40K: Dark Angels Codex – First Looks

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Come take a look inside the Dark Angels Codex.

That’s right folks, today we’ve got a look at the new Dark Angels Codex. Adam Harry and Stable Abe sat down with the book after determining that it was not, in fact, a ruse by Alpha Legion. Come join them as we take a look at what the Dark Angels gain from their Codex.

The Blood Angels Codex was pretty decent, and at first glance, this release feels pretty familiar–like the Blood Angels Codex, the Dark angels Codex brings many of the new Space Marines tools into their arsenal. All the Primaris units are now available to the Dark Angels. They get some fliers, some missing units, and as we’ve previously revealed, they get a new Talonmaster character who can zip around untouched using the character rules top rain firepower down on your enemies.

Landspeeders have fallen by the wayside in this edition, but perhaps we’ll be seeing more of them in action thanks to this Codex. Time alone will tell. The Dark Angels book is now available for Pre-Order. So follow the link below and reserve your copy today. Prove your loyalty to the Emperor, or at the very least, make sure one of the inner circle doesn’t get it into their heads that you’re a Fallen.

via Games Workshop

Codex: Dark Angels $40

No matter the foe, regardless of the odds, the proud warriors of the Dark Angels stubbornly refuse to accept defeat. Descendants of the First Legion, they stand foremost amongst the Chapters of the Space Marines, Mankind’s mightiest defenders. None fight with more grim determination than the Dark Angels, and their renowned special companies – the Deathwing and the Ravenwing – are held in awe by allies and enemies alike. Yet behind their devotion to the Imperium lies a dark obsession…

I still don’t see what any of this has to do with James Cameron’s ahead-of-its-time dystopic cyberpunk-esque TV show.

  • SilentPony

    Kinda disappointed the Lion didn’t drop too. I mean the Codex basically says he’s fully healed and ready to go

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Presumably being saved to be part of whenever the first big continuation of the narrative, via supplements, happens.

    • Aurion Shidhe

      that would have been nice. I’d love to see the conflict between Lion and Guilliman narrated. If Lion was mortally wounded and interred in the Rock during the time that Roboute was putting together the Codex Astartes then he may not be pleased AT ALL with the sundering of his Legion.

    • EnTyme

      I doubt anyone is going to be getting a new release with their codex at this point. Primaris and Death Guard will be the only new model lines until all codices have dropped.

      • I_am_Alpharius

        Well thats not true. Its pretty much known, that the Daemon Codex is going to be accompanied by some new plastic kits. Either entirely new units, replacements for models that are still finecast or a mix of the two.

        • EnTyme

          Only one I’ve seen so far is the Beast of Nurgle leaked in the MWG video. What else have you heard about?

          • Ravingbantha

            Doesn’t guarantee a model release with the codex, there was a leaked image that many think is part of Johnsons’ armor, yet still nothing yet for him. For all we know, the leaked daemon model won’t hit till months from now when GS decides to do an AoS battletome release for Nurgle.

        • LordKrungharr

          I for one would be thrilled with new plastic fleshhounds and fiends! Very excited to add the new Nurgle beasts to my collection of old metal ones, along with their snail mounted overlord 🙂

          • SilentPony

            I’ve always loved the idea of Furies. Very Diablo 2 to have just molten fiery unaligned daemons.

    • plasticvicar

      Lion was likely going to be released alongside the Codex, Horus Heresy book 8 and his FW model but Alan Bligh’s passing probably threw that into disarray.

    • NNextremNN

      Which is not new this was already said in 6th edition codex.

    • Yves Ewen

      They will bring him out along with Leman Russ. The Lion and the Wolf Stratagem is probably a giveaway for that!

    • 2nd ed. DA Codex. Same thing, the lion is sleeping, waiting to defend once again the imperium.


      He can sleep some more editions before waking up ;D

  • Zreat mi Legenderi

    Lion’el Johnson says “Welcome to Warhamarketing 40K”. He is alive but hidden waiting for… for the time to be sold maybe issued into a Chapter Approved book, or a White Dwarf. First, all the primaris, cataphracti, Strormravens and other new stuff must be bought by DA players, as they are very happy to get the new book. If you sell now the Lion, maybe a lot of people will buy only that mini powerful enought to improve your army. BUT, if we wait, people will buy new units to do it and will spend their money one year later for the Lion. That’s the bussiness.

    • zeno666

      The truth!

    • maverick40

      It will be a triumvirate release without a doubt.

  • Mike Forrey

    Perfect chance to fix Land Speeders and make them worth taking and they totally missed it.

    • Rush Darling

      What exactly did you want from the Land Speeders?

      • Mike Forrey

        I want them to be more reliable for the premium price that you pay for them. As it stands they are unreliable and fragile and cost far more than they should. I really hoped the chapter approved would have fixed them but sadly no dice.

        • Rush Darling

          I’ve had a great time with them so far, I’ve been treating them essentially as beefed attack bikes with 2 extra wounds and the ability to fall back and shoot. I think a double melta loadout is probably suicidally expensive, but the double flamer loadout can be troll-tastic against hordes of weak attacks. If they make them cheaper they risk making attack bikes irrelevant.

    • Kabal1te

      What exactly needs fixing. They are a really mobile heavy weapon with 6 wounds. Other than being over costed at least in my opinion once you compare it to say a dark eldar venom, I don’t see an issue. The one thing that wasn’t mentioned in this review (or maybe I missed it) is what gets that jink rule that was mentioned early on in the rules section. If all land speeders got that then I wouldn’t complain. Kinda wish that was a thing for dark eldar vehicles again.

      • Mike Forrey

        That’s the problem. They cost too much and are very easy to take down. Not to mention once you move them the chances of hitting become less. They should either drop their price significantly or beef them up and make them more survivable.