Chaos Space Marines – Warpsmith
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Warpsmith

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Base
80
Warpsmith (base: 60 x 35mm)
1
80
Warpsmith
6" 3+ 2+ 4 4 5 5 9 2+ 60 x 35mm
A Warpsmith is equipped with: flamer tendril; melta tendril; plasma pistol; mechatendrils; exalted power axe; frag grenades; krak grenades.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Flamer tendril
Flamer tendril
12"
Pistol D6
4
0
1
Each time an attack is made with this weapon, that attack automatically hits the target.
Each time an attack is made with this weapon, that attack automatically hits the target.
Melta tendril
Melta tendril
6"
Pistol 1
8
-4
D6+2
-
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.
Exalted power axe
Exalted power axe
Melee
Melee
+2
-2
2
-
Mechatendrils
Mechatendrils
Melee
Melee
4
0
1
Each time the bearer fights, it makes 4 additional attacks with this weapon.
Each time the bearer fights, it makes 4 additional attacks with this weapon.
+15
Thunder hammer
+15
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.
Frag grenade
Frag grenade
6"
Grenade D6
3
0
1
Blast
Blast
Krak grenades
Krak grenades
6"
Grenade 1
6
-1
D3
-
WARGEAR OPTIONS
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • This model’s exalted power axe can be replaced with 1 thunder hammer.
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Let the Galaxy Burn, Armour of Contempt
Master of Mechanisms: At the end of your Movement phase, this model can repair one friendly VEHICLE model within 3" of it. That VEHICLE model regains up to D3 lost wounds. Each model can only be repaired once per turn.
Enrage Machine Spirits: In your Command phase, this model can enrage one friendly VEHICLE model within 3". If it does so, until the start of your next Command phase, each time that VEHICLE model makes a ranged attack, add 1 to that attack’s hit roll. Each model can only be enraged once per turn.
Warpsmith can receive the following Marks of Chaos upgrades:
 • Mark of Khorne+15Power Rating: +1
 • Mark of Tzeentch+15Power Rating: +1
 • Mark of Nurgle+15Power Rating: +1
 • Mark of Slaanesh+15Power Rating: +1
FACTION KEYWORDS: CHAOS, HERETIC ASTARTES, TRAITORIS ASTARTES, CHAOS UNDIVIDED,
KEYWORDS: CHARACTER, INFANTRY, WARPSMITH

Datasheet-related Stratagems

DEATH TO THE FALSE EMPEROR!1CP
Chaos Space Marines – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The seething hatred that the Heretic Astartes harbour for the Corpse Emperor and his weakling, thin-blooded Space Marines is a weapon unto itself.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a TRAITORIS ASTARTES unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a HERETIC ASTARTES model in that unit makes a melee attack against an ADEPTUS ASTARTES or SANCTIC ASTARTES unit, you can re-roll the hit roll.
METHODICAL ANNIHILATION1CP
Iron Warriors – Battle Tactic Stratagem

With unceasing firepower do the Iron Warriors prevail.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when an IRON WARRIORS unit from your army is selected to shoot. Until the end of the phase:
  • When resolving that unit’s attacks, you can re-roll one damage roll.
  • Each time a model in that unit makes an attack with a weapon that has the Blast ability, for the purposes of determining how many attacks are made with that weapon, double the number of models in the target unit.
  • If that unit is a VEHICLE unit, it can make attacks with Blast weapons against units within Engagement Range; however, if it does so, each time it makes an attack with a Blast weapon this phase, on an unmodified hit roll of 1 that unit suffers 1 mortal wound after all of its attacks have been resolved.
TANK DESTROYERS1CP
Iron Warriors – Battle Tactic Stratagem

