hull in a matter of seconds.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES MELTA BOMB unit from your army is selected to fight. Select one model in that unit; that model can only make one attack this phase, and must target an enemy VEHICLE unit with that attack, but if a hit is scored, that unit suffers 2D3 mortal wounds and the attack sequence ends.
GRAV PULSE1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Crews of gravitic battle tanks can discharge directed pulses of gravitic force through their ventral plates.

Use this Stratagem in either:
  • Your Movement phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES REPULSOR FIELD unit from your army Falls Back. Until the end of the turn, that unit is still eligible to shoot even though it Fell Back.
  • Your opponent's Charge phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES REPULSOR FIELD unit from your army is selected as a target of a charge. Until the end of the phase, subtract 2 from charge rolls made for any unit that declares a charge against that REPULSDR FIELD unit.
HELLFIRE SHELLS1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Originally devised to counter large Tyranid bio-forms, hellfire rounds fill the target with mutagenic acid upon detonation.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES INFANTRY model from your army shoots with a heavy bolter, a hellstorm heavy bolter or an executor heavy bolter. You can only make one attack with that weapon this phase, but if a hit is scored, the target suffers D3 mortal wounds and the attack sequence ends (if a hit is scored against a MONSTER unit, that unit suffers 3 mortal wounds instead of D3).
FLAKK MISSILE1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Flakk missiles are designed to eliminate aircraft by unleashing a payload of shrapnel that shreds armour and vital systems.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES INFANTRY model from your army targets an AIRCRAFT unit with a missile launcher. You can only make one attack with that weapon this phase, but add 1 to that attack's hit roll. If a hit is scored, the target suffers 2D3 mortal wounds and the attack sequence ends.
SMOKESCREEN1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Throwing down a hail of smoke grenades or deploying their smoke launchers, the Space Marines screen themselves from the enemy.

Use this Stratagem in your opponent's Shooting phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES SMOKESCREEN unit from your army is selected as the target of an attack. Until the end of the phase, each time an attack is made against that unit, subtract 1 from that attack's hit roll.

Blood Angels Stratagems

If your army includes any BLOOD ANGELS Detachments (excluding Auxiliary Support, Super-heavy Auxiliary or Fortification Network Detachments), you have access to these Stratagems, and can spend CPs to use them.

DESCENT OF ANGELS1CP
Blood Angels – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The Blood Angels are masters of aerial assault, leaping from aircraft with jump packs roaring to plunge into the heat of battle.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your Movement phase. Select one BLOOD ANGELS CORE JUMP PACK unit from your army that was set up on the battlefield during the Reinforcements step of this phase. Until the end of the turn:
  • Each time a charge roll is made for that unit, you can ignore any or all modifiers to that charge roll.
  • Each time a model in that unit makes an attack, add 1 to that attacks hit roll.
VENGEANCE FOR SANGUINIUS1CP
Blood Angels – Battle Tactic Stratagem

None are as hated by the Blood Angels as the Black Legion, for it was their gene-sire, Horus, who slew Sanguinius millennia ago.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a BLOOD ANGELS unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes a melee attack against a BLACK LEGION unit, you can re-roll that attacks hit roll and you can re-roll that attacks wound roll.
REFUSAL TO DIE1CP/2CP
Blood Angels – Battle Tactic Stratagem

When a battle-brother is gripped in the darkest depths of the Black Rage, only the direst of wounds can penetrate the madness and lay them low.

Use this Stratagem after a DEATH COMPANY unit from your army is selected as the target of an attack. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit would lose a wound, roll one D6: on a 5+, that wound is not lost. You can only use this Stratagem once per turn. If that unit contains 5 or fewer models, this Stratagem costs 1CP; otherwise, it costs 2CP.
AGGRESSIVE ONSLAUGHT1CP
Flesh Tearers – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Flesh Tearers constantly push towards new foes, moving one step closer to engaging the enemy and sating their lust to kill.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase. Select one FLESH TEARERS INFANTRY unit from your army. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes a pile-in or consolidation move, it can move up to an additional 3".
ANGEL’S SACRIFICE1CP
Blood Angels – Epic Deed Stratagem

The Blood Angels would gladly put themselves in harm’s way to protect others, exemplifying the sacrifice of Sanguinius.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase. Select one BLOOD ANGELS CHARACTER unit (excluding VEHICLE units) from your army. Until the end of the phase, each time an enemy unit is selected to fight, if a model in that unit is within Engagement Range of that CHARACTER unit when your opponent is selecting targets for its attacks, those attacks can only target that CHARACTER unit.
SPIRITUAL MIGHT1CP
Blood Angels – Epic Deed Stratagem

The Blood Angels are numbered amongst the most psychically gifted of all the Space Marine Chapters.

Use this Stratagem in your Psychic phase. Select one BLOOD ANGELS PSYKER unit from your army. You can attempt to manifest one additional psychic power with that unit this phase.
VISIONS OF SANGUINIUS1CP
Blood Angels – Epic Deed Stratagem

As the last vestiges of their sanity slip away, the fallen heroes of the Death Company fight with the burning conviction that they are the Primarch himself.

Use this Stratagem when a DEATH COMPANY CHARACTER model from your army is selected to fight. That model can do one of the following:
  • If that model has already used a Death Vision, it can use another Death Vision this phase (this cannot be a Death Vision you have already used during this battle).
  • If that model has not already used a Death Vision, it can use two different Death Visions this phase (neither can be a Death Vision you have already used during this battle).
ANGEL EXEMPLAR1CP
Blood Angels – Requisition Stratagem

The noble lords of the Blood Angels are mighty warriors indeed, but even within this exalted brotherhood, some heroic individuals stand out amongst their peers.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a BLOOD ANGELS CHARACTER model that is not a named character to be your WARLORD. You can generate one additional Warlord Trait for them. If this model is from the Blood Angels or one of their successor Chapters (other than the Flesh Tearers), this must be from the Blood Angels Warlord Traits table. If this model is from the Flesh Tearers Chapter, this must be from the Flesh Tearers Warlord Traits table instead. Each Warlord Trait in your army must be unique (if randomly generated, re-roll duplicate results). You can only use this Stratagem once.
ANGEL ASCENDANT1CP
Blood Angels – Requisition Stratagem

Those who exemplify the finest qualities of the Blood Angels will be entrusted to bear powerful wargear into battle.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Select one BLOOD ANGELS model in your army that has the word ‘Sergeant’ in their profile. That model can have one of the following Special-issue Wargear Relics, even though they are not a CHARACTER model: Master-crafted Weapon; Digital Weapons; Fleshrender Grenades; Quake Bolts. Each Relic in your army must be unique, and you cannot use this Stratagem to give a model two Relics. You can only use this Stratagem once.
LUCIFER-PATTERN ENGINES1CP
Blood Angels – Requisition Stratagem

Chambers flooded with nitro-sanctified unguents, Lucifer-pattern engines bellow their fury and propel Blood Angels tanks into battle at breakneck speed.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Select one BLOOD ANGELS VEHICLE model (excluding a DREADNOUGHT model, or a model that can FLY) from your army. That model gains the following ability: ‘Overcharged Engines: Each time this model Advances, do not make an Advance roll. Instead, until the end of the phase, add 6" to the Move characteristic of this model.’
HONOURED BY THE ARX ANGELICUM1CP
Blood Angels – Requisition Stratagem

In extremis, the Chapter Master of the Blood Angels will bestow one of their treasured relics to a worthy champion from one of their successor Chapters.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a model drawn from a Blood Angels successor Chapter to be your WARLORD. You can give one Relic of the Angels to a CHARACTER model in your army that is drawn from a Blood Angels successor Chapter instead of giving them a Special-issue Wargear Relic or a Chapter Relic from Codex: Space Marines. If you do, replace the BLOOD ANGELS keyword in all instances on that Relic (if any) with that model’s successor Chapter keyword. You can only use this Stratagem once.
RED RAMPAGE1CP
Blood Angels – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

In times of great desperation, fury and ferocity can be a warrior’s strongest allies.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase if the Assault Doctrine is active for your army. Until your next Command phase, each time a BLOOD ANGELS model from your army makes an attack with a Pistol or melee weapon, on an unmodified wound roll of 6, the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack is improved by 1. This bonus is cumulative with the Combat Doctrines ability. You can only use this Stratagem once.
UNBRIDLED ARDOUR1CP
Blood Angels – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Sanguinary Guard exemplify the noble heritage of Sanguinius, leaping to their battle-brothers' defence.

Use this Stratagem at the end of the Heroic Interventions step of your opponent’s Charge phase. Select one SANGUINARY GUARD unit from your army that is within 6" horizontally and 5" vertically of any enemy units. The selected unit is eligible to perform a Heroic Intervention as if it were a CHARACTER unit, and when performing that Heroic Intervention, each model in that unit can move up to 6" instead of 3". All other rules for Heroic Interventions still apply.
FORLORN FURY1CP/2CP
Blood Angels – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

So lost to rage are the Death Company that they surge unstoppably into battle, eagerly outpacing their brothers.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the first battle round, before the first turn begins. Select one DEATH COMPANY unit from your army. That unit can make a Normal Move of up to 12" as if it were your Movement phase, but must end that move more than 9" away from any enemy models. If both players have units that can move before the first turn begins, the player who is taking the first turn moves their units first. If that unit contains a DREADNOUGHT model, or if it contains 6 or more models, this Stratagem costs 2CP; otherwise, it costs 1CP. You can only use this Stratagem once.
UPON WINGS OF FIRE1CP
Blood Angels – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Blood Angels soar high, masters of the war-torn skies.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase. Select one BLOOD ANGELS CORE JUMP PACK unit from your army and remove it from the battlefield. In the Reinforcements step of your next Movement phase, set up that unit anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from any enemy models. If the battle ends and that unit is not on the battlefield, it is destroyed.
SAVAGE DESTRUCTION1CP
Flesh Tearers – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Enemy fighters scramble to escape the Flesh Tearers’ ferocity.

Use this Stratagem in the Morale phase, when a Morale test is failed for an enemy unit that is within Engagement Range of any FLESH TEARERS units from your army. Until the end of the turn, subtract 1 from Combat Attrition tests taken for that enemy unit.
CHALICE OVERFLOWING1CP
Blood Angels – Wargear Stratagem

Sanguinary Priests refuse to let any of their Primarch’s blood fall.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one SANGUINARY PRIEST model from your army. That model can use its Blood Chalice ability one additional time this phase.

Librarius Discipline

Before the battle, generate the psychic powers for PSYKER models from your army that know powers from the Librarius discipline using the table below. You can either roll one D6 to generate each power randomly (re-rolling duplicate results), or you can select which powers the psyker knows.

When a PSYKER unit from your army manifests a psychic power from this discipline, replace all instances of the <CHAPTER> keyword on that psychic power (if any) with the name of the Chapter that your PSYKER is drawn from.

D6PSYCHIC POWER
1

VEIL OF TIME

The psyker projects his will beyond the regular passage of time, altering the temporal flow to sway the tide of battle.

Blessing: Veil of Time has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one friendly <CHAPTER> unit within 18" of this PSYKER.

  • Until the start of your next Psychic phase, you can re-roll Advance rolls and charge rolls made for that unit.
  • Until the start of your next Psychic phase, if that unit starts the Fight phase within Engagement Range of an enemy unit, it fights first that phase.

2

MIGHT OF HEROES

The psyker cages the immense power of the immaterium within the physical form of one of his brothers, making the blessed warrior the Emperor’s vengeance made manifest.

Blessing: Might of Heroes has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one friendly <CHAPTER> CORE or <CHAPTER> CHARACTER model within 12" of this PSYKER. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, add 1 to that models Strength, Toughness and Attacks characteristics (if a unit has more than one Toughness characteristic, use the lowest Toughness characteristic in that unit when resolving any rules).

3

NULL ZONE

The psyker unleashes the full might of his mind to cast down his opponents defences, both technological and mystical, rendering them vulnerable to the retribution of the Adeptus Astartes.

Blessing (Aura): Null Zone has a warp charge value of 7. If manifested, then:

  • Until the start of your next Psychic phase, while a unit is within 6” of this PSYKER, each time an attack is made against that unit, invulnerable saving throws cannot be made against that attack.
  • Until the start of your next Psychic phase, while an enemy PSYKER unit is within 6" of this PSYKER, halve the total of Psychic tests taken for that unit.

4

PSYCHIC SCOURGE

The psyker pits his superhuman willpower against that of his enemies in a battle of mental fortitude, seeking to destroy their minds in a burst of psychic fury.

Witchfire: Psychic Scourge has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one enemy unit within 18" of and visible to this PSYKER. Then, roll one D6 and add this PSYKER’s Leadership characteristic to the result. Your opponent then rolls one D6 and adds that unit’s Leadership characteristic to the result. If your total is higher than your opponents, the selected unit suffers D3 mortal wounds; if it is equal to your opponents total, the selected unit suffers 1 mortal wound; if it is less than your opponent’s total, nothing happens.

5

FURY OF THE ANCIENTS

Calling upon the myths of his Chapters home world, the psyker sends forth a terrifying monstrosity wrought from psychic energy.

Witchfire: Fury of the Ancients has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one enemy model that is within 18" of and visible to this PSYKER. Draw a line between any part this PSYKER’s base and any part of the selected model’s base (or hull); the selected models unit, and every other enemy unit that this line passes over or through, suffers 1 mortal wound.

6

PSYCHIC FORTRESS

Drawing on boundless reserves of inner strength, the psyker constructs a powerful field of shimmering psychic energy around himself as well as any nearby battle brothers, protecting them from harm.

Blessing (Aura): Psychic Fortress has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, then until the start of your next Psychic phase, while a friendly <CHAPTER> unit is within 6" of this PSYKER, models in that unit have a 5+ invulnerable save.


Obscuration Discipline

Before the battle, generate the psychic powers for PSYKER models that know powers from the Obscuration discipline using the table below. You can either roll one D6 to generate each power randomly (re-rolling duplicate results), or you can select which powers the psyker knows.

When a PSYKER unit from your army manifests a psychic power from this discipline, replace all instances of the <CHAPTER> keyword on that psychic power (if any) with the name of the Chapter that your PSYKER is drawn from.

D6PSYCHIC POWER
1

SHROUDING

The psyker uses his mastery of the warp to fog the minds of his enemies, clouding their senses so that his allies appear as nothing more than indistinct shadows.

Blessing: Shrouding has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one friendly <CHAPTER> PHOBOS unit within 18" of this PSYKER. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, unless that unit is the closest eligible target, enemy models cannot target that unit with ranged attacks.

2

SOUL SIGHT

The psyker shares his warp-sight with his brethren, causing their eyes to glow with an ethereal light. So empowered, no foe can escape their omniscient gaze; the souls of their targets flare like flaming beacons in the dark.

Blessing: Soul Sight has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one friendly <CHAPTER> PHOBOS unit within 18" of this PSYKER. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, each time a model in that unit makes a ranged attack, you can re-roll the hit roll and the target does not receive the benefits of cover against that attack.

3

MIND RAID

The psyker peers into the mind of the foe, raiding their thoughts for secret codes, battle plans, the location of hidden forces and any other tactical information that might be useful. Such brute psychic interrogation doubtless inflicts severe cerebral trauma on its victim.

Witchfire: Mind Raid has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one enemy model within 18" of and visible to this PSYKER.

  • That model’s unit suffers 1 mortal wound.
  • If that model is a CHARACTER, roll 3D6: if the result is equal to or greater than that model’s Leadership characteristic, you gain 1 Command point.

4

HALLUCINATION

The psyker instils terror and panic within his foes by conjuring images out of their memories - from past allies seemingly returned from the dead, to apparitions wrought from nightmares.

Malediction: Hallucination has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one enemy unit within 18" of and visible to this PSYKER.

  • Until the start of your next Psychic phase, subtract 1 from the Leadership characteristic of models in that unit.
  • Until the start of your next Psychic phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.

5

TENEBROUS CURSE

As the psyker twists his hand, a psychic bolt lances through the minds of his enemies. As they reel from the assault, their own shadows seemingly come to life, pulling their casters to the ground with frenzied determination.

Malediction: Tenebrous Curse has a warp charge value of 7. If manifested, select one enemy unit that cannot FLY and is within 18" of and visible to this PSYKER.

  • That unit suffers 1 mortal wound.
  • Until the start of your next Psychic phase, halve that unit’s Move characteristic and subtract 2 from Advance rolls and charge rolls made for it.

6

TEMPORAL CORRIDOR

The psyker creates an invisible corridor in which the passage of time is altered, allowing his allies to traverse the battlefield with supernatural swiftness.

Blessing: Temporal Corridor has a warp charge value of 5. If manifested, select one friendly <CHAPTER> PHOBOS unit within 6" of this PSYKER.

  • That unit cannot shoot or fight this turn.
  • If that unit is not within Engagement Range of any enemy models, it can either make a Normal Move or it can Advance as if it were your Movement phase (if it Advances, do not make an Advance roll; instead, until the end of the phase, add 6" to the Move characteristic of models in that unit).


Sanguinary Discipline

PSYKER models in Blood Angels Detachments can know all of their psychic powers from the Sanguinary discipline instead of the Librarius or Obscuration disciplines. Before the battle, generate the psychic powers for PSYKER models that know powers from the Sanguinary discipline using the table below. You can either roll one D6 to generate each power randomly (re-rolling duplicate results), or you can select which powers the PSYKER model knows.

D6PSYCHIC POWER
1

QUICKENING

The Librarian channels his psychic might, and the deadly powers of the immaterium flow through him, raising his speed to deadly heights.

Blessing: Quickening has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, until the start of your next Psychic phase:

  • You can re-roll Advance and charge rolls made for this PSYKER.
  • Add D3 to this PSYKER’s Attacks characteristic.

2

UNLEASH RAGE

The Librarian reaches into the minds of his fellows and stokes the fires of anger lurking in their psyches, pushing them into a frenzied rage.

