Space Marines – Reiver Squad
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Reiver Squad

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Base
18
Reiver (base: 32mm)
4‑9
18
Reiver
6" 3+ 3+ 4 4 2 2 7 3+ 32mm
18
Reiver Sergeant (base: 32mm)
1
18
Reiver Sergeant
6" 3+ 3+ 4 4 2 3 8 3+ 32mm
If this unit contains 6 or more models, it has Power Rating 10. Every model is equipped with: special issue bolt pistol; combat knife; frag grenades; krak grenades.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Bolt carbine
Bolt carbine
24"
Assault 2
4
0
1
-
Special issue bolt pistol
Special issue bolt pistol
12"
Pistol 1
4
-2
1
-
Combat knife
Combat knife
Melee
Melee
User
0
1
Each time the bearer fights, it makes 1 additional attack with this weapon.
Each time the bearer fights, it makes 1 additional attack with this weapon.
Frag grenades
Frag grenades
6"
Grenade D6
3
0
1
Blast
Blast
Krak grenades
Krak grenades
6"
Grenade 1
6
-1
D3
-
OTHER WARGEAR
ABILITIES 
+2
Grapnel launcher
The bearer has the Outflank ability. When the bearer’s unit makes a Normal Move Advances or Falls Back, the bearer does not count any vertical distance it moves against the total that it can move this turn.
+2
Grapnel launcher
The bearer has the Outflank ability. When the bearer’s unit makes a Normal Move Advances or Falls Back, the bearer does not count any vertical distance it moves against the total that it can move this turn.
+2
Reiver grav-chute
The bearer has the Death From Above ability.
+2
Reiver grav-chute
The bearer has the Death From Above ability.
WARGEAR OPTIONS
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • All of the models in the unit can have their combat knife replaced with 1 bolt carbine each.
 • If the Reiver Sergeant is equipped with a bolt carbine, it can be equipped with 1 combat knife.
 • All of the models in the unit can be equipped with 1 Reiver grav-chute each.
 • All of the models in the unit can be equipped with 1 grapnel launcher each.
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Angels of Death, Combat Squads
Terror Troops (Aura): While an enemy unit is within 3" of this model, subtract 2 from the Leadership characteristic of models in that unit.
FACTION KEYWORDS: IMPERIUM, ADEPTUS ASTARTES,
KEYWORDS: INFANTRY, CORE, PRIMARIS, PHOBOS, REIVER, SHOCK GRENADES, REIVER SQUAD

Datasheet-related Stratagems

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.
DEVOUT PUSH1CP
Black Templars – Battle Tactic Stratagem

With a zealous cry, the Black Templars press forward towards victory.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Fight phase. Select one BLACK TEMPLARS CORE or BLACK TEMPLARS CHARACTER unit from your army, then select one of the following:
  • If that unit is not within Engagement Range of an enemy unit, make a Normal Move of up to 3" with that unit. It must end this move either closer to the closest enemy unit or closer to the closest objective marker. That unit cannot use this move to embark within a TRANSPORT model.
  • If that unit is within Engagement Range of any enemy units, make a pile-in move with that unit.
VICIOUS RIPOSTE1CP
Black Templars – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Every blow struck against a Black Templar is answered in kind. Even as they are laid low, their blades still lash out at the enemies of the divine Emperor.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Fight phase. Select one BLACK TEMPLARS CORE unit from your army. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit is destroyed by a melee attack and does not explode, roll one D6: on a 5+, after the attacking models unit has finished making its attacks, it suffers 1 mortal wound (a unit can suffer a maximum of 6 mortal wounds per phase as the result of this ability).
CRUSADER’S WRATH2CP
Black Templars – Battle Tactic Stratagem

At a critical point in the battle, the Black Templar host channels its fervour into their strikes, breaking the back of the enemy force in a hatred-fuelled flurry of blows.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase, if the Assault doctrine is active for your army. Until the start of your next Command phase, each time a BLACK TEMPLARS 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 is cumulative with the bonus from the Assault Doctrine. You can only use this Stratagem once.
TRACK AND HUNT1CP
Wolfspear – Battle Tactic Stratagem

