Walker

Data sheet modifier Unit ability [1]

Some vehicles that have legs are able to enter terrain that is problematic for other vehicles. Thus they can fill niche roles on the battlefield, often in close support of infantry.


Where a Vehicle unit has the Walker ability:

  • The unit counts as an Infantry unit for terrain effects on movement.

  • The unit has a split Speed value, just like an Infantry unit. [2] [3]

To be clear, Walker units do not benefit from the Infantry Armour bonus for cover.

1. Difference from Epic 40,000:  We’ve integrated this ability into the main body of the rules. In Epic 40,000, this ability was a suggestion in the Battles Book, and later Games Workshop confirmed it as an official amendment in Firepower magazine issue 2 — see FAQ: Walkers (external URL).
2. Difference from Epic 40,000:  The Walker ability was an afterthought in Epic 40,000. We integrate it in full, along with split Speed values which you will find on the appropriate unit data sheets.
3. Difference from Epic 40,000: We added split Speed values to make special increases to Speed values easier to understand. We changed the explanation of charge moves to clarify the details and to integrate the Split speed values.