The Adeptus Astartes are the Imperium’s Angels of Death. They descend from the skies upon trails of fire to bring swift and bloody destruction to the enemies of Mankind, sweeping the corruption of Chaos and the spoor of the xenos foe from the galaxy with bolter and chainsword. No conquest is beyond them, for they are the Space Marines, and they know no fear.

This section contains all of the datasheets that you will need in order to fight battles with your Space Marines miniatures. Each datasheet includes the characteristics profiles of the unit it describes, as well as any wargear and abilities it may have. Some rules are common to several Space Marines units – these are described below and referenced on the datasheets.

Contents

Books

BookKindEditionVersionLast update
  Space Marines
  Space MarinesCodex9Indomitus 1.2June 2021
  Imperial Armour: Compendium
  Imperial Armour: CompendiumIndex9Indomitus 1.1June 2021
  Iron Hands
  Iron HandsSupplement8Indomitus 1.2June 2021
  Ultramarines
  UltramarinesSupplement8Indomitus 1.3June 2021
  Dark Angels
  Dark AngelsCodex Supplement9Indomitus 1.0March 2021
  Index Astartes: Exorcists
  Index Astartes: ExorcistsWhite Dwarf9March 2021
  Black Library Celebration 2021: Uriel Ventris
  Black Library Celebration 2021: Uriel VentrisDataslate9February 2021
  Blood Angels
  Blood AngelsCodex Supplement9Indomitus 1.0January 2021
  Index Astartes: Emperor’s Spears
  Index Astartes: Emperor’s SpearsWhite Dwarf9January 2021
  Warhammer Legends: Forge World
  Warhammer Legends: Forge WorldIndex91.0December 2020
  Space Wolves
  Space WolvesCodex Supplement9Indomitus 1.0December 2020
  Deathwatch
  DeathwatchCodex Supplement9Indomitus 1.0December 2020
  Index Astartes: Black Templars
  Index Astartes: Black TemplarsIndex9November 2020
  Raven Guard
  Raven GuardSupplement8Indomitus 1.1October 2020
  Imperial Fists
  Imperial FistsSupplement8Indomitus 1.1October 2020
  White Scars
  White ScarsSupplement8Indomitus 1.1October 2020
  Salamanders
  SalamandersSupplement8Indomitus 1.1October 2020
  Index Astartes: Silver Templars
  Index Astartes: Silver TemplarsWhite Dwarf9September 2020
  Imperium Nihilus: Vigilus Defiant
  Imperium Nihilus: Vigilus DefiantExpansion8Indomitus 1.1July 2020
  Index Astartes: Tome Keepers
  Index Astartes: Tome KeepersWhite Dwarf8May 2020
  Warhammer Legends: Space Marines
  Warhammer Legends: Space MarinesDataslate8December 2019
  Warhammer Legends: Legion of the Damned
  Warhammer Legends: Legion of the DamnedDataslate8December 2019
  Index Astartes: Blood Ravens
  Index Astartes: Blood RavensWhite Dwarf8July 2019
  Index Astartes: Crimson Fists
  Index Astartes: Crimson FistsWhite Dwarf8January 2019

FAQ

Codex: Space Marines

 Q: If a full strength Space Marine squad that has an upgrade, such as a Teleport Homer, an Armorium Cherub or a Watcher in the Dark, uses the Combat Squads ability to split into two separate units, can only one of those units use that ability and do I have to declare which of those units gets to use that ability when the unit splits up?
A:
If a unit has split into two units because of its Combat Squads ability, only one of those units can use the Teleport Homer/Armorium Cherub/Watcher in the Dark ability. You do not have to declare which unit will get to use that ability when the unit splits up – either unit can use that ability during the battle. Once used, we recommend removing any model used to represent the Teleport Homer/Armorium Cherub/Watcher in the Dark as a reminder that the ability has now been resolved.

Supplement: Iron Hands

 Q: When using the Ironstone and the Duty Eternal Stratagem, in which order do I resolve the damage reduction?
A:
As described under Modifying Characteristics in the Warhammer 40,000 Rulebook, you would apply division to the characteristic before applying subtraction. Therefore you would halve the damage from Duty Eternal, then subtract 1 from the damage from the Ironstone.
 Q: When using Iron Father Feirros’ Signum Array ability, if I select a friendly IRON HANDS VEHICLE that has lost enough wounds so that its normal Ballistic Skill characteristic is reduced as a result of its damage table, what would its Ballistic Skill be as a result of the Signum Array?
A:
2+. The Signum Array ability changes the Ballistic Skill characteristic of that VEHICLE to 2+.
 Q: If I nominate an IRON HANDS DREADNOUGHT to be my Warlord and I then use the March of the Ancients Stratagem for that DREADNOUGHT to gain the CHARACTER keyword, can it now have a Warlord Trait?
A:
Yes.

Supplement: Ultramarines

 Q: Can the Honoured Sergeant Stratagem be used to give Sergeant Chronus a Relic from the Special-issue Wargear Relics?
A:
No.
 Q: Can any of the datasheets in this supplement be from a successor Chapter?
A:
No. These datasheets and named characters can only be from the Ultramarines Chapter.
 Q: When setting up a unit again using the Rapid Redeployment Stratagem, can that unit use any abilities that allow it to be set up in other locations (e.g. Teleport Strike)?
A:
No.
 Q: Is the Tactical Expertise Stratagem considered to be an ‘unless specified otherwise’ rule for the purposes of Combat Doctrines?
A:
Yes. The Armour Penetration characteristic bonus from Combat Doctrines is cumulative with the bonus gained from that Stratagem.
 Q: If I select a weapon with more than one profile for the Master-crafted Weapon Special Issue Wargear (e.g. a plasma pistol), does the increased Damage characteristic apply to all profiles of that weapon, or must I select which profile of that weapon is improved?
A:
Add 1 to the Damage characteristic of all profiles of that weapon. Note that weapons with similar names but listed separately in the weapons table, such as boltstorm gauntlet (melee) and boltstorm gauntlet (shooting), are considered separate weapons, rather than the same weapon with different profiles.
 Q: Does the Martial Precision Stratagem affect all attacks made by a weapon, or just one attack?
A:
Martial Precision applies to a single attack made with that weapon.
 Q: If Sergeant Chronus has a Warlord Trait, does it apply to the ULTRAMARINES VEHICLE he commands?
A:
Yes. Note that it would still apply to the Sergeant Chronus model when he is set up as a result of the ULTRAMARINES VEHICLE model he commands being destroyed.
 Q: If the ULTRAMARINES VEHICLE that Sergeant Chronus commands is destroyed, is the Slay the Warlord victory condition, and other similar victory conditions that refer to the Warlord, achieved?
A:
No. The victory condition is achieved only if the Sergeant Chronus model that is set up as a result of that ULTRAMARINES VEHICLE being destroyed is also subsequently destroyed.
 Q: If the vehicle Sergeant Chronus is commanding is destroyed and he survives, can he assume command of another vehicle?
A:
No.
 Q: Are Relics that have the same name but are found in different supplements considered to be the same Relic? For example, Artificer Armour can be found in both Codex Supplement: Ultramarines and Codex Supplement: White Scars.
A:
Yes, they are considered to be the same.
 Q: When I use the Defensive Focus Stratagem, if I do not select a unit that is a target of a charge, can it fire Overwatch as well as the selected units?
A:
No. If a unit is not selected for this Stratagem, then other rules must be used in order for it to fire Overwatch, for example the Fire Overwatch Stratagem.

Codex supplement: Dark Angels

 Q: When using the Paragon of the Chapter Stratagem to give a model an additional Warlord Trait, can the player select one of the Ravenwing or Deathwing Warlord Traits to give them?
A:
Yes, assuming the model has the required keywords.

Codex supplement: Blood Angels

 Q: If the Sanguinor was set up in a location other than the battlefield, can it use its Miraculous Saviour ability in the first battle round of a battle from a mission pack that restricts units from arriving on the battlefield during the first battle round?
A:
No.
 Q: If I choose a VEHICLE CHARACTER model such as a Librarian Dreadnought to be my Warlord and I give it the Artisan of War Warlord Trait, does that Warlord Trait take precedence, allowing me to give the model one of the Special-issue Wargear Relics listed?
A:
No. A VEHICLE CHARACTER model would gain no benefit from that Warlord Trait.
 Q: The Angel’s Sacrifice Stratagem is used and an enemy unit containing ten models is selected to fight. Only one model in that unit is within Engagement Range of the CHARACTER unit selected for Angel’s Sacrifice. That one model must target that CHARACTER unit, but what about the other nine models – are they free to target another eligible unit, or are they prevented from attacking entirely?
A:
They are free to target another eligible unit.
 Q: The ‘To Slay the Warmaster’ Death Vision is used instead of making any attacks. Is that just the model with the ability that cannot make attacks, or is it also the enemy INFANTRY CHARACTER or MONSTER CHARACTER model?
A:
It is just the model with the ability.

Codex supplement: Space Wolves

 Q: The ‘crushing teeth and claws’ weapon says that the bearer ‘makes 3 additional attacks with this weapon and no more than 3 attacks can be made with this weapon,’ but Canis Wolfborn’s Born of Wolves ability allows a model to make an additional attack with such a weapon. How many attacks would a model affected by this ability make with its crushing teeth and claws?
A:
Four. The Born of the Wolves ability takes precedence over the weapon’s.

Codex supplement: Deathwatch

 Q: When using the Brotherhood of Veterans Stratagem, can I select a Successor Chapter Tactic?
A:
No, you can only select one Chapter Tactic or one Successor Tactic. A Successor Chapter Tactic comprises two Successor Tactics and so cannot be chosen.

Supplement: Raven Guard

 Q: If I use the Stranglehold Stratagem and I also have a Callidus Assassin in my army, how do I resolve the Stratagem and the Callidus Assassin’s Reign of Confusion ability (assuming the Assassin’s Reign of Confusion ability is in effect)?
A:
Each is rolled for separately, so if your opponent spends Command Points to use a Stratagem, you would roll one D6 for the Stranglehold Stratagem (needing a 5+) and one D6 for the Reign of Confusion ability (needing a 4+). Your opponent would have to spend one additional Command Point for each successful roll.
 Q: If I give a PHOBOS CHARACTER the Marksman’s Honours Warlord Trait, and then give that Character the Korvidari Bolts, when shooting a korvidari bolt with a bolt weapon that model is equipped with, is the weapon considered to be a Relic?
A:
No.

Supplement: White Scars

 Q: Can any of the datasheets in this supplement be from a successor Chapter?
A:
No. These datasheets and named characters can only be from the White Scars Chapter.
 Q: Is the Eternal Hunt Stratagem considered to be an ‘unless specified otherwise’ rule for the purposes of Combat Doctrines?
A:
Yes. The Armour Penetration characteristic bonus from Combat Doctrines is cumulative with the bonus gained from that Stratagem.
 Q: If a WHITE SCARS TRANSPORT unit moves and a unit embarked upon it disembarks as a result of the Lightning Debarkation Stratagem, can that disembarking unit then move?
A:
Yes.
 Q: Does Lightning Debarkation allow a unit to both embark and disembark in the same turn?
A:
No.
 Q: If I use the Encirclement Stratagem to set up a WHITE SCARS TRANSPORT unit in outflank instead of setting it up on the battlefield, when that unit is set up on the battlefield at the end of any of my Movement phases, can I choose for units embarked within it to disembark that phase, be it normally or as a result of any rules that allow them to disembark after the unit has moved (e.g. Assault Vehicle, Lightning Debarkation)?
A:
No.
 Q: If I select a weapon with more than one profile for the Master-crafted Weapon Special Issue Wargear (e.g. a plasma pistol), does the increased Damage characteristic apply to all profiles of that weapon, or must I select which profile of that weapon is improved?
A:
Add 1 to the Damage characteristic of all profiles of that weapon. Note that weapons with similar names but listed separately in the weapons table, such as boltstorm gauntlet (melee) and boltstorm gauntlet (shooting) are considered separate weapons, rather than the same weapon with different profiles.
 Q: Are Relics that have the same name but are found in different supplements considered to be the same Relic? For example, Artificer Armour can be found in both Codex Supplement: Ultramarines and Codex Supplement: White Scars.
A:
Yes, they are considered to be the same.

Supplement: Salamanders

 Q: Can I use the Born Protectors Stratagem to fire Overwatch with another unit if the unit being charged is unable to do so?
A:
Yes.
 Q: If I use the Strength of the Primarch Stratagem to affect a model equipped with the Drake-smiter Relic, what is the Damage characteristic of this weapon if I make an unmodified wound roll of 6?
A:
The Damage characteristic would be 9.

Expansion: Imperium Nihilus: Vigilus Defiant

 Q: When paying Command Points to upgrade a Detachment into a Specialist Detachment, is the Relic they are able to give to a CHARACTER in addition to the Relic they would typically get from their Warlord’s faction?
A:
No. The Relic(s) listed within a Specialist Detachment can be given to a CHARACTER from your army instead of one from your Warlord’s codex. Don’t forget, however, that many codexes contain Stratagems that enable you to gain additional Relics.
 Q: If a unit makes a shooting attack outside of the Shooting phase (such as a Soulburst action in the Fight phase) against a Liberator Strike Force unit, can it retaliate with the Paragons of Dorn Stratagem?
A:
No.
 Q: If High Marshal Helbrecht is part of a Sword Brethren Specialist Detachment, can he have the Master Swordsman Warlord Trait from that Detachment?
A:
No. High Marshal Helbrecht must always have the Oathkeeper Warlord Trait as detailed in Codex: Space Marines.
 Q: Is the Vengeful Arbiter a bolt weapon, for rules that interact with such weapons (e.g. the Bolter Drill Stratagem)?
A:
Yes.

The <CHAPTER> Keyword

Every datasheet in this codex has the <CHAPTER> keyword. This is a keyword that you can select for yourself, as described in the Warhammer 40,000 Core Book, with the guidance detailed below.

All ADEPTUS ASTARTES units are drawn from a Chapter. When you include such a unit in your army, you must nominate which Chapter it is from and then replace the <CHAPTER> keyword in every instance on its datasheet with the name of your chosen Chapter. This could be one of the Chapters detailed in a Warhammer 40,000 publication, or one of your own design.

Example: If you include a Captain in your army, and you decide he is from the Blood Ravens Chapter, his <CHAPTER> keyword becomes BLOOD RAVENS and his Rites of Battle ability reads 'While a friendly BLOOD RAVENS CORE unit is within 6" of this model, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, re-roll a hit roll of l.’

If your army is Battle-forged, you cannot include units from two different Chapters in the same Detachment.

Non-Codex Compliant Chapters

You cannot select Grey Knights or Legion of the Damned when nominating which Chapter a unit is from. In addition, the following restrictions apply:
  • Black Templars: LIBRARIAN units cannot be from the Black Templars Chapter.
  • Dark Angels: STERNGUARD VETERAN SQUAD and VANGUARD VETERAN SQUAD units cannot be from the Dark Angels Chapter (or any of their successor Chapters).
  • Deathwatch: The following units cannot be from the Deathwatch Chapter: ASSAULT SQUAD; ATTACK BIKE SQUAD; BIKE SQUAD; DEVASTATOR SQUAD; STERNGUARD VETERAN SQUAD; TACTICAL SQUAD; SCOUT units.
  • Space Wolves: The following units cannot be from the Space Wolves Chapter (or any of their successor Chapters): APOTHECARY; ASSAULT SQUAD; DEVASTATOR SQUAD; STERNGUARD VETERAN SQUAD; TACTICAL SQUAD; VANGUARD VETERAN SQUAD.

Successor Chapters

Some rules refer to successor Chapters. If your unit is not from the Deathwatch or a First Founding Chapter (Dark Angels, White Scars, Space Wolves, Imperial Fists, Blood Angels, Iron Hands, Ultramarines, Salamanders or Raven Guard), it is from a successor Chapter, and you must decide which of the aforementioned First Founding Chapters it is a successor of. If the successor Chapter you have chosen is one established in the background, its founding Chapter will often be known (e.g. the Howling Griffons Chapter is a successor of the Ultramarines).

If your successor Chapter does not have a known founding Chapter but has the Inheritors of the Primarch Successor Tactic, it is a successor of the Chapter whose Chapter Tactic you selected. Otherwise, select a First Founding Chapter that best fits your Chapters character. In any case, write down on your army roster which of the First Founding Chapters your Chapter is a successor of.

Abilities

A units datasheet will list all the abilities it has. Certain abilities that are common to many units are only referenced on the datasheets rather than described in full. These are described below.

Angels of Death

Space Marines are amongst the finest warriors in the Imperium.

This unit has the following abilities, which are described below: And They Shall Know No Fear; Bolter Discipline; Shock Assault; Combat Doctrines.

And They Shall Know No Fear

Space Marines stand unafraid before the terrors of the galaxy.

Each time a Combat Attrition test is taken for this unit, ignore any or all modifiers.

Bolter Discipline

To a Space Marine, the boltgun is more than a weapon - it is an instrument of Mankind’s divinity, the bringer of death to his foes.

Instead of following the normal rules for Rapid Fire weapons, models in this unit shooting Rapid Fire bolt weapons make double the number of attacks if any of the following apply:
  • The shooting model’s target is within half the weapon’s range.
  • The shooting model is INFANTRY (excluding CENTURION models) and its unit Remained Stationary in your previous Movement phase.
  • The shooting model is a TERMINATOR or BIKER.
For the purposes of this ability, a Rapid Fire bolt weapon is any bolt weapon with the Rapid Fire type.

Shock Assault

The Adeptus Astartes are elite troops who strike with the fury of a thunderbolt. Few opponents can withstand this onslaught.

Each time this unit fights, if it made a charge move, was charged, or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn, then until that fight is resolved, add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of models in this unit.

Combat Doctrines

When the Adeptus Astartes fight, they employ a set of combat doctrines to eliminate the enemy. After pounding the foe with heavy weapons, warriors advance to lay down a hail of bolter fire before charging forth with chainswords roaring to finish the foe.

If every unit from your army has the ADEPTUS ASTARTES keyword (excluding AGENT OF THE IMPERIUM and UNALIGNED units), this unit gains a bonus (see below) depending on which combat doctrine is active for your army, as follows:
  • During the first battle round, the Devastator Doctrine is active for your army.
  • During the second battle round, the Tactical Doctrine is active for your army.
  • At the start of the third battle round, select either the Tactical Doctrine or Assault Doctrine: until the end of that battle round, the doctrine you selected is active for your army.
  • During the fourth and subsequent battle rounds, the Assault Doctrine is active for your army.
Unless specified otherwise, this bonus is not cumulative with any other rules that improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of a weapon (e.g. the Storm of Fire Warlord Trait).

Devastator Doctrine

The Codex Astartes explains in detail the strategic value of overwhelming firepower applied to key targets at the optimal time in order to eliminate threats and create tactical openings.

While this combat doctrine is active, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of every Heavy and Grenade weapon that models in this unit are equipped with by 1.

Tactical Doctrine

As the warring armies close upon one another and vicious firefights erupt, the Codex lays out strategies for swiftly seizing the initiative and combining versatility with firepower.

While this combat doctrine is active, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of every Rapid Fire and Assault weapon that models in this unit are equipped with by 1.

Assault Doctrine

The Codex Astartes leaves no doubt that the killing blow in most engagements must be delivered with a decisive close-quarters strike. It presents plentiful tactical means to achieve this end.

While this combat doctrine is active, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of every Pistol and Melee weapon that models in this unit are equipped with by 1.

Black Rage

When a Blood Angels battle-brother succumbs to the Black Rage, their doom is assured. Yet before they fall, their murderous ferocity, inhuman strength and near supernatural resilience make them a terrifying threat to any enemy who dares stand in their path.

  • In your Movement phase, each time this unit is selected to move, it cannot Fall Back.
  • Each time this unit fights, if it made a charge move or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn, then until that fight is resolved, add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of models in this unit.
  • Each time a model in this unit would lose a wound, roll one D6: on a 6 that wound is not lost.
  • This unit cannot perform any Actions.

Death Visions

As the deeply ingrained memories of Sanguinius’ final battle flood the mind of a warrior lost to the Black Rage, they believe they are the Primarch himself, confronting the Arch-traitor.

Once per battle, when this model is selected to fight, it can use one of the Death Visions listed below. The same Death Vision cannot be used more than once per battle.

On the Bridge of the Vengeful Spirit

Entering the bridge of the Arch-traitor’s flagship, all that stands between the warrior and Horus are a host of Traitor Legionnaires.

A model can only use this Death Vision if any enemy INFANTRY CHARACTER or MONSTER CHARACTER models are visible to it. If a model uses this Death Vision, then until that fight is resolved:
  • Add 1 to that model’s Attacks characteristic for every 5 enemy models that are within 6" of it.
  • Each time that model makes an attack, you can re-roll the hit roll.

The Grace of the Angel

Horus prepares to deliver the final strike against his brother, but when the fatal blow lands, his weapon somehow shatters against Sanguinius’ golden breastplate. The Blood Angels’ Primarch still lives and, with renewed hope, the duel continues...

A model can only use this Death Vision if any enemy INFANTRY CHARACTER or MONSTER CHARACTER models are within Engagement Range of it. If a model uses this Death Vision, then until the end of that turn, this model has a 3+ invulnerable save.

To Slay the Warmaster

Striking at a chink in the Warmaster’s armour, this warrior attempts to land a killing blow to end the heresy in its tracks.

A model can only use this Death Vision if any enemy INFANTRY CHARACTER or MONSTER CHARACTER models are within Engagement Range of it. If a model uses this Death Vision, then instead of making any attacks for that fight, both players roll off. If you win, select one of those enemy models: that model suffers D3+3 mortal wounds.

Inner Circle

Those with true knowledge of the Unforgivens history and quest for absolution are utterly intractable warriors who are implacable in their Chapter’s secret hunt for the Fallen.

If this unit has the Grim Resolve Chapter Tactic, or it has the Inheritors of the Primarch Successor tactic and it is using the Chapter Tactic of the Dark Angels, then:

  • Each time a Morale test is taken for this unit, it is automatically passed.
  • While this unit is within Engagement Range of any enemy FALLEN units, unless this unit has the VEHICLE keyword, this unit cannot be selected to Fall Back.
  • Each time you select this unit to Fall Back, unless it has the VEHICLE, RAVENWING or CHAPTER MASTER keywords, roll 2D6: if the result is less than or equal to the unit’s Leadership characteristic it can Fall Back, otherwise it cannot Fall Back and must Remain Stationary instead.
  • Each time an attack is made against this unit, if this unit has the INFANTRY keyword, an unmodified wound roll of 1-3 always fails, irrespective of any abilities that the weapon or the model making that attack may have.

Jink

The Ravenwing are undisputed masters of mounted combat, and make for fast-moving targets that are difficult to draw a bead upon.

If this unit has the Grim Resolve Chapter Tactic, or it has the Inheritors of the Primarch Successor Tactic, and it is using the Chapter Tactic of the Dark Angels, then:
  • Models in this unit have a 5+ invulnerable save against ranged attacks. In your Movement phase, if this unit Remains Stationary, it loses this invulnerable save until the start of your next Movement phase.
  • Each time this unit Advances, until the start of your next turn, models in this unit have a 4+ invulnerable save against ranged attacks.

Special-issue Ammunition

The Deathwatch utilise a range of specialised bolt shells in many of their weapons. From rounds that douse their targets in acid to hollow shells filled with superheated gas, each type is designed to eliminate specific xenos foes.

Each time a unit is selected to shoot, if it contains any models that are equipped with a weapon with this ability, then before you select any targets, each weapon with this ability can fire special-issue ammunition. If any do, select one of the ammunition types below for that weapon; until the end of the phase, each time that weapon is fired, apply the modifiers and abilities associated with that special-issue ammunition:
  • Dragonfire Bolts: Each time an attack is made with a weapon firing this special-issue ammunition, the target does not receive the benefits of cover against that attack.
  • Hellfire Rounds: Each time an attack is made with a weapon firing this special-issue ammunition against a unit that does not have the VEHICLE or TITANIC keyword, add 1 to that attack’s wound roll.
  • Kraken Bolts: Each time an attack is made with a weapon firing this special-issue ammunition, add 6" to the Range characteristic and improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1 (this is cumulative with the Armour Penetration bonus conferred by the Combat Doctrines ability).
  • Vengeance Rounds: Each time an attack is made with a weapon firing this special-issue ammunition, add 1 to the Damage characteristic of that attack.

Mixed Unit

When faced with an array of missions to complete and varying enemies to lay low, the Deathwatch are highly adept at forming effective kill teams that mesh starkly diverse armour and equipment.

If this unit contains models with different Toughness characteristics, each time an attack is made against this unit, use the Toughness characteristic of the majority of the models in this unit when determining what roll is required for that attack to successfully wound. If two or more Toughness characteristics are tied for majority, the controlling player selects one of the tied values to be the majority value.

For the purposes of the Bolter Discipline ability, performing actions, the Deathwatch teleport homer wargear, and for determining which models can embark within a TRANSPORT model, the following rules apply:
  • Deathwatch Terminator and Terminator models have the TERMINATOR keyword.
  • Veteran Biker models do not have the INFANTRY keyword and instead have the BIKER keyword.
  • Vanguard Veteran models with jump packs have the JUMP PACK keyword.
  • Inceptor models have the JUMP PACK keyword.
  • Outrider models do not have the INFANTRY keyword and instead have the BIKER keyword.
Vanguard Veterans with jump packs and Inceptors can move across terrain as if they have the FLY keyword.

Note that for the purposes of interacting with terrain features, if this unit contains at least one INFANTRY model, all models in this unit are treated as INFANTRY, even if this unit contains any BIKER models that might behave differently or have specific restrictions whilst interacting with a terrain feature.

Designer’s Note: This is a slight abstraction that means that a BIKER model in a mixed unit behaves slightly differently to BIKER models in other units, but it helps to minimise unusual and complicated effects that could come about from forcing one model from a unit to move and benefit from cover in a different way to other models from the same unit.

Berserk Charge

Still revelling in their transhuman adaptations, a Great Company’s aggressive young warriors plunge headlong into battle in a furious display of innate talent, rigorous conditioning and recklessness.

If this unit has either the Hunters Unleashed Chapter Tactic, or it has the Inheritors of the Primarch successor tactic and it is using the Chapter Tactic of the Space Wolves, then each time it fights, if it made a charge move this turn, then until that fight is resolved, add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of models (excluding WOLF GUARD models) in this unit.

Headstrong

Unless tempered by the wise growls of a veteran, young blood claws eager to prove themselves will gladly plunge into any foe they can reach.

If this unit does not contain a WOLF GUARD model, then each time this unit declares a charge, you must select the closest eligible enemy unit as one of the targets of that charge.

Swift Hunters

Perfectly adapted as unavoidable predators, the lupine allies of the Space Wolves easily outpace their doomed quarry.

This unit is eligible to declare a charge with even if it Advanced this turn. In addition, each time this unit makes a pile-in move or consolidation move, models in this unit can move an additional 1".

Martial Legacy

If your army is Battle-forged, then when this unit is included in a Detachment, increase that Detachment’s Command Cost by 1CP.


Deployment Abilities

The following abilities, which are used during deployment, are common to many ADEPTUS ASTARTES units.

Combat Squads

Space Marine squads can break down into smaller, tactically flexible formations known as combat squads.

At the start of deployment, before any units have been set up, if this unit contains the maximum number of models that it can, then it can be split into two units containing as equal a number of models as possible. When splitting a unit using this ability, make a note of which models form each of the two new units.

Concealed Positions

Vanguard forces often infiltrate the battlefield ahead of the main advance, taking up forward positions to ambush the foe.

During deployment, when you set up this unit, if every model in this unit has this ability then it can be set up anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from the enemy deployment zone and any enemy models.

Death From Above

The Angels of Death launch their attack from all directions. Troops equipped with jump packs and grav-chutes descend from the heavens, guns blazing as they slam into battle.

During deployment, if every model in this unit has this ability, then you can set up this unit high in the skies 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.

Outflank

When necessary, Space Marine units can operate behind enemy lines indefinitely, awaiting the perfect opportunity to appear on the enemy’s flank and wreak havoc.

During deployment, if every model in this unit has this ability, then you can set up this unit behind enemy lines 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 wholly within 6" of any battlefield edge and more than 9" away from any enemy models.

Teleport Strike

Space Marine strike cruisers and battle barges contain baroque chambers fitted with ancient technologies that can teleport the Angels of Death 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.


Weapon Definitions

Some rules refer to ‘bolt weapons’, ‘flame weapons’, ‘melta weapons’ or ‘plasma weapons’. The definitions of these weapons for the purposes of such rules can be found below:

Bolt Weapons

A bolt weapon is any weapon whose profile includes the word ‘bolt’ (bolt rifle, boltstorm gauntlet, storm bolter etc.), and any Relic that replaces a bolt weapon (e.g. Primarch’s Wrath). Rules that apply to bolt weapons only apply to the boltgun profile of combi-weapons, and the boltgun profile of Relics that replace combi-weapons. If a bolt weapon has a shooting and melee profile, rules that apply to bolt weapons only apply to the shooting profile of that weapon. Note that the following weapons found in Codex supplements are also bolt weapons:
  • Blackout
  • Blood Song (master-crafted boltgun profile)
  • The Deliverer
  • Dorns Arrow
  • Gauntlets of Ultramar
  • Vigil spear
  • Gorgon’s Wrath
  • Infernus (master-crafted boltgun profile)
  • Lion’s Wrath (master-crafted boltgun profile)
  • Quietus

Flame Weapons

A flame weapon is any weapon whose profile includes the word ‘flame’ (flamer, flamestorm gauntlet, heavy flamer etc.), any Relic that replaces a flame weapon, and any incendium cannons. Rules that apply to flame weapons only apply to the flamer profile of combi-flamers, and the flamer profile of Relics that replace combi-flamers. If a flame weapon has a shooting and melee profile, rules that apply to flame weapons only apply to the shooting profile of that weapon. Note that the following weapons found in Codex supplements are also flame weapons:
  • Drakkis
  • Gauntlet of the Forge
  • Infernus (flamer profile)

Melta Weapons

A melta weapon is any weapon whose profile includes the word ‘melta’ (meltagun, melta destroyer, multi-melta etc.), any Relic that replaces a melta weapon, and any inferno pistols. Rules that apply to melta weapons only apply to the meltagun profile of combi-meltas, and the meltagun profile of Relics that replace combi-meltas. Note that the following weapons found in Codex supplements are also melta weapons:
  • Blood Song (meltagun profile)

Plasma Weapons

A plasma weapon is any weapon whose profile includes the word ‘plasma’ (plasma gun, plasma pistol, heavy plasma cannon etc.), and any Relic that replaces a plasma weapon. Rules that apply to plasma weapons only apply to the plasma gun profile of combi-plasmas, and the plasma gun profile of Relics that replace combi-plasmas. Note that the following weapons found in Codex supplements are also plasma weapons:


Chapter Command

If your army is Battle-forged and includes any ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachments (excluding Auxiliary Support, Super-heavy Auxiliary or Fortification Network Detachments), then when you muster your army, you can upgrade any of the following ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHARACTER units in your army: CAPTAIN, CHAPLAIN, LIBRARIAN, TECHMARINE, APOTHECARY, ANCIENT, COMPANY CHAMPION.

Each time you upgrade one of the aforementioned units, its Power Rating is increased, as shown in the table below. If you are playing a matched play game, or a game that uses a points limit, then the points value of that unit is also increased by the amount shown in the same table. Make a note on your army roster each time you upgrade a unit using these rules.

Each time you upgrade a unit, it gains a new keyword, as shown in the Chapter Command Keyword column of the table below. It also gains one or more additional abilities, as shown in the appropriate section below, as well as access to bespoke Warlord Traits and Relics (these are considered to be Chapter Relics for all rules purposes). These units are still considered to be the same datasheet for the purposes of any mission rules that limit the number of times any particular datasheet can be included in your army.

A Crusade force cannot start with any upgraded CHARACTER units - to include one in a Crusade force, you must use the Chapter Command Requisition.

You cannot upgrade named characters using these rules. An army (and a Crusade force) cannot contain more than one model from the same Chapter that has the same Chapter Command keyword (e.g. it cannot contain two ULTRAMARINES CHAPTER MASTERS, or two SALAMANDERS CHIEF LIBRARIANS etc.). A BLACK TEMPLARS COMPANY CHAMPION cannot be upgraded to be a CHAPTER CHAMPION. A DEATHWATCH CAPTAIN cannot be upgraded to be a CHAPTER MASTER. A BLOOD ANGELS ANCIENT cannot be upgraded to be a CHAPTER ANCIENT.

MASTERS OF THE CHAPTER
CHARACTERCHAPTER COMMAND KEYWORDPOWERPOINTS
CAPTAINCHAPTER MASTER+2+40
CHAPLAINMASTER OF SANCTITY+1+25
TECHMARINEMASTER OF THE FORGE+1+20
LIBRARIANCHIEF LIBRARIAN+1+25
APOTHECARYCHIEF APOTHECARY+1+15
ANCIENTCHAPTER ANCIENT+1+20
COMPANY CHAMPIONCHAPTER CHAMPION+1+15

Chapter Master

Chapter Masters are some of the greatest military minds in the galaxy. There are few elements of strategy and tactics they have not studied and mastered, and they have tested their skills against innumerable enemies. They are magnificent leaders able to inspire their warriors to acts of legendary valour. There is no task to which they will set their battle-brothers that they have not completed themselves, and when they lead from the front, they wield their blades with incomparable ability, slaughtering more of the foe than any of their warriors.

ABILITIES
A CHAPTER MASTER model gains the following ability:

'Chapter Master: In your Command phase, select one friendly <CHAPTER> CORE or <CHAPTER> CHARACTER unit within 6" of this model. Until the start of your next Command phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, you can re-roll the hit roll'.

A CHAPTER MASTER is excluded from the Company Command rule. This means a Detachment can include both one CHAPTER MASTER unit and one other CAPTAIN unit.

RELICS AND WARLORD TRAITS
You can give a CHAPTER MASTER model the Angel Artifice Relic, instead of giving them a Chapter Relic. In addition, you can give them the Master of the Codex Warlord Trait instead of giving them another Warlord Trait.

