The new starter set comes with 6 missions to be played with the models in the set. The first two of which are single player missions (a big help I'm sure to get people into the game). They are listed out here, so a huge thanks goes out to Redemption on Warseer for sharing these with the public.


via RedemptionNL  on Warseer
Those forces look completely lopsided in terms of effectiveness on the table top. Glad to see GW didn't break with tradition in that regard...

There are 6 missions in the booklet enclosed with the starter set, which balance the forces a little I think:

Rampage:
Solo mission designed to be played be a single player, where the player must use the Chaos forces to wittle down the rampaging Hellbrute to a single hull point, after which the Chaos Lord must deactivate it in assault.

The Long & Winding Road:
Solo mission designed to be played be a single player, where the player must use the Ravenwing Bike squadron to survive 3 successive waves of Chaos Cultsts.

Ambush:
Small scale ambush by a handful of Dark Angels against a large force of Chaos Cultists. To represent the ambush, the Chaos player cannot declare a charge, go to ground or fire Overwatch in the first turn, and can only fire Snap Shots the first turn.

Psychic Storm:
Introduction of the Librarian. Dark Angels go against a larger force of Chaos Cultists, with staggered reinforcements such as the Deathwing and Chosen coming in on fixed turn numbers.

Firefight:
First mission to use all the models in the set, basic victory points for destroyed units, with the HQs and Hellbrute being worth more points.

The Hellfire Stone:

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  1. I want my dang codex, Grrrrrrr
    Ave dominus Nox!

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    1. Well the back page of the new WD has Dark Angels on the last page.

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    2. ...which means nothing. Chaos is next, followed by Warriors of Chaos the next month, and Dark Angels after.

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    3. It's art from the Dark Angels codex (the chapter master page) and says "the battle continues." Now no offense here but in following with years of tradition when the last page of a WD shows something, that army is next. I've only been playing since 2004 so maybe you have more information than me. I yield to your sources.

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    4. The WD Page is noo garanti it Could just mean a bat Rep. Comeing up. But it certainly means just as much as the Rumors These days. Hastings & stickmonkey have been wrong Before (Summer o Flyers) and who knows what part of the Production they really See & how much of if! Not really Good to hear Dates change again & again. Doesnt speak for reliable Source. To me its guessing Not knowing!

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    5. Yeah, I reckon it's a WD battle report for the starter set, nothing more.

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    6. I suppose Dark Angels WILL be released when the new WD comes out.
      BUT perhaps chaos comes earlier than this, as some rumors suggested...

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    7. Amusing. Dark Angels crying for a new codex when theirs is much more modern than a number of other codices out there. At least C:DA is written in 5th Edition style. Even among Imperial codices, C:DA is not the oldest.

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  2. I don't believe the lists are imbalanced and curious as to what the last mission may be.

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    1. ...you don't believe the lists are imbalanced? Really?
      I'm interested to see how PLASMAPLASMAPLASMAPLASMAPLASMA MEHREEEENS against 20 guardsmen, 6 marines, a dread with a multi melta (to fight the enemy's vehicles clearly... oh wait), and a single HQ vs 3 HQs

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    2. Thank you anon, that made my night.

      Seriously though, the Chaos side has no answer to bikes or Terminators. Not to mention bolters will just shred through those cultists. Sigh, they could have at least given Chaos a sorcerer or some Terminators of their own... Heck, even the butcher cannon would do something more. As it is, you just KNOW those terminators are meant to be against the hellbrute, the cultists are meant to show off overwatch with the flamer/stubber and that marines will "avail against the odds" even though they have almost no way to lose.

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    3. The DA list isn't even legal is it? Plasma cannon needs 10 tactical in a unit but you only get 10 tactical marines in the box where you need 2 units for a legal army. Is this the norm for starter sets or am I missing something that allows this?

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    4. Maybe DA's have some special ability to make their bikes troop choices or something hahaha, I mean it is DA after all...

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  3. Glad they put some thought into the starter set to be useful as an actual starter set unlike Black Reach.

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  4. The Box is all about Kolping Chaos :D
    DA 4 the win!!!

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    1. Hi anon heretic ;D

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    2. I like you DA anon!

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    3. Repent you CSM first sayers!!!! >:O

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    4. Work. Been fairly busy with patients recently :P. Need better scheduling. So i fired secretary and am looking for a new one.

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  5. The games shop i go to, to play 40k is taking per-orders. I got one and im trading my chaos for some ones angels

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  6. I approve of the single-player missions; something to do on those weekdays when you can't get a game in with your buddies.

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  7. I really like the idea of the scenarios, adds a lot of fluff and fun to the box. Me and a friend are each getting a box, i am taking his DA and he is taking my Chaos. I wonder if this will lead to even more single player mission booklet things in WD etc.

    -Hesporos

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    1. They have been doin missions for ever in WD and have released a Ton a campain & Mission sets & Books. Dont you remember the good Old Times of WD when it had New rule cards and paper terrain?

