Its been one of those long weekends where games late into the night end just before the break of day.  So if it seems I have been gone for a day, well its true.

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.


What I have been up to...... Painting Dark Vengeance
I have been working on painting up my side of the Dark Vengeance box. So in that regard, here is where I am at. A little focusing issues on this video, but there is no editing on it either. It is what it is.



Rumors: Dark Angels
There have been some Dark Angels rumors, and I will be updating the compilations at the top of the pages as more come in. I do feel we are looking at a November or Dec 1 release date for the codex. Its very logical that both armies in the Dark Vengeance box set would get codices before years end, and over the last several months we have had several rumors that correlate to that logic. 

So while I look forward to a Chaos Space Marine codex, I look forward to having a couple codices down and in our hands for 6th edition. I have my orders in for Chaos Marines, so this Saturday will indeed to be a big day.

New Camera
I have been doing a lot of work with a new camera, so that will greatly enhance some of the things I am doing. It can also do live feeds, so I look forward to getting some live games of 40k posted onto the site, once I get that far and figure it all out. 

What is taking up my time, is learning some new much more advanced video editing software, and getting as much advice as humanly possible on how to make more cinematic videos for my games. 

Flyers? A Christmas Wish
There is so much going on with Chaos Space Marines, Dark Angels, and the new addition, that a flyer release/supplement etc has been lost in the dust and forgotten. There is a lot hanging on an update for flyers, not only new models like the Voidraven (which I have been dying for), but also for things like Flakk Missiles. I am really looking forward to seeing something on this, and its been a little disappointing I have not heard anything on it. 

Things I am hoping to see and hear something on soon.....
Voidraven and Flyer release.... New models.
Updates to units with Flakk Missiles 
A correction and update for the Hydra Flakk Tank. (it needs a fix).

A White Dwarf insert would seem to be the best way to introduce these all at once, and I do hope it goes this route in the very near future. The only problem is that I can see this not happening this year, and if there is anything I am hoping to get for Christmas this year from Games Workshop, it would be this release for our community.


43 Comments:

  1. I love what you did with the librarian, the torches on the pack look like the psyker picture from the DA codex, I imagine that is where you got the idea. I look forward to more Consicrators!(may have spelled that wrong)

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  2. I'm waiting on the Tyranid Harpy model... So bad... And I can only guess as to how awesome the model will be.

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  3. Seems likes theres a lot being crammed here in the emd of the year. DA, terrain, woC, flyers, the hobbit. Id have to guess Nov will be dominated by that. Soooo hmmmm

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  4. Love the torches, did you get those bits from the Empire Wizard set?

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  5. While at Games Day UK, I did see Jes Goodwin's design sketches for the Voidraven.....nice.

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    1. I didn't see the design but Phil Kelly mentioned there was one, but he also said that he was hoping that would mean the kit would be more likely. I took that to mean that it hadn't yet been given the go button, which would tie in with what I heard from Jes Goodwin at the 40k open day.

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  6. Don't see why the Hydra really needs a "fix" - it's good as is and does what it's supposed to. With Interceptor (presumably the "fix" desired) it would be even better and more underpriced than before.

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  7. If the Hydra gained interceptor it would have to have a price bump, maybe past 100 points

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  8. The Dakkajet really needs Fighta Ace fixed.

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    1. It works on flyers in the ipad version, which is the latest version.

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  9. The Hydra is the answer to the Necron flier spam. You can take Hydras in squadrons and you can take 3 of those squadrons and knock all those Necron fliers out. If it gained Interceptor, it'd not only be TOO good at taking out fliers, it would also be great at taking out just about anything else.

    I don't know about other Metas, but I rarely saw a Hydra on the table throughout 5th edition, so I really don't understand what all the complaining is about.

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    2. Yes but thays ONLY if they are dpamming. If not you waste poimt s on simethimg that cant hit ground units.

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    3. I frequently run 2 solo hydras, and they atleast pay for themselves every game. My local meta doesnt run that many flyers either.

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    4. You also hit skimmers normally and negate their jink save. That means they are still good against eldar, dark eldar, tau, and necrons even without flyers. I think it also hits jump/jet pack infantry normally. I dont see that this unit needs any fixing.

      And at the guy above with the potty mouth, they were looking for you over on that other site.

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    5. I agree with top anon. The Hydra should stay as it is...AA units should be limited... this is built into the cost of flyers already (the nightscythe and vendettas are undepriced though). If you start having too many AA units the premium you pay for a flyer becomes unreasonable.

      @Jaydee the point you make is perfectly right, and that's a choice you have to make - do you want AA, or AI/AT. It''d throw off the game balance if you had too many dual purpose units (or too many cheap dual purpose units)

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    6. the hydra should not get interceptor, but also should not be penalized for shooting a ground units. It needs a special rule to shoot at both and a pt cost increase.