Master of the Codex (Warlord Trait)

Chapter Masters have spent centuries studying the hallowed pages of the Codex Astartes, poring over its wisdom and analysing its teachings in detail. Many commit its content to memory word for word, ready to draw upon what they have learned even when battle is raging at its fiercest.

At the start of your Command phase, if this WARLORD is on the battlefield, roll one D6: on a 4+, you gain 1 Command point.

Angel Artifice (Relic)

The surface of this exquisite battle plate is woven with a super-dense alloy, the exact nature of which has been lost to history. Whatever its origin, it absorbs and refracts incoming energy, rendering the wearer all but invulnerable. Such a priceless relic is bestowed upon only the greatest heroes of the Adeptus Astartes.

  • The bearer has a Save characteristic of 2+.
  • Add 1 to the bearer's Wounds and Toughness characteristics.

Master of Sanctity

Masters of Sanctity are the High Chaplains of the Space Marine Chapters. They maintain the spiritual well-being of their brothers, ensuring none falter in their responsibilities. Their mere presence inspires fervent aggression amongst their kin, though they are just as capable of delivering retribution first-hand. With word and deed a Master of Sanctity guides his brothers to glory.

ABILITIES
A MASTER OF SANCTITY model has the following ability:

Master of Sanctity: This model knows one additional litany from the Litanies of Battle. In your Command phase, if this model is on the battlefield, it can recite one additional litany it knows that has not already been recited by a friendly model that turn.’

RELICS AND WARLORD TRAITS
You can give a MASTER OF SANCTITY model the Emperor's Judgement Relic, instead of giving them a Chapter Relic. In addition, you can give them the Wise Orator Warlord Trait instead of giving them another Warlord Trait:

Wise Orator [Warlord Trait)

A veteran of the battlefield and of the sermon, this warlord intones his litanies and galvanises his brothers with every word.

  • Each time this WARLORD recites a litany, add 1 to the roll to see if it is inspiring.
  • Each time this WARLORD is selected to use the Commanding Oratory Stratagem, that Stratagem costs 1 Command point.
The Emperor's Judgement [Relic)

Legend has it that the golden, skull-faced death mask known as the Emperor's Judgement was crafted in the years following the Horus Heresy, and its crimson, crystal eye lenses are imbued with droplets of his own lifeblood. Regardless of the truth of its origins, several influential Masters of Sanctity have been granted the honour of wearing the Emperor's Judgement in battle. Both heretics and xenos cower in the face of its grim majesty.

  • Each time an attack is made against the bearer, your opponent cannot re-roll the hit roll, cannot re-roll the wound roll and cannot re-roll the damage roll.
  • The bearer has the following ability: 'The Emperor's Judgement (Aura): While an enemy unit is within 6" of the bearer, each time a Morale test is taken for that unit, roll one additional D6 and discard the lowest result.’

Master of the Forge

Masters of the Forge are the chief artificers of the Space Marines, responsible for maintaining the arms, armour and vehicles of their Chapter. Peerless mechanics and technicians, they are the foremost experts within the Adeptus Astartes on the intricacies that surround the machine. Having distinguished themselves from their brother Techmarines, Masters of the Forge oversee the Chapter's armoury, and have an intimate knowledge of its workings and the machine spirits that reside there.

ABILITIES
A MASTER OF THE FORGE model has the following ability: 'Master of the Forge: Each time this model repairs a model using its Blessing of the Omnissiah ability, that model regains up to 3 lost wounds instead of up to D3'.

RELICS AND WARLORD TRAITS
You can give a MASTER OF THE FORGE model the Mortis Machina Relic, instead of giving them a Chapter Relic. In addition, you can give them the Warden of the Ancients Warlord Trait instead of giving them another Warlord Trait.

Warden of the Ancients (Warlord Trait, Aura)

This warlord has an affinity with the Dreadnoughts of his Chapter. He meticulously tends to his bellicose, ill-tempered charges, ensuring that when the time comes for them to take to the battlefield, they fight with unrivalled fury.

While a friendly <CHAPTER> DREADNOUGHT is within 6" of this WARLORD, add 1 to its Strength and Attacks characteristics.

Mortis Machina (Relic)

Forged deep within the subterranean vaults of Mars, this axe hews through not just the metal armour of war engines and vehicles, but through their very machine spirit. Even a glancing blow can gut an enemy tank or walker.

Model equipped with an Omnissian power axe only. This Relic replaces an Omnissian power axe and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Mortis Machina (Relic)
Mortis Machina (Relic)
Melee
Melee
+3
-2
3
Abilities: Each time an attack is made with this weapon against a VEHICLE unit, if the saving throw is failed, the target suffers 1 mortal wound in addition to any normal damage.

Chief Librarian

At head of each Chapter's Librarius can be found the Chief Librarian. Battle scholars with vast experience and immense psychic power, they are as much invaluable warriors as they are dependable advisors. When mastery of the warp is required, none are better equipped to deal with its turbulent nature. On the battlefield, Chief Librarians direct the energies of the immaterium with unrivalled precision and power.

ABILITIES
A CHIEF LIBRARIAN model gains the following ability: 'Chief Librarian: This model knows one additional psychic power from their chosen discipline and can attempt to deny one additional psychic power in your opponent's Psychic phase'.

RELICS AND WARLORD TRAITS
You can give a CHIEF LIBRARIAN model the Neural Shroud Relic, instead of giving them a Chapter Relic. In addition, you can give them the Psychic Mastery Warlord Trait instead of giving them another Warlord Trait.

Psychic Mastery (Warlord Trait)

This Librarian has reached a level of psychic mastery that allows him to delve deep into the warp, to depths that would cause lesser psykers to be consumed by its ravenous energies.

Add 1 to Psychic tests taken for this WARLORD.

Neural Shroud (Relic)

A neural shroud is a specially modified psychic hood sometimes worn by the most senior members of a Chapter's Librarius. The resonating crystals within its neurokinetic housing have been supercharged with empyric energy. Though wearing such a device demands incredible focus and willpower, it projects an extremely potent anti-psychic field.

Increase the range of the bearer's Psychic Hood ability to 24".

Chief Apothecary

Chief Apothecaries are the most senior surgeons and battle medics available to Space Marine Chapters. Calm and resolute, they maintain the life force of their battle-brothers on and off the battlefield. Most importantly, they are responsible for their Chapter's future in the preservation of Space Marine gene-seed. With vast experience to draw upon, a Chapter's Chief Apothecary is its ultimate practitioner of the healer's art.

ABILITIES
A CHIEF APOTHECARY model gains the following ability: ‘Chief Apothecary: At the end of your Movement phase, this model can use its Combat Restoratives ability twice instead of once’.

RELICS AND WARLORD TRAITS
You can give a CHIEF APOTHECARY model the Acquittal Relic, instead of giving them a Chapter Relic. In addition, you can give them the Selfless Healer Warlord Trait instead of giving them another Warlord Trait.

Selfless Healer (Warlord Trait)

This altruistic warlord will go to any lengths to heal his brothers.

  • Each time this WARLORD uses its Combat Restoratives ability, the model being healed regains up to 3 lost wounds instead of D3.
  • Each time this WARLORD is selected to return a destroyed model to a unit by using the Combat Revival Stratagem, that Stratagem costs 0 Command points.
Acquittal (Relic)

Acquittal is a master-crafted pistol equipped with a powerful bio-auspex scope. This allows the wielder to both dispatch his foes with surgical precision and grant swift and painless oblivion to his wounded battle-brothers.

Model equipped with a bolt pistol or absolvor bolt pistol only. This Relic replaces a bolt pistol or absolvor bolt pistol and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Acquittal
Acquittal
18"
Pistol 1
5
-3
2
Abilities: Each time an attack is made with this weapon against an INFANTRY unit, that attack always wounds on an unmodified wound roll of 2+ and has a Damage characteristic of 4.

Chapter Ancient

Only the most distinguished Space Marines are granted the title of Chapter Ancient. Given the sacred task of bearing the Chapter's standard to war, they selflessly fly the colours even as they slay their foes. The sight of such a holy relic flying high above the battlefield inspires the Ancients' brethren to give their all. The mere presence of the Chapter's standard is worth a fortified bastion to the warriors of the Adeptus Astartes.

ABILITIES
A CHAPTER ANCIENT model gains the following ability: 'Chapter Banner: In your Command phase, select one friendly <CHAPTER> CORE unit within 6" of this model. Until the start of your next Command phase, each time a model in that unit makes a melee attack, add 1 to that attack's hit roll:

RELICS AND WARLORD TRAITS
You can give a CHAPTER ANCIENT model the Pennant of the Fallen Relic, instead of giving them a Chapter Relic. In addition, you can give them the Steadfast Example Warlord Trait instead of giving them another Warlord Trait.

Steadfast Example (Warlord Trait, Aura)

This warlord vows to secure victory no matter the cost, and inspires his brethren to take a similar oath.

While a friendly <CHAPTER> CORE unit is within 6" of this WARLORD, that unit has the Objective Secured ability. If a model in such a unit already has this ability, that model counts as one additional model when determining control of an objective marker.

Pennant of the Fallen (Relic)

This hallowed standard records the names of legendary Space Marines of the Chapter, mighty heroes who have fa lien in glorious battle against the xenos and the heretic. The last stands of these warriors are grand tales of defiance in the face of overwhelming odds. Warring in the shadow of such a proud legacy inspires battle-brothers to fight until their final breath.

Each time a friendly model is destroyed and makes attacks as a result of the bearer's Astartes Banner ability, that model can make 2 attacks with one of its melee weapons instead of 1.

Chapter Champion

The honorific of Chapter Champion is bestowed only upon the mightiest of Adeptus Astartes warriors. These martial masters fight for the glory and honour of their battle-brothers. In combat, they will seek out worthy opponents to cross blades with, and can single-handedly turn the tide of conflict. Only the most noble and accomplished of warriors ascend to this rank, each a shining example of their Chapter's glory and martial capabilities.

ABILITIES
A CHAPTER CHAMPION model gains the following abilities:

Skilful Parry: Each time a melee attack is made against this
model, subtract 1 from the hit roll’.

Exquisite Swordsman: Each time this model makes a melee attack against an enemy CHARACTER unit, you can re-roll the wound roll’.

Chapter Champion: This model has an Attacks characteristic of 5 and a Leadership characteristic of 9’.

RELICS AND WARLORD TRAITS
You can give a CHAPTER CHAMPION model the Blade of Triumph Relic, instead of giving them a Chapter Relic. In addition, you can give them the Martial Exemplar Warlord Trait instead of giving them another Warlord Trait.

Martial Exemplar (Warlord Trait, Aura)

This warlord is an exquisite warrior and an exemplar of the Chapter, whose deeds inspire those around him.

While a friendly <CHAPTER> CORE or <CHAPTER> CHARACTER unit is within 6" of this WARLORD, you can re-roll charge rolls made for that unit.

Blade of Triumph (Relic)

This gleaming broadsword is a masterpiece of artifice and a weapon befitting any Chapter Champion. Its perfectly weighted blade is etched with the names of its previous wielders and a catalogue of their most magnificent deeds. By pressing an indentation in the sword's electrum grip the wielder can overcharge its power field with a surge of fiery energy, allowing the Blade of Triumph to cleave through even the thickest armour.

Model with master-crafted power sword only. This Relic replaces a master-crafted power sword and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Blade of Triumph
Blade of Triumph
Melee
Melee
+3
-3
3


Detachment Rules

An ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachment is one that only includes models with the ADEPTUS ASTARTES keyword (excluding models with the AGENT OF THE IMPERIUM or UNALIGNED keyword).
  • ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachments gain the Company Command ability.
  • ADEPTUS ASTARTES units in ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachments gain the Chapter Tactics ability.
  • Troops units in ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachments gain the Objective Secured ability.

Company Command

When Space Marines are deployed to battle, the honour of leading them often falls to the Captain of a company and his esteemed Lieutenants.

You can include a maximum of one CAPTAIN model and two LIEUTENANT models in each Detachment in your army.

Chapter Tactics

Each Chapter has its own combat philosophy suited to the unique skills of its battle-brothers.

All ADEPTUS ASTARTES units (other than SERVITOR and BEAST units) with this ability, and all the models in them, gain a Chapter Tactic so long as every unit in their Detachment is from the same Chapter. The tactic gained depends upon which Chapter they are from, as shown on the following pages.

Example: An ULTRAMARINES unit with the Chapter Tactics ability gains the Codex Discipline tactic.

If your Chapter does not have an associated Chapter Tactic, you must instead select Successor Tactics for them, as described on page 96; this allows you to customise the rules for your successor Chapter. In either case, write down all of your Detachments' Chapter Tactics / Successor Tactics on your army roster.


Black Templars Detachment Rules

A BLACK TEMPLARS Detachment is one that only includes models with the BLACK TEMPLARS keyword (excluding models with the AGENT OF THE IMPERIUM or UNALIGNED keywords). Note that such a Detachment is also an ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachment, as described in Codex: Space Marines, and as such all the ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachment abilities also apply to that Detachment.

If every unit in your army (excluding UNALIGNED units) has the BLACK TEMPLARS keyword, then every unit that has the Combat Doctrines ability and is in a BLACK TEMPLARS Detachment gains the Knights of Sigismund ability, below.

Abilities

If your army is Battle-forged, all units from your army with the Combat Doctrines ability gain the Knights of Sigismund ability, so long as every unit from your army (with the exception of those that are UNALIGNED) are BLACK TEMPLARS.

Knights of Sigismund

Skilled with both blade and bolter in equal measure, the warriors of the Black Templars are a creed unto themselves. A brethren of unquestioning loyalty, they exist to bring the Emperor’s retribution to every heretic and unbeliever within the Imperium and beyond.

Whilst the Assault Doctrine is active, when resolving an attack made with a melee weapon by a BLACK TEMPLARS model with this ability against a unit that is not a VEHICLE in a turn in which that model made a charge move or performed a Heroic Intervention, an unmodified hit roll of 6 automatically scores a hit and successfully wounds the target (do not make a wound roll).

CODEX SUPPLEMENT COMBAT DOCTRINE BONUSES
In each of the Space Marines Codex Supplements, you will find a detachment ability that confers additional bonuses to units with the Combat Doctrines ability while a particular doctrine is active for your army (e.g. Scions of Guilliman in Codex Supplement: Ultramarines, Savage Fury in Codex Supplement: Space Wolves etc). Whenever a rule allows a unit to gain the bonus of a particular doctrine even though it is not active for the rest of your army (e.g. the Adaptive Strategy Stratagem), then whilst that rule applies to that unit, that unit will also gain the benefit from any such detachment ability.

The Lost Librarius

It is uncertain how, or when, the Black Templars ceased to field Librarians. Whatever the reason, they now wage war without these powerful warriors.

LIBRARIAN units cannot be from the BLACK TEMPLARS Chapter.

Chosen Champion

On the eve of battle, as the Black Templars gather to hear the benedictions of the faithful, one among them may be chosen by the divine to bear the mantle of the Emperor’s Champion in the coming conflict.

The Chapter Champion Stratagem cannot be used to affect BLACK TEMPLARS units.


Blood Angels Detachment Rules

A BLOOD ANGELS Detachment is one that only includes models with the BLOOD ANGELS keyword (excluding models with the AGENT OF THE IMPERIUM or UNALIGNED keyword). Note that such a Detachment is also an ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachment, as described in Codex: Space Marines, and as such all the ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachment abilities also apply to that Detachment.

If every unit from your army (excluding UNALIGNED units) has the BLOOD ANGELS keyword, then every unit that has the Combat Doctrines ability and is in a BLOOD ANGELS Detachment gains the Savage Echoes ability, below.

Savage Echoes

The shock assaults of the Blood Angels are legendary, their warriors never halting for an instant or allowing their foes to recover. Few outside the Chapter realise it, but this is the Blood Angels as they really are, the suppression of their bloodlust lifted for but an instant.

Whilst the Assault Doctrine is active, each time this unit fights, if it made a charge move, was charged or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn, then until that fight is resolved, add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of models in this unit.

CODEX SUPPLEMENT COMBAT DOCTRINE BONUSES
In each of the Space Marines Codex Supplements, you will find a detachment ability that confers additional bonuses to units with the Combat Doctrines ability while a particular doctrine is active for your army (e.g. Scions of Guilliman in Codex Supplement: Ultramarines, Savage Fury in Codex Supplement: Space Wolves etc). Whenever a rule allows a unit to gain the bonus of a particular doctrine even though it is not active for the rest of your army (e.g. the Adaptive Strategy Stratagem), then whilst that rule applies to that unit, that unit will also gain the benefit from any such detachment ability.

Successor Chapters

A Blood Angels successor Chapter is one for which the Blood Angels are their First Founding Chapter. You can find out more information on successor Chapters, and how to determine if your Chapter is a successor of the Blood Angels, in Codex: Space Marines. If your Chapter is a successor of the Blood Angels, the following rules apply:

Chapter Approved Rules
All units from Blood Angels successor Chapters are considered to have the BLOOD ANGELS keyword for the purpose of using the Chapter Approved rules.

Detachment Abilities
If you have a Blood Angels successor Chapter, then for the purposes of using any BLOOD ANGELS Detachment rules, you can replace the BLOOD ANGELS keyword in all instances with the name of your chosen successor Chapter.

Stratagems
All units from Blood Angels successor Chapters are considered to have the Blood Angels keyword for the purpose of using Blood Angels Stratagems.

Warlord Traits
If your WARLORD is a CHARACTER model from a Blood Angels successor Chapter (other than Flesh Tearers), you can use the Blood Angels Warlord Traits table to determine what Warlord Trait they have. Replace the BLOOD ANGELS keyword in all instances in that Warlord Trait (if any) with the name of the successor Chapter from which that CHARACTER model is drawn.

Psychic Powers
PSYKER models from Blood Angels successor Chapters can know psychic powers from the Sanguinary discipline in the same manner as PSYKER models in BLOOD ANGELS Detachments. When such a model uses one of these psychic powers, replace the BLOOD ANGELS keyword in all instances (if any) with the name of the successor Chapter from which that PSYKER model is drawn.

Chapter Relics
Blood Angels successor Chapters have access to Special-issue Wargear Relics; Relics of the Angels cannot be given to a CHARACTER model from a successor Chapter (other than the Flesh Tearers) unless you use the Honoured by the Arx Angelicum Stratagem.

Crusade Rules
If you have a Blood Angels successor Chapter, then for the purposes of using any Blood Angels Crusade rules, you can replace the BLOOD ANGELS keyword in all instances with the name of your successor Chapter. Legendary Crusade Relics can never be given to a model from a Blood Angels successor Chapter.

Datasheets
With the exception of named characters, you can nominate any BLOOD ANGELS units from your army to be from a Blood Angels successor Chapter. If you do, replace the BLOOD ANGELS keyword in every instance on its datasheet with the name of your chosen successor Chapter.

For example, If you include a SANGUINARY PRIEST in your army, and you decide it is from the Lamenters Chapter, its BLOOD ANGELS keyword becomes LAMENTERS and its Narthecium ability reads ‘While a friendly LAMENTERS INFANTRY or LAMENTERS BIKER unit is within 6" of this model, each time a model in that unit would lose a wound, roll one D6: on a 6, that wound is not lost.’

Dark Angels Detachment Rules

A DARK ANGELS Detachment is one that only includes models with the DARK ANGELS keyword (excluding models with the AGENT OF THE IMPERIUM or UNALIGNED keywords). Note that such a Detachment is also an ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachment, as described in Codex: Space Marines, and as such all the ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachment abilities also apply to that Detachment.
  • RAVENWING units in DARK ANGELS Detachments that do not already have the Jink ability gain the Jink ability.
  • DEATHWING and INNER CIRCLE units in DARK ANGELS Detachments that do not already have the Inner Circle ability gain the Inner Circle ability.
  • If every unit in your army (except AGENT OF THE IMPERIUM or UNALIGNED units) has the DARK ANGELS keyword, then every unit in a DARK ANGELS Detachment that has the Combat Doctrines ability gains the Sons of the Lion ability.
  • If every unit in your army (except UNALIGNED units) has the DARK ANGELS keyword, then DARK ANGELS Vanguard Detachments that only contain models with the DEATHWING and/or INNER CIRCLE keywords gain the 1st Company ability.
  • If every unit in your army (except UNALIGNED units) has the DARK ANGELS keyword, then DARK ANGELS Outrider Detachments that only contain models with the RAVENWING keyword gain the 2nd Company ability.
  • Your army can only include one RAVENWING CAPTAIN and one DEATHWING CAPTAIN from the same Chapter.

Successor Chapters

A Dark Angels successor Chapter is one for which the Dark Angels are their first founding Chapter. You can find out more information on successor Chapters, and how to determine if your Chapter is a successor of the Dark Angels, in Codex: Space Marines. If your Chapter is a successor of the Dark Angels, the following rules apply:

Detachment Abilities
If you have a Dark Angels successor Chapter, then for the purposes of using any Dark Angels Detachment rules, you can replace the DARK ANGELS keyword in all instances with the name of your successor Chapter.

Rites of Initiation
All units from Dark Angels successor Chapters are considered to have the DARK ANGELS keyword for the purpose of upgrading them with Rites of Initiation.

Stratagems
All units from Dark Angels successor Chapters are considered to have the DARK ANGELS keyword for the purpose of using Dark Angels Stratagems.

Warlord Traits
If your WARLORD is a CHARACTER model from a Dark Angels successor Chapter, you can use the Dark Angels Warlord Traits table to determine what Warlord Trait they have. Replace the DARK ANGELS keyword in all instances in that Warlord Trait (if any) with the name of your Character’s successor Chapter.

Chapter Relics
Dark Angels successor Chapters have access to Special-issue Wargear Relics; Relics of the Rock cannot be given to a CHARACTER model from a successor Chapter unless you use the Honoured by the Rock Stratagem.

Psychic Powers
PSYKER models from Dark Angels successor Chapters can know psychic powers from the Interromancy discipline in the same manner as PSYKER models in DARK ANGELS Detachments. When such a model uses one of these psychic powers, replace the DARK ANGELS keyword in all instances (if any) with the name of your Successor Chapter.

Chapter Approved Rules
All units from Dark Angels successor Chapters are considered to have the DARK ANGELS keyword for the purpose of using the Chapter Approved rules.

Datasheets
With the exception of named characters, you can nominate any DARK ANGELS units in your army to be from a Dark Angels successor Chapter. If you do, replace the DARK ANGELS keyword in every instance on its datasheet with the name of your chosen successor Chapter. For example, if you include an Interrogator-Chaplain in your army, and you decide it is from the ANGELS OF ABSOLUTION Chapter, its DARK ANGELS keyword becomes ANGELS OF ABSOLUTION and its Spiritual Leader ability reads ‘While a friendly ANGELS OF ABSOLUTION CORE unit is within 6" of this model, models in that unit can use this model’s Leadership characteristic instead of their own.’

Crusade Rules
If you have a Dark Angels Successor Chapter, then for the purposes of using any Dark Angels Crusade Rules, you can replace the DARK ANGELS keyword in all instances with the name of your Successor Chapter. Legendary Crusade Relics can never be given to a CHARACTER from a Dark Angels successor chapter.

Sons of the Lion

Much like their Primarch, the Dark Angels have a long history of being tactically astute, able to persecute their wars on any front with the appropriate application of their warriors and specialist wings.

Units with this ability have the following abilities, which are described below: Speed of the Raven; Fire Discipline; Implacable.

Speed of the Raven: While the Devastator Doctrine is active for your army:
  • Add 3" to the Move characteristic of RAVENWING models from your army.
  • RAVENWING units from your army are eligible to shoot with in a turn in which they Advanced. Each time a model in that unit makes a ranged attack in a turn in which it Advanced, that attack suffers the penalty incurred to the hit roll as if firing an Assault weapon.

Fire Discipline: While the Tactical Doctrine is active for your army, INFANTRY models from your army (excluding DEATHWING models) can make attacks with Rapid Fire and Assault weapons (excluding Blast weapons) while within Engagement Range of enemy units, but must target an enemy unit that is within Engagement Range of its own unit when they do 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, and while it is making such an attack, it has a Ballistic Skill characteristic of 5+.

Implacable: While the Assault Doctrine is active for your army, each time a DEATHWING INFANTRY or DEATHWING Dreadnought model from your army makes a melee attack against a CHARACTER unit or unit that contains any models with a Wounds characteristic of 8 or more, you can re-roll the wound roll.

1st Company

When a large Deathwing force goes to war it is a nigh on unstoppable force, utterly resolved to accomplish its mission no matter the obstacles.


2nd Company

The Ravenwing are fearsome and daring hunters, relentless in the pursuit and furious in the assault. When they commit to the field as a company, few can outmanoeuvre them.

  • Bike Squad and Outrider Squad units in this Detachment gain the Objective Secured ability.
  • If your WARLORD is part of this Detachment, this Detachment’s Command Benefits are changed to ‘+3 Command points’.


Deathwatch Detachment Rules

A DEATHWATCH Detachment is one that only includes models with the DEATHWATCH keyword (excluding models with the AGENT OF THE IMPERIUM or UNALIGNED keyword). Note that such a Detachment is also an ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachment, as described in Codex: Space Marines, and as such all the ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachment abilities also apply to that Detachment.

If every unit from your army (excluding UNALIGNED units) has the DEATHWATCH keyword, then every unit that has the Combat Doctrines ability and is in a Deathwatch Detachment gains the Mission Tactics ability, below.

Mission Tactics

Thousands of years of collated strategic data and hard-won combat experience have provided the Deathwatch with the ultimate battlefield tactics to combat almost any foe.

Do not use the rules in Codex: Space Marines to determine which combat doctrine is active for your army during each battle round. Instead, at the start of each battle round, select the Devastator Doctrine, Tactical Doctrine or Assault Doctrine. The combat doctrine you select is active for your army until the end of that battle round. Note, however, that when selecting a combat doctrine at the start of the battle round:
  • You cannot select the Devastator Doctrine to be active for your army more than once during the battle.
  • You cannot select the Tactical Doctrine to be active for your army more than twice during the battle.
  • You cannot select the Assault Doctrine to be active for your army more than three times during the battle.

CODEX SUPPLEMENT COMBAT DOCTRINE BONUSES
In each of the Space Marines Codex Supplements, you will find a detachment ability that confers additional bonuses to units with the Combat Doctrines ability while a particular doctrine is active for your army (e.g. Scions of Guilliman in Codex Supplement: Ultramarines, Savage Fury in Codex Supplement: Space Wolves etc). Whenever a rule allows a unit to gain the bonus of a particular doctrine even though it is not active for the rest of your army (e.g. the Adaptive Strategy Stratagem), then whilst that rule applies to that unit, that unit will also gain the benefit from any such detachment ability.


Imperial Fists Detachment Rules

In this section you’ll find rules for Battle-forged armies that include IMPERIAL FISTS Detachments – that is, Detachments that only include IMPERIAL FISTS units.

Abilities

If your army is Battle-forged, then in addition to the Detachment abilities gained from Codex: Space Marines, units in your army with the Combat Doctrines ability gain the Legacy of Dorn ability so long as, with the exception of UNALIGNED units, every unit from your army is an IMPERIAL FISTS unit or every unit from your army is from the same Imperial Fists successor Chapter.

Legacy of Dorn

The Imperial Fists are peerless siegers, demonstrating an uncanny knack for identifying and exploiting the weak spots of enemy vehicles and fortifications.

Whilst the Devastator Doctrine is active, each time a model with this ability makes an attack with a Heavy weapon against a VEHICLE or BUILDING unit, if that attack has a Strength characteristic of 7 or more, add 1 to the Damage characteristic of that attack.

CODEX SUPPLEMENT COMBAT DOCTRINE BONUSES
In each of the Space Marines Codex Supplements, you will find a detachment ability that confers additional bonuses to units with the Combat Doctrines ability while a particular doctrine is active for your army (e.g. Scions of Guilliman in Codex Supplement: Ultramarines, Savage Fury in Codex Supplement: Space Wolves etc). Whenever a rule allows a unit to gain the bonus of a particular doctrine even though it is not active for the rest of your army (e.g. the Adaptive Strategy Stratagem), then whilst that rule applies to that unit, that unit will also gain the benefit from any such detachment ability.

Successor Chapters

When you include an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit in your army that has the <CHAPTER> keyword, you must decide what Chapter that unit is from. Unless you choose one of the First Founding Chapters available to you (White Scars, Imperial Fists, Iron Hands, Ultramarines, Salamanders or Raven Guard), then your Chapter is a successor Chapter, and you should decide which of the aforementioned First Founding Chapters it is a successor of.

If the successor Chapter you have chosen is one established in the background of our publications, its founding Chapter will often be known (for example, the Crimson Fists are a known successor of the Imperial Fists). If the successor Chapter you have chosen does not have a known founding Chapter but has the Inheritors of the Primarch Successor Tactic, and you selected the Chapter Tactic of a First Founding Chapter, your chosen Chapter is a successor of that First Founding Chapter. Otherwise, choose a founding Chapter that best fits your successor Chapter’s character.

If your Chapter is a successor of the Imperial Fists, the following rules apply:

Warlord Traits
If your Warlord is a CHARACTER model from an Imperial Fists successor Chapter (other than CRIMSON FISTS), you can use the Imperial Fists Warlord Traits table opposite to determine what Warlord Trait they have. Replace the IMPERIAL FISTS keyword in all instances in that Warlord Trait (if any) with your WARLORD’s <CHAPTER> keyword. CRIMSON FISTS Warlords instead have access to the Crimson Fists Warlord Traits.

Chapter Relics
Imperial Fists successor Chapters have access to the Special-issue Wargear Relics; Relics of the Fists cannot be given to a CHARACTER model from a successor Chapter other than Crimson Fists unless you use the Champion of Blades Stratagem.

Stratagems
All units from Imperial Fists successor Chapters are considered to have the IMPERIAL FISTS keyword for the purpose of using Imperial Fists Stratagems.

Psychic Powers
LIBRARIAN models from Imperial Fists successor Chapters can know psychic powers from the Geokinesis discipline in the same manner as LIBRARIAN models in IMPERIAL FISTS Detachments. When such a model uses one of these psychic powers, replace the IMPERIAL FISTS keyword in all instances on that power (if any) with that model’s <CHAPTER> keyword.

Iron Hands Detachment Rules

In this section you’ll find rules for Battle-forged armies that include IRON HANDS Detachments – that is, Detachments that only include IRON HANDS units.

Abilities

If your army is Battle-forged, then in addition to the Detachment abilities gained from Codex: Space Marines, units in your army with the Combat Doctrines ability gain the Calculated Fury ability so long as, with the exception of UNALIGNED units, every unit from your army is an IRON HANDS unit or every unit from your army is from the same Iron Hands successor Chapter (see below).

Calculated Fury

The Iron Hands advance machine-like into battle. They are without mercy, and wage war with cold logic and calculated fury.

Whilst the Devastator Doctrine is active, models with this ability do not suffer the penalty for moving and firing Heavy weapons. In addition, whilst the Devastator Doctrine is active, when resolving an attack made with a Heavy weapon by a model with this ability, re-roll a hit roll of 1.

CODEX SUPPLEMENT COMBAT DOCTRINE BONUSES
In each of the Space Marines Codex Supplements, you will find a detachment ability that confers additional bonuses to units with the Combat Doctrines ability while a particular doctrine is active for your army (e.g. Scions of Guilliman in Codex Supplement: Ultramarines, Savage Fury in Codex Supplement: Space Wolves etc). Whenever a rule allows a unit to gain the bonus of a particular doctrine even though it is not active for the rest of your army (e.g. the Adaptive Strategy Stratagem), then whilst that rule applies to that unit, that unit will also gain the benefit from any such detachment ability.

Successor Chapters

When you include an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit in your army that has the <CHAPTER> keyword, you must decide what Chapter that unit is from. Unless you choose one of the First Founding Chapters available to you (White Scars, Imperial Fists, Iron Hands, Ultramarines, Salamanders or Raven Guard), then your Chapter is a successor Chapter, and you should decide which of the aforementioned First Founding Chapters it is a successor of.

If the successor Chapter you have chosen is one established in the background of our publications, its founding Chapter will often be known (for example, the Red Talons Chapter is a known successor of the Iron Hands). If the successor Chapter you have chosen does not have a known founding Chapter but has the Inheritors of the Primarch Successor Tactic, and you selected the Chapter Tactic of a First Founding Chapter, your chosen Chapter is a successor of that First Founding Chapter. Otherwise, choose a founding Chapter that best fits your successor Chapter’s character.

If your Chapter is a successor of the Iron Hands, the following rules apply:

Warlord Traits
If your WARLORD is a CHARACTER model from an Iron Hands successor Chapter, you can use the Iron Hands Warlord Traits table to determine what Warlord Trait they have. Replace the IRON HANDS keyword in all instances in that Warlord Trait (if any) with your WARLORD’s <CHAPTER> keyword.

Chapter Relics
Iron Hands successor Chapters have access to the Special-issue Wargear Relics; Relics of Medusa cannot be given to a CHARACTER model from a successor Chapter unless you use the Bequeathed by the Iron Council Stratagem.

Stratagems
All units from Iron Hands successor Chapters are considered to have the IRON HANDS keyword for the purpose of using Iron Hands Stratagems.

Psychic Powers
LIBRARIAN models from Iron Hands successor Chapters can know psychic powers from the Technomancy discipline in the same manner as LIBRARIAN models in IRON HANDS Detachments. When such a model uses one of these psychic powers, replace the IRON HANDS keyword in all instances on that power (if any) with that model’s <CHAPTER> keyword.

Raven Guard Detachment Rules

In this section you’ll find rules for Battle-forged armies that include RAVEN GUARD Detachments – that is, Detachments that only include RAVEN GUARD units.

Abilities

If your army is Battle-forged, then in addition to the Detachment abilities gained from Codex: Space Marines, units in your army with the Combat Doctrines ability gain the Surgical Strikes ability so long as, with the exception of UNALIGNED units, every unit from your army is a RAVEN GUARD unit or every unit from your army is from the same Raven Guard successor Chapter (see below).

Surgical Strikes

The warriors of the Raven Guard spring their ambushes with perfect timing and coordination to eliminate the enemy’s command structure.

Whilst the Tactical Doctrine is active, when resolving an attack made by a model with this ability against a CHARACTER unit, you can add 1 to hit rolls and wound rolls.

