The air fills with kaleidoscopic bursts of magical energy as the convocations of the Great Conspirator materialise for battle. To mortal eyes, the different Daemon legions of Tzeentch are impossible to distinguish, each one as bizarre as the next, yet there is method within the madness – although none save the Architect of Fate himself could truly comprehend it.

This section contains all of the datasheets that you will need in order to fight battles with your Chaos Daemons miniatures. Each datasheet includes the characteristics profiles of the unit it describes, as well as any wargear and abilities it may have. Some rules are common to several Chaos Daemons units – these are described below and referenced on the datasheets.


Books

BookKindEditionVersionLast update
  Chaos Daemons
  Chaos DaemonsCodex8Indomitus 1.1January 2021
  Chapter Approved ’2020
  Chapter Approved ’2020Expansion9Indomitus 1.2January 2021
  Psychic Awakening: Engine War
  Psychic Awakening: Engine WarExpansion8Indomitus 1.2January 2021
  Warhammer Legends: Forge World
  Warhammer Legends: Forge WorldIndex91.0December 2020
  Imperial Armour: Compendium
  Imperial Armour: CompendiumIndex9Indomitus 1.0December 2020

FAQ

Codex: Chaos Daemons

 Q: When a Stratagem from Codex: Chaos Daemons uses the DAEMON keyword, can it be used to affect any unit with the DAEMON keyword, or only units with the DAEMON Faction keyword?
A:
These Stratagems can only affect units with the DAEMON Faction keyword.
 Q: Does the Blue Scribes’ Xirat’p’s Sorcerous Barrage ability allow them to manifest a psychic power that has already been manifested?
A:
Yes.
 Q: If I include Be’lakor in a Detachment in which every other unit owes its allegiance to the same Chaos God, does that Detachment benefit from the Daemonic Loci ability?
A:
No, as Be’lakor does not owe allegiance to any one Chaos God.
 Q: What Warlord Traits can Be’lakor have?
A:
Be’lakor can have the Inspiring Leader Warlord Trait from the Warhammer 40,000 Core Book.
 Q: If I upgrade a Burning Chariot to have Chanting Horrors, do I pay 5 points for each Chanting Horror, or 5 points for all three?
A:
5 points for all three.
 Q: Can a CHARACTER that has been set up on the battlefield using the Denizens of the Warp Stratagem use the Daemonic Ritual ability to summon a DAEMON unit during the same phase?
A:
No – units that arrive as reinforcements count as having moved for all rules purposes and the Daemonic Ritual ability is used instead of moving.
 Q: If a GREY KNIGHTS unit deals the final wound on a DAEMON equipped with the Impossible Robe, the player uses the Robe to re-roll the failed save, and the result is a 1 (meaning the Daemon is immediately slain), does the DAEMON count as being slain by a GREY KNIGHTS unit for purposes of using the Daemonic Incursion Stratagem?
A:
Yes.
 Q: If a unit of Plaguebearers has had the Plague Banner Stratagem used on them, and is currently under the effects of the Virulent Blessing psychic power, what damage do their Plagueswords inflict on wound rolls of 7+?
A:
4.
 Q: Is the Miasma of Pestilence psychic power from Codex: Chaos Daemons considered to be the same psychic power as in Codex: Death Guard for the purpose of whether a psychic power has already been manifested?
A:
Yes. More generally, if psychic powers have the same name, they are considered to be the same psychic power.
 Q: If a CHARACTER is being treated as part of the opponent’s army due to the Treason of Tzeentch psychic power, must units from that CHARACTER’s actual army fight it in the Fight phase if they are within Engagement Range of that CHARACTER?
A:
Yes.
 Q: Are mortal wounds considered to be an attack with a Damage characteristic of 1 for the purposes of a Nurgling’s Squishable rule?
A:
No. That means that this rule cannot be used against mortal wounds.

Keywords

Throughout this book you will come across a keyword that is within angular brackets, specifically <ALLEGIANCE>. This is shorthand for a keyword of your own choosing, as described below:

<ALLEGIANCE>

With the exception of Be’lakor, all Chaos Daemons owe allegiance to one of the four Chaos Gods. Most datasheets specify which Chaos God the unit owes allegiance to (e.g. a Great Unclean One has the NURGLE keyword, so owes allegiance to Nurgle). If a Chaos Daemons datasheet does not specify which Chaos God it owes allegiance to, it will have the <ALLEGIANCE> keyword. When you include such a unit in your army, you must choose which of the Chaos Gods it owes its allegiance to. It then replaces its <ALLEGIANCE> keyword in every instance on its datasheet with the name of its patron Chaos God: KHORNE, TZEENTCH, NURGLE or SLAANESH.

For example, if you were to include a Daemon Prince of Chaos in your army, and you decided it owed allegiance to Khorne, its <ALLEGIANCE> Faction keyword is changed to KHORNE and its Prince of Chaos ability would say: ‘You can re-roll hit rolls of 1 made for friendly KHORNE DAEMON units within 6" of this model.’

Abilities

The following abilities are common to several CHAOS DAEMON units:

Daemonic

The denizens of the warp do not have a true physical form; they are beings of energy, given fell shape and terrible purpose. Such a creature defies the natural laws of the universe, and many of the most powerful weapons are all but useless against them.

Units with this ability have a 5+ invulnerable save.

Daemonic Ritual

Through dark pacts and blasphemous rituals, a champion of Chaos can weaken the fabric of reality to create a gateway to the warp. From this rent pour forth the Daemons of that realm, ready to rend and tear those who stand against the Ruinous Powers.

Instead of moving in their Movement phase, any CHAOS CHARACTER can, at the end of their Movement phase, attempt to summon a DAEMON unit with this ability by performing a Daemonic Ritual (the character cannot do so if they arrived as reinforcements this turn, or if they were themselves summoned to the battlefield this turn).

If they do so, first choose one of the four Chaos Gods – KHORNE, TZEENTCH, NURGLE or SLAANESH. A CHARACTER who owes allegiance to one of the Dark Gods can only attempt to summon the units of their patron – for example, a KHORNE CHARACTER could only attempt to summon KHORNE DAEMONS.

Roll up to 3 dice – this is your summoning roll. You can summon one new unit with the Daemonic Ritual ability to the battlefield that has a Power Rating equal to or less than the total result so long as it has the same Chaos God keyword you chose at the start (in the case of units that have a choice of allegiance, such as Furies, the unit when summoned will have this keyword). This unit is treated as reinforcements for your army and can be placed anywhere on the battlefield that is wholly within 12" of the character and more than 9" from any enemy model. If the total rolled is insufficient to summon any unit, the ritual fails and no new unit is summoned.

If your summoning roll included any doubles, your character then suffers a mortal wound. If it contained any triples, it instead suffers D3 mortal wounds.

Disgustingly Resilient

Daemons of Nurgle are inured to pain, their rotting bodies shrugging off all but the most traumatic damage with ease.

Each time a model with this ability loses a wound, roll a dice; on a 5+, the model does not lose that wound.

Ephemeral Form

Daemons of Tzeentch reflect their master’s manipulative and capricious nature, their immortal forms forever in flux.

Add 1 to any invulnerable saving throws made for this unit.

Quicksilver Swiftness

Slaanesh’s Daemons are graceful and impossibly quick, moving to strike their foes faster than the eye can see.

This unit always fight first in the Fight phase, even if it didn’t charge. If the enemy has units that have charged, or that have a similar ability, then alternate choosing units to fight with, starting with the player whose turn is taking place.

Unstoppable Ferocity

Khorne Daemons hunger to spill blood and claim skulls, and their fury in the midst of battle is without limit.

If this unit makes a charge move, is charged, or performs a Heroic Intervention, then until the end of the turn add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of all its models and add 1 to the Strength characteristic of all the melee weapons the unit is armed with.

