Death Guard – Noxious Blightbringer
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Noxious Blightbringer

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Base
60
Noxious Blightbringer (base: 40mm)
1
60
Noxious Blightbringer
5" 3+ 3+ 4 5 4 4 8 3+ 40mm
A Noxious Blightbringer is equipped with: plasma pistol; cursed plague bell; blight grenades; krak grenades.
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.
Cursed plague bell
Cursed plague bell
Melee
Melee
User
-1
2
Plague Weapon
Plague Weapon
Blight grenades
Blight grenades
6"
Grenade D6
4
0
1
Blast. Plague Weapon
Blast. Plague Weapon
Krak grenades
Krak grenades
6"
Grenade 1
6
-1
D3
-
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Disgustingly Resilient, Contagions of Nurgle, Armour of Contempt
Sickening Vitality (Aura): While a friendly CORE or FOETID VIRION unit is within 6" of this model, each time that unit is selected to make a Normal Move or Advance, until the end of the phase, add 1" to the Move characteristic of models in that unit.
Tocsin of Misery (Aura): While an enemy unit is within 6" of this model, subtract 1 from Combat Attrition tests taken for that unit.
Empyric Malaise (Aura): While an enemy PSYKER unit is within 6" of this model, subtract 1 from Psychic tests taken for that unit.
Noxious Blightbringer can receive the following Deadly Pathogens upgrades:
 • Acidic Malady+20Power Rating: +1
 • Explosive Outbreak+20Power Rating: +1
 • Virulent Fever+20Power Rating: +1
 • Befouling Runoff+10Power Rating: +1
 • Unstable Sickness+15Power Rating: +1
 • Corrosive Filth+20Power Rating: +1
 • Viscous Death+10Power Rating: +1
FACTION KEYWORDS: CHAOS, NURGLE, HERETIC ASTARTES, DEATH GUARD,
KEYWORDS: INFANTRY, CHARACTER, BUBONIC ASTARTES, FOETID VIRION, NOXIOUS BLIGHTBRINGER

Datasheet-related Stratagems

CREEPING BLIGHT1CP
Death Guard – Battle Tactic Stratagem

This warp-plague spreads fingers of corrosion through armour, flesh, bone and even air with equal virulence.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a DEATH GUARD unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack with a plague weapon, on an unmodified wound roll of 6, that attack has an Armour Penetration characteristic of -4.
ETERNAL HATRED2CP
Death Guard – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The hatred of the Traitor Legions has burned for millennia.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a BUBONIC ASTARTES INFANTRY unit from your army is selected to shoot, or in the Fight phase, when a BUBONIC ASTARTES INFANTRY unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, add 1 to that attacks wound roll.
ON DRONING WINGS1CP
Ferrymen – Epic Deed Stratagem

Buzzing clouds of plague flies billow from these warriors, acting as vectors for their unholy gifts.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one FERRYMEN FOETID VIRION model from your army, then select one of that model’s aura abilities. Until the start of your next Command phase, add 6" to the range of that model’s selected aura ability (to a maximum of 12").
DISEASED EFFLUENTS1CP
Death Guard – Epic Deed Stratagem

The foul liquids coursing through some Death Guard warriors are weapons in themselves. If unleashed, they drench a foe in toxic slime and effluvia that can kill in minutes.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one DEATH GUARD CHARACTER model from your army (excluding DAEMON models) and one enemy unit within Engagement Range of that model. That model suffers 1 mortal wound and you then roll one D6: on a 2+, that enemy unit suffers 2D3 mortal wounds. If that enemy unit has the CHARACTER keyword (excluding VEHICLE units), it suffers D3 mortal wounds instead.
BEFOULED INCUBATORS1CP
Death Guard – Epic Deed Stratagem

Those fighting the Death Guard soon became carriers of disease, even if the plagues do not kill them outright. On occasion their plague boils up inside them, so that when they are struck down, they burst.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a DEATH GUARD CHARACTER model from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time an enemy model is destroyed by an attack made by that model, roll one D6: on a 3+, that enemy model’s unit suffers 1 mortal wound after your model has resolved all of its attacks (a maximum of 3 mortal wounds can be inflicted per phase via this Stratagem).
RELEASE THE TOXINS2CP
Death Guard – Epic Deed Stratagem

The artefacts of the Death Guard are foul objects and weapons, seeped in poisons of countless varieties. To unleash them is to grant the enemy a most horrible death.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one DEATH GUARD CHARACTER model from your army that was equipped with a Relic of Decay at the start of the battle. Roll one D6 for each enemy unit within 7" of that model: on a 2-5, that unit suffers 1 mortal wound; on a 6, that unit suffers D3 mortal wounds. A model can only be selected for this Stratagem once per battle.
ERUPTION OF FILTH1CP
Death Guard – Epic Deed Stratagem

The slain warrior bursts like a fat, pox-laden buboe.