CODEX SUPPLEMENT COMBAT DOCTRINE BONUSES
In each of the Space Marines Codex Supplements, you will find a detachment ability that confers additional bonuses to units with the Combat Doctrines ability while a particular doctrine is active for your army (e.g. Scions of Guilliman in Codex Supplement: Ultramarines, Savage Fury in Codex Supplement: Space Wolves etc). Whenever a rule allows a unit to gain the bonus of a particular doctrine even though it is not active for the rest of your army (e.g. the Adaptive Strategy Stratagem), then whilst that rule applies to that unit, that unit will also gain the benefit from any such detachment ability.

Successor Chapters

When you include an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit in your army that has the <CHAPTER> keyword, you must decide what Chapter that unit is from. Unless you choose one of the First Founding Chapters available to you (White Scars, Imperial Fists, Iron Hands, Ultramarines, Salamanders or Raven Guard), then your Chapter is a successor Chapter, and you should decide which of the aforementioned First Founding Chapters it is a successor of.

If the successor Chapter you have chosen is one established in the background of our publications, its founding Chapter will often be known (for example, the Revilers Chapter is a known successor of the Raven Guard). If the successor Chapter you have chosen does not have a known founding Chapter but has the Inheritors of the Primarch Successor Tactic, and you selected the Chapter Tactic of a First Founding Chapter, your chosen Chapter is
a successor of that First Founding Chapter. Otherwise, choose a founding Chapter that best fits your successor Chapter’s character.

If your Chapter is a successor of the Raven Guard, the following rules apply:

Warlord Traits
If your WARLORD is a CHARACTER model from a Raven Guard successor Chapter, you can use the Raven Guard Warlord Trait table to determine what WARLORD Trait they have. Replace the RAVEN GUARD keyword in all instances in that Warlord Trait (if any) with your WARLORD’s <CHAPTER> keyword.

Chapter Relics
Raven Guard successor Chapters have access to the Special-issue Wargear Relics; Relics of the Ravenspire cannot be given to a CHARACTER model from a successor Chapter unless you use the Token of Brotherhood Stratagem.

Stratagems
Units from Raven Guard successor Chapters are considered to have the RAVEN GUARD keyword for the purposes of using Raven Guard Stratagems.

Psychic Powers
LIBRARIAN models from Raven Guard successor Chapters can know psychic powers from the Umbramancy discipline in the same manner as LIBRARIAN models in RAVEN GUARD Detachments. When such a model uses one of these psychic powers, replace the RAVEN GUARD keyword in all instances on that power (if any) with that model’s <CHAPTER> keyword.

Salamanders Detachment Rules

In this section you’ll find rules for Battle-forged armies that include SALAMANDERS Detachments – that is, Detachments that only include SALAMANDERS units.

Abilities

If your army is Battle-forged, then in addition to the Detachment abilities gained from Codex: Space Marines, units in your army with the Combat Doctrines ability gain the Promethean Cult ability so long as, with the exception of UNALIGNED units, every unit from your army is a SALAMANDERS unit or every unit from your army is from the same Salamanders successor Chapter.

Promethean Cult

The Salamanders and their successor Chapters adhere to the teachings of Vulkan and his codes of battle, displaying a remarkable affinity for weapons that burn the foe to ashes in a blast of searing heat.

Whilst the Tactical Doctrine is active, when resolving an attack made with a flame weapon or melta weapon by a model with this ability, add 1 to the wound roll.

CODEX SUPPLEMENT COMBAT DOCTRINE BONUSES
In each of the Space Marines Codex Supplements, you will find a detachment ability that confers additional bonuses to units with the Combat Doctrines ability while a particular doctrine is active for your army (e.g. Scions of Guilliman in Codex Supplement: Ultramarines, Savage Fury in Codex Supplement: Space Wolves etc). Whenever a rule allows a unit to gain the bonus of a particular doctrine even though it is not active for the rest of your army (e.g. the Adaptive Strategy Stratagem), then whilst that rule applies to that unit, that unit will also gain the benefit from any such detachment ability.

Successor Chapters

When you include an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit in your army that has the <CHAPTER> keyword, you must decide what Chapter that unit is from. Unless you choose one of the First Founding Chapters available to you (White Scars, Imperial Fists, Iron Hands, Ultramarines, Salamanders or Raven Guard), then your Chapter is a successor Chapter, and you should decide which of the aforementioned First Founding Chapters it is a successor of.

If the successor Chapter you have chosen is one established in the background of our publications, its founding Chapter will often be known. If the successor Chapter you have chosen does not have a known founding Chapter but has the Inheritors of the Primarch Successor Tactic, and you selected the Chapter Tactic of a First Founding Chapter, your chosen Chapter is a successor of that First Founding Chapter. Otherwise, choose a founding Chapter that best fits your successor Chapter’s character.

If your Chapter is a successor of the Salamanders, the following rules apply:

Warlord Traits
If your WARLORD is a CHARACTER model from a Salamanders successor Chapter, you can use the Salamanders Warlord Traits table below to determine what Warlord Trait they have. Replace the SALAMANDERS keyword in all instances in that Warlord Trait (if any) with your WARLORD’s <CHAPTER> keyword.

Chapter Relics
Salamanders successor Chapters have access to the Special-issue Wargear Relics; Relics of Nocturne cannot be given to a CHARACTER model from a successor Chapter unless you use the Trust of Prometheus Stratagem.

Stratagems
All units from Salamanders successor Chapters are considered to have the SALAMANDERS keyword for the purpose of using Salamanders Stratagems.

Psychic Powers
LIBRARIAN models from Salamanders successor Chapters can know psychic powers from the Promethean discipline in the same manner as LIBRARIAN models in SALAMANDERS Detachments. When such a model uses one of these psychic powers, replace the SALAMANDERS keyword in all instances on that power (if any) with that model’s <CHAPTER> keyword.

Space Wolves Detachment Rules

A SPACE WOLVES Detachment is one that only includes models with the SPACE WOLVES keyword (excluding models with the AGENT OF THE IMPERIUM or UNALIGNED keywords). Note that such a Detachment is also an ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachment, as described in Codex: Space Marines, and as such all the ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachment abilities also apply to that Detachment.

Savage Fury

In the maelstrom of battle, the Space Wolves crash head first into enemy lines, their blades rising and falling in red arcs. All those who would oppose them are left bloodied and broken in their wake.

While the Assault Doctrine is active for your army, each time a model in this unit makes a melee attack, an unmodified hit roll of 6 scores 1 additional hit.

CODEX SUPPLEMENT COMBAT DOCTRINE BONUSES
In each of the Space Marines Codex Supplements, you will find a detachment ability that confers additional bonuses to units with the Combat Doctrines ability while a particular doctrine is active for your army (e.g. Scions of Guilliman in Codex Supplement: Ultramarines, Savage Fury in Codex Supplement: Space Wolves etc). Whenever a rule allows a unit to gain the bonus of a particular doctrine even though it is not active for the rest of your army (e.g. the Adaptive Strategy Stratagem), then whilst that rule applies to that unit, that unit will also gain the benefit from any such detachment ability.

Successor Chapters

A Space Wolves successor Chapter is one for which the Space Wolves are their First Founding Chapter. You can find out more information on successor Chapters, and how to determine if your Chapter is a successor of the Space Wolves, in Codex: Space Marines. If your Chapter is a successor of the Space Wolves, the following rules apply.

Detachment Abilities
If you have a Space Wolves successor Chapter, then for the purposes of using any Space Wolves Detachment rules, you can replace the SPACE WOLVES keyword in all instances with the name of your chosen successor Chapter.

Stratagems
All units from Space Wolves successor Chapters are considered to have the SPACE WOLVES keyword for the purpose of using Space Wolves Stratagems.

Warlord Traits
If your WARLORD is a CHARACTER model from a Space Wolves successor Chapter, you can use the Space Wolves Warlord Traits table to determine what Warlord Trait they have. Replace the SPACE WOLVES keyword in all instances in that Warlord Trait (if any) with the name of the successor Chapter from which that CHARACTER is drawn.

Sagas
If a CHARACTER from a Space Wolves successor Chapter has a Space Wolves Warlord Trait, they will gain the associated Deed and Saga. Replace the SPACE WOLVES keyword in all instances in that Deed and Saga (if any) with the name of the successor Chapter from which that CHARACTER is drawn.

Chapter Relics
Space Wolves successor Chapters have access to Special-issue Wargear Relics; Relics of the Fang cannot be given to a CHARACTER model from a successor Chapter unless you use the A Trophy Bestowed Stratagem.

Psychic Powers
PSYKER models from Space Wolves successor Chapters can know psychic powers from the Tempestas discipline in the same manner as PSYKER models in SPACE WOLVES Detachments. When such a model uses one of these psychic powers, replace the SPACE WOLVES keyword in all instances (if any) with the name of the successor Chapter from which that PSYKER is drawn.

Chapter Approved Rules
All units from Space Wolves successor Chapters are considered to have the SPACE WOLVES keyword for the purpose of using the Chapter Approved rules.

Crusade Rules
If you have a Space Wolves successor Chapter, then for the purposes of using any Space Wolves Crusade rules, you can replace the SPACE WOLVES keyword in all instances with the name of your successor Chapter. Legendary Crusade Relics can never be given to a model from a Space Wolves successor Chapter.

Datasheets
With the exception of named characters, you can nominate any SPACE WOLVES units from your army to be from a Space Wolves successor Chapter. If you do, replace the SPACE WOLVES keyword in every instance on its datasheet with the name of your chosen successor Chapter. For example, if you include a Wolf Lord on Thunderwolf in your army, and you decide it is from the Wolfspear Chapter, its SPACE WOLVES keyword becomes WOLFSPEAR and its Rites of Battle ability reads ‘While a friendly WOLFSPEAR 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.’

Ultramarines Detachment Rules

In this section you’ll find rules for Battle-forged armies that include ULTRAMARINES Detachments – that is, Detachments that only include ULTRAMARINES units.

Abilities

If your army is Battle-forged, then in addition to the Detachment abilities gained from Codex: Space Marines, units in your army with the Combat Doctrines ability gain the Scions of Guilliman ability so long as, with the exception of UNALIGNED units, every unit from your army is an ULTRAMARINES unit or every unit from your army is from the same Ultramarines successor Chapter (see below).

Scions of Guilliman

The Ultramarines and their successor Chapters are strict adherents to the teachings of the Codex Astartes, and as such they typically adopt a flexible combat style that emphasises manoeuvrability without sacrificing firepower.

Whilst the Tactical Doctrine is active, models with this ability that moved in your Movement phase, but did not Advance or Fall Back, can make attacks with ranged weapons in the following Shooting phase as if their unit had remained stationary this turn.

CODEX SUPPLEMENT COMBAT DOCTRINE BONUSES
In each of the Space Marines Codex Supplements, you will find a detachment ability that confers additional bonuses to units with the Combat Doctrines ability while a particular doctrine is active for your army (e.g. Scions of Guilliman in Codex Supplement: Ultramarines, Savage Fury in Codex Supplement: Space Wolves etc). Whenever a rule allows a unit to gain the bonus of a particular doctrine even though it is not active for the rest of your army (e.g. the Adaptive Strategy Stratagem), then whilst that rule applies to that unit, that unit will also gain the benefit from any such detachment ability.

Successor Chapters

When you include an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit in your army that has the <CHAPTER> keyword, you must decide what Chapter that unit is from. Unless you choose one of the First Founding Chapters available to you (White Scars, Imperial Fists, Iron Hands, Ultramarines, Salamanders or Raven Guard), then your Chapter is a successor Chapter, and you should decide which of the aforementioned First Founding Chapters it is a successor of.

If the successor Chapter you have chosen is one established in the background of our publications, its founding Chapter will often be known (for example, the Mortifactors Chapter is a known successor of the Ultramarines). If the successor Chapter you have chosen does not have a known founding Chapter but has the Inheritors of the Primarch Successor Tactic, and you selected the Chapter Tactic of a First Founding Chapter, your chosen Chapter is a successor of that First Founding Chapter. Otherwise, choose a founding Chapter that best fits your successor Chapter’s character.

If your Chapter is a successor of the Ultramarines, the following rules apply:

Warlord Traits
If your WARLORD is a CHARACTER model from an Ultramarines successor Chapter, you can use the Ultramarines Warlord Traits table opposite to determine what Warlord Trait they have. Replace the ULTRAMARINES keyword in all instances in that Warlord Trait (if any) with your Warlord’s <CHAPTER> keyword.

Chapter Relics
Ultramarines successor Chapters have access to the Special-issue Wargear Relics; Relics of Macragge cannot be given to a CHARACTER model from a successor Chapter unless you use the Honoured by Macragge Stratagem.

Stratagems
All units from Ultramarines successor Chapters are considered to have the ULTRAMARINES keyword for the purpose of using Ultramarines Stratagems.

Psychic Powers
LIBRARIAN models from Ultramarines successor Chapters can know psychic powers from the Indomitus discipline in the same manner as LIBRARIAN models in ULTRAMARINES Detachments. When such a model uses one of these psychic powers, replace the ULTRAMARINES keyword in all instances on that power (if any) with that model’s <CHAPTER> keyword.

White Scars Detachment Rules

In this section you’ll find rules for Battle-forged armies that include WHITE SCARS Detachments – that is, Detachments that only include WHITE SCARS units.

Abilities

If your army is Battle-forged, then in addition to the Detachment abilities gained from Codex: Space Marines, units in your army with the Combat Doctrines ability gain the Devastating Charge ability so long as, with the exception of UNALIGNED units, every unit from your army is a WHITE SCARS unit or every unit from your army is from the same White Scars successor Chapter (see below).

Devastating Charge

The White Scars favour shock assaults, crashing into the enemy with overwhelming force. They are experts at using this high-speed impact to drive their blades home with devastating force and decapitate their prey.

Whilst the Assault Doctrine is active, when resolving an attack made with a melee weapon by a model with this ability in a unit that made a charge move or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn, add 1 to the Damage characteristic of that weapon for that attack.

CODEX SUPPLEMENT COMBAT DOCTRINE BONUSES
In each of the Space Marines Codex Supplements, you will find a detachment ability that confers additional bonuses to units with the Combat Doctrines ability while a particular doctrine is active for your army (e.g. Scions of Guilliman in Codex Supplement: Ultramarines, Savage Fury in Codex Supplement: Space Wolves etc). Whenever a rule allows a unit to gain the bonus of a particular doctrine even though it is not active for the rest of your army (e.g. the Adaptive Strategy Stratagem), then whilst that rule applies to that unit, that unit will also gain the benefit from any such detachment ability.

Successor Chapters

When you include an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit in your army that has the <CHAPTER> keyword, you must decide what Chapter that unit is from. Unless you choose one of the First Founding Chapters available to you (White Scars, Imperial Fists, Iron Hands, Ultramarines, Salamanders or Raven Guard), then your Chapter is a successor Chapter, and you should decide which of the aforementioned First Founding Chapters it is a successor of.

If the successor Chapter you have chosen is one established in the background of our publications, its founding Chapter will often be known (for example, the Storm Lords Chapter is a known successor of the White Scars). If the successor Chapter you have chosen does not have a known founding Chapter but has the Inheritors of the Primarch Successor Tactic, and you selected the Chapter Tactic of a First Founding Chapter, your chosen Chapter is a successor of that First Founding Chapter. Otherwise, choose a founding Chapter that best fits your successor Chapter’s character.

If your Chapter is a successor of the White Scars, the following rules apply:

Warlord Traits
If your WARLORD is a CHARACTER model from a White Scars successor Chapter, you can use the White Scars Warlord Trait table to determine what Warlord Trait they have. Replace the WHITE SCARS keyword in all instances in that Warlord Trait (if any) with your WARLORD’s <CHAPTER> keyword.

Chapter Relics
White Scars successor Chapters have access to the Special-issue Wargear Relics; Relics of Chogoris cannot be given to a CHARACTER model from a successor Chapter unless you use the Gift of the Khans Stratagem.

Stratagems
Units from White Scars successor Chapters are considered to have the WHITE SCARS keyword for the purposes of using White Scars Stratagems.

Psychic Powers
LIBRARIAN models from White Scars successor Chapters can know psychic powers from the Stormspeaking discipline in the same manner as LIBRARIAN models in WHITE SCARS Detachments. When such a model uses one of these psychic powers, replace the WHITE SCARS keyword in all instances on that power (if any) with that model’s <CHAPTER> keyword.

Rites of Initiation

If your army is Battle-forged, when mustering your army, you can upgrade any of the following units (excluding named characters) in DARK ANGELS Detachments in your army to become members of the Deathwing:

CAPTAIN
PRIMARIS LIEUTENANT equipped with storm shield
DREADNOUGHT
LAND RAIDER
REPULSOR or REPULSOR EXECUTIONER
STORMRAVEN GUNSHIP
TRANSPORT unit that can transport TERMINATOR models

Each time you upgrade one of these units, it gains the DEATHWING keyword and its Power Rating is increased as shown in the table below. If you are playing a matched play game, or a game that otherwise uses a points limit, then the points value of that unit is also increased by the amount shown in the same table. Make a note on your army roster each time you upgrade a unit using these rules.

In a Crusade force, a unit can only be upgraded to become part of the DEATHWING by using this ability when it is added to your Order of Battle, and only if this upgrade would not cause your total Power Level to exceed your Crusade forces Supply Limit. If a unit is so upgraded, make a note of it on its Crusade card.

RITES OF INITIATION
UNITPOWERPOINTS
CAPTAIN+1+20
PRIMARIS LIEUTENANT equipped with storm shield+1+15
DREADNOUGHT+1+15
Land Raider+1+10
REPULSOR+1+10
STORMRAVEN GUNSHIP+1+10
TRANSPORT unit that can transport TERMINATOR models+1+10


The Lost

If your army is Battle-forged, then when mustering your army, you can upgrade up to one CAPTAIN and up to two LIEUTENANT units (excluding named characters) in Blood Angels Detachments in your army to be inducted into the DEATH COMPANY.

Each time you do so, that unit gains the Death Company keyword and the Power Rating of that unit is increased as shown in the table below. If you are playing a matched play game, or a game that otherwise uses a points limit, then the points value of that unit is also increased by the amount shown in the same table. Make a note on your army roster each time you upgrade a unit using these rules.

THE LOST
UNITPOWERPOINTS
CAPTAIN+1+20
LIEUTENANT+1+10

The following apply to models in units inducted into the Death Company.
  • A model inducted into the Death Company gains the Black Rage and Death Visions abilities.
  • A model inducted into the Death Company cannot be your WARLORD, and cannot be given any other Chapter Command upgrades.
  • A CAPTAIN model inducted into the Death Company has its Rites of Battle ability replaced with the following ability: ‘Rites of Rage (Aura): While a friendly DEATH COMPANY 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.’
  • A LIEUTENANT model inducted into the Death Company must replace its Tactical Precision ability with the following ability: ‘Tactical Aggression (Aura): While a friendly DEATH COMPANY CORE unit is within 6" of this model, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, re-roll a wound roll of 1.’
  • DEATH COMPANY CHARACTER units are excluded from the Company Command rule. This means, for example, a Detachment can include both one DEATH COMPANY CAPTAIN unit and one other CAPTAIN unit.
In a Crusade force, a model cannot be upgraded in this manner. The Crusade rules instead provide an alternate journey in which these models can be inducted into the Death Company.


Kill Team Specialisms

If your army is Battle-forged and includes any DEATHWATCH Detachments (excluding Auxiliary Support, Super-heavy Auxiliary or Fortification Network Detachments), then when you muster your army, you can upgrade any KILL TEAM units from your army to have a Specialism. If you have a Crusade force, it is also possible for some CHARACTER units to gain a Specialism as described here.

Each time you upgrade one of the aforementioned units, you must select the Specialism it will have. Its Power Rating is increased, as shown in the table below. If you are playing a matched play game, or a game that uses a points limit, then the points value of that unit is also increased by the amount shown in the same table. Make a note on your army roster each time you upgrade a unit using these rules.

SPECIALISMS
SPECIALISMPOWERPOINTS
Aquila+1+15
Dominatus+1+20
Furor+2+30
Malleus+2+30
Purgatus+1+20
Venator+1+20

Each time you upgrade a unit to have a Specialism, it gains a keyword that matches its Specialism and the associated ability below. These units are still considered to be the same datasheet for the purposes of any mission rules that limit the number of times any particular datasheet can be included in your army.

With the exception of KILL TEAM CASSIUS (see below), a Crusade force cannot start with any units upgraded in this manner - to include one in a Crusade force, you must use the Kill Team Specialism Requisition.

An army (and a Crusade army) cannot contain more than one KILL TEAM unit with the same Specialism (e.g. an army cannot contain two VENATOR KILL TEAM units or two DOMINATUS KILL TEAM units), with the exception of units upgraded using the Masters of the Specialisms rules.

Kill Team Cassius

If your army is Battle-forged and includes KILL TEAM CASSIUS as part of any DEATHWATCH Detachment (excluding Auxiliary Support Detachments), that unit is upgraded to have the Aquila Specialism, even if this would cause your army to contain more than one unit with the same Kill Team Specialism. This upgrade does not increase the Power Rating or points value of that unit, and does not prevent you from upgrading another unit to have the Aquila Specialism.

Aquila

Aquila Kill Teams are equipped to handle varied or unknown horrors with a measured and strategically versatile response.

After selecting a Battlefield Role for the purposes of the Xenos Hunters Chapter Tactic for your army, select one additional Battlefield Role. Until the end of the battle, each time a model in this unit makes an attack against an enemy unit with either of the selected Battlefield Roles, re-roll a wound roll of 1.

Venator

Venator Kill Teams employ tactics to combat agile foes, balancing speed with heavy firepower to scythe them down.

  • Each time a model in this unit makes an attack against an enemy unit with the Fast Attack or Flyer Battlefield Role, re-roll a wound roll of 1.
  • If you selected the Fast Attack or Flyer Battlefield Role for the Xenos Hunters Chapter Tactic, each time a model in this unit makes an attack against an enemy unit with that Battlefield Role, you can re-roll the wound roll.

Malleus

Charged with the sundering of xenos war engines and hulking alien monsters, Malleus Kill Teams are also bulwarks of defence.

  • Each time a model in this unit makes an attack against an enemy unit with the Heavy Support, Lord of War or Dedicated Transport Battlefield Role, re-roll a wound roll of 1.
  • If you selected the Heavy Support, Lord of War or Dedicated Transport Battlefield Role for the Xenos Hunters Chapter Tactic, each time a model in this unit makes an attack against an enemy unit with that Battlefield Role, you can re-roll the wound roll.

Dominatus

If the enemy rely upon specialist forces of their own, a Dominatus Kill Team will counter their strengths with expert optimisation.

  • Each time a model in this unit makes an attack against an enemy unit with the Elites Battlefield Role, re-roll a wound roll of 1.
  • If you selected the Elites Battlefield Role for the Xenos Hunters Chapter Tactic, each time a model in this unit makes an attack against an enemy unit with that Battlefield Role, you can re-roll the wound roll.

Furor

Furor Kill Teams specialise in destroying foes that seek to overwhelm the Deathwatch with sheer weight of numbers.

  • Each time a model in this unit makes an attack against an enemy unit with the Troops Battlefield Role, re-roll a wound roll of 1 for that attack.
  • If you selected the Troops Battlefield Role for the Xenos Hunters Chapter Tactic, each time a model in this unit makes an attack against an enemy unit with that Battlefield Role, you can re-roll the wound roll.

Purgatus

Indomitable in heart and mind, Purgatus Kill Teams specialise in slaying the cunning and horrific leaders of a xenos host.

  • Each time a model in this unit makes an attack against an enemy unit with the HQ Battlefield Role, re-roll a wound roll of 1.
  • If you selected the HQ Battlefield Role for the Xenos Hunters Chapter Tactic, each time a model in this unit makes an attack against an enemy unit with that Battlefield Role, you can re-roll the wound roll.


Creating Kill Teams

When you are mustering your army, or adding a unit to your Order of Battle, you can create a KILL TEAM unit. A KILL TEAM unit can be comprised of models from several different ADEPTUS ASTARTES datasheets, as described below. You can add any number of KILL TEAM units to your army, subject to the usual restrictions. Each KILL TEAM unit has the Troops Battlefield Role.

CREATING A KILL TEAM
A KILL TEAM unit includes between 5 and 10 models. Overleaf you will find details of the four different KILL TEAM units available. Each will specify which models, and how many of each model, can be included in that KILL TEAM unit.

WARGEAR
A model included in a KILL TEAM unit can be equipped with any of the wargear listed for that model under the wargear options on its original datasheet. For the purposes of wargear options, any option that requires a minimum number of models in the unit will require that number of models of that type to be included in the unit (e.g. one model can be equipped with an Astartes grenade launcher for every 5 Intercessors or Intercessor Sergeant in this unit, not for every 5 models of any type).

ABILITIES
All KILL TEAM units have the Mixed Unit ability.

A model in a KILL TEAM unit retains any abilities that applied to that model on its original datasheet. If a model in a KILL TEAM unit has an ability on their original datasheet that requires every model in the unit to have that ability in order to be able to use it, then they can only use that ability if every model in their KILL TEAM unit has that ability.

Example: Elliot creates a Proteus Kill Team unit that contains 1 Watch Sergeant, 4 Deathwatch Veterans and 5 Deathwatch Terminators. Before this unit is set up, Elliot uses the Combat Squads ability to create one unit containing the Watch Sergeant and 4 Deathwatch Veterans, and another containing 5 Deathwatch Terminators. This unit of 5 Deathwatch Terminators can be set up using the Teleport Strike ability because, after using the Combat Squads ability, all of the models in the new unit have the Teleport Strike ability.

KEYWORDS
Models in KILL TEAM units do not retain any keywords from their original datasheet. Instead, KILL TEAM units have the following Faction keywords: IMPERIUM, ADEPTUS ASTARTES, DEATHWATCH.

The entry for each KILL TEAM unit will detail any keywords that unit has, as well as any other keywords gained while that unit contains certain models.

POWER RATING
Each KILL TEAM unit will give instructions on how to calculate that unit’s Power Rating. This will start at a fixed value, and then vary depending on which additional models have been included in that KILL TEAM unit.

Example: Elliot wants to create a Fortis Kill Team unit to add to his Order of Battle. To do this he must calculate the unit’s Power Rating. Elliot’s unit contains 1 Intercessor Sergeant model, 4 Intercessor models, 2 Assault Intercessor models, 2 Outrider models and 1 Hellblaster model. This unit starts with a Power Rating of 6 for the Intercessor Sergeant model and 4 Intercessor models. Elliot then adds 2 to the Power Rating for the 2 Assault Intercessor models, 4 for the 2 Outriders models and 2 for the Hellblaster model. The Power Rating of this Kill Team unit is therefore 14 (6+2+4+2).

Proteus Kill Team

The sheer versatility of their weapon loadout, coupled with their durability and manoeuvrability, make it little wonder that Proteus Kill Teams have worked miraculous feats of arms on countless hostile worlds over the course of the Imperium’s history.

A PROTEUS KILL TEAM contains: 1 Watch Sergeant; 4 Deathwatch Veterans (see Deathwatch Veterans). You can add any 5 of the following models to this unit:

ABILITIES
The following change to one ability applies:
  • Veteran Bikers can only use the Turbo-boost ability if their unit only contains Veteran Biker models (such as after using the Combat Squads ability).

KEYWORDS
A PROTEUS KILL TEAM unit has the following keywords (note that these are not Faction keywords): INFANTRY, CORE, KILL TEAM, PROTEUS.

In addition, the unit can gain the following keywords:
  • While a PROTEUS KILL TEAM unit contains any Vanguard Veterans, it has the MELTA BOMBS keyword. While a PROTEUS KILL TEAM unit only contains Vanguard Veterans with jump packs, it also has the FLY keyword.
  • While a PROTEUS KILL TEAM unit only contains Deathwatch Terminators, it has the TERMINATOR keyword.
  • While a PROTEUS KILL TEAM unit only contains Veteran Bikers, it has the BIKER keyword and loses the INFANTRY keyword.

POWER RATING
A PROTEUS KILL TEAM has a Power Rating of 7. If you added any models to this unit, add the following to this unit’s Power Rating:
  • Deathwatch Veteran (+1 Power Rating per model)
  • Deathwatch Terminator (+2 Power Rating per model)
  • Veteran Biker (+2 Power Rating per model)
  • Vanguard Veteran (+2 Power Rating per model)

Fortis Kill Team

Further refined from Watch Master Mordelai’s original concept, Fortis Kill Teams exemplify the supreme adaptability of the Tacticus variant of Mk X power armour, seamlessly merging a variety of close support roles and deadly firepower.

A FORTIS KILL TEAM contains: 1 Intercessor Sergeant; 4 Intercessors (see Intercessor Squad). You can add any 5 of the following models to this unit:
1 Intercessor (see Intercessor Squad)
1 Assault Intercessor (see Assault Intercessor Squad)
1 Outrider (see Outrider Squad)
1 Hellblaster (see Hellblaster Squad)

WARGEAR OPTIONS
A FORTIS KILL TEAM has the following additional wargear options:
  • Any Intercessor or Intercessor Sergeant can have their bolt rifle replaced with one of the following: 1 auto bolt rifle; 1 stalker bolt rifle.
  • Any Hellblaster can have their plasma incinerator replaced with one of the following: 1 assault plasma incinerator; 1 heavy plasma incinerator.

ABILITIES
The following changes to two abilities apply:
  • The Devastating Charge ability only applies to Outriders in this unit.
  • Outriders can only use the Turbo-boost ability if their unit only contains Outriders (such as after using the Combat Squads ability).

KEYWORDS
A FORTIS KILL TEAM unit has the following keywords (note that these are not Faction keywords): INFANTRY, CORE, PRIMARIS, KILL TEAM, FORTIS.

In addition, the unit can gain the following keywords:
  • While a FORTIS KILL TEAM only contains Outriders, it has the BIKER keyword and loses the INFANTRY keyword.

POWER RATING
A FORTIS KILL TEAM has a Power Rating of 6. If you added any models to this unit, add the following to this unit’s Power Rating:
  • Intercessor (+1 Power Rating per model)
  • Assault Intercessor (+1 Power Rating per model)
  • Outrider (+2 Power Rating per model)
  • Hellblaster (+2 Power Rating per model)

Indomitor Kill Team

Comprising warriors wearing the heavier Gravis variant of Mk X, Indomitor Kill Teams are mobile bastions capable of unleashing the firepower of a squadron of battle tanks. Before them, hordes of xenos and monstrous beasts alike are torn apart.

An INDOMITOR KILL TEAM contains: 1 Heavy Intercessor Sergeant; 4 Heavy Intercessors (see Heavy Intercessor Squad). You can add any 5 of the following models to this unit:

WARGEAR OPTIONS
An INDOMITOR KILL TEAM has the following additional wargear options:
  • Any Heavy Intercessor or Heavy Intercessor Sergeant can have their heavy bolt rifle replaced with one of the following: 1 hellstorm bolt rifle; 1 executor bolt rifle.
  • Any Aggressor can have their 2 auto boltstorm gauntlets and 1 fragstorm grenade launcher replaced with: 2 flamestorm gauntlets.
  • Any Inceptor can have their 2 assault bolters replaced with 2 plasma exterminators.
  • Any Eradicator can have their melta rifle replaced with 1 heavy melta rifle.

ABILITIES
The following change to one ability applies:
  • Only Eradicators in this unit can shoot twice when this unit uses the Total Obliteration ability.

KEYWORDS
An INDOMITOR KILL TEAM unit has the following keywords (note that these are not Faction keywords): INFANTRY, CORE, PRIMARIS, MK X GRAVIS, KILL TEAM, INDOMITOR.

In addition, the unit can gain the following keywords:
  • While an INDOMITOR KILL TEAM unit only contains Inceptors, it has the FLY keyword.

POWER RATING
An INDOMITOR KILL TEAM has a Power Rating of 9. If you added any models to this unit, add the following to this unit’s Power Rating:
  • Heavy Intercessor (+2 Power Rating per model)
  • Aggressor (+2 Power Rating per model)
  • Inceptor (+2 Power Rating per model)
  • Eradicator (+3 Power Rating per model)

Spectrus Kill Team

Sinister, silent and all but invisible until they strike, Spectrus Kill Teams are adept in inflicting death from both near and far. Clad in close-fitting Mk X Phobos battle plate, they specialise in battlefield control and enemy destabilisation.

A SPECTRUS KILL TEAM contains: 1 Infiltrator Sergeant; 4 Infiltrators (see Infiltrator Squad). You can add any 5 of the following models to this unit:

WARGEAR OPTIONS
A SPECTRUS KILL TEAM has the following additional
wargear options:
  • Any Reiver can have their combat blade replaced with 1 bolt carbine.
  • Any Eliminator can have their bolt sniper rifle replaced with 1 las fusil.

ABILITIES
The following changes to three abilities apply:
  • The Omni-scramblers ability only applies while there are any Infiltrators or Infiltrator Sergeants in this unit.
  • The Multi-spectrum Array ability only applies to Incursors in this unit.
  • The Terror Troops ability only applies while there are any Reivers in this unit.

KEYWORDS
A SPECTRUS KILL TEAM unit has the following keywords (note that these are not Faction keywords): INFANTRY, CORE, PHOBOS, PRIMARIS, KILL TEAM, SPECTRUS.

In addition, the unit can gain the following keywords:
  • While a SPECTRUS KILL TEAM contains any Infiltrator or Incursor models, it has the SMOKESCREEN keyword.
  • While a SPECTRUS KILL TEAM contains any Reivers, it has the SHOCK GRENADES keyword.

POWER RATING
A SPECTRUS KILL TEAM has a Power Rating of 8. If you added any models to this unit, add the following to this unit’s Power Rating:
  • Infiltrator (+1 Power Rating per model)
  • Incursor (+1 Power Rating per model)
  • Reiver (+1 Power Rating per model)
  • Eliminator (+ 2 Power Rating per model)


Specialist Detachments

Indomitus Crusaders

Through the actions of brave and determined warriors, the Indomitus Crusade changed the face of the galaxy in the wake of the Great Rift. It lasted over a century, and many of the Primaris Marines that typified its forces became learned veterans of the battlefield over that time.

