The Grey Knight codex is just around the corner. Here’s the 11th hour rumors:
While everyone is going GAGA over the upcoming Chaos Marine codex, the Grey Knights are flying under the radar. Whatever we get this weekend will be a big deal for a couple of reasons. This will be the first “single-chapter” codex of 8th edition. It will give us a blueprint for all the others from Death Guard, to Space Wolves, and all the other smaller organizations of the grimdark. It will let us know if GW will be adding sub-factions to every codex, or just the “big forces” like Chaos Space Marines. It will let us know if every codex will be recieving new models or not – and how GW will handle armies that only get new rules.
Grey Knights are a fairly niche army and didn’t get anything new in their last codex. In fact they lost all the Inquisitorial parts of their 2010 Matt Ward codex and a character or two. Here’s what’s doing the rounds out there on the new one:
Grey Knight Codex
Vortex of Doom
Gate of Infinity
2CP Use at the start of your turn. A single Character can double the range of any aura ability on its datasheet to 12″ for this turn.
1CP Cast an addition psychic power in the psychic phase.
1CP When attempting a psychic power roll 3 dice and pick the two highest.
Armoury of Titan:
1/3 CP Your army can take an extra relic or two extra relics for 3 CPs. All relics must be given to different characters.
Grand Masters can take Nemesis Dreadknight Armour.
Grey Knight Products
- Codex: Grey Knights $40
- Datacards: Grey Knights $15
- Grand Master Voldus: $35
Thoughts So Far
The Grey Knight Grand Master in a Dreadknight is a neat trick. A new unit that uses an existing model. I’m thinking most folks will just use a headswap, or glue on some extra scrolls and do-dads onto the existing kit and give it fancy paintjob. I could see GW using this trick to get extra mileage out of older ranges to add new datasheets here and there to some new codexes that aren’t getting new models.