**NEW CODEX** Black Templars Review | Tabletop Tactics Faction Focus

Avatar The Chef October 9, 202131  41 31 Likes

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Join the Crusade with Chef and Jinx as they give you the lowdown on this most zealous Chapter of Space Marines!

00:00 Intro

02:19 Templar Vows – Overview

03:28 Templar Vows – Suffer Not the Unclean to Live

04:45 Templar Vows – Uphold the Honour of the Emperor

06:47 Templar Vows – Abhor the Witch, Destroy the Witch

08:27 Templar Vows – Accept Any Challenge, No Matter the Odds

11:27 Stratagems

19:50 Litanies of the Devout

24:39 Warlord Traits

28:36 Relics of the Crusade

31:14 Relic Bearers

37:25 Chapter Approved

42:26 Datasheets – Wargear Options

45:05 Datasheets – High Marshal Helbrecht

47:48 Datasheets – Chaplain Grimaldus

52:17 Datasheets – The Emperor’s Champion

55:50 Datasheets – Crusader Squads

58:06 Datasheets – Primaris Sword Brethren

1:00:12 Wrap Up

1:02:16 Man Black Templars are cool

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Philippe Boulanger
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Philippe Boulanger
3 days ago

I like the spin on the Imperial Knights Oaths with the Vows. Knights and Crusaders are not far off conceptually, and so are Oaths and Vows. Nice touch !

Trickster12
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Trickster12
5 days ago

I had to pause at 12:12 and record the following 5 seconds. I’m going to show that to my opponents every time me forces do something really good. “Uuuuuuh baby! Ouh baby.”

Dave MacLeod
Dave MacLeod
7 days ago

I think the book is pretty good, the WL traits are underwhelming and the Secondaries are rubbish but some of the Relics and Relic Bearers are nice as are some of the strats. The Litanies are really good. Devout Push is still really good. The one thing the book is sorely missing is advance + charge

Dave MacLeod
Dave MacLeod
7 days ago

I think the Vow for 5++ actually does still let you get dense cover, just not light/heavy. If so vehicles/bikes don’t care at all about the downside. It’s in the FAQ on Obscuring/Dense and benefits of cover, a model doesn’t need to be receiving the benefits of cover for the -1 to hit to apply to the firing unit.

Imperial Grunt
Imperial Grunt
9 days ago

Really fluffy and cool Codex supplement that does not seem OP, but a step up. Feel sorry for the BA players though, GW tossed more salt!

OK
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OK
9 days ago

Nice review, may I ask what the plan is for the Templar models. Obsidian Dragons?

ghockmann
ghockmann
10 days ago

Awesome review, guys! I’m so psyched to try them out with their new rules. I think, though, that Chef was a bit harsh on my main man Grimaldus. I know that having the servitors be Characters will max out Assassinate right away. However, this opens the door to some shenanigans. Firstly, Grimaldus technically has 8 wounds (his 5 plus the 3 servitors) and the servitors can also tank high damage attacks. Lascannon to the face? One servitor dies. Further, if there is an Apothecary nearby, those same servitors can be brought back to life; making Grimaldus a very tough character… Read more »

Maeglin
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Maeglin
10 days ago

Great video, awesome to see the excitement. I’ve not played really Templars since I think 3rd (pre Emperor bothering) and the new release actually has me excited so much so I’ve ordered the box.

Rowan Douglas
Rowan Douglas
10 days ago

The only thing I dislike about this new Codex is that High Marshal Helbrecht makes the oldest space marine in existence Dante, Lord Regent of the Imperium Nihilus, Lord of the Angels look like a b****. In all seriousness, why is Dante so tame. Doesn’t crack STR 8 with his Axe. Doesn’t have an alternative attack mode with said axe, not to mention it’s only damage 2. His warlord trait is rubbish (specially compared to Gift of Foresight.) But hey don’t worry, I get a singular CP if I make him my warlord due to running half the Imperium. This… Read more »

WolfmanBarrett
WolfmanBarrett
10 days ago

I have waited for this for so damn long. Played back in 4th using the boys in black, then stopped. Got back into the scene through you guys and in Templar fashion made a vow not to play until they got another release (or I finally amassed enough conversions and greenstuff shenanigans to field an army)
THE TIME HAS COME! Very excited for Helbrecht! Very excited for Sword Brothers! Awesome coverage and sneak peak guys, can’t wait to get my order through! Looking forward to seeing how you guys roll them out!

