Space Marines – Thunderfire Cannon
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Thunderfire Cannon

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Base
Thunderfire Cannon (base: Use model)
1Thunderfire Cannon 3" 6+ 2+ 3 6 4 1 8 2+ Use model
Techmarine Gunner (base: 25mm)
1Techmarine Gunner 6" 3+ 2+ 4 4 4 3 8 2+ 25mm
The Thunderfire Cannon is equipped with: thunderfire cannon. The Techmarine Gunner is equipped with: bolt pistol; flamer; plasma cutter; 2 servo-arms.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Bolt pistol
Bolt pistol
12"
Pistol 1
4
0
1
-
Flamer
Flamer
12"
Assault D6
4
0
1
Each time an attack is made with this weapon, that attack automatically hits the target.
Each time an attack is made with this weapon, that attack automatically hits the target.
Plasma cutter
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
Plasma cutter
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
 - Standard
 - Standard
12"
Assault 1
7
-3
1
-
 - Supercharge
 - Supercharge
12"
Assault 1
8
-3
2
If any unmodified hit rolls of 1 are made for attacks with this weapon profile, the bearer is destroyed after shooting with this weapon.
If any unmodified hit rolls of 1 are made for attacks with this weapon profile, the bearer is destroyed after shooting with this weapon.
Thunderfire cannon
Thunderfire cannon
60"
Heavy 4D3
4
0
1
Indirect Fire. Blast. This weapon can target units that are not visible to the bearer.
Indirect Fire. Blast. This weapon can target units that are not visible to the bearer.
Servo-arm
Servo-arm
Melee
Melee
x2
-2
3
Each time the bearer fights, no more than one attack can be made with each servo-arm.
Each time the bearer fights, no more than one attack can be made with each servo-arm.
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Angels of Death, Armour of Contempt
Crewed Artillery: After this unit is set up on the battlefield for the first time, it is split into two units, one containing the ARTILLERY model and the other the GUNNER model. If at the end of any phase, the GUNNER unit is not within 3" of its ARTILLERY unit, that ARTILLERY unit is destroyed.
Operated Artillery: While a GUNNER unit is within 3" of its ARTILLERY unit, that GUNNER unit can use the Look Out, Sir rule even if this unit contains fewer than 3 models.
Blessing of the Omnissiah: At the end of your Movement phase, a Techmarine Gunner can repair one friendly VEHICLE model within 3" of it. That Vehicle model regains up to D3 lost wounds. Each model can only be repaired once per turn.
FACTION KEYWORDS: IMPERIUM, ADEPTUS ASTARTES,
KEYWORDS (Thunderfire Cannon): VEHICLE, ARTILLERY, THUNDERFIRE CANNON
KEYWORDS (Techmarine Gunner): INFANTRY, CHARACTER, GUNNER

Datasheet-related Stratagems

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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).
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.
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.
HEIR OF SIGISMUND1CP
Black Templars – Requisition Stratagem

The leaders of the Black Templars must seek to emulate the example set by Sigismund himself, exhibiting strategic excellence worthy of the sons of Dorn. Such warriors command the greatest hosts, and leave a legacy of successful crusades behind them.

Use this Stratagem after nominating a BLACK TEMPLARS CHARACTER model that is not a named character to be your WARLORD. Generate one additional Warlord Trait for them; this must be from the Black Templars 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

The CELESTIAN SACRESANTS keyword is used in the following Adepta Sororitas datasheets:

The NEMESIS DREADKNIGHT keyword is used in the following Grey Knights datasheets:

Heavy Support
Armour of Contempt
Each time an attack is allocated to an ASTRA MILITARUM VEHICLE, ADEPTUS ASTARTES, SANCTIC ASTARTES, HERETIC ASTARTES or ADEPTA SORORITAS model, worsen the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1.
This rule does not apply to any of the following:
  • Models equipped with a storm shield, a relic shield or a combat shield (or a Relic that replaces one of these shields).
  • Models with either the Sacresant Shield or Force Shielding ability (CELESTIAN SACRESANT and NEMESIS DREADKNIGHT units).
  • Models that are under the effects of any other rule that worsens or reduces the Armour Penetration characteristic of an attack.
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.
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.
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.
Army List
Datasheets collated
Faction Rules

Bolt pistol used in the following datasheets:

HQ
Troops

and others...

– may take Bolt pistol as an option.
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.

ALL FLESH IS WEAKNESS

This warlord bears so extraordinary a number of cybernetic enhancements that there is little true flesh left.

When this WARLORD would lose a wound, roll one D6; on a 5+ that wound is not lost.

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.
Number of Attacks (shooting)
When a model shoots a ranged weapon, it will make a number of attacks. You make one hit roll for each attack being made.

The number of attacks that a model makes with a ranged weapon is equal to the number written on that weapon’s profile after its type. For example, a model shooting an ‘Assault 1’ weapon can make one attack with that weapon; a model firing a ‘Heavy 3’ weapon can make three attacks, and so on.

  • All of a ranged weapon’s attacks must be made against the same target unit.
  • Number of attacks = number after weapon’s type.

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

Elites
Look out, Sir
Models cannot target a unit that contains any CHARACTER models with a Wounds characteristic of 9 or less with a ranged weapon while that CHARACTER unit is within 3" of any of the following:
  • A friendly unit that contains 1 or more VEHICLE or MONSTER models with a wounds characteristic of 10 or more.
  • A friendly non-CHARACTER unit that contains 1 or more VEHICLE or MONSTER models.
  • A friendly non-CHARACTER unit that contains 3 or more models.
In all cases, if that CHARACTER unit is both visible to the firing model and it is the closest enemy unit to the firing model, it can be targeted normally. When determining if that CHARACTER unit is the closest enemy unit to the firing model, ignore other enemy units that contain any CHARACTER models with a Wounds characteristics of 9 or less.

  • Cannot shoot at an enemy CHARACTER with 9 or less wounds while it is within 3" of a friendly unit that contains 1 MONSTER, 1 VEHICLE or 3+ other models (excluding CHARACTER models with 9 or less wounds) unless it is the closest target.