Astra Militarum – Leman Russ Battle Tanks (Legendary)
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Leman Russ Battle Tanks (Legendary)

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Leman Russ Battle Tank (base: Use model)
1‑3
140
Leman Russ Battle Tank
10"6+4+787-12373+Use model
7"6+5+784-6D373+
4"6+6+781-3173+
This unit contains 1 Leman Russ Battle Tank. It can include 1 additional Leman Russ Battle Tank (Power Rating +10) or 2 additional Leman Russ Battle Tanks (Power Rating +20). Each model is equipped with a battle cannon and a heavy bolter.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
+20
Battle cannon
+20
Battle cannon
72"
Heavy D6
8
-2
D3
Blast
Blast
+20
Demolisher cannon
+20
Demolisher cannon
24"
Heavy D6
10
-3
D6
Blast
Blast
+15
Eradicator nova cannon
+15
Eradicator nova cannon
36"
Heavy D6
6
-2
D3
Blast. Units attacked by this weapon do not gain any bonus to their saving throws for being in cover.
Blast. Units attacked by this weapon do not gain any bonus to their saving throws for being in cover.
+15
Executioner plasma cannon
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
+15
Executioner plasma cannon
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
 - Standard
 - Standard
36"
Heavy D6
7
-3
1
Blast
Blast
 - Supercharge
 - Supercharge
36"
Heavy D6
8
-3
2
Blast. Each time an unmodified hit roll of 1 is made for an attack with this weapon profile, the bearer suffers 1 mortal wound after shooting with this weapon.
Blast. Each time an unmodified hit roll of 1 is made for an attack with this weapon profile, the bearer suffers 1 mortal wound after shooting with this weapon.
+30
Exterminator autocannon
+30
Exterminator autocannon
48"
Heavy 4
7
-1
2
-
+15
Heavy bolter
+15
Heavy bolter
36"
Heavy 3
5
-1
2
-
+15
Heavy flamer
+15
Heavy flamer
12"
Heavy D6
5
-1
1
Each time an attack is made with this weapon, that attack automatically hits the target.
Each time an attack is made with this weapon, that attack automatically hits the target.
+5
Heavy stubber
+5
Heavy stubber
36"
Heavy 3
4
0
1
-
+20
Lascannon
+20
Lascannon
48"
Heavy 1
9
-3
D6
-
+25
Multi-melta
+25
Multi-melta
24"
Heavy 2
8
-4
D6
Each time an attack made with this weapon targets a unit within half range, that attack has a Damage characteristic of D6+2.
Each time an attack made with this weapon targets a unit within half range, that attack has a Damage characteristic of D6+2.
+20
Plasma cannon
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
+20
Plasma cannon
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
 - Standard
 - Standard
36"
Heavy D3
7
-3
1
Blast
Blast
 - Supercharge
 - Supercharge
36"
Heavy D3
8
-3
2
Blast. If any unmodified hit rolls of 1 are made for attacks with this weapon profile, the bearer is destroyed after shooting with this weapon.
Blast. If any unmodified hit rolls of 1 are made for attacks with this weapon profile, the bearer is destroyed after shooting with this weapon.
+35
Punisher gatling cannon
+35
Punisher gatling cannon
24"
Heavy 20
5
0
1
-
+5
Storm bolter
+5
Storm bolter
24"
Rapid Fire 2
4
0
1
-
+30
Stygies vanquisher battle cannon
+30
Stygies vanquisher battle cannon
72"
Heavy 1
8
-3
D3+3
-
+45
Twin lascannon
+45
Twin lascannon
48"
Heavy 2
9
-3
D6
-
+15
Vanquisher battle cannon
+15
Vanquisher battle cannon
72"
Heavy 1
8
-3
D6
Roll two dice when inflicting damage with this weapon and discard the lowest result.
Roll two dice when inflicting damage with this weapon and discard the lowest result.
WARGEAR OPTIONS
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • Any model may replace its battle cannon with an eradicator nova cannon, exterminator autocannon, vanquisher battle cannon, demolisher cannon, executioner plasma cannon or punisher gatling cannon.
 • Any model may replace its heavy bolter with a heavy flamer or a lascannon.
 • Any model may take two heavy bolters, two heavy flamers, two multi-meltas or two plasma cannons.
 • Any model may take items from the Vehicle Equipment list.

