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  Critical Operations 2022 - Tac Ops & Mission Card Pack
  Critical Operations 2022 - Tac Ops & Mission Card PackRulebook2December 2022
  Critical Operations 2022: Close Quarters
  Critical Operations 2022: Close QuartersExpansion2December 2022
  The Balance Dataslate
  The Balance DataslateRulebook2Q3 2023August 2023

Matched Play Game Sequence

To play a matched play game, each player must have a matched roster as described in the Kill Team Core Book. A matched play game is then completed by following the sequence below:

1. Determine Mission and Map

Determine the mission and map. Here you will find a variety of methods to do this:

ORGANISED
Specify beforehand which combination of mission and map will be used e.g. Loot+Strait (A4) or Secure+Junction (B7), etc. If a series of games are being played (e.g. at a tournament), each round can be specified beforehand. Alternatively, each subsequent round can be determined by the organiser beforehand, but only revealed after the previous round has been completed.

RANDOM
Shuffle the mission cards and map cards separately, then deal one of each to randomly determine the mission and map.

VETO
The players roll off to decide Attacker and Defender first. The Attacker takes the mission cards and the Defender takes the map cards.

The Attacker chooses two mission cards to put forward. The Defender selects one of them to use.

The Defender chooses three map cards to put forward. The Attacker selects one of them to be discarded. The Defender selects one of the remaining cards to use.

The Defender selects their drop zone after setting up the objective markers and killzone as normal.

CONTROL
If the players are playing a series of games against each other, the winner of the previous game selects one of the mission cards that was not used in the previous battle.

They then select one of the map types (i.e. 1-3, 4-6 or 7-9) that was not used in the previous battle, and the loser selects one of the map cards from that type.

BID
Each player collects 10 tokens they will use to bid on the following categories:
Working through each category, each player will secretly put any of their tokens into their hand as their bid (or zero if they wish), then reveal their bid simultaneously. The player that bids the most will decide that category from all available options. If it’s a draw, that bid is cancelled and the players bid again, unless they both bid zero, in which case the players roll off to determine that category. Once the category is resolved, both players discard their bid tokens.

For example, in the map category, if one player bids 2 tokens and another bids 4, the latter would decide which map card to use. Both players would discard those tokens, then repeat this process for determining who decides Attacker and Defender.

2. Set Up Objective Markers and Killzone

Set up objective markers in the locations specified by the map card.

Determine the killzone and set up its terrain features, ensuring the traits of each terrain feature and its parts are specified.

3. Determine Attacker and Defender

The players roll off and the winner decides Attacker and Defender. The Defender selects one of the drop zones as theirs; the Attacker has the other.

4. Select a Kill Team

Each player selects operatives from their matched roster to fulfil their faction’s kill team requirements, then reveals their selections to their opponent. Each player adds 3CP to their pool.

5. Select Tac Ops

Each player secretly selects three Tac Ops. They can select up to one of their faction Tac Ops; all of their remaining Tac Ops must be selected from one of their archetypes. Players only reveal each Tac Op when it specifies, and they do not have to reveal which archetype they are using until they reveal one of its Tac Ops.

Here you will find alternative methods you can use to determine Tac Ops:

RANDOM
Each player shuffles a deck of 27 Tac Ops cards (all archetypes and their faction Tac Ops). They draw two cards from their deck, select one and discard the other. They repeat this process until three Tac Ops cards have been selected.

CONSTRUCTED RANDOM
Each player builds a deck of 6 Tac Ops cards, then shuffles it. Up to 3 can be their faction’s Tac Ops; the remaining must be selected from one of their faction’s archetypes. They draw two cards from their deck, select one and discard the other. They repeat this process until three Tac Ops cards have been selected.

FREE SELECTION
Each player selects any 3 Tac Ops from their deck of 27.

ACQUIRED
The players use one deck of 27 Tac Ops. They shuffle the deck and deal out 6 in a row. The Attacker selects one Tac Op from the row, then adds a random Tac Op from the deck to the row. The Defender then does the same. The players repeat this process until they have 3 Tac Ops each. With this method, Tac Ops aren’t secret.