No armour is safe from the guns of the IV Legion, and once an enemy war engine is marked for destruction, its doomed is sealed.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase or the Fight phase. Select one enemy VEHICLE unit. Until the end of the phase, each time an IRON WARRIORS HERETIC ASTARTES model makes an attack against that enemy unit, an unmodified hit roll of 6 automatically wounds the target.
BITTER ENMITY1CP
Iron Warriors – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The Legion’s contempt for the Imperial Fists runs deep, unleashed in a surge of violent atrocity whenever they clash with Dorn’s sons.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when an IRON WARRIORS unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a HERETIC ASTARTES model in that unit makes a melee attack against an IMPERIAL FISTS unit, or against a unit that is a successor Chapter of the Imperial Fists, you can re-roll the hit roll and you can re-roll the wound roll.
FURY OF KHORNE1CP
Chaos Space Marines (Khorne) – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The bloodlust of Khorne’s followers is never sated, and is only heightened by the arterial sprays of their enemies’ gore.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a TRAITORIS ASTARTES KHORNE unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes a melee attack, an unmodified hit roll of 6 automatically wounds the target.
GRANDFATHER’S BLESSINGS1CP/2CP
Chaos Space Marines (Nurgle) – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Grandfather Nurgle bestows daemonic fecundity upon his faithful servants, sealing their gaping wounds with pulsating growths and replacing their spilt blood with curdling ichor.

Use this Stratagem in any phase, when a TRAITORIS ASTARTES NURGLE unit from your army is selected as the target of an attack. Until the end of the phase, each time an attack is made against that unit, an unmodified wound roll of 1-3 for that attack fails, irrespective of any abilities that the weapon or the model making the attack may have. If that unit contains 5 or fewer models, this Stratagem costs 1CP; otherwise, it costs 2CP.
MURDEROUS PERFECTION1CP
Chaos Space Marines (Slaanesh) – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The desire for perfection that drives Slaanesh’s warriors is such that their fighting skills far exceed those of more blinkered forces - an obsessive drive that leads to superior acts of martial precision.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase or the Fight phase, when a TRAITORIS ASTARTES SLAANESH unit from your army is selected to shoot or fight. Once during that phase, when resolving an attack made by a model in that unit, you can change the result of one hit roll, one wound roll or one damage roll to be a 6 (note that if a D3 is being rolled as part of that damage roll, that 6 is halved to a 3).
VETERANS OF THE LONG WAR2CP
Chaos Space Marines – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Veterans of centuries or millennia, the Long War’s most embittered warriors have learnt how best to focus their need for vengeance.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase or the Fight phase, when a TRAITORIS ASTARTES INFANTRY or TRAITORIS ASTARTES BIKER unit from your army is selected to shoot or fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, add 1 to that attack’s wound roll.
CRUEL BLADESMEN2CP
Emperor’s Children – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Fulgrim's scions are renowned for their bladecraft, toying with their inferiors while preparing an exquisite, penetrating thrust.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when an EMPEROR’S CHILDREN unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a HERETIC ASTARTES model in that unit makes a melee attack, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1.
EXCESS OF VIOLENCE1CP
Emperor’s Children – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The visceral sensation of every fresh kill causes the warriors of the Emperor’s Children to enter an ecstatic frenzy of butchery and dismemberment.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase, if your army is engaged in either Wanton Destruction or Wanton Massacre. Select one EMPEROR’S CHILDREN INFANTRY unit from your army. Until the start of your next Command phase, that unit is considered to be engaged in Wanton Slaughter instead.
TIP OF THE SPEAR2CP
Black Legion – Battle Tactic Stratagem

It is a great honour to be the first to slay the foe, and the Black Legion charge their enemies lines with devastating ferocity.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Charge phase, if no BLACK LEGION units from your army are within Engagement Range of any enemy units. Select the BLACK LEGION CORE, BLACK LEGION DAEMONKIN or BLACK LEGION CHARACTER unit from your army that is closest to an enemy unit. Until the end of the turn:
  • You can re-roll charge rolls made for that unit.
  • Each time a model in that unit makes a melee attack against an enemy unit that is either in range of an objective marker or within your opponent’s deployment zone, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1.
KILL! MAIM! BURN!1CP
World Eaters – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Kill! Maim! Burn! Kill! Maim! Burn! Kill! Maim! Burn!