SPECIALIST DETACHMENT
If your army is Battle-forged, you can use the Specialist Detachment Stratagem below:
1CP

INDOMITUS CRUSADERS

Specialist Detachment Stratagem

In the wake of the Great Rift, the Indomitus Crusade battled to retake Imperial worlds plagued by the forces of Chaos.

Use this Stratagem when choosing your army. Pick a Space Marines Detachment from your army to be an Indomitus Crusaders Specialist Detachment. PRIMARIS CAPTAINS, PRIMARIS LIEUTENANTS, PRIMARIS ANCIENTS, INTERCESSOR SQUADS and INCEPTOR SQUADS in that Detachment gain the INDOMITUS CRUSADER keyword.

WARLORD TRAIT
If an INDOMITUS CRUSADER CHARACTER is your WARLORD, you can give them the following Warlord Trait.

GREY SHIELD

During the Indomitus Crusade, this battle-brother served in a unit of Grey Shields. These strike forces were comprised of Space Marines from a range of different Chapters, allowing for a multitude of combat styles to be galvanised as one. Now, leading his own warriors into battle, this warlord is able to employ versatile strategies, switching tactics even in the thick of battle.

Once per battle, at the start of your Movement phase, if your WARLORD is on the battlefield, you can choose for INDOMITUS CRUSADER units in the same Detachment as your Warlord to gain an additional Chapter Tactics until the start of your next turn. Pick the additional Chapter Tactic from the following: Codex Discipline, Lightning Assault, Siege Masters, Righteous Zeal, Forged in Battle, Shadow Masters, The Flesh is Weak, No Matter the Odds.

Until the start of your next turn, friendly INDOMITUS CRUSADERS gain the benefit of that Chapter Tactic in addition to any others they already have. They are considered to have the keyword of the Chapter that Chapter Tactic belongs to for the purposes of resolving that Chapter Tactic.

RELICS OF THE INDOMITUS CRUSADE
If your army includes any Indomitus Crusaders Specialist Detachments, you can give one of the following relics to an INDOMITUS CRUSADER CHARACTER from your army.

STANDARD OF THE ULTIMA FOUNDING

This banner stood defiant when a daemonic incursion besieged Terra at the birth of the Noctis Aeterna and threatened to crush the Indomitus Crusade even before it had begun. Now, it has been planted into the soil of a hundred worlds, and inspires any veteran of the Indomitus Crusade to fight harder to rid the galaxy of the enemies of Mankind.

PRIMARIS ANCIENT only. Once per battle, at the start of your Movement phase, the bearer can choose to plant this banner. If they do so, until the bearer next makes a move, friendly INDOMITUS CRUSADER INFANTRY models can re-roll hit rolls of 1 and wound rolls of 1 whilst they are within 6" of the bearer.

STRATAGEMS
If your army includes any Indomitus Crusaders Specialist Detachments, you can use Command Points (CPs) to use the following Stratagems:
1CP

LIBERATORS

Space Marines Stratagem

Liberators of countless systems and planets, vanquishers of the heretical, the daemonic and the degenerate, these warriors are a blade honed in the fires of a hundred battles.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Fight phase. Pick an INDOMITUS CRUSADER unit from your army. Until the start of your next turn, each time you roll an unmodified hit roll of 6 for an attack made by a model in this unit, that attacks inflicts 2 hits on the target instead of 1.

Black Templars Sword Brethren

The veterans of the Black Templars swear mighty oaths to uphold the honour of the Imperium in everything they do. Theirs is an especial hatred for the alien, the psyker and the heretic; they fight like legendary knights of old in their eternal crusade against the darkness.

SPECIALIST DETACHMENT
If your army is Battle-forged, you can use the Specialist Detachment Stratagem below:
1CP

SWORD BRETHREN

Specialist Detachment Stratagem

It is the ambition of every Black Templar Initiate to be elevated to the esteemed ranks of the Sword Brethren, for these warrior-knights are the elites of their Chapter.

Use this Stratagem when choosing your army. Pick a BLACK TEMPLARS Detachment from your army to be a Sword Brethren Specialist Detachment. HIGH MARSHAL HELBRECHT, EMPEROR’S CHAMPION, CAPTAINS, COMPANY CHAMPIONS and COMPANY VETERANS in that Detachment gain the SWORD BRETHREN keyword.

WARLORD TRAIT
If a SWORD BRETHREN CHARACTER is your WARLORD, you can give them the following Warlord Trait.

MASTER SWORDSMAN

As a champion of the Feast of Blades, this warlord’s skill in the art of combat is equalled by very few.

Add 1 to your WARLORD’s Attacks characteristic. In addition, each time you roll an unmodified hit roll of 6 for an attack made by your WARLORD in the Fight phase, that attack inflicts 2 hits instead of 1.

RELICS OF THE ETERNAL CRUSADER
If your army includes any Sword Brethren Specialist Detachments, you can give the following relic to a SWORD BRETHREN CHARACTER from your army.

THE HOLY ORB

Created by one of the Chapter’s renowned artificers, this orb is a grenade empowered by the holy wrath of the Emperor and filled in equal measure with high explosives and sacred unguents that burn the faithless with their purity.

The Holy Orb has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
The Holy Orb
The Holy Orb
6"
Grenade 1
-
-
-
Abilities: You can only use this weapon once per battle. This weapon automatically hits its target (no hit rolls are made). When this weapon hits a target, roll one D6 for every 10 models in the target unit (rounding up). For each roll of 2+ that unit suffers D3 mortal wounds.

STRATAGEMS
If your army includes any Sword Brethren Specialist Detachments, you can use Command Points (CPs) to use the following Stratagems:
1CP

UPHOLD THE HONOUR OF THE EMPEROR

Black Templars Stratagem

The Black Templars’ faith in the Emperor is so strong they are able to shrug off even the most severe wounds.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Fight phase. Pick a SWORD BRETHREN unit from your army. Until the end of that phase, roll a D6 each time a model in that unit loses a wound. On a 5+, that model does not lose that wound.
2CP

SUFFER NOT THE UNCLEAN TO LIVE

Black Templars Stratagem

With righteous zeal, these warriors vow to vanquish Mankind’s foes in the name of the Holy Emperor.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Fight phase. Pick a SWORD BRETHREN unit from your army. Add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of models in that unit for this phase. In addition, you can re-roll wound rolls for attacks made by that unit until the end of that phase.

Crimson Fists Liberator Strike Force

The liberation of Rynn’s World was gruelling, but those who survived became experts in fighting against the odds – and in teaching their hard-won knowledge to others. The Crimson Fists have sworn to free those Imperial worlds that are crushed under the heel of tyrants and oppressors.

SPECIALIST DETACHMENT
If your army is Battle-forged, you can use the Specialist Detachment Stratagem below:
1CP

CRIMSON FISTS LIBERATOR STRIKE FORCE

Specialist Detachment Stratagem

The daemonic siege on Rynn’s World was finally lifted by the arrival of the Indomitus Crusade. The beleaguered Crimson Fists had their ranks bolstered by Primaris veterans of Rogal Dorn’s heritage.

Use this Stratagem when choosing your army. Pick a CRIMSON FISTS Detachment from your army to be a Crimson Fists Liberator Strike Force Specialist Detachment. PRIMARIS CHARACTERS, INTERCESSOR SQUADS, REIVER SQUADS and HELLBLASTER SQUADS in that Detachment gain the LIBERATOR STRIKE FORCE keyword.

WARLORD TRAIT
If a LIBERATOR STRIKE FORCE CHARACTER is your WARLORD, you can give them the following Warlord Trait.

EXPERT INSTRUCTOR

After the decimation of their Chapter, the surviving Crimson Fists were forced to become peerless tutors in order to quickly replenish their numbers with fresh recruits.

Re-roll hit rolls of 1 for friendly LIBERATOR STRIKE FORCE units within 9" of your WARLORD.

RELICS OF RYNN’S WORLD
If your army includes any Crimson Fists Liberator Strike Force Specialist Detachments, you can give the following relic to a LIBERATOR STRIKE FORCE CHARACTER from your army:

THE VENGEFUL ARBITER

Sergeant Ricario Vicentius was a valiant warrior who served at Chapter Master Pedro Kantor’s side during the Battle for Traitor’s Gorge. Although he was eventually slain, it is reported he killed countless Orks despite being mortally wounded himself. After the battle, Chapter Master Kantor ordered the recovery and reissue of his bolt pistol, now named ‘the Vengeful Arbiter’ by his men, and it has served countless brothers from the Chapter since.

Model with bolt pistol only. The Vengeful Arbiter replaces the bearer’s bolt pistol and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
The Vengeful Arbiter
The Vengeful Arbiter
12"
Pistol 2
5
-1
2
Abilities: Each time an attack made with this weapon hits, you can immediately make one additional hit roll against that target using the same weapon. These bonus hit rolls cannot themselves generate any further hit rolls.

STRATAGEMS
If your army includes any Crimson Fists Liberator Strike Force Specialist Detachments, you can use Command Points (CPs) to use the following Stratagems:

1CP

HEROES OF RYNN’S WORLD

Crimson Fists Stratagem

The Crimson Fists strike out at threats upon beleaguered Imperial worlds, liberating them one by one as they did their home planet.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Shooting phase. Pick a LIBERATOR STRIKE FORCE unit from your army. Until the end of the phase, each time you roll an unmodified hit roll of 6 for an attack made by that unit’s ranged weapons, that attack inflicts 2 hits instead of 1.
1CP

PARAGONS OF DORN

Crimson Fists Stratagem

The Crimson Fists Primaris Marines are exemplars of their primogenetor, and they share his discipline under pressure. When they lay down a volley of return fire, their efficiency and speed borders on the supernatural.

Use this Stratagem at the end of an enemy Shooting phase. Pick a LIBERATOR STRIKE FORCE unit from your army that was targeted by one or more attacks this phase. That unit can immediately shoot as if it were your Shooting phase.

Imperial Fists Siegebreaker Cohort

The Imperial Fists are renowned experts in siege warfare, stubbornly holding the enemy back for months if necessary. Should a foe manage to fight their way through to the outer rings of their defences, the Imperial Fists will collapse their own fortifications to turn them into an inescapable death-trap.

Designer’s Note: If you have created your army using the additional rules found in Codex Supplement: Imperial Fists, you cannot select The Eye of Hypnoth Relic, or the Indomitable Warlord Trait from this Specialist Detachment. They are replaced with a new Relic and a new Warlord Trait with the same names in Codex Supplement: Imperial Fists.

SPECIALIST DETACHMENT
If your army is Battle-forged, you can use the Specialist Detachment Stratagem below:
1CP

IMPERIAL FISTS SIEGEBREAKER COHORT

Specialist Detachment Stratagem

Countless fortifications have fallen to the concentrated fury of an Imperial Fists Siegebreaker Cohort.

Use this Stratagem when choosing your army. Pick an IMPERIAL FISTS Detachment from your army to be a Siegebreaker Cohort Specialist Detachment. CAPTAINS, CENTURIONS, DREADNOUGHTS and VINDICATORS in that Detachment gain the SIEGEBREAKER COHORT keyword.

WARLORD TRAIT
If a SIEGEBREAKER COHORT CHARACTER is your WARLORD, you can give them the following Warlord Trait.

INDOMITABLE

This warlord can never be driven back once he has set his mind to a task. He stands stoic, unrelenting, and inspires his allies to hold fast.

Friendly IMPERIAL FISTS INFANTRY units within 6" of your WARLORD automatically pass Morale tests and receive the benefit to their saving throws for being in cover, even while they are not wholly on or within a terrain feature, unless your WARLORD moved in your previous Movement phase.

RELICS OF PHALANX
If your army includes any Siegebreaker Cohort Specialist Detachments, you can give the following relic to a SIEGEBREAKER COHORT CHARACTER from your army:

THE EYE OF HYPNOTH

The Eye of Hypnoth was presented to the Imperial Fists in late M39 to honour their defence of the forge world Hypnoth against Waaagh! Kromak. This device is a highly sophisticated and long-ranged auspex array; tradition dictates that it is best employed to detect hidden weaknesses in enemy armour and fortifications.

Re-roll wound rolls of 1 for shooting attacks made by friendly SIEGEBREAKER COHORT units within 6" of the bearer.

STRATAGEMS
If your army includes any Siegebreaker Cohort Specialist Detachments, you can use Command Points (CPs) to use the following Stratagems:
1CP

STRUCTURAL DEMOLITION

Imperial Fists Stratagem

With pinpoint accuracy, enemy fortifications are reduced to rubble in moments, crushing those trapped within.

Use this Stratagem after a Building has been destroyed by an attack made by a SIEGEBREAKER COHORT unit from your army. Roll 2D6 instead of 1 for each model that disembarks from that BUILDING. For each roll of 1, a model that disembarked (controlling player’s choice) is slain.
1CP

SEISMIC DEVASTATION

Imperial Fists Stratagem

Under the ferocious barrage of attacks unleashed by the Siegebreaker Cohort, barricades collapse and even armoured vehicles are torn into flaming ruin.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Shooting phase or Fight phase. Pick a SIEGEBREAKER COHORT unit from your army. Each time you roll an unmodified wound roll of a 6 for an attack made by that unit that targets an enemy VEHICLE that phase, that attack inflicts a mortal wound in addition to its normal damage.

Ravenwing Attack Squadron

The Ravenwing have a duty as hunters, watchmen, explorers and delvers into dark secrets. When they are certain their quarry is near, these Dark Angels follow their killer instincts, running the foe to ground before delivering a swift and final strike.

SPECIALIST DETACHMENT
If your army is Battle-forged, you can use the Specialist Detachment Stratagem below:
1CP

ATTACK SQUADRON

Specialist Detachment Stratagem

Dust clouds billow behind the Ravenwing Attack Squadron as it hurtles into battle. Striking swiftly, the 2nd Company huntsmen drive hard into the midst of the enemy.

Use this Stratagem when choosing your army. Pick a DARK ANGELS Detachment from your army to be a Ravenwing Attack Squadron Specialist Detachment. RAVENWING units in that Detachment gain the ATTACK SQUADRON keyword.

WARLORD TRAIT
If an ATTACK SQUADRON CHARACTER is your Warlord, you can give them the following Warlord Trait.

LIGHTNING-FAST REACTIONS

The Ravenwing are renowned for their rapid strikes and this warlord is the living embodiment of that trait. In combat, there are few who can best his speed and skill with a blade.

You can always choose your Warlord to fight first in the Fight phase, even if they didn’t charge. If the enemy has units that have charged, or that have similar abilities, then alternate choosing units to fight with, starting with the player whose turn is taking place.

RELICS OF CALIBAN
If your army includes any Ravenwing Attack Squadron Specialist Detachments, you can give the following relic to an ATTACK SQUADRON CHARACTER in your army:

MONSTER SLAYER OF CALIBAN

Model with power sword, master-crafted power sword, relic blade or executioner relic blade only. The Monster Slayer of Caliban replaces the bearer’s power sword, master-crafted power sword, relic blade or executioner relic blade and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Monster Slayer of Caliban
Monster Slayer of Caliban
Melee
Melee
+2
-3
2
Abilities: Each time an attack is made with this weapon against a VEHICLE or MONSTER unit, add Ito that attack’s wound roll.

STRATAGEMS
If your army includes any Ravenwing Attack Squadron Specialist Detachments, you can use Command Points (CPs) to use the following Stratagems:
2CP

SWIFT STRIKE

Dark Angels Stratagem

In a blur of speed, the warriors of a Ravenwing Attack Squadron strike out at the enemy and then escape from their grasp before they have had time to react.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase after an ATTACK SQUADRON unit (excluding AIRCRAFT) from your army has fought. That unit can immediately make a move (and Advance) as if it were your Movement phase. If there are any enemy units within 1" it can Fall Back instead.
1CP

SIGNAL THE ATTACK

Dark Angels Stratagem

As soon as one Attack Squadron has wounded its target, the others in its formation circle like vultures to complete the kill.

Use this Stratagem after an ATTACK SQUADRON unit from your army has attacked an enemy unit in the Shooting phase and the attack resulted in the enemy unit losing one or more wounds. Add 1 to hit rolls for attacks made by other ATTACK SQUADRON units from your army that target the same enemy unit this phase.

Space Wolves Stalker Pack

Prowling through the smoke of corpse-strewn battlefields come the Space Wolves Stalker Packs, their eyes glinting gold in the fires of war. When they have the scent of their prey in their nostrils there is no escape, for these are hunters beyond compare, and savage on the attack.

SPECIALIST DETACHMENT
If your army is Battle-forged, you can use the Specialist Detachment Stratagem below:
1CP

STALKER PACK

Specialist Detachment Stratagem

From the shadows come Space Wolves Stalker Packs, pursuing their quarry with unwavering ferocity. Once the enemy realises they are being pursued, it is often too late to evade their fate.

Use this Stratagem when choosing your army. Pick a SPACE WOLVES Detachment from your army to be a Stalker Pack Specialist Detachment. BATTLE LEADERS, BLOOD CLAWS and REIVERS in that Detachment gain the STALKER PACK keyword.

WARLORD TRAIT
If a STALKER PACK CHARACTER is your Warlord, you can give them the following Warlord Trait.

SAGA OF THE SAVAGE

Tales are told of this warrior’s bestial fury. Akin to a Fenrisian Wolf alpha, he hunts down his prey before despatching them with brutal efficiency.

Add 1 to the Attacks characteristics all models in a unit affected by this saga if it made a charge move in the same turn.

Deed of Legend: Enemy models lose at least 5 wounds as a result of attacks made by your Warlord’s melee weapons in a single phase.

RELICS OF THE FANG
If your army includes any Stalker Pack Specialist Detachments, you can give the following relic to a STALKER PACK CHARACTER in your army:

IRONFANG OF AMMAGRIMGUL

Forged from iron mined deep within the mountain Ammagrimgul on Fenris, many songs are sung of this artificer weapon and the blood it has spilled in battle with the Emperor’s foes.

Model with power axe only. The Ironfang of Ammagrimgul replaces the bearer’s power axe and has the following profile:
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Ironfang of Ammagrimgul
Ironfang of Ammagrimgul
Melee
Melee
+1
-2
D3
Abilities: If the wound roll for an attack made by this weapon is an unmodified 6, the target model suffers D3 mortal wounds instead of the normal damage.

STRATAGEMS
If your army includes any Stalker Pack Specialist Detachments, you can use Command Points (CPs) to use the following Stratagems:
2CP

BLOOD SCENT

Space Wolves Stratagem

Once blood has been drawn, the warriors of the Stalker Pack fall upon their enemies like savage wolves, tearing them to pieces.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase. Pick an enemy INFANTRY or MONSTER unit that has suffered any casualties, or has any models in it with less than their starting number of wounds. Add 1 to wound rolls for attacks made by STALKER PACK units from your army that target that enemy unit until the end of that phase.
1CP

PACK KILLERS

Space Wolves Stratagem

With the scent of blood in their nostrils, the Stalker Pack first tempt their foe, testing out weaknesses in the enemy lines, before descending with murderous intent.

Use this Stratagem after a STALKER PACK unit makes a charge move. Pick another friendly STALKER PACK unit within 12" of the unit that charged. Until the end of that phase, you can roll 3D6 when making Charge moves with that unit and discard the dice with the lowest score.

Ultramarines Victrix Guard

The Victrix Guard were hand-picked by Roboute Guilliman from the Ultramarines 1st Company to accompany him on his Indomitus Crusade. Across the many battlefields of Vigilus, elements of this veteran formation fought tirelessly at Calgar’s side to earn a legacy of their own.

Designer’s Note: If you have created your army using the additional rules found in Codex Supplement: Ultramarines, you cannot select the Soldiers Blade and The Standard of Macragge Inviolate Relics from this Specialist Detachment. They are replaced with new Relics with the same names in Codex Supplement: Ultramarines.

SPECIALIST DETACHMENT
If your army is Battle-forged, you can use the Specialist Detachment Stratagem below:
1CP

VICTRIX GUARD

Specialist Detachment Stratagem

The Victrix Guard are veteran warriors with countless centuries of combat experience between them.

Use this Stratagem when choosing your army. Pick an ULTRAMARINES Detachment from your army to be a Victrix Guard Specialist Detachment. CAPTAINS, ANCIENTS, HONOUR GUARD, VICTRIX HONOUR GUARD, VANGUARD VETERAN SQUADS and STERNGUARD VETERAN SQUADS in that Detachment gain the VICTRIX GUARD keyword.

WARLORD TRAIT
If a VICTRIX GUARD CAPTAIN is your WARLORD, you can give them the following Warlord Trait.

WARDEN OF ULTRAMAR

The title ‘Warden of Ultramar’ is granted to the Captain leading the Victrix Guard. A master of combat, this indomitable and unflinching hero can swiftly spot enemy weaknesses in the heat of battle.

Once per battle, at the start of the Fight phase, this WARLORD can inspire his warriors. When they do, until the end of that phase you can re-roll wound rolls for attacks made by friendly VICTRIX GUARD units whilst they are within 6" of this WARLORD.

RELICS OF ULTRAMAR
If your army includes any Victrix Guard Specialist Detachments, you can give one of the following relics to a VICTRIX GUARD CHARACTER from your army.

If you have created your army using the additional rules found in Codex Supplement: Ultramarines, you cannot select the Soldiers Blade and The Standard of Macragge Inviolate Relics from this Specialist Detachment. They are replaced with new Relics with the same names in Codex Supplement: Ultramarines.

SOLDIER’S BLADE

This deceptively simple sword has been a treasure of the Ultramarines since the Legion’s founding. Though it contains none of the matterdisruptive technology of a power sword, it can still carve through the thickest plates of ceramite and plasteel with ease. So perfectly forged is this monomolecular-edged blade that is has survived for millennia without ever needing to be sharpened.

Model equipped with power sword, master-crafted power sword, or combat knife only. This Relic replaces a power sword, master-crafted power sword or combat knife and has the following profile:

WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
Soldier’s Blade
Soldier’s Blade
Melee
Melee
+1
-4
2

THE STANDARD OF MACRAGGE INVIOLATE

When the Tyrannic Wars came to the realm of Ultramar, and Hive Fleet Behemoth descended upon Macragge, it was this glorious banner that flew above the swarms of xenos beasts. To all Ultramarines, it represents the unfaltering might of their home world and their Chapter. When an Ultramarine beholds this sacred standard, he is gripped with a sense of unshakeable pride and determination, for he knows that no enemy can match the skills in battle passed down to him and his brothers by their Primarch.

ANCIENT only. Add 1 to the Leadership characteristic of friendly ULTRAMARINES units whilst they are within 12" of the bearer. In addition, add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of friendly VICTRIX GUARD units whilst they are within 6" of the bearer.

STRATAGEMS
If your army includes any Victrix Guard Specialist Detachments, you can use Command Points (CPs) to use the following Stratagems:
1CP

FIGHT LIKE DEMIGODS

Ultramarines Stratagem

A gathering of courageous heroes, the Victrix Guard are more than capable of cutting their way through entire armies of foes.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Fight phase. Pick a VICTRIX GUARD unit from your army within 6" of a friendly VICTRIX GUARD CAPTAIN. Add 1 to hit rolls for attacks made by that unit until the end of that phase.
3CP

STRIKE FIRST, FOR ULTRAMAR!

Ultramarines Stratagem

As the enemy close in, the Victrix Guard hold their weapons ready to deliver the first blow.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your opponent’s Charge phase. Pick a VICTRIX GUARD unit from your army that was charged this phase, or that performed a Heroic Intervention this phase. That unit can immediately pile in and fight as if it were the Fight phase (doing so does not prevent the unit from being picked to fight in the Fight phase of that turn).


Chapter Tactics

Black Templars: Righteous Zeal

Hot burns the hatred of the Black Templars for the mutant, the witch and the heretic, and bright blazes their faith in the immortal Emperor of Mankind. With furious cries do these crusading warriors hurl themselves into battle against their reviled foes, and with fervent prayers do they shrug off even the most grievous wounds.

  • You can re-roll Advance rolls and charge rolls made for units with this tactic.
  • Each time a model with this tactic would lose a wound as a result of a mortal wound, roll one D6: on a 5+, that wound is not lost.

Blood Angels: Red Thirst

Though they strive to restrain it, the murderous ferocity of the Blood Angels simmers beneath the surface of their thoughts. In battle, this rage drives them towards the foe and lends great strength to their blows.

  • Add 1 to Advance rolls and charge rolls made for units with this tactic.
  • Each time a model with this tactic makes a melee attack, if that model’s unit made a charge move, was charged or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn, add 1 to that attack’s wound roll.

Crimson Fists: No Matter the Odds

Even when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds, the Crimson Fists emerge bloodied but victorious with bolters roaring.

  • Each time a model with the tactic makes a ranged attack against a unit that contained at least 5 more models than the attacker’s unit when it was selected to shoot, add 1 to that attack’s hit roll. For the purposes of this tactic, VEHICLE models each count as 5 models.
  • Each time a model with this tactic makes an attack with a bolt weapon, an unmodified hit roll of 6 scores 1 additional hit.

Dark Angels: Grim Resolve

The stalwart descendants of the Lion are renowned for their unshakeable resolve, enduring tenacity and strict fire discipline in battle.

Each time a model with this tactic makes an attack, unless that models unit has moved this turn (excluding pile-in and consolidation moves), add 1 to that attacks hit roll. Each time a Combat Attrition test is taken for a unit with this tactic, it is automatically passed.

Deathwatch: Xenos Hunters

Warriors of the Deathwatch are psycho-conditioned even beyond other Space Marines, rapidly learning about the hundreds of xenos species that threaten Mankind. This, combined with their incredible martial skill and strict discipline, makes them unparalleled xenos hunters; when fighting these enemies they are frighteningly effective.

  • Each time a model with this tactic makes a melee attack against a TYRANIDS, AELDARI, ORK, NECRONS or T’AU EMPIRE unit, re-roll a hit roll of 1.
  • After both sides have finished deploying their armies, select one Battlefield Role. Until the end of the battle, each time a model with this tactic makes an attack against an enemy unit with that Battlefield Role, re-roll a wound roll of 1.

Flesh Tearers: Fury Within

The Flesh Tearers are possessed of a bloodthirsty recklessness. When controlled and focused, however, this murderous ferocity makes them unstoppable.

Each time a model with this tactic makes a melee attack:
  • If that model’s unit made a charge move, was charged or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn, add 1 to that attack’s wound roll.
  • On an unmodified wound roll of 6, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1. This is cumulative with the bonus from the Assault Doctrine if it is active for your army.

Imperial Fists: Siege Masters

The Imperial Fists drill tirelessly with their armaments, perfecting the art of purging their enemies from behind heavy ramparts with hails of pinpoint fire.

  • Each time a model with this tactic makes a ranged attack, the target does not recieve the benefits of Light Cover against that attack.
  • Each time a model with this tactic makes attack with a bolt weapon, an unmodified hit roll of 6 scores 1 additional hit.

Iron Hands: The Flesh is Weak

Most Iron Hands are heavily augmented with ultra-durable cybernetic limbs and organs that render them extremely difficult to kill, while their vehicles have been upgraded with all manner of secret Adeptus Mechanicus technologies that make them incredibly resilient.

  • Each time a model with this tactic would lose a wound, roll one D6: on a 6, that wound is not lost.
  • Models with this tactic whose characteristics can change as they suffer damage are considered to have double the number of wounds remaining for the purposes of determining what those characteristics are.

Raven Guard: Shadow Masters

The Raven Guard slip through the shadows, halfseen spectres barely visible to the foe. Enemies blaze away into the gloom with increasing panic, their shots flying wide as the sons of Corax encircle their victims and prepare to level the killing blow. By the time the prey is close enough to direct their fire with any real chance of accuracy, they are caught within the Ravens talons.

  • Each time a ranged attack is made against a unit with this tactic, if the attacker is more than 18" away, then the unit with this tactic is treated as having the benefits of light cover against that attack.
  • Each time a ranged attack is made against an INFANTRY unit with this tactic that is entirely on or within a terrain feature, if the attacker is more than 12" away, then the unit with this tactic is treated as having the benefits of dense cover against that attack.

Salamanders: Forged in Battle

To the Salamanders, war is the anvil upon which their strength is wrought, every battle a test in which to prove themselves and the superior craftsmanship of their weapons and armour.

  • Each time a unit with this tactic is selected to shoot or fight, you can re-roll one wound roll when resolving that unit’s attacks.
  • Each time an attack with an Armour Penetration characteristic of-1 is allocated to a model with this tactic, that attack has an Armour Penetration characteristic of 0 instead.

Space Wolves: Hunters Unleashed

The Space Wolves train their whole lives for the moment when battle is joined. After a long hunt tensed for the kill, they spring forward to devastating effect.

  • Each time a model with this tactic makes a melee attack, if that model’s unit made a charge move, was charged or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn, add 1 to that attacks hit roll.
  • Units with this tactic are eligible to perform Heroic Interventions as if they were CHARACTERS.

Ultramarines: Codex Discipline

The sons of Guilliman hold the tenets of the Codex Astartes as sacrosanct, its wisdom guiding them to discipline and measured strategic responses even amidst the hottest-burning flames of battle.

  • Add 1 to the Leadership characteristic of models with this tactic.
  • Units with this tactic are eligible to shoot in a turn in which they Fell Back, but if they do, then until the end of the turn, each time a model in that unit makes a ranged attack, subtract 1 from that attacks hit roll.

White Scars: Lightning Assault

The White Scars are the Masters of high speed, hit-and-run warfare. Theirs is the fury of the storm, the scent of prey upon the wind. They do battle on the move, wrong-footing their enemies with breakneck manoeuvres and melting away one moment only to crash home like a lightning strike elsewhere the next.

  • Units with this tactic are eligible to declare a charge with in a turn in which they Advanced or Fell Back.
  • Models with this tactic do not suffer the penalty incurred to their hit rolls for firing Assault weapons in the same turn their unit Advanced.


Successor Chapter Tactics

If your chosen Chapter does not have an associated Chapter Tactic, you must instead create their Chapter Tactic by selecting rules from the list here. Unless otherwise stated, your Chapter has two Successor Tactics from the following list:

Bolter Fusillades

With rigorous drilling and singular focus, this Chapter trains its battle-brothers to optimise the killing fury of their bolt weaponry and annihilate their enemies in firefights.

Each time a model with this tactic makes a ranged attack with a bolt weapon, re-roll a hit roll of 1.

Born Heroes

Like demigods of war do the champions of this Chapter bestride the battlefield, taking their blades to any foe who dares challenge them and leaving nought but bloodied corpses in their wake.

Each time a model with this tactic makes a melee attack, if that model's unit made a charge move this turn, add 1 to that attack's hit roll.

Duellists

This Chapter prizes skill and precision in close-quarters combat above simple ferocity. Its warriors are deadly combatants, their attacks flowing around their enemies' guard like smoke.

Each time a model with this tactic makes a melee attack against an INFANTRY or BIKER unit, an unmodified hit roll of 6 automatically wounds the target.

You cannot select this tactic if you have already selected the Whirlwind of Rage tactic.

Fearsome Aspect

Whether through ominous trappings and iconography, deafening vox-amplified war cries or simply the sheer force of their presence, this Chapter's warriors sow terror amongst the enemy ranks.

Units with this tactic have the following ability: 'Fearsome Aspect (Aura): While an enemy unit is within 3" of this unit, subtract 1 from the Leadership characteristic of models in that enemy unit.’

Hungry for Battle

For this Chapter's warriors, all else is but a prelude to the glorious moment in which their warriors' charge crashes home.

Add 1 to Advance rolls and charge rolls made for units with this tactic.

Indomitable

No matter what horrors they face, nor what catastrophic losses they might suffer, this Chapter's warriors stand immovable and fearless before even the most ghastly foe.

Each time a Combat Attrition test is taken for a unit with this tactic, it is automatically passed.

Inheritors of the Primarch

So closely do this Chapter's warriors cleave to the strategic doctrines of their genetic forebears that only their heraldry marks them out as unique from the First Founding Chapter they emulate.

You cannot select this Successor Tactic if you have selected any other Successor Tactic, and if you select this tactic you cannot select a second. Select one of the following Chapters and use the Chapter Tactic of that Chapter as follows: Dark Angels, White Scars, Space Wolves, Imperial Fists, Blood Angels, Iron Hands, Ultramarines, Salamanders or Raven Guard.

Designer's Note: If, in the background of our publications, your Chapter is a known successor of a specific First Founding Chapter, then if you select this Successor Tactic you must select the Chapter Tactic of that First Founding Chapter.

Knowledge is Power

Vast are the data-stacks and Librarius cloisters of this Chapter, and esoteric is the knowledge possessed by its psykers. In battle, they swiftly establish empyric dominance.

Each time a Psychic test or Deny the Witch test is taken for a PSYKER unit with this tactic, re-roll any or all dice results of 1.

Long-range Marksmen

This Chapter's warriors are able to extend the maximum effective range of their firearms through a combination of modified targeting rituals and precision adjustments by their skilled armourers.

Add 3" to the Range characteristic of Rapid Fire and Heavy weapons (excluding Flame weapons) models with this tactic are equipped with.

Master Artisans

Far and wide spreads the fame of this Chapters craftsmen, who fashion the finest masterwork weaponry for their battle-brothers.

Each time a unit with this tactic is selected to shoot or fight, you can re-roll one hit roll when resolving that unit's attacks.

Preferred Enemy

Time and time again, the warriors of this Chapter have faced the same foes. Through bloody defeat and hate-fuelled victory they have learned their enemies' weaknesses well.

When you select this tactic, select one of the following Faction keywords: CHAOS KNIGHTS; TYRANIDS; AELDARI; ORK; HERETIC ASTARTES; NECRONS; T'AU EMPIRE. Each time a model with this tactic makes a melee attack against a unit with that Faction keyword, re-roll a hit roll of 1.

Rapid Assault

Firing from the hip, tracking their targets with enhanced runic displays that flicker lightning-fast across their auto-senses, the warriors of this Chapter lay down punishing fusillades even as they close with the foe.

Models with this tactic do not suffer the penalty incurred to their hit rolls for firing Assault weapons in the same turn their unit Advanced.

Scions of the Forge

This Chapter's warriors are expert armourers, their tanks and Dreadnoughts maintained to levels that even the Adeptus Mechanicus would admire.

Models with this tactic whose characteristics can change as they suffer damage are considered to have double the number of wounds remaining for the purposes of determining what those characteristics are.

