Chaos Space Marines – Obsidius Mallex
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Obsidius Mallex

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Base
130
Obsidius Mallex (base: 40mm)
1
130
Obsidius Mallex
6" 2+ 2+ 4 4 5 4 9 3+ 40mm
Obsidius Mallex is a single model armed with a plasma pistol and thunder hammer. Only one of this model can be included in your army.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Plasma pistol
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
Plasma pistol
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
 - Standard
 - Standard
12"
Pistol 1
7
-3
1
-
 - Supercharge
 - Supercharge
12"
Pistol 1
8
-3
2
If any unmodified hit rolls of 1 are made for attacks with this weapon profile, the bearer is destroyed after shooting with this weapon.
If any unmodified hit rolls of 1 are made for attacks with this weapon profile, the bearer is destroyed after shooting with this weapon.
Thunder hammer
Thunder hammer
Melee
Melee
x2
-2
3
Each time an attack is made with this weapon, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
Each time an attack is made with this weapon, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Death to the False Emperor, Hateful Assault, Malicious Volleys
Lord of Chaos: Re-roll hit rolls of 1 for friendly BLACK LEGION and friendly SERVANTS OF THE ABYSS units within 6" of Obsidius Mallex.
Sigil of Corruption: Obsidius Mallex has a 4+ invulnerable save.
FACTION KEYWORDS: CHAOS, HERETIC ASTARTES, BLACK LEGION, SERVANTS OF THE ABYSS
KEYWORDS: CHARACTER, INFANTRY, CHAOS LORD, OBSIDIUS MALLEX

Datasheet-related Stratagems

LET THE GALAXY BURN1CP
Black Legion – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The Black Legion attack with a terrible ferocity.

Use this Stratagem when a BLACK LEGION INFANTRY or BIKER unit from your army is picked to attack in a Shooting or Fight phase. You can re-roll all hit rolls of 1 for that unit for the rest of the phase. If the unit is a CHAOS SPACE MARINES unit, you can re-roll hit rolls for it instead.
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.
1CP

CHAOS BOON

Chaos Space Marines Stratagem

The path of Chaos can lead a warrior to daemonhood, or it can see him transformed into a gibbering Chaos Spawn.

Use this Stratagem at the end of a Fight phase in which one of your HERETIC ASTARTES CHARACTERS (excluding DAEMON CHARACTERS) slays an enemy CHARACTER, VEHICLE or MONSTER. Roll 2D6 and look up the result below.

2D6Boon
2Spawndom: Your character is slain. However, before removing the model as a casualty, you can add a Chaos Spawn to your army. If you do so, set up the Chaos Spawn within 6" of the character and not within Engagement Range of any enemy units before removing them as a casualty.
3Arcane Occulum: Add 6" to the Range of all of the character’s ranged weapons.
4Temporal Distortion: Add 3" to the character’s Move characteristic.
5Strength of the Berzerker: Add 1 to the character’s Strength characteristic.
6Warp Frenzy: Add 1 to the character’s Attacks characteristic.
7The Eye Opens: Choose a boon of your choice (you cannot choose Spawndom or Daemonhood).
8Blademaster: Subtract 1 from hit rolls that target the character in the Fight phase.
9Cosmic Fate: Add 1 to all saving throws made for the character.
10Crystalline Body: Add 1 to the character’s Toughness characteristic.
11Fragment of Immortality: Add 1 to the character’s Wounds characteristic.
12Daemonhood: Your character is slain. However, before removing the model as a casualty, you can add a Daemon Prince to your army. If you do, set up the Daemon Prince within 6" of your character before removing them.

Boons last for the rest of the battle. The same boon cannot be received by a model more than once – if this happens, choose a result the model has not yet received (excluding Spawndom and Daemonhood). Chaos Spawn or Daemon Princes created by a boon must have the same Mark of Chaos as the model had (if any), and they do not cost any reinforcement points in a matched play game.
1CP

VETERANS OF THE LONG WAR

Chaos Space Marines Stratagem

The hatred of the Traitor Legions has burned for millennia.

Use this Stratagem when a HERETIC ASTARTES INFANTRY or BIKER unit is selected to attack in a Shooting or Fight phase (excluding units from Renegade Chapters). You can add 1 to all wound rolls made for the unit until the end of the phase.
1CP

LET THE GALAXY BURN

Black Legion Stratagem

Drawing upon millennia of festering bitterness and hate, the Black Legion attack with a ferocity that is terrible to behold.

Use this Stratagem when a BLACK LEGION INFANTRY or BIKER unit is selected to attack in a Shooting or Fight phase. You can re-roll all hit rolls of 1 for that unit for the rest of the phase. If the unit is a Chaos Space Marine squad, you can re-roll all failed hit rolls for it instead.
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.
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.
Army List
Datasheets collated

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

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.

Thunder hammer used in the following datasheets:

Elites

– may take Thunder hammer as an option.
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.
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.

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

Fast Attack

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

Malicious Volleys

To a Heretic Astartes the boltgun is far more than a weapon, it is an instrument of his anger and the bringer of death to his foes.

Instead of following the normal rules for Rapid Fire weapons, models in this unit firing Rapid Fire bolt weapons make double the number of attacks if any of the following apply:
  • The firing model’s target is within half the weapon’s maximum range.
  • The firing model is INFANTRY and every model in its unit remained stationary in your previous Movement phase.
  • The firing model is a TERMINATOR, BIKER or HELBRUTE.
For the purposes of this ability, a Rapid Fire bolt weapon is any bolt weapon with the Rapid Fire type. A bolt weapon is any weapon whose profile includes the word ‘bolt’ (e.g. boltgun, bolt pistol, combi-bolter, Inferno boltgun). Rules that apply to bolt weapons also apply when firing the boltgun profile of combi-weapons and when firing Artefacts of Chaos that replaced a bolt weapon, (e.g. Spitespitter). The Talon of Horus is also a Rapid Fire bolt weapon.

The BLACK LEGION and BIKER keywords are used in the following Chaos Space Marines datasheets:

Fast Attack

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
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.
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