Death Guard – Typhus
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Typhus

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Base
165
Typhus (base: 50mm)
1
165
Typhus
5" 2+ 2+ 4 5 6 6 9 2+ 50mm
Typhus is equipped with: master-crafted manreaper; blight grenades. Your army can only include one TYPHUS model.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Master-crafted manreaper
Each time an attack is made with this weapon, select one of the profiles below to make that attack with.
Master-crafted manreaper
Each time an attack is made with this weapon, select one of the profiles below to make that attack with.
 - Cleave
 - Cleave
Melee
Melee
+3
-3
3
Plague Weapon. Each time an attack is made with this weapon profile, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
Plague Weapon. Each time an attack is made with this weapon profile, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
 - Scythe
 - Scythe
Melee
Melee
+1
-1
1
Plague Weapon. Each time an attack is made with this weapon profile, make 2 hit rolls instead of 1.
Plague Weapon. Each time an attack is made with this weapon profile, make 2 hit rolls instead of 1.
Blight grenades
Blight grenades
6"
Grenade D6
4
0
1
Blast. Plague Weapon
Blast. Plague Weapon
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Disgustingly Resilient, Contagions of Nurgle, Teleport Strike, Armour of Contempt
Diseased Terminator Armour: This model has a 4+ invulnerable save.
Host of the Destroyer Hive: In your Command phase, you can select one enemy unit within 6" of this model and roll one D6: on a 2+, that unit suffers D3 mortal wounds.
Master of the Dead Who Walk (Aura): While a friendly POXWALKERS unit is within 6" of this model, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, add 1 to the Strength characteristic of that attack.
Lord of the Death Guard (Aura): While a friendly DEATH GUARD CORE unit is within 6" of this model, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, re-roll a hit roll of 1.
Vector of Disease: Add 3" to the Contagion range of all Contagion abilities this model has (to a maximum of 12").
Herald of Nurgle: This model can be included in any DEATH GUARD Detachment, even though you cannot normally include units from two different plague companies in the same Detachment, without preventing other units in that Detachment from carrying a Plague Company Contagion. This model can only carry a Plague Company Contagion if it is in a HARBINGERS Detachment.’
This model can attempt to manifest two psychic powers in your Psychic phase and attempt to deny one psychic power in your opponent’s Psychic phase. It knows Smite and two psychic powers from the Contagion discipline.
WARLORD TRAIT!
WARLORD TRAIT!
Shamblerot (Contagion): While an enemy unit (excluding VEHICLE units) is within Contagion Range of this unit, at the start of your opponent’s Movement phase, roll one D6, subtracting 1 if that enemy unit has the CHARACTER keyword: on a 4+, that enemy unit suffers 1 mortal wound; on a 6, that enemy unit suffers D3 mortal wounds.
FACTION KEYWORDS: CHAOS, NURGLE, HERETIC ASTARTES, DEATH GUARD, HARBINGERS
KEYWORDS: INFANTRY, CHARACTER, PSYKER, BUBONIC ASTARTES, TERMINATOR, LORD OF THE DEATH GUARD, LORD OF CONTAGION, TYPHUS

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.
VERMID WHISPERS1CP
Death Guard – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The compound eyes and keening whispers of countless daemonic flies help guide these warriors’ aim.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a DEATH GUARD TERMINATOR unit from your army is selected to shoot, or in the Fight phase, when a DEATH GUARD TERMINATOR 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 attack’s hit roll.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BREAK THEIR SPIRITS1CP
Death Guard – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Terminators are terrifying foes to face. When Death Guard Terminators slice opponents in half or unleash plague weapons that turn living beings to pools of foetid slush, they shatter the spirits of those who still live and stand against them.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a DEATH GUARD TERMINATOR model from your army destroys a model in an enemy INFANTRY, BEASTS or SWARM unit. Until the end of the turn, subtract 4 from the Leadership characteristic of models in that unit.
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.
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.

Psychic Powers

Smite

Smite has a warp charge value of 5. Add 1 to the warp charge value of this psychic power for each other attempt that has been made to manifest this power by a unit from your army in this phase, whether that attempt was successful or not. If manifested, the closest enemy unit within 18" of and visible to the psyker suffers D3 mortal wounds. If the result of the Psychic test was 11 or more, that unit suffers D6 mortal wounds instead.

  • Warp Charge 5: A Psychic test of 5+ is required to manifest Smite.
  • Warp charge increases by 1 for each other attempt to manifest Smite made in this phase.
  • If manifested, closest visible enemy unit in 18" suffers D3 mortal wounds.
  • If manifested with a Psychic test result of 11+, enemy instead suffers D6 mortal wounds.

Contagion Discipline

D6PSYCHIC POWER
1

MIASMA OF PESTILENCE

As the psyker chants in a phlegm-choked drone, a dark cloud of filth and rot flies shrouds his allies from view.

Blessing: Miasma of Pestilence has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one friendly DEATH GUARD unit within 18" of this PSYKER. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, each time an attack is made against that unit, subtract 1 from that attacks hit roll.

2

GIFT OF CONTAGION

With a gesture the psyker gathers a foul fog of contagion about his enemies, granting them a blessing from Grandfather Nurgle.

Malediction: Gift of Contagion has a warp charge value of 5. If manifested, select one enemy unit within 18" of this PSYKER. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, subtract 1 from the Strength characteristic of models in that unit. If the result of the Psychic test was 8+, subtract 1 from the Strength and Attacks characteristics of models in that unit instead.

