Tabletop Spotlight: Imperial Knights: Renegade

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The Tabletop Spotlight is on the latest Boxed Game from Games Workshop: Imperial Knights: Renegade!

I was waiting for this one all week and when our friends at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy brought over Imperial Knights: Renegade I was pumped to dive into this one:

I just want to start clearing up one of the burning questions I had: Which kits are we getting, exactly?

1x Imperial Knight Kit

1x Imperial Knight Warden Kit

1x Sanctum Imperialis

Basically you get two sprues of everything in the standard Knight kit and 1 sprue from the Warden Kit. It’s still an awesome amount of stuff in the box. Any way you slice it this is a really good deal by Games Workshop standards. Now that I’ve gotten to take a look at the ruleset as well I can say it’s a pretty simple game to play as well. It’s a bit more granular than a regular game of 40k – but if you’re looking for a giant robot fight then this game delivers.

I’m hoping that in the future Games Workshop makes some printouts for the other factions who have “Knight” type models. I’d love to see a Stompa or Gorkanaut “data” sheet. Heck even a Wraithknight sheet would be cool. Based on the ones in the boxed game I’m confident that they could make stacks of them in no time. It really reminded me of old school Battletech – only on a larger scale. And while the sheets are not as in-depth as Battletech, the vibe is there.

The Combat and Action Points are really easy to get a grip on – the rules are only 2 pages and the missions are another page – so it’s not exactly a complicated ruleset. If you’re a tabletop veteran you’ll be up and running in no time.

Overall, if you were waiting for a reason to buy a Knight for your army, Imperial Knights: Renegade is a really strong contender for your hobby dollar. It’s a good value vs buying a single Knight kit. And if you split it with a friend you’ll each get a knight and a ruleset to beat each other up with! Go check it out – Imperial Knights: Renegade is in stores now.

Imperial Knights: Renegade $195

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Giant war machines duel in the 41st millennium!

Dominating the battlefield with their size and firepower, Imperial Knights are towering bipedal weapons platforms that hold no quarter in eliminating their targets – but like anything else, they are vulnerable to the dark clutches of Chaos. The Freeblade Knight once known as the Living Litany is an unfortunate example; nobody knows what truly happened to this once-valiant hero, only that it has renamed itself Litany of Destruction, and has been leaving a brutal trail of devastation in its wake. The Imperial Knight Ever-Stalwart has made planetfall on Tellerax Prime with one goal in mind – hunt down his fallen brother and restore the honour of the knightly houses, or die trying!

The screaming whirr of chainblades and the shriek of missile launchers herald the meeting of two gigantic engines of war on the battlefields of Tellerax Prime. When such powerful machines face off, only one will walk away – put yourself at the controls of an Imperial or Renegade Knight and march to glory with this boxed game! Inside, you’ll find two Imperial Knight miniatures (one Warden and one Paladin), with a transfer sheet to detail them as Imperial and Renegade Knights, a Sanctum Imperialis scenery piece for your Knights to engage in fierce combat over, and an eight-page booklet containing rules and missions for the game, and rules for deploying the Renegade Knight in games of Warhammer 40,000!

 

Oh and definitely watch Robot Jox while playing with friends. It’s a Win-Win!

  • Randy Randalman

    Start Collecting boxes…

    Boxed board game/minis bundles…

    Points system inbound for AoS based on tournament organizer feedback…

    Good things from GW lately.

    • ZeeLobby

      Completely agree. Still waiting on better rules and balance. These are just like fillers til we get something substantial.

      • Andrew Thomas

        Waiting for someone to plug in the numbers for infantry. Might actually make mass-infantry viable.

        • ZeeLobby

          hey, i’ll take anything at this point. Til then i’m just twiddling my thumbs, and playing other games.

          • Shiwan8

            I don’t know how sad it really is that anything even remotely sensible is a HUGE improvement. 😀

    • Julio Lenin Roman Martinez

      Agree. Now, if they could only give me a decent CSM codex….

  • Andrew Thomas

    Mini-game is fun and runs pretty fast (ended in 2 turns playing the first mission even with different Knight load-outs). No locking in combat and no initiative per se makes choosing between close quarters disabling and long-range accuracy a real dilemma.

  • generalchaos34

    so I have to know, does it just come with a tiny transfer sheet? HOW WILL I MAKE THEM BOTH HOUSE TERRYN!!!!

    • ☠⚠Contradiction⚠☠

      buy a transfer sheet from Ebay>?

  • silashand

    While a decent deal, I would have wanted two of the Knight Warden sprues. Oh well…

  • JPMcMillen

    Honestly, a 40k game of giant machines like this slugging it out would have been a better starter for a more ‘Epic’ scale game.

  • Dumbcow1

    My only beef with this kit…lack of transfers! It comes with “Renegade Transfer Sheet” which has enough to do the two shown on box. Not the full sheets that come with the normal boxes.