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    7. To me thats something that makes that unit unique and coveted. The fact is AA only is good. It SHOULD be able to take on flyers as thats how it should be. An anti skimmer/flyer gun. Lettimg it shoot effectively at other units would be broken. Then there would be no reason NOT to take them.

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    8. I think the issue is that GW seems reluctant to mess with points between codex (or WD) releases. Fair enough, things can be confusing enough as it is!

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  10. My LGS has a house rule that all missile launchers have flak. I have to say having a ton of anti flyer spam completely defeats the purpose of having flyers in the game. I only ever field 1, and its a total waste of points because it is shot down first turn without fail. Add a bunch of interceptr tank squadrons and expect to never see a flyer on the table again. I liked more the idea of dog fights in the air, which I partook of a a few. It was a lot of fun. If they are going to add a bunch of skyfire garbage to the game, those units should be AA ONLY. Meaning snapshots on ground targets and no way around it. Otherwise you might as well spend those points(and money) on other units, and go ahead and shelf all those pretty aeroplanes.

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    1. the house rule is broken sadly.

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    2. How is it shot down turn 1 when it isn't on the board? Unless other guy has interceptor then you will always get to get one round of shooting/bomb dropping off.

      Remember flack missiles are strength 7... 4 or 5s to glances... a dev squad should do on average 2hp of dmg assuming you do not evade with crons. With armor 12... you should be fine unless they just take 12 missiles or something and then nothing else in your army gets shot at.

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    3. Sounds like a house rule put in place by a Space Marine player...

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  11. I Still expect to see DarkAngels in November.

    The september WhiteDwarf had a DarkAngel in the back. The October one, has Gandalf... Now, we know the Hobbit stuff is 2 months away, so does that means that the whitedwarf hints are now shown 2 months in advance instead of 1? If so, we can expect Dark Angels in Novembers WhiteDwarf.

    We also have to look at the BlackLibrary Weekender... They gave a seminar purely for talking about DarkAngels. Now, isn't that a bit strange? We have C Z Dunn and Gav Thorpe presenting this, Dunn did the stories for Dark Vengeance, so maybe, he has done the fluff for the codex?

    http://www.blacklibrary.com/Downloads/WEEKENDER-SCHEDULE.pdf


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    1. I'd say the DA focus is because of "Angel Exterminatus" which is a horus heresy book that likely deals with the end of caliban.

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    2. Angel exterminatus is about perturabo and fulgrim..

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  12. Heard the Flakk missiles will be an upgradable option and not an extra missile that the launcher can use. Once you upgrade to Flakk, you cannot fire normal shots anymore... just what I read, but makes the most sense. Heat seeking missiles are very specialized.

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    1. Supposedly though CSM Havocs can take flak missiles as a 10 point upgrade and keep the krak and frag missiles. 10 points practically double cost though.

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    2. It should be either or with missiles and AA. It is very unbalanced to have a squad of devastators all equipped with missile launchers be able to flakk death flyers AND krak death ground units simultaneously. Ill see what's what when the chaos dex comes out. If it looks to be what I fear, I for one won't waste another dollar on a flyer, especially the $90 helldrake!

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    3. Yeah but flakk missiles aren't that great and for 10 points a piece your paying an arm and a leg for an all round ability that is limited to havoc's only.

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    4. I think you are confusing havocs with long fangs. As far as I saw, there has been no mention yet about havocs getting to split fire, there for they cannot flak flyers and krak ground targets simultaneously. They can only do one a turn

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  13. Tasty tau flyers!!!!!

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    1. Give me give me please Santa. I'm hoping the fliers make an appearance this year other wise fingers cross for a q1 or q2 tau codex.

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    2. We can only hope! With any luck we may see them this year. Hopefully some tasty tau rumours will start to flow in a few months....

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    3. Sad part is ore 6th tau was in a bad spot and Eldar were ok, now with 6th tau are ok ( or great even) and Eldar are in bad need of a codex update. I play both and I am hoping Eldar gets bumped up and tau get moved to q3

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  14. I would like to know if they do these mega-deal boxes again and for what armies. Vampires/Empire and Chaos/Da maybe?

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  15. +1 for Voidraven. Implosion missile dreams.

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  16. I wonder if they have 40k tournaments there?

    Scissorheart

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  17. Well lets look at this logically.

    Chaos have their flier now.

    Tau codex is rumoured for an early 2013 release and their new flier will be in the opening wave.

    Big Eldar release with new codex rumoured for 2013-2014 with their new fliers being on that huge leaked release list.

    Dark Eldar flier still in development and they still have most of their Characters without models so there may be a DE wave at some point but not yet.

    Tyranids are rumoured to be getting an update ala Daemon WD booklet giving Biovores Skyfire and possibly changing the weapon profile of the Pyrovore as well as adding a new flier called the Harrier which will be a kombi kit with the Harpy and its rumoured that the Parasite, Doom and new Warriors with wing options will also be released then.

    Therefore no flier wave needed.

    of course these are just rumours so they are likely to change.

    -DAMO.R

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