Blessing: Unleash Rage has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one friendly BLOOD ANGELS CORE unit within 12" of this PSYKER. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, each time a model in that unit makes a melee attack, an unmodified hit roll of 6 scores 1 additional hit.

3

SHIELD OF SANGUINIUS

The Librarian wills a shimmering golden barrier into existence, shielding his brothers from harm.

Blessing: Shield of Sanguinius has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one friendly BLOOD ANGELS unit within 18" of this PSYKER. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, models in that unit have a 5+ invulnerable save.

4

BLOOD BOIL

The Librarian drives his enemy’s lifeblood into a seething frenzy, causing it to boil in the victims veins a split second before bursting from every pore with explosive finality.

Witchfire: Blood Boil has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one enemy unit that is within 18" of and visible to this PSYKER and roll 2D6:

  • If the total is more than the highest Toughness characteristic of models in that unit, it suffers D3 mortal wounds.
  • If the total is more than double the highest Toughness characteristic of models in that unit, it suffers 3 mortal wounds instead.

5

BLOOD LANCE

The Librarian conjures a mighty lance, infused with his innermost rage. Hefting this empyric projectile, the Librarian hurls it with all of his psychokinetic might, sending it hurtling through the enemy ranks to maim and impale.

Witchfire: Blood Lance has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one enemy model that is within 18" of and visible to this PSYKER. Draw the shortest possible line between this PSYKER’s base and the selected enemy model’s base (or hull), then roll one D6 for each model the centre of the line passes over: on a 5+, that model’s unit suffers 1 mortal wound.

6

WINGS OF SANGUINIUS

Blood-red wings of psychic energy spring from the back of the Librarian, allowing him to soar across the battlefield like an avenging angel.

Blessing: Wings of Sanguinius has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, this PSYKER can make a Normal Move or Fall Back as if it were your Movement phase. In addition, until the end of the phase, this PSYKER has a Move characteristic of 12" and the FLY keyword.


Litanies of Battle

All CHAPLAINS know the Litany of Hate (see below). In addition, before the battle, generate the additional litanies for PRIEST models from your army that know litanies from the Litanies of Battle using the table below. You can either roll one D6 to generate each litany randomly (re-rolling duplicate results), or you can select which litanies the priest knows.

When a PRIEST unit from your army recites a litany, replace all instances of the <CHAPTER> keyword on that litany (if any) with the name of the Chapter that your PRIEST is drawn from.

Litany of Hate (Aura)

The Chaplain fuels his battle brothers with hatred and exhorts them to strike the foe harder and harder, without mercy.

If this litany is inspiring, then while a friendly <CHAPTER> CORE or <CHAPTER> CHARACTER unit is within 6" of this PRIEST, each time a model in that unit makes a melee attack, you can re-roll the hit roll.

D6LITANIES OF BATTLE
1

LITANY OF FAITH (AURA)

The Chaplain exhorts his charges to steel themselves against even the most dangerous weapons the enemy can bring to bear.

If this litany is inspiring, then while a friendly <CHAPTER> CORE or <CHAPTER> CHARACTER unit is within 6" of this Priest, each time a model in that unit would lose a wound as the result of a mortal wound, roll one D6: on a 5+, that wound is not lost.

2

CATECHISM OF FIRE

The Chaplain calls upon his brothers to unleash a relentless storm of close-range firepower.

If this litany is inspiring, select one friendly <CHAPTER> CORE or <CHAPTER> CHARACTER unit within 6" of this PRIEST. Each time a model in that unit makes a ranged attack against the closest eligible target, add 1 to that attacks wound roll.

3

EXHORTATION OF RAGE

The Chaplain bellows his fury at the enemy, his brothers surging forwards to strike them down.

If this litany is inspiring, select one friendly <CHAPTER> CORE or <CHAPTER> CHARACTER unit within 6" of this PRIEST. Each time a model in that unit makes a melee attack, add 1 to that attack’s wound roll.

4

MANTRA OF STRENGTH

The Chaplain focuses his mind on the purity of the blood that runs through his veins, bestowed upon him by the Primarch himself.

If this litany is inspiring:

  • Add 1 to this PRIEST’s Attacks and Strength characteristics.
  • Add 1 to the Damage characteristic of melee weapons this PRIEST is equipped with.

5

RECITATION OF FOCUS

The Chaplain recites creeds that focus the minds of his brothers to ensure their shots strike true.

If this litany is inspiring, select one friendly <CHAPTER> CORE or <CHAPTER> CHARACTER unit within 6" of this PRIEST. Each time a model in that unit makes a ranged attack, add 1 to that attack’s hit roll.

6

CANTICLE OF HATE (AURA)

Bellowing his hatred of the foe, the Chaplain leads his brothers in the wholesale destruction of the enemy.

If this litany is inspiring, then while a friendly <CHAPTER> CORE or <CHAPTER> CHARACTER unit is within 6" of this PRIEST:

  • Add 2 to charge rolls made for that unit. This is not cumulative with any other rule that adds to a unit’s charge roll.
  • Each time a model in that unit makes a pile in or consolidation move, it can move up to an additional 3". This is not cumulative with any other rule that increases the distance models can pile in or consolidate.


Warlord Traits

If an ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHARACTER model is your WARLORD, you can use the Space Marines Warlord Traits table below to determine what Warlord Trait they have. You can either roll one D6 to randomly generate one, or you can select one. If a PHOBOS CHARACTER model is your WARLORD, you can instead use the Vanguard Warlord Traits table below to determine what Warlord Trait they have in the same manner. If you wish, instead of selecting a Warlord Trait from either of the tables below, you can select a Chapter Warlord Trait for your WARLORD, but only if they are from the relevant Chapter.

When you have determined a Warlord Trait for an ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHARACTER model, replace all instances of the keyword in their Warlord Trait (if any) with the name of the Chapter that your model is drawn from.

Space Marines Warlord Traits

D6WARLORD TRAIT
1

FEAR MADE MANIFEST (AURA)

The Emperors enemies quail beneath this champions wrathful gaze.

While an enemy unit is within 6" of this WARLORD:

  • Subtract 1 from the Leadership characteristic of models in that unit.
  • Each time a Combat Attrition test is taken for that unit, subtract 1 from that Combat Attrition test.

2

THE IMPERIUM’S SWORD

This warlord hurls himself forwards with unbridled ferocity, cutting down the foe like a reaping whirlwind.

  • You can re-roll charge rolls made for this WARLORD.
  • Each time this WARLORD fights, if it made a charge move or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn, then until that fight is resolved, add 1 to its Strength and Attacks characteristics.

3

IRON RESOLVE

Faith and duty drive this warlord relentlessly onwards as he shrugs off injuries that would lay lesser warriors low.

  • Add 1 to the Wounds characteristic of this WARLORD.
  • Each time this WARLORD would lose a wound, roll one D6: on a 6, that wound is not lost.

4

CHAMPION OF HUMANITY

This commander has slain enemy generals beyond counting.

  • Each time this WARLORD fights, if it is within Engagement Range of any enemy CHARACTER units, then until that fight is resolved, add 1 to this Warlord’s Attacks characteristic.
  • Each time this WARLORD makes a melee attack against a CHARACTER unit, add 1 to that attack’s hit roll and wound roll.

5

STORM OF FIRE (AURA)

This warlord expertly guides his warriors’ fire.

While a friendly <CHAPTER> CORE unit is within 6" of this WARLORD, each time a model in that unit makes a ranged attack, on an unmodified wound roll of 6, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1.

6

RITES OF WAR (AURA)

This commander and his warriors have vowed to secure victory.

While a friendly <CHAPTER> CORE or <CHAPTER> CHARACTER unit is within 6" of this WARLORD, that unit has the Objective Secured ability.


Vanguard Warlord Traits

D6WARLORD TRAIT
1

SHOOT AND FADE

This warrior harries the foe before returning to the shadows.

Once per turn, in your Shooting phase, after shooting with a friendly <CHAPTER> PHOBOS unit within 6" of this WARLORD, that unit can make a Normal Move or it can Advance; in either case, if it does, that unit is not eligible to declare a charge with this turn.

2

LORD OF DECEIT

This leader is adept at subterfuge and spreading misinformation.

After both players have deployed their armies, select up to three <CHAPTER> PHOBOS units from your army and redeploy them. If the mission uses the Strategic Reserves rules, any of those units can be placed into Strategic Reserves without having to spend any additional CPs, regardless of how many units are already in Strategic Reserves. If both players have abilities that redeploy units, roll off; the winner chooses who redeploys their units first.

3

MASTER OF THE VANGUARD (AURA)

This living legend of the Vanguard is an inspiration to his brothers.

While a friendly <CHAPTER> PHOBOS unit is within 6" of this WARLORD:

  • Add 1 to charge rolls made for that unit.
  • Each time that unit is selected to make a Normal Move, Advance or Fall Back, add 1" to that unit’s Move characteristic until the end of the phase.

4

STEALTH ADEPT

This warlord slips through enemy territory like a spectre.

Unless this WARLORD is the closest eligible target, enemy models cannot target it with ranged attacks.

5

TARGET PRIORITY

This tactician is constantly seeking prime targets.

In your Command phase, you can select one friendly <CHAPTER> PHOBOS unit within 6" of this WARLORD. Until the start of your next Command phase, each time a model in that unit makes a ranged attack, add 1 to that attack’s hit roll.

6

MASTER MARKSMAN

This warlord is one of the finest sharpshooters in the galaxy.

Add 1 to the Damage characteristic of ranged weapons this WARLORD is equipped with (excluding Grenades and Relics).


Chapter Warlord Traits

Blood Angels: Speed of the Primarch

Honouring the memory of Sanguinius on the field of battle, this warlord strikes as fast as the mighty angel of Baal once did.

At the start of the Fight phase, if this WARLORD is within Engagement Range of any enemy units, it can fight first that phase.

Flesh Tearers: Merciless Butcher

In battle, this warlord loses themselves in the pursuit of slaughter, hacking apart all before them with unrelenting savagery.

Each time this WARLORD fights, if there are 5 or more enemy models within 3" of it, it can make D3 additional attacks.

Blood Angels Warlord Traits

If a BLOOD ANGELS CHARACTER model is your WARLORD, you can use the table below to determine what Warlord Trait they have. You can either roll one D6 to randomly generate one, or you can select one.

D6WARLORD TRAIT
1

SPEED OF THE PRIMARCH

Such is this warlords speed, it is as if the Primarch himself fights alongside his sons.

At the start of the Fight phase, if this WARLORD is within Engagement Range of any enemy units, it can fight first that phase.

2

ARTISAN OF WAR

This warlord is a true artist both on and off the battlefield. His talents are reflected in the exquisite workmanship of his wargear, for he insists upon personally crafting his weapons of war.

This WARLORD can be given one of the following Special-issue Wargear Relics: Adamantine Mantle; Artificer Armour; Master-crafted Weapon; Digital Weapons. This is in addition to any other Relics they may have, and each Relic in your army must be unique.

3

SOULWARDEN (AURA)

This warlord is possessed of an iron will, his sheer mental determination ensuring that neither his own Red Thirst nor the evils of enemy sorcerers can easily find purchase upon his or his brothers’ souls.

While a friendly BLOOD ANGELS unit is within 6" of this WARLORD, each time a model in that unit would lose a wound as the result of a mortal wound, roll one D6: on a 5+, that wound is not lost.

4

HEROIC BEARING

This warlord is a beacon of hope in a hateful galaxy. No matter the odds, friendly forces are inspired by his presence.

  • Add 3" to the range of this WARLORD s Rites of Battle, Tactical Precision, Chapter Master and Spiritual Leaders abilities (to a maximum of 9").
  • This Warlord has the following ability: ‘Heroic Bearing (Aura): While a friendly BLOOD ANGELS CORE unit is within 9" of this WARLORD, add 1 to the Leadership characteristic of models in that unit.’

5

GIFT OF FORESIGHT

This heroic warrior bears a glimmering of Sanguinius’prophetic gifts. Flashes of foresight allow him to parry and weave around his enemy’s blows with supernatural speed and skill.

In each turn, you can re-roll one hit roll, one wound roll and one saving throw made for this WARLORD.

6

SELFLESS VALOUR

This warlord is courageous and noble. He leaps into battle without a moment’s thought for his own safety.

This WARLORD is eligible to perform a Heroic Intervention if it is within 6" horizontally of an enemy unit, and when performing a Heroic Intervention with this WARLORD, you can move them up to 6" instead of 3". All other rules for Heroic Interventions still apply.


Flesh Tearers Warlord Traits

D3WARLORD TRAIT
1

MERCILESS BUTCHER

This warlord is but a single, blood-fuelled moment away from succumbing to the Black Rage. In battle they are lost to the pursuit of slaughter, hacking apart all before them with unrelenting savagery.

Each time this WARLORD is selected to fight, make 1 additional attack with one of its melee weapons for every five enemy models within 3" of it (to a maximum of 3 additional attacks).

2

OF WRATH AND RAGE

With snarls of hate and a bellow of rage, this warlord fires the blood of his brothers.

Each time this WARLORD makes a melee attack, an unmodified hit roll of 6 scores 1 additional hit.

3

CRETACIAN BORN

To survive on the death world of Cretacia, a hunter must be swifter than the murderous beasts around him. A son of this brutal world, this warlord acts with ferocious swiftness, rushing into combat before his prey has time to react.

  • Each time this WARLORD declares a charge, enemy units that were targeted by that charge cannot fire Overwatch or Set to Defend against that charge.
  • You can re-roll charge rolls made for this WARLORD.


Flesh Tearers Warlord Traits

If a FLESH TEARERS CHARACTER model is your WARLORD, you can use the table below to determine what Warlord Trait they have instead. You can either roll one D3 to randomly generate one, or you can select one.


Chapter Approved Rules

If every model in your army (excluding AGENT OF THE IMPERIUM and UNALIGNED models) has the ADEPTUS ASTARTES keyword, and your WARLORD has the ADEPTUS ASTARTES keyword, you can, if you are playing a matched play battle that instructs you to select secondary objectives (e.g. a mission from the Eternal War mission pack), select one of them to be from the ADEPTUS ASTARTES secondary objectives listed below.

Like all other secondary objectives, each of the secondary objectives listed below has a category, and they follow all the normal rules for secondary objectives (for example, when you select secondary objectives, you cannot choose more than one from each category, you can score no more than 15 victory points from each secondary objective you select during the mission etc.).

Purge the Enemy

CODEX WARFARE
End Game Objective

The Codex Astartes has proven its worth as a superb treatise on warfare over countless battlefields, and has remained so even after ten thousand years. Many Space Marines hold its teachings in awe, following its guidance in all ways, trusting in its ability to give them victory. Their belief has been rewarded on battlefield after battlefield.

If you select this objective, you score victory points as follows:
  • Score 1 victory point at the end of the battle (to a maximum of 5 victory points) for each enemy unit that was destroyed as the result of an attack made with a Heavy or Grenade weapon by an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit from your army while the Devastator Doctrine was active for your army.
  • Score 1 victory point at the end of the battle (to a maximum of 5 victory points) for each enemy unit that was destroyed as the result of an attack made with a Rapid Fire or Assault weapon by an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit from your army while the Tactical Doctrine was active for your army.
  • Score 1 victory point at the end of the battle (to a maximum of 5 victory points) for each enemy unit that was destroyed as the result of an attack made with a Pistol or Melee weapon by an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit from your army while the Assault Doctrine was active for your army.

Battlefield Supremacy

SHOCK TACTICS
Progressive Objective

The Space Marines are the Emperor's finest shock troops, striking at the foe before they can react or even know they are under threat. In their lightning assaults, Space Marines smash aside the enemy, slaughtering them without mercy, to achieve their goals.

Score 3 victory points at the end of the battle round if you control one or more objective markers that were controlled by your opponent at the start of the battle round, and an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit from your army is within range of that objective marker.

No Mercy, No Respite

OATHS OF MOMENT
Progressive Objective

Before battle, Space Marines take all manner of oaths. They swear to never falter, to never give up, to never yield and to fight until their last breath. Made before their battle-brothers, commanders and Chaplains, the Space Marines take fewer things more seriously.

If you select this objective, you score victory points at the end of each battle round for achieving the following three Oaths:
  • Oath of Valour: Score 1 victory point if any CHARACTER, VEHICLE or MONSTER unit was destroyed by an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit from your army during that battle round.
  • Oath of Honour: Score 1 victory point at the end of the battle round so long as no ADEPTUS ASTARTES units from your army failed a Morale test, and provided no ADEPTUS ASTARTES units from your army Fell Back during that battle round.
  • Oath of Duty: Score 2 victory points at the end of the battle round if an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit from your army is wholly within 6" of the centre of the battlefield.

Crusade Rules

In this section you'll find additional rules for playing Crusade battles with Space Marines, such as Agendas, Battle Traits and Crusade Relics that are bespoke to Adeptus Astartes units. You can find out more about Crusade armies in the Warhammer 40,000 Core Book.

Agendas

If your Crusade army includes any ADEPTUS ASTARTES units, you can select one Agenda from the Adeptus Astartes Agendas listed below. This is a new category of Agendas, and follows all the normal rules for Agendas (for example, when you select Agendas, you cannot choose more than one from each category).

ANGELS OF DEATH
Adeptus Astartes Agenda

For the Space Marines, only the total destruction of the Emperor's enemies is acceptable.

At the end of the battle, if there are no models from the enemy army remaining on the battlefield, each ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit from your army that is on the battlefield gains 3 experience points.
KNOW NO FEAR
Adeptus Astartes Agenda

The Space Marines know no fear. Superhuman courage in the face of terrifying horrors and overwhelming odds are expected from each and every battle-brother. Fleeing from the conflict is as anathema to them as allowing the enemies of the Emperor to draw breath.