3

PLAGUE WIND

The psyker belches forth a wind of plague that blows through his foes, choking them and leaving only diseased, maggot-bloated corpses in its wake.

Witchfire: Plague Wind has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one enemy unit within 18" of and visible to this PSYKER. Roll one D6 for each model in that unit. For each 6, that unit suffers 1 mortal wound. If the result of the Psychic test was 9+, that unit suffers 1 mortal wound for each 5+ instead.

4

PUTRESCENT VITALITY

Rancorous energies surge through Nurgle’s followers, bloating their distended bodies further with fresh infections and granting them new strength.

Blessing: Putrescent Vitality has a warp charge value of 7. If manifested, select one friendly DEATH GUARD INFANTRY unit within 18" of this PSYKER. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, add 1 to the Strength and Toughness characteristics of models in that unit.

5

CURSE OF THE LEPER

The victims touched by this enervating curse find themselves weakened and drained of life within moments.

Witchfire: Curse of the Leper has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select the closest enemy unit that is within 18" of and visible to this PSYKER. Roll seven D6s: for each dice result that exceeds that enemy unit’s Toughness characteristic, it suffers 1 mortal wound.

6

GIFT OF PLAGUES

Channelling Nurgle’s blessings and power, the psyker enhances the contagions bestowed on the Death Guard of his army.

Blessing: Gift of Plagues has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one friendly DEATH GUARD unit within 18" of this PSYKER. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, add 6” to the range of any Contagion abilities that unit has (to a maximum of 12").

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 ASTRA MILITARUM VEHICLE, ADEPTUS ASTARTES, SANCTIC ASTARTES, HERETIC ASTARTES or ADEPTA SORORITAS model, worsen the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1.
This rule does not apply to any of the following:
  • Models equipped with a storm shield, a relic shield or a combat shield (or a Relic that replaces one of these shields).
  • Models with either the Sacresant Shield or Force Shielding ability (CELESTIAN SACRESANT and NEMESIS DREADKNIGHT units).
  • Models that are under the effects of any other rule that worsens or reduces the Armour Penetration characteristic of an attack.
Saving Throw
The player commanding the target unit then makes one saving throw by rolling one D6 and modifying the roll by the Armour Penetration (AP) characteristic of the weapon that the attack was made with. For example, if the weapon has an AP of -1, then 1 is subtracted from the saving throw roll. If the result is equal to, or greater than, the Save (Sv) characteristic of the model the attack was allocated to, then the saving throw is successful and the attack sequence ends. If the result is less than the model’s Save characteristic, then the saving throw fails and the model suffers damage. An unmodified roll of 1 always fails.
Invulnerable Saves
Some models have an invulnerable save. Each time an attack is allocated to a model with an invulnerable save, you can choose to use either its normal Save (Sv) characteristic or its invulnerable save, but not both. If a model has more than one invulnerable save, it can only use one of them – choose which it will use. If you use a model’s invulnerable save, it is never modified by a weapon’s Armour Penetration value.

  • Invulnerable save: Saving throw that is never modified by attacking weapon’s AP.
  • A model with an invulnerable save can use it instead of its normal Sv.
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.
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.
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.
Manifesting Psychic Powers
When you select a PSYKER unit to manifest psychic powers, you select one psychic power that unit knows and attempt to manifest it. With the exception of Smite, you cannot attempt to manifest the same psychic power more than once in the same battle round, even with different PSYKER units. The same PSYKER unit cannot attempt to manifest Smite more than once during the same battle round.

To manifest the psychic power, you must first pass a Psychic test. The opposing player can then select one of their PSYKER units that is within 24" of the PSYKER unit attempting to manifest the power and attempt to deny that power before its effects are resolved by passing a Deny the Witch test.

So long as the Psychic test was successful and the psychic power was not denied by a successful Deny the Witch test, the psychic power is successfully manifested and its effects, which will be described in the power itself, are then resolved. If the PSYKER unit can attempt to manifest more than one psychic power in its Psychic phase, you can then attempt to manifest those, one at a time, as described above. The number of psychic powers each PSYKER unit can attempt to manifest in its Psychic phase is listed on its datasheet.

  • Select psychic power.
  • You cannot select the same psychic power more than once per battle round, unless that power is Smite.
  • Attempt to manifest the psychic power by taking a Psychic test.
  • The opponent can attempt to deny the psychic power by taking a Deny the Witch test.
  • If successfully manifested, resolve the psychic power’s effects.
  • Select another psychic power.
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.
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.
Smite

Smite has a warp charge value of 5. Add 1 to the warp charge value of this psychic power for each other attempt that has been made to manifest this power by a unit from your army in this phase, whether that attempt was successful or not. If manifested, the closest enemy unit within 18" of and visible to the psyker suffers D3 mortal wounds. If the result of the Psychic test was 11 or more, that unit suffers D6 mortal wounds instead.

  • Warp Charge 5: A Psychic test of 5+ is required to manifest Smite.
  • Warp charge increases by 1 for each other attempt to manifest Smite made in this phase.
  • If manifested, closest visible enemy unit in 18" suffers D3 mortal wounds.
  • If manifested with a Psychic test result of 11+, enemy instead suffers D6 mortal wounds.

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.

The LORD OF THE DEATH GUARD keyword is used in the following Death Guard datasheets:

The TYPHUS keyword is used in the following Death Guard datasheets:

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

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