Codex - Blackstone Constructs: /tg/'s 8th Edition

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In the galaxy of the 41st millennium the caretakers of the Blackstone Fortresses are more dangerous than any living race.

This page has the aim to make the security systems of a Blackstone Fortress as a playable army in a 40k game. The idea is that of an army that becomes more and more powerful as the more friendly models are destroyed.

The primary inspiration will be that of an actual immune system with all its functionality and behaviour; if anyone wants to suggest something, write it in the discussion page.

Army Rules[edit]

Universal[edit]

  • Attack Directives: The Blackstone constructs are as flexible as they are ancient and dangerous. A controlling intelligence can analyse a given situation and direct it’s subordinate parts to adapt accordingly. Many times an explorer has attempted to exploit a perceived weakness in a construct, only to find that weakness morph into a strength, resulting in the swift demise of the explorer.
At the start of your turn, select one of the following directives, every friendly Blackstone Constructs unit within 12" of a Control unit benefits from that directive's effect until the beginning of your next turn.
-1: Engagement Priority Subroutine: You can re-roll advance and charge distances for those models.
-2: Impact and Trauma Overdrive: Add 1 to the models' Strength and Attacks characteristics.
-3: Focused Weakness Analysis: Add 1 to the result of hit and wound rolls for those models.
-4: Dark Matter Attack Protocol: Consider the Ap and the Damage characteristic of the weapons the models are equipped with as one point better.
-5: Ambient Light Absorption: Subtract 1 from the hit rolls made by enemy units which target a unit affected by this directive, if the targeting unit is more than 18” away. In addition, enemy units subtract 1 from their leadership characteristic while within 6” of a unit affected by this directive.
-6: Hostile Lynchpin Interception and Annihilation: Units affected by this directive may target enemy Character units with their Assault and Pistol weapons, even if they’re not the closest enemy unit.
  • Cold Machines: These constructs know no fear nor remorse and advance unyielding on the black pavement of their home.
Blackstone Constructs units automatically pass all Morale and Leadership tests and cannot be affected by special rules or stratagems that harm them based on their Leadership characteristic.
  • Gradual Aggression: The central system of these guarding machines is programmed to crush the intruders with an ever-increasing strength that matches their threat value.
During the course of the battle, keep track of how many friendly Blackstone Constructs models you lose; depending on the percentage of lost points, you can select a number of Attack Directives equal to the table below.
% of points lost Selectable Attack Directives
<25% 1
Between 25% and 49% 2
Between 50% and 74% 3
>75% 4

Detachment Rules[edit]

  • Protectors of the Fortress: The drones and systems of the Blackstone Fortress have only one directive: protect the structure and its vital points at all costs.
If your army is Battle-forged, all units in Blackstone Constructs Detachments gain this ability. Such a unit that is within range of an objective marker (as specified in the mission) controls the objective marker even if there are more enemy models within range of that objective marker. If an enemy unit within range of the same objective marker has a similar ability, then the objective marker is controlled by the player who has the most models within range of it as normal.

Stratagems[edit]

