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!

2 comments:

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.