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Multiple Detachment Options for Dark Angels


There are three detachments that you can use for Dark Angels with the new codex according to the most recent leaked images. Including the Lion Blade Strikefoce, there is a Ravenwing Strike Force and a Deathwing Strike Force. The leaked images are French, but we have some translations here that reveal the detachment options we will be getting.


Leaked image are here
http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/303857-rumours-dark-angels-codex-interrogator-chaplain/?p=4091042

translated by beastrouille on Bolter and Chainsword
There is a leak from the french WD saying so.
The detachements are called Deathwing Strike Force and Ravenwing Strike Force.
Here is the image for those who read french:


For those who do not read french here is a quick translation:
second paragraph:
"Of course this is not the only way (i.e. the Lion's blade) to assemble a DA army. Instead of a DA semi-company why not use other detachements. A DW Strike Force would make a visually impressive army with all these bone-white armours [...]. Thanks to this detachment, it is possible to field a force constuted only of DA 1st company and lead by Belial or why not the new Terminator Librarian."
Third paragraph:
"The other detachement of the codex is the  RW Strike Force including units from the second company only [...]"

EDIT: I forgot to credit the one who posted that in the first place. So thanks Master Avoghai (who I am sure you know already) to have posted that on the french DA forum

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  1. I just hope the Lion's Blade allows you to take company veterans in the place of one of the Tac squads.

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    1. Company vets are a 0-1 on the demi company chart.

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    2. The only problem with the way it looks is that if you take 2 demi-companies to form a full company with full squads of 10 and you take any Company Veterans you end up with too many marines in the company (unless you take min size squads elsewhere).

      Actually, it kind of make sense because company vets certainly wouldn't all conveniently come from the same squad. It's more likely that you'd see a company with like 6-8 company vets, and a couple of squads down some men in return.

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    3. Don't assume the DA aren't hiding extra marines in our companies, we only ostensibly follow the xodex astartes #legion

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  2. There yo go. Feel a bit better now?

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    1. Yes and no. As I said to the excellent beastrouille on BnC, while I hope that we do get two more Core formations it is very unusual for an army to get a Core & Aux that are identical so it's more likely, based on past books, that the Deathwing Redemption Force is the Detachment the WD mentions. The RW one mentioned I hope we've not seen yet as both Command & Knights are missing from the WD.

      The larger Aux formations have their own datasheets and when you take a Formation on it's own it becomes it's own Detachment. The DW one is pretty much as they described in the WD.

      I hope that we do get Cores for the 1st & 2nd companies...but you know, hopes up and disappointment may follow...

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    2. Your problems are too complicated for me to understand....

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    3. ".but you know, hopes up and disappointment may follow..."
      I think this might be the reason for a lot of the disappointed and angry after any release, they hoped and wanted something different, even though what they got was pretty decent.

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    4. Mauler it's perfectly possible that the deathwing formation is a core for one detachment and an auxiliary for a different detachment. I.e. They will not be core and auxiliary for the same detachment.

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    5. Aurg - exactly. Get decent stuff perfectly in-line with the fluff, get gumpy because unofficial stuff was blown out of proportion and expectations were on the wonk. Keep things in-line with how the other battlegroups have worked and speculate about elements having a DA slant. Keeps things realistic and if we get more then people are more happy instead of the opposite.

      Cro - Aye, that it is, but the Eldar are the only multi-Core battlegroup so far but those Cores still all draw from the same list of Aux formations, none of which are similar to the Core contents.
      Personally, looking at the Eldar Wraith-Constructs I think we'll just get DW & RW as Aux and that's it. Eldar didn't get a Wraith Core for Iyanden players, they have to just take a Wraith Aux Formation with no Cores for that. :/

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    6. What it seems to me, is that each of the three cores will have different auxilarry choice, making three different forces, rather than just three cores to choose from like eldar has.

      Though I suspect the ravenwing and deathwing forces will be smaller and less complex than the greenwing, who is not that large anyway-making them highly specialized in their own niches.
      But then again, if not for ravenwing and deathwing, why are you playing DA to begin with?

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    7. The idea of different cores isn't far fetched.
      But.
      It would then make sense that the core had options for the DW command, wouldn't it? And that the auxiliary was only Terminators and Knights?
      The Ravenwing auxilary seem to fit better here though, and I could see a Core being Black Knights + Command + Bikers.

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    8. There's no way Deathwing and Ravenwing won't have their own detatchments! In the background both companies are well over one hundred brethren in fighting strength (exact numbers unknown) and GW knows many of us have entire armies based on one or the other.

      Think of it this way: Skitarii Maniple, Skitarii Battle Maniple. One is a detatchment, the other is a formation. The Deathwing and Ravenwing strike forces will have a lot more flexibility than the formations we've seen in White Dwarf, probably with excellent detatchment bonuses.

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    9. They already have their Detachments in the WD - any Formation taken without a Core choice is a Detachment in it's own right, so the DW are sorted already but they're not a Core choice to get extra bonuses from, that's the catch.

      I seriously hope that the RW have something up their sleeve because if that's all the RW formations in the book we're missing out a bit (apart from in a CAD)...

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    10. Perhaps the Deathwing Strike Force detachment uses the DWRF formation as a core instead of auxiliary. Then the Ravenwing Strike Force detachment could use the RWAS formation or another as yet unseen formation (that includes BKs and RWCSs) as it's core formation.

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    11. I'm hoping the RW one is unseen. The DW one is most likely the DWRF but with a power armoured Aux option instead?

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    12. Why is everyone assuming the DW and RW will be formarion based detachments? They could easily be a standard slot based detachment like the BA 1st company

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  3. When are the preorders going live?

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    1. Saturday or next Saturday I would guess.

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    2. What time Saturday for pacific in the USA?

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    3. I want to say 10 am pacific or later is the usuall trend

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  4. This codex release feels different. I think it doesnt matter what army you play, everyone wants this to be a strong book

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    1. just not as strong as strong that no one wants to play against it (unlikely- DA we're talking about- no offence to any DA players out there)

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    2. No, as the owner of a BA army, I want the DA to be complete garbage too.

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    3. Androkt. At least you have had a good codex at some point. :P

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    4. Hey once upon a time so did we Deus, it was just so long ago I can't remember when!

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    5. It wont be on the same lvl as Eldar or knights.
      I think it will pretty much just be a SM dex styl FAQ.

      BA should lern to play and not QQ so much. They are turning into the new Chaos

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