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PostSubject: 40K 6th. edition box set   Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:26 am

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Beasts of War have just released some more details about the 6th edition box set, including some updated contents:

http://www.beastsofwar.com/warhammer-40k/dark-vengeance-new-details/

Looks like Chaos is in for some new units, and looking like an early 6th edition Codex. Yay!


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So the word has been out for some time that the new Warhammer 40K starter box, replacing Assault on Black Reach, will (or is that should) contain Dark Angels and Chaos Marines… but is that really true… and if it is, what will you get?

Well, you might feel better to know there are still some insiders in the Stalinist like regime that is GW who want the fans to be excited and those plucky rebels have braved the wrath of the mighty Empire to bring you some solid information on the contents of the new box… information that bodes very well for those interested, not only in starting 40K, but those with existing collections too!

So here we go… and remember… many Bothan spies lost their lives bringing you this information!

Chaos Cultists are in!

That’s right all you Chaos players… I refused point blank to believe that GW would ever release Chaos Cultist, but they have. The Dark Vengeance boxed set (did I not mention the name previously?) will have 2 units of 10 Chaos Cultist models, one armed with auto-guns (with a shotgun & CC weapon for the leader and a Heavy Stubber support trooper) and one with auto-pistol & CC weapon (with 2 CC weapons for the leader and a Flamer support model).

The Chaos Cultist look like everything you’ve ever wanted for Chaos. They’re bound in rags, with metal half-masks and weapons that suit the cobbled-together, improvised look that you expect from the dregs of Chaos.

But that’s not all for those naughty Chaos worshippers; they’re getting a unit of 6 Chosen…elite Chaos Space Marines, armed with a variety of Power Weapons (a Maul on the Sergeant, a Power Fist, a Chain Axe and a set of Lightning Claws by the look of things). The remaining Chosen are armed with Boltguns, but this bodes well for the potential that these exemplars of Chaos might get some more customisable options in the upcoming new Chaos Marines codex.

To lead your forces, you have the obligatory Chaos Lord, armed with a Power Sword & Plasma Pistol. His pose is a bit static, but that is only in comparison to the much more animated Chosen.

Lastly… what would Chaos be without something big and menacing to bring to the table? Well… how about a brand new model… the Hellbrute!

The massive Hellbrute model comes equipped with a Multi-Melta & Power Fist. Suggesting that this isn’t a Dreadnought replacement, but is in fact a huge suit of specialist armour crewed by a Chaos Marine (or more likely a Champion). Actually, the model resembles a huge suit of Terminator Armour with lots of cool Chaos gribbly bits… I’m hoping for a Monstrous Creature that acts like the Dreadknight… what about all you Chaos fans? What would you like it to be?

But what about the Dark Angels?

They haven’t been left wanting and with a new codex (no doubt in their future) there is quite a bit to have a look at.

Firstly, they wouldn’t be Space Marines without the obligatory 10 man Tactical Squad. However, the Dark Angel Tactical-Squad has a twist… it’s got Plasma!

The ordinary Space Marine grunts come sporting a Boltgun, but the squad also has a Plasma Gunner and a Heavy Plasma Cannon model giving support… and just to round out the theme… a Plasma Pistol/Chainsword Sergeant.

Looks like that squad will be getting hot!

The Tactical Squad also has a mixture of poses, this time around. Some of the Bolter-totting Marines are holding their ubiquitous weapon at jaunty angles to make the squad look a bit more animated… and it works too… good job GW!

The Marine side wouldn’t be Space Marines without a smattering of Terminators… so you get a squad of 5 of them. It’s a pretty standard squad, with Stormbolter/Power Fist, with a Power Sword Sergeant. However, you do get an Assault Cannon and Chainfist option… and true to previous form… the models now come in a variety of more dynamic poses with the squad sergeant even sporting Wings but thankfully no nipple armour!

The last squad in the box is a unit of 3 Space Marine (or Ravenwing) Bikers, with Sergeant and one Biker sporting Bolt Pistol/Chainsword and the third Biker packing a Plasma Gun. The models look similar to previous Ravenwing Bikers (with that big wing banner on the back) and are probably the least inspiring out of the box.

But let’s not end on a low… let’s talk about the Dark Angel Triple Whammy… 3 Heroes!

The box will contain a Dark Angels Company Master (Balthasar)… resplendent with his erect Power Sword!

A Dark Angels Librarian… with a slightly less impressive looking Force Sword… and a limited edition Interrogator Chaplain, who’s Power Armour (including smoking exhaust details) and embellished robe might be the most ostentatious model in the box!

That’s all the models in the box… but what about the Rulebook?

I know many of you have been planning to buy the box (price TBC) in order to get your hands on the smaller rulebook. So rest easy… there will be one in the box.

There will also be templates and a new How to Play Dark Vengeance booklet, that allows you to jump right into the action.

So there you go all you 40K fans… that’s what you can expect very soon to help get your pals interested in your favourite game.