Stalwart

How does one defeat warriors whose willpower and determination are so ferocious that they can shrug off even the most catastrophic injuries and keep on fighting?

Each time an attack is made against a unit with this tactic, an unmodified wound roll of 1 or 2 always fails, irrespective of any abilities that the weapon or the attacker may have.

Stealthy

This Chapter makes a virtue of deception and cunning, and drills its battle-brothers in evasive techniques that allow them to hug the shadows and close upon their foes unseen and unsuspected.

Each time a ranged attack is made against a unit with this tactic, if the attacker is more than 18" away, the unit with this tactic is treated as having the benefits of light cover against that attack.

Stoic

Bravery runs in the blood of this Chapter's battle-brothers.

Add 1 to the Leadership characteristic of models with this tactic.

Tactical Withdrawal

This Chapter's warriors are well drilled in the art of disengaging only to hurl themselves back into the fray with fresh impetus.

Units with this tactic are eligible to declare a charge with even if they Fell Back this turn.

Warded

Whether through latent psychic talent, personal energy shielding, enhanced reflexes or sheer zealotry, the battle-brothers of this Chapter can shrug off even the most devastating attacks.

Each time a model with this tactic would lose a wound as a result of a mortal wound, roll one D6: on a 5+, that wound is not lost.

Whirlwind of Rage

Like ravening beasts this Chapter's battle-brothers fall upon the foe.

Each time a model with this tactic makes a melee attack, if that model's unit made a charge move, was charged or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn, an unmodified hit roll of 6 scores 1 additional hit.

You cannot select this tactic if you have already selected the Duellists tactic.


Stratagems by Phase

Before battle

GIFT OF THE KHANS (Space Marines – Requisition)

BEQUEATHED BY THE IRON COUNCIL (Space Marines – Requisition)

HONOURED BY MACRAGGE (Space Marines – Requisition)

HERO OF THE CHAPTER (Adeptus Astartes – Requisition)

RELIC OF THE CHAPTER (Adeptus Astartes – Requisition)

KHAN’S CHAMPION (White Scars – Requisition)

TEMPERED BY WISDOM (White Scars – Requisition)

MARCH OF THE ANCIENTS (Iron Hands – Requisition)

PARAGON OF IRON (Iron Hands – Requisition)

SCION OF THE FORGE (Iron Hands – Requisition)

FAVOUR OF THE RAVENSPIRE (Raven Guard – Requisition)

MASTER OF THE TRIFOLD PATH (Raven Guard – Requisition)

EXEMPLAR OF THE CHAPTER (Ultramarines – Requisition)

HONOURED SERGEANT (Ultramarines – Requisition)

GIFT OF THE PHALANX (Imperial Fists – Requisition)

SENTINEL OF TERRA (Imperial Fists – Requisition)

EXEMPLAR OF THE PROMETHEAN CREED (Salamanders – Requisition)

MASTER ARTISANS (Salamanders – Requisition)

ORISON CULT (Exorcists – Requisition)

CHIEF LIBRARIAN (Blood Ravens)

CRUSADER RELICS (Black Templars – Requisition)

ATTACK SQUADRON (Specialist Detachment)

CRIMSON FISTS LIBERATOR STRIKE FORCE (Specialist Detachment)

IMPERIAL FISTS SIEGEBREAKER COHORT (Specialist Detachment)

INDOMITUS CRUSADERS (Specialist Detachment)

STALKER PACK (Specialist Detachment)

SWORD BRETHREN (Specialist Detachment)

VICTRIX GUARD (Specialist Detachment)

THANE OF THE RETINUE (Space Wolves – Requisition)

WARRIOR OF LEGEND (Space Wolves – Requisition)

ANGEL ASCENDANT (Blood Angels – Requisition)

ANGEL EXEMPLAR (Blood Angels – Requisition)

LUCIFER-PATTERN ENGINES (Blood Angels – Requisition)

MARKED FOR COMMAND (Dark Angels – Requisition)

PARAGON OF THE CHAPTER (Dark Angels – Requisition)

SECRET AGENDA (Dark Angels – Strategic Ploy)

A VIGIL UNMATCHED (Deathwatch – Requisition)

SANCTION OF THE BLACK VAULT (Deathwatch – Requisition)

TOKEN OF BROTHERHOOD (Raven Guard – Requisition)

CHAMPION OF BLADES (Imperial Fists – Requisition)

TRUST OF PROMETHEUS (Salamanders – Requisition)

A TROPHY BESTOWED (Space Wolves – Requisition)

HONOURED BY THE ARX ANGELICUM (Blood Angels – Requisition)

HONOURED BY THE ROCK (Dark Angels – Requisition)

During deployment

ENCIRCLEMENT (White Scars – Strategic Ploy)

STRIKE FROM THE SHADOWS (Raven Guard – Strategic Ploy)

CUNNING OF THE WOLF (Space Wolves – Battle Tactic)

TELEPORTARIUM (Deathwatch – Strategic Ploy)

Battle Round

At the start of battle round

INFILTRATORS (Raven Guard – Strategic Ploy)

STRANGLEHOLD (Raven Guard – Strategic Ploy)

CYCLE OF WAR (Ultramarines – Strategic Ploy)

RAPID REDEPLOYMENT (Ultramarines – Strategic Ploy)

FORLORN FURY (Blood Angels – Strategic Ploy)

THE HUNT (Dark Angels – Strategic Ploy)

SHROUD FIELD (Deathwatch – Wargear)

Command phase

ADAPTIVE STRATEGY (Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy)

ORBITAL BOMBARDMENT (Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy)

POWER OF THE MACHINE SPIRIT (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

TERROR TROOPS (Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy)

WISDOM OF THE ANCIENTS (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

BESTIAL NATURE (Space Wolves – Strategic Ploy)

GO FOR THE THROAT (Space Wolves – Battle Tactic)

CHALICE OVERFLOWING (Blood Angels – Wargear)

RED RAMPAGE (Blood Angels – Strategic Ploy)

TACTICAL APPRAISAL (Dark Angels – Strategic Ploy)

WRATH OF THE LION (Dark Angels – Battle Tactic)

ADAPTIVE TACTICS (Deathwatch – Epic Deed)

BROTHERHOOD OF VETERANS (Deathwatch – Strategic Ploy)

PRIORITY DOCTRINE ADOPTION (Deathwatch – Strategic Ploy)

Movement phase

COMMANDING ORATORY (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

BORN IN THE SADDLE (White Scars – Strategic Ploy)

HUNTERS’ FUSILLADE (White Scars – Strategic Ploy)

RIDE HARD, RIDE FAST (White Scars – Strategic Ploy)

THE ETERNAL HUNT (White Scars – Battle Tactic)

ENGINE PURGE (Iron Hands – Battle Tactic)

METHODICAL FIREPOWER (Iron Hands – Strategic Ploy)

AMBUSHING FIRE (Raven Guard – Battle Tactic)

SQUAD DOCTRINES (Ultramarines – Strategic Ploy)

TACTICAL EXPERTISE (Ultramarines – Battle Tactic)

BOLSTER DEFENCES (Imperial Fists – Battle Tactic)

PRAETORIAN’S WRATH (Imperial Fists – Battle Tactic)

RITES OF VULKAN (Salamanders – Battle Tactic)

GUERILLA TACTICS (Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy)

HIT-AND-RUN WARFARE (Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy)

STEADY ADVANCE (Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy)

LIGHTNING DEBARKATION (White Scars – Strategic Ploy)

WIND-SWIFT (White Scars – Battle Tactic)

MACHINE EMPATHY (Iron Hands – Epic Deed)

THE EMPEROR’S WILL (Black Templars – Strategic Ploy)

UPON WINGS OF FIRE (Blood Angels – Strategic Ploy)

FULL THROTTLE (Dark Angels – Battle Tactic)

INTRACTABLE (Dark Angels – Battle Tactic)

DISRUPTIVE LAUNCH (Deathwatch – Strategic Ploy)

RELENTLESS ASSAULT (Deathwatch – Strategic Ploy)

GRAV PULSE (Adeptus Astartes – Wargear)

FEINTING WITHDRAWAL (White Scars – Strategic Ploy)

FALSE FLIGHT (Raven Guard – Strategic Ploy)

FALL BACK AND RE-ENGAGE (Ultramarines – Strategic Ploy)

PAIN IS A LESSON (Imperial Fists – Strategic Ploy)

RISE FROM THE ASHES (Salamanders – Epic Deed)

STAND YOUR GROUND (Salamanders – Battle Tactic)

DEED WORTHY OF A SAGA (Space Wolves – Epic Deed)

COMBAT REVIVAL (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

RELENTLESS DETERMINATION (Salamanders – Strategic Ploy)

HEALING BALMS (Space Wolves – Battle Tactic)

DESCENT OF ANGELS (Blood Angels – Battle Tactic)

Enemy Movement phase

TENACIOUS ASSAULT (Black Templars – Strategic Ploy)

BUTCHERED QUARRY (White Scars – Strategic Ploy)

PAIN IS A LESSON (Imperial Fists – Strategic Ploy)

RISE FROM THE ASHES (Salamanders – Epic Deed)

STAND YOUR GROUND (Salamanders – Battle Tactic)

DEED WORTHY OF A SAGA (Space Wolves – Epic Deed)

AUSPEX SCAN (Adeptus Astartes – Wargear)

Psychic phase

COMMANDING ORATORY (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

CLOAKED BY THE STORM (Space Wolves – Epic Deed)

SPIRITUAL MIGHT (Blood Angels – Epic Deed)

PAIN IS A LESSON (Imperial Fists – Strategic Ploy)

RISE FROM THE ASHES (Salamanders – Epic Deed)

STAND YOUR GROUND (Salamanders – Battle Tactic)

DEED WORTHY OF A SAGA (Space Wolves – Epic Deed)

Enemy Psychic phase

SOULS OF IRON (Iron Hands – Strategic Ploy)

SPIRITUAL RESOLVE (Exorcists – Strategic Ploy)

ABHOR THE WITCH (Black Templars – Epic Deed)

RUNIC WARDS (Space Wolves – Wargear)

PAIN IS A LESSON (Imperial Fists – Strategic Ploy)

RISE FROM THE ASHES (Salamanders – Epic Deed)

STAND YOUR GROUND (Salamanders – Battle Tactic)

DEED WORTHY OF A SAGA (Space Wolves – Epic Deed)

Shooting phase

COMMANDING ORATORY (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

FURY OF THE FIRST (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

COGITATED MARTYRDOM (Iron Hands – Requisition)

INSPIRING COMMAND (Ultramarines – Epic Deed)

HEROES OF RYNN’S WORLD (Crimson Fists)

SEISMIC DEVASTATION (Imperial Fists)

FLAKK MISSILE (Adeptus Astartes – Wargear)

HELLFIRE SHELLS (Adeptus Astartes – Wargear)

SHOCK AND AWE (Adeptus Astartes – Wargear)

SUPPRESSION FIRE (Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy)

TREMOR SHELLS (Adeptus Astartes – Wargear)

UNCOMPROMISING FIRE (Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy)

MERCY IS WEAKNESS (Iron Hands – Battle Tactic)

WRATHFUL MACHINE SPIRIT (Iron Hands – Battle Tactic)

MARTIAL PRECISION (Ultramarines – Battle Tactic)

BOLTER DRILL (Imperial Fists – Battle Tactic)

CLEARANCE PROTOCOLS (Imperial Fists – Strategic Ploy)

CLOSE-RANGE BOLTER FIRE (Imperial Fists – Strategic Ploy)

TANK HUNTERS (Imperial Fists – Battle Tactic)

FLAMECRAFT (Salamanders – Battle Tactic)

IMMOLATION PROTOCOLS (Salamanders – Strategic Ploy)

THE FIRES OF BATTLE (Salamanders – Strategic Ploy)

THE SWORDSMAN’S STRIKE (Silver Templars – Battle Tactic)

A HATED FOE (Crimson Fists)

SLAY THE TYRANT (Crimson Fists)

KEEN SENSES (Space Wolves – Strategic Ploy)

DEATHWING ASSAULT (Dark Angels – Battle Tactic)

STASIS SHELL (Dark Angels – Wargear)

TARGETING GUIDANCE (Dark Angels – Strategic Ploy)

WEAPONS FROM THE DARK AGE (Dark Angels – Wargear)

OVERKILL (Deathwatch – Strategic Ploy)

PROGNOSTICATING VOLLEY (Deathwatch – Battle Tactic)

SPECIAL-ISSUE LOADOUT (Deathwatch – Wargear)

SYNAPTIC SEVERANCE (Deathwatch – Battle Tactic)

SONS OF GUILLIMAN (Ultramarines – Battle Tactic)

A HATED FOE (Crimson Fists – Battle Tactic)

PAIN IS A LESSON (Imperial Fists – Strategic Ploy)

SAPPERS (Imperial Fists – Battle Tactic)

SLAY THE TYRANT (Crimson Fists – Battle Tactic)

RISE FROM THE ASHES (Salamanders – Epic Deed)

STAND YOUR GROUND (Salamanders – Battle Tactic)

THE CRUCIBLE OF BATTLE (Salamanders – Battle Tactic)

CAST OUT THY BLACKENED SOUL (Exorcists – Battle Tactic)

BOLTER DRILL (Crimson Fists)

DEED WORTHY OF A SAGA (Space Wolves – Epic Deed)

RAPID FIRE (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

Enemy Shooting phase

SKILLED RIDERS (Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy)

SMOKESCREEN (Adeptus Astartes – Wargear)

COGITATED MARTYRDOM (Iron Hands – Requisition)

INSPIRING COMMAND (Ultramarines – Epic Deed)

SELF SACRIFICE (Salamanders – Strategic Ploy)

HIGH-SPEED FOCUS (Dark Angels – Epic Deed)

TARGETING SCRAMBLERS (Deathwatch – Strategic Ploy)

PAIN IS A LESSON (Imperial Fists – Strategic Ploy)

RISE FROM THE ASHES (Salamanders – Epic Deed)

STAND YOUR GROUND (Salamanders – Battle Tactic)

DEED WORTHY OF A SAGA (Space Wolves – Epic Deed)

PARAGONS OF DORN (Crimson Fists)

Being targeted

TRANSHUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

UNYIELDING IN THE FACE OF THE FOE (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

REJECT THE FLESH, EMBRACE THE MACHINE (Iron Hands – Battle Tactic)

VICIOUS RIPOSTE (Black Templars – Battle Tactic)

REFUSAL TO DIE (Blood Angels – Battle Tactic)

Charge phase

ASSAULT LAUNCHERS (Adeptus Astartes – Wargear)

COMMANDING ORATORY (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

FIERCE RIVALRIES (White Scars – Battle Tactic)

STRIKE FROM THE SKIES (Raven Guard – Strategic Ploy)

THE RAVEN’S BLADE (Raven Guard – Battle Tactic)

SHOCK AND AWE (Black Templars – Strategic Ploy)

PACK KILLERS (Space Wolves)

PACK HUNTERS (Space Wolves – Battle Tactic)

STEM THE GREEN TIDE (Deathwatch – Strategic Ploy)

HAMMER OF WRATH (Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy)

CHOGORIAN THUNDERBOLTS (White Scars – Strategic Ploy)

PAIN IS A LESSON (Imperial Fists – Strategic Ploy)

RISE FROM THE ASHES (Salamanders – Epic Deed)

STAND YOUR GROUND (Salamanders – Battle Tactic)

DEED WORTHY OF A SAGA (Space Wolves – Epic Deed)

Enemy Charge phase

OPTIMAL REPULSION DOCTRINES (Iron Hands – Battle Tactic)

BORN PROTECTORS (Salamanders – Strategic Ploy)

COUNTER CHARGE (Space Wolves – Strategic Ploy)

ATONEMENT THROUGH HONOUR (Deathwatch – Epic Deed)

DEFENSIVE FOCUS (Ultramarines – Strategic Ploy)

PAIN IS A LESSON (Imperial Fists – Strategic Ploy)

RISE FROM THE ASHES (Salamanders – Epic Deed)

STAND YOUR GROUND (Salamanders – Battle Tactic)

DEED WORTHY OF A SAGA (Space Wolves – Epic Deed)

UNBRIDLED ARDOUR (Blood Angels – Strategic Ploy)

STRIKE FIRST, FOR ULTRAMAR! (Ultramarines)

Fight phase

LIBERATORS

COMMANDING ORATORY (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

FURY OF THE FIRST (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

ONLY IN DEATH DOES DUTY END (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

STRENGTH OF THE PRIMARCH (Salamanders – Battle Tactic)

DEVOUT PUSH (Black Templars – Battle Tactic)

FIGHT LIKE DEMIGODS (Ultramarines)

SEISMIC DEVASTATION (Imperial Fists)

SUFFER NOT THE UNCLEAN TO LIVE (Black Templars)

UPHOLD THE HONOUR OF THE EMPEROR (Black Templars)

LINE UNBREAKABLE (Dark Angels – Battle Tactic)

CLAVIS (Deathwatch – Wargear)

DEATH TO THE TRAITORS! (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

GENE-WROUGHT MIGHT (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

MELTA BOMB (Adeptus Astartes – Wargear)

THE GORGON’S RAGE (Iron Hands – Battle Tactic)

VENGEANCE FOR ISSTVAN V (Iron Hands – Battle Tactic)

BITTER ENMITY (Imperial Fists – Battle Tactic)

VENGEANCE FOR ISSTVAN V (Salamanders – Battle Tactic)

FIGHT AS BROTHERS (Emperor’s Spears – Battle Tactic)

SKOVAKARAH UHL ZAÛRN! (Emperor’s Spears – Battle Tactic)

OATHS OF HONOUR (Black Templars – Battle Tactic)

CLAIM RUNES (Silver Templars – Battle Tactic)

BLOOD SCENT (Space Wolves)

SWIFT STRIKE (Dark Angels)

A HATED FOE (Crimson Fists)

SLAY THE TYRANT (Crimson Fists)

RELENTLESS ASSAULT (Space Wolves – Battle Tactic)

SAVAGE STRIKE (Space Wolves – Battle Tactic)

THE EMPEROR’S EXECUTIONERS (Space Wolves – Battle Tactic)

AGGRESSIVE ONSLAUGHT (Flesh Tearers – Battle Tactic)

ANGEL’S SACRIFICE (Blood Angels – Epic Deed)

VENGEANCE FOR SANGUINIUS (Blood Angels – Battle Tactic)

NO FOE TOO GREAT TO SUBDUE (Dark Angels – Epic Deed)

SWIFT STRIKE (Dark Angels – Strategic Ploy)

DEATH TO THE ALIEN! (Deathwatch – Battle Tactic)

A MIGHTY TROPHY (White Scars – Epic Deed)

LAY LOW THE TYRANTS (Raven Guard – Battle Tactic)

VENGEANCE FOR ISSTVAN V (Raven Guard – Battle Tactic)

SONS OF GUILLIMAN (Ultramarines – Battle Tactic)

VENGEANCE FOR CALTH (Ultramarines – Battle Tactic)

A HATED FOE (Crimson Fists – Battle Tactic)

PAIN IS A LESSON (Imperial Fists – Strategic Ploy)

SAPPERS (Imperial Fists – Battle Tactic)

SLAY THE TYRANT (Crimson Fists – Battle Tactic)

RISE FROM THE ASHES (Salamanders – Epic Deed)

STAND YOUR GROUND (Salamanders – Battle Tactic)

THE CRUCIBLE OF BATTLE (Salamanders – Battle Tactic)

CAST OUT THY BLACKENED SOUL (Exorcists – Battle Tactic)

DEED WORTHY OF A SAGA (Space Wolves – Epic Deed)

VISIONS OF SANGUINIUS (Blood Angels – Epic Deed)

HONOUR THE CHAPTER (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

STRIKE FOR THE HEART (White Scars – Battle Tactic)

Enemy Fight phase

FURY OF THE FIRST (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

ONLY IN DEATH DOES DUTY END (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

DEATH TO THE TRAITORS! (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

GENE-WROUGHT MIGHT (Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic)

MELTA BOMB (Adeptus Astartes – Wargear)

THE GORGON’S RAGE (Iron Hands – Battle Tactic)

VENGEANCE FOR ISSTVAN V (Iron Hands – Battle Tactic)

BITTER ENMITY (Imperial Fists – Battle Tactic)

VENGEANCE FOR ISSTVAN V (Salamanders – Battle Tactic)

FIGHT AS BROTHERS (Emperor’s Spears – Battle Tactic)

SKOVAKARAH UHL ZAÛRN! (Emperor’s Spears – Battle Tactic)

OATHS OF HONOUR (Black Templars – Battle Tactic)

CLAIM RUNES (Silver Templars – Battle Tactic)

BLOOD SCENT (Space Wolves)

SWIFT STRIKE (Dark Angels)

RELENTLESS ASSAULT (Space Wolves – Battle Tactic)

THE EMPEROR’S EXECUTIONERS (Space Wolves – Battle Tactic)

AGGRESSIVE ONSLAUGHT (Flesh Tearers – Battle Tactic)

ANGEL’S SACRIFICE (Blood Angels – Epic Deed)

VENGEANCE FOR SANGUINIUS (Blood Angels – Battle Tactic)

NO FOE TOO GREAT TO SUBDUE (Dark Angels – Epic Deed)

SWIFT STRIKE (Dark Angels – Strategic Ploy)

DEATH TO THE ALIEN! (Deathwatch – Battle Tactic)

LAY LOW THE TYRANTS (Raven Guard – Battle Tactic)

VENGEANCE FOR ISSTVAN V (Raven Guard – Battle Tactic)

SONS OF GUILLIMAN (Ultramarines – Battle Tactic)

VENGEANCE FOR CALTH (Ultramarines – Battle Tactic)

PAIN IS A LESSON (Imperial Fists – Strategic Ploy)

RISE FROM THE ASHES (Salamanders – Epic Deed)

STAND YOUR GROUND (Salamanders – Battle Tactic)

CAST OUT THY BLACKENED SOUL (Exorcists – Battle Tactic)

DEED WORTHY OF A SAGA (Space Wolves – Epic Deed)

VISIONS OF SANGUINIUS (Blood Angels – Epic Deed)

Morale phase

COMMANDING ORATORY (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

COURAGE AND HONOUR! (Ultramarines – Battle Tactic)

SAVAGE DESTRUCTION (Flesh Tearers – Strategic Ploy)

PAIN IS A LESSON (Imperial Fists – Strategic Ploy)

RISE FROM THE ASHES (Salamanders – Epic Deed)

STAND YOUR GROUND (Salamanders – Battle Tactic)

DEED WORTHY OF A SAGA (Space Wolves – Epic Deed)

THE SHIELD UNWAVERING (Imperial Fists – Battle Tactic)

Enemy Morale phase

PAIN IS A LESSON (Imperial Fists – Strategic Ploy)

RISE FROM THE ASHES (Salamanders – Epic Deed)

STAND YOUR GROUND (Salamanders – Battle Tactic)

DEED WORTHY OF A SAGA (Space Wolves – Epic Deed)

Taking casualties

ARMOUR OF CONTEMPT (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

ONLY IN DEATH DOES DUTY END (Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed)

AVENGE THE FALLEN (Ultramarines – Battle Tactic)

Enemy taking casualties

A MIGHTY TROPHY (White Scars – Epic Deed)

DECAPITATING BLOW (Raven Guard – Strategic Ploy)

SIGNAL THE ATTACK (Dark Angels)

STRUCTURAL DEMOLITION (Imperial Fists)

End of your turn

A DEADLY PRIZE (Raven Guard – Strategic Ploy)

SEE, BUT REMAIN UNSEEN (Raven Guard – Strategic Ploy)


Stratagems

If your army includes any ADEPTUS ASTARTES Detachments (excluding Auxiliary Support, Super-heavy Auxiliary or Fortification Network Detachments), you have access to these Stratagems, and can spend CPs to use them. When one of these Stratagems instructs you to select a unit from your army, replace all instances of <CHAPTER> on that Stratagem (if any) with the name of the Chapter that your selected unit is drawn from.

DEATH TO THE TRAITORS!1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Of all Humanity’s foes, none are as hated as the Heretic Astartes, for they have betrayed their ancient oaths.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes a melee attack against a HERETIC ASTARTES unit, you can re-roll the hit roll.
HONOUR THE CHAPTER2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Every Chapter has forged its own tales of heroism, and none of its battle-brothers would see that noble record besmirched.

Use this Stratagem at the end of the Fight phase. Select one ASSAULT INTERCESSOR SQUAD unit from your army that is within Engagement Range of any enemy units; that unit can fight again.
FURY OF THE FIRST1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic Stratagem

When the fighting is at its fiercest, the Terminator-armoured warriors of the Chapter truly show their quality.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit from your army is selected to shoot, or in the Fight phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a TERMINATOR model in that unit makes an attack, add 1 to that attacks hit roll.
TRANSHUMAN PHYSIOLOGY1CP/2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Space Marines can fight through even the most grievous of wounds.

Use this Stratagem in any phase, when a PRIMARIS unit from your army is selected as the target of an attack. Until the end of the phase, each time an attack is made against that unit, an unmodified wound roll of 1-3 for that attack fails, irrespective of any abilities that the weapon or the model making the attack may have. If that unit contains 5 or fewer models, this Stratagem costs 1CP; otherwise, it costs 2CP.
RAPID FIRE2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The combination of superhuman reflexes and bolter-drills means Space Marine Intercessors can produce a devastating rate of fire.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your Shooting phase. Select one INTERCESSOR SQUAD or VETERAN INTERCESSOR SQUAD unit from your army; that unit can shoot again.
GENE-WROUGHT MIGHT1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Blessed with incredible strength, Primaris Space Marines deliver blows that inflict terrifying damage.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a PRIMARIS unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes a melee attack, an unmodified hit roll of 6 automatically wounds the target.
UNYIELDING IN THE FACE OF THE FOE1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Those clad in Gravis armour are walking ceramite strongpoints.

Use this Stratagem in any phase, when a MK X GRAVIS unit from your army selected as the target of an attack. Until the end of the phase, each time an attack with a Damage characteristic of 1 is allocated to a model in that unit, add 1 to any armour saving throw made against that attack.
ONLY IN DEATH DOES DUTY END2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed Stratagem

Imminent death does not prevent a Space Marine from enacting his final justice upon the enemies of the Imperium.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHARACTER model from your army that has not already been selected to fight this phase is destroyed. Do not remove that model from play - it can fight after the attacking model’s unit has finished making attacks. After resolving the destroyed model’s attacks, it is then removed.
ARMOUR OF CONTEMPT1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed Stratagem

The belligerency of some Adeptus Astartes machine spirits makes them unyielding foes to face.

Use this Stratagem in any phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES VEHICLE model from your army would lose a wound as the result of a mortal wound. Until the end of the phase, each time that model would lose a wound as the result of a mortal wound, roll one D6: on a 5+, that wound is not lost.
POWER OF THE MACHINE SPIRIT2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed Stratagem

There are many tales of machine spirits wreaking havoc on the foe, even after their crew are slain and critical systems are failing.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES MACHINE SPIRIT model from your army. Until the start of your next Command phase, that model is considered to have its full wounds remaining for the purposes of determining what characteristics on its profile to use.
WISDOM OF THE ANCIENTS1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed Stratagem

Each fallen champion who rests within the sarcophagus of a Dreadnought has seen a thousand battles and slain foes beyond counting. All such noble warriors are immensely inspiring to their battle-brothers.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES DREADNOUGHT model from your army (excluding WULFEN and DEATH COMPANY models). Until the start of your next Command phase, that model gains either the Rites of Battle ability or the Tactical Precision ability, as shown below:
  • Rites of Battle (Aura): While a friendly <CHAPTER> 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.
  • Tactical Precision (Aura): While a friendly <CHAPTER> CORE unit is within 6" of this model, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, re-roll a wound roll of 1.
COMMANDING ORATORY2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed Stratagem

Fuelled by battlefield adrenaline, the Chaplain recites his litanies with even greater fervour, inspiring the warriors around him.

Use this Stratagem at the start of any of your phases other than your Command phase. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHAPLAIN unit from your army that has not recited a litany this turn. That model can recite one litany that has not already been recited by a friendly model this turn. That litany is automatically inspiring (do not roll) and takes effect until the start of your next Command phase.
COMBAT REVIVAL1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Epic Deed Stratagem

With decades of experience, the Apothecary confidently works with at high speed to return wounded brothers to the fray.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your Movement phase. Select one <CHAPTER> APOTHECARY unit from your army and then select one friendly <CHAPTER> INFANTRY or <CHAPTER> BIKER unit (excluding an INVADER ATV SQUAD) that is not at its Starting Strength and is within 3" of that <CHAPTER> APOTHECARY. One of the selected unit's destroyed models is returned to its unit with its full wounds remaining.
RELIC OF THE CHAPTER1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Requisition Stratagem

In times of great need, the Space Marine Chapters will unleash the full power of their armouries, equipping their battle-brothers with artefacts of extraordinary power.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, when you are mustering your army, if your WARLORD has the ADEPTUS ASTARTES keyword. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHARACTER model from your army and give them one Chapter Relic (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).
HERO OF THE CHAPTER1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Requisition Stratagem

Every Space Marine is a champion in their own right, a posthuman demigod who stands between Mankind and the darkness.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, when you are mustering your army, if your WARLORD has the ADEPTUS ASTARTES keyword. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES CHARACTER model from your army (excluding named characters) and determine one Warlord Trait for it (this must be a Warlord Trait it can have); that model it 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).
HIT-AND-RUN WARFARE1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Space Marine pilots receive advanced training in handling their vehicles, and have preternatural reaction speeds.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES BIKER, LAND SPEEDER or STORM SPEEDER unit from your army Falls Back. That unit is still eligible to shoot this turn even though it Fell Back.
HAMMER OF WRATH1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Space Marines with jump packs crash into combat with bonebreaking force.

Use this Stratagem in your Charge phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES JUMP PACK unit from your army finishes a charge move. Select one enemy unit within Engagement Range of that JUMP PACK unit and roll one D6 for each model in that JUMP PACK unit that is within Engagement Range of that enemy unit. For each dice result that equals or exceeds that enemy unit’s Toughness characteristic, it suffers 1 mortal wound.
SKILLED RIDERS1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Space Marine riders and pilots rely on their post-human reflexes to weave around incoming.fire.

Use this Stratagem in your opponent's Shooting phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES BIKER, LAND SPEEDER or STORM SPEEDER unit from your army that Advanced is selected as the target of a ranged attack. Until the end of the phase, each time an attack is made against that unit, subtract l from that attack's hit roll.
UNCOMPROMISING FIRE2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Switching weapons to full auto, the Space Marines unleash a short-lived but inescapable hail of fire.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES INFANTRY unit from your army that is performing an action. That unit can shoot this phase without that action failing.
STEADY ADVANCE2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

A measured advance allows Space Marines to unleash a steady stream of fire.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES INFANTRY unit from your army makes a Normal Move. Until the end of the turn, that unit is considered to have Remained Stationary.
ADAPTIVE STRATEGY2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The tenets of the Codex Astartes allow for unorthodox use of combat tactics and the employment of divergent strategic doctrines if doing so will lead to victory.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase, if a <CHAPTER> WARLORD from your army is on the battlefield and a combat doctrine is active for your army. Select one <CHAPTER> CORE unit from your army that is on the battlefield. Until the start of your next Command phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, the Devastator Doctrine, Tactical Doctrine and Assault Doctrine are considered to be active for that attack.
SUPPRESSION FIRE1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Few indeed are the foes who can hope to escape the savage barrage of Space Marine artillery with their wits intact.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a WHIRLWIND model from your army is selected to shoot. Until the end of the phase, each time that model makes an attack with a weapon that has the Blast ability, if a hit is scored for that attack, then until the start of your next turn the target cannot fire Overwatch or Set to Defend, and cannot be selected to fight until all eligible units from your army have done so.
TERROR TROOPS2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

At the most critical time, Reivers engage their armour's enhanced features to terrify and disrupt the enemy as much as possible.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one REIVER unit from your army.
  • That unit gains the following ability: 'Terror Troops (Aura): Until the start of your next Command phase, while an enemy unit is within 3" of that unit, it loses the Objective Secured ability and any similar abilities that allow them to control an objective marker regardless of the number of enemy models within range of that objective marker.
  • Until the end of the turn, each time that REIVER unit ends a Normal Move, an Advance or a charge move within 3" of an enemy unit that is performing an action, roll 2D6: if the total exceeds that enemy unit's Leadership characteristic, the action the unit is attempting to perform immediately fails.
GUERILLA TACTICS1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

At the opportune moment, Space Marine infiltration units slip away from battle, only to relocate and strike the foe again.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when a PHOBOS unit from your army that is more than 6" from any enemy models is selected to move. If the mission you are playing is using the Strategic Reserves rule, place that unit into Strategic Reserves. That unit cannot arrive from Strategic Reserves in the same turn it is placed into Strategic Reserves.
ORBITAL BOMBARDMENT3CP
Adeptus Astartes – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Chapter's orbiting star ships stand ready to unleash hell.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase, if an ADEPTUS ASTARTES 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 l if the unit being rolled for is within 3" of the centre of the marker and subtracting l if the unit being rolled for is a CHARACTER. On a 2-5, that unit suffers D3 mortal wounds, and on a 6+, that unit suffers D6 mortal wounds. The marker is then removed. You can only use this Stratagem once.
AUSPEX SCAN2CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Nearby motion and radiation signatures are detected by a handheld device, forewarning the bearer of ambushes.