Each of the following wargear options is considered a turret weapon for the purpose of the Grinding Advance rule:
 • If this unit has the KRIEG keyword, any number of models can each have their 2 heavy bolters replaced with 2 lascannons.
 • Any number of models can each have their 2 heavy bolters replaced with 2 lascannons.
 • Any number of models can each have their battle cannon replaced with one of the following:
  - 1 battle cannon and 1 storm bolter
  - 1 battle cannon and 1 heavy stubber
  - 1 twin lascannon
  - 1 Stygies vanquisher battle cannon
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Grinding Advance
Vehicle Squadron: The first time this unit is set up, all models in this unit must be placed within 6" of each other. From that point onwards, each operates independently and is treated as a separate unit for all rules purposes.
Explodes: If this model is reduced to 0 wounds, roll a D6 before removing it from the battlefield. On a 6 it explodes, and each unit within 6" suffers D3 mortal wounds.
Smoke Launchers: Once per battle, instead of shooting in your Shooting phase, this model can use its smoke launchers. Until the start of your next Shooting phase, when resolving an attack made with a ranged weapon against this model, subtract 1 from the hit roll.
Emergency Plasma Vents: If this model fires a supercharged plasma cannon, and you roll one or more hit rolls of 1, it is not automatically destroyed. Instead, for each hit roll of 1, the bearer suffers 1 mortal wound after all of this weapon’s shots have been resolved.
FACTION KEYWORDS: IMPERIUM, ASTRA MILITARUM, BROOD BROTHERS
KEYWORDS: VEHICLE, LEMAN RUSS, LEMAN RUSS BATTLE TANK

Datasheet-related Stratagems

1CP

EMPEROR’S FIST TANK COMPANY

Specialist Detachment Stratagem

Designed to smash the enemy battle lines asunder, the massed might of an Emperor’s Fist Tank Company is a terrifying sight, squadron after squadron of Leman Russ tanks roaring across the battlefield.

Use this Stratagem when choosing your army. Pick an ASTRA MILITARUM Detachment from your army to be an Emperor’s Fist Specialist Detachment. LEMAN RUSS units in that Detachment gain the EMPEROR’S FIST keyword.
1CP

TANK ACE

Astra Militarum Stratagem

Imperial armoured regiments fight in countless wars across the galaxy. Though many tank crews are lost, some survive a number of battles, their experience and success earning them renown as tank aces.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Select one ASTRA MILITARUM VEHICLE model (without the BROOD BROTHERS keyword) from your army. That model can be given a Tank Ace ability from the corresponding list below. Named characters cannot be given a Tank Ace ability, and no model can have more than one Tank Ace ability. You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
1CP

RELENTLESS

Astra Militarum Stratagem

Astra Militarum vehicles are so rugged and robust that they can be pushed beyond their limits temporarily in times of emergency, even if they have sustained damage.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your turn. Select one VEHICLE model (except a TITANIC model) that has a damage table on its datasheet. Until the end of that turn, that model uses the top row of its damage table, regardless of how many wounds it has lost.
2CP

HAIL OF FIRE

Astra Militarum Stratagem

Rapid reloading is at the core of tank crew training.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a LEMAN RUSS model from your army is chosen to shoot with. Until the end of that phase, when resolving an attack made with a weapon by that model against a VEHICLE unit, do not roll to determine the Type characteristic of that weapon; it has the maximum value (e.g. a Heavy D6 weapon makes 6 shots).
1CP

CRUSH THEM!

