That was one hell of a week. There was all the White Dwarf leaks showing off Dark Vengeance and its models. That alone made for an excellent week.

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.


Starter Set
While I am excited for this codex, I am on the Dark Angels side of things when it comes to my side of the starter set split. Of course this means I might jut have to pick up an extra starter set for the chaos side of things. I really do hope that distribution is settled with this release, because its going to sell a ton of sets.

The Dark Angels Chaplin is a very cool model, but at the moment, I am not counting on being able to get one, unless independents around here are able to acquire a couple copies of it. Ideally two copies of the limited edition, but will settle for two standard sets.

Regardless, beautiful models. For a starter set these models are nothing short of amazing. When new chaos models start arriving from the codex, its going to be scary. I am all hyped up about what these models will bring.

Lets really look at this starter set for a second. We do not have a set price for this thing, but assuming its comparable to before (and slightly more), its an amazing deal. In fact a huge value. There are two friends of mine that really want to get into 40k, and this IS the box set that will do it. It might take a swift kick in the butt to get them to move forward, but there really is no better deal with no better two armies to do it with.

Dark Eldar
To MSU or Not to MSU. To be honest, I am falling in the middle of that and on both sides. I am hoping that this week I am able to get in a couple of games with Dark Eldar to really set my path in front of me, because I keep bouncing all over the place with it. Consistent things in my lists of late......

2-4 20 man warrior units. Most often only 2.
6 heavy support choices (4 ravagers and 2 Voidravens proxied atm)
as many Trueborn squads as will fit at 86pts apiece. 3 man squads with 2 lances each.

The rest has been highly fluctuating with many different ideas. I am going to drop one of those here for you dark eldar fans......

Ally with Grey Knights and bring Coteaz with two basic warrior acolyte units. 112 total pts of Grey Knights, and you get to re-roll Vects seize the initiative roll of 4+. yes, they do not ally well, but you are trying to hit the enemy first, and get a seize. Basically its a go first tax, and the army is built to deploy second, and then jump the enemy hard on a seize.


Guardians of the Covenant
The Guardians of the Covenant is a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter and a Successor Chapter of the Dark Angels of an unknown Founding, thus making them one of the Chapters that comprise the Unforgiven.
So I have found my Dark Angels Chapter. Why? for a couple reasons.... My Grey Knight Vehicles can easily transfer over when I need them for one. The other is the flexibility of using blood angels (custom chapter) as allies for my Imperial Guard. Guardians of the Covenant are Grey with black and red. So yes, the colour scheme played a huge role in what I wanted out of my starter set.

However, once getting into them and their background, I like what I read. So we have a winner. Also is an army I can customize quite a bit and enjoy.

The Guardians of the Covenant are as dedicated to the scholarly arts as to the ways of war. Masters of both, the Battle-Brothers of this Chapter use their keen intellects as a weapon as sharp as their Chainswords. The Chapter's Astartes study the teachings of the Emperor and of their Primarch Lion El'Jonson in minute detail, attaining a unique perspective on the object of their diligent studies. Every shred of ancient wisdom is absorbed, debated and analysed, so that no ruse or stratagem is beyond the Guardians of the Covenant, and none may better them on the field of battle.
The Chapter uses graphic imagery that is distinctly gothic in nature. The Guardians of the Covenant decorate their vehicles with text and images copied from illuminated manuscripts sacred to the Astartes that they have produced themselves in their scriptoriums on Mortikah VII, such as the Codex Astartes and the Requiem Angelis.

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    1. *throws thunder hammer at jaydee* HERESY!!

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    2. Well played JayDee, well played...

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    3. JD stop posting with an anon account, that was not well played, it's just really annoying. Make this stupid game stop.

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    4. I hate anons. Therefore i never post as them. I swear!

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  2. I'm curious what the allies bring to the table?

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  3. I Play DA and i Hope for Real New uniqe Units for them. Lion calv. would be cool! :D

    The startet set is nice but no Unit in there that i dont allready have a Ton of. And some figs Look to elv like IMO. CSM stuff Looks cool. Dont like the kultists. Look like neceomunda Gangs. IG Look or uniqe Look would have been cooler. But Not intressted in starting CSMs.
    I guess the Box is geared only to New Players. Would actually think Vanilla would have been better so People can pick their Flav! But i suspect they want to sell more fortress of redemption kits?

    Looking forward to seeing all CSM Players QQ when there is noooo dex releas :D

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    1. And you are soo certain of this how?

      Anons....despise them all!

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    2. Looking forward to your car breaking down tomorrow when you have to go to work.

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    3. Dude. I'm so sick of that 4chan bullshit talk.

      ..and also all of this trolling.

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    4. You dont have to have reason to believe in nothing Happening! But you Need reason to believe smth will be released just becaus 2 Guys on a Forum Said so and Bunch of People repeatet it.
      Its very very unlikely to Happen IMO

      You can believe in it if you want. But then you got to be able to Take a joke for beliveing inprobabel Things :D

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    5. More reason that we don't like anons. :)

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    6. People need to stop thinking that GW does all their thinking with nothing but $'s in mind.

      DA vs. CSM was picked because they are codexes in need of update, where as the current vanilla is fine.

      Cultists aren't traitor guard.