  • Blinding Assault (2 CP): x
Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase when you choose a Breacher Drones unit to shoot with. Until the end of the phase, all models in that unit may fire their Ligthpod.
  • Breath of the Creator (1 CP): x
Use this Stratagem when a unit would fire a weapon which would automatically hit its target. Increase the Strength and ap of that units weapons which would automatically hit by 1.
  • Counter-flying Directives (1 CP): Even though a black stone fortress is huge, it’s structure and shape is not conducive to flying. The coordinating linchpins of the defending force can manipulate the structure around them in subtle ways. This can be used to force enemy fliers into predictable paths, making them much easier to shoot down with concentrated fire.
Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase. Select one Control model in your army; until the end of the phase, friendly Blackstone Constructs units within 12" (24" if it has the Advanced Communication Network Warlord Trait) of that model or within 12" of a Repeater Drone within 12" (24" if it has the Advanced Communication Network Warlord Trait) of that model add 1 to their hit rolls if they target units that can Fly but have to subtract 1 from their hit rolls if they target any other type of unit.
  • Deceptive Topography (1 CP): x
At the start of an enemy movement phase select a piece of terrain on the battlefield. All non-Blackstone Fortress units with 6” of that terrain piece subtract 2 from their movement distances and may not advance for the duration of the movement phase.
  • Energy Core Override (2 CP): The dark matter engine at the heart of every construct can be driven into overdrive, in order to increase their damage output by orders of magnitude. In the golden age of the eldar drones could do this with impunity, but in the 42nd millennium such actions can lead to catastrophic damage.
Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase when you choose a Suppressor Drone to shoot with. Until the end of the phase, double the Damage characteristic of that model's Disgregator Cannon. After the model has resolved all of its attacks, roll a die; on a 4+ that model suffers D3 mortal wounds, D6 on a 6. These wounds cannot be denied by Hover Drones.
  • Enhanced Aggressiveness (2 CP): The main network of the fortress can order a specific group of constructs to enter a state of absolute aggressivity, normally only used in dire situations.
Use this Stratagem at the start of your turn. Select one Blackstone Constructs unit from your army. Until the beginning of your next turn, that unit benefits from two additional Attack Directive.
  • In the Depths of the Fortress (5 CP): When a foe finds themselves at the heart of a black stone fortress they are truly alone. There is no backup, no clever ploy around enemy lines, a commander has only what resources they have managed to drag by tooth and nail this far.
Use before the battle begins and declare that the battle is taking place within the heart of a blackstone fortress. For the duration of the battle roll a D6 every time an enemy unit would gain a victory point; on a 5+ they gain an additional victory point. However, all enemy units must start the battle deployed in the enemy deployment zone, and may not start in reserve etc.
  • Intruders Detected (2 CP): The early warning systems of a Blackstone Fortress are advanced beyond belief. As soon as a threat steps foot within them, constructs can be awoken and placed in pre-planned positions to launch a strike.
Use this Stratagem before the battle begins. Secretly select a piece of terrain not in the enemy deployment zone and set aside a non-Titanic unit. That unit is now hidden in that terrain piece. When an enemy unit enters within 12” of that terrain piece deploy the hidden unit in base contact with that terrain piece. The deployed unit can then either make a full round of shooting attacks against the enemy unit or attempt to make a charge and round of melee attacks against the enemy unit.
  • Kinetic Barrage (2 CP): x
Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase when you choose a Suppressor Drone to shoot with. Until the end of the phase, that model's Kinetic Bombarder Type is changed to Heavy 6D3 and it Damage to D3+1.
  • Mechanical Muscles (1 CP): x
Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase. Select one friendly Blackstone Constructs unit from your army that is making an Advance move; add 6" to its Move characteristic for that Movement phase instead of rolling a dice
  • Mercyless Onslaught (2/3 CP): x
Use this Stratagem at the end of the Shooting or Fight phase. Select one friendly Blackstone Constructs unit from your army, that unit can immediately shoot or fight again. This Stratagem costs 3 Command Points if the selected unit is Titanic, 2 for all other types of units.
  • Preemptive Bombardment Decree (x CP): x
Use before your first movement phase of the battle, paying 1 CP for each unit you wish to be effected. Each friendly unit effected by this stratagem may not move during your first movement phase, but may fire all their weapons twice in the following shooting phase at a minus 1 to hit.
  • Repurpose Subroutine (3 CP): x
Select a friendly Blackstone Fortress Core unit on the battlefield and remove it from play, making note of the total number of points/power points of the models removed. You may then put in that units place another Blackstone Fortress unit from the Codex - Blackstone Constructs: /tg/'s 8th Edition of the same points/power points cost or less. This new unit may be placed within 1” of an enemy unit.
  • Self-destruction (1 CP): The central core of Scout Drones is extremely small, but if summed with others of its kind, it can create a powerful and lethal explosion.
Use this Stratagem after a unit of Scout Drones from your army piles in, but before they make their close combat attacks. Select a Scout Drone Swarm model in your unit and then pick an enemy unit within 1" of it. Your Scout Drone Swarm model is destroyed. Remove it from the battlefield and roll a D6; on a 2-5 the enemy unit you picked suffers D3 mortal wounds, 3 on a roll of 6.
  • Signal Repeater (1 CP): Repeater Drones are capable of redirecting the signal of coordinating constructs to the outskirts of the swarm, enhancing even more the abilities of lesser machines.
Use this Stratagem at the start of your turn. Repeater Drones within 12" of a unit with the Swarm Coordinator or Vibrations Scanner count as having that special rule until the end of your turn.
  • Shock Pulse (1 CP): x
Use this Stratagem when a Shockpiercer Drone finished its assault move. Roll a die for each enemy unit within 3" of it; on a 6 that unit suffers D3 mortal wounds, on a 4+ if that enemy unit is a Vehicle.