Astra Militarum Stratagem

Should the enemy be too close to engage with heavy cannons, Imperial armour will simply rumble forward to crush them beneath their grinding treads.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Charge phase. Select an ASTRA MILITARUM VEHICLE unit from your army. This unit can charge even if it Advanced this turn. In the following Fight phase, attacks made by this unit hit on a 2+.
1CP

JURY RIGGING

Astra Militarum Stratagem

Imperial tank jockeys and Enginseers have devised a number of improvised mechanical techniques to get their damaged steeds back into the fight.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your turn. Select an ASTRA MILITARUM VEHICLE from your army. It cannot move, charge or pile in this turn, but immediately heals 1 wound. You can only use this Stratagem once per turn.
2CP

OFFICIO PREFECTUS COMMAND TANK

Astra Militarum Stratagem

Many regimental Commissars prefer to bellow threats and orders from the cupola of a Leman Russ battle tank.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the first battle round, before the first turn begins. Select a LEMAN RUSS from your army. All friendly ASTRA MILITARUM units have a Leadership characteristic of 9 (unless it would otherwise be higher) whilst they are within 6" of this vehicle.
1CP

DEFENSIVE GUNNERS

Astra Militarum Stratagem

As enemy anti-armour troops advance upon their vehicles, sponson and turret gunners unleash a devastating hail of fire.

Use this Stratagem when a charge is declared against one of your ASTRA MILITARUM VEHICLE units. When that unit fires Overwatch this phase, they successfully hit on a roll of 5 or 6, instead of only 6.

Optional Wargear

Many of the units you will find on this page reference one or more of the following wargear lists (e.g. Vehicle Equipment). When this is the case, the unit may take any item from the appropriate list below.

VEHICLE EQUIPMENT

 • Augur array

 • Dozer blade

 • Heavy stubber1

 • Hunter-killer missile

 • Storm bolter1

 • Track guards

1 A vehicle cannot have both a heavy stubber and a storm bolter.


Ranged Weapons

WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
+5
Heavy stubber
+5
Heavy stubber
36"
Heavy 3
4
0
1
-
+5
Hunter-killer missile
+5
Hunter-killer missile
48"
Heavy 1
10
-2
D6
The bearer can only shoot with each hunter-killer missile it is equipped with once per battle.
The bearer can only shoot with each hunter-killer missile it is equipped with once per battle.
+3
Storm bolter
+3
Storm bolter
24"
Rapid Fire 2
4
0
1
-

Other Wargear

OTHER WARGEAR
ABILITIES 
+5
Augur array
Once per battle, in the Shooting phase, you can re-roll a single failed hit roll for a vehicle with an augur array.
+5
Augur array
Once per battle, in the Shooting phase, you can re-roll a single failed hit roll for a vehicle with an augur array.
+5
Dozer blade
If a vehicle with a dozer blade charges in the Charge phase, add 1 to hit rolls made for it until the end of the ensuing Fight phase.
+5
Dozer blade
If a vehicle with a dozer blade charges in the Charge phase, add 1 to hit rolls made for it until the end of the ensuing Fight phase.
+5
Track guards
A vehicle with track guards always counts as having its starting number of Wounds when determining its Move characteristic (i.e. its Move characteristic does not decrease as it suffers wounds).
+5
Track guards
A vehicle with track guards always counts as having its starting number of Wounds when determining its Move characteristic (i.e. its Move characteristic does not decrease as it suffers wounds).

Battle cannon used in the following datasheets:

Fortifications
Blast Weapons
Some weapons have ‘Blast’ listed in their profile’s abilities. These are referred to as Blast weapons. In addition to the normal rules, the following rules apply to Blast weapons:
  1. If a Blast weapon targets a unit that has between 6 and 10 models, it always makes a minimum of 3 attacks. So if, when determining how many attacks are made with that weapon, the dice rolled results in less than 3 attacks being made, make 3 attacks instead. For example, if a Grenade D6 weapon with the Blast rule targets a unit that has 6 or more models, and you roll a 2 to determine how many attacks are made, that roll is counted as being a 3 and that weapon makes three attacks against that unit.
  2. When a Blast weapon targets a unit that has 11 or more models, do not roll dice to randomly determine how many attacks are made – instead, make the maximum possible number of attacks. For example, if a Grenade D6 weapon with the Blast rule targets a unit that has 11 or more models, that weapon makes six attacks against that unit.
Blast weapons can never be used to make attacks against a unit that is within Engagement Range of the firing model’s unit, even if the weapon has the Pistol type or if the firing model is a VEHICLE or a MONSTER – firing high-explosives at point-blank range is simply unwise.

