So much is known about this weekend's release, yet so little is know for certain about how the whole release for the Imperial Knights will look. At the end of the leaked White Dwarf it states: "Next Week: Freeblades". But what does this all mean, and why tell us what's coming next week?
More after the jump.
So far, the only known location for any of the rules is in White Dwarf 4. Surely there must be a codex/dataslate for them as you won't be able to buy the White Dwarf forever.
We also have another piece of information coming from the Black Library's Blog:
"This weekend sees three new titles available for pre-order. We've been sworn to secrecy on much of the detail, but we've managed to slip a few details past the Inquisitorial enforcers, so lets take a look: "The first of the three refers to the new Tyranid Invasion dataslate. The third one is referring to the Codex: Legion of The Damned. The second one is (as we now know through the leeks), referring to Imperial Knights - hence the "miniature(ish)s" comment. Here it is direct from the Black Library Blog:
"Next up, we have a the first in a series of new titles to support some fantastic new miniature(ish)s on the way from the Citadel Studio. We can't tell you much more yet, but if you haven't seen the teaser video that went out on White Dwarf Daily yesterday, take a look. Pay close attention at the end, and you might be able to make out the shape of things to come."
So back to my original point: What does this all mean, and why tell us what's coming next week?
Well I believe the answer is simple. To the first question it means the Imperial Knights army is going to be a little more branched out than currently it would seem, as per "The first in a series of new titles". This would also suggest that the rules will all be in dataslates OR PERHAPS one digital codex that slowly gets updated with new rules (the latter is unlikely as it has never happened before but not impossible).
This also leads on to answer my second question: Why tell us what's coming next week? The only answer of which I can think of is that rules will be released for units without models and they don't want you to proxy models and so wait a week for the next release.
Please remember at this point these are all rumours and speculation. Only the quoted points have been explicitly stated by Games Workshop.