Legiones Astartes – Dawnbreaker Cohort
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ELITES

Even within a Legion whose skills in the arts of orbital strike and shock assault are legendary, the Dawnbreaker cohorts stand apart. Chosen from amongst the most experienced and daring of the Legion’s assault squads, the Dawnbreakers are trained and equipped to act as the tip of the Blood Angels’ spear, the first warriors to set foot on those benighted worlds that the Legion is called upon to save. Lacking the versatility of standard tactical or assault units, the Dawnbreakers have one purpose in battle, to sunder the enemy’s lines and tear the heart from its formation. Armed with lances and blades wreathed in keen-edged power fields, there are few warriors who can stand in the face of such an onslaught.

Standard combat doctrine among these elite warriors emphasises not only martial excellence, but also the symbolic nature of their role, bringing light and justice to even the most hellish war zones of the fledgling Imperium. Indeed, the common name by which they are known is inherited from their preferred tactic – an assault staged en masse from orbit just as dawn breaks. No few worlds still speak in awe of the day angels fell from the dawn skies to free them from the oppression of tyrants and xenos alike.

  • Dawnbreaker Cohort 150 pts
M WS BS S T W I A Ld Sv Base
Dawnbreaker (base: 32mm)
Dawnbreaker 7 5 4 4 4 2 4 2 8 2+ 32mm
Dawnbreaker Champion (base: 32mm)
Dawnbreaker Champion 7 5 4 4 4 2 4 3 9 2+ 32mm
Unit Composition
  • 4 Dawnbreakers
  • 1 Dawnbreaker Champion
Wargear
  • Falling-star pattern power spear
  • Grenade dischargers (frag and krak bombs)
  • Frag grenades
  • Artificer armour
  • Legion Warhawk jump pack
Unit Type
Special Rules
  • Legiones Astartes (Blood Angels)
  • Furious Charge (1)
  • Set the Sky Aflame
Options
  • The Dawnbreaker Cohort may take:
  • - Up to 5 additional Dawnbreakers
    +25 points each
  • Any model in the unit may exchange its Falling-star pattern power spear for an:
  • - Equinox power blade case
    +5 points per model
  • The entire unit may take melta bombs
    +25 points per unit
  • The Dawnbreaker Champion may exchange his Falling-star Pattern power spear for a:
  • - Power weapon
    Free
  • - Perdition weapon
    +5 points

Set the Sky Aflame

The Dawnbreakers are trained to make their arrival upon the field of battle a spectacle that will bring terror to the enemy and embolden their allies. Few can forget the sight of these angelic warriors descending from on high to bring death to the enemies of Sanguinius.

When a unit composed entirely of models with this special rule is deployed as part of a Deep Strike Assault, any enemy units within 6" of the unit’s final position suffer a -1 modifier to their Leadership Characteristic when taking any Pinning tests caused by the Deep Strike Assault.

Falling-star pattern power spear

These ornate power weapons have been redesigned to enhance the aggressive fighting style of the Dawnbreakers and to serve as icons of the Blood Angels’ prowess and noble intent. As much works of art as they are weapons, they can cleave an armoured combatant in two with a single sweep when wielded by a skilled fighter.

The weapon listed here is counted as a ‘Power’ weapon for those rules that affect such weapons.
Range
Str
AP
Falling-star pattern power spear
-
+1
3
Melee, Reach (1), Rending (5+)

Grenade dischargers

These compact grenade launchers are intended to grant the Dawnbreaker cohorts a means to break the ranks of the foe prior to a charge, or to saturate their landing zones with shrapnel once they have forced a beachhead.

Range
Str
AP
Grenade dischargers
 - Frag bombs
12"
3
6
Assault 3, Pinning
 - Krak bombs
12"
6
4
Assault 1

Equinox Power Blade Case

The Equinox power blades are intricate weapons, designed and forged to be used in pairs. Each blade is fashioned to serve a ritualised form of combat adapted from the practises of the tribes of Baal – the Path of the Sun.

