Crusade Blessings – We’ve Been Doing it Wrong

So, I was just watching a GMG Crusade video, Craftworld Eldar vs. Ultramarines, and Ash specified that the Owen would only get 1 extra CP because one of the Ultramarines that had Crusade Points wasn’t getting deployed game. I thought that he screwed up (not an unheard of thing since they play so many different games on the channel), because that isn’t how I had interpreted the rules (see below).


When two Battle-forged Crusade armies battle each other, it is likely that one or the other will be more experienced. To determine this, after players have mustered their armies, both players should compare the combined Crusade points of all the units that are on their army rosters. If there is a difference, then the player whose army roster has the lower total number of Crusade points gains a number of bonus Command points to use in that battle equal to half the difference (rounding up). This represents high command funnelling additional
resources to the underdog to help them combat a more elite foe.

CRB-RO pg 138

We had initially interpreted “army roster” as “Order of Battle” but rereading the “Selecting A Crusading Army” section it was pretty clear that the Battle-forged army is selected from your Order of Battle – thus the army roster is the list of units from your Order of Battle being deployed for that mission. Oops.

Specialist Detachment

If you are thinking of using a Specialist Detachment from one of the 8th edition campaign books like Vigilus, you can not use them for Crusade or the GT Mission Pack. It is in the Specialist Reinforcements that you cannot use Stratagems that upgrade the unit to be part of a Specialist Detachment. pg 316