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, before a WORLD EATERS unit from your army consolidates. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes a consolidation move, it can move an additional 3".
WILD FURY1CP
World Eaters – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Sheer aggression can cut through even the thickest armour.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a WORLD EATERS unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1.
SOUND THE BLACK HUNT1CP
Night Lords – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Isolated survivors and the meek of mind are favoured quarry of the VIII Legion.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase or the Fight phase, when a NIGHT LORDS CORE, NIGHT LORDS DAEMONKIN or NIGHT LORDS CHARACTER unit from your army is selected to shoot or fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack:
  • If that attack targets a unit that was below its Starting Strength when the attacking unit was selected to shoot or fight, or it targets a unit that has a Leadership characteristic of 6 or less, re-roll a hit roll of 1.
  • If that attack targets a unit that was below Half-strength when the attacking unit was selected to shoot or fight, or it targets a unit that has a Leadership characteristic of 5 or less, you can re-roll the hit roll.
IN MIDNIGHT CLAD1CP
Night Lords – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Having fought countless campaigns of terror in complete darkness, the Night Lords know how to make an ally of the shadows.

Use this Stratagem in your opponents Shooting phase, when a NIGHT LORDS INFANTRY unit (excluding CULTISTS units) is selected as the target of a ranged attack. Until the end of the phase, each time a ranged attack is made against that unit, subtract 1 from that Attacks hit roll.
VENGEANCE FOR MONARCHIA1CP
Word Bearers – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Never will the outrage in beloved Monarchia be forgiven; the idols toppled there by Guillimans sons will be reforged from their bones.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a WORD BEARERS unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a HERETIC ASTARTES model in that unit makes a melee attack against an ULTRAMARINES unit, or against a unit that is a successor Chapter of the Ultramarines, you can re-roll the hit roll and you can re-roll wound roll.
MONSTROUS VISAGES1CP
Creations of Bile – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Bile’s experimental ministrations have left these warriors as freakish monsters. Cursed with clusters of compound eyes, distended, fang-stuffed jaws or myriad other grotesqueries, they are hideous to behold.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a CREATIONS OF BILE CORE, CREATIONS OF BILE DAEMONKIN or CREATIONS OF BILE CHARACTER unit from your army is selected as the target of an attack. Until the end of the phase, each time an attack is made against that unit, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE!1CP
World Eaters – Epic Deed Stratagem

Offer up the skulls of mighty champions to Khorne!

Use this Stratagem when an enemy CHARACTER model is destroyed by a melee attack made by a WORLD EATERS CHARACTER model from your army. Gain D3 Command points (the limit of gaining or refunding 1CP per battle round does not apply to any Command points gained via this Stratagem).
FLAY THEM ALIVE1CP
Night Lords – Epic Deed Stratagem

Death does not always follow defeat. To the enemy’s most influential champions, the Night Lords reveal their most sadistic talents, the victims’ chilling screams broadcast to erode their allies’ mettle.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when the enemy WARLORD is destroyed by a melee attack made by a NIGHT LORDS HERETIC ASTARTES model from your army. Until the end of the battle, each time a Combat Attrition test is taken for an enemy unit, subtract 1 from that Combat Attrition test.
TAKEN ALIVE1CP
Creations of Bile – Epic Deed Stratagem

To be snatched away for experimentation by Fabius Bile and his followers is an altogether nightmarish fate.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when the enemy WARLORD is destroyed by a melee attack made by a CREATIONS OF BILE model from your army. Until the end of the battle:
  • Subtract 1 from the Leadership characteristic of every model in your opponent’s army.
  • Your opponent cannot use the Insane Bravery Stratagem.
  • Your opponent cannot use any rules to re-roll a Morale test.
DARK PACT1CP
Word Bearers – Epic Deed Stratagem

With gruesome offerings and ritualised promises, the Word Bearers seek the protection of their infernal masters.

Use this Stratagem in any phase, when a WORD BEARERS INFANTRY CHARACTER model from your army is destroyed. Instead of using any other rules that are triggered when that model is destroyed, you can choose for that model to make a dark pact. If you do so, mark that model’s position then remove that model from the battlefield. At the end of the phase, roll one D6: on a 4+, set that model back up on the battlefield as close as possible to the position you marked and not within Engagement Range of any enemy units, with D3 wounds remaining. Each model can only be selected for this Stratagem once per battle.
SOPORIFIC GAZE2CP
Emperor’s Children – Epic Deed Stratagem

Lulled by this champion’s weaving swordsmanship and hypnotic aura, the foe falter and a momentary weakness seals their doom.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Fight phase. Select one EMPEROR’S CHILDREN CHARACTER model from your army, then select one enemy unit within 3" of it. That enemy unit is not eligible to fight this phase until after all eligible units from your army have done so.
ASPIRING LORD1CP
Chaos Space Marines – Requisition Stratagem