An Equinox power blade case is a pair of Melee weapons, each with a different profile as listed below. In any given Assault phase, the wielder must choose one of the following two profiles before making any attacks, and all their attacks in that Phase will use the chosen profile and gain the additional attack for using two combat weapons.

The weapon listed here is counted as a ‘Power’ weapon for those rules that affect such weapons.
Range
Str
AP
Equinox power blade
- Sunrise blade
-
User
3
Melee, Shred, Sudden Strike (1)
- Sunset blade
-
User
3
Melee, Rending (5+), Sunder
Twin-linked

These weapons are grafted to the same targeting system for greater accuracy.

When attacking with a weapon that has this special rule, the controlling player may re-roll all failed To Hit rolls.
Number of Attacks
Each engaged model makes a number of Attacks (A) as indicated on its Characteristics profile, plus the following bonus attacks:

+1 Charge Bonus: Engaged models that Charged this turn get +1 Attack this turn. Models in units that made a Disordered Charge do not get this bonus.

+1 Two Weapons: Engaged models with two single-handed weapons (often a Melee weapon and/or Pistol in each hand) get +1 Attack. Models with more than two weapons gain no additional benefit; you only get one extra attack.

Other Bonuses: Models may have other special rules and Wargear that confer extra attacks.
Melee Type
Weapons with the Melee type can only be used in close combat.
Unwieldy

This weapon is very large, and more than a little clumsy, making swift blows all but impossible to achieve.

A model attacking with this weapon Piles-in and fights at Initiative step 1, unless it has the Dreadnought Unit Type or Monstrous sub-type.
Specialist Weapon

The mightiest weapons only reach their full potential when wielded in pairs, as they require an entirely different battle stance from that of more commonplace weapons.

A model fighting with this weapon does not receive +1 Attack for fighting with two weapons unless it is armed with two or more Melee weapons with the Specialist Weapon rule. The additional weapon does not have to be the same weapon as the one used to attack, but it must have the Specialist Weapon rule in order to grant an additional Attack for fighting with two weapons.
Brutal (X)

Some weapons strike with such force that they cause terrible wounds that can lay low even the most formidable combatant.

When a model is allocated a Wound inflicted by a weapon with this special rule, it does not suffer only one Wound but instead suffers a number of Wounds equal to the number in brackets associated with the specific variant of this special rule, with all of the Wounds inflicted using the same AP and special rules as that of the initial Wound. Roll to save against each Wound inflicted separately, but note that Wounds caused in excess of a given model’s remaining Wounds do not spill over to other models and are lost. This special rule has no effect on models that do not have a Toughness value.
Shred

Some weapons and warriors strike in a flurry of blows, tearing flesh asunder in a series of brutal strikes.

If a model has the Shred special rule, or is attacking with a Melee weapon that has the Shred rule, it re-rolls failed To Wound rolls in close combat.

Similarly, if a model makes a Shooting Attack with a weapon that has the Shred rule, it re-rolls its failed To Wound rolls.
Rending (X)

Some weapons can inflict critical strikes against which no armour can protect.

If a model has the Rending special rule, or is attacking with a Melee weapon that has the Rending special rule, there is a chance that their close combat attacks will strike a critical blow. For each To Wound roll equal to or higher than the value listed, the target automatically suffers a Wound, regardless of its Toughness. The controlling player may choose to resolve these Wounds at AP 2 instead of the weapon’s normal AP value.

Similarly, if a model makes a Shooting Attack with a weapon that has the Rending special rule, a To Wound roll of equal to or greater than the listed value wounds automatically, regardless of Toughness, and is resolved at AP 2.

In either case, against Vehicles each Armour Penetration roll of equal to or greater than the listed value allows a further D3 to be rolled, with the result added to the total Strength of the attack. These Hits are not resolved at AP 2, but are instead resolved using the weapon’s AP value.

