Finally, the wait is over. By now, I bet you’ve all seen the advance orders. Jonathan has already pre-ordered enough for a playable force. I bet he sat there constantly refreshing GW.com until the Grey Knights came up, the incurable fanboy. All of the Terminator and Power armoured GKs look great, as expected. Tons of pieces – I like the leather hooded heads especially.
But today, I want to talk about the Dreadknight.
It’s silly. While it’s not as manga-riffic as feared it’s still as silly as they come. Silly lore, silly concept, silly miniature. Skarvald the Troll-faced sums it up pretty well: He’s wearing diapers. The humongous sword is taken straight from a 12-year-old anime fan’s wet dreams. The Dreadknight’s contours are unlike anything we’re used to Imperial industrial designers spitting out. I’d like it it with a more enclosed cockpit instead, maybe even a Dreadnought front and no Terminator legs dangling. Or just skip the pilot, give him a Titan-like head and call him a Daemon Prince. Or better yet a huge arm-cannon and he’s a Defiler.
EDIT: Mike from Constantly Risking Obscurity also has a wonderful take on the new models here. Though I think the leather hoods are awesome, his post is incredibly funny.