Cultists! So awesome
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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:59 pm

Thanks for sharing. I will be getting this for the cultists.

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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:48 pm

AGHHH!!! Need to save money.

I MUST have the Cultists. Yes, I wrote... MUST. The 6 Chaos Chosen will also be ideal for Death Squads. That Hellbrute sounds interesting... I may convert it to be an Abomination for Zombicide. HA!

Mini rulebook = FUN! The DA Marines I may send to Dozer, sell cheap in eBay or simply melt in despise... hehehehe...

Thanks for the scoop!

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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:50 pm

Yea, I will get rid of GA also. If they come with cycles I may keep that.

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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:28 pm

The only GW stuff I'll be buying soon!

Laney:D

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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:10 pm

Leaked pics:









Mord: Gladly will I take the DA off your hands.....I mean you can never have enough terminators! Plus I think I am springing for a starter box myself, so I will have all those Cultists and CSM to trade! Oh....and those Cultists can also be used for another game......hint hint

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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:52 pm

Ace looking stuff - a new cultists squad, some other cool models to paint and the possibility of a cheap deathwing army (once ebay gets started with those termies - I may need to pick up some black reach versions for variety).

Disciples of Caliban have a cool colour scheme or maybe a successor all of my own, or just mix the two sides together and have an army of fallen (with thralls).

Very interesting.

I'm never going to get my blood angels finished!

Laney:D

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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:19 pm

More leaked pics






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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:51 pm

COOL! Thanks for the pics!

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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:27 pm

They just reeled me back in...

If I can have my cake (chaos traitors) and eat it too (death guard), I now will have a 40k army... Just need to do some painting.

The chaos models make a perfect renegade squad.
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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:36 pm

anyone else notice the cultists have the same model pictured twice- multiple times?
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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:27 am

My only concern is how much this set is going to cost. That's a pretty packed set and while it will be comparatively cheaper, I'm not sure if it will be a true bargain.

Those termies are easily converted to Blood Angels though - which is very encouraging.

Laney Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:09 am

These look great, I got a co-worker that might want the Dark Angels, so might only cost me half normal price Very Happy

But think i want a ekstra 20 cultists, so might have to but ot traqde for them..

The cultists can be converted to look different, also gonne change the weapons around a bit Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:38 am

Dang!?! Now that's some shit to get enthusiastic about!
Looking very sweet, will be very hard to resist!
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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:32 am

Dozer: thanks for posting pics. The cultist are great.

Laney: great question, how much? This seems to be a significant box set and it could be more than "broke back reach" Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:04 pm

This is now available for pre order on GW site.


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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:56 pm

In case anyone hasn't seen this yet..

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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:50 am

Wow! Unimaginable how crisp those models are painted! Shocked
They're filmed up close and they still look smooth! Want to paint like that and that Vengeance box. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:22 am

i started looking into warhammer a few years ago and I really wanted to do a dark angels or salamanders army. This makes me want to do it again. Bastards.

What's with the old style tactical squad logo on the right shoulders? <--> style one.

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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:20 pm

So...$107 for 49 miniatures, three of which are vehicles (Ravenwing Bikes) then the Hellbrute. That's about $2.20 a model, plus the pocket rule book, templates, dice, and range finders. Is it just me or is that a pretty good deal (especially for GW).

Also, in the limited edition I'm not sure the Chaplain is included in that number.

Another oddity, "Dark Vengeance contains 49 miniatures, all of which are snap-fit plastic models - this means that glue is optional." Is this a new thing from GW? I haven't bought a model in ages, but I never even heard of that before.

EDIT: Not sure why I included the range finders above, they're the same cheap break in half red plastic ones they've been handing out since Necromunda. I've never really thought about it before, but if I can ever get some games in I'm going to give my folding ruler a try.

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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:35 pm

The models in the 2nd ed. starter box were snap-fit, as I believe were the infantry in Assault on Black Reach. I believe the vehicles were supposed to be snap-fit in theory, but were a bit too fragile to stay together without glue.
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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:32 am

Dysturbed wrote:
i started looking into warhammer a few years ago and I really wanted to do a dark angels or salamanders army. This makes me want to do it again. Bastards.

What's with the old style tactical squad logo on the right shoulders? <--> style one.

Its a DA thing. Remember they are the 1st legion, hence the relic weaponary, the first to have full access to terminator armor, and plenty of plasma.

So they double arrow for tacticals is the old pre-heresy markings, and the straight up arrow is post-heresy Codex Astartes from Guilliman.

If you are interested I can give you a complete breakdown of DA markings.

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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:29 pm

Dozer IS the DA expert!

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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:26 pm

I sooooo have to get this set... if for no other reason than the minis.. I already have armies to add these to...
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PostSubject: Re: 40K 6th. edition box set   Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:52 pm

I really like that the chaos helmets are getting an updated look. Horns and spikes to differentiate chaos from loyalist was getting a bit boring. I am excited for more dynamic chaos models.
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