Use this Stratagem at the end of the Reinforcements step of your opponent's Movement phase. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES INFANTRY unit from your army that is not within Engagement Range of any enemy units. That unit can shoot as if it were your Shooting phase, but its models can only target a single eligible enemy unit that was set up as Reinforcements this turn and that is within 12" of their unit when doing so.
TREMOR SHELLS1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

These shells burrow deep into the ground before detonating; though the force of the blast is reduced, the resulting shock wave is sufficient to hurl the foe from their feet.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when selecting a target for a THUNDERFIRE CANNON model from your army. Until the end of the phase, each time that model makes a ranged attack, subtract 1 from that attack's wound roll, and, if a hit is scored against a target that is not TITANIC and cannot FLY, then until the start of your next Movement phase, halve the Move characteristic of models in the target unit and subtract 2 from Advance rolls and charge rolls made for that unit.
SHOCK AND AWE1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Space Marine forces use shock grenades and similar weapons to stun and distract the enemy with blinding light and raucous noise.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES SHOCK GRENADES or LAND SPEEDER STORM unit from your army is selected to shoot. Select one enemy unit within 6" of that unit. Until the start of your next turn:
  • The selected unit cannot fire Overwatch or Set to Defend.
  • Each time a model in the selected unit makes an attack, subtract 1 from that attack's hit roll.
ASSAULT LAUNCHERS1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Assault launchers fire salvoes of explosive charges at the enemy, causing horrific damage to those who are caught out of cover.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Charge phase. Select one ADEPTUS ASTARTES ASSAULT LAUNCHERS unit from your army and one enemy unit (excluding VEHICLE or MONSTER units) within 9" of that unit. That enemy unit can either brace or duck for cover.
  • If that unit braces, it suffers D3 mortal wounds.
  • If that unit ducks for cover, then until the end of the turn, subtract 1 from the Attacks characteristic of models in that unit, and that unit cannot fire Overwatch or Set to Defend.
MELTA BOMB1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Melta bombs are fusion charges designed to burn through an armoured hull in a matter of seconds.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES MELTA BOMB 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.
GRAV PULSE1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Crews of gravitic battle tanks can discharge directed pulses of gravitic force through their ventral plates.

Use this Stratagem in either:
  • Your Movement phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES REPULSOR FIELD unit from your army Falls Back. Until the end of the turn, that unit is still eligible to shoot even though it Fell Back.
  • Your opponent's Charge phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES REPULSOR FIELD 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 REPULSDR FIELD unit.
HELLFIRE SHELLS1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Originally devised to counter large Tyranid bio-forms, hellfire rounds fill the target with mutagenic acid upon detonation.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES INFANTRY model from your army shoots with a heavy bolter, a hellstorm heavy bolter or an executor heavy bolter. You can only make one attack with that weapon this phase, but if a hit is scored, the target suffers D3 mortal wounds and the attack sequence ends (if a hit is scored against a MONSTER unit, that unit suffers 3 mortal wounds instead of D3).
FLAKK MISSILE1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Flakk missiles are designed to eliminate aircraft by unleashing a payload of shrapnel that shreds armour and vital systems.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES INFANTRY model from your army targets an AIRCRAFT unit with a missile launcher. You can only make one attack with that weapon this phase, but add 1 to that attack's hit roll. If a hit is scored, the target suffers 2D3 mortal wounds and the attack sequence ends.
SMOKESCREEN1CP
Adeptus Astartes – Wargear Stratagem

Throwing down a hail of smoke grenades or deploying their smoke launchers, the Space Marines screen themselves from the enemy.

Use this Stratagem in your opponent's Shooting phase, when an ADEPTUS ASTARTES SMOKESCREEN unit from your army is selected as the target of an attack. Until the end of the phase, each time an attack is made against that unit, subtract 1 from that attack's hit roll.

Black Templars Stratagems

If your army is Battle-forged and includes any BLACK TEMPLARS Detachments (excluding Auxiliary Support Detachments), you have access to the Stratagems shown here.

DEVOUT PUSH1CP
Black Templars – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The Black Templars hurl themselves into the enemy ranks.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Fight phase. Select one BLACK TEMPLARS INFANTRY unit or one BLACK TEMPLARS BIKER unit from your army. That unit can immediately pile in, even if it is not within Engagement Range of any enemy units, and, until the end of the phase, when that unit consolidates, it can move up to 6" instead of 3".
OATHS OF HONOUR1CP
Black Templars – Battle Tactic Stratagem

As a Neophyte’s apprenticeship ends, they fight all the harder to prove their Initiate’s faith is not misplaced.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase. Select one BLACK TEMPLARS SCOUT unit from your army that made a charge move or was charged this turn. Until the end of that phase, each time a melee attack is made by a model in that unit, you can re-roll the wound roll.
VICIOUS RIPOSTE1CP
Black Templars – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Every blow against a Black Templar is answered in kind.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a BLACK TEMPLARS INFANTRY unit from your army is chosen as the target of an attack. Until the end of that phase, each time a melee attack is allocated to a model in that unit, on an unmodified save roll of 6 the attacking model’s unit suffers 1 mortal wound after it has finished fighting. Note that a saving throw can be taken even if, due to the Armour Penetration characteristic of the attack, it would not be possible to make a successful saving throw. Also note that once the last model in this unit is destroyed, any remaining wounds cannot be allocated (so no further saving throws can be made).
ABHOR THE WITCH1CP
Black Templars – Epic Deed Stratagem

The Black Templars’ zealous hatred of heretical sorcery steels their minds and bodies against psychic assaults.

Use this Stratagem in your opponent’s Psychic phase, when an enemy PSYKER model manifests a psychic power within 24" of any BLACK TEMPLARS units from your army, after any Deny the Witch attempts have been made. Roll one D6; on a 4+ that psychic power is resisted.
CRUSADER RELICS1CP
Black Templars – Requisition Stratagem

The crusade ships of the Black Templars maintain vast armouries of blessed weapons and sacred artefacts.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Select one BLACK TEMPLARS model from your army that has the word ‘Sergeant’ or ‘Sword Brother’ in their profile. That model can have one of the following Chapter Relics: Witchseeker Bolts, Sword of Judgement, Skull of the Cacodominus. All of the Relics your army includes must be different and be given to different models.
TENACIOUS ASSAULT2CP
Black Templars – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Black Templars rarely permit their foes to retreat.

Use this Stratagem in your opponent’s Movement phase, when an enemy INFANTRY unit within Engagement Range of any BLACK TEMPLARS INFANTRY units from your army is chosen to Fall Back. Roll one D6: on a 2+, that enemy unit cannot Fall Back this turn.
THE EMPEROR’S WILL1CP
Black Templars – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

It is the divine command of the God-Emperor that the Black Templars bring ruin to Humanity’s foes.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when a BLACK TEMPLARS INFANTRY unit from your army Advances. Until the end of the turn:
  • Models from that unit can still shoot with their Pistol weapons.
  • That unit is eligible to declare a charge with, even though it Advanced this turn.
SHOCK AND AWE1CP
Black Templars – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Black Templars strike with aggressive and overwhelming force, shattering their foes’ will to fight.

Use this Stratagem in your Charge phase. Select one BLACK TEMPLARS INFANTRY unit from your army that disembarked from a LAND RAIDER CRUSADER this turn. Until the end of the turn:
  • Enemy units cannot fire Overwatch at the selected INFANTRY unit.
  • Each time an attack is made against the selected INFANTRY unit, subtract 1 from the hit roll.

Blood Angels Stratagems

If your army includes any BLOOD ANGELS Detachments (excluding Auxiliary Support, Super-heavy Auxiliary or Fortification Network Detachments), you have access to these Stratagems, and can spend CPs to use them.

DESCENT OF ANGELS1CP
Blood Angels – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The Blood Angels are masters of aerial assault, leaping from aircraft with jump packs roaring to plunge into the heat of battle.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your Movement phase. Select one BLOOD ANGELS CORE JUMP PACK unit from your army that was set up on the battlefield during the Reinforcements step of this phase. Until the end of the turn:
  • Each time a charge roll is made for that unit, you can ignore any or all modifiers to that charge roll.
  • Each time a model in that unit makes an attack, add 1 to that attacks hit roll.
VENGEANCE FOR SANGUINIUS1CP
Blood Angels – Battle Tactic Stratagem

None are as hated by the Blood Angels as the Black Legion, for it was their gene-sire, Horus, who slew Sanguinius millennia ago.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a BLOOD ANGELS unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes a melee attack against a BLACK LEGION unit, you can re-roll that attacks hit roll and you can re-roll that attacks wound roll.
REFUSAL TO DIE1CP/2CP
Blood Angels – Battle Tactic Stratagem

When a battle-brother is gripped in the darkest depths of the Black Rage, only the direst of wounds can penetrate the madness and lay them low.

Use this Stratagem after a DEATH COMPANY unit from your army is selected as the target of an attack. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit would lose a wound, roll one D6: on a 5+, that wound is not lost. You can only use this Stratagem once per turn. If that unit contains 5 or fewer models, this Stratagem costs 1CP; otherwise, it costs 2CP.
AGGRESSIVE ONSLAUGHT1CP
Flesh Tearers – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Flesh Tearers constantly push towards new foes, moving one step closer to engaging the enemy and sating their lust to kill.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase. Select one FLESH TEARERS INFANTRY unit from your army. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes a pile-in or consolidation move, it can move up to an additional 3".
ANGEL’S SACRIFICE1CP
Blood Angels – Epic Deed Stratagem

The Blood Angels would gladly put themselves in harm’s way to protect others, exemplifying the sacrifice of Sanguinius.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase. Select one BLOOD ANGELS CHARACTER unit (excluding VEHICLE units) from your army. Until the end of the phase, each time an enemy unit is selected to fight, if a model in that unit is within Engagement Range of that CHARACTER unit when your opponent is selecting targets for its attacks, those attacks can only target that CHARACTER unit.
SPIRITUAL MIGHT1CP
Blood Angels – Epic Deed Stratagem

The Blood Angels are numbered amongst the most psychically gifted of all the Space Marine Chapters.

Use this Stratagem in your Psychic phase. Select one BLOOD ANGELS PSYKER unit from your army. You can attempt to manifest one additional psychic power with that unit this phase.
VISIONS OF SANGUINIUS1CP
Blood Angels – Epic Deed Stratagem

As the last vestiges of their sanity slip away, the fallen heroes of the Death Company fight with the burning conviction that they are the Primarch himself.

Use this Stratagem when a DEATH COMPANY CHARACTER model from your army is selected to fight. That model can do one of the following:
  • If that model has already used a Death Vision, it can use another Death Vision this phase (this cannot be a Death Vision you have already used during this battle).
  • If that model has not already used a Death Vision, it can use two different Death Visions this phase (neither can be a Death Vision you have already used during this battle).
ANGEL EXEMPLAR1CP
Blood Angels – Requisition Stratagem

The noble lords of the Blood Angels are mighty warriors indeed, but even within this exalted brotherhood, some heroic individuals stand out amongst their peers.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a BLOOD ANGELS CHARACTER model that is not a named character to be your WARLORD. You can generate one additional Warlord Trait for them. If this model is from the Blood Angels or one of their successor Chapters (other than the Flesh Tearers), this must be from the Blood Angels Warlord Traits table. If this model is from the Flesh Tearers Chapter, this must be from the Flesh Tearers Warlord Traits table instead. Each Warlord Trait in your army must be unique (if randomly generated, re-roll duplicate results). You can only use this Stratagem once.
ANGEL ASCENDANT1CP
Blood Angels – Requisition Stratagem

Those who exemplify the finest qualities of the Blood Angels will be entrusted to bear powerful wargear into battle.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Select one BLOOD ANGELS model in your army that has the word ‘Sergeant’ in their profile. That model can have one of the following Special-issue Wargear Relics, even though they are not a CHARACTER model: Master-crafted Weapon; Digital Weapons; Fleshrender Grenades; Quake Bolts. 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.
LUCIFER-PATTERN ENGINES1CP
Blood Angels – Requisition Stratagem

Chambers flooded with nitro-sanctified unguents, Lucifer-pattern engines bellow their fury and propel Blood Angels tanks into battle at breakneck speed.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Select one BLOOD ANGELS VEHICLE model (excluding a DREADNOUGHT model, or a model that can FLY) from your army. That model gains the following ability: ‘Overcharged Engines: Each time this model Advances, do not make an Advance roll. Instead, until the end of the phase, add 6" to the Move characteristic of this model.’
HONOURED BY THE ARX ANGELICUM1CP
Blood Angels – Requisition Stratagem

In extremis, the Chapter Master of the Blood Angels will bestow one of their treasured relics to a worthy champion from one of their successor Chapters.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a model drawn from a Blood Angels successor Chapter to be your WARLORD. You can give one Relic of the Angels to a CHARACTER model in your army that is drawn from a Blood Angels successor Chapter instead of giving them a Special-issue Wargear Relic or a Chapter Relic from Codex: Space Marines. If you do, replace the BLOOD ANGELS keyword in all instances on that Relic (if any) with that model’s successor Chapter keyword. You can only use this Stratagem once.
RED RAMPAGE1CP
Blood Angels – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

In times of great desperation, fury and ferocity can be a warrior’s strongest allies.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase if the Assault Doctrine is active for your army. Until your next Command phase, each time a BLOOD ANGELS model from your army makes an attack with a Pistol or melee weapon, on an unmodified wound roll of 6, the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack is improved by 1. This bonus is cumulative with the Combat Doctrines ability. You can only use this Stratagem once.
UNBRIDLED ARDOUR1CP
Blood Angels – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Sanguinary Guard exemplify the noble heritage of Sanguinius, leaping to their battle-brothers' defence.

Use this Stratagem at the end of the Heroic Interventions step of your opponent’s Charge phase. Select one SANGUINARY GUARD unit from your army that is within 6" horizontally and 5" vertically of any enemy units. The selected unit is eligible to perform a Heroic Intervention as if it were a CHARACTER unit, and when performing that Heroic Intervention, each model in that unit can move up to 6" instead of 3". All other rules for Heroic Interventions still apply.
FORLORN FURY1CP/2CP
Blood Angels – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

So lost to rage are the Death Company that they surge unstoppably into battle, eagerly outpacing their brothers.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the first battle round, before the first turn begins. Select one DEATH COMPANY unit from your army. That unit can make a Normal Move of up to 12" as if it were your Movement phase, but must end that move more than 9" away from any enemy models. If both players have units that can move before the first turn begins, the player who is taking the first turn moves their units first. If that unit contains a DREADNOUGHT model, or if it contains 6 or more models, this Stratagem costs 2CP; otherwise, it costs 1CP. You can only use this Stratagem once.
UPON WINGS OF FIRE1CP
Blood Angels – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Blood Angels soar high, masters of the war-torn skies.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase. Select one BLOOD ANGELS CORE JUMP PACK unit from your army and remove it from the battlefield. In the Reinforcements step of your next Movement phase, set up that unit anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from any enemy models. If the battle ends and that unit is not on the battlefield, it is destroyed.
SAVAGE DESTRUCTION1CP
Flesh Tearers – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Enemy fighters scramble to escape the Flesh Tearers’ ferocity.

Use this Stratagem in the Morale phase, when a Morale test is failed for an enemy unit that is within Engagement Range of any FLESH TEARERS units from your army. Until the end of the turn, subtract 1 from Combat Attrition tests taken for that enemy unit.
CHALICE OVERFLOWING1CP
Blood Angels – Wargear Stratagem

Sanguinary Priests refuse to let any of their Primarch’s blood fall.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one SANGUINARY PRIEST model from your army. That model can use its Blood Chalice ability one additional time this phase.

Dark Angels Stratagems

If your army includes any DARK ANGELS Detachments (excluding Auxiliary Support, Super-heavy Auxiliary or Fortification Network Detachments), you have access to the Stratagems shown here, and can spend CPs to use them.

WRATH OF THE LION2CP
Dark Angels – Battle Tactic Stratagem

At the most vital point in battle, the Dark Angels channel all their focus and aggression to smash the foe.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase if a combat doctrine is active for your army. Until the start of your next Command phase, each time a DARK ANGELS model from your army makes an attack with a weapon specified by the active combat doctrine, on an unmodified wound roll of 6 improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1. This is cumulative with the bonus from the active combat doctrine. You can only use this Stratagem once.
INTRACTABLE2CP
Dark Angels – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Although stubborn warriors, even the resolute Dark Angels know that a fighting retreat can be the wisest course of action.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when a DARK ANGELS unit from your army is selected to Fall Back.
  • If that unit has the Inner Circle ability, you do not need to first roll 2D6 to see if it can Fall Back - it can automatically do so.
  • Until the end of the turn, that unit is eligible to shoot.
DEATHWING ASSAULT1CP
Dark Angels – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The Deathwing have learned to begin their sweeping fire patterns immediately upon their arrival from teleportation.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a DEATHWING unit from your army is selected to shoot. Each time a model in that unit makes a ranged attack, if it was set up on the battlefield this turn as a result of a teleport homer or teleport strike, add 1 to that attack’s wound roll.
FULL THROTTLE1CP/2CP
Dark Angels – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Forsaking all firepower, the Ravenwing gun their engines and advance and breakneck speeds.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, after a RAVENWING unit from your army Advances. That unit immediately makes a Normal Move of up to 12", but is not eligible to shoot with or declare a charge with this turn. If that unit contains 5 or fewer models, this Stratagem costs 1CP; otherwise, it costs 2CP.
LINE UNBREAKABLE1CP
Dark Angels – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Many foes have charged the Dark Angels’ lines, only to be met by an unbreakable wall of ceramite.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Fight phase. Select one DARK ANGELS INFANTRY unit from your army. Until the end of the phase, that unit can only be selected as a target for melee attacks if the attacking model is within Engagement Range of it (note that this means that enemy models that are not within Engagement Range but are within 1/2" of a model from their own unit that is itself within 1/2" of this DARK ANGELS INFANTRY unit cannot target it with melee attacks this phase).
HIGH-SPEED FOCUS1CP
Dark Angels – Epic Deed Stratagem

Pushing themselves and their craft to the limit, Ravenwing pilots perform a series of death-defying aerial manoeuvres to avoid enemy fire.

Use this Stratagem in your opponent’s Shooting phase, when you allocate a ranged attack to a RAVENWING VEHICLE model from your army. Until the start of your next turn, that model has a 4+ invulnerable save against ranged attacks.
NO FOE TOO GREAT TO SUBDUE2CP
Dark Angels – Epic Deed Stratagem

Channelling all of their hatred into their blows, these veteran warriors obliterate even the mightiest foes in a storm of energised strikes.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a DEATHWING KNIGHTS unit from your army is chosen to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that DEATHWING KNIGHTS unit makes an attack with a mace of absolution against an enemy VEHICLE or MONSTER unit, add 1 to that attacks wound roll and improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1.
MARKED FOR COMMAND1CP
Dark Angels – Requisition Stratagem

On occasion, a junior-ranking leader will demonstrate ability expected only of those of much loftier rank. Such individuals are highly rewarded, and marked for greater things.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Select one DARK ANGELS Ravenwing Huntmaster or Knight Master model or a DARK ANGELS model from your army that has the word ‘Sergeant’ in their profile. That model can have one of the following Special-issue Wargear Relics, even though they are not a CHARACTER: Master-crafted Weapon; Digital Weapons; Atonement; Bolts of Judgement. 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.
PARAGON OF THE CHAPTER1CP
Dark Angels – Requisition Stratagem

The Dark Angels’ commanders are expected to have prodigious tactical and martial skills. Even in this elite group, some individuals stand out.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a DARK ANGELS CHARACTER model that is not a named character to be your WARLORD. Generate one additional Warlord Trait for them; this must be from the Dark Angels Warlord Traits table. Each Warlord Trait in your army must be unique (if randomly generated, reroll duplicate results). You can only use this Stratagem once.
HONOURED BY THE ROCK1CP
Dark Angels – Requisition Stratagem

It is not unheard of for the Dark Angels to bestow ancient relics to worthy warriors of their successor Chapters.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a model drawn from a Dark Angels successor Chapter to be your WARLORD. You can give one Relic of the Rock to a CHARACTER model from your army that is drawn from a Dark Angels successor Chapter instead of giving them a Special-issue Wargear Relic or a Chapter Relic from Codex: Space Marines. If you do, replace the DARK ANGELS keyword in all instances on that Relic (if any) with that model’s successor Chapter keyword. You can only use this Stratagem once.
TACTICAL APPRAISAL1CP
Dark Angels – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Dark Angels commanders know that adaptability in the heat of battle is key to victory, and are decisive in taking action to overcome their foes.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one DARK ANGELS unit from your army within 6" of your WARLORD, then select one combat doctrine. Until the start of your next Command phase, for the purposes of that unit, treat that combat doctrine as being active for your army instead of the active combat doctrine. You can only use this Stratagem if every unit from your army has the Combat Doctrines ability (excluding SERVITOR, AGENT OF THE IMPERIUM and UNALIGNED units).
THE HUNT2CP/3CP
Dark Angels – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Ravenwing are expert scouts as well as hunters, and take advantage of these skills to move to the most advantageous positions before battle begins.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the first battle round, before the first turn begins. Select one RAVENWING unit from your army. That unit can make a Normal Move as if it were your Movement phase, but must end that move more than 9" away from any enemy models. If both players have units that can move before the first turn begins, the player who is taking the first turn moves their units first. If that unit contains 5 or fewer models, this Stratagem costs 2CP; otherwise, it costs 3CP. You can only use this Stratagem once.
TARGETING GUIDANCE2CP
Dark Angels – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Ravenwing Land Speeders and Storm Speeders gather and relay targeting data to the rest of the Chapter.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase. Select one enemy unit within 18" of and visible to a RAVENWING LAND SPEEDER or RAVENWING STORM SPEEDER unit from your army. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in a friendly DARK ANGELS unit makes a ranged attack against the selected enemy unit, add 1 to that attacks hit roll.
SWIFT STRIKE2CP/3CP
Dark Angels – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Ravenwing strike swiftly and withdraw before the foe can react.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, after a RAVENWING unit from your army has fought. If that unit is within Engagement Range of any enemy units, it can Fall Back as if it were the Movement phase. Otherwise, it can make a Normal Move as if it were the Movement phase. If that unit contains 5 or fewer models, this Stratagem costs 2CP; otherwise, it costs 3CP.
SECRET AGENDA1CP
Dark Angels – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Dark Angels’ goals are impossible to understand.

Use this Stratagem after selecting secondary objectives or Agendas. Do not reveal one of your selections to your opponent. The first time you score victory points or experience points for it, reveal it to your opponent. Note that you must still have a record of your selection. We recommend writing it down and concealing it until revealed. You can only use this Stratagem once.
STASIS SHELL2CP
Dark Angels – Wargear Stratagem

Upon detonation, a stasis shell momentarily freezes time.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a RAVENWING model from your army shoots with an astartes grenade launcher. That model can only make one attack with that weapon this phase. If a hit is scored, the target is caught in stasis until the start of your next turn and the attack sequence ends. While a unit (excluding VEHICLE and MONSTER units) is caught in stasis, it cannot Fall Back.
WEAPONS FROM THE DARK AGE2CP
Dark Angels – Wargear Stratagem

The Rock’s Armoury houses all manner of ancient wonders.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a DARK ANGELS unit from your army is selected to shoot. Until the end of the phase, add 1 to the Damage characteristic of plasma weapons models in that unit are equipped with.

Deathwatch Stratagems

If your army includes any DEATHWATCH Detachments (excluding Auxiliary Support, Super-heavy Auxiliary or Fortification Network Detachments), you have access to the Stratagems shown here, and can spend Command points to use them.

DEATH TO THE ALIEN!1CP
Deathwatch – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The vehement hatred that the Deathwatch feel for their xenosfoes is a potent weapon in its own right.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a DEATHWATCH unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, while that unit is within Engagement Range of any TYRANIDS, AELDARI, ORK, NECRONS or T’AU EMPIRE units, add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of models in that unit.
PROGNOSTICATING VOLLEY1CP
Deathwatch – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Engaging oracular ballistic contra-auguries, the Deathwatch erect a web of firepower that even their swift Aeldari targets cannot evade through their trickery.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a DEATHWATCH unit from your army is selected to shoot. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes a ranged attack against an AELDARI unit, you can ignore any or all hit roll and Ballistic Skill modifiers for that attack.
SYNAPTIC SEVERANCE1CP
Deathwatch – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The Deathwatch know better than any the value of eliminating the leader-beasts that coordinate Tyranid swarms in battle, as well as the optimum ganglions to aim for to ensure neural haemorrhage.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase or the Fight phase, when a Death watch unit from your army is selected to shoot or fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack against a TYRANIDS SYNAPSE unit, an unmodified hit roll of 6 automatically wounds the target.
ADAPTIVE TACTICS2CP
Deathwatch – Epic Deed Stratagem

Only a truly versatile approach to warfare allows the tactical genius of a Watch Master to best the myriad xenos foes they face.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase, if a WATCH MASTER unit from your army is on the battlefield. Change the Battlefield Role selected for the purposes of the Xenos Hunters Chapter Tactic for your army. You can only use this Stratagem once.
ATONEMENT THROUGH HONOUR1CP
Deathwatch – Epic Deed Stratagem

Regardless of their origins, all Black Shields fight with a grim and stubborn fury to prove their loyalty to the Imperium.

Use this Stratagem in your opponent’s Charge phase. Select one DEATHWATCH unit from your army that contains a Black Shield, that unit can perform a Heroic Intervention this phase as if it were a CHARACTER unit.
SANCTION OF THE BLACK VAULT1CP
Deathwatch – Requisition Stratagem

In missions with certain classes of extremis threat rating, the wardens of the Black Vault may grant an exceptional artefact to a veteran warrior of proven skill in the eradication of the xenos.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, when you are mustering your army, if your WARLORD has the DEATHWATCH keyword. Select one DEATHWATCH model in your army that has the word ‘Sergeant’ in their profile. That model can have one of the following Relics of the Watch Fortresses, even though they are not a CHARACTER: Artificer Armour; Master-crafted Weapon; Digital Weapons; Banebolts of Eryxia; Artificer Bolt Cache. 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.
A VIGIL UNMATCHED1CP
Deathwatch – Requisition Stratagem

Some of the Deathwatch’s champions have unparalleled records of service, their capacity for slaying the xenos a true gift.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a DEATHWATCH CHARACTER model that is not a named character to be your WARLORD. You can generate one additional Warlord Trait for them from the Deathwatch Warlord Traits table. Each Warlord Trait in your army must be unique (if randomly generated, re-roll duplicate results). You can only use this Stratagem once.
STEM THE GREEN TIDE2CP
Deathwatch – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

As the Orks begin their stampeding charge, the Deathwatch hurl tanglefoot grenades into their midst.

Use this Stratagem in the Charge phase, after an enemy ORK unit has declared a charge against one or more DEATHWATCH units from your army.
  • The Death watch units that were selected as a target of that charge can fire Overwatch at that ORK unit.
  • Until the end of the phase, if any models from that ORK unit are destroyed as a result of Overwatch, subtract 2 from charge rolls made for that unit.
PRIORITY DOCTRINE ADOPTION1CP
Deathwatch – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Multifaceted tactical awareness and advanced strategic bioscryers enable the Deathwatch to smoothly switch their combat priorities.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one DEATHWATCH unit from your army, then select one combat doctrine. Until the start of your next Command phase, that unit gains the bonus of the combat doctrine you selected instead of the active combat doctrine. You can only use this Stratagem if every unit from your army has the DEATHWATCH keyword (excluding AGENT OF THE IMPERIUM and UNALIGNED units).
TARGETING SCRAMBLERS1CP
Deathwatch – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

With a shrill binharic screech, these arcane devices exorcise T’au targeting data in a heartbeat.

Use this Stratagem in your opponent’s Shooting phase, after a T’AU EMPIRE unit has resolved its shooting attacks against a DEATHWATCH unit from your army. Remove all markerlight counters from that DEATHWATCH unit.
OVERKILL1CP
Deathwatch – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Extensive experience has taught the Deathwatch to pulverise and sunder Necrons with bolt and blade even after they fall.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase or the Fight phase, after making attacks with a DEATHWATCH unit from your army against a NECRONS unit. Your opponent must subtract 1 from Reanimation Protocol rolls made for that NECRONS unit as a result of those attacks.
BROTHERHOOD OF VETERANS2CP
Deathwatch – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Battle-brothers of the Deathwatch learn not only the many ways in which to slay the xenos, but also gain an understanding of the doctrines and tactics of fellow Chapters.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one DEATHWATCH unit from your army, then select one Chapter Tactic or Successor Tactic. Until the end of the turn, models in that unit have that Chapter Tactic or Successor Tactic instead of the Xenos Hunters Chapter Tactic.
DISRUPTIVE LAUNCH1CP
Deathwatch – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

With a blaze of jump pack exhaust, the foe can be driven back and the mobile warriors’ brothers given space to unleash death.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when a DEATHWATCH JUMP PACK unit, Indomitor Kill Team unit that contains an Inceptor, or Proteus Kill Team unit that contains a Vanguard Veteran with jump pack from your army Falls Back. That unit is eligible to shoot even though it Fell Back this turn.
TELEPORTARIUM1CP
Deathwatch – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Utilising the arcane secrets of teleportation technology, the Deathwatch burst from nowhere to attack.

Use this Stratagem during deployment. Select one DEATHWATCH INFANTRY, DEATHWATCH DREADNOUGHT or DEATHWATCH BIKER unit from your army. All models in that unit gain the Teleport Strike ability. 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).
RELENTLESS ASSAULT1CP
Deathwatch – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Deathwatch bikers are fierce hunters of the most evasive xenos.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when a DEATHWATCH BIKER unit, or a KILL TEAM unit that contains a Veteran Biker or Outrider from your army Falls back. That unit is eligible to charge even though it Fell Back this turn.
SHROUD FIELD2CP
Deathwatch – Wargear Stratagem

Unknown stealth technologies are hidden within each Corvus Blackstar.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the first battle round. Select one CORVUS BLACKSTAR unit from your army. Until the end of the battle round, that unit cannot be selected as a target for ranged attacks unless it is the closest eligible target to the firing model.
CLAVIS1CP
Deathwatch – Wargear Stratagem

The clavis is a strange archeotech device that can disrupt the deviant machine spirits of xenos war engines.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Fight phase. Select one enemy VEHICLE unit within 1" of a WATCH MASTER unit from your army.
  • That unit suffers D3 mortal wounds.
  • Until the end of the phase, that unit is not eligible to fight until after all eligible units from your army have done so.
SPECIAL-ISSUE LOADOUT2CP
Deathwatch – Wargear Stratagem

Individual shells are loaded when optimised volleys are required.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when you select a DEATHWATCH INFANTRY unit from your army to shoot. Until the end of the phase, bolt weapons (excluding bolt sniper rifles) without the Special-issue Ammunition ability that models in that unit are equipped with gain that Special-issue Ammunition ability and their Type characteristic is changed to Heavy 1.

Imperial Fists Stratagems

If your army is Battle-forged and includes any IMPERIAL FISTS Detachments (excluding Auxiliary Support Detachments), you have access to the Stratagems shown here, and can spend Command Points to use them. These reflect the unique strategies used by the Iron Hands on the battlefield.

BITTER ENMITY1CP
Imperial Fists – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The Imperial Fists’ hatred for their old rivals the Iron Warriors has only grown more intense as the centuries have passed.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when an IMPERIAL FISTS unit from your army is chosen to fight with. Until the end of that phase, when resolving an attack made with a melee weapon by a model in that unit against an IRON WARRIORS unit, you can re-roll the hit roll and you can re-roll the wound roll.
BOLSTER DEFENCES1CP
Imperial Fists – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Every true son of Dorn knows how to swiftly fortify even the most untenable of positions.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Movement phase. Select one IMPERIAL FISTS unit from your army that is receiving the benefits of cover. Until that unit makes a Normal Move, Advances, makes a charge move or performs a Heroic Intervention, each time an attack is allocated to a model in that unit, add an additional 1 to any armour saving throw made against that attack. You can only use this Stratagem once.
SAPPERS1CP
Imperial Fists – Battle Tactic Stratagem

There is no bastion or fastness, no redoubt, bulwark or strongpoint that the Imperial Fists cannot reduce to ruin.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase or the Fight phase, when an IMPERIAL FISTS unit from your army is chosen to shoot or fight with. Until the end of that phase, when resolving an attack made by a model in that unit against a BUILDING unit, add 1 to the hit roll and add 1 to the wound roll.
PAIN IS A LESSON1CP
Imperial Fists – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

To the Imperial Fists, pain is but another didactic tool, a reminder of what their forebears endured without complaint and which they, too, must weather unwavering.

Use this Stratagem in any phase, when an IMPERIAL FISTS unit from your army that is not a VEHICLE or SERVITOR is chosen as the target of an enemy attack. Until the end of that phase, when a model in that unit would lose a wound, roll one D6; on a 6 that wound is not lost.
CLOSE-RANGE BOLTER FIRE2CP
Imperial Fists – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The ability to hose your foe in bolter fire while battling toe to toe has proven vital across countless trenches and battlements.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when you choose an IMPERIAL FISTS CORE or IMPERIAL FISTS CHARACTER unit from your army to shoot with. Until the end of that phase, bolt weapons models in that unit are equipped with have the Pistol type instead of their normal type (e.g. a Rapid Fire 2 bolt weapon becomes Pistol 2).
BOLTER DRILL2CP
Imperial Fists – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The sons of Dorn maintain strict fire discipline, standing shoulder to shoulder as they unleash devastating volleys of bolt rounds into the foe.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when you choose an IMPERIAL FISTS CORE or IMPERIAL FISTS CHARACTER unit from your army to shoot with. Until the end of that phase, when resolving an attack made by a model in that unit with a bolt weapon, an unmodified hit roll of 6 scores 1 additional hit.
TANK HUNTERS2CP
Imperial Fists – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The Imperial Fists are masters in the art of crippling the enemy’s mobile artillery and siege engines.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase or the Fight phase, when you choose an IMPERIAL FISTS unit from your army to shoot or fight with. Select one enemy VEHICLE unit. Until the end of that phase, when resolving an attack made by a model in that IMPERIAL FISTS unit against the selected unit, add 1 to the wound roll.
CHAMPION OF BLADES1CP
Imperial Fists – Requisition Stratagem

Victory in the Feast of Blades brings rewards of favour and recognition for he who earns them.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a model drawn from an Imperial Fists successor Chapter to be your WARLORD. You can give one Relic of the Fists to a CHARACTER model from your army that is drawn from an Imperial Fists successor Chapter instead of giving them a Special-issue Wargear Relic or a Chapter Relic from Codex: Space Marines. If you do, replace the IMPERIAL FISTS and CRIMSON FISTS keywords in all instances on that Relic (if any) with that model’s <CHAPTER> keyword. You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
SENTINEL OF TERRA1CP
Imperial Fists – Requisition Stratagem

The most accomplished officers amongst the Imperial Fists’ ranks are true paragons of battle, masters of the Codex Astartes’ tenets and unfaltering heroes to the last.

