Data sheet modifier Unit ability

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.

We’ve brought this ability into the main body of the rules. In Epic 40,000 it was a suggestion in the Battles Book, later confirmed in Official Rule Amendments and Errata, Firepower, issue 1.

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.

The Walker ability was an afterthought in Epic 40,000. We have integrated it in full along with split Speed values which you will find on the appropriate unit data sheets.

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