For example, a model with the Rending (5+) special rule that rolls To Wound against a non-Vehicle model will wound automatically on the roll of a 5+, and the attacking player has the choice of using an AP value of 2 instead of the AP value of their weapon.
Reach (X)

Some weapons rely not on the speed of their wielder, but on their sheer length or cunning design to inflict harm upon the foe before they can react.

A model making attacks as part of an Assault using a weapon with this special rule, adds the value of (X) that is included as part of this special rule to its Initiative Characteristic. If a model has more than one weapon with this special rule then that model only increases the value of its Initiative by the value of the special rule on the weapon whose profile is used by that model to attack during the Fight sub-phase. A weapon that is not used to attack does not modify the model’s Initiative Characteristic – models that may attack with more than one weapon, or models claiming the bonus for having a second weapon, may only add the value of the highest variant of this special rule and do not add the values together.

For example, a model attacking as part of an Assault with a weapon that has the Reach (1) special rule increases its Initiative by +1.
Power Weapons

These melee weapons are sheathed in disruption fields that allow them to cleave armour as though it were paper and annihilate flesh or bone with ease. They are both difficult to master, for a single mis-stroke can lead to catastrophe in a close packed melee, and expensive to manufacture and maintain, and so are mostly found only in the hands of the finest warriors in the Legiones Astartes.

All weapons listed here are counted as ‘Power’ weapons for those rules that affect such weapons. A model that is eligible to select a power weapon may take any of the weapons included in this Profile.

Range
Str
AP
Type
Power sword
-
User
3
Melee, Rending (6+)
Power axe
-
+1
2
Melee, Unwieldy
Power maul
-
+2
3
Melee
Power lance
-
+1
3
Melee, Reach (1)

Although technically operated on the same principle, the following weapons are far rarer and more difficult to master than the more common power weapons. They count as a ‘Power’ weapons, but may not be selected by a model eligible to claim a generic power weapon.

When a model has two lightning claws, that model gains +2 Attacks instead of the usual +1 Attack for using an additional weapon in combat.
Range
Str
AP
Type
Power fist
-
x2
2
Melee, Unwieldy, Specialist Weapon
Gravis power fist
-
9
2
Melee, Brutal (3)
Thunder hammer
-
x2
2
Melee, Unwieldy, Brutal (2), Specialist Weapon
Lightning claw
-
User
3
Melee, Shred, Rending (6+), Specialist Weapon
Gets Hot

Some weapons are fuelled by unstable power sources and risk overheating with each shot – often to the detriment of their wielder.

When firing a weapon that Gets Hot, roll To Hit as normal. For each unmodified To Hit roll of 1, the firing model immediately suffers a single Wound with an AP value equal to that of the weapon that was used to attack (Armour Saves, Invulnerable Saves and Feel No Pain rolls can be taken, but not Cover Saves or Shrouded rolls) – this Wound cannot be allocated to any other model in the unit. A Vehicle instead rolls a D6 for each roll of a 1 To Hit. If this roll results in a 1 or 2, the Vehicle suffers a Glancing Hit.
Assault Weapons

Assault weapons either fire so rapidly or indiscriminately that they can be fired while a warrior is moving.

A model attacking with an Assault weapon makes the number of Attacks indicated on its profile regardless of whether the bearer has moved or not. A model carrying an Assault weapon can make a Shooting Attack with it in the Shooting phase and still Charge in the Assault phase.

RangeSAPType
Plasma blaster18"74Assault 2, Rending (4+), Gets Hot
Heavy Weapons

These are heavy, man-portable weapons that typically require reloading between each shot or bracing to counter their recoil.

When making a Shooting Attack, a model with a Heavy weapon attacks the number of times indicated. If a model equipped with a Heavy weapon moved in the preceding Movement phase, they can only make Snap Shots with that Heavy weapon during the Shooting phase. Note that weapons with the Blast special rule cannot fire Snap Shots. Models that make Shooting Attacks with Heavy weapons in the Shooting phase cannot Charge in the ensuing Assault phase.

