Genestealer Cults – Cult Leman Russ
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Cult Leman Russ

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W! A Ld Sv Base
140
Cult Leman Russ (base: Use model)
1
140
Cult Leman Russ
10" 6+ 4+ 7 8 7-12 3 7 3+ Use model
7" 6+ 5+ 7 8 4-6 D3 7 3+
4" 6+ 6+ 7 8 1-3 1 7 3+
A Cult Leman Russ is a single model equipped with a battle cannon and a heavy bolter.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
+5
Battle cannon
+5
Battle cannon
72"
Heavy D6
8
-2
D3
Blast
Blast
Eradicator nova cannon
Eradicator nova cannon
36"
Heavy D6
6
-2
D3
Blast. Units do not receive the benefit of cover to their saving throws for attacks made with this weapon.
Blast. Units do not receive the benefit of cover to their saving throws for attacks made with this weapon.
+15
Exterminator autocannon
+15
Exterminator autocannon
48"
Heavy 4
7
-1
2
-
+15
Heavy bolter
+15
Heavy bolter
36"
Heavy 3
5
-1
2
-
+15
Heavy flamer
+15
Heavy flamer
12"
Heavy D6
5
-1
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.
+5
Heavy stubber
+5
Heavy stubber
36"
Heavy 3
4
0
1
-
+5
Hunter-killer missile
+5
Hunter-killer missile
48"
Heavy 1
10
-2
D6
The bearer can only shoot with each hunter-killer missile it is equipped with once per battle.
The bearer can only shoot with each hunter-killer missile it is equipped with once per battle.
+20
Lascannon
+20
Lascannon
48"
Heavy 1
9
-3
D6
-
+25
Multi-melta
+25
Multi-melta
24"
Heavy 2
8
-4
D6
Each time an attack made with this weapon targets a unit within half range, that attack has a Damage characteristic of D6+2.
Each time an attack made with this weapon targets a unit within half range, that attack has a Damage characteristic of D6+2.
+20
Plasma cannon
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
+20
Plasma cannon
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
 - Standard
 - Standard
36"
Heavy D3
7
-3
1
Blast
Blast
 - Supercharge
 - Supercharge
36"
Heavy D3
8
-3
2
Blast. If any unmodified hit rolls of 1 are made for attacks with this weapon profile, the bearer is destroyed after shooting with this weapon.
Blast. If any unmodified hit rolls of 1 are made for attacks with this weapon profile, the bearer is destroyed after shooting with this weapon.
+3
Storm bolter
+3
Storm bolter
24"
Rapid Fire 2
4
0
1
-
Vanquisher battle cannon
Vanquisher battle cannon
72"
Heavy 1
8
-3
D6
Roll two dice when inflicting damage with this weapon and discard the lowest result.
Roll two dice when inflicting damage with this weapon and discard the lowest result.
WARGEAR OPTIONS
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • This model may replace its battle cannon with an eradicator nova cannon, exterminator autocannon or vanquisher battle cannon.
 • This model may replace its heavy bolter with a heavy flamer or lascannon.
 • This model may take two heavy flamers, two heavy bolters, two multi-meltas or two plasma cannons.
 • This model may take a heavy stubber or storm bolter.
 • This model may take a hunter-killer missile.
 • This model may take items from the Vehicle Upgrades list.
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Cult Ambush
Smoke Launchers: Once per game, instead of shooting its weapons in the Shooting phase, this unit can use its smoke launchers. If it does so, subtract 1 from hit rolls for attacks made with ranged weapons that target it until your next Shooting phase.
Emergency Plasma Vents: If this model fires a supercharged plasma cannon, and you roll one or more hit rolls of 1, it is not automatically destroyed. Instead, for each hit roll of 1, the bearer suffers 1 mortal wound after all of this weapon’s shots have been resolved.
Grinding Advance: If this model remains stationary or moves under half speed in its Movement phase (i.e. it moves a distance in inches less than half of its current Move characteristic) it can shoot its turret weapon twice in the following Shooting phase (the turret weapon must target the same unit both times). The following weapons are turret weapons: battle cannon, eradicator nova cannon, exterminator autocannon and vanquisher battle cannon.
Explodes: If this model is reduced to 0 wounds, roll a D6 before removing the model from the battlefield. On a 6 it explodes, and each unit within 6" suffers D3 mortal wounds.
FACTION KEYWORDS: TYRANIDS, GENESTEALER CULTS, BROOD BROTHERS
KEYWORDS: VEHICLE, CULT LEMAN RUSS

Datasheet-related Stratagems

1CP

DEVOTED CREW

Genestealer Cults Stratagem

Though their bodies may be wounded and their vehicle malfunctioning, the crew of this war asset remain unbowed.

Use this Stratagem at the start of any turn. Select a GENESTEALER CULTS VEHICLE model from your army. Until the end of the turn, use the top row of the model’s damage table, regardless of how many wounds it has left. This ends immediately if the model is reduced to 0 wounds.

Optional Wargear

Many of the units you will find on this page reference one or more of the following wargear lists (e.g. Vehicle Upgrades). When this is the case, the unit may take any item from the appropriate list below.

