Legacy Armies

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This article describes how you can use pre-Mk4 models in a Mk4 game.

General

Mk4 has two game modes "Prime" and "Unlimited". All Mk3 models are now referred to as "Legacy" models, regardless of which mode they're used in. Prime restricts you to a pre-defined Army (either an old Legacy Prime Army, or a new Mk4 Prime Army). Unlimited has the same options, but also allows you to use a "Unlimited [Legacy Faction]" (which is basically a Mk3 Faction but without the Mk3 theme forces).

If you want to use mk3 models (aka Legacy models) you have 2 options:

  • 1) Prime Legacy Army
    • Can only include models from a pre-defined subset of the Faction's mk3 range.
    • Cannot include mercenaries.
    • Can be played in Unlimited and/or Prime.
    • Are supposedly balanced vs other Legacy Armies and/or mk4 Armies.
    • Might receive balance updates.
  • 2) Unlimited Legacy Army
    • Can include any models from the Faction's entire mk3 range.
    • Can include mk3 mercenaries.
    • Can only be played in Unlimited.
    • Are supposedly unbalanced.
    • Won't receive balance updates.
  • Either Option
    • Can be played against Legacy Army, mk4 Army, and/or Unlimited Army
    • Cannot include mk4 models, even if they're from the same Faction.
    • Won't receive new model releases


Other

  • Most Mk3 models have yet to be updated to Mk4 rules, as of 2023.03
  • If you prefer to play with just new Mk4 models, you can ignore all of the above.
  • 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.

Contents

Legacy Armies

Circle

Circle Unlimited only

The remaining Circle models are only available in the Unlimited game mode.   [Show/Hide]

Convergence of Cyriss

Convergence Unlimited only

These Convergence models have been ported to mk4 rules, but are only available in the Unlimited game mode.

  • None as of 2023.05

Convergence Limbo

These Convergence models haven't yet been ported to mk4 rules (as of 2023.07)

Crucible Guard

Cryx

Cryx - Limbo

These Cryx models are still waiting to be ported to mk4 rules (as of 2023.06).

Warjacks

Solos

Cryx - Lost to the Warp

These models have been updated with mk4 rules.

Cygnar

Cygnar Limbo

These Cygnar models are still waiting to be updated with mk4 rules (as of 2023.09)

Warcasters

Command Attachment

Partisans

Grymkin

Grymkin Unlimited only

These Grymkin models have been ported to mk4 rules, but are only available in the Unlimited game mode.

Infernals

Khador

5th Division

This Army is similar to the mk3 Theme Force Theme - Winter Guard Kommand, so refer to that article for playstyle etc.

Models in the mk4 Army are:   [Show/Hide]

Khador Unlimited only

These Khador models have been ported to mk4 rules, but are only available in the Unlimited game mode.

Khador Limbo

These Khador models are still waiting to be updated with mk4 rules (as of 2023.05)

Warcasters

Warjacks

Solos

Units

Partisans

Khador - Lost to the Warp

These models have been updated with mk4 rules ... but they're not available to mk4 Khador.

Legion of Everblight

Legion Unlimited only

These Legion models have been ported to mk4 rules, but are only available in the Unlimited game mode.

Legion Limbo

These Legion models haven't yet been ported to mk4 rules (as of 2023.02)

Warlocks

Warbeasts

Solos

Units

Mercenaries

Mercenary Unlimited only

These Mercenary models have been ported to mk4 rules, but are only available in the Unlimited game mode.

Mercenary Limbo

These Mercenary models haven't yet been ported to mk4 rules (as of 2023.06).

  • Warbeasts
    • None

Mercenary - Lost to the Warp

These models have been updated with mk4 rules ... but they're not available to mk4 Mercenaries.

  • Warjacks
    • Toro is available in some Legacy Mercenary armies, but is not available in Unlimited Mercenaries.

Protectorate of Menoth

Protectorate Unlimited only

These Protectorate models have been ported to mk4 rules, but are only available in the Unlimited game mode.

Protectorate Limbo

As of 2023.04 these Protectorate models haven't yet been ported to mk4 rules.

Warcasters

Warjacks

Solos

Units

Partisans

Retribution of Scyrah

Retribution Unlimited

These Retribtuion models have been ported to mk4 rules, but are only available in the Unlimited game mode.

  • Hermit is available in Unlimited Retribution ... but is no longer a Partisan [Retribution].

Retribution Limbo

These Retribution models are still waiting to be ported to mk4 (as of 2023.06):

Retribution Lost to the Warp

These Partisan [Retribution] models have been ported to mk4 rules .... but they're not Retribution any more.

  • Hermit is available in Unlimited Retribution, but is no longer a Partisan [Retribution].

Skorne

Skorne Unlimited only

These Skorne models have been ported to mk4 rules, but are only available in the Unlimited game mode.

  • None (as of 2023.06)

Skorne Limbo

These models are still waiting to be updated with mk4 rules (as of 2023.06)

Trollbloods

Trollbloods Unlimited only

These models do have mk4 rules, but they can only be used in Unlimited game mode.

Trollblood Limbo

These models are still waiting to be given mk4 rules.

  • Warbeasts
    • None