Detachment Rules

In this section you’ll find rules for Battle-forged armies that include Chaos Daemons Detachments – that is, any Detachment which only includes units with both the CHAOS and DAEMON Faction keywords.

Daemonic Legions

When the armies of the Ruinous Powers go to war, waves of daemonic infantry march across the battlefield, corrupting the ground itself with their very presence.

If your army is Battle-forged, all Troops units in Chaos Daemons Detachments gain this ability. Such a unit that is within range of an objective marker controls it even if there are more enemy models within range of it. If an enemy unit within range of the objective marker has a similar ability, then it is controlled by the player who has the most models within range as normal.

Daemonic Loci

The champions of the Daemonic legions act as focal points for the will of the Chaos Gods themselves, infusing nearby minions with a measure of their master’s power.

If your army is Battle-forged, all CHARACTERS in Chaos Daemons Detachments gain a Daemonic Locus, so long as every unit in that Detachment owes its allegiance to the same Chaos God. The Daemonic Locus gained depends upon their allegiance, as shown in the table below. For example, all CHARACTERS in a NURGLE Chaos Daemons Detachment gain the Locus of Virulence.

Daemonic Loci

Tzeentch: Locus of Trickery

The Daemons of Tzeentch surround themselves in layer upon layer of mind-traps and illusions, each mirage shifting into the next. The result utterly confounds those nearby that would do the Daemons harm, and means their attacks are often ineffective.

Roll 2 dice at the start of each Fight phase and discard the highest result. Until the end of that phase, each time your opponent targets a TZEENTCH DAEMON unit within 6" of a friendly model with the Locus of Trickery and makes a hit roll that, after re-rolls but before modifiers, matches your remaining dice result, that hit roll fails.

Exalted Greater Daemons

This section introduces upgrades to many Greater Daemons models. For each of the Greater Daemons detailed in this section, you will find:
  • A Stratagem that upgrades a Greater Daemon to be Exalted and gifts them with new abilities. If you have an army roster, specify on it which model(s) you have used these Stratagems on.
  • A number of powerful Hellforged Artefacts that can only be wielded by EXALTED Greater Daemons. Some are weapons that replace one of the model’s existing weapons. Where this is the case, if you are playing a matched play battle, or otherwise using points values, you must still pay the cost of the weapon that is being replaced. Write down any Hellforged Artefacts your models have on your army roster.
Matched Play Rule – Daemonic Jealousy
In a matched play game, you can only select each Exalted ability once. This does not prevent other EXALTED Greater Daemons from having the same Exalted ability (or abilities), but only if they have been rolled for randomly. If you are randomly rolling for Exalted abilities, write ‘Random’ on your army list for that unit and roll the dice before the battle in front of your opponent.

Exalted Lords of Change

Duplicitous, manipulating and possessing knowledge spanning every time and realm of existence, Exalted Lords of Change ensure the Changer of the Ways’ schemes are carried out as intended. They are foci upon which fate turns, terrifying mutators and bewildering magisters far beyond the ken of mortals.

STRATAGEMS
If your army is Battle-forged and includes any Chaos Daemons Detachments (excluding Auxiliary Support Detachments), you can use the Stratagem below.

1CP

EXALTED LORD OF CHANGE

Tzeentch Daemons Stratagem

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Select one LORD OF CHANGE model from your army that is not a named character. Until the end of the battle, that model gains the EXALTED keyword, and you select one of the Exalted Lord of Change abilities below for this model for the duration of the battle. Alternatively, you can randomly determine two abilities by rolling two D6 and applying them both to this model for the duration of the battle (if a double is rolled, roll again until two different results are rolled). Each model can only be affected by this Stratagem once.

D6Result
1Mastery of Magic: This model knows one additional psychic power from the Tzeentch discipline and can attempt to manifest one additional psychic power in each of your Psychic phases.
2Spell-thief: When this model successfully denies a psychic power, the PSYKER unit that attempted to manifest that power loses it and cannot attempt to manifest it again this battle.
3Lord of Flux: When an enemy unit suffers mortal wounds as the result of a psychic power manifested by this model, that enemy unit suffers 1 additional mortal wound (e.g. if this model manifested Smite, the nearest visible enemy unit would suffer D3+1 mortal wounds).
4Nexus of Fate: If this model is on the battlefield at the start of your turn, roll one D6; on a 1 or a 6 you immediately gain one Command Point.
5Aura of Mutability: When this model would lose a wound as a result of an attack, roll one D6; on a 6 that wound is not lost. After a unit has finished resolving all of its attacks against this model, this model regains one lost wound for each wound it negated because of this ability.
6Architect of Deception: When resolving an attack made with ranged weapon against this model, subtract 1 from the hit roll.
ARTEFACTS OF CHANGE
If your army is led by a Warlord with the TZEENTCH DAEMON Faction keywords, you can give one of the following Hellforged Artefacts to an EXALTED LORD OF CHANGE model from your army, instead of giving them a Hellforged Artefact from another source.

WARPFIRE BLADE
Existing in nine times nine dimensions, the Warpfire Blade flickers with the bearer’s sorcerous power. Every iteration of the blade strikes in differing forms and at varying angles – a plane of sharpened will, an outstretched hand of friendship, a wave of stellar fire – seeking through every sub-existence to sever the soul of those it strikes.
Model with baleful sword only. This Relic replaces a baleful sword and has the following profile:

WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Warpfire Blade
Warpfire Blade
Melee
Melee
+2
-3
D6
Abilities: When resolving an attack made with this weapon, an unmodified wound roll of 6 inflicts D3 mortal wounds on the target in addition to the normal damage.

SOUL-EATER STAVE
Invisible to those without witch-sight, ethereal pseudopods, grasping talons and maws of non-matter surround this twisted staff, ever alert to the cry of a soul newly torn from its body. Riding the power channelled by the staff’s bearer, they hungrily devour every scrap of soul-stuff they can catch before it is lost to the maelstrom of the warp’s other predators, invigorating the Daemon with stolen vigour.
Roll one D6 when a psychic power manifested by a model with this Relic destroys an enemy model; on a 4+, the model with this Relic immediately regains 1 lost wound. A model cannot regain more than 9 lost wounds during the same turn as the result of this Relic.

THE CRYSTAL TOME
Feared even by many of Tzeentch’s servants for its reputed sentience, the Crystal Tome is said by some to contain the true name of every being who might have been, including those who never were. Invoking a creature’s true name grants tremendous power over it, yet there have been some known to resist. Whether this is due to a trait of their own or some perversity on behalf of the tome itself may never be known.
At the beginning of your opponent’s turn, select one enemy CHARACTER model within 12" of a model with this Relic. You and your opponent then roll off; your opponent adds the Leadership characteristic of their model to the result, and you add the Leadership characteristic of the model with this Relic to your result. If your total equals or beats your opponent’s, then all aura abilities that their CHARACTER model has cannot be used until the beginning of your opponent’s next turn.

Stratagems by Phase

Before battle

REWARDS OF CHAOS (Chaos Daemons)

BLASTED STANDARD (Tzeentch Daemons)

EXALTED LORD OF CHANGE (Tzeentch Daemons)

During deployment

DENIZENS OF THE WARP (Chaos Daemons)

Battle Round

Movement phase

DAEMONIC PACT (Chaos Daemons)

SOUL SACRIFICE (Chaos Daemons)

WARP SURGE (Chaos Daemons)

WARP PORTAL (Tzeentch Daemons)

Enemy Movement phase

WARP SURGE (Chaos Daemons)

Psychic phase

WARP SURGE (Chaos Daemons)

DAEMONIC POSSESSION (Chaos Daemons)

LOCUS OF CONJURATION (Tzeentch Daemons)

MINIONS OF MAGIC (Tzeentch Daemons)

MAGICAL BOON (Tzeentch Daemons)

Enemy Psychic phase

WARP SURGE (Chaos Daemons)

Shooting phase

WARP SURGE (Chaos Daemons)

FLAMES OF MUTATION (Tzeentch Daemons)

Enemy Shooting phase

WARP SURGE (Chaos Daemons)

Charge phase

WARP SURGE (Chaos Daemons)

Enemy Charge phase

WARP SURGE (Chaos Daemons)

Fight phase

WARP SURGE (Chaos Daemons)

WARP JAWS (Tzeentch Daemons)

Enemy Fight phase

WARP SURGE (Chaos Daemons)

WARP JAWS (Tzeentch Daemons)

Morale phase

WARP SURGE (Chaos Daemons)

Enemy Morale phase

WARP SURGE (Chaos Daemons)

Taking casualties

DAEMONIC INCURSION (Chaos Daemons)


Stratagems

If your army is Battle-forged and includes any Chaos Daemons Detachments (excluding Auxiliary Support Detachments), you have access to the Stratagems shown here, meaning you can spend Command Points to activate them. These help to reflect the unique strategies used by Chaos Daemons on the battlefield.

