Friday, April 24, 2015

Rumors: New Knight inbound

Surfing through the waves of rumors we get some rumors about the loadout for the next Imperial Knight models.

via Bird in the Trees, BoLS
  • Crusader is armed with: Quake Cannon, TL Las-cannons
  • Warden is armed with: Volcano Cannon, Multi-barreled Autocannon
  • Both models have an optional top carapace missile launcher weapon mount, with multishot S8, AP3 anti-flyer capability
  • Both models are protected by a single energy field based heavily on the rules for the Stronghold Assault book’s Void Shield Generator.
  • Armor Values: Front:14 Side:13 Rear:13
  • Hull Points: 8
  • Both models clock in well above the cost of the Knight Paladin/Errant
Both of these sound interesting.  Sounds like a mobile gun platform which is something some armies need.  They even have some anti-flyer support.  Some are saying that one of these is a blast S:D weapon which will help against those pesky Wraith knights.
A trio of Cursaders

The big problem is if they are more points than existing Knights then it will be close to twice the cost of the Wraith jerk.  At least if the rumor of a Void shield attached it might last a turn of shooting from other D weapons.  The sad part is they might lose the ion shield protection. 
The Warden from epic

I guess we will see in a few weeks what is coming down the pike.  In the end it will probably be $140+ for this one model.  That is 3 months of savings for me.  I doubt I will ever get one.

I can dream though. Have a good weekend.

Questions? Comments? Knights! Knights! Knights!?