Codex - Blackstone Constructs: /tg/'s 9th 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 is that of an actual immune system with all its functionality and behavior.

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: 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.
-2: Dark Matter Attack Protocol: Consider the Ap and the Damage characteristic of the weapons the models are equipped with as one point better.
-3: Engagement Priority Subroutine: You can re-roll advance and charge distances for those models.
-4: Focused Weakness Analysis: Add 1 to the result of hit and wound rolls for those models.
-5: 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.
-6: Impact and Trauma Overdrive: Add 1 to the models' Strength and Attacks characteristics.
  • 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 Aggressiveness: 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 loose; 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]

  • Objective Secured 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]

Battle Tactics Stratagems[edit]

  • Blinding Assault (2 CP): In a quick advancing maneuver, swarms of breacher drones blind the enemy troops with their weapons, leaving them defenseless to the incoming barrage.
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 instead of only one.
  • Frenzy Virus Upload (3 CP): As a desperate measure, the central control can upload a series of highly aggressive codes in the neural structure of a drone. These codes set the machines on an uncontrollable killing spree, annihilating the target but damaging itself in the process.
At the start of any fight phase select a friendly Infantry Blackstone Constructs unit. Models in that unit permanently increase their Attacks characteristic by 3 and ignore damage received on a 6 on a D6. However, this unit may not benefit from any aura abilities. In addition, roll a D6 at the end of each turn this unit did not fight during the Fight phase; on a 4+ the unit suffers D3 mortal wounds, 3 on a 6.
  • Mechanical Muscles (1 CP): The mechanical structure of Blackstone constructs enable them to move quickly without experience biological exhaustion.
Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase. Select one friendly Infantry 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 die.
  • Mercyless Onslaught (2/3 CP): To the defend the Fortress is the sole reason to exist for these cold constructs and they achieve that goal with merciless efficiency.
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.

Epic Deed Stratagems[edit]

  • Blackstone Foundry (2 CP): The boiling depths of a Mother Drone work tirelessly to forge new machines of destruction. Whilst this stands, the enemy has no chance at victory.
Use this Stratagem when a Mother Drone from your army is using its Blackstone Forge special rule. The amount of Spindle Drones in the spawned unit becomes 12 instead of 6 (alternatively, replace up to 11 models lost earlier in the battle in an existing unit of Spindle Drones instead of only 6). If you're forging a Suppressor Drone or a Shockpiercer Drone, then add one to the roll instead.
  • 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.

Requisition Stratagems[edit]

  • Amplied Command Network (1 CP): In moments of great chaos or calamity, the central network of the Fortress can dispatch numerous commanding drones to manage the situation.
Use this Stratagem before the battle, when you are mustering your army, if your Warlord has the Blackstone Constructs keyword. Select one Blackstone Constructs Character model in your army and determine one Warlord Trait for that model (this must be a Warlord Trait they can have); that model 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).
  • 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.
  • Nano Refractor Drone Skin (2/4 CP): On the surface of this war machine, a thin layer of refractive micro drones creates a powerful and nigh invisible force field capable of deflecting even the most brutal weapons.
Use this Stratagem before the battle, after you and your opponent have deployed your armies. Select a friendly Blackstone Fortress unit on the battlefield, and subtract 1 from its Armor save. However, that unit gains an Invulnerable save equal to its new Armor save. If the target of this stratagem is a TITANIC unit, this Stratagem costs 4 CP, otherwise, it costs 2.
  • Repurpose Subroutine (3 CP): After having acquired data on the intruders, the Blackstone Fortress programs can decide to substitute a part of the deployed forces to better defend its territory.
Use this Stratagem before the battle, after you and your opponent have deployed your armies. Select a friendly Blackstone Fortress unit on the battlefield and remove it from play, making note of the total number of points and power ratings of the models removed. You can then add another Blackstone Fortress unit of the same points/power ratings cost or less to your army. This new unit may be placed anywhere inside your deployment zone.
  • Special Systems Installation (1 CP): Special augmentation are implanted in key drones within the swarm, to enhance their ability in battle.
Use this Stratagem before the battle, when you are mustering your army, if your Warlord has the Blackstone Constructs keyword. Select one Blackstone Constructs Character model in your army and give them one Relic (this must be a Relic they can have). Each Relic in your army must be unique, and you cannot use this Stratagem to give a model two Relics. You can only use this Stratagem once, 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).

