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The Hunt for the Fallen


This week we have seen lots of leaked images, from the entire Dark Angels codex (which you can find a link on Spikey Bits to), to this week's White Dwarf releases. However I was curious as to anything else that might not yet be revealed, whether they be paint splatter hints, or other articles for the Age of Sigmar to discover more hints for next week. Here is what was uncovered......


There is an exclusive Hunt for the Fallen mission, although not a whole lot more.

via anonymous sources on Faeit 212 regarding this week's White Dwarf.
There is a special Dark Angels mission and batrep.
The army of the month shown off was in Warhammer Visions 17 already.
The composition of the Windrider host was straight forward, 9 Windriders, 1 Vyper, 1 Farseer Skyrunner.

No Paint Splatter. :-(

The Hunt for the Fallen
Dark Angels vs Chaos Space Marines or Khorne: Daemonkin
the Chaos player must take 4 characters, and Dark Angels get first turn

Its a straight victory point mission, playing the long ends of the table. The DA get a 12" deployment with 24" separating them and Chaos gets the rest of the board.

The mission uses nightfighting, and has two special rules,

I will find him- an interrogator chaplain scores an extra vp if he slays a fallen in a challenge.
The Fallen- the chaos player chooses secretly one character to be the fallen, and its kept secret unless the character is challenged in close combat.

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  1. That sounds pretty cool. I just wish it were on the codex instead of trying to squeeze a few more dollars of the little guy

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    1. Yea, if they could only make the codex a few thousand pages long and still charge the same but pack it with everything ever mentioned about Dark Angels including the latest HH books...

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    2. Might be a valid observation if codexes (or codices?) hadn't gone up 350% in past 6 years...
      Still good to see some real content come back to WD - maybe one day will be like the good all days with lots of articles and a bit of advertising (instead of other way around)...

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    3. While I agree with the sentiment, the price if a Codex has only increased by 60% over the last 15 years. Still doesn't feel good, though.

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    4. codexes were £8 15 years ago, so to get to £30 from there is a 250% increase (making current dexes 350% of the price that they were at the beginning of the century)

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    5. Sorry, I spoke from a place of ignorance. When I started, they were $30 (USD). They're now $50, though the last two SM and the upcoming DA are $58 so they may be trending higher again.

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    6. When gw keeps rules out of WD it's nothing but "I miss when WD had additional rules instead of just product spotlights". Now they're putting rules in again and it's nothing but "the codices are so expensive, why are they taking rules out of the codices to put them in WD so we have to spend more?"

      Furthermore, 15 years ago the codices were all B&W, far fewer pages less fluff and artwork and more riddled with typos. The recent codices aren't just more expensive they're also just plain better.

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    7. I have only been in the hobby since 2013 so I had no idea how the old WD format was like. I guess additional rules do make them interesting

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    8. 30,-£ thats much less than the 38,-£ we pay in eu for englisch Version dex.
      Funny that they Print them in poland.

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    9. @Seb Maddern I agree with you completely. I can't speak to the others, but I would much rather pay $50 for what we are getting now than $30 for what I was buying 15 years ago.

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    10. ^ you must not have read the leaked DA codex then. Its bad. Like horrendous rules writing, unplayable formations, just sheer incompetence. Its not worth the ground up trees they were printed on, never mind $50 bucks.

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    11. The consensus on Bolter & Chainsword is: incredible for mixed wing, awful / unplayable for pure Deathwing. That's about it. Ravenwing are the new Space Marine cheddar and mozarella cheese mix.

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    12. Yah like you can take 3 sammuels cause your allowed 3 ravenwing hqs but sammy is the only one in the entire codex. Oh wait. Thats right you cant take 3 of the same named characters sooooo.. Or how about the RWSF that sayes you can take a Nerfilim with it and start on the table but you cant cuz the entire formation must deploy as one and fliers cant start on the table. Yup totally worth 50 bucks. I would have been pissed if it were free. Charging $50 for this stupidity is insulting.

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    14. Come along now, perspective please? In 2000 the (1999) DA codex was 25 pages long and mostly in black & white. In 2015 the DA codex is 160 pages and full colour with a hardcover. Six times the size, in colour, plus inflation...three and a half times the price. lol.

      The quality of the new DA book depends entirely on how you play. If you play as a mixed Dark Angels force, as the focus of the book is clearly gear towards, then it's a vast improvement over the old one.

      The two Strike Forces tacked on at the end need a bit of work and again are designed to be used with each other but the DW Strike Force currently works by deep striking in Ven Dreads on the first turn and Terminators from t2 onwards and the RW force with flyers is fixed by taking one of the two RW Formations alongside it so the Formation starts on the table and the rest on t2. Pure Deathwing. Pure Ravenwing. The only thing really wrong with the DWSF is that you can't take Land Raiders as they can't start in DS Reserve and the baffling 3 HQs for RW. Both will most likely get FAQed...at some point.

      But yeah, current majority says that the book is a vast improvement and DW/RW only armies are workable with a bit of thought for those who *really* want to field them.