Warlord Traits[edit]

  • 1: Marked by the Old Ones: The creatures and constructs in the black stone fortress are ancient, predating the fall of the Eldar and the rise of humanity. But even amoungst these ancient machines there are those who are even older, and whose construction came directly from the hands of the old ones. Such heritage means that these systems are vastly superior to anything else in the entire galaxy, and they show it both in army management and combat.
Your Warlord with this trait always hits on a 2+, regardless of any modifiers. In addition, at the start of the battle, you gain D3 additional command points.
  • 2: Vital Systems Compromised: This commanding construct possesses a deep connection with the main network of the fortress, if such link were to be destroyed, it would send the entire system in a fighting frenzy.
If your Warlord is slain, you automatically lose D3 victory points, but in addition, you can select one more Attack Directive than the number determined by the Gradual Aggressiveness special rule and all friendly units ignore damage received on a 6+ for the rest of the battle. If a unit already has a rule that lets it ignore damage, add one to the roll (up to a 4+).
  • 3: Systematic Coordination: The advanced neural network of this command machine is able to identify the target with the highest priority on the field and focus the swarm's efforts on its termination.
At the start of your Shooting phase, select one enemy unit that is in light of sight of your Warlord. Until the beginning of your next turn, friendly Blackstone Constructs units targeting that unit may re-roll any hit roll and wound roll of 1.
  • 4: Advanced Communication Network: Coordination is the key in responding to an attack and this leader constructs' communication systems are designed to prioritize the exchange of information in even the most violent conflict.
Double the range of your Warlord's Aura abilities. In addition, each time you use a Stratagem on your Warlord or a friendly Blackstone Construct unit within 6" of it, roll a die; on a 5+ you gain one Command Point.
  • 5: Self-repair Mechanism: A cloud of microscopic drones swarms the surface of this construct, repairing even its most deep damages.
Subtract 1 from enemy hit rolls that target this unit in the Fight Phase, and at the start of your turn, this model recovers D3 previously lost wounds.
  • 6: Energy Jamming Emitter: The central core of this machine creates powerful waves of energy that are able to cancel out any type of force or disrupt the enemy weapons.
Enemy units may not use their invulnerable save while within 6" of your Warlord. In addition, each time an enemy unit fires its weapons while within 12" of your Warlord, on an unmodified hit roll of 1, the bearer is slain after all of this weapon’s shots have been resolved (unless the bearer is a Monster or a Vehicle, in which case it suffers D6 mortal wounds).

Wargear[edit]

Melee Weapons[edit]

  • Bladed Limbs:
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Bladed Limbs Melee Melee User -2 1 Double the number of attacks you make with this weapon in a turn in which the bearer charged.
  • Colossal Feet:
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Colossal Feet Melee Melee User -2 D3 Make 3 hit rolls for each attack made with this weapon, instead of 1.
  • Manipulator Limbs:
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Manipulator Limbs Melee Melee User -2 2 -
  • Stabilizer Feet:
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Stabilizer Feet Melee Melee User -1 D3 Subtract 1 from the hit rolls when attacking with this weapon.
  • Thermo-electric Appendages:
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Thermo-electric Appendages Melee Melee User -2 1 Make 2 hit rolls instead of 1 for each attack made with this weapon. Against a VEHICLE, a wound roll of 4+ inflicts D3 mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage.

