Astra Militarum – Valkyries
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Valkyries

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W! A Ld Sv Base
120
Valkyrie (base: 120 x 92mm flying base)
1‑3
120
Valkyrie
20-45" 6+ 4+ 7 7 8-14 3 7 3+ 120 x 92mm flying base
20-30" 6+ 5+ 7 7 4-7 3 7 3+
20" 6+ 6+ 7 7 1-3 3 7 3+
This unit contains 1 Valkyrie. It can include 1 additional Valkyrie (Power Rating +7) or 2 additional Valkyries (Power Rating +14). Each model is equipped with a multi-laser and hellstrike missiles.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
+15
Heavy bolter
+15
Heavy bolter
36"
Heavy 3
5
-1
2
-
Hellstrike missiles
Hellstrike missiles
72"
Heavy 1
8
-2
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.
+15
Lascannon
+15
Lascannon
48"
Heavy 1
9
-3
D6
-
Multi-laser
Multi-laser
36"
Heavy 3
6
0
1
-
Multiple rocket pod
Multiple rocket pod
36"
Assault D6
5
-1
1
Blast
Blast
WARGEAR OPTIONS
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • Any model may replace its multi-laser with a lascannon.
 • Any model may replace its hellstrike missiles with two multiple rocket pods.
 • Any model may take two heavy bolters.
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
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.
Grav-chute Insertion: Models may disembark from this vehicle at any point during its move, but if they do they cannot move further during this phase; if the Valkyrie moves 20" or more, you must roll a D6 for each model disembarking. On a 1, that model is slain. Models that disembark in this manner must be set up more than 9" from any enemy models.
Hover Jet: Before this model moves in your Movement phase, you can declare it will hover. Its Move characteristic becomes 20" until the end of the phase, and it loses the Airborne, Hard to Hit and Supersonic abilities until the beginning of your next Movement phase.
Roving Gunship: If this model hovers in its Movement phase, add 1 to all hit rolls made for it in the following Shooting phase.
Airborne: You cannot declare a charge with this model, and it can only be chosen as a target of a charge if the unit making the charge can FLY. You can only fight with this model if it is within Engagement Range of any enemy units that can FLY, and this model can only make melee attacks against units that can FLY. Enemy units can only make melee attacks against this model if they can FLY.
Hard to Hit: Each time a ranged attack is made against this model, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
Supersonic: When this model moves in your Movement phase, first pivot it on the spot up to 90° (this does not contribute to how far the model moves), then move the model straight forwards. It cannot pivot again after the initial pivot. When this model Advances, add 20" to its Move characteristic until the end of the Movement phase instead of making an Advance roll.
Crash and Burn: If this model is reduced to 0 wounds, roll a D6 before removing it from the battlefield and before any embarked models disembark. On a 6 it crashes in a fiery explosion and each unit within 6" suffers D3 mortal wounds.
TRANSPORT
TRANSPORT
This model can transport 12 ASTRA MILITARUM INFANTRY models. Each Heavy Weapons Team or Veteran Heavy Weapons Team takes the space of two other models and each OGRYN takes the space of three other models.
FACTION KEYWORDS: IMPERIUM, ASTRA MILITARUM, AERONAUTICA IMPERIALIS, BROOD BROTHERS
KEYWORDS: AIRCRAFT, VEHICLE, TRANSPORT, FLY, VALKYRIES

Datasheet-related Stratagems

1CP

TEMPESTUS DROP FORCE

Specialist Detachment Stratagem

Deployed on Vigilus to adapt to the ever-changing theatres of war, Drop Forces are highly mobile kill teams, experts in rapid redeployment from Valkyrie and neutralisation of key enemy threats in the thick of battle.

