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6th Edition Starter Set: Dark Vengence is Here!



The 6th Edition Starter Set details is making its rounds now. It looks like it is very close to the chinese (I think it was chinese) leak we had some weeks ago, but I have not double checked the details. The new Chaos Dreadnought type unit is a "Hellbrute".  Enough of me talking about it, here is the new Starter Set for 6th edition...... Dark Vengence!


via beerogre at Beasts of War
Chaos Cultists are in!

That’s right all you Chaos players… I refused point blank to believe that GW would ever release Chaos Cultist, but they have. The Dark Vengeance boxed set (did I not mention the name previously?) will have 2 units of 10 Chaos Cultist models, one armed with auto-guns (with a shotgun & CC weapon for the leader and a Heavy Stubber support trooper) and one with auto-pistol & CC weapon (with 2 CC weapons for the leader and a Flamer support model).

The Chaos Cultist look like everything you’ve ever wanted for Chaos. They’re bound in rags, with metal half-masks and weapons that suit the cobbled-together, improvised look that you expect from the dregs of Chaos.

But that’s not all for those naughty Chaos worshippers; they’re getting a unit of 6 Chosen…elite Chaos Space Marines, armed with a variety of Power Weapons (a Maul on the Sergeant, a Power Fist, a Chain Axe and a set of Lightning Claws by the look of things). The remaining Chosen are armed with Boltguns, but this bodes well for the potential that these exemplars of Chaos might get some more customisable options in the upcoming new Chaos Marines codex.

To lead your forces, you have the obligatory Chaos Lord, armed with a Power Sword & Plasma Pistol. His pose is a bit static, but that is only in comparison to the much more animated Chosen.

Lastly… what would Chaos be without something big and menacing to bring to the table? Well… how about a brand new model… the Hellbrute!

The massive Hellbrute model comes equipped with a Multi-Melta & Power Fist. Suggesting that this isn’t a Dreadnought replacement, but is in fact a huge suit of specialist armour crewed by a Chaos Marine (or more likely a Champion). Actually, the model resembles a huge suit of Terminator Armour with lots of cool Chaos gribbly bits… I’m hoping for a Monstrous Creature that acts like the Dreadknight… what about all you Chaos fans? What would you like it to be?

But what about the Dark Angels?

They haven’t been left wanting and with a new codex (no doubt in their future) there is quite a bit to have a look at.

Firstly, they wouldn’t be Space Marines without the obligatory 10 man Tactical Squad. However, the Dark Angel Tactical-Squad has a twist… it’s got Plasma!

The ordinary Space Marine grunts come sporting a Boltgun, but the squad also has a Plasma Gunner and a Heavy Plasma Cannon model giving support… and just to round out the theme… a Plasma Pistol/Chainsword Sergeant.

Looks like that squad will be getting hot!

The Tactical Squad also has a mixture of poses, this time around. Some of the Bolter-totting Marines are holding their ubiquitous weapon at jaunty angles to make the squad look a bit more animated… and it works too… good job GW!

The Marine side wouldn’t be Space Marines without a smattering of Terminators… so you get a squad of 5 of them. It’s a pretty standard squad, with Stormbolter/Power Fist, with a Power Sword Sergeant. However, you do get an Assault Cannon and Chainfist option… and true to previous form… the models now come in a variety of more dynamic poses with the squad sergeant even sporting Wings but thankfully no nipple armour!

The last squad in the box is a unit of 3 Space Marine (or Ravenwing) Bikers, with Sergeant and one Biker sporting Bolt Pistol/Chainsword and the third Biker packing a Plasma Gun. The models look similar to previous Ravenwing Bikers (with that big wing banner on the back) and are probably the least inspiring out of the box.

But let’s not end on a low… let’s talk about the Dark Angel Triple Whammy… 3 Heroes!

The box will contain a Dark Angels Company Master (Balthasar)… resplendent with his erect Power Sword!

A Dark Angels Librarian… with a slightly less impressive looking Force Sword… and a limited edition Interrogator Chaplain, who’s Power Armour (including smoking exhaust details) and embellished robe might be the most ostentatious model in the box!

That’s all the models in the box… but what about the Rulebook?

I know many of you have been planning to buy the box (price TBC) in order to get your hands on the smaller rulebook. So rest easy… there will be one in the box.

There will also be templates and a new How to Play Dark Vengeance booklet, that allows you to jump right into the action.

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73 Comments

  1. Are there any scenery bits or pieces in the box?

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    1. I think GW has started to move away from scenery in the box since the BoM boxed set with the Nids and Marines. The last one with the Orks and Marines just has figures, rules, templates and such. No real scenery.

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    2. This is true. We got deff koptas instead in AOBR and this time we get bikes thats why we no longer get scenery. I'll take more figs over scenery any day. Just hope they bring out a plastic kit for the deff koptas when AOBR is no longer available.

