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The Knight Paladin is an Imperial walker unlocked by a cheat at the detachment screen. It is roughly equivalent to an Ork Stompa and has a similar weapon loadout, but sacrifices armour for speed.

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There are three Knight Paladins in a unit.

Unit Card

These one-man fighting machines don’t have the power of a full Titan, but Imperial Guard troops are more than happy to see one on the battlefield. The Paladins usually attack with Battlecannon, Bolters and Chainsword, and defend themselves with a small but potent directional power field generator. When they charge they lower their fearsome shock lances to tear their way through the enemy.

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Unit Stats

Adeptus Mechanicus Directory Prime
Index: Battle Titan    
Classification: Knight
Inception: Pre-History 
Offensive Capability: Typically armed with a Battlecannon and Chainsword
Options: Heavy Bolters, (other Knight variants can be fitted with combinations of the following: Power Lance, Thermal Cannon, Quake Cannon, and Auto Cannon.) 
Defensive Capability: Heavy Armor Plate
Powerplant: Micro-Plasma coiled reactor
Functionality: Single operator, high speed close assault weapon

Move - 16
Close Assault - 4
Cost - 330 points (110 individual)
Armour - 75/62/50
4 Hitpoints

Strengths

  • Good movement range
  • 3 in one unit
  • Reasonable Battlecannon accuracy
  • 4 hitpoints

Weaknesses

  • Poor Bolter accuracy
  • Lacks shields
  • Poor close combat resolution
  • Can be destroyed by single penetrating hit

Weaponry

AA - Anti-armour
AI - Anti-infantry

1 Battlecannon (fires two shots per turn if stationary) (AA)

1 Bolters (Tank) (fires two shots per turn if stationary) (AI)

Battle Tactics & Viability

  • Knight Paladins are best used in cities and hives where the narrow city streets would restrict the movement of larger Titans such as Warlords
  • Their reasonable points cost means that five can be chosen in place of one Warlord, quickly capturing objectives and navigating small corridors
  • Try to keep them out of close combat as their resolution is poor
  • They can take the same amount of punishment as a Super-Heavy owing to the fact they have 4 hitpoints

Trivia

  • Knight Paladins can only be used if a cheat is activated at the detachment screen.
  • They can be used in the campaign in the same way.
  • Though the unit card alludes to other variants, the only one in game is the Knight Paladin.
  • The unit card lists it as a Titan, but it is classed as a 'walker.'

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