Ranged Weapons[edit]

  • Disgregator Cannon:
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Disgregator Cannon 36" Heavy 1 9 -4 D6 An enemy unit that has to make a save roll against a wound caused by this weapon has to subtract 1 from the result. Treat damage rolls of 1, 2 or 3 made by this weapon as 4 instead.
  • EMP Blaster:
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
EMP Blaster (Close Range) 6" Assault 2 - - - Don't roll to wound for this weapon. Instead, roll a die for each attack that hits a VEHICLE. On a 3+, the target suffers D3 mortal wounds. D6 on a 5+.
EMP Blaster (Medium Range) 12" Assault 2 - - - Don't roll to wound for this weapon. Instead, roll a die for each attack that hits a VEHICLE. On a 4+, the target suffers D3 mortal wounds. D6 on a 6+.
EMP Blaster (Long Range) 18" Assault 2 - - - Don't roll to wound for this weapon. Instead, roll a die for each attack that hits a VEHICLE. On a 5+, the target suffers D3 mortal wounds. D3+1 on a 6+.
  • Flamer Weapons:
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Flamer 8" Assault D6 4 0 1 This weapon automatically hits its target.
Heavy Flamer 8" Heavy D6 5 -1 1 This weapon automatically hits its target.
Atomistic Cone Projector 12" Heavy D6 5 -2 1 This weapon automatically hits its target.
  • Guardian Salvo Launchers:
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Guardian Salvo Launchers 24" Heavy 2D6 5 -3 1 -
  • Laser Weaponry:
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Drone Laser 24" Assault 1 5 -3 D2+1 -
High-intensity Drone Laser 36" Heavy 1 6 -3 D3+1 This weapon can target Characters even if they are not the closest enemy unit.
  • Lightpod:
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Lightpod 12" Assault 1 - - - This weapon does not inflict any damage. Your opponent must subtract 1 from any hit rolls made for non-Vehicle/Titanic units that have suffered a hit from this weapon until the beginning of your next turn. In addition, a unit hit by this weapon can't be selected to fire overwatch in the following Assault phase. Only one model in a unit may fire with this weapon.
  • Kinetic Bombarder:
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Kinetic Bombarder 48" Heavy 4D3 6 -3 D3 This weapon can be fired at units that are not visible to the bearer. Units attacked by this weapon do not gain any bonus to their saving throws for being in cover and until the end of their next Movement phase its Move characteristic is halved and they cannot Advance.
  • Pulse Weaponry:
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Drone Pulse 18" Pistol 1 3 0 1 -
Enhanced Drone Pulse 18" Pistol 1 5 -2 2 -
Destroyer Pulse 18" Pistol 1 9 -3 4 -
Macro Destroyer Pulse 24" Macro 1 14 -5 4D3 -
  • Thermic Atomizer:
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Thermic Atomizer (Dispersed) 8" Pistol D6 5 -1 1 When you use this profile, this weapon automatically hits its target. This weapon can be fired even if the bearer advanced in its Movement phase.
Thermic Atomizer (Focused) 12" Pistol 1 8 -4 D6 When you use this profile, if the target is within half range, you can re-roll the wound roll; in addition, roll two dice when inflicting damage with it and discard the lowest result.

Special Systems[edit]

  • Advanced Repair System: The capabilities of these repair drones extend beyond any other technology of the Fortress, repairing any damage with lightning speed and efficiency.
Roll a die each time this model would lose a wound, on a 4+ that wound is not lost. In addition, the first time this model is destroyed, roll a die at the end of the current phase; on a 2+ this model is brought back to life with D6 remaining wounds, place it as close as possible to its original position and more than 1" from enemy units. If you cannot do this because there is no room to place the model, the model is immediately slain.
  • Blackstone Core: The nucleus of this machine is made of pure Blackstone, making any sort of psychic attack against completely ineffective.
This model can never be targeted or affected by psychic powers in any way and enemy Psykers within 12" of this model must subtract 2 from Psychic tests and Deny the witch tests they take.
  • Impactor Drone Pulse: x
Model with Enhanced Drone Pulse only. The Impactor Drone Pulse replaces the model's Enhanced Drone Pulse and has the following profile.
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Impactor Drone Pulse 12" Pistol 1 * - 3 This weapon wounds the target on a roll equal to its unmodified Armour Save. Armour Saves can't be taken for attacks made by this weapon.
  • Reactor Core Self-detonation: In the event of a catastrophic assault, the main reactor of this construct can overcharge to the point of detonation, wiping out anything standing too close to it.
Roll a die when this model loses its last wound; on a 2+, every unit within 3" suffers 2D3 mortal wounds.

