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In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war. Warhammer 40,000 is a detailed futuristic table-top battle simulation.

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Could I use gryph-chargers for my Warhammer 40k space marines? And would they fit?

When creating a custom space marine chapter i wanted to make something that was a little unique visually. Right now it doesn't really have anything that stands out so I decided to add a fast attack/...
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Dark angels legion praetor in cataphractii size

I know that some heresy models are smaller than the 40k models, so I was wondering for a friend building a dark angels company. How big is the dark angels legion praetor in cataphractii armour? Is he ...
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How does adding Inquisitors to an army work, and can they form their own army?

The Inquisition don't seem to follow normal rules around building an army. How does adding them to an existing army work, and can they form their own army? This answer covers normal allies, but not ...
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Is there a way to search for which models I can play in which Warhammer army?

Say I wanted to field an Inquisition army with Grey Knights and... Lets say Astropaths. I want to do that because I've read some of the lore, and I want a fluffy army, not strictly an optimised army. ...
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What model is this, that represents Enslavers?

I spotted this model on a Bell of Souls article about Enslavers. But when googling, I can't find the model, and I don't think the article says. I'm also not sure Enslavers ever had models, so I don't ...
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What to do with multiple invulnerable saves?

My friend has built a dire avenger exarch with a shimmer shield which gives it a 5+ invulnerable save. However it has the ability Battle fortune which gives the exarch a 4+ invulnerable save. How does ...
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Question regarding the new custom chapter rules

So recently this year, games workshop has added the addition of custom chapters to Warhammer, and while building my army I realised that I was going with a space wolves kind of army. However while ...
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Miniature wise what is the size comparison between a centurion and a crisis battlesuit?

Size wise how different is the height of the tau crisis battle suit and the imperium centurions?
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Is there a quick comparison list of the different Warhammer 40k Space Marines Chapters?

As per the title, I'm wondering if there is a comparison list/tool somewhere that show the difference between the different Space Marines Chapter. I'm starting Warhammer 40K with my son and I ...
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Can I get help identifying these models?

These models were for sale on a site and I was wondering if anyone could help me identify what these models actually are before I decided to buy them.
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I've massively over-sprayed my models! Help!

I foolishly over-sprayed some of my Warhammer models. They are now have a thick coat that obscures some details and has cracked in places. Can I remove this coat at all? Do I use chemicals? Do I ...
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Can a Space Marine army consist of units from different chapters?

I'm a newcomer to the Warhammer 40K tabletop miniature game and I'm researching different armies, but I wasn't sure if different Space Marine chapters were compatible. For example, could I play an ...
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How is morale resolved when the Bonding Knife and Tormentor rules are in effect?

I recently ran into an issue where two different rules conflicted without an obvious intended solution. Tau have their Bonding Knife Ritual rule: "If you roll a 6 when taking a Morale test for this ...
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Warhammer 40K White scars

Im trying to work out what rules still apply to white scars. I have watched lots of videos about the different space marine factions and white scars Play style appealed to me. Since getting the ...
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Warhammer 40k 8th: When using two allied factions what stratagems and warlord traits do you use from the codices

Im playing Admech/imperial knights (seperate detachments) and I'm wondering, if my warlord is a knight, am I able to use admech strategems?/is the trait in effect?
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Can I mix same races but different factions in one army 40k

Please forgive me but I am incredibly new to warhammer and the other answer didn’t really make sense, could I mix Drukhari and Harlequins?
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Do the rules as written make Assault weapons and Pistols useless?

I recently got into a discussion with somebody, as they tried to explain to me that both Assault weapons and Pistols were actually completely useless in 8th edition. He did not mean "useless" as in "...
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What is the purpose of the Attack stat for a unit with no melee weapons?

According to the 8th Edition Core Rules, the attack stat is defined as follows: Attacks (A): This tells you how many times a model can strike blows in hand-to-hand combat. As I understand, this ...
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How would one model an Ork Warboss with a Kombi-Skorcha?

The current Ork Codex states that an Ork Warboss "is armed with a kombi-weapon with rokkit launcher". However, it also states This model may replace its kombi-weapon with rokkit launcha with a ...
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What is an unmodified hit roll?

In Warhammer 40k 8th Edition, Orks commonly have an ability called "Dakka! Dakka! Dakka!". The rule reads: Each time you roll an unmodified hit roll of 6 with a ranged weapon made by this model, ...
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What does a damage number of “<1” mean in Warhammer 40k?

I recently bought the Dark Imperium starter set for Warhammer 40k. This set includes two "mini-codices" for both Space Marines and Death Guard, covering only the units that are in the set. What ...
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Which battleforce should I buy as a newbie player? [closed]

After playing some Mordheim games we decided with my friends to buy a Warhammer 40k battleforce and start playing Wh40k. I started reading all the codexes/forums but I feel a little overwhelmed with ...
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How do Wounds, Damage, Saving Throws and Invulnerable Saves interact with each other?

I have read the freely available Battle Primer, which explains the core rules. However, I am still a bit confused regarding how exactly to resolve damage. Imagine a unit of Space Marines gets 10 ...
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How do I allocate variable damage to multi-wound models? [duplicate]

Let's say my grav cannons (D3 damage) shoot at some crisis suits (3 wounds each) and the suits fail 3 saves. I roll damage and get a one, a two and a three. Should I have rolled the dice in order? Or ...
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Munchkin Warhammer 40k - Running Away - Automatic Escape vs Automatic Failure

I recently played a game of Munchkin Warhammer 40k. In the middle of a fight I was losing, I was cursed with a "Can't Locate the Astronimican" which I responded by playing a "Tactical Rearward ...
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How many wounds does each Ripper Swarms model have in 40K 8e?

