Chaos Space Marines – Cultists of the Abyss
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Cultists of the Abyss

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Base
Cultist (base: 25mm)
6Cultist 6" 4+ 4+ 3 3 1 1 5 6+ 25mm
Cultist Champion (base: 25mm)
1Cultist Champion 6" 4+ 4+ 3 3 1 2 6 6+ 25mm
This unit consists of 1 Cultist Champion and 6 Cultists.
 • The Cultist Champion is armed with a stubcarbine, chainsword, frag grenades and krak grenades.
 • 1 Cultist is armed with a grenade launcher.
 • 1 Cultist is armed with a heavy stubber, frag grenades and krak grenades.
 • 4 Cultists are each armed with an autogun, frag grenades and krak grenades.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Autogun
Autogun
24"
Rapid Fire 1
3
0
1
-
Grenade launcher
When attacking with this weapon, choose one of the profiles below.
Grenade launcher
When attacking with this weapon, choose one of the profiles below.
 - Frag grenade
 - Frag grenade
24"
Assault D6
3
0
1
Blast
Blast
 - Krak grenade
 - Krak grenade
24"
Assault 1
6
-1
D3
-
Heavy stubber
Heavy stubber
36"
Heavy 3
4
0
1
-
Stubcarbine
Stubcarbine
18"
Pistol 3
4
0
1
-
Chainsword
Chainsword
Melee
Melee
User
0
1
When the bearer fights, it makes 1 additional attack with this weapon.
When the bearer fights, it makes 1 additional attack with this weapon.
Frag grenade
Frag grenade
6"
Grenade D6
3
0
1
Blast
Blast
Krak grenades
Krak grenades
6"
Grenade 1
6
-1
D3
-
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Servants of the Abyss
FACTION KEYWORDS: CHAOS, SERVANTS OF THE ABYSS
KEYWORDS: INFANTRY, CULTISTS OF THE ABYSS
RAPID FIRE
Rapid fire weapons are versatile armaments capable of aimed single shots at long range or controlled bursts of fire at close quarters.
When a model shoots a Rapid Fire weapon, double the number of attacks it makes if its target is within half the weapon’s range.

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

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

  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if firing model is INFANTRY and its unit has moved this turn.
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.
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.
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PISTOL
Due to their compact size, pistols can even be used in melee to shoot at point-blank range.
A model can make attacks with a Pistol even when its unit is within Engagement Range of enemy units, but it must target an enemy unit that is within Engagement Range of its own unit when it does so. In such circumstances, the model can target an enemy unit even if other friendly units are within Engagement Range of the same enemy unit.

When a model equipped with both a Pistol and another type of ranged weapon (e.g. a Pistol and a Rapid Fire weapon) shoots, it can either shoot with its Pistol(s) or with its other ranged weapons. Choose which it will fire (Pistols or non-Pistols) before selecting targets.

  • Can be shot even if firing model’s unit is within Engagement Range of enemy unit.
  • Cannot be shot alongside any other type of weapon.

The OBSIDIUS MALLEX keyword is used in the following Chaos Space Marines datasheets:

Servants of the Abyss
This ability has no effect unless your army includes OBSIDIUS MALLEX. If it does, you cannot set up any units with this ability before you have set up OBSIDIUS MALLEX. When you set up OBSIDIUS MALLEX during deployment, all units with this ability are immediately set up at the same time. When you set up OBSIDIUS MALLEX on the battlefield for the first time, all units with this ability must be set up within 6" of him (or they must all be set up in the same TRANSPORT as him). If they cannot be set up, they count as destroyed.
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This datasheet has Troops Battlefield Role. Full list of Chaos Space Marines units sharing same Battlefield Role follows:

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

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

Chainsword used in the following datasheets:

Autogun used in the following datasheets:

Heavy stubber used in the following datasheets:

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