Xenos Tactics

Tank Hunter (Attack Pattern)
Action: Half Action
Cost: 2
Sustained: No
Effects: The Exarch‟s keen eye and carefully-honed skill allow him to find the weaknesses in any armour or fortification in an instant, and within seconds, this insight is spread to his squad, whose attacks are all the deadlier for it. The Exarch nominates a single enemy vehicle or fortification he can see. Until that target is destroyed, the squad gains a bonus to their Pen values equal to the Exarch‟s Perception Bonus against that target.
Improvements: If the Exarch spends an additional point of Cohesion to activate this Attack Pattern, then any Fusion Gun fired by a member of the squad (including the Exarch‟s Fire Pike, if he has one) gain an additional plus1d10 of damage against the chosen target if their attack roll succeeds by two or more Degrees of Success.

Serpent’s Scales (Defensive Stance)
Action: Free Action
Cost: 1
Sustained: Yes
Effects: The armour of the Fire Dragons is adorned with many spines and overlapping plates designed to help turn aside enemy attacks. At a psychic imperative from their Exarch, the squad‟s movements shift subtly to take best advantage of their armour, increasing their AP by plus 4 while this power remains in effect.
Improvements: If the Exarch spends an additional point of Cohesion to activate this Defensive Stance, the bonus AP increases to +8

Shadowstrike (Attack Pattern)
Action: Free Action
Cost: 2
Sustained: No
Effects: At an unspoken command from their Exarch, the squad strikes, appearing from the darkness to butcher their foes. This Attack Pattern may only be activated if the squad is hidden from their enemies, and when activated, allows the Exarch and his squad to make a Charge Attack action immediately.
Improvements: If the Exarch spends an additional point of Cohesion when activating this ability, all members of the squad deal an additional +5 damage on any strikes they make against Unaware enemies until the start of the Exarch‟s next turn.

Defend (Defensive Stance)
Action: Free Action
Cost: 1
Sustained: Yes
Effects: Through intricate ritual and intense training, the squad moves as once entity, each performing a fluid dance of evasive motion that perfectly complements the motions of their brethren. While this ability is in effect, each member of the squad may share their Reactions. This ability is identical to the Tactical Spacing defensive stance.
Improvements: If the Exarch spends an additional point of Cohesion to activate this Defensive Stance, then every member of the squad gains the Counter Attack, Disarm and Wall of Steel Talents

Inescapable Devastation (Attack Pattern)
Action: Free Action
Cost: 1
Sustained: No
Effects: The Exarch understands precisely when and how to apply firepower to achieve his ends, and directs his warriors to that effect. Until the start of the Exarch‟s next turn, all warriors in his squad gain either the Storm or Felling (1) qualities on their ranged attacks.
Improvements: If the Exarch spends an additional point of Cohesion to activate this Attack Pattern, this ability may be Sustained, and the warriors in the squad may choose freely between the two weapon qualities from turn to turn.

Xenos Tactics

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