RangeSAPType
Reaper autocannon36"74Heavy 2, Rending (6+), Twin-linked
Deflagrate

The ancient volkite weaponry employed by the armies of Terra in the earliest years of the Great Crusade fired arcing blasts of energy rather than solid projectiles.

After normal attacks by this weapon have been resolved, count the number of unsaved Wounds caused on the target unit. Immediately resolve a number of additional automatic Hits on the same unit using the weapon’s profile equal to the number of unsaved Wounds – these can then be saved normally. Models in the targeted unit must still be in range in order for these additional Hits to take effect. These additional Hits do not themselves inflict more Hits and do not benefit from any other special rules possessed by the attacking model, such as Preferred Enemy (X) or Precision Strikes (X).
Pistol Weapons

Pistols are light enough to be carried and fired one-handed.

A model attacking with a Pistol weapon makes the number of Attacks indicated on its profile regardless of whether the bearer has moved or not. A model carrying a Pistol weapon can make a Shooting Attack with it in the Shooting phase and still Charge in the Assault phase. A Pistol weapon also counts as a close combat weapon in the Assault phase. In addition, all models with two Pistol type weapons can attack with both in the same Shooting phase. This follows the normal rules for shooting.

RangeSAPType
Volkite serpenta10"55Pistol 2, Deflagrate
Pinning

Coming under fire without knowing where the shots are coming from, or having ordnance rain down from the skies, can shake the resolve of even the bravest warriors, making them dive flat and cling to whatever cover presents itself.

If a non-Vehicle unit suffers one or more unsaved Wounds from a weapon with the Pinning special rule, it must take a Leadership test once the firing unit has finished its Shooting Attacks for that Phase. This is called a Pinning test. If the unit fails the Test, it is Pinned. As long as the Test is passed, a unit can be called upon to take multiple Pinning tests in a single turn, but only once for each unit shooting at them.

A unit that is affected by any of the following conditions does not take Pinning tests, and if called upon to do so is considered to automatically pass them:
  • The unit is locked in combat.
  • The unit is already Pinned (the unit remains Pinned, but takes no further Tests).
  • The unit is composed entirely of Vehicle models.
  • The unit is Embarked on a Transport Vehicle.
  • The target unit is affected by the Fearless special rule.
A unit that has become Pinned cannot Move, Run or Charge. It can only fire Snap Shots if it attacks during the Shooting phase and cannot make Reactions in any Phase. At the end of its following turn, the unit returns to normal and the unit is free to act as normal from then on. Whilst it is Pinned, a unit is affected normally by enemy actions (for example, it takes Morale checks as normal). If the unit is forced to move, for example if it has to Fall Back, it returns to normal immediately. If assaulted, the unit will fight as usual, but because they are not set to receive the Charge, enemy units do not receive the Initiative penalty for assaulting a unit in Difficult Terrain, even if the unit is in Difficult Terrain. If a unit becomes Pinned during a Charge, then that Charge automatically fails. Units that are locked in combat cannot be Pinned and do not take Pinning tests.
Armourbane (X)

This weapon has been crafted with one aim in mind – to pierce the hides of armoured vehicles.

If a model or weapon has this special rule, it rolls an additional D6 for armour penetration when targeting a Vehicle model, or, when targeting a model with the Automata or Dreadnought Unit Type, re-rolls all failed rolls To Wound instead. These effects apply to both Shooting Attacks and close combat attacks.

Some instances of the Armourbane special rule may include a qualifier after the rule in brackets, for example Armourbane (Melta) or Armourbane (Melee). These variant rules are described below:

Armourbane (Melta): A model or weapon with this Armourbane special rule only gains the benefits of the Armourbane special rule when at half range or less. If the attack is more than half its Maximum Range away, it gains no benefit from the Armourbane special rule. If a weapon with this version of Armourbane also has the Blast special rule, measure the distance to the centre of the Blast marker after it has scattered. If this is half the weapon’s range or less, then all Hits are counted as having the Armourbane special rule, otherwise the Hits are resolved as if they did not have the Armourbane special rule.

