Chaos Space Marines – Lord Arkos
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Lord Arkos*

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Base
120
Lord Arkos (base: ?)
1
120
Lord Arkos
6" 2+ 2+ 4 4 5 6 9 3+ ?
Lord Arkos is equipped with: combi-melta; Black Blade of Venom; frag grenades; krak grenades. Your army can only include one LORD ARKOS model.
* This datasheet is part of the Warhammer Legends range of rules and can be used in any type of play - open, narrative or matched. However Legends units are not updated by GW and not supported by Wahapedia and therefore not recommended for competitive tournaments.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Black Blade of Venom
Black Blade of Venom
Melee
Melee
User
-2
3
Each time an attack is made with this weapon against a unit (excluding VEHICLE units), add 1 to that attack’s wound roll.
Each time an attack is made with this weapon against a unit (excluding VEHICLE units), add 1 to that attack’s wound roll.
Combi-melta
Before selecting targets, select one or both of the profiles below to make attacks with. If you select both, then each time an attack is made with this weapon this phase, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
Combi-melta
Before selecting targets, select one or both of the profiles below to make attacks with. If you select both, then each time an attack is made with this weapon this phase, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
 - Boltgun
 - Boltgun
24"
Rapid Fire 1
4
0
1
-
 - Meltagun
 - Meltagun
12"
Assault 1
8
-4
D6
Each time an attack made with this weapon profile targets a unit within half range, that attack has a Damage characteristic of D6+2.
Each time an attack made with this weapon profile targets a unit within half range, that attack has a Damage characteristic of D6+2.
Frag grenade
Frag grenade
6"
Grenade D6
3
0
1
Blast
Blast
Krak grenades
Krak grenades
6"
Grenade 1
6
-1
D3
-
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Death to the False Emperor, Armour of Contempt
Lord of the Faithless (Aura): While a friendly ALPHA LEGION unit is within 6" of this model, add 1 to Advance and charge rolls made for that unit.
Aura of Dark Majesty: This model has a 5+ invulnerable save. Each time an attack is made against this model, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
Arch-villain: If your army is Battle-forged, you receive 1 additional Command point if LORD ARKOS is your WARLORD.
Infiltrator: During deployment, when you set up this model, it can be set up anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from the enemy deployment zone and any enemy models.
WARLORD TRAIT!
WARLORD TRAIT!
Inspiring Leader (Aura): Add 1 to the Leadership characteristic of friendly units while they are within 6" of this WARLORD.
FACTION KEYWORDS: CHAOS, HERETIC ASTARTES, ALPHA LEGION, THE FAITHLESS
KEYWORDS: INFANTRY, CHARACTER, CHAOS LORD, LORD ARKOS

Datasheet-related Stratagems

CONCEAL3CP/2CP
Alpha Legion – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

These clandestine warriors can disappear at a moment’s notice, employing psychocrystalline camouflage, distorting warp-emitters or silenced servos coupled with obscuration skills honed over millennia.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your opponent’s Shooting phase. Select one ALPHA LEGION INFANTRY unit from your army. Until the end of the phase, each time an enemy model shoots, if that unit is not the closest eligible target or within 12" of that model, then until that shooting is resolved, that model cannot target that unit. If that unit has a Power Rating of 10 or more, this Stratagem costs 3CP; otherwise, it costs 2CP.
DEADLY AMBUSH2CP
Alpha Legion – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Hydra knows all. Accessing scan-feeds from hidden Legion ships, interpreting the whispers of warp gheists or acting on data from embedded traitors, few esoteric incursions are unexpected by the Alpha Legion.

Use this Stratagem at the end of the Reinforcements step of your opponent’s Movement phase. Select one enemy unit that was set up on the battlefield as Reinforcements this phase. Until the end of your next turn, each time an ALPHA LEGION model from your army makes an attack against that unit, add 1 to that attack’s hit roll.
FORWARD OPERATIVES1CP
Alpha Legion – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Alpha Legion are as illusive as a shadow, their operatives stealing forward to occupy advanced positions or swiftly outmanoeuvre the foes carefully laid fire lanes.

