Winters SEO received his Forgebane box a little early and decided to do a full unboxing for us to see. During the video, we get a look at the new Armiger Warglaive rules and points. Let’s take a look.
Though a little blurry to see, Winters SEO reads aloud that the new knight has a base points cost of 223. The Armiger Warglaive comes equipped with a Thermal spear and a Reaper chain-cleaver which are both free to take. For you smaller guns you have a choice between a Heavy stubber which is going to cost you 4 points, or a Melta gun which is going to cost you 17 points. All in all, you’re looking at 227 or 240 points to add one of these new Knights to your army.
Editors Note: Even though a points page is included in the rulebook, the Forgebane game itself does not use points at all.
As for the rules we’re seeing 12 wounds and the Move, Weapon Skill, and Ballistic Skill are the only stats that are going to be affected as this Knight takes damage. It’s coming with a 14″ Move, a 3+ WS/BS, and we’re not seeing our first drop until you reach 6 remaining wounds. The Armiger Warglaive has a Strength 6, Toughness 7, 4 Attacks, Leadership 8, a 3+ Save, and a 5+ invulnerable save. Strength 6 may seem a little weak, but when you’re attacking with the Reaper chain-sword you’re getting Strength x2, a -3 AP, and it does 3 Damage,
The Thermal spear is going to be Assault D3 with a 30″ range, Strength 8, a whopping -4 AP, does D6 Damage, and if the target is within half range of this weapon you’ll roll two dice when determining damage and discard the lower result. That’s two pretty strong weapons that don’t cost you a single point.
So, for a base cost of base 223 points, the Armiger Warglaive may seem pretty expensive, but it definitely seems like it’s going to be worth the points.
How big will the new Knight Armiger be though? 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!
And what about the price of the new Knight when he’s sold individually? Here’s the latest on the new box set based on what we know now!
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.
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.
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 itself.
Are you looking forward to picking up your Forgebane box set? What do you think about the rules and points cost for the Armiger Warglaive? Drop us a line in the comments below and let us know your thoughts.