Use this Stratagem after nominating an IMPERIAL FISTS CHARACTER model that is not a named character to be your WARLORD. You can generate one additional Warlord Trait for them; this must be from the Imperial Fists Warlord Traits table. All of the Warlord Traits your army includes must be different (if randomly generated, re-roll duplicate results). You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
CLEARANCE PROTOCOLS1CP
Imperial Fists – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

A hail of handheld ordnance deployed at the crucial moment can sweep an area clear in a bloody heartbeat.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when an IMPERIAL FISTS unit from your army is chosen to shoot with. Up to ten models in that unit that are equipped with Grenades can throw a Grenade that phase, instead of only one model being able to do so.
PRAETORIAN’S WRATH2CP
Imperial Fists – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The sons of Dorn favour heavy weaponry and explosives, applying these blunt and decisive solutions wherever possible.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Movement phase if the Devastator Doctrine is active. Until the start of your next Movement phase, when resolving an attack made with a Heavy or Grenade weapon by an IMPERIAL FISTS model from your army, on an unmodified wound roll of 6 the Armour Penetration characteristic of that weapon is improved by an additional 1 for that attack. You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
GIFT OF THE PHALANX1CP
Imperial Fists – Requisition Stratagem

It is not unheard of for especially accomplished Imperial Fists Sergeants to be granted an artefact from the Phalanx’s Reclusiam.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Select one IMPERIAL FISTS model from your army that has the word ‘Sergeant’ in their profile. That model can have one of the following Special-issue Wargear Relics, even though they are not a CHARACTER: Master-crafted Weapon; Digital Weapons; Fist of Terra; Gatebreaker Bolts. All of the Relics your army includes must be different and be given to different models.
THE SHIELD UNWAVERING2CP
Imperial Fists – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Once the Imperial Fists have captured a site of strategic importance, they dig in and hold their position no matter what the enemy hurls at them.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your Morale phase. Select one IMPERIAL FISTS INFANTRY unit from your army that is within 3" of any objective markers. Until the start of your next turn, add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of models in that unit, and when resolving an attack made against that unit, add 1 to the saving throw (excluding invulnerable saves).
SLAY THE TYRANT1CP
Crimson Fists – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The Crimson Fists have earned a reputation for liberating planets enslaved by tyrants, slaying the despots themselves so that their power base crumbles.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase or the Fight phase, when a CRIMSON FISTS unit from your army is chosen to shoot or fight with. Until the end of that phase, when resolving an attack made by a model in that unit against a CHARACTER unit, add 1 to the hit roll.
A HATED FOE1CP
Crimson Fists – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Long have the Crimson Fists fought against the Ork empires infesting the Loki Sector and beyond. They have learned much about how best to slay these brutish xenos.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase or the Fight phase, when a CRIMSON FISTS unit from your army is chosen to shoot or fight with. Until the end of that phase, when resolving an attack made by a model in that unit against an ORK unit, you can re-roll the wound roll.

Iron Hands Stratagems

If your army is Battle-forged and includes any IRON HANDS Detachments (excluding Auxiliary Support Detachments), you have access to the Stratagems shown here, and can spend Command Points to use them. These reflect the unique strategies used by the Iron Hands on the battlefield.

MERCY IS WEAKNESS1CP
Iron Hands – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Logic dictates that, once a foe has been marked for destruction, the Iron Hands must not relent until the target is annihilated.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase or the Fight phase, when an IRON HANDS unit from your army is chosen to shoot with or fight with. Select one enemy unit. Until the end of that phase, every attack made by a model in that IRON HANDS unit from your army that can target the selected unit must do so, but when resolving such an attack, an unmodified wound roll of 6 wounds the target unit twice instead of once.
METHODICAL FIREPOWER1CP
Iron Hands – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Often inloaded via simulus chambers before the battle even begins, pre-cogitated fire solutions aid inescapable accuracy.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Movement phase if the Devastator Doctrine is not active. Select one IRON HANDS unit from your army. Until the start of your next Movement phase, when resolving an attack made by a model in that unit, the Devastator Doctrine is treated as being active in addition to the currently active doctrine.
MARCH OF THE ANCIENTS1CP
Iron Hands – Requisition Stratagem

More than one Iron Father in the Chapter’s history has known the honour of ascending to a Dreadnought sarcophagus.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, after nominating a model to be your WARLORD. Select one IRON HANDS DREADNOUGHT model from your army. That model gains the CHARACTER keyword; add 1 to the Attacks and Leadership characteristics of that model. You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
VENGEANCE FOR ISSTVAN V1CP
Iron Hands – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Memory fades, the details of betrayal eroding before the merciless winds of history’s passage, but hatred is eternal.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when an IRON HANDS unit from your army is chosen to fight with. Until the end of that phase, when resolving an attack made with a melee weapon by a model in that unit against a WORD BEARERS, IRON WARRIORS, NIGHT LORDS or ALPHA LEGION unit, you can re-roll the hit roll.
WRATHFUL MACHINE SPIRIT2CP
Iron Hands – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Carefully cogitated binharic prayers can focus a machine spirit’s ire into near-obsessive hatred of its chosen target.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase or the Fight phase, when an IRON HANDS VEHICLE model from your army is chosen to shoot with or fight with. Until the end of that phase, when resolving an attack made by that model, you can re-roll the hit roll.
SOULS OF IRON2CP
Iron Hands – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

What purchase can the madness of the warp find on the minds and souls of those who would make themselves machines?

Use this Stratagem in your opponent’s Psychic phase, when an enemy PSYKER model manifests a psychic power within 24" of an IRON HANDS unit from your army (after any Deny the Witch attempt). Roll one D6; on a 4+ that psychic power is resisted.
SCION OF THE FORGE1CP
Iron Hands – Requisition Stratagem

The Iron Hands do not lack for optimised combat armaments, distributed to the most logical bearers before battle begins.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Select one IRON HANDS model from your army that has the word ‘Sergeant’ in their profile. That model can have one of the following Special-issue Wargear Relics, even though they are not a CHARACTER: Master-crafted Weapon, Digital Weapons, Teeth of Mars, Haywire Bolts. All of the Relics your army includes must be different and be given to different models.
REJECT THE FLESH, EMBRACE THE MACHINE1CP
Iron Hands – Battle Tactic Stratagem

By trusting in the ironclad gifts of the Omnissiah that stud their flesh, the Iron Hands can withstand even the most punishing attacks of their enemies.

Use this Stratagem in any phase, when an IRON HANDS INFANTRY unit from your army is chosen as the target for an attack. Until the end of that phase, when a model in that unit would lose a wound, roll one D6, adding 1 to the result if that model has the All Flesh is Weakness Warlord Trait. On a 5+ that wound is not lost.
ENGINE PURGE2CP
Iron Hands – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The deviant war engines of the foe are works of heresy in its most brazen form, for they offend the sight of Emperor and Omnissiah both. End them swiftly.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Movement phase if the Devastator Doctrine is active. Until the start of the next battle round, when resolving an attack made with a Heavy or Grenade weapon by an IRON HANDS model from your army, on an unmodified wound roll of 6 add an additional 1 to the Armour Penetration characteristic of that weapon for that attack. You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
THE GORGON’S RAGE1CP
Iron Hands – Battle Tactic Stratagem

When the smouldering rage of their gene-sire breaks its chains, the Iron Hands exchange logic for terrifying fury.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when an IRON HANDS unit from your army is chosen to fight with. Until the end of that phase, when resolving an attack made with a melee weapon by a model in that unit, add 1 to the hit roll. In addition, until the end of that phase, when resolving an attack made with a melee weapon by a model in that unit against an EMPEROR’S CHILDREN unit, add 1 to the wound roll.
COGITATED MARTYRDOM1CP
Iron Hands – Requisition Stratagem

It is not a difficult sum for a warrior of the Iron Hands to cogitate, that his commanding officers’ lives are worth more to the Imperium than his own.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Shooting phase. Select one IRON HANDS INFANTRY unit from your army. Until the end of the phase, when a friendly IRON HANDS CHARACTER model (excluding VEHICLE models) within 3" of that unit would lose any wounds as a result of an attack made against that model, that unit can attempt to intercept that attack. Roll one D6 before any rolls to ignore wounds (e.g. The Flesh is Weak, Adamantine Mantle etc.) are made; on a 2+ that model does not lose those wounds and that unit suffers 1 mortal wound for each of those wounds. Only one attempt can be made to intercept each attack.
MACHINE EMPATHY1CP
Iron Hands – Epic Deed Stratagem

Some gifted warriors can understand and heal the agonies of war engines with great ease.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, after an IRON HANDS TECHMARINE model from your army has used their Blessing of the Omnissiah ability. That model can use that ability again.
PARAGON OF IRON1CP
Iron Hands – Requisition Stratagem

This warrior has absorbed well the lessons his Primarch taught, and has mastered his Chapter’s ways of war.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, after nominating an IRON HANDS CHARACTER model that is not a named character to be your WARLORD. You can generate one additional Warlord Trait for them; this must be from the Iron Hands Warlord Traits table. All of the Warlord Traits your army includes must be different (if randomly generated, re-roll duplicate results). You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
OPTIMAL REPULSION DOCTRINES2CP
Iron Hands – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Pre-plotted and painstakingly cogitated defensive fire-patterns cut the onrushing foe to pieces.

Use this Stratagem in your opponent’s Charge phase, when an IRON HANDS unit from your army fires Overwatch. Until the end of that phase, when resolving an Overwatch attack made by a model in that unit, a hit roll of 5 or 6 scores a hit. If that unit has the The Flesh is Weak Chapter Tactic, when resolving an Overwatch attack made by a model in that unit, a hit roll of 4-6 scores a hit instead.
BEQUEATHED BY THE IRON COUNCIL1CP
Space Marines – Requisition Stratagem

Should cogitation-choristry commend it, the Iron Council may bestow a relic of Medusa upon one of their successors for a time.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a model drawn from an Iron Hands successor Chapter to be your WARLORD. You can give one Relic of Medusa to a CHARACTER model from your army that is drawn from an Iron Hands successor Chapter instead of giving them a Special-issue Wargear Relic or a Chapter Relic from Codex: Space Marines. If you do, replace the IRON HANDS keyword in all instances on that Relic (if any) with that model’s <CHAPTER> keyword. You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.

Raven Guard Stratagems

If your army is Battle-forged and includes any RAVEN GUARD Detachments (excluding Auxiliary Support Detachments), you have access to the Stratagems shown here, and can spend Command Points to use them. These reflect the unique strategies used by the Raven Guard on the battlefield.

INFILTRATORS1CP
Raven Guard – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Raven Guard are masters of infiltration, slipping unseen across the battlefield before striking from the shadows to annihilate their foes with gun and blade.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the first battle round, before the first turn begins. Select one RAVEN GUARD INFANTRY unit from your army that is on the battlefield. That unit can move as if it were your Movement phase. The unit must end that move more than 9" away from any enemy models. If both players have units that can do this, the player who is taking the first turn moves their units first. Each unit can only be selected for this Stratagem once per battle.
THE RAVEN’S BLADE1CP
Raven Guard – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Raven Guard enacting this ancient tactic focus all their aggression against a priority target of assassination.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Charge phase. Select one enemy unit on the battlefield. Until the end of that phase, when a charge roll is made for a RAVEN GUARD unit from your army, you can re-roll the dice if that enemy unit was the only selected target of that charge.
STRANGLEHOLD2CP
Raven Guard – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

By the time the enemy engages the Raven Guard, their rear lines are already in the talon-grip of the Chapter’s covert vanguard, choking them off from vital battlefield support.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the first battle round, before the first turn begins, if your army includes any RAVEN GUARD SCOUT or RAVEN GUARD PHOBOS units. Until the end of that battle round, you can roll one D6 each time your opponent spends Command Points to use a Stratagem; on a 5+ your opponent must spend 1 additional Command Point, or else that Stratagem has no effect and cannot be used again this phase (the Command Points spent so far are lost). You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
FALSE FLIGHT2CP
Raven Guard – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Path of Ambush teaches that a feigned retreat can be used to over-extend and punish eagerly pursuing foes.

Use this Stratagem when a RAVEN GUARD unit from your army Falls Back. That unit can shoot and charge in this turn.
LAY LOW THE TYRANTS1CP
Raven Guard – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Those who would abuse their strength to oppress the weak and humble are amongst the Raven Guard’s most favoured prey.

Use this Stratagem when a RAVEN GUARD INFANTRY unit or RAVEN GUARD BIKER unit from your army is chosen to fight with in the Fight phase. Until the end of the phase, when resolving an attack made by a model in that unit against a CHARACTER unit that is not a VEHICLE, or against a unit that is not a VEHICLE and contains any models with a Wounds characteristic of 4 or more, add 1 to the wound roll.
SEE, BUT REMAIN UNSEEN1CP
Raven Guard – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

To fight the Raven Guard is to battle half-seen spectres. Only at a time of their choosing do they step from the shadows to engage the disorientated foe.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your turn. Select one RAVEN GUARD unit from your army (excluding BUILDINGS) that did not make any attacks during that turn. Until the start of your next turn, when resolving an attack made with a ranged weapon against that unit, subtract 1 from the hit roll.
STRIKE FROM THE SHADOWS1CP
Raven Guard – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The deadliest strike comes always from the least expected quarter. So taught Corax.

Use this Stratagem during the Declare Reserves and Transports step of your mission. Select one RAVEN GUARD INFANTRY unit from your army. You can set up that unit in ambush instead of setting it up on the battlefield. If you do, at the end of one of your Movement phases you can set up that unit anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from any enemy models.
VENGEANCE FOR ISSTVAN V1CP
Raven Guard – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The Raven Guard’s hatred for those who betrayed their ancestors on Isstvan V still burns fiercely.

Use this Stratagem when a RAVEN GUARD unit from your army is chosen to fight with in the Fight phase. Until the end of that phase, when resolving an attack made by a model in that unit against a WORD BEARERS, IRON WARRIORS, NIGHT LORDS or ALPHA LEGION unit, you can re-roll the hit roll.
AMBUSHING FIRE1CP
Raven Guard – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Having laid a careful ambush for the enemy, the Raven Guard line up killing shots with their small arms and unleash a lethal fusillade against the foe’s weak spots.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Movement phase if the Tactical Doctrine is active. Until the start of the next battle round, when resolving an attack made with a Rapid Fire or Assault weapon by a RAVEN GUARD model from your army, on an unmodified wound roll of 6 the Armour Penetration characteristic of that weapon is improved by an additional 1 for that attack (e.g. AP -1 becomes AP -2). You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
DECAPITATING BLOW2CP
Raven Guard – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Raven Guard are experts in swiftly picking apart the enemy command structure and seizing upon the discord and confusion that results.

Use this Stratagem when an enemy WARLORD is destroyed by an attack made by a RAVEN GUARD unit from your army. Until the end of the battle, subtract 1 from the Leadership characteristic of enemy units.
A DEADLY PRIZE1CP
Raven Guard – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

If critical objectives look close to falling into enemy hands, the Raven Guard will often plant explosives to deny their capture.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your turn. Select one objective marker that is within 3" of any RAVEN GUARD INFANTRY units from your army and not within 3" of any enemy units. The next time an enemy unit ends a move within 3" of that objective marker, roll one D6; on a 2-4, that enemy unit suffers D3 mortal wounds; on a 5+ it suffers 3 mortal wounds. You cannot use this Stratagem on the same objective marker more than once per battle.
STRIKE FROM THE SKIES1CP
Raven Guard – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Raven Guard swoop into battle like dark-winged angels of vengeance.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Charge phase. Select one RAVEN GUARD JUMP PACK unit. Until the end of that phase, that unit can be chosen to charge with even if it Advanced this turn, and when a charge roll is made for that unit, add 1 to the result.
MASTER OF THE TRIFOLD PATH1CP
Raven Guard – Requisition Stratagem

The most accomplished leaders of the Raven Guard are masters of every strategic doctrine laid down by Corvus Corax.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a RAVEN GUARD CHARACTER model that is not a named character to be your Warlord. You can generate one additional Warlord Trait for them; this must be from the Raven Guard Warlord Traits table. All of the Warlord Traits your army includes must be different (if randomly generated, re-roll duplicate results). You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
FAVOUR OF THE RAVENSPIRE1CP
Raven Guard – Requisition Stratagem

In times of great need, the Raven Guard issue their precious relics to whichever battle-brothers are best placed to employ them, paying little regard to matters of rank.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Select one RAVEN GUARD model from your army that has the word ‘Sergeant’ in their profile. That model can have one of the following Special-issue Wargear Relics, even though they are not a CHARACTER: Master-crafted Weapon; Digital Weapons; Silentus Pistol; Korvidari Bolts. All of the Relics your army includes must be different and be given to different models.
TOKEN OF BROTHERHOOD1CP
Raven Guard – Requisition Stratagem

Pomp and ceremony are of little worth to Corax’s gene-sons, who instead favour tangible acts of faith and comradeship.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a model drawn from a Raven Guard successor Chapter to be your Warlord. You can give one Relic of the Ravenspire to a CHARACTER model from your army that is drawn from a Raven Guard successor Chapter instead of giving them a Special-issue Wargear Relic or a Chapter Relic from Codex: Space Marines. If you do, replace the RAVEN GUARD keyword in all instances on that Relic (if any) with that model’s <CHAPTER> keyword. You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.

Salamanders Stratagems

If your army is Battle-forged and includes any SALAMANDERS Detachments (excluding Auxiliary Support Detachments), you have access to the Stratagems shown here, and can spend Command Points to use them. These reflect the unique strategies used by the Iron Hands on the battlefield.

FLAMECRAFT2CP
Salamanders – Battle Tactic Stratagem

No warriors can coax the searing spirits of flamers to brighter or more destructive life than those from volcanic Nocturne.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a SALAMANDERS unit from your army is chosen to shoot with. Until the end of that phase, when a model in that unit shoots with a flame weapon, do not roll to determine the number of attacks made with that weapon; instead, the maximum number of attacks are made with that weapon (e.g. 6 attacks are made with a Heavy D6 weapon).
THE CRUCIBLE OF BATTLE1CP
Salamanders – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Only where the battle is fiercest and the enemy can be faced eye to eye can the Salamanders truly be tested.

Use this Stratagem in the Shooting or Fight phase, when a SALAMANDERS CORE or SALAMANDERS CHARACTER unit from your army is chosen to shoot or fight with. Until the end of that phase, when resolving an attack made by a model in that unit, add 1 to the wound roll.
STRENGTH OF THE PRIMARCH1CP
Salamanders – Battle Tactic Stratagem

When facing the largest enemies, Vulkan’s sons draw upon their gene-sire’s titanic might, their strength terrible to behold.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Fight phase. Select one SALAMANDERS unit from your army. Until the end of that phase, add 1 to the Strength characteristic of models in that unit, and when resolving an attack made with a melee weapon by a model in that unit, on an unmodified wound roll of 6 double the Damage characteristic of that weapon for that attack.
THE FIRES OF BATTLE1CP
Salamanders – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Salamanders’ expertise with weapons that recall their volcanic heritage is unmatched.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase or in your opponent’s Charge phase, when a SALAMANDERS model from your army shoots with a flame weapon or melta weapon. Until the end of that phase, when resolving an attack made with that weapon, on an unmodified wound roll of 4+ the target suffers 1 mortal wound in addition to any normal damage (a maximum of 3 mortal wounds can be inflicted per phase via this Stratagem).
RITES OF VULKAN2CP
Salamanders – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The Salamanders are well practised in blistering, short-range firefights, each step forwards echoed by bursts of gunfire.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Movement phase if the Tactical Doctrine is active. Until the start of the next battle round, when resolving an attack made with a Rapid Fire or Assault weapon by a SALAMANDERS model from your army, on an unmodified wound roll of 6 the Armour Penetration characteristic of that weapon is improved by an additional 1 for that attack. You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
IMMOLATION PROTOCOLS1CP
Salamanders – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Even in the press and whirl of close combat, the fires of Nocturne are undimmed, a roaring inferno consuming the foe.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a SALAMANDERS unit from your army is chosen to shoot with. Until the end of that phase, change the type of all flame weapons models in that unit are equipped with to Pistol (e.g. an Assault D6 flame weapon becomes Pistol D6).
SELF SACRIFICE2CP
Salamanders – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Salamanders are amongst the most noble and selfless of the Adeptus Astartes, laying down their lives in others’ defence.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your opponent’s Shooting phase. Select one SALAMANDERS INFANTRY unit that contains 5 or more models from your army that is not within 1" of any enemy units, and then select one other INFANTRY unit from your army that is wholly within 6" of the selected unit. Until the end of the phase, your opponent cannot target the second unit you selected unless that unit is the closest enemy unit to the firing model and visible to it, or it is no longer wholly within 6" of the first unit you selected. In addition, until the end of the phase, the first unit you selected is always an eligible target for enemy shooting attacks provided it is within range and is visible to the firing model (i.e. it can be targeted even whilst under the effects of any rules that would prevent it from being targeted, such as the Shrouding psychic power).
RISE FROM THE ASHES2CP
Salamanders – Epic Deed Stratagem

The sons of Vulkan have always evinced a tenacious hold upon life while their enemies yet live.

Use this Stratagem in any phase, when a SALAMANDERS CHARACTER model from your army is destroyed. At the end of that phase, roll one D6; on a 4+ return that model to play with 1 wound remaining, placing it as close as possible to its previous position and more than 1" away from any enemy models. This Stratagem cannot be used on the same model more than once per battle.
VENGEANCE FOR ISSTVAN V1CP
Salamanders – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Never will the Salamanders forget the black well of treachery they helped uncover on Isstvan V, or those who perpetrated it.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a SALAMANDERS unit from your army is chosen to fight with. Until the end of that phase, when resolving an attack made with a melee weapon by a model in that unit against a WORD BEARERS, IRON WARRIORS, NIGHT LORDS or ALPHA LEGION unit, you can re-roll the hit roll.
STAND YOUR GROUND1CP
Salamanders – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Such is their famed endurance that the Salamanders are able to stand firm amidst storms of small-arms fire and lesser blows.

Use this Stratagem in any phase, when a SALAMANDERS INFANTRY unit from your army that is not a SERVITOR and did not Advance in this phase or your previous Movement phase is chosen as the target for an attack. Until the end of that phase, when resolving an attack made with a weapon that has a Damage characteristic of 1 against a model in that unit, add 1 to the saving throw. This does not affect invulnerable saving throws.
BORN PROTECTORS2CP
Salamanders – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The bonds of the Salamanders’ brotherhood run deep.

Use this Stratagem in your opponent’s Charge phase, when a charge is declared against a SALAMANDERS unit from your army. Select one friendly SALAMANDERS unit that is more than 1" away from any enemy units and within 12" of the unit that is the target of that charge. The selected unit can fire Overwatch at the charging unit as if it were a target of that charge; if the selected unit is a target of that charge, it instead fires Overwatch as normal. In addition, if that charge is successful, the selected unit can perform a Heroic Intervention as if it were a CHARACTER; if it does, it can move up to 2D6", but must end that move closer to the unit that charged and cannot move within 1" of any other enemy units.
RELENTLESS DETERMINATION1CP
Salamanders – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Salamanders’ focus on victory is unwavering and uncompromised.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your Movement phase. Select one SALAMANDERS unit from your army that did not Advance or Fall Back this phase. Until the start of your next Movement phase, that unit is treated as having remained stationary during its Movement phase for all rules purposes (such as firing Heavy weapons). In addition, if that unit has a Damage table, then until the start of your next Movement phase, double the number of wounds it has remaining for the purposes of determining what row to use on that damage table.
EXEMPLAR OF THE PROMETHEAN CREED1CP
Salamanders – Requisition Stratagem

The greatest heroes of Nocturne are embodiments of Vulkan’s tenets and living monuments to his nobility.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a SALAMANDERS model that is not a named character to be your WARLORD. You can generate one additional Warlord Trait for them; this must be from the Salamanders Warlord Traits table. Each Warlord Trait in your army must be unique (if randomly generated, re-roll duplicate results). You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
MASTER ARTISANS1CP
Salamanders – Requisition Stratagem

Even amongst the rank and file of the Salamanders, artefacts of peerless craftsmanship can be found.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Select one SALAMANDERS model from your army that has the word ‘Sergeant’ in their profile. That model can have one of the following Chapter Relics, even though they are not a CHARACTER: Master-crafted weapon, Digital Weapons, Drakeblade, Dragonrage Bolts. All of the Relics your army includes must be different and be given to different models.
TRUST OF PROMETHEUS1CP
Salamanders – Requisition Stratagem

The respect of the Salamanders is not easily earned, but the trust so forged is sealed by the giving of powerful artefacts.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a model drawn from a Salamanders successor Chapter to be your WARLORD. You can give one Relic of Nocturne to a CHARACTER model from your army that is drawn from a Salamanders successor Chapter instead of giving them a Special-issue Wargear Relic or a Chapter Relic from Codex: Space Marines. If you do, replace the SALAMANDERS keyword in all instances on that Relic (if any) with that model’s <CHAPTER> keyword. You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.

Space Wolves Stratagems

If your army includes any SPACE WOLVES Detachments (excluding Auxiliary Support, Super-heavy Auxiliary or Fortification Network Detachments), you have access to these Stratagems, and can spend CPs to use them.

GO FOR THE THROAT2CP
Space Wolves – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Having stalked their prey or run them to ground, all that remains is to go for the enemy’s weakest points, to rip them out in a furious blood-letting.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase if the Assault Doctrine is active for your army. Until your next Command phase, each time a SPACE WOLVES model from your army makes an attack with a Pistol or melee weapon, on an unmodified wound roll of 6 improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1. This bonus is cumulative with Combat Doctrines. You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
CUNNING OF THE WOLF1CP
Space Wolves – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The most successful hunts are those where the prey doesn’t know they are being hunted.

Use this Stratagem during deployment. Select one SPACE WOLVES INFANTRY unit from your army. All models in that unit gain the Outflank ability.
THE EMPEROR’S EXECUTIONERS1CP
Space Wolves – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The Space Wolves have never forgotten their ten-thousand-year-old charge to deliver the Emperors vengeance to the sons of Magnus.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a SPACE WOLVES unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes a melee attack against a THOUSAND SONS unit, you can re-roll the hit roll and you can re-roll wound roll.
SAVAGE STRIKE1CP/2CP
Space Wolves – Battle Tactic Stratagem

With the scent of blood in the air and the rushing joy of battle surging through every true warrior's hearts, even the greatest quarry can be brought down in a single surge of feral strength.

Use this Stratagem in your Fight phase, when a SPACE WOLVES unit from your army is selected to fight. If that unit made a charge move this turn, then until that fight is resolved, each time a model in that unit makes a melee attack, add 1 to that attacks wound roll. If that unit has 5 or fewer models, this Stratagem costs 1CP; otherwise it costs 2CP.
HEALING BALMS1CP
Space Wolves – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Learned in arcane biomechanics and chirurgery, Wolf Priests apply their rough surgery, shamanistic rites and medicinal balms to drag warriors back from the gates of Morkai’s realm of death.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your Movement phase. Select one SPACE WOLVES INFANTRY, SPACE WOLVES BIKER or SPACE WOLVES CAVALRY model from your army within 3" of a friendly SPACE WOLVES WOLF PRIEST to be healed. That model regains up to D3 lost wounds. Each model can only be healed once per turn.
PACK HUNTERS2CP
Space Wolves – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Where the sons of Russ hunt, the wolves of Fenris are never far behind, the beasts seeing them as their pack leaders.

Use this Stratagem in your Charge phase. Select one enemy unit within Engagement Range of any SPACE WOLVES units from your army.
  • Until the end of the turn, each time a friendly SPACE WOLVES BEAST or SPACE WOLVES CAVALRY unit declares a charge that targets the selected unit, roll one additional D6 and discard one of the dice.
  • Until the end of the turn, each time a friendly SPACE WOLVES CAVALRY model makes an attack with its crushing teeth and claws against the selected unit, and each time a friendly SPACE WOLVES BEAST model makes an attack with its teeth and claws against the selected unit, you can re-roll the wound roll.
RELENTLESS ASSAULT1CP
Space Wolves – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Once their blades and claws run red with the enemy’s blood, nothing will hold the savage sons of Russ back from new prey.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a SPACE WOLVES unit from your army consolidates. Each model in that unit can move up to an additional 3" for that consolidation move. This is not cumulative with any other rule that increases the distance models can pile in or consolidate.
CLOAKED BY THE STORM2CP
Space Wolves – Epic Deed Stratagem

Where the Rune Priest unleashes his might, blinding Fenrisian tempests are sure to follow.

Use this Stratagem in your Psychic phase, after resolving the effects of a psychic power from the Tempestas discipline manifested by a SPACE WOLVES PSYKER model from your army. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, each time a ranged attack is made against a friendly SPACE WOLVES unit within 6" of that PSYKER model, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
DEED WORTHY OF A SAGA2CP
Space Wolves – Epic Deed Stratagem

Legendary deeds in the midst of battle are an intoxicating mead. Those of the hero’s retinue are inspired to greater feats of daring and valour, proving themselves worthy of their champion.

Use this Stratagem in any phase, when a SPACE WOLVES CHARACTER model (excluding VEHICLE models) from your army that does not have a Warlord Trait meets the requirements for a Deed. At the end of the phase, until the end of the battle, that model gains the Saga ability associated with that Deed.
A TROPHY BESTOWED1CP
Space Wolves – Requisition Stratagem

There are few more meaningful tokens of brotherhood among the sons of Russ than the gifting of a war trophy - heavy with glory and steeped in tales of honour -from one warrior to another.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a model drawn from a Space Wolves successor Chapter to be your WARLORD. You can give one Relic of the Fang to a CHARACTER model from your army that is drawn from a Space Wolves successor Chapter instead of giving them a Special-issue Wargear Relic or a Chapter Relic from Codex: Space Marines. If you do, replace the Space Wolves keyword in all instances on that Relic (if any) with that model’s successor Chapter keyword. You can only use this Stratagem once.
THANE OF THE RETINUE1CP
Space Wolves – Requisition Stratagem

The lords of the Fang are stern but generous masters, who may reward a worthy warrior with an artefact of great power.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, when you are mustering your army, if your WARLORD has the SPACE WOLVES keyword. Select one SPACE WOLVES model from your army that has the word ‘Sergeant’ or ‘Pack Leader’ in their profile. That model can have one of the following Special-issue Wargear Relics, even though they are not a CHARACTER: Master-crafted Weapon; Digital Weapons; Frost Weapon; Morkai’s Teeth Bolts. 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.
WARRIOR OF LEGEND1CP
Space Wolves – Requisition Stratagem

The greatest champions of Fenris have hunted near-mythical monsters, bested dark champions and waded through seas of blood - throughout all, howling with joy in the face of death.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a SPACE WOLVES CHARACTER model that is not a named character to be your WARLORD. You can generate one additional Warlord Trait for them; this must be from the Space Wolves Warlord Traits table. Each Warlord Trait in your army must be unique (if randomly generated, re-roll duplicate results) and that model has access to each Saga associated with their Warlord Traits. You can only use this Stratagem once.
BESTIAL NATURE1CP
Space Wolves – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Every son of Russ feels the instinctive feral impulses flood through them in battle, a howling and vicious urge to hunt.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase if a combat doctrine is active for your army. Select one SPACE WOLVES INFANTRY, SPACE WOLVES CAVALRY or SPACE WOLVES BIKER unit from your army. Until the start of your next Command phase, that unit gains the bonus of the Assault Doctrine instead of the active combat doctrine.
COUNTER CHARGE1/0CP
Space Wolves – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The inter-pack dynamism of the Space Wolves ensures a fluid coordination of support that sees the Chapter’s battle-brothers launch themselves at the enemy’s throats from unexpected quarters.

Use this Stratagem in your opponent’s Charge phase. Select one SPACE WOLVES unit from your army. Until the end of the phase, that unit is eligible to perform a Heroic Intervention if it is within 6" horizontally of an enemy unit, and when performing a Heroic Intervention with that unit, you can move each model in that unit up to 6". All other rules for Heroic Interventions still apply. This Stratagem costs 0CP if the SPACE WOLVES unit you select is a CHARACTER.
KEEN SENSES1CP
Space Wolves – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The heightened senses of the Space Wolves allow them to sniff out prey wherever, or however, it is hidden.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase. Select one SPACE WOLVES INFANTRY, SPACE WOLVES BIKER or SPACE WOLVES CAVALRY unit from your army. Until the end of the turn, you can ignore any or all hit roll, Ballistic skill and Weapon skill modifiers, and each time you make a charge roll for that unit, you can ignore any or all modifiers to that charge roll.
RUNIC WARDS1CP
Space Wolves – Wargear Stratagem

Imbued with the cunning psychic might of the Rune Priests, shamanistic totems, tattoos and fetishes are a potent shield against the foul sorcery of witches.

Use this Stratagem in your opponent’s Psychic phase, after a Psychic test is passed for an enemy PSYKER unit. Select one SPACE WOLVES unit from your army within 12" of that PSYKER unit. The unit you selected can attempt to deny that psychic power by taking a Deny the Witch test as if they were a PSYKER.

Ultramarines Stratagems

If your army is Battle-forged and includes any ULTRAMARINES Detachments (excluding Auxiliary Support Detachments), you have access to the Stratagems shown here, and can spend Command Points to use them. These reflect the unique strategies used by the Ultramarines on the battlefield.

MARTIAL PRECISION1CP
Ultramarines – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The Ultramarines are exemplars of precise and deadly battlecraft, and when roused, their wrath is inescapable.

Use this Stratagem before resolving an attack made by an ULTRAMARINES model from your army in your Shooting phase. When resolving that attack, do not make a hit roll: it automatically scores a hit.
VENGEANCE FOR CALTH1CP
Ultramarines – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The Mark of Calth is never truly at an end. For some acts of infamy, there can be no forgiveness, even should the stars themselves burn out.