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    15. There is more wrong with that book than just those two mistakes.You are correct that there are some improvements. Gw needs to hire codex designers that can actually read AND write. Gw is supposed to be the best and we pay a premium price for their "superior" product. It is unforgivable how they butchered that book. Bad art and incompetent rules for $50. Most of my issue with GW is that it has retards writing its rules. "Oh check out my new $50 codex. Now all i have to do i wait for those dip shits to release a 3 page errata just so i can use it."
      Please people stop buying their rule books there total garbage and until those nitwits at GW realize we wont tolerate this crap. They won't change.

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    16. Art is subjective TBH; as long as it's not scribbles and crayons someone will like it.

      Besides that and the two Strike Forces you've not really backed your point at all?

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    17. Back when codex were 15-20 dollars they were rough the thickness of the first IK codex, soft cover, typically not color aside from the models page. I also find it funny people are bitching about rules seeming incomplete after reading scattered leaked images, although I wouldn't past GW after the last DA codex but I think it's highly unlikely

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    18. I read this book this weekend. I am painfully disappointed. The fact that it is impossible to just play deathwing is absolutely infuriating to me. That is the army I want to play. Having the rules say you automatically lose (you CANNOT deepstrike anything in turn one) makes it a worthless book. Having standards isn't a terrible thing. The terrible thing is that people are still going to pay the $58 for this travesty of a book.

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    19. While I'm sympathetic, you have to realize that it's Codex: Dark Angels, not Codex: Deathwing. Dark Angels seem to inspire this thought that they are, in fact, three separate armies. They're not. If they are, I want my Codex: Death Company right now.

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    20. If you spent $50 on a video game that was this poorly done you would be pissed. There is a lot more wrong with this book than the 2 main detachments and you know it. Maybe your ok with GWs ineptitude. Im not. So much so that Several friends and i are doing what GW should be doing. We are reworking the game system starting with the core rules first. To create a fun and balanced game. We've already started play testing game phases and are listening to those play testers input. Once completed we are going to release it online for FREE.

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    21. That's great, man, and I commend you for your efforts. If be very interested to see what comes of it. There's plenty of stuff about GW that pisses me off and I do think that each army should be treated like it's the only army. I've been pretty vocal about that on these boards lately. What I'm saying though I'd that they are getting better than they were. It's way slower than it should be, but it's still happening.

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    24. Er...I didn't post that twice more. lol

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    25. So, BftBG, instead of actually pointing out what's wrong - because to me I can't really see much at all apart from the DW deployment & RW HQs aside - you'd rather not point anything out. Doesn't really help your case, man.

      Drend - you can deep strike Deathwing Venerable Dreads in on turn 1. That's currently the only way without playing Unbound or having elements from another unit on the board. Possible but not ideal for some.

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    26. The most recent codices ARE better in a lot of ways, but the really recent 7th ed ones are just full of gallery stuff that would've been online for free or at most in a white dwarf five years ago. They keep touting them as the Biggest Books Ever, but there's hardly any actual substance to them because at least half of it is just battle shots and (often very basic) artwork. Honestly, in my opinion even the better artwork doesn't deserve a spot in those books over fluff. That's what we have special editions for.

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    27. Mauler are you just trying to troll me or are you just turning your back on tbe problem? I got nothing against you bud but come on look for yourself.
      This isnt even all the problems but here you want proof. This is a link for a prerelease faq/errata some guys are putting together over at b&c.
      http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/309971-the-da-faq-request-lets-centralize-everything-guys/
      This doesn't even mention the crappy art or anything else just crappy rules.

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    28. About 40% trollation, the rest is serious ;] Most of the questions in the B&C thread are to do with the deployment issues of the two Strike Forces that I touched on above and the others, while in most cases could do with rewording to be more clear, are often sorted out by the application of common sense (at the risk of sounding arrogant):

      Rift: Scatter has already been rolled, place the rift where the end result is.

      Sableclaw: He can't be challenged as he's neither a Chariot, Walker or Infantry and has no WS.

      Captain/CM: The lack of bike seems to be intentional; the only DA on bikes are the Ravenwing and they already have a specal Company Master. Successors on the other hand...point taken.

      RSS: They're all one unit, they get Shrouded as per the BRB. Stealth from the Icon is applied to other units, not the 'Shroud's unit so the Speeders don't get it.

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  2. It sounds like great fun!
    Imagine the narrative you could get going, and in a campaign it would be awesome.

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  3. I dont see how this is going to force people to buy more models, GW is slipping.

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    1. nah they slipped and are stumbling for the light switch. only thing is the bulb is broken and the power bill hasn't been paid.

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  4. sounds a bit like the death by moonlight scenario from third ed DA book

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    1. It was in the WD battle Report in 2012-13 when the last DA dex released.
      Mission is kinda miss and luck.
      Chaos Player can hide the ic all game.

      Fun still

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    2. I have a friend with a giant box of old WD, do you remember what month that was?

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    3. Dec. 2012 Or Jan. 2013
      Got the DWKnights on the cover, backround all black.

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