I am in the infant stages of starting a new weekly topic that explores the accuracy of rumors and my comments about them as they appear. I need to work on the format, and how I want to approach it, but it is about time rumors get tracked and peer review.
This particular post will be about the latest batch of Dark Angel rumors from that Stickmonkey of Warseer. I will follow up with what I think about them and what I know about the upcoming Dark Angels.
Right now info I have is we will see DA in November, and we can play with them before Christmas.
Belial – not needed for deathwing
Sammael – not needed for ravenwing
Barakiel – named Techmarine/master of the forge! Note: barakiel is known as Angel of Lightning in references
Sabrael – guardian of the inner circle, gives bonus to inner circle unit
Company Master TA option
Command squad ( option to take TA or bikes with Belial or Sammael respectively, and apothecary, standard bearer, 1 heavy weapon)
Chaplains (x3 can function independently like sanguinary priests in BA, or form a unit w special rules). Only characters if independent.
Inner circle unit ( name is not known) tasked with hunting down one enemy unit, special rules for doing so. Can death wing assault, can assault on deep strike. But glass cannon, great in assault, but standard PA so will be easily shot up.
Brother-interrogators – this unit wears chaplain style death masks, but are not chaplains, they are a specialist unit adept at near range combat, standard armament is dual bolt pistols and power maul. Can upgrade pistols.
Ravenwing Bike squad not sure how it differs from ravenwing assault squad.
Ravenwing assault squad
Ravenwing support squad
Assault marines Land speeder storm
Ravenclaw air superiority fighter
Whirlwind w flakk options
Devastator w flakk options
Rumor is there is something else for the heavy slot too, but no info specific to it.
Siege cannon ( this is supposedly the Techmarine cannon described earlier)
Let us start with the Dark Angel release of November… all I can say is this…
It was almost like Stickmonkey didn’t see that lovely Gandalf tease on the back page of the current White Dwarf. Dark Angels will be coming out but won’t out till Jan-Feb 2013. What I found extra funny about this whole November rumor was that Stickmonkey realized the error of his ways and edited his post and then went on to blab about how he was actually referring to WoC or the Hobbit. I say just own up to it, we all make mistakes; otherwise it just makes you look sketchy.
So besides the November hiccup can you trust the rest of these rumors?
These rumors are pretty much the same rumors Stickmonkey has been putting out over the last few months.
The only real news is they are condensed into one post with the high points being the new units.
- Super Techmarines
- Inner Circle (Sternguard type unit)
- New Characters
The rest of the rumors is just a tweak of the current codex with a cross references to the “leaked release schedule”
These rumors are typical of Stickmonkey: safe and not offensive.
I actually don’t think they are getting a Flyer. Inner Circle sorta fits with what I have been hearing. Super Techmarine sounds like the answer to the Warpsmith. Fortification is pretty solid, but don’t expect army specific fortifications just yet it should be an addition to the current list.
Here is some tip bits of what I know about the new Dark Angel codex that should hold you over.
Expect Dark Angels to be the ones that get Hatred: Chaos Space Marines. In fact, expect a “hatred type” trend to continue especially considering the addition of Allies.
GW wants (along fluff lines) to have armies counter other armies in extremely specific ways. In addition, and I am going to be nice and vague about this, but I bet you can figure it out if you do some research. The new major unit for Dark Angels is something Games Workshop is currently in court with a certain other company that already made them. If that doesn’t ring a bell, let me say it is a unit that perhaps only the Masters of the 2nd Companies would know about.
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