No foe can escape the hunt, nor hide from the master trackers of the Wolfspear.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your Movement phase. Select one friendly WOLFSPEAR CORE unit, then select one enemy unit within 24" of it. Until the end of your turn, each time a model in that unit makes an attack against that enemy unit, that enemy unit does not receive the benefits of cover for that attack.
KILLING BLOW1CP
Wolfspear – Battle Tactic Stratagem

When their prey is bleeding out, the Wolfspear strike hardest to deliver the killing blow.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase or the Fight phase, when a WOLFSPEAR CORE 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, if the target of that attack was below Half Strength when it was selected as the target, or if the target has a Starting Strength of 1 and had half or less of its wounds remaining when it was selected as the target, add 1 to the wound roll.
SKOVAKARAH UHL ZAÛRN!1CP/2CP
Emperor’s Spears – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The battle cry of the Emperor’s Spears is the call that precedes their red work.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when an EMPEROR’S SPEARS CORE or EMPEROR’S SPEARS CHARACTER unit from your army that made a charge move, was charged or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes a melee attack, add 1 to that attack’s wound roll. If that unit contains 5 or fewer models, this Stratagem costs 1CP; otherwise, it costs 2CP.
FIGHT AS BROTHERS2CP
Emperor’s Spears – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Having spent years relying on their trusted brothers, when Emperor’s Spears fight together, little can stay their blows.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when an EMPEROR’S SPEARS INFANTRY unit from your army is selected to fight. Select one enemy unit within Engagement Range of that unit and one or more other friendly EMPEROR’S SPEARS INFANTRY units. Until the end of the phase, each time a friendly EMPEROR’S SPEARS INFANTRY unit makes a melee attack against that unit, you can re-roll the hit roll.
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.
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.
CAST OUT THY BLACKENED SOUL2CP
Exorcists – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Daemonic possession gives each battle-brother of the Exorcists a personal revelation about the nature of daemonkind, and with this knowledge they banish their foe.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when an EXORCISTS CORE or EXORCISTS CHARACTER unit from your army is selected to shoot, or the Fight phase, when an EXORCISTS CORE or EXORCISTS CHARACTER unit from your army is selected to fight. Select one enemy CHAOS DAEMON unit within 12" of that unit. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that friendly unit makes an attack against that enemy unit, you can re-roll the wound roll.
THE SWORDSMAN’S STRIKE1CP/2CP
Silver Templars – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The Silver Templars view all battles, no matter their scale, as a duel between two gestalt opposed combatants. Their battle strategies thus focus on how best to deliver the killing blow that swiftly and decisively ends that duel.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a SILVER TEMPLARS PRIMARIS CORE unit from your army is selected to shoot, or in the Fight phase, when a SILVER TEMPLARS PRIMARIS CORE unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack against a CHARACTER unit, add 1 to that attack’s hit roll. If that unit contains 5 or fewer models, this Stratagem costs 1CP; otherwise, it costs 2CP.
CLAIM RUNES1CP
Silver Templars – Battle Tactic Stratagem

When faced with overwhelming numbers, the Silver Templars employ a system of rune-marking their chosen targets on their autosenses, allowing for pinpoint and hyper-efficient slaughter.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a SILVER TEMPLARS PRIMARIS unit from your army is selected to fight. If, when it was selected to fight, that unit was within Engagement Range of an enemy unit containing more models than itself, then until the end of the phase, each time a model in that SILVER TEMPLARS unit makes an attack:
  • Add 1 to the Strength characteristic of that attack.
  • Improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1.
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".
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HONOURED VETERAN OF THE WATCH1CP
Kill Team Strike Force – Requisition Stratagem

