Legacy Armies

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This article describes how you can use pre-Mk4 models in a Mk4 game. This article was last updated 2022.11

General

Mk4 has two game modes "Prime" and "Unlimited". Prime only allows you to use a pre-defined Army (either an old Legacy Army, or a new Mk4 Army). Unlimited has the same options, but also allows you to use a "Custom Army" (which is basically a Mk3 Faction but without the Mk3 theme forces). So it works out as:

  • Prime game mode
    • Mk3 Legacy Army vs Mk3 Legacy Army
    • Mk3 Legacy Army vs Mk4 Army
    • Mk4 Army vs Mk4 Army
  • Unlimited game mode
    • Mk3 Custom Army vs Mk3 Custom Army
    • Mk3 Custom Army vs Mk3 Legacy Army
    • Mk3 Custom Army vs Mk4 Army
    • Plus any of the 3 matchups listed in the Prime segment - those matchups can be played in an "Unlimited game", but you may as well call it a "Prime game" for all the difference it'll make.

  • Mk3 Legacy Army
    • You select Mk3 models from one of the pre-defined Legacy Armies.
    • If you want to use Mk4 models, you have to choose a non-Legacy Army.
    • There are no crossover models between the Mk3 Legacy Armies and Mk4 non-Legacy Armies, regardless of whether the Armies share the same Faction label.
    • You can only use Mk3 Mercenaries if they are on the pre-defined list of allowable models ... and they mostly aren't on the list. Aside from a handful of Partisans, Mercenaries aren't allowed in Legacy Armies.
    • You cannot use Mk4 Mercenaries.
  • Mk3 Custom Army
    • A Custom Army cannot be used in the Prime game mode.
    • A Custom Army can use any Mk3 models that belong to a single Faction.
    • A Custom Army can use most (all?) of the Mk3 Mercenaries that will work for that Faction.
    • You cannot use any Mk4 models in a Custom Army, regardless of whether or not they have the same Faction label.
    • You cannot use any Mk4 Mercenaries in a Custom Army.

    In other words, a Custom Army is a Mk3 Faction but without the Mk3 Theme Forces
  • Other
    • Most Mk3 models have yet to be updated to Mk4 rules.
    • All Mk3 models are referred to as Legacy models, whether or not they belong to an Army that is in the Prime game mode.
    • Cadres are small groups of models that can be used within multiple armies - but even they have no crossover between Mk3 armies and Mk4 armies.

Legacy Armies

Circle

Blackclad Army

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Circle Unlimited only

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Convergence of Cyriss

Convergence "Limbo" models

As of 2022.11 these models are not included in the Prime Army.
It is unclear whether they will (a) get added to the Prime army, (b) get added to Unlimited only, (c) are no longer Partisans for this Faction in Mk4, or (d) will never get Mk4 rules.

Crucible Guard

CG "Limbo" models

As of 2022.11 these models are not included in the Prime Army.
It is unclear whether they will (a) get added to the Prime army, (b) get added to Unlimited only, (c) are no longer Partisans for this Faction in Mk4, or (d) will never get Mk4 rules.

Cryx

Black Fleet

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Cryx Unlimited only

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Cygnar

Storm Knight

Not to be confused with the new Mk4 Army called "Storm Legion"

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Cygnar Unlimited only

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Grymkin

Grymkin "Limbo" models

As of 2022.11 these models are not included in the Prime Army.
It is unclear whether they will (a) get added to the Prime army, (b) get added to Unlimited only, (c) are no longer Partisans for this Faction in Mk4, or (d) will never get Mk4 rules.

Infernals

Infernals "Limbo" models

As of 2022.11 these models are not included in the Prime Army.
It is unclear whether they will (a) get added to the Prime army, (b) get added to Unlimited only, (c) are no longer Partisans for this Faction in Mk4, or (d) will never get Mk4 rules.

Khador

Winter Guard

Not to be confused with the new Mk4 Army called "Winter Korps"

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Khador Unlimited only

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Legion of Everblight

Blighted Nyss

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Legion Unlimited only

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Mercenaries

Cephalyx

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Privateer

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Rhulic

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Mercenary Unlimited only

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Protectorate of Menoth

Flameguard

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Protectorate Unlimited only

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Retribution of Scyrah

Mage Hunter

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Retribution Unlimited only

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Skorne

Immortals

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Skorne Unlimited only

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Trollbloods

United Kriels

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)

Trollbloods Unlimited only

Models TBC (as of 2022.11)