BID
Each player collects 10 tokens they will use to bid on archetype and Tac Ops. They will first bid on the archetype, with the winner deciding which one archetype both players will use for the battle. Thereafter, the players randomly pair Tac Ops from that archetype and bid for each pair. The winner of each bid selects one Tac Op from the pair and the loser has the other. With this method, Tac Ops aren’t secret.

To bid, each player will secretly put any of their tokens into their hand as their bid (or zero if they wish), then reveal their bid simultaneously. The player that bids the most wins. If it’s a draw, that bid is cancelled and the players bid again, unless they both bid zero, in which case the players roll off to determine who wins. Once the bid is resolved, both players discard their bid tokens.

6. Select Equipment

Each player selects up to 10 points worth of their faction’s equipment for the battle, assigns it to their operatives as specified, then reveals it to their opponent.

7. Set Up Barricades

Starting with the Defender, players alternate setting up barricades one at a time until they’ve set up two each. Each time a player sets up a barricade, it must be within of their drop zone, more than from all other barricades and not on a terrain feature (unless it has the Insignificant trait).

8. Set Up Operatives

Each player separates their operatives as numerically evenly as possible into three groups. If a player wants to use any rules (if they have any) to set up operatives in a location alternative to their drop zone, they must declare them now, including the relevant operatives for this.

Starting with the Defender, each player alternates setting up their operatives one group at a time. When a player sets up an operative, it must be wholly within their drop zone and must be given an Engage or Conceal order.

9. Scouting

Each player secretly selects one of the pre-game scouting options, either by using the scouting cards provided or by placing a number of dice in their hand to match their selection. Once both players have selected, they reveal their selection simultaneously. They then resolve their selection starting with the Attacker. The scouting options are below, and their effects are specified on the scouting cards.

1.FORTIFY
Set up one additional barricade wholly within your territory. Unlike normal barricades, you can set it up on a Vantage Point.
2.INFILTRATE
Once during the first Turning Point, when you select a ready friendly operative to activate, you can change its order.
3.RECON
Perform a free Dash action with one friendly operative that is wholly within your drop zone as if it can FLY.

10. Play the Battle

The first Turning Point of the battle begins. In the first Initiative phase, initiative is determined by the players’ choices in the Scouting step:


11. End the Battle

The battle ends after four Turning Points have been completed. If one player has no operatives remaining in the killzone, the other player continues to play out each remaining Turning Point until the battle ends.

At the end of the battle, the player with the most victory points is the winner of the game. If players are tied, the game is a draw.
  • Each player can score a maximum of 4 victory points from the mission objective each Turning Point, however each player cannot score more than 16 victory points in total from the mission objective during the battle.
  • Each player can score a maximum of 2 victory points from each Tac Op. Therefore a player’s Tac Ops are worth 6 victory points in total.
  • If every operative on a player’s matched roster is painted to a Battle Ready standard, that player scores 2 victory points.
  • In total, each player can score a maximum of 24 victory points from the game.

Crit Ops 2022: Close Quarters

The Critical Operations 2022 Tac Ops and Mission card pack offers a new and updated way to play matched play games in Kill Team. This document explains how you can use that pack in a battle that uses the Close Quarters rules.

When determining mission and map, use the pack’s missions (Loot, Secure and Capture) as normal, but use one of the 10 new map layouts in this document instead (use Close Quarters checkbox at Mission Generator). We intend for these maps to use Killzone: Gallowdark only, but players or tournament organisers can use killzone supplements (e.g. Killzone: Into the Dark) if they wish.

For the pack’s Tac Ops, two new Tac Ops have been introduced to replace two others:
  • Seize Access Point replaces Seize Ground.
  • Secure Unexplored Rooms replaces Secure Vantage.

In addition, for the Secure Centre Line Tac Op, walls over the centre line block that part of the centre line. However an operative is on the centre line if their base is touching an open access point that’s over the centre line (the operative is still wholly within the relevant territory).

Finally, your barricades must be set up within your territory, and more than from access points and all other barricades.

Killzone Gallowdark Key Reference

Mission Generator

This is the mission generator, and it is intended to replace the Critical Operations card pack. Press the ‘Generate Mission’ button to pick up the mission and map as specified by the RANDOM method (see Determine Mission and Map). Use ‘Mission’ and ‘Map’ dropdown lists if you prefer other methods. Check ‘Close Quarters’ checkbox if you want to switch to Close Quarters map set and hide Tac Ops not allowed.