1CP/2CP

DENIZENS OF THE WARP

Chaos Daemons Stratagem

Ever lurking in the warp, Daemons will wait until the barriers between realms thin before tearing their way into realspace.

Use this Stratagem during deployment. If you spent 1 CP, set up one of your DAEMON units that has a Power Rating of 8 or less in the warp instead of placing it on the battlefield. If you spent 2 CPs, you can choose a DAEMON unit that has a Power Rating of 9 or more instead. At the end of any of your Movement phases that unit can tear its way into reality – set it up anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from any enemy models.
2CP

DAEMONIC INCURSION

Chaos Daemons Stratagem

When the Knights of Titan deploy to battle, it is often to combat a full-blown daemonic invasion.

Use this Stratagem when one of your DAEMON units (other than a named character) is destroyed by a GREY KNIGHTS unit. The destroyed unit is returned to your army at full strength, and is set up on the battlefield at the end of your next Movement phase, anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" from any enemy models. This does not cost you any reinforcement points in a matched play game.
2CP

SOUL SACRIFICE

Chaos Daemons Stratagem

A daemonic pact of terrible power can be assured for a price…

Use this Stratagem before a CHAOS CHARACTER from your army attempts to summon a unit of DAEMONS to the battlefield using a Daemonic Ritual. That character suffers D3 mortal wounds, but you can roll up to 4 dice rather than 3 for the summoning roll. In addition, re-roll hit rolls of 1 for the summoned unit while it is within 6" of the character that performed the Daemonic Ritual.
1CP/3CP

REWARDS OF CHAOS

Chaos Daemons Stratagem

The Dark Gods sometimes bestow their daemonic lieutenants with powerful artefacts and rewards.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Your army can have one extra Hellforged Artefact for 1 CP, or two extra Hellforged Artefacts for 3 CPs. All of the Hellforged Artefacts that you include must be different and be given to different DAEMON CHARACTERS. You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
1CP

DAEMONIC PACT

Chaos Daemons Stratagem

Many foul champions are adept at summoning daemonic allies.

Use this Stratagem after a CHAOS CHARACTER from your army summons a unit of DAEMONS to the battlefield using a Daemonic Ritual. That character can immediately attempt to summon a second unit of Daemons to the battlefield by performing another Daemonic Ritual.
1CP

DAEMONIC POSSESSION

Chaos Daemons Stratagem

Every time a psyker draws upon the warp, they disturb its flow and attract the attention of those that dwell within.

Use this Stratagem when an enemy PSYKER unit suffers Perils of the Warp. That unit suffers 2D3 mortal wounds instead of D3.
2CP

WARP SURGE

Chaos Daemons Stratagem

The winds of the warp blow strong, invigorating daemonkind.

Use this Stratagem at the start of any phase. Select a unit of DAEMONS from your army; until the end of the phase, you cannot re-roll saving throws for this unit, but its invulnerable save is improved by 1 (to a maximum of 4+).
1CP

BLASTED STANDARD

Tzeentch Daemons Stratagem

So saturated is this icon with the power of change that it is wreathed in warpfire that leaps out to consume Tzeentch’s foes.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Choose one of your TZEENTCH models with a Daemonic Icon. That icon is upgraded to a Blasted Standard. In addition to its normal ability, the power of the banner can be used once per battle, at the beginning of any Psychic phase. When used, roll 9 dice; for each roll of 6, the closest visible enemy unit within 9" suffers a mortal wound.
1CP

MAGICAL BOON

Tzeentch Daemons Stratagem

Arcane knowledge and mystical power have ever been the domain of Tzeentch and his minions.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your Psychic phase. Select a TZEENTCH DAEMON PSYKER from your army; it can immediately attempt to manifest one additional psychic power this turn.
2CP

LOCUS OF CONJURATION

Tzeentch Daemons Stratagem

Sorcerous power surrounds Tzeentch’s chosen champions.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Psychic phase. Select a TZEENTCH DAEMON CHARACTER from your army – until the end of the phase you can re-roll any failed Psychic tests made for friendly TZEENTCH DAEMON units within 6" of that model.

Stratagems (Engine War)

If your army is Battle-forged and includes any Chaos Daemons Detachments – that is, any Detachment that includes only units with both the CHAOS and DAEMONS Faction keywords – (excluding Auxiliary Support Detachments), you have access to the Stratagems shown here.

1CP

MINIONS OF MAGIC

Tzeentch Daemons Stratagem

Sorcery is intrinsic to the gangling servants of Tzeentch, fate and mutating flames theirs to manipulate.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Psychic phase. Select one HORRORS INFANTRY unit from your army. The first time that unit attempts to manifest a psychic power this phase, do not roll any dice for its Psychic test – instead, assume a 9 was rolled for that Psychic test.
1CP

WARP JAWS

Tzeentch Daemons Stratagem

Burning maws capable of boring through the hull of stranded starships are little hindered by thick hides.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase. Select one SCREAMERS unit from your army. Until the end of the phase, when resolving an attack made by a model in that unit against a MONSTER or VEHICLE unit, add 1 to the wound roll.
1CP

FLAMES OF MUTATION

Tzeentch Daemons Stratagem

A cloud of iridescent light or a charred lump of meat – none foresee the fate of those touched by warpfire.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase. Select one FLAMER unit from your army. Until the end of the phase, when resolving an attack made by a model in that unit, an unmodified wound roll of 6 inflicts 1 mortal wound on the target in addition to any other damage.
1CP

WARP PORTAL

Tzeentch Daemons Stratagem

Like a shimmering patch of wrong sky, a floating doorway disgorges soaring Daemons wreathed in fire.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase. Select one FLUXMASTER, FATESKIMMER or BURNING CHARIOT model from your army. Remove that model from the battlefield and set it back up anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" from any enemy models. This model cannot move further this phase.

Psychic Powers

Daemons are made of the stuff of the warp, and many can wield the power of the immaterium itself in battle as easily as a mortal man can breathe. The sorcerers of the daemonic legions unleash fell energies against their enemies with but a flick of a finger, and conjure the blessings of their dark masters to bolster their minions with unnatural power.

Before the battle, generate the psychic powers for PSYKERS that can use powers from the Tzeentch, Nurgle or Slaanesh discipline using the table below. You can either roll a D6 to generate their powers randomly (re-roll any duplicate results), or you can select the psychic powers you wish the psyker to have.

Tzeentch

D6PSYCHIC POWER
1

BOON OF CHANGE

As the Daemon chants, its minions begin to twist and new forms take shape as the will of Tzeentch demands.

Boon of Change has a warp charge value of 7. If manifested, select a friendly TZEENTCH DAEMON unit within 18" of the psyker and roll a D3. Consult the table below to discover what characteristic bonus all models in that unit receive until the start of your next Psychic phase.