Use this Stratagem when an ULTRAMARINES unit from your army is chosen to fight with in the Fight phase. Until the end of the phase, when resolving an attack made with a melee weapon by a model in that unit against a WORD BEARERS unit, you can re-roll the hit roll and you can re-roll the wound roll.
INSPIRING COMMAND1CP
Ultramarines – Epic Deed Stratagem

The heroes of Ultramar are amongst the most skilled and inspirational orators in the entire Imperium. When they speak, their words are law.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Shooting phase or the Fight phase. Select one ULTRAMARINES CHAPTER MASTER, ULTRAMARINES CAPTAIN or ULTRAMARINES LIEUTENANT model from your army. Until the end of the phase, the range of that model’s aura abilities is increased by 3" (to a maximum of 9").
CYCLE OF WAR1CP
Ultramarines – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Ultramarines’ strategic mastery is such that they know equally well when new tactics are required, and when relentless repetition will win the day.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the battle round if an ULTRAMARINES WARLORD from your army is on the battlefield and the Assault Doctrine was active during the previous battle round. The currently active doctrine is changed so that the Devastator Doctrine is now active.
RAPID REDEPLOYMENT2CP
Ultramarines – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Codex Astartes makes provision for a great variety of strategic ruses intended to wrong-foot the foe.

At the start of the first battle round, before the first turn begins, select up to three ULTRAMARINES units from your army on the battlefield. Remove them from the battlefield and set them up again as described in the Deployment section of the mission (if both players have abilities that redeploy units, roll off; the winner chooses who redeploys their units first).
SONS OF GUILLIMAN1CP
Ultramarines – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Ultramarines fight as the Codex dictates, eschewing individual glory to function as a disciplined, cohesive killing machine.

Use this Stratagem when an ULTRAMARINES INFANTRY or ULTRAMARINES BIKER unit from your army is chosen to shoot with in your Shooting phase or fight with in the Fight phase. If that unit has the Troops Battlefield Role, until the end of that phase, when resolving an attack made by that unit, you can re-roll a hit roll. Otherwise, until the end of that phase, when resolving an attack made by that unit, you can re-roll a hit roll of 1.
AVENGE THE FALLEN1CP
Ultramarines – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The life of even a single Ultramarine is worth that of countless foes, and every loss will be answered in blood.

Use this Stratagem when an ULTRAMARINES unit from your army is destroyed as a result of an attack made by an enemy unit. Until the end of the battle, when resolving an attack made by an ULTRAMARINES model from your army against that enemy unit, re-roll a hit roll of 1.
COURAGE AND HONOUR!1CP
Ultramarines – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Such are the words of the Chapter’s battle cry – it is a mantra by which the Ultramarines live and fight.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Morale phase. Add 1 to the Leadership characteristic of ULTRAMARINES models from your army until the end of the phase.
TACTICAL EXPERTISE2CP
Ultramarines – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Even amidst the most intense firefights, the Ultramarines fire with pinpoint accuracy, every shot aimed for maximum efficacy and economy of killing power.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Movement phase if the Tactical Doctrine is active. Until the start of the next battle round, when resolving an attack made with a Rapid Fire or Assault weapon by an ULTRAMARINES model from your army, on an unmodified wound roll of 6 the Armour Penetration characteristic of that weapon is improved by an additional 1 for that attack. You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
FALL BACK AND RE-ENGAGE1/2CP
Ultramarines – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Ultramarines know precisely when to give ground in order to leave their enemies floundering before surging back into the fight and driving them from the field in disarray.

Use this Stratagem when an ULTRAMARINES unit from your army Falls Back (this Stratagem costs 1 CP if that unit has the Codex Discipline Chapter Tactic, otherwise it costs 2 CP). That unit can shoot and charge this turn. If that unit has the Codex Discipline Chapter Tactic, the hit roll penalty from that tactic for Falling Back and shooting does not apply to that unit this turn.
DEFENSIVE FOCUS2CP
Ultramarines – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

As the Codex Astartes dictates, when the foe presses hard at one section of the Ultramarines’ battle line they are swift to concentrate their defensive fire to drive the threat back.

Use this Stratagem after an ULTRAMARINES unit from your army is chosen as a target of a charge. Select up to three other friendly ULTRAMARINES units that are within 6" of the targeted unit and are not within Engagement Range of any enemy models. The selected units fire Overwatch at the charging unit as if they were the targets of the charge. Until the end of the phase, the selected units cannot fire Overwatch again.
EXEMPLAR OF THE CHAPTER1CP
Ultramarines – Requisition Stratagem

The heroes of the Ultramarines do not rest on their laurels. Rather, they strive all the harder to excel, for they recognise that only through excellence can they and their warriors prevail.

Use this Stratagem after nominating an ULTRAMARINES model that is not a named character to be your WARLORD. You can generate one additional Warlord Trait for them; this must be from the Ultramarines Warlord Traits table. Each Warlord Trait in your army must be unique (if randomly generated, re-roll duplicate results). You can only use this Stratagem once.
SQUAD DOCTRINES1CP
Ultramarines – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Each squad within an Ultramarines strike force at war is ready to switch to a new combat doctrine at a moment’s notice.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Movement phase. Select one ULTRAMARINES INFANTRY or ULTRAMARINES BIKER unit from your army, then select either the Devastator, Tactical or Assault Doctrine. Until the start of your next Movement phase, that unit gains the bonus of that combat doctrine instead of the active combat doctrine.
HONOURED SERGEANT1CP
Ultramarines – Requisition Stratagem

Should an Ultramarines Sergeant show particular excellence in battle, they may be given the honour of bearing a Chapter relic into battle.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Select one ULTRAMARINES model from your army that has the word ‘Sergeant’ in their profile. That model can have one of the following Special-issue Wargear Relics, even though they are not a CHARACTER: Master-crafted Weapon, Digital Weapons, Hellfury Bolts, Sunwrath Pistol. All of the Relics your army includes must be different and be given to different models.
HONOURED BY MACRAGGE1CP
Space Marines – Requisition Stratagem

It is not unheard of for the revered relics of the Ultramarines to be bestowed for a time upon a worthy successor Chapter as a mark of honour and respect.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a model drawn from an Ultramarines successor Chapter to be your WARLORD. You can give one Relic of Macragge to a CHARACTER model from your army that is drawn from an Ultramarines successor Chapter instead of giving them a Special-issue Wargear Relic or a Chapter Relic from Codex: Space Marines. If you do, replace the ULTRAMARINES keyword in all instances on that Relic (if any) with that model’s <CHAPTER> keyword. You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.

White Scars Stratagems

If your army is Battle-forged and includes any WHITE SCARS Detachments (excluding Auxiliary Support Detachments), you have access to the Stratagems shown here, and can spend Command Points to use them. These reflect the unique strategies used by the White Scars on the battlefield.

BORN IN THE SADDLE1CP
White Scars – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

To the natives of Chogoris, mounted combat comes as easily and naturally as breathing. In the White Scars these skills are honed to a lethal edge.

Use this Stratagem when a WHITE SCARS BIKER unit from your army Advances. That unit can still shoot this turn.
BUTCHERED QUARRY1CP
White Scars – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Many attempt to flee from the White Scars’ wrath like prey put to flight. Yet the huntsmen of Chogoris are not so easily evaded.

Use this Stratagem when an enemy unit Falls Back within 1" of any WHITE SCARS INFANTRY or WHITE SCARS BIKER units from your army, before it moves. Select one of those WHITE SCARS units that is not within 1" of any other enemy units; each model in the selected unit can make one attack with a melee weapon against that enemy unit as if they were within 1" of it. After these attacks are made, if that enemy unit is not destroyed, it can then make its Fall Back move; after it has moved, each model in the selected unit can move up to 3", so long as they end this move closer to that enemy unit and not within 1" of any enemy units.
WIND-SWIFT2CP
White Scars – Battle Tactic Stratagem

It is said on Chogoris that the sons of the Khan ride the stormwinds themselves, racing swift and wrathful into war.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase after a WHITE SCARS unit (excluding ARTILLERY) from your army has made a Normal Move or has Fallen Back. That unit can make an Advance move. Until the end of the turn, that unit cannot shoot, declare a charge or attempt to manifest any psychic powers.
RIDE HARD, RIDE FAST1CP
White Scars – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Like zephyrs dancing across the Chogorian steppes, the White Scars weave lithely around incoming fire.

Use this Stratagem after a WHITE SCARS unit from your army Advances. Until the start of your next Movement phase, when resolving an attack made with a ranged weapon against that unit, subtract 1 from the hit roll.
LIGHTNING DEBARKATION1CP
White Scars – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

White Scars infantry are masters of rapidly deploying from armoured transports, often before the vehicle has even halted!

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, after a WHITE SCARS TRANSPORT unit from your army that does not have the Flyer Battlefield Role moves. WHITE SCARS units embarked aboard that unit can immediately disembark, but any that do so cannot make a charge move this turn.
KHAN’S CHAMPION1CP
White Scars – Requisition Stratagem

To earn the respect and praise of your khan is to be gifted superlative tools of war to wield in their name.

Use this Stratagem before the battle. Select one WHITE SCARS model from your army that has the word ‘Sergeant’ in their profile. That model can have one of the following Special-issue Wargear Relics, even though they are not a CHARACTER: Master-crafted Weapon; Digital Weapons; Headtaker’s Trophies; Stormwrath Bolts. All of the Relics your army includes must be different and be given to different models.
HUNTERS’ FUSILLADE1CP
White Scars – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

White Scars train tirelessly to accurately fire even the heaviest weapons whilst racing into battle.

Use this Stratagem when a WHITE SCARS unit from your army Advances. Until the end of the turn, Heavy weapons and Rapid Fire weapons models in that unit are equipped with are treated as Assault weapons (e.g. a Rapid Fire 2 weapon is treated as an Assault 2 weapon).
CHOGORIAN THUNDERBOLTS1CP
White Scars – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

White-armoured bikers hit the enemy lines like fulminating spears of lightning from the glowering clouds of Chogoris.

Use this Stratagem when a WHITE SCARS BIKER unit from your army finishes a charge move. For each model in that unit, you can select one enemy unit within 1" of that model and roll one D6; for each roll of a 6, that enemy unit suffers 1 mortal wound.
A MIGHTY TROPHY1CP
White Scars – Epic Deed Stratagem

To hoist the head of the foes’ leader high and cry glory to the Great Khan is to inspire every true warrior of Chogoris.

Use this Stratagem when the enemy Warlord is destroyed as a result of an attack made with a melee weapon by a WHITE SCARS model from your army. Until the end of the battle, when a Morale test is taken for a friendly WHITE SCARS unit, do not roll the dice; it is automatically passed.
FIERCE RIVALRIES1CP
White Scars – Battle Tactic Stratagem

There is much honour in being the first to strike at the foe, and the White Scars race one another to claim that prize.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Charge phase. The first time you make a charge roll for a WHITE SCARS unit from your army that phase, roll 3D6 instead of 2D6 and discard one of the results.
STRIKE FOR THE HEART2CP
White Scars – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Punching through the foe’s defences, the White Scars surge on towards vital rear-line targets before their victims can react.

Use this Stratagem before a WHITE SCARS unit (excluding ARTILLERY) from your army consolidates. That unit consolidates D3+3" instead of 3" this phase, or D6+6" if every model in that unit has a Move characteristic of at least 10".
FEINTING WITHDRAWAL1CP
White Scars – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The White Scars break away from their foes, laying down withering fire to butcher those foolish enough to give chase.

Use this Stratagem when a WHITE SCARS unit from your army Falls Back. That unit can still shoot this turn.
TEMPERED BY WISDOM1CP
White Scars – Requisition Stratagem

The heroes of the White Scars are storied veterans who combine cunning and experience with red-handed ferocity.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a WHITE SCARS CHARACTER model that is not a named character to be your WARLORD. You can generate one additional Warlord Trait for them; this must be from the White Scars Warlord Traits table. All of the Warlord Traits your army includes must be different (if randomly generated, re-roll duplicate results). You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
THE ETERNAL HUNT2CP
White Scars – Battle Tactic Stratagem

When the moment to land the killing blow comes, the White Scars descend upon their enemies with the huntsman’s keeneyed fury, and leave naught but bloody ruin in their wake.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Movement phase if the Assault Doctrine is active. Until the start of the next battle round, when resolving an attack made with a Pistol or melee weapon by a WHITE SCARS model from your army, on an unmodified wound roll of 6 the Armour Penetration characteristic of that weapon is improved by an additional 1 for that attack. You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.
ENCIRCLEMENT1CP
White Scars – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Great Khan espoused the value of circling the enemy warily and then striking suddenly from an unexpected quarter, the better to land the killing blow.

Use this Stratagem during the Declare Reserves and Transports step of your mission. Select one WHITE SCARS unit (excluding ARTILLERY and BUILDINGS) from your army. You can set up that unit in outflank instead of setting it up on the battlefield. If you do, at the end of one of your Movement phases you can set up that unit wholly within 6" of any battlefield edge and more than 9" away from any enemy models.
GIFT OF THE KHANS1CP
Space Marines – Requisition Stratagem

Bequeathed by the White Scars, a relic of Chogoris is a mighty boon indeed.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a model drawn from a White Scars successor Chapter to be your WARLORD. You can give one Relic of Chogoris to a CHARACTER model from your army that is drawn from a White Scars successor Chapter instead of giving them a Special-issue Wargear Relic or a Chapter Relic from Codex: Space Marines. If you do, replace the WHITE SCARS keyword in all instances on that Relic (if any) with that model’s <CHAPTER> keyword. You can only use this Stratagem once per battle.

Librarius Discipline

Before the battle, generate the psychic powers for PSYKER models from your army that know powers from the Librarius discipline using the table below. You can either roll one D6 to generate each power randomly (re-rolling duplicate results), or you can select which powers the psyker knows.

When a PSYKER unit from your army manifests a psychic power from this discipline, replace all instances of the <CHAPTER> keyword on that psychic power (if any) with the name of the Chapter that your PSYKER is drawn from.

D6PSYCHIC POWER
1

VEIL OF TIME

The psyker projects his will beyond the regular passage of time, altering the temporal flow to sway the tide of battle.

Blessing: Veil of Time has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one friendly <CHAPTER> unit within 18" of this PSYKER.

  • Until the start of your next Psychic phase, you can re-roll Advance rolls and charge rolls made for that unit.
  • Until the start of your next Psychic phase, if that unit starts the Fight phase within Engagement Range of an enemy unit, it fights first that phase.

2

MIGHT OF HEROES

The psyker cages the immense power of the immaterium within the physical form of one of his brothers, making the blessed warrior the Emperor’s vengeance made manifest.

Blessing: Might of Heroes has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one friendly <CHAPTER> CORE or <CHAPTER> CHARACTER model within 12" of this PSYKER. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, add 1 to that models Strength, Toughness and Attacks characteristics (if a unit has more than one Toughness characteristic, use the lowest Toughness characteristic in that unit when resolving any rules).

3

NULL ZONE

The psyker unleashes the full might of his mind to cast down his opponents defences, both technological and mystical, rendering them vulnerable to the retribution of the Adeptus Astartes.

Blessing (Aura): Null Zone has a warp charge value of 7. If manifested, then:

  • Until the start of your next Psychic phase, while a unit is within 6” of this PSYKER, each time an attack is made against that unit, invulnerable saving throws cannot be made against that attack.
  • Until the start of your next Psychic phase, while an enemy PSYKER unit is within 6" of this PSYKER, halve the total of Psychic tests taken for that unit.

4

PSYCHIC SCOURGE

The psyker pits his superhuman willpower against that of his enemies in a battle of mental fortitude, seeking to destroy their minds in a burst of psychic fury.

Witchfire: Psychic Scourge has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one enemy unit within 18" of and visible to this PSYKER. Then, roll one D6 and add this PSYKER’s Leadership characteristic to the result. Your opponent then rolls one D6 and adds that unit’s Leadership characteristic to the result. If your total is higher than your opponents, the selected unit suffers D3 mortal wounds; if it is equal to your opponents total, the selected unit suffers 1 mortal wound; if it is less than your opponent’s total, nothing happens.

5

FURY OF THE ANCIENTS

Calling upon the myths of his Chapters home world, the psyker sends forth a terrifying monstrosity wrought from psychic energy.

Witchfire: Fury of the Ancients has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one enemy model that is within 18" of and visible to this PSYKER. Draw a line between any part this PSYKER’s base and any part of the selected model’s base (or hull); the selected models unit, and every other enemy unit that this line passes over or through, suffers 1 mortal wound.

6

PSYCHIC FORTRESS

Drawing on boundless reserves of inner strength, the psyker constructs a powerful field of shimmering psychic energy around himself as well as any nearby battle brothers, protecting them from harm.

Blessing (Aura): Psychic Fortress has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, then until the start of your next Psychic phase, while a friendly <CHAPTER> unit is within 6" of this PSYKER, models in that unit have a 5+ invulnerable save.


Obscuration Discipline

Before the battle, generate the psychic powers for PSYKER models that know powers from the Obscuration discipline using the table below. You can either roll one D6 to generate each power randomly (re-rolling duplicate results), or you can select which powers the psyker knows.

When a PSYKER unit from your army manifests a psychic power from this discipline, replace all instances of the <CHAPTER> keyword on that psychic power (if any) with the name of the Chapter that your PSYKER is drawn from.

D6PSYCHIC POWER
1

SHROUDING

The psyker uses his mastery of the warp to fog the minds of his enemies, clouding their senses so that his allies appear as nothing more than indistinct shadows.

Blessing: Shrouding has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one friendly <CHAPTER> PHOBOS unit within 18" of this PSYKER. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, unless that unit is the closest eligible target, enemy models cannot target that unit with ranged attacks.

2

SOUL SIGHT

The psyker shares his warp-sight with his brethren, causing their eyes to glow with an ethereal light. So empowered, no foe can escape their omniscient gaze; the souls of their targets flare like flaming beacons in the dark.

Blessing: Soul Sight has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one friendly <CHAPTER> PHOBOS unit within 18" of this PSYKER. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, each time a model in that unit makes a ranged attack, you can re-roll the hit roll and the target does not receive the benefits of cover against that attack.

3

MIND RAID

The psyker peers into the mind of the foe, raiding their thoughts for secret codes, battle plans, the location of hidden forces and any other tactical information that might be useful. Such brute psychic interrogation doubtless inflicts severe cerebral trauma on its victim.

Witchfire: Mind Raid has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one enemy model within 18" of and visible to this PSYKER.

  • That model’s unit suffers 1 mortal wound.
  • If that model is a CHARACTER, roll 3D6: if the result is equal to or greater than that model’s Leadership characteristic, you gain 1 Command point.

4

HALLUCINATION

The psyker instils terror and panic within his foes by conjuring images out of their memories - from past allies seemingly returned from the dead, to apparitions wrought from nightmares.

Malediction: Hallucination has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one enemy unit within 18" of and visible to this PSYKER.

  • Until the start of your next Psychic phase, subtract 1 from the Leadership characteristic of models in that unit.
  • Until the start of your next Psychic phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.

5

TENEBROUS CURSE

As the psyker twists his hand, a psychic bolt lances through the minds of his enemies. As they reel from the assault, their own shadows seemingly come to life, pulling their casters to the ground with frenzied determination.

Malediction: Tenebrous Curse has a warp charge value of 7. If manifested, select one enemy unit that cannot FLY and is within 18" of and visible to this PSYKER.

  • That unit suffers 1 mortal wound.
  • Until the start of your next Psychic phase, halve that unit’s Move characteristic and subtract 2 from Advance rolls and charge rolls made for it.

6

TEMPORAL CORRIDOR

The psyker creates an invisible corridor in which the passage of time is altered, allowing his allies to traverse the battlefield with supernatural swiftness.

Blessing: Temporal Corridor has a warp charge value of 5. If manifested, select one friendly <CHAPTER> PHOBOS unit within 6" of this PSYKER.

  • That unit cannot shoot or fight this turn.
  • If that unit is not within Engagement Range of any enemy models, it can either make a Normal Move or it can Advance as if it were your Movement phase (if it Advances, do not make an Advance roll; instead, until the end of the phase, add 6" to the Move characteristic of models in that unit).


Geokinesis Discipline

Those scions of Rogal Dorn who have power over the warp are masters of stone and iron. Using aetheric energies, they can shatter fortress walls, cast the enemy into great pits in the ground or fortify themselves and their allies with strength drawn from the very bones of the earth.

LIBRARIAN models in IMPERIAL FISTS Detachments can know all of their psychic powers from the Geokinesis discipline instead of the Librarius or Obscuration disciplines. Before the battle, generate the psychic powers for PSYKER models that know powers from the Geokinesis discipline using the table below. You can either roll one D6 to generate each power randomly (re-rolling duplicate results), or you can select which powers the psyker knows.

D6PSYCHIC POWER
1

TECTONIC PURGE (AURA)

The Librarian interlocks his fingers, raises his hands high and brings them down in a clubbing blow upon the ground. Psychic energies pour from the impact site, causing the ground to convulse and shudder violently and enemies to be flung from their feet.

Blessing: Tectonic Purge has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, then until the start of your next Psychic phase, when a charge roll is made for an enemy unit within 12" of this psyker, subtract 2 from the result.

2

WRACK AND RUIN

Reaching out with his mind, the Librarian senses every fault, hairline crack and structural weakness in an enemy fortification, then builds empyric resonance within them until the stronghold shakes itself violently apart.

Witchfire: Wrack and Ruin has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one BUILDING unit, or one enemy unit that is wholly on or within an Area Terrain feature and is within 18" of and visible to this PSYKER. Roll nine D6, adding 1 to the result if the unit you selected was a BUILDING; for each roll of 5+ that unit suffers 1 mortal wound.

3

IRON INFERNO

The Librarian sends his mind questing outward to locate seams of metal, the iron spars of girders and foundations, and any other metallic deposit he can sense. Then, with a furious mental blast, he superheats them all to trigger a devastating pyrometallic eruption.

Witchfire: Iron Inferno has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one point on the battlefield within 18" of and visible to this psyker. Roll one D6 for each enemy unit within 6" of that point; on a 4+ that unit suffers 1 mortal wound.

4

FORTIFY

The Librarian envisions a mighty citadel, ravaged by battle but under swift repair. As he does so he lets his powers wash out across his battle-brothers, compelling their flesh to knit and their bones to set just as the mental fortress is restored to its original magnificence.

Blessing: Fortify has a warp charge value of 4. If manifested, select one friendly IMPERIAL FISTS INFANTRY or IMPERIAL FISTS BIKER model within 12" of the psyker; that model regains up to D3 lost wounds.

5

ASPECT OF STONE

Thrumming geokinetic energies wreath the Librarian’s fists. Iron strengthens his sinews while his flesh becomes unyielding as ferrocrete – in such a state, he becomes all but unstoppable.

Blessing: Aspect of Stone has a warp charge value of 5. If manifested, then until the start of your next Psychic phase, add 2 to this psyker’s Strength and Toughness characteristics.

6

CHASM

The psyker slams his palms together, and then pulls them slowly apart. As he does, a wide chasm opens beneath the feet of his enemy and they plunge screaming to their doom in the darkness below.

Witchfire: Chasm has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one enemy unit that cannot FLY and is within 18" of and visible to this psyker. Roll 2D6: if the result is less than the lowest Move characteristic in that unit it suffers 1 mortal wound; if the result equals the lowest Move characteristic in that unit it suffers D3 mortal wounds; if the result is greater than the lowest Move characteristic in that unit it suffers 3 mortal wounds.


Indomitus Discipline

The Ultramarines Librarius is renowned for its discipline and close adherence to the strict dictates of the Codex Astartes. Ultramarines Librarians train their minds to a sharp focus, and are able to manipulate their enemy, read the premonitory echoes of their movements, or even strike directly at their victims’ psyches to devastating effect.

LIBRARIAN models in ULTRAMARINES Detachments can know all of their psychic powers from the Indomitus discipline instead of the Librarius or Obscuration disciplines. Before the battle, generate the psychic powers for PSYKER models that know powers from the Indomitus discipline using the table below. You can either roll one D6 to generate each power randomly (re-rolling duplicate results), or you can select which powers the psyker knows.

D6PSYCHIC POWER
1

PRECOGNITION

The Librarian sees the trajectory of incoming attacks, allowing him to slip effortlessly around them. To the outside observer, it seems neither bullet nor blade can touch him.

Blessing: Precognition has a warp charge value of 5. If manifested, then until the start of your next Psychic phase this psyker has a 5+ invulnerable save and, when resolving an attack made against this psyker, subtract 1 from the hit roll.

2

SCRYER’S GAZE

Looking into the twisted strands of the warp to divine the future, the Librarian hopes to predict the enemy’s plans and dispositions. With such knowledge, they can devise new strategies, guide their battle-brothers and alter the course of an entire war zone.

Blessing: Scryer’s Gaze has a warp charge value of 7. If manifested, if your army is Battle-forged you can choose to immediately gain 1 Command Point. If you choose not to then, once this turn, when resolving an attack made by a model from a friendly ULTRAMARINES unit whilst its unit is within 18" of this psyker, you can re-roll the hit roll, wound roll or damage roll.

3

TELEPATHIC ASSAULT

Gathering his mental might into a searing blade of psychic energy, the Librarian unleashes an overwhelming empyric attack upon his enemy’s mind. Foes scream and collapse, blood jetting from their eyes as their brains burst asunder.

Witchfire: Telepathic Assault has a warp charge value of 7. If manifested, select one enemy unit within 24" of and visible to this psyker. Roll 2D6 and add 2 to the result; that unit suffers 1 mortal wound for each point by which the total exceeds the highest Leadership characteristic of models in that unit.

4

STORM OF THE EMPEROR’S WRATH

Stretching forth one armoured gauntlet, the Librarian unleashes a ravening tempest of psychic blasts. Striking like lightning, these actinic energy bolts burn flesh black and overload the machine spirits of enemy war engines with a crackling roar.

Witchfire: Storm of the Emperor’s Wrath has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select the nearest enemy unit that is 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.

5

PSYCHIC SHACKLES

The Librarian plunges into his foes’ minds, trammelling their souls, crushing their will to fight on and stalling their advance in its tracks.

Malediction: Psychic Shackles has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one enemy unit within 18" of and visible to this psyker. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, halve the Move characteristic (rounding up) of models in that unit, and when a charge roll or Advance roll is made for that unit, subtract 1 from that roll. A unit cannot be affected by both this psychic power and the Tenebrous Curse psychic power at the same time.

6

EMPYRIC CHANNELLING

The Librarian focuses his thoughts to channel warp energies into one of his psychically attuned brothers, achieving a harmonious psychic choristry that magnifies his powers by an order of magnitude.

Blessing: Empyric Channelling has a warp charge value of 5. If manifested, select one other friendly ULTRAMARINES LIBRARIAN model within 12" of this psyker. Until the end of this Psychic phase, when a Psychic test is taken for that model, add 2 to the total, and that model does not suffer Perils of the Warp on a roll of double 1 or double 6.


Interromancy Discipline

PSYKER models in DARK ANGELS Detachments can know all of their psychic powers from the Interromancy discipline instead of the Librarius or Obscuration disciplines. Before the battle, generate the psychic powers for PSYKER models that know powers from the Interromancy discipline using the table below. You can either roll one D6 to generate each power randomly (re-rolling duplicate results), or you can select which powers the PSYKER knows.

D6PSYCHIC POWER
1

MIND WORM

The Librarian burrows his consciousness into the screaming victim’s brain, ripping free their secrets in a spray of gore.

Malediction: Mind Worm has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one enemy unit within 18" of this PSYKER.

  • That unit suffers 1 mortal wound.
  • Until the start of your next Psychic phase, in the Fight phase, that unit is not eligible to fight until all other eligible units from your army have done so.

2

AVERSION

The Librarian sends waves of cold fear washing outwards. The foe find themselves unable to focus upon the psyker, their subconscious screaming at them to look away for fear of what they will see.

Malediction: Aversion has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one enemy unit within 24" of this PSYKER. Until the start of your next Psychic phase:

  • While that unit is within 6" of this PSYKER, subtract 1 from the Attacks characteristic of models in that unit.
  • Each time a model in that unit makes an attack, subtract 1 from that attacks hit roll.

3

RIGHTEOUS REPUGNANCE

Reaching into the minds of his brothers, the Librarian stokes the fires of their hate, and the Dark Angels respond with a surge of cold, furious violence.

Blessing: Righteous Repugnance has a warp charge value of 7. If manifested, select one friendly DARK ANGELS unit within 12" of this PSYKER. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, each time a model in that unit makes a melee attack, you can re-roll the hit roll and you can re-roll the wound roll.

4

TREPHINATION

The Librarian gathers his thoughts into a white-hot spike to plunge straight into his victim’s mind, leaving the foe’s brain matter dribbling from their ears.

Witchfire: Trephination has a warp charge value of 5. If manifested, the closest enemy unit within 18" of and visible to this PSYKER suffers D3 mortal wounds. If the result of the Psychic test was greater than the Leadership characteristic of the enemy unit, that enemy unit suffers 3 mortal wounds instead.

5

ENGULFING FEAR

The Librarian inveigles his way into the minds of his foes. Subtly, he twists and heightens their fears.

Malediction: Engulfing Fear has a warp charge value of 7. If manifested, select one enemy unit within 24" of this PSYKER. Until the start of your next psychic phase:

  • Subtract 1 from Leadership characteristic of models in that unit.
  • That unit cannot use the Objective Secured ability or any similar abilities that allow them to control an objective marker regardless of the number of enemy models within range of an objective marker.
  • If the result of the Psychic test was equal to or greater than that units Leadership characteristic, that unit cannot perform actions (if that unit is currently performing an action, it immediately fails).

6

MIND WIPE

The Librarian scourges the minds of his foes, dragging out every memory that makes them who they are and reducing them to hollow shells of what they once were.

Malediction: Mind Wipe has a warp charge value of 7. If manifested, select one enemy unit within 18" of this PSYKER, then select one aura ability that unit has. Until the start of your next psychic phase, that unit loses that aura ability.


Promethean Discipline

The reek of ash, the searing heat of the volcano and the terrifying visage of monsters from Nocturnean myth – these are the hallmarks of the psychic powers used by those Librarians descended from Vulkan. Channelling the Chapter’s infernal heritage, these warrior-mystics defend their battle-brothers like true Salamanders.

LIBRARIAN models in SALAMANDERS Detachments can know all of their psychic powers from the Promethean discipline instead of the Librarius or Obscuration disciplines. Before the battle, generate the psychic powers for PSYKER models that know powers from the Promethean discipline using the table below. You can either roll one D6 to generate each power randomly (re-rolling duplicate results), or you can select which powers the psyker knows.

D6PSYCHIC POWER
1

FLAMING BLAST

The Librarian condenses the roiling energy of the warp into a great ball of raging fire before casting it at the foe.

Witchfire: Flaming Blast has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one point on the battlefield within 24" of and visible to this psyker. Roll one D6 for each enemy unit within 3" of that point; on a 4+ that unit suffers 1 mortal wound.

2

FIRE SHIELD

Extending his hand, a great sheet of flame bursts from the Librarian’s palm. With a sweep of his arms, he creates a towering wall of flame to protect his battle-brothers.

Blessing: Fire Shield has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one friendly SALAMANDERS unit within 18" of this psyker. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, when resolving an attack made with a ranged weapon against that unit, subtract 1 from the hit roll. In addition, when a charge roll is made for a charge that unit is a target of, subtract 1 from the result.

3

BURNING HANDS

The Librarian’s gauntlets glow bright before bursting into flames. Each strike from these armoured fists blasts the unfortunate victim into ashes.

Blessing: Burning Hands has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, then until the start of your next Psychic phase, when resolving an attack made with a close combat weapon by this psyker, if a hit is scored the target suffers 1 mortal wound and the attack sequence ends.

4

DRAKESKIN

The Librarian summons a shimmering layer of translucent scales around his allies, harder even than the impervious hides of the great drakes of Nocturne.

Blessing: Drakeskin has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one friendly SALAMANDERS unit within 12" of this psyker. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, add 1 to the Toughness characteristic of models in that unit.

5

FURY OF NOCTURNE

The Librarian channels his powers into the ground around him to create a microcosm of Nocturne around his foes. The earth darkens and begins to split, before towering flames and boiling magma spew forth to burn the enemies of the Salamanders to cinders.

Witchfire: Fury of Nocturne has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one enemy unit within 18" of and visible to this psyker. Roll 2D6; if the result is greater than the highest Toughness characteristic of models in that unit, that unit suffers D3 mortal wounds.

6

DRACONIC ASPECT

Summoning the wrath of the indigenous creatures of Nocturne, the Librarian takes on the appearance of a great fire-breathing drake. With burning eyes and flame streaming from his nostrils, the Salamander sends his enemies fleeing in panic.

Blessing: Draconic Aspect has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, then until the start of your next Psychic phase, subtract 2 from the Leadership characteristic of models in enemy units whilst their unit is within 12" of this psyker.


Sanguinary Discipline

PSYKER models in Blood Angels Detachments can know all of their psychic powers from the Sanguinary discipline instead of the Librarius or Obscuration disciplines. Before the battle, generate the psychic powers for PSYKER models that know powers from the Sanguinary discipline using the table below. You can either roll one D6 to generate each power randomly (re-rolling duplicate results), or you can select which powers the PSYKER model knows.

D6PSYCHIC POWER
1

QUICKENING

The Librarian channels his psychic might, and the deadly powers of the immaterium flow through him, raising his speed to deadly heights.

Blessing: Quickening has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, until the start of your next Psychic phase:

  • You can re-roll Advance and charge rolls made for this PSYKER.
  • Add D3 to this PSYKER’s Attacks characteristic.

2

UNLEASH RAGE

The Librarian reaches into the minds of his fellows and stokes the fires of anger lurking in their psyches, pushing them into a frenzied rage.

Blessing: Unleash Rage has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one friendly BLOOD ANGELS CORE unit within 12" of this PSYKER. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, each time a model in that unit makes a melee attack, an unmodified hit roll of 6 scores 1 additional hit.

3

SHIELD OF SANGUINIUS

The Librarian wills a shimmering golden barrier into existence, shielding his brothers from harm.

Blessing: Shield of Sanguinius has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, select one friendly BLOOD ANGELS unit within 18" of this PSYKER. Until the start of your next Psychic phase, models in that unit have a 5+ invulnerable save.

4

BLOOD BOIL

The Librarian drives his enemy’s lifeblood into a seething frenzy, causing it to boil in the victims veins a split second before bursting from every pore with explosive finality.

Witchfire: Blood Boil