Dark Angels are here, or at least will be here shortly. With certain countries receiving their White Dwarf’s early (Finland and Denmark from what I have heard), Dark Angels information is being circulated at a very high rate.
The evil of Chaos has risen out of the depths of the Etherium, and ravaged world after world. As the tide of Chaos seeks to overwhelm the Imperium of Man, a single shining light has emerged. The Dark Angels, the first chapter has returned, and with them we shall push back the burning tide of Chaos back into the ether from which they came.
For the most part rumors have been rather lacking this week, and of course that is to be expected the week of Christmas. We did have a few rumors that were very vague, and then of course some defining information regarding Dark Angels that was gleaned from the latest White Dwarf.
Its been awhile since we have heard anything regarding the Black Templar, and some people have just assumed they will be absorbed into the space marine codex when it is revisited again. However, right around
Christmas there was a snippet giving us a little present of rumors, that the Black Templar are being worked on.
from John on Faeit 212
I can tell you that at this stage the black Templars are being written but no definite release is planned.
they are still writing it with plans to start playtesting in about 2-3 months.
nothing yet about new units yet but I can expect more info on them in about 2 months.
The Dark General has been at over at The Daemonic Legion forums, saying that he had the opportunity to glance over some of the new pics and pdf rules that we expect to be released in February.
The main points where that there will be point changes coming for many units. Along side that a New Bloodthirster and Great Unclean One were spotted, but are not expected to be seen until closer to summer.
While we are a little past rumors now, we have been seeing some information regarding Dark Angel units, and what they are all about. Pics are now very much everywhere, (where GW has not removed them).
Lets take a look at some of the units that we are seeing and they are about.
Deathwing Terminators (Elite)
Maximum Squad size 10
Can upgrade any number of them to assault terminators with lightning claws for no pts
storm shield and thunderhammer options costs additional pts
1 for every 5 terminators can upgrade to the following options
cyclone missile launcher
Deathwing Knights (Elite)
Maces of Absolution and storm shields are standard.
Knight Master has a flail of the unforgiven
Special rules are
Hammer of Wrath
Fortress of Shields
You cannot hide
The maces give smite
A one use ability and only lasts one turn
T5 when packed in close together (fortress of shields SR?)
Can take a Relic of the Unforgiven
Cheaper now, and comparable to the Hellbrute
Can take a drop pod
Can replace its multi-melta with
Twin-linked Heavy Bolter
Can replace its other arm with
Can replace the built in storm bolter with a heavy flamer
Can be upgraded to Venerable and if does it gets the special rule,
Any model: Chainsword
Up to three models: Storm bolter, Combi-weapon, Power weapon, Lightning claw, Plasma pistol, Power fist or Pair of lightning claws
Any model: Combat shield, Melta bombs, Storm shield
One in every 5 models: Flamer, Melta gun, Plasma gun
One model: Heavy bolter, Multi-melta, Missile launcher, Plasma cannon or Lascannon
Can take flakk missiles
Dedicated transport: Drop Pod, Rhino or Razorback
The Vengeance version has a heavy bolgter and a plasma storm battery as std
The Darkshroud version comes with a heavy bolter and has the scout SR
Darkshroud option for Icon of Old Caliban which gives +1″ to assault results
Darkshroud SR gives shrouded to the landspeeder and friendly units within 6″ gain stealth
Thats it for this weeks rumor round-up. Next week is the first week of 2013, so check back for a lot of looking forward in next years release schedules.
Make sure to check back here at Bell of Lost Souls often to find out the latest on what is coming, and then join the conversation over on Faeit 212.
With the starter set including Dark Angels, they are sure to be one of the hottest and most seen armies out there. Are you going to be one of them?