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Found a blog post talking about a possible Blood Angel's update here: Warhammer 40k & Warhammer Fantasy Battle News | Bell of Lost Souls: All Hail the IXth Legion
So, what do you all think? Plus I didn't want to sign up on their site just to talk about em and argue there, haha.
Some stuff I *wouldn't* want to see is another change to the Death Company selection. People say it should be random, but the codex states that chaplains lead the squads in prayer and select those with visions and signs to be in the DC, instead of waiting for them to turn at random times. Reduces all the rolling like the old system and confusion for people that don't fight them frequently.
Also I like ASM squads as troop choices by default and not having to field like Dante to do it. Just makes sense. Tycho does need some updating and I'd like to see the return of that special Dread they used to have. Really, I just think they just need some of the new rules that came about that everyone else gets like Eternal Warrior and the like. As much as that means Termies and LRs are better, I couldn't care less, as I don't like either, plus I like the combat shields being a 5++ instead of a 6++.
And maybe something to make jump packs usable over dropping them for Rhinos? I dunno.
BA's got a minor re-write after the release of the 5th edition rulebook. With the space-pups dex due in about 8 weeks, and the DE dex well under way, I highly doubt Blood Angels will see another update for at least another 6 months.
Still, I'm always happy to be proven wrong!
As much as I know others need to be updated *points to his signature* I was looking for what current BA players think, sort of a wish list. Some good arguments on the blog were if they were just going to update the books, it's an easy enough update to just roll it out quickly while another team is working on new plastic models for DE or whatever as those also need a visual redesign to go along with a new codex.
Tho another good point brought up was people wanting unique BA armor to match the likes of Mephiston and Dante's muscle-y and contoured armor, just like the SW get fur pelts, DA have robes, BT have talbards and chains. So a possible upgrade sprue could be created for them to show off their artisanry they're known for.
Just cause other updates are coming out first doesn't mean we can't dream. :-p
TBH I'd be happy with Blood Angels being effectively a codex chapter with Death Company as an Elite choice and a Baal Predator. Chapter Tactics would be Furious Charge, naturally.
The thing that annoys me about DC being a compulsory choice in the new 'codex' is that in a small battle a commander wouldn't send out 3 DC on their own - he'd transfer them to another part of the battlefront to join with others. So why the hell am I still paying for them?
Plus I really want Blood Angel Vanguard
The BA different enough to be their own codex, tho a PDF one is fine enough. I wouldn't mind seeing that format for more sub-chapters or war-bands or whatever, since they're free and easy to update. Assaults always as a troop choice, not just went Dante is leader please. More vehicles need the OCE rule and take out the stalls, since these are master artisans that live and work on their equipment for 500+ years. Bring back Moriar to compete with the Ironclad (only 2 CCW, maybe extra penetration, Front 13 armor), but it would just be the one model, to not make it exactly like how Ultrasmurfs field 3 to 6 of em...
Hah! Everyone thought I was crazy: Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy & Wargaming News | Bell of Lost Souls: 40K RUMORS: Blood Angels and More
There's talk in the rumors sub-forum, but no new posts in the Space Marine fourm, so I thought I'd rezz this to get a discussion going. Looks like their going to keep the power rolling from the Space Wolf 'dex, but I'm hoping for some more details soon. I've been holding out on building my BA for the very reason of the upgrade sprue as well, so my current bits will just have to be made into some reserves troops that don't get the fancy armor, haha.
Indeed, I've been following that thread myself.
I'm interested to see what they do. I'd expect a few facts to start leaking out sometime around Xmas, till then, i'm happy to imagine what fancy stuff BA might get after the 'Nids dex =)
Yeah, in general I just want tweeks to make them more inline with the 5ed marines. Characters like Dante and Mephiston to have Eternal Warrior (they're the oldest and toughest marines around), same sort of upgrade choices and prices (which was alluded to in the rumor). Stuff like that, and the upgrade sprue. Not looking for uber crazy stuff like the SW got with vikings on wolf calvary or out psyking the Eldar. Oh and bring our drop pods in line with the regular marines, and give us a way to assault from them like the Vanguard is it? I hear they're not popular with Ultras, but we need something like that added to our troops. I can't say it's too overpowered for the points when stuff like the SW get marines that are just as good as Deathguard but *cheaper* comes around.
Annnyway, just my thoughts, just glad it's getting done. And I'm not a fan of the Angels of Death idea, but sources also say it's not happening, so that's good.
i think you have a good point there haunter. since we BA are "supposed" to be the most artisic of all chapter, our armour should reflect our taste. Mempheston's flesh armour is sooooooo mean and if the rest of our army can get sone upgrade.then we are in business.
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