Other Wargear[edit]

  • Advanced Optical Lenses: x
A model with Advanced Optical Lenses doesn't suffer any penalties to its attacks. In addition, enemy units targeted by a model with Advanced Optical Lenses don't gain any bonus to their saving throws for being in cover.
  • Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination: x
A unit with this Alignment Code can re-roll wound rolls in its Fight phase if it's attacking an enemy unit that contains more models than its.
  • Alignment Code: Long-range Suppression: x
A unit with this Alignment Code can re-roll wound rolls in its Shooting phase if it's targeting an enemy unit that contains 6 or more models.
  • Over Drones: Hover Drones are small hovering machines, that reside within the Blackstone Fortresses and are unleashed in groups by constructs during battles. Once this is done, the Hover Drones will intercept any attacks aimed at said constructs.
Roll a die each time a model with Over Drones would lose a wound; on a 5+ that wound is not lost.
  • Target-triangulation Sensor: x
At the beginning of your Shooting phase, select one enemy unit within 12" of a model with a Target-triangulation Sensor. Until the end of the phase, friendly Blackstone Constructs unit can target that unit even if it's not in their direct line of sight.

Blackstone Constructs Wargear List[edit]

Additional Systems[edit]

-Advanced Optical Lenses - 15 pts.
-Over Drones - 10 pts.
-Target-triangulation Sensor - 20 pts.

Alignment Codes[edit]

-Alignment Code: Long-range Suppression - 20 pts./model - 1 PL/model
-Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination - 10 pts./model - 1 PL/model

Units[edit]

HQs[edit]

Commander Drone[edit]

This unit contains 1 Commander Drone (Power Rating 4).

Name M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
Commander Drone 6" 2+ 2+ 5 5 5 4 10 3+

Wargear:

  • Bladed Limbs
  • Enhanced Drone Pulse

Special Rules:

  • Attack Directives
  • Gradual Aggressiveness
  • Swarm Commander: When a Infantry Blackstone Constructs unit within 6" of this model is selected to make a Normal Move or an Advance, add 1" to the distance it can move.
  • Vibrations Scanner: Models do not receive the bonus to their save for being in cover against attacks made by friendly Blackstone Constructs units within 12" of this model.

Options:

  • This model may replace its Enhanced Drone Pulse for one of the followings:
-Drone Laser - 10 pts.
-EMP Blaster - 8 pts.
-Flamer - 5 pts.
  • This model may take a Lightpod - 3 pts.
  • This unit may take items from the Additional Systems list.
  • This unit may take one item from the Alignment Codes list.

Keywords:

  • Faction:Blackstone Constructs
  • HQs, Infantry, Commander Drone, Control


Control Drone[edit]

This unit contains 1 Control Drone (Power Rating 3).

Name M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
Control Drone 6" 3+ 2+ 5 5 4 3 10 3+

Wargear:

  • Enhanced Drone Pulse

Special Rules:

  • Attack Directives
  • Drone Controller: Whilst a Spindel Drone unit is within 6" of any model with this special rule, their Threat Level Rising special rule has no effect. Instead, add 3 to the Strength, AP and Damage characteristics of that unit's Drone Pulse.
  • Gradual Aggressiveness

Options:

  • This unit may take items from the Additional Systems list.
  • This unit may take one item from the Alignment Codes list.

Keywords:

  • Faction:Blackstone Constructs
  • HQs, Infantry, Control Drone, Control


Troops[edit]

Spindle Drones[edit]

This unit contains 4 Spindle Drone (Power Rating 3). It can include up to 4 more Spindle Drones (Power Rating +3) or up to 8 more Spindle Drones (Power Rating +6).

Name M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
Spindle Drone 6" 3+ 3+ 4 4 2 2 10 4+

Wargear:

  • Drone Pulse

Special Rules:

  • Attack Directives
  • Gradual Aggressiveness
  • Threat Level Rising: Improve the Strength, Armour Penetration and Damage characteristics of a models drone pulse by 1 for each model in its unit that has either lost wounds or been destroyed (for example, if 2 models in a unit of Spindle Drones have been destroyed and another has lost 1 wound, the 2 remaining models’ drone pulses would have a Strength characteristic of 6, an AP characteristic of -3 and a Damage characteristic of 4), up to a maximum of +3.

Options:

  • This unit may take one item from the Alignment Codes list.