Some veterans have served many vigils, and though they have risen to high ranks within their own Chapter will gladly return to the Deathwatch at a lower position.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, when you are mustering your army, if your WARLORD has the STRIKE FORCE keyword. Select one DEATHWATCH model in your army that has the word ‘Sergeant’ in their profile (excluding the Watch Sergeant from KILL TEAM CASSIUS):
  • Add 1 to that model’s Wounds characteristic.
  • Determine one Warlord Trait for 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).
You can only use this Stratagem once.
ORISON CULT1CP/2CP
Exorcists – Requisition Stratagem

The Chapter houses a series of cults, each a proud sub-sect with traditions and associations concerning the role of a battle-brother on the battlefield.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, when you are mustering your army, if every unit in your army has the ADEPTUS ASTARTES keyword (excluding AGENT OF THE IMPERIUM and UNALIGNED units). Select one EXORCISTS CORE or EXORCISTS CHARACTER unit from your army, then select one combat doctrine. Once per battle, in your Command phase, you can select that combat doctrine to be active for that unit instead of any other combat doctrine until the start of your next Command phase. If that unit contains 5 or fewer models, this Stratagem costs 1CP; otherwise, it costs 2CP.
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.
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.
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.
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.
REVERED REPOSITORIES1CP
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, when you are mustering your army. 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 Relics of the Eternal Crusade, even though they are not a CHARACTER: Witchseeker Bolts; Sword of Judgement; Skull of the Cacodominus; Master-crafted Weapon; Digital Weapons. 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.
CHAMPION OF THE FEAST1CP
Black Templars – Requisition Stratagem

To triumph over the champions of other Imperial Fists successors requires a warrior of superlative skill and fortitude.

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. Add 1 to that model’s Attacks and Wounds characteristics and improve that model’s Weapon Skill characteristic by 1. You can only use this Stratagem once.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
ON THE SCENT1CP
Wolfspear – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Sensing when an enemy is weakened and fearing for its survival, the Wolfspear emerge from the shadows for a rapid strike.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your Charge phase. Select one enemy unit that had models destroyed or lost any wounds this turn. Until the end of the turn, each time a charge roll is made by a friendly WOLFSPEAR CORE unit, if that enemy unit was selected as a target of that charge, you can re-roll the charge roll.
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.
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.
STRENGTH OF CONVICTION1CP
Black Templars – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The presence of these black-clad killers can force any challenger to back down, lest the wrath of the Emperor be visited upon them.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one BLACK TEMPLARS CORE unit from your army. Until the start of your next Command phase, that unit has the Objective Secured ability.
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.
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. In battle they are never still, surging towards the enemy, bolters blazing.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase. Select one BLACK TEMPLARS INFANTRY unit from your army that Advanced this turn. Until the end of the phase:
  • That unit is still eligible to shoot with, but you can only make attacks using Pistol, Rapid Fire or Assault weapons when you select that unit to shoot with.
  • Models from that unit do not suffer the penalty incurred to their hit rolls for firing Assault weapons.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1CP

BOLTER DRILL

Crimson Fists Stratagem

The Crimson Fists maintain strict fire discipline at all times, standing shoulder to shoulder with their battle-brothers as they unleash devastatingly accurate volleys of bolter fire into the foe.

Use this Stratagem just before a CRIMSON FISTS INFANTRY unit attacks in the Shooting phase. Until the end of the phase, each time you make a hit roll of 6+ for a model from that unit firing a bolt weapon, that model can immediately make another hit roll using the same weapon at the same target (these bonus attacks cannot themselves generate any further attacks). For the purposes of this Stratagem, a bolt weapon is any weapon profile whose name includes the word 'bolt’ (e.g. boltgun, bolt rifle, heavy' bolter, boltstorm gauntlet). Duty’s Burden and Pedro Kantor’s Dorn’s Arrow are also bolt weapons.
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.
RAPID FIRE
Rapid fire weapons are versatile armaments capable of aimed single shots at long range or controlled bursts of fire at close quarters.
When a model shoots a Rapid Fire weapon, double the number of attacks it makes if its target is within half the weapon’s range.

