Monday, 30 April 2012

More Dark Angel rumours

From Warseer forums:

Please take these rumours with a grain of salt, never met the guy who told me this stuff before in my life but he seemed to be pretty confident about what he saw (or heard). I work in a gaming store so I tend to hear rumours all over the place, bought a 50/50 chance that any of them are ever true.
  • Dark Angels will NOT be released prior to 6th Edition. Expect them after Chaos Legions, sometime this Fall (apparently Chaos Legions is being released shortly after or in tandem with 6th Edition). I believe the credibility of this (at least as far as the Dark Angels go) is pretty good, especially if we speculate on when the White Dwarf spine image of the Dark Angel is going to finish.
  • Company Masters in Terminator armour will apparently be able to take a single Deathwing Terminator squad as Troops and a Company Master riding a bike will be able to take a single Ravenwing Attack squadron as Troops. Belial will let you take any number of Deathwing Terminator squads as Troops and Sammael will allow you to take any number of Ravenwing Attack squadrons as Troops. I'd rather see both units as Troops choices right off the bat, but if the recent Chaos Legions rumours are true than this seems all too likely to happen as well.
  • Dark Angels will have Mortis Dreadnoughts as Heavy Support choices. Sounds like wishlisting to me, but would be nice if it was true.
  • Person seemed to confirm some of the other rumours that have been floating around about Chaplains, nothing new or interesting to report from that though.
  • Cypher will NOT be in the Dark Angels book, but will instead appear in the Chaos Legions book.
  • Some sort of new Predator that has a plasma weapon as its main armament. Sounds like wishlisting again, but could still be cool if true.
  • He also seemed to confirm that the Dark Angels would have an affinity for plasma weapons and that they would be slightly better than in other Marine books, but wouldn't say how. Sounds like rumour rehashing, but if not it could confirm some of the other rumours that have been floating around.


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  2. Sounds interesting. Kind of makes me wonder what's coming out pre-6th edition now, as last I heard it was DA - 6th - Chaos/Tau.

    The taking a unit of troops for a Master sounds pretty good and a nice, staggered way of doing things, making basic HQ's good while still giving SC's something. It's only fitting that Sammeal or Belial would lead a massed grouping of Ravenwing or Deathwing respecitively

    The plasma affinty is something that's been creeping into their background for a while. Not sure I like it, as it would betray too much of a leaning towards fighting power-armoured foes, which may tip the Inquisition off the the big secret.

    That said, if the plasma-love does happen, I won't be complaining. Plasma is special weapon of choice, whilst I love all things DA, so combining the two will be all kinds of awesome :)

    I'd prefer more plasma options, not better plasma in general. That just stinks of laziness on the designers part - there is no fluff reason why they should have better plasma weaponry than everyone else - it's not like they're more technological advanced, they'd just have a greater amount of already-existing weaponry, most likely supplied by mars, who supply everyone else

    It's only fitting that Cypher is in the legions book, as it's not like he'd be leading armies of DA, or even Fallen (they never gather into full armies), he's just integrated into the various CSM warbands that are out there, with a few Fallen buddies tagging along.

    Mortis is hardly wishlisting, as it's something they invented and every other codex has nicked off them - they have to go to FW to field on atm. Also, with DW occupying elites/troops, it makes sense to have them as heavy support over elites, so you can field them in a DW army.

    If you'd mentioned the plasma predator a few months ago i would've laughed, but have you seen the new predator variants forge world have putting out recently? Suddenly a plasma version doesn't seem too far fetched