Craftworlds – Storm Guardians (Legendary)
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Storm Guardians (Legendary)

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Base
6
Guardian (base: 25mm)
8‑24
6
Guardian
7" 3+ 3+ 3 3 1 1 7 5+ 25mm
This unit contains 8 Guardians. It can include up to 8 additional Guardians (Power Rating +3) or up to 16 additional Guardians (Power Rating +6). Each model is armed with a shuriken pistol, an Aeldari blade and plasma grenades.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
+5
Flamer
+5
Flamer
12"
Assault 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.
+14
Fusion gun
+14
Fusion gun
12"
Assault 1
8
-4
D6
If the target is within half range of this weapon, roll two dice when inflicting damage with it and discard the lowest result.
If the target is within half range of this weapon, roll two dice when inflicting damage with it and discard the lowest result.
Shuriken pistol
Shuriken pistol
12"
Pistol 1
4
0
1
When resolving an attack made with this weapon, on a wound roll of 6+ this weapon has an Armour Penetration characteristic of -3 for that attack.
When resolving an attack made with this weapon, on a wound roll of 6+ this weapon has an Armour Penetration characteristic of -3 for that attack.
Aeldari blade
Aeldari blade
Melee
Melee
User
0
1
You can re-roll failed hit rolls for this weapon.
You can re-roll failed hit rolls for this weapon.
Chainsword
Chainsword
Melee
Melee
User
0
1
Each time the bearer fights, it can make 1 additional attack with this weapon.
Each time the bearer fights, it can make 1 additional attack with this weapon.
Plasma grenade
Plasma grenade
6"
Grenade D6
4
-1
1
Blast
Blast
+4
Power sword
+4
Power sword
Melee
Melee
+1
-3
1
-
WARGEAR OPTIONS
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • Up to two Guardians may replace their shuriken pistol and Aeldari blade with a flamer or a fusion gun.
 • Any Guardian may replace their Aeldari blade with a chainsword.
 • Up to two models can be equipped with 1 power sword instead of 1 Aeldari blade.
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Ancient Doom, Battle Focus
FACTION KEYWORDS: AELDARI, ASURYANI, WARHOST, <CRAFTWORLD>
KEYWORDS: INFANTRY, GUARDIAN, STORM GUARDIANS

Datasheet-related Stratagems

1CP

CELESTIAL SHIELD

Craftworlds Stratagem

Guardians are sometimes equipped with artefacts known as celestial shields, psychically activated force fields that allow them to weather enemy firepower at a vital moment in a battle.

Use this Stratagem in the enemy Shooting phase when a friendly GUARDIAN unit is chosen as the target for an attack. That unit has a 4+ invulnerable save for the rest of that Shooting phase.
2CP

LIGHTNING-FAST REACTIONS

Craftworlds Stratagem

The Aeldari can process thoughts and emotions with baffling speed, making their physical reactions so fast that it seems they are able to dodge out of the way attacks and blows that would have hit any other target.

Use this Stratagem when a friendly ASURYANI INFANTRY unit, or a friendly ASURYANI UNIT WITH THE FLY keyword, is targeted by a ranged or melee weapon. Subtract 1 from all hit rolls made against that unit for the rest of the phase.
1CP/3CP

WEBWAY STRIKE

Craftworlds Stratagem

The warhosts of the Asuryani use the ancient labyrinth of webway portals to strike from nowhere.

Use this Stratagem during deployment if you have not used the Cloudstrike Stratagem this battle. If you spend 1 CP, you can set up one ASURYANI INFANTRY or one ASURYANI BIKER unit from your army in the webway instead of placing it on the battlefield. If you spend 3 CPs, you can set up two such units in the webway instead. A unit in the webway can emerge at the end of any of your Movement phases – set it up anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" from any enemy units. This Stratagem can only be used once per battle.
1CP

FIRE AND FADE

Craftworlds Stratagem

The Aeldari are masters at using hit and run tactics, engaging a target with a flurry of shots before quickly manoeuvring into cover or out of sight.

You can use this Stratagem after an Asuryani unit from your army (excluding AIRCRAFT) shoots in your Shooting phase. If you do so, the unit can immediately move 7" as if it were the Movement phase (it cannot Advance as part of this move). However, it cannot charge in the same turn that it does so.
1CP

DISCIPLINE OF THE BLACK GUARDIANS

Ulthwé Stratagem

The Black Guardians of Ulthwé are professional soldiers that have a discipline and skill exceeding that of their kin in other craftworlds.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Shooting or Fight phase. Pick an ULTHWÉ GUARDIAN unit from your army. Add 1 to all hit rolls made for that unit until the end of the phase.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ancient Doom

The Aeldari loathe and fear She Who Thirsts above all else, for in Slaanesh they see their doom made manifest.

You can re-roll failed hit rolls in the Fight phase for this unit in a turn in which it charges or is charged by a SLAANESH unit. However, you must add 1 to Morale tests for this unit if it is within 3" of any SLAANESH units.
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.
Battle Focus

When the Asuryani don their war masks, they enter a battle trance so focused that they flow across the battlefield like quicksilver, killing their foes without breaking stride.

If this unit moves or Advances in its Movement phase, weapons (excluding Heavy weapons) are used as if the unit had remained stationary.
1CP

CLOUDSTRIKE

Craftworlds Stratagem

The Asuryani often deploy Falcons and Wave Serpents in the lower atmosphere rather than on the ground. At a signal, they strike before the enemy have a chance to react.

Use this Stratagem during deployment if you have not used the Webway Strike Stratagem this battle. You can set up an ASURYANI VEHICLE unit from your army that can FLY in the clouds instead of placing it on the battlefield. It can descend at the end of any of your Movement phases – set it up anywhere on the battlefield more than 9" from any enemy units. If you use this Stratagem on a transport, all units embarked inside it remain so when it is set up in the clouds.

This datasheet has Troops Battlefield Role. Full list of Craftworlds units sharing same Battlefield Role follows:

Flamer used in the following 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.

Aeldari blade used in the following datasheets:

Chainsword used in the following datasheets:

The GUARDIAN keyword is used in the following Craftworlds datasheets:

Heavy Support

The STORM GUARDIANS keyword is used in the following Craftworlds datasheets:

The ULTHWÉ and GUARDIAN keywords are used in the following Craftworlds datasheets:

Heavy Support
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