There has been rumors in the past that we would see Imperial Knights coming, and for the most part, we have taken them as speculation. Today 40k radio who generally has good sources, has said that we will see the Imperial Knights released.


We have been seeing more and more codices get larger models, the Imperial Knights are small one versions of Titans. The pic above is a custom model from Warhammer 40k wiki site by Vforvendetta1.

Assuming of course that these Imperial Knights will be available through a new Imperial Guard codex, consider myself down for two.

via Rik at 40k Radio
https://www.facebook.com/pages/40K-Radio/147396461962884

As you may have seen on other sites Febraury is all about the Dwarfs. So for you fans of the short and bearded get pumped. March will see the release of Imperial Knights. This year is shaping up to be a good one.


Imperial Knights
via Warhammer 40k wiki
http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/
A Knight is a walking, humanoid war machine first used by the Mechanicus on its affiliated Knight Worlds. The Knight is crewed by a single pilot and while they are larger than most other Imperial vehicles, they are smaller than even the smallest class of Scout Titan. There are several different types of Knight walkers in use, including the:

Knight Warden - Knight Wardens are armed with long-ranged, heavy weapons and are well-armoured. They are used as defensive weapons against enemy attackers.

Knight Paladin - The Paladin Knight is armed with both ranged and close-combat weapons. They are commonly equipped with Battle Cannons and large Chainswords.

Knight Lancer - The Lancer Knight is a scout unit, armed with a single Battle Cannon and a Power Lance though it is capable of achieving much higher overland speeds than the other pattern of Knights. These Knights are commonly used to outflank enemy units during a battle.

Knight Crusader - The Crusader Knight is armed with heavy weapons intended to be effective against enemy armouredvehicles. A Crusader Knight is usually armed with Lascannons and have increased armour to better withstand the assaults of potent armoured vehicles. They are the slowest and least nimble of all the patterns of Knight.

Knight Castellan - The Castellan Knight is the tactical opposite of the Crusader Knight and is armed with weapons effective primarily against enemy infantry, such as a multi-barreled Autocannon.

Knight Errant - The Knight Errant is armed with heavy weaponry and is the most potent of the Knight patterns, capable of fighting enemy super-heavy vehicles and even Titan-sized foes such as Ork Gargants.


Knight Baron - The Knight Baron is piloted by a superior warrior with razor-sharp combat and Knight-handling skills. A Baron Knight usually leads a Knight squadron into battle. As a sign of their command status, every Baron uses a Knight custom built to their exact specifications. These Knights are usually armed with rapid-firing Battle Cannons and a Power Lance.

54 Comments:

  1. This would please me. Unless I couldn't somehow take them with a CSM army. I would probably build a model of them anyway, just because robots are cool.

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    1. Problem with battletech Rickyard is even the biggest mech minis are about the size of a Space Marine.

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    2. The fact that they are battlesuits (not actually robots) is an inconvenient technicality...

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  2. I expect some form of data slate to accompany the release, allowing the imperial guards many allies to take full advantage of a knight or 6

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  3. They could always be talking about Fantasy. But I hope I'm wrong

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    1. I would take either (though preferably both!). Its been 20 years since the Empire got new knights, its one of the oldest plastic kits still in production AFAIK.

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  4. One of the hosts from 40k Radio is over on B+C right now in the thread about this rumor. He says it will be a standalone book that multiple armies can take. It sounds like they're pretty sure it's Imperial Knights and not Empire Knights, but you never know...

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  5. Really hope those are for IG....i could use a big robot :)

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  6. Chaos Knight to go head to head with those pesky Riptides and Phantom Knights...

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    1. Wraithknights... ;]

      (Phantoms are Titans, different class)

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  7. I had them in epic many years ago. If they hit I will definitely get some.

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  8. Imperial Guard would be an odd choice seeing as these are mechanicum units. A standalone book/dataslate makes more sense. Would be nice if we saw them appearing in the mechanicum list for the Horus Heresy too

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  9. Do we Know he means 40k knights?

    Cause it could be wfb
    Or just the rumored IG Walker?

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    1. I don't think there's a colossal differance between the two given that there is no AdMech army in 40K right now.

      Really hope this isn't something gutted out of the IG Book for the sake of making yet another Dataslate though...

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    2. Ad mech is kinda out of the question. Becaus they would at least make Basic troops and a hq for them First. Besides FW is doing Ad mech for them allready and why would they make them if GW is doing plastic soon.

      The IG book was rumored to have a bigger sentinel Version. A knight robot would Not make much sence for them in Terms of Army fitting Design.

      The Main question is.... Is this a Marine kit for a 2nd wave????

      or just something named "knight" like so many Kits before?

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    3. The word "Knight" is in name only - it's not a dude riding around on horseback, it's a small mass producible titan - like a Riptide or Wraithknight.

      People already use IG rules for their AdMech armies, so why shouldn't they be allowed to use them to represent Knight Households? Space Marines would be entirely inappropriate given the fighting forces of said Households are said Knights, backed up with support groups of (what amounts to) armed Peasantry.

      As someone who spent significant amounts of time reading the Knight fluff, this is a great, characterful unit that they could bring back onto the tabletop. As opposed to Giant Tank #10837, this thing could have a fair few roles on the Battlefield.

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    4. Aye Gabriel, this is a bit of a good development...