Behind every warband leader are numerous power-hungry warriors who commit atrocities in the name of personal glory.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, when you are mustering your army, if your WARLORD has the TRAITORIS ASTARTES keyword. Select one TRAITORIS ASTARTES CHARACTER model (excluding named characters) from your army and determine one Warlord Trait for it (this must be a Warlord Trait it can have); that model is only regarded as your WARLORD for the purposes of that Warlord Trait. Each Warlord Trait in your army must be unique (if randomly generated, re-roll duplicate results), and you cannot use this Stratagem to give a model two Warlord Traits. You can only use this Stratagem once, unless you are playing a Strike Force battle (in which case, you can use this Stratagem twice) or an Onslaught battle (in which case, you can use this Stratagem three times).
GIFTS OF CHAOS1CP
Chaos Space Marines – Requisition Stratagem

The Chaos Gods will reward those who prove themselves worthy.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, when you are mustering your army, if your WARLORD has the TRAITORIS ASTARTES keyword. Select one TRAITORIS ASTARTES CHARACTER model from your army and give it one Relic of Chaos (this must be a Relic it can have). Each Relic in your army must be unique. You can use this Stratagem to give a MARK OF CHAOS CHARACTER model a second Relic, provided one of its Relics replaces a weapon; otherwise, you cannot use this Stratagem to give a model two Relics. If you use this Stratagem to give a CHARACTER model a second Relic, none of that model’s Relics can be a daemon weapon. You cannot use this Stratagem to give a model three Relics. You can only use this Stratagem once, unless you are playing a Strike Force battle (in which case, you can use this Stratagem twice) or an Onslaught battle (in which case, you can use this Stratagem three times).
LORD OF THE EZEKARION1CP
Black Legion – Requisition Stratagem

Abaddon’s chosen generals are known as the Ezekarion, and are the greatest war leaders of the Black Legion.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a BLACK LEGION CHARACTER model (excluding named characters and DAEMON models) to be your WARLORD. Generate one additional Black Legion Warlord Trait for that CHARACTER model. Each Warlord Trait in your army must be unique (if randomly generated, re-roll duplicate results). You can only use this Stratagem once.
RAIN FIRE AND DEATH2CP
Red Corsairs – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Red Corsairs maintain the mightiest fleet of warships in the Maelstrom, able to rain death upon their victims from high orbit.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase, if a RED CORSAIRS CHARACTER unit from your army is on the battlefield. Select one point on the battlefield and place a marker on that point. At the start of your next Command phase, roll one D6 for each unit within 6" of the centre of that marker, adding 1 if the unit being rolled for is within 3" of the centre of that marker and subtracting 1 if the unit being rolled for is a Character unit. On a 2-5, that unit suffers D3 mortal wounds; on a 6+, that unit suffers D6 mortal wounds. That marker is then removed. You can only use this Stratagem once.
BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!2CP
World Eaters – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

When blood rains, the warriors of the World Eaters are fearless.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when an enemy unit is destroyed by a melee attack made by a WORLD EATERS model from your army. Until the end of the turn, each time a Morale test is taken for a WORLD EATERS unit from your army, it is automatically passed.
RAID SUPPLY LINES2CP
Red Corsairs – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Daring pre-emptive strikes against the enemy’s supply lines and rearguard ensure that their reinforcements are either diverted or delayed by logistical anarchy.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Reinforcements step of your opponent’s Movement phase, if a RED CORSAIRS WARLORD from your army is on the battlefield. If it is the first or the second battle round, you can select one of your opponent’s Strategic Reserves or Reinforcements units. That unit cannot arrive on the battlefield this phase for any reason, even if it has another rule that states it always arrives on the battlefield during a specific battle round (e.g. Drop Pod Assault). You can only use this Stratagem once.
UNENDING DESTRUCTION2CP
Chaos Space Marines – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Chaos Space Marines are not easily diverted from their obsessive need to kill, and can accomplish their battlefield goals without having to relent in their acts of destruction.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase. Select one TRAITORIS ASTARTES INFANTRY unit from your army (excluding CULTISTS units) that is performing an action. That unit can shoot this phase without that action failing.
RELENTLESS DEVASTATION1CP
Chaos Space Marines – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The wrath of Chaos Space Marines is inescapable.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when a TRAITORIS ASTARTES INFANTRY unit (excluding CULTISTS units) from your army makes a Normal Move or Advances. Until the end of your Shooting phase, provided that unit does not move again, it is considered to have Remained Stationary.
SCORN OF SORCERY1CP
Chaos Space Marines (Khorne) – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Like the deity they worship, the warriors of the Blood God despise psykers, and their sheer hatred can quell the sorceries of foes.