  • Double number of attacks made if target is within half range.
Engagement Range
Engagement Range represents the zone of threat that models present to their enemies. While a model is within 1" horizontally and 5" vertically of an enemy model, those models are within Engagement Range of each other. While two enemy models are within Engagement Range of each other, those models’ units are also within Engagement Range of each other. Models cannot be set up within Engagement Range of enemy models.

  • Engagement Range: 1" horizontally + 5" vertically.
  • Models cannot be set up within Engagement Range of enemy models.
Charging with a Unit
Once you have chosen an eligible unit to declare a charge with, you must select one or more enemy units within 12" of it as the targets of its charge. The target(s) of this charge do not need to be visible to the charging unit. You then make a charge roll for your unit by rolling 2D6. This is the maximum number of inches each model in the charging unit can now be moved if they can make the charge move. To make a charge move, the unit’s charge roll must be sufficient that it is able to end that move in unit coherency and within Engagement Range of every unit that was a target of its charge, without moving within Engagement Range of any enemy units that were not a target of its charge. If this is possible, then the charge is successful and the models in the unit make a charge move so as to fulfil the above conditions. If this is impossible, the charge fails and no models in the charging unit move this phase.

  • Declare targets of the charge (must be within 12").
  • Charge roll = 2D6".
  • If insufficient to move charging unit into Engagement Range of all targets, charge fails.
  • If charge successful, models make their charge move.
  • Cannot make a charge move within Engagement Range of any unit that was not the target of the charge.
Performing a Heroic Intervention
When a unit performs a Heroic Intervention, you can move each model in that unit up to 3" – this is a Heroic Intervention move. Each model in the unit must finish its Heroic Intervention move closer to the closest enemy model. Remember that a unit must finish any type of move in unit coherency.

  • Heroic Intervention: Move up to 3".
  • Must end closer to the closest enemy model.
Select Weapon
When a model makes a close combat attack, it must do so using a melee weapon (i.e. a weapon that has the ‘Melee’ type). The weapons a model is equipped with are described on its datasheet. If a model is not equipped with any melee weapons, or if it cannot make an attack with any of the melee weapons it is equipped with, then that model makes its attacks using a close combat weapon, which has the following profile:

WEAPONRANGETYPESAPD
Close combat weaponMeleeMeleeUser01

If a model has more than one melee weapon, select which it will use before resolving any attacks. If a model has more than one melee weapon and can make several attacks, it can split them between these weapons however you wish – declare which attacks are being made with which weapons before any attacks are resolved. If the selected weapon has more than one profile that you must choose between, you must declare which profile is being used at the same time. Different attacks made with such a weapon can be made using different profiles if you wish.

If your unit is making attacks with more than one melee weapon against a unit, and those weapons have different characteristics profiles, then after you have resolved an attack with one of those weapons you must, if any other weapons with the same characteristics profile are also being used to make attacks against that unit, resolve those attacks before resolving any attacks against the target with a weapon that has a different characteristics profile. Note that all the attacks you have declared are always resolved against the target unit even if, when you come to resolve an individual attack, no models in the target unit remain in range (this can happen because of models being destroyed and removed from the battlefield as the result of resolving other attacks made by the attacking model’s unit first).

  • Each close combat attack is made with a melee weapon.
  • A model makes attacks using the close combat weapon profile if it has no other melee weapons.
  • If a unit attacks with multiple weapons, all attacks made with weapons that have the same profile must be resolved before resolving attacks with the next.

Frag grenades used in the following datasheets:

Blast Weapons
Some weapons have ‘Blast’ listed in their profile’s abilities. These are referred to as Blast weapons. In addition to the normal rules, the following rules apply to Blast weapons:
  1. If a Blast weapon targets a unit that has between 6 and 10 models, it always makes a minimum of 3 attacks. So if, when determining how many attacks are made with that weapon, the dice rolled results in less than 3 attacks being made, make 3 attacks instead. For example, if a Grenade D6 weapon with the Blast rule targets a unit that has 6 or more models, and you roll a 2 to determine how many attacks are made, that roll is counted as being a 3 and that weapon makes three attacks against that unit.
  2. When a Blast weapon targets a unit that has 11 or more models, do not roll dice to randomly determine how many attacks are made – instead, make the maximum possible number of attacks. For example, if a Grenade D6 weapon with the Blast rule targets a unit that has 11 or more models, that weapon makes six attacks against that unit.
Blast weapons can never be used to make attacks against a unit that is within Engagement Range of the firing model’s unit, even if the weapon has the Pistol type or if the firing model is a VEHICLE or a MONSTER – firing high-explosives at point-blank range is simply unwise.

