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Well, this feeds off a conversation I had with a fellow wargamer the other day, and was sparked off by the sight of the brand new DA minis on the GW site. This, naturally, got us musing as to which chapter would get redone next, and when someone uggested BAs, this lead to the next interesting point: Do you think GW will do anything to make Blood Angels more interesting, miniaturewise, along the lines of Black Templars, Dark Angels or Space WOlves? I mean, obviously there's no precedent- BAs have always been standard marine minis with a nice red colourscheme- but does anyone think GW might rectify this when they redo them (after all, BTs never had all the cool cloaks and chains, etc., before) and, if so, what exactly could we do to BA minis to make them... stand out?
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other than the obvious custom vehicle sprues and such, and a nigh obligatory the Death Company, chaplain and sanguinary high priest. I think GW needs to lay off the robes, i know marines are suposed to be monastic but if they give everyone robes then they will lose much of their favor.
Definately no robes for the BA's, i mean its hard enough to deal with the black rage, but trying to get to the nearest enemy unit with robes holding you back, now thats a problem. Maybe for the BA's, some unique heads like they did for the ultramarine honor guard, or some cool new variants of the chain sword, kinda how CSMs have the curved blade. Just some small things to set them apart would be cool, just nothing over the top. The DA's are supposed to have robes, they just overused the idea for the Black Templars and Ultramarines. The DA had them first.
Battlesuits, putting the BS in BullS*%t.
Honor guard will have some cool stuff, I hope. They do have the old head/power weapon metal combo that I got swords from in my original SM army(BT). I hope they keep that baal and make it look better....MEANER. Make a totally psychotic furioso....Make some cool crazed looking no helmet heads for DC.
This is all assuming that everything in the army does not change.
Hrm, that's a good point, Blood Angels primarily are just regular looking marines with no special traits.
Perhaps, and this is just wishful thinking, the more senior characters, such as commanders and what not, can have vampire fangs! :w00t:
Although, I think the most obvious thing will be the tear drop of blood on the chest plate. Seems only fitting.
I wouldn't see why they'd need a new Codex, new models would be nice, a new Deather or two...
but they don't need a redo-ing, a FAQ if there are any issues to be addressed...
Same for Space wolves....
Despite what Mister Dark Angels hater over here says, the new DA codex is sweet crackers.
and it's filled with loopholes that need to be addressed that I will be utilizing to the greatest extent until then
(Wouldn't surprise me if they released some BA specific jump packs for Assault marines/honour guard)
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of course, they need someway to pay the bills for that Orc universal vehicle sprue.. right?
So why not..let's retype the old BA codex in a new font, reword the RAGE so it can be manipulated by rules sticklers for a good month till a FAQ Is out, fill it with new ART, another 2 pages of fluff, and arrange it so you spend 10 minutes flipping through pages....
Release it with a Drop pod Army Battleforce that has ...
3 Drop pods, 1 tac squad, 1 vette squad, 1 dread, 1 Baal...and a chaplain and company
no no no.
2 Drop pods..
that way they have to buy another one to effectively use the battleforce.
Capes. Give everyone fat billowy Dracula capes that fly out behind the jetpacks.
We're probably going to get revised rules for Mephiston (no more T5), a new model for Dante, new Death Mask and Grail rules to better work with the new sweeping advance rules, probably a whole new set of Death Company models. They'll remove Moriar, and probably Lemartes, since they seem to be going on a less-special-characters vein with the new codices. Tycho's going to be taken out since he's possibly dead.
Maybe Tycho back as a Furioso? S'possible.
I'm just afraid they'll either A) Change the Baal or Change the Furioso. One of the two is going to happen, and I'm not sure which one I prefer.
Probably make us pay for Furious Charge, as well. That's going to suck.
Oh, yeah, a jump-pack Command squad. So far the only ones who can do it are Shrike and the BA Honour Guard, and I see no reason why they'd take that out. Instead they'll just revise it to make them more consistent. Honour Guard are one of the awesome aspects of Blood Angels, anyway. A well-painted Honour Guard looks pwnage.
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