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Title: Dark Angels
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on December 3, 2017, 02:11:15 PM
As promised before Christmas - Dark Angels.
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The Lion and the Wolf is just hilarious.
Title: Re: Dark Angels
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on December 3, 2017, 02:23:14 PM
So take a Lone Wolf to make the Deathwing Knight Sergeant a beast?  I'm down for that from a gamer point of view.  From a fluff point of view, being encouraged to take Space Wolves with my Dark Angels infuriates me lol
Title: Re: Dark Angels
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on December 3, 2017, 02:25:34 PM
"Hold on a minute, I need to make some of my lads commit suicide. Won't be a tick."

Edit: A bit more nitty gritty including Grim Resolve.
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Title: Re: Dark Angels
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on December 17, 2017, 03:02:52 PM
So GML, how are you liking this new look at the lads?
Title: Re: Dark Angels
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on December 17, 2017, 04:34:05 PM
I am happy with it!

I went through my collection and saw that there are decent price drops pretty much across the board, with the only thing getting hit with an increase beings the Land Raider Crusader.

The Stratagems, which are really what make armies in this edition, are all fantastic and fluffy.  Including a squad of 10 Deathwing Terminators to take advantage of the Deathwing Assault stratagem is very tempting, despite it being expensive.

It definitely isn't anything ground shaking, but it makes the Dark Angels viable.  I've already got lists written up for Deathwing, Ravenwing, and a combined arms army.

I am particularly a fan that Sammael on Sableclaw and the Talon Master are both characters that no longer / don't have the caveat that they can still be shot at. 
Title: Re: Dark Angels
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on December 17, 2017, 07:03:23 PM
The lesser known Orders that the community page mentioned sounded interesting if along the same general motif.
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Title: Re: Dark Angels
Post by: Chaplain Swordwind on December 18, 2017, 03:52:57 AM
I am particularly a fan that Sammael on Sableclaw and the Talon Master are both characters that no longer / don't have the caveat that they can still be shot at.

I noticed this as well.  Incidentally, I was browsing GW's page looking to price some of the models, I didn't see anything that resembled the Talon Master or Sammael on Sabelclaw... how would you go about modeling these?
Title: Re: Dark Angels
Post by: Killersquid on December 18, 2017, 09:43:47 AM
I'm pretty sure the dark angels landspeeder kit has the parts for Sammy in the kit.
Title: Re: Dark Angels
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on December 18, 2017, 07:30:43 PM
I don't know if there is a specific kit for it that comes with the land speeders, but the Ravenwing Upgrade sprue has the parts needed to make the two models.  Really it is just doubling up on the heavy weapons.