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Khorne Lord of Skulls

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W! A Ld Sv Base
435
Khorne Lord of Skulls (base: Use model)
1
435
Khorne Lord of Skulls
10" 3+ 3+ 10 8 14-28 4 8 3+ Use model
7" 3+ 3+ 8 8 7-13 6 8 3+
4" 3+ 3+ 5 8 1-6 8 8 3+
A Khorne Lord of Skulls is a single model equipped with a gorestorm cannon, a hades gatling cannon, and a great cleaver of Khorne.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
+15
Daemongore cannon
+15
Daemongore cannon
18"
Heavy D6
User
-2
3
This weapon automatically hits its target.
This weapon automatically hits its target.
+5
Gorestorm cannon
+5
Gorestorm cannon
18"
Heavy D6
User
-2
2
This weapon automatically hits its target. When attacking units with 10 or more models, change this weapon’s Type to Heavy 2D6.
This weapon automatically hits its target. When attacking units with 10 or more models, change this weapon’s Type to Heavy 2D6.
+30
Hades gatling cannon
+30
Hades gatling cannon
48"
Heavy 12
8
-2
2
-
Ichor cannon
Ichor cannon
48"
Heavy D6
7
-4
D3
Blast
Blast
Skullhurler
Skullhurler
60"
Heavy D6
9
-3
D3
Blast. When attacking units with 10 or more models, change this weapon’s Type to Heavy 2D6.
Blast. When attacking units with 10 or more models, change this weapon’s Type to Heavy 2D6.
Great cleaver of Khorne
When attacking with this weapon, choose one of the profiles below.
Great cleaver of Khorne
When attacking with this weapon, choose one of the profiles below.
 - Smash
 - Smash
Melee
Melee
x2
-4
6
-
 - Slash
 - Slash
Melee
Melee
User
-2
D3
Make 3 hit rolls for each attack made with this weapon.
Make 3 hit rolls for each attack made with this weapon.
WARGEAR OPTIONS
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • This model may replace its gorestorm cannon with an ichor cannon or daemongore cannon.
 • This model may replace its Hades gatling cannon with a skullhurler.
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Hateful Assault
Daemonic: This model has a 5+ invulnerable save.
Infernal Regeneration: At the start of your turn, this model regains 1 lost wound.
Explodes: If this model is reduced to 0 wounds, roll a D6 before removing the model from the battlefield; on a 6 it explodes, and each unit within 2D6" suffers D6 mortal wounds.
Titanic Daemon Engine: A Khorne Lord of Skulls can shoot if there are enemy models within 1" of it, as long as all of the enemy models have the INFANTRY keyword. In this case it can shoot the enemy unit that is within 1" of it, or any other visible enemy unit that is within range and more than 1" away from any friendly models. In addition, a Khorne Lord of Skulls can move and fire Heavy weapons without suffering the penalty to its hit rolls. Finally, a Khorne Lord of Skulls only gains a bonus to its save in cover if at least half of the model is obscured from the firer.
FACTION KEYWORDS: CHAOS, KHORNE, HERETIC ASTARTES,
KEYWORDS: TITANIC, VEHICLE, DAEMON, DAEMON ENGINE, LORD OF SKULLS

Datasheet-related Stratagems

TANK HUNTERS1CP
Iron Warriors – Battle Tactic Stratagem

No armour is safe from the guns of the IV Legion.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase or the Fight phase, when you choose an IRON WARRIORS unit from your army (excluding CHAOS CULTISTS) to shoot or fight with. Select one enemy VEHICLE unit. Until the end of that phase, when resolving an attack made by a model in that IRON WARRIORS unit against the selected unit, you can re-roll the wound roll.
UNHOLY VIGOUR1CP
Iron Warriors – Epic Deed Stratagem

The corrupted machine spirits of the IV refuse to yield.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Movement phase. Select one IRON WARRIORS VEHICLE model from your army. That model regains up to 3 lost wounds.
BURNING DAEMONHEART1CP
Brazen Beasts – Epic Deed Stratagem

The furnace at the heart of all Brazen Beasts’ Daemon Engines burns to incandescent levels in its desperation to tear the foe apart.

Use this Stratagem at the end of the Fight phase. Pick one enemy unit that is within Engagement Range of any BRAZEN BEASTS DAEMON ENGINES from your army. Roll a D6; on a 2-4 that unit suffers D3 mortal wounds. On a 5-6 it suffers 3 mortal wounds instead.
1CP

VESSELS FOR THE NEVERBORN

Chaos Space Marines Stratagem

The proximity of a Master of Possession allows Daemon and mortal to bond more closely, allowing even greater power to be unleashed.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Fight phase. Pick a DAEMONKIN RITUALISTS DAEMON unit from your army that is within 6" of a friendly DAEMONKIN RITUALISTS MASTER OF POSSESSION. Add 1 to the Strength and Attacks characteristics of models in the unit you picked until the end of the phase.
1CP

SOULFORGED PACK

Specialist Detachment Stratagem

Warpsmiths and Lords Discordant often gather their deranged creations together into packs before sending them forth to strike the enemy lines like a thunderbolt.

