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January Products Launch Brief: Details

Look what was dropped into the inbox this morning. A copy of the "January new products launch brief". So pics aside, here are the details of what is being released and goes up for pre-order tomorrow. If you have not read one of these in the past, its an interesting read. Also of note is that there are some bundles not available in the US.

To break the code: anything with direct is online only and anything with splash means it'll be in store for a time period/until it sells out

These come to us via Secret Squirrel. 

ON SALE SATURDAY 12th January 2013
Features of the release

Dark Angels
Key features of the new Dark Angels releases
•Dark Angels are Space Marines, the most popular miniatures for Games Workshop collectors
•The Dark Angels are featured in the Dark Vengeance Boxed set and these releases will be eagerly
anticipated by the 1000’s of collectors who have already purchased this box set
•The launch products include a new codex, four plastic boxed sets and 2 Citadel Finecast clampacks
•Each plastic boxed set makes a variety of kits (see below)
•The Dark Angels Battleforce and Sammael mounted on Corvex have been repackaged
•A great opportunity to re-promote all the existing Dark Angels Space Marine miniatures and to sell essential
paints for painting Dark Angels (see below)
•Generals of other 40K armies, especially Chaos Space Marines, will have to alter their tactics and collect new miniatures to be able to stand toe-to-toe with these new units

January White Dwarf
Key features of the new January edition of White Dwarf
•Shows all the new Dark Angels and The Hobbit miniatures in all their glory
•A review of all the other fantastic products released in January
•A Dark Angels vs. Chaos Space Marines battle report
•Painting guides for Dark Angels, Tyranids, Great Eagle feathers and Fell Warg fur
•Golden Demon 2012 pt.1 – a 16 page extravaganza showing a selection of winners from Germany, USA,
Spain and Australia
•All these products are available to order on Advance Order from 5th January 2013.
The cut off for ordering to a Hobby Centre, the ONLY way to guarantee
delivery on the 12th January, is Sunday 6th January

Ravenwing Dark Talon/Nephilim Jetfighter
•This box contains a multipart plastic kit that makes either a Ravenwing Dark Talon OR Nephilim Jetfighter
•The Dark Talon and the Nephilim Jetfighter are flyers and each is a Fast Attack choice in the army
•Both models are festooned with amazing details
•The Ravenwing Dark Talon is armed with two hurricane bolters, and new ancient weaponry – the Rift cannon and a Stasis bomb, all designed to destroy infantry and reduce infantry effectiveness

Ravenwing Dark Talon/Nephilim Jetfighter
•The Nephilim Jetfighter is armed with twin-linked heavy bolters, twin-linked lascannons that can be replaced with an Avenger mega bolter and 6 blacksword missiles
•The Nephilim Jetfighter is designed to take down other flyers and light ground vehicles

Land Speeder Vengeance/Ravenwing Darkshroud
•This box contains a multipart plastic kit that makes either a Land Speeder Vengeance OR Ravenwing Darkshroud
•The Land Speeder Vengeance is a Heavy Support choice and the Ravenwing Darkshroud is a Fast Attack choice in the army
•Both these Land Speeders are much bigger than a standard Land Speeder and are covered in amazing Dark Angels details
•The Land Speeder Vengeance is armed with a special relic plasma weapon (the plasma storm battery), designed to destroy heavily armed troops and vehicles

Land Speeder Vengeance/Ravenwing Darkshroud
•The Ravenwing Darkshroud has a piece of arcane architecture chained to it which projects a shrouding
effect designed to protect nearby troops
•The Icon of Old Caliban atop the Darkshroud inspires nearby Dark Angels to great acts of valour

Deathwing Command Squad/Deathwing Knights
•This box contains a multipart Deathwing Command Squad/ Deathwing Knights plastic kit that makes one of three different kits; a Deathwing Command Squad, a Deathwing squad or a brand new squad the Deathwing Knights
•All of these squad wear Terminator armour, a very popular choice for Games Workshop collectors
•The Deathwing Command squad is a HQ choice and can be assembled to make a Company Master in
Terminator armour, a Terminator Standard bearer, a Terminator Champion, a Terminator Apothecary and a heavy weapon Terminator (4 Heavy Weapons are included in the kit) or a standard Deathwing Terminator with a wide variety of weapons
•The Kit can also be made into a standard Deathwing Terminator unit and is an Elite choice and has lots of options on the sprue Deathwing Command Squad/ Deathwing Knights
•The Deathwing Knights are a new elite unit of Terminators clad in baroque Terminator armour and cloaks
•They each hold a storm shield that the squad can lock together to make them even tougher
•They are an elite choice in the army
•They Deathwing Knights are armed with a Mace of Absolution and the Knight Master is armed with a Flail of the Unforgiven, all designed specifically to destroy Chaos Space Marines (and the Fallen)
•The kit also includes a Watcher in the Dark model holding a perfidious relic

