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Tyrant Guard

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Base
40
Tyrant Guard (base: 50mm)
3‑6
40
Tyrant Guard
6" 3+ 4+ 5 6 4 3 5 2+ 50mm
If this unit contains 4 or more models, it has Power Rating 15. Every model is equipped with: 2 rending claws; 2 scything talons.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Bonecleaver
Bonecleaver
Melee
Melee
User
-1
2
-
+10
Crushing claw
+10
Crushing claw
Melee
Melee
+3
-3
2
-
Rending claw
Rending claw
Melee
Melee
+1
-4
1
-
Scything talon
Scything talon
Melee
Melee
User
-1
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.
OTHER WARGEAR
ABILITIES 
Adrenal glands
The bearer gains the ADRENAL GLANDS keyword. Add 1" to the Move characteristic and add 1 to the Strength characteristic of the bearer.
Adrenal glands
The bearer gains the ADRENAL GLANDS keyword. Add 1" to the Move characteristic and add 1 to the Strength characteristic of the bearer.
Lash whip
The bearer gains the LASH WHIP keyword. Each time the bearer makes a melee attack, re-roll a hit roll of 1.
Lash whip
The bearer gains the LASH WHIP keyword. Each time the bearer makes a melee attack, re-roll a hit roll of 1.
Toxin sacs
The bearer gains the TOXIN SACS keyword. Each time the bearer makes a melee attack, an unmodified hit roll of 6 automatically wounds the target.
Toxin sacs
The bearer gains the TOXIN SACS keyword. Each time the bearer makes a melee attack, an unmodified hit roll of 6 automatically wounds the target.
WARGEAR OPTIONS
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • Any number of models can each have their 2 scything talons replaced with one of the following: 1 bonecleaver and 1 lash whip; 2 crushing claws.
 • All of the models in this unit can be equipped with 1 adrenal glands each.
 • All of the models in this unit can be equipped with 1 toxin sacs each.
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Guardian Organism: While a friendly HIVE TYRANT model is within 3" of this unit, that HIVE TYRANT unit can use the Look Out, Sir rule even if this unit contains fewer than 3 models.

HIVE TYRANTS within range of the Guardian Organism ability gain the benefits of Look Out, Sir even though they are CHARACTERS with a Wounds characteristic greater than 9.
Tyrant Goading: While this unit is within 3" of any friendly HIVE TYRANT models, add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of models in this unit.
Ablative Brood: If your army is Battle-forged, then for each HIVE TYRANT model included in a Detachment, you can include one TYRANT GUARD unit in that Detachment without it taking up a Battlefield Role slot.
FACTION KEYWORDS: HIVE TENDRIL, TYRANIDS,
KEYWORDS: INFANTRY, CORE, TYRANT GUARD

Datasheet-related Stratagems

GUARD AND CONSUME1CP
Tyranids – Battle Tactic Stratagem – Crusade

As the Tyranid ecosystem takes hold, strange living structures sprout forth that are vital to the final consumption of the world. Those Tyranid organisms charged with protecting these grotesque bio-structures now become exceptionally aggressive.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a BIOVORES, EXOCRINE, HARUSPEX, HIVE GUARD, HIVE TYRANT, PYROVORES, RIPPER SWARMS, TYRANNOFEX or TYRANT GUARD unit from your army is selected to shoot. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack:
UNPARALLELED FEROCITY1CP/2CP
Behemoth – Battle Tactic Stratagem

So single-minded is the aggression with which the beasts of Hive Fleet Behemoth fight that even death does not immediately halt their brutal rampage.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a BEHEMOTH INFANTRY unit (excluding CHARACTER units) from your army that has not fought this phase is selected as the target of a melee attack. Until the attacking model’s unit has finished making its attacks, each time a model in that BEHEMOTH unit is destroyed, instead of using any rules that are triggered when that model is destroyed, do not remove the destroyed model from play - it can, after the attacking model’s unit has finished making its attacks, attack as if its unit had been selected to fight. After resolving these attacks, the destroyed model is then removed. If that BEHEMOTH INFANTRY unit has the ENDLESS MULTITUDE keyword, this Stratagem costs 1CP; otherwise, it costs 2CP.
OPPORTUNISTIC ADVANCE1CP
Kraken – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Before the prey can react, Krakens swarms are already amongst them.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when a KRAKEN unit from your army is selected to move. Until the end of the turn:
  • Each time that unit Advances, do not make an Advance roll. Instead, until the end of the phase, add 8" to the Move characteristic of models in that unit (note that a unit cannot be affected by both this Stratagem and the Bounding Advance Stratagem, in the same phase).
  • Models in that unit do not suffer the penalty to hit rolls incurred for firing Assault weapons in the same turn that their unit has Advanced.
COMBINED ASSAULT1CP
Leviathan – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The broods of Hive Fleet Leviathan hunt as one, exhibiting eerie precision in their strikes.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase. Select one enemy unit within Engagement Range of two or more LEVIATHAN units from your army. Until the end of the phase, each time a LEVIATHAN model makes a melee attack against that enemy unit, improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1.
CRITICAL MASS1CP
Hydra – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Once this hive fleets warrior organisms outnumber their prey, they soon overwhelm them in a hideous, heaving mass.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a HYDRA unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a melee attack made by a model in that unit targets an enemy unit with fewer models than its own, you can re-roll the wound roll.
ADRENAL SURGE1CP/2CP
Tyranids – Battle Tactic Stratagem

These warrior organisms destroy all as their adrenaline surges.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when an ADRENAL GLANDS unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, if that unit made a charge move this turn:
  • Add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of models (excluding MONSTER models) in that unit.
  • Add D3 to the Attacks characteristic of MONSTER models in that unit.
If that unit contains 19 or fewer models, this Stratagem costs 1CP; otherwise, it costs 2CP.
BURIED IN WAIT1CP
Jormungandr – Requisition Stratagem

The Great Serpent attacks from below, bursting out from subterranean tunnels into the midst of its prey.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, during the Declare Reserves and Transports step (if you are playing a mission without this step, use this Stratagem during deployment instead). Select one JORMUNGANDR unit from your army (excluding TITANIC units). You can set up that unit near to the surface instead of setting it up on the battlefield. If you do so, then in the Reinforcements step of one of your Movement phases, you can set up that unit anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from any enemy models. 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).
INSTINCTIVE RAMPAGE1CP
Tyranids – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Tyrant Guard mercilessly hound those prey who have slain their Hive Tyrant, for such threats cannot be allowed to survive.

