With our current rules the addition of bikes with close combat weapons (even if its just Chainswords) are more than a great unit for us, yes WS might still give them a better use but with Devout Push and Emperors Will then these W3 A3(5 with Chainswords) T5 units will not only shoot well but deal a decent amount of damage really fast in our hands, at worst they will be used to tie units down.
Everything about these new models is lovely, my only complain is how to deliver those sword and board dudes into combat since they dont have guns besides pistols so an impulsor does nothing for them for a turn at which case it might be better to put them in a Repulsor and just move and fire but the models are lovely.
The chainsword Intercessors are also a bit weird since normal Intercessor do enough damage in combat for a troop choice plus they have long range weapons, these guys better have some other buff because otherwise they do nothing that isnt already being done better by other troop choices (Phobos have reach and Intercessors are useful throughout the game), they wont reach combat until turn 2 with an Impulsor or 3 on foot, they dont hold objectives since you want to throw them into the enemy, its just a weird unit but we will see whats in their rules.
I am very happy, this whole release screams Black Templar more than anything else.
++NO PITY.NO REMORSE.NO FEAR++
++Light your way in the darkness with the pyres of burning heretics.++
++We are the champions - my friends
And we'll keep on fighting
Till the end++