Cerastus Knight-Acheron on Experimental Base

Picked up a Cerastus Knight-Acheron from eBay and it didn’t come with a base so after taking some measurements with my calipers, I threw together a model in Sketchup Make that seems to be a pretty good base for my new wargaming model. I also incorporated a rock into the model thinking I could have my Cerastus Knight-Acheron stepping off of it. The rock was a bit small so instead I glued the Knight in a way that it remains very dynamic and looks like hes about to kick the rock into outer space. Who needs planetary defence forces, am I right?)

Archeron Base with Rock

Archeron Base with Rock

Archeron Dynamic Pose

Archeron Dynamic Pose

Archeron Strutting

Archeron Strutting

Archeron Walking to the Left

Archeron Walking to the Left

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Knight Time Rant

So the Adamantium Lance Imperial Knight detachment is the only 3+ Knight Detachment that doesn’t get a Lord Baron or someone who can take Heirlooms of the Knightly Houses.

Even the non-Formation Household Detachment gets access to the Heirlooms.

This just screams Games Workshop isn’t keeping track of their own shenanigans in-house.

I guess that’s the price you pay for re-rollable Ion Shields. Except now there is no such thing as a Senechal (replaced with Lord Baron but not specified for Adamantine Lance Formation) so it’s all 4++ instead of the leader getting a 3++. The Senechal also loses the +1 WS/BS/I yet remains the same point cost.

Give Knight players who run 3+ knights access to more stuff yet nerfing us on point costs does not a good Codex make.

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New (3D Printed) Weapons for New Knights

Now that I’ve taken a lovely long look at the new Imperial Knight wargear, I’ve decided to 3D print some of the new goodies. Now $157 per Knight may be doable for some folks but I’m currently still looking for work so I decided to break out the old Google Sketchup and 3D printer to design some of my own weapons.

I threw together an Avenger Gatling Cannon first followed by the two carapace rocket pods. I plan on attempting to design a Thunderstrike Gauntlet but that seems a little beyond both my skills as a 3D modeler as well as my 3D printer’s abilities. I would like to design a Twin Icarus Autocannon but I may forego that since I plan on eventually getting quite a few Onager Dunecrawlers and I will make a conversion out of their Autocannon bits.

New Knight Weapons

New Knight Weapons

I will post better pictures of the Gatling Cannon in the future. (After I print my MkII version which has more details and will be printed at a better resolution.)

Knight with A Fancy Hat

Knight with A Fancy Hat

Dat Rocket Pod

Dat Rocket Pod

Alternate view of Stormspear Rocket Pod

Alternate view of Stormspear Rocket Pod

Make sure to check out my Etsy store and pick up a set of 3D printed game markers!

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You Adapted to the Imperial Knights Codex. I Was Born in It.

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So the new Codex: Imperial Knights is freaking nuts. No more Seneschals or Knightly Ranks.

The Lord Baron (the new Seneschal) loses an initiative but can now buy 1 of 6 Heirlooms of the Knightly Houses.

Primary and Allied detachments have been replaced by Household (3-5 Knights; choose one to be your Lord Baron) and Oathsworn detachments (1-3 Knights).

All Knights are considered to be Lords of War now. (So tournaments better not negate an entire faction by limiting the number of Knights by allowing only a single Lord of War. I’mm looking at you, BAO and LVO.)

That should make getting lots of Victory Points for people when playing the Alter of War Escalation mission. (Receive 1 VP for every 3HP you pull off a LoW)

A big one for me is that if you choose Knights to be your primary detachment then all your knights gain Objective Secured.

Something that is funny to me but is very situational is the new Hurl rule that allows you to use a monstrous creature or vehicle as a large blast weapon against your enemies.

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