FTN Episode 218 – Dark Angels Codex Review – Can You Smell What the Rock is Cooking?

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Codex Dark Angels is here, making this a very Angels of Death Holiday Season.  We take our first pass at the codex this week.  The Finishing Move’s segment this week is about painting black.

Hi all,

I apologize for the late post here.  I’ve been without power due to a snow storm that hit my area.  Power has been restored!

The Dark Angels benefit from being all around pretty good at a lot of what is great in 8th edition.  They have ways to manipulate morale for themselves and against their opponents, they can move fast, and shoot a lot of plasma.  What else could you want?!

Sammael and the Ravenwing Talonmaster are going to present some interesting challenges on the tabletop.  If you choose the option where Sammael is riding in Sableclaw he and the Talonmaster are both land speeders that can’t be targeted by the enemy unless they are the closest model (because they are characters.)  Sammael even keeps his Ravensword in this mode and keeps his 5 attacks at str 10 if he charges!

The DA Chaplains and the Librarians both impact morale for your opponent in their own ways spreading fear and dread to enemies of the Imperium.

Deathwing and Ravenwing, of course, get their own special flavor in this codex but there are new ways to field the ‘Greenwing’ too now that most of the space marine options are available to them.

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This segment is about painting black.  We go over a few tips and suggest an off brand brush.

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