  • Blast Weapons: Minimum three attacks against units with 6+ models. Always make maximum number of attacks against units with 11+ models.
  • Can never be used to attack units within the firing unit’s Engagement Range.
GRENADE
Grenades are handheld explosive devices that a warrior throws at the enemy while their squad mates provide covering fire.
When a unit shoots, one model that is equipped with a Grenade in that unit can resolve attacks with it instead of shooting any other weapons.

  • Only one model can use a Grenade when its unit shoots.

Krak grenades used in the following datasheets:

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.
Hit Roll
When a model makes an attack, make one hit roll for that attack by rolling one D6. If the result of the hit roll is equal to or greater than the attacking model’s Ballistic Skill (BS) characteristic (if the attack is being made with a ranged weapon) or its Weapon Skill (WS) characteristic (if the attack is being made with a melee weapon), then that attack scores one hit against the target unit. If not, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends.

If an attack is made with a weapon that has an ability that says it ‘automatically hits the target’, no hit roll is made – that attack simply scores one hit on the target unit. An unmodified hit roll of 6 always scores a hit, and an unmodified hit roll of 1 always fails. A hit roll can never be modified by more than -1 or +1. This means that if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a hit roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be -2 or worse, it is changed to be -1. Similarly, if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a hit roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be +2 or better, it is changed to be +1.
Saving Throw
The player commanding the target unit then makes one saving throw by rolling one D6 and modifying the roll by the Armour Penetration (AP) characteristic of the weapon that the attack was made with. For example, if the weapon has an AP of -1, then 1 is subtracted from the saving throw roll. If the result is equal to, or greater than, the Save (Sv) characteristic of the model the attack was allocated to, then the saving throw is successful and the attack sequence ends. If the result is less than the model’s Save characteristic, then the saving throw fails and the model suffers damage. An unmodified roll of 1 always fails.
Invulnerable Saves
Some models have an invulnerable save. Each time an attack is allocated to a model with an invulnerable save, you can choose to use either its normal Save (Sv) characteristic or its invulnerable save, but not both. If a model has more than one invulnerable save, it can only use one of them – choose which it will use. If you use a model’s invulnerable save, it is never modified by a weapon’s Armour Penetration value.

  • Invulnerable save: Saving throw that is never modified by attacking weapon’s AP.
  • A model with an invulnerable save can use it instead of its normal Sv.
Advance
When a unit makes an Advance, make an Advance roll for the unit by rolling one D6. Add the result in inches to the Move (M) characteristic of each model in that unit until the end of the current phase. Each model in that unit can then move a distance in inches equal to or less than this total, but no model can be moved within Engagement Range of enemy models. A unit cannot shoot or declare a charge in the same turn that it made an Advance.

  • Advance: Models move up to M+D6".
  • Cannot move within Engagement Range of enemy models.
  • Units that Advance cannot shoot or charge this turn.

The ARTILLERY keyword is used in the following Space Marines datasheets:

Normal Move
When a unit makes a Normal Move, each model in that unit can move a distance in inches equal to or less than the Move (M) characteristic shown on its datasheet, but no model can be moved within Engagement Range of enemy models.

  • Normal Move: Models move up to M".
  • Cannot move within Engagement Range of any enemy models.
Fall Back
When a unit Falls Back, each model in that unit can move a distance in inches equal to or less than the Move (M) characteristic shown on its datasheet, and when doing so you can move it within Engagement Range of enemy models, but it cannot end its move within Engagement Range of any enemy models – if it cannot do this then it cannot Fall Back. A unit cannot declare a charge in the same turn that it Fell Back. A unit cannot shoot or attempt to manifest a psychic power in the same turn that it Fell Back unless it is TITANIC.