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    5. @Mauler - Indeed. Now that I've thought about it a bit, it's also a good and bad development.

      I'm overjoyed we're getting our Knights, but the one thing I'm concerned about is based on how the Allies system works. With Allies, normally you have to take 1 HQ and 1 Troop as compulsories. Unless the Knight Codex/Datasheet/Suppliment has some supporting infantry or something, well I don't think (contrary to the fluff I've seen) GW is going to make the Knight Paladin a Troops Choice and the Knight Baron HQ.

      Then again, if they go the all giant robot army route, I'd be very surprised X3

      Also while I'm thinking things over, there is such a thing as Chaos Knight Households. It'd be slightly disappointing if they weren't at least Allies of Convenience with Chaos Space Marines or something.

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    6. Well I think it's open to a bit of flexibility as this is a bit of a new animal for 40k.

      I can see something like a non-Knight unit for an HQ, like a small command unit with an Enginseer and transport for helping out in the field for a fairly low cost. That way people have to bring along some support for their Knight(s), I mean Wraith contructs can be healed by some Iyanden wargear and have Spiritseers, so that kinda sets a president to have a small HQ unit to accompany Knights in the field.

      There should be renegade Knights too, both in the fluff and game - I'm sure that some Households try to throw off the yoke of Imperial control and Chaos players will be pleased to not have to take a Lord Of Skulls...

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    7. I know of at least one Household that went over to Slannesh during the Horus Heresy, so there is a precident for Chaos Knights and the like.

      Regarding parts count and variants, the Baneblade (for comparison) comes with enough parts to make seven other Super Heavies now - the Hellhammer, BaneSword, Shadowsword, Doomhammer, Stormlord, and two I forget. The Knights by contrast could fit into a similar kit - a lot of variants use a Battle Cannon as a default weapon, and specialist roles like the Knight Errant and Knight Castellan mostly boil down to an equipment slot.

      That said, Knights being plural here, I expect we'll get a Light, Medium and Heavy Knight box sets.

      All in all, the IG may not be coming March, but we're arguably getting something better. Now we just have to pray to the Emperor it's not a Digital Only thing X3

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    8. Considering how the Data Slates seem to just give the middle finger to the FOC I wouldn't worry much about how you take it.
      There is also the president put forth in the Codex:Inquisitor which also throws the standards for the FOC out the window.

      I am guessing it will be a data slate that states:
      Can be taken with the following armies; [armies] and don't take up a FOC slot. Alternatively that it takes up a Heavy support slot.

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    9. Assuming they only roll with one type of Knight... X3

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  10. It's like a dreadknight but not total shit.

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  11. DO want, hopefully they release as a dataslate formation so my marines can take some without IG allies :D

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  12. Thats cool I'll actually have some official rules to use my Dreamforge Leviathan Crusaders atleast till their game comes out.
    Tho I do hope its a standalone thing that can be taken by many different Imperial or Chaos armies and they don't retcon the Knights out of the Mechanicus.

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  13. Just personal taste, but I'm not a fan of these slightly bigger Monstrous Creature that GW seems intent on making for every army.

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  14. Sweeeeet. It'll be nice to have official rules for the household I already have, and I'm definitely interested to see whether they stick with the old epic look (which as an old epic player, I really hope they do)!

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    1. Good God-Emperor NO! Those things looked like crap on a stick!
      To be honest I like the kit bash on the picture here, so something along those lines would be cool

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  15. I expect it this is true it will be a formation or Data Slate, or maybe a mini Codex like the Inquisition that can be used by any Imperial Army. Why limit such a cool model to just IG when they can make more money by selling it for all Imperial Armies!

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  16. I was pissed at first, I thought they were for Space Marines until I read that the picture was just a hobbyist's conversion. SM have enough shit already.

    Give IG whatever.

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  17. 40k Radio has clarified that the Imperial Knights are coming out in March, while the new Imperial Guard codex is coming out in April, so the Imperial Knights are NOT in the Imperial Guard book, but in a separate release in March. Whether that's a White Dwarf, Dataslate, or some other digital release, who knows. And supposedly they're for any Imperial army, not just Imperial Guard.

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    1. So when are f@$&ing Orks getting updated! Damn last year they were saying Orks were on the horizon now there seem to be none in sight!

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  18. My Ecclesiarchy one is already built for my Sororitas. Used an Epic Imperator Titan as the base. I'd throw a pic up, but there's no way i know of on here. Hopefully, rules wise, it will be as good as a Wraithknight which is what it gets fielded as now in Apoc games.

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  19. I can't get the Pacific Rim theme out of my head now. If this is true, then every time I took the last wound off a MC I'd have to say I was "checking for a pulse"!

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  20. It just seems like too many variants unless the examples are from fluff as opposed to rumour unit types?

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    1. That's an old fluff listing, but I can't see GW producing a seperate Imperial Knights codex without significant variation in the units available...

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  21. Just a note, I don't think that model was made by VforVendetta1, just posted up by him. Also, its always nice to see 40k wiki being used as a source Faeit :)

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  22. I expect the Orks will get mini-Stompas that cost half has much, move twice as fast, and carry 5-6 guns with unreasonably good stats. in addition to melee weapons.

    The Necrons, of course, will get some kind of pylon. Maybe a parking cone or giant D20.

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