Lending weight to the Dark Angel Rumor that has been in full swing this weekend, I wanted to post up a confirmation from another source that indeed Dark Angels are to be part of the 6th Edition Starter Set.

Please Remember that these are rumors, and to take with salt.

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I don't know if the spine images are anything to do with DA, 6th starter or the 25th year of 40k but I do know that most of the stuff posted is correct. 6th starter does indeed feature DA and the forces of chaos, including a nice plastic chaos dread.

Starter Set includes Dark Angels vs. Chaos. Chaos includes CSM, some traitor guard/cultists and a CSM deadnought

I am only confirming the starter as DA vs chaos NOT the DA & CSM codex release dates. The next 40k releases are :- 'nids, SW, necrons (all models only no codex)

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  1. I play neither but its fantastic to see the Dark Angels and Chaos getting a bit of loving. Just because you're in power armour doesn't mean you don't need a bit of love now and again!

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  2. Does anyone with a good knowledge of GW history know if they've ever put out a starter set with an army as out of date as the Dark Angels(codex came out in 2006) that wasn't updated soon after?

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  3. Not to my knowledge - there's always been a codex update in the same month or so as a starter set.

    I'm a bit disappointed to see two 3+ armies in the box - I prefer the inclusion of one xenos race at all times - perhaps if it turns out to be a renegade force with other units (daemons, mutants or cultists) then I'd be happy

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  4. Well I like the sound of this than the spine of the new white dwarfs being a hint to the next release. Unless they're going for a picture of half a dark angel, the image on the spine wouldn't be ready for the supposed april/may release of dark angels. It looks like it needs about 4 more copies, making the final one in June... just in time to announce 6th edition.

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  5. looks like everything is coming up sixes for ian...My main 2 armies (and most complete armies) are a big collection of Fallen/CSM that I play with Death Wing/Ravenwing rules and CSM rules. By the end of the year, I'll have 2 of the most recent codexes (assuming the rumor is true) meaning I will have a pretty good shot at being able to field a list with fun options :D

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  6. I say, those rumours are BS. Somebody just heard DA stuff and said aloud what he thinks.

    Maybe there no Tau 2012, but I don't think DA get codex before 6th ED, just because there was virtually no rumors 'bout them till now, when we assumed spine covers mean next 'dex.

    I think BTs are next, it fits GWs scheme.

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  7. The other viewpoint on the Dark Angel spine is that it fits generic Space Marine given the Dark Angels are the 1st legion and one should not read anything special into it, however i have had it put to me in more direct terms that in one shape or form Dark Angels and Black Templars will both get done soon.

    There is still space for Tau and/or Eldar this year, and one of those two makes sense in the run up to Christmas like Necrons were this year.

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  8. You may not like 3+ armies in the starter box but from a starting standpoint it is pretty perfect. I know I will buy it regardless just can not help myself and I love this WD bindings business nice to see GW hinting and telling us something even if its cryptic (probably better like that).

    I suspect if Dark Angels are in the starter a codex for them is probably before or after and with all the Chaos rumours (assuming an ounce of truth) they may or may not be getting a codex soon too.

    But I like how the world of rumours just flipped to the other side of the coin now we have the WD reveal. However after after many blogs down voting rumour peoples and 6th edition for example I am feeling extremely sceptical

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  9. I heard that it's the Sisters Vs. Squats in 6th edition!!!!!! o_O lol

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  10. Tyranids all models this year. Sure. And there is life on Mars. The second seems more likely.

    However, DA vs CSM is a bit meh, two 3+ armor armies in the starter of the Xeno edition... hmm. Then it should be DA vs Chaos Daemons / CSM combo, at least it would be fluffy...

    However, DA emerging off of a sudden seems too odd to me.

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    1. To be fair we do not actually know if this is a Xeno's edition, a my ponies edition or the edition where the Emperor scratches his backside.

      Although I think its quite logical that the starter set is 3+ heavy (spaces marines are the go to army for the starting people) DA out of no where is odd but then should we have faith the people who bring us rumours are on the right track?

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    2. To be fair there is some fairly good evidence of there being life on Mars.

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  11. i heard that if you put all the spines together they show what the front cover of the new rule book will be like and think that in december there was megaforces and for warhammer the armies were the ones from the starter set / island of blood so why not the same for 40k and also d eldar and s marines are both very popular and would sell a lot of money which = fantastic in gw's book. Also i have not heard anything of dark angels until this whole spine thing and besides how many people have them compared to other armies?

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  12. i heard that if you put all the spines together they show what the front cover of the new rule book will be like and think that in december there was megaforces and for warhammer the armies were the ones from the starter set / island of blood so why not the same for 40k and also d eldar and s marines are both very popular and would sell a lot of money which = fantastic in gw's book. Also i have not heard anything of dark angels until this whole spine thing and besides how many people have them compared to other armies?

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  13. i heard that if you put all the spines together they show what the front cover of the new rule book will be like and think that in december there was megaforces and for warhammer the armies were the ones from the starter set / island of blood so why not the same for 40k and also d eldar and s marines are both very popular and would sell a lot of money which = fantastic in gw's book. Also i have not heard anything of dark angels until this whole spine thing and besides how many people have them compared to other armies?

