Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Grey Knight Rumors: Part II

by SandWyrm


Here it is, the rest of the new rumors from Blood of Kittens that were posted in Tasty's members-only area. (Don't worry, he gave everyone his permission to spread them.)
As with last time, my comments are in red.
GKs have access to many weapon upgrades.


GKs can pay for + str or rending for their storm bolters
Interesting.

Grand Masters give D3 special powers to Grey Knight units. Things like Digital Weapons, Master Crafted weapons, Wolf Standard, but with GK names.
Is his name Inquisitor Q?

Psycannon is Str 7 rending ap 4 either can fire 2 shots moving or 4 shots standing still.
There ya go! A real game-changer.

Incenerator Str 5 ap 4 rending
I'm getting all giggly!

Callidus Assassin = Long Fangs and Lootas no more. Works like Lictors/Marbo drops a str 4 ap 2 large blast when enters play and can still use the Neural Shredder which is now Str 8 ap 2.
Nice. Farmpunk will LOVE this. Does this officially make her the Inquisition's Marbo?

The other Assassin are just updated versions of their old selves with the Culexus especially devastating to Psykers.
Makes sense.

Their are three special character Inquisitors at least one will make Henchman Troop choices.
Just don't call them Stormtroopers or the guys on BoLS will have a stroke. ;)

One GKs Special character will make Purgation Squads Troops (yes you heard that right) you can spam psycannons all you want.
In tomorrow's news, GW and eBay sell out of all Psycannon models!

One GK Special Character can take cheap termies talking Chaos Space Marine Terminator Cheap.
Sounds like Dark Angels get a new codex too. ;)

Grey Knights are “around” Plague Marine Cost


GKT are “around” vanilla marine termy cost.
Sounds good to me.

Nemesis Force Weapons can be upgrade as well (increase initiative is one option).
Nice.

Grey Knights do get a MC a cross between a Talos and Karamazov Elite choice. The plastic kit is done on this one so expect it with GK launch.
So it's not really a Penitent Engine? That's good because PEs are best left to the Sisters of Battle.

Dreadnoughts are Heavy Support.
No change then.

GKT can mix and match Nemeis Force Weapons and TT/SS and get psy weapons as well.
(School Girl Giggle)

Any GK unit can once per game gate of infinity with no deviation in the movement face
and can shoot, but not assault. This could still be changed to become the new Grey Knight Teleport Attack and moved to Fast Attack slot.
(JAW DROPS TO FLOOR)


Fluff– All GKs are subservient to the Inquisition beck and call.
That doesn't quite sound right.
The drivers of GK vehicles are the Psykers not the vehicles themselves.
So much for that Dark Eldar guy auto-killing tanks. :)

There's some interesting stuff here, and it has the feel of being legit. Kudos to Tasty if it's all true.

5 comments:

  1. I love me some Grey Knights. Here you go Fateweaver! Can't hide behind those bloodcrushers now can you? Hehe!!!!!

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  2. Not to be the negative nancy among the three of us but I honestly hope many of these rumors are not true, otherwise the Grey knights/ daemonhunters are going to be far too good. And update is fine but this much added benefit would be too much. It will also mean yet again another army of psykers I can't do crap about unless I switch armies.

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  3. Stelek has made it sound like they aren't as good as the other 5th Edition Codices. May have been that he doesn't have the up-to date codex... or he is just talking in hyperbole lol

    But it sure does sound like Grey Knights will be an extremely small and elite army.

    Messanger

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  4. The only things that raise the WTF? flag with me are the free non-deviating Gate of Infinity and the Purgation squads as troops.

    But really, without some mobility a small elite army isn't going to last long on the field. And spammed purgation squads isn't much worse than facing 45 Lootas or 3 squads of Long Fangs that split their fire.

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  5. rar! go Shelia! she'll probably go up in price. Maybe they'll give Guy Smiley an AP2 asplosion when he dies! I can hear it now "ooh termies! I need a group hug!"

    I think a lot of these a still overpowered rumor/wishes.

    although I DO hope the Psycannon stuff's right. it's going to be the only AT the GK's get probably. heh. lol, it's like having GK's walking around with Hydras strapped to their wrists.

    The gate power seems a bit over the top. I can see it being unlocked with certain special characters, and able to be used when entering from reserves.
    maybe a teleport out, and reenter via reserve rolls (starting with a 4+ on the turn they withdrew)

    I also think the point costs are going to have to be a bit more than these estimates.... if most of the rumors stick.

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