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  2. Sounds fantastic especially the chaos dread thing

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  3. My first reaction after reading:

    http://www.mamapop.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/homer-simpson.jpg

    :D

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  4. Simply cant wait for the new chaos book, shut up and take my money!

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    1. Do we yet know when the codex is being released? Last I heard was sept/oct but either way I'm likin the chaotic groove this has.

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    2. TAKE MY MONEY GW! TAKE IT!

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  5. Awesome, awesome, awesome, I'll take two thanks!

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  6. In the immortal words of Mr Burns:

    "Excellent"

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  7. I am glad that the chapter master has an "erect power sword" I would hate to go into battle with one that flops all over the place.

    On a serious note, this sounds like a great boxed set. This one would be worth it as I have both armies and sell off my spare book.

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    1. I read that too, and just about changed the wording. Figured the laugh was worth keeping it in, besides I generally do not alter others writings.

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    2. Wonder if an "erect power sword" counts as master crafted?

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    3. Not master crafted, but certainly Unwieldy :3

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    4. All he needs are some shades and the image is complete. Although the Librarian will be sad because his is apparently less impressive.

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  8. One of the HQ's in terminator armor would have been nice but it seems like a good set.

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  9. I like how this all sounds, but why are the Dark Angels getting so many Independent Characters? Can't complain, they'll make fancy conversions for my CSM forces, but it's kinda a bummer that the CSM boxed models are 2/3rds cultist. . .

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    1. Dont really think it was whinning, but I cannot wait to see those cultist. They are dirt cheap point wise, and even if the sets are not completely balanced out, they do try and make it so people can play the game with a starter box.

      My primary concern is whether nor not the mini rulebook we get is a complete one. I have the big rulebook and do not want to be lugging it around.

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    2. He has a reason - it seems very unbalanced. The chaos side has very little in the way of AP2 (so the termies will just stay alive all the time) and they themselves have no 2+ armours. On the other side, the DA have 3 ICs, termies, bikes, craploads of plasma. It's gonna be a great set for models, but it doesn't quite seem balanced to me.

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    3. According to the rumors, Chaplains will be Elites in the new book.

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    4. I have a Vraks army, so the more cultists the better!!!!

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    5. Dark Angels get 3 characters and terminators.

      Could it be that is what will be required to take down the Hellbrute?

      If it's the Chaos Space Marines version of a Dreadknight, it will be...
      ...interesting.

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    6. In terms of balance, wasn't that kind of the case with AoBR too? I mean, if those Deffkoptas went down (and they went down easy), there was almost nothing that could take out the dreadnought short of the warboss.

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    7. Not too many people playing games just based on starter boxes, or atleast I haven't seen one in my neck of the woods.

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    8. These types of games are normally done by complete noobs to the game. sometimes done on kitchen countertops, floors, rugs, whatever has to be done to learn the rules.

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    9. Think of it this way, as a chaos player you have plenty of the old units, large amounts of cultists, something you will have to buy, isn't a bad thing at all. which is proably why GW included so many.

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  10. Will the rules for the cultits be in a little book then?

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  11. Wasn't there rumors of a limited edition boxset, like 5000 copies? Maybe that's where the chaplain comes in!

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    1. Yes
      Thats what it Says up there -.-

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  12. The limited edition Interrogator Chaplain seems to fall in line with rumors of Interrogator Chaplains being 1-3. More reason to get more Starter Sets.

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    1. Its only normal chapagetti like BA
      And Not Wörth it caus Most is fearless allready
      And you dont want to use SM with da caus SW are better for that

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  13. I won't be playing armies from the box set against each other. So one sided it's rediculous lol

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  14. I am so fuckin excited, the only thing that could beat is would be a csm release.
    CSM part will be integrated in my main army (My Word Bearer Lord is already waiting for new potential human sacrifices) and I'll keep the DA until the codex gets released to maybe start a small Deathwing force.

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    1. Totally agree! I have had plans to turn as much of the DA into Death guard as possible so the welcome news of bikes being included has made me even more excited for this.. if that were possible!

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    2. I'll probably try to convert the Dark Angels to Slaanesh. that Winged Terminator sounds boss.

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    3. I'll be converting my DAs to ultramarines.

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    4. Blasphemy!!!!!!!!

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    5. BLAM HERESY!!!!!

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  15. If it's true that cultists get buffs from the Chaos Lord, things would be more balanced. But without a Codex or White Dwarf, there would just be confusion.

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  16. Don't be surprised if GW releases a limited edition to make even more money. It's what they have been doing of lately.

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  17. WOOT!!!!!!

    GW, Shut up and take my money!

    Can't wait to see what the Chaplain looks like.

