Kharadron Overlords – Arkanaut Frigate
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Arkanaut Frigate

The sleek and deadly profile of a Arkanaut Frigate is a sight greatly feared by the Kharadron’s many enemies, who know all too well the devastating firepower these airships possess, and the fighting spirit of the privateers they carry into battle.
MISSILE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Heavy Sky Cannon: Shrapnel
Heavy Sky Cannon: Shrapnel24"D63+3+-12
Heavy Sky Cannon: Shell
Heavy Sky Cannon: Shell30"13+2+-2D6
Heavy Skyhook
Heavy Skyhook24"13+2+-2D6
Aethershot Carbines
Aethershot Carbines12"43+3+-12
MELEE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Boarding Weapons
Boarding Weapons1"4+4+-1
Wounds SufferedMoveBoarding WeaponsBomb Racks
0-312", Disengage, Fly High6+1
4-610", Disengage, Fly High50
7-98", Disengage40

Unit Size: 1      Points: 250
Battlefield Role: Behemoth
Base size: 120 x 92mm
Notes: Single. Battleline in a Barak-Zilfin army


This warscroll can be used in the following warscroll battalions:
 • Grundstok Escort Wing
 • Iron Sky Attack Squadron


An Arkanaut Frigate is a single model armed with Aethershot Carbines, Boarding Weapons and one of the following weapon options: Heavy Sky Cannon; or Heavy Skyhook.

FLYING TRANSPORT: This model can fly, and can be garrisoned by up to 15 friendly MARINE models even though it is not a terrain feature. If this model is in a warscroll battalion, units from the same battalion that can garrison this model can be set up as this model’s garrison when this model is set up.

Halve this model’s Move characteristic and it cannot Fly High if there are 11 or more models in its garrison. Units cannot join or leave this model’s garrison if it has made a move or flown high in the same phase (they can join or leave before it does so). Models in the garrison are not counted towards gaining control of an objective.

An attack made by a weapon that is in range of this model can target either this model or a unit in its garrison. If this model is destroyed, before it is removed from play, roll 1 dice for each model in its garrison. On a 1, that model is slain. Set up any surviving models wholly within 3" of this model and more than 3" from any enemy units.

If this unit is in a warscroll battalion, other units in the same battalion that can garrison this unit can be set up as this unit’s garrison when this unit is set up.


Aetheric Navigator and Endrinrigger: A skyvessel’s Navigator guides it into the strongest aetheric winds, while its Endrinrigger works tirelessly to keep it airworthy.
In your hero phase, you can heal 1 wound allocated to this model. In addition, you can re-roll run rolls for this model.

Bomb Racks: The bombs and skymines held in the racks of a Kharadron skyvessel can be swiftly deployed to stop enemy assaults in their tracks.
At the start of the combat phase, you can pick 1 enemy unit within 1" of this model and roll a dice. Add the Bomb Rack modifier from this model’s damage table to the roll. On a 4+, that enemy unit suffers D3 mortal wounds.

Disengage: Kharadron skyvessels can easily disengage from ground-based foes, flying away with all guns blazing.
This model and any models in its garrison can still shoot if this model retreats in the same turn, as long as there are no enemy units that can fly within 3" of this model at the start of the retreat move and there are less than 10 wounds allocated to this model at the start of the retreat move.

Fly High: Kharadron skyvessels can swiftly soar up high in the air and then dive back down to the battlefield, ready to attack from a new direction.
Instead of making a normal move or retreat with this model, if there are less than 7 wounds currently allocated to this model, you can say that it will fly high (it can disengage). If you do so, remove this model from the battlefield and set it up again more than 1" from any terrain features or objectives and more than 9" from any enemy models.

Heavy Skyhook: Skyhooks are used to pull skyvessels towards the foe.
Add 2 to charge rolls for this model if it is armed with a Heavy Skyhook.

Heavy Sky Cannon: A sky cannon can either be loaded with shrapnel or an explosive shell.
Before attacking with a Heavy Sky Cannon, choose either the Shrapnel or Shell missile weapon characteristics for that shooting attack.


The MARINE keyword is used in the following Kharadron Overlords warscrolls:

9.4 Flying
If the warscroll used by a model says that it can fly, you can ignore other models and terrain features when you trace the path of its move across the battlefield (it flies over them). In addition, when a model that can fly starts or finishes a move on a terrain feature, instead of tracing its move across the battlefield, you can trace it ‘through the air’, as shown in the diagram below.

A flying model cannot finish a move on top of another model or finish a normal move, run or retreat within 3" of an enemy unit.
14.4 Healing Wounds
Some abilities allow you to heal wounds that have been allocated to a model. For each wound that is healed, reduce the number of wounds allocated to the model by 1, to a minimum of 0. You cannot heal wounds on a model that is slain.
8.3 Run
When you pick a unit to run, you must make a run roll for the unit by rolling a dice. Add the run roll to the Move characteristic of all models in the unit until the end of that phase. You can then move each model in that unit a distance in inches equal to or less than their modified Move characteristic. No part of a run can be within 3" of an enemy unit. You cannot shoot or attempt a charge later in the turn with a unit that has run.
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.
8.2 Retreat
When you pick a unit to retreat, you can move each model in that unit a distance in inches equal to or less than the Move characteristic shown on the unit’s warscroll. The unit must end the move more than 3" from all enemy units. You cannot shoot or attempt a charge later in the turn with a unit that has retreated.
8.1 Normal Move
When you pick a unit to make a normal move, you can move each model in that unit a distance in inches equal to or less than the Move characteristic shown on the unit’s warscroll. Units cannot move within 3" of enemy units when making a normal move.
11.1 Charge Moves
When you attempt a charge with a unit, make a charge roll for the unit by rolling 2D6. You can then make a charge move with each model in that unit by moving the model a distance in inches that is equal to or less than the charge roll. The first model you move in a unit attempting a charge must finish the move within 1/2" of an enemy unit. If this is impossible, no models in the unit can make a charge move.

You do not have to pick a target for a charge attempt before making the charge roll.
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 WAR MACHINE keyword is used in the following Kharadron Overlords warscrolls:


The SKYVESSEL keyword is used in the following Kharadron Overlords warscrolls:

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