Keywords:

  • Faction:Blackstone Constructs
  • Troops, Infantry, Spindle Drones


Elites[edit]

Guardian Drones Squadron[edit]

This unit contains 1 Guardian Drone (Power Rating 4). It can include up to 1 more Guardian Drone (Power Rating +4) or up to 2 more Guardian Drones (Power Rating +8).

Name M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
Guardian Drone 5" 3+ 3+ 5 6 7 4 10 3+

Wargear:

  • Destroyer Pulse
  • Guardian Salvo Launchers
  • Hover Drones
  • Manipulator Limbs

Special Rules:

  • Attack Directives
  • Gradual Aggressiveness
  • Independent Enforcers: The first time this unit is set up on the battlefield, all of its models must be placed within 6" of at least one other model in their unit. From that point onwards, each operates independently and is treated as a separate unit.
  • Swarm Coordinator: You can re-roll hit rolls of 1 for friendly Infantry Blackstone Constructs units within 6" of this model; 12" if it didn't move during its previous movement phase.

Options:

  • This unit may take one item from the Alignment Codes list.

Keywords:

  • Faction:Blackstone Constructs
  • Elites, Vehicle, Guardian Drone, Control


Longshot Drones[edit]

This unit contains 1 Longshot Drone (Power Rating 4). It can include up to 1 more Longshot Drone (Power Rating +4) or up to 2 more Longshot Drones (Power Rating +8).

Name M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
Longshot Drone 6" 5+ 3+ 4 4 2 1 10 4+

Wargear:

  • High-intensity Drone Laser

Special Rules:

  • Attack Directives
  • Gradual Aggressiveness
  • Shield Generator: This unit has a 5+ invulnerable save. If this unit doesn't move in its Movement phase then add 1 to its invulnerable save until the beginning of your next Movement phase.
  • Stabilized Position: If this unit does not move in its Movement phase, you can add 1 to its hit rolls in the following Shooting phase and re-roll any wound roll of 1. If you do so, it cannot charge in the same turn.

Options:

  • This unit may take one item from the Alignment Codes list.

Keywords:

  • Faction:Blackstone Constructs
  • Elites, Infantry, Longshot Drones


Repeater Drones[edit]

This unit contains 1 Repeater Drone (Power Rating 1). It can include up to 1 more Repeater Drone (Power Rating +1) or up to 2 more Repeater Drones (Power Rating +2).

Name M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
Repeater Drone 6" 4+ 4+ 4 4 2 1 10 5+

Wargear:

  • Enhanced Drone Pulse

Special Rules:

  • Attack Directives
  • Gradual Aggressiveness
  • Independent Units: The first time this unit is set up on the battlefield, all of its models must be placed within 3" of at least one other model in their unit. From that point onwards, each operates independently and is treated as a separate unit.
  • Shield Generator: This unit has a 5+ invulnerable save. If this unit doesn't move in its Movement phase then add 1 to its invulnerable save until the beginning of your next Movement phase.
  • Signal Repeater: If this model is within 12" of a model with the Control keyword, then this model gains the Control keyword.

Options:

  • This unit may take one item from the Alignment Codes list.

Keywords:

  • Faction:Blackstone Constructs
  • Elites, Infantry, Repeater Drone


Shockpiercer Drones Squadron[edit]

This unit contains 1 Shockpiercer Drone (Power Rating 6). It can include up to 1 more Shockpiercer Drone (Power Rating +6) or up to 2 more Shockpiercer Drones (Power Rating +12).

Name M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
Shockpiercer Drone 12" 3+ 3+ 6 6 12 3 10 4+

Wargear:

  • Thermo-electric Appendages
  • Two EMP Blasters

Special Rules:

  • Attack Directives
  • Gradual Aggressiveness
  • Independent Enforcers: The first time this unit is set up on the battlefield, all of its models must be placed within 6" of at least one other model in their unit. From that point onwards, each operates independently and is treated as a separate unit.
  • System Override: At the start of your Shooting phase, choose an enemy VEHICLE model within 12" of this model and roll a D6. On a 4+, choose one of that vehicle’s weapons. You may shoot with that weapon at another enemy unit. The weapon fires using the vehicle’s Ballistic Skill.

Options:

  • This unit may take one item from the Alignment Codes list.

