The rumor mill seemed to be just coasting through the holiday week with some exciting bits about the upcoming Chaos Legions Codex, and a few bits about the Demuirg and Tau Empire Codex.  Otherwise it was a pretty slow week.

For myself it was a week filled with trying to buy a house, the holiday itself, and a little refinement work on my Purifier list. Which of course means more model work needs to be done, but that is OK.

Presence of Faeit is my weekly editorial. I generally report during the week what is going on, and today is my day to comment on what exactly it is that I am thinking of.

This little bit has everyone pretty excited, and the possibility of being able to play a Demuirg only list has lots of people speculating just about everything under the sun.

The rumors point to a HQ and a Troop choice for the Demuirg, which by itself seems rather bland and more than a little boring. Even if the the Demuirg came with 3 options, you are looking at a very boring list.

What I hope is that Games Workshop makes it so you can take a Demuirg themed army, and that the other units and or races somehow fit into it quite nicely in the fluff. My concerns are that the Demuirg will just get a little side note saying that they are an ally of the Tau Empire without really giving us some background to integrate them into the Tau Empire.

Otherwise I am very excited to really get into the themes of this release. I think it will be just as exciting as the Necrons release was.

Chaos Legions
This is the one codex that fans of Chaos Space Marines have been waiting on for 10 or so years. Ever since chapter approved moved on from 3rd edition to the 4th edition I think chaos fans have been biting at the bit for something like this, and now that its right around the corner, most of us cannot contain the excitement.

If Chaos Legions is released close to the release of 6th edition it will make for one of the best Warhammer 40k summers in memory. One of the most expensive as well, as I will be starting an army. My preference is for a return to me building Night Lords, however I am going to keep my options open until a much closer time or the codex is in hand.

Grey Knights
I have been getting in some games with my Grey Knight lists, and some good refinement has taken place. There is a comfort level you get after fielding your army many times over, and I think finally I am getting there. It does help of course that the Grey Knight codex is a rather simple one.

I love my Purifiers. I have put in many different unit options with my Purifiers, from Celexus assassins, storm ravens, librarians, and many more. Even Crowe has become a very useful model on the table top for me (imagine that). One of the primary learned traits with a purifier list, is that no matter how good you think you are at close combat, you are a shooting unit. You are simply better at shooting than you are you at close combat. You are no slouch at close combat, but you are simply amazing at shooting anything within 24". 

The getting comfortable part of playing Grey Knights is getting used to the "range" factor, or a list that deals with it specifically. Range has driven a majority of my refinements for playing this army.

Culexus Assassin
Now one questions I am going to throw out at the readers here is about the culexus assassin is regarding what is considered a pskyer. Primarily regarding the psychic pilot rule and whether or not the vehicle feeds the celexus. When reading the Psychic Pilot rule, please remember that "and" is a conjunction in the English language.

Here are both rules
Psychic Pilot
A vehicle with this special rule is treated as being a psyker (master level 1) and leadership 10 for purposes of psychic tests and psychic hoods.

Culexus Assassin
for every psyker within 12" of the Culexus Assassin, add +1 to the animus speculum's assault value.

Have at it.


  1. GW droped squats caus they couldn´t come up with enough units for them to make them work in 2nd.
    I dought that they will be more than henchmen for tau. The fluff allready exists. Ofc they would change it but still i don´t think we will see them in big Nr.s


    Chaos Legions 2012! I hope the codex does come at the summer, but won't complain if I have to wait. More time to save up.

    Keep the rumours coming, they've got me so excited I'm already dusting off codex daemons.

  3. I still cant wait for the Chaos Books, Feilding my demons, and mya some Imperials with them as meat sheilds, as mY Slaanesh are works in from behind... and I am HOPING there will be some different landraiders, Like mY Blastmaster on the sides and Sonics on the top....I cant wait..