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    1. You're not alone.........what ever money it takes. I want THAT Chappie.......useable of not

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  18. Nothing realy Tempting IMO
    Hopped for smth more this Time
    Chaos dread is the only Goody in this One
    And its Not Wörth buying the Box for the dread

    All the DA stuff is lamé (no th/ss) Bad ICs :(
    Chaos only has 6 choosen??? Lolz
    Aobr was better Deal and this will be Upped 25% in Price

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    1. we have no idea what chosen will be like in the new codex.

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    2. As a Dark Angels player I'm stoked on it. No complaints here.

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  19. Tell us more about the HELLBRUUUUUTE!

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  20. Hellbrute is a terrible name. I really hope something got lost in translation there.

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  21. Chaos was my first love back in 2nd and this sounds like I may have to have a fling again for old time's sake...

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  22. In the core rule book there's a chaos dreadnought called a Hell Feaster and looks pretty much as described.
    I expect it to be a chaos dread equivalent, but with a few interesting special rules to make it more then just a dread.

    I still agree that the starter set sounds very weighted on the loyalists side.

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  23. This is the blog post I have been waiting for . I know the rumor is a september release, any idea on date or price?

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  24. So pumped about this it is ridiculous!!!! Can't wait to paint up some more of my boys in green, and now I have no more excuses to put off starting a CSM army anymore!!!!!Woot!

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  25. Depending on the power / rules of the dread terminought and well the new rules for chosen and cultists it's pretty balanced as for the ppl saying these box sets are not really used straight from the box, well I started playing in ernest back in 2nd edition and we as Natfka pointed out played many a game on a kitchen table with only books for hills and the card board ruins for scenery we all had to start somewhere and that's one of the main points of theses starter sets.

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  26. Only thing this doesn't mention is whether any of the DA's are in robes. Give me some warrior monks! Especially the characters.

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  27. Points wise it seems overly one sided, but I don't care. I will be converting the angels to chaos! Seems like it will be an awesome collection for the cost. And here I am with only 15% of my army left to paint, planning to add another 40+ to the list! :-P

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  28. I'm super excited, I'm buying a set regardless of price or the armies in it, but everything here sounds awesome!

    And Natfka, the mini rule book -ALWAYS- contains every rule. The only things missing will be the background, painting and modelling sections, and probably the showcase of battles near the back of the book.

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    1. I will do exactly the same.......thats for sure

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    2. Agreed, in my mind I have already sacrificed my money to the altar of GW. GW just has to release the box.

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  29. .............. and i'm sitting here still waiting for a new Tau book :(

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    1. Maybe we'll see Tau in the 7th edition starter?

      Will be curious to see the new starter, looking at the conversion possibilies.

      It's easy to forget after playing for yeard that many new players do start with the... starter set. In the case of my twins, they saw an old copy of rogue trader, then wanted a starter. ( MacCragge). And while those figures are now parts of much larger tyranid and SM armies, we still have fond memories of those first games on the kitchen table.

      Hownowbrowntau

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  30. ^^pffff Xenos.........burn

    Any ideas about that captain??

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  31. Okay, this Hellbrute thing is seriously making me anxious for this book - and to think, I thought it was gonna be a Citadel kit for the Forgeworld Decimator for the longest time!

    Also, wasn't it supposed to have some kind of really short range melta blast attack rather than just a multi-melta?

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    1. The "siege engine" has that. Dunno what that means. Are they the same?

      Also, past rumors said "the dreadnought is not gone, it's getting an upgrade". Is this the upgrade? Meaning it's still mostly a dread? Or is this a new unit altogether? Meaning the dread is still to come? TELL MEEEEEEEE! Is this the siege engine? Or the thing between a dreadknight and a terviwhatever? Are they all the same thing? Or new things?

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  32. I'm really curious to see the size on this "Hellbrute". I think that could give a lot away if it's a dress knight wanna be or a dreadnaught.

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  33. Only thing that I don't like about this is that it's not sitting on my desk right now !
    I will so be splurging (as a Nurgle fan, love that word!) all my money in the coming months.. Damn you GW!

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  34. Not sure if it will be the DA who get the upper hand in this box. We have a list of impressive DA stuff vs a list of stuff we don't know about.

    Lords are supposed to be highly customizable and gain buffs through out combat, hell brute is a mystery heavy support, cultists are large cheap units with unknown stats and buffs and chosen are alien to us as described (cc chosen w/ a chain fist???)

    So effectively we have no freakin idea what chaos is bringing to the table outside of model count.

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  35. 3 HQ's for DA? Overcost plasma load outs? As a DA player, all of this seems useless without a new rule book. Even if the champion is the best model out when it releases, I would never field him.

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  36. I can imagine it now, 3 plasma weapon shot at cultists :-) like frying a smelly cloak
    Loppaloppajoe

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  37. Sounds like a nice decent sized fallen angel army to me hehe

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  38. I play both of these armies so I feel an ebay spending spree coming for meeee!

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  39. Hmmmm Hellbrute sounds a lot like the Hell Feaster on pg 397 of the main rule book but we will need to wait and see.

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