Keep a Know No Fear tally for each ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit in your army. Each time a unit passes a Morale test, add 1 to its Know No Fear tally. If a unit fails a Morale test, reset its tally back to 0. At the end of the battle, each unit gains 2 experience points for every mark on its Know No Fear tally.
QUEST OF ATONEMENT
Adeptus Astartes Agenda

The warriors of the Chapter who bear the Mark of Censure have submitted themselves to the reclusiam for their failures, and been set upon a quest for absolution in their Chapter's eyes. Only by striking down the mightiest foes of the Emperor will their shame be absolved.

When you select this Agenda, select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit in your army that has one of the following Battle Scars: Loss of Reputation, Disgraced or Mark of Shame. At the end of the battle, if a melee attack made by that unit during the battle destroyed an enemy CHARACTER with a Power Rating of 5 or more, or a WARLORD, MONSTER or VEHICLE unit, then the selected unit loses one of the aforementioned Battle Scars and gains 5 experience points.
HONOUR THE STANDARD
Adeptus Astartes Agenda

The standards of the Space Marines are inspirational icons and symbols of the Emperor's dominance. To plant one is to claim that ground in the name of the Imperium.

Keep an Honour the Standard tally for each ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit in your army. At the end of each of your turns, if a CORE unit is wholly within 6" of a model from the same Chapter whose standard has been planted (see below), add 1 to that unit's Honour the Standard tally.

If you selected this Agenda, then ADEPTUS ASTARTES ANCIENT units in your army can attempt the following action:

Plant the Standard (Action): At the end of your Movement phase, one ADEPTUS ASTARTES ANCIENT unit from your army that is within 6" of the centre of the battlefield can start to perform this action. The action is completed at the end of your turn. Once completed the Ancient's Standard has been planted, and remains so until that model makes a Normal Move, Advances, Falls Back or makes a charge move.

Each unit gains a number of experience points equal to their Honour the Standard tally.
RECOVER GENE-SEED
Adeptus Astartes Agenda

In the confusion of battle, the fallen body of a mighty hero was left on the field, his progenoids not recovered. It is of vital import this precious resource is found.

If you selected this Agenda, then after both sides have finished deploying, your opponent must set up one objective marker anywhere on the battlefield that is not within their own deployment zone. This objective marker represents the fallen Space Marine hero, but does not count as an objective marker for any rules purposes other than for this Agenda. ADEPTUS ASTARTES APOTHECARY units in your army can attempt the following action:

Recover Progenoids (Action): At the end of your Movement phase, one ADEPTUS ASTARTES APOTHECARY unit from your army that is within 3" of the fallen Space Marine hero objective marker can start to perform this action if no enemy units (excluding AIRCRAFT units) are within 3" of that objective marker. The Action is completed at the end of your turn. If completed, remove the fallen Space Marine hero objective marker from the battlefield. If an APOTHECARY unit successfully performs this action, it gains 5 experience points and your Crusade force gains 1 bonus Requisition point.

Requisitions

If your Crusade force includes any ADEPTUS ASTARTES units, you can spend Requisition points (RPs) on any of the following Requisitions in addition to those presented in the Warhammer 40,000 Core Book.

EVEN IN DEATH I STILL SERVE1RP

A mortally wounded Space Marine may be interred in the sarcophagus of a Dreadnought, allowing him to bring death to his foes in a new form.

Purchase this Requisition when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHARACTER unit (excluding VEHICLE units) from your Crusade force gains their second or subsequent Battle Scar. Remove that CHARACTER from your Order of Battle and replace it with a DREADNOUGHT (excluding named characters) from the same Chapter. You can only add a PSYKER DREADNOUGHT if the CHARACTER it is replacing was a PSYKER. You cannot purchase this Requisition if doing so would cause your total Power Level to exceed your Crusade force's Supply Limit. The new DREADNOUGHT starts with the same number of experience points as the CHARACTER it replaced and gains the appropriate number of Battle Honours for its rank.
CHAPTER COMMAND1RP

Through heroism o n the field of battle and unwavering commitment to duty, Space Marines can ascend the ranks.

Purchase this Requisition when a CAPTAIN, LIBRARIAN, CHAPLAIN, APOTHECARY, ANCIENT, COMPANY CHAMPION or TECHMARINE from your Crusade force gains the Heroic or Legendary rank. That model is upgraded to the Chapter Command; increase its Power Rating accordingly and make a note on its Crusade card. You cannot purchase this Requisition if doing so would cause your total Power Level to exceed your Crusade force's Supply Limit.
INDOMITUS CRUSADE VETERANS1RP

Many Primaris Space Marines served as part of the Indomitus Crusade before joining their Chapters, bringing vital experience of the fractured Imperium.

Purchase this Requisition when you add a PRIMARIS CORE unit (excluding CHARACTER units) to your Order of Battle that has the Elites Battlefield Role. That unit gains 6 experience points (and therefore gains the Blooded rank). Select one Battle Honour for them as normal.
RUBICON PRIMARIS1RP

To cross the Rubicon Primaris is not a decision taken lightly, for not all warriors survive the transformation. Those who do become even more potent avatars of war.

Purchase this Requisition at any time. Select one CAPTAIN, LIBRARIAN, CHAPLAIN, APOTHECARY, ANCIENT or TECHMARINE unit from your Crusade force that does not have the PRIMARIS keyword and roll one D6. On a 1, that unit is removed from your Order of Battle. On a 2+, replace that unit with a PRIMARIS unit with the same keyword drawn from the same Chapter. You cannot purchase this requisition if doing so would cause your total Power Level to exceed your Crusade force's Supply Limit. The new PRIMARIS unit has the same number of experience points and the same Battle Honours and Battle Scars as the unit it replaced. If a Battle Honour cannot be applied (e.g. a Weapon Enhancement for a weapon that PRIMARIS model cannot be equipped with), select a new Battle Honour to replace it.

Battle Traits

When an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit gains a Battle Trait, you can use one of the tables below instead of one of the tables in the Warhamrner 40,000 Core Book to determine what Battle Trait the unit has gained. To do so, roll one D6 and consult the appropriate table, or choose a Battle Trait from the appropriate table that tells the best narrative for your unit. If a unit gains one of these Battle Traits, replace all instances of the <CHAPTER> keyword on that Battle Trait (if any) with the name of the Chapter that your unit is drawn from. All the normal rules for Battle Traits apply (e.g. a unit cannot have the same Battle Trait more than once). As with any Battle Honour, make a note on the unit's Crusade card when it gains a Battle Trait and increase its Crusade points accordingly, as described in the Warhamrner 40,000 Core Book.

ADEPTUS ASTARTES MACHINE SPIRIT UNITS
D6TRAIT
1-2Bellicose Machine Spirit

This machine spirit seeks to grind its foes beneath it.

Improve this model's Weapon Skill characteristic by 3.
3-4Focused Machine Spirit

Even under duress, the attacks of this machine remain precise.

This model does not suffer the penalty incurred to its hit rolls for firing at enemy units that are within Engagement Range of it.
5-6Resilient Machine Spirit

This machine spirit's indomitable might is legendary.

Add 2 to this model's Wounds characteristic.
TECHMARINE UNITS
D6TRAIT
1-3Expert Mechanic

This Techmarine displays a natural ability to make even the most seriously damaged vehicle ready to wage war again.

If this model is part of your Crusade army, and if it was not destroyed during the battle, then at the end of the battle you can ignore one failed Out of Action test taken for a <CHAPTER> VEHICLE unit - that test is treated as having been passed instead.
4-6Bionic Extremis

This Techmarine is more akin to his mechanical charges than he is to a flesh and blood battle-brother.

This Techmarine has a 5+ invulnerable save.
APOTHECARY UNITS
D6TRAIT
1-3Master of Physiology

This skilled physician is able to return even the most seriouslywounded battle-brother to the field with all speed.

If this model is part of your Crusade army, and if it was not destroyed during the battle, then at the end of the battle you can ignore one failed Out of Action test taken for a <CHAPTER> unit (excluding VEHICLE and BEAST units) - that test is treated as having been passed instead.
4-6Custodian of the Future

This Apothecary fights with the Jury of their Primarch when a battle-brotherf alls, lest their gene-seed be lost.

Each time this model fights, if any friendly <CHAPTER> INFANTRY or <CHAPTER> BIKER models have been destroyed this turn, then until that fight is resolved, add 3 to this model's attacks characteristic.
ADEPTUS ASTARTES UNITS (EXCLUDING VEHICLES)
D6TRAIT
1Marksman's Honours

Awarded to those warriors who prove their accuracy in combat, these badges are constructed by coating spent bolter shell casings, ejected from the weapons of great heroes, in gold.

Improve the Ballistic Skill of each model in this unit by 1.
2Aquila lmperialls

Awarded to those who have shown great resolve, this eagle emblem is emblazoned on the warrior's chest plate.

Each time a Morale test is taken for this unit, it is automatically passed. In addition, each time an Out of Action test is failed for this unit, re-roll that test.
3Purity Seals

Purity seals record not so much honours as blessings given by the Chapter's Chaplains before battle. When a battle-brother receives a seal, the Chaplains chant litanies before affixing it to the Space Marine's armour.

Once per turn, this unit can attempt to Deny the Witch as if it were a PSYKER. If this unit is a PSYKER, then in each enemy Psychic phase, it can instead attempt to Deny the Witch one additional time.
4Bladesman's Honour

Awarded to the most superlative duellists of the Chapter, this honour badge is shaped like a dagger and proclaims the bearer's skill at arms.

Improve the Weapon Skill of each model in this unit by 1.
5Terminator Honours

Veterans who have earned the honour of waging war in Terminator armour are permitted to wear these badges smaller representations of the Crux Terminatus - when fighting in their power armour.

Select one model in this unit (if the unit has a unit champion, such as a Space Marine Sergeant, you must select that model). Add 1 to the Attacks and Leadership characteristic of the selected model. In addition, unless the selected model is a CHARACTER, you also add 1 to the selected model's Wounds characteristic.
6Centurlos Service Studs

These rivets are stamped into a warrior's cranium to record ten, fifty or a hundred years' service. Though described in the Codex, the awarding of studs is not officially required.

At the start of your Command phase, select the Devastator, Tactical or Assault Doctrine. Until the start of your next Command phase, each time a model in this unit makes an attack, the doctrine you selected is considered to be active for that attack instead of whatever doctrine is actually active for your army.

Honorifics

Honorifics are a new type of Battle Honour that can be given to ADEPTUS ASTARTES CAPTAIN units. When such a unit from your army would gain a Battle Honour, you can instead choose for it to gain one of the Honorifics listed below. You cannot give an Honorific to a unit from the Deathwatch Chapter or the Space Wolves Chapter (or any of its successor Chapters).

Each CAPTAIN unit can only have a single Honorific, and your Order of Battle cannot include more than one such unit from the same Chapter with the same Honorific (e.g. you cannot have two BLOOD ANGELS CAPTAIN units with the Master of the Watch Honorific, or two SILVER SKULLS CAPTAIN units with the Master of Recruits Honorific). As with any Battle Honour, make a note on the unit's Crusade card when it gains an Honorific, and increase its Crusade points total by 1.

If a CAPTAIN unit from your army is upgraded to be a Chapter Master using the Chapter Command Requisition, that unit loses any Honorific it has (if so, its Crusade points are reduced by 1).

MASTER OF THE KEEP

In some Chapters the 1st Company Captain serves as Master of the Keep. These mighty warriors may serve as the Chapter Master's second in command, be responsible for the Chapter's fortress monastery and speak for the Chapter Master in his absence.

Once per battle, if this unit is on the battlefield, when you use an Adeptus Astartes Battle Tactic Stratagem, that Stratagem costs 0 Command points.

MASTER OF THE WATCH

The Captain of the 2nd Company is often responsible for the defence of the Chapter's home world. They are heavily involved with system-wide defence and intelligence assessment of threats to their Chapter's seat of power. Regardless of how much a Chapter involves itself in the affairs of its home world's population, the Master of the Watch takes a keen interest in them.

If this unit is part of your Crusade army and you are the Defender, then you start the battle with an additional 2 Command points.

MASTER OF THE ARSENAL

This Captain, often of the 3rd Company, is responsible for managing and overseeing the Chapter's vast inventory of munitions.

Once per battle, if this unit is on the battlefield, when you use an Adeptus Astartes Wargear Stratagem, that Stratagem costs 0 Command points.

MASTER OF THE FLEET

The Master of the Fleet is often the Captain of the 4th Company, and is responsible for the Chapter's armada of spacefaring warships. He is expected to be highly skilled not only in commanding a single ship in battle, but also in coordinating all of the Chapter's vessels in the highly complex matters of ship-to-ship combat.

  • If this unit is on the battlefield, you can use the Orbital Bombardment Stratagem twice during the battle instead of once.
  • While this unit is on the battlefield, each time you use the Orbital Bombardment Stratagem, it costs 1 Command point instead of 3.

MASTER OF THE MARCHES

This warrior oversees the deployment of all the Chapter's assets, in addition to their role as Captain of the 5th Company. In so doing they hear all pleas for the Chapter's aid, dismissing those he deems the most unworthy before presenting those that remain to the Chapter Master.

If this unit is part of your Crusade army and you are using the Strategic Reserves rule, you can halve the Command point cost required to place units into Strategic Reserves (rounding fractions down).

MASTER OF THE RITES

The Master of the Rites is often the Captain of the 6th Company. Among his many duties he is often responsible for preserving and recording the Chapter's martial traditions and ceremonial conventions.

If this unit is part of your Crusade force, then the Warlord Trait Requisition costs 0 Requisition points if the model being given the Warlord Trait is from the same Chapter as this unit.

CHIEF VICTUALLER

Traditionally held by the Captain of the 7th Company, a warrior with this title is responsible for the non-armament provisions the Chapter requires to continue its operations, as well as thousands of serfs and servitors. In this role, a battle-brother must prove himself a master logistician.

If this unit is part of your Crusade force, then the Rearm and Resupply Requisition costs 0 Requisition points if the unit selected for that Requisition is from the same Chapter as this unit.

LORD EXECUTIONER

The Captain of the 8th Company is a martial example to his Chapter's warriors. As Lord Executioner, he dispenses the Chapter's justice - whether that be to the Chapter's hated foes or those within its ranks who fail to meet enormously stringent disciplinary requirements.

If this unit is part of your Crusade army and you are the Attacker, then you start the battle with an additional 2 Command points.

MASTER OF RELICS

The Captain of the 9th Company is often responsible for the maintenance, security and care of the Chapters priceless relics, as well as the recovery of relics that lie as yet undiscovered throughout the galaxy.

If this unit is part of your Crusade force, then the Relic Requisition costs 0 Requisition points if the model gaining the Relic is from the same Chapter as this unit.

MASTER OF RECRUITS AND MASTER OF RECONNAISSANCE

The 10th Company Captain is responsible for training the Chapter's future generations. With ten Vanguard squads at his command, he also serves as the Chapter Master's eyes and ears, and possesses vast amounts of intelligence.

If this unit is part of your Crusade force, then the Fresh Recruits Requisition costs 0 Requisition points if the unit gaining the Fresh Recruits is from the same Chapter as this unit.


Crusade Relics

When an ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHARACTER gains a Crusade Relic, you can instead select one of the Relics listed below. All the usual rules for selecting Crusade Relics, as described in the Warhammer 40,000 Core Book, apply (see Battle Honours).

When a model from your army is given a Crusade Relic, replace all instances of the <CHAPTER> keyword on that Crusade Relic's rules (if any) with the name of the Chapter that your model is drawn from.

Artificer Relics

An ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHARACTER model can be given one of the following Artificer Relics instead of one of the ones presented in the Warhamrner 40,000 Core Book.

Halo lndomitus

This Iron Halo protects the bearer from harm, whilst proclaiming them to be a mighty hero of the Imperium.

  • The bearer has a 4+ invulnerable save.
  • Each time the bearer would lose a wound as the result of a mortal wound, roll one D6: on a 4+, that wound is not lost.

Adamantine Cuirass

This chest plate bears an Aquila crest wrought in adamantine, rendering it proof against even the mightiest blow.

Add 1 to the bearer's Wounds and Toughness characteristics.

Astartes Teleportation Transponder

Incorporating arcane technology found in suits of Terminator armour, this unassuming device allows the bearer to be teleported accurately into the thick of battle from their orbiting spacecraft.

The bearer has the Teleport Strike ability.


Antiquity Relics

An ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHARACTER model of Heroic rank or higher can be given one of the following Antiquity Relics instead of one of the ones presented in the Warhammer 40,000 Core Book. Add 1 to a unit's total Crusade points for each Antiquity Relic it has - this is in addition to the + 1 from gaining a Battle Honour, for a total of +2.

Paragon blade

This blade is a relic of the Great Crusade and is rumoured to have been crafted on Terra. It is now borne by only the greatest heroes of the Space Marine Chapters.

Model with a power sword, master-crafted power sword, relic blade, xenophase blade or executioner relic blade only. This Relic replaces the model's power sword, master-crafted power sword, relic blade, xenophase blade or executioner relic blade and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Paragon Blade
Paragon Blade
Melee
Melee
+2
-4
3

Standard of Righteous Hatred

This bloodstained banner lists the atrocities and injustices committed by the Emperor's foes, a reminder of the duty of the Adeptus Astartes to purge the stars of the heretic and the alien.

ANCIENT model only. Each time a friendly model is destroyed and make an attack as a result of the bearer's Astartes Banner ability, that attack scores a hit on a hit roll of 2+, irrespective of any modifiers.


Legendary Relics

An ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHARACTER model of Legendary rank can be given one of the following Legendary Relics instead of one of the ones presented in the Warharnmer 40,000 Core Book. In addition, in order to give a model a Legendary Relic, you must also pay 1 Requisition point (if you do not have enough Requisition points, you cannot give that model a Legendary Relic). Add an additional 2 to a unit's total Crusade points for each Legendary Relic it has - this is in addition to the +1 from gaining a Battle Honour, for a total of +3.

Vortex Bolts

Crafted long ago in forges lost to the mist of time, these immensely rare rounds create a miniature vortex within the target upon their detonation. Such an event causes catastrophic damage to even the largest enemies, and psykers who miraculously survive are driven mad by the creatures of the warp that flow from the tear in reality.