Use this Stratagem in your opponent’s Psychic phase, after a Psychic test is passed for an enemy PSYKER unit and after any Deny the Witch test is taken. If that enemy PSYKER unit is within 24" of any TRAITORIS ASTARTES KHORNE units from your army, roll one D6: on a 4+, that psychic power is denied.
SHROUD OF FLIES3CP/2CP
Chaos Space Marines (Nurgle) – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

With an incessant drone, a feculent swarm of immaterial flies enshrouds Nurgle’s devotees, obscuring their repulsive forms.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your opponent’s Shooting phase. Select one TRAITORIS ASTARTES NURGLE unit from your army. Until the end of the phase, each time an enemy model shoots, if that NURGLE unit is not the closest eligible target or within 12" of that model, then until that shooting is resolved, that model cannot target that NURGLE unit. If that NURGLE unit has the MONSTER, VEHICLE, TERMINATOR or BIKER keyword, this Stratagem costs 3CP; otherwise, it costs 2CP.
EXCESSIVE CRUELTY2CP
Chaos Space Marines (Slaanesh) – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Slaanesh’s chosen delight in inflicting torment and cruelty, and they persecute terrified foes with renewed vigour.

Use this Stratagem when an enemy unit within Engagement Range of a TRAITORIS ASTARTES SLAANESH unit from your army Falls Back. After that enemy unit has finished that move, select one TRAITORIS ASTARTES SLAANESH unit from your army that that enemy unit was within Engagement Range of when this Stratagem was used. That SLAANESH unit can either consolidate up to 3", or, if it is no longer within Engagement Range of any enemy units, shoot as if it were your Shooting phase. If the selected SLAANESH unit shoots, it can only target the enemy unit that Fell Back (and only if it is an eligible target).
VENGEFUL SKIES3CP
Black Legion – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Black Legion’s warships darken the battlefields skies, their lance batteries carving paths of ruin with deadly stabs of spite.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase, if any BLACK LEGION CHARACTER models from your army are on the battlefield. Select one point on the battlefield and place a marker on that point. At the start of your next Command phase, place another marker on the battlefield within 12" of the centre of that marker, and draw a straight line between the centre of each of these markers. Roll one D6 for each unit that line would pass over or through, adding 1 if the unit being rolled for contains 11 or more models and subtracting 1 if the unit being rolled for is a CHARACTER unit. On a 3+, that unit suffers D3 mortal wounds. The markers are then removed. You can only use this Stratagem once.
UNRELENTING ONSLAUGHT2CP
Black Legion – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Black Legion let nothing stand in their way.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when you select a BLACK LEGION unit from your army to move. Until the start your next Movement phase:
  • That unit can ignore any or all modifiers to its Move characteristic, Advance rolls and charge rolls.
  • That unit is eligible to shoot and declare a charge, even if it Falls Back this turn.
UNDERHAND SCHEMING1CP
Night Lords – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The honourable fight is a laughable concept to the Night Lords, who employ darting strikes, feigned retreats and all manner of dirty tactics to win the battle.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Charge phase. Select one NIGHT LORDS unit from your army. Until the end of the phase, that unit is eligible to declare a charge in a turn in which it Fell Back.
FROM THE NIGHT2CP/1CP
Night Lords – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The sons of Nostramo strike from the dark, outmanoeuvring the foe in the murk of war before surging forward like bloodhungry spectres.