Use this Stratagem in any phase, when a DEATH GUARD CHARACTER model from your army is destroyed instead of using any other rules that are triggered when a model is destroyed (e.g. the Putrid Explosion ability). Before removing that model from play, roll one D6 for each other unit within 3" (excluding NURGLE units): on a 2-5, that unit suffers 1 mortal wound; on a 6, that unit suffers D3 mortal wounds.
GIFTS OF DECAY1CP
Death Guard – Requisition Stratagem

Nurgle is a generous god, and through worship and devotion his followers can gain mighty rewards. Those who prove themselves most worthy wield suppurating weapons of unspeakable foulness, or gird themselves in weeping armour of filth.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, when you are mustering your army, if your WARLORD has the DEATH GUARD keyword. Select one DEATH GUARD CHARACTER model from your army and give them one Relic of Decay (this must be a Relic they could have). Each Relic in your army must be unique, and you cannot use this Stratagem to give a model two 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).
PLAGUE-CHOSEN1CP
Death Guard – Requisition Stratagem

Many lords and champions of the Death Guard have favoured lieutenants within their ranks.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, when you are mustering your army, if your WARLORD has the DEATH GUARD keyword. Select one DEATH GUARD CHARACTER model in your army (excluding named characters) and determine one Warlord Trait for that model (this must be a Warlord Trait they 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).
FLASH OUTBREAK2CP
Death Guard – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

On occasion a contagion of Nurgle will flare up brilliantly in an all-consuming wave of infection.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one unit with the Contagions of Nurgle ability from your army:
  • If there are any other units from your army on the battlefield that have any Contagion abilities that the selected unit does not have, then until the start of your next Command phase, the selected unit has all of the same Contagion abilities (this is in addition to the ones it already has).
  • Until the start of your next Command phase, units from your army count the battle round number as one higher than the current battle round number for the purpose of determining the Contagion range of any Contagion abilities they have.
CLOUD OF FLIES2CP/4CP
Death Guard – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

With a thrumming roar, a thick cloud of daemon flies whirls around the Death Guard and obscures them from the enemy's sight.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your opponent’s Shooting phase. Select one BUBONIC ASTARTES 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. In addition, until the end of the phase, if the selected unit has the Bodyguard ability, it loses that ability. If the selected unit has the TERMINATOR keyword, this Stratagem costs 4CP; otherwise, it costs 2CP.
BLIGHT BOMBARDMENT2CP/3CP
Death Guard – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Utilising far away artillery, the Death Guard pound an area of the battlefield with flesh-starved blight spores that rampantly spread over any unfortunate enough to be nearby.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase, if a DEATH GUARD WARLORD 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 an INFANTRY unit and subtracting 1 if the unit being rolled for is a CHARACTER: on a 2-6, that unit suffers D3 mortal wounds; on a 7+, that unit suffers D6 mortal wounds. The marker is then removed. If your WARLORD has the LORD OF VIRULENCE keyword, this Stratagem costs 2CP; otherwise it costs 3CP. You can only use this Stratagem once.
SICKLY CORROSION2CP
Death Guard – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

When a foe is struck by a plague weapon, even if they survive they are made much weaker. Thus are they easy prey for further attacks.

