Astra Militarum – Rough Riders
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Rough Riders

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
8
Rough Rider
4‑9
8
Rough Rider
10" 4+ 4+ 3 3 2 1 6 5+
8
Rough Rider Sergeant
1
8
Rough Rider Sergeant
10" 4+ 4+ 3 3 2 2 7 5+
This unit contains 1 Rough Rider Sergeant and 4 Rough Riders. It can additionally contain up to 5 Rough Riders (Power Rating +2). Every model is equipped with: laspistol; chainsword; hunting lance; trampling hooves; frag grenades.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Laspistol
Laspistol
12"
Pistol 1
3
0
1
-
+5
Plasma pistol
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
+5
Plasma pistol
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
 - Standard
 - Standard
12"
Pistol 1
7
-3
1
-
 - Supercharge
 - Supercharge
12"
Pistol 1
8
-3
2
If any unmodified hit rolls of 1 are made for attacks with this weapon profile, the bearer is destroyed after shooting with this weapon.
If any unmodified hit rolls of 1 are made for attacks with this weapon profile, the bearer is destroyed after shooting with this weapon.
Chainsword
Chainsword
Melee
Melee
User
0
1
When the bearer fights, it makes 1 additional attack with this weapon.
When the bearer fights, it makes 1 additional attack with this weapon.
+2
Hunting lance
+2
Hunting lance
Melee
Melee
+2
-2
D3
When the bearer fights, it can only attack with this weapon if it has charged this turn.
When the bearer fights, it can only attack with this weapon if it has charged this turn.
+5
Power axe
+5
Power axe
Melee
Melee
+2
-2
1
-
+4
Power lance
+4
Power lance
Melee
Melee
+2
-1
1
-
+5
Power maul
+5
Power maul
Melee
Melee
+3
-1
1
-
+5
Power sword
+5
Power sword
Melee
Melee
+1
-3
1
-
Trampling hooves
Trampling hooves
Melee
Melee
User
0
1
When the bearer fights, it makes 1 additional attack with this weapon and no more than 1 attack can be made with this weapon.
When the bearer fights, it makes 1 additional attack with this weapon and no more than 1 attack can be made with this weapon.
Frag grenade
Frag grenade
6"
Grenade D6
3
0
1
Blast
Blast
WARGEAR OPTIONS
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • The Rough Rider Sergeant can be equipped with 1 plasma pistol instead of 1 laspistol.
 • The Rough Rider Sergeant can be equipped with one of the following instead of 1 chainsword: 1 power axe; 1 power lance; 1 power maul; 1 power sword.
 • Up to 2 Rough Riders can be equipped with one of the following instead of 1 hunting lance: 1 flamer; 1 grenade launcher; 1 meltagun; 1 plasma gun.
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Flanking Manoeuvres: During deployment, you can set up this unit on the army’s flank instead of setting it up on the battlefield. If you do, 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 and wholly within 6" of any battlefield edge.
FACTION KEYWORDS: IMPERIUM, ASTRA MILITARUM,
KEYWORDS: CAVALRY, ROUGH RIDERS
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.
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.

Hunting lance used in following datasheets:

Power lance used in following datasheets:

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.
GRENADE
Grenades are handheld explosive devices that a warrior throws at the enemy while their squad mates provide covering fire.
When a unit shoots, one model that is equipped with a Grenade in that unit can resolve attacks with it instead of shooting any other weapons.

  • Only one model can use a Grenade when its unit shoots.

The CAVALRY keyword is used in following Astra Militarum datasheets:

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