The Knight Gallant. Once considered one of, if not the, worst Knight in the Imperial Knights line-up. While not terrible per se, at the time it just could not compete with its brothers in firepower and attack power. Plus its points cost really didn't help matters.
With our shiny new codex, the once sad Gallant has become viable again. Almost considered an auto-include in any Knight army. With an extra attack, WS2+, all the relics, strats, and WL traits that can give them a major boost, Gallants got good. Real good. And with how much people have been raving about them on these forums, I'm pretty sure most of us are in agreement on the subject.
So, with how much a lot of Knight players seem to love them, I figured let's start up a thread for the Gallant. Show our appreciation for them.
Let's talk strategies. What relics and WL traits do you equip it with? Favorite combos to run. Army lists. And any shenanigans that may have occurred in a game with one. Let's just have some fun here and talk Gallants. Because why not?
To start off, here's my stupid story. Buddy of mine last week was telling me about all kinds of shenanigans he can pull with his new Grey Knight army. I'm talking Imperial Knights to him, about how excited I am with them and some of the shenanigans I can pull. He's going on about how easily his Grand Master Dreadknights could kill my Knights. Now while I do agree they could put the hurt on them, I told him I think it just depends who gets the charge off first, because I know I could beat one down first Fight phase. Nope, he keeps going on about how Dreadknights would win.
So Saturday hits, our shiny new codex comes out, and we agree to a 3,000pt game. I have my Gallant, along with a Crusader and Crusader pretending to be a Castellan (my opponent even asked me to do that, so that's on him), and 4 Warglaives. He has 3 Grand Master dreadknights in his list. I get first turn, beat on him. His turn hits, he beats me up some. By top of Turn 3, one DreadKnight is down to 1 wound without Sanctuary, 1 down to 8 wounds WITHOUT Sanctuary, and his Warlord unharmed WITH Sanctuary. And he's out of CP. And the last two are right next to each other after Deep Striking and FAILING to get the charge on my Gallant. Crusader shoots the 1 wound Dread off the map, Gallant multi-charges the other two.
Gallant has WL trait Knight Seneschal (+1 attack) and the Paragon Gauntlet (because WHY NOT?!). 6 attacks, 3 per Dreadknight with Paragon Gauntlet. I punch the 8 wound one, hit and wound all three, he fails all 3 invuls. Dead. And then thrown into a nearby Strike Squad. 3 attacks into the Warlord GM Dreadknight. All hit, all wound. All three 3++ invuls FAILED. Warlord slain. And then thrown into nearby Strike Squad, wiping them out. My opponent just looks at the table, at me, back to the table and just wonders "what the heck just happened?"
I was very proud of my Gallant, as well as laughing hysterically.