Ravenwing Command Squad/Ravenwing Black Knights 
•This box contains a multipart plastic kit that makes either 3 Ravenwing Command models OR 3 Ravenwing Knights, a new choice for Dark Angels. Both squads have a host of details on both the bikes and the Space Marines.
•The Ravenwing Command Squad is a HQ choice and allows you to build an Apothecary, Champion and Standard bearer. These bikes replace their bolters with a Plasma Talon and the riders are armed with Corvus Hammers which can crack open even the toughest of armour.
•The elite riders of the Black Knights can form a separate Fast Attack choice
•The kit has lots of additional components on the sprue -eight different heads, 4 different bolt pistols, 3 swords including the Sword of Caliban, 4 Corvus Hammers, a power mace and a plethora of stowage options

New Dark Angels Citadel Finecast Miniatures:
ON SALE SATURDAY 12th January 2013
Belial (Splash)
•A clampack set that contains one highly detailed Citadel Finecast resin miniature, a HQ choice in the codex
•Grandmaster of the Deathwing, clad in Terminator armour with special rules including the ability to take Deathwing Terminators as troops

Asmodai (Splash)
•A clampack that contains one highly detailed Citadel Finecast resin miniature, a HQ choice in the codex with special wargear and rules
•Armed with the Chapter Relic – the Blades of Reason

Dark Angels Banner Bearer (Direct only)
•A clampack that contains one highly detailed Citadel Finecast resin miniature, an option for an HQ choice in the Codex with special wargear and rules
•Holds a huge embossed Chapter Banner

Codex: Dark Angels
The second hardback, full colour codex for Warhammer 40,000!
•106p with a gatefold summary section
•The Dark Angels: Their origins, the fall of their homeworld, the secrets of their dark heritage and their many battles for redemption
•The Unforgiven: All the characters, units and vehicles available to the Dark Angels including lots of new units including the Land Speeder Vengeance, Ravenwing Black Knights, Ravenwing Dark Talon, Deathwing Knights and many more!
•Armoury of the Rock: Full rules for the weapons, armour and equipment used by the Dark Angels and their successor Chapters
•Sons of the Lion: A stunning Citadel miniature showcase certain to inspire collectors
•Angels of Death: An army list that helps collectors prepare a force ready for battle.

Limited Edition Codex: Dark Angels
All the contents from the standard Codex: Dark Angels plus
•Limited to 2000 copies worldwide
•Includes an individually numbered certificate
•Special cover, slip case and black edged pages
•English language only
•Direct Only
•One per customer
•No staff discount

Dark Angels online bundles (Direct only)
Dark Angels: 1 click new release bundle
Deathwing Assault
•A ‘one click’ new release bundle that adds a Codex, Ravenwing Dark Talon, Land Speeder Vengeance, Deathwing Command Squad and Ravenwing Command Squad to a customers cart
•Perfect for those customers who want one of everything new!
•Ideal for customers who want to start a Deathwing collection
•Belial’s special rule allows gamers to take Deathwing as Troops
•Collectors can make each of the three squad options in the Deathwing Command box
•A Bundle that gives the customer all the new Ravenwing kits allowing them to make all the variants available and Sammuel on Corvex
•ONLY available in Europe and Australia

Hunt for the Fallen
Ravenwing Attack Squadron
•Every new Ravenwing model, and in multiples allowing you to make every variant... and a battle force!
•This is THE collection for any self respecting fan of the Ravenwing
•ONLY available in NAS

Other great Dark Angel products and ‘add-on’ sales
Dark Angels Chapter upgrade frame
There are several great Direct only products available to Dark Angels collectors – here is a selection of those available.

Use your terminal to recommend and sell these
great products!

