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Imperial Knight Release Details



Details of this week's releases give us pricing, and shows us that the old Imperial Knight box set is going to be around a while longer if you don't want to buy the upgraded sprues for the new Knights. 

here is the latest, and as always these are rumors. 

via ShadowWolf32387 on Faeit 212
The special stuff of note:

New Citadel brushes, they actually look pretty sharp and useful...VERY expensive.
New Knight codex is $41.
Blades of the Traitor anthology released in hardback next week.
New Knight kit is $157 but builds all FIVE types (addition of Warden, Gallant, and Crusdaer) and allows upgrades to the Paladin and Errant.
Old kit is staying and is still $140 and will be just the Errant and Paladin without access to the new sprue.
Paint splatter also hinting at Cult Mechanicus.
Knight Warden will be a Lord of War.

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  1. Old kit staying? Nice. Fully on board with that. New brushes will be awesome too!

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    1. kinda weird that its staying, but i can dig it. may only stay while stocks last, though.

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    2. ^ That's what I figured too. Ease the transition a bit. If it was staying, you wouldn't be able to build errant/paladin with new one.

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  2. Ouch the best weapon is the Gatling autocannon and it's a lord of war superheavy. Which not only means it's banned in most tourneys but it's only really excessible via CAD

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    1. Actually that makes no sense unless the crusader also is lord of war they both can have avenger Gatling cannon. Unless the warden has some extra special rule I'm not seeing.

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    2. That depends.
      The current Knight Codex had its own rules fir allying, so really we dont know if kts only available through the CAD.

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    3. That depends.
      The current Knight Codex had its own rules fir allying, so really we dont know if kts only available through the CAD.

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    4. The crusader doesn't have a destroyer melee weapon. Maybe that's why...

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    5. It may just be a Lord of War for other Armies of the Imperium, same as the Forgeworld Knights.

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    6. Dudes! They are all Lords of War! Nothing changed there. The difference being the Knight detachment currently lets you take up to 3 of them. It doesnt matter if things are Lords of War, Fast, Troop, HQ or anything anymore outside the Combined Arms and a few other detachments, most books are coming with their own detachment (decurion or otherwise) that specifies how things are organized.

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    7. Actually, the Paladin and Errant were never Lords of War; you could just simply take them as a separate detachment. Also, the difference with the other Knights (including the FW ones) that made them Lords of War is they have more hull points than the Paladin and Errant.

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    8. Well, their becoming Lords of War IS a change, as they had no Battlefield Role before. But I agree, it won't really make a difference. The Imperial Knight Detachment will probably just be something like this:

      1-5 Lords of War

      You can then just take an Imperial Knight Detachment and be done, so little change.

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    9. The difference is most tournaments including itc bans superheavy/gargantuan lord of wars.

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    10. Just had a crazy idea...
      What if the new codex has its own formation? Like the current codex does? Like every seventh edition codex does?
      Wow that would be crazy!
      Wait... I just had an even crazier idea...
      What if somewhere there are people who play 40k, but not in tournaments?
      Wait... I had an even crazier idea...
      What if there were people who actually allowed Lords of War in tournaments? Oh my Emperor, that would like cause the end of the world!

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    11. Crazier idea not everyone plays the way you do or where you do; Ok gestapo.

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    12. Lot of irony there.
      The way I play=reading rulebooks first? Yes that is obvious from first seven posts in this thread.

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    13. I don't get all the fuzz on all the LoW hate TBH. Don't be a D is an unspoken rule for friendly games (although that can be a bit stretchy it seams. For 2 vindicare assassins can get a lot of hate as well if you field that)

      Our tournaments here allow a max of 1 LoW with a max of 395 (ish) points limit on that one.
      Furthermore, our local gaming group we have the house rule of max one LoW in your army unless on forehand it has been decided you can use more.

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    14. GW are just following FW's model of making any Knight a LOW. They've done it since the Lancer was released.

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  3. Awesome so I can buy the new kit, see how the upgrade parts will fit the basic Knight and then buy the basic as required.

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  4. I've never seen so many hammers for sale on kijiji. It's wild right now. Knights getting popular maybe? Coincidence most likely. But still these knights look sick and I hope to have one some day haha

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  5. Really glad they're keeping the old kit. Even though it's only a 17 dollar difference on such an expensive kit, it'll still help people save money and open up lots of options. Being able to magnetize all of the options is going to be great for everyone involved.