Use this Stratagem in any phase, when a HIVE TYRANT model from your army is destroyed by an enemy unit. Until the end of the battle:
  • Each time a friendly TYRANT GUARD unit declares a charge, if that enemy unit is a target of that charge, add 4 to the charge roll.
  • Each time a friendly TYRANT GUARD unit makes an attack against that enemy unit, add 1 to that attack’s hit roll and add 1 to that attack’s wound roll.
HYPER-TOXICITY1CP
Gorgon – Wargear Stratagem

Few substances are as lethal as the toxins of Hive Fleet Gorgon. Fewer still tailor themselves so effectively to their luckless victims.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a GORGON TOXIN SACS unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a TOXIN SACS model in that unit makes a melee attack, an unmodified hit roll of 5+ automatically wounds the target.
PSYCHOTROPIC VENOM1CP
Tyranids – Wargear Stratagem

Some lash whips can extrude venomous barbs, whose slightest scratch sends the victim into hallucinatory paroxysms as their mind’s worst fears manifest behind their eyes.

Use this Stratagem at the start of the Morale phase. Select one enemy unit (excluding VEHICLE units) within Engagement Range of a LASH WHIP or TOXIC LASHES unit from your army. Until the end of the phase:
  • Subtract 2 from the Leadership characteristic of models in that enemy unit.
  • Subtract 1 from Combat Attrition tests taken for that enemy unit.
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.
Wound Roll
Each time an attack scores a hit against a target unit, make a wound roll for that attack by rolling one D6 to see if that attack successfully wounds the target. The result required is determined by comparing the attacking weapon’s Strength (S) characteristic with the target’s Toughness (T) characteristic, as shown on the following table:

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

If the result of the wound roll is less than the required number, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. An unmodified wound roll of 6 always successfully wounds the target, and an unmodified wound roll of 1 always fails. A wound roll can never be modified by more than -1 or +1. This means that if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a wound roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be -2 or worse, it is changed to be -1. Similarly, if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a wound roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be +2 or better, it is changed to be +1.

The ENDLESS MULTITUDE keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

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 HORMAGAUNTS keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

BOUNDING ADVANCE1CP/2CP
Tyranids – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Synaptic impulses from the Hive Mind cause Hormagaunts to surge into battle.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when a HORMAGAUNTS unit from your army is selected to Advance. Until the end of the turn:
  • Each time that unit Advances, do not make an Advance roll. Instead, until the end of the phase, add 6" to the Move characteristic of models in that unit.
  • That unit is still eligible to declare a charge this turn even though it Advanced.
If that unit has 15 or fewer models, this Stratagem costs 1CP; otherwise, it costs 2CP.
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.
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.

The TITANIC keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

Lords of War

The TYRANNOFEX keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

Heavy Support

The TOXIN SACS keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:


– if equipped with the Toxin sacs the bearer gains the TOXIN SACS keyword.

Adrenal glands used in the following datasheets:


– may take Adrenal glands as an option.

The ADRENAL GLANDS keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:


– if equipped with the Adrenal glands the bearer gains the ADRENAL GLANDS keyword.

Toxin sacs used in the following datasheets:


– may take Toxin sacs as an option.
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.

Lash whip used in the following datasheets:

The LASH WHIP keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:


– if equipped with the Lash whip the bearer gains the LASH WHIP keyword.

The HIVE TYRANT keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

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.

The BIOVORES keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

Heavy Support

The EXOCRINE keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

Heavy Support

The HARUSPEX keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

Elites

The HIVE GUARD keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

Heavy Support

The PYROVORES keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

Elites

The RIPPER SWARMS keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

Fast Attack

The TYRANT GUARD keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

The and HIVE TYRANT keywords are used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

The and TYRANT GUARD keywords are used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

The GORGON and TOXIN SACS keywords are used in the following Tyranids datasheets:


– if equipped with the Toxin sacs the bearer gains the TOXIN SACS keyword.

The TOXIC LASHES keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

Combat Attrition Tests
If a unit fails a Morale test, then after the first model has fled the unit, you must take Combat Attrition tests. To do so, roll one D6 for each remaining model in that unit, subtracting 1 from the result if the unit is below Half-strength; for each result of 1, one additional model flees that unit. You decide which models from your unit flee – those models are removed from play and count as having been destroyed, but they never trigger any rules that are used when a model is destroyed.

  • Combat Attrition tests: Roll one D6 for each remaining model in unit; for each 1, one additional model flees.
  • Subtract 1 from Combat Attrition tests if unit is below Half-strength.

Rending claw used in the following datasheets:

Fast Attack

Scything talon used in the following datasheets:

Fast Attack
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.
per unit

The CORE keyword is used in the following Tyranids datasheets:

Fast Attack

This datasheet has Elites Battlefield Role. Full list of Tyranids units sharing same Battlefield Role follows:

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