The title says it all: at this stage of the game, are you ready for Knights in tournament 40K?
So there are still a lot of unanswered questions with the Knight, but on the surface he seems to be fine to me in terms of balance. He is very powerful (as a 375pt model should be), versatile and reminds me in many ways of the Wraith Knight.
I think unless the new Codex for them is surprisingly clear on some of the many rules issues that have come up, we will have to do some serious FAQ work on them. However, aside from that, I think these big fellas are fun, cool, and shake up the meta a lot. If you had three of them you would be able to do some serious work. It also encourages a bit more diversity in list building, too, in order to plan for them.
I feel that it would also mix up the variety of lists we would see on the tabletop, as well. Armies like IG for example, would really benefit from a model like the Knight.
The only real downside I can see at this early stage, would be the fact that some armies would get overwhelmed by Knights if they didn’t have the tools to deal with them. On the flip side, though, I could see the Knights getting absolutely schooled by armies that had plenty of tools to deal with them. It would be a win big, lose big scenario the more points you invest into them.
Let us know though, how you feel about it at this stage of the game.