Press ‘Select’ button ( ) to add Tac Op to your Selected Tac Ops list. ‘Remove’ button ( ) used to remove Tac Op from the list. Note that generator limits only the maximum number of Tac Ops allowed (three) - Select Tac Ops rule omitted so you are free to pick any Tac Ops.

If you accidentally close the browser or refresh the page your card selection will be safe. It is saved in cookies of the browser on the current device.

Generate Mission


Selected Tac Ops


Archetype Tac Ops


Faction Tac Ops

Card Decks

Close Quarters Mission Maps

1. Conduit
2. Channels
3. Hub
4. Bridge
5. Vault
6. Store
7. Hangar
8. Hold
9. Lock
10. Duct

Mission Maps

1. Sector
2. Centre
3. Flank
4. Strait
5. Battleground
6. Boundary
7. Junction
8. Approach
9. Front Line

Mission Rules

Mission
A. Loot
MISSION RULE
Operatives can perform the following mission action:

LOOT1AP

An operative can perform this action while it controls an objective marker that has not been looted during this Turning Point. If it does so, that objective marker has been looted during this Turning Point. Each objective marker can be looted a maximum of four times during the battle.

MISSION OBJECTIVE
Each time a friendly operative performs the Loot action, you score 1VP.
Mission
B. Secure
MISSION RULE
Operatives can perform the following mission action:

SECURE1AP

An operative can perform this action while it controls an objective marker. Until the enemy kill team secures that objective marker, that objective marker is secured by your kill team.

MISSION OBJECTIVE
At the end of each Turning Point, for each objective marker secured by your kill team, you score 1VP.
Mission
C. Capture
MISSION RULE
Capture: At the end of each Turning Point (before determining VPs), each objective marker friendly operatives control is captured by your kill team. While an objective marker is captured by your kill team, it stays under their control, even if no friendly operatives are within of it. If any enemy operatives control that objective marker following the normal rules for controlling objective markers, it is no longer captured by your kill team.

MISSION OBJECTIVE
At the end of each Turning Point, for each objective marker captured by your kill team, you score 1VP.
Fly
Each time an operative makes any kind of move, if it has the FLY keyword, it can move around, across and over other operatives (and their bases) as if they were not there, but must finish its move following all requirements specified by that move, and cannot finish its move on top of other operatives (or their bases).
Actions
Actions are categorised as follows:
  • Universal actions can be performed by all operatives. They are detailed below.
  • Unique actions are actions detailed on an operative’s datacard that only they can perform, such as the Dakka Dash action found on the example datacard.
  • Mission actions are specific to the mission you are playing, and will be detailed by that mission’s briefing. Missions can be found here (Open Play mission) and here (Spec Ops Narrative missions).
  • Free actions can only be performed when another rule specifies. Each time an operative would perform a free action, the following rules apply.
    • The operative can perform the action, so long as the requirements of the action are met.
    • The player does not subtract any additional AP to perform the action.
    • The operative would still count as performing the action for all rules purposes. For example, if it performed it during its activation, it would not be able to perform the action again during that activation.

For example, when a KOMMANDO DAKKA BOY performs a Dakka Dash action (see unique actions, above), it can perform a free Dash and free Shoot action without subtracting any additional AP (other than the AP spent on the Dakka Dash action). However, it is subject to those actions’ requirements, therefore it cannot perform the free Dash action if it is within Engagement Range of enemy operatives, and cannot perform the free Shoot action if it is within Engagement Range of enemy operatives or has a Conceal order. In addition, for each of the free actions it performs, it cannot perform them again during its activation.

The LECTRO-MAESTER keyword is used in the following Elucidian Starstrider datacards:

The R-VR CYBER-MASTIFF keyword is used in the following Exaction Squad datacards:

Engagement Range
Engagement Range is the zone of threat that operatives present to their enemies. Many rules in the game use Engagement Range, such as when moving and fighting. Engagement Range is mutual, therefore operatives are within each other’s Engagement Range if one of them is Visible to and within of the other.