Model with a bolt weapon only. When you select this Relic, select one bolt weapon the bearer is equipped with. Once per battle, when the bearer shoots with that weapon, you can choose for it to fire a vortex bolt. If you do, you can only make one attack with that weapon, but if it scores a hit, the target suffers D3+3 mortal wounds and the attack sequence ends. In addition, until the end of the battle, subtract 1 from Psychic tests taken for a PSYKER unit hit by a vortex bolt.

Relic of the Primarch

In the deepest vaults of every Chapter are ancient relics inherited from the personal wargear of their genejather. Only in the direst circumstances are these brought to the battlefield to inspire battle-brothers to even greater deeds; if these relics were to be lost, it would be a tragedy on par with the blackest days in the Chapter's history.

Once per battle, in your Command phase, the bearer can unveil the Relic of the Primarch. If it does so, then until the start of your next Command phase:

  • Add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of models in <CHAPTER> units (excluding PRIMARCH models) that were within 6" of this model when it unveiled the relic.
  • Each time a model in a <CHAPTER> unit (excluding PRIMARCH models) that was within 6" of this model when it unveiled the relic makes a melee attack, add 1 to that attack's hit roll.
If the bearer is destroyed, then after removing it from play, replace it with an additional objective marker to represent the Relic of the Primarch (set it up as close as possible to the centre of the model's base before it is removed). You immediately gain the Recover the Relic Agenda (below), in addition to any other Agendas that are being used for this battle:

RECOVER THE RELIC
Adeptus Astartes Agenda

The loss of one of the Primarch's priceless relics is an unthinkable shame that cannot be allowed to pass.

If you control the Relic of the Primarch objective marker at the end of the battle, you can select one unit that is within 3" of that objective marker; that unit gains 3 experience points. If you do not control that objective marker at the end of the battle, then you lose 10 victory points (to a minimum of 0).


Blood Angels Chapter Approved Rules

If every model in your army (excluding AGENT OF THE IMPERIUM and UNALIGNED units) has the BLOOD ANGELS keyword, and your WARLORD has the BLOOD ANGELS keyword, you can, if you are playing a matched play battle that instructs you to select secondary objectives (e.g. a mission from the Eternal War mission pack in the Warhammer 40,000 Core Book), select one of them to be from the BLOOD ANGELS secondary objectives listed below.

Like all other secondary objectives, each of the secondary objectives listed below has a category, and they follow all the normal rules for secondary objectives (for example, when you select secondary objectives, you cannot choose more than one from each category, you can score no more than 15 victory points from each secondary objective you select during the mission etc.).

Purge the Enemy

BLADE OF SANGUINIUS
End Game Objective

Sanguinius would often soar above the battlefield on his angelic wings before plunging down to eliminate enemy commanders in single combat. In the millennia since his death, many Blood Angels heroes have taken on this role, decapitating the enemy command structure at the onset of battle.

At the start of your first Command phase, you must select one BLOOD ANGELS CHARACTER model from your army to issue a challenge and your opponent must select one CHARACTER model from their army to accept that challenge. If either player does not have a CHARACTER model, they must instead select their WARLORD.

Score 5 victory points at the end of the battle for each of the following conditions that have been satisfied:
  • The model that accepted the challenge was destroyed.
  • The model that accepted the challenge was destroyed by a melee attack.
  • The model that accepted the challenge was destroyed by a melee attack made by the model that issued the challenge.

No Mercy, No Respite

FURY OF THE LOST
Progressive Objective

The warriors of the Death Company are forsaken, their lives given up in explosions of violence, slaying as many of the foe as possible before their inevitable demise at the heart of the enemy force.

Score 3 victory points at the end of your turn if one or more enemy units have been destroyed by a DEATH COMPANY unit from your army this turn.
DEATH FROM ABOVE
Progressive Objective

The Blood Angels descend from on high like the angels of myth, landing in the midst of the foe and laying waste to enemy armies with bolter and blade. These deadly interventions ensure not even the oppositions commanders can find safe haven from their wrath.

Score 2 victory points at the end of your turn if any enemy units were destroyed by a BLOOD ANGELS unit from your army that was set up on the battlefield in the Reinforcements step of any of your Movement phases. If any of those enemy units were a CHARACTER unit, score 3 victory points instead.

Battlefield Supremacy

RELENTLESS ASSAULT
Progressive Objective

The Blood Angels are loathe to resort to the defensive strategies favoured by other Chapters, preferring to take the fight to the foe by way of decisive strikes into the heart of the oppositions lines. To the Blood Angels, enemy territory must be taken and held firmly by their forces, the opponent left with nowhere to hide.

Score 4 victory points at the end of your turn if there are more BLOOD ANGELS units from your army in the enemy deployment zone than there are enemy units in your deployment zone.

Blood Angels Crusade Rules

In this section you’ll find additional rules for playing Crusade battles with Blood Angels, such as Agendas, Requisitions and Crusade Relics that are bespoke to Blood Angels units. You can find out more about Crusade armies in the Warhammer 40,000 Core Book.

Agendas

If your Crusade army includes any BLOOD ANGELS units, you can select one Agenda from the Blood Angels Agendas, listed below. This is a new Category of Agendas, and follows all the normal rules for Agendas (for example, when you select Agendas, you cannot choose more than one Blood Angels Agenda).

AN HONOURABLE DEATH IN BATTLE
Blood Angels Agenda

On the eve of war, battle-brothers may succumb to the madness of the Black Rage. Such souls are sent forth to fight with great honour, to seek out a clean death against insurmountable odds and so be remembered eternally in the Chapter’s histories. Those few who survive the battle, and neither perish from their wounds or the mercy of the Redeemer of the Lost, are taken back to Baal and locked away to howl in rage as the madness consumes their mind. Such an ignoble fate brings only sorrow to the Chapter.

When you select this Agenda, select one DEATH COMPANY unit from your army (excluding named characters).
  • If that DEATH COMPANY unit is destroyed during the battle, you can remove that unit from your Order of Battle. If you do, each other BLOOD ANGELS unit from your army gains 1 experience point and you gain 1 additional Requisition point.
  • If that DEATH COMPANY unit is not destroyed during the battle, and your Crusade army does not include an ASTORATH model, you do not gain the 1 Requisition point after that battle has been completed.
PURITY THROUGH BLOODSHED
Blood Angels Agenda

The curse of the Blood Angels can become a potent weapon if tempered with discipline and control. By holding tight to the Chapter’s noble ideals, warriors with sufficient force of will can harness the fury and bloodhunger of the Red Thirst without succumbing to its darkest excesses.

When you select this Agenda, select one BLOOD ANGELS unit from your army (excluding DEATH COMPANY units).
  • At the end of the battle, that unit gains a number of experience points equal to its ‘enemy units destroyed by melee weapons during this battle’ tally (to a maximum of 5 experience points).
  • If this unit has at least 2 marks on its ‘enemy units destroyed by melee weapons during this battle’ tally, and it passes its Black Rage test after the battle, that unit loses 1 Flaw point (to a minimum of 0).
VALOUR OF THE ANGELS
Blood Angels Agenda

There are few warriors as noble as the sons of Sanguinius. However, to be a hero of the Imperium is to walk a path towards a martyr’s death. The Blood Angels are no strangers to self-sacrifice; the only question is how many foes they can lay low before that fate finally arrives.

If you select this Agenda, keep a Valour of the Angels tally for each BLOOD ANGELS CHARACTER unit from your army (excluding DEATH COMPANY CHARACTER units). Add 1 to a unit’s tally each time it does one of the following:
  • It performs a Heroic Intervention.
  • It destroys an enemy CHARACTER, MONSTER or WARLORD model with a melee weapon.
  • It is destroyed by an enemy unit.*
At the end of the battle, each unit gains a number of experience points equal to its Valour of the Angels tally.

*If a BLOOD ANGELS CHARACTER unit (excluding named characters) is destroyed during the battle, you can remove that unit from your Order of Battle instead of taking an Out of Action test for it. If you do, each other BLOOD ANGELS unit from your army gains 1 experience point.
SEARCH FOR THE CURE
Blood Angels Agenda

The Sanguinary Priesthood investigates every avenue that might lead to a cure to the Flaw. This duty often sees them journeying to forgotten worlds, in search of forbidden archeotech from the Dark Age of Technology.

Keep a Search for the Cure tally for each BLOOD ANGELS APOTHECARY unit in your army. Add 1 to a unit’s Search for the Cure tally each time it completes the Search for the Cure action (see below). If you selected this Agenda, then BLOOD ANGELS APOTHECARY units from your army can attempt the following action, as described in the Warhammer 40,000 Core Book:

Search for the Cure (Action): One BLOOD ANGELS APOTHECARY unit from your army can start to perform this action at the end of your Movement phase if it is within 3" of an objective marker that has not yet been searched (see below) and no enemy units (excluding AIRCRAFT units) are within 3" of that objective marker. The Action is completed at the end of the turn. If completed, that objective marker is said to have been searched.

At the end of the battle, if the combined Search for the Cure tallies from all your units is 3 or more, then each BLOOD ANGELS APOTHECARY unit from your army earns 3 experience points.

Requisitions

If your Crusade force includes any BLOOD ANGELS units, you can spend Requisition points (RPs) on any of the following Requisitions in addition to those presented in the Warhammer 40,000 Core Book and Codex: Space Marines.

DESCENT INTO MADNESS1RP

On the eve of battle, a Blood Angels warrior may be gripped by apocalyptic visions as the Black Rage takes hold. Such a battle-brother is lost to the Chapter, sent forth to seek death on the battlefield rather than face the ignominious decline into bestial madness.

Purchase this Requisition at any time. Select one BLOOD ANGELS CAPTAIN or BLOOD ANGELS LIEUTENANT model from your Order of Battle that has 2 or more Flaw points (you cannot select a unit that has the DEATH COMPANY keyword). That model is inducted into the Death Company, as described here; make a note on that unit’s Crusade card and increase its Power Rating accordingly. You cannot purchase this Requisition if doing so would cause your total Power Level to exceed your Crusade forces Supply Limit.
CUSTODIAN OF THE LOST1RP

The most skilled Chaplains of the Blood Angels can harness the anger that resides within their battle-brothers without allowing it to boil over and consume their psyches, halting - for a time at least - the onset of the Black Rage.

Purchase this Requisition when a BLOOD ANGELS CHAPLAIN model from your army gains the Battle-hardened rank. Increase that model’s Crusade points total by 1, and make a note on that unit’s Crusade card that it now has the following ability: ‘Custodian of the Lost: If this model is part of your Crusade army, you can re-roll one failed Black Rage test taken at the end of that battle.’
NOBLE HERITAGE1RP

The Blood Angels are amongst the longest-lived of all the Space Marines, echoing the physical perfection of Sanguinius. Their Primarch’s spiritual might also flows in their veins, its potency only increasing as years pass.

Purchase this Requisition at any time. Select one BLOOD ANGELS CHARACTER unit from your Order of Battle with 71 or more experience points. You cannot select a unit with the DEATH COMPANY keyword, and each unit can only be selected for this Requisition once. The selected unit gains one additional Battle Trait (if the unit is a PSYKER, it instead gains one Psychic Fortitude, as described in the Warhammer 40,000 Core Book). This does not count towards the maximum number of Battle Honours a unit can have.
BLOOD CLEANSING2RP

The sons of Sanguinius have been known to slumber inside sarcophagi that purify their blood as they rest. The Sanguinary Priests hope that in doing so they can slow the process of degeneration brought on by the Flaw, but all are aware that such measures are at best only temporary.

Purchase this Requisition at any time. Select one BLOOD ANGELS INFANTRY or BLOOD ANGELS BIKER unit from your Order of Battle that has 1 or more Flaw points (you cannot select a unit that has the DEATH COMPANY keyword). That unit loses 1 Flaw point. Each unit can only be selected for this Requisition once (we recommend making a note on the unit’s Crusade card).

The Flaw

If your Crusade force includes any BLOOD ANGELS units, you must keep an additional note of each unit’s Flaw points on its Crusade card. Named characters and DEATH COMPANY units do not accrue Flaw points (they have either mastered the Black Rage or are already lost to it). If a model is replaced as the result of using the Even in Death I Still Serve, or Rubicon Primaris Requisitions, transfer that unit’s current number of Flaw points to its new Crusade card.

Black Rage Tests

The Blood Angels harness the Red Thirst in battle, but the bloodshed, if not controlled, can hasten the onset of the Black Rage.

After each battle, you must take a Black Rage test for every unit from your army. To do so, roll one D6 and compare the result to that unit’s ‘enemy units destroyed with melee weapons during this battle’ tally box. If the total result is equal to or less than the tally, that Black Rage test is failed and that unit gains 1 Flaw point.

Each time a unit gains its third Flaw point, you must immediately roll 3D6: if the result is less than that unit’s Leadership characteristic, then that unit has kept control and its Flaw points are reduced by 1. If the result equals or exceeds that unit’s Leadership characteristic, then a battle-brother in that unit succumbs to the Black Rage.
  • If a CAPTAIN or LIEUTENANT unit succumbs to the Black Rage, you must either remove that unit from your Order of Battle or immediately use the Descent Into Madness Requisition on that model (if you do, it costs you 0RP).
  • If any other CHARACTER unit (excluding DREADNOUGHT units) succumbs to the Black Rage, remove that unit from your Order of Battle. If you wish, you can replace it with a DEATH COMPANY LIEUTENANT unit from the same Chapter (but only if doing so would not cause your total Power Level to exceed your Crusade force’s Supply Limit). The new LIEUTENANT unit must have the PRIMARIS keyword if the unit it replaced had the PRIMARIS keyword (otherwise the new unit must not have the PRIMARIS keyword). The new LIEUTENANT unit starts with the same number of experience points as the unit it replaced and gains the appropriate number of Battle Honours for its rank.
  • If a DREADNOUGHT unit succumbs to the Black Rage, remove that unit from your Order of Battle. If you wish, you can replace it with a DEATH COMPANY DREADNOUGHT unit from the same Chapter (but only if doing so would not cause your total Power Level to exceed your Crusade forces Supply Limit). The new unit starts with the same number of experience points as the unit it replaced and gains the appropriate number of Battle Honours for its rank.
  • If any other unit succumbs to the Black Rage, that unit immediately suffers a Devastating Blow result, as described in the Warhammer 40,000 Core Book (if the unit failed an Out of Action test and you chose for them to suffer a Devastating Blow result, that unit will lose a total of 2D6 experience points). That unit’s Flaw points are then reduced by 1.

Damned Souls

The Death Company is comprised of warriors with countless years of battle experience, making the Chapters loss even more sorrowful. Such combatants fight their final battle in the name of Sanguinius, but the Flaw is such that there will always be more battle-brothers to replace these fallen souls.

The following rules apply to DEATH COMPANY MARINES and DEATH COMPANY INTERCESSORS units in your Crusade force:
  • DEATH COMPANY MARINES and DEATH COMPANY INTERCESSORS units do not gain experience points. They are also assumed to pass any Out of Action tests they are required to take (no dice is rolled), and so never accrue Battle Scars.
  • When you muster a Crusade army, each time you include a DEATH COMPANY MARINES or DEATH COMPANY INTERCESSORS units in your army, select one Battle Trait for that unit and note it on your army roster. That unit has that Battle Trait until the end of the battle and is considered to have a Crusade points value of 1 for that battle.
  • Each time a BLOOD ANGELS PRIMARIS unit (excluding CHARACTER units) from your Crusade force succumbs to the Black Rage, you can select one DEATH COMPANY INTERCESSORS unit from your Crusade force. If you do, then make a note on that unit’s Crusade card - if, the next time you muster a Crusade army, you include that unit in your army, select two Battle Traits for that unit instead of one, noting both down on your army roster. That unit has both Battle Traits until the end of the battle and is considered to have a Crusade points value of 2.
  • Each time a BLOOD ANGELS unit (excluding CHARACTER or DREADNOUGHTS units) from your Crusade force succumbs to the Black Rage, you can select one DEATH COMPANY MARINES unit from your Crusade force. If you do, then make a note on that unit’s Crusade card - if, the next time you muster a Crusade army, you include that unit in your army, select two Battle Traits for that unit instead of one, noting both down on your army roster. That unit has both Battle Traits until the end of the battle and is considered to have a Crusade points value of 2.

Fallen Heroes

It is a tragedy when one of the Chapters noblest stars falls to the Black Rage. Such a hero’s travails will soon come to an end: their destiny either to meet death in battle, to be granted the Emperor’s mercy or, if truly unfortunate, to be taken to the Tower ofAmareo.

The following rules apply to DEATH COMPANY CHARACTER and DEATH COMPANY DREADNOUGHT units in your Crusade force:
  • DEATH COMPANY CHARACTER and DEATH COMPANY DREADNOUGHT units never gain experience points.
  • DEATH COMPANY CAPTAIN units can never have an Honorific. If a unit has an Honorific and subsequently gains the DEATH COMPANY keyword, it immediately loses that Honorific.
  • DEATH COMPANY CHARACTER units can never be upgraded to the Chapter Command. If a unit has already been upgraded so, it immediately loses that upgrade and all associated abilities, Relics, Warlord Traits etc.
  • You cannot use any Requisitions to upgrade or otherwise alter DEATH COMPANY CHARACTER or DEATH COMPANY DREADNOUGHT units (e.g. Rearm and Resupply, Even in Death I Still Serve, Rubicon Primaris).
  • DEATH COMPANY CHARACTER and DEATH COMPANY DREADNOUGHT units cannot use or benefit from any rules that enable you to ignore or re-roll failed Out of Action tests.
  • If a DEATH COMPANY CHARACTER or DEATH COMPANY DREADNOUGHT unit ever fails an Out of Action test, that unit is removed from your Order of Battle.

Crusade Relics

When a Blood Angels Character gains a Crusade Relic, you can instead select one of the Relics listed below. All the usual rules for selecting Crusade Relics apply.