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    1. 1) No rumours for this.
      2) Most people had confirmed that Ultramarines (now broadened to generic space marines) were NOT in the starter set.
      3) Dark Eldar were very popular around their release and shortly afterwards. Not so much now.
      4) Dark Angels have been rumoured for quite a while to be in the starter set. The whole "spine thing" just meant that these rumours resurfaced.
      5) If your logic is correct, then it would be the megaforces for 2013 that would have the armies for the 40k box set.
      6) Chaos space marines are extremely likely to be in the box set because
      7) If you pay attention to the rumours, you would have noticed that it is the edition of Chaos vs everyone else.
      8) The fanbase is not a problem. If the army is in the starter set, it will get a sales boost.
      9) The spine showing the front cover is actually fairly plausible, as there have been marines on the cover of editions before (1st, 2nd, or 3rd ed, anyone?).
      10) You posted three times.

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  14. Two power armoured armies in the one box? BORING.

    Why not give Eldar some love? They've been in 40k for ages and have never shown up in a starter set (DE don't count).

    I guess it won't be so bad if they go with more of a renegade/daemon chaos army... but if it's just going to be CSM, it's going to be really lame.

    If they are sold separately as has been rumoured, I think they're better off just replacing all existing battleforces with army specific starter sets...

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  15. Army specific starter sets?

    I could get behind that. But I don't think it'll happen. The starter sets are currently just an excuse to charge veterans $100 for a pocket-sized rulebook.

    If you could get the rulebook AND expand your favorite army all at once? Well... it's just rarely a good idea to offer ten competing products for sale instead of just one. The cost of production simply cannot be offset by the sales in that situation.

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    1. It would basically be like taking the existing battleforces, adding in an HQ, etc,... and throwing in a pocket rulebook and rules for the "starter" army...

      It would actually free up shelf space... and if they used the standard kits, it would free up some of their production as well.

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    2. All they would have to do is take the already put together battleforce box sets, add a template set and a mini-rule book, and increase the price by 30-40 bucks and you are set. You and your friend each buy one and your codex, and you are instantly ready to play the game.

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  16. Doubt Black Templars would be in the box. They received their own box in 3rd. Please allow this to be true. Eldar don't need love. Any love for them should be given to Space Marines as it has always been. As said what I would do for Eldar to be the first codex after a new edition.

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  17. Imperium will receive some love in the starter set of course... probably Eldar will receive a codex after the release of the new edition so they're probably not in the starter set (because their models will be updated at the release of the codex, likely).
    Anyway Dark Angels could be a good call in the box, they're something like the first chapter or (not very into Imperium background)?
    I would love to see possibly two starter set but I guess that I will have to buy the big manual just for the rules (damn, I already have the bg in the old manual, could I pay just for the new rules? GW, you did already make my scary Necrons talkative clowns...).
    Anyway Chaos would be an extremely good choice for the starter set, especially if they're going to go for a chaos legion codex as one of the first releases (I think it will be august - new edition and november - chaos legions).

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  18. Welcome to Space Marine 40,0000

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  19. Dark Angels are a great one for the starter box for a number of reasons.

    The rumours are that in the next update to the 40K universe humanity will be much more on the back foot, much more fighting for their very existence. Dark Angels epitomise this. They are the 1st of the Space Marine chapters and a chapter with a dark secret at it's heart, an internal schism that turned them against each other. They are the perfect symbol of humanity under threat and a perfect side in the starter box.

    Chaos are a great one for the starter set as well.

    One of the rumours is that Chaos will be broadened out. If there are space marines and a dreadnought on the Chaos side of the starter set the rest of the models could be anything, most likely chaos cultists (Imperial Guard) and spawn but what is to say that some xenos elements may not have been corrupted. We don't know 100% what shape chaos legions or renegades will take in the upcoming months but the starter box entry could be very different from it's Dark Angle opponents and a Chaos Dreadnought is something GW could really go to town on.

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  20. I bet chaos players with love this starter. They don't even need to split it with someone; just use both halves as chaos.

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  21. i think your getting picture on spine mixed up with something else, i think it is the crimson fist model for 40k anniversery inverted so plasma appears on the lef instead of the right.

    I think we will find out soon but dont jump to any conclusions intill the picture fits.

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    1. I don't want to sound harsh, but NO. How can you think the spine image is the anniversary model? One of them is a crimson fist (admittedly, one from an old edition), and the other is a green marine with cream robes.

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    2. Yeah.... no....
      It's clearly a Dark Angel on the spines.
      Green Armour plus cream coloured robes equals Dark Angel.

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  22. Plasma pistol 2 tubes, fist dwarf is blue, second green. Will wait for next two editions. Think makin mountain out of mole hill. Hopefully the blacksword will reunite.

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  23. What about The Fallen? the chaos DA? what if the DA on the spines is actually Cypher? This is a wild stab but if true, it'd free up one whole starter army AND fulfill the 'no loyalist marines' rumour that everyone's going on about.

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    1. Don't the fallen use pitch black pre-heresy armour?

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  24. Am I the only one to think "yey no Ultramarines!" when reading this rumour?

    Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed playing Battle for Macragge.
    My brother got Assault on Black Reach but it was only good for the models.

    I do appreciate the models could be painted as any chapter. I've even seen some cool Space Wolf conversions. Still, they're Ultramarines based.

    Dark Angels, while being Space Marines again, are at least a refreshing change.

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  25. Any idea when it's coming out?

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