Use this Stratagem in the Reinforcements step of your Movement phase. Select one NIGHT LORDS INFANTRY or NIGHT LORDS BIKER unit from your army that is either in Strategic Reserves or is a Reinforcements unit that has not yet been set up on the battlefield. That unit can now be set up as if the battle round was one higher than it currently is, regardless of any mission rules. If that unit has the DAEMONKIN keyword, this Stratagem costs 2CP; otherwise, it costs 1CP.
WE HAVE COME FOR YOU2CP
Night Lords – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

When the Night Lords descend, there is no mercy.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your opponent’s Movement phase. Select one NIGHT LORDS CORE, NIGHT LORDS DAEMONKIN or NIGHT LORDS CHARACTER unit from your army. Until the start of your next turn, enemy units within Engagement Range of that unit cannot Fall Back unless they have the VEHICLE, TITANIC or AIRCRAFT keyword.
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.
CANNON FODDER2CP
Iron Warriors – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Iron Warriors see their thrall-servants as mere tools, fit only to soak up the foes ammunition and clog their blades.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your opponent’s Shooting phase. Select one IRON WARRIORS INFANTRY unit from your army, then select one friendly IRON WARRIORS CULTISTS unit wholly within 6" of that unit. Until the end of the phase, enemy models cannot target that IRON WARRIORS INFANTRY unit if that IRON WARRIORS CULTISTS unit is a closer eligible target.
INCESSANT DISDAIN1CP
Emperor’s Children – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Contempt for lesser warriors drives the Emperor’s Children in their punishing reprisals.

Use this Stratagem in the Heroic Interventions step of your opponent’s Charge phase. Select one EMPEROR’S CHILDREN CORE, EMPEROR’S CHILDREN DAEMONKIN or EMPEROR’S CHILDREN CHARACTER unit from your army. Until the end of the phase:
  • If that unit is not a CHARACTER unit, it is eligible to perform Heroic Interventions as if it were a CHARACTER unit.
  • If that unit is a CHARACTER unit, it is eligible to perform a Heroic Intervention if it is within 6" horizontally and 5" vertically of any enemy unit.
DEATH ECSTASY2CP
Emperor’s Children – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Death is but another thrilling experience, and the Emperor’s Children are loathe to deny the enemy such vistas of ecstatic sensation.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when an EMPEROR’S CHILDREN INFANTRY unit from your army is selected as the target of a melee attack. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit is destroyed by a melee attack, if that model has not fought this phase, do not remove it from play. The destroyed model can fight after the attacking model’s unit has finished making attacks, and is then removed from play.
WARP-BORN FORESIGHT2CP
Chaos Space Marines (Tzeentch) – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Those in thrall to Tzeentch are gifted with a measure of foresight, allowing them to scry the enemy’s myriad futures and pinpoint exactly where they will strike.

Use this Stratagem at the end of the Reinforcements step of your opponent’s Movement phase. Select one TRAITORIS ASTARTES TZEENTCH unit from your army that is not within Engagement Range of any enemy units, then select one enemy unit that is within 12" of that unit and was set up as Reinforcements this turn. That TZEENTCH unit can shoot as if it were your Shooting phase, but if it does so, models in that unit can only target that enemy unit (and only if that enemy unit is an eligible target).
SCORN OF SORCERY1CP
World Eaters – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Like the god they worship, the warriors of the World Eaters despise psykers and their trickery, and the sheer force of their hatred can sever sorcerous powers.

Use this Stratagem in your opponent’s Psychic phase, after a Psychic test is passed for an enemy PSYKER unit and after any Deny the Witch attempt is made (if any). If that enemy PSYKER unit is within 24" of any WORLD EATERS units from your army, roll one D6: on a 4+, that psychic power is denied.
APOPLECTIC FRENZY1CP
World Eaters – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Howling in rage, World Eaters surge towards the foe.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the first battle round. Select one WORLD EATERS INFANTRY unit from your army. That unit can make a Normal Move of up to 9". This unit must end that move more than 9" away from any enemy models. If both players have units that can do this, the player who is taking the first turn moves their units first.
COMBAT ELIXIRS2CP
Emperor’s Children – Wargear Stratagem

Concoctions of hideous euphoria empower the minds of the Legion’s sybaritic warriors.

Use this Stratagem when an EMPEROR’S CHILDREN CORE or EMPEROR’S CHILDREN CHARACTER unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, add 1 to the Strength characteristic of models in that unit and improve the Weapon Skill characteristic of models in that unit by 1.
VOX SCREAM2CP
Night Lords – Wargear Stratagem

Hideous screams of an aggressive techno-virus infiltrate the communication systems of the target, temporarily rendering it incapable of command.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your Movement phase. Select one enemy unit within 12" of a NIGHT LORDS unit from your army. Until the start of your next Movement phase, that unit loses all of its aura abilities. You can only use this Stratagem once.
HEXAGRAMMATIC WARD1CP
Word Bearers – Wargear Stratagem

Diabolical wards of protection can turn aside the enemy’s blows.