The MALOCATOR keyword is used in the following Exaction Squad datacards:

The REVELATUM keyword is used in the following Exaction Squad datacards:

Engagement Range
Engagement Range is the zone of threat that operatives present to their enemies. Many rules in the game use Engagement Range, such as when moving and fighting. Engagement Range is mutual, therefore operatives are within each other’s Engagement Range if one of them is Visible to and within of the other.
Cover
If an operative positions themselves in Cover, they will use it for protection while they have an Engage order, or hide behind it while they have a Conceal order. For an intended target to be in Cover, both of the following must be true:
  • The intended target is more than from the active operative.
  • The intended target is within of a point at which a Cover line crosses another operative’s base (unless that other operative is not itself in the active operative’s LoS), or a terrain feature that provides Cover (see Terrain Traits).

Note that an intended target that has an Engage order can gain a defensive benefit for being in Cover as specified in the shooting sequence.

To establish Cover lines, the active operative’s controlling player draws imaginary straight lines, 1mm wide, from any part of the active operative’s base to every part of the intended target’s base.
Doctrina Imperatives
In the Strategy phase of the first Turning Point, when it is your turn to use a Strategic Ploy or pass, you must select one Doctrina Imperative below to become active for your kill team instead. That Imperative is active until the end of the battle, or until you change it to a different Imperative, whichever comes first.

In the Strategy phase of a subsequent Turning Point, when it is your turn to use a Strategic Ploy or pass, you can select one different Imperative below to become active for your kill team instead. That Imperative is active until the end of the battle (you cannot change your active Imperative again).

Each Imperative has an Optimisation and a Deprecation effect. Both are in effect while that Imperative is active for your kill team.

THE BALANCE DATASLATE
  • Doctrina Imperatives can be selected each Turning Point (instead of only twice per battle).
  • Ignore each Imperative’s Deprecation effect during the first Turning Point that it is active for your kill team during the battle.

Protector Imperative

Optimisation: Each time a friendly HUNTER CLADE operative makes a shooting attack, in the Roll Attack Dice step of that shooting attack, before any other re-rolls, if you rolled two or more failed hits, you can re-roll one of your attack dice.

Deprecation: Each time a friendly HUNTER CLADE operative fights in combat, in the Roll Attack Dice step of that combat, before any other re-rolls, you must re-roll one of your critical hits (if any).

Conqueror Imperative

Optimisation: Each time a friendly HUNTER CLADE operative fights in combat, in the Roll Attack Dice step of that combat, you can re-roll one of your attack dice.

Deprecation: Each time a friendly HUNTER CLADE operative makes a shooting attack, in the Roll Attack Dice step of that shooting attack, before any other re-rolls, you must re-roll one of your critical hits (if any).

Bulwark Imperative

Optimisation: Each time a shooting attack is made against a friendly HUNTER CLADE operative, in the Roll Defence Dice step of that shooting attack, before any other rules take effect, if you rolled two or more failed saves, you can re-roll one of your defence dice.

Deprecation: Subtract from the Movement characteristic of friendly HUNTER CLADE operatives.

Aggressor Imperative

Optimisation: Add to the Movement characteristic of friendly HUNTER CLADE operatives.

Deprecation: Each time a shooting attack is made against a friendly HUNTER CLADE operative, defence dice cannot be automatically retained as a result of Cover (they must be rolled instead).

Equalised Imperative

Optimisation: No effect.

Deprecation: No effect.

REPUTATION TO MAINTAIN
Elucidian Starstrider – Faction Tac Op 1
Reveal this Tac Op the first time a Fight or Shoot action is declared for a LEADER operative (friendly or enemy). When this Tac Op is revealed, both players start a Reputation tally (if both players reveal this Tac Op simultaneously, only start one Reputation tally each). Add one to your Reputation tally each time a friendly LEADER operative inflicts a point of damage on an enemy operative. Note that, in the rare instance an enemy operative did not lose a wound as a result of a point of damage, you would still add one to the Reputation tally.
  • If your Reputation tally is 12 or more, you score 1VP.
  • At the end of the battle, if your Reputation tally is greater than that of your opponent’s, you score 1VP.

