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40K RUMORS: Black Templars Latest

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Jan 5 2012
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Those Black Templars rumors just keep on trucking.  Here’s the latest…



via Warseer:

ghost21 says:-relic dreadnaughts, like a mobile requiary bearer… is what i had heard

-expect bt to be the landraider spam army

via Marshal Laeroth
-there’s going to be a named emperors champion, who’s old by BT standards, and has been EC for a while. long enough to be better than the standard one.

-initiates will be cheaper, around 11 points, and neotyphes around 6pts. still, expect some drawbacks to this.

-there’ll be a new named character on a bike with eternal warrior, and also eternal warrior killer.

-and possibly some dreadnought/knight style thing that fits with the rest of the army, in line with the big stuff from GK and BA.

-oh, last thing, possibly some upgrade that lets land raiders be destroyed by the enemy, but still ‘live’ for a turn. final shoot and move, the explode in a last ditch suicide run or someut.

via BloodCrusade

1)Helbrecht(Cheaper with rules to make Sword Brethren either Scoring or Troops)
2)Grimaldus(Rules update)
3)Special Champion
4)Draco(Will be making the transfer from White Dwarf to Codex with rule amendments)

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These are the *guaranteed* Special Characters with rumors of:

1) Marshal/Castellan for drop pod armies(Reminiscent of one of our own’s Custom Codex, believe it was Sigismund Himself?)
2)Terminator HQ(Allows for termies as scoring or as Troops for ‘BlackWing’)

Haven’t heard anything of being allowed to bring Bikes as Troops if your ‘Captain’ rides one, which I’m thankful for. There’s a Chapter for that and it’s White Scars.

Special Units being brought to the Codex:

1)Chaplain Dreadnought(Same reroll hits on charge, probably fealess to all units with-in 6″ like Grimaldus)
2)Durandal Dreadnought(Being brought from White Dwarf into the Codex, haven’t heard the rules will change- maybe one more base attack?)
3)Assault Rhino Chassis(Been rumored/hoped for a long time, whether from the Rhino or a new vehicle on it’s chassis)

BoLS Lounge (has the previous rumors as well)
Hmm, yet another report of the “rampaging-zombie Land Raider”.  The combination of cheap infantry (with some type of drawbacks) and spamable Land Raiders and “Assault Rhinos”  is an interesting theme for a Marine -variant codex. Almost a mix of Orks and Blood Angels… 

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