    And, this also explains that little hole at the top of the Knight's carapace. The curious thing is that the Onager Dunecrawler has a very similar hole at the top of its hull as well, that no part or bit goes into...

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    1. looking at the onager... and the only thing i see like that is the large hatch where you can put the pintle-mounted heavy stubber.... unless you mean somewhere else?

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    2. If you look behind that hatch, between it and the sensor piece, there's a little round, raised hole. It looks similar to the other holes that the rails around the hatch go into, but bigger. As far as I can tell, no piece in the kit goes into that.

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    3. oh, i see it. it may just be a hole for the sake of holes, tbf. it seems too close to tanhe hatch to be able to house anything significant

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    4. maybe but it's possiable the prototype was supposed to have something there.

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  6. possible leaks of the adeptus mechanicus:

    http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/305781-rumours-am-cult-mechanicus-knights-knight-wd/?p=4024501

    as usual, take it with a bit of salt, as it may be a hoax >.>

    greetings,
    Atia

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    1. whoa, those big robots on the bottom right ... their design is so 80's deep sea diver / astronaut ..

      But I like the battle servitors :D

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    2. Whoa! Pretty impressive, though I'm not sure how I feel about the big robot's look... Hopefully the kit is nicer up-close.

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    3. true, where is Captain Proton when you need him ..

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    4. that cant be real, thats one hell of a leak if so! but it looks so legit, it cant be fake!

      i absolutely need this army

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    5. ^ it is the closest thing i can get to "strogg" imperial guard so i kinda need them as well.

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    1. And beaten by mere seconds ;)

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  8. Blades of the Traitor anthology released in hardback next week.?????????????'

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  9. Anyone else think the new robots look like ribby the Robot? :

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v20/Arcademan/Arcade/robby.png

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    1. Tragically, yes. Hopefully this is like when the first pics of the Centurians showed up, and everyone thought they looked awful, but were much better up-close.

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    2. I'm really hoping you're right, Cold. I'm really, really hoping you're right...

      Everything else just looks so good! Even the Datasmith model that's WITH the robots looks AMAZING. But those fat bots? What the heck? They better be T8 and immune to instant death with 5 wounds a piece or something and a 2+/3++ because otherwise people just aren't going to take them.

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    3. they look like Iron Man / Baymax to me :D

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    4. Perfect! The Adeptus Mechanicus found a copy of "The Forbidden Planet" from ancient Terra and converted an STC robot template to use the Robby design configuration! Colour me pleased.

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    5. A little tinkering will see them right. Looks like itll be an easy enough job to make them look more like the thanatar

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    6. Its like the Landspeeder Vengeance or taurox or other BS stuff they just pumped out anyway. It wont sell well!

      Dont understand why the keep makeing the same errors. This is beyond even centurios & Lord of skulls lvl Bad!

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    7. Seb. Are you ever positive about anything? You always sound like an unwilling test subject for an anal bead manufacturer.

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    8. I'm stealing that turn of phrase Ramoach! I also like the new robots: They look like the Castellan robots of yore updated.

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  11. Brushes ain't much more expensive than current ones £81 for all 15 of them. Only the artificer fine detail one is pricey £12 for what looks like a 000 Windsor Newton type brush the scenary brushes look pointless just goto a hardware store cheaper and the texture spreader is meh

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    1. We'll see. It all depends on how well these brushes perform at the GW store if they're kind enough to have a set available for demonstration.

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    2. The scenary brushes are just bog standard ox hair brushes I.e. Decorating brushes. I like how the new dry brushes are all flat brushes and how the 2 largest base brushes are chamferred chisle brushes the artificer looks reasonable the rest bit meh tbh

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    3. To be fair, if the quality of the new brushes is on par with the recent tools and new cases then I expect them to be pretty decent.

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  12. This comment is totally wrong;
    " Also, the difference with the other Knights (including the FW ones) that made them Lords of War is they have more hull points than the Paladin and Errant"

    They all have 6 hull points. The forge world ones have an additional attack, and a 3d6 run.

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  13. "New Knight kit is $157 but builds all FIVE types (addition of Warden, Gallant, and Crusdaer) and allows upgrades to the Paladin and Errant."

    Does this mean it'll include enough arms to build the crusader and have arms to swap out for the errant or paladin?

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  14. It would be great if the new Knight Codex were to include entries for all of the Forge World Knight models too, a little diversity never did anyone any harm!

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    1. It would be convenient, but I'm not sure it adds any variety since they can already be taken. :)

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