Artificer Relics

A BLOOD ANGELS CHARACTER model can be given one of the following Artificer Relics instead of one of the ones presented in the Warhammer 40,000 Core Book.

Blade of Judgement

This enormous hand-and-a-half sword was forged by Sardanus Forell, a Judiciar who later became High Chaplain.

Model with power sword, master-crafted power sword, relic blade or executioner relic blade only. This Relic replaces the bearer’s power sword, master-crafted power sword, relic blade or executioner relic blade and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Blade of Judgement
Blade of Judgement
Melee
Melee
x2
-3
3
Abilities: Each time an attack is made with this weapon against a CHARACTER unit, you can re-roll the hit roll.

Decimator

This exquisite rifle unleashes an unending storm of fire. Decimator’s recoil dampers, and the twinned machine spirits overseeing its cyclic mechanisms, are the result of decades (and lives) expended in the bowels of Mars’ forge temples, while each individually crafted shell is inscribed with the Versus Decimatus from the Codex Astartes.

Model with master-crafted auto bolt rifle only. This Relic replaces a master-crafted auto bolt rifle and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Decimator
Decimator
24"
Assault 3
5
-1
2
Abilities: Each time an attack is made with this weapon, that attack automatically hits the target.

Hood of Baal

This psychic hood has served the Blood Angels for millennia. Every inch of its surface is inscribed with the sayings of Sanguinius, written in filigree of the purest gold, and decorated with bloodstone gems and miniature hand-painted scenes of the Chapters most glorious victories. Such is its power that even during the peak of Hive Fleet Leviathans assault against the Blood Angels’ home world, the Librarian wearing it could use the full extent of their powers despite the Shadow in the Warp.

LIBRARIAN or LIBRARIAN DREADNOUGHT model only.

  • Add 6" to the range of the bearers Psychic Hood ability.
  • Each time a Psychic test is taken for the bearer, you can ignore any or all modifiers to that test.


Antiquity Relics

A BLOOD ANGELS CHARACTER model of Heroic rank or higher can be given one of the following Antiquity Relics instead of one of the ones presented in the Warhammer 40,000 Core Book. Add 1 to a unit’s total Crusade points for each Antiquity Relic it has - this is in addition to the +1 from gaining a Battle Honour, for a total of +2.

Figure of Death

Chaplain Umbrael served with the Chapter over two millennia ago. His bombastic sermons, amplified through vox units in his armour, accompanied a visceral aura of dread around the black-clad warrior. It is claimed that Umbrael’s sculpted crozius arcanum, the Figure of Death, became so infused with the fear he embodied that to face a Chaplain wielding it today is to face terror itself.

CHAPLAIN model with crozius arcanum only. This Relic replaces a crozius arcanum and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Figure of Death
Figure of Death
Melee
Melee
+2
-2
2
Abilities: Each time a unit suffers a casualty from an attack made with this weapon, until the end of the turn, subtract 1 from the Leadership characteristic of models in that unit.

Chalice of Baal

This rough grail is carved from the very bedrock of Baal. While it cannot match the artifice of some other examples, it is nonetheless a precious relic of the Blood Angels, carried into battle by several of the greatest Sanguinary Priests in the history of the Chapter. When held aloft, it reminds the Blood Angels of that which they fight to protect.

SANGUINARY PRIEST model only. Increase the range of this model’s Blood Chalice ability to 9".

The Angel’s Wing

An ornate jump pack of great age and fame, the Angel’s Wing was originally made for Leonartas, Captain of the 8th Company in the waning years of M32. The jump pack was specially tailored to complement Leonartas’ reckless temperament, its machine spirit charged with safeguarding the wearer and his brothers on their way into battle. To this end, the Angel’s Wing incorporates oracleclass counter-ballistic augurs and collision-avoidance wards. These still function, millennia later, and allow the wearer to advance at speed while effortlessly avoiding incoming fire.

JUMP PACK model only.

  • Enemy models cannot fire Overwatch at the bearer.
  • You can re-roll charge rolls made for the bearer.


Legendary Relics

A BLOOD ANGELS CHARACTER model of Legendary rank can be given the following Legendary Relic instead of one of the ones presented in the Warhammer 40,000 Core Book. In addition, in order to give a model a Legendary Relic, you must also pay 1 Requisition point (if you do not have enough Requisition points, you cannot give that model a Legendary Relic). Add an additional 2 to a unit’s total Crusade points for each Legendary Relic it has - this is in addition to the +1 from gaining a Battle Honour, for a total of +3.

The Encarmine Warblade

This sword was carried by the Blood Angels’first captain, Raldoron, throughout the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy. In the millennia since Raldoron’s death, the Encarmine Warblade has been bequeathed to only the greatest champions of the Blood Angels, each time being returned to the vaults of the Arx Angelicum until a worthy warrior should once again arise.

Model with power sword, master-crafted power sword, relic blade or executioner relic blade only. The Encarmine Warblade replaces the bearer’s power sword, master-crafted power sword, relic blade or executioner relic blade and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
The Encarmine Warblade
The Encarmine Warblade
Melee
Melee
+2
-4
3
Abilities: Each time an attack is made with this weapon, on an unmodified wound roll of 6 the target suffers 2 mortal wounds in addition to any normal damage.


Honorifics

BLOOD ANGELS CAPTAIN units cannot be given the following Honorifics found in Codex: Space Marines: Master of the Keep; Master of the Arsenal; Master of the Fleet; Master of the Rites; Chief Victualler; Master of Relics. Instead you can choose from among the following Honorifics. These follow all the same rules as those presented in Codex: Space Marines.

If a CAPTAIN TYCHO unit is included in your Crusade army, it automatically gains the Master of Sacrifice Honorific, even though it cannot normally gain any Battle Honours. This does not increase its Crusade points.

SHIELD OF BAAL

The Shield of Baal protects the Blood Angels’ home world. He is responsible for all of the system’s security matters.

Once per battle, if this unit is on the battlefield, you can use one Battle Tactic Stratagem twice during the same phase, instead of only once.

MASTER OF SACRIFICE

This warrior lists all Blood Angels fallen in battle. Such reverence and care inspires the sons of Sanguinius around him.

  • Once per battle, if this unit is on the battlefield, when you use the Angel’s Sacrifice Stratagem, that Stratagem costs 0 Command points.
  • If this unit is part of your Crusade army, then each time a unit from your army fails an Out of Action test, that unit loses 1 Flaw point (to a minimum of 0).

LORD ADJUDICATOR

The Lord Adjudicator is a golden exemplar of the Chapters noble values. He must be, for by them does he judge his battle-brothers.

Once per battle, if this unit is on the battlefield, when you use an Epic Deed Stratagem, that Stratagem costs 0 Command points.

CALLER OF THE FIRES

The Caller of the Fires recognises the Flaw's power, and seeks to inspire his battle-brothers to unleash it in a controlled manner.

  • Once per battle, if this unit is on the battlefield, when you use the Red Rampage Stratagem, that Stratagem costs 0 Command points.
  • If this unit is part of your Crusade army, then after each battle, each time you take a Black Rage test for a unit from your army, you can add 1 to the result.

LORD OF SKYFALL

Situated at the edge of the Baal System, Skyfall is a gigantic spacedock in the form of an angel stood astride a globe. The Lord of Skyfall is responsible for its defence and administration.

  • Once per battle, if this unit is on the battlefield, when you use either the Descent of Angels or Upon Wings of Fire Stratagem, that Stratagem costs 0 Command points.
  • If this unit is part of your Crusade force, then the Rearm and Resupply and Repair and Recuperate Requisitions cost 0 Requisition points, but only if they are used on an AIRCRAFT unit from the same Chapter as this unit.

MASTER OF SIEGES

The Master of Sieges is the Chapter’s expert in bringing down the walls of enemy fortifications.

If this unit is part of your Crusade army and you are the Attacker, then you start the battle with an additional D3 Command points (if your opponents army includes any units with the Fortifications Battlefield Role, you start the battle with an additional 3 Command points instead).


Chapter Relics

If your army is led by an ADEPTUS ASTARTES WARLORD, you can, when mustering your army, give one of the following Chapter Relics to an ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHARACTER model from your army. Named characters and VEHICLE models cannot be given any of the following Relics.

When a model from your army is given a Chapter Relic, replace all instances of the <CHAPTER> keyword in that Relics rules (if any) with the name of the Chapter that your model is drawn from.

Note that some Relics replace one of the models existing items of wargear. Where this is the case, you must, if you are using points values, still pay the cost of the wargear that is being replaced. Write down any Chapter Relics your models have on your army roster.

BELLICOS BOLT RIFLE

The forge world of Bellicos was a hidden weapons-testing facility given dispensation to practise near heretical levels of technological innovation. Before it was swallowed by the Great Rift, the planet managed to dispatch a single cargo hauler containing prototype bolt rifles of an incredibly advanced pattern. These weapons are regarded with a borderline religious reverence for their bellicose lethality, and to wield one is considered a paramount honour.

Model equipped with a master-crafted auto bolt rifle only. This Relic replaces a master-crafted auto bolt rifle and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Bellicos bolt rifle
Bellicos bolt rifle
24"
Assault 4
5
-1
2

BENEDICTION OF FURY

Borne on a dozen bloody and hard-fought crusades, this weapons unique empathokinetic circuitry has absorbed the bellicosity and righteous wrath of every Chaplain who has ever wielded it. As a result, it now strikes with the force of a thunderbolt.

CHAPLAIN model only. This Relic replaces a Crozius Arcanum and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Benediction of Fury
Benediction of Fury
Melee
Melee
+2
-2
3
Abilities: Each time an attack is made with this weapon, an unmodified wound roll of 6 inflicts 1 mortal wound on the target in addition to any normal damage.

GHOSTWEAVE CLOAK

Hand-stitched by blinded servitors and anointed with the distilled blood of a thousand sentries who failed at their posts, this cloak contains strands of mnemothread spun from a thrice-blessed dataloom imbued with obfuscatory data-spirits. It throws up a field of techno-spiritual dissonance that veils its wearer from sight and sensors, allowing them to slip across the battlefield like a wraith.

PHOBOS model with a camo cloak only.
  • Each time the bearer makes a Normal Move, Advances or Falls Back, it can move across models as if they were not there.
  • Each time an attack is made against the bearer, subtract 1 from that attacks hit roll.

LAMENT

Dark rumours abound that this weapon is so cruel of essence that those who wield it doom themselves as surely as those who fall under their sights. It is telling of the Space Marines’ selfless courage that they utilise the weapon regardless.

Model equipped with a master-crafted stalker bolt rifle only. This Relic replaces a master-crafted stalker bolt rifle and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Lament
Lament
36"
Heavy 1
5
-2
3
Abilities: Each time an attack is made with this weapon, if the attack successfully wounds the target, it inflicts 1 mortal wound on the target in addition to any normal damage.

PRIMARCH’S WRATH

The ancient boltgun known as the Primarch’s Wrath is believed to have come from the personal weapons collection of Roboute Guilliman himself. Perhaps the finest example of its kind ever crafted, it has dispensed thunderous death to the foes of Mankind for millennia. Chased in Theldrite moonsilver and inscribed in microscopic lettering with every treatise on tactics that Guilliman ever penned, this weapon’s quality is such that it allows its wielder to sweep away great swathes of the enemy with a storm of armour-piercing, fragmenting bolts.

Model equipped with a boltgun, master-crafted boltgun or special issue bolt carbine only. This Relic replaces a boltgun, master-crafted boltgun or special issue bolt carbine and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Primarch’s Wrath
Primarch’s Wrath
24"
Rapid Fire 2
5
-2
2

PURGATORUS

This bolt pistol is a true work of the artificers art. Since its forging in M35, many battle-brothers have used the pistol to purge traitors, tyrants and heretics from the Emperor’s realm. The weapon’s machine spirit is wrathful, its aim inescapable; in many ways, Purgatorus epitomises the very warriors who wield it.

Model equipped with a bolt pistol, heavy bolt pistol, master-crafted special issue bolt pistol or absolvor bolt pistol only. This Relic replaces a bolt pistol, heavy bolt pistol, master-crafted special issue bolt pistol or absolvor bolt pistol and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Purgatorus
Purgatorus
18"
Pistol 3
5
-3
2

RELIQUARY OF GATHALAMOR

By the time the Indomitus Crusade reached the world of Gathalamor, daemonic hordes had already carved a bloody path across much of the planet. Its final defence was led by Knight Centura Ordela Grendoth, whose null-field was anathema to the warp creatures. Gathalamor was liberated by Guilliman, but Grendoth was slain in the battle. Her bones have since been placed inside a reliquary that now possesses a fraction of her power.

PRIMARIS model only. The bearer has the following ability:
Reliquary of Gathalamor (Aura): While an enemy PSYKER unit is within 18" of the bearer, subtract 1 from Psychic tests taken for that unit, and each time a Psychic test is failed for that unit, roll one D6: on a 4+, that unit suffers D3 mortal wounds.’

STANDARD OF THE EMPEROR ASCENDANT

Woven from threads of spun adamantine in the early days of the Unification of Terra, this banner was carried at the head of the Emperors guard. It is said that its constant proximity to the Master of Mankind has imbued within it indelible traces of his psychic signature. Whatever the truth of this, its presence is a constant inspiration to those loyal to the Emperors cause, instilling them with valour and determination even as their foes quail in its presence.

ANCIENT model only.
  • Add 3" to the range of the bearer’s Astartes Banner ability.
  • Each time a Morale test is taken for a friendly <CHAPTER> CORE unit within range of the bearers Astartes Banner ability, you can re-roll that test.

TEETH OF TERRA

The origins of the Teeth of Terra lie shrouded in mystery. Mentions of this large, obsidian-toothed chainsword can be found dotted throughout the histories of many Space Marine Chapters, yet the weapon itself can be traced to no artisans hand, nor can it be found in any Chapter’s Armoury save in times of the greatest need. What is certain is that, when wielded in battle by a true hero of the Imperium, the Teeth of Terra strikes with the force of a thunderbolt, leaving a bloody trail of broken bodies in its wake.

Model equipped with an Astartes chainsword only. This Relic replaces an Astartes chainsword and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Teeth of Terra
Teeth of Terra
Melee
Melee
+1
-2
2
Abilities: Each time the bearer fights, it makes 3 additional attacks with this weapon.

THE ARMOUR INDOMITUS

The Armour lndomitus was forged long before the Horus Heresy. Unlike theplasteel and ceramite of normal power armour, the artefact is made from plates of raw adamantine, making it all but unbreachable by conventional weaponry. When rained upon with heavier fire, the Armour lndomitus manifests a shimmering force field, the secrets of which have long been lost to modern artificers.

  • Add 1 to the Wounds characteristic of the bearer.
  • The bearer has a Save characteristic of 2+.
  • Once per battle, before making a saving throw for the bearer, it can activate its armours force field. If it does, then until the end of the phase, the bearer has a 3+ invulnerable save.

THE BURNING BLADE

This ancient broadsword is so large and dense that no mere Human could lift it, let alone wield it in battle. It was recovered from the wreckage of Horus’ battle barge, the only unblemished artefact in a chamber crawling with the filthy taint of Chaos. Some artificers have posited that it is the Master of Mankind’s greatness that shines out from its sacred steel. In the heat of battle, the sword blazes so brightly that it can melt through even the thickest armour.

Model equipped with a power sword or master-crafted power sword only. This Relic replaces a power sword or master-crafted power sword, and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
The Burning Blade
The Burning Blade
Melee
Melee
+3
-5
2

THE HONOUR VEHEMENT

A single stanza of script, the original of which was said to have been penned by the Emperor himself, the Honour Vehement is inscribed on thrice-blessed parchment and affixed with a purity seal upon its bearer's armour. So potent is the inspirational value of the Emperor’s own evocation that not only those who bear it, but all their battle-brothers are driven into a relentless killing fury.

The bearer has the following ability:
The Honour Vehement (Aura): While a friendly <CHAPTER> CORE unit is within 6" of the bearer, each time that unit fights, until that fight is resolved, add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of models in that unit. This is not cumulative with the additional attack granted by the Shock Assault ability.’

THE SHIELD ETERNAL

The Shield Eternal was a gift from Rogal Dorn to his seneschal during the dark days of the Horus Heresy. This magnificently worked storm shield is a bulwark against which all the wrath of a hateful galaxy can crash. Its warding powers turn aside the maleficent attentions of the witch and the daemon, safeguarding its wearer from mortal blows and perfidious warpcraft alike.

Model with a storm shield, relic shield or combat shield only. This Relic replaces a storm shield, relic shield or combat shield.
  • The bearer has a 4+ invulnerable save.
  • Add 1 to armour saving throws made for the bearer.
  • Each time the bearer would lose a wound, roll one D6: on a 5+, that wound is not lost.

THE VENGEFUL ARBITER

Sergeant Ricario Vicentius was a valiant warrior who served at Chapter Master Pedro Kantor’s side during the Battle for Traitor’s Gorge. Although he was eventually slain, it is reported he killed countless Orks despite being mortally wounded himself. After the battle, Chapter Master Kantor ordered the recovery and reissue of his bolt pistol, now named ‘the Vengeful Arbiter’ by his men, and it has served countless brothers from the Chapter since.

Model with bolt pistol only. The Vengeful Arbiter replaces the bearer’s bolt pistol and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
The Vengeful Arbiter
The Vengeful Arbiter
12"
Pistol 2
5
-1
2
Abilities: Each time an attack made with this weapon hits, you can immediately make one additional hit roll against that target using the same weapon. These bonus hit rolls cannot themselves generate any further hit rolls.

THE VOX ESPIRITUM

Developed by Archmagos Cawl, the Vox Espiritum is a powerful neural amplifier that causes its wearer’s voxed utterances to resonate on a modulated and heavily warded frequency. Though still highly experimental and not altogether safe, it allows its user to project their bellowed commands - and sometimes even unspoken mental imperatives - directly into the minds of friend and foe alike.