Stratageic Ploy Stratagems[edit]

  • Close Quarter Cadaver Analysis (3 CP): All drones in a Blackstone Fortress are constantly running analysis subroutines on any nearby threats, watching how they move, fight and communicate. With the additional analysis on how the threat changes when it is neutralized, the program can upload the data to the network, allowing other drones to adapt their combat style to partially mimic their foe.
Use whenever a friendly Blackstone Constructs Control unit slays an enemy unit during the Fight phase. If so then that unit and friendly Blackstone Constructs units within 6" of it gain the faction's Army Rule of that unit.
  • 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): Blackstone Fortresses are ancient and unknown. The entire structure can suddenly shift, leaving adventuring parties lost and confused.
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.
  • 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 one additional Attack Directives (See - Army Rules).
  • 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.
  • Preemptive Bombardment Decree (1 CP): Blackstone constructs are always in wait, ready to strike intruders out the moment they invade the Fortress.
Use this Stratagem before the battle. Select one unit in your army; for the duration of your first turn, that unit can't move during the Movement phase but may fire all of its weapons twice in the following Shooting phase. You can only use this Stratagem once, unless you are playing 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).

Wargear Stratagems[edit]

  • Breath of the Creator (1 CP): These ancient weapons have been blessed by the Old Ones to melt flesh as well as stone.
Use this Stratagem when a unit would fire a weapon that would automatically hit its target. Increase the Strength and Ap characteristic of that unit's weapons by 1.
  • 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.
  • Kinetic Barrage (2 CP): Without giving the enemy a second to breathe, Suppressor Drones fill the air of the Fortress with a deadly suppressive barrage.
Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase when you choose a Suppressor Drone which has remained stationary to shoot with. Until the end of the phase, that model's Kinetic Bombarder Type is changed to Heavy 6D3 and its Damage to D3+1.
  • 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.
  • Shock Pulse (1 CP): Shockpiercer Drones release a powerful energetic shockwave upon impact, stunning intruders and disabling their engines of war.
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: 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.
  • 2: 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 D3 mortal wounds).
  • 3: 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 amongst 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 always hits on a hit roll of 2+, regardless of any modifiers. In addition, at the start of the battle, you gain D3 additional command points.
  • 4: 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.
  • 5: Systematic Coordination: The advanced neural network of this commanding 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 within 12" of your Warlord that target that unit may re-roll any hit roll and wound roll of 1.
  • 6: 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+).

Specialist Detachments[edit]

Shattered Fortress (1 CP)[edit]

Sometimes, even a Blackstone Fortress can fall. It may take the chosen of the gods to crash it into a planet, or never-ending hordes of explorers to grind it into dust, but the home of the drones which live within can be indeed be shattered.

All Blackstone Fortress Infantry and Vehicle units in this Specialist Detachment gain the Shattered Fortress keyword.

Warlord Trait:

  • Last Surviving Lynchpin of Code: This commanding drone hosts the last remaining fragment of the core network program. Just like with the fortress, the Blackstone constructs will now protect it at any cost.
Roll a D6 each time your Warlord loses a wound whilst they are within 3" of a friendly Shattered Fortress unit; on a 2+ a model from that unit can intercept that hit - your Warlord does not lose a wound but that unit suffers a mortal wound.

Stratagems:

  • No Home and No Purpose (3 CP): Without a place to call home, these forgotten machines have become extremely vigilant and aggressive towards any outside danger.
Use this Stratagem at the start of your Command phase. All Shattered Fortress units in your army benefit from one additional Attack Directive until the beginning of your next Command phase.

Relic:

  • Emergency Communication Relay: With no central system to connect the scattered drones, this communication system functions as the last method of communication from and to commanding-class drones.
Double the range of all of this model's Aura special rules.

