Posted on March 8, 2011
Reading a leaked Codex… again.
So I couldn’t help myself this morning. On a recent post over at BoLS alluded to a leaked Grey Knight codex making its rounds on the web, so I had to seek it out.
It didn’t take long to find. A simple keyword combo “warhammer grey knight torrent” in ye ol’ Google machine brought up a torrent, and the partial, poorly photocopied pdf was on my harddrive within minutes. It’s an early draft, possibly culled from the depths of a waste paper basket, but it is enough to get me through a first cup of coffee on yet another morning I find myself up earlier than seems right. It isn’t complete, missing important sections like war gear, and there aren’t many pictures, with many spaces where pictures are supposed to go marked with empty blocks titled “filler.” But it does give a run down on all of the units, and it does have the “quick sheet” section that contains point values. Which, for a bootleg copy of something I’m just going to buy in a month anyway, is good enough.
The rumors that I’ve been reading (everyone and their mom has psychic powers, Terminators with 2 wounds, the Voltron-like glory of the Dread Knight) seem to be reinforced by it. The only real surprise I found, which is the impetus for me writing this post, is the number of different Henchman the 3 types of inquisitors (hereticus, mallus and xenos, which only affects their war gear selection) can have. There are 10, count ’em 10, different Henchman to chose from in the new codex, up from 6 in the old one. One of the new Henchmen options is the Jokearo Weaponsmith. Never heard of one? Why the fuck would you have heard of one? Guess what he is? Go on, guess! Because there is no way you are going to say it is a tech-savvy Orangutan with digital weapons and a force field. But that is what it is. I would just like to be the first say (at least in our group) “right turn, Clyde.”
There’s a lot of crazy stuff in the Codex, enough to warrant a longer post, I suppose. But the revelation that the Grey Knights are in league with the Planet of the Apes is plenty for now.