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    2. Oh man, it's been forever since I got WD regularly. I browse them at my LGS and grab the ones I want. It's been a while though hasn't it? For the WD and such any way. I like the battle missions, just hate paying extra for it. I guess we do pay for WD though.

      -Hesporos

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    3. Well back in the Day WD was about Hobby Not Sales! Mission do sometimes still apear in WD Dough. But its Not worth the Subscription unless you Play all the games. Nowadays you can See more on the website. The articels are Not what they Used to be, they are always about the New Products. No more Build youre Own table, Terrain or Even Models from scratch. Its just BuY xyz and mixmatch this & that. And the Price compared to what you get is just Bad.

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    4. Also battlereports are all Fake now some Units dont die or Opponent loses to dumm dumm tactic error. Wich makes you think did he purposly lose. And then you See its about SM Sales or the New units wich preform over the Top well! Not funny Not Good Not dramatic... just advertisment Bat.rep. really a shame

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    5. Yeah, that was mainly why I stopped. I like all the hobby ideas and such. Now it just feels like a catalog. I still love 40k just not that aspect as much.

      -Hesporos

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    6. Eh, the April and MAy ones were alright, as it covered the new paints and all that. It's kinda handy when you can't be bothered to mix two paints for a certain shade/tone

      That said, the Hellbrute is simply amazing! Especially since it's supposed to be insane. Not enough sleep can do that to a marine/daemon/machine *coughzombieninjapiratecough*

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  8. I like the concept of solo missions. Should be helpful

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    1. You solo mission is to post first comments on all news from Natfka! Additional points rewarded if you make those comments of yours as much pointless as you could =D

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    2. Well done! ^_^

      This actually made me laugh out loud...

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  9. The Hellfire Stone...

    And no notice about that... Natfka, you see that?

    Hehehe

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  10. I noticed it :-P. I'm stoked for dark vengeance, my local game store had a pre order sale and I got it for $90, limited edition toooo

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  11. Sounds like fun. I don't see myself ever bothering to play the missions since I'll be more focused on using the models in actual full games, but I'm sure they'll be great ways to get people interested in the game.

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  12. All these all-around-DA-talks gave birth to corrupting idea to start a DA army. But there's a problem: I have few painted Black Templars termies with FW upgrades and FW venerable dread (BTs were the only SM Chapter I ever considered to to paint or collect), but, sigh... I can't decide what to do with uber-DA strikeforce from the starterset. Either to sell them or to start small DA army...
    Never like DA fluff though, seems very illogical and contradictory to me, also never liked biker-marines - one of the most stupid looking miniatures, IMO.

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    1. You could always ally Black Templar and Dark Angels. Or just paint the Dark Angels up like Black Templar.

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    2. I really hate that new Allying option in the 6th, it allows too many cheating combinations. IMO. As for BT conversion of DA minies from starter - it looks to me as a tough challenge, those figures from starters are quite hard for precise modifications.

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    3. Not really. You Pay points for a HQ & a squad Before you can get anything. Its Not like you get Free Units + Most Army allready have Units that fill same Rolls. If a IG Player gets Terminator Support for melee Punsh, he Could also get ogryns. Its Not like an Opponent suddenly can only Deal with One or the other. And its Not like you cant do it to?!!

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  13. When are we going to get more chaos rumours - I am already sick of the starter set and it has not even been released yet. More chaos information !!

    Hurry up GW

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  14. Im just adding a little chaos detail to the DA forces and now I have a couple squads of the fallen for my Black Legion army, I love it.

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    1. hmm, good point. I can imagine now how to get rid of those ugly bikers - convert them into warp-beasts riders!

      - another anon in the name of the True Gods

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    2. Do CSMs have a plasma cannon as an option for havocs? Never saw it.

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    3. Not currently, but hopefully in the new Codex.

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    4. As of the current book, Chaos marines have no access to plasma cannons save for on their dreadnoughts. There is a man portable one depicted in the art section, but never in the book is any infantry man allowed to equip one.

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    5. CSM would be too OP if they had such historic weapons. ; P

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    6. You forgot obliterates as well

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  15. Oblits can use them too

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  16. Of corse the da is unbalanced! Chaos is the baddies. Baddies loose. Narrative story arc.

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    1. But having a massive block of 6+ Sv units isnt all that helpful ;)

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  17. Preorders are now possible btw.

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  18. one thing that was upsetting to me was the fact that the cultist models aren't similar to the DOW model.

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    1. but they look soo much better

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  19. Ordered at 10 past midnight GMT, can't wait. Might even get my mate to give me some money buy the Dark Angels (they are poo-poo after all).
    Plus I'm not sure how I'd feel about having 2 or more duplicate looking Chosen or Hellbrutes in the army, they are such striking models and it would dampen the feel of my inevitable CSM force if I had double identical-pose Chosen Champion with power maul. =D

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    1. Saw arms off and convert them. That's what I did with my Assault on Black Reach Nobz.

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    2. But deep down, I'll know =(

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