Dark Angels Ravenwing Accessory pack

Dark Angels essential paints 
Dark Angels armour Dark Angels robes
Base – Caliban Green Base – Zandri Dust
Wash – Nuln Oil Wash – Nuln Oil
Layer – Caliban Green Layer – Ushabti Bone
Layer – Warpstone Glow Layer – Screaming Skull

Dark Angels Deathwing armour (over Skull White undercoat)
Base – Ushabti Bone
Wash – Seraphim Sepia
Layer – Ushabti Bone
Layer – Screaming Skull

Dark Angels Ravenwing armour
Base – Abaddon Black
Layer – Dawnstone
Layer – Administratum Grey

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  1. WOW, just WOW.

    Thanks for sharing it with us !

  2. Freaking hell, the Landspeeder Darkshroud is listed as being in the Fast attack choice. That is going to be one bloated section………

    Black Knights

    Would also be a bit dissapointed if only Bellial and not other DW command options unlocked Deathwing as troops......

    1. Grandmaster in terminator armor does as well

    2. Hope you have the rulebook in front of you to make such claims. Only Belial is said to be able to do such a thing at this point.

    3. Good, that means I won't get spammed by shrouded flyers.

    4. This post is clearly the launch brief that GW email out, so he's probably justified saying it!

  3. Can't wait! But seriously...the special edition codex...$40 more for a slip case and black edged pages? passing on that.

    Ima get
    DW command squad.
    DW knights.
    RW black knights.
    2 land speeder vengeances.
    And Sammael!

    Thanks for posting naftka!

  4. What's in the DA Battleforce? Same stuff as the SM one?

    1. 6 Bikes, and attack bike and a landspeeder

  5. The old DA battleforce is OOP since the 4. Edition IIRC (1 Command Squad, 1 Devastator Squad, 1 Rhino, 5 Sniper Scouts, 5 Veterans).

    The other set was the Ravenwing Battleforce (6 Ravenwing Bikes, 1 Attack Bike, 1 Land Speeder). Dunno if still available or not.

  6. All of it looks pretty solid. Thanks for the update Natfka!

  7. What does only available in NAS mean?

    1. North American I believe,

      Secret Squirrel

  8. a lot of the dark angels stuff was just removed from GW site, it was still there this morning.

  9. 'Land Speeder Vengeance OR Ravenwing Darkshroud'

    'Ravenwing Dark Talon OR Nephilim Jetfighter'

    Notice how the Darkshroud and the Dark Talon are specifically listed as Ravenwing units whist the Nephilim Fighter and the Land Speeder Vengeance arnt? Hopefully this means there gonna be available to other Marine players!

    1. Or it is because the whole chapter uses these as opposed to just the deathwing or ravenwing companies.

    2. Possibly but then wouldn't they have painted the models green instead of in Ravenwing colours aswel?

    3. No. I'm sure these are going to be DA only. If other chapters get our stuff, it'll be the fourth edition codex all over again, where everyone claims there's nothing unique about the DA

  10. great - I have to buy 3 boxes of terminators and 2 boxes of bikes. cha-ching...

  11. thank god for OneKlick bundel

    now only 3 klicks to happienes :D

  12. the LE Dex looks like a total bummer again

    i will just paint the edges black with a marker :D
    same effect for 40,- saved ;)

  13. The important thing is that both the Ravenwing Dark Talon and the Nephilim Jetfighter are festooned

  14. So the Ravenwing Knight box can also make normal ravenwing bikers too? Hmmmm

  15. its clear now that GW are trying to get the standard game at 2000pts now that opens double foc so i can see most things getting a tad more expensive points wise bigger games means more models $$$ for GW.
    its all good though i'll still keep buying not DA though going with eldar later in the year hope thr are no tacky models though (looking ant you darkshroud temple of anal love) lol
    keep up the good work natfka keep it going big man

    1. How is that clear from a few new models and their prices?

    2. Because if you want to spam something or run a 4+2 army approach then you need a double force org with each section so bloated with must haves.

    3. or you know...they finally figured what internal balance means

    4. FA slot two flyers ravenwing bikes and now new landspeeder as well as old one and ravenwing command and ravenwing black knights that's a loto fast attack options I only play at a local GW so its just for fun with me it was just an observation don't freak out man

    5. pretty piss poor observation that is tainted by bias, don't freak out man

    6. Guess you've never heard of 'Apocalypse' then...

  16. The digital white dwarf is out now for iPad

  17. Luke:
    What give you the impression that they are pushing for 2000pts. I mostly see that from people online jumping up an down about how everyone else should be playing the game.

