GW Previews Forgebane Necron Cryptek Rules

By |2018-03-13T11:30:07+00:00March 13th, 2018|Categories: Games Workshop, Necrons, News / Rumors, Warhammer 40k|

Forgebane Necron Cryptek rules

Games Workshop just previewed more of the upcoming Forgebane box set release. Check out the new Necron Cryptek with Canoptek Cloak rule that was just revealed.

The new Forgebane box set is on its way, and this week Games Workshop is giving us previews of what we’ll be seeing inside. Let’s take a look at what they had to say about the new rule for the Cryptek with Canoptek Cloak.

Crypteks are scientific geniuses responsible for maintaining and developing the technology that sustains the Necrons and allows them to crush their foes with contemptuous ease.

Occupying a privileged role in the hierarchy of a tomb world, Crypteks are equipped with an array of unusual equipment to help them perform their roles. Forgebane allows you to equip your Crypteks with one such piece of equipment, as well as making the Cryptek available in plastic for the first time – but what exactly does it do?

The Canoptek cloak is a new piece of wargear available to Crypteks, providing some simple but welcome enhancements.

Forgebane Canoptek Cloak

The new Canoptek Cloak gives models equipped with it a 10″ Move characteristic and the Fly keyword. Additionally, at the start of your turn, you’ll be able to select a friendly <DYNASTY> model within 3″ that has the Living Metal ability, that model will regain D3 lost wounds rather than 1 from its Living Metal ability.

This is definitely going to prolong the life of one of your models that have taken a beating.

The new Cryptek with Canoptek Cloak looks like it’s going to be a great addition to your Necron army. Forgebane will be going up for pre-order this weekend, so it doesn’t look like you’ll have to wait long.  Multiple retailers have confirmed the new pre-orders and prices. Let’s take a look at what’s coming up from pre-order this weekend.

Warahmmer 40,000: Forgebane $160

But, how does the price of the box compare to with our very own Robby B’s predictions?

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.

What do you think about the latest rule reveal for the Cryptek with Canoptek Cloak Are you looking forward to picking up your Forgebane box set?

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