Saturday, October 6, 2012

New Cypher Spotted?



What do we have here? It seems to be a codex-esque entry for Cypher! It finds it's way to us via an anonymous poster on /tg/ Edit: Luis Ed(Agramar)  While I may not speak any Spanish, a couple I do have a couple small translations of what's on the page.

The first is the paragraph immediately preceding his stats:


"No one knows why Cypher is interested in the Stone of Infernal Fire, and it's very probable that few remember seeing this sinister figure on the battlefield. But what's certain is that participation, however brief, will mark the outcome of the battle."


The other is a translation of the text at the very bottom of the page:


"This character is only valid in Spain for 2 months after the publication date (September 2012). If you want to use him in a non-GW event, consult the TO for permission."


So, we have mention of the same Stone of Infernal Fire which sounds a lot like the Hellfire Stone from Dark Vengeance. We also see that this character entry is only valid until the month of November, when the new Dark Angels codex is expected to drop. Looks like a form of confirmation to me, and one can't help but wonder what this means for GW. Is this for a specific event? Or could they be using new units in test markets? Some big implications there... Either way, we'll know for certain in a month!

Edit: Shortly after posting, I received additional information from the gentleman who took the photo, Luis. Here's what he had to say.

"My name is Luis, aka "Agramar". I took the photo of the rules for Cypher this morning in GW Argüelles (Madrid) you can find it in my own blog [linked in first paragraph]. The rules are official only in Spain.Yeah, I know it is quite strange but that is the way it is.
They are official only in Spain and it seems to be useful just for a couple of months."


"Yep, it is something taken from GW: the staff of the GW shop told me that they had adapted the rules to be used in a game -you know, the rules were given as they appear in the pic, and they modified them as they wanted to be used in a particular game played there.

Rules given to Cypher:
Points-?¿?¿
WS-7
BS-8
S-5
T-5
W-3
I-7
A-3
Ld-10
S 2+
Artificer armour, Master crafted Bolt pistol and Plasma pistol, Frag and Krak grenades, C'tan Knife.

Independent Character, Deep Strike, Eternal Warrior, Hit&Run, Fleet.

C'tan Knife
Melee weapon, bearer's S, AP 3, Instant Death"


Son of Dorn

3 comments:

Juan Manuel Vallejo said...

Hello. I see to this codex Entri in the Dark Vengence Campaing play in the GW Sevilla. In the final battle, Cypher apparence, with the rule of he help the most casualty have in turn. And the player will have in or not in his turn, and attack him.

Anonymous said...

THey botched it by not giving Cypher the 'Gunslinger' universal rule. He has had that rule or a form of it in every incarnation of the rules for cypher.

Son of Dorn said...

@Anon: Gunslinger isn't a USR, bud. Anyone can use it! :D It's listed under the weapons entry for pistols on page 57 IIRC. It's a game rule. :)

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