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Sunday, January 10, 2010

What we know about the new Blood Angels

GW sent out an email blast last night trumpeting the release of the new codex this coming April. Hopefully it will be better than what we have now. I am very curious to see who wrote it.

All we know at this point is from the release:

Blood Angels are a close combat army and wil be deadlier than before due to the following:

•Specialist wargear
•Ability to take assault squads as troops
•More dreadnaughts than any other chapter, which includes the Death Company dreadnaught and the Furisio

Well we can already take assault squads as troops and I prefer tactical Marines so hopefully GW will boost them. The option to only take plasma pistols really stinks. They need access to flamers and meltaguns.

Specialist wargear - We can boost the entire army now with both furious charge and preferred enemy, that's about as good as it gets in my opinion.

Dreadnaughts - we already have access to the Death Company dreadnaught and Furisio plus we can mix the two and make them venerable. Maybe GW means that we will be able to field seven or more. Currently SM can field up to six. To be honest I don't see a host of dreadnaughts being that great unless they get some really awesome rules to boost them such as assaulting out of drop pods.

Right now the Internet is rift with people wishlisting. I will post here whenever I hear anything of value. Unsubstantiated rumors are about as good as soft tactics in my book.



MorbidlyObeseMonkey said...

It will be interesting to see how GW makes the Blood Angels independant from the other codex chapters. I think they did a good job overall on the Space Wolves and I expect them to do the same with the angry red ultramarines.

Also, you made a reference in this and an older post to 'soft tactics'. What is the difference between these and 'hard tactics'? I've never heard the term before.

And which tactics does Goldilocks prefer?

MorbidlyObeseMonkey said...

Weird... my avatar still has its Christmas hat on it.

Green Blow Fly said...

To answer your question this article is not a tactical discussion, it's simply genuflecting on what we can expect to see in the new codex based upon the recent press release. I don't think anyone is ready to start playing any test matches just yet.

It's funny you mention it because my article on soft tactics seems to draw the most questions as in regards to what did I exactly mean. Now I could sit down with AB and spam out lots of interesting army lists and post why they are made of win sauce without ever actually playtesting them... But that is kind of like writing a computer program and expecting it to compile correctly the first time with no bugs or errors. I'm not saying it can't be done BUT it ain't going to happen all that often. I'm not saying it's not a good idea to staunch the creative process but a little bit of trial & error on the tabletop can go a long ways towards refining exciting concepts.

In the end this is the Internet and we can say pretty much whatever we like and a big part of that is people just like you and I espousing our opinions.

Goldilocks... I thought she plays Fantasy. Hee!


Laen said...

"Unsubstantiated rumors are about as good as soft tactics in my book."

I couldn't agree more. I eagerly await the release of the codex and the plastics. For now.. I have almost 2k points in Black Templar to paint. Decided to go with the Templar instead of the guard because I had less to buy with the Templar.. and making shotguns is a pita!