Orks – Tankbustas
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Tankbustas

NoNAME MWSBSSTWALdSvBase
17
Tankbusta (base: 32mm)
4‑14
17
Tankbusta
5"3+5+451266+32mm
17
Boss Nob (base: 32mm)
1
17
Boss Nob
5"3+5+552376+32mm
If this unit contains 6 or more models, it has Power Rating 8. If this unit contains 11 or more models, it has Power Rating 12. Every model is equipped with: rokkit launcha.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Pair of rokkit pistols
Pair of rokkit pistols
12"
Pistol 2
7
-2
D3
-
Rokkit launcha
Rokkit launcha
24"
Heavy D3
8
-2
3
Blast
Blast
Tankhammer
Tankhammer
Melee
Melee
-
-
-
Each time the bearer fights, it can only make 1 attack with this weapon. If that attack hits, the target unit suffers D6 mortal wounds and the bearer is destroyed.
Each time the bearer fights, it can only make 1 attack with this weapon. If that attack hits, the target unit suffers D6 mortal wounds and the bearer is destroyed.
OTHER WARGEAR
ABILITIES 
+5
Bomb squig
Once per turn, when a unit with a bomb squig is selected to shoot or fire Overwatch, if it has any bomb squigs remaining, the unit can release one. When it does so, you can select one enemy unit (excluding AIRCRAFT) that is within 12" of the unit with a bomb squig (when firing Overwatch this must be the charging unit) and roll one D6, adding 1 to the result if that enemy unit is a VEHICLE: on a 3+, that enemy unit suffers D3 mortal wounds. The number of bomb squigs the unit is equipped with is then reduced by 1.

We recommend placing a Bomb Squig model next to the unit for each bomb squig it is equipped with as a reminder, removing one each time this ability is used (a Bomb Squig does not count as a model for any rules purposes).
+5
Bomb squig
Once per turn, when a unit with a bomb squig is selected to shoot or fire Overwatch, if it has any bomb squigs remaining, the unit can release one. When it does so, you can select one enemy unit (excluding AIRCRAFT) that is within 12" of the unit with a bomb squig (when firing Overwatch this must be the charging unit) and roll one D6, adding 1 to the result if that enemy unit is a VEHICLE: on a 3+, that enemy unit suffers D3 mortal wounds. The number of bomb squigs the unit is equipped with is then reduced by 1.

We recommend placing a Bomb Squig model next to the unit for each bomb squig it is equipped with as a reminder, removing one each time this ability is used (a Bomb Squig does not count as a model for any rules purposes).
WARGEAR OPTIONS
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • For every 5 models this unit contains, 1 Tankbusta’s rokkit launcha can be replaced with 1 tankhammer.
 • For every 5 models this unit contains, 1 Tankbusta’s rokkit launcha can be replaced with 1 pair of rokkit pistols.
 • For every 5 models this unit contains, this unit can be equipped with up to 2 bomb squigs.
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
’Ere We Go, Mob Rule, Waaagh!
Tank Hunters: Each time a model with this ability makes an attack that targets a VEHICLE unit, add 1 to that attack’s hit roll.
FACTION KEYWORDS: ORK, <CLAN>
KEYWORDS: INFANTRY, MOB, CORE, TANKBUSTA BOMBS, TANKBUSTAS

Datasheet-related Stratagems

UNBRIDLED CARNAGE2CP
Goff – Battle Tactic Stratagem

When Goffs get stuck into the foe, the carnage is wonderful to behold, at least for other Orks.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Fight phase. Select one GOFF CORE or GOFF CHARACTER unit from your army that has the No Mukkin’ About Clan Kultur. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, it scores an additional hit on an unmodified hit roll of 5+ instead of 6.
SHOWIN’ OFF1CP
Bad Moons – Battle Tactic Stratagem

A Bad Moon’s prodigious wealth allows him to spray bullets with abandon, in the knowledge he can always afford more.