Armourbane (Melee): A weapon or model with this version of the Armourbane special rule only gains the benefits of the Armourbane special rule when attacking in close combat.

Armourbane (Ranged): A weapon or model with this version of the Armourbane special rule only gains the benefits of the Armourbane special rule when making Shooting Attacks.
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Frag Grenades

This class of grenade contains only a small explosive charge, and is intended primarily to disorientate and distract the foe while closing on a fixed position.

A unit that includes at least one model with frag grenades makes attacks at its normal Initiative Step during an Assault after it has successfully Charged through Difficult Terrain or Dangerous Terrain, but still suffers any penalties to Charge rolls imposed by Difficult Terrain or Dangerous Terrain when resolving a Charge through Difficult Terrain or Dangerous Terrain.
Legion Warhawk Jump Pack

The Warhawk is the standard pattern of jump pack unit employed by the Space Marine Legions. Its ability to function in almost any atmosphere and its robust systems have proven better than many of the more advanced devices in use by the Mechanicum and xenos forces.

At the start of the controlling player’s Movement phase, or when deployed as part of a Deep Strike Assault, a model with a Legion Warhawk jump pack may set its Move Characteristic to a value of 12 for the duration of the controlling player’s turn (sometimes referred to as ‘activating’ the jump pack). This allows a model with a Warhawk jump pack to move up to 12", regardless of the Movement Characteristic shown on its profile and gain any other benefits of a Movement Characteristic of 12 (including the bonus to Charge distance). In addition, all models with a Warhawk jump pack that have been activated ignore terrain while Moving and Charging, but must take Dangerous Terrain tests as normal when beginning or ending their Movement in Dangerous Terrain. A model with an activated Legion Warhawk jump pack treats all Difficult Terrain as Dangerous Terrain and may move over both friendly and enemy models or units without penalty – but must end its Movement at least 1" away from any model from another unit.

A model with a Legion Warhawk jump pack may still Run if it would normally be able to Run (this does not allow units that include any models with the Heavy Sub-type to Run). When making a Run move for a model with an activated Legion Warhawk jump pack, add the Initiative Characteristic of that model to 12 to determine how far it may move – the model ignores terrain and models from other units while making a Run move with a Legion Warhawk jump pack as previously noted, but may not make Shooting Attacks or declare a Charge in the same turn in which it has Run as per the normal rules for Running.

Any model with a Legion Warhawk jump pack also gains the Bulky (2), Hammer of Wrath (1) and Deep Strike special rules – if it already has the Bulky (2) special rule, it gains the Bulky (3) special rule instead.

During a Reaction made in any Phase, a player may not choose to activate a model’s Legion Warhawk jump pack to gain any bonus to its Movement Characteristic. Any models with a Legion Warhawk jump pack deployed as part of a Deep Strike Assault are considered to have activated their jump packs in the turn that they enter play.
Detonation

A carefully placed explosive charge can easily doom even the most heavily armoured vehicle, but are difficult to attach accurately in the heat of combat.

A weapon with this special rule may only be used to attack models of the Vehicle, Dreadnought or Automata Unit Types, any model with a Movement Characteristic of 0 or ‘-’, or Buildings or Fortifications. Furthermore, a model that is chosen to attack with a weapon with this special rule during the Assault phase may only make a single attack in the Fight sub-phase, regardless of its Attacks Characteristic and any bonus attacks from Charging or other special rules.
Melta bomb

Range
Str
AP
Melta bomb
-
8
1
Melee, Detonation, Unwieldy, Armourbane (Melee), Instant Death

Poisoned (X)

There are many virulent and lethal poisons in the Age of Darkness. It is simplicity itself to adapt such toxins for battlefield use. It does not matter whether they coat blades or bullets, or are secreted by alien monstrosities – all are lethal.