In the 8th edition Tyranid codex, on page 91 for Ripper Swarms, the unit description text is as follows: This unit contains 3 ripper swarms. It can include up to 3 additonal Ripper Swarms (Power ...
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Do markerlights put on a unit embarked in a dedicated transport remain on the passengers after the vehicle is destroyed?

If I place markerlights on a unit that is inside their dedicated transport and subsequently destroy said transport, can I still use the remaining markerlights when I target the disembarked passengers ...
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Is there any bonus to a second Plague knife on Plague Marines?

I'm new to 8th edition 40k and as far as I understand you no longer receive the extra attack for 2 melee weapons. But the Death Guard codex gives the option: "Any Plague Marine can replace their ...
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Can multiple 40k psykers cast the same spell in the same phase?

I really enjoy psykers, and I've built a Tyranid army that is pretty psyker heavy. This question is for 8th edition rules for Warhammer 40k. The friends I play with, are trying to tell me that once a ...
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Can I use the Farsight enclave eight separately?

Can I use the members of the eight separately or do they have to be on the battlefield together? Like can I just have subcommander Torchstar and commander Brightsword in an army but no other members ...
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How to get the eight?

I just heard about the Farsight enclaves eight and I wanted to know if you could get them as separate figures or do If I have to modify the battlesuits in order to make them the eight?
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Which books to buy to start playing Warhammer 40K 8th edition?

My sons (12 & 13) are new to Warhammer and want to start playing 40K with Chaos Space Marines and Blood Angels. We already have the free 'Warhammer 40,000 Battle Primer' but need to know what ...
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Beefy assault marines

I'm going for a very expensive but hopefully good assault marine setup, but I require advice. The setup is 5 marines total in the squad with one wielding an evicerator, two wielding flamers and the ...
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Codex vs Chapter Approved

I am finally getting around to doing my Death Guard in Warhammer 40k. In the Dark Imperium, the Lord of Contagion, was listed at 137 points, in the Codex it is listed at 120 points, but in Chapter ...
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Can a space marine chapter consist of marines from other chapters?

I'm new to warhammer so I wanted to know if I could run a custom space marine chapter and then use soldiers from other factions For example could I run a space marines chapter that included soldiers ...
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Do I have to physically cut into my Necron Overlord's Staff of Light to upgrade it to Warscythe?

I'm just double checking so that I don't ruin a $20 model. Clarification: I don't plan on playing in tournaments, however, I would like to stick to the rules as far as my army is concerned just to ...
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How are you supposed to build space marines in 8th Ed? [closed]

I've been playing Warhammer 40,000 since the last year of 7th Ed and I've had some extreme problems with Space Marines since the swap. While the army was still in 7th Ed, it worked great: 3+ or 4+ ...
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What are the rules for a space marine commander?

I was searching the space marines section at a local warhammer shop when I saw a miniature called the space marine commander, I looked for it in my index but his rules weren't in it. What are the ...
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In Warhammer 40k is it possible to have your army use vehicles from other factions?

Is there anything in the rules that say you can have your army use vehicles from another faction? I use Harlequins and I always thought about trying something new and using some Eldar vehicles like a ...
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Can I use chapter specific characters in a custom space marine chapter? [duplicate]

I have made my custom space marine chapter, currently I have only a generic apothecary and captain as my HQ. What I wanted to know is if I could use specific HQ units like the imperial fists Captain ...
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Can a squad use a leader or unit from another squad?

I've never played Warhammer. I have a close friend that does. I am looking for a gift to get her for the game. Is it possible for a Blood Angels squadron to use a character like Sammael from ...
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Can I create a colour scheme for a custom chapter and the apply it to other chapters?

So what I mean is, could I make a colour scheme for my Space Marines and then use that same colour scheme for Grey Knights or Adeptus Mechanicus or Astra Militarum?
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Can I make a space marine army and then have them ally with the tau?

I already had tau that my relative gave to me and I wanted to know if I could employ them as allies to the custom space marine chapter I'm making.
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How many different right-handed Power Swords are there on the sprues of the Space Marines?

I am looking to make a group of Vanguard Veterans who wield Power Swords, but since they are not on the sprue I will have to pilfer them from other boxed sets. But since the GW website is rather ...
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Are movement trays legal in Warhammer 40k Tournaments?

I play Tyranids and would like to make it faster for myself to move units of 30 termagants. I only ask this question for tournament play since in a casual game none of my friends would care. I was ...
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How does vertical movement work in 40k eighth edition

How does vertical movement work in 8th edition? In previous editions moving up a floor in a building was 3", but I can't seem to find any rules in the new edition describing if you just measure the ...
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In Warhammer 40K does taking a Chaos Icon replace other weapons?

The Codex for Chaos Space Marines says on the data sheet for Chaos Space Marines One model may take a Chaos Icon (pg 153). Does taking a Chaos Icon replace the model's boltgun? Can the model with ...
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In 8th Edition, do you always make a to-hit roll?

In 8th edition of 40k, several weapons have the phrase "This weapon always hits." Or some slight variation. If a weapon with an ability that depends on a to-hit roll, like Hellblasters, were to get ...
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Should Commander Farsight's crisis suit be blue instead of red?

In the Warhammer 40k novel Crisis of Faith by Phil Kelly, O'Shoh (aka Commander Farsight), the main character, is asked why he painted his battlesuit red. He replies, "It is to honour the Arkunashan ...
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40k 8th Edition Unit Customization

TLDR Has 40k lost a lot of its customization and character options? Are the expected codices supposed to give more options/customization? Can I take a unique item or character and modify it for my ...