Blades of Khorne – Skull Cannons
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Skull Cannons

The hideous war machines known as Skull Cannons vomit forth barrages of skulls amidst blasts of sulphurous smoke and flame, their macabre ordnance screaming through the skies before exploding with murderous fury amongst the enemy ranks.
MISSILE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Burning Skulls
Burning Skulls30"13+3+-2D6
MELEE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Gnashing Maw
Gnashing Maw1"14+3+-1D3

Unit Size: 1      Points: 110
Battlefield Role: Artillery
Base size: 120 x 92mm


This warscroll can be used in the following warscroll battalions:
 • Blood Host
 • Gorethunder Cohort
 • Murderhost
 • Skullseeker Host


A unit of Skull Cannons has any number of models, each armed with Burning Skulls and a Gnashing Maw.

CREW: This model has a Bloodletter crew that attack with their Hellblades. For rules purposes, the crew are treated in the same manner as a mount.


Burning Skulls: Foes massed together offer an easy target for a Skull Cannon’s flaming projectiles.
Add 1 to hit rolls for attacks made with this unit’s Burning Skulls if the target unit contains 10 or more models.

Grind their Bones, Seize their Skulls: Enemies seized by a Skull Cannon’s jaws are used to power the infernal machine, their skulls taken and used as fiery munitions.
After this unit attacks for the first time in each combat phase, if any enemy models were slain by this unit’s attacks, this unit can attack with all of the missile weapons it is armed with.

Decapitating Blow: There are few weapons so feared as the hellforged blades of the Bloodletters.
If the unmodified hit roll for an attack made with Hellblades is 6, that attack inflicts 1 mortal wound on the target in addition to any normal damage.

Hit Roll
Roll a dice. If the roll equals or beats the attacking weapon’s To Hit characteristic, the attack scores a hit and you must make a wound roll. If not, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. An unmodified hit roll of 1 always fails and an unmodified hit roll of 6 always hits. A hit roll cannot be modified by more than +1 or -1 (this is an exception to the principle that abilities take precedence over core rules).

Sometimes an ability will allow a single hit roll to score two or more hits. If this is the case, make all of the wound and save rolls for those hits at the same time.
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14.5 Mortal Wounds
Some attacks, spells and abilities cause mortal wounds. Do not make hit, wound or save rolls for mortal wounds. Instead, the damage inflicted on the target is equal to the number of mortal wounds that were caused.

Mortal wounds caused while a unit is attacking are allocated at the same time as wounds caused by the unit’s attacks: after all of the unit’s attacks have been made. Mortal wounds caused at other times are allocated as soon as they are caused. Mortal wounds are allocated in the same way as wounds and are treated in the same manner as wounds for rules purposes.
22.3.1 Mounts, Companions and Crew
Sometimes the description on a warscroll will say whether the models in the unit have mounts, companions or a crew. When a model attacks, its mount, companions and crew attack too, and when the model is removed from play, its mount, companions and crew are removed too. For rules purposes, companions and crew are treated in the same manner as mounts.
13.1.1 Shooting Attacks
When a friendly unit shoots, you can make shooting attacks with any of the missile weapons the models in the unit are armed with that they are allowed to use (including missile weapons used by mounts).

The target of a shooting attack must be within a number of inches of the attacking model equal to the Range characteristic of the weapon being used to make the attack. The range must be measured to the closest visible model in the target unit (if you are unsure whether a model is visible, stoop down and take a look from behind the shooting model). Models can see through other models in their unit.

Some missile weapons have a Range characteristic with a minimum range (e.g. 6"-48"). Units wholly within the minimum range cannot be targeted with these weapons.

The BLOODLETTER keyword is used in the following Blades of Khorne warscrolls:

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