Rules - Army Selection

This campaign features four factions, three of which are actively involved in the conflict.  These factions and their army books are listed below.  Note that only the factions chosen by the players shall be present at the Xorn IV War.  They will be intentionally written into the fluff by the GM.  Other factions will not be encouraged though some flexibility must be assumed  for new players.

Note that if you do not see a Codex, Supplement, or Dataslate, it is not available for use.  New rules will be incorporated on a case-by-case basis.

The Forces of the Imperium
This faction, obviously, represents the Imperium's might being brought to bear against the Chaos invaders.

  • Adepta Sororitas
  • Dark Angels
  • Grey Knights
  • Inquisition
  • Imperial Guard (any loyalist list)
  • Space Marines (any, including Forge World)

The Darkstar Armada
These are the forces of Chaos which have seemingly come to take Xorn IV for their own.  Since this system is far removed from any Chaos stronghold, it is thought that they have a specific purpose here.

  • Black Legion
  • Chaos Space Marines
  • Chaos Daemons
  • Dark Eldar
  • Imperial Guard (any list as fallen)

The Tidebriner Enclave
The presence of the Tau and their Ork Mercenaries is a mystery to the other factions.

  • Tau
  • Orks
  • Imperial Guard (Gue'vesa/Diggaz)

The Dawnbringer Flotilla
A small fleet of Eldar pirate ships has been detected in the area.  They are offering assistance to any faction which wishes to pay for it.

  • Corsairs
  • Dark Eldar
  • Eldar

Every player may choose two armies to use during the campaign.  An "army" is represented by one of the bullets above.  They may either be from the same or different factions.  Each army choice must have a faction declared if necessary.


Each faction will have a player declared as that faction's warlord.  That player will have final say in all decisions regarding that faction, though they are encouraged to listen to the counsel of their friends. The Warlords shall be chosen by the GM.