VEHICLE UPGRADES

 • Augur array

 • Dozer blade

 • Track guards


Other Wargear

OTHER WARGEAR
ABILITIES 
+5
Augur array
Once per battle, in the Shooting phase, you can re-roll a single failed hit roll for a model with an augur array.
+5
Augur array
Once per battle, in the Shooting phase, you can re-roll a single failed hit roll for a model with an augur array.
+5
Dozer blade
If a model with a dozer blade charges in the Charge phase, add 1 to hit rolls made for it until the end of the ensuing Fight phase.
+5
Dozer blade
If a model with a dozer blade charges in the Charge phase, add 1 to hit rolls made for it until the end of the ensuing Fight phase.
+5
Track guards
A vehicle with track guards always counts as having its starting number of Wounds when determining its Move characteristic (i.e. its Move characteristic does not decrease as it suffers wounds).
+5
Track guards
A vehicle with track guards always counts as having its starting number of Wounds when determining its Move characteristic (i.e. its Move characteristic does not decrease as it suffers wounds).

The BIKER keyword is used in the following Genestealer Cults datasheets:

Fast Attack

The TRANSPORT keyword is used in the following Genestealer Cults datasheets:

Dedicated Transport
Heavy Support
Cult Ambush

Genestealer Cults plan meticulously before rising up against their oppressors, remaining hidden until the moment of ascension arrives.

During deployment, you can set up this unit in ambush instead of on the battlefield. If this unit has the INFANTRY or BIKER keyword, you can either set it up in ambush or underground instead of on the battlefield.

When you set up a unit underground, it can emerge at the end of any of your Movement phases – set the unit up anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" from any enemy models.

When you set up a unit in ambush, place one ambush marker anywhere on the battlefield that is wholly within your deployment zone. You will need one ambush marker for each unit that will deploy in this way. If you set up a TRANSPORT model in ambush, you must still tell your opponent what units are embarked within it when it is set up in ambush – do not set up separate ambush markers for units that start the battle embarked within a TRANSPORT model, even if they have the Cult Ambush ability.

Ambush markers are not units and cannot be targeted, attacked or destroyed. When measuring to or from ambush markers, always measure to the centre of the marker. If you are playing a mission that uses Concealed Deployment, the Concealed Deployment rules only apply to units that do not have the Cult Ambush ability. If you are playing a mission that uses Sentries, Sentry models cannot be set up in ambush, even if they have the Cult Ambush ability.

Matched Play: In matched play, units set up in ambush using this rule do not count as being Strategic Reserves or Reinforcement units.

Revealing Ambush Markers
If you have the first turn, you must reveal all of your ambush markers at the start of your Movement phase, one at a time, before moving any units. Each time you reveal an ambush marker, select one unit from your army that you set up in ambush, then set up one model from that unit within 1" of that ambush marker. Then remove that marker before setting up the rest of that model’s unit wholly within 6" of the first model, wholly within your deployment zone and more than 9" from any enemy models (any models that cannot be placed are destroyed). If it is your turn, that unit can still move and shoot normally during the turn it is set up, but if it is a TRANSPORT, units that disembark from it this turn cannot be set up within 9" of any enemy models. Note that unless these units actually move during this Movement phase, they do not count as having moved in their Movement phase for any rules purposes, such as shooting Heavy weapons.

If your opponent has the first turn, then none of their units can be set up or end a move within 9" of any of your ambush markers. At the end of your opponent’s first Movement phase, after they have set up all of their units from reinforcements (if any), reveal all of your ambush markers as described above before continuing with the turn.

This codex comes with 28 Ambush markers that you can use when setting up Genestealer Cults units in ambush. Also included is a 9" range ruler; this is intended to be used when setting up Genestealer Cults units on the battlefield that were set up underground during deployment, helping to ensure no models are placed too close to the enemy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RAPID FIRE
Rapid fire weapons are versatile armaments capable of aimed single shots at long range or controlled bursts of fire at close quarters.
When a model shoots a Rapid Fire weapon, double the number of attacks it makes if its target is within half the weapon’s range.

  • Double number of attacks made if target is within half range.

Heavy stubber used in the following datasheets:

Dedicated Transport

– may take Heavy stubber as an option.
HEAVY
Heavy weapons are amongst the biggest guns on the battlefield, but they require bracing to fire at full effect and are unwieldy to bring to bear at close quarters.
When an INFANTRY model shoots a Heavy weapon, subtract 1 from the hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks if the firing model’s unit has moved for any reason this turn (e.g. it made a Normal Move this turn).

  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if firing model is INFANTRY and its unit has moved this turn.

The VEHICLE keyword is used in the following Genestealer Cults datasheets:

Dedicated Transport

The GENESTEALER CULTS and VEHICLE keywords are used in the following Genestealer Cults datasheets:

Dedicated Transport

Heavy bolter used in the following datasheets:

Dedicated Transport

– may take Heavy bolter as an option.

Heavy flamer used in the following datasheets:

Dedicated Transport
Heavy Support

Hunter-killer missile used in the following datasheets:

Dedicated Transport
Heavy Support

Storm bolter used in the following datasheets:

Dedicated Transport
Heavy Support
Vehicle Upgrades
 • Augur array
+5
 • Dozer blade
+5
 • Track guards
+5

The BROOD BROTHERS keyword is used in the following Genestealer Cults datasheets:

Dedicated Transport

Augur array used in the following datasheets:

Dedicated Transport
Heavy Support

– may take Augur array as an option.

Dozer blade used in the following datasheets:

Dedicated Transport
Heavy Support

– may take Dozer blade as an option.

Track guards used in the following datasheets:

Dedicated Transport
Heavy Support

– may take Track guards as an option.

Lascannon used in the following datasheets:


– may take Lascannon as an option.

Plasma cannon used in the following datasheets:

Heavy Support

This datasheet has Heavy Support Battlefield Role. Full list of Genestealer Cults units sharing same Battlefield Role follows:

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).
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