Keywords:

  • Faction:Blackstone Constructs
  • Elites, Vehicle, Shockpiercer Drone


Fast Attacks[edit]

Breacher Drones[edit]

This unit contains 3 Breacher Drones (Power Rating 5). It can include up to 3 more Breacher Drones (Power Rating +5) or up to 6 more Breacher Drones (Power Rating +10).

Name M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
Breacher Drone 10" 4+ 3+ 4 5 3 2 10 3+

Wargear:

  • Bladed Limbs
  • Lightpod
  • Thermic Atomizer

Special Rules:

  • Attack Directives
  • Breaching Charge: Models in this unit can move over terrain as if it was open ground (for the exception of Impassible Terrain).
  • Gradual Aggressiveness

Options:

  • This unit may take one item from the Alignment Codes list.

Keywords:

  • Faction:Blackstone Constructs
  • Fast Attacks, Infantry, Breacher Drones


Outrider Drones[edit]

This unit contains 4 Outrider Drones (Power Rating 4). It can include up to 4 more Outrider Drones (Power Rating +4) or up to 8 more Outrider Drones (Power Rating +8).

Name M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
Outrider Drone 12" 5+ 3+ 4 4 2 1 10 4+

Wargear:

  • Drone Laser

Special Rules:

  • Attack Directives
  • Gradual Aggressiveness
  • Scuttering Advance: Models in this unit don't suffer penalties to their hit roll for Advancing and firing Assault weapons.

Options:

  • Any model in the unit may replace its Drone Laser for one of the followings:
-Flamer - 5 pts.
-Lightpod - 3 pts.
  • This unit may take one item from the Alignment Codes list.

Keywords:

  • Faction:Blackstone Constructs
  • Fast Attacks, Infantry, Outrider Drones


Scout Drones Swarm[edit]

This unit contains 3 Scout Drones (Power Rating 2). It can include up to 3 more Scout Drones (Power Rating +2), up to 6 more Scout Drones (Power Rating +4), up to 9 more Scout Drones (Power Rating +6) or up to 12 more Scout Drones (Power Rating +8).

Name M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
Scout Drone 10" 4+ - 3 3 3 3 10 5+

Wargear:

  • Bladed Limbs

Special Rules:

  • Attack Directives
  • Gradual Aggressiveness

Options:

  • This unit may take one item from the Alignment Codes list.

Keywords:

  • Faction:Blackstone Constructs
  • Fast Attacks, Infantry, Breacher Drones


Heavy Supports[edit]

Suppressor Drones Squadron[edit]

This unit contains 1 Suppressor Drone (Power Rating 6). It can include up to 1 more Suppressor Drone (Power Rating +6) or up to 2 more Suppressor Drones (Power Rating +12).

Name M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
Suppressor Drone * 5+ * 6 7 14 * 10 3+
Remaining W M BS A
8-14+ 8" 3+ 3
4-7 4" 4+ D3
1-3 2" 5+ 1

Wargear:

  • Disgregator Cannon
  • Stabilizer Feet
  • Two Drone Lasers

Special Rules:

  • Attack Directives
  • Gradual Aggressiveness
  • Independent Enforcers: The first time this unit is set up on the battlefield, all of its models must be placed within 6" of at least one other model in their unit. From that point onwards, each operates independently and is treated as a separate unit.
  • Weapon Platform: If this model does not move in its Movement phase, you can add 1 to its hit rolls in the following Shooting phase. If you do so, it cannot charge in the same turn.

Options:

  • Any model may exchange its Disgregator Cannon for a Kinetic Bombarder - 40 pts.
  • Any model may exchange it two Drone Lasers for two Heavy Flamers - 28 pts.
  • This unit may take one item from the Alignment Codes list.

Keywords:

  • Faction:Blackstone Constructs
  • Heavy Supports, Vehicle, Suppressor Drone


Lords of War[edit]

Mother Drone[edit]

This unit contains 1 Mother Drone (Power Rating 35).