PRIMARIS model only. Add 3" to the range of the bearer’s aura abilities (to a maximum of 9"). This does not increase the range of aura abilities that are psychic powers.

TOME OF MALCADOR

Malcador the Sigillite was the trusted aide of the Emperor himself. The most potent Human psyker of the time, the tome he penned on the nature of reality enhances the mind of the reader.

LIBRARIAN model only. The bearer knows one additional psychic power from any discipline it has access to.

Relics of the Angels

If your army is led by a BLOOD ANGELS WARLORD, you can, when mustering your army, give one of the following Relics of the Angels to a BLOOD ANGELS CHARACTER model in your army instead of giving them a Relic from Codex: Space Marines. These are considered to be Chapter Relics for all rules purposes. Named characters and VEHICLE models cannot be given any of the following Relics.

Note that some Relics replace one of the model’s existing items of wargear. Where this is the case, you must, if you are using points values, still pay the cost of the wargear that is being replaced. Write down any Chapter Relics your models have on your army roster.

GALLIAN’S STAFF

The Librarian Donatus Gallian’s mind was a finely honed weapon. Aware of the damage his abilities could cause should he fall to the Flaw, he crafted a force stave to siphon off the fury of his Red Thirst, using it to bolster his manifested powers. Since his death, others have wielded Gallian’s Staff, though it must be used with caution - the staves hunger for emotion grows with every passing century.

Model equipped with force stave only.
  • The bearer gains the following ability: ‘Gallian’s Staff: Each time this model takes a Psychic test to manifest a psychic power from the Sanguinary discipline, add 1 to that Psychic test.’
  • This Relic replaces a force stave and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Gallian’s staff
Gallian’s staff
Melee
Melee
+3
-2
D3

HAMMER OF BAAL

This exquisite weapon was forged by master artisans several millennia ago. It was entrusted by Dante himself into Karlaen’s custody when he took up the mantle of Captain of the 1st Company. Since that day, it has been the doom of traitors and aliens beyond count from the worlds of the Cryptan Shield to the doomed planet of Amethal.

Model equipped with thunder hammer only. This Relic replaces a thunder hammer and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Hammer of Baal
Hammer of Baal
Melee
Melee
x2
-3
3

ICON OF THE ANGEL

Entrusted to one whose faith in the primogenitor is profound, the Icon of the Angel takes the form of a small shrine upon the bearer’s backpack. The bearer reminds his brothers of the heretics who fled after laying low the Angel, exhorting them to let no enemy escape their grasp again.

The bearer gains the following ability: ‘Icon of the Angel (Aura): While a friendly BLOOD ANGELS unit is within 6" of this model, you can re-roll charge rolls made for that unit.’

SEVERER

This monstrous chainsword has ended the fates of countless enemies of the Imperium. Tyrants, tainted war engines and hideous xenos have all felt its twin rows of blurring teeth.

FLESH TEARERS model equipped with Astartes chainsword only. This Relic replaces an Astartes chainsword and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Severer
Severer
Melee
Melee
+2
-2
2
Abilities: Each time an attack is made with this weapon, on an unmodified wound roll of 5+ the target suffers 1 mortal wound in addition to any normal damage.

THE CRIMSON PLATE

This ancient suit of Terminator armour is thought to have been worn by Amit, first Chapter Master of the Flesh Tearers. Its machine spirit retains that ferocious warriors battle-lust, and its microfibre bundles react with agility to the wearer's movements.

FLESH TEARERS TERMINATOR model only.
  • Add 1" to the bearer’s Move characteristic.
  • The bearer is eligible to charge in a turn in which it Advanced.
  • The bearer can move up to 4” when making pile-in and consolidation moves.

VISAGE OF DEATH

This exquisitely crafted mask is a thing of dark beauty to the Blood Angels, and a sign of impending doom to their enemies. The unchanging expression of the mask inspires fear and uncertainty even in confident enemies. They see no anger, pain or elation on the wearer’s face - clues as to the warriors state of mind in a duel.

  • Each time a melee attack is made against this unit, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
  • The bearer gains the following ability: ‘Visage of Death (Aura): While an enemy unit is within 3" of this model, it loses the Objective Secured ability and any similar abilities that allow it to control an objective marker regardless of the number of enemy models within range of that objective marker.’

WRATH OF BAAL

If this ancient banner was ever known by another name, it has long been lost to time. All surviving records refer to it only as the Wrath of Baal, for that is what its presence heralds. Where it flies, its depiction of Sanguinius framed by his angelic wings spurs his sons to leap further and higher. The teardrops of polished bloodstone remind them of their Primarch’s and Chapter’s sacrifice, and so they burn their jump packs hard, the swifter to bring the retribution of the Blood Angels down upon their foes.

SANGUINARY ANCIENT model only. The bearer gains the following ability: ‘Wrath of Baal (Aura): While a friendly BLOOD ANGELS JUMP PACK unit is within 6" of this model, each time that unit is selected to make a Normal Move, Advance or Fall Back, add 2" to that units Move characteristic until the end of the phase.’

Blood Angels Special-issue Wargear

If your army is led by a BLOOD ANGELS WARLORD or a WARLORD from a Blood Angels successor Chapter, you can, when mustering your army, give one of the following Special-issue Wargear Relics to a BLOOD ANGELS CHARACTER model in your army, or a CHARACTER model in your army that is drawn from a Blood Angels successor Chapter, instead of giving them a Relic from Codex: Space Marines. These are considered to be Chapter Relics for all rules purposes. Named characters and VEHICLE models cannot be given any of the following Relics.

Note that some Relics replace one of the model’s existing items of wargear. Where this is the case, you must, if you are using points values, still pay the cost of the wargear that is being replaced. Write down any Chapter Relics your models have on your army roster.

ADAMANTINE MANTLE

These flowing cloaks are laced through with threads of braided adamantine. When combined with armour and energy fields, it has been shown time and again that these symbols of office are proof against even the very strongest attacks.

Each time the bearer would lose a wound, roll one D6: on a 5+, that wound is not lost.

ARCHANGEL’S SHARD

When Sanguinius battled Horus, his magnificent blade was tragically shattered against the Warmaster’s profane battleplate. The shards were gathered up and new swords forged to incorporate them, each one gifted to a different successor Chapter.

Model equipped with power sword or master-crafted power sword only. This Relic replaces a power sword or master-crafted power sword and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Archangel’s shard
Archangel’s shard
Melee
Melee
+2
-4
2
Abilities: Each time an attack made with this weapon is allocated to a model in a CHAOS unit, that attack has a Damage characteristic of 3. Each time an attack made with this weapon is allocated to a model in a CHAOS MONSTER unit, that attack has a Damage characteristic of 4.

ARTIFICER ARMOUR

Crafted by the finest artificers of the Chapter, these ornately detailed suits of armour provide superior protective capabilities that rival even Terminator plate. All who set eyes upon the wearers know that honoured champions of the Imperium stand before them.

The bearer has a Save characteristic of 2+ and a 5+ invulnerable save.

DIGITAL WEAPONS

Digital weapons are concealed lasers fitted into finger rings, bionic implants or the knuckles of a power-armoured gauntlet. In the case of the Blood Angels they are known to be, in themselves, items of great beauty fashioned with immense care. Short-ranged and powerful, they are typically triggered in the midst of melee in order to blast the enemy from an unexpected angle.

Each time the bearer fights, it can make 1 additional attack using the close-combat weapon profile. If that attack scores a hit, the target suffers 1 mortal wound and the attack sequence ends.

FLESHRENDER GRENADES

These red spheres contain small servo-automata ringed with multiple circular gyro-saws like miniature astrolabes. They follow limited logic paths to tear apart anything nearby in fountains of blood before their power runs out.

Model equipped with frag grenades only. This Relic replaces frag grenades and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Fleshrender Grenades
Fleshrender Grenades
6"
Grenade D3
5
-3
2
Abilities: Blast. Each time an attack is made with this weapon, the target does not receive the benefits of Light Cover against that attack.

GLEAMING PINIONS

Appearing as merely beautifully sculpted wings adorning the bearer’s jump pack, these rare artefacts contain hundreds of micro-servos connected to individual ceramite feathers and planar surfaces. With such aerodynamic control, the wearer can twist and bank at incredible speeds, turning heavenward soars into stooping dives in a heartbeat.

JUMP PACK model only.
  • The bearer is eligible to charge in a turn in which it Fell Back.
  • You can re-roll charge rolls made for the bearer.

MASTER-CRAFTED WEAPON

Though virtually every weapon wielded by the Blood Angels is a fine piece of art as pleasing to the eye as it is effective at slaying the Emperor’s foes, within this noble brotherhood there are warriors whose skills at the forge are incredible indeed. Their creations are so beautiful they can induce tears, yet they remain ruthlessly effective.

When you give a model this Relic, select one weapon that model is equipped with (this cannot be a Relic or a weapon whose profile includes the word ‘master-crafted’). Add 1 to the Damage characteristic of that weapon. That weapon is considered to be a Chapter Relic.

QUAKE BOLTS

Each quake bolt is crafted individually by a Magos of the Adeptus Mechanicus and contains a warhead that emits a pulsed shock wave. Anyone caught in the vicinity is thrown from their feet, becoming easy prey for assault units.

When you give a model this Relic, select one bolt weapon that model is equipped with. When that model is chosen to shoot with, you can choose for that weapon to fire a quake bolt. If you do, you can only make one attack with that weapon, but if a hit is scored, the target unit is felled until the end of the turn in addition to any normal damage. Each time a melee attack is made against a unit that is felled, add 1 to that attacks hit roll.

Wargear

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

COMBI-WEAPONS

 • Combi-flamer

 • Combi-grav

 • Combi-melta

 • Combi-plasma

 • Storm bolter

DREADNOUGHT WEAPONS

 • Heavy plasma cannon

 • Helfrost cannon1

 • Multi-melta

 • Twin lascannon

1 Only models from the Space Wolves Chapter (or one of its successor Chapters) can be equipped with this weapon.

HEAVY WEAPONS

 • Grav-cannon

 • Heavy bolter

 • Heavy flamer1

 • Lascannon

 • Missile launcher

 • Multi-melta

 • Plasma cannon

1 Only models from the Deathwatch Chapter or the Blood Angels Chapter (or one of its successor Chapters) can be equipped with this weapon.

MELEE WEAPONS

 • Astartes chainsword

 • Lightning claw

 • Power axe

 • Power fist

 • Power maul

 • Power sword

 • Thunder hammer

PISTOLS

 • Bolt pistol

 • Hand flamer1

 • Grav-pistol

 • Inferno pistol1

 • Plasma pistol

1 Only models from the Deathwatch Chapter or the Blood Angels Chapter (or one of its successor Chapters) can be equipped with this weapon.

SPECIAL WEAPONS

 • Flamer

 • Grav-gun

 • Meltagun

 • Plasma gun

SERGEANT WEAPONS

 • Bolt pistol

 • Boltgun*

 • Chainsword

 • Combi-flamer*

 • Combi-grav*

 • Combi-melta*

 • Combi-plasma*

 • Grav-pistol

 • Lightning claw

 • Plasma pistol

 • Power axe

 • Power fist

 • Power maul

 • Power sword

 • Storm bolter*

 • Thunder hammer (cannot be chosen by a Sternguard Veteran Sergeant)

* A model cannot be equipped with more than one weapon marked with an asterisk.

TERMINATOR COMBI-WEAPONS

 • Combi-plasma

 • Combi-flamer

 • Combi-melta

 • Storm bolter

MELEE WEAPONS (LEGENDARY)

 • Chainsword

 • Lightning claw

 • Power axe

 • Power fist

 • Power lance

 • Power maul

 • Power sword

 • Thunder hammer


Reference


Wargear


The VEHICLE and CHARACTER keywords are used in following Space Marines datasheets:

Heavy Support
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.
ANGEL’S SACRIFICE1CP
Blood Angels – Epic Deed Stratagem

The Blood Angels would gladly put themselves in harm’s way to protect others, exemplifying the sacrifice of Sanguinius.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase. Select one BLOOD ANGELS CHARACTER unit (excluding VEHICLE units) from your army. Until the end of the phase, each time an enemy unit is selected to fight, if a model in that unit is within Engagement Range of that CHARACTER unit when your opponent is selecting targets for its attacks, those attacks can only target that CHARACTER unit.
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.
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.
Death Visions

As the deeply ingrained memories of Sanguinius’ final battle flood the mind of a warrior lost to the Black Rage, they believe they are the Primarch himself, confronting the Arch-traitor.

Once per battle, when this model is selected to fight, it can use one of the Death Visions listed below. The same Death Vision cannot be used more than once per battle.

On the Bridge of the Vengeful Spirit

Entering the bridge of the Arch-traitor’s flagship, all that stands between the warrior and Horus are a host of Traitor Legionnaires.

A model can only use this Death Vision if any enemy INFANTRY CHARACTER or MONSTER CHARACTER models are visible to it. If a model uses this Death Vision, then until that fight is resolved:
  • Add 1 to that model’s Attacks characteristic for every 5 enemy models that are within 6" of it.
  • Each time that model makes an attack, you can re-roll the hit roll.

The Grace of the Angel

Horus prepares to deliver the final strike against his brother, but when the fatal blow lands, his weapon somehow shatters against Sanguinius’ golden breastplate. The Blood Angels’ Primarch still lives and, with renewed hope, the duel continues...

A model can only use this Death Vision if any enemy INFANTRY CHARACTER or MONSTER CHARACTER models are within Engagement Range of it. If a model uses this Death Vision, then until the end of that turn, this model has a 3+ invulnerable save.

To Slay the Warmaster

Striking at a chink in the Warmaster’s armour, this warrior attempts to land a killing blow to end the heresy in its tracks.

A model can only use this Death Vision if any enemy INFANTRY CHARACTER or MONSTER CHARACTER models are within Engagement Range of it. If a model uses this Death Vision, then instead of making any attacks for that fight, both players roll off. If you win, select one of those enemy models: that model suffers D3+3 mortal wounds.
Command Points
The starting number of CPs each player starts with for Battle-forging their army depends on the size of the battle you are playing. This is usually defined in the mission pack that is being played, but if one is not presented in the mission pack, use the following table. Note that the total Power Level is based on the combined power of all the models used in the battle (so the combined Power Level of both your and your opponent's armies). If you are using a game that uses points values, then the points limit is the maximum points limit per side.

COMMAND POINTS
BATTLE SIZETOTAL POWER LEVELPOINTS LIMITCOMMAND POINTS
Combat PatrolUp to 50Up to 5003
Incursion51-100501-10006
Strike Force101-2001001-200012
Onslaught201-3002001-300018

  • Starting number of Command points varies with battle size.
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 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.
Strength from Death

To the Ynnari, the life forces released by the newly dead are invigorating in the extreme, the souls of the fallen spurring a burst of activity.

When a unit is destroyed, units from your army with this ability draw strength from death until the end of the turn.

If a unit is drawing strength from death, that unit fights first in the Fight phase, even if it did not charge. If the enemy has units that have charged, or that have an ability that allows them to fight first in the Fight phase, then alternate choosing units to fight with, starting with the player whose turn is taking place.

When resolving an attack made with a melee weapon by a model that is drawing strength from death, and that made a charge move this turn or has another ability that allows it to fight first in the Fight phase, add 1 to the hit roll.
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.

The STERNGUARD VETERAN SQUAD keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

The VANGUARD VETERAN SQUAD keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

The ASSAULT SQUAD keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

Fast Attack

The ATTACK BIKE SQUAD keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

The BIKE SQUAD keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

Fast Attack

The DEVASTATOR SQUAD keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

Heavy Support

The STERNGUARD VETERAN SQUAD keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

The TACTICAL SQUAD keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

The SCOUT keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

Dedicated Transport
Fast Attack

The APOTHECARY keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

The ASSAULT SQUAD keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

Fast Attack

The DEVASTATOR SQUAD keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

Heavy Support

The STERNGUARD VETERAN SQUAD keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

The TACTICAL SQUAD keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

The VANGUARD VETERAN SQUAD keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

And They Shall Know No Fear

Space Marines stand unafraid before the terrors of the galaxy.

Each time a Combat Attrition test is taken for this unit, ignore any or all modifiers.

The CENTURION keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

Bolter Discipline

To a Space Marine, the boltgun is more than a weapon - it is an instrument of Mankind’s divinity, the bringer of death to his foes.

Instead of following the normal rules for Rapid Fire weapons, models in this unit shooting Rapid Fire bolt weapons make double the number of attacks if any of the following apply:
  • The shooting model’s target is within half the weapon’s range.
  • The shooting model is INFANTRY (excluding CENTURION models) and its unit Remained Stationary in your previous Movement phase.
  • The shooting model is a TERMINATOR or BIKER.
For the purposes of this ability, a Rapid Fire bolt weapon is any bolt weapon with the Rapid Fire type.
Shock Assault

The Adeptus Astartes are elite troops who strike with the fury of a thunderbolt. Few opponents can withstand this onslaught.

Each time this unit fights, if it made a charge move, was charged, or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn, then until that fight is resolved, add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of models in this unit.
Combat Doctrines

When the Adeptus Astartes fight, they employ a set of combat doctrines to eliminate the enemy. After pounding the foe with heavy weapons, warriors advance to lay down a hail of bolter fire before charging forth with chainswords roaring to finish the foe.

If every unit from your army has the ADEPTUS ASTARTES keyword (excluding AGENT OF THE IMPERIUM and UNALIGNED units), this unit gains a bonus (see below) depending on which combat doctrine is active for your army, as follows:
  • During the first battle round, the Devastator Doctrine is active for your army.
  • During the second battle round, the Tactical Doctrine is active for your army.
  • At the start of the third battle round, select either the Tactical Doctrine or Assault Doctrine: until the end of that battle round, the doctrine you selected is active for your army.
  • During the fourth and subsequent battle rounds, the Assault Doctrine is active for your army.
Unless specified otherwise, this bonus is not cumulative with any other rules that improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of a weapon (e.g. the Storm of Fire Warlord Trait).