If a model has the Poisoned special rule, or is attacking with a Melee weapon that has the Poisoned special rule, it always Wounds on a fixed number (generally shown in brackets), unless a lower result would be required, when attacking in close combat. In addition, if the Strength of the wielder (or the Poisoned weapon) is higher than the Toughness of the victim, the wielder must re-roll failed rolls To Wound in close combat.

Similarly, if a model makes a Shooting Attack with a weapon that has the Poisoned special rule, it always Wounds on a fixed number (generally shown in brackets), unless a lower result would be required. If no number is shown in brackets, the rule is Poisoned (4+).

Unless otherwise stated, Poisoned weapons are treated as having a Strength of 1. The Poisoned special rule has no effect against Vehicles.
Two-handed

This weapon is particularly heavy and requires both hands to wield.

A model attacking with this weapon never receives +1 Attack for fighting with two Melee weapons.
Artificer Armour

Forged by the master craftsmen of the Mechanicum, these superior variations of power armour are often highly embellished with ciphers of strength and durability, while some of wildly differing designs are far older than the present age and owe their origins to the forgotten zenith of human technological might.

Artificer armour confers a 2+ Armour Save.
Sunder

Some weapons strike with enough force to make a mockery of anything except the most reinforced of armoured shells.

Attacks with this special rule may re-roll failed Armour Penetration rolls against Vehicles and Buildings (both with Shooting Attacks and in close combat) and re-roll Glancing Hits, in an attempt to instead get a Penetrating Hit, but the second result must be kept.
Torrent (X)

This weapon fires massive gouts of flame, gas or lethal fluids across the battlefield.

A weapon with this special rule is treated like any other Template weapon, but when firing it in the Shooting phase, place the template so that the narrow end is placed within a number of inches equal to the value in brackets listed as part of this special rule. The wide end must then be aligned so that it is no closer to the firing model than the narrow end.

For example, a weapon with the Torrent (18) special rule must place the narrow end of the template at a point within 18" and the wide end no closer to the firing model than the narrow end.
Furious Charge (X)

Some warriors use the impetus of the charge to fuel their own fury.

In a turn in which a model with this special rule Charges into combat, it adds a bonus to its Strength Characteristic until the end of the Assault phase. The bonus added to the model’s Strength is equal to the value in brackets after the special rule, for example a model with Furious Charge (2) adds a bonus of +2 to its Strength.

A model that has made a Disordered Charge that turn receives no benefit from Furious Charge.
Sudden Strike (X)

Some warriors are skilled in the swift and deadly arts of guerilla warfare, relying on ambush and surprise to take their opponents unaware. These warriors are deadly on the attack, but must press this advantage to overcome more heavily equipped foes.

In a turn in which a model with this special rule Charges into combat, it adds a bonus to its Initiative Characteristic until the end of the Assault phase. The bonus added to the model’s Initiative is equal to the value in brackets after the special rule; for example, a model with Sudden Strike (2) adds a bonus of +2 to its Initiative.

A model that has made a Disordered Charge that turn receives no benefit from Sudden Strike (X).
Flame Weapons

Among the most ancient of weapons employed within the ranks of the Legiones Astartes, flame has always been a potent weapon against creatures that lurk in darkness. Many of the Space Marine Legions consider the cleansing power of flame a key part of their arsenal, and indeed the ability of these weapons to rout the enemy from fortified positions has proven pivotal in any number of battles.

All weapons listed here are counted as ‘Flame’ or ‘Flamer’ weapons for those rules that affect such weapons.
Range
Str
AP
Type
Hand flamer
Template
3
-
Pistol 1
Flamer
Template
4
5
Assault 1
Toxiferran flamer
Template
4
5
Assault 1, Poisoned (3+), Rending (6+)
Heavy flamer
Template
5
4
Assault 1
Flamestorm cannon
Template
6
4
Heavy 1, Torrent (18")
Legiones Astartes (Blood Angels)
All models with this special rule are subject to the following provisions:

ENCARMINE FURY
All models with the Legiones Astartes (Blood Angels) special rule require one lower result To Wound than they would normally, to a minimum of 2+, on any turn in which they are part of a successful Charge against an enemy unit even if that Charge is counted as Disordered. This effect applies regardless of the weapon they are using (for example, if using a Str 4 Melee weapon and attacking a target with a Toughness of 4, the Blood Angel will require a 3+ To Wound, rather than the usual 4+). In addition, any Vehicle with the Legiones Astartes (Blood Angels) special rule that makes a Ram Attack increases the Strength of any Hits inflicted by +1, to a maximum of Strength 10.