Special Formations[edit]

Special Formations are a special kind of detachment that is made up of variable and specific units. Each formation has to be made inside its own detachment and counts as an organized detachment. Stratagems found in this section can only be used on units from the correspondent formation.

Enduring Victory (3 CP)[edit]

When the threat of the intruders surpasses a certain limit, the central control dispatches a wave of suppressive drones to drive the enemy back.

Composition:

  • 1 Mother Drone
  • 1-3 units of Suppressor Drones
  • 1-3 units of Shockpiercer Drones
  • 3-6 units of Spindle Drones

Effects:

  • Unstoppable Advance: Suppressor Drones in this formation always count as having remained stationary for the purpose of their Weapon Platform and Kinetic Bombarder special rules.
  • Swarm Controller: This formation's Mother Drone gains the Swarm Controller special rule.
Swarm Controller (Aura): Whilst a Spindel Drone unit is within 12" 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.

Special Stratagems:

  • Endless Production (2 CP): With the support of the Mother Drone, this tide of mechanical wardens is constantly expanding and worries not for the destruction of its supports.
Use this Stratagem at the beginning of your Command Phase. Select the Mother Drone from this formation. That model may decide to either attempt to create two models of either Suppressor Drones or Shockpiercer Drones for one token or automatically create one of the two without having to roll a die.

Intrusion First Response (3 CP)[edit]

At the first sight of an intrusion, swamrs of scout drones are sent to investigate the presence of possible intruders.

Composition:

  • 3-9 Scout Drone Swarms
  • 1-3 units of Outrider Drones

Effects:

  • First Line of Warning: Double the value of the points cost of each model in this formation for determining the level of the Progressive Aggressiveness ability.
  • Where the Threat Is: Units in this formation must be deployed outside of your deployment zone, but more than 6” away from your opponent's deployment zone.

Special Stratagems:

  • Investigation Required (X CP): SDS-UN101:movement_detected SDS-UN101:directive:investigate
Use this Stratagem at the beginning of your first Command phase. Select an X amount of units from this formation, where X is the number of Command points spent on this Stratagem; those units may immediately make a move as if it was your Movement phase.

The Three Witches (5 CP)[edit]

When three Commander Drones unite their neural matrixes together, an incredible, twisted, new being is created. This one entity inhabiting three seperate bodies possesses an intelligence greater than any found in the lesser races and can even come to rival the likes of the Aeldari and Necrons.

Composition:

  • 3 Commander Drones

Restrictions:

  • All units in this form must maintain unit cohesion, even though they still count as separate units. In addition, one unit in this formation must be your Warlord.

Effects:

  • Everything is Their Plan: Roll two D6s, noting which is which, every time an opponent uses a Stratagem; on a 6 on the first dice you gain 1 Command point, and on a 6 on the second dice the Stratagem costs 1 more Command point. If your opponent cannot pay this extra Command point then the Stratagem fails and no Command points are refunded.
  • Heads of the Witches: Your opponent gains two victory points for slaying each model in this Formation. If at the end of the battle, this formation is wiped out, your opponent gains twice the victory points.
  • Sift the Code of the Future: At the start of each of your Command phases you gain a number of Command points equal to the number of models in this Formation that are still alive.

Special Stratagems:

  • Quantum Triangulation (X CP): Using their immense calculus capacity, the three Command Drones determine the precise position of hidden enemy forces, turning their recluse position into their tomb.
Use this Stratagem during your Shooting phase. Select a number of enemy units that are on the board equal to the number of models in this Formation that are still alive. Friendly Blackstone Constructs units in your army may target those units even though they are not within their line of sight. This Stratagem costs a number of Command points equal to the number of models in this Formation that are still alive.