D3Effect
1Extra Limb: +1 Attack
2Mystic Strength: +1 Strength
3Iron Skin: +1 Toughness

2

BOLT OF CHANGE

The Daemon unleashes a bolt of roiling warp energy that wracks the foe with sickening and uncontrollable mutations.

Bolt of Change has a warp charge value of 8. If manifested, select an enemy unit that is within 18" of the psyker and visible to it. That unit suffers D3 mortal wounds. If a CHARACTER is slain by this power, you can add a Chaos Spawn to your army within 6” of the character and not within Engagement Range of any enemy models before they are removed as a casualty.

3

GAZE OF FATE

The Daemon uses its powers of precognition to unravel the strands of destiny, and in doing so discovers the one true path to victory.

Gaze of Fate has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, you can re-roll a single dice roll later during your turn.

4

TREASON OF TZEENTCH

The psyker reaches into the mind of its victim, subverting their will and turning them upon their own allies.

Treason of Tzeentch has a warp charge value of 8. If manifested, select an enemy CHARACTER that is within 18" of the psyker and visible to it (excluding the opponent’s Warlord) and roll 2D6. If the result is greater than the character’s Leadership characteristic, until the end of the following Fight phase treat that character as if it were a friendly model from your army in your Shooting, Charge and Fight phases.

5

FLICKERING FLAMES

Cackling madly, the psyker’s minions are wreathed in pink and blue flames that leap forth to consume their foes.

Flickering Flames has a warp charge value of 5. If manifested, pick a friendly TZEENTCH DAEMON unit within 18" of the psyker. Until your next Psychic phase, add 1 to any wound rolls made for that unit’s shooting weapons.

6

INFERNAL GATEWAY

The psyker opens a portal to the warp, a tear in the fabric of the mortal plane that sucks foes into certain oblivion.

Infernal Gateway has a warp charge value of 8. If manifested, identify the nearest enemy model that is within 12" of the psyker and visible to it; that model’s unit, and every other unit (friend and foe) within 3" of that model, suffers D3 mortal wounds. The number of mortal wounds inflicted is D6 instead if the power is manifested with a Psychic test of 12+.


Dark Hereticus Discipline

If your army includes Be’lakor, then before the battle, generate the psychic powers for him using the table below. You can either roll a D3 to generate his powers randomly (re-roll any duplicate results), or you can select the psychic powers you wish Be’lakor to have.

D3PSYCHIC POWER
1

INFERNAL GAZE

Unholy power streams from Be’lakor’s eyes, charring and melting everything caught in its path.

Infernal Gaze has a warp charge value of 5. If manifested, select an enemy unit that is within 18" of Be’lakor and is visible to him and roll 3 dice. The target suffers one mortal wound for each roll of 4+.

2

DEATH HEX

Be’lakor places a dire hex upon his enemies. Wards and energised shields flicker and fail, leaving the foe exposed.

Death Hex has a warp charge value of 8. If manifested, select an enemy unit that is within 12" of Be’lakor and is visible to him. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, that unit cannot take invulnerable saves.

3

GIFT OF CHAOS

As the power of the warp surges through Be’lakor’s victim, bones snap and flesh rips as a new form takes shape.

Gift of Chaos has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select an enemy model that is within 6" of Be’lakor and is visible to him and roll a D6. If the result is greater than the target’s Toughness characteristic, its unit suffers D3+3 mortal wounds. If a CHARACTER is slain by this power, you can add a Chaos Spawn to your army and set it up within 1" of the character before it is removed.


Chaos Spawn

There are several abilities and psychic powers available to Chaos Daemons that can transform their victims into Chaos Spawn. If such an ability or psychic power instructs you add a Chaos Spawn to your army, use the datasheet below for the model. Choose the Chaos Spawn’s allegiance when you set it up on the battlefield. In a matched play game, you must pay reinforcement points in order to use any Chaos Spawn that are created. Each has a points value of 23 (this includes all of its weapons).

1

Chaos Spawn

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
Chaos Spawn
1Chaos Spawn 7" 4+ - 5 5 4 D6 9 5+
A Chaos Spawn is a single model that attacks with its hideous mutations.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Hideous mutations
Hideous mutations
Melee
Melee
User
-2
2
-
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Fearsome: Enemy units within 1" of any Chaos Spawn must subtract 1 from their Leadership.
Mutated Beyond Reason: When a Chaos Spawn makes its close combat attacks, roll a D3 and consult the table below:

D3Result
1Razor Claws: The hideous mutations of the Chaos Spawn have an AP of -4 until the end of the Fight phase
2Grasping Pseudopods: The Chaos Spawn adds 2 to its Attacks characteristic until the end of the Fight phase
3Toxic Haemorrhage: You can re-roll failed wound rolls for this model until the end of the Fight phase
FACTION KEYWORDS: CHAOS,
KEYWORDS: BEAST, CHAOS SPAWN


Warlord Traits

A general of a daemonic legion is mighty champion, chosen by their dark master to bring ruin and destruction upon their foes. Possessed of dire power, they epitomise an aspect of the Chaos God in whose image they were created.

If a CHARACTER WITH THE DAEMON FACTION KEYWORD is your Warlord, it can generate a Warlord Trait from one of the following tables instead of the one in the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook. You can either roll on the appropriate table to randomly generate a Warlord Trait, or you can select the one that best suits the Warlord’s temperament and preferred style of warfare. Warlords can only generate Warlord Traits from their own Chaos God (e.g. KHORNE Warlords can only have a Khorne Warlord Trait).

Tzeentch

D6WARLORD TRAIT
1

BORN OF SORCERY

Tapping into the infinite power of the warp comes as easily to this Daemon as breathing air does to a mortal.

Add 1 to the result of the first Psychic tests made for your Warlord in each Psychic phase.

2

INCORPOREAL FORM

This Daemon’s body flickers in and out of reality, making it difficult for adversaries to land a telling blow against it.

Reduce all damage inflicted on your Warlord by 1 (to a minimum of 1). For example, if this Warlord failed a saving throw against a weapon that inflicts 3 damage, it will only lose 2 wounds.

3

WARP TETHER

This Daemon is blessed with an iron grip on the mortal world, and is able to sustain its minions with the power of the warp.

You can re-roll failed Morale tests for friendly TZEENTCH DAEMON units within 9" of your Warlord.

4

LOREKEEPER OF TZEENTCH

Tzeentch has gifted this Daemon with stewardship of the Hidden Library within the Impossible Fortress. Intimate knowledge of mystical lore are the rewards for such a duty.

Add 6" to the range of the first psychic power manifested by your Warlord in each Psychic phase.

5

TYRANT OF THE WARP

The invasive attention of warp-spawned horrors – so often fatal to mortal psykers – are as nothing to this Daemon.

Roll a dice each time your Warlord suffers Perils of the Warp; on a 2+ your Warlord’s psychic mastery is such that they do not suffer Perils of the Warp.

6

DAEMONSPARK

This Daemon bears the mark of the Daemonspark, causing nearby Tzeentchian Daemons to blaze with deadly flames.

Re-roll wound rolls of 1 in the Shooting phase for friendly TZEENTCH DAEMON units that are within 9" of your Warlord.


Named Characters and Warlord Traits

If one of the following named characters is your Warlord, they must be given the associated Warlord Trait shown below.
NAMED CHARACTERWARLORD TRAIT
Aetaos’rau’keresInspiring Leader (Aura) 
An’ggrath the UnboundInspiring Leader (Aura) 
Cor’bax UtterblightInspiring Leader (Aura) 
EpidemiusVirulent Touch 
Horticulous SlimuxAcidic Ichor 
Kairos FateweaverTyrant of the Warp 
KaranakAspect of Death 
Mamon TransfiguredInspiring Leader (Aura) 
RotigusPestilent Miasma 
SamusInspiring Leader (Aura) 
Scabeiathrax the BloatedInspiring Leader (Aura) 
Shalaxi HelbaneQuicksilver Duellist 
SkarbrandRage Incarnate 
SkulltakerDevastating Blow 
Syll’Esske, the Vengeful AllegianceBewitching Aura 
The Blue ScribesDaemonspark 
The ChangelingIncorporeal Form 
The Masque of SlaaneshThe Murderdance 
Uraka the WarfiendInspiring Leader (Aura) 
ZarakynelInspiring Leader (Aura) 

Hellforged Artefacts

Hellforged Artefacts are items of legendary rarity, gifted only to those Daemons who have proved themselves worthy. To possess such a relic immediately sets a Daemon out amongst its peers, but as is always the way with Chaos, such power comes at a price. Should the Daemon fail in its task despite the boon they have received, they risk the eternal displeasure of their master.