Use this Stratagem when a BAD MOONS CORE or BAD MOONS CHARACTER unit from your army is selected to shoot. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack with a Dakka weapon, an unmodified hit roll of 6 scores 1 additional hit.
BREAKIN’ HEADS2CP
Orks – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Sometimes even the most enthusiastic greenskins need a little ‘encouragement’ to stay in the fight. Luckily, their bosses are more than happy to offer it.

Use this Stratagem in the Morale phase, when a Morale test is failed for a <CLAN> unit (excluding GRETCHIN units) from your army that is within 3" of any friendly <CLAN> WARBOSS or <CLAN> NOBZ units. That <CLAN> unit suffers D3 mortal wounds, and the Morale test is treated as having been passed.
WRECKAZ2CP
Deathskulls – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Deathskulls instinctively know just where to hit an enemy vehicle in order to knock loose the best scrap.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Shooting or Fight phase. Select one DEATHSKULLS CORE or DEATHSKULLS CHARACTER unit from your army. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack that targets a VEHICLE, add 1 to that attack’s wound roll.
DED SNEAKY1CP
Blood Axe – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Blood Axes are adept at closing with the enemy unseen, which is often the last thing the foe suspects.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your Movement phase if the mission you are playing is using the Strategic Reserves rule. Select one BLOOD AXES INFANTRY unit from your army (excluding MEGA ARMOUR units) that is within 3" of any battlefield edge. Place that unit in Strategic Reserve.
GET DA LOOT1CP
Freebooterz – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Very few things are able to stand between a Freebooter and something valuable.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Command phase. Select one FREEBOOTERZ INFANTRY unit from your army that is on the battlefield. Until the start of your next Command phase, that unit gains the Objective Secured ability.
TIDE OF MUSCLE1CP
Orks – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Once a horde of Orks get a sight of the foe, nothing can stop them.

Use this Stratagem in your Charge phase, when you select an ORKS CORE unit (excluding GRETCHIN units) from your army to charge. That unit can ignore any or all modifiers to the charge roll.
GROT SHIELDS2CP
Orks – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Grots have a variety of uses, from fetching more ammunition to herding loose squigs, and even - despite their protestations - acting as surprisingly effective bullet shields.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your opponent’s Shooting phase. Select one ORKS INFANTRY unit from your army, then select one GRETCHIN INFANTRY unit (excluding CHARACTER units) from your army that is within 6" of that unit. Until the end of the phase, enemy models cannot select the selected ORKS INFANTRY unit as a target if the selected GRETCHIN INFANTRY unit is a closer visible target.
TELLYPORTA2CP
Orks – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Nothing shocks the enemy like an angry mob of Boyz, or a looming war effigy suddenly appearing in a blast of green lightning!

Use this Stratagem during deployment. Select one non-MONSTER ORKS unit from your army that has Power Rating 20 or less. You can set up this unit on a tellyporta pad instead of setting it up on the battlefield. If you do so, 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. If you select a TRANSPORT unit, any embarked units remain embarked when this unit is set up on the battlefield.
MORE DAKKA!2CP
Orks – Wargear Stratagem

Orks have no real concept of ammunition preservation, instead tending to hold the trigger down until their weapon stops firing or falls apart in their hands.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when an ORKS unit from your army is selected to shoot. Until the end of the phase, Dakka weapons that unit is equipped with are considered to be within half range when determining how many attacks are made with that weapon.
TANKBUSTA BOMB1CP
Orks – Wargear Stratagem

Tankbusta bombs are powerful, shaped charges - often with a magnetic coil - designed to be clamped to the exterior of enemy vehicles and then detonated, blasting through armour with ease.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when an ORKS TANKBUSTA BOMBS unit from your army is selected to fight. Select one model in that unit; that model can only make one attack this phase and must target an enemy VEHICLE unit with that attack, but if a hit is scored, that unit suffers 2D3 mortal wounds and the attack sequence ends.
2CP

HOLD ON, BOYZ!