Name M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
Mother Drone * 4+ * 8 8 40 * 10 2+
Remaining W M BS A
21-40+ 12" 2+ 6
11-20+ 10" 3+ 3
6-10 8" 4+ D3
1-5 6" 5+ 1

Wargear:

  • Four Thermic Atomizers
  • Macro Destroyer Pulse
  • Colossal Feet
  • Two Atomistic Cone Projectors
  • Two Disgregator Cannons

Special Rules:

  • Attack Directives
  • Blackstone Forge: At the start of your Movement phase, a Mother Drone can spawn Spindle Drones. If it does so add a new unit of 6 Spindle Drones to your army and set it up on the battlefield so that it is wholly within 6" of the Mother Drone and more than 1" from the enemy. Alternatively, you can replace up to 6 models lost earlier in the battle in an existing unit of Spindle Drones from your army that is within 6" of the Mother Drone. Models placed in this way must be within 6" of the Mother Drone and more than 1" from the enemy. In addition, each time this model kills a Vehicle in the Fight phase or when it finds itself within 6" of a place where a Vehicle lost its last wound, this model gains one Material Token. At the beginning of your turn, you may expend any number of Tokens to produce a Blackstone Constructs unit. Choose one of the following and then roll a die; if the result is equal or higher the unit is spawned, place it within 6" of this model; if the roll fails, this model suffers D3 mortal wounds. The units spawned by this rule count as reinforcements for all intents and purposes.
-Shockpiercer Drone (1 Token/model): This model is generated on a roll of 3+. You may decide which type of wargear this model possesses based on the model's datasheet.
-Suppressor Drone (1 Token/model): This model is generated on a roll of 4+. You may decide which type of wargear this model possesses based on the model's datasheet.
  • Colossal Behemot: A model with this rule can Fall Back in the movement phase and still shoot and/or charge during its turn. When this model Falls Back, it can even move over enemy models as long as they don't possess the Titanic keyword and as long as it ends it's moving more than 1” from enemy models. This model may still shoot if there are enemy models within 1” of it, as long as those enemy units don't have the Titanic keyword. In this case, it can shoot at enemies within 1” of itself or any other visible enemy unit that is not within 1” of a friendly unit. If the enemy units within 1" are Titanic, then this model can only target them with its ranged weapons. Finally, this model only gains a bonus to its armour save if at least half of it is obscured from the firing unit.
  • Gradual Aggressiveness
  • Repair Protocols: At the start of your turn, this model can decide to repair one friendly Blackstone Constructs Vehicle within 3". If you decide so, roll a die; on a 2+ that model recovers D3 previously lost wound, D6 on a 6.

Options:

  • This model may exchange its two Disgregator Cannons for two Kinetic Bombarders - 80 pts.
  • This unit may take one item from the Alignment Codes list.

Transport: A Mother Drone can transport up to 20 Infantry models and 1 Vehicle model.

Keywords:

  • Faction:Blackstone Constructs
  • Lord of War, Vehicle, Titanic, Mother Drone, Control, Transport

Point Costs[edit]

Units[edit]

HQs[edit]

Unit Models per unit Points per model (weapons not included)
Command Drone 1 75
Control Drone 1 50

Troops[edit]

Unit Models per unit Points per model (weapons not included)
Spindle Drones 4-12 15

Elites[edit]

Unit Models per unit Points per model (weapons not included)
Guardian Drones 1-3 60
Longshot Drones 1-3 80
Repeater Drones 1-3 20
Shockpiercer Drones Squadron 1-3 104

Fast Attacks[edit]

Unit Models per unit Points per model (weapons not included)
Breacher Drones 3-9 10
Outrider Drones 4-12 10
Scout Drones Swarm 3-15 8

Heavy Supports[edit]

Unit Models per unit Points per model (weapons not included)
Suppressor Drones Squadron 1-3 70

Lords of War[edit]

Unit Models per unit Points per model (weapons not included)
Mother Drone 1 580

Weapons[edit]

Melee Weapons[edit]

Weapon Points per weapon
Bladed Limbs 5
Colossal Feet free
Manipulator Limbs free
Stabilizer Feet free
Thermo-electric Appendages free

Ranged Weapons[edit]

Weapon Points per weapon
Atomistic Cone Projector free
Destroyer Pulse free
Disgregator Cannon 30
Drone Laser 10
Drone Pulse free
EMP Blaster 8
Enhanced Drone Pulse free
Guardian Salvo Launchers free
High-intensity Drone Laser free
Lightpod 3
Macro Destroyer Pulse free
Thermic Atomizer 15