  • Fall Back: Models move up to M".
  • Units that Fall Back cannot charge this turn.
  • Units that Fall Back cannot shoot or manifest psychic powers this turn unless they are TITANIC.
Manifesting Psychic Powers
The same PSYKER unit cannot attempt to manifest Smite more than once during the same battle round. When you select a PSYKER unit to manifest psychic powers, you select one psychic power that unit knows and attempt to manifest it. With the exception of Smite, you cannot attempt to manifest the same psychic power more than once in the same battle round, even with different PSYKER units.

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

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

  • Select psychic power.
  • You cannot select the same psychic power more than once per battle round, unless that power is Smite.
  • Attempt to manifest the psychic power by taking a Psychic test.
  • The opponent can attempt to deny the psychic power by taking a Deny the Witch test.
  • If successfully manifested, resolve the psychic power’s effects.
  • Select another psychic power.
The Warlord
While mustering your army, you can nominate one model (except a model with the FORTIFICATION keyword) to be your Warlord. That model gains the WARLORD keyword. If this model is a CHARACTER, you can also assign a Warlord Trait to it. Note, that more than one model in your army can have a Warlord Trait (e.g. by using Stratagems), but they are only considered your Warlord for the purpose of that trait.
Characters
Some models have the CHARACTER keyword. These models can make Heroic Interventions in Charge Phase and are not easy targets in the Shooting Phase (see Look out, Sir, rule). If your Warlord has the CHARACTER keyword he may be able to have a Warlord Trait (see Warlord Trait section on model’s faction page).

Note that CHARACTERS cannot use their Aura Abilities while performing actions.
HEAVY
Heavy weapons are amongst the biggest guns on the battlefield, but they require bracing to fire at full effect and are unwieldy to bring to bear at close quarters.
When an INFANTRY model shoots a Heavy weapon, subtract 1 from the hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks if the firing model’s unit has moved for any reason this turn (e.g. it made a Normal Move this turn).

  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if firing model is INFANTRY and its unit has moved this turn.
ASSAULT
Assault weapons fire so rapidly or indiscriminately that they can be shot from the hip as warriors dash forwards into combat.
If a unit includes any models equipped with Assault weapons, that unit is still eligible to shoot with in your Shooting phase even if it has Advanced this turn, but you can only resolve attacks using those Assault weapons when you select that unit to shoot with. If a model shoots an Assault weapon in the same turn in which its unit has Advanced, subtract 1 from hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks.

  • Can be shot even if firing model’s unit Advanced.
  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if the firing model’s unit Advanced.
Mortal Wounds
Some attacks inflict mortal wounds – these are so powerful that no armour or force field can withstand their fury. Each mortal wound inflicts 1 point of damage on the target unit, and they are always applied one at a time. Do not make a wound roll or saving throw (including invulnerable saves) against a mortal wound – just allocate it as you would any other attack and inflict damage to a model in the target unit. Unlike damage inflicted by normal attacks, excess damage from mortal wounds is not lost. Instead, keep allocating damage to another model in the target unit until either all the damage has been allocated or the target unit is destroyed.

If an attack inflicts mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, resolve the normal damage first. If an attack inflicts mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, but the normal damage is subsequently saved, the target unit still suffers the mortal wounds, as described before. If an ability modifies the damage inflicted by a weapon, and that weapon can inflict mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, the modifier does not apply to any mortal wounds that are inflicted (unless the rule specifically states otherwise).

  • Each mortal wound inflicted on a unit causes one model in the unit to lose one wound.
  • No saving throws can be made against mortal wounds.
  • Mortal wounds inflicted by attacks in addition to normal damage always apply, even if normal damage saved.
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Faction Rules
PISTOL
Due to their compact size, pistols can even be used in melee to shoot at point-blank range.
A model can make attacks with a Pistol even when its unit is within Engagement Range of enemy units, but it must target an enemy unit that is within Engagement Range of its own unit when it does so. In such circumstances, the model can target an enemy unit even if other friendly units are within Engagement Range of the same enemy unit.

