So with the release of the new pictures as well as the advance order of the new models, the players have a pretty decent look at where the the new Grey Knights are headed. While I won't fully follow the PDF codex leak that is floating around, it is apparently (according to some informed sources) close to the mark this time. I'll believe it when I see the codex :D.
But with this comes the rise (or rebirth really) of the "Elite Army." Now, this has nothing to do with the Elites section of the FoC. This has to do with the idea of there being less models on the table, but each model consists of pure awesome. Long ago (In a galaxy at war, not far far away) Space Marines were treated very similarly. They had very few models in comparison to every other faction and with the base S3 on most non-marines, they felt hard to kill. Hints the Elite army feel. With the evolution of the game, the Marines (while still great do not get me wrong) have lost a little of that advantage with the rise of new, more powerful units, more characters, better weapons (the new standard is S4 in most armies) as well as new army rules to help. Again, I still believe marines have a sufficient perk as the bolter is still pretty decent and no one can claim the 3+ armor is bad.
Now we see the Grey Knights once again as the rebirth of the codex draws near. The discussion boards and web pages across the vasty interwebz have talked about their unmatched power for a while now. However, with as much (or little) we supposedly know about them, could this be a viable Elites army once again? We have seen the Terminator army reborn in some ways, but this is something all it's own.
So the question I have today is how do we feel about the Grey Knights? While they host powers and abilities we have ever seen before... will it be enough to stop the onslaught of more enemies? I personally feel that as far as fluff and the idea of what Grey Knights are... I'll be excited to do battle with this new codex. What about you?