Use this Stratagem when choosing your army. Pick a MILITARUM TEMPESTUS Detachment from your army to be a Tempestus Drop Force Specialist Detachment. TEMPESTOR PRIMES, TEMPESTUS SCIONS, TEMPESTUS COMMAND SQUADS and VALKYRIES in that Detachment gain the TEMPESTUS DROP FORCE keyword.
1CP

PRECISION DROP

Astra Militarum Stratagem

These elite troops have deployed via low altitude grav-chutes into dozens of war zones.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Movement phase. Pick a TEMPESTUS DROP FORCE VALKYRIE from your army. Until the end of that phase, if models embarked within that VALKYRIE use the Grav-chute Insertion ability to disembark, do not roll a D6 for each model to determine if any are slain. Instead, no models from that unit are slain by that ability.
1CP

AERIAL FIRE SUPPORT

Astra Militarum Stratagem

After deploying the soldiers within, Drop Force Valkyries quickly identify and eliminate enemy threats on the ground.

Use this Stratagem in the enemy Charge phase after a TEMPESTUS DROP FORCE INFANTRY unit from your army is chosen as the target of an enemy unit’s charge. Pick a TEMPESTUS DROP FORCE VALKYRIE from your army within 6" of the unit being charged. That VALKYRIE can fire Overwatch at the charging unit even if it is not the target of the charge, and when doing so, will hit the enemy on hit rolls of 4+, regardless of modifiers.
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.
1CP

PRECISION DROP

Militarum Tempestus Stratagem

So skilled are some Tempestus Scions at combat drops that they can undertake aerial insertions that would be simply impossible for other troops.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase. Select one AERONAUTICA IMPERIALIS model with the Flyer Battlefield Role and the Grav-chute Insertion ability from your army. Until the end of that phase, when a MILITARUM TEMPESTUS unit with the Aerial Drop ability embarked aboard that model disembarks, that unit must be set up more than 5" away from any enemy models, instead of more than 9". In addition, if that model moved more than 20" that phase, do not roll a D6 for each model disembarking; no models are destroyed.
2CP

HAMMER BLOW

Militarum Tempestus Stratagem

The concentrated firepower of Imperial aircraft is so overwhelming that it can pin down the enemy and deny them whole areas of the battlefield.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a model is destroyed by an attack made by an AERONAUTICA IMPERIALIS model with the Flyer Battlefield Role from your army. That destroyed model’s unit is pinned until the start of your next turn. Halve the result of any Advance and charge rolls made for pinned units. When resolving an attack made with a ranged weapon by a model from a pinned unit, subtract 1 from the hit roll.
1CP

ADVANCED COUNTER-MEASURES

Militarum Tempestus Stratagem

When expecting to insert into particularly perilous drop zones, Tempestus Scions fit their dropships with additional defences to ward off incoming fire.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Select one VALKYRIE model from your army. When you declare that model will hover, it does not lose the Hard to Hit ability.
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.
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.

This datasheet has Flyers Battlefield Role. Full list of Astra Militarum units sharing same Battlefield Role follows:

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.

Hellstrike missiles used in the following datasheets:

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.
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.
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.

Multiple rocket pod used in the 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.
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.
Disembark
If a unit starts its Movement phase embarked within a TRANSPORT model, that unit can disembark in that phase so long as the model itself has not yet made a Normal Move, an Advance or has Fallen Back that phase.

When a unit disembarks, set it up on the battlefield so that it is wholly within 3" of the TRANSPORT model and not within Engagement Range of any enemy models.

Units that disembark can then act normally (move, shoot, charge, fight, etc.) in the remainder of the turn, but its models count as having moved that turn, even if they are not moved further (i.e. they never count as having Remained Stationary).

  • Units that start their Movement phase embarked in a TRANSPORT can disembark this phase.
  • A unit must disembark before their TRANSPORT moves.
  • Disembarking units must be set up wholly within 3" of their TRANSPORT and not within Engagement Range of any enemy models.
  • Units that have disembarked count as having moved this turn.
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.
Engagement Range
Engagement Range represents the zone of threat that models present to their enemies. While a model is within 1" horizontally and 5" vertically of an enemy model, those models are within Engagement Range of each other. While two enemy models are within Engagement Range of each other, those models’ units are also within Engagement Range of each other. Models cannot be set up within Engagement Range of enemy models.