Panoply of the Angels
Units with this special rule gain access to unique Wargear options (see Armoury of the Blood Angels).

Children of Baal
A Warlord with this special rule may select a Warlord Trait from the Blood Angels Warlord Trait list.

Falling-star pattern power spear

These ornate power weapons have been redesigned to enhance the aggressive fighting style of the Dawnbreakers and to serve as icons of the Blood Angels’ prowess and noble intent. As much works of art as they are weapons, they can cleave an armoured combatant in two with a single sweep when wielded by a skilled fighter.

The weapon listed here is counted as a ‘Power’ weapon for those rules that affect such weapons.
Range
Str
AP
Falling-star pattern power spear
-
+1
3
Melee, Reach (1), Rending (5+)

Grenade dischargers

These compact grenade launchers are intended to grant the Dawnbreaker cohorts a means to break the ranks of the foe prior to a charge, or to saturate their landing zones with shrapnel once they have forced a beachhead.

Range
Str
AP
Grenade dischargers
 - Frag bombs
12"
3
6
Assault 3, Pinning
 - Krak bombs
12"
6
4
Assault 1
Set the Sky Aflame

The Dawnbreakers are trained to make their arrival upon the field of battle a spectacle that will bring terror to the enemy and embolden their allies. Few can forget the sight of these angelic warriors descending from on high to bring death to the enemies of Sanguinius.

When a unit composed entirely of models with this special rule is deployed as part of a Deep Strike Assault, any enemy units within 6" of the unit’s final position suffer a -1 modifier to their Leadership Characteristic when taking any Pinning tests caused by the Deep Strike Assault.

Equinox Power Blade Case

The Equinox power blades are intricate weapons, designed and forged to be used in pairs. Each blade is fashioned to serve a ritualised form of combat adapted from the practises of the tribes of Baal – the Path of the Sun.

An Equinox power blade case is a pair of Melee weapons, each with a different profile as listed below. In any given Assault phase, the wielder must choose one of the following two profiles before making any attacks, and all their attacks in that Phase will use the chosen profile and gain the additional attack for using two combat weapons.

The weapon listed here is counted as a ‘Power’ weapon for those rules that affect such weapons.
Range
Str
AP
Equinox power blade
- Sunrise blade
-
User
3
Melee, Shred, Sudden Strike (1)
- Sunset blade
-
User
3
Melee, Rending (5+), Sunder
Perdition Weapons

Though some would later attribute the various ‘Perdition’ weapons to the artifice of Sanguinius himself, these brutal weapons had been in the use of the IXth Legion since long before the Primarch had returned to them. The flame projectors built into these weapons are a legacy of the wars fought during Old Earth’s long darkness, the innovation of some long forgotten warlord brought to its pinnacle by the warriors of the IXth Legion.

Any model with both the Legiones Astartes (Blood Angels) special rule and the Character Sub-type may exchange a power weapon for a Perdition weapon from the following list for +5 points:

All weapons listed here are counted as both ‘Power’ and ‘Flame’ weapons for those rules that affect such weapons.
Range
Str
AP
Type
Blade of Perdition
-
+1
3
Melee, Two-handed, Rending (6+), Brutal (2)
Axe of Perdition
-
+2
2
Melee, Unwieldy, Two-handed, Brutal (2)
Spear of Perdition
-
+1
3
Melee, Reach (1), Two-handed, Brutal (2)
Maul of Perdition
-
+3
3
Melee, Two-handed, Brutal (2)
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