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Leaked Images: Imperial Knights


There are images now very much all over the place revealing the new Imperial Knights and their weapons. So yes, there are D weapons in this release as you will see in the images. Lets take a look at the latest.


White Dwarf Cover
https://www.facebook.com/BlogForTheBloodGod/photos/a.1433182543595254.1073741826.1433169386929903/1609954185918088/?type=1

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/305781-rumours-am-cult-mechanicus-knights-knight-wd/page-18#entry4022578

Weapons
http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/305781-rumours-am-cult-mechanicus-knights-knight-wd/page-19#entry4022733

Here is a compilation of the images.
http://imgur.com/a/zVYDs


So what are these weapons? That melee weapon with hurl looks interesting, as it can throw monstrous creatures and vehicles. Here we had thought GW was simplifying odd weapon rules.

Avenger Gatling Cannon 36" S6 AP3 heavy 12 rending
Ironstorm Missile Pod 72" S5 AP4 heavy 1 lg blast, barrage
Stormspear Rocket Pod 48" S8 AP3 hvy 3
Twin Icarus Autocannon 48" S7 AP4 hvy 2, interceptor, skyfire, twin-linked

Reaper Chainsword- Strength D AP2 melee
Thunderstrike Gaunlet- Strength D AP2 melee, colossal, hurl

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  1. thermal cannon plus rapid fire battle cannon ... this is madness

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    1. Madness?

      THIS IS WARHAMMER!

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    2. It isn't madness. It's good for the format, they're appropriately costed, and these kits will sell like crazy.

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    3. On what do you base the idea that they're "appropriately costed" when we haven't seen a single point cost?

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    4. Can't tell a joke set up McDoogle? No wonder you troll this site so much lol

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    5. I'm still wondering how he can say something's appropriately costed when we have no idea what the costs are.

      How many points is a Knight with an Avenger Gatling Cannon, Rapid-Fire Battle Cannon, and Stormspear Rocket Pod?

      How many points is a Knight with a Rapid-Fire Battle Cannon and Thermal Cannon?

      How many points is a Knight with Reaper Chainsword, Thunderstrike Gauntlet, and Twin Icarus Autocannon?

      I'm very curious to know how much they cost, as he apparently claims that they're appropriately costed, so he MUST know the points costs, right?

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    6. yeah saying they're approperatly costed is silly. that said. the previous knights where well costed. (a good deal without being TOO TOO cheap) so I have faith

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    7. There is a post on B&C shows an image of the warden page. It is the same price as a regular knight:
      http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/305781-rumours-am-cult-mechanicus-knights-knight-wd/page-23

      It is appropriately costed to everything except the Wraithknight.

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    8. Sounds like the volcano and quake cannons were bad rumour mongers. Guess no str d or apoc blasts for the Knights. And for 75-100 points more then the wraith knight. The wraith knight still looks completely overpowered.

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    9. As underwhelming as the rules seem compared to the WK bullshit, at least the model looks awesome. Dat fist and the new head.
      Glad I never bought a knight before.

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    10. Seriously, the Imp Knight can lay waste to hordes of enemies with large blasts, 12 S6 rending shots, etc, and still use all of that weaponry to kill big tough things too. Can Str D melee right after doing all that if you want. The WK is always only good against big expensive models, and chooses between ranged weapons or Str D melee.

      Irrespective of whether the WK is undercosted or not, the imp knights certainly aren't "underwhelming", they're tons more versatile. I'll be adding an Imp Knight to my sisters, and I'll be doing it without feeling even a pang of regret that it's "not as good as a WK".

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    11. Pretty sure a list with 5 of these new & old knights will rule Supreme.
      Balance will ONLY happen if you field Eldar WKs.
      I can think of a whole lot of units that become useless when people start bringing more knights.
      Dont even see why GW bothers with Admech or skitarii? Those "no chees", no Power Unit armys cant really bring anything to the table outside of narrativ sentiment anymore.
      Why would u even want anything els other than a wraigtknigh in my knight Army???

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    12. Sure, its appropriately costed maybe to the old knight - but what about to nids? Or the necron one?

      While this will look very cool in my marine chapter colors - I already had plenty of cool super heavies in my marine army.

      How about a few upgrades for the bugs? or a new tau superheavy thats not 700 points?

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    13. "Why would u even want anything els other than a wraigtknigh in my knight Army???"

      Because you play the game for fun and aren't a WAAC Muppet?

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  2. How do I hurl? That looks really cool, but I need to know.

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    1. Goldschläger always worked for me.

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    2. A shot of Jack Daniel's Sourmash Whiskey in the morning works for me.

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    3. Rocky Mountain Bear Fucker, does it every time.

      Filming the faces people make when drinking one is hilarious.