  • Engagement Range: 1" horizontally + 5" vertically.
  • Models cannot be set up within Engagement Range of enemy models.
Charging with a Unit
Once you have chosen an eligible unit to declare a charge with, you must select one or more enemy units within 12" of it as the targets of its charge. The target(s) of this charge do not need to be visible to the charging unit. You then make a charge roll for your unit by rolling 2D6. This is the maximum number of inches each model in the charging unit can now be moved if they can make the charge move. To make a charge move, the unit’s charge roll must be sufficient that it is able to end that move in unit coherency and within Engagement Range of every unit that was a target of its charge, without moving within Engagement Range of any enemy units that were not a target of its charge. If this is possible, then the charge is successful and the models in the unit make a charge move so as to fulfil the above conditions. If this is impossible, the charge fails and no models in the charging unit move this phase.

  • Declare targets of the charge (must be within 12").
  • Charge roll = 2D6".
  • If insufficient to move charging unit into Engagement Range of all targets, charge fails.
  • If charge successful, models make their charge move.
  • Cannot make a charge move within Engagement Range of any unit that was not the target of the charge.
Engagement Range
Engagement Range represents the zone of threat that models present to their enemies. While a model is within 1" horizontally and 5" vertically of an enemy model, those models are within Engagement Range of each other. While two enemy models are within Engagement Range of each other, those models’ units are also within Engagement Range of each other. Models cannot be set up within Engagement Range of enemy models.

  • Engagement Range: 1" horizontally + 5" vertically.
  • Models cannot be set up within Engagement Range of enemy models.
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.
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.

The OGRYN keyword is used in the following Astra Militarum datasheets:

The AERONAUTICA IMPERIALIS keyword is used in the following Astra Militarum datasheets:

The MILITARUM TEMPESTUS keyword is used in the following Astra Militarum datasheets:

Dedicated Transport

The TEMPESTOR PRIME keyword is used in the following Astra Militarum datasheets:

The TEMPESTUS SCIONS keyword is used in the following Astra Militarum datasheets:

The TEMPESTUS COMMAND SQUAD keyword is used in the following Astra Militarum datasheets:

The VALKYRIES keyword is used in the following Astra Militarum datasheets:

Flyers

The VALKYRIES keyword is used in the following Astra Militarum datasheets:

Flyers

The VALKYRIES keyword is used in the following Astra Militarum datasheets:

Flyers
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.
Engagement Range
Engagement Range represents the zone of threat that models present to their enemies. While a model is within 1" horizontally and 5" vertically of an enemy model, those models are within Engagement Range of each other. While two enemy models are within Engagement Range of each other, those models’ units are also within Engagement Range of each other. Models cannot be set up within Engagement Range of enemy models.

  • Engagement Range: 1" horizontally + 5" vertically.
  • Models cannot be set up within Engagement Range of enemy models.
Charging with a Unit
Once you have chosen an eligible unit to declare a charge with, you must select one or more enemy units within 12" of it as the targets of its charge. The target(s) of this charge do not need to be visible to the charging unit. You then make a charge roll for your unit by rolling 2D6. This is the maximum number of inches each model in the charging unit can now be moved if they can make the charge move. To make a charge move, the unit’s charge roll must be sufficient that it is able to end that move in unit coherency and within Engagement Range of every unit that was a target of its charge, without moving within Engagement Range of any enemy units that were not a target of its charge. If this is possible, then the charge is successful and the models in the unit make a charge move so as to fulfil the above conditions. If this is impossible, the charge fails and no models in the charging unit move this phase.

  • Declare targets of the charge (must be within 12").
  • Charge roll = 2D6".
  • If insufficient to move charging unit into Engagement Range of all targets, charge fails.
  • If charge successful, models make their charge move.
  • Cannot make a charge move within Engagement Range of any unit that was not the target of the charge.

The VALKYRIES keyword is used in the following Astra Militarum datasheets:

Flyers
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.
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