When a model equipped with both a Pistol and another type of ranged weapon (e.g. a Pistol and a Rapid Fire weapon) shoots, it can either shoot with its Pistol(s) or with its other ranged weapons. Choose which it will fire (Pistols or non-Pistols) before selecting targets.

  • Can be shot even if firing model’s unit is within Engagement Range of enemy unit.
  • Cannot be shot alongside any other type of weapon.
Consolidate
When a unit consolidates, you can move each model in the unit up to 3" – this is a Consolidation move. Each model must finish its Consolidation move closer to the closest enemy model. A model that is already touching an enemy model cannot move, but still counts as having consolidated. Remember that a unit must finish any type of move in unit coherency.

  • Consolidate: Move up to 3".
  • Must end closer to the closest enemy model.
Wound Roll
Each time an attack scores a hit against a target unit, make a wound roll for that attack by rolling one D6 to see if that attack successfully wounds the target. The result required is determined by comparing the attacking weapon’s Strength (S) characteristic with the target’s Toughness (T) characteristic, as shown on the following table:

WOUND ROLL
ATTACK’S STRENGTH vs TARGET’S TOUGHNESSD6 ROLL REQUIRED
Is the Strength TWICE (or more) than the Toughness?2+
Is the Strength GREATER than the Toughness?3+
Is the Strength EQUAL to the Toughness?4+
Is the Strength LOWER than the Toughness?5+
Is the Strength HALF (or less) than the Toughness?6+

If the result of the wound roll is less than the required number, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. An unmodified wound roll of 6 always successfully wounds the target, and an unmodified wound roll of 1 always fails. A wound roll can never be modified by more than -1 or +1. This means that if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a wound roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be -2 or worse, it is changed to be -1. Similarly, if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a wound roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be +2 or better, it is changed to be +1.
Remain Stationary
If a unit Remains Stationary, none of its models can be moved for the rest of the phase. Any units from your army that were on the battlefield and were not selected to move in the Move Units step of the Movement phase are assumed to have Remained Stationary that phase.

  • Remain Stationary: Models cannot move this phase.

The SERVITOR keyword is used in the following Space Marines datasheets:

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

The keyword is used in the following Space Marines datasheets:

Embark
If a unit makes a Normal Move, an Advance or it Falls Back, and every model in that unit ends that move within 3" of a friendly TRANSPORT model they can embark within it. A unit cannot embark within a TRANSPORT model that is within Engagement Range of enemy models, and it cannot embark if it has already disembarked from a TRANSPORT model in the same phase. Remove the unit from the battlefield and place it to one side – it is now embarked within the model.

Units cannot normally do anything or be affected in any way while they are embarked. Unless specifically stated, other units’ abilities have no effect on units while they are embarked, and Stratagems cannot be used to affect units while they are embarked. For all rules purposes, units that are embarked within a TRANSPORT model that has made a Normal Move, Advanced, Fallen Back or Remained Stationary also count as having made the same kind of move that turn.

  • Units can embark in a friendly TRANSPORT if every model ends a Normal Move, an Advance or a Fall Back within 3" of it.
  • A unit cannot embark within a TRANSPORT that is within Engagement Range of any enemy models.
  • A unit cannot embark and disembark in the same phase.
  • Units cannot do anything, or be affected in any way, while they are embarked within a TRANSPORT.
Pile In
When a unit piles in, you can move each model in that unit up to 3" – this is a pile-in move. Each model in the unit must finish its pile-in move closer to the closest enemy model. A model that is already touching an enemy model cannot move, but still counts as having piled in. Remember that a unit must finish any type of move in unit coherency.

  • Pile in: Move up to 3".
  • Must end closer to the closest enemy model.
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.
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.

The SPACE WOLVES and CAVALRY keywords are used in the following Space Marines datasheets:

The SPACE WOLVES and WOLF PRIEST keywords are used in the following Space Marines datasheets: