Adeptus Mechanicus – Pteraxii Skystalkers
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Pteraxii Skystalkers

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
17
Pteraxii Skystalker
4‑9
17
Pteraxii Skystalker
12" 3+ 3+ 4 3 2 2 6 4+
17
Pteraxii Skystalker Alpha
1
17
Pteraxii Skystalker Alpha
12" 3+ 3+ 4 3 2 3 7 4+
This unit contains 1 Pteraxii Skystalker Alpha and 4 Pteraxii Skystalkers. It can additionally contain up to 5 Pteraxii Skystalkers (Power Rating +4). The Pteraxii Skystalker Alpha is equipped with: flechette blaster; taser goad. Every Pteraxii Skystalker is equipped with: flechette carbine.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Flechette blaster
Flechette blaster
12"
Pistol 5
3
0
1
-
Flechette carbine
Flechette carbine
24"
Assault 5
3
0
1
-
+5
Taser goad
+5
Taser goad
Melee
Melee
+2
0
1
When resolving an attack made with this weapon, an unmodified hit roll of 6 scores 2 additional hits.
When resolving an attack made with this weapon, an unmodified hit roll of 6 scores 2 additional hits.
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Canticles of the Omnissiah
Bionics: Models in this unit have a 6+ invulnerable save.
Soar Away: At the beginning of your Movement phase, this unit can boost into the skies. Remove this unit from the battlefield. It can return to the battlefield as described in the Thermal Riders ability. This unit cannot both soar away and descend in the same turn. If the battle ends while this unit is in the skies, this unit is considered to be destroyed.
Thermal Riders: During deployment, you can set up this unit in the skies instead of setting it up on the battlefield. If you do, or the unit has boosted into the skies using the Soar Away ability, at the end 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.
Arc Grenade Cluster: At the start of the Shooting phase you can select one enemy unit that this unit moved across this turn and roll one D6 for each model in this unit, adding 2 to each result if that unit is a VEHICLE. For each 5+, that enemy unit suffers 1 mortal wound.
FACTION KEYWORDS: IMPERIUM, ADEPTUS MECHANICUS, SKITARII, <FORGE WORLD>
KEYWORDS: INFANTRY, JUMP PACK, FLY, PTERAXII SKYSTALKERS

Datasheet-related Stratagems

1CP

STEELRAIN FUSILLADE

Adeptus Mechanicus Stratagem

Unleashing a storm of needle-like projectiles, Skystalkers keep their enemy suppressed with unceasing hails of fire.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase when a PTERAXII SKYSTALKERS unit from your army is chosen to shoot with. Select one enemy unit that is not TITANIC. Until the end of the phase, when resolving an attack made by a model in that Pteraxii Skystalkers unit against the selected unit, if a hit is scored the target is suppressed until the start of your next turn. When resolving an attack made with a ranged weapon by a model in a suppressed unit, subtract 1 from the hit roll.
1CP

PROTECTOR DOCTRINA IMPERATIVE

Adeptus Mechanicus Stratagem

The Protector Doctrina Imperative increases the accuracy of Skitarii warriors.

Use this Stratagem before a SKITARII unit from your army attacks in the Shooting phase. Add 1 to hit rolls you make for the unit this phase. If the unit has an enhanced data-tether or a broad spectrum data-tether, you can add 2 to the hit rolls instead.
1CP

CONQUEROR DOCTRINA IMPERATIVE

Adeptus Mechanicus Stratagem

When a Tech-Priest inloads Conqueror Imperatives, they can boost the martial subroutines of any targeted Skitarii minions. Such energy bursts are short-lived but powerful.

Use this Stratagem before a SKITARII unit from your army fights. Add 1 to hit rolls you make for the unit this phase. If the unit has an enhanced data-tether or a broad spectrum data-tether, you can add 2 to the hit rolls instead.
2CP

ACQUISITION AT ANY COST

Adeptus Mechanicus Stratagem

In the eternal quest for knowledge and the acquisition of technology, Tech-Priests require super-human efforts from the troops under their command.