If your army is led by a Warlord with the DAEMON Faction keyword, you may give one of the following Hellforged Artefacts to a CHARACTER WITH THE DAEMON FACTION KEYWORD in your army. Named characters such as Skarbrand already have one or more artefacts, and cannot be given any of the following artefacts. Note that some weapons replace one of the character’s existing weapons, or an item of wargear. Where this is the case, you must, if you are playing a matched play game or are otherwise using points values, still pay the cost of the weapon or item of wargear that is being replaced if it is not already included in the model’s points cost. Write down any Hellforged Artefacts your characters may have on your army roster.

SOUL BANE

This incorporeal blade inflicts no harm upon its victim’s physical body, instead carving its way through the stuff of his very soul. So ephemeral and unreal is this strange weapon that it is impossible to cross blades with Soul Bane, for its ghostly edge will pass straight through any guard. Those struck by Soul Bane collapse in agony, writhing and screaming as their lacerated souls slowly bleed away into the aether.

TZEENTCH HERALD only. Soul Bane replaces the bearer’s ritual dagger and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Soul Bane
Soul Bane
Melee
Melee
User
-5
1
Abilities: Invulnerable saves cannot be taken against this weapon.

THE ENDLESS GRIMOIRE

Within the pages of this magical tome lie the secrets of every cantrip, incantation and spell ever conceived by Tzeentch. Though the bearer of this grimoire has access to the infinite knowledge bound within, only the Changer of the Ways himself could hope to master the full scope of its power.

TZEENTCH PSYKER only. The bearer of the Endless Grimoire knows one additional psychic power from the Tzeentch discipline.

THE EVERSTAVE

This staff blazes with vibrant warpflame. As soon as its master takes up this staff, he too is wreathed in the same daemonic fire, though no harm befalls him. From within this magenta inferno, the Everstave’s daemonic bearer can hurl searing gouts of Tzeentch’s Pink Fire, turning armour to ash and immolating or irrevocably mutating the flesh beneath with coruscating empyric flames.

TZEENTCH model with rod of sorcery or staff of change only. Add 1 to the bearer’s Psychic tests whenever it attempts to manifest Smite.

THE IMPOSSIBLE ROBE

The wearer of this robe exists between several realities at once. Thus can a daemonic commander potentially control Tzeentch’s interests in multiple times and places at once to further several aspects of the Great Plan. This effect makes it hard for foes to truly harm the wearer, who flickers in and out of reality in an unpredictable fashion. However, the robe is capricious, and has been known to rip its wearer out of reality altogether should he lose control of its powers.

TZEENTCH model only. The wearer of the Impossible Robe has a 4+ invulnerable save. In addition, once per game you can re-roll a single failed saving throw for the wearer, but if the re-roll results in a 1, the wearer is immediately slain.

Reference


Wargear


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.
Inspiring Leader (Warlord Trait, Aura)
Add 1 to the Leadership characteristic of friendly units while they are within 6" of this WARLORD.
Characters
Some models have the CHARACTER keyword. These models can make Heroic Interventions in Charge Phase and are not easy targets in the Shooting Phase (see Look out, Sir, rule). If your Warlord has the CHARACTER keyword he may be able to have a Warlord Trait (see Warlord Trait section on model’s faction page).

Note that CHARACTERS cannot use their Aura Abilities while performing actions.
1CP/2CP

DENIZENS OF THE WARP

Chaos Daemons Stratagem

Ever lurking in the warp, Daemons will wait until the barriers between realms thin before tearing their way into realspace.

Use this Stratagem during deployment. If you spent 1 CP, set up one of your DAEMON units that has a Power Rating of 8 or less in the warp instead of placing it on the battlefield. If you spent 2 CPs, you can choose a DAEMON unit that has a Power Rating of 9 or more instead. At the end of any of your Movement phases that unit can tear its way into reality – set it up anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from any enemy models.

The KHORNE keyword is used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

The NURGLE keyword is used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

The SLAANESH keyword is used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

The CHARACTER and KHORNE keywords are used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

The KHORNE and DAEMON keywords are used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

Fast Attack
Daemonic Ritual

Through dark pacts and blasphemous rituals, a champion of Chaos can weaken the fabric of reality to create a gateway to the warp. From this rent pour forth the Daemons of that realm, ready to rend and tear those who stand against the Ruinous Powers.

Instead of moving in their Movement phase, any CHAOS CHARACTER can, at the end of their Movement phase, attempt to summon a DAEMON unit with this ability by performing a Daemonic Ritual (the character cannot do so if they arrived as reinforcements this turn, or if they were themselves summoned to the battlefield this turn).

If they do so, first choose one of the four Chaos Gods – KHORNE, TZEENTCH, NURGLE or SLAANESH. A CHARACTER who owes allegiance to one of the Dark Gods can only attempt to summon the units of their patron – for example, a KHORNE CHARACTER could only attempt to summon KHORNE DAEMONS.

Roll up to 3 dice – this is your summoning roll. You can summon one new unit with the Daemonic Ritual ability to the battlefield that has a Power Rating equal to or less than the total result so long as it has the same Chaos God keyword you chose at the start (in the case of units that have a choice of allegiance, such as Furies, the unit when summoned will have this keyword). This unit is treated as reinforcements for your army and can be placed anywhere on the battlefield that is wholly within 12" of the character and more than 9" from any enemy model. If the total rolled is insufficient to summon any unit, the ritual fails and no new unit is summoned.

If your summoning roll included any doubles, your character then suffers a mortal wound. If it contained any triples, it instead suffers D3 mortal wounds.

The CHARACTER and KHORNE keywords are used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

Daemonic Ritual

Through dark pacts and blasphemous rituals, a champion of Chaos can weaken the fabric of reality to create a gateway to the warp. From this rent pour forth the Daemons of that realm, ready to rend and tear those who stand against the Ruinous Powers.

Instead of moving in their Movement phase, any CHAOS CHARACTER can, at the end of their Movement phase, attempt to summon a DAEMON unit with this ability by performing a Daemonic Ritual (the character cannot do so if they arrived as reinforcements this turn, or if they were themselves summoned to the battlefield this turn).

If they do so, first choose one of the four Chaos Gods – KHORNE, TZEENTCH, NURGLE or SLAANESH. A CHARACTER who owes allegiance to one of the Dark Gods can only attempt to summon the units of their patron – for example, a KHORNE CHARACTER could only attempt to summon KHORNE DAEMONS.

Roll up to 3 dice – this is your summoning roll. You can summon one new unit with the Daemonic Ritual ability to the battlefield that has a Power Rating equal to or less than the total result so long as it has the same Chaos God keyword you chose at the start (in the case of units that have a choice of allegiance, such as Furies, the unit when summoned will have this keyword). This unit is treated as reinforcements for your army and can be placed anywhere on the battlefield that is wholly within 12" of the character and more than 9" from any enemy model. If the total rolled is insufficient to summon any unit, the ritual fails and no new unit is summoned.

If your summoning roll included any doubles, your character then suffers a mortal wound. If it contained any triples, it instead suffers D3 mortal wounds.
2CP

DAEMONIC INCURSION

Chaos Daemons Stratagem

When the Knights of Titan deploy to battle, it is often to combat a full-blown daemonic invasion.