Orks Stratagem

The Warboss shouts at his ladz to grab onto the Battlewagon and hitch a ride across the battlefield.

Use this Stratagem during your Movement phase before you move a <CLAN> BLITZ BRIGADE BATTLEWAGON from your army. Pick a friendly <CLAN> INFANTRY unit wholly within 3" of that model and remove it from the battlefield. After that BATTLEWAGON has moved, set the <CLAN> INFANTRY unit up on the battlefield wholly within 3" of that BATTLEWAGON, and more than 3" from any enemy models. (Note that this infantry unit is not embarked within the Battlewagon and therefore does not count towards the number of models it can transport.) That infantry unit cannot move further this phase (but counts as having moved this turn for all rules purposes) and it cannot charge this turn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Bomb squig used in the following datasheets:

Fast Attack
Overwatch
Certain rules enable units to fire Overwatch at an enemy unit before it can charge. If an enemy unit declares a charge that targets one or more units from your army that have such a rule, each of those units can fire Overwatch before the charge roll is made. A unit cannot fire Overwatch if there are any enemy units within Engagement Range of it. Overwatch is resolved like a normal shooting attack (albeit one resolved in the Charge phase) and uses all the normal rules, except that an unmodified hit roll of 6 is always required for a successful hit roll, irrespective of the firing model’s Ballistic Skill or any hit roll modifiers. In addition, when a model fires Overwatch, it does so at the charging unit. Any rule that states the unit cannot be targeted unless it is the closest target (e.g. Look Out, Sir) does not apply when firing Overwatch.

  • Overwatch: Before charge roll made, all charge targets that can fire Overwatch can do so.
  • Can never fire Overwatch while enemy units are in Engagement Range.
  • When firing Overwatch, shoot with unit, but attacks only hit on unmodified 6s.
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.
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.
’Ere We Go

Even lumbering Orks can put on a surprising turn of speed when the promise of a good face-to-face fight is in the offing.

You can re-roll charge rolls made for units with this ability.

The <CLAN> and MOB keywords are used in the following Orks datasheets:

Fast Attack
Heavy Support
Mob Rule

The more Orks in one place, the more the Waaagh! energy flows, and the more fearless they all become.

While this unit is within 6" of a friendly <CLAN> MOB unit that is not under half strength, this unit is never considered to be under half strength.

The SPEEDBOSS keyword is used in the following Orks datasheets:

The GHAZGHKULL THRAKA keyword is used in the following Orks datasheets:

The ORK and CORE keywords are used in the following Orks datasheets:

Heavy Support

The ORK and BIKER keywords are used in the following Orks datasheets:

Waaagh!

This infamous war cry is known and feared throughout the galaxy. When it echoes across the battlefield, bellowed from hundreds or even thousands of greenskin mouths, even the most stalwart warriors fear the onslaught to come.

If your WARLORD is a WARBOSS, then once per battle, in your Command phase, you can call a Waaagh!. To do so, that WARBOSS must be on the battlefield or embarked on a TRANSPORT that is on the battlefield. If your WARLORD is a SPEEDBOSS, then once per battle, in your Command phase, you can instead call a Speedwaaagh!. To do so, that SPEEDBOSS must be on the battlefield. If your WARLORD is GHAZGHKULL THRAKA, you can instead call a Great Waaagh!. To do so, GHAZGHKULL THRAKA must be on the battlefield or embarked on a TRANSPORT that is on the battlefield.

A Waaagh! and Speedwaaagh! each have two stages. The first stage is active from when the Waaagh! or Speedwaaagh! is called, and lasts until the start of your next Command phase. When the first stage ends, the second stage starts, and lasts until the start of your subsequent Command phase. After this point, the Waaagh! or Speedwaaagh! is no longer active, and has no further effect. Calling a Great Waaagh! is treated as calling both a Waaagh! and a Speedwaaagh! at the same time. Both are active from when a Great Waaagh! is called, and each stage starts and finishes as described above.

