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My blog is primarily my own personal fluff in the Warhammer 40,000 universe regarding the Draconis system such as the Knight House Yato in Draconis III, the Imperial Guard...I mean, Astra Militarum regiment trained there, the Draconian Armored Defenders, and the Forge World of Draconis IV with its Adeptus Mechanicus priesthood, Cybernetica cohorts and Skitarii legions, and the Titan Legion, Legio Draconis, known as the Dark Dragons.

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Horus Heresy Janus Campaign

I had a great weekend at the Horus Heresy Weekender, which was organized by the Frozen North Horus Heresy group - thanks to all the organize...

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Chaos Knights

Sorry for not posting as regularly. Knights Moirax are up for preorder and I didn't cover that other than the FAQ and forge world rules. Whoops. Anyway, I plan to get a couple because of how awesome they look, and I'm willing to trade the claws for more volkite weapons. So if anyone wants to trade their volkite weapons, or even lightning cannons for the claws, please let me know! I'm based in the United States, for reference.

But that's not what this post is about. I've managed to get my hands on a copy of the Chaos Knights codex, and...I'm kind of surprised by one thing. Why are most of the Chaos Knights pilots...women? That was just weird. Over half of the Knights featured in the Iconoclast and Infernal Houses (the lore and fluff pages) are women. I'm referring to the single-page devoted Knights. You have Dan Marta and Eternal Dread of House Herpetrax. You have Brynhild and The Burning Sky of House Khymere. You have Xitra CDV and Drixia's Maul of House Vextrix. You have Kyoptis and Prey Seeker of House Khomentis. That's four out of five Knights from the Iconoclast and Infernal Households. Okay, I'm all for gender equality, and I'm glad that women are getting featured much more in Warhammer 40,000, especially since it has been male dominated for so long. Hooray for Commissar Severina Raine!

But...this is just...weird. Or is Games Workshop saying that women Knight pilots and female nobles fall to Chaos more easily than men Knight pilots and male nobles? There are a few male Chaos Knights, like Obidar and Iron Malice of House Lucaris, but he's the only confirmed male so far. All the other Knight pilots featured are mostly female. Such a high proportion of female Chaos Knight pilots seem to indicate one thing.

That female nobles fall to Chaos more easily than male nobles. Everything begins to fall to place now. It makes sense now. Now I understand why House Cadmus and many other Knight Houses, such as House Procon Vi, only allow male pilots for their Imperial Knights. Because female pilots are more easily corrupted!

...or maybe I'm reading too much into it.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Forge World Knights get an update!

Forge World Knights get an update! According to Warhammer Community, we have a new FAQ and a new update for Forge World Knights! It's actually for Chaos Knights, but we get some great new rules for our Forge World Knights as well, along with rules for the new Acastus Knight Asterius, and the upcoming Knights Moirax!

You can access to PDF here if you don't want to go to the Warhammer Community website for some reason.

I know for sure I'll be getting the Volkite Knights in future! I love volkite, and I intend to build a Household of Knights using volkite weaponry, reinforced by Carnodon tanks with volkite weapons. I'll have to stick with Leman Russ Executioner tanks until they give us rules for the Leman Russ Incinerator, but...I won't hold my breath on that!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Mechanicus game gets an expansion!

According to Warhammer Community, Mechanicus will be getting an expansion! In this new expansion, you'll be fighting Hereteks, or traitor elements of your own Mechanicus forces! Dark Mechanicum?

Well, not exactly Dark Mechanicum, but there has been an uprising in your Ark Mechanicus while you've been going around fighting the Necrons. Sucks to be you, but hey...that's life in the Adeptus Mechanicus, and the grim, dark universe of the 41st Millennium. After all, there is only war. You didn't think you'll get off lightly after tangling with the Necrons, did you?

You can order them on Steam now, and you get a few bonuses if you buy the Heretek+ Edition! Cool, I guess? Anyway, have fun! I won't be able to, since I have to do my preliminary exams and all that. Sucks to be me too, I guess, but hey, at least I'm subscribing to the Adeptus Mechanicus doctrine and hoarding knowledge!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Acastus Knight Porphyrion

We're getting Acastus Knight Porphyrion for Adeptus Titanicus! Pre-orders will be up this weekend, along with tons of Adeptus Titanicus stuff, and the command terminals. We have living legends from the Horus Heresy too, though I'm not that interested in them. I'm more interested in Knights. Oh, and next month's White Dwarf also has something for us who want to create our own legios. Nice!

You can check out the news on Warhammer Community, as usual.

That's not much for me to say that you don't already know. The Acastus Knights are the heaviest and largest Knight class, bigger than the Cerastus Knights and almost on par with a Warhound Titan. They have super-thick armor and super-heavy weaponry, enough to blow Titans apart. Nice!

They are 80 points base, with BS 4+, though I have no idea how many points the weapons will cost. We'll find out, I guess? The twin magna lascannons are 4 attacks each, which is really cool. Says they are paired, which means 8 shots per model? Wow. You can take one banner of each Acastus Knight, or up to 4 if you want, depending. Pretty cool, if you ask me. Heh.

Anyway, they are up for pre-orders on July 13th, so look forward to them! I'll definitely be getting them. I think. No news on the Questoris upgrade pack, though, so that one might take a bit longer.