Games Workshop has started taking pre-orders for some new Imperial Knight models, as well as the Imperial Knight codex over on their website. The codex has several new variants of the Imperial Knight figure, with which you can bring swift, exploding death to the enemies of the Emperor. I don’t know about you all, but the idea of an army of nothing but giant, stompy robots sounds pretty neat to me. No, it might not be the cheapest army to field, but it’ll look cool.
From the website:
Guided by a Noble pilot, an Imperial Knight moves with a speed and grace that should not be possible from such a towering engine of war. Enemy fire pinging harmlessly off its thick armour, ion shields flashing with brilliant light, the Imperial Knight unleashes incredibly powerful weaponry, able to wipe entire battalions off the map with a single volley of explosive chain-gun fire. Should any enemy survive this bullet hell, the Knight also wields terrifying close-combat capabilities – smashing through the thickest armour with its enormous gauntlets and crushing foes under its massive feet. To see a squadron of Imperial Knights is to gaze upon the full splendour – and might – of the Imperium.
This 120-page, full-colour hardback book contains:
Full rules for five Imperial Knights: Paladin and Errant are joined by three new types – Warden, Gallant and Crusader;
Two unique Detachments – the Household Detachment (Primary Detachment of Imperial Knights) and the Oathsworn Detachment (an Allied Detachment of Imperial Knights);
Extensive background material, colour schemes and heraldry for Imperial Knights from a number of different Knight worlds;
A new system of ranking, with rules and bonuses available for using their formations and detachments;
Five entirely new formations, allowing you to field efficient squadrons of Knights.