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    4. http://i.imgur.com/oplKQOJ.jpg hurl rules

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    5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmzivRetelE

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  3. I thought that socket on the top of the Knight Kit was for something. I may actually buy the issue of White Dwarf for the rules.

    Or just wait for the Internet to give me what I need for free.....

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  5. Did the Imperium just cannibalize Lifta-Droppa tech from the Orks?

    How ironic.

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    1. There's a huge difference in the implementation there! Pun intended.

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    2. I know...that rule is so orky...I wants it.

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    3. Half the admech weapons look more orky than imperial. Just look at the heavy stubber on to of the dunecrawler, it looks exactly like a big shoota.

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  6. So no Str D ranged cannon everyone was assuming and freaking out about. Could the internet doomsayers been wrong? Or is there more to come?

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    1. First of all, the internet has been wrong about 100% of their gripes for the last two years. Foresight, hindsight, doesn't matter. They've been wrong in predicting what will be good, bad, or ugly.

      Their concerns have never been legitimate, or anything beyond whining. They are also in the slim minority, and NOT because they see something everyone else doesn't.

      The new Eldar book, for example, is nowhere near broken. In fact, it's pretty restrictive if you want to actually play the Wraith heavy list everyone (wrongly) assumes is broken. Plus you'll get tabled by a Marines list with any grav whatsoever.

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    2. "the internet has been wrong about 100% of their gripes for the last two years."

      hyperbole level is over 9000!

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    3. Good thing everyone plays SM with grav then, I guess?

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    4. McDoogle, generally I don't mind your comments, but Wraithknights were nowhere near overcosted before, and if you had an upgrade to a chapter master that made his bolter a 36" Strength D weapon and turned him into a gargantuan creature, you'd probably expect it to come at more than 50 Points regardless of how many he was to begin with.

      Anyway, @Father Gabe, we don't know how hurl works. Personally I'm thinking its likely that it'll place a blast template of a certain size at a certain range, and in that case it's possible that the epicenter could cause a strength D hit. I'm pretty disappointed that they don't have any regular ranged D either, though.

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    5. Christopher Emmerson posted some hurl rules below.

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    6. There is no "restrictive wraith list". You simply get 1-12 wraith constructs(Wraithknights) per core host(probably windrider because is so cheap and good). That is the polar opposite of restrictive.

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    7. There is no "restrictive wraith list". You simply get 1-12 wraith constructs(Wraithknights) per core host(probably windrider because is so cheap and good). That is the polar opposite of restrictive.

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    8. That's actually pretty restrictive if you take a look at the cost of the Warhost buy-in, and then all the tactical and strategic holes left in your force after you've bought a bare-bones Windrider Host and five Wraithknights for 1850pts.

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    9. Lol at McTroll.

      "Eldar not broken."

      Just... Lolz.

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    10. @Nurglitch: The fact that you can even get 5 into an 1850 list in the first place should be a warning sign, given their capabilities. I don't think they should be 400-500 points necessarily, but I do feel that they're currently undercosted.

      And that's not even getting into the wider wraith D-weapon or SL jetbike debate.

      The sad part is that a lot of Eldar players will get grief for taking even one WK, or a unit of WG, which is unfortunate.

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    11. I'm using 6th edition Eldar so I don't get any grief about anything, at all.

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    12. We do know how hurl works, it's really cool, the stats and discritpor image is floating about

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    13. 100% wrong for the last 1-2 years. when will it sink into your dense skull Doogle that you are also part of said group whom is always wrong.

      you are wrong Doogle- signed by the collective internet and confirmed by yourself just now.

      thank frag grenades and melta bombs we got that cleared up.

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    14. @nurgelglitch
      Strategic? You just kill everything with such lists. Same goes for Imp. Knights.

      Step 1. Kill everything that could hurt your ubber units. Easy kills 1st.
      Step. 2 kill everything that can score pts.
      Step 3 watch your opponent ragequit

      Do a Proxy game with 5 knights. Thats how it plays every Time. Youre opponent quits turn 2.

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  7. The Gauntlet is cool, will be interesting to see how the Hurl is resolved. I am guessing it's a Large Blast or something that you can shoot after combat.

    It also makes the one with two melee weapons interesting, as you get one extra attack and can pick what you want to be good at. (Chain sword being best against most other things.)

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  8. here are some more pics

    http://theismusuprising.blogspot.co.uk/

    enjoy.

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    1. this is... this is... Beautiful :O I love that autocannon and fist!

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  9. Here are the rules for the throw:

    If an Imperial Knight fighting with a tunderstrike gauntlet destroys an enemy Monstrous Creature or vehicle in the Fight sub-phase, it can choose to hurl it (Gargantuan Creatures, Super-heavy vehicles and buildings cannot be hurled). If a vehicle was destroyed as a result of suffering an Explodes! result of the Vehicle Damage table, resolve any damage before hurling it. Any passengers must make an emergency disembarkation (see Warhammer 40,000: The Rules) before their transport vehicle is hurled.