Use this Stratagem in either the Fight phase or your Shooting phase, when a DEATH GUARD model from your army makes an attack with a plague weapon that scores a hit against an enemy unit. Until the end of the turn, each time an attack is made by a DEATH GUARD model against that enemy unit, re-roll a wound roll of 1.
CALLOUS DISREGARD2CP
Terminus Est Assault Force – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Even when the hordes at the fore of an assault force have reached the enemy lines, the second wave simply opens fire, caring little for whether their shots hit friend or foe.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase. Select one BUBONIC ASTARTES TERMINUS EST ASSAULT FORCE unit from your army that is eligible to shoot.
  • Until the end of the turn, models in that unit can target enemy units within Engagement Range of friendly POXWALKERS or PLAGUE FOLLOWERS units from your army.
  • Each time a model in that unit makes an attack against an enemy unit within Engagement Range of a friendly POXWALKERS or PLAGUE FOLLOWERS unit, subtract 1 from the hit roll, and if the hit roll is not successful, that attack scores a hit against that POXWALKERS or PLAGUE FOLLOWERS unit instead.
PESTILENTIAL DROP2CP
Terminus Est Assault Force – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Assault force troops arrive on the battlefield amid billowing clouds of pestilence, diseased Drop Pod exhaust fumes, the leaking effluence of landing crafts and rot blooms expelled directly from their foetid teleportation chambers.

Use this Stratagem in the Reinforcements step of your Movement phases, when you set up a TERMINUS EST ASSAULT FORCE unit from your army on the battlefield using the Outbreak Assault or Teleport Strike ability. Select one Contagion of Nurgle ability that unit has; until the end of the turn, the Contagion Range of that ability is 12" for that unit. This is not cumulative with any other abilities that increase Contagion Range.
RELAPTIC ASSAULT1CP
Mortarion’s Anvil – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Like a sickness flaring back to life, these stolid warriors erupt from their dug-in positions to counter attack.

Use this Stratagem in your opponents Charge phase, when an enemy unit finishes a charge move. Select any number of MORTARION’S ANVIL units from your army within 3" of that enemy unit. Until the end of the phase, the selected units are eligible to perform Heroic Interventions as if they were CHARACTERS.
FERRIC MIASMA1CP
Inexorable – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

As the foe press forward they are engulfed in a whirling storm of fleshrust flakes that clog lungs and eyes.

Use this Stratagem in your opponent’s Charge phase, when an INEXORABLE unit from your army is selected as a target of a charge. Until the end of the phase, subtract 2 from charge rolls made for any unit that declares a charge against that INEXORABLE unit (to a minimum of 1).
THE BLIGHTENING1CP
Death Guard – Wargear Stratagem

The effects of blight grenades - so horrendous to their victims - have no impact on the Death Guard, who gladly use the devices in extreme close quarters with the enemy.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase. Select up to three DEATH GUARD models from your army. Until the end of the phase, plague weapons with the Grenade type that those models are equipped with lose the Blast ability, have a Type characteristic of Pistol 6, and each time that model makes an attack with one of those weapons against an enemy unit within Engagement Range that attack automatically hits the target.
OVERWHELMING GENEROSITY1CP
Death Guard – Wargear Stratagem

Unholy filth gushes from Nurgle’s faithful into their guns until the armaments threaten to burst like bloated corpses.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a DEATH GUARD unit from your army is selected to shoot. Until the end of the phase, add 6" to the Range characteristic of plague weapons models in that unit are equipped with.

Deadly Pathogens

Acidic Malady

The acids that coat this weapon eat through armour with terrifying ease.

Improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of this weapon by 1.

Explosive Outbreak

This pathogen attacks its victim with incredible speed.

Each time an attack is made with this weapon, an unmodified hit roll of 6 scores 1 additional hit. This is not cumulative with the Tollkeeper ability.

Virulent Fever

When this pathogen finds a victim - either being or machine - it rapidly replicates, causing horrific damage before burning out.

Each time an attack is made with this weapon, an unmodified wound roll of 6 inflicts 1 mortal wound on the target in addition to any normal damage.

Befouling Runoff

The pathogen manifests itself as a viscous liquid with a stench so foul it can make lungs bleed. When it seeps into cover or terrain, the landscape is rendered utterly useless to enemy troops.

Each time an attack is made with this weapon, the target does not receive the benefits of cover against that attack.

Unstable Sickness

Those affected by this pathogen explode in a shower of deeply infected gore.

Each time an attack is made with this weapon, if any enemy models are destroyed by that attack, roll one D6: on a 4+, that model’s unit suffers 1 mortal wound (to a maximum of 3 mortal wounds per turn). The bearer cannot be selected for the Befouled Incubators Stratagem.

Corrosive Filth

No armoured fighting vehicle is durable enough to withstand the corrosive power of this specially formulated pathogen.

Each time an attack is made with this weapon against a VEHICLE unit, add 1 to the Damage characteristic of that attack.