Use this Stratagem in the Resolve Pre-battle Abilities step of the mission you are playing. Select one ALPHA LEGION INFANTRY unit from your army. That unit can make a Normal Move as if it were your Movement phase, but must end that move more than 9" away from any enemy models. You can only use this Stratagem once, unless you are playing a Strike Force or Onslaught battle (in which case, you can use this Stratagem twice). Each ALPHA LEGION INFANTRY unit can only be selected for this Stratagem once.
RENASCENT INFILTRATION1CP
Alpha Legion – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

A wise commander never takes their eyes off the Alpha Legion for a moment, for they will disappear in an instant, biding their time before reappearing for the final strike.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when an ALPHA LEGION INFANTRY unit from your army that is more than 6" away from any enemy models is selected to move. If the mission you are playing uses the Strategic Reserves rule, place that unit into Strategic Reserves. That unit cannot arrive from Strategic Reserves in the same turn it is placed into Strategic Reserves.
SABOTAGED ARMOURY1-3CP
Alpha Legion – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Alpha Legion agents and saboteurs infiltrate enemy targets long before the foe join the battle.

Use this Stratagem in any phase, when an enemy VEHICLE model is destroyed. If there are any ALPHA LEGION units from your army on the battlefield, your opponent does not roll to see if that model explodes: it does so automatically (if that model is affected by a rule that says it never explodes, ignore both that rule and this Stratagem and roll to see if it explodes as normal). If that model has a Wounds characteristic of 9 or less, this Stratagem costs 1CP; if that model has a Wounds characteristic of 10-19, this Stratagem costs 2CP; otherwise, it costs 3CP.
VEILED AGENDA1CP
Alpha Legion – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The ploys and machinations of the Alpha Legion are ineffable to outsiders, the heretics' foes kept guessing or else deliberately fed contradictory disinformation.

Use this Stratagem after selecting secondary objectives or Agendas, if your army contains any units with the ALPHA LEGION keyword. Do not reveal one of your selections to your opponent. The first time you score victory points or experience points for that secondary objective or Agenda, reveal it to your opponent. Note that you must still make a record of your selection. We recommend writing this down and concealing it until revealed. You can only use this Stratagem once.
1CP

DEVASTATION BATTERY

Specialist Detachment Stratagem

When enemy fortifications or armoured forces must be brought low, many Chaos Lords will gather their most destructive followers together to focus their tremendous firepower.

Use this Stratagem when choosing your army. Pick a Chaos Space Marine Detachment from your army to be a Devastation Battery Specialist Detachment. CHAOS LORDS, WARPSMITHS, HAVOCS and OBLITERATORS in that Detachment gain the DEVASTATION BATTERY keyword.
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.
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.
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.

The CELESTIAN SACRESANTS keyword is used in the following Adepta Sororitas datasheets:

The NEMESIS DREADKNIGHT keyword is used in the following Grey Knights datasheets:

Heavy Support
Armour of Contempt
Each time an attack is allocated to an ASTRA MILITARUM VEHICLE, ADEPTUS ASTARTES, SANCTIC ASTARTES, HERETIC ASTARTES or ADEPTA SORORITAS model, worsen the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1.
This rule does not apply to any of the following:
  • Models equipped with a storm shield, a relic shield or a combat shield (or a Relic that replaces one of these shields).
  • Models with either the Sacresant Shield or Force Shielding ability (CELESTIAN SACRESANT and NEMESIS DREADKNIGHT units).
  • Models that are under the effects of any other rule that worsens or reduces the Armour Penetration characteristic of an attack.
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.
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.
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.
Army List
Datasheets collated
Death to the False Emperor

The seething hatred that Chaos Space Marines harbour for the Corpse Emperor and his weakling Imperium is a weapon unto itself.

Each time a model with this ability makes a melee attack, a hit roll of 6+ scores one additional hit.

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

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

Heavy Support

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

Heavy Support
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.
Normal Move
When a unit makes a Normal Move, each model in that unit can move a distance in inches equal to or less than the Move (M) characteristic shown on its datasheet, but no model can be moved within Engagement Range of enemy models.

  • Normal Move: Models move up to M".
  • Cannot move within Engagement Range of any enemy models.
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.
Power Ratings
Every unit has a Power Rating listed on its datasheet, and it is a measure of its efficacy on the battlefield. They are designed to give players, at a glance, an idea of how mighty a unit is on the battlefield, irrespective of the weapons its models can be equipped with. They can therefore be used as a quick guide to establish the comparative strength of each army.

The Power Rating on a datasheet is for a minimum-sized unit. A unit’s Power Rating can be increased if additional models are added to the unit, and occasionally if other options are taken for the unit (such as equipping a unit with jump packs) - in either case the unit's datasheet will make it clear if the Power Rating listed at the top of the datasheet is increased as a result.

  • Power Ratings: Quick measure of a unit's efficacy.

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

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