The NAVIS and GHEISTSKULL keywords are used in the following Imperial Navy Breacher datacards:

The NAVIS and C.A.T. UNIT keywords are used in the following Imperial Navy Breacher datacards:

Breach and Clear

Methodical, professional and well-drilled, Imperial Navy Breachers work as a unit to breach and clear the corridors and chambers of enemy voidcraft, space hulks, orbital stations and more.

Once per Turning Point, when a friendly IMPERIAL NAVY BREACHER operative is activated, you can use this ability. If you do so:
  • Select one other ready friendly IMPERIAL NAVY BREACHER operative Visible to and within of that operative that is eligible to be activated.
  • Until the end of the Turning Point, those operatives are treated as having a Group Activation characteristic of 2.
  • When the first operative’s activation ends, you must select the second operative (even if it is not of the same type) to fulfil the Group Activation requirements.
Inferno x
Each time a friendly operative fights in combat or makes a shooting attack with this weapon, in the Roll Attack Dice step of that combat or shooting attack, if you retain any critical hits, the target gains x Inferno tokens. X is the number after the weapon’s Inferno (e.g Inferno 1) At the end of each Turning Point, roll one D6 for each Inferno token an enemy operative has: on a 4+, that enemy operative suffers 1 mortal wound. After rolling, remove all Inferno tokens that operative has.

The SABOTEUR keyword is used in the following Phobos Strike Team datacards:

The MINELAYER keyword is used in the following Phobos Strike Team datacards:

SABOTEURS1AP

Incalculable damage can be done to the enemy’s strategic and logistical infrastructure with the application of a single, well-placed explosive by a Vanguard operative.

An operative can perform this action while within of one of your Saboteur tokens. Unless the operative is a SABOTEUR or MINELAYER operative, an operative cannot perform this action while within Engagement Range of an enemy operative. If this action is performed, remove that Saboteur token.
Blooded

Having cast aside their oaths of loyalty to the Golden Throne, these Traitor Guardsmen now seek to catch the eye of a Dark God. To this end, they make the battlefield into their sacrificial altar, risking acts of insane bravado to spill enemy blood, and perhaps earn fleeting rewards of unholy power.

Keep a pool of Blooded tokens. Add a Blooded token to your pool as follows:
  • At the start of each Initiative phase.
  • The first time an enemy operative is incapacitated in each Turning Point.
  • The first time a friendly operative is incapacitated within of an enemy operative in each Turning Point.
Once in each Strategy phase, when it is your turn to use a Strategic Ploy or pass, you can assign any or all of your Blooded tokens from your pool to friendly BLOODED operatives in the killzone. Each operative can have no more than one Blooded token.

In each Strategy phase, after assigning your Blooded tokens (if any), if four or more friendly operatives in the killzone have Blooded tokens, you can select one of them to be under the gaze of the gods until the end of the Turning Point.

Each time a friendly BLOODED operative that has a Blooded token fights in combat or makes a shooting attack, in the Roll Attack Dice step of that combat or shooting attack, before rolling your attack dice, you can retain one as a successful normal hit without rolling it. If that friendly BLOODED operative is under the gaze of the gods, you can retain one as a successful critical hit instead.

The TORMENT keyword is used in the following Chaos Cult datacards:

The CULT DEMAGOGUE keyword is used in the following Chaos Cult datacards:

The ICONARCH keyword is used in the following Chaos Cult datacards:

The MINDWITCH keyword is used in the following Chaos Cult datacards:

The NIGHTMARE HULK keyword is used in the following Gellerpox Infected datacards:

Datacard

The SORCERER keyword is used in the following Warpcoven datacards:

Psychic Action
This is a term for a certain kind of action. This term provides no additional rules on its own, but other rules may interact with actions that have this term.
Power from Pain

Inflicting physical pain, sowing misery and witnessing the terror in their victims’ eyes first hand invigorates the withered soul of a Drukhari. Thus renewed, they are made potent and vital, already hungering for more and filled with a dark energy.

Each time a friendly HAND OF THE ARCHON operative incapacitates an enemy operative with a Wounds characteristic of 5 or more, it gains a Pain token. If that enemy operative had a Wounds characteristic of 11 or more, it gains two pain tokens instead.

