T’au Empire – Kroot Hounds
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Kroot Hounds

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Base
Kroot Hound (base: 25mm)
Kroot Hound
12" 3+ - 3 3 1 3 5 6+ 25mm
If this unit contains between 5 and 8 models, it has Power Rating 2. If this unit contains 9 or more models, it has Power Rating 3. Every model is equipped with: ripping fangs.
Ripping fangs
Ripping fangs
Ambushing Predators
Voracious Predators: You can re-roll Advance rolls and charge rolls made for this unit.
Stealthy Hunter: Each time a ranged attack is allocated to this model while it is receiving the benefits of cover, add an additional 1 to any armour saving throw made against that attack.

Datasheet-related Stratagems

Dal’yth – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Inspired by the fieldcraft of alien auxilia, the warriors of Dal’yth are practised in subtly encircling their foes.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your Movement phase. Select one DAL’YTH CORE unit or T’AU AUXILIARY unit from your army that is within 9" of any battlefield edges. If the mission you are playing is using the Strategic Reserves rule, you can remove that unit from the battlefield and place it in Strategic Reserves.
T’au Empire – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

By devouring the flesh of fallen foes, Kroot believe they also absorb the enemy’s vigour and vitality.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when an enemy unit is destroyed by an attack made by a model in a KROOT unit from your army. Until the end of the battle, each time a model in that Kroot unit would lose a wound, roll one D6: on a 5+, that wound is not lost.
T’au Empire – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The Kroot have long perfected the art of ambush hunting, and are not above using allied forces as their bait.

Use this Stratagem in the Heroic Interventions step of your opponent’s Charge phase. Select one KROOT unit from your army that is not within Engagement Range of any enemy units. Until the end of the turn:
  • Add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of models in that unit.
  • That unit is eligible to perform Heroic Interventions as if it were a CHARACTER.
  • That unit is eligible to perform a Heroic Intervention if it is within 6" horizontally of an enemy unit, and when performing a Heroic Intervention move with that unit, you can move each model in that unit up to 6". All other rules for Heroic Interventions still apply.

This datasheet has Fast Attack Battlefield Role. Full list of T’au Empire units sharing same Battlefield Role follows:

The T’AU AUXILIARY keyword is used in the following T’au Empire datasheets:

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.
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.
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. There are ways for some models to ignore such bonuses while making an attack, but it should be known what kind of benefit is ignored (see the Rare Rules for clarification).

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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.
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:

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.
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 KROOT keyword is used in the following T’au Empire datasheets:

Heavy Support
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.
Ambushing Predators
At the start of the first battle round, models in this unit can make a Normal Move of up to 7". They cannot end this move within 9" of any enemy models.

The T’AU AUXILIARY keyword is used in the following T’au Empire datasheets:

The DAL’YTH and CORE keywords are used in the following T’au Empire datasheets:

Fast Attack
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