    To hurl an enemy model, immediately resolve a shooting attack against an enemy unit within 12" that is not locked in combat using the profile below. A hurled model is removed from the battlefield after the attack has been resolved.

    Range 12", S *, AP -, Heavy 1, Large Blast, The Bigger They Are...

    The Bigger They Are...: The strength of this attack is always equal to the Toughness value of the Monstrous Creature, or half the front Armour Value of the vehicle, being hurled (rounding fractions up).

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    1. pretty solid rules, generally you're looking at a S6-7 hit from most targets it's likely gonna be throwing.

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  10. Oh dear... How could I be mad at GW yesterday when they are releasing such beauties :P

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  11. I got a gat and a pimp-hand, and I ain't afraid to used 'em.

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  12. I think I just had a moment.

    I'm sold - I will definitely be getting one to run with my Iron Fists. And that gauntlet is too cool to resist, can't wait to throw a leman russ at an infantry platoon...

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  13. http://i.4cdn.org/tg/1430231492405.png
    http://i.4cdn.org/tg/1430230779389.jpg
    http://i.4cdn.org/tg/1430229706572.jpg
    I'm disappointed with hurl, but the fist looks so cool

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  14. Meh, this isn't what I was hoping to see. Well I guess it's cool it's not Cult Mechanicus, Tzeentch Daemonkin, Space Marines, Or any of the other things that would've been nicer IMO. But it'll make a few of my friends very happy.

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  15. There's often talk/complaints about things being 'competitive' on forums and that's fair enough for the competitive crowd.

    Would be nice to hear more coments about rules/models that are just plain FUN to use though. .. cos the idea of throwing a tank at something with that powerfist sounds fantastic fun to me.

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  16. Worth noting this is a 5-in-1 kit which replaces the previous Knight box. You can make all current variants with the kit contents, so break out the magnets

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  17. cummon FW ... wheres my chaos knights ( as its obvious GW wont make any)

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    1. Yes, Slaaneshi Daemon Knights from the planet Moloch. We need them.

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    2. They will do SW DA & BA knights first. Chaos knights are way after those.

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  18. And the hulking big vulcan cannon.... is only S6? Wow, underwhelming.

    The rest of it looks swell.

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    1. 12 shots, S6 AP3 Rending, that's a lot more than just "only S6"

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    2. It's a scaled down version of the Vulcan Mega-Bolter, which is just S6. On the other hand, it's Rending so it always wounds on 6. Think of it as a Hurricane Assault Cannon (Like a Hurricane Bolter, but with Assault Cannons instead of Bolt Guns).

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    3. With the missile launcher too that's 15 ap3 shots per turn. Unreal.

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    4. Plus a battle cannon for two AP3 large blasts. Plus a skyfire autocannon. Plus 2 Heavy Stubbers and a Twin-Linked Heavy Bolter.

      This guy's a BEAST!

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    6. These new Knight configurations are much more versatile than the Wraithknight's armament options, i.e. more effective vs. a greater range of opponents.

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    7. the WK will stomp the IK in one on one not "built to face specific foes" but the IK will do the same when the IK is built to face specific targets.

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    8. ...including WKs themselves where volume of AP3 fire forcing FNP rolls is much better than fewer higher S shots.

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    9. Knights hardcountered marines before.

      Ap3 makes it worse but not like that even matters.
      When you bring SM vs a knight Army you can just pack up right away.

      Marines really need a solid troop choice like cultists. Lets hope the give us something next dex.

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  19. new head looks like old school cylon. loving it...!

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  20. My LGS owner just got off the phone with his GW trade accounts representative. The new Knight kit will cost $157.00 USD. That's $17.00 USD for all the new bitz— a good deal if you ask me. I'll be scouring feeBay for sure since I have an unbuilt current Knight kit I would like to upgrade. Hopefully GW will offer the upgrade sprue to order separately online.

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    1. My store sells them for $105 now, so probably $110-115 for the new kit

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    2. mine sells for $135 ($20-$30 of so off normal, and hopefully gets the new knight in and sells for similar then = WOOT WOOT hells yeah)

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  21. man I'd love to give them two of the same weapons. dual fist would look cool (could you hurl several models if fighting say a carnifex brood or vehicle squadron?) but 2 hurricane autocannons...24 shots plus whatever is on the back...

    I am SO getting 2 or 3 of these!

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    1. i am getting them to not only load out my defilers (chaos knights) but also so i can load out my other custom walkers. :) (then i will scale up and down the fist etc as needed so i can have them on smaller/larger models)

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  22. So, below the main barrel of the avenger cannon on the gun shield...is that a twin barreled...something?

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