This week was a busy one. There was a ton of Chaos Marine information here on the site, as well as discussion on the future of Allies in 40k and the role of White Dwarf. Then to top it off, we had the announcement (teaser) of Forgeworld releasing Horus Heresy products.


Presence of Faeit is my weekly editorial. I generally report during the week what is going on, and today is my day to comment on what exactly it is that I am thinking of. 



Chaos Marines: 
This week we received the bad news that the Chaos Space Marine codex was not going to be released this month. It was quite shocking but in the end, we were given so much Chaos Marine information that it kind of softened the blow.

There is just so much that I am excited to see for the chaos marine codex that I am not going to go into it, but just in case you missed the compilation of our 2 hour QnA session, here is the link.
http://natfka.blogspot.com/2012/07/chaos-marine-qna-event-compilation.html

Plus I will be hopefully able to update the Compilation page for Chaos Marines here shortly.

I have not heard any different, so starting off with a new week, we are still looking at a September release for the codex and for the Starter Set.Again a huge thanks to our Guest for providing us with a great QnA session to keep us over for another month.

This codex looks to be very flexible, and I think that everyone, even the Legion die hards (that includes myself), will be extremely happy with this codex.

Dark Eldar
I have been working hard on what I would like to field for my Dark Eldar. Reading through many peoples first impressions of Dark Eldar in 6th edition I have been inspired to do some posts on my thoughts. I have to say that I do not completely agree with many of the assessments I have read thus far, but there are some good ideas out there. Dark Eldar have some unique opportunities that I feel have not yet been fully explored.

One of my favorites is Urien Rakarth and using wound distribution in 6th edition. Take Urien for instance with a unit of Grotesques, and just watch those wounds get distributed across several 3 wound models with the Look Out Sir rules. Not to mention that with his clone field, it gives him a new advantage when fighting in challenges and ignoring the the attacks coming his way. After all how many attacks do most characters get to take down Urien.. Best of all, he has meld the Flesh and regenerates a wound every one of your turns, so any failed Look Out Sir's have a great chance or regenerating. Having Urien lead your forces into battle now provides some new advantages that were not there before.


So if you are interested in updates to my Dark Eldar Tactical page, look forward to them starting up again sometime this week


Fortifications: Aegis Defense Lines
There are many ways to deploy your Aegis Defense Lines, and I have been using them in games, and laying them out to see just what kind of practical layouts get the most bang for your buck. I am a huge advocate of practicing your deployments, and the new Aegis Defense Lines are a definite qualifier for that. Once I get a few set ideas a little more solid, I will probably post up, because I am sure other players have some very distinct and wonderful ideas on how to use these and deploy them for their armies. 

17 Comments:

  1. I really hope they release xenos terrain! Hopefully the CSM codex lives up to the hype. Gonna be a crazy last half this year!

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    1. Army specific terrain is a must... and I hope that it happens!!! We will find out in the next Codex release!!!

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  2. Between the new edition, CSM and Forge World doing Horus Heresy...I'm looking at a second mortgage.

    Looking forward to seeing your thoughts on DE Nat!

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  3. Watch us get nothing but the Hobbit...... Sound like GW?

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    1. Even GW knows that they'd be losing money at that point.

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    2. New chaos space marine unit: Nazgul!

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  4. I had a game last week where Urien got locked in a challenge with a Wolf Guard Terminator. He had 2 whole squads of Grey Hunters sitting there watching (after they managed to grind down the grotesques), but the Wolf Guard just didn't have enough attacks (2, iirc) to do anything to urien. If I rolled a 3+ on my clonefield, he wouldn't even bother rolling. Of course, Urien had some trouble getting past that 2+ save... combat took a while, but it locked a hige portion of his army in combat for wayyy too long. We were both laughing, though.

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    2. That's pretty awesome, I might have to try out this strategy.

      Also anon, people would care because Urien would be the ultimate Challenge blocker now. With Clonefield and FNP, enemies are going to have a hard time downing him in close combat. It's actually quite juicy.

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    3. and that he is T5 and regens wounds. Just to be clear, he would be fearless as well with 3 pain tokens if you had him attached to a grotesque squad. So he is going no where.

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    4. Cool story bro.

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    5. Not as cool as your mom's though!

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  5. Take a skyshield pad and fill it with 3 man trueborn squads with 2 dark lances. with the double foc you get up to 12 lances sitting behind a 4+ invulnerable. I've used this with great success so far. aegis lines work well too but the points cost is only better without the anti air and its harder to fit all the squads in it without breaking the coherency rules. if you want to keep it going strong too make one squad a 6 or 7 man squad and spread this one out up front, leaving them as base trueborns to soak up the wounds on any failed saves.

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    1. Ähm what??? Good God that Sounds awesome............:(

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  6. Would love to see more sweet de content

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  7. Really appreciate the effort you put into the news and rumors, Natfka!

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  8. Hey, random question, has anyone heard anything about Havocs, specifically the model kit? I haven't seen anything mentioned anywhere one way or the other, but considering they are still one of the absolute last hybrid plastic/metal kits, I would LOVE to see them redone...and then a return of the Plague Marine Havocs, even if just Finecast of the old metal ones...

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