Use this Stratagem in any phase, when an attack is allocated to a WORD BEARERS model from your army. The Damage characteristic of that attack is changed to 0. You can only use this Stratagem once, unless you are playing a Strike Force or Onslaught battle (in which cases, you can use this Stratagem twice).
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

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.

Marks of Chaos

Mark of Khorne

The mark of the Blood God may manifest as a skull-shaped brand of black fire, the visage of a snarling canine, blood-red eyes that weep ichor or a brazen halo erupting from the skull.

  • Each time a model in this unit makes a melee attack, if that models unit made a charge move, was charged or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn, add 1 to the Strength characteristic of that attack.
  • If this unit has the ICON keyword, each time a model in this unit makes a melee attack, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1.

Mark of Tzeentch

The duplicitous worshippers of Tzeentch may bear multitudinous eyes, multi-hued avian mutations, sentient serpentine tattoos or glittering crystalline flesh.

  • Once per turn, the first time a saving throw is failed for this unit, the Damage characteristic of that attack is changed to 0.
  • If this unit has the ICON keyword, each time a model in this unit makes a ranged attack, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1.

Mark of Nurgle

Some pledged to Nurgle bear insectile appendages or boils in the shape of his sigil; others are swollen with corruption.

  • Each time an attack is made against this unit, if the Strength characteristic of that attack either equals or is at least double the Toughness characteristic of this unit, subtract 1 from that attack’s wound roll.
  • While this unit has the ICON keyword, each time a model in this unit makes a ranged attack, an unmodified hit roll of 6 automatically wounds the target.

Mark of Slaanesh

Those in thrall to the Prince of Excess may exude a cloying musk or stare with lidless black orbs instead of eyes. Others bear repulsive growths or caress foes with barbed talons.

  • If this unit starts the Fight phase within Engagement Range of any enemy units, it fights first that phase.
  • If this unit has the ICON keyword, each time a model in this unit makes a melee attack, add 1 to that attack’s hit roll.
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.
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.

The AGENT OF CHAOS keyword is used in the following Chaos Space Marines datasheets:


- If this model is your WARLORD it gains the AGENT OF CHAOS keyword.

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

The ABADDON THE DESPOILER keyword is used in the following Chaos Space Marines datasheets:

Let the Galaxy Burn

Drawing upon countless years of festering bitterness and hate, Chaos Space Marines attack with a ferocity that is terrible to behold. Whether annihilating the foe at range or butchering them without mercy at close quarters, there is no aspect of death unknown to these traitors. Unencumbered by stultifying doctrines, they are capable of adapting their murderous priorities with horrifying ease, and there are no limits to the levels of devastation they will unleash to vent their anger.

If every unit from your army has the TRAITORIS ASTARTES keyword (excluding models with the AGENT OF CHAOS or UNALIGNED keyword) and every unit from your army (excluding ABADDON THE DESPOILER) is from the same Legion, this unit gains the following rules:
  • Each time a model in this unit shoots with a flame weapon, when determining how many attacks are made with that weapon this phase, add 2 to the result (e.g. a model shooting with a flamer makes D6+2 attacks).
  • This unit gains a bonus (see below) depending on which wanton act it is engaged in, as follows:
    • During the first battle round, your army (and every unit from it) is engaged in Wanton Destruction.
    • During the second battle round, your army (and every unit from it) is engaged in Wanton Massacre.
    • At the start of the third battle round, select either Wanton Massacre or Wanton Slaughter; until the end of that battle round, your army (and every unit from it) is engaged in the wanton act you selected.
    • During the fourth and subsequent battle rounds, your army (and every unit from it) is engaged in Wanton Slaughter.

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.

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

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

Elites
Fast Attack
Heavy Support
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.

The CREATIONS OF BILE and DAEMONKIN keywords are used in the following Chaos Space Marines datasheets:

Elites
Fast Attack
Heavy Support
Wanton Slaughter

Close assaults are the favoured tactics of many traitors, coupling murderous short-ranged firepower with the unrestrained slaughter of hand-to-hand execution.