Use this Stratagem when choosing your army. Pick a Chaos Space Marine Detachment from your army to be a Soulforged Pack Specialist Detachment. WARPSMITH and DAEMON ENGINE units in that Detachment gain the SOULFORGED PACK keyword.
1CP

DAEMONFORGE OVERDRIVE

Chaos Space Marines Stratagem

By channelling the energies of the warp into its metal frame, even a badly damaged Daemon Engine can still be a significant threat.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Fight phase. Pick a SOULFORGED PACK DAEMON ENGINE from your army. Double the number of wounds that model has remaining for the purposes of determining what characteristics to use on its damage table until the end of the phase, or until this model is reduced to 0 wounds, whichever occurs first.
1CP

INFERNAL ENGINES

Chaos Space Marines Stratagem

When they catch the scent of their foe, Daemon Engines push their piston-driven limbs to the limit in order to close with their prey.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Charge phase. Pick a SOULFORGED PACK DAEMON ENGINE from your army. That model can charge in this phase even if it Advanced earlier in the turn.
1CP

BLASPHEMOUS MACHINES

Chaos Space Marines Stratagem

Heretic Astartes vehicles can be goaded to fury like wild beasts.

Use this Stratagem just before a HERETIC ASTARTES VEHICLE attacks in the Shooting phase. Until the end of the phase, that vehicle can ignore the penalties for moving and firing Heavy weapons, or for Advancing and firing Assault weapons.
1CP

DAEMONFORGE

Chaos Space Marines Stratagem

The Daemon Engines of the Chaos Space Marines are driven by a fathomless hatred born of the warp.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting or Fight phase when a Chaos Space Marine DAEMON VEHICLE is chosen to attack. You can re-roll all failed hit and wound rolls for that model until the end of the phase.
1CP

DARK PACT

Word Bearers Stratagem

The Word Bearers are expert at drawing the twisted minions of the Dark Gods into realspace using profane rituals and gruesome sacrifices.

Use this Stratagem when a WORD BEARERS CHARACTER attempts to summon a unit of DAEMONS to the battlefield using a Daemonic Ritual. You can re-roll any of the dice used in the summoning roll, and your character will not suffer any mortal wounds for rolling doubles or triples.
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.
Hit Roll
When a model makes an attack, make one hit roll for that attack by rolling one D6. If the result of the hit roll is equal to or greater than the attacking model’s Ballistic Skill (BS) characteristic (if the attack is being made with a ranged weapon) or its Weapon Skill (WS) characteristic (if the attack is being made with a melee weapon), then that attack scores one hit against the target unit. If not, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends.

If an attack is made with a weapon that has an ability that says it ‘automatically hits the target’, no hit roll is made – that attack simply scores one hit on the target unit. An unmodified hit roll of 6 always scores a hit, and an unmodified hit roll of 1 always fails. A hit roll can never be modified by more than -1 or +1. This means that if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a hit roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be -2 or worse, it is changed to be -1. Similarly, if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a hit roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be +2 or better, it is changed to be +1.
Mortal Wounds
Some attacks inflict mortal wounds – these are so powerful that no armour or force field can withstand their fury. Each mortal wound inflicts 1 point of damage on the target unit, and they are always applied one at a time. Do not make a wound roll or saving throw (including invulnerable saves) against a mortal wound – just allocate it as you would any other attack and inflict damage to a model in the target unit. Unlike damage inflicted by normal attacks, excess damage from mortal wounds is not lost. Instead, keep allocating damage to another model in the target unit until either all the damage has been allocated or the target unit is destroyed.

If an attack inflicts mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, resolve the normal damage first. If an attack inflicts mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, but the normal damage is subsequently saved, the target unit still suffers the mortal wounds, as described before. If an ability modifies the damage inflicted by a weapon, and that weapon can inflict mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, the modifier does not apply to any mortal wounds that are inflicted (unless the rule specifically states otherwise).

  • Each mortal wound inflicted on a unit causes one model in the unit to lose one wound.
  • No saving throws can be made against mortal wounds.
  • Mortal wounds inflicted by attacks in addition to normal damage always apply, even if normal damage saved.
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.
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.
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 CHAOS CULTISTS keyword is used in the following Chaos Space Marines datasheets:

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

  • Advance: Models move up to M+D6".
  • Cannot move within Engagement Range of enemy models.
  • Units that Advance cannot shoot or charge this turn.
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Hateful Assault

The Heretic Astartes are corrupted superhumans with ten thousand years of burning hatred. Few can withstand their hateful assault.

If this unit makes a charge move, is charged or performs a Heroic Intervention, add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of models in this unit until the end of the turn.
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 DAEMON ENGINE keyword is used in the following Chaos Space Marines datasheets:

Elites
Flyers

The BRAZEN BEASTS and DAEMON ENGINE keywords are used in the following Chaos Space Marines datasheets:

Elites
Flyers

The MASTER OF POSSESSION keyword is used in the following Chaos Space Marines datasheets:

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

The DAEMON and VEHICLE keywords are used in the following Chaos Space Marines datasheets:

Elites
Flyers
Daemonic Ritual

Through dark pacts and blasphemous rituals, a champion of Chaos weakens the fabric of reality, opening a gateway to the warp through which daemonic allies can pour to rend and tear the enemies of the Dark Gods.

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

Roll up to three D6 – 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. 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 1 mortal wound. If it contained any triples, it instead suffers D3 mortal wounds.
Terrain and Cover
Some pieces of terrain can provide certain bonuses to units in your army. Each bonus and how to acquire it is described in the Terrain Features section of the Core Rules. If a model has acquired such a bonus (to it's Save, Leadership or other characteristics), it is considered as receiving the benefit of cover. There are ways for some models to ignore such bonuses while making an attack, but it should be known what kind of benefit is ignored (see the Rare Rules for clarification).
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