You can spend friendly operatives’ Pain tokens on the Invigorations below when the ‘When’ condition is met. For each Pain token you spend, remove it from the operative. With the exception of Stimulated Senses, each Invigoration can only be used once per activation.

InvigorationWhenEffect
Dark AnimusWhen the operative is activated.Add 1 to the operative’s APL.
Vitalised SurgeAfter incapacitating an enemy operative with the operative.Perform a free Dash action, even if it has performed a Charge action during the activation.
Stimulated SensesAfter rolling one of your attack or defence dice for a combat or shooting attack with the operative.Re-roll that dice.

The LEAD PLAYER keyword is used in the following Void-dancer Troupe datacards:

The MUTOID VERMIN keyword is used in the following Gellerpox Infected datacards:

Mutoid Vermin
Saedath

The saedath are the Harlequins’ battle plans. Each is an elaborate scheme designed around, and named for, stories from the Aeldari’s expansive mythology. Battle itself then becomes a performance of a symbolic and spiritually significant tale in which every Harlequin involved plays a specific and pivotal role.

When selecting your kill team for the battle, select an Allegory to be active for it during the battle (reveal it to your opponent when you reveal your kill team). Then, at the start of the first Strategy phase, select one friendly VOID-DANCER TROUPE operative to have the pivotal role for the battle. While a friendly operative has the pivotal role, it has the Accolade ability of the active Allegory.

Keep a Performance tally for your kill team for the battle. Add 1 to the tally as follows:
  • The first time each friendly VOID-DANCER TROUPE operative completes the Performance of an active Allegory during the battle.
  • The first time a friendly pivotal role operative completes the Performance of an active Allegory during the battle (this is cumulative with the above).

Note that this means, for the purposes of your kill team’s Performance tally during the battle, each friendly operative can only complete one Performance, and only one pivotal role can complete a Performance (even if you change the active Allegory or pivotal role during the battle. For example, as a result of the LEAD PLAYER operative’s Performance Lead ability).

When you add the fourth mark to your Performance tally:
  • All friendly VOID-DANCER TROUPE operatives have the Accolade ability of the active Allegory until the end of the battle.
  • You gain 1 Command Point.

You cannot add marks to your Performance tally as a result of GELLERPOX INFECTED$ MUTOID VERMIN operatives. For example, performing a Fall Back action whilst within Engagement Range of only MUTOID VERMIN operatives does not complete a Comedy performance.

AllegoryPerformanceAccolade
ComedyThe operative performs a Fall Back action.This operative can perform the Fall Back action for one less action point (to a minimum of 1AP).
EpicThe operative incapacitates an enemy operative in combat by inflicting damage with two or less attack dice in the Resolve Successful Hits step.Each time this operative fights in combat, in the Resolve Successful Hits step of that combat, if you did not retain any critical hits, you can strike or parry with one normal hit as if it were a critical hit.
MelodramaThe operative incapacitates an enemy operative in a shooting attack by inflicting damage with two or more attack dice in the Resolve Successful Hits step.Each time this operative makes a shooting attack, in the Roll Attack Dice step of that shooting attack, you can re-roll one of your attack dice.
OdysseyThe operative performs a Charge action and ends the move within of your opponent’s drop zone.This operative can move up to a distance equal to its Movement characteristic plus for Charge actions, instead of plus .
TragedyThe operative loses wounds from a shooting attack made by an enemy operative.Each time a shooting attack is made against this operative, in the Roll Defence Dice step of that shooting attack, before rolling your defence dice, if it is not in Cover, you can retain one as a successful normal save without rolling it.
Saedath

The saedath are the Harlequins’ battle plans. Each is an elaborate scheme designed around, and named for, stories from the Aeldari’s expansive mythology. Battle itself then becomes a performance of a symbolic and spiritually significant tale in which every Harlequin involved plays a specific and pivotal role.

When selecting your kill team for the battle, select an Allegory to be active for it during the battle (reveal it to your opponent when you reveal your kill team). Then, at the start of the first Strategy phase, select one friendly VOID-DANCER TROUPE operative to have the pivotal role for the battle. While a friendly operative has the pivotal role, it has the Accolade ability of the active Allegory.