Use this Stratagem when one of your DAEMON units (other than a named character) is destroyed by a GREY KNIGHTS unit. The destroyed unit is returned to your army at full strength, and is set up on the battlefield at the end of your next Movement phase, anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" from any enemy models. This does not cost you any reinforcement points in a matched play game.

The DAEMON and NURGLE keywords are used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

Fast Attack
Wound Roll
Each time an attack scores a hit against a target unit, make a wound roll for that attack by rolling one D6 to see if that attack successfully wounds the target. The result required is determined by comparing the attacking weapon’s Strength (S) characteristic with the target’s Toughness (T) characteristic, as shown on the following table:

WOUND ROLL
ATTACK’S STRENGTH vs TARGET’S TOUGHNESSD6 ROLL REQUIRED
Is the Strength TWICE (or more) than the Toughness?2+
Is the Strength GREATER than the Toughness?3+
Is the Strength EQUAL to the Toughness?4+
Is the Strength LOWER than the Toughness?5+
Is the Strength HALF (or less) than the Toughness?6+

If the result of the wound roll is less than the required number, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. An unmodified wound roll of 6 always successfully wounds the target, and an unmodified wound roll of 1 always fails. A wound roll can never be modified by more than -1 or +1. This means that if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a wound 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 wound roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be +2 or better, it is changed to be +1.

VIRULENT BLESSING

The psyker blesses its allies with a bounty of fresh diseases with which to infect their enemies.

Virulent Blessing has a warp charge value of 7. If manifested, select a friendly NURGLE DAEMON unit within 18" of the psyker. Add 1 to wound rolls made for that unit in the Fight phase. Furthermore, wound rolls of 7+ made for that unit in the Fight phase inflict double damage.

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.

MIASMA OF PESTILENCE

As the psyker chants in a phlegm-choked drone, a dark cloud of filth and rot flies shrouds his allies from view.

Blessing: Miasma of Pestilence has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one friendly DEATH GUARD unit within 18" of this PSYKER. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, each time an attack is made against that unit, subtract 1 from that attacks hit roll.

The Warlord
While mustering your army, you can nominate one model (except a model with the FORTIFICATION keyword) to be your Warlord. That model gains the WARLORD keyword. If this model is a CHARACTER, you can also assign a Warlord Trait to it. Note, that more than one model in your army can have a Warlord Trait (e.g. by using Stratagems), but they are only considered your Warlord for the purpose of that trait.

TREASON OF TZEENTCH

The psyker reaches into the mind of its victim, subverting their will and turning them upon their own allies.

Treason of Tzeentch has a warp charge value of 8. If manifested, select an enemy CHARACTER that is within 18" of the psyker and visible to it (excluding the opponent’s Warlord) and roll 2D6. If the result is greater than the character’s Leadership characteristic, until the end of the following Fight phase treat that character as if it were a friendly model from your army in your Shooting, Charge and Fight phases.

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.
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.
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 CHARACTER and KHORNE keywords are used in following Chaos Daemons 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.
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.
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.
Performing a Heroic Intervention
When a unit performs a Heroic Intervention, you can move each model in that unit up to 3" – this is a Heroic Intervention move. Each model in the unit must finish its Heroic Intervention move closer to the closest enemy model. Remember that a unit must finish any type of move in unit coherency.

  • Heroic Intervention: Move up to 3".
  • Must end closer to the closest enemy model.
Re-rolls
Some rules allow you to re-roll a dice roll, which means you get to roll some or all of the dice again. If a rule allows you to re-roll a dice roll that was made by adding several dice together (2D6, 3D6 etc.) then, unless otherwise stated, you must re-roll all of those dice again. If a rule allows you to re-roll specific dice results, only those dice can be re-rolled. If a rule allows you to re-roll a specific dice result, but the result is obtained by halving a D6 (such as when rolling a D3), you use the value of the halved roll to determine if it can be re-rolled, not the value of the original D6. For example, if a rule states to re-roll results of 1, and you roll a D3, you would re-roll if the D6 rolled a 1 or a 2 (which is then halved to get a D3 value of a 1).

You can never re-roll a dice more than once, and re-rolls happen before modifiers (if any) are applied. Rules that refer to the value of an ‘unmodified’ dice roll are referring to the dice result after any re-rolls, but before any modifiers are applied.

  • Re-roll: Roll dice again.
  • Re-rolls are applied before modifiers (if any).
  • A dice can never be re-rolled more than once.
  • Unmodified dice: Result of roll after re-rolls, but before modifiers (if any).
The Warlord
While mustering your army, you can nominate one model (except a model with the FORTIFICATION keyword) to be your Warlord. That model gains the WARLORD keyword. If this model is a CHARACTER, you can also assign a Warlord Trait to it. Note, that more than one model in your army can have a Warlord Trait (e.g. by using Stratagems), but they are only considered your Warlord for the purpose of that trait.
Roll-offs
Some rules instruct players to roll off. To do so, both players roll one D6, and whoever scores highest wins the roll-off. If there is a tie for the highest roll, make the roll-off again. Neither player is allowed to re-roll or modify any of the D6 when making a roll-off.

  • Roll-off: Both players roll a D6 – highest wins.
  • Roll again if a tie.
Aura Abilities
Some abilities affect models or units in a given range – these are aura abilities. A model with an aura ability is always within range of its effect. The effects of multiple, identically named aura abilities are not cumulative (i.e. if a unit is within range of two models with the same aura ability, that aura ability only applies to the unit once).
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.

The LORD OF CHANGE keyword is used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

Deny the Witch
When a PSYKER unit attempts to deny a psychic power, you must take a Deny the Witch test for that unit by rolling 2D6. If the total is greater than the result of the Psychic test, the Deny the Witch test is passed and the psychic power is denied. Only one attempt can be made to deny a psychic power. If a PSYKER unit can attempt to deny more than one psychic power in a psychic phase, this will be listed on its datasheet.

  • Deny the Witch: Passed if 2D6 exceeds result of the opposing PSYKER’s Psychic test.
  • Only one attempt can be made to deny each psychic power.
Smite
Smite has a warp charge value of 5. Add 1 to the warp charge value of this psychic power for each other attempt that has been made to manifest this power by a unit from your army in this phase, whether that attempt was successful or not. If manifested, the closest enemy unit within 18" of and visible to the psyker suffers D3 mortal wounds. If the result of the Psychic test was 11 or more, that unit suffers D6 mortal wounds instead.

  • Warp Charge 5: A Psychic test of 5+ is required to manifest Smite.
  • Warp charge increases by 1 for each other attempt to manifest Smite made in this phase.
  • If manifested, closest visible enemy unit in 18" suffers D3 mortal wounds.
  • If manifested with a Psychic test result of 11+, enemy instead suffers D6 mortal wounds.
Command Points
The starting number of CPs each player starts with for Battle-forging their army depends on the size of the battle you are playing. This is usually defined in the mission pack that is being played, but if one is not presented in the mission pack, use the following table. Note that the total Power Level is based on the combined power of all the models used in the battle (so the combined Power Level of both your and your opponent's armies). If you are using a game that uses points values, then the points limit is the maximum points limit per side.

