If you want to win games of 40k, you need to score objectives. The new Dark Angels codex has some unique options for doing just that.
All of the new 9th edition Codexes are including some extra rules for Secondary Objectives. And since we have the codex in hand we wanted to clue everyone in on what exactly those objectives are – just in case the Dark Angels started acting all mysterious for “some reason.”
Purge The Enemy
This is an End Game Objective so it only scores once but it can net the Dark Angels player a total of 15 points if completed in a very specific way. The opposing player must nominate one character unit from their army (or their warlord if they don’t have a character). If the Dark Angel player can manage to kill that character in melee they get 6 points. If the Dark Angel that did the deed was an Inner Circle or Deathwing model, it’s +3 VP. And if that character also manages to survive, they get +6 VPs, too. Big point swing there.
Death on the Wind
This one is for the Ravenwing in particular. It’s a Progressive Objective so it can repeat. Every time an enemy unit is destroyed by a Ravenwing model that moved 12″ or more, they score 2 VP. Or if the Ravenwing made a charge move that turn. Be aware of those fast moving Ravenwing units – they may be VP hunting!
Another Progressive Objective with the ability to score every turn starting after the second – this one is all about taking and holding an objective. The Dark Angel player picks an objective and they can rack up points for holding it for consecutive turns. The best way to counter this one is to put pressure on that objective. Personally, I’m a little torn about this one. It promotes a pretty static gameplan for the Dark Angels as they could just choose the closest objective and sit there all game. That seems a little boring to me. But it does force the opponent to attempt to do something to stop it so I guess that’s a good thing? Hmm..like I said, I’m torn on this one.
That’s it for the Dark Angels Secondary Objective options. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!