Use this Stratagem at the end of any of your turns. Select an ADEPTUS MECHANICUS INFANTRY unit from your army that is within 3" of an objective marker. Until the start of your next turn you can add 1 to all saving throws made for that unit and increase the Attacks characteristic of all models in that unit by 1. This Stratagem can only be used once per turn.
2CP

INFOSLAVE SKULL

Adeptus Mechanicus Stratagem

Mono-task infoslave skulls make ideal lookouts to watch against the sudden deployment of enemy troops.

Use this Stratagem immediately after your opponent sets up a unit that is arriving on the battlefield as reinforcements within 12" of one of your ADEPTUS MECHANICUS INFANTRY units. Your unit can immediately shoot at that enemy unit as if it were the Shooting phase, but you must subtract 1 from all the resulting hit rolls.
1CP

STEEL MIND, IRON LOGIC

Graia Stratagem

Even the vile energy surges of the warp will be quieted by the faith and undeniable logic that emanates from the pure devotees of Graia.

Use this Stratagem when an enemy PSYKER manifests a psychic power within 24" of one or more of your GRAIA INFANTRY units. Roll a D6; on a 4+, that psychic power is resisted and its effects are negated.

This datasheet has Fast Attack Battlefield Role. Full list of Adeptus Mechanicus units sharing same Battlefield Role follows:

Flechette blaster used in following datasheets:

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Terrain and Cover
Some pieces of terrain can provide certain bonuses to units in your army. Each bonus and how to acquire it is described in the Terrain Features section of the Core Rules. If a model has acquired such a bonus (to it's Save, Leadership or other characteristics), it is considered as receiving the benefit of cover. There are ways for some models to ignore such bonuses while making an attack, but it should be known what kind of benefit is ignored (see the Rare Rules for clarification).
Canticles of the Omnissiah

The disciples of the Omnissiah incant complex war-blessings, as much optimisation subroutines as they are expressions of faith in the Machine God.

All units with this ability gain a bonus during the battle depending on the Canticle of the Omnissiah currently being canted.

At the start of each battle round, pick which Canticle of the Omnissiah from the table below is in effect for the duration of the battle round. The same Canticle may not be picked twice during the same battle.

Alternatively, you can randomly determine which Canticle of the Omnissiah is in effect by rolling a D6 and consulting the table below. Note that if you randomly determine a Canticle, it takes effect even if the same Canticle has been in effect earlier in the battle.

If you have a Battle-forged army, units only receive the bonus if every model in their Detachment has this ability.
D6CANTICLE
1

Incantation of the Iron Soul

Raising their voices in binharic praise, the Disciples of the Machine God bolster their spirits with the surety of iron.

You can re-roll failed Morale tests for affected units.

2

Litany of the Electromancer

Summoning the spark of the Machine God’s divinity that burns within them, the Omnissiah’s faithful manifest blazing auras of energy that lay low the unbeliever.

Roll a D6 for each enemy unit that is within 1" of any affected units; on a roll of 6, the unit being rolled for suffers D3 mortal wounds.

3

Chant of the Remorseless Fist

In spitting out a staccato chant to the Motive Force, the faithful warriors of the Cult Mechanicus are filled with merciless surety as well as intent.

You can re-roll any hit rolls of 1 for affected units in the Fight phase.

4

Shroudpsalm

Robot, servitor and priest shift their binharic emissions into visible spectra, the static pouring from their vox-grilles manifesting as an electromagnetic storm that hides them from the foe.

Affected units gain the bonus to their armour saving throws as if they were in cover. Units already in cover are unaffected.

5

Invocation of Machine Might

The Tech-Priests lead their flock in a hexadecimic prayer that sends miraculous strength surging through tendons, wires and pistons.

Affected units have +1 Strength.

6

Benediction of the Omnissiah

Those blessed enough to comprehend this blaring vox-prayer find their targeting reticules guided by the Omnissiah’s own vigilance.

You can re-roll failed hit rolls of 1 for affected units in the Shooting phase.

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.

The JUMP PACK keyword is used in following Adeptus Mechanicus datasheets:

The FLY keyword is used in following Adeptus Mechanicus datasheets:

The PTERAXII SKYSTALKERS keyword is used in following Adeptus Mechanicus datasheets:

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.
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.
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