Dark Angels Leaked - White Dwarf January Releases


Via Fields Of Blood (and then La Taberna De Laurana and The Shell Case)

Update - A few things new to mention since this went up. The internet seems to have exploded by DA articles.

Firstly the lovely Codex cover


and also the price list, that contary to internet opinion lists the author as Jeremy Vetock (which I have mixed feelings on, as the Skaven fluff he wrote for their army book was unreadably bad) and gives a sneak peak of Hobbit Eagles, and the arm of something big.


Lets get down to it, starting with the Deathwing.


Note he's Finecast. For me the pose is a little too squeezed in. The legs don't seemed braced far enough apart. I like the detail though. 


It would seem that these are a specialist Deathwing unit, and they look pretty damned good, certainly going to be stealing parts from them, especially as they come in a set with these... (look at the legs)


Sadly compared to the Knights these fall a bit flat. I think we'll see the Knights parts mixed in far more liberally with these models. Really wish we'd got a better view of that axe. The sword looks very good though, and I think these command parts will see a lot of use in other forces.

I'm not sure who this is, Looking at the price list it is the new Asmodi model, which is a shame, as there is a gorgeous piece of art they could have based him off instead.. I don't like the hood, as it borrows too much from the Mechanicum.

The Ravenwing also get there fair share of stuff...


 Ahh a Bike riding Apothecary brings back memories. I really like the commanders helm, and bike decorations. No idea what's going on with his wrist though. I hope that banner is all raised detail... Scared by all the plasma. Once again this is going to be a good source of parts.

 This would be the other option for the command kit, and it looks like a good set to distrupute around other bike squads, as it's a bit lacking in personality of its own.

But enough of the ground forces, time to look to the skies.


 I like the decorations and the weapon mounts, but the daft stubby wings and engines are coming off, to either be remounted elsewhere, or left off completely.


Well, these are the first Space Marine flyers I've actually liked. Still a bit boxy, but moving in the right direction. Apparently they're called Dark Talons

And that's all I've seen. It looks like DA players can expect kits with at least one good option in them (none of the sets have left me struggling what to build them as) and a lot of shiny new stuff to play with. Hopefully there are still character models to be seen, and something for the poor rank and file tactical squads etc, who seem a little short-changed in terms of models. I'm looking forward to Jan (although my wallet isn't).

Comments

  1. .....and everyone suddenly forgets Chaos.
    ...and everyone suddenly realizes how drek the new Chaos models are
    .....and Dark Angels now become the new hotness

    the vicious G.W. cycle continues.........

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    1. And so it goes. Until the next release that is. Curse you shiny things syndrome.

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  2. The 5th pic down will be Asmodi making a return, or at least I believe so given the style of helmet.

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    1. If it is, I'm glad I have the old metal model. The rumours mentioned a squad of Interrogator Chaplains, so I'm hoping that it's part of a plastic kit for those instead.

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    2. Well that's me falling into the trap of replying before checking my reader feed. That model is Asmodi.

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    3. Yeah, think I will be digging mine out too. Do you know if there will be a collectors ed codex for these like chaos? And is it 0001 Saturday these all go up for pre-order?

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    4. I think we'll see a collectors edition. For Chaos Space Marines it only appeared in the web store, so I wouldn't take the fact there are no pictures as an indicator it won't be available.

      As for the pre order, the release date is the 12th Jan (on the top of the price list picture) if GW stnadard practice still holds then pre order will go live 00:01 GMT on Saturday the 5th. Given that all my recent Advance Orders have been delivered late I'll not be ordering through GW, but an independent store, and get a price reduction in favour of potential early arrival. I will no doubt be staying up to do a launch post as soon as things go live though.

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    5. The only thing I will want to pre-order direct from them is collectors codex. I get the impression it may be this Sat as pic with prices says all items on this page are available to advance order now, and I think WD goes out this Sat.

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    6. Fair enough for the collector's ed. This month's White Dwarf (Dec) puts the January White Dwarf as coming out on the 5th on the calendar on the back though, and there's also been no "build up" from the White Dwarf blog.

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    7. Damn, had got my hopes up about it then. Thanks

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    8. At least it's no longer rumour and is on the way. Best of luck getting hold of the fancier Codex.

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    9. Just realised my last response possibly came across as arsey, wasn't meant to! The thanks was genuine for the information. Thurs night I will get home from work around 2330, just in time for a frantic click frenzy to hopefully snap up a copy.

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    10. Heh. Don't worry about it, I didn't read it that way. Advance order page should appear at midnight Friday/wee hours of Saturday morning.

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    11. Managed to order my limited edition codex. The rest will most definitely be through independants with those prices...

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    12. Glad to hear it. In total agreement about shopping elsewhere.

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  3. I am glad I was not looking forward to this stuff... terminators aside, it all looks horrid...

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    1. I think the parts will have their uses, but if I didn't already have Dark Angels I wouldn't jump into them on the strength of this release.

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  4. thanks for share.

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