      And when you say "new unique units" why then try to ripoff thunderwolf cavalry?

      There are two new units for Dark Angels, neither of which ride lions.

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    7. Wow. Only TWO new units for DA?

      They deffinately deserve an entire hardback full color codex dedicated to their glory :P

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    8. Any idea what the two new units are? I don't remember seeing anything about em!

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    9. 2 New Units? Which ones?
      Since 2nd ED nothing New got added only ICs were deleted Saphon Asmodai Bethor Naahm all gone currently. Im just hopeing they dont so silly jetbikes.

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    10. There's a lot of changes to existing units and such, I'm just saying what was entirely new.

      They definitely deserved, and needed a new codex.

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    11. Nevertheless Anons themselves have their own IDs...such as wanton misspellings, an utter disregard for the rules of capitalization, and nearly incomprehensible grammar...

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    12. silly jetbikes? Id love to see them. after all if any chapter were to have a few hidden select jetbikes sitting around it would be Dark Angels. With the current level of model design they would be nothing short of fantastic sculpts.

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    13. But jetbikes is just a flying Bike... What do you Need Bikes for then? I dont really See the use. And DA Planet got destroyed so it doesnt really make sence fluff Wise either to me. So i wouldnt BuY them. :/

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    14. God not the DA anon again.

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    15. I´d rather see a small unit of elite jetbikes (that sammael can join as bodyguards) for ravenwing armies than some sort of "thunderlions" ;-)

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    16. Well, I don't want to disclose my sources but Matt Ward is doing the Dark Angels. They will have Lionary Guard that ride around on big lions. They have access to Lion Armor, Lion Pattern Bolters, and special Lion Helms. Their armor will have lion tails and little lion heads, and also, Azrael's helmet bearer has been changed to a teeny-tiny little lion!

      ...also the Dark Angels have now teamed up with the Tyranids to fight Necrons because they had a fully reformed C'tan, but it's okay because Marneus Calgar showed up and punched it.

      I ain't lion!

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    17. Its funny cuz i could actually see this :P.

      Except Calgar punching a FULLY reformed Ctan. Those things wreck shit. Also one of the Ctan is controlling the nids :)

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    18. When you say "new units" does that mean units that don't exist anywhere in 40k rules currently, or units that were imported from books like C:SM and IA?

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    19. Nah, I've lost count of the number of C'tan dropped by SM Scouts. Total sniper bait. You'd think their Necron followers would have built them better bodies...no, wait, forgot. That lore never happened...

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    20. Well i Hope there will be more than just Lion or & jetbikes.!
      And when i say New i mean New to the dex & different to other sm dexes. Just haveing those Flyers is Not real that intresting & Not New.
      Caus then its Jus a nother SM dex -.-

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  4. Woot, Natfka starts a DA army...cryptic cryptic. So he knows what comes next... :/

    JOKE XD

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    1. I used to have an entirely metal Deathwing army until about 2 years ago. Played it back in 3rd edition.

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    2. It was a joke :-)

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    3. yea, i knew you were joking. At least I think I did. :)

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  5. Think you forgot the page break in this one :P

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    1. yep. Thanks, was editing the original before it went live and missed that.

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  6. Natfka,

    Try an allied unit of 10 x Craftworld Wraithguard (so they're troops) added to your Dark Eldar. Include the obligatory Farseer with Runes of Warding, of course.

    It's pricey but adds a Troop unit with some nice staying power to the MSU DE units and the much needed counter psyker contingent.

    It's just too bad that they can't use a DE webway portal. It would be a great way to deliver their potent short range firepower.

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    1. With a four power Farseer drawing abilities from the Telepathy discipline you run a pretty good chance of drawing the 'Invisibilty' power. Since you generate powers one at a time you can always opt to switch to the Divination discipline if you happen to generate the power you want early.

      With the advantage of Shrouding & Stealth conferred by 'Invisibility' you can march those Wraithguard right up the field. It's a deathstar to be sure, but one that can weather the hits very well and draw fire away from fragile MSU units.

      Their only really weakness is being assaulted by 2+ saves, but with AP2 Wraithcannon you should hopefully be able to deal with them at range.

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  7. (My name's Matt, don't want to be an anon but don't want to use my gmail account). I'm still riding high about the chaos cultists: regardless of their appearance, the very concept makes me happy. In all probability Chaos Marines are even rarer than loyalists, and certainly many background sources portray the majority of chaos hordes as mortal men. I think it's great that chaos armies will have at least the theoretical chance of looking like a realistic part of the background universe x

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    1. Just use Name/URl option

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    2. Karl that would be ten times harder than typing his name is Matt and he doesnt want to be an anon. Haha.

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    3. at least you werent a dick about it eh? dick?

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  8. BTW: You CANT use any abilities from Grey Knight with Dark Eldar since they are only DESPERATE ALLIES.

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    1. quote please. check page 112.

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    2. and then page 45 of Grey Knight codex under spy network.

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  9. Why not make it one squad in a chimera with melta guns? It's suicidal but at least they do something now and since they suddenly are a threat, your opponent will kill them and they won't hang around and gum up your game plan on 6's and contest your own objectives.id ignore them all game since they cant score and are only hurting you.

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  10. so...Chaos rumours?

    seriously though im still sceptical about a September release.

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