This is going to be a post on my thoughts about the new Imperial Knight, only, it's going to be a little different compared to the other gushing reviews, because I don't like the damn thing and wish it would die in a fire.
So know you know the general gist of it, read on if you want the view of the only guy in the hobby who isn't losing his mind over yet more Imperium plastic.
Then you wait until the 1st of March and just watch the money flow in. That is the power of the Rose Tinted Spectacle and the Imperium of Man, release anything and the community loses their nut. You see, it is well documented that I think the universe of 40k should focus on the complete set of races it has instead of just the one, but with this release I am consigned to never seeing it happen.
|Stop breaking my game!|
|Totally fits the present grimdark universe|
|A Big Bad Beetleborg yesterday|
|My face when Knight|
|A Knight when not inspired by Warmachine|
The knight is a no risk, all reward unit. I tell a lie, if it is taken down in your deployment zone it can be bad times, but that is it. If it is ignored, you wreck face, if it is killed, there is a good chance you take a big chunk of the opponents army down too, and that is just a single Knight. I doubt I would ever face an entire army of them, but the forged narrative would be something else.
So in conclusion, I'm not sold on this unit being a fair addition as it allows you to use a set of rules that is not available to your opponent, as for the model itself, I don't play Warmachine because I think the designs of the mechs are boring and unimaginative, I see the same design theory here.
Finally, I have got that off my chest, if you disagree, then great, I am not trying to dissuade you from purchasing the kit, I'm just airing an alternate view that opposes the norm. However, being the hypocrite that I am, if the Eldar got a similar unit (Wraithknight+) then I am sure my tune would change...