While this unit is engaged in Wanton Slaughter, each time a model in this unit makes an attack with an Assault, Pistol or melee weapon, an unmodified hit roll of 6 scores 1 additional hit.
Consolidate
When a unit consolidates, you can move each model in the unit up to 3" – this is a Consolidation move. Each model must finish its Consolidation move closer to the closest enemy model. A model that is already touching an enemy model cannot move, but still counts as having consolidated. Remember that a unit must finish any type of move in unit coherency.

  • Consolidate: Move up to 3".
  • Must end closer to the closest enemy model.

The EMPEROR’S CHILDREN and DAEMONKIN keywords are used in the following Chaos Space Marines datasheets:

Elites
Fast Attack
Heavy Support
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.
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.
Wanton Massacre

Barbarous firefights and the indiscriminate slaying of foes have been notorious hallmarks of the Heretic Astartes wars for millennia.

While this unit is engaged in Wanton Massacre, each time a model in this unit makes an attack with a Rapid Fire, Assault or Pistol weapon, an unmodified hit roll of 6 scores 1 additional hit.
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 NIGHT LORDS and DAEMONKIN keywords are used in the following Chaos Space Marines datasheets:

Elites
Fast Attack
Heavy Support
Wanton Destruction

With skills honed in vast, bloody wars against the most heavily armoured or dug-in opposition, Chaos Space Marines punish such enemies with malicious barrages of utter destruction.

While this unit is engaged in Wanton Destruction, each time a model in this unit makes an attack with a Heavy, Rapid Fire or Grenade weapon, an unmodified hit roll of 6 scores 1 additional hit.
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.
Combat Attrition Tests
If a unit fails a Morale test, then after the first model has fled the unit, you must take Combat Attrition tests. To do so, roll one D6 for each remaining model in that unit, subtracting 1 from the result if the unit is below Half-strength; for each result of 1, one additional model flees that unit. You decide which models from your unit flee – those models are removed from play and count as having been destroyed, but they never trigger any rules that are used when a model is destroyed.

  • Combat Attrition tests: Roll one D6 for each remaining model in unit; for each 1, one additional model flees.
  • Subtract 1 from Combat Attrition tests if unit is below Half-strength.
INSANE BRAVERY2CP
Core Stratagem
Use this Stratagem before you take a Morale test for a unit in your army. That test is automatically passed (do not roll any dice). You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
Fall Back
When a unit Falls Back, each model in that unit can move a distance in inches equal to or less than the Move (M) characteristic shown on its datasheet, and when doing so you can move it within Engagement Range of enemy models, but it cannot end its move within Engagement Range of any enemy models – if it cannot do this then it cannot Fall Back. A unit cannot declare a charge in the same turn that it Fell Back. A unit cannot shoot or attempt to manifest a psychic power in the same turn that it Fell Back unless it is TITANIC.

  • Fall Back: Models move up to M".
  • Units that Fall Back cannot charge this turn.
  • Units that Fall Back cannot shoot or manifest psychic powers this turn unless they are TITANIC.
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.
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.

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

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.
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).

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

Fast Attack

– if equipped with the Chaos icon this unit gains the ICON keyword.
– if equipped with the Chaos icon this unit gains the ICON keyword.
– if equipped with the Icon of Slaanesh this unit gains the ICON keyword.
Army List
Datasheets collated

Thunder hammer used in the following 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.

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

Elites
Flyers

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

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.

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

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.
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.

The NIGHT LORDS and BIKER keywords are used in the following Chaos Space Marines datasheets:

Fast Attack

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

Elites
Fast Attack
Heavy Support
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 IRON WARRIORS and CULTISTS keywords are used in the following Chaos Space Marines datasheets:

The TRAITORIS ASTARTES and BIKER keywords are used in the following Chaos Space Marines datasheets:

Fast Attack
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.
Remain Stationary
If a unit Remains Stationary, none of its models can be moved for the rest of the phase. Any units from your army that were on the battlefield and were not selected to move in the Move Units step of the Movement phase are assumed to have Remained Stationary that phase.

  • Remain Stationary: Models cannot move this phase.

Flamer tendril used in the following datasheets:

Melta tendril used in the following datasheets:

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