Keep a Performance tally for your kill team for the battle. Add 1 to the tally as follows:
  • The first time each friendly VOID-DANCER TROUPE operative completes the Performance of an active Allegory during the battle.
  • The first time a friendly pivotal role operative completes the Performance of an active Allegory during the battle (this is cumulative with the above).

Note that this means, for the purposes of your kill team’s Performance tally during the battle, each friendly operative can only complete one Performance, and only one pivotal role can complete a Performance (even if you change the active Allegory or pivotal role during the battle. For example, as a result of the LEAD PLAYER operative’s Performance Lead ability).

When you add the fourth mark to your Performance tally:
  • All friendly VOID-DANCER TROUPE operatives have the Accolade ability of the active Allegory until the end of the battle.
  • You gain 1 Command Point.

You cannot add marks to your Performance tally as a result of GELLERPOX INFECTED$ MUTOID VERMIN operatives. For example, performing a Fall Back action whilst within Engagement Range of only MUTOID VERMIN operatives does not complete a Comedy performance.

AllegoryPerformanceAccolade
ComedyThe operative performs a Fall Back action.This operative can perform the Fall Back action for one less action point (to a minimum of 1AP).
EpicThe operative incapacitates an enemy operative in combat by inflicting damage with two or less attack dice in the Resolve Successful Hits step.Each time this operative fights in combat, in the Resolve Successful Hits step of that combat, if you did not retain any critical hits, you can strike or parry with one normal hit as if it were a critical hit.
MelodramaThe operative incapacitates an enemy operative in a shooting attack by inflicting damage with two or more attack dice in the Resolve Successful Hits step.Each time this operative makes a shooting attack, in the Roll Attack Dice step of that shooting attack, you can re-roll one of your attack dice.
OdysseyThe operative performs a Charge action and ends the move within of your opponent’s drop zone.This operative can move up to a distance equal to its Movement characteristic plus for Charge actions, instead of plus .
TragedyThe operative loses wounds from a shooting attack made by an enemy operative.Each time a shooting attack is made against this operative, in the Roll Defence Dice step of that shooting attack, before rolling your defence dice, if it is not in Cover, you can retain one as a successful normal save without rolling it.
Grudge

If a particular foe shames or insults the Kin gravely enough, they will become the subject of a Grudge. To destroy this most hated enemy, the Kin will go to any lengths, even if it is to their own detriment.

Each time an enemy operative incapacitates a friendly HEARTHKYN SALVAGER operative, that enemy operative gains a Grudge token.

Each time a friendly HEARTHKYN SALVAGER operative fights in combat or makes a shooting attack against an enemy operative, in the Roll Attack Dice step of that combat or shooting attack, for each Grudge token that enemy operative has, you can retain one of your successful normal hits as a critical hit instead.

EXCAVATION TOOL [2EP]

The operative gains the following ability for the battle:

Excavation Tool: At the end of the Set Up Barricades step, place one of your Clearance tokens within of a part of a terrain feature with the Traversable trait and more than from your opponent’s drop zone. Until the end of the battle, friendly operatives do not have to traverse that terrain feature; they can move through it as if it were not there, so long as they do so within of that token. Note that they cannot finish the move on that terrain feature. You can select this item of equipment no more than three times for the battle.

The LUGGER keyword is used in the following Hearthkyn Salvager datacards:

The PLASMACYTE keyword is used in the following Hierotek Circle datacards:

The CRYPTEK keyword is used in the following Hierotek Circle datacards:

The APPRENTEK keyword is used in the following Hierotek Circle datacards:

No Cover
Each time a friendly operative makes a shooting attack with this weapon, for that shooting attack, defence dice cannot be automatically retained as a result of Cover (they must be rolled instead).
Obscured
Regardless of whether a target operative has an Engage or Conceal order, if an Obscuring terrain feature is in the way, an active operative may be unable to have LoS to them. For an intended target to be Obscured, the following must be true:
  • The intended target is more than from a point at which a Cover line crosses a terrain feature that is Obscuring (see Terrain Traits). However, if the active operative is within of a point at which a Cover line crosses a terrain feature that is Obscuring, that part of the terrain feature is not treated as Obscuring.
Visible
For an intended target to be Visible, the following must be true:
  • You can draw an imaginary, unobstructed straight line (known as a Visibility line) 1 mm wide from the head of the active operative’s miniature to any part of the miniature of the intended target (not its base).
In the rare instance that bases prevent an intended target from being Visible to the active operative, such as when the active operative is directly below or above the intended target, treat those bases as being invisible.