Viscous Death

Filthy slime fills the rounds of this weapon and coats them. When fired, the explosive splashes spread the pathogen in all directions.

Each time you roll to determine the number of attacks made with this weapon, you can re-roll the result.
Plague Weapon

Revolting toxins and infectious slime weeps from this weapon in a ceaseless stream. Even shallow cuts or glancing blows will leave the enemy’s flesh seething with incurable diseases.

Each time an attack is made with this weapon, re-roll a wound roll of 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.
Disgustingly Resilient

Those favoured by Nurgle are inured to pain, their rotting bodies shrugging off all but the most traumatic damage with ease.

Each time an attack is allocated to a model in this unit, subtract 1 from the Damage characteristic of that attack (to a minimum of 1).
Contagions of Nurgle

The Death Guard are carriers of countless infections and contagions, each a gift from Nurgle. Whenever they march to war, these diseases spread, contaminating all around, sapping the strength of its victims, draining them of energy, withering their muscles and overwhelming their immune system. Such is its malefic nature, they can even undo metallic bonds, alien psychic materials and all manner of other elements and components, rendering even armoured vehicles vulnerable.

If every unit from your army has the DEATH GUARD keyword (excluding UNALIGNED units), this unit gains the following ability:

Nurgle’s Gift (Contagion): While an enemy unit is within Contagion Range of this unit (see below), subtract 1 from the Toughness characteristic of models in that enemy unit.

Contagion Abilities
Contagion abilities affect enemy models or units within Contagion Range - this changes with the battle round number, increasing as the battle progresses, as shown in the table below. The effects of multiple, identically named Contagion abilities is not cumulative (i.e. if an enemy unit is within range of two models with the same Contagion ability, that Contagion ability only applies to the enemy unit once). Note, that while similar in many regards to Aura abilities, Contagion abilities are not affected by abilities that affect Aura abilities, and vice-versa.

BATTLE ROUND NUMBERCONTAGION RANGE
11"
23"
36"
4+9"

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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

The LORD OF VIRULENCE keyword is used in the following Death Guard datasheets:

Plague Weapons
A plague weapon is any weapon with the Plague Weapon ability.
Army List
Datasheets collated
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.

Plasma pistol used in the following datasheets:


– may take Plasma pistol as an option.
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.
Terrain and Cover
Some pieces of terrain can provide certain bonuses to units in your army. Each bonus and how to acquire it is described in the Terrain Features section of the Core Rules. If a model has acquired such a bonus (to it's Save, Leadership or other characteristics), it is considered as receiving the benefit of cover. There are ways for some models to ignore such bonuses while making an attack, but it should be known what kind of benefit is ignored (see the Rare Rules for clarification).
BEFOULED INCUBATORS1CP
Death Guard – Epic Deed Stratagem

Those fighting the Death Guard soon became carriers of disease, even if the plagues do not kill them outright. On occasion their plague boils up inside them, so that when they are struck down, they burst.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a DEATH GUARD CHARACTER model from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time an enemy model is destroyed by an attack made by that model, roll one D6: on a 3+, that enemy model’s unit suffers 1 mortal wound after your model has resolved all of its attacks (a maximum of 3 mortal wounds can be inflicted per phase via this Stratagem).
Number of Attacks (melee)
When a model fights, it will make a number of attacks. You make one hit roll for each attack being made (see Making Attacks).

The number of attacks a model makes is determined by its Attacks (A) characteristic, which can be found on its datasheet. For example, if a model has an A of 2, it can make two attacks.

  • Number of attacks made by each model that can fight = A.
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.

The FOETID VIRION keyword is used in the following Death Guard datasheets:

The FERRYMEN and FOETID VIRION keywords are used in the following Death Guard datasheets:

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 POXWALKERS keyword is used in the following Death Guard datasheets:

The PLAGUE FOLLOWERS keyword is used in the following Death Guard datasheets:

Teleport Strike

Death Guard warships contain rusted, baroque chambers fitted with ancient technologies that can teleport the sons of Mortarion into the very heart of battle.

During deployment, if every model in this unit has this ability, then you can set up this unit in a teleportarium chamber instead of setting it up on the battlefield. If you do, then in the Reinforcements step of one of your Movement phases you can set up this unit anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from any enemy models.
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.
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.
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.
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