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 -
  • Stabilizing Feet:
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Stabilizing 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 or non-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 12"-48" Heavy 2D3 4 -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. If this model has remained stationary, change this weapons' Type to Heavy 4D3 and its Strength characteristic to 6.
  • 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" Heavy 1 14 -5 6D3 -
  • 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.
  • EMP Shockwave Emitter: Although packing a reduced range, this small device is extremely dangerous to any electronic device and nervous system.
This Relic replaces an EMP Blaster and has the following profile:
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
EMP Shockwave Emitter 3" Assault 1 - - - Don't roll to wound for this weapon. Instead, roll a die for each attack that hits; On a 2+, the target suffers D3 mortal wounds, D3+3 if it's a Vehicle.
  • Lightweight Alloy Chassis: The exoskeleton of this drone is composed of an unknown xeno alloy that grants extreme mobility without any apparent cost to its defense.
Add 2" to the Movement characteristic of this model.
  • Impactor Drone Pulse: Special gravitic technologies installed into this drone's eye project a field of crushing energies, turning the enemy's defense into its weakness.
This Relic replaces an 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 Armor save. Armor 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: Advanced optical sensor improve the sight of the construct beyond that achievable by organic flesh, making each attack strike true.
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: Some blackstone drones possess special alignment codes in their mainframe that changes the way the act in battle.
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: Some blackstone drones possess special alignment codes in their mainframe that changes the way the act in battle.
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: Special sensors implanted inside specific drones of the swarm enable the rest of the constructs to triangulate the position of enemy units, making it so that there is no escape from the retribution.
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 but the enemy unit counts as benefitting of Light Cover.

Units[edit]

HQs[edit]

Commander Drone[edit]

This unit contains 1 Commander Drone (Power Rating: 5).

Name M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Pts/model
Commander Drone 6" 2+ 2+ 5 5 5 4 10 3+ 90

Wargear:

-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.

-Enhanced Drone Pulse

Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Enhanced Drone Pulse 18" Pistol 1 5 -2 2 -

Special Rules:

See Army Rules - Universal

See Army Rules - Universal

When a Core 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.

Enemy models within 12" of this model do not receive the bonus to their save for being in Light and Heavy Cover against attacks made by friendly Blackstone Constructs units within 6" of this model.

Options:

This model may replace its Enhanced Drone Pulse for one of the followings:

-Drone Laser - +10 pts.

Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Drone Laser 24" Assault 1 5 -3 D2+1 -

-EMP Blaster - +8 pts.

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 - +5 pts.

Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Flamer 8" Assault D6 4 0 1 This weapon automatically hits its target.

This model may take a Lightpod - +7 pts.

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 or non-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.

This unit may take items from the Additional Systems list.

-Advanced Optical Lenses - +15 pts.

Advanced Optical Lenses: 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.

-Over Drones - +10 pts.

Over Drones: 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 - +25 pts.

Target-triangulation Sensor: 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 but the enemy unit counts as benefitting of Light Cover.

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

-Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination - +10 pts./model - +1 PR/model

Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination: 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 - +20 pts./model - +1 PR/model

Alignment Code: Long-range Suppression: 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.

Keywords:

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


Control Drone[edit]

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

Name M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Pts/model
Control Drone 6" 3+ 2+ 5 5 4 3 10 3+ 60

Wargear:

-Enhanced Drone Pulse

Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Enhanced Drone Pulse 18" Pistol 1 5 -2 2 -

Special Rules:

See Army Rules - Universal

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.

See Army Rules - Universal

Options:

This unit may take items from the Additional Systems list.

-Advanced Optical Lenses - +15 pts.

Advanced Optical Lenses: 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.

-Over Drones - +10 pts.

Over Drones: 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 - +25 pts.

Target-triangulation Sensor: 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 but the enemy unit counts as benefitting of Light Cover.

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

-Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination - +10 pts./model - +1 PR/model

Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination: 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 - +20 pts./model - +1 PR/model

Alignment Code: Long-range Suppression: 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.

Keywords:

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


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 Pts/model
Spindle Drone 6" 3+ 3+ 4 4 2 2 10 4+ 15

Wargear:

-Drone Pulse

Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Drone Pulse 18" Pistol 1 3 0 1 -

Special Rules:

See Army Rules - Universal

See Army Rules - Universal

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.

-Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination - +10 pts./model - +1 PR/model

Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination: 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 - +20 pts./model - +1 PR/model

Alignment Code: Long-range Suppression: 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.

