What is in the Black Crusade: Angel’s Blade supplement and is it worth your money? Decide for yourself after the jump.
Today we are diving between the covers of the new Black Crusade: Angel’s Blade supplement in our First Look Review on the new Blood Angels rules!
Jumping right into the rules, we see that it may not be exactly what Blood Angels players wanted.
There’s no objective secured what so ever, it’s just basically bumping them up to kinda their fifth edition glory where you get Furious Charge and plus one initiative in most cases. The did upgrade all the big tanks to be the squadrons just like we saw in the Codex: Space Marines however.
The brand new Assault Squad that replaces the one in the Codex: Blood Angels is unfortunately still fast attack. The Devastator Squad now has access to the heavy Grav-cannon and Grav-amp which is great for more shots downrange.
But overall I think the formations is where this book shines:
For Wargear of Baal you can take the Armorium Cherub and once per game the model equipped with it can re-roll all failed to hit rolls in one Shooting phase just like the devastators in Space Marines.
The Forces of The Death Company can select a Relics of the Lost in addition to the Relic of Baal. It looks as though they are trying to speed Death Company up with the Relics of The Lost, but I’m not sure its enought to bring back the mighty army of death from the early 200o’s yet.
Get the rest of the skinny on the book below in our first look video review!
Pick it up here:
Black Crusade: Angel’s Blade: $49.50
A campaign supplement for Warhammer 40,000, containing a story from the beginning of the 13th Black Crusade from the perspective of the Blood Angels, featuring new rules content for that Chapter.
The shadow of a huge fleet of Crimson Slaughter and Black Legion forces falls across the Diamor System, as Abaddon the Despoiler’s 13th Black Crusade is launched. This shadow is met by the righteous fury of the Blood Angels; leading a mighty coalition of Adeptus Mechanicus and Imperial Knights, the Sons of Sanguinius fight bitterly against the servants of Chaos.
Yet the fires of war that consume the worlds of the Diamor System are revealing dark secrets, harbingers of a terrible doom that even the Blood Angels will be hard-pressed to prevent coming to fruition…
The 136-page hardback Black Crusade: Angel’s Blade features a host of new rules content for Warhammer 40,000, to be used alongside Codex: Blood Angels:
– Updated datasheets for Blood Angels, including Terminator Captains, Death Company Chaplains, Assault Squads and Devastator Squads;
– Relics of the Lost; incredibly rare and powerful Death Company relics once borne by a Chapter member who succumbed to the Black Rage;
– Revised and updated Wargear of Baal;
– Death Company Tactical Objectives;
– 9 new Blood Angels Formations, an Angel’s Blade Strike Force and a Lost Brotherhood Strike Force;
– 3 new Altar of War missions: Death on the Wing, Honour of the Angels and No Matter the Odds.