Devastator Doctrine

The Codex Astartes explains in detail the strategic value of overwhelming firepower applied to key targets at the optimal time in order to eliminate threats and create tactical openings.

While this combat doctrine is active, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of every Heavy and Grenade weapon that models in this unit are equipped with by 1.

Tactical Doctrine

As the warring armies close upon one another and vicious firefights erupt, the Codex lays out strategies for swiftly seizing the initiative and combining versatility with firepower.

While this combat doctrine is active, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of every Rapid Fire and Assault weapon that models in this unit are equipped with by 1.

Assault Doctrine

The Codex Astartes leaves no doubt that the killing blow in most engagements must be delivered with a decisive close-quarters strike. It presents plentiful tactical means to achieve this end.

While this combat doctrine is active, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of every Pistol and Melee weapon that models in this unit are equipped with by 1.
Combat Attrition Tests
If a unit fails a Morale test, then after the first model has fled the unit, you must take Combat Attrition tests. To do so, roll one D6 for each remaining model in that unit, subtracting 1 from the result if the unit is below Half-strength; for each result of 1, one additional model flees that unit. You decide which models from your unit flee – those models are removed from play and count as having been destroyed, but they never trigger any rules that are used when a model is destroyed.

  • Combat Attrition tests: Roll one D6 for each remaining model in unit; for each 1, one additional model flees.
  • Subtract 1 from Combat Attrition tests if unit is below Half-strength.
RAPID FIRE
Rapid fire weapons are versatile armaments capable of aimed single shots at long range or controlled bursts of fire at close quarters.
When a model shoots a Rapid Fire weapon, double the number of attacks it makes if its target is within half the weapon’s range.

  • Double number of attacks made if target is within half range.
Number of Attacks (melee)
When a model fights, it will make a number of attacks. You make one hit roll for each attack being made (see Making Attacks).

The number of attacks a model makes is determined by its Attacks (A) characteristic, which can be found on its datasheet. For example, if a model has an A of 2, it can make two attacks.

  • Number of attacks made by each model that can fight = A.

The CENTURION keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

Remain Stationary
If a unit Remains Stationary, none of its models can be moved for the rest of the phase. Any units from your army that were on the battlefield and were not selected to move in the Move Units step of the Movement phase are assumed to have Remained Stationary that phase.

  • Remain Stationary: Models cannot move this phase.
RAPID FIRE
Rapid fire weapons are versatile armaments capable of aimed single shots at long range or controlled bursts of fire at close quarters.
When a model shoots a Rapid Fire weapon, double the number of attacks it makes if its target is within half the weapon’s range.

  • Double number of attacks made if target is within half range.
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.
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.
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.
GRENADE
Grenades are handheld explosive devices that a warrior throws at the enemy while their squad mates provide covering fire.
When a unit shoots, one model that is equipped with a Grenade in that unit can resolve attacks with it instead of shooting any other weapons.

  • Only one model can use a Grenade when its unit shoots.
RAPID FIRE
Rapid fire weapons are versatile armaments capable of aimed single shots at long range or controlled bursts of fire at close quarters.
When a model shoots a Rapid Fire weapon, double the number of attacks it makes if its target is within half the weapon’s range.

  • Double number of attacks made if target is within half range.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Roll-offs
Some rules instruct players to roll off. To do so, both players roll one D6, and whoever scores highest wins the roll-off. If there is a tie for the highest roll, make the roll-off again. Neither player is allowed to re-roll or modify any of the D6 when making a roll-off.

  • Roll-off: Both players roll a D6 – highest wins.
  • Roll again if a tie.
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.

The TECHMARINE keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

The COMPANY CHAMPION keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

Power Ratings
Every unit has a Power Rating listed on its datasheet, and it is a measure of its efficacy on the battlefield. They are designed to give players, at a glance, an idea of how mighty a unit is on the battlefield, irrespective of the weapons its models can be equipped with. They can therefore be used as a quick guide to establish the comparative strength of each army.

The Power Rating on a datasheet is for a minimum-sized unit. A unit’s Power Rating can be increased if additional models are added to the unit, and occasionally if other options are taken for the unit (such as equipping a unit with jump packs) - in either case the unit's datasheet will make it clear if the Power Rating listed at the top of the datasheet is increased as a result.

  • Power Ratings: Quick measure of a unit's efficacy.
Points Limit
An army’s size and relative power can also be described with a points limit instead of a Power Level — the bigger this limit, the larger and more powerful an army is. To use a points limit, you will first need to agree with your opponent what the points limit for your battle will be. Both players can use the same limit, but this does not need to be the case. You will then need to add up the points values for every unit in your army, and make sure the total does not exceed the agreed points limit for the game.

  • Points limit: Sum of all points values in army cannot exceed this.
Points Values
Every model and weapon has a points value, which is found in a number of Warhammer 40,000 publications. Points values are similar to Power Ratings, in that they give you a guide as to how powerful certain warriors and weapons are, but they offer a greater degree of granularity. A unit’s points value is calculated by adding together the points value of every individual model in that unit and the points value of every individual weapon equipped by a model in that unit. Certain items of wargear also have a points value, and must be included in a unit's points value if equipped by a model in that unit. While it takes a little longer to work out each unit's points value, doing so enables you to differentiate between two similar squads equipped with different weapon options, as the points values listed in our publications reflect the fact that some weapons are more powerful than others.

  • Points values: Detailed measure of a unit's efficacy.

The COMPANY CHAMPION keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

Power Level
An army's Power Level is a guide to how large and powerful an army is, so an army with a high Power Level is more powerful than one with a low Power Level. You can calculate the Power Level of an army by adding up the individual Power Ratings of every unit contained within it.

  • Power Level: Sum of all Power Ratings in army.
CHAPTER COMMAND1RP

Through heroism o n the field of battle and unwavering commitment to duty, Space Marines can ascend the ranks.

Purchase this Requisition when a CAPTAIN, LIBRARIAN, CHAPLAIN, APOTHECARY, ANCIENT, COMPANY CHAMPION or TECHMARINE from your Crusade force gains the Heroic or Legendary rank. That model is upgraded to the Chapter Command; increase its Power Rating accordingly and make a note on its Crusade card. You cannot purchase this Requisition if doing so would cause your total Power Level to exceed your Crusade force's Supply Limit.
Named Characters
Named characters always have a Warlord Trait, even if they are not your Warlord (in such cases they are only considered to be your Warlord for the purposes of their trait). If a publication lists what a named character's Warlord Trait must be, then it must be this; they have this Warlord Trait even if another model in your Order of Battle already has this Warlord Trait, but having this named character in your Order of Battle does not prevent another model in your Order of Battle from having this Warlord Trait.

  • Named characters always have a Warlord Trait (even if they are not your WARLORD).

The COMPANY CHAMPION keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

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 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.
Wound Roll
Each time an attack scores a hit against a target unit, make a wound roll for that attack by rolling one D6 to see if that attack successfully wounds the target. The result required is determined by comparing the attacking weapon’s Strength (S) characteristic with the target’s Toughness (T) 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 result of the wound roll is less than the required number, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. An unmodified wound roll of 6 always successfully wounds the target, and an unmodified wound roll of 1 always fails. A wound roll can never be modified by more than -1 or +1. This means that if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a wound 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 wound roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be +2 or better, it is changed to be +1.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deny the Witch
When a PSYKER unit attempts to deny a psychic power, you must take a Deny the Witch test for that unit by rolling 2D6. If the total is greater than the result of the Psychic test, the Deny the Witch test is passed and the psychic power is denied. Only one attempt can be made to deny a psychic power. If a PSYKER unit can attempt to deny more than one psychic power in a psychic phase, this will be listed on its datasheet.

  • Deny the Witch: Passed if 2D6 exceeds result of the opposing PSYKER’s Psychic test.
  • Only one attempt can be made to deny each psychic power.
Psychic Tests
When a PSYKER unit attempts to manifest a psychic power, you must take a Psychic test for that unit by rolling 2D6. If the total is equal to or greater than that power’s warp charge value, the Psychic test is passed. If you roll a double 1 or a double 6 when taking a Psychic test, that unit immediately suffers Perils of the Warp.

  • Psychic test: Passed if 2D6 equals or exceeds psychic power’s warp charge.
  • If double 1 or double 6 rolled, PSYKER suffers Perils of the Warp.
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 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 FLESH TEARERS and APOTHECARY keywords are used in following Space Marines datasheets:

The INVADER ATV SQUAD keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

COMBAT REVIVAL1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed Stratagem

With decades of experience, the Apothecary confidently works with at high speed to return wounded brothers to the fray.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your Movement phase. Select one FLESH TEARERS APOTHECARY unit from your army and then select one friendly FLESH TEARERS INFANTRY or FLESH TEARERS BIKER unit (excluding an INVADER ATV SQUAD) that is not at its Starting Strength and is within 3" of that FLESH TEARERS APOTHECARY. One of the selected unit's destroyed models is returned to its unit with its full wounds remaining.
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.
Objective Secured
Some units have an ability called Objective Secured. A player controls an objective marker if they have any models with this ability within range of that objective marker, even if there are more enemy models within range of that objective marker. If an enemy model within range of an objective marker also has this ability (or a similar ability), then the objective marker is controlled by the player who has the most models within range of that objective marker as normal.

  • Objective Secured: Player controls objective marker if any of their models in range have this ability.
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 LIEUTENANT keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

The SERVITOR keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

Elites
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.
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.
ADAPTIVE STRATEGY2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The tenets of the Codex Astartes allow for unorthodox use of combat tactics and the employment of divergent strategic doctrines if doing so will lead to victory.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase, if a FLESH TEARERS WARLORD from your army is on the battlefield and a combat doctrine is active for your army. Select one FLESH TEARERS CORE unit from your army that is on the battlefield. Until the start of your next Command phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, the Devastator Doctrine, Tactical Doctrine and Assault Doctrine are considered to be active for that attack.
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 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.
HONOURED BY THE ARX ANGELICUM1CP
Blood Angels – Requisition Stratagem

In extremis, the Chapter Master of the Blood Angels will bestow one of their treasured relics to a worthy champion from one of their successor Chapters.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a model drawn from a Blood Angels successor Chapter to be your WARLORD. You can give one Relic of the Angels to a CHARACTER model in your army that is drawn from a Blood Angels successor Chapter instead of giving them a Special-issue Wargear Relic or a Chapter Relic from Codex: Space Marines. If you do, replace the BLOOD ANGELS keyword in all instances on that Relic (if any) with that model’s successor Chapter keyword. You can only use this Stratagem once.

The SANGUINARY PRIEST keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

The DEATH COMPANY keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

Points Limit
An army’s size and relative power can also be described with a points limit instead of a Power Level — the bigger this limit, the larger and more powerful an army is. To use a points limit, you will first need to agree with your opponent what the points limit for your battle will be. Both players can use the same limit, but this does not need to be the case. You will then need to add up the points values for every unit in your army, and make sure the total does not exceed the agreed points limit for the game.

  • Points limit: Sum of all points values in army cannot exceed this.
Black Rage

When a Blood Angels battle-brother succumbs to the Black Rage, their doom is assured. Yet before they fall, their murderous ferocity, inhuman strength and near supernatural resilience make them a terrifying threat to any enemy who dares stand in their path.

  • In your Movement phase, each time this unit is selected to move, it cannot Fall Back.
  • Each time this unit fights, if it made a charge move or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn, then until that fight is resolved, add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of models in this unit.
  • Each time a model in this unit would lose a wound, roll one D6: on a 6 that wound is not lost.
  • This unit cannot perform any Actions.
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 DEATH COMPANY and CORE keywords are used in following Space Marines datasheets:

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.
Warlord Traits
Warlord Trait is a bonus that your Warlord receives upon being nominated. Such Traits can be found in Codices, Supplements and another Games Workshop publications. Any Warlord can have the Inspiring Leader Warlord Trait. Normally, only one Warlord Trait can be given to the Warlord, but there are ways to bypass this restriction (e.g. by using Stratagems). You can choose a Warlord Trait randomly by rolling a dice, or simply pick one. Note, that named characters usually have predetermined Warlord Traits and receive them after being nominated as Warlord.

The PRIMARIS and ANCIENT keywords are used in following Space Marines 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RAPID FIRE
Rapid fire weapons are versatile armaments capable of aimed single shots at long range or controlled bursts of fire at close quarters.
When a model shoots a Rapid Fire weapon, double the number of attacks it makes if its target is within half the weapon’s range.

  • Double number of attacks made if target is within half range.
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.
ASSAULT
Assault weapons fire so rapidly or indiscriminately that they can be shot from the hip as warriors dash forwards into combat.
If a unit includes any models equipped with Assault weapons, that unit is still eligible to shoot with in your Shooting phase even if it has Advanced this turn, but you can only resolve attacks using those Assault weapons when you select that unit to shoot with. If a model shoots an Assault weapon in the same turn in which its unit has Advanced, subtract 1 from hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks.

  • Can be shot even if firing model’s unit Advanced.
  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if the firing model’s unit Advanced.
Light Cover
When an attack made with a ranged weapon wounds a model that is receiving the benefits of cover from this terrain feature, add 1 to the saving throw made against that attack (invulnerable saving throws are not affected).

  • +1 to saving throws against ranged weapons.
  • Invulnerable saving throws unaffected.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HERO OF THE CHAPTER1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Requisition Stratagem

Every Space Marine is a champion in their own right, a posthuman demigod who stands between Mankind and the darkness.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, when you are mustering your army, if your WARLORD has the ADEPTUS ASTARTES keyword. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHARACTER model from your army (excluding named characters) and determine one Warlord Trait for it (this must be a Warlord Trait it can have); that model it is only regarded as your WARLORD for the purposes of that Warlord Trait. Each Warlord Trait in your army must be unique (if randomly generated, re-roll duplicate results), and you cannot use this Stratagem to give a model two Warlord Traits. You can only use this Stratagem once, unless you are playing a Strike Force battle (in which case, you can use this Stratagem twice) or an Onslaught battle (in which case, you can use this Stratagem three times).
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.
RELIC OF THE CHAPTER1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Requisition Stratagem

In times of great need, the Space Marine Chapters will unleash the full power of their armouries, equipping their battle-brothers with artefacts of extraordinary power.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, when you are mustering your army, if your WARLORD has the ADEPTUS ASTARTES keyword. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHARACTER model from your army and give them one Chapter Relic (this must be a Relic they could have). Each Relic in your army must be unique, and you cannot use this Stratagem to give a model two Relics. You can only use this Stratagem once, unless you are playing a Strike Force battle (in which case, you can use this Stratagem twice) or an Onslaught battle (in which case, you can use this Stratagem three times).
ANGEL ASCENDANT1CP
Blood Angels – Requisition Stratagem

Those who exemplify the finest qualities of the Blood Angels will be entrusted to bear powerful wargear into battle.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Select one BLOOD ANGELS model in your army that has the word ‘Sergeant’ in their profile. That model can have one of the following Special-issue Wargear Relics, even though they are not a CHARACTER model: Master-crafted Weapon; Digital Weapons; Fleshrender Grenades; Quake Bolts. Each Relic in your army must be unique, and you cannot use this Stratagem to give a model two Relics. You can only use this Stratagem once.
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.
ANGEL EXEMPLAR1CP
Blood Angels – Requisition Stratagem

The noble lords of the Blood Angels are mighty warriors indeed, but even within this exalted brotherhood, some heroic individuals stand out amongst their peers.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a BLOOD ANGELS CHARACTER model that is not a named character to be your WARLORD. You can generate one additional Warlord Trait for them. If this model is from the Blood Angels or one of their successor Chapters (other than the Flesh Tearers), this must be from the Blood Angels Warlord Traits table. If this model is from the Flesh Tearers Chapter, this must be from the Flesh Tearers Warlord Traits table instead. Each Warlord Trait in your army must be unique (if randomly generated, re-roll duplicate results). You can only use this Stratagem once.
LUCIFER-PATTERN ENGINES1CP
Blood Angels – Requisition Stratagem

Chambers flooded with nitro-sanctified unguents, Lucifer-pattern engines bellow their fury and propel Blood Angels tanks into battle at breakneck speed.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Select one BLOOD ANGELS VEHICLE model (excluding a DREADNOUGHT model, or a model that can FLY) from your army. That model gains the following ability: ‘Overcharged Engines: Each time this model Advances, do not make an Advance roll. Instead, until the end of the phase, add 6" to the Move characteristic of this model.’
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.
HONOURED BY THE ARX ANGELICUM1CP
Blood Angels – Requisition Stratagem

In extremis, the Chapter Master of the Blood Angels will bestow one of their treasured relics to a worthy champion from one of their successor Chapters.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a model drawn from a Blood Angels successor Chapter to be your WARLORD. You can give one Relic of the Angels to a CHARACTER model in your army that is drawn from a Blood Angels successor Chapter instead of giving them a Special-issue Wargear Relic or a Chapter Relic from Codex: Space Marines. If you do, replace the BLOOD ANGELS keyword in all instances on that Relic (if any) with that model’s successor Chapter keyword. You can only use this Stratagem once.
Normal Move
When a unit makes a Normal Move, each model in that unit can move a distance in inches equal to or less than the Move (M) characteristic shown on its datasheet, but no model can be moved within Engagement Range of enemy models.

