GW Rumor Roundup 2-9-2014

This past week has seen a bunch of Dwarf rumors of course, but Imperial Knights and IG are bubbling to the top.


Knight Kit
– Wraithknight sized (bulkier)
– Slightly hunched Imperial appearance
– Head in chest
– Arm weapons mounted underslung from shoulders like the Reaver
– Comes with multiple arm weapons (you can mount 2)
a) Multi-barreled “gatling” styled weapon
b) “Grav” styled weapon
c) “Nova-cannon” styled weapon
d) Giant close combat weapon

– Optional quad-missile array
– Void Shield
– Many accessories, flags, Aquilas, Mechanicus cogs, minor defensive weapons etc…
– Priced as Lord of Skulls

We rate this set as medium-low reliability coming from a mix of known and unknown sources.
There has been talk of a plastic Knight somewhere in the GW design schedule for many months now.  If you recall it was hyped to be the “big kit” to accompany the Space Marine, then IG release, but current rumor-chatter places it as the key release in March as a standalone kit that can be fielded via dataslate with a variety of armies.

via 40K Radio’s Rik

Plastic Ogryns

So some exciting news. A listener of ours was at a GW store today that mistakenly received a shipment of some unreleased items. It was the plastic Ogryn kit. The rename is confirmed as they were called Militarum Auxillia. Boom! Nailed it.

Goodbye “Space Marines”

I prefer GW’s made up Latin to what they have now. I can’t wait until they re-brand Space Marines as Adeptus Astartes… From what our source told us Space Marines will get a name change in the future.

And new Forge World Nids coming along with an updated IA 4: The Anphelion Project

From Forgeworld:

When we mention that we will be updating the rules for our Tyranid models this means that for some of our Tyranid creatures there are no 6th edition rules for them although we did publish some in the 2013 IA Apocalypse book for the Scythed Hierodule (the Barbed version is in the GW Apocalypse rulebook), Malanthrope and some extra rules for the Heirophant Bio-titan. Several years ago we published the IA 4: The Anphelion Project book which was a campaign book that detailed all of our Tyranid models at the time. Since that time at least two editions of the 40k rules and Tyanid Codex have been published so an update of this book is sorely needed, which is what we are planning.

Although there will undoubtedly be some new Forge World Tyranid models in this book we can’t reveal any details at this point.  


via GrottoKnight on Warseer 2-2-2014

-Yes Belegar has gromril. His Oathstone will be an extra points upgrade
-Thunderers/Quarrellers are CORE and RARE currently 
-Gyrocopter is coming (see picture behind Slayer in video in “what’s new”
-pg 27 of the WD says “Next week: Engineering Madness” in Designer Notes
-I would like to note that the Hammerers use GROMRIL hammers


It’s basically 3 rules:
-Ancestral grudge, roll a D6 before the first turn. On 1-2 your general hates the enemy’s general. On 3-4 your characters hate all enemy characters. On 5-6 your army hates the entire enemy army.
-Resolute, charging units have +1 strength
-Relentless, cannot be marchblocked. 
(NOTICE: no -1 to flee and pursue rolls? I figured this would go with how movement and charging changed and all.)

via Mazmorra del Poliedro

• Ancestral Grudge : The Dwarfs have hatred (Orcs and Goblins) and hatred (Skaven).  To determine the level of resentment felt by dwarfs to other hosts,after deploying before the advanced moves, he shoots a D6 and consult the following table:

1-2 Personal Revenge: The Dwarfs have the special rule hatred against the general of the opposing army.
3-4 Spiteful Determination: All friendly characters with the special rule Ancestral Grudge have the special rule hate against all characters of enemy army.
5-6: “Boiling Point Furious”: All friendly models with the special rule Ancestral Grudge have hatred against all models in the enemy army.
• Determination: The units composed entirely of models with this special rule does not need to make a leadership test to march regardless of the proximity of the enemy units.
• Revenge:  Once per game, at the beginning of any sub-phase of combat,Belegar can invoke the power of their predecessors. For the rest of the turn, Belegar doubles his attacks.
via Anonymous Source on Faeit 2-7-2014
Dwarven Rules:

Ancestral Grudge – hatred Skaven/Greenskins; everyone else has a chart.
Dwarf Made – Re rolls
Resolute – +1 Strength on the charge
Relentless – no leadership for marching close to an enemy
Shieldwall – +1 parry when charged

Warriors: Stayed the same but with the new rules above.
Thunders/Quarrlers: +1 point, with new rules above and heavy armor
Longbeards: new rules above + old longbeard rules, +1 point, no longer 1 unit for every unit of warriors.
Hammers: don’t remember points but looked the same; if general is present in unit, any, ANY model can accept a challenge. 
Iron Breakers: pretty much the same, +1 parry bonus always!, stacks with Shieldwall rule, so 4+ ward save if charged!  
Gyrobomber thing: in movement phase can drop bombs (place large blast, scatter, if it still hits a unit it passed over then resolve wounds, scatter from the center hole again with a small blast as bomb bounces). In the shooting phase it can shoot its cannon.  
New Unit – IronDrakes (Rare): Good stat line, handheld flame cannon (str5, 18″, armor piercing, dwarf made, flaming attacks, ), they also have armor gromil-proven armor (I think) that gives 4+/6+ward/2+ward vs. flaming attacks.  
Added characters: (2) seen in white dwarf weekly, Ungrim Slayer-King, Joseph Bugman, High King Thorgrim, don’t remember if Thorek is in there. 

So a bit of an update. These are torn from the pages of the book that is due February 15th. I cannot post the images to keep my source safe, Natfka safe, etc. 

No plastic slayers. This doesn’t mean they aren’t coming (because we don’t have finecast versions and still metal) in plastic; just means that at the time of the books production they were not ready or painted. We have seen this before. 

Not being a WFB player I can’t comment on the Dwarfs, but HOT DAMN, Imperial Knights are exciting!

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