Keywords:

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


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 Pts/model
Guardian Drone 5" 3+ 3+ 5 6 7 4 10 3+ 60

Wargear:

-Destroyer Pulse

Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Destroyer Pulse 18" Pistol 1 9 -3 4 -

-Guardian Salvo Launchers

Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Guardian Salvo Launchers 24" Heavy 2D6 5 -3 1 -

-Hover Drones

Over Drones: Roll a die each time a model with Over Drones would lose a wound; on a 5+ that wound is not lost.

-Manipulator Limbs

Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Manipulator Limbs Melee Melee User -2 2 -

Special Rules:

See Army Rules - Universal

See Army Rules - Universal

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.

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.

-Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination - +10 pts./model - +1 PR/model

Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination: 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 - +20 pts./model - +1 PR/model

Alignment Code: Long-range Suppression: 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.

Keywords:

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


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 Pts/model
Longshot Drone 6" 5+ 3+ 4 4 2 1 10 4+ 80

Wargear:

-High-intensity Drone Laser

Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
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.

Special Rules:

See Army Rules - Universal

See Army Rules - Universal

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.

If this unit 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:

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

-Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination - +10 pts./model - +1 PR/model

Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination: 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 - +20 pts./model - +1 PR/model

Alignment Code: Long-range Suppression: 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.

Keywords:

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


Repeater Drones[edit]

This unit contains 1 Repeater Drone (Power Rating: 2). It can include up to 1 more Repeater Drone (Power Rating: +2) or up to 2 more Repeater Drones (Power Rating: +3).

Name M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Pts/model
Repeater Drone 6" 4+ 4+ 4 4 2 1 10 5+ 35

Wargear:

-Enhanced Drone Pulse

Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Enhanced Drone Pulse 18" Pistol 1 5 -2 2 -

Special Rules:

See Army Rules - Universal

See Army Rules - Universal

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.

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.

If this model is within 12" of a model with the Control keyword, then this model gains the Control keyword.

Keywords:

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


Shockpiercer Drones Squadron[edit]

This unit contains 1 Shockpiercer Drone (Power Rating: 7). It can include up to 1 more Shockpiercer Drone (Power Rating: +7) or up to 2 more Shockpiercer Drones (Power Rating: +14).

Name M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Pts/model
Shockpiercer Drone 12" 3+ 3+ 6 6 12 3 10 4+ 140

Wargear:

-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.

-Two EMP Blasters

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+.

Special Rules:

See Army Rules - Universal

See Army Rules - Universal

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.

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.

-Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination - +10 pts./model - +1 PR/model

Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination: 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 - +20 pts./model - +1 PR/model

Alignment Code: Long-range Suppression: 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.

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 Pts/model
Breacher Drone 10" 4+ 3+ 4 5 3 2 10 3+ 33

Wargear:

-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.

-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 or non-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.

-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 Rules:

See Army Rules - Universal

Models in this unit can move over terrain as if it was open ground (for the exception of Impassible Terrain).

See Army Rules - Universal

Options:

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

-Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination - +10 pts./model - +1 PR/model

Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination: 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 - +20 pts./model - +1 PR/model

Alignment Code: Long-range Suppression: 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.

Keywords:

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


Outrider Drones[edit]

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

Name M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Pts/model
Outrider Drone 12" 5+ 3+ 4 4 2 1 10 4+ 13

Wargear:

-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 or non-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.

Special Rules:

See Army Rules - Universal

See Army Rules - Universal

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 Lightpod for one of the followings:

-Drone Laser - +7 pts.

Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Drone Laser 24" Assault 1 5 -3 D2+1 -

-Flamer - +2 pts.

Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Flamer 8" Assault D6 4 0 1 This weapon automatically hits its target.

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

-Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination - +10 pts./model - +1 PR/model

Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination: 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 - +20 pts./model - +1 PR/model

Alignment Code: Long-range Suppression: 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.

Keywords:

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


Scout Drones Swarms[edit]

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

Name M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Pts/model
Scout Drone Swarm 10" 4+ - 3 3 3 3 10 5+ 13

Wargear:

-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.