COMMAND POINTS
BATTLE SIZETOTAL POWER LEVELPOINTS LIMITCOMMAND POINTS
Combat PatrolUp to 50Up to 5003
Incursion51-100501-10006
Strike Force101-2001001-200012
Onslaught201-3002001-300018

  • Starting number of Command points varies with battle size.
1CP/3CP

REWARDS OF CHAOS

Chaos Daemons Stratagem

The Dark Gods sometimes bestow their daemonic lieutenants with powerful artefacts and rewards.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Your army can have one extra Hellforged Artefact for 1 CP, or two extra Hellforged Artefacts for 3 CPs. All of the Hellforged Artefacts that you include must be different and be given to different DAEMON CHARACTERS. You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
1CP

BLASTED STANDARD

Tzeentch Daemons Stratagem

So saturated is this icon with the power of change that it is wreathed in warpfire that leaps out to consume Tzeentch’s foes.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Choose one of your TZEENTCH models with a Daemonic Icon. That icon is upgraded to a Blasted Standard. In addition to its normal ability, the power of the banner can be used once per battle, at the beginning of any Psychic phase. When used, roll 9 dice; for each roll of 6, the closest visible enemy unit within 9" suffers a mortal wound.
1CP

EXALTED LORD OF CHANGE

Tzeentch Daemons Stratagem

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Select one LORD OF CHANGE model from your army that is not a named character. Until the end of the battle, that model gains the EXALTED keyword, and you select one of the Exalted Lord of Change abilities below for this model for the duration of the battle. Alternatively, you can randomly determine two abilities by rolling two D6 and applying them both to this model for the duration of the battle (if a double is rolled, roll again until two different results are rolled). Each model can only be affected by this Stratagem once.

D6Result
1Mastery of Magic: This model knows one additional psychic power from the Tzeentch discipline and can attempt to manifest one additional psychic power in each of your Psychic phases.
2Spell-thief: When this model successfully denies a psychic power, the PSYKER unit that attempted to manifest that power loses it and cannot attempt to manifest it again this battle.
3Lord of Flux: When an enemy unit suffers mortal wounds as the result of a psychic power manifested by this model, that enemy unit suffers 1 additional mortal wound (e.g. if this model manifested Smite, the nearest visible enemy unit would suffer D3+1 mortal wounds).
4Nexus of Fate: If this model is on the battlefield at the start of your turn, roll one D6; on a 1 or a 6 you immediately gain one Command Point.
5Aura of Mutability: When this model would lose a wound as a result of an attack, roll one D6; on a 6 that wound is not lost. After a unit has finished resolving all of its attacks against this model, this model regains one lost wound for each wound it negated because of this ability.
6Architect of Deception: When resolving an attack made with ranged weapon against this model, subtract 1 from the hit roll.
1CP

DAEMONIC PACT

Chaos Daemons Stratagem

Many foul champions are adept at summoning daemonic allies.

Use this Stratagem after a CHAOS CHARACTER from your army summons a unit of DAEMONS to the battlefield using a Daemonic Ritual. That character can immediately attempt to summon a second unit of Daemons to the battlefield by performing another Daemonic Ritual.
2CP

SOUL SACRIFICE

Chaos Daemons Stratagem

A daemonic pact of terrible power can be assured for a price…

Use this Stratagem before a CHAOS CHARACTER from your army attempts to summon a unit of DAEMONS to the battlefield using a Daemonic Ritual. That character suffers D3 mortal wounds, but you can roll up to 4 dice rather than 3 for the summoning roll. In addition, re-roll hit rolls of 1 for the summoned unit while it is within 6" of the character that performed the Daemonic Ritual.
2CP

WARP SURGE

Chaos Daemons Stratagem

The winds of the warp blow strong, invigorating daemonkind.

Use this Stratagem at the start of any phase. Select a unit of DAEMONS from your army; until the end of the phase, you cannot re-roll saving throws for this unit, but its invulnerable save is improved by 1 (to a maximum of 4+).

The FLUXMASTER keyword is used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

The FATESKIMMER keyword is used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

The BURNING CHARIOT keyword is used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

Heavy Support
1CP

WARP PORTAL

Tzeentch Daemons Stratagem

Like a shimmering patch of wrong sky, a floating doorway disgorges soaring Daemons wreathed in fire.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase. Select one FLUXMASTER, FATESKIMMER or BURNING CHARIOT model from your army. Remove that model from the battlefield and set it back up anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" from any enemy models. This model cannot move further this phase.
1CP

DAEMONIC POSSESSION

Chaos Daemons Stratagem

Every time a psyker draws upon the warp, they disturb its flow and attract the attention of those that dwell within.

Use this Stratagem when an enemy PSYKER unit suffers Perils of the Warp. That unit suffers 2D3 mortal wounds instead of D3.
2CP

LOCUS OF CONJURATION

Tzeentch Daemons Stratagem

Sorcerous power surrounds Tzeentch’s chosen champions.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Psychic phase. Select a TZEENTCH DAEMON CHARACTER from your army – until the end of the phase you can re-roll any failed Psychic tests made for friendly TZEENTCH DAEMON units within 6" of that model.

The HORRORS and INFANTRY keywords are used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

Troops
1CP

MINIONS OF MAGIC

Tzeentch Daemons Stratagem

Sorcery is intrinsic to the gangling servants of Tzeentch, fate and mutating flames theirs to manipulate.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Psychic phase. Select one HORRORS INFANTRY unit from your army. The first time that unit attempts to manifest a psychic power this phase, do not roll any dice for its Psychic test – instead, assume a 9 was rolled for that Psychic test.

The TZEENTCH, DAEMON and PSYKER keywords are used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

Troops
1CP

MAGICAL BOON

Tzeentch Daemons Stratagem

Arcane knowledge and mystical power have ever been the domain of Tzeentch and his minions.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your Psychic phase. Select a TZEENTCH DAEMON PSYKER from your army; it can immediately attempt to manifest one additional psychic power this turn.

The FLAMER keyword is used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

Heavy Support
1CP

FLAMES OF MUTATION

Tzeentch Daemons Stratagem

A cloud of iridescent light or a charred lump of meat – none foresee the fate of those touched by warpfire.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase. Select one FLAMER unit from your army. Until the end of the phase, when resolving an attack made by a model in that unit, an unmodified wound roll of 6 inflicts 1 mortal wound on the target in addition to any other damage.

The SCREAMERS keyword is used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

Fast Attack
1CP

WARP JAWS

Tzeentch Daemons Stratagem

Burning maws capable of boring through the hull of stranded starships are little hindered by thick hides.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase. Select one SCREAMERS unit from your army. Until the end of the phase, when resolving an attack made by a model in that unit against a MONSTER or VEHICLE unit, add 1 to the wound roll.

The SCREAMERS keyword is used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

Fast Attack
1CP

WARP JAWS

Tzeentch Daemons Stratagem

Burning maws capable of boring through the hull of stranded starships are little hindered by thick hides.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase. Select one SCREAMERS unit from your army. Until the end of the phase, when resolving an attack made by a model in that unit against a MONSTER or VEHICLE unit, add 1 to the wound roll.

The CHARACTER and KHORNE keywords are used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

Daemonic Ritual

Through dark pacts and blasphemous rituals, a champion of Chaos can weaken the fabric of reality to create a gateway to the warp. From this rent pour forth the Daemons of that realm, ready to rend and tear those who stand against the Ruinous Powers.

Instead of moving in their Movement phase, any CHAOS CHARACTER can, at the end of their Movement phase, attempt to summon a DAEMON unit with this ability by performing a Daemonic Ritual (the character cannot do so if they arrived as reinforcements this turn, or if they were themselves summoned to the battlefield this turn).

If they do so, first choose one of the four Chaos Gods – KHORNE, TZEENTCH, NURGLE or SLAANESH. A CHARACTER who owes allegiance to one of the Dark Gods can only attempt to summon the units of their patron – for example, a KHORNE CHARACTER could only attempt to summon KHORNE DAEMONS.

Roll up to 3 dice – this is your summoning roll. You can summon one new unit with the Daemonic Ritual ability to the battlefield that has a Power Rating equal to or less than the total result so long as it has the same Chaos God keyword you chose at the start (in the case of units that have a choice of allegiance, such as Furies, the unit when summoned will have this keyword). This unit is treated as reinforcements for your army and can be placed anywhere on the battlefield that is wholly within 12" of the character and more than 9" from any enemy model. If the total rolled is insufficient to summon any unit, the ritual fails and no new unit is summoned.

