Warhammer 40,000 Rules Addendum 

Revisions since last publication in Red

Last Update: 9-11-2015

How to Use This Document

This document is intended to clarify and supplement the Games Workshop (GW) published material. It is written in a general manner to be applied to all Warhammer 40,000 events using the ITC format.

Players should pay special attention to bullets that begin with, “For ease of tournament play, at this event...” These bullets represent the most significant clarifications and in some instances direct changes to the existing rules.

In all other cases GW published material and FAQs have priority in resolving rules disputes. If after consulting the GW material and FAQs there is still disagreement tournament judges will refer to this document. Further ambiguity will be resolved by a ruling from the tournament judge. In all cases, the judge’s rulings are final.    

Warhammer 40,000: The Rules

The Movement Phase

The Psychic Phase

The Shooting Phase

The Assault Phase



Universal Special Rules

Flyers and Flying Monstrous Creatures

Super-Heavy Walkers (SHW), Gargantuan Creatures (GC) and Flying Gargantuan Creatures (FGC)


Destroyer Weapons:

Stomp Attacks:

Barrage Weapons:

Blast Weapons:

Destroyer Weapons:

Primary Weapons:

Template Weapons:

Vortex Weapons:

Modified Saves

2+ Rerollable Saves:

Army Selection Methods

Battlefield Terrain


Gun Emplacements:


Drop Pods

Astra Militarum

Chaos Daemons

Chaos Space Marines

Dark Angels

Dark Eldar


Grey Knights


Imperial Knights

Khorne Daemonkin

Legion of the Damned



Space Marines

Space Wolves

Supplement: Champions of Fenris 

Tau Empire (6th edition Codex, will be updated soon)

Supplement: Farsight Enclaves (6th edition, will be updated soon)


Stronghold Assault Expansion

Skyshield Landing Pad:

Imperial Armour


Chaos (Chaos Daemons & Chaos Space Marines)

Dark Eldar


Imperial (Adepta Sororitas, Astra Militarum, Imperial Knights & Inquisition)



Space Marines (all chapters)

Tau Empire


Contributors: Matt Baugh, Hank Edley, Chris Merhstedt, Jon Regul and Reece Robbins. Diagrams by Adam Bienvenue.

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