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Ok, the link above will allow you to download the blood angel codex from the US site...
It was released in WD on June-July 2007.
Yeah...They are marines....
The flagship army of GW....all the xeno armies and sub armies do not get such attention in WD.
Do you think they will only do this for Space Marines in the future?
Do you think they will never put anymore armies in WD?
Do you think sub armies will ever get an update in WD (kroot, Lost and the Damned, Feral orks)?
Last night, someone said in my gaming league that there would be added input for each Chaos Legion coming in WD to fill them out. I'm not sure if that's at all reliable or not.
Knowing the history of GW, and based on the statement of "we will never release codex entries or rules in White Dwarf" made roughly 18 months ago, of course we'll see new codex entries and rule clarifications in White Dwarf.
My only beef is...my did the Blood Angel special characters get a boost!
What's next, a super-Kroot Shaper?
About what Inquisitor Eljer just said...
What a surprise GW and has gone back on its word to not make anymore army updates and supplements into White Dwarf (this was stated some 18 months ago as Eljer has pointed out) then in June July of 2007...BLAM....Blood Angels got a booster shot probably in preparation for the then future Chaos codex and all its nastiness...
maybe this BA booster shot was designed to counter the nasty, new and improved AP on a those Thousand Sons bolters.
Anyway the only reason they go back on their word is because marines are the flagship army.
I play Kroot mercs...I am not asking for new sprues for them. I am not asking to make them a power army...I actually like the fact that they are probably the one of the least effective armies...(even a pure DH or WH). Because it makes games challenging. And makes winning that much more rewarding. (sometimes, though loosing 7 games in a row is never too much fun).
But I know Kroot, Feral Orks, perhaps Lost and the Damned will never get anything new in WD despite the fact that my buddies at the Kompletely Kroot forum have proved that there is indeed a market for Kroot and thus other sub armies players...who can indeed create colorful and well converted armies.
Anyhow...This just goes to show that GW will go back on their word just because they see the profitability of their flagship marines to be more important than upholding the integrity of the statements made by the higher ups director of Games Workshop.
Agree or Disagree? ...yes I am now officially ranting. GW employees read this post.
Last edited by Pinoy; September 18th, 2007 at 17:25.
I think that GW will not release other armies on the WD anytime soon. Full fledged armies certainly won't get the WD treatment. They won't give up the money that the codex's provide. Smaller sub-armies like Kroot Mercs might get an upgrade in WD or online, but Feral Orks will probably be playable in the new ork codex.
IMHO though the WD Blood Angels were a good idea by GW to keep things fresh and do something unexpected, It also helped boost the sale of WD. I don't think that anymore armies will be realeased soon, through WD.
All in all I guess chapters and sub-armies could be made into the WD. But imo Sub-armies are now being made more playable through their parent codex's.
GW occasionally releases armies through White Dwarf. The first time this happened was with Necrons way back in 98~99 (to my knowledge). Them saying they don't release Codex entries in WD isn't true to begin with, GW does do some dumb things sometimes.
Future armies in WD? Possibly, just depends on when they feel like there's a possibility for an experimental army that they feel would warrant the attention of WD. May happen in another 5~6 years.
Rumours say that the Dark Eldar will be released in WD in next summer...
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Wow, thanks guys....
Yeah, that makes sense for Feral Orks to come back in the new Ork codex
Also, for LatD to come back in Codex Deamons
Kroot, I pray to ,whatever deity is listening, that they will get something WD
Is, there any other Sub armies I am missing? I am sure there are.
If these release happens and I am sure some will... then I will gladly recant much of what I ranted about.
The fact that I did indeed read an article that quoted Jervis or Chambers or someone else saying that they would not be releasing any army updates in WD.
Don't get me wrong I like the new BA's.
My main beef is that GW higher ups say one thing and then do something else about 18 months later.
The day they stopped printing chapter approved in WD was the day I stopped buying it.
What good is a warhammer magazine that doesn't print warhammer rules?
Chapter approved was always my favourite section. From killer plants for your deathworld, to experimental rules for close combat or night fighting, to introducing rules like the terminators 5+ inv. save.
In fact the only WD I've bought since was the one with the Blood Angels rules in it.
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I currently play:
Doom Eagle Space Marines
Hive Fleet Omega Tyranids
Goff Ork Boyz(dead)
Tau of O'me
Inquisitorial Xeno Hunters
and my attempted foray into fantasy
'Dark Angel Green' Dark Elves in need of fluff