  4. In regards to the Culexus Assassin Question I'm pretty Psychic Pilots do not count because they simply treated as psykers with anything that has to with psychic powers. An actual psyker has the special rule. Just a thought on it

  5. Cool pic. But it's from a different game called warpath

  6. The Flawless Host shall rise again!

  7. All praise Mortarian and his Death Guard!

  8. Spread the Truth! Let the Corpse Emperor fall!

  9. If you consider the Culexus question fluff wise, instead of RAW, then the Dreadnought "pilot" is a psyker and thus the Culexus can benefit from him. But I guess most people do it RAW and not fluff wise, which I think is a shame.

  10. It only counts for psychic tests and hoods....none of which concerns the assasin!

    The "And" hasn't to do with any of this, but ok...

  11. "And" is a conjunction in the English Language. The sentence in the Grey Knight rulebook that gives the rule on psychic pilots is poorly constructed.

    In grammar, a conjunction (abbreviated conj or cnj) is a part of speech that connects two words, sentences, phrases or clauses together.

  12. Thank you for explaining the obvious. But as I said, that has nothing to do with wether the ability does affect the assasin or not!

    It doesn't why should it? The vehicle is a psyker with ld 10 concerning hoods and tests.
    Is the assasins ability one of those? NO....problem solved.

  13. OK anon. Lets take apart the two sentences combined with a conjunction.

    A vehicle with this special rule is treated as being a psyker (mastery level 1).

    A vehicle with this special rule is treated as leadership 10 for purposes of psychic test and psychic hoods.

  14. Good question about Culexus and Psychic Pilot.

    I believe the conjunection 'and' is attempting to explain since vehicles don't have the character Leadership it is explain the vehicle is a psyker and possesses leadership.

    I believe "Psyker" would be listed under Special Rules. Thus Culexus would gain an extra +1 Assault to its animus speculum when the psyker vehicle is within 12".

  15. The sentence can be broken into 4 different sentences.

    1. A vehicle with this special rule is treated as being a psyker (mastery level 1)for purposes of psychic tests.

    2. A vehicle with this special rule is treated as being a psyker (mastery level 1) for purposes of psychic hoods.

    3. A vehicle with this special rule is treated as leadership 10 for purposes of psychic test.

    4. A vehicle with this special rule is treated as leadership 10 for purposes of psychic hoods.

  16. synnister,
    That is quite a stretch with the breakdown of that sentence.

  17. I believe the sentence states that it is a psychic and in addition it has leadership 10 for psychic tests and when rolling off versus a psychic hood.

  18. Lets not forget the obivous here.

    All Grey Knights are psychics.... including the pilots. Why is this even a debate it is clear that the pilot is the psycher.

    Are we really going to argue at how bad GW wrote something when the facts are all Grey Knights are Psychers. When we know all GK vehicles are piloted by GK's.

  19. Well, the obvious way to read it would be Natfka, because the pilot is psyker.
    Sadly GW rarely behaves in an obvious predictable way. You know Delirium of the Endless? Yes, GW reminds me Delirium a lot.
    The phrase is interpretable in both ways, this is something that should be added to the FAQs IMHO. Where else should it be available? In an Errata but GW doesn't publish a decent Errata Corrige since forever.
    The phrase could state that:
    (A vehicle with this special rule is treated as being a psyker (master level 1) and leadership 10) for purposes of psychic tests and psychic hoods.
    (A vehicle with this special rule is treated as being a psyker (master level 1)) and [is treated] leadership 10 for purposes of psychic tests and psychic hoods.

    Notice how in the first way the phrase doesn't need the missing is treated while in the second case it would be horribly written. Personally this makes me more inclined to believe in the first case.
    Anyway I would recommend asking at arrival to the tournament or at the beginning of the game if it's a friendly game. It's not a game-breaking difference after all.

  20. P.s.: the matter is that rules are completely disjointed to the fluff (at least in tournaments). Otherwise orrors would split in two with great damage to our mental sanity (listening to GW).


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