Waaagh!

Raising his weapons into the air before gesturing towards the enemy, the Warboss bellows his war cry. Every nearby Ork joins in before surging towards the enemy, blades ready in an overwhelming tide.

Stage 1: Call Da Waaagh!
  • ORKS CORE and ORKS CHARACTER units from your army are eligible to declare a charge with even if they Advanced this turn.
  • Add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of ORKS models from your army.
Stage 2: Get Stuck In!
  • Add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of ORKS models from your army.

Speedwaaagh!

As the wind and the bullets of the foe whistle past his vehicle, the Speedboss throws back his head and roars his war cry, the call echoing from the ramshackle vehicles following in his wake as they surge forward ever faster.

Stage 1: Da Big Race
  • ORKS models from your army do not suffer the penalty incurred to their hit rolls for firing Assault weapons in the same turn their unit Advanced. Each time an ORKS VEHICLE or ORKS BIKER model from your army shoots with a Dakka weapon, make 1 additional attack with that weapon.
  • Each time a model in an ORKS VEHICLE or ORKS BIKER unit from your army makes a ranged attack, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1.
Stage 2: Give ’Em Sum Dakka!
  • Each time a model in an ORKS VEHICLE or ORKS BIKER unit from your army makes a ranged attack, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1.
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.

The MOB keyword is used in the following Orks datasheets:

Fast Attack
Heavy Support

The CORE keyword is used in the following Orks datasheets:

Heavy Support

The TANKBUSTA BOMBS keyword is used in the following Orks datasheets:

Troops

The GOFF and CORE keywords are used in the following Orks datasheets:

Heavy Support

The BAD MOONS and CORE keywords are used in the following Orks datasheets:

Heavy Support
Morale Tests
To take a Morale test, roll one D6 and add the number of models from the unit that have been destroyed this turn. If the result is equal to or less than the highest Leadership (Ld) characteristic in the unit, the Morale test is passed and nothing else happens. An unmodified roll of 1 also always results in a passed Morale test, irrespective of the total result. In any other case, the Morale test is failed, one model flees that unit, and you must then take Combat Attrition tests for the remaining models in the unit. You decide which model from your unit flees – that model is removed from play and counts as having been destroyed, but it never triggers any rules that are used when a model is destroyed.

  • Morale test = D6 + number of models destroyed this turn.
  • Unmodified roll of 1 always a success (no models flee).
  • If Morale test exceeds unit’s Ld, one model flees and other models must take Combat Attrition tests.

The GRETCHIN keyword is used in the following Orks datasheets:

Troops

The <CLAN> and NOBZ keywords are used in the following Orks datasheets:

The DEATHSKULLS and CORE keywords are used in the following Orks datasheets:

Heavy Support
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.

The MEGA ARMOUR keyword is used in the following Orks datasheets:

Elites
Objective Secured
Some units have an ability called Objective Secured. A player controls an objective marker if they have any models with this ability within range of that objective marker, even if there are more enemy models within range of that objective marker. If an enemy model within range of an objective marker also has this ability (or a similar ability), then the objective marker is controlled by the player who has the most models within range of that objective marker as normal.

  • Objective Secured: Player controls objective marker if any of their models in range have this ability.

The GRETCHIN and INFANTRY keywords are used in the following Orks datasheets:

Troops
Dakka Weapons

Dakka weapons unleash a terrifying volume of shots. Whether these are effective or not depends on the proximity of the target.

Dakka weapons have two values for the number of attacks they make. When a model shoots a Dakka weapon, use the first value if the target is within half the weapon’s range. If the target is not within half the weapon’s range, use the second value instead.

The ORK and TANKBUSTA BOMBS keywords are used in the following Orks datasheets:

Troops

The BATTLEWAGON keyword is used in the following Orks datasheets:

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