  • Blast Weapons: Minimum three attacks against units with 6+ models. Always make maximum number of attacks against units with 11+ models.
  • Can never be used to attack units within the firing unit’s Engagement Range.
HEAVY
Heavy weapons are amongst the biggest guns on the battlefield, but they require bracing to fire at full effect and are unwieldy to bring to bear at close quarters.
When an INFANTRY model shoots a Heavy weapon, subtract 1 from the hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks if the firing model’s unit has moved for any reason this turn (e.g. it made a Normal Move this turn).

  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if firing model is INFANTRY and its unit has moved this turn.

Eradicator nova cannon used in the following 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.
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).

Executioner plasma cannon used in the following datasheets:

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.
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.

Exterminator autocannon used in the following datasheets:

Plasma cannon used in the following datasheets:

Fast Attack
Elites

Punisher gatling cannon used in the following datasheets:

RAPID FIRE
Rapid fire weapons are versatile armaments capable of aimed single shots at long range or controlled bursts of fire at close quarters.
When a model shoots a Rapid Fire weapon, double the number of attacks it makes if its target is within half the weapon’s range.

  • Double number of attacks made if target is within half range.

Twin lascannon used in the following datasheets:

Fast Attack

Vanquisher battle cannon used in the following datasheets:

Vehicle Equipment
 • Augur array
+5
 • Dozer blade
+5
 • Heavy stubber1
+5
 • Hunter-killer missile
+5
 • Storm bolter1
+3
 • Track guards
+5

1 A vehicle cannot have both a heavy stubber and a storm bolter.

Grinding Advance
If this model Remains Stationary or moves under half speed in its Movement phase (i.e. it moves a distance in inches less than half of its current Move characteristic) it can shoot its turret weapon twice in the following Shooting phase (the turret weapon must target the same unit both times). The following weapons are turret weapons: battle cannon; eradicator nova cannon; exterminator autocannon; vanquisher battle cannon; demolisher cannon; executioner plasma cannon; punisher gatling cannon.

The LEMAN RUSS keyword is used in the following Astra Militarum datasheets:

The LEMAN RUSS BATTLE TANK keyword is used in the following Astra Militarum datasheets:

Advance
When a unit makes an Advance, make an Advance roll for the unit by rolling one D6. Add the result in inches to the Move (M) characteristic of each model in that unit until the end of the current phase. Each model in that unit can then move a distance in inches equal to or less than this total, but no model can be moved within Engagement Range of enemy models. A unit cannot shoot or declare a charge in the same turn that it made an Advance.

  • Advance: Models move up to M+D6".
  • Cannot move within Engagement Range of enemy models.
  • Units that Advance cannot shoot or charge this turn.
Pile In
When a unit piles in, you can move each model in that unit up to 3" – this is a pile-in move. Each model in the unit must finish its pile-in move closer to the closest enemy model. A model that is already touching an enemy model cannot move, but still counts as having piled in. Remember that a unit must finish any type of move in unit coherency.

  • Pile in: Move up to 3".
  • Must end closer to the closest enemy model.
Overwatch
Certain rules enable units to fire Overwatch at an enemy unit before it can charge. If an enemy unit declares a charge that targets one or more units from your army that have such a rule, each of those units can fire Overwatch before the charge roll is made. A unit cannot fire Overwatch if there are any enemy units within Engagement Range of it. Overwatch is resolved like a normal shooting attack (albeit one resolved in the Charge phase) and uses all the normal rules, except that an unmodified hit roll of 6 is always required for a successful hit roll, irrespective of the firing model’s Ballistic Skill or any hit roll modifiers. In addition, when a model fires Overwatch, it does so at the charging unit. Any rule that states the unit cannot be targeted unless it is the closest target (e.g. Look Out, Sir) does not apply when firing Overwatch.

  • Overwatch: Before charge roll made, all charge targets that can fire Overwatch can do so.
  • Can never fire Overwatch while enemy units are in Engagement Range.
  • When firing Overwatch, shoot with unit, but attacks only hit on unmodified 6s.

Augur array used in the following datasheets:

Dedicated Transport

– may take Augur array as an option.

Dozer blade used in the following datasheets:


– may take Dozer blade as an option.

Track guards used in the following datasheets:


– may take Track guards as an option.
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