Some rare rules will require you to select a point that is Visible (e.g. a point on the killzone). In such circumstances, you must be able to draw an imaginary, unobstructed straight line 1mm wide from the head of the active operative’s miniature to the point you would select.
Actions
Actions are categorised as follows:
  • Universal actions can be performed by all operatives. They are detailed below.
  • Unique actions are actions detailed on an operative’s datacard that only they can perform, such as the Dakka Dash action found on the example datacard.
  • Mission actions are specific to the mission you are playing, and will be detailed by that mission’s briefing. Missions can be found here (Open Play mission) and here (Spec Ops Narrative missions).
  • Free actions can only be performed when another rule specifies. Each time an operative would perform a free action, the following rules apply.
    • The operative can perform the action, so long as the requirements of the action are met.
    • The player does not subtract any additional AP to perform the action.
    • The operative would still count as performing the action for all rules purposes. For example, if it performed it during its activation, it would not be able to perform the action again during that activation.

For example, when a KOMMANDO DAKKA BOY performs a Dakka Dash action (see unique actions, above), it can perform a free Dash and free Shoot action without subtracting any additional AP (other than the AP spent on the Dakka Dash action). However, it is subject to those actions’ requirements, therefore it cannot perform the free Dash action if it is within Engagement Range of enemy operatives, and cannot perform the free Shoot action if it is within Engagement Range of enemy operatives or has a Conceal order. In addition, for each of the free actions it performs, it cannot perform them again during its activation.
Markerlights

A markerlight is a device that projects a beam onto a target. Once an enemy has been ‘painted’ by such a beam, a torrent of targeting data is fed into the cadre tactical network, relaying ranges, triangulating optimum firing trajectories and superimposing aiming vectors to other T’au warriors, allowing them to engage the target with unerring accuracy.

MARKERLIGHT1AP

Select one enemy operative Visible to this operative. That enemy operative gains 1 Markerlight token. An operative cannot perform this action if it is within Engagement Range of an enemy operative. If an operative would perform this action and a Shoot action in the same activation, only the target of that Shoot action’s shooting attack can be selected for this action.

Operatives gain Markerlight tokens as specified by the Markerlight action above. In the Ready Operatives step of each Initiative phase, remove one Markerlight token that each operatives has.

Each time a friendly PATHFINDER operative makes a shooting attack, it gains a number of cumulative benefits for that shooting attack depending on how many Markerlight tokens the target operative has. Operatives gain no markerlight benefits for shooting attacks made with EMP and fusion grenades.

Markerlight TokensBenefit
1+In the Roll Attack Dice step of that shooting attack, you can re-roll one of your attack dice.
2+For that shooting attack, the active operative’s ranged weapons gain the No Cover special rule.
3+For that shooting attack, improve the Ballistic Skill characteristic of ranged weapons the active operative is equipped with by 1.
4+In the Select Valid Target step of that shooting attack, the enemy operative is not Obscured.
5+In the Select Valid Target step of that shooting attack, the enemy operative is treated as if it has an Engage order unless it’s in Cover provided by Heavy terrain.

The CULT AGENT keyword is used in the following Wyrmblade datacards:

• Locus

The NEOPHYTE keyword is used in the following Wyrmblade datacards:

Visible
For an intended target to be Visible, the following must be true:
  • You can draw an imaginary, unobstructed straight line (known as a Visibility line) 1 mm wide from the head of the active operative’s miniature to any part of the miniature of the intended target (not its base).
In the rare instance that bases prevent an intended target from being Visible to the active operative, such as when the active operative is directly below or above the intended target, treat those bases as being invisible.

Some rare rules will require you to select a point that is Visible (e.g. a point on the killzone). In such circumstances, you must be able to draw an imaginary, unobstructed straight line 1mm wide from the head of the active operative’s miniature to the point you would select.

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