If your summoning roll included any doubles, your character then suffers a mortal wound. If it contained any triples, it instead suffers D3 mortal wounds.

The CHARACTER and KHORNE keywords are used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

Daemonic Ritual

Through dark pacts and blasphemous rituals, a champion of Chaos can weaken the fabric of reality to create a gateway to the warp. From this rent pour forth the Daemons of that realm, ready to rend and tear those who stand against the Ruinous Powers.

Instead of moving in their Movement phase, any CHAOS CHARACTER can, at the end of their Movement phase, attempt to summon a DAEMON unit with this ability by performing a Daemonic Ritual (the character cannot do so if they arrived as reinforcements this turn, or if they were themselves summoned to the battlefield this turn).

If they do so, first choose one of the four Chaos Gods – KHORNE, TZEENTCH, NURGLE or SLAANESH. A CHARACTER who owes allegiance to one of the Dark Gods can only attempt to summon the units of their patron – for example, a KHORNE CHARACTER could only attempt to summon KHORNE DAEMONS.

Roll up to 3 dice – this is your summoning roll. You can summon one new unit with the Daemonic Ritual ability to the battlefield that has a Power Rating equal to or less than the total result so long as it has the same Chaos God keyword you chose at the start (in the case of units that have a choice of allegiance, such as Furies, the unit when summoned will have this keyword). This unit is treated as reinforcements for your army and can be placed anywhere on the battlefield that is wholly within 12" of the character and more than 9" from any enemy model. If the total rolled is insufficient to summon any unit, the ritual fails and no new unit is summoned.

If your summoning roll included any doubles, your character then suffers a mortal wound. If it contained any triples, it instead suffers D3 mortal wounds.
Perils of the Warp
When a PSYKER unit suffers Perils of the Warp, it suffers D3 mortal wounds. If a PSYKER unit is destroyed by Perils of the Warp while attempting to manifest a psychic power, that power automatically fails to manifest. If a PSYKER unit is destroyed by Perils of the Warp, then just before removing the last model in that unit, every unit within 6" of it immediately suffers D3 mortal wounds.

  • Perils of the Warp: The PSYKER unit manifesting the power suffers D3 mortal wounds.
  • If PSYKER unit is destroyed, the psychic power fails to manifest.
  • If PSYKER unit destroyed, every other unit within 6" suffers D3 mortal wounds.
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.
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.
Psychic Tests
When a PSYKER unit attempts to manifest a psychic power, you must take a Psychic test for that unit by rolling 2D6. If the total is equal to or greater than that power’s warp charge value, the Psychic test is passed. If you roll a double 1 or a double 6 when taking a Psychic test, that unit immediately suffers Perils of the Warp.

  • Psychic test: Passed if 2D6 equals or exceeds psychic power’s warp charge.
  • If double 1 or double 6 rolled, PSYKER suffers Perils of the Warp.
Psychic Tests
When a PSYKER unit attempts to manifest a psychic power, you must take a Psychic test for that unit by rolling 2D6. If the total is equal to or greater than that power’s warp charge value, the Psychic test is passed. If you roll a double 1 or a double 6 when taking a Psychic test, that unit immediately suffers Perils of the Warp.

  • Psychic test: Passed if 2D6 equals or exceeds psychic power’s warp charge.
  • If double 1 or double 6 rolled, PSYKER suffers Perils of the Warp.

The SCREAMERS keyword is used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

Fast Attack

The FLAMER keyword is used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

Heavy Support

The FLUXMASTER keyword is used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

The FATESKIMMER keyword is used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

The BURNING CHARIOT keyword is used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

Heavy Support
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.
The Warlord
While mustering your army, you can nominate one model (except a model with the FORTIFICATION keyword) to be your Warlord. That model gains the WARLORD keyword. If this model is a CHARACTER, you can also assign a Warlord Trait to it. Note, that more than one model in your army can have a Warlord Trait (e.g. by using Stratagems), but they are only considered your Warlord for the purpose of that trait.
Psychic Tests
When a PSYKER unit attempts to manifest a psychic power, you must take a Psychic test for that unit by rolling 2D6. If the total is equal to or greater than that power’s warp charge value, the Psychic test is passed. If you roll a double 1 or a double 6 when taking a Psychic test, that unit immediately suffers Perils of the Warp.

  • Psychic test: Passed if 2D6 equals or exceeds psychic power’s warp charge.
  • If double 1 or double 6 rolled, PSYKER suffers Perils of the Warp.
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.
This points value is only included in case a rule transforms a model into a Chaos Spawn and its points value is required for any rules purpose.

The BEAST keyword is used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

The Warlord
While mustering your army, you can nominate one model (except a model with the FORTIFICATION keyword) to be your Warlord. That model gains the WARLORD keyword. If this model is a CHARACTER, you can also assign a Warlord Trait to it. Note, that more than one model in your army can have a Warlord Trait (e.g. by using Stratagems), but they are only considered your Warlord for the purpose of that trait.
Warlord Traits
Warlord Trait is a bonus that your Warlord receives upon being nominated. Such Traits can be found in Codices, Supplements and another Games Workshop publications. Any Warlord can have the Inspiring Leader Warlord Trait. Normally, only one Warlord Trait can be given to the Warlord, but there are ways to bypass this restriction (e.g. by using Stratagems). You can choose a Warlord Trait randomly by rolling a dice, or simply pick one. Note, that named characters usually have predetermined Warlord Traits and receive them after being nominated as Warlord.
Psychic Tests
When a PSYKER unit attempts to manifest a psychic power, you must take a Psychic test for that unit by rolling 2D6. If the total is equal to or greater than that power’s warp charge value, the Psychic test is passed. If you roll a double 1 or a double 6 when taking a Psychic test, that unit immediately suffers Perils of the Warp.

  • Psychic test: Passed if 2D6 equals or exceeds psychic power’s warp charge.
  • If double 1 or double 6 rolled, PSYKER suffers Perils of the Warp.
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.
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.
The Warlord
While mustering your army, you can nominate one model (except a model with the FORTIFICATION keyword) to be your Warlord. That model gains the WARLORD keyword. If this model is a CHARACTER, you can also assign a Warlord Trait to it. Note, that more than one model in your army can have a Warlord Trait (e.g. by using Stratagems), but they are only considered your Warlord for the purpose of that trait.
Warlord Traits
Warlord Trait is a bonus that your Warlord receives upon being nominated. Such Traits can be found in Codices, Supplements and another Games Workshop publications. Any Warlord can have the Inspiring Leader Warlord Trait. Normally, only one Warlord Trait can be given to the Warlord, but there are ways to bypass this restriction (e.g. by using Stratagems). You can choose a Warlord Trait randomly by rolling a dice, or simply pick one. Note, that named characters usually have predetermined Warlord Traits and receive them after being nominated as Warlord.
The Warlord
While mustering your army, you can nominate one model (except a model with the FORTIFICATION keyword) to be your Warlord. That model gains the WARLORD keyword. If this model is a CHARACTER, you can also assign a Warlord Trait to it. Note, that more than one model in your army can have a Warlord Trait (e.g. by using Stratagems), but they are only considered your Warlord for the purpose of that trait.

The HERALD OF TZEENTCH keyword is used in following Chaos Daemons 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.
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 TZEENTCH and PSYKER keywords are used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets:

Troops
Psychic Tests
When a PSYKER unit attempts to manifest a psychic power, you must take a Psychic test for that unit by rolling 2D6. If the total is equal to or greater than that power’s warp charge value, the Psychic test is passed. If you roll a double 1 or a double 6 when taking a Psychic test, that unit immediately suffers Perils of the Warp.

  • Psychic test: Passed if 2D6 equals or exceeds psychic power’s warp charge.
  • If double 1 or double 6 rolled, PSYKER suffers Perils of the Warp.
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.
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.
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