Its late December and that can only mean…time for another Grey Knight rumor roundup!
Today we have a couple of summaries rounded up from the Lounge:
“The GK codex has been finalized and is currently at the printers.
There is a unit in the codex called a “Dreadknight” which is basically a psychically-infused super-terminator that counts as a monstrous creature. It looks sort of like a penitent engine but better. It has a Dreadnought CCW, lots of wounds and 2+ save.
The codex looks like it’s pretty sick and will be on par with the Space Wolves for overall power. Terminators can be made troops by a special character. GKs lose fearless and gain ATSKNF. Power Armor Grey Knights get squad-based psychic powers, including a power that is like Hammerhands. There is also a squad-based psychic power that increase the strength of their storm bolters to 5.
Terminators have 2 wounds and come with a 4+ invulnerable save.”
“yep cortez can make henchmen troops, so you can get stormtroopers but they are now bs3 and not nearly as good. crusaders with a marine cost and coming with a pw and ss is much more attractive.
the other real winner for henchmen are the humans that come with bolters for 5pts or storm bolters for 7pts at bs 3
other troops are the palidan termies with 2 wounds and a 5++ and can get fnp with the apothicary
pergitor squads with all the extra special weapons can become troops too.
vindicar assassin is 0-3 and have the special rounds that are quite nasty
4d6+rend vs. armor
wound on a 2+
take inv save away for the rest of the game
loses his night fight rule but still has stealth.
psy cannons are str 7 with rending
drednight with gattiling psy cannon is only str 5 but 12 shots.
the palidan termies do not have EW.
havent read into the special chars much yet as i havent had time. but ill have a chance after x-mas.
some weapons that are new for the gk
sword that grants +2 str
halbriad that grants +2 int
one more but don’t remember.
playtesting the gk the army with full squads of crusader humans and assassins in a crusader will wipe most things in one assault phase, which i can see lots of people taking. I can also see lots of people running the bolter/SB spam since they are dirt cheep.
the basic grey knights top out at 20 pts little more for the justicar.
there are transports for the henchmen granted you can fit them in.
gk army has access to landraiders, rhinos, stormravens, and the chimera.
stern- beleive has a ss but have not read to him yet.
the callidus assassin got better as when she/he appears it does d6 wounds to the unit that is ap 1/2 dont remember, then can shoot the flamer then assault as normal.
normal gk dont have access to meltas. meltas are a rare occurence in the codex. “
~Standard caveats apply, but in general, the rumors are starting to converge after a long period of roaming all over the place. You can see all the other recent Grey Knight rumors here. Have at it.