Special Rules:

See Army Rules - Universal

See Army Rules - Universal

Keywords:

  • Faction: Blackstone Constructs
  • Fast Attacks, Infantry, Scout Drones, Core


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 Pts/model
Suppressor Drone 6" 5+ 3+ 6 7 8-14 3 10 3+ 160
Suppressor Drone 4" 5+ 4+ 6 7 4-7 D3 10 3+ 160
Suppressor Drone 2" 5+ 5+ 6 7 1-3 1 10 3+ 160

Wargear:

-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.

-Stabilizing Feet

Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Stabilizing Feet Melee Melee User -1 D3 Subtract 1 from the hit rolls when attacking with this weapon.

-Two Drone Lasers

Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Drone Laser 24" Assault 1 5 -3 D2+1 -

Special Rules:

See Army Rules - Universal

See Army Rules - Universal

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.

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 - +20 pts.

Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Kinetic Bombarder 12"-48" Heavy 2D3 4 -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. If this model has remained stationary, change this weapons' Type to Heavy 4D3 and its Strength characteristic to 6.

Any model may exchange it two Drone Lasers for two Heavy Flamers - +8 pts.

Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Heavy Flamer 8" Heavy D6 5 -1 1 This weapon automatically hits its target.

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

-Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination - +10 pts./model - +1 PR/model

Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination: 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 - +20 pts./model - +1 PR/model

Alignment Code: Long-range Suppression: 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.

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 Pts/model
Mother Drone 12" 4+ 3+ 8 8 21-40 6 10 2+ 580
Mother Drone 10" 4+ 4+ 8 8 11-20 3 10 2+ 580
Mother Drone 8" 4+ 5+ 8 8 6-10 D3 10 2+ 580
Mother Drone 6" 4+ 6+ 8 8 1-5 1 10 2+ 580

Wargear:

-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.

-Four Thermic Atomizers

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.

-Macro Destroyer Pulse

Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Macro Destroyer Pulse 24" Heavy 1 14 -5 6D3 -

-Two Atomistic Cone Projectors

Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Atomistic Cone Projector 12" Heavy D6 5 -2 1 This weapon automatically hits its target.

-Two Disgregator Cannons

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.

Special Rules:

See Army Rules - Universal

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.

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 armor save if at least half of it is obscured from the firing unit.

See Army Rules - Universal

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 - +40 pts.

Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Kinetic Bombarder 12"-48" Heavy 2D3 4 -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. If this model has remained stationary, change this weapons' Type to Heavy 4D3 and its Strength characteristic to 6.

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

-Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination - +35 pts./+2 PR

Alignment Code: Close-range Target Elimination: 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 - +45 pts./+2 PR

Alignment Code: Long-range Suppression: 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.

Transport: A Mother Drone can transport up to 20 Infantry models and 1 Vehicle model (each Infantry model occupies a number of slots equal to its wounds characteristic).

Keywords:

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

Crusade Rules[edit]

Agendas[edit]

Requisitions[edit]

Battle Traits[edit]

Weapon Enhancements[edit]

Laser Weapons[edit]

-1) x: x

x

Pulse Weapons[edit]

-1) x: x

x

Battle Scars[edit]

Blackstone Constructs Units Only[edit]

-Faulty Apparatus: Many things could have damaged this marvelous piece of technology; perhaps it was the incursion of outside riders or the unforgiving tides of the passage of time, but now this decayed construct is but a shadow of its former self.

  • Subtract one from this unit's Strength and Toughness characteristics and two from its Movement and Attacks characteristics.

Control Units Only[edit]

-Damaged Transmitter: A precise blow has damaged the communication array of this drone, destroying its capacity to coordinate the assault.

  • This unit loses its Control keyword and all its Aura special rules.

Crusade Relics[edit]

Artificer Relics[edit]

  • Flensing Feelers: x
This Relic replaces Bladed Limbs and has the following profile:
Weapon Range Type S AP D Abilities
Flensing Feelers Melee Melee User -1 2 Triple the number of attacks you make with this weapon in a turn in which the bearer charged.

Antiquity Relics[edit]

Legendary Relics[edit]