OEMoose
OEMoose
11 days ago

Are there enough chainswords on the primaris crusader sprues to outfit everyone for melee? I just don’t see myself running them if I have to mix ranged and melee.

Dorn Jr
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Dorn Jr
11 days ago

Whole TTT B&W Echoing various Imperial Litanies SuperCut on OnDemand by Christmas? 🤞😉🤞

SonofDorn55
SonofDorn55
11 days ago

LOVE the artwork, I started in 3rd edition also, but I was a bit older than Chef at the time :). I love the knight idea and the only reason I didn’t pick them or wolves was I had just finished painting 36 plus black Battlemechs for Wolfs dragoons and wanted a change of pace. So I picked Imperial Fists, damn yellow paint lol. Who knew that IF would get one codex in 23 years lol. I think this book sounds super flavorful and I’m sorta glad its not meta breaking and seemingly OP out of the gate. Maybe GW… Read more »

Cazza
Cazza
11 days ago

Chef and Templars tick & tick. Was the same box that got me into it aswell Chef, which I still have lol

Sean
Sean
11 days ago

First army was black templars still have a bunch of metal characters and I can’t wait to make my primaris crusade to purge the heretic 😀

Francisco Michels
Francisco Michels
11 days ago

So happy to see these, look like it’s gonna be a fun time. I have to ask though will they start to appear more regularly on the channel now that they have a supplement? 🙂

Adam Snook
Adam Snook
11 days ago

Hell yes – cannot wait to kick some heretic’s ass

Patrick Curry
Patrick Curry
11 days ago

I want to start black Templars, can’t wait for this to come out and buy more

Kal Spriggs
Kal Spriggs
11 days ago

I think the word you were missing instead of “sponson” was “pintle.”

Martin
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Martin
11 days ago

So, a neophyte can throw down smoke grenades UNLESS he is Primaris – in that case, he newer learned about smoke grenades?! 😀
(I know it is probably on purpose for fairness sake; a -1 to hit AND transhuman would be a bit too much – but a bit funny to imagine a firstborn neohyte walking along with a box of smoke grenades. Gets stopped by a Primaris neophyte, asking him what those weird grenades are for 😀 )

Stefano
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Stefano
11 days ago

The Templars look very interesting. I hope that this is the direction they will bring also the other chapters, with more equipment choices and varied composition for the primaris squads.

Edwin Pretty
Edwin Pretty
11 days ago

I am giddy with excitement for this release. I’ve struggled to find my heart playing and painting Space Wolves and Raven Guard, but The Emperor has shown the way!

Martin
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Martin
11 days ago

So, the Sword Brethren – arguably the most iconic Black Templars unit after the Emperors champion – are a…. weird one..
The firstborn version can have whatever weapons he want (like a power fist). They can’t (as far as I’ve seen at least) have shields, and have fewer wounds than bladeguards. Also not affected by the Ancient.
Sure, they are not affected by Passion (and can potentially be affected by 2 vows), but are they better than Bladeguards?

Modulus
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Modulus
11 days ago

I’m so happy that the Templars are getting some love – and the holy hand grenade exists! Thanks for the review guys.

Question: do they still have a reroll charge rolls and 5+ FNP against MW, or has that been rolled into the vows and whatnot, or did you talk about it and I missed it!?

HappyJacket
HappyJacket
11 days ago

Whats their chapter tactic!!! Did i miss it 🙁 i love everything else about them so fluffy and balanced!

Nik Lawson
Nik Lawson
11 days ago

THE HOLY HAND GRENADE

chris thompson
chris thompson
11 days ago

Got my box ordered already super excited for this box set as a 15 year collecter of templars.

Nik Lawson
Nik Lawson
11 days ago

God I have been so excited for this release, super stoked to see a review on it!