How Big Will The New Knight Armiger Be?

By Rob Baer | March 16th, 2018 | Categories: Picture of the Day, Warhammer 40k Articles & News

Armiger Warglaives

How big will the new Knight Armiger be? Check out the latest on the Armiger, Forgebane, Necrons and how much of a savings the new box set may be!

We saw this photoshopped image of knight scales posted up recently in Spikey Bits Hobbies Facebook Group, and thought it was a great guess at the scale of the new Knight!

Here’s the latest on the new box set based on what we know now!

Forgebane Back

According to GW last week:
Forgebane is a great place to start a Necron or Adeptus Mechanicus army (or both!), and the set will cost you less than getting everything inside separately, and that’s BEFORE you count the new Cryptek and Imperial Knight units.
So let’s break down the contents of the box, at retail prices, to see just what that magical number is GW is hinting at.
Mechanicus forces:
10x Skitarii $39
1x Techpriest Dominus $36
2x Armiger Warglaives $??
Necron forces:
1x Cryptek $??
5x Lychguard $33
5x Immortals $33
3x Canoptek Wraiths $47
Total Retail Pricing of what we know $188


Now judging by their previous core bundle deals like Blightwar, Deathstorm, Stormclaw, Prospero / Calth, and even the Battleforces (to a certain degree at $170), GW has been on a trend to build in a 40-50% retail bonus value over the full retail price of all the contents broken down separately.

For instance, the Blightwar box saw a total retail value of $320 for the standard $160 price tag.

Forgebane Contents

If that pricing trend stays constant, and from the clue above, we can make some deductions:

$188 in retail value for the items we that have existing retail prices, plus what we can probably safely assume will be a $35 retail price tag for the two sprue clampack Cryptek model, brings the total retail up to $223.

From there some quick math doubles the $160 MSRP Forgebane cost up to $320 retail value (for a 50% bundle savings), and $320 minus $223 is roughly $100.

$100 divided by two for the dual Armiger Warglaives nets you…. $50 each.  (((airhorns)))

One other clue perhaps that this $50 pricing is close to on point is the fact that the Ad Mech Dragoons that they share some design characteristics with are $49 retail by comparison. They both appear to be two sprue kits as well from the pictures spotted at GW above of the contents.

Only time will tell if our pricing predictions are correct, but at the very least they are in the ballpark as the Forgebane box set per GW is $160. So if the new Knights are more expensive than $50 each, they won’t be by much really.

The new Forgebane box set looks like it’s going to be must-have for Mechanicus and Necron players. Are the Armiger Warglaives going to in fact cost $50 each? Robbie B was spot on thus far with his $160 prediction for the Forgebane Box.

Are you looking forward to picking up your Forgebane box set?


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About the Author: Rob Baer

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