    1. I pretty much get the same impression since at 2000pts+ you can get an additional primary detachment which also means an additional allied detachment and even an additional fortification.

      That's a whole lot of extras and makes it pretty tempting to pick up something from another army.

    2. Not telling people how to play it was an obsivation on the heavy amount of choices in each slot I ain't a competitive gamer I play at local GW and at home that's it for me play as you wish as long as you enjoy it while you do

  18. I can't wait for confirmation of whether or not Landspeeder storms are in the dex

  19. "•Generals of other 40K armies, especially Chaos Space Marines, will have to alter their tactics and collect new miniatures to be able to stand toe-to-toe with these new units"

    Thanks for bringing this one into the light. I'm sure the most recent recipients of a codex will be properly thrilled that extra special attention has been paid to them so soon after they reached out and grabbed all those (swallowing mouthful of vomit) models they were "treated" to in October. Glad I walked away from this burning house then.

    Are the marketing types emphasizing this to the retail staff because the sales were lower than they wanted for the homely chaos models or are they thinking some gluttons for punishment are as masochistic with their finances and scrambling for another feed?

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    2. Keep in mind that is also coming from the same people that just said termies with power mauls are a good option vs troops in power armor...

    3. 2 words Anon. Plastic Crack.

      That said I am fully addicted. Always look forward to new models and these new DA finally give me a reason to get my old ones back up to scratch and collect even more PA and TA. New fliers are excellent, TA are just the right mix of character and fluff. I even like the new Landspeeder. Bring it on.
      Wondering however with the SPLASH models if these will be released as plastics later or if they will truely be a limited release.

    4. Splash releases are in store for a limited time then they become direct only.. So they'll remain in resin, just can't walk in and pick them up.

      - Secret Squirrel

    5. Fairly similar as far as addiction; Not even sure why their marketing and rules are a cause of annoyance to me anymore. On account of this I'm more a modeller and painter and pretty much abandoned gaming as a past time.

      Yeah, power mauls are a pretty weak power armour "solution". Must be one of those gems they offer up hoping people will glue the mauls onto their first models and hope people will go out and buy more when they realize how sorry they are.

      I think the root of my frustration is the disrespectful "patter" they teleprompt into their staff. It insults my intelligence. I haven't had someone try to suck me in with BS like this since the last time I consorted with carnie folk.

  20. Just a quick question. This "Brief" is the thing GW sends to each of their stores with instructions on how to sell more?

    Apart from that, I'll just put this down into words:
    Cataphractii Terminators with the new Storm Shields from the Deathwing box and your CC weapon of choice. ****awesome, and the only thing I'll build if DW is half-competitive again

  21. Natfka have you seen these yet (just wondering because they had not been posted here. New asmodai near the bottom.

    1. And also pics of codex and rules for Sammael

    2. Deathwing knights £35. Land speeder vengeance £40. Dark talon £45. Ravenwing command £30. Sorry I can tread the dollars for you Americans

  22. I'm going to guess they'll up the price of the Ravenwing battle force. It was always amazing value for what you get.

    1. It's now £70 sources:

  23. Not sure if that's a price increase or not lol. I'm Australian, over here (if I recall correctly) it was 165 AUD.

  24. That Land Speeder - LOL LOL LOL LOL

    What an ugly POS. The flyer isnt bad though. But GW have really dropped the ball on that, that, THING!

    1. I think it looks nice with the Plasma battery. The other thing on it looks stupid.

    2. It is pretty hideous for Marines. My Ork Mek, however, thinks it's going to make a fantastic looted wagon...

    3. I can't agree more with this statement. It was a a thing of such tremendous ugliness.

      I hadn't seen anything this assinine since the MK 2 Fantasticar. Maybe the folks at Marvel Comics will give them a talking to regarding IP. Stan the Man probably isn't that petty.


    4. That Land Speeder even beats the Dreadknight in ugliness which is quite a feat :>

  25. Dark Angels just launched for advance order. Release January 12th.

    Just ordered the limited ed codex and Belial. :)

  26. Well, there's Setrnguard on the Dark Angel Elites page, which is kind of weird.
    Also, only one thunder hammer in the Deathwing box, urgh...

  27. Wow wonderful.Now I want to buy 3 boxes of terminators :)
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