Dark Angel Codex Review – What the Rock is Cooking – FTN

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Codex Dark Angels is here, making this a very Angels of Death Holiday Season. We take our first pass at the codex.

 

 

Hi all,

The Dark Angels benefit from being all around pretty good at a lot of what is great in 8th edition.  They have ways to manipulate morale for themselves and against their opponents, they can move fast, and shoot a lot of plasma.  What else could you want?!  The codex is missing a real ‘overhand right’ sort of unit but it makes up for it in tactical flexibility.

Sammael and the Ravenwing Talonmaster are going to present some interesting challenges on the tabletop.  If you choose the option where Sammael is riding in Sableclaw he and the Talonmaster are both land speeders that can’t be targeted by the enemy unless they are the closest model (because they are characters.)  Sammael even keeps his Ravensword in this mode and keeps his 5 attacks at str 10 if he charges!

The DA Chaplains and the Librarians both impact morale for your opponent in their own ways spreading fear and dread to enemies of the Imperium.

Deathwing and Ravenwing, of course, get their own special flavor in this codex but there are new ways to field the ‘Greenwing’ too now that most of the space marine options are available to them.

There is a neat Relic called the Shroud of Heroes that forces your opponent to subtract 1 when targeting the bearer.  We know this ability is powerful and if you plan on throwing your character out in harms way you may want this.  This is ALL hit rolls and not just shooting.

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  • Snord

    What on earth does “overhand right” mean?

    • Ari Varey

      I came to bols to see if it is worth checking in every once in awhile, and this is the same unproof read crap that they always spew. Nothing detailed, nothing worth reading, typical bols.

      I’ll be going back to Reddit for all my news. Ends up their faster, and is usually spelled right too!

    • sean nelson

      Boxing. Basically a huge punch, you can see it coming but if it lands, it hurts. In this instance it means a big unit that looks overpowered, like death company or the super tricked out blood angel captain.

      • Snord

        Thanks. I hate it when people use contact sports terms in wargaming. Okay, so it’s an abstract simulation of violent warfare, but they’re just toy soldiers.

        • hazal

          Way to ‘take the charge’ on the sport terms. 1st down 🙂

        • sean nelson

          Different strokes for different folks, I suppose. As a sports junkie myself, i understand that more than i do 40k, so I love when people use sports terms to explain 40k things.