Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I think the Space Wolves will be staying out of close combat.
In truth, I think Every Army in the game will stay out of close combat with this madness and las/plas/melta and blast the Grey Knights to death instead.
But the important thing to remember is that they're not unbeatable.
They're still Marines and they still go down screaming to massed firepower and low AP weapons, which 5th edition has by the bucket load.
For more talk about how to beat them, skip to the end. Otherwise read on for the essential rules.
Grey Knights Rules:
Nemesis Force Sword: +1 to existing invulnerable saves.
Nemesis Force Halberd: +2 initiative (yes, this makes them I6!)
Nemesis Force Stave: Grants a 2+ invulnerable save versus close combat wounds.
All NFWs have Daemonbane: ignoring eternal warrior for daemons and psykers.
Brotherhood Banner: 25 points +1 attack to all models in the unit, and automatically pass force weapon pyschic tests.
Psybolt Ammo: gives +1 Strength to Stormbolters,Hurricane bolters,Heavy bolters, Auto Cannons and Assault cannons. (not worth +20pts even on a maxed out Storm Raven)
Psycannon: S7 AP4 Assault 2, Heavy 4, Rending.
Heavy Psycannon: S7 AP4 Large Blast, Rending.
Heavy Incinerator: Operates like the Hellhound's Inferno cannon.
Nemesis Greatsword: S:6 allowing rerolls to hit and wound.
DK Daemonhammer: S:10 Thunderhammer.
Psilencer: R:24" S:4 AP- Heavy 6 Gatling Psilencer has the same stats excepts it's Heavy 12. Psilencers always wounds Daemons on a roll of a 4+ unless the score required to wound would normally be less.
Grey Knights Price List
The Grey Knight Nemesis Dreadknight – £33
5 Grey Knight Terminators – £27.70
5 Grey Knights – £20.50
Lord Kaldor Draigo – £13.80
Castellan Crowe – £10.25
Jokaero Weaponsmith – £7.70
I've been going through the Grey Knights leaked Codex with Marc for the past few weeks, helping him to create the best possible army.
Marc has played Grey Knights since the start of 4th edition. He's suffered during that time. More than I have with my Tau. But now he looks set to unleash all manner of awesome upon us.
We've been giving units a mixture of swords, halberds and hammers for wound allocation. But halberds have become the weapon of choice purely for striking at Initiative 6 before anyone else. Even Eldar!
The point is that you don't want to charge Grey Knights in close combat.
In fact, just forget about close combat altogether. You're going to get hit by so many power weapons before you even attack that your unit will be decimated.
Just shoot the Grey Knights. Shoot them lots. Remember that under that nemesis force weapon and gauntlet mounted storm bolter is a Space Marine.
Grey Knights are Space Marines and when shot at, they die like Space Marines.
Question is how much firepower can you bring to bear? My Space Wolves can lay down a heck of a lot.
In fact, last week Marc borrowed my Space Wolves for a game and didn't get into close combat once! He just shot everything up close, en masse and wiped out a unit at a time.
So really, there's not much to worry about. Apart from Psycannons...
I'd best get back to my las/plas Razorback conversions.
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