  • Normal Move: Models move up to M".
  • Cannot move within Engagement Range of any enemy models.
FORLORN FURY1CP/2CP
Blood Angels – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

So lost to rage are the Death Company that they surge unstoppably into battle, eagerly outpacing their brothers.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the first battle round, before the first turn begins. Select one DEATH COMPANY unit from your army. That unit can make a Normal Move of up to 12" as if it were your Movement phase, but must end that move more than 9" away from any enemy models. If both players have units that can move before the first turn begins, the player who is taking the first turn moves their units first. If that unit contains a DREADNOUGHT model, or if it contains 6 or more models, this Stratagem costs 2CP; otherwise, it costs 1CP. You can only use this Stratagem once.
ORBITAL BOMBARDMENT3CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Chapter's orbiting star ships stand ready to unleash hell.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase, if an ADEPTUS ASTARTES WARLORD from your army is on the battlefield. Select one point on the battlefield and place a marker on that point. At the start of your next Command phase, roll one D6 for each unit within 6" of the centre of that marker, adding l if the unit being rolled for is within 3" of the centre of the marker and subtracting l if the unit being rolled for is a CHARACTER. On a 2-5, that unit suffers D3 mortal wounds, and on a 6+, that unit suffers D6 mortal wounds. The marker is then removed. You can only use this Stratagem once.
POWER OF THE MACHINE SPIRIT2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed Stratagem

There are many tales of machine spirits wreaking havoc on the foe, even after their crew are slain and critical systems are failing.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES MACHINE SPIRIT model from your army. Until the start of your next Command phase, that model is considered to have its full wounds remaining for the purposes of determining what characteristics on its profile to use.

The REIVERS keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

Normal Move
When a unit makes a Normal Move, each model in that unit can move a distance in inches equal to or less than the Move (M) characteristic shown on its datasheet, but no model can be moved within Engagement Range of enemy models.

  • Normal Move: Models move up to M".
  • Cannot move within Engagement Range of any enemy models.
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.
TERROR TROOPS2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

At the most critical time, Reivers engage their armour's enhanced features to terrify and disrupt the enemy as much as possible.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one REIVER unit from your army.
  • That unit gains the following ability: 'Terror Troops (Aura): Until the start of your next Command phase, while an enemy unit is within 3" of that unit, it loses the Objective Secured ability and any similar abilities that allow them to control an objective marker regardless of the number of enemy models within range of that objective marker.
  • Until the end of the turn, each time that REIVER unit ends a Normal Move, an Advance or a charge move within 3" of an enemy unit that is performing an action, roll 2D6: if the total exceeds that enemy unit's Leadership characteristic, the action the unit is attempting to perform immediately fails.
WISDOM OF THE ANCIENTS1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed Stratagem

Each fallen champion who rests within the sarcophagus of a Dreadnought has seen a thousand battles and slain foes beyond counting. All such noble warriors are immensely inspiring to their battle-brothers.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES DREADNOUGHT model from your army (excluding WULFEN and DEATH COMPANY models). Until the start of your next Command phase, that model gains either the Rites of Battle ability or the Tactical Precision ability, as shown below:
  • Rites of Battle (Aura): While a friendly FLESH TEARERS CORE unit is within 6" of this model, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, re-roll a hit roll of 1.
  • Tactical Precision (Aura): While a friendly FLESH TEARERS CORE unit is within 6" of this model, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, re-roll a wound roll of 1.

The SANGUINARY PRIEST keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

CHALICE OVERFLOWING1CP
Blood Angels – Wargear Stratagem

Sanguinary Priests refuse to let any of their Primarch’s blood fall.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one SANGUINARY PRIEST model from your army. That model can use its Blood Chalice ability one additional time this phase.
RED RAMPAGE1CP
Blood Angels – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

In times of great desperation, fury and ferocity can be a warrior’s strongest allies.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase if the Assault Doctrine is active for your army. Until your next Command phase, each time a BLOOD ANGELS model from your army makes an attack with a Pistol or melee weapon, on an unmodified wound roll of 6, the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack is improved by 1. This bonus is cumulative with the Combat Doctrines ability. You can only use this Stratagem once.

The ADEPTUS ASTARTES and CHAPLAIN keywords are used in following Space Marines datasheets:

COMMANDING ORATORY2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed Stratagem

Fuelled by battlefield adrenaline, the Chaplain recites his litanies with even greater fervour, inspiring the warriors around him.

Use this Stratagem at the start of any of your phases other than your Command phase. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHAPLAIN unit from your army that has not recited a litany this turn. That model can recite one litany that has not already been recited by a friendly model this turn. That litany is automatically inspiring (do not roll) and takes effect until the start of your next Command phase.
GUERILLA TACTICS1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

At the opportune moment, Space Marine infiltration units slip away from battle, only to relocate and strike the foe again.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when a PHOBOS unit from your army that is more than 6" from any enemy models is selected to move. If the mission you are playing is using the Strategic Reserves rule, place that unit into Strategic Reserves.

The LAND SPEEDER keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

Dedicated Transport

The STORM SPEEDER keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

HIT-AND-RUN WARFARE1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Space Marine pilots receive advanced training in handling their vehicles, and have preternatural reaction speeds.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES BIKER, LAND SPEEDER or STORM SPEEDER unit from your army Falls Back. That unit is still eligible to shoot this turn even though it Fell Back.
Normal Move
When a unit makes a Normal Move, each model in that unit can move a distance in inches equal to or less than the Move (M) characteristic shown on its datasheet, but no model can be moved within Engagement Range of enemy models.

  • Normal Move: Models move up to M".
  • Cannot move within Engagement Range of any enemy models.
Remain Stationary
If a unit Remains Stationary, none of its models can be moved for the rest of the phase. Any units from your army that were on the battlefield and were not selected to move in the Move Units step of the Movement phase are assumed to have Remained Stationary that phase.

  • Remain Stationary: Models cannot move this phase.
STEADY ADVANCE2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

A measured advance allows Space Marines to unleash a steady stream of fire.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES INFANTRY unit from your army makes a Normal Move. Until the end of the turn, that unit is considered to have Remained Stationary.

The BLOOD ANGELS, CORE and JUMP PACK keywords are used in following Space Marines datasheets:

UPON WINGS OF FIRE1CP
Blood Angels – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Blood Angels soar high, masters of the war-torn skies.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase. Select one BLOOD ANGELS CORE JUMP PACK unit from your army and remove it from the battlefield. In the Reinforcements step of your next Movement phase, set up that unit anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from any enemy models. If the battle ends and that unit is not on the battlefield, it is destroyed.

The ADEPTUS ASTARTES and REPULSOR FIELD keywords are used in following Space Marines datasheets:

Dedicated Transport
Lords of War
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.
GRAV PULSE1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Crews of gravitic battle tanks can discharge directed pulses of gravitic force through their ventral plates.

Use this Stratagem in either:
  • Your Movement phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES REPULSOR FIELD unit from your army Falls Back. Until the end of the turn, that unit is still eligible to shoot even though it Fell Back.
  • Your opponent's Charge phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES REPULSOR FIELD unit from your army is selected as a target of a charge. Until the end of the phase, subtract 2 from charge rolls made for any unit that declares a charge against that REPULSDR FIELD unit.

The INVADER ATV SQUAD keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

COMBAT REVIVAL1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed Stratagem

With decades of experience, the Apothecary confidently works with at high speed to return wounded brothers to the fray.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your Movement phase. Select one FLESH TEARERS APOTHECARY unit from your army and then select one friendly FLESH TEARERS INFANTRY or FLESH TEARERS BIKER unit (excluding an INVADER ATV SQUAD) that is not at its Starting Strength and is within 3" of that FLESH TEARERS APOTHECARY. One of the selected unit's destroyed models is returned to its unit with its full wounds remaining.
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.
DESCENT OF ANGELS1CP
Blood Angels – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The Blood Angels are masters of aerial assault, leaping from aircraft with jump packs roaring to plunge into the heat of battle.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your Movement phase. Select one BLOOD ANGELS CORE JUMP PACK unit from your army that was set up on the battlefield during the Reinforcements step of this phase. Until the end of the turn:
  • Each time a charge roll is made for that unit, you can ignore any or all modifiers to that charge roll.
  • Each time a model in that unit makes an attack, add 1 to that attacks hit roll.
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.
AUSPEX SCAN2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Nearby motion and radiation signatures are detected by a handheld device, forewarning the bearer of ambushes.

Use this Stratagem at the end of the Reinforcements step of your opponent's Movement phase. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES INFANTRY unit from your army that is not within Engagement Range of any enemy units. That unit can shoot as if it were your Shooting phase, but its models can only target a single eligible enemy unit that was set up as Reinforcements this turn and that is within 12" of their unit when doing so.
Manifesting Psychic Powers
The same PSYKER unit cannot attempt to manifest Smite more than once during the same battle round. When you select a PSYKER unit to manifest psychic powers, you select one psychic power that unit knows and attempt to manifest it. With the exception of Smite, you cannot attempt to manifest the same psychic power more than once in the same battle round, even with different PSYKER units.

To manifest the psychic power, you must first pass a Psychic test. The opposing player can then select one of their PSYKER units that is within 24" of the PSYKER unit attempting to manifest the power and attempt to deny that power before its effects are resolved by passing a Deny the Witch test.

So long as the Psychic test was successful and the psychic power was not denied by a successful Deny the Witch test, the psychic power is successfully manifested and its effects, which will be described in the power itself, are then resolved. If the PSYKER unit can attempt to manifest more than one psychic power in its Psychic phase, you can then attempt to manifest those, one at a time, as described above. The number of psychic powers each PSYKER unit can attempt to manifest in its Psychic phase is listed on its datasheet.

  • Select psychic power.
  • You cannot select the same psychic power more than once per battle round, unless that power is Smite.
  • Attempt to manifest the psychic power by taking a Psychic test.
  • The opponent can attempt to deny the psychic power by taking a Deny the Witch test.
  • If successfully manifested, resolve the psychic power’s effects.
  • Select another psychic power.
SPIRITUAL MIGHT1CP
Blood Angels – Epic Deed Stratagem

The Blood Angels are numbered amongst the most psychically gifted of all the Space Marine Chapters.

Use this Stratagem in your Psychic phase. Select one BLOOD ANGELS PSYKER unit from your army. You can attempt to manifest one additional psychic power with that unit this phase.
FURY OF THE FIRST1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic Stratagem

When the fighting is at its fiercest, the Terminator-armoured warriors of the Chapter truly show their quality.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit from your army is selected to shoot, or in the Fight phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a TERMINATOR model in that unit makes an attack, add 1 to that attacks hit roll.
FLAKK MISSILE1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Flakk missiles are designed to eliminate aircraft by unleashing a payload of shrapnel that shreds armour and vital systems.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES INFANTRY model from your army targets an AIRCRAFT unit with a missile launcher. You can only make one attack with that weapon this phase, but add 1 to that attack's hit roll. If a hit is scored, the target suffers 2D3 mortal wounds and the attack sequence ends.
HELLFIRE SHELLS1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Originally devised to counter large Tyranid bio-forms, hellfire rounds fill the target with mutagenic acid upon detonation.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES INFANTRY model from your army shoots with a heavy bolter, a hellstorm heavy bolter or an executor heavy bolter. You can only make one attack with that weapon this phase, but if a hit is scored, the target suffers D3 mortal wounds and the attack sequence ends (if a hit is scored against a MONSTER unit, that unit suffers 3 mortal wounds instead of D3).

The ADEPTUS ASTARTES and SHOCK GRENADES keywords are used in following Space Marines datasheets:

The LAND SPEEDER STORM keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

Dedicated Transport
Overwatch
Certain rules enable units to fire Overwatch at an enemy unit before it can charge. If an enemy unit declares a charge that targets one or more units from your army that have such a rule, each of those units can fire Overwatch before the charge roll is made. A unit cannot fire Overwatch if there are any enemy units within Engagement Range of it. Overwatch is resolved like a normal shooting attack (albeit one resolved in the Charge phase) and uses all the normal rules, except that an unmodified hit roll of 6 is always required for a successful hit roll, irrespective of the firing model’s Ballistic Skill or any hit roll modifiers. In addition, when a model fires Overwatch, it does so at the charging unit. Any rule that states the unit cannot be targeted unless it is the closest target (e.g. Look Out, Sir) does not apply when firing Overwatch.

  • Overwatch: Before charge roll made, all charge targets that can fire Overwatch can do so.
  • Can never fire Overwatch while enemy units are in Engagement Range.
  • When firing Overwatch, shoot with unit, but attacks only hit on unmodified 6s.
Defensible (Set to Defend/Hold Steady)
If every model in an INFANTRY unit is on or in an Area Terrain feature with this trait, then it can either Hold Steady or it can Set to Defend (see below) when an enemy unit declares a charge against it.

If every model in an INFANTRY unit is within 3" of an Obstacle terrain feature with this trait, then it can either Hold Steady or it can Set to Defend (see below) when an enemy unit declares a charge against it if, were you to draw a straight line, 1mm in thickness, between the closest parts of the bases (or hulls) of the two closest models in the two units, that line would pass over or through that terrain feature.

A unit cannot Hold Steady or Set to Defend while it is within Engagement Range of any enemy units.

If a unit Holds Steady, any Overwatch attacks made by that unit this phase will score hits on rolls of 5+. If a unit Sets to Defend, it cannot fire Overwatch this phase, but you add 1 to hit rolls when resolving attacks made with melee weapons by models in that unit until the end of the next Fight phase.

  • INFANTRY units can Hold Steady or Set to Defend (if no enemy within Engagement Range}.
  • Hold Steady: Overwatch attacks hit on 5+.
  • Set to Defend: Cannot fire Overwatch but add 1 to hit rolls in next Fight phase.
SHOCK AND AWE1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Space Marine forces use shock grenades and similar weapons to stun and distract the enemy with blinding light and raucous noise.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES SHOCK GRENADES or LAND SPEEDER STORM unit from your army is selected to shoot. Select one enemy unit within 6" of that unit. Until the start of your next turn:
  • The selected unit cannot fire Overwatch or Set to Defend.
  • Each time a model in the selected unit makes an attack, subtract 1 from that attack's hit roll.

The WHIRLWIND keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

Heavy Support
Blast Weapons
Some weapons have ‘Blast’ listed in their profile’s abilities. These are referred to as Blast weapons. In addition to the normal rules, the following rules apply to Blast weapons:
  1. If a Blast weapon targets a unit that has between 6 and 10 models, it always makes a minimum of 3 attacks. So if, when determining how many attacks are made with that weapon, the dice rolled results in less than 3 attacks being made, make 3 attacks instead. For example, if a Grenade D6 weapon with the Blast rule targets a unit that has 6 or more models, and you roll a 2 to determine how many attacks are made, that roll is counted as being a 3 and that weapon makes three attacks against that unit.
  2. When a Blast weapon targets a unit that has 11 or more models, do not roll dice to randomly determine how many attacks are made – instead, make the maximum possible number of attacks. For example, if a Grenade D6 weapon with the Blast rule targets a unit that has 11 or more models, that weapon makes six attacks against that unit.
Blast weapons can never be used to make attacks against a unit that is within Engagement Range of the firing model’s unit, even if the weapon has the Pistol type or if the firing model is a VEHICLE or a MONSTER – firing high-explosives at point-blank range is simply unwise.

  • Blast Weapons: Minimum three attacks against units with 6+ models. Always make maximum number of attacks against units with 11+ models.
  • Can never be used to attack units within the firing unit’s Engagement Range.
SUPPRESSION FIRE1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Few indeed are the foes who can hope to escape the savage barrage of Space Marine artillery with their wits intact.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a WHIRLWIND model from your army is selected to shoot. Until the end of the phase, each time that model makes an attack with a weapon that has the Blast ability, if a hit is scored for that attack, then until the start of your next turn the target cannot fire Overwatch or Set to Defend, and cannot be selected to fight until all eligible units from your army have done so.

The THUNDERFIRE CANNON keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

Heavy Support
Flying
If a unit’s datasheet has the FLY keyword, then when it makes a Normal Move, an Advance or it Falls Back, its models can be moved across other models (and their bases) as if they were not there, and they can be moved within Engagement Range of enemy models. In addition, any vertical distance up and/or down that they make as part of that move is ignored. However, these models cannot finish their move either on top of another model (or its base) or within Engagement Range of any enemy models.

  • FLY models can move over other models when they make a Normal Move, an Advance or when they Fall Back.
  • FLY models ignore vertical distances when they make a Normal Move, an Advance or when they Fall Back.
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.
TREMOR SHELLS1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

These shells burrow deep into the ground before detonating; though the force of the blast is reduced, the resulting shock wave is sufficient to hurl the foe from their feet.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when selecting a target for a THUNDERFIRE CANNON model from your army. Until the end of the phase, each time that model makes a ranged attack, subtract 1 from that attack's wound roll, and, if a hit is scored against a target that is not TITANIC and cannot FLY, then until the start of your next Movement phase, halve the Move characteristic of models in the target unit and subtract 2 from Advance rolls and charge rolls made for that unit.
UNCOMPROMISING FIRE2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Switching weapons to full auto, the Space Marines unleash a short-lived but inescapable hail of fire.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES INFANTRY unit from your army that is performing an action. That unit can shoot this phase without that action failing.

The INTERCESSOR SQUAD keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

The VETERAN INTERCESSOR SQUAD keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

RAPID FIRE2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The combination of superhuman reflexes and bolter-drills means Space Marine Intercessors can produce a devastating rate of fire.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your Shooting phase. Select one INTERCESSOR SQUAD or VETERAN INTERCESSOR SQUAD unit from your army; that unit can shoot again.

The STORM SPEEDER keyword is used in following Space Marines datasheets:

SKILLED RIDERS1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Space Marine riders and pilots rely on their post-human reflexes to weave around incoming.fire.

Use this Stratagem in your opponent's Shooting phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES BIKER, LAND SPEEDER or STORM SPEEDER unit from your army that Advanced is selected as the target of a ranged attack. Until the end of the phase, each time an attack is made against that unit, subtract l from that attack's hit roll.
SMOKESCREEN1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Throwing down a hail of smoke grenades or deploying their smoke launchers, the Space Marines screen themselves from the enemy.

Use this Stratagem in your opponent's Shooting phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES SMOKESCREEN unit from your army is selected as the target of an attack. Until the end of the phase, each time an attack is made against that unit, subtract 1 from that attack's hit roll.