Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Preparing for Dark Angels

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I am really excited about the new Dark Angel codex that is due out this Saturday. Dark Angels have always been my favorite Space Marine Chapter. I just love everything about them; their monastic look and feel, their dark secret and history, their pursuit for redemption and the Hunt for the Fallen, and the Deathwing & Ravenwing (they are three armies in one).

Dark Angels was the first army I ever played, way back in the Rogue Trader era, but I haven't played them since 2nd edition. The color scheme change from black to dark green really annoyed me at the time. I eventually sold off most of that army, but I kept a few models.

I have been wanting to rebuild the army for a couple of years now, and I have even worked on it every now and then. With the new codex, it is finally time to build it and boy am I glad that I waited.

I am really looking forward to all the new DA kits. I feel like they have captured the true essence of the chapter. The Dark Talon/Nephilim Fighter is just awesome and the Deathwing finally get their own, long overdue, plastic Terminator kit. I am even looking forward to the Land Speeder Vengeance. It has grown on me now that I have seen more pictures of it in this month's White Dwarf. I think they could have done better on Belial, he looks like he needs to go to the bathroom.

I currently have two full sets of Dark Angels from the Dark Vengeance box set that are assembled and ready for priming. I have a fair amount of other stuff, but I need to take inventory. I plan on being able to field not just a Dark Angel army, but Deathwing and Ravenwing armies as well.

There are only three days to go!


Da Masta Cheef said...

I'm still debating whether or not the its worth the $50 for the codex, or if I ought to just sell off the Dark Vengeance DA minis. I haven't been too fond of the kits coming out, and less so the price gouging that's coming with them...

slipwing said...

@Da Masta Cheef: I cannot argue with you there, and if it was any other army other than DA, I probably would not be getting it. I have too many armies as it is and the hobby is getting way to expensive to support them all.